August 10, 2007

Today In Automotive History

1986 : Race held behind Iron Curtain

The Hungarian Grand Prix, the first such race held behind the Iron Curtain, was won by Nelson Piquet on this day. Grand Prix racing is the most popular kind of racing internationally, and more than 15 races are held each year in countries around the world. This type of racing is controlled by automobile manufacturers under the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). All Grand Prix racing is for open-wheeled, single-seater cars.

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