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.

On This Day


Sunday 17th April 1983

35 years ago

Alain Prost won the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard in his Renault, won from his pole position in a time of 1:34:13. He also set fastest lap of the race. From his sixth place starting position, Nelson Piquet in his Brabham was second 29.7 seconds behind and outside pole man, Eddie Cheever in the other Renault was third, 11 seconds later. Keke Rosberg had a very good drive from his 16th spot to finish 5th behind Patrick Tambay who also had a fine drive from 11th spot on the grid. Jacques Laffite was sixth starting all the way back in 19th.

Start of the 1983 French Grand Prix

Start of the 1983 French Grand Prix

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