Welcome to 365 Days of Motoring

An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.

Born On This Day


24th February

1943

77 years ago

Francois Mazet

Born on this day, Francois Mazet, former racing driver from France. He participated in only one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, his home race in 1971, racing a March 701 owned by Swiss driver Jo Siffert. He finished 13th and scored no championship points.

Francois Mazet

Francois Mazet

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1955

65 years ago

Alain Prost OBE, Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur

Born on this day, Alain Prost OBE, Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, legendary French Formula One driver, affectionately called "The Professor" by his fans for his cool, calculated driving style. A four-time Formula One Drivers' Champion, only Sebastian Vettel (four championships), Juan Manuel Fangio (five championships), and Michael Schumacher (seven championships) have equalled or surpassed his number of titles. From 1987 until 2001 Prost held the record for most Grand Prix victories. Continue Reading →

Alain Prost

Alain Prost

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1964

56 years ago

Russell Ingall

Born on this day, Russell Ingall, a former full-time Australian V8 Supercar driver. Ingall became the V8 Supercar Champion in 2005, he was also the Championship runner up in 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2004. Ingall has also won the Bathurst 1000 motor race twice, in 1995 and 1997. Continue Reading →

Russell Ingall

Russell Ingall

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1968

52 years ago

Emanuele Naspetti

Born on this day, Emanuele Naspetti, racing driver from Italy who the Italian Touring Car Championship drivers title in 1997 and participated in six Formula One Grands Prix, scoring no championship points.

Emanuele Naspetti

Emanuele Naspetti

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1971

49 years ago

Pedro de la Rosa

Born on this day, Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish Formula One driver who has participated in 103 Grands Prix for the Arrows, Jaguar, McLaren, Sauber and HRT F1 teams. He made his F1 debut on 7 March 1999, becoming one of very few drivers to score a point at his first race. He has scored a total of 35 championship points, which includes a podium finish at the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Pedro de la Rosa

Pedro de la Rosa

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