It happened today – 21 August

It happened today – 21 August

On 21st August 2011, Jaime Melo and Toni Vilander would take the 458 GT to its first Stars and Stripes victory, winning the round at Road America in Wisconsin. The Risi Competizione team’s car was victorious in the GT class, beating BMW and Corvette, proving it was also competitive in this series. Also present in Elkhart Lake that day was the Ferrari MD, Amedeo Felisa, who thus witnessed first hand the efforts of the privateer team that raced and won with his cars all over the world.

The Road America win was the only one that year, but in 2012, the 458 GT took two more wins, in Mosport with Scott Sharp and Johannes van Overbeek and at the Petit Le Mans, where the Extreme Speed Motorsport’s usual crew was also able to count on Toni Vilander.

It happened today – 18 april

It happened today – 18 april

On 18th April 1959, the Aintree 200 Miles race was held in England, as a non-championship event, run over 67 laps of the 4.828…
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It happened today – 17 april

On 17th April 1971, qualifying took place for the Spanish Grand Prix. It was a very closely contested session, with the Belgian Ferrari driver…
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