1960 World Sportscar Championship season

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1960 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1960 World Sportscar Championship season was the eighth season of the FIA World Sportscar Championship. It was a series for sportscars that ran in many worldwide endurance events. It ran from 31 January 1960 to 26 June 1960, and was composed of five races.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit or Location Date
1 Argentina 1000km Buenos Aires Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez 31 January
2 US flag 49 stars.svg 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway 26 March
3 Italy Targa Florio Palermo 8 May
4 Germany 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 22 May
5 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 25 June
26 June

Season results[edit]

Races[edit]

Rnd Circuit Winning Team Results
Winning Drivers
1 Buenos Aires Italy #4 Scuderia Ferrari Results
US flag 49 stars.svg Phil Hill
United Kingdom Cliff Allison
2 Sebring Sweden #42 Joakim Bonnier Results
Germany Hans Herrmann
Belgium Olivier Gendebien
3 Palermo Germany #184 Porsche KG Results
Sweden Joakim Bonnier
Germany Hans Herrmann
4 Nürburgring US flag 49 stars.svg #5 Camoradi USA Results
US flag 49 stars.svg Dan Gurney
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
5 La Sarthe Italy #11 Scuderia Ferrari Results
Belgium Olivier Gendebien
Belgium Paul Frère

Manufacturers Championship[edit]

Points were awarded for the top 6 finishers, in the order of 8-6-4-3-2-1. Manufacturers were only awarded points for their highest finishing car. Other finishers from the same manufacturer were merely skipped in the points count. Only the best 3 results out of the 5 race season counted towards the championship. Points earned but not counted towards the championship total are shown within brackets.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 Italy Ferrari 8 (4) 6 (4) 8 22
2 Germany Porsche (4) 8 8 6 22
3 Italy Maserati 3 8 11
4 United Kingdom Aston Martin 4 4

† - Ferrari declared the champion from tie breaker of more points having two 3rd place finishes to Porsche's one.

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