1984 World Sportscar Championship season

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1984 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1984 World Sportscar Championship season was the 32nd season of FIAWorld Sportscar Championship” motor racing. It featured the 1984 FIA World Endurance Championship, which was open to FIA Group C1, Group C2 and Group B cars and to IMSA GTP, GTX, GTO and GTU cars.[1] The championship was contested over an eleven race series which ran from 23 April to 2 December 1984.[2]

The World Endurance Championship for Drivers was won by Stefan Bellof, [3] the World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers by Porsche,[4] the Group C2 Prototype FIA Cup by Alba Giannini, [5] and the FIA Grand Touring Cup by BMW.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Porsche won the 1984 World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers with its 956s.
Lancia placed second with its LC2s

The 1984 FIA World Endurance Championship was contested over an eleven race series.[2]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Italy Trofeo Filippo Caracciolo (1000km) Autodromo Nazionale Monza 23 April
2 United Kingdom Grand Prix International 1000 Kilometres Silverstone Circuit 13 May
3 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 16 June
17 June
4 Germany ADAC 1000 Kilometres Nürburgring 15 July
5 United Kingdom British Aerospace 1000 Kilometres Brands Hatch 29 July
6 Canada Budweiser GT 1000 Kilometres Mosport 5 August
7 Belgium Rothmans Spa 1000 Kilometres Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 2 September
8 Italy 1000 Kilometres di Imola Autodromo Dino Ferrari 16 September
9 Japan Mount Fuji 1000 Kilometres Fuji Speedway 30 September
10 South Africa Kyalami 1000 Kilometres Kyalami 3 November
11 Australia Sandown 1000 Sandown Park 2 December

† - The races at Brands Hatch, Imola and Sandown Park were qualifying rounds for the World Endurance Championship for Drivers but not for the three manufacturers awards.[2]

Results[edit]

Races[edit]

Race results for the 1984 FIA World Endurance Championship were as follows:

Race Circuit Outright winning team Gr. C2 winning team Gr. B winning team Results
Outright winning drivers Gr. C2 winning drivers Gr. B winning drivers
Outright winning car Gr. C2 winning car Gr. B winning car
1 Monza Germany Rothmans Porsche United States B.F. Goodrich Denmark Jens Winther Results
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Germany Stefan Bellof
United States Jim Busby
United States Rick Knoop
Denmark Jens Winther
Denmark Lars Viggo-Jensen
Porsche 956 Lola T616 Mazda BMW M1
2 Silverstone Germany Rothmans Porsche Italy Jolly Club Germany Racing Team Jürgensen Results
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Germany Jochen Mass
Italy Almo Coppelli
Italy Domenico Pavia
Switzerland Marco Vanoli
Germany Edgar Dören
Germany Heinz-Christian Jürgensen
Germany Walter Mertes
Porsche 956 Alba AR2 Giannini BMW M1
3 La Sarthe Germany Joest Racing United States B.F. Goodrich Germany Helmut Gall Results
Germany Klaus Ludwig
France Henri Pescarolo
United States John O'Steen
United States John Morton
Japan Yoshimi Katayama
France Pierre de Thoisy
France Jean-Francois Yvon
France Philippe Dagoreau
Porsche 956 Lola T616 Mazda BMW M1
4 Nürburgring Germany Rothmans Porsche United Kingdom Spice-Tiga Racing Germany Helmut Gall Results
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Germany Stefan Bellof
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
Australia Neil Crang
Germany Helmut Gall
Germany Kurt König
Germany Altfrid Heger
Porsche 956 Tiga GC84 Ford BMW M1
5 Brands Hatch United Kingdom GTi Engineering United Kingdom Spice-Tiga Racing Denmark Jens Winther Results
United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer
Netherlands Jan Lammers
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
Australia Neil Crang
Denmark Jens Winther
Denmark Lars Viggo-Jensen
United Kingdom David Mercer
Porsche 956 Tiga GC84 Ford BMW M1
6 Mosport Germany Rothmans Porsche Italy Jolly Club None Results
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Germany Jochen Mass
Italy Almo Coppelli
Italy Guido Dacco
Porsche 956 Alba AR2 Giannini
7 Spa-Francorchamps Germany Rothmans Porsche United Kingdom Spice-Tiga Racing Denmark Jens Winther Results
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Germany Stefan Bellof
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
Australia Neil Crang
Denmark Jens Winther
Denmark Lars Viggo-Jensen
United Kingdom David Mercer
Porsche 956 Tiga GC84 Ford BMW M1
8 Imola Switzerland Brun Motorsport United Kingdom Spice-Tiga Racing Germany Rolf Göring Results
Germany Hans Joachim Stuck
Germany Stefan Bellof
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
Australia Neil Crang
Germany Rolf Göring
Switzerland Hans-Jürgen Dürig
Switzerland Claude Haldi
Porsche 956 Tiga GC84 Ford BMW M1
9 Fuji Germany Rothmans Porsche Japan Auto Beaurex Motorsport None Results
United Kingdom John Watson
Germany Stefan Bellof
Japan Naoki Nagasaka
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Porsche 956 Lotec C302 BMW
10 Kyalami Italy Martini Racing None None Results
Italy Riccardo Patrese
Italy Alessandro Nannini
Lancia LC2-84
11 Sandown Park Germany Rothmans Porsche United Kingdom Spice-Tiga Racing Germany Helmut Gall Results
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Germany Stefan Bellof
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
Australia Neil Crang
Germany Helmut Gall
Germany Altfrid Heger
Porsche 956 Tiga GC84 Ford BMW M1

