This week in motor sport – March 27


This week in motor sport from the Archive and Database, featuring McLaren’s 100th win and Brawn’s memorable first

March 27

1965: Gregor Foitek, F3000 race winner and Grand Prix starter, is born. In profile 

1976: Thirteen-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard is born. In profile 

1983: John Watson wins at Long Beach. Report

March 28

1911: Chief Alfa Romeo test driver Consalvo Sanesi is born. In profile

1935: BMW stalwart Hubert Hahne is born. In profile

1952: Tony Brise, one of Britain’s brightest talents, is born. In profile

1976: Clay Regazzoni and Ferrari dominate at Long Beach. Report

1993: Ayrton Senna scores McLaren’s 100th win, despite Alain Prost’s early dominance in the dry. Report

March 29

1974: Marc Gene is born. In profile

1981: Williams cruises to a 1-2 at a wet Rio, led by Carlos Reutemann. Report

1987: Raul Boesel and Eddie Cheever win the Jerez 1000kms. Report

2009: Brawn announces its arrival with victory in Melbourne. Report

March 30

1948: Eddie Jordan is born. Racing career

1961: F1 starlet who gave it up to go surfing, Mike Thackwell is born. In profile

1969: Le Mans winner Lucien Bianchi dies in a testing crash at La Sarthe. In profile

1974: Carlos Reutemann takes advantage when Niki Lauda retires from the lead late on. Report

March 31

1956: Ralph de Palma, winner of 2000 races, dies. In profile

April 1

1967: Bruce McLaren and Mario Andretti give the Ford GT40 MkIV a winning debut at Sebring. Report

1971: Shinji Nakano, F1 racer for two seaons, is born. In profile

April 2

1926: Three-time F1 world champion Jack Brabham is born. In profile

1940: ‘Mike the Bike’ Hailwood is born. In profile

1978: Gilles Villeneuve stars, Carlos Reutemann wins at Long Beach. Report

1984: Nicolas Lapierre is born. In profile

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