This week in motor sport – October 3


This week’s motor racing milestones from the Database and Archive, with Formula 1 in North America and a handful of maiden wins

October 3

1941: Andrea de Adamich (above, at Brands Hatch sharing an Alfa Romeo T33/3 with Henri Pescarolo) is born. In profile

1965: Graham Hill scores his third win at Watkins Glen in as many years. Report

1976: James Hunt withstands the pressure to win the Canadian Grand Prix. Report

October 4

1964: Hill wins as only eight cars finish at the Glen. Report

1970: Emerson Fittipaldi’s maiden Grand Prix victory secures the title for late team-mate Jochen Rindt. Report

1992: Denny Hulme dies after suffering a heart attack at the wheel during the Bathurst 1000. In profile

October 5

1922: World championship runner-up Jose Froilan Gonzalez is born. In profile

1949: Multiple Le Mans winner Klaus Ludwig is born. In profile

1969: Another first-time at Watkins Glen in a Lotus – Rindt takes victory from his sixth pole position (below). Report

1975: New champion Niki Lauda celebrates with victory at Watkins Glen. Report

1992: Kevin Magnussen is born. In profile

2014: Andrea de Cesaris dies in a motorcycle accident in Rome. In profile

October 6

1944: Talented Brazilian Carlos Pace is born. In profile

1963: BRM inherits a 1-2 as John Surtees retires from the lead. Report

1968: Jackie Stewart dominates in America. In profile

1973: François Cevert is killed at Watkins Glen practice. In profile

1974: Carlos Reutemann wins, Fittipaldi’s cruises to the title at Watkins Glen. Report

October 7

1912: Le Mans winner Peter Walker is born. In profile

1973: Ronnie Peterson’s victory secure the team crown for Team Lotus. Report

October 8

1904: Post-war GP winner Yves Giraud-Cabantous is born. In profile

1954: Huub Rothengatter is born. In profile

1972: Stewart’s ‘best-ever start’ puts him in the dollars at Watkins Glen. Report

1978: Gilles Villeneuve claims his maiden Grand Prix victory, at home. Report

October 9

1977: Jody Scheckter lucks into victory in Canada, as the McLarens collide and Andretti retires with a lap’s lead. Report

1988: Victory for Martin Brundle and Eddie Cheever at Fuji wraps up the World Sportscar Championship. Report 

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