Thursday, 7 August 2014

On This Day In Formula One - 7 August

Due to a limited amount of cars lining up on the Formula One grid, the organisers decided to let the F2 cars run at the same time during the German Grand Prix. During the race, Jim Clark made a rare error that meant he crashed out, which left Jack Brabham to collect his fourth consecutive win. F2 racers Jacky Ickx and John Taylor collided on the opening lap, causing Taylor's car to spin and burst into flames. Taylor suffered serious burns and died a month later from his injuries.

Rene Arnoux took his second win of the season at the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. Arnoux finished the 1983 season third, the best championship result of his career with three race wins and seven podium finishes for Ferrari.

Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost celebrate their 1-2 finish at the 1988 Hungarian Grand Prix.
Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost gave the McLaren-Honda team their tenth 1-2 finish of a dominant season at the Hungarian Grand Prix. McLaren went on to win the constructors' title with 199 points. Second place Ferrari only managed to clock up 65 points.


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