1960 1000 km Nürburgring

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The VI. Internationales ADAC 1000 Kilometer Rennen took place on 22 May, on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, (West Germany). It was the fourth round of the F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship. This was also the third round of the FIA GT Cup.

Nürburgring Nordschleife



A massive total of 85 racing cars were registered for this event, of which 73 arrived for practice and 67 started the long distance race on the 14.174 mile German circuit. David Brown won the event in 1957 and again in 1958 and 1959 but had withdrawn from Sports Car racing, leaving its lead driver, Stirling Moss without a works drive. He hope to complete his hat-trick of race wins on the Nordschleife, laid with the American outfit, Camoradi USA with their Maserati Tipo 61. As for championship leaders, Porsche, this was their home event arrived with two different cars; 356A and 718 RS 60 for their squad of drivers led by Olivier Gendebien and Jo Bonnier.[1]

Scuderia Ferrari would head the Italian challenge. Ferrari had four works 250 TR 59/60s in the Eifel mountains, Cliff Allison, Willy Mairesse, Phil Hill and Wolfgang von Trips were amongst the squad of drivers. They were joined a fleet of privateer drivers in their Alfa Romeos, Porsche 356A Carreras Oscas and other mainline sports and GT cars.[2]


Maserati Tipo 61, similar to that driven by Moss and Gurney to victory

With each lap over 14 miles in length, the race covered a total of 44 laps, or 1,000 miles, the Nordschleife was a fearsome thing to behold. A crowd of approximately 250,000 in attendance came to witness the race, despite a day of rain.[3]

As for the race, victory went to the Maserati Tipo 61 of Moss and Gurney, gaining the Englishman his third win in a row in the mountains. The winning partnership, won in a time of 7hr 31:40.5 mins., averaging a speed of 82.843 mph. The margin of triumph over the Porsche of Bonnier/Gendebein was 2 mins 52secs., who were followed home by their teammates Brooks/Behra who were a 4min 27s adrift of the Aston. The first of the Porsche came home in fourth, with Umberto Maglioli/Hans Herrmann winning their class. The Moss’s pace was so quick that his fastest lap of the race, was faster that Behra’s pole lap by over five seconds. The race continued for another hour to allow the other classes/division to try and complete the full 1000 km.[4][5][6]

Official Classification[edit]

Class Winners are in Bold text.

