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


29th March

1891

126 years ago

Born on this day, Alfred Neubauer, racing manager of the Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix team from 1926 to 1955. He served with the Austrian army in World War I and in 1922 he joined the Austro-Daimler car company in Wienerneustadt as a driver of the Ferdinand Porsche-designed Sascha model. His only major international appearance was on the 1922 Targa Florio in which he finished 19th. Continue Reading →

Alfred Neubauer

Alfred Neubauer

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1900

117 years ago

Born on this day, William S. 'Bill' Aston, British racing driver who participated in three Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, for his own team - Aston Butterworth.

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1923

94 years ago

Born on this day, Geoff Duke, British three-time 350 cc (1951, 1952) and four-time 500 cc (1951, 1953-55) Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion.

Geoff Duke

Geoff Duke

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1974

43 years ago

Born on this day, Marc Gene, Spanish motor racing driver, known as a tester for Williams and Ferrari in Formula One, Minardi Formula One driver and factory driver for Peugeot's Le Mans team, with which he won the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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1931

86 years ago

The Tunis Grand Prix, held on a street circuit at Le Bardo, was won by Achille Varzi in Bugatti T51.

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1948

69 years ago

The modern era of Formula 1 began with the Grand Prix de Pau (France), which was won by Nello Pagani in a Maserati 4CL. Yves Giraud-Cabantous finished second and Charles Pozzi third.

Grand Prix de Pau (France) - 1948

Grand Prix de Pau (France) - 1948

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1981

36 years ago

The Argentine driver Carlos Reutemann won the Brazilian Grand Prix in contentious circumstances; he ignored his pit signals to give up the lead to his teammate and team leader Alan Jones. Jones, who finished second, did not show up on the podium afterwards.

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1981

36 years ago

David Prophet (43), British racing driver, who participated in two Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, died. A keen amateur who was a regular at British and European circuits during the 1960s, he also raced in South Africa during the British winter months and twice started that country’s Grand Prix. Working for Austin Motors from the early 1960s, Prophet started to race in British Formula Junior at the time. Continue Reading →

David Prophet

David Prophet

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1998

19 years ago

Mika Hakkinen completed his third straight victory and McLaren secured its third straight 1-2 finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hakkinen started from pole and led from start to finish, with the fastest lap thrown in for good measure. The race was notable for Damon Hill being disqualified for having an underweight car. Continue Reading →

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2009

8 years ago

The season-opening Australia Grand Prix marked Brawn GP's debut and it proved a remarkable one. Jenson Button gave them their first pole position as Rubens Barrichello locked out the front row for the new team. Things went from good to better on race day as Button led home a dominant Brawn 1-2. Continue Reading →

Jenson Button - 2009 Australian Grand Prix

Jenson Button - 2009 Australian Grand Prix

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