This week in motor sport – November 28


This week’s motor racing milestones from the Archive and Database, with Graham Hill Racing and DSJ remembered, plus Bellof takes his world title. 

Novermber 28

1990: Chico Godia, Spain’s most succesful Formula 1 driver after Fernando Alonso, dies aged 69. In profile

November 29

1923: Chuck Daigh, who beat Phil Hill to the inaugural United States Grand Prix, is born. In profile

1975: The Graham Hill Racing plane crash takes the lives of Graham Hill, Tony Brise, designer Andy Smallman, Team Manager Ray Brimble and mechanics Terry Richards and Tony Alcock.

1996: The continental correspondent, DSJ and Jenks, Denis Jenkinson passes away at the age of 75. In profile  

November 30

1965: Talented Finn Mika Salo is born. In profile

December 1

1948: Guy Tunmer, two-time F1 starter, is born. In profile

1985: Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass sign off the WEC season with victory in Selangor. Report

December 2

1930: David Piper is born. In profile

1937: Chris Bristow is born. In profile

1984: Stefan Bellof becomes world champion with victory at Sandown alongside Derek Bell. Report

2001: Fifties racer Bruce Halford dies aged 70. In profile

December 3

1924: Rugby player, tennis player, Olympian yachtsman and Jean Behra stand-in Roberto Meires is born. In profile

1932: Grand Prix-driving nobleman Gaetano Starrabba is born. In profile

1951: Three-time CART champ and four-time Indy 500 winner Rick Mears is born. In profile

2011: War vet and one-time GP starter Rob Shroeder dies aged 85. In profile

December 4

1881: French Grand Prix winner Felice Nazzaro is born. In profile

1911: Willi Krakau, olympic rower-turned-racer, is born. In profile

1944: Francois Migault, veteran of some 25 Le Mans, is born. In profile

1957: World Sportscar champ Raul Boesel is born. In profile

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