1962 Kanonloppet

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Sweden  1962 Kanonloppet
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1962 Formula One season
Date 12 August 1962
Official name VIII Kanonloppet
Location Karlskoga Circuit, Karlskoga
Course Permanent racing facility
2.998 km (1.863 mi)
Distance 30 laps, 89.95 km (55.89 mi)
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom John Surtees Lola-Climax
Time 1.25.4
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax
Time 1:24.1
First United States Masten Gregory Lotus-BRM
Second United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Lola-Climax
Third Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche

The 8th Kanonloppet was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 12 August 1962 at the Karlskoga Circuit, Sweden. The race was run over 30 laps of the little circuit, and was won by American driver Masten Gregory in a Lotus 24, run by the UDT Laystall Racing Team.


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 United States Masten Gregory UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus-BRM 42:51.3 6
2 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Bowmaker Racing Team Lola-Climax + 7.3 s 4
3 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche System Engineering Porsche + 7.5 s 3
4 United Kingdom Innes Ireland UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax + 36.7 s 2
5 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Anglo-American Equipe Cooper Special-Climax 29 laps 7
6 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 29 laps 8
Ret France Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax Engine 9
Ret United Kingdom John Surtees Bowmaker Racing Team Lola-Climax Valve spring 1
Ret United Kingdom Graham Hill Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax Oil leak 5
Ret Sweden Olle Nygren Ecurie Excelsior Lotus-Climax Gearbox 10
WD United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones Emeryson Cars Emeryson-Climax Driver injured -
WD United States Tony Settember Emeryson Cars Emeryson-Climax -
WD Germany Kurt Kuhnke Kurt Kuhnke Lotus-Borgward Engine not ready -
WD United Kingdom David Piper David Piper Lotus-Climax -


  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.

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