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German Grand Prix

Nürburgring, 7 Aug 1966

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jack Brabham Brabham BT19 [F1-1-65] - Repco 620 V8
#3 Brabham Racing Organisation
15 2h 27m 03.0s
2 John Surtees Cooper T81 [F1-6-66] - Maserati Tipo 9 V12
#7 Cooper Car Company
15 2h 27m 47.4s
3 Jochen Rindt Cooper T81 [F1-3-66] - Maserati Tipo 9 V12
#8 Cooper Car Company
15 2h 29m 35.6s
4 Graham Hill (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2616] - P60 V8
#5 Owen Racing Organisation
15 2h 33m 44.4s
5 Jackie Stewart (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2614] - P60 V8
#6 Owen Racing Organisation
15 2h 35m 31.9s
6 Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 312/66 [010] - V12
#9 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
15 2h 37m 59.4s
7 Dan Gurney (F1) 2.7-litre Eagle 'T1F' [101] - Climax FPF 4
#12 Anglo-American Racers
14 electrical
8 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F2) 1-litre Matra MS5 [02] - Ford Cosworth SCA
#34 Matra Sports
14
9 Hubert Hahne (F2) 1-litre Matra MS5 [11] - BRM P80
#26 Tyrrell Racing Organisation
14
10 Jo Schlesser (F2) 1-litre Matra MS5 [04] - Ford Cosworth SCA
#33 Matra Sports
14
11 Hans Herrmann (F2) 1-litre Brabham BT18 [F2-22-66] - Ford Cosworth SCA
#28 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 1)
14
12 Peter Arundell (F1) 2-litre Lotus 33 [R11] - BRM P60 V8
#2 Team Lotus
14
R Mike Spence (F1) 2-litre Lotus 33 [R13] - BRM P60 V8
#15 Reg Parnell Racing
12 electrics
R Jim Clark (F1) 2-litre Lotus 33 [R14] - Climax FWMV V8
#1 Team Lotus
11 accident
R Chris Lawrence Cooper T73 [F1-2-64] - Ferrari GT V12
#20 J A Pearce Engineering
10 suspension
R Michael Parkes Ferrari 312/66 [012] - V12
#10 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
9 accident
R Ludovico Scarfiotti (F1) 2.4-litre Ferrari 246T/66 [0006] - Tipo 228 V6
#11 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
9 electrics
R Denis Hulme Brabham BT20 [F1-2-66] - Repco 620 V8
#4 Brabham Racing Organisation
8 ignition
R Bob Bondurant (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2615] - P60 V8
#14 Bernard White Racing
3 engine
R Jo Bonnier Cooper T81 [F1-5-66] - Maserati Tipo 9 V12
#17 Anglo-Suisse Racing Team
3 clutch
R Bob Anderson (F1) 2.7-litre Brabham BT11 [F1-5-64] - Climax FPF 4
#19 DW Racing Enterprises
2 transmission
R John Taylor (F1) 2-litre Brabham BT11 [F1-4-64] - BRM P60 V8
#16 David Bridges
0 fatal accident
R Pedro Rodriguez (F2) 1-litre Lotus 44 [44-F-3] - Ford Cosworth SCA
#31 Ron Harris Team Lotus (see note 2)
7
R Alan Rees (F2) 1-litre Brabham BT18 [F2-23-66] - Ford Cosworth SCA
#29 Roy Winkelmann Racing
4
R Kurt Ahrens (F2) 1-litre Brabham BT18 [F2-7-66] - Ford Cosworth SCA
#25 Caltex Racing Team
3
R Piers Courage (F2) 1-litre Lotus 44 [44-F-2] - Ford Cosworth SCA
#32 Ron Harris Team Lotus (see note 3)
3
R Jacky Ickx (F2) 1-litre Matra MS5 [01] - Ford Cosworth SCA
#27 Tyrrell Racing Organisation
1
DNS Gerhard Mitter (F2) 1-litre Lotus 44 [44-F-1] - Ford Cosworth SCA
#30 Ron Harris Team Lotus (see note 4)
Did not start
DNS Silvio Moser (F2) 1-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-2-65] - Ford Cosworth SCA
#35 Martinelli-Sonvico (see note 5)
Did not start
DNSC Guy Ligier Cooper T81 [F1-4-66] - Maserati Tipo 9 V12
#18 Guy Ligier
Did not start (crashed)
T Denis Hulme (F1) 2.7-litre Brabham BT22 [F1-1-64] - Climax FPF 4
#4T Brabham Racing Organisation
(Only used in practice)
T/S John Surtees Cooper T81 [F1-7-66] - Maserati Tipo 9 V12
#7T Cooper Car Company
(Spare - not used in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jim Clark (F1) 2-litre Lotus 33 [R14] - Climax FWMV V8 8m 16.5s
