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Events on this day

Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.

1951

Belgium Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps won by Nino Farina with Alberto Ascari second and Luigi Villoresi third. Juan Manuel Fangio was leading until delayed for four laps by a stuck wheel during a pit stop.

1962

The Belgian Grand Prix was won by Jim Cark in a Lotus-Climax. Graham Hill's BRM was second with Phil Hill third in a Ferrari. READ MORE

1978

Swedish Grand Prix, Anderstorp won by Niki Lauda in a Brabham-Alfa with Riccardo Patrese second and Ronnie Peterson third. Mario Andretti was on pole with another Brabham-Alfa fan car. It was the only win for this car nicknamed the 'Aspirator' or 'Gravel Gun'.

1984

Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was won by Nelson Piquet followed by Niki Lauda in a McLaren/TAG. Alain Prost was 3rd position.

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