World Endurance Championship for Drivers[edit]

Position [3] Driver [3] Car [6] Entrant [6] Mon [3] Sil [3] LM [3] Nur [3] BH [3] Mos [3] Spa [3] Imo [3] Fuj [3] Kyl [3] San [3] Total [3]
1 Stefan Bellof Porsche 956 Rothmans Porsche
Brun Motorsport
20 (1) - 20 8 10 20 20 20 - 20 138
2 Jochen Mass Porsche 956 Rothmans Porsche
Joest Racing
15 20 - (4) 15 20 15 12 15 - 15 127
3 Jacky Ickx Porsche 956 Rothmans Porsche 15 20 - 4 - 20 15 - 15 - 15 104
4 Derek Bell Porsche 956 Rothmans Porsche 20 1 - 20 - 10 20 - - - 20 91
= Henri Pescarolo Porsche 956 Joest Racing - 15 20 3 15 - - 12 10 12 4 91
6 Jonathon Palmer Porsche 956 GTi Engineering 8 8 - 10 20 - - 15 2 - 12 75
= Jan Lammers Porsche 956 GTi Engineering 8 8 - 10 20 - - 15 2 - 12 75
8 Hans Stuck Porsche 956 Brun Motorsport 10 - - - - - 12 20 12 - - 54
9 David Hobbs Porsche 956 John Fitzpatrick Racing - 3 12 15 6 15 - 3 - - - 54
10 Walter Brun Porsche 956 Brun Motorsport 10 - 10 2 3 - 12 10 - - - 47
11 Rupert Keegan Porsche 956 John Fitzpatrick Racing - 12 - - 12 15 - 3 - - 2 44
12 Klaus Ludwig Porsche 956 Joest Racing - 15 20 - - - - - - - 4 39
13 Dieter Schonstein Porsche 956 Schornstein Racing Team 8 2 8 1 2 - 3 4 - 12 - 40
14 Paulo Barilla Lancia LC2-84 Martini Racing 12 10 - - - - - - - 15 - 37
15 Harald Grohs Porsche 956 Brun Motorsport 10 - - - 8 - 12 6 - - - 36
16 Alessandro Nannini Lancia LC2-84 Martini Racing - - 3 12 - - - - - 20 - 35
17 George Fouche Kremer Porsche CK5
Porsche 956
Kremer Racing
Brun Motorsport
- - - - 10 - 4 10 - - 10 34
18 John Winter Porsche 956 Schornstein Racing Team
Joest Racing
- 2 8 1 2 - - 4 - 12 - 29
19 Mauro Baldi Lancia LC2-84
Lancia LC2-83
Martini Racing
Jolly Club
12 10 - - 4 - - 2 - - - 28
= Massimo Sigala Porsche 956 Brun Motorsport
Team Gaggia
- - 4 6 - - 10 8 - - - 28
= Oscar Larrauri Porsche 956 Brun Motorsport
Team Gaggia
- - 4 6 - - 10 8 - - - 28
22 Vern Schuppan Porsche 956 Kremer Racing
Rothmans Porsche
Trust Racing Team
- - 6 - - - 6 - 12 - 3 27
23 John Watson Porsche 956 Rothmans Porsche - - - - - - 6 - 20 - - 26
24 Manfred Winkelhock Porsche 956 Kremer Racing - - - 8 - - - - 8 - 8 24
25 Franz Konrad Porsche 956 Kremer Racing
John Fitzpatrick Racing
- 6 - - - 15 - - - - 2 23
26 Sarel Van der Merwe Porsche 956 John Fitzpatrick Racing - - 12 - - - - - - - 10 22
27 Riccardo Patrese Lancia LC2-84 Martini Racing - - - - - - - - - 20 - 20
28 David Sutherland Porsche 956 Kremer Racing - 6 2 - 10 - - - - - - 18
= Thierry Boutsen Porsche 956 John Fitzpatrick Racing - 3 - 15 - - - - - - - 18
= Bob Wollek Lancia LC2-84 Martini Racing - - 3 - - - - - - 15 - 18
31 Merl Volkert Porsche 956 Schornstein Racing Team 6 2 8 1 - - - - - - - 17

A total of 84 drivers were classified in the 1984 World Endurance Championship for Drivers.[3]

Points were awarded to the top 10 finishers in each race on a 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis,[2] with the following exceptions:

  • Drivers failing to drive the car for a prescribed minimum percentage of the laps in a race were not awarded points.
  • Drivers were not awarded points if the car did not complete 90% of the distance covered by the race winning car.

