1963 Formula One season

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1963
FIA Formula One World Championship season
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Dutch Newsreel on the 1963 Dutch Grand Prix.

The 1963 Formula One season was the 14th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 14th FIA World Championship of Drivers,[1] the sixth International Cup for F1 Manufacturers [2] and numerous non-championship Formula One races. The World Championship commenced on 26 May 1963, and ended on 28 December after ten races.

Season summary[edit]

Jim Clark won his first championship with seven wins to two by Graham Hill and one by John Surtees in a revised Ferrari. This record number of wins in a season was not equalled until Alain Prost won seven races in 1984 driving a McLaren MP4/2, and it was not beaten until 1988 when Ayrton Senna won eight races in the McLaren MP4/4 (ironically his team mate Prost again won seven races in 1988). However, unlike 1963 which only consisted of ten races, both the 1984 and 1988 seasons consisted of 16 races giving Clark a better winning ratio (70%) than either Prost (43.75%) or Senna (50%).

The ATS venture, founded by ex-Ferrari workers, a complete disaster which ruined Phil Hill's Grand Prix career, was unrelated to the late 1970's German operation which was marginally more successful.

Season review[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre Report
1 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Monaco 26 May United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM D Report
2 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps 9 June United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax D Report
3 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort 23 June United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax D Report
4 France French Grand Prix Reims 30 June United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax D Report
5 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Silverstone 20 July United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax D Report
6 West Germany German Grand Prix Nürburgring 4 August United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom John Surtees Italy Ferrari D Report
7 Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza 8 September United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax D Report
8 United States United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen 6 October United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM D Report
9 Mexico Mexican Grand Prix Hermanos Rodriguez 27 October United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax D Report
10 South Africa South African Grand Prix Prince George 28 December United Kingdom Jim Clark United States Dan Gurney United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax D Report

Teams and drivers[edit]

Briton Jim Clark (pictured in 1966) won his 1st driver's championship, driving for Lotus

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1963 FIA World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
United Kingdom Brabham Racing Organisation Lotus-Climax 25 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D Australia Jack Brabham 1
Brabham-Climax BT7
BT3
2–10
United States Dan Gurney All
United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P57
P61
BRM P56 1.5 V8
BRM P60 1.5 V8
D United States Richie Ginther All
United Kingdom Graham Hill All
United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T66 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D New Zealand Bruce McLaren All
South Africa Tony Maggs All
United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 25 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D United Kingdom Jim Clark All
United Kingdom Trevor Taylor 1–6, 8–10
United Kingdom Peter Arundell 4
United Kingdom Mike Spence 7
Mexico Pedro Rodríguez 8–9
United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax T60 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D Sweden Jo Bonnier All
United Kingdom British Racing Partnership Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D United States Jim Hall 1–9
United Kingdom Innes Ireland 1, 6
BRP-BRM Mk 1 2–5, 7
United Kingdom Reg Parnell Racing
United Kingdom R.H.H. Parnell
Lola-Climax Mk4A Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D New Zealand Chris Amon 1–7
France Maurice Trintignant 1
Belgium Lucien Bianchi 2
United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 7
United States Masten Gregory 8–9
Lotus-Climax 24 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 France Maurice Trintignant 4
United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 5
Lotus-BRM BRM P56 1.5 V8 United States Masten Gregory 5
United States Rodger Ward 8
United States Hap Sharp 8–9
New Zealand Chris Amon 9
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 156 Ferrari 178 1.5 V6 D Belgium Willy Mairesse 1–2, 6
United Kingdom John Surtees All
Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti 3–4
Italy Lorenzo Bandini 7–10
France Bernard Collomb Lotus-Climax 24 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D France Bernard Collomb 1, 6
Switzerland Siffert Racing Team Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D Switzerland Jo Siffert 1–9
United Kingdom Scirocco Powell Racing Cars Scirocco-BRM SP BRM P56 1.5 V8 D United States Tony Settember 2, 4–7
United Kingdom Ian Burgess 5–6
Italy Automobili Turismo e Sport ATS 100 ATS 100 1.5 V8 D United States Phil Hill 2–3, 7–9
Italy Giancarlo Baghetti 2–3, 7–9
Netherlands Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 718 Porsche 547/6 1.5 F4 D Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort 2–3, 5–10
West Germany Gerhard Mitter 3, 6
Switzerland Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D United States Phil Hill 4
Italy Scuderia Centro Sud BRM P57 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D Italy Lorenzo Bandini 4–6
France Maurice Trintignant 7
Mexico Moisés Solana 9
Cooper-Climax T60 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 Portugal Mário de Araújo Cabral 6–7
Cooper-Maserati T53 Maserati 6-1500 1.5 L4 Italy Ernesto Brambilla 7
United Kingdom Tim Parnell Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D United States Masten Gregory 4, 7
Lola-Climax Mk4 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones 5
Lotus-Climax 18/21 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 Belgium André Pilette 6
United Kingdom Tim Parnell 6
United Kingdom DW Racing Enterprises Lola-Climax Mk4 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D United Kingdom Bob Anderson 5, 7
United Kingdom Ian Raby Racing Gilby-BRM 62 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D United Kingdom Ian Raby 5–7
West Germany Kurt Kuhnke Lotus-Borgward 18 Borgward 1500 RS 1.5 L4 D West Germany Kurt Kuhnke 6
Italy Scuderia Settecolli De Tomaso-Ferrari F1 Ferrari 178 1.5 V6 D Italy Roberto Lippi 7
Belgium André Pilette Lotus-Climax 18/21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D Belgium André Pilette 7
Canada Canadian Stebro Racing Stebro-Ford Mk IV Ford 109E 1.5 L4 D Canada Peter Broeker 8
United States Frank Dochnal Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D United States Frank Dochnal 9
South Africa Lawson Organisation Lotus-Climax 21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D South Africa Ernie Pieterse 10
South Africa Selby Auto Spares Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D South Africa Paddy Driver 10
South Africa Otello Nucci LDS-Alfa Romeo Mk 1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 D South Africa Doug Serrurier 10
Alfa Romeo Special South Africa Peter de Klerk 10
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Cooper-Climax T55 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love 10
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo Mk 1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 D Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle 10
South Africa Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford 22 Ford 109E 1.5 L4 D South Africa Brausch Niemann 10
United Kingdom David Prophet Brabham-Ford BT6 Ford 109E 1.5 L4 D United Kingdom David Prophet 10
South Africa Scuderia Lupini Cooper-Maserati T51 Maserati 6-1500 1.5 L4 D South Africa Trevor Blokdyk 10

