1962 World Sportscar Championship season

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1962 World Sportscar Championship season
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Ferrari won the over 2.0 litre GT class award with its 250 and 250 GTO (pictured)

The 1962 International Championship for GT Manufacturers season was the tenth season of the FIA World Sportscar Championship. It was a series for Sportscars and Grand Touring cars. It ran from 11 February 1962 to 21 October 1962, and featured 15 races.

This was also the first year that each class had its own championship, instead of a singular overall Manufacturers Championship.

Schedule[edit]

Although composed of 15 races, each class did not compete in all events. Some events were for one class, while others were combined events.

Rnd Race Circuit or Location Competitors Date
1 United States 3 Hours of Daytona Continental Daytona International Speedway Both 11 February
2 United States Sebring 3 Hours Sebring International Raceway GT 23 March
3 United States 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway Both 24 March
4 Italy Coppa Maifredi Circuito del Garda GT 1 May
5 Italy Targa Florio Palermo Both 6 May
6 Germany Berlin Grand Prix AVUS GT 13 May
7 Germany International ADAC 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring Both 27 May
8 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe Both 23 June
24 June
9 France Trophée d'Auvergne Charade Circuit Both 15 July
10 Italy Coppa Citta di Enna Autodromo di Pergusa GT 15 August
11 United Kingdom RAC Tourist Trophy Goodwood Circuit GT 18 August
12 Germany International ADAC 500 km Nürburgring Nürburgring GT 2 September
13 United States Double 400 km Bridgehampton GT2.0 15 September
14 United States Double 400 km Bridgehampton GT+2.0 16 September
15 France 1000 km de Paris Autodrome de Montlhéry GT 21 October

Season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Sportscar Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
Sportscar Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
1 Daytona United States #96 Frank Arciero United States #18 NART Results
United States Dan Gurney United Kingdom Stirling Moss
2 Sebring Did Not Participate United States #8 Briggs Cunningham Results
New Zealand Bruce McLaren
3 Sebring Italy #23 Scuderia SSS Venezia United States #24 NART Results
Sweden Jo Bonnier
Belgium Lucien Bianchi
United States Phil Hill
Belgium Olivier Gendebien
4 Circuito del Garda Did Not Participate Italy #56 No Team Name Results
Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti
5 Palermo Italy #152 SEFAC Ferrari Italy #86 No Team Name Results
Belgium Willy Mairesse
Belgium Olivier Gendebien
Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez
Italy Giorgio Scarlatti
Italy Pietro Ferraro
6 AVUS Did Not Participate Switzerland #40 No Team Name Results
Switzerland Robert Jenny
7 Nürburgring Italy #92 SEFAC Ferrari Germany #51 Peter Nöcker Results
United States Phil Hill
Belgium Olivier Gendebien
Germany Peter Nöcker
Germany Wolfgang Seidel
8 Le Mans Italy #6 SpA Ferrari SEFAC Belgium #19 Pierre Noblet Results
United States Phil Hill
Belgium Olivier Gendebien
Belgium Pierre Noblet
France Jean Guichet
9 Charade United Kingdom #18 Essex Racing Team Italy #3 Scuderia SSS Venezia Results
United Kingdom Alan Rees Italy Carlo Maria Abate
10 Pergusa Did Not Participate Italy #58 Abarth Results
Italy "Pam"
Italy Giancarlo Scotti
11 Goodwood Did Not Participat United Kingdom #15 UDT-Laystall Results
United Kingdom Innes Ireland
12 Nürburgring Did Not Participate Italy #86 Abarth Results
Germany Eberhard Mahle
13 Bridgehampton (2.0) Did Not Participate United States #31 Chuck Cassel Results
United States Bob Holbert
14 Bridgehampton (+2.0) United States #3 NART United States #17 Bob Grossman Results
Mexico Pedro Rodríguez United States Bob Grossman
15 Montlhéry Did Not Participate United States #1 NART Results
Mexico Pedro Rodríguez
Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez

Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

All championships scored points to the top six competitors in each class, in the order of 9-6-4-3-2-1. Constructors 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 5 results counted towards the championship. Points earned but not counted towards the championship total are listed in italics.

GT +2.0[edit]

This championship was for all GT class cars over 2000 cc. GT +2.0 did not participate in Rounds 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, and 13.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 3 Rd 5 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 11 Rd 14 Rd 15 Total
1 Italy Ferrari 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 45
2 United Kingdom Jaguar 2 3 4 3 4 16
3 United Kingdom Chevrolet 4 2 3 9
4 Italy Lancia 4 4
5 United Kingdom Aston Martin 1 1

GT 2.0[edit]

This championship was for all GT class cars under 2000 cc but above 1000 cc. GT 2.0 did not participate in Rounds 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, and 14.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 3 Rd 5 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 11 Rd 13 Rd 15 Total
1 Germany Porsche 6 9 9 9 9 9 3 9 9 45
2 Italy Alfa Romeo 9 4 6 2 4 4 4 2 27
3 United Kingdom Lotus 2 1 6 9 3 21
4 United Kingdom Morgan 1 6 7
5 France Abarth-Simca 4 4
6 United Kingdom Sunbeam 2 1 3
7 United Kingdom TVR 2 2
8 United Kingdom MG 1 1

GT 1.0[edit]

This championship was for all GT class cars under 1000 cc. GT 1.0 only participated in Rounds 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, and 13.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 2 Rd 4 Rd 6 Rd 10 Rd 12 Rd 13 Total
1 Italy Fiat-Abarth 9 9 9 9 9 9 45
2 South Africa GSM 2 3 5
3 United Kingdom Austin-Healey 4 4

S 3.0[edit]

This championship was for all Sportscar class cars under 3000 cc. Sportscars only scored points in Rounds 3, 5, and 7.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 3 Rd 5 Rd 7 Total
1 Italy Ferrari 9 9 9 27
2= United Kingdom Cooper 6 6
2= United Kingdom Aston Martin 6 6
4 Switzerland Cegga-Ferrari 4 4

S 2.0[edit]

This championship was for all Sportscar class cars under 2000 cc but above 1000 cc. Porsche was the only manufacturer to finish a race in this class in the three scoring rounds, and were declared the champion.

S 1.0[edit]

This championship was for all Sportscar class cars under 1000 cc. Sportscars only scored points in Rounds 3, 5, and 7.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 3 Rd 5 Rd 7 Total
1 Italy Fiat-Abarth 9 4 13
2 United Kingdom Lotus 9 9
3= Italy O.S.C.A. 6 6
3= United Kingdom Austin-Healey 6 6
5 France D.B. 4 4

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