1969 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1969 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
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972

Annual eventsEdit

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

Date Event Ref
1–2 February 8th 24 Hours of Daytona [1]
2 February 1969 NHRA Winternationals [2]
23 February 11th Daytona 500 [3]
4 May 53rd Targa Florio [4]
18 May 27th Monaco Grand Prix [5]
30 May 53rd Indianapolis 500 [6]
7–13 June 51st Isle of Man TT [7]
14–15 June 37th 24 Hours of Le Mans [8]
26–27 July 21st 24 Hours of Spa [9]
5 October 10th Hardie-Ferodo 500 [10]
16 November 16th Macau Grand Prix [11]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
3 January Michael Schumacher German Racing driver Formula One World Champion (1994-1995, 2000-2004). [12]
30 March Troy Bayliss Australian Motorcycle racer Superbike World champion (2001, 2006, 2008). [13]
23 May Laurent Aïello French Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1998). [14]
24 May Mendy Fry American Drag racer
16 August Yvan Müller French Racing driver Champion of the BTCC in 2003 and 2008, 2010-2011, 2013 [15]
3 September Jörg Müller German Racing driver 1993 Macau Grand Prix winner. [16]
23 November Olivier Beretta Monégasque Racing driver 1999 FIA GT Champion, 2000 24 Hours of Daytona winner. [17]
29 December Allan McNish British Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1998, 2008, 2013). FIA World Endurance champion (2013). [18]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
30 March Lucien Bianchi 34 Belgian Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1968). [19]
27 July Moisés Solana 33 Mexican Racing driver [20]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Daytona 24 Hours 1969 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ Ultimateracinghistory (retrieved 20 September 2018)
  3. ^ "1969 Daytona 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ "53^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  5. ^ "1969 Grand Prix of Monaco". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "1969 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  7. ^ "TT 1969". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1969". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  9. ^ "24 h Spa-Francorchamps". touringcarracing.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  10. ^ "1969 Bathurst 1000". Unique Cars & Parts. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  11. ^ "1969 Macau Grand Prix". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Michael Schumacher — Biography". Grand Prix History. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Troy Bayliss". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Laurent Aïello". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Yvan Muller". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Jörg Müller". driverdb.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Olivier Beretta". ESPN. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  18. ^ "Allan McNish". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Lucien Bianchi". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Moisés Solana". ESPN. Retrieved 9 May 2017.

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