1000 km race on the Nürburgring in 1969

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The field in the introductory lap in the south bend. In front of the guide car, driven by Juan Manuel Fangio . Behind left the Porsche 908/02 by Jo Siffert and besides the Ferrari 312P with Chris Amon at the wheel. Behind the Porsche 908/02 from Gerhard Mitter
Jo Siffert in the Porsche 908/02 with the Porsche Austria paint scheme
The Porsche 917 by Frank Gardner and David Piper during the race
Gerhard Mitter in the Porsche 908 with starting number 2. After considerable technical problems, Mitter and team-mate Udo Schütz finished 31st in the overall ranking
Chris Amon in the Ferrari 312P in the Südkehre. After an electrical defect, the car broke down after driving 28 laps
Behind five Porsche 908s, the Ford GT40 of Helmut Kelleners and Reinhold Joest came in sixth overall
Lancia Fulvia HF F&M Special; Two factory Fulvias were registered and were driven by Sandro Munari / Rauno Aaltonen and Claudio Maglioli / Raffaele Pinto to the 27th and 29th place respectively in the overall ranking
NSU Spiess 1300; Manfred Spiess and Heinz Gilges achieved 37th place in the final ranking with this car

The 15th 1000 km race on the Nürburgring , also ADAC 1000 km race on the Nürburgring, Nürburgring , took place on June 1, 1969 on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring and was the seventh round of the sports car world championship of that year.

Before the race

Before the race at the Nürburgring, the seventh race of the season, a clear favorite in the world championship had emerged. After the two endurance races in the United States , the Brands Hatch 6-hour race began a winning streak for Porsche . The German team had no win in North America . The 24 Hours of Daytona in 1969 won Mark Donohue and Chuck Parsons on one of Roger Penske reported Lola T70 Mk.3B GT . In Sebring , Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver drove an aging Ford GT40 to overall victory. Jo Siffert and Brian Redman opened the successful run for Porsche at Brands Hatch. In the first half of the season, the 33-year-old Swiss and his one year younger British partner turned out to be the strongest driving team in the sports car scene. While Siffert always drove the respective starting turn and thereby gained a notable lead over the competition with a high, but calculated risk, Redman then managed it confidently and gently. This tactic also led to victory in the 1000 km race in Monza . After Gerhard Mitter and Udo Schütz's victory at the Targa Florio , Siffert and Redman won again in Spa .

The race

Teams, vehicles and drivers

The 1000 km race took place later in the year in 1969 than in the previous seasons, just two weeks before the Le Mans 24-hour race , the season highlight in the world championship. The two French works teams from Matra and Alpine decided not to take part in the Nürburgring in order to be able to concentrate fully on the home race. The Scuderia Ferrari only reported a 312P for Chris Amon and Pedro Rodriguez . In contrast to the 12 and 24 hour races, where the racing team around John Wyer relied on the Ford GT40, they fielded the Mirage M2 / 300 in the Eifel . The Wyer team management was dissatisfied with the powerful, but heavy and fuel-consuming V12 engines from BRM and, before the 1000 km race, upgraded a chassis to the 3-liter V8 DFV engine, also from Formula 1 from Cosworth around. Since the Cosworth engine was wider than the BRM engine and had a Hewland gearbox (the BRM engine worked with a ZF gearbox), the rear of the Mirage had to be rebuilt. The side radiators had to be relocated to the front of the car. Since there was little time for the conversion, the team did not do sufficient test work before the race. The car was driven by Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver. The second Mirage still had the BRM engine and was driven by David Hobbs and Mike Hailwood .

Immediately after the race in Belgium, the Porsche team management booked the Nürburgring for test drives. There was driving on both the north and south loops . No races have been held on the 7.747-kilometer Südschleife since the end of 1968. The train was still used for test drives. A few days after Porsche, Autodelta also tested the Tipo 33 on the Südschleife. Test drives with the Porsche 917 and 908 were on the program at Porsche under the direction of Peter Falk . A new body variant was built for the 908 in Zuffenhausen . The main innovations were a smaller cockpit opening and an aerodynamically optimized front end in the wind tunnel. Rolf Stommelen drove remarkable times with the 908, 8: 06,000 minutes on the Nordschleife and 2: 05,000 minutes on the Südschleife. When trying to undercut the Stommelen time on the Südschleife, Jo Siffert had a serious accident in the 908. Siffert, who had hardly driven the Südschleife, braked the Müllenbach curve too late, whereupon the Spyder deviated from the track and overturned. The car came to rest with the wheels up; the driver was able to get out of the wreck unharmed with the help of some marshals.

