Spa-Francorchamps 1000 km race in 1967 - 1000-km-Rennen von Spa-Francorchamps 1967

Mirage M1 (front number 14) with chassis number M10001. Jacky Ickx and Dick Thompson won the race with chassis M10003
The failed due to a gearbox failure Chaparral 2F of Mike Spence and Phil Hill
Matra Djet 5S, a rare starter in a sports car race. Eric de Keyn and Francis Polak drove their Djet to 15th place in the overall standings and third place in the GT 2-liter class

The second 1000 km race of Spa-Francorchamps , also Grand Prix de Spa, Circuit National de Francorchamps , took place on May 1, 1967 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and was the fourth round of the sports car world championship of that year.

Before the race

The 1000 km event in Spa in 1967 was the fourth world championship run. The season started in February in Florida , where the Daytona 24-hour race was held for the second time at Daytona International Speedway . The race ended with a one-two-three for Ferrari . The plant - Ferrari 330P4 of Lorenzo Bandini / Chris Amon and Mike Parkes / Ludovico Scarfiotti won before the North American Racing - 412P by Pedro Rodríguez and Jean Guichet. The second race of the season also took place in Florida. On the airfield circuit in Sebring won Bruce McLaren and Mario Andretti on a plant - Ford GT40 MK.IV the 12-hour race .

The third round, the 1000 km race in Monza , ended again with a Ferrari victory for Lorenzo Bandini and Chris Amon in the 330P4.

The race

Scuderia Ferrari only brought one works car to the Spa circuit, a 330P4 that was entrusted to Ludovico Scarfiotti and Mike Parkes. The Ferrari works team received support from the two 412Ps from Maranello Concessionaires - driven by Richard Attwood and Lucien Bianchi - and the Equipe Nationale Belge for Willy Mairesse and Jean Blaton .

After the car retired while in the lead at Monza, Chaparral came to Spa with a new chassis. Drivers were like in Monza Phil Hill and Mike Spence . The Mirage M1 , which was built by John Wyer on the basis of the Ford GT40, made its racing debut in Monza . For Spa, the two cars registered received new Ford 5.7 liter V8 engines built by Holman & Moody in the USA .

In the class for prototypes up to 2 liters displacement, Porsche registered two 910s . The 910 was the successor to the Porsche 906 , from which the chassis, engine and transmission had been taken over. The four factory drivers in Spa were Jo Siffert , Hans Herrmann , Gerhard Koch and Gerhard Mitter .

During the first training session on Saturday, Phil Hill set the fastest time in the Chaparral that could not be achieved on the second training day. Hill drove 3: 35.600 minutes on the 14.120 kilometer course. The time corresponded to an average speed of 235.436 km / h. Since the training sessions were held on Saturday and Sunday, the race did not take place until Monday. The race day began early in the morning with rain, which continued at 1 p.m. when the race started. Shortly after the start, Jacky Ickx took overin the Mirage the guided tour in front of Willy Mairesse in the Ferrari. Richard Attwood stalled the engine of his Ferrari at the start, had to restart it and follow the field. Despite the poor visibility created by the spray thrown up by Ickx's Mirage, Mairesse kept a short distance from his compatriot. Until the first pit stop, the gap between the two leaders was never more than five seconds. The first of the top cars in the pits was Mike Spence's Chaparral, which was in fifth place. When Phil Hill tried to drive off again after refueling, the prototype did not start. The mechanics around Jim Hall tried to start the Chevrolet engine for ten minutes , then Hill was able to go back on the track, a long way behind.

