1000 km of Paris

Map of the entire autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry.

The 1000 Kilometres of Paris was an endurance race, mainly for sports cars, which was held at the Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry in France from 1956 to 1995.

1956

The event is called Grand Prix of the Automobile Club of Île-de-France. Following the accident of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1955 and the measures taken by the public authorities, the safety conditions of the Linas-Montlhéry autodrome were improved; in particular 34 stands, with access to refueling, were built. A Maserati 300S win at the average speed of 150.239 km/h. A Gordini T15S finished in eighth place, a DB Panhard at the thirteenth, a Ferry[1] powered by Renault at the fourteenth and a Vernet-Pairard -also powered by Renault- at the sixteenth. The three Panhard Monopoly didn't finish.[2]

1962

The race became part of the World Sportscar Championship. René Bonnet and Charles Deutsch each line up a 1000 cm3 prototype powered by Renault and Panhard. The domination of the Ferrari 250 GTO was unchallenged in the first six places: Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez win another victory at 157,727 km/h average.

1995

The race was interrupted after 540 km. The four Ferrari F40s entered in the Group GT1 were broken, as was the McLaren F1 GTR; only a Venturi 600 LM had saved the GT1's honor by finishing in fourth place.

Winners

Year Driver 1 Driver 2 Team Car Time
1956 France Jean Behra France Louis Rosier Private Maserati 300S 6 h 41 min 03 s 100
1957–1959 No race
1960 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Belgium Lucien Bianchi Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 250 GT SWB 6 h 54 min 46 s 800
1961 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez North American Racing Team Ferrari 250 GT SWB 6 h 32 min 15 s 200
1962 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez North American Racing Team Ferrari 250 GTO.[3] 6 h 21 min 58 s 700
1963 No race
1964 Sweden Joakim Bonnier United Kingdom Graham Hill Maranello Concessionaires Ferrari 330 P 6 h 32 min 53 s 100
1965 No race
1966 United Kingdom Mike Parkes United Kingdom David Piper Private Ferrari 250 LM[4] 6 h 31 min 24 s 000
1967 Belgium Jacky Ickx Australia Paul Hawkins J.W. Automotive Mirage M1 Ford.[5] 7 h 18 min 19 s 800
1968 Germany Rolf Stommelen Germany Hans Herrmann Porsche System Porsche 908.[6] 6 h 12 min 20 s 100
1969 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise France Henri Pescarolo Équipe Matra - Elf Matra-Simca MS650.[7] 3 h 27 min 23 s 000
1970 Australia Jack Brabham France François Cevert Matra Sports Matra-Simca MS660.[8] 5 h 49 min 41 s 800
1971 United Kingdom Derek Bell Netherlands Gijs van Lennep J.W. Automotive Porsche 917 6 h 14 min 22 s 800
1972 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise France Gérard Larrousse Écurie Bonnier Lola T280-2 6 h 04 min 24 s 920
1973–1993 No race
1994 France Henri Pescarolo France Jean-Claude Basso JCB Racing Venturi 600 LM 7 h 36 min 48 s 740
1995 Germany Stefan Oberndorfer Germany Detlef Hübner Muhlbauer Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 4 h 00 min 53 s 560

Endurance racing in Paris before 1956

Start of the 1938 12 hours of Paris at Montlhéry.

Prior to 1956 other races were held at Montlhéry for touring cars.[10] These included:

Grand Prix Tourisme of the AC.F.

24 Hours of Paris

8 Hours of Montlhéry

  • 1934 — won this unique edition.[12]

12 Hours of Paris

Grand Prix of the AC.F. (French Grand Prix)

References

  1. ^ Ferry (GTFrance).
  2. ^ 1000 km de Paris 1956 (Panhard Racing Team).
  3. ^ 1000 kilomètres de Paris 1962 (Racing Sports Cars).
  4. ^ 1000 kilomètres de Paris 1966 (Racing Sports Cars).
  5. ^ 1000 kilomètres de Paris 1967 (YouTube Video).
  6. ^ 1000 kilomètres de Paris 1968 (YouTube Video).
  7. ^ 1000 kilomètres de Paris 1969 (Racing Sports Cars).
  8. ^ 1000 kilomètres de Paris 1970 (Racing Sports Cars).
  9. ^ Higham, Peter (1995). The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing. p. 374. ISBN 0851126421.
  10. ^ Les Grand Prix de Paris sur l'autodrome - P. Pannetier, Autodrome.over-blog.com, 19 décembre 2007
  11. ^ GP de l'A.C.F. Tourisme 1925 (RacingSportsCars).
  12. ^ 8 h Montlhéry - RacingSportsCars
  13. ^ Affiche des 12 Heures de Paris 1939
  14. ^ Résultats des 12 Heures de Paris 1938 - RacingSportsCars
  15. ^ Résultats des 12 Heures de Paris 1950 - RacingSportsCars

(in French) 1000 km de Paris

Further reading

  • William Boddy, Montlhéry, the story of the Paris autodrome ISBN 1-84584-052-6


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