The 917 was also driven on the north and south loops. In some publications about the Porsche 917, the 1000 km race on the Nürburgring is referred to as the debut of this racing car model. In fact, the 917 was used for the first time in the 1000 km race at Spa-Francorchamps . Jo Siffert drove the car there in rainy training and criticized the driving behavior. Siffert and Redman used the 908 for the race, so the 917 was initially without a driver. After Gerhard Mitter and Udo Schütz's 908 had an engine failure on the last day of training, they contested the race with the 917. After only one lap, the car had to be parked due to an over-revving engine. Stommelen achieved 2: 20,000 minutes with the 917 on the Südschleife, on the Nordschleife he did not come under 8: 39,000 minutes. According to the Porsche computer simulation, the 917 on the Nordschleife should be four seconds faster than the 908 per lap. In reality, however, the test drives were 30 seconds short. All of the factory drivers who drove the 917 during the test drives complained about the poor driving characteristics. Hans Herrmann described the vehicle as cumbersome, Kurt Ahrens as an ulcer and Gerhard Mitter as dangerous. Since none of the works drivers wanted to drive a 917 in the race, but Ferry Porsche and Ferdinand Piëch really wanted to use the model, Porsche race director Rico Steinemann had to act. His first contact was Masten Gregory , who declined. He then turned to the two BMW factory drivers Hubert Hahne and Dieter Quester . In addition to a small entry fee, Steinemann offered them a lucrative bonus should they drive the car to the finish. While Hubert Hahne quickly agreed, Dieter Quester asked for time to think about it. Quester had received approval from BMW to drive an Abarth 1300 SP for Carlo Abarth , which he did during the first practice session. Hahne drove three laps with the 917 and achieved a time of 8: 38,000 minutes on its fastest lap. After some back and forth, Quester canceled Carlo Abarth's driver contract and accepted the Porsche offer. On Friday afternoon he drove two laps in the Porsche and then reported on his impressions. He has to constantly correct on the steering wheel with enormous effort. He found "the muscle man strong enough to fear". In the evening, BMW racing director Alex von Falkenhausen , Quester's father-in-law, phoned him and then Hubert Hahne and explained to both of them that BMW had not given the go-ahead for a Porsche race. Steinemann was again without a driver. The group of drivers who could be entrusted with a car like the 917 was no longer particularly large. Steinemann decided to contact David Piper and reached him by phone late in the evening. Piper was a busy racing driver who competed in car races almost every weekend and always stepped in at short notice. At Spa he started for Ferrari for Chris Amon, who had measles . Piper immediately agreed and referred his neighbor Frank Gardner as the second driver. They flew to Germany that night in a private plane paid for by Porsche and arrived at the route on Saturday morning.

After abandoning the 917, the Porsche works drivers started with 908 chassis. In the early summer, Louise Piëch , the sister of Ferry Porsche and the mother of Ferdinand Piëch, had set up a second Porsche racing team for Porsche Holding in Salzburg and acquired two Porsche 908 Spyders. The two Porsche works drivers Rudi Lins and Richard Attwood drove a 908 . The second Spyder was intended as a replacement car and was loaned to the German works team after the accident by Siffert during testing. The chassis were raffled off among the factory drivers before the Friday practice session and Siffert and co-pilot Redman pulled the Porsche Salzburg 908. The other driver pairings were: Rolf Stommelen / Hans Herrmann, Vic Elford / Kurt Ahrens, Willi Kauhsen / Karl von Wendt and Gerhard Mitter / Udo Schütz.

Autodelta brought three Tipo 33/2s to the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, the use of which was financed by the German Alfa Romeo dealers. The cars were registered in the sports car class up to 2 liters and were driven by Carlo Facetti / Herbert Schultze , Andrea de Adamich / Nino Vaccarella and Nanni Galli / Ignazio Giunti .