The leaders came to the first refueling stop lap apart. While Ickx drove another stint after refueling, Equipe-Nationale-Belge team boss Jacques Swaters leftchange the driver. Willy Mairesse got out and Jean Blaton got in. Blaton couldn't drive Ickx's lap times and the Mirage pulled away. After two hours of racing, the two leading cars had lapped the entire field at least once. In third place, Jo Siffert drove in the Porsche 910. This team has not yet changed drivers either. For the cars in which the starting driver was still sitting, the regulations now came into effect, which stipulated a maximum driving time of two hours per driver and stint. The leading Ickx therefore had to pull into the pits to change drivers. In the meantime he had caught up with the yellow 412P from Blaton, lapped it on the 35th lap and pitted on the following lap. Ickx's teammate was actually Alan Rees. The 29-year-old Brit felt himself to be the number 1 pilot in the team and was enraged by what he believed to be a preference for Ickx. On the evening before the race, he accused race director David Yorke of saying that Ickx was his favorite driver. An argument broke out and Rees left the race track furious. The team was only there with three drivers for two cars. On the second Mirage were David Piper and Dick Thompsonreported. The starting driver was Piper, who had an accident on the seventh lap due to a defective shock absorber. This made Thompson available as a partner for Ickx. When Ickx slowly approached the 3-hour maximum time and was supposed to be brought in for a pit stop, Thompson could not be found. An angry David Yorke rushed to the race control - Ickx had been in the car for more than three hours - to avoid being disqualified because of the long driving time. There they simply ignored the offense and when Thompson could finally be found in the paddock, the team carried out the pilot change. Thompson was sometimes 30 seconds per lap slower than Ickx, but was able to maintain the lead and only stayed in the cockpit for an hour. [1]

The race was decided by an accident involving Willy Mairesse, who had taken over the Ferrari from Blaton. The driver was uninjured, but the car had to be taken out of the race. The chaparral - Spence drove the fastest race lap - also dropped out. The reason was a defective gearbox. Ickx and Thompson won the race in front of the Siffert / Herrmann-Porsche and Attwood and Bianchi in the best-placed Ferrari. For Jacky Ickx it was the first victory in a world championship race for sports cars. Another 36 followed by the end of the series in 1992 .

