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The 1966 German Grand Prix was a mixed Formula One and Formula Two motor race held at the Nürburgring Nordschleife on 7 August 1966. It was race 6 of 9 in both the 1966 World Championship of Drivers and the 1966 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. It was the 28th German Grand Prix and the 22nd to be held at the Nordschleife. It was held over 15 laps of the 22 kilometre circuit for a race distance 342 kilometres.

1966 German Grand Prix
Circuit Nürburgring-1927-Nordschleife.svg
Race details
Date 7 August 1966
Official name XXVIII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Nürburgring, Nürburg, West Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 22.810 km (14.168 mi)
Distance 15 laps, 342.15 km (212.52 mi)
Weather Overcast and wet
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 8:16.5
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom John Surtees Cooper-Maserati
Time 8:49.0
Podium
First Brabham-Repco
Second Cooper-Maserati
Third Cooper-Maserati
Lorenzo Bandini in his Ferrari on his way to sixth place.

The race was won by 1959 and 1960 World Champion Jack Brabham driving his Brabham BT19, his fourth win in succession. Brabham won by 43 seconds over the Cooper T81 driven by 1964 World Champion John Surtees. Surtees' Austrian teammate Jochen Rindt finished third. The first Formula Two driver to finish was French driver Jean-Pierre Beltoise in eighth driving a Matra Sports entered Matra MS5.

The race also saw the death of British driver John Taylor after a collision with Jacky Ickx.

Brabham had collected 39 points, more than double his nearest rival, BRM driver Graham Hill.

Contents

Race reportEdit

Another wet track provided a duel between Jack Brabham and John Surtees for the whole race. It was not until the Cooper's clutch failed two laps from the end that the Australian's win was guaranteed. Jim Clark, despite qualifying on pole, made a mistake and spun into a ditch after using the wrong tyres. In a far more serious crash, the Tyrrell-entered Matra MS5 of Jacky Ickx and the privately-entered Brabham BT11 of John Taylor crashed near the bridge between Quiddelbacher and Flugplatz. Taylor was badly burned in the accident and succumbed to his injuries four weeks later.

This would be the last Formula One race on the original Nürburgring Nordschleife before the Hohenrain chicane was added to slow the cars coming into the pits.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 8:16.5
2 7   John Surtees Cooper-Maserati 8:18.0 +1.5
3 6   Jackie Stewart BRM 8:18.8 +2.3
4 11   Ludovico Scarfiotti Ferrari 8:20.2 +3.7
5 3   Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco 8:20.8 +4.3
6 9   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 8:21.1 +4.6
7 10   Mike Parkes Ferrari 8:21.7 +5.2
8 12   Dan Gurney Eagle-Climax 8:22.8 +6.3
9 8   Jochen Rindt Cooper-Maserati 8:27.7 +11.2
10 5   Graham Hill BRM 8:28.6 +12.1
11 14   Bob Bondurant BRM 8:33.0 +16.5
12 17   Jo Bonnier Cooper-Maserati 8:35.2 +18.7
13 15   Mike Spence Lotus-BRM 8:38.6 +22.1
14 19   Bob Anderson Brabham-Climax 8:42.5 +26.0
15 4   Denny Hulme Brabham-Repco 8:49.3 +32.8
16 27   Jacky Ickx Matra-Ford 8:52.0 +35.5
17 2   Peter Arundell Lotus-BRM 8:52.7 +36.2
18 34   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra-Ford 9:00.4 +43.9
19 33   Jo Schlesser Matra-Ford 9:01.5 +45.0
20 31   Pedro Rodríguez Lotus-Ford 9:03.0 +46.5
21 25   Kurt Ahrens, Jr. Brabham-Ford 9:04.7 +48.2
22 28   Hans Herrmann Brabham-Ford 9:05.7 +49.2
23 32   Piers Courage Lotus-Ford 9:06.0 +49.5
24 29   Alan Rees Brabham-Ford 9:08.4 +51.9
25 16   John Taylor Brabham-BRM 9:08.9 +52.4
26 20   Chris Lawrence Cooper-Ferrari 9:10.9 +54.4
27 26   Hubert Hahne Matra-BRM 9:17.0 +1:00.5
28 35   Silvio Moser Brabham-Ford 9:17.2 +1:00.7
29 30   Gerhard Mitter Lotus-Ford 9:32.2 +1:15.7
DNQ 18   Guy Ligier Cooper-Maserati No time

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco 15 2:27:03.0 5 9
2 7   John Surtees Cooper-Maserati 15 + 44.4 2 6
3 8   Jochen Rindt Cooper-Maserati 15 + 2:32.6 9 4
4 5   Graham Hill BRM 15 + 6:41.4 10 3
5 6   Jackie Stewart BRM 15 + 8:28.9 3 2
6 9   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 15 + 10:56.4 6 1
7 12   Dan Gurney Eagle-Climax 14 Electrical 8
8 34   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra-Ford 14 + 1 lap 18
9 26   Hubert Hahne Matra-BRM 14 + 1 lap 27
10 33   Jo Schlesser Matra-Ford 14 + 1 lap 19
11 28   Hans Herrmann Brabham-Ford 14 + 1 lap 22
12 2   Peter Arundell Lotus-BRM 14 + 1 lap 17
Ret 15   Mike Spence Lotus-BRM 12 Alternator 13
Ret 1   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 11 Accident 1
Ret 20   Chris Lawrence Cooper-Ferrari 10 Suspension 26
Ret 11   Ludovico Scarfiotti Ferrari 9 Electrical 4
Ret 10   Mike Parkes Ferrari 9 Accident 7
Ret 4   Denny Hulme Brabham-Repco 8 Ignition 15
Ret 31   Pedro Rodríguez Lotus-Ford 7 Engine 20
Ret 17   Jo Bonnier Cooper-Maserati 3 Clutch 12
Ret 32   Piers Courage Lotus-Ford 3 Accident 23
Ret 29   Alan Rees Brabham-Ford 3 Engine 24
Ret 14   Bob Bondurant BRM 3 Engine 11
Ret 19   Bob Anderson Brabham-Climax 2 Transmission 14
Ret 25   Kurt Ahrens, Jr. Brabham-Ford 2 Gearbox 21
Ret 16   John Taylor Brabham-BRM 0 Fatal Accident 25
Ret 27   Jacky Ickx Matra-Ford 0 Accident 16
DNS 18   Guy Ligier Cooper-Maserati 0 Injury
DNS 35   Silvio Moser Brabham-Ford 0
DNS 30   Gerhard Mitter Lotus-Ford 0
Source:[1]

Note: The race was held with both Formula One and Formula Two cars competing together. Formula Two entries are denoted by a pink background.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1966 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Germany 1966 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.

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