Training and qualification

On Friday, the first day of training, the drivers tried to break the 8-minute barrier for one lap, which had only been achieved once before. Chris Amon set a time of 7: 57,000 minutes in a test drive in the Ferrari 312F1 in 1968 . Pedro Rodríguez drove 8: 19,000 minutes in a Ferrari, then Schütz in a Porsche 8: 12,000 minutes, which his team-mate Mitter improved to 8: 10,000 minutes a little later. Erich Bitter had a serious accident in the Abarth on the Brünnchen section when the car took off and lost a wheel on landing. Bitter emerged from the wreck with minor injuries. After Rodríguez was stopped at 8: 03,200, Jo Siffert almost broke the 8-minute barrier in the 908 with a time of 8: 00,200 minutes. Chris Amon in the Ferrari was only a tenth of a second slower. There were two more serious accidents in the afternoon. The Swede Björn Rothstein had an accident in the Lola T70 Mk.3B GT on the Antonius beech section. He was admitted to the Adenau hospital with a severe shock as well as a broken jaw and vertebral fracture. There was a total write-off on the Lola. At kilometer 12.8, the Porsche 908 lifted off with Vic Elford at the wheel and crashed into an earth wall after it hit the track. The Porsche was also a total write-off. Elford was unharmed. Due to rainy weather on Saturday there was no improvement in the lap times.

The course of the race

Before the race, Rico Steinmann tried to persuade Gerhard Mitter to switch to Jo Siffert's car. Brian Redman had not achieved any lap times worth mentioning in practice and the Porsche race director feared the Amon / Rodríguez-Ferrari would be superior. However, Mitter wanted to contest the race with his German team partner Udo Schütz and refused the exchange. He started from the second row, next to him team mate Rolf Stommelen. Jo Siffert in the Porsche and Chris Amon in the Ferrari were on the front row. Vic Elford in the replacement car and Richard Attwood in the Porsche-Salzburg 908 started the race from the third row. Fourth row: Willy Kauhsen in the Porsche 908 and Jacky Ickx in the Mirage. Fifth row: The Lola T70 from Joakim Bonnier and Herbert Müller and the Porsche 917, for which the training time was credited by Hubert Hahne. Gardner and Piper had drawn a lottery who had to do the starting turn, Piper lost and had to start with the 917.

At the start, Gerhard Mitter took the lead between Siffert and Amon before the south bend and held it until Breitscheid. After the first lap, Siffert led the Porsche two seconds ahead of Mitter. Amon in the Ferrari was 16 seconds behind and was just ahead of Elford. Attwood, Stommelen and Jacky Ickx followed at a distance in the Mirage. On the second lap, Siffert drove 8: 40,000 minutes, Mitter was three seconds slower, but Amon was two seconds faster. David Piper drove the second lap in 917 in 9: 38,000 minutes and was in 13th place. In the following laps a three-way battle developed between Siffert, Mitter and Amon for the lead in the race. While Siffert couldn't drive away from the front, Amon Mitter came closer and closer. In midfield, Johannes Ortner was able to overtake Piper's 917 in a 2-liter Abarth. Amon Mitter passed in the fourth lap and reduced the gap to Siffert to six seconds on lap seven. In the eighth lap, Siffert, who drove 8: 06.600 minutes on a partially wet road, was able to clearly set himself apart from Amon, who only drove 8: 16,000 minutes because of lapping.

The standings after nine laps: Siffert 17 seconds ahead of Amon, followed by the 908 from Gerhard Mitter, Rolf Stommelen, Vic Elford, Richard Attwood and Willy Kauhsen. Eighth was Jacky Ickx, who came to the pits for the first refueling stop this lap. After the tenth lap, David Piper stopped to refuel and to hand over the 917 to Frank Gardner. The stay at the boxes took 1 minute and 30 seconds as the Gardner seat did not click into place immediately. The eleventh lap was a special spectacle, as all Porsche 908s driving on the same lap came to the pits in quick succession to refuel and change drivers. At a time when there were neither barriers for mechanics nor speed limits in the pit lane, Jo Siffert headed for the Porsche pit at full speed. He braked the 908 hard and jumped out of the car. The car was refueled with two hoses. During the refueling process, Gerhard Mitter stopped just behind it. Even before Brian Redman took the leading Porsche back on the track after 45 seconds, Rolf Stommelen stopped the third 908. The mechanics had to wait because there was no free tank hose for the Stommelen / Herrmann car. For Udo Schütz it took 57 seconds before he could start driving again. When the Stommelen car, in which Hans Herrmann had already taken a seat, could finally be refueled, the remaining three 908 were already in the pits. Hans Herrmann started again after 65 seconds, Kurt Ahrens after 55 seconds, Karl von Wendt after 50 seconds and Rudi Lins was dispatched in 47 seconds.

