Sunday 7th August 1966
The 1959 and 1960 World Champion Jack Brabham driving his Brabham BT19 won the German Grand Prix, his fourth win in succession. Brabham won by 43 seconds over the Cooper T81 driven by 1964 World Champion John Surtees. Surtees’ Austrian team mate Jochen Rindt finished third. The first Formula Two driver to finish was French driver Jean-Pierre Beltoise in eighth driving a Matra Sports entered Matra MS5. Sadly the race also saw the death of British driver John Taylor after a collision with Jacky Ickx.