This week in motor sport – October 10


This week in motor sport from the Archive and Database, featuring a title for Piquet and one of the greatest ever is born.

October 10

1923: The irrepressible Murray Walker is born. ‘Lunch with

1976: James Hunt edges closer to Niki Lauda in the title race with victory at Watkins Glen. Report

October 11

1970: Brian Redman and Jo Siffert win the the 1000kms of Austria in the Gulf 917. Report

1986: Gerhard Berger scores his and Benetton’s first Grand Prix victory. Report 

October 12

1906: Piero Taruffi is born. In profile

1937: Sports car winner Paul Hawkins is born. In profile

1940: Luis Fontes, who found time to win Le Mans among an RAF career, dies in an aircraft accident. In profile 

October 13

1944: Jean Tremoulet dies in a motorcycle accident while on a mission with the Resistance. In profile

1949: The original Williams racing driver, Patrick Neve is born. In profile

1981: Philippe ‘Phi-Phi’ Etancelin dies aged 84. In profile

October 14

1909: Bernd Rosemeyer is born. In profile

1947: Rikky von Opel is born. In profile

October 15

1899:  Adolf Brudes is born. In profile

1921: Al Pease is born in Darlington. In profile

1983: Riccardo Patrese wins the South African Grand Prix as third for Nelson Piquet is enough for the title. Report

1983: Ayrton Senna’s nephew Bruno is born. In profile

October 16

1918: Le Mans winner Tony Rolt is born. In profile

1937: Sir John Whitmore is born. In profile

1994: Michael Schumacher wins the European Grand Prix at Jerez. Report

2011: IndyCar champ and 500 winner Dan Wheldon dies. In profile

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