500 km race from Zeltweg 1966 - 500-km-Rennen von Zeltweg 1966

Zeltweg airfield course

The 500 km race in Zeltweg , also known as the Grand Prix of Austria (500 km race for sports cars), Zeltweg , was held on September 11, 1966 at Zeltweg Airport . It was the 13th and final round of the sports car world championship this year.

The race

In 1957 there was a motorsport event for the first time on the grounds of the military airport in Zeltweg, Styria . Motorcycle , sports car and, from 1959, monopostor races were held on a racing weekend . In 1963 the monopostor race received the status of a Grand Prix of Austria and was advertised for Formula 2 cars . The race was won by Jack Brabham on a Brabham BT3 [1] . In 1964 the Grand Prix was part of the Formula 1 World Automobile Championship and ended with Lorenzo Bandini's victoryin the factory - Ferrari 156 Aero . 1965 the main race of the Grand Prix was a sports car race, the Jochen Rindt on a Ferrari 250LM to chose [2] .

In 1966 the distance was 500 kilometers, which corresponded to a racing time of just under 3 hours. The Appreciation won Gerhard Mitter and Hans Herrmann on a plant - Porsche 906 before moving alone teammates Jo Siffert . At the finish the duo had a lead of 5.5 seconds over Siffert. Third placed Udo Schütz and Herbert Linge were already three laps behind.

Results

Final ranking

Pos. great No. Team driver vehicle Round
1 S 2.0 14 GermanyGermany Porsche System GermanyGermany Gerhard Mitter
GermanyGermany Hans Herrmann
Porsche 906 157
2 S 2.0 12 GermanyGermany Porsche System SwitzerlandSwitzerland Jo Siffert Porsche 906 157
3 S 2.0 15 GermanyGermany Lufthansa GermanyGermany Udo Schütz
GermanyGermany Herbert Linge
Porsche 906 154
4 S + 2.0 7 United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Downe United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mike Salmon Ford GT40 153
5 S 2.0 11 SwedenSweden Jo Bonnier SwedenSweden Joakim Bonnier
SwedenSweden Sten Axelsson
Porsche 906 152
6 S 2.0 17 NetherlandsNetherlands I'm Pon NetherlandsNetherlands Gijs van Lennep Porsche 906 152
7 S + 2.0 7 ItalyItaly Scuderia Brescia Corse ItalyItaly Mario Casoni Ford GT40 152
8 S + 2.0 6 United KingdomUnited Kingdom George Drummond United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mike Parkes Ferrari 250LM 151
9 S + 2.0 1 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Fred English OsterreichAustria Jochen Rindt Ford GT40 148
10 S + 2.0 2 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bernard White United KingdomUnited Kingdom Innes Ireland Ford GT40 147
11 S 1.3 28 ItalyItaly Abarth OsterreichAustria Johannes Ortner Abarth 1300 OT 138
12 S 1.3 31 GermanyGermany Scuderia Lufthansa GermanyGermany Hans-Dieter Dechent Abarth 1300 OT 130
13 S 1.3 29 ItalyItaly Abarth GermanyGermany Jochen Neerpasch Abarth 1300 OT 125
Not classified
14 S 1.3 27 ItalyItaly Abarth GermanyGermany Ernst Furtmayr Abarth 1300 OT 117
15 S 2.0 22 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Christopher St. Quintin United KingdomUnited Kingdom Christopher St. Quintin Lotus Elan 113
Failed
16 S + 2.0 3 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Nick Cussons United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mike Spence
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Nick Cussons
Ford GT40
17 S + 2.0 4 United KingdomUnited Kingdom David Piper United KingdomUnited Kingdom David Piper Ferrari 250LM
18 S + 2.0 5 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bernard White United KingdomUnited Kingdom David Hobbs Ferrari 250LM
19 S 2.0 16 NetherlandsNetherlands Racing Team Holland NetherlandsNetherlands I'm Pon Porsche 906
20 S 2.0 18 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mike De Udy United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mike De Udy Porsche 906
21 S + 2.0 21 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chequered Flag United StatesUnited States Bob Bondurant Shelby Cobra
22 S + 2.0 23 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chequered Flag AustraliaAustralia John Raeburn Shelby Cobra
Not started
23 S + 2.0 9 OsterreichAustria RAR OsterreichAustria Günther Breyer
OsterreichAustria Gerhard Kramer
Intermeccanica 1
24 S 2.0 24 ItalyItaly Scuderia Sant Ambroeus SwitzerlandSwitzerland Ottorino Volonterio Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ 2
25 S 1.3 30 ItalyItaly Abarth OsterreichAustria Johannes Ortner Abarth 1300 OT 3

1 not started 2 not started 3 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
26 S + 2.0 10 GermanyGermany Heinz Meyer GermanyGermany Heinz Meyer Ferrari
27 S 2.0 19 GermanyGermany Gerhard Koch GermanyGermany Gerhard Koch Porsche 906
28 S 2.0 20 OsterreichAustria Rudi Lins OsterreichAustria Rudi Lins Porsche 904 GTS
29 S 2.0 21 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Turtle team SwitzerlandSwitzerland Rico Steinemann Lotus Elan
30 S 2.0 23 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chris Barber United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Hine Lotus Elan
31 S 2.0 25 SwedenSweden Ulf Norinder SwedenSweden Ulf Norinder Porsche 906
32 S 2.0 26 OsterreichAustria Tyrol Automobilsportclub OsterreichAustria Gernot Mössmer Lotus Elan
33 S 1.3 32 GermanyGermany Anton Fischhaber GermanyGermany Anton Fischhaber Abarth 1300 OT

Class winner

great driver driver vehicle Placement in the overall ranking
S + 2.0 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mike Salmon Ford GT40 Rang 4
S 2.0 GermanyGermany Gerhard Mitter GermanyGermany Hans Herrmann Porsche 906 Overall victory
S 1.3 OsterreichAustria Johannes Ortner Abarth 1300 OT Rang 11

Racing data

  • Registered: 33
  • Started: 22
  • Rated: 13
  • Race classes: 3
  • Spectator: unknown
  • Race day weather: warm and dry
  • Route length: 3,200 km
  • Driving time of the winning team: 3: 07: 52.550 hours
  • Total laps of the winning team: 157
  • Total distance of the winning team: 502,400 km
  • Winner's average: 160.446 km / h
  • Pole Position: Innes Ireland – Ford GT40 (#2) – 1:09,600 = 165,375 km/h
  • Fastest race lap: Joseph Siffert - Porsche 906 (# 12) - 1: 10.360 = 163.729 km / h
  • Racing series: Round 13 of the 1966 World Sports Car Championship

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. ^ Grand Prix of Austria 1963
  2. ^ Grand Prix of Austria 1965
Previous race
500 km race on the Nürburgring 1966
Sports car world championship Succession race
24 Hours of Daytona in 1967