This week in motor sport – August 29


This week in motor sport from the Archive and Database, featuring first wins for Michael Schumacher and Keke Rosberg and more.

August 29

1933: Alan Stacey is born. In profile  

1976: With Niki Lauda recovering, James Hunt beats John Watson to the Dutch Grand Prix victory. Report

1982: As Dijon hosts the Swiss Grand Prix, Keke Rosberg scores his first Formula 1 win. Report

2009: Popular Aussie all-rounder Frank Gardner dies aged 78. In profile

August 30

1935: Porsche and Formula 1 racer Gerhard Mitter is born. In profile

1937: Bruce McLaren is born. In profile

1992: Michael Schumacher claims his first Formula 1 win with victory at Spa-Francorchamps. Report 

August 31

1906: Le Mans winner Raymond Sommer is born. In profile

1948: Journalist-turned-racer Harald Ertl is born. In profile

September 1

1985: Stefan Bellof is killed at Spa-Francorchamps during the 1000kms. In profile

1994: Carlos Sainz jr is born. In profile

September 2

1958: Olivier Groulliard is born. In profile

1966: Monaco winner Olivier Panis is born. In profile 

1969: Willy Mairesse commits suicide. In profile

September 3

1922: Dario Resta is killed attempting the land speed record at Brooklands. In profile

1988: Jochen Mass and Jean-Louis Schlesser win the Nürburgring 1000kms. Report

September 4

1983: Mass and Jacky Ickx beat Derek Bell and Bob Wollek at the Nürburgring. Report

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