1962 Danish Grand Prix

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Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1962 Formula One season
Date 26 August 1962
Official name III Grote Prijs van Danske
Location Roskildering, Roskilde
Course Permanent racing facility
1.19 km (0.74 mi)
Distance 1 x 20, 2 x 30 laps, 95.27 km (59.2 mi)
Pole position
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Lotus-Climax
Time 0:43.4
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Lotus-Climax
Time 0:42.7
Podium
First Australia Jack Brabham Lotus-Climax
Second United States Masten Gregory Lotus-BRM
Third United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax

The III Grote Prijs van Danske (or 3rd Danish Grand Prix) was held on 25–26 August 1962, at the Roskilde Ring circuit, Roskilde, Denmark. The race was a non-Championship event run to Formula One rules. The race was run over three heats, one of 20 laps and two of 30 laps, and was won overall by Jack Brabham, who won all three heats in his Lotus 24. This race was the first Formula One event for successful Rhodesian motorcycle rider Gary Hocking, who finished 4th overall.

This was the second and last Formula One event to be held at the Roskildering, which was eventually closed in 1969.

Race summary[edit]

The first heat saw Brabham win from American Masten Gregory, with Innes Ireland in third. The main incident was an accident involving the Lotus 18 of Jay Chamberlain. Brabham also took the second heat, with Ireland in second this time, and John Surtees in third, with Roy Salvadori crashing out this time. Chamberlain returned for the third and final heat, and the first three home in the first heat crossed the line in the same order in the third heat, with a comfortable overall win for Brabham, who also drove the fastest lap.

Overall Results[edit]

Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Qual
1 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Lotus-Climax 59:14.1 1
2 United States Masten Gregory UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus-BRM + 20.5 s 2
3 United Kingdom Innes Ireland UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax + 33.2 s 4
4 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax + 2:21.3 s 7
5 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Anglo-American Equipe Cooper-Climax + 2:34.1 s 6
6 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 3:15.5 s 8
7 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche + 1 lap 9
8 Germany Wolfgang Seidel Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-BRM + 2 laps 11
9 United States Jay Chamberlain Ecurie Excelsior Lotus-Climax + 44 laps (Ret from Heat 1 - Accident) 10
Ret United Kingdom John Surtees Bowmaker Racing Team Lola-Climax Ignition (Heat 3) 3
Ret United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Bowmaker Racing Team Lola-Climax Accident (Heat 2) 5
WD United Kingdom Graham Hill Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax -
WD Germany Kurt Kuhnke Kurt Kuhnke Lotus-Borgward engine not ready -

References[edit]

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


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