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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.

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On This Day

Monday 15th January 1996

26 years ago

Max Mosley announced the introduction of written tests for F1 drivers before they were allowed to compete in races. "There have been one or two cases of drivers doing things they ought not to do because they didn't know the rules," he said. "On two occasions at least, drivers have been before the world council because they broke the rules. One admitted he did not know what they were. We will only test on things where there is a specific rule, such as whether a black flag with an orange disc means `Your car is on fire' or `Come in now for a cup of tea'."