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 12th October 1986

31 years ago

Benneton recorded its first Formula 1 win, with Gerhard Berger at the Mexican Grand Prix. Benetton ran on Pirelli tyres, and their relative durability compared to competitors on Goodyear tyres played to the team's advantage. Berger won this race due to not having to make a pit stop for a fresh set of tyres. It would also prove to be the final win for the turbocharged BMW engine.

Gerhard Berger, Benetton B186 / BMW M12 - 1986 Mexican Grand Prix

Gerhard Berger, Benetton B186 / BMW M12 - 1986 Mexican Grand Prix

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