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.

Formula One - On This Day


27th July

1933

84 years ago

Born on this day, Chris Lawrence,a British former racing driver from England. Born in Ealing, London, he participated regularly in the Le Mans 24 Hours race and in two World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, driving a special Cooper-Ferrari, debuting on 16 July 1966. He scored no championship points. Lawrence later founded the London-based company LawrenceTune, constructors of the Morgan +4 Super Sports (racing version).He died of cancer aged 78.

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1943

74 years ago

Born on this day, Max Jean, racing driver from France who participated in one Formula One Grand Prix driving a March for Frank Williams, in his home race on 4 July 1971. He scored no championship points.

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1968

49 years ago

Born on this day, Ricardo Rosset, racing driver from Brazil who participated in 33 Formula One Grands Prix, making his debut at the 1996 Australian Grand Prix. He scored no championship points and ultimately his results are not regarded as matching his ability, given that he finished as runner-up in the 1995 International Formula 3000 Championship.

Ricardo Rosset

Ricardo Rosset

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1986

31 years ago

Nelson Piquet in a Williams-Honda FW11 won the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. Alain Prost's car ran out of fuel on the finishing straight of the last lap. Instead of retiring, Prost got out of his car and tried to push it to the finish, to great applause from the crowd. Continue Reading →

Start of the 1986 German Grand Prix, Hockenheim

Start of the 1986 German Grand Prix, Hockenheim

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1997

20 years ago

Contested over 45 laps, the German Grand Prix was won by Gerhard Berger for the Benetton team, from a pole position start. Michael Schumacher finished second in a Ferrari, with Mika Häkkinen third for the McLaren team.

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