Ferrari also made the first refueling stop on the eleventh lap and Amon handed the car over to Pedro Rodríguez. Due to the faster stop and a significantly faster lap, Redman led after the 12th lap with a lead of 35 seconds over Rodríguez. Mitter and Schütz's hopes for victory ended in this round. Schütz came back to the pits at a slow pace. The left front wheel was flat and protruded from the body at an angle. A wheel bearing got stuck and the axle journal broke. The entire front suspension had to be removed for repairs.

The concern of Porsche race director Rico Steinemann that Brian Redman could not drive fast laps turned out to be unfounded. Redman consistently set faster lap times than Rodríguez. After the 15th lap the Ferrari was 88 seconds behind. Third was Hans Herrmann. By the second refueling stop, the gap grew to almost two minutes. After the race, Rodríguez explained his bad lap times with vibrations in the rear of the Ferrari. On lap 25, the race was decided to the disadvantage of Ferrari when Chris Amon pits with a puncture and lost another 85 seconds. In the 28th lap Amon drove the fastest lap of the race with 8: 03.300, before the Ferrari retired one lap later with a broken ignition coil caused by the vibrations.

Two laps before the end of the race, Rico Steinemann called Brian Redman to the pits for an unplanned stop with a flag signal. He wanted to enable Jo Siffert to cross the finish line first. The lead over the second placed Stommelen / Herrmann was four minutes. Ahrens / Elford finished third another 65 seconds behind. Lins / Attwood and Kauhsen / von Wendt completed the five-fold victory for Porsche. David Piper and Frank Gardner finished eighth overall with the Porsche 917. The gap to the victorious Porsche 908, however, was four laps.

With victory in the 1000 km race, Porsche won the title of sports car world champion early and for the first time in the company's history. Porsche Head of Development Helmuth Bott after the race: “We all need rest now, the drivers, the mechanics, the engineers, everyone. Such a mammoth development and racing program cannot be pushed through every year. "