Pos No Class Driver Entrant Chassis Laps Reason Out
1st 5 S3.0 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United States Dan Gurney Camoradi/USA Racing Team Maserati Tipo 61 7hr 31:40.5, 44
2nd 21 S2.0 Sweden Jo Bonnier Belgium Olivier Gendebien Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche KG. Porsche 718 RS 60 7hr 34:32.9, 44
3rd 2 S3.0 United Kingdom Cliff Allison
United States Phil Hill
Belgium Willy Mairesse Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 250 TR 59/60 7hr 35:44.1, 44
4th 23 S2.0 West Germany Hans Herrmann France Maurice Trintignant Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche KG Porsche 718 RS 60 7hr 37:57.7, 44
5th 6 S3.0 United States Masten Gregory Italy Gino Munaron Camoradi/USA Racing Team Maserati Tipo 61 43
6th 36 S1.6 Switzerland Heini Walter Switzerland Thomas Losinger Heinrich Walter Porsche 718 RSK 42
7th 31 S1.6 West Germany Sepp Greger West Germany Herbert Linge Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche KG. Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL 41
8th 77 GT+2.0 Italy Carlo Maria Abate United Kingdom Colin Davis Scuderia Serenissima Ferrari 250 GT LWB 41
9th 34 S1.6 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort France Paul Frère Ian Frazer-Jones Porsche 718 RS 60 40
10th 83 GT2.0 West Germany Paul-Ernst Strähle West Germany Hans-Joachim Walter Paul-Ernst Strähle Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL 40
11th 72 GT+2.0 Belgium Lucien Bianchi France Jo Schlesser Jo Schlesser Ferrari 250 GT LWB Interim 40
12th 84 GT2.0 West Germany Karl Braun West Germany “Robert Schwarz” Karl Braun Porsche 356B Carrera 40
13th 85 GT2.0 West Germany Gerhard Koch West Germany Hans-August Stausberg Scuderia Colonia Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL 40
14th 82 GT2.0 West Germany Fritz Hahnl, Jnr, West Germany Helmut Zick Camoradi/USA Racing Team Porsche 356B Carrera 40
15th 11 S3.0 Belgium ”Jean Beurlys” Belgium Pierre Noblet Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 250 GT SWB 40
16th 89 GT2.0 Switzerland Heinz Schiller Switzerland Nadège Ferrier Ecurie Leman Porsche 356B Carrera 40
17th 53 S1.15 Switzerland Charles Vögele United Kingdom Peter Ashdown Charles Vögele Lola-Climax Mk.1 40
18th 24 S2.0 United Kingdom Keith Greene United Kingdom Douglas Graham Taylor and Crawley Racing Team Lotus-Climax 15 40
19th 32 S1.6 West Germany Helmut Schulze West Germany Wittigo Einsiedel Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche KG. Porsche 356B Super 90 39
20th 117 GT1.3 United Kingdom Alan Stacey United Kingdom John Wagstaff Team Elite Lotus Elite 39
21st 115 GT1.3 United Kingdom Peter Lumsden United Kingdom Peter Sargent Peter J. S. Lumsden Lotus Elite 39
22nd 9 S3.0 United Kingdom Ian Baillie United Kingdom Edward Greenall Major I. B. Bailie Aston Martin DBR1/300 39
23rd 17 GT2.0 Italy Carlo Peroglio Italy Piero Frescobaldi Scuderia Serenissima Ferrari 250 GT LWB 38
24th 55 S1.15 United Kingdom Bill de Selincourt United Kingdom Chris Lawrence R. W. de Selincourt Lola-Climax Mk.1 38
25th 52 S1.15 United Kingdom Bob Hicks United Kingdom David Hitches David Hitches Lola-Climax Mk.1 38
26th 86 GT2.0 West Germany Heinrich Hülbüsch West Germany Joachim Springer Heinrich Hülbüsch, Jr. Porsche 356B Carrera 38
27th 25 S2.0 United Kingdom Mike Taylor United Kingdom Christopher Martyn Taylor and Crawley Racing Team Lotus-Climax 15 38
28th 101 GT1.3 Argentina Karl Stangl West Germany Bernd Degner Karl Stangl Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale 37
29th 54 S1.15 United Kingdom Eric Broadley United Kingdom David Bertram D. McNab Bertram Lola-Climax 15 37
30th 51 S1.15 France Hughes Hazard France Maurice van der Bruwaene Automobile D.B. Deutsche Bonnet D.B.-Panhard HBR5 37
31st 111 GT1.3 Belgium Georges Berger Belgium Andrè Roggemans Ecurie Azur Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Zagato 37
32nd 121 GT1.3 United States George Kreisel United States Ed Schaffer George R. Kreisel, Jr. Lotus Elite 36
33rd 93 GT2.0 United Kingdom Bob Staples United Kingdom Richard Shepherd-Barron Rudd’s Racing Team Ltd. AC Ace 36
34th 109 GT1.3 Belgium Georges Hacqiun Belgium Pierre Henriquet Georges Hacqiun Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce 36
35th 74 GT+2.0 West Germany Hans-Günther John West Germany Günther Isenbügel Hans-Günther John Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 36
36th 62 S850 France René Bartholoni France Jean Vinatier Automobile D.B. Deutsche Bonnet D.B.-Panhard HBR5 36
37th 88 GT2.0 West Germany Hullmuth Gerhards West Germany Hullmuth Gerhards, Jr Hullmuth Gerhards Porsche 356B Super 90 35
38th 57 S1.15 United Kingdom Cyril Simson Australia Paul Hawkins Team 221 Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite 35
DNF 1 S3.0 West Germany Wolfgang von Trips United States Phil Hill Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 250 TRI/60 34 Engine
39th 61 S850 France Gérard Laureau France François Jaeger Automobile D.B. Deutsche Bonnet D.B.-Panhard HBR5 33
40th 122 GT1.3 France Bernard Consten France José Rosinski Bernard Consten Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce 33
