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GP Hungary, Hungaroringhu

Birthday of Fernando Alonso
Spaniard Alonso managed to get F1 popular again in Spain. He was the youngest driver to get on pole and the youngest to win a Grand Prix. All that he managed in a Renault.

Birthday of Vitantonio Liuzzi
Tonio Liuzzi was born on 6 August, 1981 in Locorotondo, Italy. In September 2004, Tonio had a test drive with Sauber. In November 2004, again he was given a test drive, this time with the new Red Bull team. The Italian was granted a raceseat for 2005 but had to share it with Christian Klien who was favoured and drove most of the races. Liuzzi signed a contract to move to Scuderia Toro Rosso, the second F1 team of Red Bull, in 2006.

Birthday of Lucas Di Grassi
Lucas Tucci Di Grassi, born in São Paulo, Brazil is a racing driver. He finished runner up in the 2007 GP2 season and has been a Renault Driver Development member until 2008.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas_Di_Grassi

Birthday of Nelson Piquet
Nelson Piquet Souto Maior, more commonly known as Nelson Piquet, is a Brazilian racing driver who was Formula One world champion in 1981, 1983, and 1987. He is known for his rivalry with Nigel Mansell and his outspoken opinion.
Nelson has a son, Nelson Piquet Jr. who is also a Formula One racing driver.

Death of Didier Pironi
Death of Didier Pironi who had won 3 GPs. The racer won one Grand Prix in 1980 with a Ligier-Ford JS11/15 and 2 in 1982 in a Ferrari 126C2. Five years after the end of his F1 career he was killed when his powerboat flipped over during a race in the Solent, off the Isle of Wight.
www.didierpironi.net/

GP Belgium, Circuit De Spa-Francorchampsbe

Birthday of Mark Webber
Mark Webber, the Australian Williams F1 driver, was born on August 27, 1976 in Queanbeyan.
www.markwebber.com/

Birthday of Gerhard Berger
Born in Wörgl, Austria.

Birthday of Bruce McLaren
Bruce Leslie McLaren, born in Auckland, New Zealand, was a race-car designer, driver, engineer and inventor. He is the founder of the McLaren Formula One team. With Bruce behind the wheel, the cars were dominant in the CanAm series while also winning three times the Indianapolis 500. Bruce also won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1966 where he partnered Chris Amon.
Bruce died June 2, 1970 when he tested his CanAm M8D. When the bodywork came loose, the car spun off and hit a bunker that was used as a signalling post. Bruce McLaren was 33 years old.

Birthday of Olivier Panis
French F1-driver who has driven for Ligier, Prost, BAR and Toyota was born in Lyon, France

Jochen Rindt
Karl Jochen Rindt was an Austrian racing driver, born in Mainz, Germany. He is the only driver to posthumously win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship (in 1970), after being killed in practice for the Italian Grand Prix. Rindt also won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1965.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jochen_Rindt

GP Italy, Autodromo Nazionale di Monzait

Birthday of Sir Stirling Moss
Born in West Kensington, England, Stirling Moss is said to be the very best F1 driver ever who has never won a championship. He once told an interviewer that he had participated in 525 races overall, as many as 62 in a single year, in 84 different cars. Like many drivers of the era, he competed in several formulae - sometimes at the same time.

Stirling Moss was a pioneer in the British Formula One racing scene and placed second in the Drivers' Championship four times in a row from 1955 to 1958.

Birthday of Damon Hill
F1's world champion of 1996 with Williams Renault was born in Hampstead, England
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