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This day in Formula 1 History...

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Chris Jenkins, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    I thought this would be a pretty cool thread:
    If anyone else wants to contribute, then feel free as I won't be able to do this every single day!
    Keep it tidy though :D

    August 7th:

    1966 - Jack Brabham wins the German GP at the Nurburgring. John Sturtees got the fastest lap in 2nd place.
    1983 - Rene Arnoux wins for Ferrari at Hockenheim
    1988 - Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost complete a McLaren 1-2 at the Hungaroring.
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  2. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Missed the 8th out, oops!

    August 9th:

    1987 - Nelson Piquet wins the Hungarian GP for Williams. Ayton Senna is 2nd for Lotus.
  3. Good Job Chris please continue this thread as Lot of people can know about great Events happened and History about old F1 teams
  4. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    I'll try, difficult to do every day though.
  5. Well then Do it as a week it will help you to gather most of the data
  6. I might try to have a go because I have lots of f1 magazines with such data, i'll just have to dig througt them and then use my epic english skills. Still, most of the data will be from endless, but interesting "dig" on the internet as magazines contain only 1 or 2 facts per day.

    Just to make it clear: Is it good to add such things as "on this day in 19xx that driver was born and he (or she, yes there were women drivers in f1) achieved this and that"?

    For example:

    August 9th:

    1944 - Patrick Depailler was born. His career in f1 lasted from 1972 to 1980. He made 95 starts and achieved 2 wins, 19 podiums and scored 141 points. He was killed while testing for Alfa Romeo at Hockenheim on August 1st 1980.
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  7. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    August 10th:

    1980 - Jacques Laffite wins at Hockenheim for Ligier
    1986 - Nelson Piquet wins at Hungary for Williams. Ayrton Senna 2nd place for Lotus. This result was repeated the following year.
    1997 - Jacques Villeneuve wins in Hungary for Williams. Damon Hill 2nd place for Arrows.
  8. A little addition:

    August 10th:

    1986 - Alain Prost makes his 100th Grand Prix start at Hungaroring.

    P.S. I didn't got an answer to my question in previous post so I hope it's fine.
  9. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Sorry Rokas,

    If you want to contribute, then please do. I don't really have the time to source and add loads of info, but it's an open thread, so add anything you like as long as it's relevant.
  10. August 11th:
    1991 - Ayrton Senna wins the Hungarian GP to extend his lead over Mansell to 12 points.
    1996 - Jacques Villeneuve continues his strong debut season with leading the Williams 1-2 in Hungaroring and picking up his 3rd win of the season.
    1916 - Johnny Claes was born. Between 1950 and 1955 he made 25 Grand Prix starts, scoring no points. He also attempted Le Mans twice: 1954 he won it in a S1.5 class and finished 12th overall. In 1955 he finished 3rd overall and 2nd in class teaming up with fellow belgian Jacques Swaters. Johnny died in 1956 when he succumbed to tuberculosis.
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  11. August 12th:
    1985 - Manfred Winkelhock was killed in a WEC 1000 km event at Mosport Park. He became famous for this:

    In terms of F1 he made 47 starts between 1980 and 1985 and scored 2 points. Also his son Markus, you may remember, famously led 2007 European GP from starting dead last in his only formula one start with Spyker after torrential downpour caught out all the teams.
    1972 - Emerson Fittipaldi scored one of his 6 pole positions for Austrian GP
    1978 - Ronnie Peterson scored one of his 14 pole position for Austrian GP
    1979 - Alan Jones won Austrian GP, scoring his 3rd win.
    1989 - Riccardo Patrese scored one of his 8 pole positions for Hungarian GP
    1990 - Thierry Boutsen scored his 3rd and final win at Hungarian GP
    1995 - Damon Hill scored one of his 20 pole positions for Hungarian GP
    2000 - Michael Schumacher scored one of his many pole's for Hungarian GP
  12. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    August 13th:

    1972 - Emerson Fittipaldi converts pole to victory for Lotus at the Austrian GP
    1978 - Peterson wins the Austrian GP. 23 cars retired from the race. 9 finished.
    1989 - Nigel Mansell wins the Hungarian GP, ahead of Ayrton Senna.
    1995 - Damon Hill and David Couthard secure a Williams 1-2 at the Hungarian GP.
    2000 - Mika Hakkinen beats Michael Schumacher to 1st place in Hungary.
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  13. missed one 2012, Maldonado bins it in a Demo run because he is a complete idiot :p
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  14. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    What a super cool thread this!
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  15. Few additions:

