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 January

1956

63 years ago

Born on this day, Franz Tost, Austrian former racing driver, who was Team Principal of the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One team.

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1975

44 years ago

Born on this day, Norberto Fontana, Argentinian 1995 German Formula 3 Champion who began his Formula 1 career in 1996 as test driver for the Sauber team and got his chance the following year subbing during four Grands Prix for the injured Gianni Morbidelli. However, the Argentine failed to impress and didn’t get his contract renewed for the following season. He stepped down to Formula 3000 in 1999 and then tried his luck in US-Champcars. Continue Reading →

Norberto Fontana

Norberto Fontana

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1952

67 years ago

The Rio Grand Prix at Gávea, Brazil was won by José Froilan Gonzalez in a Ferrari 166C.

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1968

51 years ago

Three weeks after winning the South African Formula 1 Grand Prix, Jim Clark debuted the new red and white Golden Leaf Team Lotus livery with golden linings at the 3rd round of the 1968 Tasman series by clinching the Lady Wigram Trophy in New Zealand. Contrary to some reports Lotus wasn't the first team to introduce non-automotive sponsorship. The first ever full sponsorship livery shown to the public on a race car at an international motor racing event had already appeared at the South African Grand Prix, courtesy of Team Gunston. Continue Reading →

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1994

25 years ago

Ayrton Senna escaped injury after his Williams-Renault span off during a practice session in Portugal. "I braked and the wheels locked," Senna said. "The car spun round and I stopped against the wall of safety tyres. Continue Reading →

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