1969 World Sportscar Championship season

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1969 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1969 World Sportscar Championship season was the 17th season of the FIA World Sportscar Championship. It featured the 1969 International Championship for Makes,[1] which was a series for FIA Group 6 Prototype Sports Cars, Group 4 Sports Cars and Group 3 Grand Touring Cars [2] and the 1969 International Cup for GT Cars,[3] which was restricted to Group 3 Grand Touring Cars. The season ran from 1 February 1969 to 10 August 1969 and was composed of 10 races.

Schedule[edit]

Porsche won the 1969 International Championship for Makes with the Porsche 908
Ford placed second with the Ford GT40
Lola placed third with the Lola T70
Ferrari placed fourth with the Ferrari 312P
Matra placed fifth with the Matra MS650
Rnd Race Circuit or Location Date
1 United States 24 Hours of Daytona Daytona International Speedway 1 February
2 February
2 United States 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway 22 March
3 United Kingdom BOAC 500 (6 Hours) Brands Hatch 13 April
4 Italy 1000km Monza Autodromo Nazionale Monza 25 April
5 Italy Targa Florio Palermo 4 May
6 Belgium 1000km Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 11 May
7 Germany ADAC 1000 Kilometres Nürburgring Nürburgring 1 June
8 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 14 June
15 June
9 United States Watkins Glen 6 Hours Watkins Glen International 12 July
10 Austria 1000km of Zeltweg Österreichring 10 August

† - Sportscars only, GT class did not participate.

Season results[edit]

Points were awarded to the top 6 finishers in the order of 9-6-4-3-2-1. Manufacturers were only given points for their highest finishing car; any other cars from that manufacturer were merely skipped in the points standings.

Races[edit]

Rnd Circuit Outright Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
Outright Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
1 Daytona United States #6 Roger Penske Racing United States #20 Herb Watson Results
United States Mark Donohue
United States Chuck Parsons
United States Herb Watson
United States Tony Adamowicz
United States Bruce Jennings
2 Sebring United Kingdom #22 John Wyer Automotive United States #5 Best Photo Service Results
Belgium Jacky Ickx
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver
United States Don Yenko
United States Bob Grossman
3 Brands Hatch Germany #53 Porsche Engineering None Results
Switzerland Jo Siffert
United Kingdom Brian Redman
4 Monza Germany #4 Porsche Engineering Germany #67 IGFA Results
Switzerland Jo Siffert
United Kingdom Brian Redman
Germany Jürgen Neuhaus
Germany Dieter Fröhlich
5 Palermo Germany #266 Porsche Engineering Italy #86 Everardo Ostini Results
Germany Gerhard Mitter
Germany Udo Schütz
Italy Everardo Ostini
Italy Gianpiero Moretti
6 Spa-Francorchamps Germany #25 Porsche Engineering France #59 Gérard Larrousse Results
Switzerland Jo Siffert
United Kingdom Brian Redman
France Gérard Larrousse
Austria Rudi Lins
Switzerland Dieter Spoerry
7 Nürburgring Germany #1 Porsche Engineering Germany #106 IGFA Results
Switzerland Jo Siffert
United Kingdom Brian Redman
Germany Jürgen Neuhaus
Germany Dieter Fröhlich
8 La Sarthe United Kingdom #6 John Wyer Automotive Belgium #41 Jean-Pierre Gaban Results
Belgium Jacky Ickx
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver
Belgium Jean-Pierre Gaban
Belgium Yves Deprez
9 Watkins Glen Austria #1 Porsche of Austria United States #14 Owens Corning Racing Results
Switzerland Jo Siffert
United Kingdom Brian Redman
United States Tony DeLorenzo
United States Dick Lang
10 Österreichring Austria #29 Freiherr von Wendt Germany #27 Peter-Ernst Stähle Results
Switzerland Jo Siffert
Germany Kurt Ahrens, Jr.
Germany Herbert Linge
Germany Roland Bauer

Manufacturers Championships[edit]

International Championship for Makes[edit]

All eligible cars were awarded points for the overall championship, but the GT class also had their own separate award.

Cars participating in races that were not included in the S, P, or GT classes were skipped in awarding points for the overall championship.

Only the best 5 points finishes counted towards the championship, with any other points earned not included in the total. Discarded points are shown within brackets.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1 Germany Porsche (4) (4) 9 9 9 9 9 (6) (9) (9) 45
2 United States Ford 9 2 3 (1) 9 2 25
3 United Kingdom Lola 9 1 2 2 6 20
4 Italy Ferrari 6 3 6 15
5 France Matra 3 3 6
6 United Kingdom Chevron 3 3
7 Italy Alfa Romeo 2 1 3
8 France Alpine-Renault 1 1

International Cup for GT Cars[edit]

The GT class did not participate in Round 3.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1 Germany Porsche 9 (6) 9 9 9 9 (9) (6) (9) 45
2 United States Chevrolet 3 9 3 9 24
3 Italy Ferrari 1 6 7
4 Italy Lancia 3 2 5
5 United Kingdom MG 2 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIA Yearbook, 1974, Grey section, page 124
  2. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, page 259
  3. ^ FIA Yearbook, 1974, Grey section, page 125

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