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


26th September

1943

74 years ago

Born on this day, Tim Schenken, former racing driver from Sydney, Australia who participated in 36 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 16 August 1970. He achieved one podium, and scored a total of seven championship points.

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1930

87 years ago

Philippe Etancelin, driving a Bugatti Type 35C, won the French Grand Prix at Pau.

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1993

24 years ago

Alain Prost became only the second man after the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio to win four world championships when a second-place finish at the Portuguese Grand Prix secured him the title. Ironically, the winner was Schumacher, the man who went on to take five and equal Fangio. "These records only mean anything when you are racing," Prost said. Continue Reading →

Alain Prost - 1993

Alain Prost - 1993

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2004

13 years ago

With Michael Schumacher's fifth consecutive title for Ferrari wrapped up before the end of August, it was team-mate Rubens Barrichello's chance to take his rewards for his yeoman-like support, and he followed victory a fortnight earlier at Monza with another win at the debut Chinese Grand Prix. The race as a spectacle was helped by Schumacher being forced to start from the back of the grid after a spin during qualifying, and without him dominating there was a real ding-dong battle, less than a second and a half covering Barrichello, Jenson Button and the McLaren- Mercedes of Kimi Raikkonen at the finish. Richard Williams in the Guardian said of the new venue that it was an "outstanding new track, which combines a rich architectural spectacle with a layout that encourages the drivers to attempt the overtaking manoeuvres that used to be the point of motor racing. Continue Reading →

Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F2004, 2004

Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F2004, 2004

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