1962 24 Hours of Le Mans

 

The 1962 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 30th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 23 and 24 June 1962. It was the eighth round of the new 1962 International Championship of Manufacturers

The CSI (Commission Sportive Internationale - the FIA’s regulations body) initiated its new championship aimed specifically for GT cars. The International Championship of Manufacturers was expanded to fifteen races, including endurance and short races and hill-climbs, open to all or some of the eligible classes. However the Le Mans organisers, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), realised the public popularity of the Sports Car category and formulated their own development of the existing rules. The aim was to encourage prototypes of potential future GT designs. The maximum engine size for those cars (now called ‘Experimental’) was lifted from 3 to 4 litres. This approach was adopted by the four major endurance events (Sebring, Targa Florio, Nürburgring and Le Mans) who combined to create the Challenge Mondial de Vitesse et Endurance (Speed World Challenge) within the FIA championship that lasted to 1974.

The ACO's new ideas had the desired effect and there were 79 applications for the race to be reduced to 60 cars to practice for the 55 starting places. Aside from Ferrari and Maserati, a number of companies arrived with new prototypes including Aston Martin, Tojeiro, TVR, Abarth and OSCA. The CSI windscreen rules were influencing design, favouring closed-cars, and only 6 of the 55 starters were open-top.

There were 28 ‘works’ entries. Four-car teams came from Ferrari, Abarth and Panhard et Levassor. Most other works and privateer teams brought 3-car teams. Again, Ferrari was the dominant marque in the race with 18 entries – the biggest representation from any marque at a Le Mans. Sports-car specialist Abarth was next with 9 cars.

Where we have not had a model of the car as raced through the business I've added another example of the car as an illustration (where I have one)

Pos

Car

No

Team

Drivers

Chassis

Engine

Laps

1 Ferrari 330 TRI 6  SEFAC Ferrari  Olivier Gendebien
 Phil Hill
Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Ferrari 4.0L V12 331
2 Ferrari 250 GTO 19  P. Noblet
(private entrant)
 Pierre Noblet
 Jean Guichet
Ferrari 250 GTO Ferrari 3.0L V12 326
3 Ferrari 250 GTO 22  Equipe Nationale Belge  “Eldé” (Leon Dernier)
 “Beurlys” (Jean Blaton)
Ferrari 250 GTO Ferrari 3.0L V12 314
4 Jaguar E-Type Coupe 2+2 10  Briggs Cunningham  Briggs Cunningham
 Roy Salvadori
Jaguar E-Type Coupé Jaguar 3.8L S6 310
5 Jaguar E-Type Coupe 2+2 9  P.J. Sargent
(private entrant)
 Peter Sargent
 Peter Lumsden
Jaguar E-Type Coupé Jaguar 3.8L S6 310
6 Ferrari 250 GTO 17  North American Racing Team  Bob Grossman
 Glenn ‘Fireball’ Roberts
Ferrari 250 GTO Ferrari 3.0L V12 297
7

Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth

(example)

34  Porsche System Engineering  Edgar Barth
 Hans Herrmann
Porsche 356 B Carrera GTL Abarth Porsche 1588cc F4 287
8 Lotus Elite 44  Team Lotus Engineering  David Hobbs
 Frank Gardner
Lotus Elite Mk14 Coventry Climax 1216cc S4 286
9 Ferrari 250 GT

(example)

21  SEFAC Ferrari  Ed Hugus
 George Reed
Ferrari 250 GT SWB Sperimentale Ferrari 3.0L V12 281
10 Provence Moulage; Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Zagato; 1958 24h Le Mans DNF; Ubezzi & Catulle; RN36

(example)

39  Scuderia St. Ambroeus  Giancarlo Sala
 Marcello de Luca di Lizzano
Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Alfa Romeo 1290cc S4 281
11 Lotus Elite

(example)

45  Team Lotus Engineering  Clive Hunt
 Dr John ‘Mac’ Wyllie
Lotus Elite Mk14 Coventry Climax 1216cc S4 278
12

Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth

(example)

35  A. Veuillet
(private entrant)
 Robert Buchet
 Heinz Schiller
Porsche 356 B Carrera GTL Abarth Porsche 1588cc F4 272
13

Morgan Plus 4

(example)

29  Morgan Motor Company  Chris Lawrence
 Richard Shepherd-Baron
Morgan Plus 4 Super Sports Triumph 1991cc S4 270
14 1962 Abarth Simca 1300

(example)