Results

Final ranking

Pos. great No. Team driver vehicle Round
1 P + 2.0 6 United KingdomUnited Kingdom J. W. Automotive BelgiumBelgium Jacky Ickx
United StatesUnited States Dick Thompson
Mirage M1 71
2 P 2.0 21 GermanyGermany Porsche System Engineering SwitzerlandSwitzerland Jo Siffert
GermanyGermany Hans Herrmann
Porsche 910 70
3 P + 2.0 10 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Maranello Dealers United KingdomUnited Kingdom Richard Attwood
BelgiumBelgium Lucien Bianchi
Ferrari 412P 70
4 P + 2.0 2 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jackie Epstein AustraliaAustralia Paul Hawkins
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jackie Epstein
Lola T70 Mk.3 GT 69
5 P + 2.0 9 ItalyItaly SpA Ferrari SEFAC United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mike Parkes
ItalyItaly Lorenzo Bandini
Ferrari 330P4 69
6 P + 2.0 4 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Peter Sutcliffe United KingdomUnited Kingdom Peter Sutcliffe
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Brian Redman
Ford GT40 68
7 P 2.0 22 GermanyGermany Porsche System Engineering GermanyGermany Gerhard Koch
GermanyGermany Gerhard Mitter
Porsche 910 67
8 S + 2.0 41 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Dawnay Racing United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mike Salmon
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jackie Oliver
Ford GT40 65
9 P 2.0 30 BelgiumBelgium Racing Team VDS BelgiumBelgium Serge Trosch
BelgiumBelgium Teddy Pilette
Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 61
10 GT 2.0 71 United KingdomUnited Kingdom British Motor Co. United KingdomUnited Kingdom Roger Enever
IrelandIreland Alec Poole
MGB 60
11 GT 2.0 67 BelgiumBelgium Jean-Pierre Gaban BelgiumBelgium Jean-Pierre Gaban
BelgiumBelgium Noël van Assche
Porsche 911S 59
12 P 2.0 62 BelgiumBelgium Racing Team VDS BelgiumBelgium Gustave Gosselin
BelgiumBelgium Daniel Dezy
Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 59
13 GT + 2.0 61 BelgiumBelgium Sunbeam Racing Belgium BelgiumBelgium Chris Tuerlinx
BelgiumBelgium „Roets“
Sunbeam Tiger 58
14 P 2.0 34 FranceFrance Alpine Automobiles Company FranceFrance Jean Vinatier
FranceFrance Alain LeGuellec
Alpine A210 58
15 GT 2.0 72 BelgiumBelgium Matra Benelux BelgiumBelgium Eric de Keyn
BelgiumBelgium Francis Polak
Matra Djet 5S 55
16 P 2.0 33 FranceFrance Alpine Automobiles Company BelgiumBelgium Mauro Bianchi
FranceFrance Henri Grandsire
Alpine A210 54
17 GT 2.0 74 BelgiumBelgium Matra Benelux NetherlandsNetherlands David van Lennep
BelgiumBelgium Georges hacquin
Matra Djet 5S 52
Failed
18 S + 2.0 40 FranceFrance Ford France FranceFrance Jo Schlesser
FranceFrance Guy Ligier
Ford GT40 19
19 P + 2.0 7 United KingdomUnited Kingdom J. W. Automotive Engineering United KingdomUnited Kingdom David Piper
United StatesUnited States Dick Thompson
Mirage M1 7
20 P + 2.0 1 United StatesUnited States Chaparral Cars Inc. United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mike Spence
United StatesUnited States Phil Hill
Chaparral 2F
21 P + 2.0 11 BelgiumBelgium Belgian National Team BelgiumBelgium Willy Mayor
BelgiumBelgium Jean Blaton
Ferrari 412P
22 P 2.0 23 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Turtle team SwitzerlandSwitzerland Dieter Spoerry
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Rico Steinemann
Porsche 906 LH
23 P 2.0 28 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Alan Harvey
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Syd Fox
Ginetta G12
24 P 2.0 29 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Abarth England United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Roger Eccles
Abarth 1600 OT
25 S + 2.0 45 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edward Nelson United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edward Nelson
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Robin Widdows
Ford GT40
26 S 2.0 50 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mike de Udy United StatesUnited States Roy Pike
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Colin Davis
Porsche 906
27 S 2.0 52 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Ian Alexander
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jean Famayle
Diva GT
28 S 2.0 54 NetherlandsNetherlands Racing Team Holland OsterreichAustria Günther Huber
NetherlandsNetherlands I'm Pon
OsterreichAustria Peter Peter
Porsche 906
29 GT 2.0 75 FranceFrance Alpine Automobiles Company FranceFrance Gerard Larrousse
FranceFrance Jean-Claude Andruet
Alpine A110
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30 P + 2.0 5 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mike de Udy United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mike de Udy Lola T70 Mk.3 GT 1
31 P 2.0 20 BelgiumBelgium Ecurie Francorchamps BelgiumBelgium Leon Last Ferrari Dino 206SP 2
32 P 2.0 27 BelgiumBelgium Pierre Bonvoisin BelgiumBelgium Pierre Bonvoisin
BelgiumBelgium William Scheeren
Apal 3
33 P 2.0 31 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chris Barber United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Hine Lotus 47 4
34 S 2.0 51 NetherlandsNetherlands Racing Team Holland NetherlandsNetherlands I'm Pon
NetherlandsNetherlands Gijs van Lennep
Porsche 906 5
35 S 2.0 53 GermanyGermany Autosport International Porsche GermanyGermany Jochen Neerpasch
GermanyGermany Udo Schütz
Porsche 906 6
36 GT + 2.0 63 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Maranello Dealers United KingdomUnited Kingdom Paul vestey
PortugalPortugal Carlos Gaspar
Ferrari 275 GTB/C 7
37 GT 2.0 73 BelgiumBelgium Matra Benelux NetherlandsNetherlands David van Lennep
LuxembourgLuxembourg John Lagodny
Matra Djet 5S 8

1 Accident in training 2 not started 3 not started 4 Brake and oil pump defect in training 5 Accident in training 6 not started 7 Chassis broken 8 not started

Only in the entry list

Here you will find teams, drivers and vehicles that were originally registered for the race but did not take part for various reasons.