Final ranking

Item class No. team driver vehicle Round
1 P 3.0 1T GermanyGermany Porsche System Engineering SwitzerlandSwitzerland Jo Siffert Brian Redman
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Porsche 908/02 44
2 P 3.0 4th GermanyGermany Porsche System Engineering GermanyGermany Hans Herrmann Rolf Stommelen
Porsche 908/02 flounder 44
3 P 3.0 3T GermanyGermany Porsche System Engineering United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vic Elford Kurt Ahrens
Porsche 908/02 44
4th P 3.0 6th AustriaAustria Salzburg Porsche Constructions Austria AustriaAustria Rudi Lin's Richard Attwood
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Porsche 908/02 43
5 P 3.0 5 GermanyGermany Porsche System Engineering GermanyGermany Willi Kauhsen Karl von Wendt
Porsche 908/02 42
6th S 5.0 56 GermanyGermany IGFA Deutsche Auto Zeitung Cologne GermanyGermany Helmut Kellener's Reinhold Joest
Ford GT40 41
7th S 2.0 84 GermanyGermany Alfa Romeo Germany ItalyItaly Carlo Facetti Herbert Schultze
Alfa Romeo T33 / 2 40
8th S 5.0 61 GermanyGermany Porsche System Engineering United KingdomUnited Kingdom David Piper Frank Gardner
Porsche 917 40
9 S 2.0 71 GermanyGermany Rainer Ising GermanyGermanyGünter Werlich Rainer Ising
Porsche 906 39
10 P 3.0 18th GermanyGermany German BG Racing Team GermanyGermany Gerhard Koch Hans-Dieter Dechent
Porsche 907 2.2 39
11 S 2.0 76 BelgiumBelgium Racing Team VDS BelgiumBelgium Claude Bourgoignie Gustave Gosselin
Alfa Romeo T33 / 2 39
12 S 2.0 73 United KingdomUnited Kingdom William Bradley United KingdomUnited KingdomTony Dean William Bradley
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Porsche 910 38
13 S 2.0 80 SwedenSweden Sten Axelsson SwedenSweden Sten Axelsson Hans Laine
Porsche 906 38
14th P 2.0 38 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Piccionaia Racing Team SwitzerlandSwitzerland Silvio Moser Antonio Nicodemi
Porsche 907 38
15th S 2.0 86 GermanyGermany Alfa Romeo Germany ItalyItaly Andrea de Adamich Nino Vaccarella
Alfa Romeo T33 / 2 38
16 P 2.0 39 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Clive Baker United KingdomUnited Kingdom Clive Baker Roger Enever
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Chevron B8 37
17th S 2.0 88 United KingdomUnited Kingdom JCB Excavators Ltd. United KingdomUnited KingdomPeter Brown Tim Stock
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Chevron B8 37
18th GT 2.0 106 GermanyGermany Chiquita GermanyGermany Jürgen Neuhaus Dieter Fröhlich
Porsche 911T 37
19th GT 2.0 109 GermanyGermany Kremer Brothers GermanyGermany Reinhardt Stenzel Erwin Kremer
Porsche 911T 37
20th GT 2.0 107 GermanyGermany Hahn motor vehicles GermanyGermanyPeter Kaiser Werner Müller
Porsche 911T 37
21st S 2.0 90 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Peter Taggart United KingdomUnited KingdomTony Goodwin Raymond Nash
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Chevron B8 36
22nd S 2.0 102 GermanyGermany Hans-Dieter Blatzheim GermanyGermany Hans-Dieter Blatzheim Malte Huth
Porsche 911T 36
23 P 2.0 26th United KingdomUnited Kingdom Roger Nathan Racing United KingdomUnited KingdomRoger Nathan Mike Beckwith
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Astra RNR1 36
24 P 2.0 31 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jeremy Richardson United KingdomUnited KingdomJeremy Richardson Bernard Farthing
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Ginetta G16A 36
25th GT 2.0 103 GermanyGermany Ernst Jüntgen GermanyGermanyErnst Jüntgen Helmut Gillen
Porsche 911S 36
26th S 2.0 70 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Brian Alexander United KingdomUnited KingdomVic Walker Brian Alexander
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Lotus 47 35
27 P 1.6 50 ItalyItaly Lancia Squadra Corse ItalyItaly Sandro Munari Rauno Aaltonen
Lancia Fulvia HF F&M Special 35
28 P 2.0 36 ItalyItaly Picchio Rosso ItalyItaly Giampiero Biscaldi Corrado Manfredini
Porsche 907 35
29 P 1.6 51 ItalyItaly Lancia Squadra Corse ItalyItaly Claudio Maglioli Raffaele Pinto
Lancia Fulvia HF F&M Special 35
30th GT 2.0 101 GermanyGermany Rally Community Ulm GermanyGermany Eberhard Sindel Dieter Benz
Porsche 911S 34
31 P 3.0 2 GermanyGermany Porsche System Engineering GermanyGermany Gerhard Mitter Udo Schütz
Porsche 908/02 34
32 P 1.6 43 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Richard Groves United KingdomUnited KingdomJohn Moore Rhoddy Harvey-Bailey
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Ginetta G12 33
33 P 1.6 40 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jack Wheeler United KingdomUnited KingdomMartin Davidson Jack Wheeler
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Austin-Healey Sprite 33
34 GT 2.0 108 KenyaKenya Edgar Herrmann GermanyGermany Hans Schuller Edgar Herrmann
Porsche 911S 32
35 GT 2.0 115 ItalyItaly Palladio ItalyItaly Girolamo Capra Angelino Lepri
Lancia Fulvia HF Zagato 32
36 P 2.0 25th United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jean Denton United KingdomUnited KingdomMike Garton Jean Denton
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
MGB 32
37 P 1.6 42 GermanyGermany Manfred Spiess GermanyGermanyManfred Spiess Heinz Gilges
