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


2nd April

1926

94 years ago

Born on this day, Jack Brabham AO, OBE, Australian race-car driver, engineer, and team owner who won the Formula One (F1) Grand Prix world drivers’ championship three times (1959, 1960, and 1966) and the automobile constructors’ championship twice (1966 and 1967). In 1966 he became the first man to win a world driving championship in his own namesake car. Brabham, After serving as a mechanic in the Royal Australian Air Force in World War II, Brabham set up his own engineering business in 1946. Continue Reading →

Jack Brabham

Jack Brabham

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1928

92 years ago

Born on this day, Gino Munaron, Italian racing driver who participated in 4 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting in February1960. He scored no championship points.

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1940

80 years ago

Born on this day, Mike Hailwood, MBE, GM, British Grand Prix motorcycle road racer regarded by many as one of the greatest racers of all time. He was known as "Mike The Bike" because of his natural riding ability. Later in his career he went on to compete in Formula One auto racing, becoming one of the few men to compete at the Grand Prix level on motorcycles and in auto racing. Continue Reading →

Mike Hailwood

Mike Hailwood

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1963

57 years ago

Born on this day, Fabrizio Barbazza, Italian former Formula One driver who raced for the AGS and Minardi teams.

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1896

124 years ago

Armand Peugeot set up his own company, Société Anonyme des Automobiles Peugeot. He built a factory at Audincourt, dedicated to the manufacture of cars with an internal combustion engine. By 1899 sales cars for Peugeot got up to 300, which is pretty decent considering that during that year only 1200 cars were sold in France. Continue Reading →

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1922

98 years ago

Italian privateer Count Giulio Masetti celebrated victory in the overall classification at the Targa Florio in Sicily. His 115 hp / 85 kW 4.5-litre Mercedes Grand Prix car of 1914 was painted in Italian racing red. Continue Reading →

1922 Targa Florio, 115 HP Mercedes Grand Prix racing car

1922 Targa Florio, 115 HP Mercedes Grand Prix racing car

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1934

86 years ago

The Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo was won by Guy Moll in an Alfa Romeo B/P3. Moll (at 23 years and 10 months old) remained the youngest driver to have won a Monaco GP until Lewis Hamilton (at 23 years and 4 months) won in 2008.

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1939

81 years ago

Hermann Lang in a Mercedes-Benz W154/39 won the Pau Grand Prix in France, run over 100 laps (172 miles in total).

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1978

42 years ago

The USA Grand Prix West at Long Beach (the East version was held later in the season at Watkins Glen) was won by Carlos Reutemann who took the lead at the halfway mark from Ferrari team-mate Gilles Villeneuve, when he crashed, and won by 11 seconds. Mario Andretti finished second to maintain a share of the Championship lead with Reutemann. It was Ferrari's weekend as they dominated practice, qualifying and one of their cars led every lap of the race.

1978 USA Grand Prix West

1978 USA Grand Prix West

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2006

14 years ago

A1 Grand Prix held its first Gala Awards night honouring the success and achievements of the 2005/06 teams and drivers. Champion A1 Team France became the first team to officially be presented with the World Cup trophy.

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2006

14 years ago

The Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park was won by Fernando Alonso, driving a Renault R26. Kimi Räikkönen second, and Ralf Schumacher third. Polesitter Jenson Button retired from the race when his engine blew on the final lap, stopping just ten metres from the finish line, losing a points scoring position (fifth place) in the process. Continue Reading →

Massa crashes into the Williams of Nico Rosberg (left) and Red Bull driver Christian Klein before spinning off the circuit and out of the 2006 Australian Grand Prix at the first corner on his Ferrari debut

Massa crashes into the Williams of Nico Rosberg (left) and Red Bull driver Christian Klein before spinning off the circuit and out of the 2006 Australian Grand Prix at the first corner on his Ferrari debut

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