1960 World Sportscar Championship season

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1960 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1960 World Sportscar Championship season was the eighth season of the FIA World Sportscar Championship. It was a series for sportscars that ran in many worldwide endurance events. It ran from 31 January 1960 to 26 June 1960, and was composed of five races.


Rnd Race Circuit or Location Date
1 Argentina 1000km Buenos Aires Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez 31 January
2 US flag 49 stars.svg 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway 26 March
3 Italy Targa Florio Palermo 8 May
4 Germany 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 22 May
5 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 25 June
26 June

Season results[edit]


Rnd Circuit Winning Team Results
Winning Drivers
1 Buenos Aires Italy #4 Scuderia Ferrari Results
US flag 49 stars.svg Phil Hill
United Kingdom Cliff Allison
2 Sebring Sweden #42 Joakim Bonnier Results
Germany Hans Herrmann
Belgium Olivier Gendebien
3 Palermo Germany #184 Porsche KG Results
Sweden Joakim Bonnier
Germany Hans Herrmann
4 Nürburgring US flag 49 stars.svg #5 Camoradi USA Results
US flag 49 stars.svg Dan Gurney
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
5 La Sarthe Italy #11 Scuderia Ferrari Results
Belgium Olivier Gendebien
Belgium Paul Frère

Manufacturers Championship[edit]

Points were awarded to the top 6 finishers, in the order of 8-6-4-3-2-1. Manufacturers were only awarded points for their highest finishing car. Other finishers from the same manufacturer were merely skipped in the points count. Only the best 3 results out of the 5 race season counted towards the championship. Points earned but not counted towards the championship total are shown within brackets.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 Italy Ferrari 8 (4) 6 (4) 8 22
2 Germany Porsche (4) 8 8 6 22
3 Italy Maserati 3 8 11
4 United Kingdom Aston Martin 4 4

† - Ferrari declared the champion from tie breaker of more points having two 3rd place finishes to Porsche's one.

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