The 1966 Formula One World Championship was the 17th season of FIA Formula One Championship. The Drivers' Champion was Jack Brabham, whose team, Brabham, won the Constructors' Championship.


Teams and Drivers[edit | edit source]

The full list of teams and drivers for the 1966 FIA Formula One World Championship is shown below:

Formula One[edit | edit source]

Constructor Chassis Tyre Driver Rounds
Team Engine
McLaren-Ford
McLaren-Serenissima
M2B F New Zealand Bruce McLaren 1–2, 4–5, 8–9
United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ford 406 3.0 V8
Serenissima M166 3.0 V8
Lotus-Climax
Lotus-BRM
33
43
F United Kingdom Jim Clark All
United Kingdom Team Lotus Climax FWMV 2.0 V8
BRM P60 2.0 V8
BRM P75 3.0 H16
United Kingdom Peter Arundell 2–9
Mexico Pedro Rodríguez 3, 8–9
Italy Geki 7
Lotus-BRM
Ferrari
33
246
F United Kingdom Mike Spence All
United Kingdom Reg Parnell Racing BRM P60 2.0 V8
Ferrari 228 2.4 V6
Italy Giancarlo Baghetti 7
Brabham-Repco
Brabham-Climax
BT19
BT20
BT22
G Australia Jack Brabham All
United Kingdom Brabham Racing Organisation Repco 620 3.0 V8
Climax FPF 2.75 L4
New Zealand Denny Hulme All
United Kingdom Chris Irwin 4
Cooper-Maserati T81 D United States Richie Ginther 1–2
United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Maserati 9/F1 3.0 V12 Austria Jochen Rindt All
New Zealand Chris Amon 3
United Kingdom John Surtees 3–9
Mexico Moisés Solana 9
BRM P261
P83
D United Kingdom Graham Hill All
United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P60 2.0 V8
BRM P75 3.0 H16
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1–2, 4–9
Brabham-BRM
Cooper-Maserati
BT11
T81
D Switzerland Jo Siffert 1–5, 7–9
United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team BRM P60 2.0 V8
Maserati 9/F1 3.0 V12
Brabham-Climax BT11 F United Kingdom Bob Anderson 1, 3–7
United Kingdom DW Racing Enterprises Climax FPF 2.75 L4
Ferrari 246
312/66
D
F
Italy Lorenzo Bandini 1–3, 5–8
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 228 2.4 V6
Ferrari 218 3.0 V12
United Kingdom John Surtees 1–2
United Kingdom Mike Parkes 3, 5–7
Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti 6–7
Cooper-Maserati
Brabham-Climax
T81
BT22
BT7
F Sweden Jo Bonnier All
Switzerland Anglo-Suisse Racing Team Maserati 9/F1 3.0 V12
Climax FPF 2.75 L4
Climax FWMV 2.0 V8
BRM P261 G United States Bob Bondurant 1–2, 4, 6–7
United Kingdom Team Chamaco-Collect BRM P60 2.0 V8 United Kingdom Vic Wilson 2
Lotus-Climax
McLaren-Ford
25
M3A
F United States Phil Hill* 1–2
United States Privateer Climax FWMV 2.0 V8
Ford 4.7 V8
Cooper-Maserati T81 D France Guy Ligier 1–6
France Privateer Maserati 9/F1 3.0 V12
Eagle-Climax
Eagle-Weslake
Mk1 G United States Dan Gurney 2–9
United States Anglo-American Racers Climax FPF 2.75 L4
Weslake 58 3.0 V12
United States Phil Hill 7
United States Bob Bondurant 8–9
Brabham-BRM BT11 G United Kingdom John Taylor 3–6
United Kingdom David Bridges BRM P60 2.0 V8
Shannon-Climax SH1 D United Kingdom Trevor Taylor 4
United Kingdom Shannon Racing Cars Climax FPE 3.0 V8
Cooper-Ferrari T73 D United Kingdom Chris Lawrence 4, 6
United Kingdom J.A. Pearce Engineering Ferrari Tipo 168 3.0 V12
Honda RA273 G United States Richie Ginther 7–9
Japan Honda R&D Company Honda RA273E 3.0 V12 United States Ronnie Bucknum 8–9
Brabham-BRM BT11 D New Zealand Chris Amon 7
New Zealand Chris Amon Racing BRM P60 1.9 V8
BRM P261 D United Kingdom Innes Ireland 8–9
United Kingdom Bernard White Racing BRM P60 1.9 V8
  • * Phil Hill used camera cars for the MGM film, Grand Prix, but did not compete in any races.