2 John Surtees (F1) 3-litre Cooper T81 [F1-6-66] - Maserati Tipo 9 V12 8m 18.0s
3 Jackie Stewart (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2614] - BRM P60 V8 8m 18.8s
4 Ludovico Scarfiotti (F1) 2.4-litre Ferrari 246T/66 [0006] - Ferrari Tipo 228 V6 8m 20.2s
5 Jack Brabham (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT19 [F1-1-65] - Repco 620 V8 8m 20.8s
6 Lorenzo Bandini (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312/66 [010] - Ferrari V12 8m 21.1s
7 Michael Parkes (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312/66 [012] - Ferrari V12 8m 21.7s
8 Dan Gurney (F1) 2.7-litre Eagle 'T1F' [101] - Climax FPF 4 8m 22.8s
9 Jochen Rindt (F1) 3-litre Cooper T81 [F1-3-66] - Maserati Tipo 9 V12 8m 27.7s
10 Graham Hill (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2616] - BRM P60 V8 8m 28.6s
11 Bob Bondurant (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2615] - BRM P60 V8 8m 33.0s
12 Jo Bonnier (F1) 3-litre Cooper T81 [F1-5-66] - Maserati Tipo 9 V12 8m 35.2s
13 Mike Spence (F1) 2-litre Lotus 33 [R13] - BRM P60 V8 8m 38.6s
14 Bob Anderson (F1) 2.7-litre Brabham BT11 [F1-5-64] - Climax FPF 4 8m 42.5s
15 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT20 [F1-2-66] - Repco 620 V8 8m 49.3s
16 Jacky Ickx (F2) 1-litre Matra MS5 [01] - Ford Cosworth SCA 8m 52.0s
17 Peter Arundell (F1) 2-litre Lotus 33 [R11] - BRM P60 V8 8m 52.7s
18 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F2) 1-litre Matra MS5 [02] - Ford Cosworth SCA 9m 00.4s
19 Jo Schlesser (F2) 1-litre Matra MS5 [04] - Ford Cosworth SCA 9m 01.5s
20 Pedro Rodriguez (F2) 1-litre Lotus 44 [44-F-3] - Ford Cosworth SCA 9m 03.0s
21 Kurt Ahrens (F2) 1-litre Brabham BT18 [F2-7-66] - Ford Cosworth SCA 9m 04.7s
22 Hans Herrmann (F2) 1-litre Brabham BT18 [F2-22-66] - Ford Cosworth SCA 9m 05.7s
23 Piers Courage (F2) 1-litre Lotus 44 [44-F-2] - Ford Cosworth SCA 9m 06.0s
24 Alan Rees (F2) 1-litre Brabham BT18 [F2-23-66] - Ford Cosworth SCA 9m 08.4s
25 John Taylor (F1) 2-litre Brabham BT11 [F1-4-64] - BRM P60 V8 9m 08.9s
26 Chris Lawrence (F1) 3-litre Cooper T73 [F1-2-64] - Ferrari GT V12 9m 10.9s
27 Hubert Hahne (F2) 1-litre Matra MS5 [11] - BRM P80 9m 17.0s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT18 [F2-22-66] (Hans Herrmann): New to Roy Winkelmann Racing for Jochen Rindt to race in European F2 in 1966, winning at the Nürburgring in April and at Brands Hatch in October. Sold to Reg Armstrong (Northern Ireland), fitted with a 1600cc Ford twin cam and raced in Northern Ireland in 1967. Later to Tommy Reid (Tandragee, County Armagh) for 1969 as a backup to his Brabham BT23 and used in events where the FVA-engined car was not eligible. To John Smith (Ballymena, County Antrim) and raced again in Irish libre racing in 1970. Smith acquired a BT30 for 1971 and the BT18 was sold to English dealer Bobby Howlings who sold it on, less engine, to RAF pilot John Walmsley. Walmsley fitted a 997cc ex-F3 Cosworth engine and ran it in sprints and hillclimbs, winning the novice award at Blackpool in June 1971. He fitted a Vegantune twin cam for 1972. The car was next seen with John Hart on the hills in 1975, when it still had the Vegantune twin cam, but he apparantly fitted a Cosworth FVA for the 1976 season. Then sold to Jimmy Johnstone for 1977, when it was back to its Vegantune powerplant. Traded to dealer David Winstanley (Winsford, Cheshire) for a Brabham BT30 and then unknown until raced between 1979 and 1981 in Monoposto by Barry Whitehurst (Wombourne, Staffordshire). With Peter Speakman (Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria) by 1984 and hillclimbed by him for many years. Displayed by Speakman in a Rindt tribute at the Essen Motor Show in 1993. