The world’s first Grand Prix winner, multiple world champions and one of the most important characters in US racing, this week in motor sport from the Archive and Database.
1937: ‘The Captain’ Roger Penske is born. In profile
1940: Peter Gethin is born. In profile
1944: Ferenc Szisz, winner of the first Grand Prix (above), dies aged 70. In profile
1949: Niki Lauda is born. In profile
1928: Hans Herrmann, Porsche’s Le Mans first winner, is born. In profile
1953: Satoru Nakajima, Japan’s first full-time Formula 1 driver, is born. In profile
2008: Le Mans-winning journalist Paul Frère dies. In profile
1955: ‘The Professor’ Alain Prost is born.
1955: ‘The king of the Mille Miglia’ Clemente Biondetti dies aged 56. In profile
1971: Pedro de la Rosa is born. In profile
1981: Le Mans winner and world champion Timo Bernhard. In profile
1932: The racing dentist, Tony Brooks, is born. In profile
1944: The charismatic François Cervert is born. In profile
1908: Grand Prix winner before and after the war, Jean-Pierre Wimille is born. In profile
1945: Legendary Aussie Peter Brock is born. In profile
1974: The best all-rounder of modern motor sport? Sébastien Loeb is born. In profile
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