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1000 km Spa

1000 Kilometres de Spa-Francorchamps
FIA World Endurance Championship
Venue Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
First race 1953
First FIA WEC race 2012
Distance 1,000 km (620 mi)
Duration 6 hours
Most wins (driver) Jacky Ickx (5)
Most wins (team) Team Peugeot Total (5)
Most wins (manufacturer) Ferrari (10)

The 1000 Kilometres of Spa-Francorchamps is an endurance race for sports cars held at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

History

The Spa 24 Hours had been introduced in 1924, and other races followed. As on the Nürburgring, both a 24-hour race for touring cars and GTs is held, and an endurance race for sports cars and GTs. The sports car race began in 1953, and in 1963 joined the World Sportscar Championship and was extended to 500 km. Starting in 1966, it was run for 1000 km, following the 1000 km Nürburgring and 1000 km Monza. Due to safety problems on the traditional long and very fast 14 km track over public roads, the race was discontinued after 1975.

The 14km Spa used by sportscars up until 1975

The 1000 km race was resumed in 1982 after the track was made safer by shortening it to 7 km. In 1989 and 1990, the race distance was lowered to 480 km as a rule change required the use of Formula One-derived engines that lasted longer. Due to the decline of the WSC, the "1000km" was discontinued after 1990 even before the WSC closed.

The race was revived in 1999, as a part of the SportsRacing World Cup (the predecessor to the FIA Sportscar Championship), running to a 2-hour, 30 minute time limit. In 2003, the 1000 km race was resumed as a joint event of the FIA SCC with the British GT Championship. In 2004, it was part of the Le Mans Series (LMS), and in 2011 was also part of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. From 2012 onwards the race has been part of the FIA World Endurance Championship, albeit in the format of a six-hour race.

Jacky Ickx currently holds record of most wins, having won the race 5 times, in 1967, 1968, 1974, 1982, and 1983. He is also one of two drivers to win the 1000 km on both the original and current circuits, the other being Derek Bell.

