1962 Lombank Trophy

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United Kingdom  1962 Lombank Trophy
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1962 Formula One season
Date 14 April 1962
Official name III Lombank Trophy
Location Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk
Course Permanent racing facility
4.361 km (2.71 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 218.07 km (135.5 mi)
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax
Time 1:34.2
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax
Time 1:33.6
Podium
First United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Second United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM
Third Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche

The 3rd Lombank Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 14 April 1962 at Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, England. The race was run over 50 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Jim Clark in a Lotus 24.

After Graham Hill had led for the first five laps, Stirling Moss passed him and stretched ahead, his car using the new Coventry Climax V8 engine. However, he experienced throttle problems after 17 laps and had to make a number of pitstops, leaving Clark to dominate the rest of the race. Clark's car was the only other Climax-engined runner to use the new V8 engine.

Prior to the race, two of the entrants withdrew after accidents: Richie Ginther crashed his BRM P57 in testing and suffered injuries which left him unable to race, and Jack Brabham's Lotus 21 had been damaged in a fire at his workshop.[1]

Results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 3 United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1.20:25.6 2
2 9 United Kingdom Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM + 57.4 s 3
3 2 Sweden Jo Bonnier Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia Porsche 49 laps 8
4 20 United Kingdom Keith Greene Gilby Engineering Gilby-Climax 49 laps 10
5 15 New Zealand Tony Shelly John Dalton Lotus-Climax 47 laps 12
6 17 Germany Wolfgang Seidel Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Porsche 46 laps 13
7 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 45 laps 1
8 18 United Kingdom Chris Ashmore Gerry Ashmore Cooper-Climax 42 laps 15
Ret 14 United Kingdom Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax Overheating 9
Ret 12 United Kingdom John Surtees Bowmaker Racing Team Lola-Climax Overheating 4
Ret 16 United Kingdom Graham Eden Gerry Ashmore Emeryson-Climax Clutch 14
Ret 4 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Engine 7
Ret 6 United Kingdom Innes Ireland UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax Accident 6
Ret 8 United States Masten Gregory UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax Accident 5
Ret 11 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Bowmaker Racing Team Cooper-Climax Engine 11
WD 1 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Lotus-Climax Car damaged -
WD 5 United Kingdom Peter Arundell Team Lotus Lotus-Climax No car -
WD 10 United States Richie Ginther Owen Racing Organisation BRM Driver unfit -
WD 19 New Zealand Ross Greenville Ross Greenville Cooper-Climax Driver unfit -
WD 21 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Anglo-American Equipe Cooper-Climax Car not ready -
WD 22 United States Tony Settember Emeryson Cars Emeryson-Climax Car not ready -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974, pp 72-73
  • Results at Silhouet.com [1]
  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974, pp 72-73


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