1963 Italian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 7 of 10 in the 1963 Formula One season
Monza 1957.jpg
Date September 8, 1963
Official name XXXIV Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
5.750 km (3.573 mi)
Distance 86 laps, 494.500 km (307.268 mi)
Weather Warm, dry and sunny
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari
Time 1:37.3
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:38.9 on lap 60
Podium
First United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Second United States Richie Ginther BRM
Third New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax

The 1963 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monza on September 8, 1963. At this race, Scottish driver Jim Clark clinched the World Championship crown with three races to go, the first time anyone had done so.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 86 2:24:19.6 3 9
2 10 United States Richie Ginther BRM 86 + 1:35.0 4 6
3 18 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 85 + 1 lap 8 4
4 32 United Kingdom Innes Ireland BRP-BRM 84 Engine 10 3
5 22 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 84 + 2 laps 7 2
6 20 South Africa Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 84 + 2 laps 13 1
7 58 Sweden Jo Bonnier Cooper-Climax 84 + 2 laps 11
8 30 United States Jim Hall Lotus-BRM 84 + 2 laps 17
9 66 France Maurice Trintignant BRM 83 + 3 laps 20
10 40 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Lola-Climax 82 + 4 laps 18
11 16 United States Phil Hill ATS 79 + 7 laps 14
12 48 United Kingdom Bob Anderson Lola-Climax 79 + 7 laps 19
13 6 United Kingdom Mike Spence Lotus-Climax 73 Oil Pressure 9
14 24 United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 64 Fuel System 5
15 14 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti ATS 63 + 23 laps 25
16 12 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 59 Clutch 2
Ret 54 Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-BRM 40 Oil Pressure 16
Ret 2 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 37 Gearbox 6
Ret 42 United States Masten Gregory Lotus-BRM 26 Engine 12
Ret 4 United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari 16 Engine 1
DNS 38 New Zealand Chris Amon Lola-Climax Practice accident
DNQ 64 Portugal Mario de Araujo Cabral Cooper-Climax
DNQ 50 United Kingdom Ian Raby Gilby-BRM
DNQ 34 United States Tony Settember Scirocco-BRM
DNQ 28 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche
DNQ 62 Italy Ernesto Brambilla Cooper-Maserati
DNQ 46 Belgium André Pilette Lotus-Climax
DNQ 44 Italy Roberto Lippi de Tomaso-Ferrari
WD 26 Germany Gerhard Mitter Porsche
WD 36 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Scirocco-BRM
WD 52 Germany Günther Seiffert Lotus-BRM
WD 56 Italy Carlo Abate Porsche
WD 60 Italy Gaetano Starrabba Lotus-Maserati

Notes[edit]

  • Pole position: John Surtees - 1:37.3
  • Fastest Lap: Jim Clark - 1:38.9
  • Jim Clark became the first driver to win the Drivers' World Championship with 3 races left to go. Lotus-Climax also won the Constructors' Championship.
  • This was the last ever Formula One race with a distance of more than 300 miles.

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 6 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

References[edit]

  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.


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