43  Equipe Nationale Belge  Claude Dubois
 Georges Harris
Abarth 1300 Simca 1288cc S4 268
15 Sunbeam Alpine 32  Sunbeam Talbot  Peter Harper
 Peter Procter
Sunbeam Alpine Sunbeam 1590cc S4 268
16

1959 Panhard DB

(example)

53  Panhard & Levassor  André Guilhaudin
 Alain Bertaut
CD Dyna Coupé Panhard 702cc F2 255
17

1966 Matra Djet 5S

(example)

46  Automobiles René Bonnet  Bernard Consten
 José Rosinski
Bonnet Djet Renault 996cc S4 255
18

1966 Matra Djet 5S

(example)

50  Automobiles René Bonnet  Paul Armagnac
 Gérard Laureau
Bonnet Djet 2 Spider Renault 706cc S4 253
DNF

Ferrari Dino 246SP

(example)

27  SEFAC Ferrari  Giancarlo Baghetti
 Ludovico Scarfiotti
Ferrari 268 SP Ferrari 2.6L V8 230
DNF Still Looking 37  Automobili O.S.C.A.  George Arents
 José Behra
O.S.C.A. 1600 GT Zagato OSCA 1569cc S4 227
DNF Provence Moulage; Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Zagato; 1958 24h Le Mans DNF; Ubezzi & Catulle; RN36

(example)

40  Scuderia St. Ambroeus  Karl Foitek
 Riccardo Ricci
Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Alfa Romeo 1290cc S4 225
DNF Austin Healey 3000 24  Ecurie Chiltern  Sir John Whitmore
 Bob Olthoff
Austin-Healey 3000 BMC 2.9L S6 212
DNF Ferrari 250 GTO

(example)

23  F. Tavano
(private entrant)
 Fernand Tavano
 André Simon
Ferrari 250 GTO Ferrari 3.0L V12 202
DNF Sunbeam Alpine 33  Sunbeam Talbot  Paddy Hopkirk
 Peter Jopp
Sunbeam Alpine Sunbeam 1590cc S4 187
DNF Maserati Tipo 151 2  Briggs Cunningham  Bruce McLaren
 Walt Hansgen
Maserati Tipo 151 Coupé Maserati 3.9L V8 177
DNF

Ferrari Dino 246SP

(example)

28  SEFAC Ferrari  Ricardo Rodríguez
 Pedro Rodriguez
Ferrari 246 SP Ferrari 2.4L V6 174
DNF Ferrari 250 GTO

(example)

58  Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia  Nino Vaccarella
 Giorgio Scarlatti
Ferrari 250 GTO Ferrari 3.0L V12 172
DNF 1962 Abarth Simca 1300

(example)

56  R. Masson
(private entrant)
 Roger Masson
 Teodore Zeccoli
Abarth 700S Fiat 701cc S4 171
DNF Ferrari 250 GTO 20  UDT Laystall Racing Team  Innes Ireland
 Masten Gregory
Ferrari 250 GTO Ferrari 3.0L V12 165
DNF Maserati Tipo 151

(example)

4  Maserati France  Maurice Trintignant
 Lucien Bianchi
Maserati Tipo 151 Coupé Maserati 3.9L V8 152
DNF Chevrolet Corvette C1

(example)

1  Scuderia Scirocco  Tony Settember
 Jack Turner
Chevrolet Corvette Coupé Chevrolet 5.4L V8 150
DNF Ferrari 330 TRI 18  North American Racing Team  Peter Ryan
 John Fulp
Ferrari 250 TRI/61 Ferrari 3.0L V12 150
DNF Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato SWB

(example)

12  J. Kerguen
(private entrant)
 Jean Kerguen
 "Franc" (Jacques Dewez)
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Aston Martin 3.7L S6 134
DNF

1959 Panhard DB

(example)

55  Panhard & Levassor  Guy Verrier
 Bernard Boyer
CD Dyna Coupé Panhard 702cc F2 128
DNF Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato SWB 14  M. Salmon
(private entrant)
 Mike Salmon
 Maj Ian Baillie
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Aston Martin 3.7L S6 124
DNF 1962 Abarth Simca 1300

(example)

