This week in motor sport – January 23


A good week for Grand Prix-racing South Americans, plus Prost wins one of his best; this week in motor sport from the Archive and Database. 

January 23

1977: Carlos Reutemann ‘wins through the carnage’ in Brazil. Report

1982: Alain Prost wins from a lap down in South Africa. Report

January 24

1943: Tony Trimmer is born. In profile

1954: Jo Gartner is born. In profile

1971: In Argentina, Chris Amon wins the 50-lap two heat aggregate Argentine Grand Prix. Report 

January 25

1956: Bike champ turned Grand Prix racer Johnny Cecotto is born. In profile

1971: The man with Formula 1’s unwanted record, Luca Badoer is born. In profile

1976: Niki Lauda begins his title defence with victory in Brazil. Report

January 26

1917: Porsche great Edgar Barth is born. In profile

1945: David Purley is born. In profile

1975: Carlos Pace heads home compatriot Emerson Fittipaldi to claim his one Grand Prix victory. Report

1990: Sergio Perez is born. In profile

January 27

1934: George Follmer, Trans-Am and Can-Am champ in the same year, is born. In profile

1974: Fittipaldi wins at home, as rain stops play. Report

January 28

1938: One of the greatest ever, Bernd Rosemeyer dies attempting the speed record. In profile

1949: A Grand Prix winner both sides of the war, Jean-Pierre Wimille dies during practice for the 1949 Argentine Grand Prix. In profile 

1973: Fittipaldi wins the excellent Argentine Grand Prix, beating the Tyrrells of Jackie Stewart and François Cevert. Report

1977: Takuma Sato is born. In profile

January 29

1950: 1979 world champion Jody Scheckter is born. In profile

1978: Reutemann controls the Brazilian Grand Prix. Report

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