1965 French Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 4 of 10 in the 1965 Formula One season
The Charade Circuit (1958-1988)
The Charade Circuit (1958-1988)
Date June 27, 1965
Official name LI Grand Prix de France
Location Charade Circuit, Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France
Course Permanent racing facility
8.055 km (5.005 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 322.2 km (200.2 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 3:18.3
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 3:18.9 on lap 34
Podium
First United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Second United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM
Third United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari

The 1965 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Clermont-Ferrand on June 27, 1965. This race turned out to be the last win Jim Clark would score with the Lotus 25. It was the last time he ever drove the car in a World Championship race. It was also Clark's third win in four races, and his second grand slam finish of the season.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 40 2:41:38.4 1 9
2 12 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM 40 +26.3 secs 2 6
3 2 United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari 40 +2:33.5 4 4
4 16 New Zealand Denny Hulme Brabham-Climax 40 +2:53.1 6 3
5 10 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 39 +1 Lap 13 2
6 36 Switzerland Jo Siffert Brabham-BRM 39 +1 Lap 14 1
7 8 United Kingdom Mike Spence Lotus-Climax 39 +1 Lap 10
8 4 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 36 Accident 3
9 30 United Kingdom Bob Anderson Brabham-Climax 34 Fuel System 15
Ret 18 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 23 Suspension 9
Ret 34 Sweden Jo Bonnier Brabham-Climax 21 Alternator 11
Ret 24 New Zealand Chris Amon Lotus-BRM 20 Fuel System 8
Ret 22 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM 18 Gearbox 17
Ret 14 United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 16 Engine 5
Ret 26 United States Richie Ginther Honda 9 Ignition 7
Ret 28 United States Ronnie Bucknum Honda 4 Ignition 16
Ret 20 Austria Jochen Rindt Cooper-Climax 3 Accident 12

Notes[edit]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


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