1977 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1977 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.

List of years in motorsport
In sports
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980

Annual eventsEdit

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

Date Event Ref
5–6 February 15th 24 Hours of Daytona [1]
20 February 19th Daytona 500 [2]
15 May 61st Targa Florio [3]
22 May 35th Monaco Grand Prix [4]
29 May 61st Indianapolis 500 [5]
11–12 June 45th 24 Hours of Le Mans [6]
11–17 June 59th Isle of Man TT [7]
23–24 July 29th 24 Hours of Spa [8]
2 October 18th Hardie-Ferodo 1000 [9]
8–9 October 6th 24 Hours of Nurburgring [10]
20 November 24th Macau Grand Prix [11]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
14 January Narain Karthikeyan Indian Racing driver The first Indian Formula One driver. [12]
28 Takuma Sato Japanese Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (2017). [13]
14 December Romain Dumas French Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (2010, 2016). FIA World Endurance champion (2016). [14]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
18 March José Carlos Pace 32 Brazilian Racing driver 1975 Brazilian Grand Prix winner. [15]
31 May Floyd Davis 72 American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1941). [16]
9 September Russell "Jungle Jim". Liberman 31 American drag racer [17]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Daytona 24 Hours 1977 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "1977 Daytona 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "61^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ "1977 Grand Prix of Monaco". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "1977 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1977". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  7. ^ "TT 1977". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  8. ^ "24 h Spa-Francorchamps". touringcarracing.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  9. ^ "1977 Bathurst 1000". Unique Cars & Parts. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Nurburgring 24 hours". touringcarracing.net. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  11. ^ "1977 Macau Grand Prix". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Narain Karthikeyan". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Takuma Sato". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Romain Dumas". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Carlos Pace". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Floyd Davis". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  17. ^ "No. 17 'Jungle Jim'". National Hot Rod Association. Retrieved May 9, 2018.

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