1963 Drivers Championship final standings[edit]

Points were awarded on an 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis at each round, with only the best six round results retained.

Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
RSA
South Africa
Pts.[3]
1 United Kingdom Jim Clark 8 1 1 1 1 (2) 1 (3) 1 (1) 54 (73)
2 United Kingdom Graham Hill 1 Ret Ret 3‡ 3 Ret 16 1 4 3 29
3 United States Richie Ginther 2 4 (5) Ret (4) 3 2 2 3 Ret 29 (34)
4 United Kingdom John Surtees 4 Ret 3 Ret 2 1 Ret 9 DSQ Ret 22
5 United States Dan Gurney Ret 3 2 5 Ret Ret 14 Ret 6 2 19
6 New Zealand Bruce McLaren 3 2 Ret 12 Ret Ret 3 11 Ret 4 17
7 Australia Jack Brabham 9 Ret Ret 4 Ret 7 5 4 2 13 14
8 South Africa Tony Maggs 5 7 Ret 2 9 Ret 6 Ret Ret 7 9
9 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Ret Ret 4 9 Ret Ret 4 6
10 Italy Lorenzo Bandini 10 5 Ret Ret 5 Ret 5 6
11 Sweden Jo Bonnier 7 5 11 NC Ret 6 7 8 5 6 6
12 West Germany Gerhard Mitter Ret 4 3
13 United States Jim Hall Ret Ret 8 11 6 5 8 10 8 3
14 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort 6 9 10 Ret DNQ 6 10 10 2
15 Switzerland Jo Siffert Ret Ret 7 6 Ret 9 Ret Ret 9 1
16 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor 6 Ret 10 13 Ret 8 Ret Ret 8 1
17 Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti 6 DNS 1
New Zealand Chris Amon DNS Ret Ret 7 7 Ret DNS Ret 0
United States Hap Sharp Ret 7 0
Canada Peter Broeker 7 0
France Maurice Trintignant Ret 8 9 0
United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 8 10 0
United States Tony Settember 8 Ret Ret Ret DNQ 0
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love 9 0
France Bernard Collomb DNQ 10 0
United States Phil Hill Ret Ret NC 11 Ret Ret 0
United States Masten Gregory Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 0
Mexico Moisés Solana 11 0
South Africa Doug Serrurier 11 0
United Kingdom Bob Anderson 12 12 0
South Africa Trevor Blokdyk 12 0
United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones 13 0
United Kingdom Mike Spence 13 0
South Africa Brausch Niemann 14 0
Italy Giancarlo Baghetti Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 0
Belgium Willy Mairesse Ret Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Ian Burgess Ret Ret 0
Mexico Pedro Rodriguez Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Ian Raby Ret DNQ DNQ 0
Belgium Lucien Bianchi Ret 0
Portugal Mário de Araújo Cabral Ret DNS 0
United States Rodger Ward Ret 0
South Africa Peter de Klerk Ret 0
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle Ret 0
South Africa Ernie Pieterse Ret 0
United Kingdom David Prophet Ret 0
Belgium André Pilette DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Tim Parnell DNQ 0
West Germany Kurt Kuhnke DNQ 0
Italy Roberto Lippi DNQ 0
Italy Ernesto Brambilla DNQ 0
United States Frank Dochnal DNS 0
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
RSA
South Africa
Pts.[3]
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
  • Italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded – point shared equally between drivers sharing fastest lap)
  • Bold indicates pole position

