This week in motor sport – November 7


This week in motor sport from the Archive and Database, as Michael Schumacher wins his maiden world title and the turbo era comes to a close. 

November 7

1956: Jonathan Palmer is born. In profile

November 8

1933: Two-time Grand Prix podium-finisher Peter Arundell is born. In profile

1985: Masten Gregory, winner of the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans with Jochen Rindt, dies aged 53. In profile

1992: Gerhard Berger gives Honda a winning farewell in Australia. Report

November 9

A quiet day in motor sport…

November 10

1934: Lucien Bianchi is born. In profile

1965: Eddie Irvine is born. In profile

1989: 2015 World Endurance Championship winner Brendon Hartley is born. In profile

November 11

1926: Maria Teresa de Filippis, the first woman to start a Grand Prix, is born. In profile

1937: Vittorio ‘The Monza Gorllia’ Brambilla is born. In profile

1946: Sports car great Al Holbert is born. In profile

1967: Indy star Gil de Ferran is born. In profile

November 12

1916: Specials builder Paul Emery is born. In profile

1945: George Eaton is born. In profile

1967: Jim Clark leads a Lotus 1-2 in the non-championship Spanish Grand Prix, as Jarama trial-runs its Grand Prix. Report

George Eaton, BRM P154, contesting the Watkins Glen round of Can-Am in 1970

November 13

1945: Masahiro Hasemi, Japanese star who set fastest lap in the Japanese Grand Prix of 1976, is born. In profile

1988: The turbo era comes to an end in Australia, with a 10th 1-2 of the season for McLaren. Report

1994: Michael Schumacher wins his first world title amid controversy, while Nigel Mansell takes victory. Report

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