NSU Spiess 1300 31
38 GT 2.0 114 GermanyGermany Jörg Klasen GermanyGermanyJörg Klasen Peter Otto
Alfa Romeo Duetto 30th
39 P 2.0 34 ItalyItaly Abarth-Osella AustriaAustria Johannes Ortner Gijs van Lennep
Abarth 2000 SP 27
40 P 3.0 7th ItalyItaly Ferrari SEFAC Spa New ZealandNew Zealand Chris Amon Pedro Rodríguez
Ferrari 312P 28
41 P 2.0 27 GermanyGermany BMW Martini Garage GermanyGermanyGünther Selbach Friedhelm Thiessen
Astra RNR1 25th
42 P 1.6 46 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Julian Hasler United KingdomUnited KingdomPeter Jackson Mike Crabtree
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Nomad Mk.1 23
43 S 5.0 55 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Ecurie Bonnier Scuderia Filipinetti SwedenSweden Jo Bonnier Herbert Müller
Lola T70 Mk.3B GT 23
44 P 3.0 17th United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chris Lawrence United KingdomUnited KingdomJohn Wingfield Chris Lawrence
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Deep Sanderson 302 21st
45 GT 2.0 104 GermanyGermany Hans-Dieter Weigel GermanyGermany Ferfried von Hohenzollern Hans-Dieter Weigel
Porsche 911T 20th
46 GT 2.0 116 GermanyGermany Dieter Weizinger GermanyGermanyDieter Weizinger Wilhelm Bisterfeld
Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider 20th
47 P 1.6 54 GermanyGermany Dieter Weizinger GermanyGermanyThomas Bossert Rolf Kienen
NSU Spiess 1300 19th
48 P 3.0 9 United KingdomUnited Kingdom JW Automotive United KingdomUnited Kingdom David Hobbs Mike Hailwood
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Mirage M2 / 300 18th
49 P 3.0 8th United KingdomUnited Kingdom JW Automotive BelgiumBelgium Jacky Ickx Jackie Oliver
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Mirage M2 / 300 16
50 P 1.6 41 FranceFrance Peter Rand FranceFrancePeter Rand Alain Douarche
Alpine M64 16
51 S 2.0 78 SwedenSweden Sportscars Unlimited United StatesUnited States Masts Gregory Richard Broström
Porsche 910 15th
52 P 2.0 30th United KingdomUnited Kingdom Scodec de Cadenet United KingdomUnited KingdomMike Walton Alain de Cadenet
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Ferrari Dino 206S 12
53 S 2.0 91 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chevron Cars United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Hine Reine Wisell
Chevron B8 12
54 P 1.6 53 GermanyGermany Karl-Heinz Kleine GermanyGermanyKarl-Heinz Kleine Günther Obid
Abarth 1300 OT 10
55 S 2.0 77 GermanyGermanyAssociation Südd. Car athlete GermanyGermany Sepp Greger Ernst Kraus
Porsche 910 6th
56 P 3.0 16 BelgiumBelgium Racing Team VDS BelgiumBelgium Teddy Pilette Rob Slotemaker
Alfa Romeo T33 / 2 2.5 5
57 S 2.0 96 GermanyGermany Chevron Germany GermanyGermany Dieter Basche Nikolaus Killenberg
Chevron B8 5
58 S 2.0 81 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Nick Gold United KingdomUnited KingdomNick Gold Gordon Spice
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Porsche 906 4th
59 P 2.0 28 SwedenSweden Bam-Bam SwedenSwedenHans Wängstre Evert Christofferson
Ferrari Dino 206S 3
60 GT 2.0 100 GermanyGermany Paul-Ernst Straehle GermanyGermany Herbert Linge Roland Bauer
Porsche 911T 3
61 P 1.6 48 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Falken Racing United KingdomUnited KingdomJohn Markey Angus Clydesdale
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Costin-Nathan GT 2
62 S 5.0 66 United KingdomUnited Kingdom David prophet United KingdomUnited Kingdom David prophet Edward Nelson
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Lola T70 Mk.3 GT 2
63 P 3.0 22nd United KingdomUnited Kingdom McKechnie Racing United KingdomUnited KingdomMax Wilson Mike Walker
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Lola T70P 1
64 P 1.6 45 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bridges Walker United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Bridges John Lepp
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Chevron B8 1
65 S 2.0 85 GermanyGermany Alfa Romeo Germany ItalyItaly Nanni Galli Ignazio Giunti
Alfa Romeo T33 / 2 1
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66 P 3.0 19th GermanyGermany Helmut Krause GermanyGermanyHelmut Krause Ernst Furtmayr
Porsche 907 2.2 1
67 P 1.6 44 ItalyItaly Abarth-Osella NetherlandsNetherlands Toine Hezemans Dieter Quester Erich Bitter
Abarth 1300 SP 2
68 S 5.0 60 SwedenSweden PR For Men SwedenSwedenPicko Troberg Bjorn Rothstein
Lola T70 Mk.3B GT 3
69 S 5.0 64 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Nicholas Granville-Smith United KingdomUnited KingdomNicholas Granville-Smith Gordon Miles
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Shelby Cobra 289 4th
70 S 2.0 75 ItalyItaly Abarth-Osella GermanyGermanyHelmut Leuze Giampiero Biscaldi
Abarth 2000 p 5
71 S 2.0 94 ItalyItaly Jolly Club ItalyItaly Giampiero Moretti Everardo Ostini
Porsche 910 6th
72 P 3.0 1 GermanyGermany Porsche System Engineering SwitzerlandSwitzerlandJo Siffert Brian Redman
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Porsche 908/02 flounder 7th
73 P 3.0 3 GermanyGermany Porsche System Engineering United KingdomUnited KingdomVic Elford Kurt Ahrens
Porsche 908/02 flounder 8th

