Events on March 7th
Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.
Malcolm Campbell sets a Land Speed Record of 276.82 MPH in his Bluebird at Daytona, Florida.
Stirling Moss and Bill Lloyd win the sportscar race at Sebring, Florida, in Briggs Cunningham's 1.5-liter OSCA. Porfirio Rubirosa drives his 3.3-liter Lancia D24 to second place.
Final Round Tasman Cup at Longford won by Jackie Stewart in his BRM.
Jackie Stewart drove his BRM to victory as the 1966 Tasman Cup series came to an end with a race on the public road circuit at Longford. Stewart also won the series championship and scored 4 wins on the season.
South African Grand Prix at Kyalami. Won by Jack Brabham
Jack Brabham won the South African GP at Kyalami. He finished eight seconds ahead of Denny Hulme in his McLaren and Jackie Stewart in a March, 17 seconds back for third place. Surtees set fastest lap of the race but was out with an engine problem. Jackie Stewart was on pole.
Former stockcar racer Lee Roy Yarbrough is declared incompetent to stand trial for the attempted murder of his mother. He will later be found innocent by reason of insanity.
Australian Grand Prix won by Eddie Irvine in his Ferrari.
Eddie Irvine and Ferrari chalked up another win at the Australian GP. His time of 1:35.01 was just 1.026 seconds over Frentzen in the Jordan as he chased him over the line. Ralf Schumacher in the Williams was third on the podium another seven seconds back. Michael Schumacher who set fastest lap of the race, finished 1 lap down from the leaders. Hakkinen was on pole but had his throttle break 21 laps into the event.