This week in motor sport – August 15


This week in motor sport from the Archive and Database, featuring first-time winners, final wins and a Formula 1 world championship title.

August 15

1905: Manfred von Brauchitsch is born. In profile

1971: Jo Siffert wins for the last time in Formula 1, claiming victory in Austria. Report

1976: In Austria, John Watson scores his first and Penske’s only win. Report 

1993: Damon Hill becomes F1’s first-ever second-generation Grand Prix winner with victory in Hungary. Report

August 16

1969: Oulton Park hosts the Gold Cup (watch fascinating super-8 footage here), with Jacky Ickx beating Jochen Rindt after Jackie Stewart retires. Report 

1970: As Clay Regazzoni plays the team game, Ickx wins the Austrian Grand Prix. Report 

1981: Jacques Laffite denies compatriot Rene Arnoux in Austria. Report

1987: Nigel Mansell beats team-mate Nelson Piquet to victory in Austria. Report

1992: While Ayrton Senna wins, second place wraps up the title for Mansell. Report

1993: Rene Dreyfus dies at the age of 88. In profile

August 17

1952: Nelson Piquet is born. In profile

1968: Jackie Stewart wins the Oulton Park Gold Cup. Report

1975: Vittorio Brambilla wins in the wet in Austria, and proceeds to crash while celebrating… Report

1994: Three-time Le Mans victor and NART founder Luigi Chinetti dies. In profile

August 18

1957: After three gruelling hours Stirling Moss wins the Pescara Grand Prix by three minutes. Report

1974: Carlos Reutemann controls the Austrian Grand Prix. Report

August 19

1954: Oscar Larrauri is born. In profile

1975: Mark Donohues dies two days after a crash in testing ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix. In profile

August 20

1980: Alfred Neubauer dies aged 89. On the Archive

1989: As the Nissan outruns itself, Sauber claims a 1-2 in the Nürburgring 480kms. Report

August 21

1971: John Surtees wins the Gold Cup. Report

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