1963 Aintree 200

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United Kingdom  1963 Aintree 200
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1963 Formula One season
Date 27 April 1963
Official name VIII Aintree 200
Location Aintree Circuit, Merseyside
Course Permanent racing facility
4.828 km (3 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 241.4 km (150 mi)
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:53.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:51.8
Podium
First United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM
Second United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM
Third United Kingdom Trevor Taylor
United Kingdom Jim Clark
Lotus-Climax

The 8th Aintree 200 was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 27 April 1963 at Aintree Circuit, England. The race was run over 50 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Graham Hill in a BRM P57.

This race saw one of the last instances of car changing in Formula One, as it was already illegal in World Championship races. Jim Clark's Lotus 25 was left on the starting line with a flat battery and joined the race a lap down, but after 16 laps, he swapped cars with his team-mate Trevor Taylor who was in fifth place at the time. Clark moved up to finish third, while Taylor was left in seventh place. Clark set the fastest lap of the race in Taylor's car.

Jack Brabham qualified in second place but failed to start after suffering a broken piston in practice.

Results[edit]

Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 United Kingdom Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM 1:35.20.8 4
2 United Kingdom Innes Ireland British Racing Partnership Lotus-BRM + 15.0 s 3
3 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor
United Kingdom Jim Clark
Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 28.6 s 6
4 United States Richie Ginther Owen Racing Organisation BRM + 31.8 s 5
5 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax + 1:12.4 s 7
6 New Zealand Chris Amon Reg Parnell (Racing) Lola-Climax 48 laps 10
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark
United Kingdom Trevor Taylor
Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 47 laps 1
8 United Kingdom Jimmy Blumer Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-Climax 47 laps 14
9 United Kingdom John Taylor Gerard Racing Cooper-Ford 42 laps 11
Ret United Kingdom Ian Raby Ian Raby (Racing) Gilby-BRM Engine 9
Ret United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones Tim Parnell Lotus-BRM Oil leak 13
DSQ United Kingdom Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax Push-start 17
Ret United Kingdom Jock Russell Jock Russell Lotus-Climax Rear suspension 15
Ret South Africa Tony Maggs Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax Brakes / Ignition 18
Ret United Kingdom Philip Robinson A. Robinson & Sons Lotus-Climax Engine 12
Ret United States Jim Hall British Racing Partnership Lotus-BRM Throttle linkage 8
DNS Australia Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax Piston (2)
DNS Belgium André Pilette André Pilette Lotus-Climax Withdrew after practice (16)
WD United Kingdom Morris Nunn Morris Nunn Cooper-Climax Car not ready -
  • Wolfgang Seidel entered two cars under the Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel banner, but these were withdrawn before the event.

References[edit]

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


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