This week in motor sport – September 19


This week in motor sport from the Archive and Database, featuring some dramatic Portuguese and Canadian Grands Prix, and a birthday for a bona fide Le Mans legend

September 19

1946: Brian Henton, F2 champion and double F3 winner, is born. In profile

1971: Jackie Stewart wins at Mosport, while Penske and Mark Donohue score a debut podium. Report

1973: 2002 Champ Car winner Cristiano da Matta is born. In profile

September 20

1873: The first-ever Grand Prix winner, Ferenc Szisz is born in Hungary. In profile

1958: Peter Whitehead is killed when his Jaguar crashes down a ravine while leading the touring car class in the Tour de France Automobiles with his half-brother Graham. In profile

1969: Jacky Ickx heads team-mate and boss Jack Brabham in a 1-2 in Canada, after Ickx and Jackie Stewart clash over lead. Report

1970: Ickx denies Stewart again; the latter retires from the lead handing Ickx and Ferrari a 1-2. Report

1975: Juan Pablo Montoya is born. In profile

1987: Alain Prost surpasses Stewart’s win record with victory in Portugal. Report

1989: Goodyear and Honda’s first winner, Richie Ginther, dies of a heart attack aged just 59. In profile

September 21

1953: Arie Luyendyk is born. In profile

1986: Nigel Mansell dominates at Estoril. Report

2012: Michel ‘Mike Sparken’ Poberejsky dies. In profile

September 22

1896: Racer and record breaker Henry Segrave is born. In profile

1968: Denny Hulme wins, as Amon is cruelly denied victory at St Jovite. Report

1974: As the luckless Niki Lauda crashes out of the lead, Emerson Fittipaldi wins the Canadian Grand Prix. Report

1985: Derek Bell and Hans-Joachim Stuck win the best WEC race of the season – beating their team-mates and the Lancias at Brands Hatch. Report

1991: Riccardo Patrese wins at Estoril, despite having ceded the lead to team-mate Mansell. Report

September 23

1974: Peter Revson is eventually declared the winner of the disrupted Canadian Grand Prix, the first with a safety car intervention. Report 

1990: Senna settles for second as an aggressive-starting Mansell wins in Portugal. Report

September 24

1931: Mike Parkes is born. In profile

1966: Le Mans winner Christophe Bouchut is born. In profile

1972: Stewart capitalises on a sideways Ronnie Peterson to take the lead and victory at Mosport. Report

1989: Gerhard Berger wins at Estoril as Mansell and Senna collide. Report

September 25

1942: Le Mans legend Henri Pescarolo is born. In profile

1977: The Brands Hatch 6 Hours is nothing of the sort – cut in half by some September storms. Report

1982: Michele Alboreto wins for the first time in Formula 1 as Las Vegas hosts the final Grand Prix of 1982. Report

1983: Brands Hatch hosts the first European Grand Prix, Nelson Piquet wins as Elio de Angelis and Patrese collide at (the corner now known as) Surtees. Report

1989: Damon Hill makes of the most of team-mate David Coulthard misjudging traffic to win in Portugal – the pair scoring the first British 1-2 for 25 years. He draws level with Michael Schumacher in the championship. Report

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