This week in motor sport – December 12


This week in motor sport from the Archive and Database, featuring a championship win for Jack Brabham – on foot

December 12

1946: Emerson Fittipaldi is born. In profile

1959: Bruce McLaren becomes the youngest winner of a Grand Prix, and Jack Brabham pushes his Cooper to the World Championship. Report

2010: Racer and team owner Tom Walkinshaw passes away of cancer, aged 64. In profile

December 13

1918: Indy great Bill Vukovich is born. In profile

December 14

1977: World champion sports car racer Romain Dumas is born. In profile

December 15

2006: Clay Regazzoni is killed in a car accident. In profile

December 16

1920: Jazz musician turned racer ‘Les Leston’ is born. In profile

1932: Bobsleigh racer and Grand Prix starter Henry Taylor is born. In profile

1980: Peter Gregg commits suicide in Florida aged 40. In profile

1982: Colin Chapman dies of a heart attack. In profile

December 17

1968: Paul Tracy is born. In profile

2010: Two-time Grand Prix starter Dick Gibson dies at the age of 92. In profile

December 18

1991: Hersham and Walton Motors co-founder George Abecassis dies. In profile

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