1965 Italian Grand Prix
|Race 8 of 10 in the 1965 Formula One season|
|Date||12 September 1965|
|Official name||XXXVI Gran Premio d'Italia|
|Location||Autodromo Nazionale Monza
|Course||Permanent racing facility
5.750 km (3.573 mi)
|Distance||76 laps, 437.000 km (271.539 mi)|
|Time||1:36.4 on lap 46|
The 1965 Italian Grand Prix (formally the XXXVI Gran Premio d'Italia) was a Formula One motor race held at Monza on September 12, 1965. The race, which was the eighth round of the 1965 Formula One season, was won by Jackie Stewart who took his first Grand Prix victory, whilst driving for the BRM team. His teammate - Graham Hill - finished second after a closely contested race between both the pair and pole-sitter and Jim Clark, who driving for the Lotus-Climax team, had secured the 1965 Drivers' Championship at the previous race. His fuel-pump failure with a handful of laps to go, and also the preceding retirement of Ferrari driver John Surtees, ensured that Dan Gurney of the Brabham-Climax team picked up the final position on the podium.
Jim Clark duelled for the lead through the first two-thirds of the race with Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart and John Surtees (who dropped out with clutch problems), until lap 64 when his fuel pump failed. Stewart took up the lead and it was expected that he would move over to give his team leader the victory. The enthusiastic crowd were waiting for the BRM cars to come over the line in formation. However on the approach to the Parabolica on the last time, Hill moved over too far and bounced across the grass, struggling to maintain grip on the mud and gravel. Stewart therefore claimed his first win in a BRM 1-2 from Hill. Dan Gurney took the final podium place and Lorenzo Bandini, Bruce McLaren and Richard Attwood completed the placings. The race featured 40 lead changes between four drivers (all British), probably the most ever in a Formula One motor race.
|2||30||Graham Hill||BRM||76||+3.3 secs||4||6|
|3||12||Dan Gurney||Brabham-Climax||76||+16.5 secs||9||4|
|5||16||Bruce McLaren||Cooper-Climax||75||+1 Lap||11||2|
|6||40||Richard Attwood||Lotus-BRM||75||+1 Lap||13||1|
|7||42||Jo Bonnier||Brabham-Climax||74||+2 Laps||14|
|8||18||Jochen Rindt||Cooper-Climax||74||+2 laps||7|
|9||38||Innes Ireland||Lotus-BRM||74||+2 laps||18|
|10||24||Jim Clark||Lotus-Climax||63||Fuel pump||1|
|13||50||Roberto Bussinello||BRM||58||Oil Pressure||21|
- Lap Leaders:
- Only Grand Prix appearance for: Giorgio Bassi.
- Last Grand Prix appearance for: Roberto Bussinello, Masten Gregory and Nino Vaccarella.
- Career Firsts: Jackie Stewart (win); Richard Attwood (points).
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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