Only the best eight scores for each driver counted towards the championship,[2] with any other points being discarded.

World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers[edit]

Pos. [4] Chassis [4] Engine [4] Rd 1 [4] Rd 2 [4] Rd 3 [4] Rd 4 [4] Rd 6 [4] Rd 7 [4] Rd 9 [4] Rd 10 [4] Total [4]
1 Germany Porsche Germany Porsche 20 20 20 20 20 20 (20) (12) 120
2 Italy Lancia Italy Lancia 12 10 3 12 20 57
3 United Kingdom Alba Italy Giannini 12 12
4 United Kingdom Alba United Kingdom Ford 8 8
5 United Kingdom Tiga United Kingdom Ford 4 2 6
= Germany Lotec Germany BMW 6 6
7 France Rondeau United Kingdom Ford 4 1 5
8 United Kingdom Lola Japan Mazda 3 1 4
= Japan Toyota Japan Toyota 4 4
10 United Kingdom MCS Japan Mazda 3 3
11 Germany BMW Germany BMW 2 2
12 United Kingdom Ecosse United Kingdom Ford 1 1
= United Kingdom Lola United States Chevrolet 1 1

Points were awarded to the top 10 finishers in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1,[2]

Manufacturers were awarded points only for their best placed car [7] with no points awarded for places gained by any additional cars.

The chassis builder and engine builder of a competing car were considered as a single entity for classification purposes.

The races at Brands Hatch, Imola and Sandown Park were qualifying rounds for the World Endurance Championship for Drivers but not for the three manufacturers awards.[2]

Only the best six scores for each manufacturer counted towards the championship,[2] with any other points being discarded. Discarded points are shown with brackets.

In addition to competing for the World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers, Group C2 and Group B cars also competed for their own separate awards.

Group C2 Prototype FIA Cup[edit]

Pos. [5] Chassis [5] Engine [5] Rd 1 [5] Rd 2 [5] Rd 3 [5] Rd 4 [5] Rd 6 [5] Rd 7 [5] Rd 9 [5] Rd 10 [5] Total [5]
1 United Kingdom Alba Italy Giannini 12 20 8 10 20 10 (8) 80
2 United Kingdom Lola Japan Mazda 20 20 15 12 67
3 United Kingdom Tiga United Kingdom Ford 20 10 20 50
4 Germany Gebhardt Germany Ford 10 12 12 34
5 France Rondeau United Kingdom Ford 15 15 30
4= United Kingdom Alba United Kingdom Cosworth 15 15 30
7 Germany Lotec Germany BMW 20 20
8 United Kingdom Ecosse United Kingdom Cosworth 15 15
8= United Kingdom MCS Japan Mazda 15 15
10 Japan Mazda Japan Mazda 10 4 14
11 United Kingdom ADA United Kingdom Ford 12 12
11= Germany Gebhardt United States Ford 12 12
12 United Kingdom Ceekar United States Ford 8 8'
= France Sthemo Germany BMW 6 8'
14 United Kingdom MCS Germany BMW 6 6

FIA Grand Touring Cup[edit]

Pos. [2] Manufacturer [2] Rd 1 [2] Rd 2 [2] Rd 3 [2] Rd 4 [2] Rd 6 [2] Rd 7 [2] Rd 9 [2] Rd 10 [2] Total [2]
1 Germany BMW 20 20 20 20 20 100
2 Germany Porsche 15 15 10 12 52

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Programme, (1984) Sandown 1000, page 44
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t FIA World Endurance, Autosport, 31 January 1985
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p 1984 World Endurance Championship for Drivers, 1985 FIA Yearbook of Automobile Sport, grey section, page 86
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m 1984 World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers, 1985 FIA Yearbook of Automobile Sport, grey section, page 87
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m 1984 Group C2 Prototype FIA Cup, 1985 FIA Yearbook of Automobile Sport, grey section, page 88
  6. ^ a b Race results, 1984 World Endurance Championship, www.classicscars.com Retrieved on 10 April 2013
  7. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, page 260