Race report Edit
Jim Clark roared into a familiar lead from the start from Richie Ginther in the BRM. All Graham Hill's hard work in qualifying second despite mechanical problems in practice came to nothing-his engine died on the grid and he was ordered to be push started. The subsequent one minute penalty dropped him well back. Clark led dominantly, his lead being extended when a stone pierced Ginther's radiator, forcing him into the pits. Jack Brabham took second place after a strong fight with Trevor Taylor, who also suffered mechanical problems.
Brabham then began to gain significantly on Clark as the Scot's Climax engine started to splutter, however this proved to be a sporadic fault and he had enough of a lead to maintain the position. It was Brabham himself who dropped out when a lead came adrift, handing second and third to Tony Maggs and a delighted Hill. Clark was over a minute ahead of them after yet another start-to-finish victory.
|2||12||Tony Maggs||Cooper-Climax||53||+ 1:04.9||8||6|
|3||2||Graham Hill||BRM||53||+ 1:13.9||2|
|4||6||Jack Brabham||Brabham-Climax||53||+ 2:15.2||5||3|
|5||8||Dan Gurney||Brabham-Climax||53||+ 2:33.4||3||2|
|6||36||Jo Siffert||Lotus-BRM||52||+ 1 lap||10||1|
|7||30||Chris Amon||Lola-Climax||51||+ 2 laps||17|
|8||28||Maurice Trintignant||Lotus-Climax||50||+ 3 laps||15|
|9||32||Innes Ireland||BRP-BRM||49||+ 4 laps||9|
|10||46||Lorenzo Bandini||BRM||45||+ 8 laps||21|
|11||34||Jim Hall||Lotus-BRM||45||+ 8 laps||18|
|NC||42||Phil Hill||Lotus-BRM||34||Not Classified||13|
|NC||44||Jo Bonnier||Cooper-Climax||32||Not Classified||11|
|Ret||16||John Surtees||Ferrari||12||Fuel pump||4|
|Ret||38||Tony Settember||Scirocco-BRM||5||Wheel Bearing||20|
|DNS||14||Ludovico Scarfiotti||Ferrari||Practice accident|
|DNS||22||Peter Arundell||Lotus-Climax||Driver raced in support race|
|WD||40||Ian Burgess||Scirocco-BRM||Car not ready|
|WD||50||Nasif Estéfano||De Tomaso||Car not ready|
- Phil Hill was originally entered as car #24, to drive the ATS. When the ATS team withdrew, he switched to drive the Scuderia Filipinetti Lotus-BRM.
- Pole position: Jim Clark - 2:20.2
- Fastest Lap: Jim Clark - 2:21.6
- Graham Hill was push started, incurring a one minute penalty from the organisers, and was awarded no championship points for his third place
Standings after the raceEdit
- Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
1963 Dutch Grand Prix
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1963 British Grand Prix
1962 French Grand Prix
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1964 French Grand Prix
- "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
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