1977 World Championship for Makes season

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1977 World Championship for Makes season
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The 1977 World Championship for Makes season featured the sixth FIA World Championship for Makes. This was a motor racing series for Group 5 Special Production Cars, Group 3 & 4 Grand Touring Cars and Group 1 & 2 Touring Cars which ran from 5 February to 23 October 1977 and comprised nine races.

Schedule[edit]

Porsche 935 at the Nürburgring round of the 1977 World Championship for Makes
Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 United States 24 Hours of Daytona Daytona International Speedway 5 February
6 February
2 Italy 6 Hours of Mugello Mugello Circuit 20 March
3 United Kingdom Kosset 6 Hours Silverstone Circuit 15 May
4 Germany ADAC 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 29 May
5 United States 6 Hours of Watkins Glen Watkins Glen International 9 July
6 Canada 6 Hours of Mosport Mosport Park 20 August
7 United Kingdom Rivet Supply 6 Hours Brands Hatch 25 September
8 Germany Hessen Preis (6 Hours) Hockenheimring 9 October
9 Italy 6 Hours of Vallelunga Vallelunga Circuit 23 October

Race results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Over 2.0 Winning Team Under 2.0 Winning Team Results
Over 2.0 Winning Drivers Under 2.0 Winning Drivers
1 Daytona United States #43 Ecurie Escargot None Results
United States Hurley Haywood
United States Dave Helmick
United States John Graves
2 Mugello Germany #2 Martini Racing Italy #31 Mario Ruoso Results
Germany Rolf Stommelen
Liechtenstein Manfred Schurti
Italy Mario Ruoso
Italy "Pal Joe"
3 Silverstone Germany #1 Martini Racing Germany #51 BMW Faltz Results
Germany Jochen Mass
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Germany Ralf Kelleners
Sweden Ronnie Peterson
4 Nürburgring Germany #3 Gelo Racing Germany #26 BMW Junior Team Results
Germany Rolf Stommelen
Netherlands Toine Hezemans
Australia Tim Schenken
Germany Manfred Winkelhock
Switzerland Marc Surer
5 Watkins Glen Germany #1 Martini Racing None Results
Germany Jochen Mass
Belgium Jacky Ickx
6 Mosport Canada #7 Heimrath Racing Germany #23 BMW Faltz Results
Canada Ludwig Heimrath
United States Paul Miller
Canada Gilles Villeneuve
United States Eddie Cheever
7 Brands Hatch Germany #1 Martini Racing Germany #33 BMW Faltz Results
Germany Jochen Mass
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Germany Manfred Winkelhock
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw
8 Hockenheimring Germany #4 Porsche Kremer Racing Germany #41 BMW Motorsport GmbH Results
France Bob Wollek
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
United States Eddie Cheever
Switzerland Marc Surer
9 Vallelunga Italy #3 Scuderia Vesuvio Italy #38 No Team Name Results
Italy Luigi Moreschi
Italy "Dino"
Italy Gugliemo Manini
Italy Roberto Curatolo

Points system[edit]

Points towards the World Championship for Makes were awarded for the first ten eligible finishers in each race in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1. A make was only awarded points for its highest finishing eligible car and no points were awarded for placings gained by any other car of that make.

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

Half points were awarded for Round 7 due to the race being stopped prior to half distance.

The same points system was applied to each of the three Divisional awards, with cars classified as follows:

  • Division 1:[1] Up to 2000cc [2]
  • Division 2:[1] 2001 - 3000cc [2]
  • Division 3:[1] 3001 - 6000cc [2]

Championships results[edit]

Position [1] Make [1] Day [1] Mug [1] Sil [1] Nur [1] Wat [1] Mos [1] Bra [1] Hoc [1] Val [1] Total [1]
1 Porsche 20 20 20 20 20 - (10) 20 20 140
2 BMW - - 10 12 - 20 1.5 12 - 55.5
3 De Tomaso - - - - - - - - 12 12
4 Ferrari 8 - - - - - - - - 8
5 Fiat - - - - - - - - 3 3
  Lancia - 3 - - - - - - - 3
7 Ford - 2 - - - - - - - 2
  Division 1                    
1 BMW - - 20 20 - 20 10 20 - 90
2 Ford - 20 - 12 - - - - - 32
3 Fiat - - - - - - - - 20 20
4 Porsche - - - - - - - - 15 15
5 Lotus - - - - - - 7.5 - - 7.5
6 Colt - - - - - - 6 - - 6
7 Volkswagen - - - 4 - - - - - 4
  Division 2                    
1 Porsche 20 20 20 20 20 - 10 20 20 150
2 BMW - - - - - 20 - - - 20
3 Lancia - 12 - - - - - - - 12
4 Ford - - 8 1 - - - - - 9
5 Datsun - - 1 - - - - - - 1
  Division 3                    
1 Porsche 20 20 20 20 20 - (10) 20 20 140
2 De Tomaso - - - - - - 1 - 12 13
3 Ferrari 12 - - - - - - - - 12
4 MG - - - - - - 0.5 - - 0.5

The cars[edit]

The following models contributed to the nett point scores of their respective makes.

Outright

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

World Championship for Sports Cars[edit]

For 1977, the FIA again organised two separate World Championships for “sports cars”, with Group 6 cars contesting the World Championship for Sports Cars and production-based cars competing in the World Championship for Makes. Events in which both types of car ran, such as the 12 Hours of Sebring or 24 Hours of Le Mans, were not counted towards either championship.

Following the 1977 season, the World Championship of Makes would become the sole international championship, while the World Championship for Sports Cars would be downgraded by the FIA to become the European Sportscar Championship. That series would only last the 1978 season before being dissolved.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o World Championship - final positions and tables, wsrp.ic.cz Retrieved on 30 July 2013
  2. ^ a b c Autosport, 29 September 1977, page 14

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