Winners

Year Drivers Team Car Time Distance Championship
14.1 km (8.8 mi) circuit
1953 Olivier Gendebien Ferrari 166 MM Non-championship
1954 Hans Davids Hans Davids Jaguar C-Type 169 km (105 mi) Non-championship
1955 Paul Frère Aston Martin Aston Martin DB3S 1:37:33.900 282 km (175 mi) Non-championship
1956 Ninian Sanderson Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Type 0:57:34.800 169 km (105 mi) Non-championship
1957 Tony Brooks Aston Martin Aston Martin DBR1 1:15:56.000 211.8 km (131.6 mi) Non-championship
1958 Masten Gregory Ecurie Ecosse Lister-Jaguar 1:05:02.300 211.8 km (131.6 mi) Non-championship
1959 Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 718 RSK 1:11:10.100 211.8 km (131.6 mi) Non-championship
1960 Paul Frère Porsche 718 RSK 1:20:54.800 211.8 km (131.6 mi) Non-championship
1961 Willy Mairesse Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 250 GT SWB 1:05:33.800 211.8 km (131.6 mi) Non-championship
1962 Edgar Berney Edgar Berney Ferrari 250 GT SWB 1:12:32.100 211.8 km (131.6 mi) Non-championship
1963 Willy Mairesse Ecurie Nationale Belge Ferrari 250 GTO 2:38:40:800 500 km (310 mi) World Sportscar Championship
1964 Mike Parkes Maranello Concessionaires Ferrari 250 GTO 2:32:05.200 500 km (310 mi) World Sportscar Championship
1965 Willy Mairesse Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 250 LM 2:29:45.700 500 km (310 mi) World Sportscar Championship
1966 Mike Parkes
Ludovico Scarfiotti
SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 330 P3 4:43:24.000 1,000 km (620 mi) World Sportscar Championship
1967 Dick Thompson
Jacky Ickx
J.W. Automotive Engineering Mirage M1-Ford 5:09:46.500 1,000 km (620 mi) World Sportscar Championship
1968 Brian Redman
Jacky Ickx
J.W. Automotive Engineering Ford GT40 Mk.I 5:05:19:300 1,000 km (620 mi) International Championship for Makes
1969 Brian Redman
Jo Siffert
Porsche System Engineering Porsche 908LH 4:24:19.600 1,000 km (620 mi) International Championship for Makes
1970 Brian Redman
Jo Siffert
J.W. Automotive Engineering Porsche 917K 4:09:47.800 1,000 km (620 mi) International Championship for Makes
1971 Jackie Oliver
Pedro Rodríguez
J.W. Automotive Engineering Porsche 917K 4:01:09.700 1,000 km (620 mi) International Championship for Makes
1972 Brian Redman
Arturo Merzario
SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 312PB 4:17:19.100 1,000 km (620 mi) World Championship for Makes
1973 Derek Bell
Mike Hailwood
Gulf Research Mirage M6-Ford 4:05:43.500 1,000 km (620 mi) World Championship for Makes
1974 Jacky Ickx
Jean-Pierre Jarier
Equipe Gitanes Matra-Simca MS670C 4:12:15.600 1,000 km (620 mi) World Championship for Makes
1975 Henri Pescarolo
Derek Bell
Willi Kauhsen Racing Team Alfa Romeo 33TT12 3:32:58.400 750 km (470 mi) World Championship for Makes
1976
to
1981
No Races
7.0 km (4.3 mi) circuit
1982 Jacky Ickx
Jochen Mass
Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956 6:06:04.140 1,000 km (620 mi) World Endurance Championship
1983 Jacky Ickx
Jochen Mass
Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956 5:44:33.520 1,000 km (620 mi) World Endurance Championship
1984 Stefan Bellof
Derek Bell
Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956B 5:53:17.190 1,000 km (620 mi) World Endurance Championship
1985 Bob Wollek
Mauro Baldi
Martini Racing Lancia LC2 5:00:23.420 848 km (527 mi) World Endurance Championship
1986 Thierry Boutsen
Frank Jelinski
Brun Motorsport Porsche 962C 5:35:54.540 1,000 km (620 mi) World Sports Prototype Championship
1987 Martin Brundle
Johnny Dumfries
Raul Boesel
Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-8 6:00:16.180 1,000 km (620 mi) World Sports Prototype Championship
1988 Mauro Baldi
Stefan Johansson
Team Sauber Mercedes Sauber C9-Mercedes 6:01:34.230 1,000 km (620 mi) World Sports Prototype Championship
1989 Mauro Baldi
Kenny Acheson
Team Sauber Mercedes Sauber C9-Mercedes 2:39:16.453 480 km (300 mi) World Sports Prototype Championship
1990 Jochen Mass
Karl Wendlinger
Team Sauber Mercedes Mercedes-Benz C11 2:42:54.880 480 km (300 mi) World Sports Prototype Championship
1991
to
1998
No Races
1999 Mauro Baldi
Laurent Rédon
JB Giesse Team Ferrari Ferrari 333 SP 2:30:24.347 452.920 km (281.431 mi) SportsRacing World Cup
2000 Filippo Francioni
Salvatore Ronca
Lucchini Engineering Lucchini SR2000-Alfa Romeo 2:31:17.377 355.368 km (220.815 mi) SportsRacing World Cup
2001 Marco Zadra
Jean-Marc Gounon
BMS Scuderia Italia Ferrari 333 SP 2:31:27.898 445.952 km (277.102 mi) FIA Sportscar Championship
2002 Sébastien Bourdais
Jean-Christophe Boullion
Pescarolo Sport Courage C60 EVO-Peugeot 2:03:16.089 376.272 km (233.805 mi) FIA Sportscar Championship
2003 Tom Kristensen
Seiji Ara
Audi Sport Japan Audi R8 5:47:50.209 1,000 km (620 mi) FIA Sportscar Championship
British GT Championship
2004 Johnny Herbert
Jamie Davies
Audi Sport UK Veloqx Audi R8 5:58:55.262 1,000 km (620 mi) Le Mans Endurance Series
2005 John Nielsen
Casper Elgaard
Hayanari Shimoda
Zytek Motorsport Zytek 04S 6:00:48.389 1,000 km (620 mi) Le Mans Endurance Series
2006 Emmanuel Collard
Jean-Christophe Boullion
Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo C60-Judd 6:01:06.782 1,000 km (620 mi) Le Mans Series
2007 Stéphane Sarrazin
Pedro Lamy
Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP
(Diesel)
5:47:47.313 1,000 km (620 mi) Le Mans Series
2008 Nicolas Minassian
Marc Gené
Jacques Villeneuve
Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP
(Diesel)
5:17:48.566 1,000 km (620 mi) Le Mans Series
2009 Nicolas Minassian
Simon Pagenaud
Christian Klien
Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP
(Diesel)
5:45:35.429 1,000 km (620 mi) Le Mans Series
2010 Sébastien Bourdais
Simon Pagenaud
Pedro Lamy
Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP
(Diesel)
6:00:39.012 975 km (606 mi) Le Mans Series
2011 Alexander Wurz
Marc Gené
Anthony Davidson
Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908
(Diesel)
6:02:03.799 1,127.633 km (700.679 mi) Le Mans Series
Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
2012 Romain Dumas
Loïc Duval
Marc Gené
Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 ultra
(Diesel)
6:00:22.708 1,120.62 km (696.32 mi) FIA World Endurance Championship
2013 André Lotterer
Benoît Tréluyer
Marcel Fässler
Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro
(Diesel hybrid)
6:00:55.971 1,176.67 km (731.15 mi) FIA World Endurance Championship
2014 Sébastien Buemi
Anthony Davidson
Nicolas Lapierre
Toyota Racing Toyota TS040 Hybrid 6:01:31.675 1,197.68 km (744.20 mi) FIA World Endurance Championship
2015 André Lotterer
Benoît Tréluyer
Marcel Fässler
Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro
(Diesel hybrid)
6:01:08.896 1,232.704 km (765.967 mi) FIA World Endurance Championship
^A The 1975 event was originally scheduled for 1000 km, but was shortened to 750 km the day of the race due to an approaching storm.
^B The 1985 event was originally scheduled for 1000 km, but was shortened to five hours (848 km) after the ensuing 40-minute caution caused by the collision of the Bellof/Boutsen Brun Motorsport Porsche 956 with the Ickx/Jochen Mass Rothmans Porsche 962 at Eau Rouge. Bellof died in the hospital afterwards, and officials ended the race at the five-hour mark, after 122 of 145 laps.
^C The 2002 event was stopped early due to heavy rain.
^D The 2010 event was red flagged during the race due to electrical outages. The race covered approximately 975 km when it on a six hour time limit.

External links

  • Le Mans Series - 1000 km of Spa
  • 1,000 KM of Spa Francorchamps (ILMC/ACO)
  • Racing Sports Cars: Spa archive
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