Formula Two[edit | edit source]

Constructor Chassis Tyre Driver Rounds
Team Engine
Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT18 D West Germany Kurt Ahrens, Jr. 6
West Germany Caltex Racing Team Ford Cosworth SCA 1.0 L4
Matra-BRM
Matra-Ford Cosworth
MS5 D West Germany Hubert Hahne 6
United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation BRM P80 1.0 L4
Ford Cosworth SCA 1.0 L4
Belgium Jacky Ickx 6
Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT18 D West Germany Hans Herrmann 6
United States Roy Winkelmann Racing Ford Cosworth SCA 1.0 L4 United Kingdom Alan Rees 6
Lotus-Ford Cosworth 44 D West Germany Gerhard Mitter 6
United Kingdom Ron Harris Team Lotus Ford Cosworth SCA 1.0 L4 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez 6
United Kingdom Piers Courage 6
Matra-Ford Cosworth MS5 D France Jo Schlesser 6
France Matra Sports Ford Cosworth SCA 1.0 L4 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 6
Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT16 D Switzerland Silvio Moser 6
Switzerland Martinelli-Sonvico Racing Team Ford Cosworth SCA 1.0 L4

Calendar[edit | edit source]

World Championship Schedule[edit | edit source]

The full world championship schedule for the 1966 FIA Formula One World Championship is outlined below:

Round Grand Prix Date
1 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix 22 May
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Official Title 24e Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco
Circuit Circuit de Monaco
Location Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco
Lap distance 3.145 km (1.955 mi)
Race distance 314.500 km (195.463 mi)
Date 22 May Laps 100
2 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix 12 June
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Official Title XXVI Grand Prix de Belgique
Circuit Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Location Belgium Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium
Lap distance 14.100 km (8.763 mi)
Race distance 394.800 km (245.37 mi)
Date 12 June Laps 28
3 France French Grand Prix 3 July
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Official Title 52e Grand Prix de l'ACF
Circuit Reims
Location France Gueux, France
Lap distance 8.301 km (5.159 mi)
Race distance 398.448 km (247.637 mi)
Date 3 July Laps 48
4 United Kingdom British Grand Prix 16 July
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Official Title 19th RAC British Grand Prix
Circuit Brands Hatch
Location United Kingdom West Kingsdown, Kent, England
Lap distance 4.265 km (2.651 mi)
Race distance 341.200 km (212.057 mi)
Date 16 July Laps 80
5 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix 24 July
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Official Title XIV Grand Prix Zandvoort
Circuit Circuit Zandvoort
Location Netherlands Zandvoort, Netherlands
Lap distance 4.195 km (2.607 mi)
Race distance 377.550 km (234.649 mi)
Date 24 July Laps 90
6 West Germany German Grand Prix 7 August
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Official Title XXVIII Grosser Preis von Deutschland
Circuit Nürburgring Nordschleife
Location West Germany Nürburg, Germany
Lap distance 22.810 km (14.177 mi)
Race distance 342.150 km (212.648 mi)
Date 7 August Laps 15
7 Italy Italian Grand Prix 4 September
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Official Title 37° Gran Premio d'Italia
Circuit Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Location Italy Monza, Italy
Lap distance 5.750 km (3.574 mi)
Race distance 391.000 km (243.008 mi)
Date 4 September Laps 68
8 United States United States Grand Prix 2 October
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Official Title IX Grand Prix of the United States
Circuit Watkins Glen International
Location United States Watkins Glen, New York, USA
Lap distance 3.782 km (2.351 mi)
Race distance 408.456 km (253.857 mi)
Date 2 October Laps 108
9 Mexico Mexican Grand Prix 23 October
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Official Title V Gran Premio de Mexico
Circuit Magdalena Mixhuca
Location Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
Lap distance 5.000 km (3.108 mi)
Race distance 325.000 km (201.989 mi)
Date 23 October Laps 65

Non-Championship Schedule[edit | edit source]

The full non-championship schedule for the 1966 FIA Formula One World Championship is outlined below:

Date Event Circuit Report
1st January South Africa 12th International R.A.C. Grand Prix of S.A. East London Report
1st May Italy XV Gran Premio di Siracusa Syracuse Report
14th May United Kingdom 18th International Daily Express Trophy Silverstone Report
17th September United Kingdom XIII International Gold Cup Oulton Park Report

Season Review[edit | edit source]

Pre-Season[edit | edit source]

Race 1: 1966 Monaco Grand Prix[edit | edit source]

Race 2: 1966 Belgian Grand Prix[edit | edit source]

Race 3: 1966 French Grand Prix[edit | edit source]

Race 4: 1966 British Grand Prix[edit | edit source]

Race 5: 1966 Dutch Grand Prix[edit | edit source]

Race 6: 1966 German Grand Prix[edit | edit source]

Race 7: 1966 Italian Grand Prix[edit | edit source]

Race 8: 1966 United States Grand Prix[edit | edit source]

