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 December

1930

90 years ago

Born on this day, David Piper, British former F1 and sports car racing driver who participated in 3 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 18 July 1959. He scored no championship points. Piper was injured during the filming of the film "Le Mans" and lost part of one leg.

David Piper (2011)

David Piper (2011)

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1937

83 years ago

Born on this day, Chris Bristow, British Formula One driver, known as the wild man of British club racing, as he had spun out or had collisions on almost every race track he had raced on. He started four Formula One World Championship races and scored no championship points. Sadly he was killed during the 1960 Belgian Grand Prix at the very fast Spa-Francorchamps circuit, in warm, dry, sunny conditions. Continue Reading →

Chris Bristow

Chris Bristow

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1997

23 years ago

Ken Tyrrell announced that he had sold his eponymous team to British American Racing. The outfit, which entered the championship for the first time in 1968, won three world championships with Jackie Stewart in the 1960s and 1970s, but had not won a race since 1984. "This is the most difficult decision I've ever had to take," Tyrrell said. Continue Reading →

Ken Tyrrell

Ken Tyrrell

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1998

22 years ago

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced plans to host the United States Grand Prix Formula One race at the Speedway starting in 2000. Work began to prepare the track for the race, including the development of a 2.605-mile road course and 36 pit-side garages for the Formula One teams.

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2001

19 years ago

Bruce Halford died in Devon, aged 70. He competed in nine F1 races between 1956 and 1960 but only managed to finish one - the German Grand Prix in 1957.

Bruce Halford

Bruce Halford

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