1946 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1946 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.

List of years in motorsport
In sports
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949

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
30 May 30th Indianapolis 500 [1]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
23 January Don Whittington American Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1979). [2]
25 February Jean Todt French Motor sport executive and rally co-driver The 11th FIA president [3]
10 March Hiroshi Fushida Japanese Racing driver The first Japanese Formula One driver. [4]
13 May Jean Rondeau French Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1980). [5]
21 June Per Eklund Swedish Rally driver 1976 Swedish Rally winner. [6]
29 July Stig Blomqvist Swedish Rally driver World Rally champion (1984). [7]
30 September Jochen Mass German Racing driver 1975 Spanish Grand Prix winner. 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1989). [8]
29 October Walter Boyce Canadian Rally driver 1973 Press-on-Regardless Rally winner. [9]
2 November Alan Jones Australian Racing driver Formula One World Champion (1980). [10]
11 Al Holbert American Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1983, 1986-1987). [11]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
17 June Joe Dawson 56 American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1912). [12]
2 September George Robson 37 American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1946). [13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1946 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Don Whittington". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Jean Todt". Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Hiroshi Fushida". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Jean Rondeau". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Ove Andersson". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Stig Blomqvist". juwra.com. Jonkka's World Rally Archive. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Jochen Mass". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Walter Boyce". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Jody Scheckter". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Al Holbert". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Joe Dawson". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  13. ^ "George Robson". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.

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