1 not started 2 accident during training 3 accident during training 4 engine damage during training 5 accident during training 6 accident during training 7 accident during training 8 accident during training

Only in the entry list

Here you will find teams, drivers and vehicles that were originally registered for the race but did not take part for a variety of reasons.

Item class No. team driver chassis
74 P 3.0 12 ItalyItaly Serenissima United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jonathan Williams Juan-Manuel Bordeu
Serenissima Mk.168
75 P 3.0 14th ItalyItaly Autodelta ItalyItaly Nino Vaccarella Alfa Romeo T33 / 3
76 P 3.0 15th ItalyItaly Autodelta ItalyItaly Mario Casoni Alfa Romeo T33 / 3
77 P 3.0 20th United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tony Beeson United KingdomUnited KingdomTony Beeson John Markey
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Chevron B8
78 P 2.0 32 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mark Konig United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mark Konig Nomad Mk.2
79 P 2.0 33 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Compact conversion United KingdomUnited KingdomPaul Sutcliffe John MacDonald
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Ginetta G12
80 P 2.0 35 ItalyItaly Scuderia Pescara ItalyItalyLeandro Terra Turillo Barbuscia
Ferrari Dino 206P
81 P 2.0 37 ItalyItaly Scuderia Madunina ItalyItalyEnrico Pinto Giovanni Alberti
Alfa Romeo T33 / 2
82 P 1.6 47 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Falken Racing United KingdomUnited KingdomAndrew Mylius Alan Harvey
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Chevron B8
83 P 1.6 49 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Peter Clarke United KingdomUnited KingdomPeter Clarke Sidney Segal
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
84 P 1.6 52 United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Britten United KingdomUnited KingdomGabriele Konig John Britten
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
MG Midget
85 S 5.0 57 United KingdomUnited Kingdom David Piper United KingdomUnited Kingdom David Piper Lola T70 Mk.3B GT
86 S 5.0 58 SwedenSweden Ulf Norinder SwedenSwedenUlf Norinder Robin Widdows
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Lola T70 Mk.3B GT
87 S 5.0 59 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Robin Orms United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mike De Udy Lola T70 Mk.3B GT
88 S 5.0 62 GermanyGermany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 917
89 S 5.0 63 GermanyGermany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 917
90 S 5.0 65 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Techspeed Racing United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chris Craft Eric Liddell
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Lola T70 Mk.3 GT
91 S 2.0 72 GermanyGermany Auto-Neuser GermanyGermany Anton Fischhaber Fritz Neuser
Porsche 906
92 S 2.0 74 ItalyItaly Abarth-Osella Abarth 2000 p
93 S 2.0 79 GermanyGermany Kurt Ahrens GermanyGermany Eckhard Schimpf Manfred Berthold
Abarth 1300 OT
94 S 2.0 82 AustriaAustria Bosch Vienna AustriaAustria Otto Stuppacher Kurt Rieder
Porsche 906
95 S 2.0 83 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Worcestershire Racing United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Burton Mike Walker
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Chevron B8
96 S 2.0 87 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Falken Racing United KingdomUnited KingdomAngus Clydesdale John Markey
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Chevron B8
97 S 2.0 89 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Paul Vestey United KingdomUnited Kingdom Paul Vestey Paul Ridgway
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Chevron B8
98 S 2.0 92 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Guy Edwards United KingdomUnited Kingdom Guy Edwards Mike Franey
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Chevron B8
99 S 2.0 93 GermanyGermany International Racing Club GermanyGermanyJoachim Komusin Siegfried Müller
Alfa Romeo T33 / 2
100 S 2.0 97 ItalyItaly Scuderia Brescia Corse ItalyItalyEnnio Bonomelli Cesare Guzzi
Porsche 906
101 GT 2.0 105 GermanyGermany Hediri Racing GermanyGermanyPeter Wisskirchen Christian Schmarje
Porsche 911T
102 GT 2.0 117 GermanyGermany International Racing Club GermanyGermanyThomas Teves Dieter Mohr
Alfa Romeo Duetto

