This week in motor sport – March 6


This week in motor sport from the Archive and Database, with Black Jack’s final win, a rally great turns 70 and F1 goes to Phoenix

March 6

1931: Jimmy Stewart, Ecurie Ecosse racer and older brother of Sir Jackie, is born. In profile

1936: Two-time Sebring winner Bob Akin is born. In profile

1965: Jules Goux, the first foreign winner of the Indy 500, passes away. In profile 

March 7

1947: Rally champ, DTM and sports car winner Walter Rohrl is born. In profile

1969: Hideki Noda is born. In profile

1970: Jack Brabham wins for the final time Formula 1, beating the ‘bumptious young upstarts’ at Kyalami. Report

March 8

1909: ‘The metronome’ Léon Théry dies aged just 29 of tuberculosis. In profile

1968: GT champion Michael Bartels is born. In profile

March 9

1937: Brian Redman is born. In profile

1950: Danny ‘Spin and Win’ Sullivan is born. In profile

1955: The versatile Teo Fabi, son of a Talcum powder mill owner, is born. In profile

1985: Grand Prix winner Pastor Maldonado is born. In profile

March 10

1955: Japanese F3, touring car, sports car and F3000 champion Toshio Suzuki is born. In profile

1991: Ayrton Senna wins in Phoenix, the season opener. Report

2003: Cockney rebel Barry Sheene dies of cancer. In profile

March 11

1885: Malcolm Campbell is born. In profile

1943: ‘Little Art’ Merzario is born. In profile

1953: Derek Daly is born. In profile

1990: Jean Alesi is denied victory in Phoenix, but not without a fight. In profile

March 12

1938: Three-time Indy 500 winner Johnny Rutherford is born. In profile

1967: Dan Gurney wins an exciting Race of Champions, Eagle’s first win and the first for an American in an American car. Report 

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