- Australian Grand Prix

Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit Race information Laps 58 Circuit length 5.303 km (3.295 mi) Race length 307.574 km (191.071 mi) Number of times held 76 First held 1928 Most wins (drivers) Lex Davison (4) Michael Schumacher (4) Most wins (constructors) McLaren (11) Last race (2011): Pole position Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:23.529 Podium 1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1h 29m 30.259s (206.185 km/h) 2. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes +22.297s 3. Vitaly Petrov Renault +30.588s Fastest lap Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:28.947 The Australian Grand Prix is a motor race held annually and is held to be the pinnacle of motor racing in Australia. The Grand Prix is the oldest surviving motor racing competition held in Australia having been held 76 times since it was first run at Phillip Island in 1928. Since 1985 the race has been a round of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It is presently held at the Melbourne Grand Prix [read more...]

- Wolfgang von Trips

Wolfgang von Trips Date of birth 4 May 1928(1928-05-04) Date of death 10 September 1961(1961-09-10) (aged 33) Formula One World Championship career Nationality German Active years 1956 – 1961 Teams Ferrari, Porsche, Scuderia Centro Sud Races 29 (27 starts) Championships 0 Wins 2 Podiums 6 Career points 56 Pole positions 1 Fastest laps 0 First race 1956 British Grand Prix First win 1961 Dutch Grand Prix Last win 1961 British Grand Prix Last race 1961 Italian Grand Prix Wolfgang Alexander Albert Eduard Maximilian Reichsgraf Berghe von Trips (4 May 1928 - 10 September 1961) was a German racing driver. He was the son of a noble Rhineland family. Formula One and sports car driver Von Trips was born in Cologne, Germany. He participated in 29 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 2 September 1956. He won two races, secured one pole position, achieved six podiums, and scored a total of 56 championship points. He sustained a [read more...]

- Richard Attwood

Richard Attwood Richard Attwood at the 1968 German Grand Prix. Date of birth 4 April 1940 (1940-04-04) (age 71) Formula One World Championship career Nationality British Active years 1964 - 1965, 1967 - 1969 Teams BRM Reg Parnell Racing Cooper Lotus Races 17 (16 starts) Championships 0 Wins 0 Podiums 1 Career points 11 Pole positions 0 Fastest laps 1 First race 1964 British Grand Prix Last race 1969 Monaco Grand Prix Richard James David "Dickie" Attwood (born 4 April 1940, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire) is a British former motor racing driver. During his career he raced for the BRM, Lotus and Cooper Formula One teams. In his whole F1 career he achieved one podium and scored a total of 11 championship points. He was also a successful sports car racing driver and won the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans race, driving a Porsche 917. Early career Richard Attwood got into the motor industry as an apprentice at sports car manufacturer Jaguar. He started racing [read more...]

- Jack Brabham

Jack Brabham Jack Brabham in 1966, the year of his final world championship Date of birth 2 April 1926 (1926-04-02) (age 85) Formula One World Championship career Nationality Australian Active years 1955–1970 Teams Cooper, Rob Walker Racing Team and Brabham Races 128 (126 starts) Championships 3 (1959, 1960, 1966) Wins 14 Podiums 31 Career points 253 (261) Pole positions 13 Fastest laps 12 First race 1955 British Grand Prix First win 1959 Monaco Grand Prix Last win 1970 South African Grand Prix Last race 1970 Mexican Grand Prix Sir John Arthur "Jack" Brabham, AO, OBE (born 2 April 1926) is an Australian former racing driver who was Formula One champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966. He was a founder of the Brabham racing team and race car constructor that bore his name. Brabham was a Royal Australian Air Force flight mechanic and ran a small engineering workshop before he started racing midget cars in 1948. His successes in midgets and Australian and [read more...]

- 1952 French Grand Prix

The 1952 French Grand Prix was a Formula Two race held on July 6, 1952 at Rouen-Les-Essarts. It was the fourth round of the 1952 World Drivers' Championship, which was run to Formula Two rules in 1952 and 1953, rather than the Formula One regulations normally used. Classification Qualifying Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap 1 8 Alberto Ascari Ferrari 2:14.8 - 2 10 Nino Farina Ferrari 2:16.2 + 1.4 3 12 Piero Taruffi Ferrari 2:17.1 + 2.3 4 4 Jean Behra Gordini 2:19.3 + 4.5 5 2 Robert Manzon Gordini 2:20.4 + 5.6 6 30 Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini-Gordini 2:21.6 + 6.8 7 22 Peter Collins HWM-Alta 2:21.9 + 7.1 8 6 Prince Bira Gordini 2:23.0 + 8.2 9 14 Louis Rosier Ferrari 2:27.0 + 12.2 10 24 Yves Giraud-Cabantous HWM-Alta 2:27.5 + 12.7 11 16 Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 2:28.6 + 13.8 12 18 Harry Schell Maserati 2:29.0 + 14.2 13 26 Peter Whitehead Alta 2:29.5 + 14.7 14 20 Lance Macklin HWM-Alta 2:30.9 + 16.1 15 42 Mike Hawthorn [read more...]

- Michele Alboreto

Michele Alboreto Date of birth 23 December 1956(1956-12-23) Date of death 25 April 2001(2001-04-25) (aged 44) Formula One World Championship career Nationality Italian Active years 1981–1994 Teams Tyrrell, Ferrari, Larrousse, Arrows, Footwork, Scuderia Italia, Minardi Races 215 (194 starts) Championships 0 Wins 5 Podiums 23 Career points 186.5 Pole positions 2 Fastest laps 5 First race 1981 San Marino Grand Prix First win 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix Last win 1985 German Grand Prix Last race 1994 Australian Grand Prix Michele Alboreto (23 December 1956 in Milan – 25 April 2001 in Klettwitz, Brandenburg, Germany) was an Italian racing driver. He is famous for finishing runner up to Alain Prost in the 1985 Formula One World Championship, as well as winning the 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans and 2001 12 Hours of Sebring sports car races. Alboreto competed in Formula One from 1981 until 1994, racing for a number of teams, most notably the [read more...]

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