1966 Syracuse Grand Prix

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Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1966 Formula One season
Date 1 May 1966
Official name XV Gran Premio di Siracusa
Location Syracuse Circuit, Syracuse, Sicily
Course Permanent racing facility
5.615 km (3.489 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 314.46 km (195.4 mi)
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari
Time 1:42.3
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari
Time 1:43.4
First United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari
Second Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari
Third United Kingdom David Hobbs Lotus-BRM

The 15th Syracuse Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 1 May 1966 at Syracuse Circuit, Sicily. The race was run over 56 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver John Surtees in a Ferrari 312.

Jack Brabham, Vic Wilson and Denny Hulme all failed to post a time during practice, and lined up on the grid behind the last driver to post a time, André Wicky, whose time was 37.4 seconds slower than Surtees's pole time.[1]


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 United Kingdom John Surtees SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari 1.40:08.3 1
2 Italy Lorenzo Bandini SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari + 24.6 s 2
3 United Kingdom David Hobbs Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM 54 laps 7
4 United Kingdom Vic Wilson Team Chamaco Collect BRM 53 laps 11
5 Sweden Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Brabham-BRM 52 laps 4
NC France Guy Ligier Guy Ligier Cooper-Maserati 39 laps - Ignition 5
Ret Australia Paul Hawkins Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-Climax 6
Ret Switzerland Jo Siffert Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Maserati Driveshaft 3
Ret New Zealand Denny Hulme Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax Engine 12
Ret Australia Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Repco Engine 10
Ret Italy Giancarlo Baghetti Anglo-Suisse Racing Team Lotus-BRM Gearbox 8
Ret Switzerland André Wicky André Wicky Cooper-BRM Battery[1] 9
DNS United Kingdom Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax Piston in practice -
DNA Italy Roberto Bussinello Alf Francis[1] Cooper-ATS -


  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "Cooper Cars", Doug Nye. Motorbooks, 2003.
  • Race results at www.silhouet.com [1]
  1. ^ a b c Nye (2003)

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