Tag: Schumacher

  • 6-12 November: Motoring Milestones

    Momentous motoring events that took place during this week in history ……. 110 years ago this week, the first track records were set at Brooklands Frank Newton in a 25.6 hp Napier covered the flying 1/2 mile at 77.92 mph and H C Tyron in a 38.4 hp Napier raised this record to 86.75 mph later […]

  • 8-9 April: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    ~ 8 April ~ 1901: The first formal automobile race in Great Britain, staged at the Crystal Palace in London, was won by Charles Jarrott driving an 8-hp Panhard et Levassor. 1910: The Los Angeles “The Boards” Motordome, the first speedway with a board track, opened near Playa Del Rey, California, with a nine day […]

  • 7-8 January: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    ~7th January~ 1956: The New Zealand Grand Prix run over 100 laps of the 2 mile Ardmore was won by Stirling Moss in a Maserati 250F. 1964: Reginald Harold Haslam Parnell (52), Formula One driver and team manager from England died. Parnell successfully raced a private Maserati 4CLT/48 and an E-Type ERA which led to […]

  • 10-11 December: This Weekend in Motor Sport History

    10-11 December: This Weekend in Motor Sport History ~10th~ 1934: A new speed record of 311.98 km/h (193.86 mph) was set over five kilometres with a flying start on the Avus racetrack in Berlin by Rudolf Caracciola driving the record-breaking Mercedes-Benz W25. 1992: The French Grand Prix was axed following the introduction of tough anti-tobacco […]

  • 19-20 November: This Weekend on Motor Sport History

    19-20 November ~19~ 1922: Coppa Florio VI run over 432 km of the Medio Madonie circuit on Sicily was won by André Boillot driving a Peugeot in a time of 7 hours 9 minutes.  1954: Ford Robinson was killed during the Carrera Panamerica when his Ferrari crashed at 208 mph on the Tehuantepec straight in […]