41st 63 S850 Italy Mario Poltonieri United States Leo Levine Scuderia Sant’Ambroeus Fiat-Abarth 850 32
DNF 27 S2.0 Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez Mexico Pedro Rodríguez P. u. R. Rodríguez Ferrari Dino 196 S 31 Engine
DNF 30 S1.6 East Germany Edgar Barth United Kingdom Graham Hill Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche KG Porsche 718 RS 60 28 Accident
DNF 119 GT1.3 United Kingdom Mike Parkes United Kingdom Gawaine Baillie Sir Gawaine Baille Lotus Elite 28 Accident
DNF 116 GT1.3 United Kingdom David Buxton United Kingdom Bill Allen Team Elite Lotus Elite 26 Accident
DNF 95 GT2.0 Belgium Robert van der Borght Belgium Hugo Schumacher Robert van der Borght MG A 24 Accident
DNF 92 GT2.0 Switzerland Georges Gachang Switzerland Maurice Caillet Ecurie Lausannoise AC Ace 15 did not finish
DNF 4 S3.0 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Giulio Cabianca Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Dino 246 S 14 Pit fire
DNF 112 GT1.3 Belgium André Liekens Belgium Pascal Demol Ecurie Azur Lotus Elite 14 did not finish
DNF 3 S3.0 United States Richie Ginther Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Dino 246 S 13 Oil pressure
DNF 16 S3.0 Italy Gerino Garini Italy Alfonso Thiele Scuderia Serenissima Ferrari 250 GT California LWB 7 Spin
DNF 7 S3.0 United Kingdom Graham Whitehead United Kingdom Henry Taylor A. Graham Whitehead Aston Martin DBR1 7 Universal joint
DNF 8 S3.0 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Border Reivers Aston Martin DBR1/300 6 Valves
DNF 87 GT2.0 West Germany Hans Otto Kreft West Germany Harald von Saucken Hans Otto Kreft Porsche 356B 4 Accident
DNF 103 GT1.3 Sweden Erik Siegfasth Sweden J. Berger Scuderia Alfa Romeo Suecia Alfa Romeo Giulietta 4 did not finish
DNF 110 GT1.3 West Germany Rudolf Wilhelm Moser West Germany Heinz Friederichs Rudolf Wilhelm Moser Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce 4 Engine
DNF 107 GT1.3 West Germany Ewald Bandmann West Germany Lothar Bender Ewald Bandmann Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce 4 did not finish
DNF 71 GT+2.0 United States Leon Lilley United States Fred Gamble Camoradi/USA Racing Team Chevrolet Corvette C1 Front wheel bearing
DNF 26 S2.0 Switzerland André Wichy Switzerland Robert Jenny Equipe Lausannoise Maserati 200S I did not finish
DNF 94 GT2.0 United States Johnny Nova United States Don Urian Johnny Nova Triumph TR3 Accident damage
DNF 91 GT2.0 West Germany Werner Lindermann East Germany Arthur Rosenhammer Werner Lindermann Porsche 356B did not finish
DNF 108 GT1.3 Portugal Antionio Gentil de Herédia Portugal Antonio Gandia Antionio Gentil de Herédia Alfa Romeo Giulietta did not finish
DNF 120 GT1.3 France Jean-François Malle United Kingdom Robin Carnegie Jean-François Malle Lotus Elite did not finish
DNF 123 GT1.3 United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones United Kingdom John Horridge John Campbell-Jones Lotus Elite did not finish
DNF 90 GT2.0 West Germany Bruno Runte
West Germany Paul Denk
United States Warren B. King Bruno Runte Porsche 356B did not finish
DNF 37 S1.6 United Kingdom J. Pat Fergusson United Kingdom P. R. Baird Elva Cars Ltd. Elva Courier did not finish
DNS 12 S3.0 Belgium ”Eldé” Belgium Pierre Noblet Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 250 TR
DNS 73 GT+2.0 Argentina Karl Stangl West Germany Bernd Degner Karl Stangl Ferrari 250 GT Accident
DISQ 75 GT+2.0 United Kingdom Jonathan Sieff United Kingdom Douglas Graham Taylor and Crawley Racing Team Aston Martin DB4 GT Non-homologated
DNS 78 GT+2.0 Italy Carlo Peroglio Italy Piero Frescobaldi Scuderia Serenissima Ferrari 250 GT California LWB Accident
DNS 118 GT1.3 Belgium Paul Deetens Belgium Carl Smet Paul Deetens Lotus Elite Accident
DNS 22T S2.0 West Germany Hans Herrmann East Germany Edger Barth Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche KG. Porsche 718 RS 60 T-car


Class Winners[edit]

Class Winners
Sports 3000 5 Maserati Tipo 61 Moss / Gurney
Sports 2000 21 Porsche 718 RS 60 Bonnier / Gendebien
Sports 1600 36 Porsche 718 RSK Walter / Losinger
Sports 1150 53 Lola-Climax Mk.1 Vögele / Ashdown
Sports 850 62 D.B-Panhard HBR5 Bartholoni / Vinatier
Grand Touring +2000 77 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Abate / Davis
Grand Touring 2000 83 Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL Strähle / Walter
Grand Touring 1300 117 Lotus Elite Stacey / Wagstaff


Standings after the race[edit]

FIA World Sportscar Championship[edit]

Pos Championship Points
1 West Germany Porsche 22 (26)
2 Italy Ferrari 18 (22)
3 Italy Maserati 11
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included in this set of standings.

Championship points were awarded for the first six places in each race in the order of 8-6-4-3-2-1. Manufacturers were only awarded points for their highest finishing car with no points awarded for positions filled by additional cars. Only the best 3 results out of the 5 races could be retained by each manufacturer. Points earned but not counted towards the championship totals are listed within brackets in the above table.


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12 Hours of Sebring
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