This week in motor sport – December 5


This week in motor sport from the Archive and Database, featuring a world title for Jacky Ickx and birthdays for some sports car stars

December 5

2011: Peter Gethin passes away after a long illness. In profile

December 6

1896: Bentley Boy and Le Mans winner Bernard Rubin is born. In profile

1948: 1982 Formula 1 world champ Keke Rosberg is born. In profile

1955: Le Mans winner and DTM champion Manuel Reuter is born. In profile

December 7

1924: Multiple South African F1 Championship winner John Love is born. In profile

1925: Fifties racer Hermano da Silva Ramos is born. In profile

1936: Racer turned team owner Bob Tullius is born. Racing career

1984: Robert Kubica is born. In profile

2015: F2 podium finisher Peter Westbury passes away, aged 77. In profile 

December 8

1983: New world champion Neel Jani is born. In profile

2008: Xavier Perrot dies aged 76. In profile

December 9

1936: Sports car racer-turned-Olympian and vineyard owner Ben Pon is born. In profile

December 10

1947: Porsche man Jürgen Barth is born. In profile

1954: Le Mans winner Price Cobb is born. In profile

1983: Derek Bell and Stefan Bellof win at Kyalami, while third is good enough for the title for Jacky Ickx. Report

2010: Jacques Swaters dies aged 84. In profile

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