1962 French Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 4 of 9 in the 1962 Formula One season
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Date 8 July 1962
Official name XLVIII Grand Prix de l'A.C.F.
Location Rouen-Les-Essarts
Rouen, France
Course Permanent racing facility
6.542 km (4.065 mi)
Distance 54 laps, 353.268 km (219.511 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 2:14.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM
Time 2:16.9 on lap 32
Podium
First United States Dan Gurney Porsche
Second South Africa Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax
Third United States Richie Ginther BRM

The 1962 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Rouen-Les-Essarts on 8 July 1962. The race was won by Dan Gurney, his first Formula One victory, driving a Porsche, that company's only win as a constructor in a Formula One championship race.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 30 United States Dan Gurney Porsche 54 2:07:05.5 6 9
2 24 South Africa Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 53 + 1 Lap 11 6
3 10 United States Richie Ginther BRM 52 + 2 Laps 10 4
4 22 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 51 + 3 Laps 3 3
5 18 United Kingdom John Surtees Lola-Climax 51 + 3 Laps 5 2
6 38 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 51 + 3 Laps 17 1
7 28 France Maurice Trintignant Lotus-Climax 50 + 4 Laps 13  
8 14 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 48 + 6 laps 12  
9 8 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 44 + 10 Laps 2  
Ret 32 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche 43 Fuel System 9  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 34 Suspension 1  
Ret 42 United Kingdom Jackie Lewis Cooper-Climax 28 Accident 16  
Ret 20 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Lola-Climax 21 Oil Pressure 14  
Ret 34 United States Masten Gregory Lotus-BRM 15 Overheating 7  
Ret 26 Australia Jack Brabham Lotus-Climax 11 Suspension 4  
Ret 40 Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-BRM 6 Clutch 15  
Ret 36 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 1 Puncture 8  
WD 16 United Kingdom Peter Arundell Lotus No car
WD - United Kingdom Tony Marsh BRM No car
WD - United Kingdom Colin Davis Porsche
WD - Italy Carlo Abate Lotus-Climax
WD - United Kingdom Ian Burgess Cooper-Climax
  • Scuderia Ferrari withdrew from the event, and their allocated numbers of 2, 4 and 6 were not used. No drivers were named by the team as having been entered.

Notes[edit]

  • Pole position: Jim Clark - 2:14.8
  • Fastest Lap: Graham Hill - 2:16.9
  • This was the last win of a German constructor until BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica won the Canadian Grand Prix in 2008
  • First and only win for an air cooled engine

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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