This week in motor sport – November 21


Motor racing’s major milestones from this week on the Archive and Database, featuring Ferrari’s winner on debut and ABBA’s racing driver drummer. 

November 21

1943: Jacques Laffite is born. In profile

1953: Felice Bonetto dies on the Carrera Panamericana. In profile

November 22

1887: Pietro Bordino, 1922 Italian Grand Prix victor, is born. In profile 

November 23

1903: Le Mans runner-up Juan Jover is born. In profile

1913: Reims winner Christian Kautz is born. In profile

2011: Indy 500 winner Jim Rathmann dies aged 83. Career

November 24

2013: Sebastian Vettel matches Alberto Ascari’s record of nine wins in a row, with victory in Brazil. Report 

November 25

1907: Le Mans winner and Hurricane developer John Hindmarsh is born. In profile

1946: ABBA drummer, F1 racer and champion of F3 and tin-tops, Slim Borgudd is born. In profile 

November 26

1953: (British) Formula 1’s only female winner, Desire Wilson, is born. In profile

1980: Peter de Paolo, nephew and riding mechanic Ralph, dies aged 82. In profile 

November 27

1957: Kenny Acheson is born. In profile

1995: Winner of F1 debut with Ferrari, Giancarlo Baghetti dies aged 60. In profile  

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