This week in motor sport – August 1


This week in motor sport from the Database and Archive, featuring a double Tyrrell double, and a whole host of German Grands Prix.

August 1

1899: ERA and BRM founder Raymond Mays is born. In profile

1954: Juan Manuel Fangio wins the Grand Prix of Europe, as Kling defies team orders. Report

1959: Jean Behra dies, crashing out of the lead in a Porsche 718 RSK. In profile

1959: Competing in the Trophée d’Auvergne at Clermont-Ferrand, Ivor Bueb is killed. In profile

1965: Jim Clark dominates the German Grand Prix, his sixth win in seven Grands Prix. Report

1969: During German Grand Prix practice, Gerhard Mitter is killed when his BMW’s suspension collapses just after Flugplatz. In profile

1971: Jackie Stewart leads a Tyrrell 1-2 at the Nürburgring. Report

1976: At the Nürburgring, James Hunt wins while Niki Lauda survives a life-changing accident. Report

1980: Testing at Hockenheim, Patrick Depailler crashes fatally. In profile

August 2

1964: Five-time Le Mans winner, BTCC, DTM and FTCC champion Frank Biela is born. In profile

1970: His fourth win in a row, Jochen Rindt wins the German Grand Prix – his final Formula 1 victory. Report

August 3

1899: Louis Chiron is born. In profile

1958: At the Nürburgring, Tony Brooks wins but behind Peter Collins is killed crashing from second. Report

1969: Jacky Ickx produces ‘a masterly drive at a record-breaking pace’ at the ‘Ring. Report

1975: Reutemann capitalises as troubles hit the cars in front of him. Report 

1989: Jules Bianchi is born. In profile

2016: Chris Amon dies of cancer, aged 73. In profile

August 4

1917: Influential American John Fitch is born. In profile

1963: John Surtees beats Jim Clark at the Nürburgring. Report

1971: NASCAR hero Jeff Gordon is born. In profile

1973: Having led from start to finish, Clay Regazzoni wins the German Grand Prix. Report

August 5

1930: The man who gave a first Grand Prix win to Honda and Goodyear, Richie Ginther is born. In profile

1943: Leo Kinnunen, triple Interserie champion, is born. In profile

1956: Juan Manuel Fangio nurses his car to the flag having seen off pressure from Moss at the Nürburgring. Report

1973: Jackie Stewart leads a Tyrrell 1-2 at the Nürburgring (again). Report

1984: McLaren dominates the German Grand Prix, with Prost heading Lauda. Report

1991: Esteban Gutiérrez is born. In profile

August 6

1961: At a soaked Nürburgring, Stirling ‘the ‘Ring-meister’ Moss wins the German Grand Prix. Report

1967: As Dan Gurney retires from the lead, Denny Hulme claims the German Grand Prix. Report

August 7

1988: McLaren secures its 10th win of the year, its seventh 1-2, as Senna beats Prost by half a second in Hungary. Report

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