‡ No points awarded as Hill's car was pushed at the start line.[4]

1963 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers – final standings[edit]

Points were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis at each round with only the best six round results retained. Only the best placed car from each manufacturer at each round was eligible to score points.

Pos. Manufacturer MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
RSA
South Africa
Pts.[3]
1 United Kingdom Lotus-Climax (6) 1 1 1 1 (2) 1 (3) 1 (1) 54 (74)
2 United Kingdom BRM 1 (4) (5) 10 3 3 2 1 3 (3) 36 (45)
3 United Kingdom Brabham-Climax Ret 3 2 4 Ret 7 (5) 4 2 2 28 (30)
4 Italy Ferrari 4 Ret 3 Ret 2 1 Ret 5 Ret 5 26
5 United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 3 2 11 2 9 (6) 3 8 5 4 25 (26)
6 United Kingdom BRP-BRM Ret 4 9 Ret 4 WD WD 6
7 West Germany Porsche 6 9 10 4 DNQ 6 10 10 5
8 United Kingdom Lotus-BRM Ret Ret 7 6 6 5 8 10 7 DNS 4
United Kingdom Lola-Climax Ret Ret Ret 7 7 Ret 10 Ret Ret 0
Canada Stebro-Ford 7 0
United Kingdom Scirocco-BRM WD 8 WD Ret Ret Ret DNQ 0
Italy ATS WD Ret Ret WD WD WD 11 Ret Ret 0
South Africa LDS-Alfa Romeo 11 0
United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati DNQ 12 0
United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 14 0
United Kingdom Gilby-BRM Ret DNQ DNQ 0
Italy Alfa Romeo Ret 0
United Kingdom Lotus-Borgward DNQ 0
Italy De Tomaso-Ferrari DNQ 0
Pos. Manufacturer MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
RSA
South Africa
Pts.
  • Bold results counted to championship totals.

Non-Championship race results[edit]

Other Formula One races were also held in 1963, which did not count towards the World Championship.

# Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
1 United Kingdom IV Lombank Trophy Snetterton 30 March United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM Report
2 France XXIII Pau Grand Prix Pau 15 April United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
3 United Kingdom XI Glover Trophy Goodwood 15 April United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-BRM Report
4 Italy IV Gran Premio Citta di Imola Imola 21 April United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
5 Italy XIV Gran Premio di Siracusa Syracuse 25 April Switzerland Jo Siffert United Kingdom Lotus-BRM Report
6 United Kingdom XIX BARC Aintree 200 Aintree 27 April United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM Report
7 United Kingdom XVI BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 11 May United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
8 Italy XV Gran Premio di Roma Vallelunga 19 May United Kingdom Bob Anderson United Kingdom Lola-Climax Report
9 West Germany III Solituderennen Solitudering 28 July Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham-Climax Report
10 Sweden XII Kanonloppet Karlskoga 11 August United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
11 Italy III Mediterranean Grand Prix Enna Pergusa 18 August United Kingdom John Surtees Italy Ferrari Report
12 Austria I Austrian Grand Prix Zeltweg 1 September Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham-Climax Report
13 United Kingdom X International Gold Cup Oulton Park 21 September United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
14 South Africa Rand Grand Prix Kyalami 14 December United Kingdom John Surtees Italy Ferrari Report

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ FIA Yearbook, 1974 page 119
  2. ^ FIA Yearbook, 1974 page 121
  3. ^ a b c Only the best 6 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  4. ^ "1963 FIA World Championship". Formula One Administration Ltd. Archived from the original on 15 May 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010.