1962 British Grand Prix

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United Kingdom  1962 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 9 in the 1962 Formula One season
Circuit Aintree.svg
Date 21 July 1962
Official name XV RAC British Grand Prix
Location Aintree Motor Racing Circuit
Aintree, England
Course Permanent racing facility
4.828 km (3.000 mi)
Distance 75 laps, 362.100 km (225.000 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:53.6
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:55.0 on lap 36
Podium
First United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Second United Kingdom John Surtees Lola-Climax
Third New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax

The 1962 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Aintree on 21 July 1962. It was the fifth race of the 1962 Formula One season. This was the last race at Aintree. From 1963 onwards, the race would be held at Silverstone. Scotsman Jim Clark dominated the race, driving a Lotus 25.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 20 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 75 2:26:20.8 1 9
2 24 United Kingdom John Surtees Lola-Climax 75 + 49.2 2 6
3 16 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 75 + 1:44.8 4 4
4 12 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 75 + 1:56.8 5 3
5 30 Australia Jack Brabham Lotus-Climax 74 + 1 Lap 9 2
6 18 South Africa Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 74 + 1 Lap 13 1
7 34 United States Masten Gregory Lotus-Climax 74 + 1 Lap 14  
8 22 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 74 + 1 Lap 10  
9 8 United States Dan Gurney Porsche 73 + 2 Laps 6  
10 42 United Kingdom Jackie Lewis Cooper-Climax 72 + 3 Laps 15  
11 40 United States Tony Settember Emeryson-Climax 71 + 4 Laps 19  
12 36 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Cooper-Climax 71 + 4 laps 16  
13 14 United States Richie Ginther BRM 70 + 5 Laps 8  
14 54 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 69 + 6 Laps 17  
15 46 United States Jay Chamberlain Lotus-Climax 64 + 11 Laps 20  
16 32 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 61 + 14 Laps 3  
Ret 2 United States Phil Hill Ferrari 47 engine 12  
Ret 26 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Lola-Climax 35 battery 11  
Ret 10 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche 27 differential 7  
Ret 44 Germany Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-BRM 11 Brakes 21  
Ret 48 New Zealand Tony Shelly Lotus-Climax 6 Engine 18  
DNS 48 United Kingdom Keith Greene Lotus-Climax Practice only - Shelly's car
WD 28 France Maurice Trintignant Lotus-Climax Car damaged
WD 38 United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones Emeryson-Climax Driver unfit
WD 50 United Kingdom Keith Greene Gilby-BRM Car not ready
WD 52 Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-BRM Insufficient starting money
  • Scuderia Ferrari withdrew their other two entries, cars #4 and #6, to which drivers had not been allocated.

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

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


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