1964 World Sportscar Championship season

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1964 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1964 World Sportscar Championship season was the 12th season of FIA 'World Sportscar Championship' motor racing. It featured the 1964 International Championship for GT Manufacturers which was open to Group 3 GT cars and was contested from 16 February 1964 to 11 October 1964 over a twenty race series. Titles were awarded in three engine capacity divisions:

  • Division I – Under 1300cc
  • Division II – Under 2000cc
  • Division III – Over 2000cc

The season also included the 1964 International Prototype Trophy which was open to Prototype cars and was contested over four of the twenty championship races. Titles were awarded for:

  • Outright
  • Under 3000cc

Schedule[edit]

The twenty championship races each counted towards one or more of the five FIA Titles, as shown below.[1] A points coefficient multiplication factor was applied for each race to the determine the number of championship points to be awarded.[2]

Race Race name Circuit or Location Date GTI GTII GTIII Prot. Points Coefficient [2]
1 United States 2000 km of Daytona Daytona International Speedway 16 February - Rd 1 Rd 1 - 1.3
2 United States 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway 21 March Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 2 Rd 1 1.6
3 Italy Targa Florio Palermo 26 April - Rd 3 Rd 3 Rd 2 1.6
4 Italy Monza 3 Hours Autodromo Nazionale Monza 3 May Rd 2 - - - 1.3
5 Belgium 500 km of Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 17 May - Rd 4 Rd 4 - 1.3
6 Italy La Consuma Hillclimb Consuma 24 May Rd 3 - - - 1.0
7 Germany 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 31 May Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 5 Rd 3 1.6
8 Germany Alpenbergpreis Rossfeld Rossfeld 7 June Rd 5 - - - 1.0
9 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe June 20–21 - Rd 6 Rd 6 Rd 4 2.0
10 France International 12 Hours of Reims Reims-Gueux 5 July - Rd 7 Rd 7 - 1.0
11 Germany Grosser Bergpreis Freiburg-Schauinsland Schauinsland 9 August - Rd 8 Rd 8 - 1.0
12 Italy Coppa Citta di Enna Autodromo di Pergusa 16 August - Rd 9 - - 1.3
13 United Kingdom RAC Gallaghers Tourist Trophy Goodwood Circuit 26 August - - Rd 9 - 1.3
14 Switzerland Grosser Bergerpreis Sierre Crans-Montana Crans-Montana 30 August Rd 6 Rd 10 Rd 10 - 1.0
15 Germany 500 km Nürburgring Nürburgring 6 September Rd 7 - - - 1.0
16 Italy Coppa Inter-Europa Autodromo Nazionale Monza 6 September - Rd 11 - - 1.3
17 United States Double 500 km Bridgehampton Race Circuit 19 September Rd 8 Rd 12 Rd 11 - 1.6
18 United States Double 500 km Bridgehampton Race Circuit 20 September Rd 9 Rd 13 - - 1.3
19 France Tour de France September 11–20 - - Rd 12 - 1.3
20 France 1000 km de Paris Autodrome de Montlhéry 11 October Rd 10 Rd 14 - - 1.6

Points system[edit]

International Championship for GT Manufacturers[edit]

  • Points were awarded for the top six positions in each division in each race on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis with the relevant points coefficient applied (see Schedule above).[2]
  • Points were awarded only for the position gained by the best placed car from each manufacturer in each division at each race.
  • Only the best six race results plus one hillclimb result were retained towards the final classification.[3]
  • Manufacturers had to enter at least six races and one hillclimb to be eligible for championship classification.[3]

International Prototypes Trophy[edit]

  • Points were awarded for the top six positions outright and in the Under 3000cc division in each race on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis with the relevant points coefficient applied (see Schedule above).[2]
  • Points were awarded only for the position gained by the best placed car from each manufacturer at each race.
  • All points were retained towards the final classification.
  • Manufacturers had to enter all four Trophy races to be eligible for championship classification.[3]

Results[edit]

Porsche won the GT Division II title with the 904 GTS
Ferrari won the GT Division III title with the 250 GTO
Porsche won the Prototype Trophy with the 904

International Championship for GT Manufacturers[edit]

Division I (1300 cc)[edit]

Pos Manufacturer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Total
1 Abarth-Simca 14,4 11,7 9 14,4 (9) (9) 9 14,4 59,9
2 Triumph 3 14,4 6,4 24
3 Alpine 6,4 7,8 14,4
4 Lotus 4,8 3,9 4 12,7
5 Fiat-Abarth 2,6 6 (1) 2 10,6
6 Alfa Romeo 9,6 11,7 11,7
7 René Bonnet 9,6 9,6
8 Austin-Healey 5,2 5,2
9= NSU 4,8 4,8
9= Glas 4,8 3 4,8
11 Honda 4 4
12 Marcos 1 1

Division II (2000 cc)[edit]

Pos Manufacturer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Total
1 Porsche (11,7) 14,4 14,4 (11,7) 14,4 9 18 (9) (1,3) (4) (11,7) 14,4 (11,7) 14,4 99
2 Alfa Romeo 6,4 6,4 4 (2,6) (1,3) 3,2 5,2 4,8 30
3 Abarth-Simca 2,6 (1) 11,7 9 3,9 26,2
4 MG 4,8 4,8
5 Lotus-Ford 3,2 3,2
6= Volvo 2,6 2,6
6= Sunbeam 2,6 2,6
8 Lotus 1,6 1,6

Division III (+2000 cc)[edit]

Pos Manufacturer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Total
1 Ferrari 11,7 (4,8) 14,4 11,7 14,4 12 (9) 6 (3,9) (3) 14,4 84,6
2 Shelby 3,9 14,4 9,6 (1,3) (1,6) 18 9 11,7 (9) 11,7 78,3
3 Jaguar 4 2,6 6,6
4 A.C. 4 4
5 Lancia 1,6

Note: Some manufacturers (other than the three Division winners) may have been ineligible for championship classification under the minimum race participation regulation.[3]

International Prototypes Trophy[edit]

Pos Manufacturer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Total
1 Porsche 4,8 14,4 9,6 6 34,8
2 Alpine 9,6 9,6
3 Austin-Healey 1,6 1,6

Note:

  • Ferrari scored 46.8 points but was deemed ineligible for classification as it had not contested the Prototype category at all four races.[4]
  • Iso, MG & Chevrolet also scored points but were ineligible for classification for the same reason.[4]

- 3000 cc[edit]

Pos Manufacturer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Total
1 Porsche 14,4 14,4 14,4 18 62,4
2 Alpine 3,2 9,6 12 24,8
3 Austin-Healey 4,8 4,8 4 11,6

Note:

References[edit]

  1. ^ János L. Wimpffen, Time and Two Seats, 1999, pages 481-554
  2. ^ a b c d János L. Wimpffen, Time and Two Seats, 1999, page 483
  3. ^ a b c d János L. Wimpffen, Time and Two Seats, 1999, page 553
  4. ^ a b c János L. Wimpffen, Time and Two Seats, 1999, pages 553-554

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