51  Abarth Corse & Cie  Régis Fraissinet
 Paul Condrillier
Abarth 700S Fiat 701cc S4 115
DNF Still Looking 25  Ecurie Ecosse  Jack Fairman
 Tommy Dickson
Tojeiro EE Coupé Coventry Climax 2.5L S4 81
DNF Still Looking 38  Marcos Cars  John Hine
 Dick Prior
Marcos GT Gullwing Ford 1502cc S4 80
DNF Aston Martin DP212 11  David Brown Racing Dept.  Graham Hill
 Richie Ginther
Aston Martin DP212 Aston Martin 4.0L S6 78
DNF

1959 Panhard DB

(example)

54  Panhard & Levassor  Pierre Lelong
 Jean-Pierre Hanrioud
CD Dyna Coupé Panhard 702cc F2 73
DNF Maserati Tipo 151 3  Briggs Cunningham  Bill Kimberley
 Dick Thompson
Maserati Tipo 151 Coupé Maserati 3.9L V8 62
DNF 1962 Abarth Simca 1300

(example)

41  Abarth Corse & Cie  Roger Delageneste
 Jean Rolland
Abarth 1300 Simca 1288cc S4 60
DNF Still Looking 7  SEFAC Ferrari  Mike Parkes
 Lorenzo Bandini
Ferrari 330 LMB Ferrari 4.0L V12 56
DNF Jaguar E-Type 8  M. Charles
(private entrant)
 Maurice Charles
 John Coundley
Jaguar E-Type Coupé Jaguar 3.8L S6 53
DNF

1960 AC Ace

(example)

60  A. Chardonnet
(private entrant)
 Jean-Claude Magne
 Maurice Martin
AC Ace Bristol 1971cc S6 49
DNF

Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth

(example)

30  Porsche System Engineering  Carel Godin de Beaufort
 Ben Pon
Porsche 356 B Carrera GTL Abarth Porsche 1588cc F4 35
DNF

Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB

(example)

59  Equipe Nationale Belge  Georges Berger
 Robert Darville
Ferrari 250 GT SWB Ferrari 3.0L V12 35
DNF Ferrari 330 TRI

(example)

15  Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia  Joakim ‘Jo’ Bonnier
 Dan Gurney
Ferrari 250 TRI/61 Ferrari 3.0L V12 30
DNF Ferrari 250 GT SWB Breadvan 16  Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia  Carlo Maria Abate
 Colin Davis
Ferrari 250 GT Drogo Ferrari 3.0L V12 30
DNF 1962 Abarth Simca 1300 62  Abarth Corse & Cie  Gianni Balzarini
 Franz Albert
Abarth 1300 Simca 1288cc S4 30
DNF 1962 Abarth Simca 1300 42  Abarth Corse & Cie  Henri Oreiller
 Tom Spychinger
Abarth 1300 Simca 1288cc S4 21
DNF

1966 Matra Djet 5S

(example)

61  Automobiles René Bonnet  Jean Vinatier
 Jean-Claude Vidilles
Bonnet Djet Renault 706cc S4 13
DNF Still Looking 36  Automobili O.S.C.A.  John Bentley
 John Gordon
O.S.C.A. 1600 GT Zagato OSCA 1569cc S4 12
DNF 1962 Abarth Simca 1300

(example)

52  Abarth Corse & Cie  Herbert Demetz
 Oddone Siggala
Abarth 700S Fiat 701cc S4 12
DNF TVR Grantura 31  TVR Cars  Peter Bolton
 Ninian Sanderson
TVR Grantura Mk3 MG 1623cc S4 3
DNS

1966 Matra Djet 5S

(example)

49  Automobiles René Bonnet  Robert Bouharde
 Jean Vinatier
Bonnet Djet Renault 706cc S4 0
RES Sunbeam Alpine

(example)

64  Sunbeam Talbot  Keith Ballisat
 Ian Lewis
Sunbeam Alpine Sunbeam 1590cc S4 0
RES TVR Grantura

(example)

65  TVR Cars  Rob Slotemaker
 Ted Lund
TVR Grantura Mk3 MG 1623cc S4 0
RES 1962 Abarth Simca 1300

(example)

68  “Sarayac” (Guy Flayac)
(private entrant)
 Georges Alexandrovitch
 Lucien Barhe
Abarth 1000S Fiat 1000cc S4 0
RES

1959 Panhard DB

(example)

70  Panhard & Levassor  Robert Neyrat
 Robert Mougin
CD Dyna Coupé Panhard 702cc F2

0

DSQ Lotus 23 47 Lotus Engineering Clark & Taylor Lotus 23   0
DSQ Lotus 23 48 Lotus Engineering Leston & Shelley Lotus 23   0

 


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