This week in motor sport – September 5


This week in motor sport from the Archive and Database, featuring no fewer than 19 Italian Grands Prix and much more.

September 5

1954: Juan Manuel Fangio takes a lucky win at Monza. Report

1965: David Brabham is born. In profile

1970: Jochen Rindt is killed in practice at the Italian Grand Prix. In profile

1971: Peter Gethin scores his one Formula 1 win at Monza. Report

2006: Clay Regazzoni dies in a road accident. In profile

September 6

1970: A muted win for Regazzoni at Monza. Report

September 7

1958: Tony Brooks wins a ‘Fine motor race’ at Monza. Report

1969: Jackie Stewart wins a classic, with the top four covered by 0.19s at Monza, Report

1975: Niki Lauda secures the title as team-mate Regazzoni wins the Italian Grand Prix. Report

September 8

1956: Stefan Johansson is born. In profile

1960: Aguri Suzuki is born. In profile

1963: Victory for Jim Clark secures his and Lotus’s titles at Monza. Report 

1968: Denny Hulme wins at Monza, Johnny Servoz-Gavin steals second on the line. Report

1974: As the Ferraris retire, Ronnie Peterson wins the Italian GP. Report

1991: Michael Schumacher impresses in fifth as Nigel Mansell wins the Italian Grand Prix. Report

2006: Aussie legend Peter Brock dies on the Targa West Rally. In profile

September 9

1973: Stewart storms to the title as Ronnie Peterson is victorious. Report

1979: A Ferrari 1-2 at Monza secures the championship for Jody Scheckter. Report

September 10

1952: Bruno Giacomelli is born. In profile

1961: Wolfgang von Trips dies on the day he should have been crowned champion. In profile

1967: ‘What a race!’ declares DSJ as John Surtess wins at Monza. Report

1972: As Chicanes dull Monza for DSJ, Fittipaldi takes victory. Report

1978: Lauda wins the Italian Grand Prix, marred by a horrifix startline crash. Report

1989: Alain Prost extends his championship lead at Monaz. Report

September 11

1977: Mario Andretti claims the Italian GP win. Report

1978: Ronnie ‘SuperSwede’ Peterson dies following the Italian Grand Prix start accident. In profile

1980: Antonio Pizzonia is born. In profile

1983: Nelson Piquet wins an Italian Grand Prix with ‘a chaotic end’. Report

1988: Gerhard Berger ends the McLaren dominance with victory at Monza. Report

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