1963 Mexican Grand Prix

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Mexico  1963 Mexican Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 10 in the 1963 Formula One season
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 1963.svg
Date October 27, 1963
Official name II Gran Premio de Mexico
Location Magdalena Mixhuca, Mexico City
Course Permanent racing facility
5.000 km (3.107 mi)
Distance 65 laps, 325.000 km (201.946 mi)
Weather Overcast, Dry.
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:58.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:58.1
Podium
First United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Second Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax
Third United States Richie Ginther BRM

The 1963 Mexican Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Mexico City on October 27, 1963.

Jim Clark dominated the race from pole position, a time that was 1.7 seconds faster than anybody else. Mexico was considered one of his most successful venues. His fastest lap of the race eclipsed his pole time by 0.7 seconds, and he came close to lapping the entire field. He would eventually score a total of five pole positions, four fastest laps and three victories at the venue in his Formula One career. This was also his sixth win, his sixth fastest lap and his sixth pole position of the nine races completed in 1963.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 65 2:09:52.1 1 9
2 5 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 65 + 1:41.1 10 6
3 2 United States Richie Ginther BRM 65 + 1:54.7 5 4
4 1 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 64 + 1 lap 3 3
5 11 Sweden Jo Bonnier Cooper-Climax 62 + 3 laps 8 2
6 6 United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 62 + 3 laps 4 1
7 22 United States Hap Sharp Lotus-BRM 61 + 4 laps 16
8 16 United States Jim Hall Lotus-BRM 61 + 4 laps 15
9 14 Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-BRM 59 + 6 laps 9
10 12 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 58 + 7 laps 18
11 13 Mexico Moisés Solana BRM 57 Engine 11
Ret 25 United States Phil Hill ATS 46 Suspension 17
Ret 24 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 36 Ignition 7
Ret 3 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 30 Engine 6
Ret 10 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez Lotus-Climax 26 Suspension 20
Ret 17 United States Masten Gregory Lola-Climax 23 Suspension 14
DSQ 23 United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari 19 Disqualified 2
Ret 9 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 19 Engine 12
Ret 26 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti ATS 12 Engine 21
Ret 18 New Zealand Chris Amon Lotus-BRM 9 Gearbox 19
Ret 4 South Africa Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 7 Engine 13
DNQ 20 United States Frank Dochnal Cooper-Climax Practice accident
WD 7 United States Walt Hansgen Lotus
WD 15 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM Driver injured
WD 19 United States Thomas Monarch Lotus-Climax
  • Surtees was disqualified for a push-start.

Notes[edit]

  • Pole position: Jim Clark - 1:58.8
  • Fastest Lap: Jim Clark - 1:58.1
  • This was also the only World Championship Grand Prix where a car raced with the Number 13 by the Mexican Moisés Solana.[1] With the arrival of permanent numbers in 2014, this will no longer apply, with Williams driver Pastor Maldonado using the number.

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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