1963 British Grand Prix

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United Kingdom  1963 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 10 in the 1963 Formula One season
Silverstone 1952.jpg
Date 20 July 1963
Official name XVI RAC British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone Circuit
England
Course Permanent racing facility
4.711 km (2.927 mi)
Distance 82 laps, 386.261 km (240.011 mi)
Weather Warm, dry and sunny
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:34.4
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari
Time 1:36.0 on lap 3
Podium
First United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Second United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari
Third United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM

The 1963 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England on 20 July 1963. It was the eighteenth British Grand Prix, and the first to be held at Silverstone since 1960. The race was won by Jim Clark for the second year in succession driving a Lotus 25.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 82 2:14:09.6 1 9
2 10 United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari 82 + 25.8 5 6
3 1 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 82 + 37.6 3 4
4 2 United States Richie Ginther BRM 81 + 1 lap 9 3
5 3 Italy Lorenzo Bandini BRM 81 + 1 lap 8 2
6 12 United States Jim Hall Lotus-BRM 80 + 2 laps 13 1
7 19 New Zealand Chris Amon Lola-Climax 80 + 2 laps 14
8 20 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Lotus-Climax 78 + 4 laps 17
9 7 South Africa Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 78 + 4 laps 7
10 23 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 76 + 6 laps 21
11 21 United States Masten Gregory Lotus-BRM 75 + 7 laps 22
12 22 United Kingdom Bob Anderson Lola-Climax 75 + 7 laps 16
13 24 United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones Lola-Climax 74 + 8 laps 23
Ret 25 Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-BRM 66 Gearbox 15
Ret 14 Sweden Jo Bonnier Cooper-Climax 65 Oil Pressure 12
Ret 9 United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 59 Engine 2
Ret 26 United Kingdom Ian Raby Gilby-BRM 59 Gearbox 19
Ret 16 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Scirocco-BRM 36 Ignition 20
Ret 8 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 27 Engine 4
Ret 11 United Kingdom Innes Ireland BRP-BRM 26 Ignition 11
Ret 5 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 23 Fuel Pump 10
Ret 15 United States Tony Settember Scirocco-BRM 20 Ignition 18
Ret 6 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 6 Engine 6
DNP 27 Argentina Nasif Estéfano De Tomaso
WD 17 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti ATS Car not ready
WD 18 United States Phil Hill ATS Car not ready

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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