Race 9: 1966 Mexican Grand Prix[edit | edit source]

Non-Championship Races[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

World Championship Results[edit | edit source]

A run down of results for the 1966 FIA Formula One World Championship is shown below:

Round Event Report
Grid Result
1 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Jim Clark
United Kingdom Lotus-Climax
1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
United Kingdom BRM
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom John Surtees
Italy Ferrari
2 Italy Lorenzo Bandini
Italy Ferrari
Italy Lorenzo Bandini
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
United Kingdom BRM
3 United Kingdom Graham Hill
United Kingdom BRM
1:29.8 on Lap 90
2 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom John Surtees
Italy Ferrari
1 United Kingdom John Surtees
Italy Ferrari
Fastest Lap
Austria Jochen Rindt
United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati
2 Austria Jochen Rindt
United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati
United Kingdom John Surtees
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
United Kingdom BRM
3 Italy Lorenzo Bandini
Italy Ferrari
4:18.7 on Lap 18
3 France French Grand Prix Report
Italy Lorenzo Bandini
Italy Ferrari
1 Australia Jack Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom John Surtees
United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati
2 United Kingdom Mike Parkes
Italy Ferrari
Italy Lorenzo Bandini
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Mike Parkes
Italy Ferrari
3 New Zealand Denny Hulme
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
2:11.3 on Lap 30
4 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Report
Australia Jack Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
1 Australia Jack Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
Fastest Lap
New Zealand Denny Hulme
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
2 New Zealand Denny Hulme
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
Australia Jack Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
United States Dan Gurney
United States Eagle-Climax
3 United Kingdom Graham Hill
United Kingdom BRM
1:37.0 on Lap 60
5 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Report
Australia Jack Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
1 Australia Jack Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
Fastest Lap
New Zealand Denny Hulme
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
2 United Kingdom Graham Hill
United Kingdom BRM
New Zealand Denny Hulme
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
United Kingdom Jim Clark
United Kingdom Lotus-Climax
3 United Kingdom Jim Clark
United Kingdom Lotus-Climax
1:30.6 on Lap 2
6 West Germany German Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Jim Clark
United Kingdom Lotus-Climax
1 Australia Jack Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom John Surtees
United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati
2 United Kingdom John Surtees
United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati
United Kingdom John Surtees
United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
United Kingdom BRM
3 Austria Jochen Rindt
United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati
8:49.0 on Lap 4
7 Italy Italian Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Mike Parkes
Italy Ferrari
1 Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti
Italy Ferrari
Fastest Lap
Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti
Italy Ferrari
2 United Kingdom Mike Parkes
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Jim Clark
United Kingdom Lotus-BRM
3 New Zealand Denny Hulme
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
1:32.4 on Lap 49
8 United States United States Grand Prix Report
Australia Jack Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
1 United Kingdom Jim Clark
United Kingdom Lotus-BRM
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Jim Clark
United Kingdom Lotus-BRM
2 Austria Jochen Rindt
United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati
United Kingdom John Surtees
United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati
Italy Lorenzo Bandini
Italy Ferrari
3 United Kingdom John Surtees
United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati
1:09.67 on Lap 31
9 Mexico Mexican Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom John Surtees
United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati
1 United Kingdom John Surtees
United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Jim Clark
United Kingdom Lotus-BRM
2 Australia Jack Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
United States Richie Ginther
Japan Honda
United States Richie Ginther
Japan Honda
3 New Zealand Denny Hulme
United Kingdom Brabham-Repco
1:53.75 on Lap 58

Non-Championship Results[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

World Championship for Drivers[edit | edit source]

Outlined below are the full standings from the 1966 FIA Formula One World Championship for Drivers:

