Jean Alesi finally breaks his F1 duck at the Canadian Grand Prix — a fitting birthday present for the French-Sicilian, who turns 30 over the GP weekend.
Elio de Angelis takes pole in the Canadian GP, but it’s Michele Alboreto who stars for Ferrari. On getting to the front after 15 laps, he is never headed to the flag.
Derek Bell and Jacky Ickx win Le Mans in their Gulf Research Racing GR8, heading home the Ligier JS2 of Jean-Louis Lafosse and Guy Chasseuil.
Mercedes-Benz makes up for its Monte Carlo fiasco with a convincing victory at Spa. Juan Fangio takes the Belgian GP win from team-mate Stirling Moss. Of the 15 entries, only two are non-factory cars.