1939 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1939 in motorsport including the major racing events, motorsport venues that were opened and closed during a year, championships and non-championship events that were established and disestablished in a year, and births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people.

Years in motorsport

1939 in sports

Annual eventsEdit

The calendar includes only annual major non-championship events or annual events that had own significance separate from the championship. For the dates of the championship events see related season articles.

Date Event Ref
14 May 30th Targa Florio [1]
30 May 27th Indianapolis 500 [2]
12–16 June 28th Isle of Man TT [3]
17–18 June 16th 24 Hours of Le Mans [4]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
1 January Phil Read British Motorcycle racer 500cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing World champion (1973-1974). [5]
29 May Al Unser American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1970-1971, 1978, 1987). [6]
11 June Jackie Stewart British Racing driver Formula One World Champion (1969, 1971, 1973). [7]
30 Harry Källström Swedish Rally driver 1976 Acropolis Rally winner. [8]
5 August Roger Clark British Rally driver 1976 Lombard RAC Rally winner. [9]
12 December Emerson Fittipaldi Brazilian Racing driver Formula One World Champion (1972, 1974). Indianapolis 500 winner (1989, 1993) [10]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
8 February Bill Cummings 32 American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1934). [11]
30 May Floyd Roberts 39 American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1938). [12]
11 August Jean Bugatti 30 French Automotive designer and test engineer

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "30^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "1939 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  3. ^ "TT 1939". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1939". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Phil Read". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Al Unser". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Jackie Stewart". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Harry Källström". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Roger Clark". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Emerson Fittipaldi". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Bill Cummings". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Floyd Roberts". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.

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