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


20th September

1975

45 years ago

Born on this day, Juan Pablo Montoya, a successful racing driver from Colombia who drove in Formula One from 2001 to 2006. He was the 1998 International F3000 Champion, the 1999 CART FedEx Championship Series Champion, and won the Indianpolis 500 in 2000 and the 24 Hopurs of Daytona in 2007, 2008 and 2013.

Juan Pablo Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya

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1918

102 years ago

Born on this day, Horace Gould, as a racing driver from Bristol, England, died in Southmead. He participated in 17 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on July 17, 1954, plus numerous non-Championship races and scored a total of 2 championship points.

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1970

50 years ago

Tyrrell made its F1 debut at Mont Tremblant, Canada.

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1987

33 years ago

Alain Prost recorded his 28th career win - beating the record of 27 held by Jackie Stewart since 1973 - at an event-filled Portuguese Grand Prix, his relentless harrying of long-time leader Gerhard Berger paying off two laps from the end when Berger spun his Ferrari. "I wasn't altogether surprised when he spun because we were both running very hard," Prost said. The race had to be restarted after the first attempt finished after two laps following a multi-car pile-up at the first corner. Continue Reading →

Alain Prost - 1987

Alain Prost - 1987

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1989

31 years ago

Richie Ginther (59), racecar driver from the United States, died. During a varied career, the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix saw Ginther take Honda’s first Grand Prix victory, a victory which would also prove to be Ginther's only win in Formula One. In total he participated in 54 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, and numerous non-Championship Formula One races.

Richie Ginther

Richie Ginther

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