Class winner

class driver driver vehicle Placement in the overall ranking
P 3.0 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Jo Siffert United KingdomUnited Kingdom Brian Redman Porsche 908/02 Overall victory
P 2.0 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Silvio Moser ItalyItaly Antonio Nicodemi Porsche 907 Rank 14
P 1.6 ItalyItaly Sandro Munari FinlandFinland Rauno Aaltonen Lancia Fulvia HF F&M Special Rank 27
S 5.0 GermanyGermany Helmut Kelleners GermanyGermany Reinhold Joest Ford GT40 Rank 6
S 2.0 ItalyItaly Carlo Facetti GermanyGermany Herbert Schultze Alfa Romeo T33 / 2 Rank 7
GT 2.0 GermanyGermany Jürgen Neuhaus GermanyGermany Dieter Fröhlich Porsche 911T Rank 18

Racing data

  • Reported: 102
  • Started: 65
  • Rated: 39
  • Race classes: 6
  • Spectator: unknown
  • Race day weather: cold, light rain
  • Route length: 22.835 km
  • Driving time of the winning team: 6: 11: 02.300 hours
  • Total laps of the winning team: 44
  • Total distance of the winning team: 1004.740 km
  • Winner's average: 162.500 km / h
  • Pole position: Jo Siffert - Porsche 908/02 (# 1T) - 8: 00.200 = 171.191 km / h
  • Fastest race lap: Chris Amon - Ferrari 312P (# 8) - 8: 03.300 = 170.093 km / h
  • Racing series: 7th round of the sports car world championship in 1969


  • Michael Behrndt, Jörg-Thomas Födisch, Matthias Behrndt: ADAC 1000 km race. HEEL Verlag, Königswinter 2008, ISBN 978-3-89880-903-0 .
  • Peter Higham: The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing. A complete Reference from Formula 1 to Touring Car. Guinness Publishing Ltd., London 1995, ISBN 0-85112-642-1 .

Web links

Commons : 1000 km race on the Nürburgring 1969  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Helmut Zwickl: World champion through technical knockout - a racing season with Porsche . Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart 1969, p. 128.
  2. Helmut Zwickl: World champion through technical knockout - a racing season with Porsche . Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart 1969, p. 132.
  3. Helmut Zwickl: World champion through technical knockout - a racing season with Porsche . Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart 1969, p. 131.
  4. Report and pictures from the Rothstein accident (Swedish)
  5. Helmut Zwickl: World champion through technical knockout - a racing season with Porsche . Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart 1969, p. 132.
  6. Helmut Zwickl: World champion through technical knockout - a racing season with Porsche . Motorbuch-Verlag Stuttgart 1969, p. 148.
Predecessor race
1000 km from Spa-Francorchamps 1969
Sports car world championship Succession race
1969 24 Hours of Le Mans