This week in motor sport – December 26


This week in motor sport on the Archive and Database, featuring a win for Jim Clark in South Africa and a shared birthday for two sports car greats

December 26

1912: Le Mans winner and RAF pilot Luis Fontes is born. In profile

1935: Mexican racer Moises Solana is born. In profile

1936: Yorkshireman Trevor Taylor is born. In profile

December 27

1900: Hans Stuck is born. In profile

1969: Jean-Christophe Bouillon, F3000 champion and Le Mans runner-up, is born. In profile

1985: Jean Rondeau dies in a road accident. In profile

1993: Andre Pilette dies aged 75. In profile

December 28

1896: Le Mans winner and Grand Prix winner Philippe Etancelin is born. In profile

1963: Jim Clark wins the South African Grand Prix. Report

1983: Le Mans winner and pre-war racer Eugene Chaboud dies. In profile

December 29

1917: Post-war F1 racer David Hampshire is born. In profile

1925: American racer Jay Chamberlain is born. In profile

1962: Graham Hill takes victory, and the title, as Jim Clark retires from a comfortable lead. Report

1969: Three-time Le Mans winner Allan McNish is born. In profile

1988: Mike Beuttler dies at the age of 48. In profile

December 30

1936: Mike Spence is born. In profile

1942: Guy Edwards is born. In profile

1956: Francois Hesnault is born. In profile

1976: Gentleman racer Rudolf Fischer dies. In profile

December 31

1948: Malcom Campbell dies. In profile

January 1

1928: Hap Sharp, part of the Chaparral development team, is born. In profile

1945: Jacky Ickx is born. In profile

1951: Hans-Joachim Stuck is born. In profile

1963: Le Mans runner-up Jean-Marc Gounon is born. In profile

1981: Zsolt Baumgartner is born. In profile

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