1962 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1962 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.

Years in motorsport

1962 in sports

Annual eventsEdit

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
11 February 3 Hours of Daytona [1]
18 February 1962 NHRA Winternationals [2]
18 February 4th Daytona 500 [3]
6 May 46th Targa Florio [4]
27 May World 600 [5]
30 May 46th Indianapolis 500 [6]
3 June 20th Monaco Grand Prix [7]
4–8 June 44th Isle of Man TT [8]
17 June 1962 Belgian Grand Prix [9]
23–24 June 30th 24 Hours of Le Mans [10]
4 July Pike's Peak Hillclimb [11]
3 September NHRA U.S. Nationals [12]
22 October 3rd Armstrong 500 [13]
18 November 9th Macau Grand Prix [14]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
12 January Emanuele Pirro Italian Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (2000-2002, 2006-2007). [15]
2 March Gabriele Tarquini Italian Racing driver Champion of BTCC in 1994, the ETCC in 2003 and the WTCC in 2009. [16]
7 Piero Liatti Italian Rally driver 1997 Monte Carlo Rally winner. [17]
18 Volker Weidler German Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1991). [18]
12 April Carlos Sainz Spanish Rally driver World Rally champion (1990, 1992). [19]
19 Al Unser Jr. American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1992, 1994). [20]
28 September Fred Merkel American Motorcycle racer Superbike World champion (1988, 1989). [21]
23 December Bertrand Gachot Belgian-French Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1991). [22]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
5 March Libero Liberati 35 Italian Motorcycle racer 500cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing World champion (1957). [23]
12 April Ron Flockhart 38 British Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1956, 1957). [24]
25 Fred Frame 67 American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1932). [25]
2 July Peter Ryan 22 Canadian Racing driver The first Canadian Formula One driver. [26]
10 Tommy Milton 68 American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1921, 1923). [27]
1 November Ricardo Rodríguez 20 Mexican Racing driver The first Mexican Formula One driver. [28]
21 December Gary Hocking 25 Rhodesian Motorcycle racer 500cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing World champion (1961). [29]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Daytona 3 Hours 1962 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ Burgess, Phil, National Dragster editor. "Carol Cox: NHRA's first class winner", written 4 May 2018, at NHRA.com (retrieved 16 September 2018); Ultimateracinghistory (retrieved 20 September 2018)
  3. ^ "1962 Daytona 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ "46^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  5. ^ Ultimateracinghistory (retrieved 20 September 2018)
  6. ^ "1962 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  7. ^ "1962 Grand Prix of Monaco". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  8. ^ "TT 1962". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  9. ^ Ultimateracinghistory (retrieved 20 September 2018)
  10. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1962". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  11. ^ Ultimateracinghistory (retrieved 20 September 2018)
  12. ^ Ultimateracinghistory (retrieved 20 September 2018)
  13. ^ "1962 Bathurst 1000". Unique Cars & Parts. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  14. ^ "1962 Macau Grand Prix". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  15. ^ "Emanuele Pirro". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Gabriele Tarquini". ESPN. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Piero Liatti". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Volker Weidler". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Carlos Sainz". juwra.com. Jonkka's World Rally Archive. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Al Unser Jr". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Fred Merkel". motorcyclemuseum.org. AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Bertrand Gachot". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Libero Liberati". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  24. ^ "Ron Flockhart". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  25. ^ "Fred Frame". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  26. ^ "Peter Ryan". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  27. ^ "Tommy Milton". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  28. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers — Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  29. ^ "Gary Hocking". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.

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