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1966 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 1966 Formula One season included the 17th FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on May 22, 1966, and ended on October 23 after nine races.

The film Grand Prix is a fictionalized version of the season, which includes footage of the actual races edited together with footage of actors.

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Season summary

The season was the first of the '3 litre formula', which saw maximum engine capacity doubled from the previous season. British constructors were forced to look elsewhere after Climax's withdrawal from racing. Ferrari appeared to be as well prepared as in 1961, but John Surtees left the team after a dispute at Le Mans, joining Cooper. Jack Brabham took his third championship, this time in a car of his own manufacture. Bruce McLaren and Dan Gurney emulated Brabham by building their own cars, though with little initial success. BRM and Lotus used 2 litre engines for much of the season. BRM's new H16 engine was largely unsuccessful, though Jim Clark used one in his Lotus to win the US Grand Prix. Under new regulations, cars completing less than 90% of the race distance were not classified and did not receive points, even if they finished in the top six.

Season review

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix May 22 Monaco United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom BRM Report
2 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix June 12 Spa-Francorchamps United Kingdom John Surtees Italy Ferrari Report
3 France French Grand Prix July 3 Reims-Gueux Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham-Repco Report
4 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 16 Brands Hatch Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham-Repco Report
5 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix July 24 Zandvoort Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham-Repco Report
6 Germany German Grand Prix August 7 Nürburgring Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham-Repco Report
7 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 4 Monza Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti Italy Ferrari Report
8 United States United States Grand Prix October 2 Watkins Glen United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-BRM Report
9 Mexico Mexican Grand Prix October 23 Hermanos Rodriguez United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati Report

1966 Constructors Championship final standings

Place Constructor Points[1]
1 United Kingdom Brabham-Repco 42 (49)
2 Italy Ferrari 31 (32)
3 United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 30 (35)
4 United Kingdom BRM 22
5 United Kingdom Lotus-BRM 13
6 United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 8
7 United States Eagle-Climax 4
8 Japan Honda 3
9 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 2
10 United Kingdom Brabham-Climax 1
11 United Kingdom McLaren-Serenissima 1
12 United Kingdom Brabham-BRM 1
13 United States Eagle-Weslake 0
14 United Kingdom Shannon-Climax 0
15 United Kingdom Cooper-Ferrari 0

1966 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
Pts.[1]
1 Australia Jack Brabham Ret 4 1 1 1 1 Ret Ret 2 42 (45)
2 United Kingdom John Surtees Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 3 1 28
3 Austria Jochen Rindt Ret 2 4 5 Ret 3 4 2 Ret 22 (24)
4 New Zealand Denny Hulme Ret Ret 3 2 Ret Ret 3 Ret 3 18
5 United Kingdom Graham Hill 3 Ret Ret 3 2 4 Ret Ret Ret 17
6 United Kingdom Jim Clark Ret Ret DNS 4 3 Ret Ret 1 Ret 16
7 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1 Ret Ret 4 5 Ret Ret Ret 14
8 United Kingdom Mike Parkes 2 Ret Ret 2 12
9 Italy Lorenzo Bandini 2 3 NC 6 6 Ret Ret 12
10 Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti Ret 1 9
11 United States Richie Ginther Ret 5 Ret NC 4 5
12 United States Dan Gurney NC 5 Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 5 4
13 United Kingdom Mike Spence Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 5 Ret DNS 4
14 United States Bob Bondurant 4 Ret 9 Ret 7 DSQ Ret 3
15 Switzerland Jo Siffert Ret Ret Ret NC Ret Ret 4 Ret 3
16 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Ret DNS 6 DNS 5 Ret 3
17 United Kingdom Peter Arundell DNS Ret Ret Ret 8 8 6 7 1
18 Sweden Jo Bonnier NC Ret NC Ret 7 Ret Ret NC 6 1
19 United Kingdom Bob Anderson Ret 7 NC Ret Ret 6 1
20 United Kingdom John Taylor 6 8 8 Ret 1
21 United Kingdom Chris Irwin 7 0
22 United States Ronnie Bucknum Ret 8 0
23 New Zealand Chris Amon 8 DNQ 0
24 France Guy Ligier NC NC NC 10 9 DNS 0
25 Italy Geki 9 0
26 United Kingdom Chris Lawrence 11 Ret 0
Italy Giancarlo Baghetti NC 0
Mexico Pedro Rodríguez Ret Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Innes Ireland Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Ret 0
Mexico Moisés Solana Ret 0
United States Phil Hill DNQ 0
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Place Driver Country Points[1] Wins Podiums Poles
1 Jack Brabham Australia Australia 42 (45) 4 5 3
2 John Surtees United Kingdom Britain 28 2 4 2
3 Jochen Rindt Austria Austria 22 (24) 3
4 Denny Hulme New Zealand New Zealand 18 4
5 Graham Hill United Kingdom Britain 17 3
6 Jim Clark United Kingdom Britain 16 1 2 2
7 Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Britain 14 1 1
8 Mike Parkes United Kingdom Britain 12 2 1
9 Lorenzo Bandini Italy Italy 12 2 1
10 Ludovico Scarfiotti Italy Italy 9 1 1
11 Richie Ginther United States USA 5
12 Dan Gurney United States USA 4
13 Mike Spence United Kingdom Britain 4
14 Bob Bondurant United States USA 3
15 Jo Siffert Switzerland Switzerland 3
16 Bruce McLaren New Zealand New Zealand 3
17 Peter Arundell United Kingdom Britain 1
18 Jo Bonnier Sweden Sweden 1
19 Bob Anderson United Kingdom Britain 1
20 John Taylor United States USA 1
21 Chris Irwin United Kingdom Britain
22 Ronnie Bucknum United States USA
23 Chris Amon New Zealand New Zealand
24 Guy Ligier France France
25 Geki Italy Italy
26 Chris Lawrence United Kingdom Britain
Giancarlo Baghetti Italy Italy
Pedro Rodríguez Mexico Mexico
Innes Ireland United Kingdom Britain
Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Britain
Moisés Solana Mexico Mexico
Phil Hill United States USA

