Happy birthday David Coulthard!
On This Day:
The 1983 US GP West took place. Patrick Tambay had pole, but John Watson won.
The 1994 Brazilian GP was also today. Senna had pole but retired from the race due to issues with the Williams. Schumacher won. It was the debut race for Roland Ratzenberger, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Olivier Panis.
Finally the 2011 Australian GP was dominated by Sebastian Vettel in the first race of Pirelli’s return to F1. Pastor Maldonado, Paul di Resta and Sergio Perez all had their debuts, with Perez finishing in the points. Sauber were disqualified after the race for a technical infringement, giving di Resta points on his debut instead.