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Birthday of Jackie StewartBirthday

Sir John Young Stewart, better known as Jackie Stewart, and nicknamed The Flying Scot, is a Scottish former racing driver. He competed in 99 Formula One GP's between 1965 and 1973, winning three world titles. During that period he also raced in Can-Am.
Between 1997 and 1999 he was team principal in partnership with his son, Paul Stewart of the Stewart Grand Prix Formula One racing team.

Birthday of Bob EvansBirthday

Robert "Bob" Evans is a British former racing driver from England. He participated in 11 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on March 1, 1975. He scored no championship points. He also competed in numerous non-Championship Formula One races.

1955 Le Mans disasterFatalities

After just over two hours of racing in the 1955 edition of Le Mans, Levegh was following Mike Hawthorn's leading Jaguar D-type along the pit straight at the end of Lap 35. At approximately 6:26pm local time, Levegh chased the Austin-Healy of Mike Hawthorn. However, as Hawthorn braked hard to enter the pitlane, Levegh could not void hitting him. His #20 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR flew in the air and ended up in the spectator area. Immediately after, the magnesium based car cought fire and continued burning for several hours. The event killed Levegh and 82 spectators. The Frenchman drove 6 Grand Prix during his career. He was 49 years old.

Mercedes-Benz consequently decided to leave motorsport for several decades.


Birthday of Jean AlesiBirthday

Jean Alesi is a French racing driver of Italian origins. His Formula One career included spells at Tyrrell, Benetton, Sauber, Prost, Jordan and most notably Ferrari where he proved very popular among the tifosi (Italian fanbase).
Alesi debuted in 1989 in a Tyrrell and finished fourth. Despite this formidable entry, Alesi only won a single GP during his lenghty Formula One career. On his 31st birthday he won the Canadian GP in Montreal.

Birthday of Philip CadeBirthday

Philip Cade was an amateur race car driver from the United States. He entered one Formula One Grand Prix (USA 1959) with a privately-entered Maserati 250F, but failed to start due to engine problems.
Phil Cade died August 28, 2001 in Winchester, Massachusetts.

Birthday of Dennis TaylorBirthday

Dennis Taylor was born in Sidcup, Kent, England. As a racing driver, he entered one single championship event, the 1959 British Grand Prix driving his Formula 2 Lotus 12 but he failed to qualify.

He was killed in a minor race at Monte Carlo on June 2, 1962.

Birthday of Robert Innes IrelandBirthday

Robert McGregor Innes Ireland was a Scottish military officer, engineer, and motor racing driver. Ireland's first serious year of auto racing was 1957, by which time he was running a small engineering firm in Surrey. Ireland made his debut for Team Lotus in 1959. In 1960 he won three non-championship Formula One races and finished fourth in the World Drivers Championship. One year later he was sacked after giving up his car to rival Stirling Moss and never had the car to achieve anything any more in F1.
Ireland died of Cancer at the age of 63.

Birthday of Hans BinderBirthday

Hans Binder was born in Zell am Ziller, Innsbruck, Austria. He is a former Formula One driver for Ensign, Wolf, Surtees and ATS teams. He was unable to score any points from his 15 GP starts.

Riccardo Paletti's fatal crashFatalities

Driving an Osella in the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal, the Italian crashed into the back of a stationary Didier Pironi on the grid at the start of the race. Rescue workers were quickly on the scene but his injuries proved too severe. Paletti died quickly after arriving at the hospital.

Le Mans 24 hoursRace event

Yearly edition of the Le Mans 24 hours race, the most popular prototype race in the world.


Le Mans 24 hours, Circuit de la SarthefrRace event

Birthday of Denny HulmeBirthday

New Zealander Denis Clive "Denny" Hulme was the 1967 Formula One World Champion for the Brabham team. He also was a double Can-Am champion.
Denny died on 4 October 1992 of a heart attack whilst driving a BMW M3 during the Bathurst 1000.

GP France, Circuit Paul RicardfrF1 Grand Prix

Birthday of Nico RosbergBirthday

Nico Rosberg is the son of 1982 F1 champion Keke Rosberg and was born in Wiesbaden, Germany.

GP Steiermark, Red Bull RingatF1 Grand Prix