This week in motor sport – January 9


This week in motor sport, as Formula 1 and sports cars head to Argentina.

January 9

1960: Pascal Fabre is born. In profile

1972: Ronnie Peterson and Tim Schenken win the Buenos Aires 1000kms. Report

1984: Oliver Jarvis is born. In profile

1987: Sam Bird is born. In profile

January 10

1953: Bobby Rahal is born. In profile

1958: Eddie Cheever is born. In profile

1971: Derek Bell and Jo Siffert win the Buenos Aires 1000km, as Ignazio Giunti is tragically killed. Report

January 11

1923: The great Carroll Shelby is born. In profile

1983: Adrian Sutil, Williams reserve driver, is born. In profile

1985: Toyota’s Kazuki Nakajima is born. In profile

January 12

1924: The great Olivier Gendebien is born. In profile

1938: The ‘r’ in March and Arrows, Alan Rees is born. In profile

1962: Five-time Le Mans winner Emanuele Pirro is born. In profile

1975: James Hunt’s spin hands reigning champion Emerson Fittipaldi victory in Argentina. Report

1988: Grand Prix winner Piero Taruffi dies at the age of 81. In profile

January 13

1968: Ex-Ferrari test driver Gianni Morbidelli is born. In profile

1974: Denny Hulme passes the ailing Brabham of Carlos Reutemann on the final lap to win in Argentina. Report

1980: Alan Jones wins the Argentine Grand Prix. Report 

January 14

1973: Grand Prix winner turned GT racer Giancarlo Fisichella is born. In profile

1977: Evergreen racer Narain Karthikeyan is born. In profile

January 15

1952: David Kennedy is born. In profile

1978: Mario Andretti dominates the Argentine Grand Prix. Report

1981: Graham Whitehead, Peter’s half-brother, dies. In profile

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