This week in motor sport – February 13


Featuring cult heroes, two of the greatest riders of all time, a five-time Monaco winner and the youngest winner of Le Mans – this week’s milestones in motor sport from the Archive and Database.

February 13

1948: Jim Crawford is born. In profile 

2005: Maurice Trintignant dies aged 87. In profile

February 14

1942: Ricardo Rodriguez is born. In profile

1944: SuperSwede Ronnie Peterson is born. In profile

February 15

1929: The only driver to win the fabled Triple Crown, five-time Monaco victor and double world champion, Graham Hill is born. In profile

1974: Alex Wurz, the youngest driver to win Le Mans, is born. In profile 

February 16

1921: Jean Behra, non-championship F1 winner but never a Grand Prix, is born, In profile

1979: ‘The Doctor’, Valentino Rossi is born. In profile 

February 17

1993: Marc Marquez is born. In profile

Jean Behra leads Stiring Moss at Monaco in 1959

February 18

1898: Enzo Ferrari is born. In profile

2001: ‘The Intimidator’ Dale Earnhardt is killed crashing late on in the Daytona 500. In profile

February 19

1923: Sometime Grand Prix racer Giulio Cabianca is born. In profile

1961: Le Mans winner and much, much more, Andy Wallace is born. In profile

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