Pos. great No. Team driver Chassis
38 P + 2.0 3 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Lola Cars United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Surtees
United KingdomUnited Kingdom David Hobbs
Lola T70 Mk.3 GT
39 P + 2.0 8 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Michael Merrick
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gerry Ashmore
Lotus 47
40 P + 2.0 12 United KingdomUnited Kingdom David Prophet United KingdomUnited Kingdom David Prophet
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Trevor Taylor
Ferrari 250LM
41 P 2.0 24 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Abarth England United KingdomUnited Kingdom Peter Mould
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chris Ashmore
Abarth 2000 OT
42 P 2.0 25 United KingdomUnited Kingdom David Bridges United KingdomUnited Kingdom Brian Redman
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Allan Rollinson
Chevron B5
43 P 2.0 26 United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Sutton
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Hugh Dibley
Lotus 47
44 P 2.0 32 BelgiumBelgium Jean-Marie Pierson
BelgiumBelgium Eric Catulle
Lotus Elite
45 P 2.0 35 FranceFrance Matra Sports FranceFrance Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
FranceFrance Johnny Servoz-Gavin
Matra MS630
46 S + 2.0 42 BelgiumBelgium Firmin Dauwe BelgiumBelgium Firmin Dauwe Ford GT40
47 S + 2.0 43 AustraliaAustralia Patrick McNally AustraliaAustralia Patrick McNally
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Richard Bond
Ford GT40
48 S + 2.0 44 AustraliaAustralia Patrick McNally United StatesUnited States William McNamara Ford GT40
49 GT + 2.0 60 LuxembourgLuxembourg Nicolas Koob
FranceFrance Dirk Kniessel
AC Cobra
50 GT + 2.0 62 BelgiumBelgium Ecurie Francorchamps BelgiumBelgium Gustave Gosselin
BelgiumBelgium Hughes de Fierlant
Ferrari 275 GTB/C
51 GT 2.0 68 BelgiumBelgium Luc Dierck Porsche 911S
52 GT 2.0 69 BelgiumBelgium Edmond Meert
FranceFrance Robert Dutoit
Porsche 911S
53 GT 2.0 70 FranceFrance Jean-Pierre Hanrioud
BelgiumBelgium Jean-Marie Jacquemin
Porsche 911S

Class winner

great driver driver vehicle Placement in the overall ranking
P + 2.0 BelgiumBelgium Jacky Ickx United StatesUnited States Dick Thompson Mirage M1 Overall victory
P 2.0 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Jo Siffert GermanyGermany Hans Herrmann Porsche 910 Rang 2
S + 2.0 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mike Salmon United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jackie Oliver Ford GT40 Rang 8
S 2.0 no participant in the finish
GT + 2.0 BelgiumBelgium Chris Tuerlinckx BelgiumBelgium „Roets“ Sunbeam Tiger Rang 13
GT 2.0 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Roger Enever IrelandIreland Alex Poole MGB Rang 10

Racing data

  • Registered: 53
  • Started: 29
  • Valued: 17
  • Race classes: 6
  • Spectator: unknown
  • Race day weather: rain
  • Route length: 14.100 km
  • Driving time of the winning team: 5: 09: 46,500 hours
  • Total laps of the winning team: 71
  • Total distance of the winning team: 1001.100 km
  • Winner's average: 193.902 km / h
  • Pole Position: Phil Hill – Chaparral 2F (#1) – 3:35,600 = 235,436 km/h
  • Fastest race lap: Mike Spence - Chaparral 2F (# 1) - 4: 03.500 - 208.406 km / h
  • Racing series: 4th round of the sports car world championship in 1967

literature

  • Peter Higham: The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing. A complete Reference from Formula 1 to Touring Car. Guinness Publishing Ltd., London 1995, ISBN 0-85112-642-1.

Weblinks

Individual evidence

  1. Ed Heuvnik: Jacky Ickx: Mister Le Mans, and Much More; McKlein 2014
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