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


16th July

1922

96 years ago

Felice Nazzaro came out of retirement as a driver and took his Fiat 804 to victory in the 8th A.C.F. Continue Reading →

Felice Nazzaro at the 1922 French Grand Prix

Felice Nazzaro at the 1922 French Grand Prix

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1955

63 years ago

The British Grand Prix might have been staged in the shadow of the previous month's Le Mans tragedy, which had led to the cancellation of the French Grand Prix scheduled for July 3, but it was nonetheless a classic race dominated by Mercedes. The venue was moved from Silverstone to Aintree and a 150,000 crowd saw an epic battle between Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio, the pair swapping the lead and racing nose-to-tail lap after lap. At the finish Moss was ahead by 0. Continue Reading →

1955 British Grand Prix

1955 British Grand Prix

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1960

58 years ago

Reigning World Champion Jack Brabham won the British Grand Prix and Innes Ireland finished in third place. Between the two, multiple motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion John Surtees (in only his second ever Formula One Grand Prix) took second place.

1960 British Grand Prix - #1 Jack Brabham

1960 British Grand Prix - #1 Jack Brabham

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1966

52 years ago

The first RAC British Grand Prix held at Brands Hatch was won by Jack Brabham driving a Brabham-Repco BT19.The race, the first of the new three-litre engine regulation era where starters reached 20 cars. It was Brabham's his second win in succession after winning the French Grand Prix two weeks earlier. Continue Reading →

Jack Brabham leading the 1966 British Grand Prix

Jack Brabham leading the 1966 British Grand Prix

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1977

41 years ago

The British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Silverstone was won by James Hunt driving a McLaren M26, and marked the debut of Canadian driver Gilles Villeneuve. The race was the first outing for the first turbocharged Formula One car, the Renault RS01, driven by Jean-Pierre Jabouille.

1977 British Grand Prix

1977 British Grand Prix

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1978

40 years ago

Carlos Reutemann in a Ferrari 312T3 won the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch. At the start of the race, Mario Andretti (Lotus) took the lead from Ronnie Peterson (Lotus), with Jody Scheckter (Wolf) holding third and Alan Jones (Williams)moving up to fourth. The Lotuses quickly pulled out a large gap, and looked set to dominate, until Peterson retired on lap 7 with a fuel leak. Continue Reading →

Start of the 1978 British Grand Prix

Start of the 1978 British Grand Prix

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1983

35 years ago

The Spirit made its Formula 1 debut at the British Grand Prix, but the Type 201 driven by Stefan Johansson retired due to fuel pump belt failure. The 67-lap race was won by Renault driver Alain Prost after he started from third position. Nelson Piquet finished second for the Brabham team and Ferrari driver Patrick Tambay came in third.

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1995

23 years ago

Johnny Herbert driving a Benetton-Renault B195 won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The race is best remembered for the rather clumsy attempt by Damon Hill on lap 46 to pass Schumacher, that resulted in a collision that forced them both to retire.

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2000

18 years ago

Finnish driver, Mika Häkkinen driving a McLaren MP4/15 took the checkered flag at the Austrian Grand Prix staged at the A1-Ring circuit. The win was Hakkinen's second of the season and McLaren's fifth. Hakkinen won by twelve seconds over his British team-mate David Coulthard. Continue Reading →

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2006

12 years ago

At the French Grand Prix Michael Schumacher became the first driver in Formula One history to win the same Grand Prix on eight different occasions (having previously won the Grand Prix in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002 and 2004). Schumacher also achieved his 22nd career hat trick (pole position, win & fastest lap at the same race), also a record. Fernando Alonso, driving a Renault at the team's home race, finished second, whilst Schumacher's Ferrari team-mate, Felipe Massa, completed the podium by finishing in third position.

Michael Schumacher driving for Ferrari at the 2006 French Grand Prix.

Michael Schumacher driving for Ferrari at the 2006 French Grand Prix.

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