1966 Syracuse Grand Prix


The 15th Syracuse Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 1 May 1966 at Syracuse Circuit, Sicily. The race was run over 56 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver John Surtees in a Ferrari 312.

1966 Syracuse Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1966 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 1 May 1966
Official name XV Gran Premio di Siracusa
Location Syracuse Circuit, Syracuse, Sicily
Course Temporary road circuit
Course length 5.615 km (3.489 miles)
Distance 56 laps, 314.46 km (195.4 miles)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:42.3
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari
Time 1:43.4
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Lotus-BRM

Jack Brabham, Vic Wilson and Denny Hulme all failed to post a time during practice, and lined up on the grid behind the last driver to post a time, André Wicky, whose time was 37.4 seconds slower than Surtees's pole time.[1]


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1   John Surtees SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari 1.40:08.3 1
2   Lorenzo Bandini SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari + 24.6 s 2
3   David Hobbs Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM 54 laps 7
4   Vic Wilson Team Chamaco Collect BRM 53 laps 11
5   Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Brabham-BRM 52 laps 4
NC   Guy Ligier Guy Ligier Cooper-Maserati 39 laps - Ignition 5
Ret   Paul Hawkins Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-Climax 6
Ret   Jo Siffert Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Maserati Driveshaft 3
Ret   Denny Hulme Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax Engine 12
Ret   Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Repco Engine 10
DNS   Giancarlo Baghetti Anglo-Suisse Racing Team Lotus-Climax Gearbox 8
DNS   André Wicky André Wicky Cooper-BRM Battery[1] 9
DNS   Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax Piston in practice -
DNA   Roberto Bussinello Alf Francis[1] Cooper-ATS -


  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "Cooper Cars", Doug Nye. Motorbooks, 2003.
  • Race results at www.motorsportmagazine.com [1]
  1. ^ a b c Nye (2003)

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