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 14th September 1980

38 years ago

Nelson Piquet won the 50th Italian Grand Prix and the first Grand Prix to be held at Imola. It was the first time since the1948 Italian Grand Prix was held at Parco del Valentino that the Autodromo Nazionale Monzadid not host the Italian Grand Prix. Monza was under refurbishment at the time. The race was such a success that a new race, the San Marino Grand Prix was established for Imola. The race was held over 60 laps of the 5.000-kilometre circuit for a total race distance of 300 kilometres.

1980 Italian Grand Prix

1980 Italian Grand Prix

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