This week in motor sport – January 30


Daytona 24 Hours through the years, and a Ligier 1-2 in Brazil; this week in motor sport from the Archive and Database

January 30

1901: Rudolf Caracciola is born. In profile

1917: Racing writer Paul Frère is born. In profile

1971: Jackie Oliver and Pedro Rodriguez win the Daytona 24 Hours – leading by more than 40 laps at one point… Report

1988: Raul Boesel, Martin Brundle and John Nielsen, plus an hour or so from Jan Lammers, win the Daytona 24 Hours for TWR. Report

January 31

1930: Grand Prix and sports car winner Jo Bonnier is born. In profile

1954: Mauro Baldi, Formula 1 racer turned sports car winner, is born. In profile

1966: Single seater champion, F1 racer and Le Mans winner JJ Lehto is born. In profile

1987: Holbert Racing claims the Daytona 24 Hours, with Derek Bell, Al Holbert, Chip Robinson and Al Unser Jr. Report

February 1

1969: Mark Donohue and Chuck Parsons capitalise on Porsche’s failures to win the Daytona 24 Hours. Report

1992: Nissan secures its first Daytona 24 Hours win. Report 

February 2

1943: Roger Williamson is born. In profile

1991: The stellar squad of Hurley Haywood, Frank Jelinski, Henri Pescarolo, John Winter and Bob Wollek wins the Daytona 24 Hours. Report 

February 3

1920: Tony Gaze, war hero and the man instrumental in getting racing to Goodwood, is born. In profile 

1956: Jazz-playing Grand Prix racer Johnny Claes passes away aged just 39. In profile

1968: Porsche claims a 1-2-3 at Daytona. Report

February 4

1913: One of Britain’s best before the war, Dick Seaman is born. In profile

1967: Chris Amon and Lorenzo Bandini lead a Ferrari 330P4 1-2-3 at Daytona. Report

1979: Jacques Laffite heads a dominant Ligier 1-2 in Brazil. Report

1989: John Andretti, Bell and Wollek win the fog-delayed Daytona 24 Hours. Report

February 5

1882: Louis Wagner, winner of the first British and American Grands Prix, is born. In profile

1947: Triple Cup winner Darrell Waltrip is born. In profile 

1956: Hector Rebaque is born. In profile

2003: Manfred von Brauhitsch dies at the age of 97. In profile

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