1948 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1948 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
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951

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
4 April 32nd Targa Florio [1]
1–2 May 15th Mille Miglia [2]
16 May 10th Monaco Grand Prix [3]
31 May 32nd Indianapolis 500 [4]
9–13 June 30th Isle of Man TT [5]
10–11 July 13th 24 Hours of Spa [6]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
4 May Hurley Haywood American Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1977, 1983, 1994). [7]
1 June Tom Sneva American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1983). [8]
20 November Gunnar Nilsson Swedish Racing driver 1977 Belgian Grand Prix winner. [9]
6 December Keke Rosberg Finnish Racing driver Formula One World Champion (1982). [10]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
27 July Woolf Barnato 52 British Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1928-1930). [11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "32^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Mille Miglia - 1948". grandprixhistory.org. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "1948 Grands Prix". GEL Motorsport Information. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  4. ^ "1948 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "TT 1948". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Spa 24 Hours 1948 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Hurley Haywood". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Tom Sneva". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Gunnar Nilsson". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Keke Rosberg". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Woolf Barnato". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.

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