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 May

1944

74 years ago

Born on this day, Emilio Zapico, Spanish racing driver who entered one Formula One Grand Prix, the 1976 Spanish Grand Prix, with the then-struggling Williams team, but failed to qualify. He later returned to Touring Cars in the 1980s before retiring. Zapico was killed in an aircraft accident, piloting his ultralight in Huete, Spain, on 6 August 1996.

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1942

76 years ago

Born on this day, Piers Courage, English racing driver who participated in 29 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 2 January 1967. He achieved two podiums, and scored a total of 20 championship points.

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1942

76 years ago

Born on this day, Robin Widdows, British driver who participated in Formula One, Formula Two, Formula Three and sportscars including Le Mans. He holds the rare distinction of being one of a select group of 6 who have competed in both a Formula One World Championship race and the Olympic Games (bobsleigh in 1964 and 1968).

Robin Widdows

Robin Widdows

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1962

56 years ago

Born on this day, Pierre-Henri Raphanel, French racing driver who participated in 17 Formula One Grands Prix for Larrousse, Coloni and Rial, debuting on 13 November 1988. He only qualified for one race, the 1989 Monaco Grand Prix, making him the only driver in F1 history whose only race was in the principality.

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1951

67 years ago

Stirling Moss made his Formula One debut at the Swiss Grand Prix held at Bremgarten. Juan Manuel Fangio in his Alfa Romeo was on pole and set fastest lap of the race to his winning in a time of 2:07:53. over a minute later, Piero Taruffi in his Ferrari was second after starting sixth and Giuseppe Farina in an Alfa was third, he started second on the grid. Continue Reading →

Stirling Moss - 1951

Stirling Moss - 1951

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1979

39 years ago

The 37th Monaco Grand Prix won by polesitter Jody Scheckter in a Ferrari 312T4 ahead of Clay Regazzoni (Williams FW07) and Carlos Reutemann (Lotus 79). Patrick Depailler set the fastest lap of the race in a Ligier JS11. It was the last race of 1976 World Champion James Hunt's Formula One career.

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1990

28 years ago

The 48th Monaco Grand Prix held over 78 laps of the three kilometre circuit for a race distance of 259 kilometres was won by defending race champion Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna, who led every lap of the race driving a McLaren MP4/5B. Like his previous win in the US, Senna's rival for the race was the unexpected form of young French driver Jean Alesi driving a Tyrrell 019. Senna held a one second gap over Alesi at the finish. Continue Reading →

Monaco Grand Prix - 1990

Monaco Grand Prix - 1990

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2001

17 years ago

Michael Schumacher driving for the Ferrari team won the Monaco Grand Prix, contested over 78 laps. Rubens Barrichello finished second in the other Ferrari with Eddie Irvine third for the Jaguar team. Schumacher's win was his fourth of season, and Irvine's third place was the first podium position for the Jaguar team.

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