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


23rd February

1953

64 years ago

Born on this day, Satoru Nakajima, the first Japanese Formula 1 driver. His debut came after winning five domestic F2 titles and running comprehensive tests in Japan with a Williams chassis in 1985 to develop the Honda engine. After a year in the European F2 Championship with Ralt-Honda and he landed the second Lotus drive alongside Ayrton Senna in 1987, fully backed by Honda and scoring a total of seven points that year. Continue Reading →

Satoru Nakajima

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1946

71 years ago

Born on this day, Alberto Colombo, former racing driver from Italy. He unsuccessfully entered three Formula One Grands Prix in 1978 with ATS. He won the 1974 Italian Formula Three Championship and also enjoyed some success in F2.

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1928

89 years ago

Born on this day, Hans Herrmann, German Formula One and Sports car racing driver. He participated in 19 World Championship Grands Prix, debuting in August 1953. He achieved 1 podium, and scored a total of 10 championship points. Continue Reading →

Hans Herrmann

Hans Herrmann

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1947

70 years ago

The Stockholm Grand Prix at Vallentuna was won by Reg Parnell in an ERA A-Type.

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1958

59 years ago

Communist guerrillas in Havana, Cuba, one day before the second Havana Grand Prix, kidnapped Argentine racing champion Juan Manuel Fangio. Revolutionary Manuel Uziel, holding a revolver, approached Fangio in the lobby of his hotel and ordered the race-car driver to identify himself. Fangio reportedly thought it was a joke until Uziel was joined by a group of men carrying submachine guns. Continue Reading →

Juan Manuel Fangio

Juan Manuel Fangio

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2008

9 years ago

Paul Frere died at the age of 91 in Brussels. He competed in 11 grand prix under the Belgian flag, despite being born in France. He never completed a full season, instead taking part in the odd race between 1952 and 1956, but did drive for the works teams of Ferrari and Gordini. Continue Reading →

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