1975 World Sportscar Championship season

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1975 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1975 World Sportscar Championship season was the 23rd season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It featured the 1975 World Championship for Makes[1] which was open to Group 5 Sports Cars and Group 4 Special GT Cars.[2] It also included the FIA Cup for GT Cars and the FIA Cup for 2-Litre Cars.[1] The three titles were contested concurrently over a nine race series which ran from 1 February to 12 July 1975.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit or Location Date
1 United States 24 Hours of Daytona Daytona International Speedway 1 February
2 February
2 Italy 1000 km of Mugello Mugello Circuit 23 March
3 France 800 km of Dijon Dijon-Prenois 6 April
4 Italy Trofeo Filippo Caracciolo (1000km) Autodromo Nazionale Monza 20 April
5 Belgium 1000km Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 4 May
6 Italy Coppa Florio (1000 km) Autodromo di Pergusa 18 May
7 Germany 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 1 June
8 Austria 1000km Zeltweg Österreichring 29 June
9 United States Watkins Glen 6 Hours Watkins Glen International 12 July

† Due to a lack of Group 5 entries, the FIA initially rescinded the championship status of the Daytona race. Several months after the event the FIA retroactively conferred championship status to the race and placed cars into the classes they would theoretically have entered.[3]

Season results[edit]

Races[edit]

Rnd Circuit Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
1 Daytona United States #59 Brumos Porsche[4] United States #71 North American Racing Team Results
United States Hurley Haywood
United States Peter Gregg
United States Jon Woodner
United States Fred Phillips
2 Mugello France #5 Elf Alpine-Renault Germany #44 Gelo Racing Team Results
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
France Gérard Larrousse
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
Netherlands Toine Hezemans
Liechtenstein Manfred Schurti
3 Dijon-Prenois Germany #2 Willi Kauhsen Racing Team Germany #33 Gelo Racing Team Results
Italy Arturo Merzario
France Jacques Laffite
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
Netherlands Toine Hezemans
4 Monza Germany #2 Willi Kauhsen Racing Team None Results
Italy Arturo Merzario
France Jacques Laffite
5 Spa-Francorchamps Germany #2 Willi Kauhsen Racing Team Switzerland #42 Porsche Club Romand Results
France Henri Pescarolo
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Switzerland Claude Haldi
France Bernard Béguin
6 Pergusa Germany #1 Willi Kauhsen Racing Team Germany #48 Tebernum Porsche Racing Results
Italy Arturo Merzario
Germany Jochen Mass
Germany Hartwig Bertrams
Germany Clemens Schickentanz
Sweden Reine Wisell
7 Nürburgring Germany #1 Willi Kauhsen Racing Team Germany #54 Jägermeister Kremer Racing Results
Italy Arturo Merzario
France Jacques Laffite
Germany Helmut Kelleners
Germany Hans Heyer
France Bob Wollek
8 Österreichring Germany #2 Willi Kauhsen Racing Team None Results
France Henri Pescarolo
United Kingdom Derek Bell
9 Watkins Glen Germany #4 Willi Kauhsen Racing Team United States #95 Bob Hagestad Porsche-Audi Results
France Henri Pescarolo
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States Bob Hagestad
United States Hurley Haywood

World Championship for Makes[edit]

Alfa Romeo won the 1975 World Championship for Makes with the Alfa Romeo 33TT12
Porsche placed second in the championship with the 911 Carrera RSR and 908/3 (pictured).
Alpine Renault placed third in the championship with the A441 & A442 (pictured).

Points towards the World Championship for Makes were awarded for the top 10 positions in each race in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1.[5] Points were awarded for the position gained by the highest placed car from each make with any positions filled by other cars from the same make not attracting points. No points were awarded for positions gained by cars other than Group 5 Sports Cars and Group 4 Special GT Cars.

Only the 7 best results were retained for championship classification.[6] Discarded points are shown (below) within brackets

Pos.[6] Make[6] Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total[6]
1 Italy Alfa Romeo (15) 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 140
2 Germany Porsche 20 12 15 15 12 12 12 (12) (10) 98
3 France Alpine-Renault 20 12 10 12 54
4 United Kingdom Chevron 8 12 3 2 6 1 4 36
5 United Kingdom Mirage 15 15
6 United Kingdom March 4 8 12
7 France Ligier 4 6 10
United Kingdom Lola 1 3 6 10
9 Italy Ferrari 4 4
10 United States Chevrolet 3 3

FIA Cup for GT Cars[edit]

Pos.[6] Make[6] Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total[6]
1 Germany Porsche 15 20 20 20 20 20 20 135
2 Italy Ferrari 20 20
3 United States Chevrolet 8 10 18
4 Italy De Tomaso 8 8
5 Japan Datsun 3 3

FIA Cup for 2-Litre Cars[edit]

Pos.[1] Make[1] Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total[1]
1 United Kingdom Chevron 20 20 15 20 20 20 15 130
2 United Kingdom Lola 15 15 20 50
3 France Alpine 15 12 20 47


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 1976 FIA Yearbook, Grey section, pages 91-93
  2. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, page 259
  3. ^ János Wimpffen, Daytona 24 Hours, Time and Two Seats, 1999, pages 1006-1010
  4. ^ Rusz, Joe (October 2011). "Legendary Porsche 911 Racing Teams". Road & Track 63 (2): 62. 
  5. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, page 260
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Results, Automobile Year 1975/76, page 232

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