1973: Happy birthday Dario Franchitti! The Scot won titles in junior single-seaters in the UK before graduating to the DTM touring car series with Mercedes. A move to America brought him his greatest success, with three Indy 500s victories and four IndyCar drivers’ titles to his name, as well as a win in the Daytona 24 Hours. Now a TV presenter, pundit and commentator, he’s a regular at the three Goodwood meetings.
1991: Jaguar’s final World Sportscar Championship win on home soil came at Silverstone. Teo Fabi and Derek Warwick steered the TWR-run XJR-14 to victory over the Sauber-Mercedes of Michael Schumacher and Karl Wendlinger and the second Jaguar driven solo by Martin Brundle.
1996: Ligier racked up its ninth and final Grand Prix win (15 years after its eighth!) when Olivier Panis took an unlikely victory in Monaco – from 14th in the grid. The Frenchman’s Mugen-Honda-powered JS43 climbed to the front of the field in a race of attrition, taking the lead on lap 60 of 75 and holding off David Coulthard’s McLaren-Mercedes to the tune of 4.8s. Third went to Johnny Herbert’s Sauber.
2014: Sir Jack Brabham died at home in Australia, aged 88. Winner of 14 Grands Prix, for Cooper and his eponymous Brabham team between 1959 and 1970, he took three world titles, for Cooper in 1959 and ’60 and again in ’66 – the first and only time a driver has lifted the crown at the wheel of a car bearing his own name.