Non-Championship race results

Other Formula One races held in 1966, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
South Africa South African Grand Prix Prince George January 1 United Kingdom Mike Spence United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
Italy Gran Premio di Siracusa Syracuse April 1 United Kingdom John Surtees Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom BRDC International Trophy Silverstone May 14 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham-Repco Report
United Kingdom International Gold Cup Oulton Park September 17 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham-Repco Report

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
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Simple English

The 1966 Formula One season crowned as champion Jack Brabham.

Season review

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Monaco Grand Prix May 22 Monaco Jackie Stewart BRM Report
2 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgian Grand Prix June 12 Spa-Francorchamps John Surtees Ferrari Report
3 French Grand Prix July 3 Reims-Gueux Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco Report
4 British Grand Prix July 16 Brands Hatch Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco Report
5 Dutch Grand Prix July 24 Zandvoort Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco Report
6 German Grand Prix August 7 Nürburgring Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco Report
7 Italian Grand Prix September 4 Monza Ludovico Scarfiotti Ferrari Report
8 United States Grand Prix October 2 Watkins Glen Jim Clark Lotus-BRM Report
9 File:Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg Mexican Grand Prix October 23 Hermanos Rodriguez John Surtees Cooper-Maserati Report

1966 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos. Driver MON
BEL
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
FRA
GBR
NED
GER
ITA
USA
MEX
Pts.[1]
1 Jack Brabham Ret 4 1 1 1 1 Ret Ret 2 42 (45)
2 John Surtees Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 3 1 28
3 Jochen Rindt Ret 2 4 5 Ret 3 4 2 Ret 22 (24)
4 Denny Hulme Ret Ret 3 2 Ret Ret 3 Ret 3 18
5 Graham Hill 3 Ret Ret 3 2 4 Ret Ret Ret 17
6 Jim Clark Ret Ret DNS 4 3 Ret Ret 1 Ret 16
7 Jackie Stewart 1 Ret Ret 4 5 Ret Ret Ret 14
8 Mike Parkes 2 Ret Ret 2 12
9 Lorenzo Bandini 2 3 NC 6 6 Ret Ret 12
10 Ludovico Scarfiotti Ret 1 9
11 Richie Ginther Ret 5 Ret NC 4 5
12 Dan Gurney NC 5 Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 5 4
13 Mike Spence Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 5 Ret DNS 4
14 Bob Bondurant 4 Ret 9 Ret 7 DSQ Ret 3
15 Jo Siffert Ret Ret Ret NC Ret Ret 4 Ret 3
16 Bruce McLaren Ret DNS 6 DNS 5 Ret 3
17 Peter Arundell DNS Ret Ret Ret 8 8 6 7 1
18 Jo Bonnier NC Ret NC Ret 7 Ret Ret NC 6 1
19 Bob Anderson Ret 7 NC Ret Ret 6 1
20 John Taylor 6 8 8 Ret 1
21 Chris Irwin 7 0
22 Ronnie Bucknum Ret 8 0
23 Chris Amon 8 DNQ 0
24 Guy Ligier NC NC NC 10 9 DNS 0
25 Geki 9 0
26 Chris Lawrence 11 Ret 0
Giancarlo Baghetti NC 0
File:Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg Pedro Rodríguez Ret Ret Ret 0
Innes Ireland Ret Ret 0
Trevor Taylor Ret 0
File:Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg Moises Solana Ret 0
Phil Hill DNQ 0
Pos. Driver MON
BEL
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
FRA
GBR
NED
GER
ITA
USA
MEX
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Place Driver Country Points[1] Wins Podiums Poles
1 Jack Brabham Australia 42 (45) 4 5 3
2 John Surtees Britain 28 2 4 2
3 Jochen Rindt Austria 22 (24) 3
4 Denny Hulme New Zealand 18 4
5 Graham Hill Britain 17 3
6 Jim Clark Britain 16 1 2 2
7 Jackie Stewart Britain 14 1 1
8 Mike Parkes Britain 12 2 1
9 Lorenzo Bandini Italy 12 2 1
10 Ludovico Scarfiotti Italy 9 1 1
11 Richie Ginther USA 5
12 Dan Gurney USA 4
13 Mike Spence Britain 4
14 Bob Bondurant USA 3
15 Jo Siffert Switzerland 3
16 Bruce McLaren New Zealand 3
17 Peter Arundell Britain 1
18 Jo Bonnier Sweden 1
19 Bob Anderson Britain 1
20 John Taylor USA 1
21 Chris Irwin Britain
22 Ronnie Bucknum USA
23 Chris Amon New Zealand
24 Guy Ligier France
25 Geki Italy
26 Chris Lawrence Britain
Giancarlo Baghetti Italy
Pedro Rodríguez File:Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg Mexico
Innes Ireland Britain
Trevor Taylor Britain
Moises Solana File:Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg Mexico
Phil Hill USA

References

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