    1978 - Not only Peterson won Austrian GP to score his 10th win, but also Gilles Villeneuve recorded his first ever podium.
    1946 - One of 5 women ever to compete in Formula 1 Divina Galica was born. Between 1976 and 1978 she made 3 qualifying attempts, failing in all of them. Later, she competed in 4 winter olympics as a skier.
  16. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    August 14th:

    1960 - Jack Brabham wins in Porto. Stirling Moss DSQ for driving the wrong way!
    1977 - Alan Jones wins in the Austrian GP. John Watson gets the fastest lap, despite being lapped.
    1983 - Alain Prost wins in Austria for Renault. Rene Arnoux was 2nd for Ferrari.
    1994 - Michael Schumacher wins in Hungary for Benneton. Damon Hill 2nd for Williams. Only 3 cars finished on the lead lap.
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  17. 1942 - Jackie Oliver was born. He is one of the founders of "Arrows" Formula 1 team. In terms of competing in formula one he made 51 starts between 1968 and 1977. He achieved 2 podiums, scored 13 career points, got 1 fastest lap. He also won 1969 Le Mans 24h race teaming up with Jacky Ickx.
    1967 - Robert "Bob" Anderson died from injuries sustained in testing crash at Silverstone.
    Between 1963 and 1967 he made 29 Grand Prix starts got 1 podium and scored 8 career points.
    1977 - Alan Jones also scored team "Shadow" first and only win in their 8 years in F-1.
    1983 - Patrick Tambay started from pole at Austrian GP for Ferrari which was 100th pole position for Ferrari in F-1.
  18. August 15th:

    1976 - John Watson scored first wins for himself and for Team Penske
    (yes, the same that competes in Indycar nowadays) at Austrian GP in Österreichring.
    This was also the last race were no Ferrari entered. There was also some controversy as local drivers Otto Stuppacher and Karl Oppitzhauser had applied to enter the event, but were refused due to their lack of experience. They petitioned the other teams for support but none was forthcoming, and they did not participate, although they had brought their cars to the circuit.
    1982 - Elio de Angelis held of Keke Rosberg by 0.050 seconds to score his first ever win while the others were lapped at Austrian GP
    1993 - Damon Hill scored his first win at Hungarian GP and by doing that he become the first son of a World Champion to win a race himself. This race also marked the last podium for Riccardo Patrese, last points for Derek Warwick. This was also the first time in history that a car #0 won a Grand Prix.
  19. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    August 16th:

    1970 - Jacky Ickx wins the Austrian GP for Ferrari.
    1981 - Jaqcques Laffite wins for Ligier in Austria. Arnoux 2nd for Renautl.
    1987 - Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet complete a Williams 1-2 in Austria.
    1992 - Ayrton Senna wills the Hungarian GP for McLaren. Mansell in 2nd for Williams.
    1998 - Schumacher wins the Hungarian GP. Only 5 cars finish on the lead lap.
  20. August 17th:

    1952 - Triple world champion Nelson Piquet was born. Between 1978 and 1991 he made 207 grand prix appearances and 204 starts scoring 23 wins and 60 podiums. He later went to 2 Indy 500's getting injured in practise for 1992 Indy and suffering engine failure in 1993. P.S. Happy 60th birthday champ.
    1952 - Alberto Ascari won Dutch Grand Prix at the time surpassing Fangio's record for most race wins with 7.
    1957 - Juan Manuel Fangio scored pole position for the longest ever Formula One race distance wise the Pescara Grand Prix.
    1974 - Niki Lauda scored Pole Position for Austrian Grand Prix.
    1975 - Vittorio Brambilla scored his 1st and only career win in Austrian GP at Osterreichring.
    1980 - Jean-Pierre Jabouille scored his 2nd and last win which was also his last points finish ever in Austrian GP.
    1985 - Alain Prost scored Pole Position for Austrian GP.
    1986 - Alain Prost lapped everyone twice except for one driver as he cruised to victory in Austrian GP.
    2002 - Rubens Barrichello scored pole position for the Hungarian GP.
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