1962 Targa Florio

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1962 winners, from left: Ricardo Rodriguez, Olivier Gendebien and Willy Mairesse

The 46° Targa Florio was a motor race which took place on 6 May 1962, on the Circuito Piccolo delle Madonie, Sicily, Italy. Ferraris placed first and second, with a Porsche finishing third. The race was part of the World Sportscar Championship as well as the Grand Touring championship.


Ferrari dominated most of the 1962 race, with a double victory for the team cars and with two privateers finishing fourth and fifth. Ferrari won both the sports car and the GT trophies, with Porsche winning the under two-liter GT category with a Carrera 1600. Porsche were trying out a new version of the 718, combining the two-litre boxer-eight (developed from the 1.5 litre engine used in the Formula 1 car, and also seen in testing for Le Mans 1961) with the new coupé bodywork which had thus far only been used with a four-cylinder engine.[1] Worried about reliability, they had Count Volpi's Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia enter the two cars instead, which is why they were painted red. The second car was driven by Graham Hill and Dan Gurney, but the latter crashed it after a brake failure. The third-placed car also had brake problems as Porsche were still coming to grips with disc brakes.[1]

Official Classification[edit]

Class Winners are in Bold text.[2]

Pos No Class Driver Entrant Chassis Time Image
1st 152 S3.0 Belgium Willy Mairesse Mexico Ricardo Rodriguez Belgium Olivier Gendebien Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 246 SP 7:02'56.3, 10 1962-05-06 Targa Florio winner Ferrari 246SP 0796 Mairesse.jpg
2nd 120 P3.0 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti Italy Lorenzo Bandini Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 196 SP 7:14'24.0, 10
3rd 108 P2.0 Sweden Joakim Bonnier Italy Nino Vaccarella Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia Porsche 718 GTR Coupé 7:17'20.0, 10
4th 86 GT3.0 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Pietro Ferraro San Marco Ferrari 250 GTO 7:22'08.0, 10 1962-05-06 Targa Florio Ferrari 250 GT 3451GT Ferraro Scarlatti.jpg
5th 92 GT3.0 France Roger de Lageneste France Jean Rolland Ferrari 250 GT SWB 7:44'33.0, 10
6th 42 GT1.6 West Germany Hans Herrmann West Germany Herbert Linge Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL 7:46'26.0, 10
7th 14 GT1.3 Italy Vito Coco Italy Salvatore Arena Scuderia Etna Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato 7:50'36.0, 10
8th 74 GT2.5 Italy Piero Frescobaldi Italy Alessandro Federico Jolly Club Lancia Flaminia Sport Zagato 7:51'38.0, 10 1962 Targa-Florio Lancia Flaminia Sport Frescobaldi.jpg
9th 56 GT1.3 Italy Alfonso Thiele France Jean Guichet Scuderia Sant' Ambroeus Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato 7:56'39.0, 10
10th 44 GT1.6 Italy Antonio Pucci West Germany Edgar Barth Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL 8:00'05.0, 10
11th 34 GT1.3 Italy Giuseppe Virgilio Italy Giuseppe Sciacchitano Scuderia Etna Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato 8:07'05.0, 10
12th 8 GT1.3 Italy Francesco Susinno Italy Giulio Pernice Scuderia Etna Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce 8:21'56.0, 10
13th 52 GT1.6 Italy Alfonso Vella Italy Pietro Termini Balarm Porsche 356B Carrera 8:22'50.0, 10
14th 6 GT1.3 Italy Girolamo Capra Italy Giuseppe Dalla Torre Scuderia Sant' Ambroeus Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce 8:25'27.0, 10
15th 4 GT1.3 Italy Giancarlo Sala Italy Sergio Pedretti ("Kim") Scuderia Sant' Ambroeus Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce 8:26'44.0, 10
16th 40 GT1.6 Italy Raffaello Ciarpaglini Italy Ottavio Prandoni Scuderia Ambrosiana Porsche 356B Carrera Reutter 8:39'13.3, 10
17th 28 GT1.3 Italy Angelo Bonaccorsi Italy Vito Sabbia Scuderia Etna Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce 8:41'10.2, 10
18th 10 GT1.3 Italy Franco Tagliavia Italy Guido Garufi Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce 8:53'21.0, 10
19th 82 GT3.0 Italy Umberto de Bonis Italy Roberto Fusina 250 GT California Spyder SWB 8:55'56.2, 10
20th 64 GT2.0 Italy Giuseppe Ramirez Italy Luigi Ramirez Lancia Aurelia B20 9:34'12.0, 10


  1. ^ a b Björklund, Bengt, ed. (June 1962). "Bonnier i Targa Florio" [Bonnier in the Targa Florio]. Illustrerad Motor Sport (in Swedish). No. 6. Lerum, Sweden. p. 14.
  2. ^ "Targa Florio 1962 (Race Results)". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 2016-05-17.

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