This week in motor sport – July 18


This week in motor sport sees more British Grands Prix, plus Chris Amon and Jim Hall celebrate birthdays. 

July 18

1959: Jack Brabham leads the British Grand Prix from start to finish at Aintree, while Stirling Moss and Bruce McLaren produce an entertaining battle over second. Report

1970: Jochen Rindt wins the British Grand Prix, but briefly loses victory when his rear wing is deemed illegal. The win is reinstated hours later. Report

1976: Brands Hatch descends into a near-riot, as James Hunt is disqualified from the British Grand Prix. Report

July 19

1958: Peter Collins leads a Ferrari 1-2, Moss retires from second having just won the supporting sports car race. Report

1969: At Silverstone, Jackie Stewart and Jochen Rindt swap the lead throughout a brilliant Grand Prix. Report

1975: Chaos reigns at Silverstone when a heavy hailstorm sends most of the field off circuit. Fittipaldi wins for the final time in Formula 1. Report

July 20

1943: Chris Amon was born. Database profile

1963: The ‘outstandingly fast’ Jim Clark converts pole into victory at Silverstone. Report

1974: Jody Scheckter takes a ‘lucky win’ as a puncture halts Niki Lauda, who then gets stuck in the pits. Report 

July 21

1904: Louis Meyer, the first to win Indy three times, was born. In profile

July 22

1984: Niki Lauda is victorious in the disrupted British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch. Report

July 23

1935: Texan racer-turned-team owner Jim Hall was born. In profile

July 24

1938: Dick Seaman wins in Germany, the first Grand Prix victory for a Briton in 15 years. Report

1988: Ayrton Senna claims the honours in the Hockenheim rain, maintaining McLaren’s 100% record. Report 

1988: Martin Brundle, John Nielsen and Andy Wallace edge Jaguar one step closer to the World Sportscar Championship for Teams with victory at Brands Hatch. Report

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