1963 World Sportscar Championship season

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1963 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1963 World Sportscar Championship season was the 11th season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing.[1] It featured the 1963 International Championship for GT Manufacturers, which was contested in three engine capacity divisions and the 1963 International Trophy for GT Prototypes, which was contested in two engine capacity divisions.[1] The season ran from 17 February 1963 to 14 September 1963 over 22 events.[2]

This was the first World Sportscar Championship season to include hillclimb and rally events.

Schedule[edit]

Each of the following 22 events counted towards one or more of the FIA titles. All divisions did not compete in all events and some events were open to classes which were not contesting a championship or trophy round.

Event Event name Circuit or Location Date GT I GT II GT III GTP
1 United States Daytona 3 Hours Daytona International Speedway 17 February Rd 1 Rd 1
2 United States Sebring 3 Hours Sebring International Raceway 22 March Rd 1
3 United States 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway 23 March Rd 2 Rd 2 Rd 1
4 Italy Targa Florio Palermo 5 May Rd 3 Rd 3 Rd 2
5 Belgium Grand Prix Spa 500 Kilometres Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 12 May Rd 4 Rd 4
6 Italy Coppa Maifredi Circuito Del Garda 12 May Rd 2
7 Germany 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 19 May Rd 5 Rd 5 Rd 3
8 Italy Coppa della Consuma Hillclimb Consuma 2 June Rd 3 Rd 6 Rd 6
9 Germany Rossfeld Mountain Grand Prix Rossfeld 9 June Rd 7
10 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 15 June
16 June
Rd 8 Rd 7 Rd 4
11 Italy Monza 3 Hours Autodromo Nazionale Monza 29 June Rd 4
12 Germany Wiesbaden-Rallye Wiesbaden 7 July Rd 5 Rd 9 Rd 8
13 France Trophée d'Auvergne Charade Circuit 7 July Rd 10 Rd 9
14 Germany Freiburg-Schauinsland Hillclimb Schauinsland 11 August Rd 6 Rd 10
15 Italy Coppa Citta di Enna Autodromo di Pergusa 18 August Rd 7
16 United Kingdom RAC Tourist Trophy Goodwood Circuit 24 August Rd 11 Rd 11
17 Switzerland Ollon-Villars Swiss Mountain Grand Prix Villars 25 August Rd 8 Rd 12 Rd 12
18 Germany 500 km Nürburgring Nürburgring 1 September Rd 9
19 Italy Coppa Inter-Europa (-2.0) Autodromo Nazionale Monza 8 September Rd 13
20 Italy Coppa Inter-Europa (+2.0) Autodromo Nazionale Monza 8 September Rd 13
21 France Tour de France 2 September Rd 10 Rd 14 Rd 14
22 United States Double 500 km Bridgehampton Race Circuit 14 September Rd 15 Rd 15

Results – International Championship for GT Manufacturers[edit]

Fiat-Abarth won Division I with the Fiat-Abarth 1000
Porsche won Division III with various 356 models such as this 356 B-Carrera GTL-Abarth
Ferrari won Division III with the GTO
Position Manufacturer Points [3]
  Division I (1000cc)  
1 Fiat-Abarth 54
2 Alpine 9
3 Marcos 6
4 MG 4
  DB 4
6 Austin-Healey 3
  Series 1 Subdivision (750cc)  
1 Fiat-Abarth 45
2 NSU 33
3 BMW 18
  Series 2 Subdivision (850cc)  
1 Fiat-Abarth 27
2 Alpine 27
3 DKW 12
4 DB 9
5 René Bonnet 6
  Series 3 Sub-Div (1000cc)  
1 Fiat-Abarth 63
2 Alpine 27
3 Austin-Healey 7
4 Marcos 6
5 MG 4
  Division II (2000cc)  
1 Porsche 90
2 Lotus 52
3 Alfa Romeo 45
4 Abarth-Simca 38
5 MG 36
6 Sunbeam 18
7 Lotus Ford 6
8 Volvo 3
  Series 1 Sub-Div (1300cc)  
1 Alfa Romeo 87
2 Abarth-Simca 72
3 Lotus 63
4 MG 15
5 Volkswagen 12
  Series 2 Sub-Div (1600cc)  
1 Porsche 90
2 Alfa Romeo 49
3 Sunbeam 30
4 O.S.C.A. 15
5 TVR 9
6 Lotus Ford 6
7 MG 3
8 Lotus 1
  Series 3 Sub-Div (2000cc)  
1 Porsche 90
2 MG 54
3 Volvo 18
4 TVR 6
  Morgan 6
6 Turner 4
7 AC 3
  Division III (+2000cc)  
1 Ferrari 126
2 Jaguar 28
3 Shelby 24
4 Austin-Healey 18
5 Aston Martin 13
6 Lancia 10
7 Chevrolet 8
8 Alfa Romeo 3
9 Morgan 1
  Series 1 Sub-Div (2500cc)  
1 Triumph 90
2 Morgan 38
  Lancia 38
  Series 2 Sub-Div (3000cc)  
1 Ferrari 117
2 Austin-Healey 18
  Series 3 Sub-Div (+3000cc)  
1 Jaguar 99
2 Aston Martin 30
3 Shelby 27
  AC 27
5 Chevrolet 26

Results – International Trophy for GT Prototypes[edit]

Position Manufacturer Points [3]
  Over 3000cc  
1 Ferrari 27
  Under 3000cc  
1 Ferrari 72
2 Porsche 30
3 René Bonnet 19
4 Austin-Healey 16
5 Alpine 6
6 Fiat-Abarth 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Denis Jenkinson, The Automobile Year Book of Sports Car Racing, 1982, page 222
  2. ^ 1963 World Sportscar Championship Retrieved on 29 January 2010
  3. ^ a b Janos J Wimpffen, Time and Two Seats, 1999, pages 479-480

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