The following is an overview of the events of 1960 in motorsport including the major racing events, motorsport venues that were opened and closed during a year, championships and non-championship events that were established and disestablished in a year, and births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people.

Annual events edit

The calendar includes only annual major non-championship events or annual events that had own significance separate from the championship. For the dates of the championship events see related season articles.

Date Event Ref
24 February 2nd Daytona 500 [1]
8 May 44th Targa Florio [2]
29 May 18th Monaco Grand Prix [3]
30 May 44th Indianapolis 500 [4]
13–17 June 42nd Isle of Man TT [5]
25–26 June 28th 24 Hours of Le Mans [6]
6 November 7th Macau Grand Prix [7]
20 November 1st Armstrong 500 [8]

Births edit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
21 March Ayrton Senna Brazilian Racing driver Formula One champion (1988, 1990, 1991) [9]
2 September Doug Polen American Motorcycle racer Superbike World champion (1991-1992). [10]
17 Damon Hill British Racing driver Formula One World Champion (1996). [11]
23 October Wayne Rainey Australian Motorcycle racer 500cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing World champion (1990-1992). [12]
24 Joachim Winkelhock German Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1999). [13]

Deaths edit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
27 February Ettore Chimeri 38 Venezuelan Racing driver The first Venezuelan Formula One driver. [14]
13 May Harry Schell 38 American Racing driver The first American Formula One driver. [15]
19 June Jimmy Bryan 34 American Racing driver Winner of the Indianapolis 500 (1958) [16]
28 Juan Jover 56 Spanish Racing driver The first Spanish Formula One driver. [17]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "1960 Daytona 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "44^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "1960 Grand Prix of Monaco". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  4. ^ "1960 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "TT 1960". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1960". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  7. ^ "1960 Macau Grand Prix". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  8. ^ Armstrong 500 20 November, 1960 - www.nmrm.com.au via web.archive.org Retrieved on 23 October 2013
  9. ^ "Ayrton Senna". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Doug Polen". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Damon Hill". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Wayne Rainey". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Joachim Winkelhock". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Ettore Chimeri". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Harry Schell". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Jimmy Bryan". espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Juan Jover". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.

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