1963 Kanonloppet

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Sweden  1963 Kanonloppet
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1963 Formula One season
Date 11 August 1963
Official name IX Kanonloppet
Location Karlskoga Circuit, Karlskoga
Course Permanent racing facility
2.998 km (1.863 mi)
Distance 2 x 20 laps, 119.92 km (74.52 mi)
Pole position
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax
Time 1.22.6
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:30.6
Podium
First United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Second United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax
Third Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax

The 9th Kanonloppet was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 11 August 1963 at the Karlskoga Circuit, Sweden. The race was run over two heats of 20 laps of the little circuit, and was won by British driver Jim Clark in a Lotus 25.

The first heat was won easily by Clark, with team-mate Trevor Taylor in a comfortable second place, from Jack Brabham in third. All the other runners were lapped at least once. Brabham had led for most of the race but suffered fuel shortage problems and his engine cut out. The second heat saw a reverse of the first, with Brabham winning from Taylor and Clark, with just a few tenths of a second separating the two Lotus drivers.

The only two retirements were the two BKL Lotus cars in the second heat. This race marked the Formula One debuts of the 1967 World Champion Denny Hulme, and British driver David Prophet.

Results[edit]

Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid Heat 1 / 2
1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1.04:26.7 2 1st / 3rd
2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 35.0 s 3 2nd / 2nd
3 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax + 45.5 s 1 3rd / 1st
4 New Zealand Denny Hulme Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax 39 laps 5 4th / 5th
5 Sweden Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax 39 laps 4 5th / 4th
6 United States Masten Gregory Tim Parnell Lotus-BRM 38 laps 7 7th / 6th
7 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 38 laps 8 6th / 7th
8 United Kingdom Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Lola-Climax 38 laps 6 8th / 9th
9 United Kingdom Ian Raby Ian Raby (Racing) Gilby-BRM 37 laps 9 9th / 8th
10 Belgium André Pilette Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 37 laps 12 11th / 10th
11 United Kingdom David Prophet David Prophet Brabham-Ford 37 laps 11 12th / 11th
12 France Clement Barrau Clement Barrau Lotus-Climax 34 laps 13 13th / 12th
Ret Germany Ernst Maring Kurt Kuhnke BKL Lotus-Borgward Accident 10 10th / Ret
Ret Germany Kurt Kuhnke Kurt Kuhnke BKL Lotus-Borgward Fuel injection 14 14th / Ret
DNP United Kingdom Ron Carter Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax - -
WD United States Dan Gurney Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax - -
WD New Zealand Chris Amon Reg Parnell (Racing) Lola-Climax Car not ready - -
WD United States Tony Settember Scirocco-Powell (Racing Cars) Scirocco-BRM - -
WD United Kingdom Ian Burgess Scirocco-Powell (Racing Cars) Scirocco-BRM - -
  • Fastest lap: (Heat 1) Jim Clark 1:30.6
  • Fastest lap: (Heat 2) Jack Brabham 1:36.1

References[edit]

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


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