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 20th May 1984

33 years ago

The 5th French and 6th and last ever World Championship Grand Prix was held at the 3.801km (2.361m) Dijon-Prenois circuit as it was deemed too short by the governing body FISA (circuits where lap times were under 60 seconds were considered too small for Grand Prix racing). With speeds increasing, it was felt that another race at Dijon would see the cars lapping in under one minute. Dual World Champion Niki Lauda won the race in his McLaren-TAG, his first win in France since 1975.

Dijon-Prenois circuit

Dijon-Prenois circuit

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