This week in motor sport – January 2


This week in motor sport sees Formula 1 in New Zealand for the Tasman series and a birthday for a triple world champion.

January 2

1957: Beppe Gabbiani is born. In profile

January 3

1954: Christian Lautenschlager (top), double French Grand Prix winner, dies aged 76. In profile

1969: Michael Schumacher in born. In profile

January 4

January 5

1938: Keith Greene is born. In profile

2014: Engine builder and handy racer Brian Hart dies aged 77. In profile

2015: Jean-Pierre Beltoise dies aged 77. In profile

January 6

1968: Chris Amon wins the New Zealand Grand Prix at Pukekohe. Report 

1980: Raymond Mays dies at the age of 80. In profile

January 7

1939: One-time Grand Prix starter Brausch Niemann is born. In profile

1946: Mike Wilds, who is still found racing in the UK, is born. In profile

1964: Reg Parnell dies following an appendix operation. In profile

1985: Lewis Hamilton is born. In profile

2002: Sometime race Geoffrey Crossley dies following a stroke, aged 80. In profile

January 8

1958: John Duff, Le Mans winner, dies in a horse riding accident aged 62. In profile

1966: Graham Hill wins the New Zealand Grand Prix. Report

1981: Le Mans winning journalist Sammy Davis dies the day before his 94th birthday. In profile 

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