1966 World Sportscar Championship season

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1966 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1966 World Sportscar Championship season was the 14th season of the FIA "World Sportscar Championship" motor racing.[1] It featured the 1966 International Manufacturers' Championship and the 1966 International Sports Car Championship,[1] which were contested between 5 February 1966 and September 11, 1966, over a total of thirteen races.[2] The International Manufacturers' Championship was open to Group 6 Sports-Prototypes and was contested in two engine capacity divisions, P1 (Up to 2000cc) and P2 (Over 2000cc).[3] The International Sports Car Championship was open to Group 4 Sports Cars and was contested in three engine capacity divisions, S1 (Up to 1300cc), S2 (1301 to 2000cc) and S3 (Over 2000cc).[3]

Schedule[edit]

The 13 championship races each counted towards one or more of the five divisions.[3]

IMC ISCC
S1
ISCC
S2
ISCC
S3
Race Circuit or Location Date
R 1 - R 1 R 1 United States 24 Hours of Daytona Daytona International Speedway 5 February
6 February
R 2 R 1 R 2 R 2 United States 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway 26 March
R 3 - R 3 R 3 Italy 1000km Monza Autodromo Nazionale Monza 25 April
R 4 R 2 R 4 R 4 Italy Targa Florio Palermo 8 May
R 5 - R 5 R 5 Belgium 1000km Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 25 May
R 6 R 3 R 6 R 6 Germany 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 5 June
R 7 - R 7 R 7 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 18 June
19 June
- R 4 - - Italy Mugello 500 km Mugello Circuit 17 July
- R 5 - - Italy Coppa Citta di Enna Autodromo di Pergusa 7 August
R 8 - R 8 - Germany Hockenheim 500 km Hockenheimring 14 August
- R 6 R 9 R 8 Switzerland Grosser Bergpreis der Schweiz Crans-Montana 28 August
- R 7 - - Germany 500 km Nürburgring Nürburgring 4 September
- R 8 R 10 R 9 Austria Austrian Sports Car Grand Prix Zeltweg Airfield September 11

Note: The Hockenheim 500 km race did not count towards the Over 2000cc division of the International Manufacturers Championship.[3]

Results[edit]

International Manufacturers Championship[edit]

Ford won the Over 2000cc Division of the 1966 International Manufacturers Championship with the Ford Mk II (pictured) & X-1 models.
Porsche won the Up to 2000cc Division with the Porsche 906
Position Manufacturer Day Seb Mon Tar Spa Nur LM Hoc Total [1][4]
  Over 2000cc                  
1 Ford 10 10 - - 6 - 12 - 38
2 Ferrari (4) - 10 10 9 7 - - 36
3 Chaparral - - - - - 10 - - 10
  Up to 2000cc                  
1 Porsche 10 10 10 - - (5) 12 (9) 42
2 Ferrari - 7 (4) 10 9 10 - - 36
3 Alpine - - - - 7 - 5 - 22
4 Austin-Healey - 3 - 5 2 3 - (2) 13
5 Triumph 7 - - - - - - - 7
6 Abarth - - - - - 4 - - 4
  ASA - - - 4 - - - - 4
8 Lotus - - - - - - - 3 3


International Sports Car Championship[edit]

Position Manufacturer Day Seb Mon Tar Spa Nur LM Mug Enn Hoc Sch Nur Aus Total [1][4]
  Division I (Up to 1300cc)                            
1 Abarth - - - - - 10 - 9 9 - (4.5) 9 (9) 37
2 Alpine - 10 - 10 - 4 - 4 - - - - - 28
3 Alfa Romeo - - - 3 - - - - - - - - - 3
  Division II (1301 to 2000cc)                            
1 Porsche 10 10 - 10 (6) 10 12 - - 9 (4.5) - (9) 61
2 Alfa Romeo - 7 10 5 - 3 - - - - 1 - - 27
3 Lotus - - - - 9 - - - - - - - - 9
4 Volvo 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - 3
  Division III (Over 2000cc)                            
1 Ford 10 10 10 10 9 (10) - - - - - - (9) 49
2 Ferrari 5 - 4 7 3 - - - - - - - 4 23
3 Shelby - 7 - - - 4 - - - - - - - 11

The Cars[edit]

The following models contributed to the nett points awarded to their respective manufacturers in the two championships.

International Manufacturers Championship - Over 2000cc

International Manufacturers Championship - Up to 2000cc

International Sports Car Championship - Division 1

International Sports Car Championship - Division 2

International Sports Car Championship - Division 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d World Championship - final positions and tables at wspr-racing.com Retrieved on 12 December 2010
  2. ^ World Championship 1966 at wspr-racing.com Retrieved on 12 December 2010
  3. ^ a b c d FIA's new rules starting the 1966 season Retrieved on 12 December 2010
  4. ^ a b Time and Two Seats, Janos L Wimpffen, 1999, pages 659-660

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