1965 German Grand Prix
|Race 7 of 10 in the 1965 Formula One season|
|Date||August 1, 1965|
|Official name||XXVII Großer Preis von Deutschland|
|Location||Nürburgring, Nürburg, West Germany|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
22.810 km (14.168 mi)
|Distance||15 laps, 342.15 km (212.52 mi)|
|Weather||Overcast and wet|
|Time||8:24.1 on lap 10|
The 1965 German Grand Prix (formally the XXVII Großer Preis von Deutschland) was a Formula One motor race held at Nürburgring on August 1, 1965. The race, contested over 15 laps, was the seventh round of the 1965 Formula One season. It was won by Jim Clark, who in his Lotus-Climax, took pole position, the fastest lap of the race, and led every lap. The victory ensured that Clark won the World Drivers' Championship with three races left to go. It also meant that Lotus won the World Constructors' Championship at the same time. BRM driver, Graham Hill, finished the race in second position in front of Brabham-Climax driver, Dan Gurney, who completed the podium by finishing third.
Graham Hill could still theoretically overhaul Clark for the championship. However Clark became Champion with a masterful performance, leading from pole to the flag and setting fastest lap, to gain maximum points with 3 Grand Prix still to be run. Behind him, the rest of the pack had all sorts of mechanical problems-Surtees had gear selection problems, Stewart bent a wishbone, Hulme punctured his fuel tank when his seat worked loose and Amon had transistor problems despite borrowing two transistor boxes! Clark was duly crowned as champion at the start of August, the earliest the championship had been won until 2002, when Michael Schumacher obtained his 5th title on July 21st.
|2||9||Graham Hill||BRM||15||+15.9 secs||3||6|
|3||5||Dan Gurney||Brabham-Climax||15||+21.4 secs||5||4|
|8||24||Masten Gregory||BRM||14||+1 Lap||19|
|Ret||3||Gerhard Mitter||Lotus-Climax||8||Water leak||12|
|Ret||20||Richard Attwood||Lotus-BRM||8||Water leak||17|
|Ret||6||Denny Hulme||Brabham-Climax||5||Fuel Leak||13|
|Ret||22||Paul Hawkins||Lotus-Climax||3||Oil Leak||20|
- Lap Leaders: Jim Clark 15 laps (1-15).
Championship standings after the race
- Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only best 6 results counted toward the championship. Numbers without parentheses are championship points, numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
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