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


Saturday 17th April 1954

64 years ago

Born on this day, Ricardo Patrese, Italian former racing driver, who raced in Formula One from 1977 to 1993. He became the first to achieve 250 starts. Overall he started 256 races making him the third most experienced Formula One driver in history, after Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher. He was runner-up in the 1992 Formula One season and third in 1989 and 1991. He won six Formula One races, with a record gap of over six years between two of these – the 1983 South African Grand Prix and 1990 San Marino Grand Prix

Riccardo Patrese (1982)

Riccardo Patrese (1982)

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