Pos. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points
Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg
1st Jack Brabham Ret 4th 1st 1st 1st 1st Ret Ret 2nd 42 (45)
2nd John Surtees Ret 1st Ret Ret Ret 2nd Ret 3rd 1st 28
3rd Jochen Rindt Ret 2nd 4th 5th Ret 3rd 4th 2nd Ret 22 (24)
4th Denny Hulme Ret Ret 3rd 2nd Ret Ret 3rd Ret 3rd 18
5th Graham Hill 3rd Ret Ret 3rd 2nd 4th Ret Ret Ret 17
6th Jim Clark Ret Ret DNS 4th 3rd Ret Ret 1st Ret 16
7th Jackie Stewart 1st Ret Ret 4th 5th Ret Ret Ret 14
8th Mike Parkes 2nd Ret Ret 2nd 12
= Lorenzo Bandini 2nd 3rd NC 6th 6th Ret Ret 12
10th Ludovico Scarfiotti Ret 1st 9
11th Richie Ginther Ret 5th Ret Ret 4th 5
12th Mike Spence Ret Ret Ret Ret 5th Ret 5th Ret DNS 4
= Dan Gurney NC 5th Ret Ret 7th Ret Ret 5th 4
14th Jo Siffert Ret Ret Ret NC Ret Ret 4th Ret 3
= Bruce McLaren Ret DNS 6th DNS 5th Ret 3
= Bob Bondurant 4th Ret 9th Ret 7th DSQ Ret 3
17th Peter Arundell DNS Ret Ret Ret 12th 8th 6th 7th 1
= John Taylor 6th 8th 8th Ret 1
= Jo Bonnier NC Ret NC Ret 7th Ret Ret NC 6th 1
= Bob Anderson Ret 7th NC Ret Ret 6th 1
Chris Irwin 7th 0
Chris Amon 8th DNQ 0
Ronnie Bucknum Ret 8th 0
Guy Ligier NC NC NC 10th 9th DNS 0
Geki 9th 0
Chris Lawrence 11th Ret 0
Giancarlo Baghetti NC 0
Pedro Rodríguez Ret Ret* Ret Ret 0
Trevor Taylor Ret 0
Innes Ireland Ret Ret 0
Moisés Solana Ret 0
Vic Wilson DNS 0
Phil Hill DNQ 0
Ineligible to score points as other drivers drove Formula Two cars.
Jean-Pierre Beltoise 8th
Hubert Hahne 9th
Jo Schlesser 10th
Hans Herrmann 11th
Piers Courage Ret
Alan Rees Ret
Kurt Ahrens, Jr. Ret
Jacky Ickx Ret
Silvio Moser DNS
Gerhard Mitter DNS
Pos. Driver Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  • * Ineligible to score points as Rodríguez drove a Formula Two car.

International Cup of Manufacturers[edit | edit source]

Outlined below are the full standings from the 1966 FIA Formula One International Cup of Manufacturers:

Pos. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points
Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg
1st Brabham-Repco Ret 4th 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd Ret 2nd 42 (49)
2nd Ferrari 2nd 1st 2nd 6th 6th 1st Ret 31 (32)
3rd Cooper-Maserati NC 2nd 4th 5th 7th 2nd 4th 2nd 1st 30 (35)
4th BRM 1st Ret Ret 3rd 2nd 4th 7th Ret Ret 22
5th Lotus-BRM Ret Ret Ret Ret 5th 12th 5th 1st 7th 13
6th Lotus-Climax Ret Ret Ret 4th 3rd Ret 9th 6th Ret 8
7th Eagle-Climax NC 5th Ret Ret 7th DNQ DSQ 5th 4
8th Honda Ret NC 4th 3
9th McLaren-Ford Ret 5th Ret 2
10th Brabham-BRM Ret 6th 8th 8th Ret DNQ 1
= McLaren-Serenissima DNS 6th DNS 1
= Brabham-Climax Ret Ret 7th 7th Ret Ret 6th 1
Cooper-Ferrari 11th Ret 0
Shannon-Climax Ret 0
Eagle-Weslake Ret Ret Ret 0
Pos. Team Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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V T E 1966 Formula One Season
Constructors Brabham • BRM • Cooper • Ferrari • Honda • Lotus • Matra • McLaren • Shannon
Engines BRM • Climax • Ferrari • Ford • Ford Cosworth • Honda • Maserati • Repco • Serenissima • Weslake
Drivers Ahrens • Amon • Anderson • Arundell • Baghetti • Bandini • Beltoise • Bondurant • Bonnier • Brabham • Bucknum • Courage • Clark • "Geki" • Ginther • Gurney • Hahne • Herrmann • G. Hill • P. Hill • Hulme • Ireland • Ickx • Irwin • Lawrence • Ligier • McLaren • Mitter • Moser • Parkes • Rees • Rindt • Rodríguez • Scarfiotti • Schlesser • Siffert • Solana • Spence • Stewart • Surtees • J. Taylor • T. Taylor • Wilson
Cars Brabham BT7 • Brabham BT11 • Brabham BT16 • Brabham BT18 • Brabham BT19 • Brabham BT20 • Brabham BT22 • BRM P83 • BRM P261 • Cooper T73 • Cooper T81 • Eagle Mk1 • Ferrari 246 • Ferrari 312 • Honda RA273 • Lotus 25 • Lotus 33 • Lotus 43 • Lotus 44 • Matra MS5 • McLaren M2B • Shannon SH1
Tyres Dunlop • Firestone • Goodyear
Races Monaco • Belgium • France • Britain • Netherlands • Germany • Italy • United States • Mexico
Non-championship Races South Africa • Syracuse • International Trophy • Gold Cup
See also 1965 Formula One Season • 1967 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Formula One Seasons
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