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Helmet of Walt Hansgen

Flag of U.S.A. Walt Hansgen

nationality American born October 28, 1919 hometown Westfield, New Jersey died April 7, 1966 place of death Orleans, France

Racing highlights

19621stDaytona Continental 3 Hour Grand Touring and Sports Car Race - GT 4.0 class
19572ndVIR Inaugral Grand Prix

Racing career summary

Races entered33
Wins1
Podiums6
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage3%
Podium percentage18.2%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1965Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1964Racing6 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1963Racing5 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1962Racing5 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1961Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1960Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1959Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1958Racing? races? wins? podiums? pole position? fastest race laps
1957Racing2 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1956Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1954Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1953Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Walt Hansgen

1965 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Kjell Qvale
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Huffaker (Offenhauser)

1965 Guards Sportscar Champhionship

PositionPointsTeam
0Mecom Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T70 (Ford)

1965 12 Hours of Sebring

PositionPointsTeam
11th0Mecom Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 250 LMFerrari

1964 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
16th2Team Lotus
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 33Coventry Climax 1.5Dunlop

1964 Autocar British Formula 2

PositionPointsTeam
0David Prophet Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 32Cosworth

1964 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Kjell Qvale
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Huffaker (Offenhauser)

1964 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
0Walt Hansgen
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford

1964 Guards Trophy Brands Hatch

PositionPointsTeam
0Mecom Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 19

1963 31st Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class GT +3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Briggs Cunningham
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar E-Type LightweightJaguar 3.8

1963 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0B. S. Cunningham
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
401??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1962 30th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class E +3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Briggs Cunningham
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati Tipo 151 CoupéMaserati 3.9

1962 USAC Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Alfred Momo
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper Monaco T57 (Buick)

1962 Daytona Continental 3 Hour Grand Touring and Sports Car Race - GT 4.0 class

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Briggs Cunningham
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar E-typeJaguar 3.8

1961 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Momo Corporation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cooper T53Coventry Climax 1.5Dunlop

1961 USAC Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Alfred Momo
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati Tipo 61
Maserati Tipo 63

1961 29th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0B.S. Cunningham
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati Tipo 63Maserati 3.0

1960 28th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Briggs S. Cunningham
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar E2AJaguar 3.0

1960 USAC Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Maserati Tipo 60

1959 27th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Brian Lister Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lister SportJaguar 3.0

1958 British Saloon Car Championship class D

PositionPointsTeam
0th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1957 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Briggs Cunningham
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1957 World Sportscar Championship - S5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Briggs Cunningham
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar D-type
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship - S5.0 1957.

1957 VIR Inaugral Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
101??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar D

1956 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Raceway Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship 1956.

1954 Florida International 12-Hour Grand Prix of Endurance, Group S5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Walt Hansgen
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar C-type

1953 World Sports Car Championship 12 Hours of Sebring

PositionPointsTeam
12th0Walter Hansgen
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar XK120Jaguar 3.4
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