This week in motor sport – August 8

by Web Editor on 12th August 2016

This week in motor sport from the Archive and Database, featuring one of the greatest Grand Prix drivers ever, Hungarian and Austrian Grands Prix and much more.

August 8

1904: Tazio Nuvolari's rival, Achille Varzi is born. In profile

1953: Nigel Mansell is born. In profile

August 9

1944: Patrick Depailler is born. In profile

1963: Double BTCC champion Alain Menu is born. In profile

1987: As Mansell retires late on, Nelson Piquet wins in Hungary days after telling Williams he's leaving the team. Report

August 10

1910: Lorry driver-turned Formula 1 racer Guy Mairesse is born. In profile 

1914: Tennis champion, world class polo player, Grand Prix podium finisher; Carlos Menditeguy is born. In profile

1986: Piquet and Ayrton Senna do battle, with Piquet claiming the inaugural Hungarian Grand Prix. Report

August 11

1953: "The greatest driver of the past, present or the future" according to Ferdinand Porsche dies, Nuvolari. In profile

1991: A strong move from Senna at the first turn wins him the Hungarian Grand Prix. Report

August 12

1933: Parnelli Jones is born. In profile

1979: Alan Jones scores the third win in a row for Williams with victory in Austria. Report

1985: Manfred Winkelhock dies following a crash at Mosport in the World Sportscar Championship. In profile

August 13

1972: Barely a second covers the victorious Emerson Fittipaldi and runner-up Denny Hulme in Austria at the flag. Report

1978: Ronnie Peterson wins the Austrian Grand Prix, Gilles Villeneuve is on the Formula 1 podium for the first time. Report

1989: Nigel Mansell storms through the field in Hungary to victory. Report

August 14

1942: Jackie Oliver is born. In profile

1946: Tom Walkinshaw is born. In profile

1960: Jack Brabham wins his fifth Grand Prix in a row, taking victory in Portugal. Report

1977: Shadow claims its one and only Grand Prix victory as Alan Jones wins in Austria. Report

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