• March 19 down the years

Renault dominates in Malaysia

What happened on March 19 in Formula One history?
Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella celebrate in Malaysia © Sutton Images

Giancarlo Fisichella led from the front to earn his first Grand Prix win in a year to beat Renault team-mate Fernando Alonso into second in the Malaysian Grand Prix - it was Alonso's 25th podium finish. Britain's Jenson Button came home third for his first podium finish of the season, ahead of McLaren driver Juan Pablo Montoya.

The signs all was not well in Tony Blair's administration surfaced when he admitted to breaking House of Commons rules by failing to declare a £1500 "freebie" from Bernie Ecclestone. He accepted a rebuke from watchdog Sir Gordon Downey because all hospitality worth more than £215 must be registered in the House. Blair, who took his wife and their children to the £300-a-head British Grand Prix at Silverstone, vowed not to break the rules again.

Nicola Larini, who competed in 49 grand prix between 1987 and 1997, was born in Camaiore, Italy. His best result was second in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, whilst standing in for injured Jean Alesi, for Ferrari.

South African driver Trevor Blokdyk died of a heart attack at the age of 59 while working as a farmer. He competed in F1 between 1963 and 1965 but only qualified for one race, in 1965, in a Cooper T59.

Venezuelan driver Ernesto Viso was born; he only appeared once in an F1 car, as third driver, for Spyker in Friday practice for the 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Vernon Schuppan was born in Booleroo, Australia. He competed in F1 from 1972 to 1977, but raced in only nine championship events. The highlight of his career was winning the highly challenging Macau Grand Prix by four laps.