5/2/1882, Louis Wagner is born in Le Pré-Saint-Gervais, France.
Wagner began racing cars while in his teens and claimed victory in 1903 driving a Darracq in a voiturette class race at the Circuit des Ardennes at Bastogne, Belgium. In 1906 he won the highly acclaimed Vanderbilt Cup in the USA and in 1908 the first ever United States Grand Prix, now driving a Fiat. His only other major success came after WW1 when he won the the first ever British GP in 1926, sharing a Delage 155B with Robert Sénéchal. Later in August he also won the Grand Prix de la Baule in a Delage 2LCV. In addition to Grand Prix racing, Wagner also competed in the 24 hours of Le Mans endurance race amd the Indy 500.
Born: 5th of February 1882 in Le Pré-Saint-Gervais, France;
Died: 13th of March 1960 in Montlhéry, France, aged 78.