1962 British Saloon Car Championship season

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1962 British Saloon Car Championship
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The 1962 BRSCC British Saloon Car Championship, was the 5th season of the championship. It began at Snetterton on 14 April and finished at Oulton Park on 1 September. Rhodesian driver John Love became the first non-British BSCC winner, driving a Morris Mini Cooper and an Austin Mini Cooper, making it the second consecutive championship win for a Mini driver.[1][2]

Calendar & Winners[edit]

Overall winners in bold.

Round Circuit Date Class A Winner Class B Winner Class C Winner Class D Winner
1 England Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 14 April Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love United Kingdom Alan Hutcheson None (no entries?) United Kingdom Mike Parkes
2 England Goodwood Circuit, West Sussex 23 April United Kingdom Christabel Carlisle United Kingdom Alan Hutcheson None (no entries) United Kingdom Graham Hill
3 England Aintree Motor Racing Circuit, Liverpool 28 April Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love United Kingdom Alan Hutcheson United Kingdom Nicky Byrne United Kingdom Graham Hill
4 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 12 May Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love United Kingdom Peter Harper United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Graham Hill
5 England Crystal Palace, London 11 June Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love United Kingdom Peter Harper None (no entries) United Kingdom Roy Salvadori
NC England Goodwood Circuit, West Sussex Unknown. Unknown. United Kingdom Nicky Byrne P.J. Woodroffe
NC England Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 15 July United Kingdom Mick Clare United Kingdom Alan Hutcheson Unknown. United Kingdom Graham Hill
6 England Aintree Motor Racing Circuit, Liverpool 21 July Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love United Kingdom Peter Harper United Kingdom Nicky Byrne United Kingdom Jack Sears
7 England Brands Hatch, Kent 6 August Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love United Kingdom Peter Jopp United Kingdom David Haynes United Kingdom Mike Parkes
8 England Oulton Park, Cheshire 1 September Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love United Kingdom Peter Harper United Kingdom Chris McLaren? United Kingdom Graham Hill
NC* England Brands Hatch, Kent 6 October United Kingdom John Aley
New Zealand Denny Hulme
Not contested. Italy Piero Frescobaldi
Italy Cesare Fiorio
United Kingdom Mike Parkes
United Kingdom Jimmy Blumer
  • The final race at Brands Hatch did not follow the same class structure as the preceding events. There were additional classes with 1300 & 1600cc engine capacity limits which were won by United Kingdom Alan Foster/United Kingdom Andrew Hedges and United Kingdom Peter Procter/United Kingdom Peter Harper, respectively.

Championship results[edit]

Driver's championship
Pos. Driver Car Team Class Points
1 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Morris Mini Cooper
Austin Mini Cooper
Cooper Car Co. A 52
2 England Peter Harper Sunbeam Rapier Sunbeam Talbot Ltd B 49
3 England Jack Sears Jaguar Mk II 3.8 Equipe Endeavour D 38
4 England Graham Hill Jaguar Mk II 3.8 John Coombs D 37
5 England Mike Parkes Jaguar Mk II 3.8 Equipe Endeavour D 32
6 England Peter Jopp Sunbeam Rapier Alan Fraser B 32
7 Alan Hutcheson Riley 1.5 Barwell Motorsport B 31
8 England John Whitmore Austin Mini Cooper Cooper Car Co. A 29

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