1976 Race of Champions

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1976 Race of Champions
Non-championship race in the 1976 Formula One season
Brands Hatch 1976-1987.svg
Race details
Date 14 March 1976
Official name XI Daily Mail Race of Champions
Location Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit
Fawkham, Kent, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.206 km (2.6136 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 168.24 km (104.544 mi)
Pole position
Driver Tyrrell-Cosworth
Time 1:20.42
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Cosworth
Time 1:23.78
Podium
First McLaren-Cosworth
Second Surtees-Cosworth
Third Hesketh-Cosworth

The 1976 Race of Champions was a non-championship Formula One race held at Brands Hatch on 14 March 1976. The 40-lap race was won by James Hunt, driving a McLaren-Cosworth, with Alan Jones second in a Surtees-Cosworth and Jacky Ickx third in a Hesketh-Cosworth entered by Wolf-Williams Racing.

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Car Lap Gap
1 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Cosworth Tyrrell 007 1:20.42
2 1 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Ferrari 312T2 1:22.77 +2.35
3 6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Cosworth Lotus 77 1:23.56 +3.14
4 20 Belgium Jacky Ickx Hesketh-Cosworth Hesketh 308C 1:23.72 +3.30
5 11 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Cosworth McLaren M23 1:23.80 +3.38
6 19 Australia Alan Jones Surtees-Cosworth Surtees TS19 1:23.81 +3.39
7 5 United Kingdom Bob Evans Lotus-Cosworth Lotus 77 1:24.05 +3.63
8 28 United Kingdom John Watson Penske-Cosworth Penske PC3 1:24.26 +3.84
9 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce Shadow-Cosworth Shadow DN5 1:24.32 +3.90
10 8 Brazil Carlos Pace Brabham-Cosworth Brabham BT45 1:24.50 +4.08
11 22 New Zealand Chris Amon Ensign-Cosworth Ensign N174 1:25.08 +4.66
12 32 Switzerland Loris Kessel Brabham-Cosworth Brabham BT44 1:25.98 +5.56
13 33 Belgium Patrick Nève Brabham-Cosworth Brabham BT44 1:26.39 +5.97
14 24 Austria Harald Ertl Hesketh-Cosworth Hesketh 308B 1:26.67 +6.25
15 36 Italy Giancarlo Martini Ferrari Ferrari 312T 1:27.75 +7.33
16 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Cosworth March 761 1:30.23 +9.81
DNA 14 New Zealand Larry Perkins BRM BRM P201
DNA 40 United Kingdom David Purley Surtees-Cosworth Surtees TS16
DNA 14 United Kingdom Ian Ashley BRM BRM P201
DNA 17 Lyncar-Cosworth Lyncar 006

Classification[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 11 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Cosworth 40 58:01.23 5
2 19 Australia Alan Jones Surtees-Cosworth 40 + 18.42 6
3 20 Belgium Jacky Ickx Hesketh-Cosworth 40 + 23.17 4
4 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Cosworth 40 + 2:25.691 16
5 22 New Zealand Chris Amon Ensign-Cosworth 39 + 1 Lap 11
6 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce Shadow-Cosworth 39 + 1 Lap 9
7 33 Belgium Patrick Nève Brabham-Cosworth 39 + 1 Laps 13
8 (Ret) 6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Cosworth 38 + 2 Laps/Engine1 3
DNF 5 United Kingdom Bob Evans Lotus-Cosworth 36 Out of Fuel 7
DNF 32 Switzerland Loris Kessel Brabham-Cosworth 31 Engine 12
DNF 24 Austria Harald Ertl Hesketh-Cosworth 17 Engine 14
DNF 1 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 17 Brakes 2
DNF 28 United Kingdom John Watson Penske-Cosworth 12 Accident 8
DNF 8 Brazil Carlos Pace Brabham-Cosworth 8 Engine 10
DNF 8 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Cosworth 2 Accident 1
DNS 36 Italy Giancarlo Martini Ferrari 0 Accident in warm-up 15

1 Brambilla and Nilsson were both penalised one minute for jumping the start.

References[edit]


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1975 Swiss Grand Prix
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1976 BRDC International Trophy
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