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Lotus 44 [44-F-3] (Pedro Rodriguez): To Ron Harris Team Lotus (RHTL) for 1966 and first raced by Mike Spence at Reims in July. It then became Jim Clark's regular car for the rest of the season, finishing second at Montlhéry in September but it was not competitive against the Brabham BT18s. Advertised in December 1966 and probably the car sold to the US. John Hick (East Orange, NJ) had a Lotus 44 for Formula C in May 1968 but later that season the car had transplanted to the west coast and was raced by Peter Darr (Government Camp, OR) in Formula B. Raced again in FB by Darr in 1969 and advertised in September 1969 as "Clark's own". Then presumably the car advertised by Robert "Denny" Ericson (Spokane, WA) of Repco NW in 1970 and then presumably the FB car of Don Breidenbach (Oakland, CA) in 1973. Last seen when advertised by Breidenbach in February 1974. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Lotus 44 [44-F-2] (Piers Courage): The second Ron Harris Team Lotus (RHTL) Lotus 44 was driven by guest drivers in 1966, including Piers Courage and Pedro Rodriguez before becoming Eric Offenstadt's car in the final races. Advertised in December 1966. As far as can be determined, this was the car that went to Pierre de Siebenthal (Switzerland) and was used in Swiss national events in 1968 and 1969. At Ollon-Villars in 1969 it was running in the 1100cc class, implying it had its original F2 engine. De Siebenthal kept this car for many years and Ted Walker saw it in Switzerland in the 1980s when it had a BRM 1-litre engine. Kevin Whittle reports being told of a 44 with a BRM engine in southern France in 2003, Nothing more known.
  4. Lotus 44 [44-F-1] (Gerhard Mitter): The first Lotus 44 run by Ron Harris Team Lotus (RHTL) and driven by Jim Clark and John Cardwell in the early races of 1966 and thereafter by Peter Arundell. Advertised by RHTL in November 1966 but apparently unsold and believed to be the "driven by Clark" car advertised by Ron Harris Racing Division in November 1968. As the other two 44s were in the US and Switzerland respectively by this time, this must be the car acquired by Roy Pickton and fitted with a Ford twin cam engine for libre racing in Britain in 1970. Later advertised by Miki Dee from a Surrey address in 1974. Entered by a T.P.C. Watkins in a Silverstone libre in May 1974. Then unknown until acquired by Cedric Selzer in the 1980s, restored with SCA engine and sold to Japan. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. Brabham BT16 [F2-2-65] (Silvio Moser): Driven by Jochen Rindt for Roy Winkelmann Racing in 1965. Presumably Rindt raced the same car all season. Also driven at Solitude 1965 by Gerhard Mitter. In 1966 it was entered by Martinelli Sonvico for Silvio Moser in Switzerland and subsequently to Hans Bütsch and Hans Obrist by late 1968 for hill climbs. Much later reported to be with Konrad 'Koni' Lutziger (Rudolfstetten, CH) for historic racing. Raced by Lutziger at the 2013 Solitude Revival.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

3-litre Formula 1 World Championship events 1966-1985

These 1966 to 1985 results were initially compiled by Allen Brown, but these were in the very basic form required to track individual car histories. Since then further details, such as laps completed, qualifying times and so on, have been added from Rob Ryder's extensive database.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen at allen@oldracingcars.com if you can help with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 12 Aug 1966 pp276-281. Motor Sport September 1966 pp793-794,800. Motoring News 11 Aug 1966 pp1,8-9,15.