1977 World Sportscar Championship season

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1977 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1977 World Sports Car Championship season was the 25th season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It featured two separate World Championship series.[1]

In 1978 the World Championship of Makes would become the sole international series, while the World Championship for Sports Cars would be downgraded by the FIA to become the European Sportscar Championship. The European Championship was discontinued at the end of the 1978 season.

World Championship for Sports Cars[edit]

The 1977 World Championship for Sports Cars, which was restricted to Group 6 Two-Seater Racing Cars, was contested over an eight race series which ran from 17 April to 18 September 1977. The championship was won by Alfa Romeo.

Schedule[edit]

Alfa Romeo dominated the 1977 World Championship for Sports Cars with its 33SC12s
Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 France 500 km de I'ACF Dijon-Prenois April 17
2 Italy Trofeo Filippo Caracciolo (500km) Autodromo Nazionale Monza April 24
3 Italy Trofeo Ignazio Giunti (400 km) Vallelunga Circuit June 2
4 Italy Coppa Floria (500 km) Autodromo di Pergusa June 19
5 Portugal Prémio International de Costa do Sol (2hr 30min) Autódromo do Estoril July 10
6 France 500 km Le Castellet Circuit Paul Ricard July 24
7 Italy 250 km Imola Autodromo Dino Ferrari September 4
8 Austria Elan Trophae (300 km) Salzburgring September 18

Race results[edit]

Osella placed second in the World Championship for Sports Cars with its PA5s
Rnd Circuit Overall Winning Team Results
Overall Winning Drivers
Overall Winning Car
1 Dijon Italy #1 Autodelta SpA Results
Italy Arturo Merzario
France Jean-Pierre Jarier
Alfa Romeo 33SC12
2 Monza Italy #2 Autodelta SpA Results
Italy Vittorio Brambilla
Alfa Romeo 33SC12
3 Vallelunga Italy #2 Autodelta SpA Results
Italy Vittorio Brambilla
Alfa Romeo 33SC12
4 Pergusa Italy #1 Autodelta SpA Results
Italy Arturo Merzario
Alfa Romeo 33SC12
5 Estoril Italy #1 Autodelta SpA Results
Italy Arturo Merzario
Alfa Romeo 33SC12
6 Paul Ricard Italy #1 Autodelta SpA Results
Italy Arturo Merzario
France Jean-Pierre Jarier
Alfa Romeo 33SC12
7 Imola Italy #2 Autodelta SpA Results
Italy Vittorio Brambilla
Alfa Romeo 33SC12
8 Salzburgring Italy #2 Autodelta SpA Results
Italy Vittorio Brambilla
Alfa Romeo 33SC12

Points system[edit]

Points towards the 1977 World Championship for Sports Cars were awarded to each relevant car manufacturer for the first ten places in each race in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1. Points were only awarded for the best placed car from each manufacturer at each race with no points given for places gained by other cars from the same manufacturer. Only the best six results counted towards each manufacturer’s championship total, with any other points earned not included. Discarded points are shown within brackets in the table below.

Championship results[edit]

Results of the 1977 World Championship for Sports Cars were as follows.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total
1 Italy Alfa Romeo 20 20 20 20 20 20 (20) (20) 120
2 Italy Osella 15 15 12 12 4 15 73
3 United Kingdom Lola 12 4 10 6 6 10 48
4 United Kingdom Chevron 8 3 10 12 8 41
5 Switzerland Sauber 15 8 8 31
6 Germany TOJ 15 15
7 Italy AMS 4 10 14
8 United Kingdom McLaren 10 3 13
9 United Kingdom March 8 8

The cars[edit]

The following models contributed to the nett point scores of their respective manufacturers in the 1977 World Championship for Sports Cars.

World Championship of Makes[edit]

The 1977 World Championship for Makes was open to cars from various production-based categories including Group 5 Special Production Cars. The championship was won by Porsche.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Results, Automobile Year 1977/78, pages 196 to 223
  2. ^ a b International Championship Regulations 1977, 1977 FIA Yearbook, page 11

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