This week in motor sport – February 27


This week’s motor racing milestones from the Archive and Database, with world champions born and a home win in South Africa.

February 27

1939: The talented and charismatic Peter Revson is born. In profile

February 28

1940: One of racing’s most versatile, Mario Andretti is born. In profile

1979: IndyCar champ Sébastien Bourdais is born. In profile

March 1

1975: Jody Scheckter holds Carlos Reutemann at bay to win his home Grand Prix. Report

1984: Le Mans winner Peter Walker dies aged 71. In profile

March 2

1962: Gabriele Tarquini, WTCC champion and ’90s Grand Prix racer, is born. In profile

March 3

1961: Perry McCarthy is born. In profile 

1973: Jackie Stewart wins the controversial South African Grand Prix, Mike Hailwood wins a George Medal for saving Clay Regazzoni’s life. Report

1979: Gilles Villeneuve wins in the wet at Kyalami. Report

1992: F1’s leading lady, Lella Lombardi passes away. In profile

March 4

1936: The incomparable Jim Clark is born. In profile

1972: Jos Verstappen is born. In profile

1978: From 11th on the grid, Ronnie Peterson wins at Kyalami. Report

March 5

1940: Kiwi racer and Tasman champion Graham McRae is born. In profile

1975: Jackie Stewart protégé Luciano Burti is born. In profile

1977: Niki Lauda wins a dark South African Grand Prix. Report

1977: Tom Pryce is killed colliding with a marshal during the South African Grand Prix. In profile

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