1975 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1975 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
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978

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 13th 24 Hours of Daytona [1]
16 February 17th Daytona 500 [2]
11 May 33rd Monaco Grand Prix [3]
25 May 59th Indianapolis 500 [4]
1–7 June 57th Isle of Man TT [5]
14–15 June 43rd 24 Hours of Le Mans [6]
20 July 59th Targa Florio [7]
26–27 July 27th 24 Hours of Spa [8]
5 October 16th Hardie-Ferodo 1000 [9]
16 November 22nd Macau Grand Prix [10]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
10 May Hélio Castroneves Brazilian Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (2001-2002, 2009). [11]
17 September Jimmie Johnson American Racing Driver Seven-Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion
20 September Juan Pablo Montoya Colombian Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (2000, 2015). [12]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
19 August Mark Donohue 38 American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1972). [13]
23 September René Thomas 89 French Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1914). [14]
29 November Graham Hill 46 British Racing driver Formula One World Champion (1962, 1968). Indianapolis 500 winner (1963). Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1972). [15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Daytona 24 Hours 1975 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "1975 Daytona 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "1975 Grand Prix of Monaco". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  4. ^ "1975 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "TT 1975". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1975". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  7. ^ "59^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  8. ^ "24 h Spa-Francorchamps". touringcarracing.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "1975 Bathurst 1000". Unique Cars & Parts. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  10. ^ "1975 Macau Grand Prix". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Hélio Castroneves". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Juan Pablo Montoya". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Mark Donohue". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  14. ^ "René Thomas". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Graham Hill". ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.

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