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22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg  1963 South African Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 10 in the 1963 Formula One season
Prince George Circuit
Date 28 December 1963
Official name X South African Grand Prix
Location Prince George Circuit
East London, South Africa
Course Permanent racing facility
3.920 km (2.436 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 85 laps, 333.175 km (207.025 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Hot, dry and windy
Pole position
Driver 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:28.9
Fastest lap
Driver USAflagsmall Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax
Time 1:29.1 on lap 33
Podium
First 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Second USAflagsmall Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax
Third 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM

The 1963 South African Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at East London on December 28, 1963.

Classification Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 85 2:10:36.9 1 9
2 9 USAflagsmall Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 85 + 1:06.8 3 6
3 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 84 + 1 lap 6 4
4 10 25px-Newzealandflag Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 84 + 1 lap 9 3
5 4 22px-Flag of Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 84 + 1 lap 5 2
6 12 22px-Flag of Sweden Jo Bonnier Cooper-Climax 83 + 2 laps 11 1
7 11 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 82 + 3 laps 10
8 2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 81 + 4 laps 8
9 19 Flag of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.svg John Love Cooper-Climax 80 + 5 laps 13
10 14 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 79 + 6 laps 20
11 16 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Doug Serrurier LDS-Alfa Romeo 78 + 7 laps 18
12 23 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Trevor Blokdyk Cooper-Maserati 77 + 8 laps 19
13 8 25px-AustraliaFLAG Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 70 Accident 2
14 21 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Brausch Niemann Lotus-Ford 66 + 19 laps 15
Ret 18 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Peter de Klerk Alfa Romeo 53 Gearbox 16
Ret 22 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Prophet Brabham-Climax 49 Oil Pressure 14
Ret 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari 43 Engine 4
Ret 6 USAflagsmall Richie Ginther BRM 43 Halfshaft 7
Ret 7 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax 3 Engine 12
Ret 20 Flag of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.svg Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 2 Halfshaft 17
DNS 15 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Paddy Driver Lotus-BRM Practice accident 21
WD 17 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Neville Lederle Lotus-Climax Driver injured
WD 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Lola-Climax

Notes Edit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Clark 54 (73)
1uparrow green.svg 1 2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Graham Hill 29
1downarrow red.svg 1 3 USAflagsmall Richie Ginther 29 (34)
1rightarrow blue.svg 4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Surtees 22
1uparrow green.svg 2 5 USAflagsmall Dan Gurney 19
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 54 (74)
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom BRM 36 (45)
1uparrow green.svg 1 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brabham-Climax 28 (30)
1downarrow red.svg 1 4 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 26
1rightarrow blue.svg 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 25 (26)
  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 6 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

ReferencesEdit

  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.


Previous race:
1963 Mexican Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
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1964 Monaco Grand Prix
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