This week in motor sport – November 28

by Web Editor on 2nd December 2016

This week's motor racing milestones from the Archive and Database, with Graham Hill Racing and DSJ remembered, plus Bellof takes his world title. 

Novermber 28

1990: Chico Godia, Spain's most succesful Formula 1 driver after Fernando Alonso, dies aged 69. In profile

November 29

1923: Chuck Daigh, who beat Phil Hill to the inaugural United States Grand Prix, is born. In profile

1975: The Graham Hill Racing plane crash takes the lives of Graham Hill, Tony Brise, designer Andy Smallman, Team Manager Ray Brimble and mechanics Terry Richards and Tony Alcock.

1996: The continental correspondent, DSJ and Jenks, Denis Jenkinson passes away at the age of 75. In profile  

November 30

1965: Talented Finn Mika Salo is born. In profile

December 1

1948: Guy Tunmer, two-time F1 starter, is born. In profile

1985: Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass sign off the WEC season with victory in Selangor. Report

December 2

1930: David Piper is born. In profile

1937: Chris Bristow is born. In profile

1984: Stefan Bellof becomes world champion with victory at Sandown alongside Derek Bell. Report

2001: Fifties racer Bruce Halford dies aged 70. In profile

December 3

1924: Rugby player, tennis player, Olympian yachtsman and Jean Behra stand-in Roberto Meires is born. In profile

1932: Grand Prix-driving nobleman Gaetano Starrabba is born. In profile

1951: Three-time CART champ and four-time Indy 500 winner Rick Mears is born. In profile

2011: War vet and one-time GP starter Rob Shroeder dies aged 85. In profile

December 4

1881: French Grand Prix winner Felice Nazzaro is born. In profile

1911: Willi Krakau, olympic rower-turned-racer, is born. In profile

1944: Francois Migault, veteran of some 25 Le Mans, is born. In profile

1957: World Sportscar champ Raul Boesel is born. In profile

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