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


19th March

1943

76 years ago

Born on this day, Vern Schuppan, Australian motor racing driver. Schuppan drove in various categories, participating in Formula One, the Indianapolis 500 and most successfully in sports car racing. Schuppan's biggest career victory was with the factory backed Rothmans Porsche team when he partnered Americans Hurley Haywood and Al Holbert to win the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Vern Schuppan

Vern Schuppan

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1964

55 years ago

Born on this day, Nicola Larini, a racing driver from Italy. He participated in 75 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on September 6, 1987. He finished second in the tragic 1994 San Marino Grand Prix on a substitute outing for Ferrari, but only scored points once more in his career. Continue Reading →

Nicola Larini

Nicola Larini

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1972

47 years ago

Emerson Fittipaldi drove his Lotus to victory in the non-championship F1 'Race of Champions' at Brands Hatch. Fittipaldi grabbed the lead from polesitter Peter Gethin's McLaren at the green and went on to take the checkered flag 14 seconds ahead of Mike Hailwood's Surtees. It was the first win for Lotus in more than a year. Continue Reading →

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1995

24 years ago

South African driver Trevor Blokdyk died of a heart attack at the age of 59 while working as a farmer. He competed in F1 between 1963 and 1965 but only qualified for one race, in 1965, in a Cooper T59.

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1998

21 years ago

The signs all was not well in Tony Blair's administration surfaced when he admitted to breaking House of Commons rules by failing to declare a £1500 "freebie" from Bernie Ecclestone. He accepted a rebuke from watchdog Sir Gordon Downey because all hospitality worth more than £215 must be registered in the House. Blair, who took his wife and their children to the £300-a-head British Grand Prix at Silverstone, vowed not to break the rules again.

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2006

13 years ago

The Malaysian Grand Prix held at Sepang was won by Giancarlo Fisichella driving a Renault R26, who took the final of his three victories in Formula One. His team-mate, Fernando Alonso, finished second to extend his lead in the drivers' championship standings to 7 points. Jenson Button took the first podium in a Honda by finishing in third place.

Malaysian Grand Prix 2006 Start

Malaysian Grand Prix 2006 Start

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