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


22nd June

1933

84 years ago

Lieutenant Sir Henry R. S. "Tim" Birkin (36), British racing driver, one of the "Bentley Boys" of the 1920s, died. Continue Reading →

Sir Henry

Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin

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1952

65 years ago

Alberto Ascari driving a Ferrari 500 claimed victory at the Belgian Grand Prix (F2) held over 36 laps of the 8.8 mile Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Mike Hawthorn made his major racing debut, finishing fourth in his Cooper-Bristol. The Aston-Butterworth made its debut, but the car driven by Robin Montgomerie-Charrington retired with mechanical problems.

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1975

42 years ago

James Hunt won the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. It was the first Grand Prix win for Hunt and only Grand Prix win for Hesketh Racing.

James Hunt

James Hunt

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1979

38 years ago

Louis Chiron (79), the oldest driver who has ever taken part in a Formula One Grand Prix, aged 58 years, died. The son of the maitre díhotel at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco, Chiron was born in the Principality in 1899 and received a ride in a Type 35 Bugatti funded by Alfred Hoffmann. He promptly beat the works teams at the Grand Prix du Comminges, before joining the Bugatti works-team for a few successful years, most notably winning his home Grand Prix in Monaco in 1931. Continue Reading →

Louis Chiron

Louis Chiron

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1986

31 years ago

Rising star Ayrton Senna started on pole at the Detroit Grand Prix and came away with a hard-earned win, the fourth of his career. The young Brazilian in his Lotus-Renault 98T charged through the field after dropping to eighth with a deflating tyre for his first US Grand Prix victory. The race saw six lead changes among five drivers, and the victory for Senna began a streak that would see him take five United States Grand Prix wins in six years.

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