Formula 1 1966 Mexican Grand Prix

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1966-10-23
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Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
John Surtees
John Surtees

The 1966 Mexican Grand Prix was won by John Surtees of Cooper-Maserati.

The race in Mexico was the last of 9 rounds of the 1966 season.

 

1966 Mexican Grand Prix

The 1966 Mexican Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Ciudad Deportiva Magdalena Mixhuca on October 23, 1966. It was race 9 of 9 in both the 1966 World Championship of Drivers and the 1966 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The race was the fifth Mexican Grand Prix. The race was held over 65 laps of the five kilometre circuit for a race distance of 325 kilometres.

The race was won by British driver John Surtees driving a Cooper T81, his first such victory since leaving Scuderia Ferrari to join Cooper Car Company. Surtees lead home the newly crowned world champion Australian owner-driver Jack Brabham driving a Brabham BT20 by eight seconds. A lap down in third place, also driving a Brabham BT20 was Brabham's team mate New Zealander Denny Hulme.

Surtees victory promoted him to second place in the championship, vaulting past Austrian driver Jochen Rindt of the Cooper team.


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