1965 Mexican Grand Prix

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Mexico  1965 Mexican Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 10 in the 1965 Formula One season
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 1963.svg
Date October 24, 1965
Official name IV Gran Premio de Mexico
Location Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico
Course Permanent racing facility
5.000 km (3.107 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 325.000 km (201.946 mi)
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:56.17
Fastest lap
Driver United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax
Time 1:55.84 on lap 57
Podium
First United States Richie Ginther Honda
Second United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax
Third United Kingdom Mike Spence Lotus-Climax

The 1965 Mexican Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Mexico City on October 24, 1965. The race, which was the tenth and final round of the 1965 Formula One season, was won by Richie Ginther who took his first victory and the first for the Honda team. after leading for the entire race. The Brabham-Climax of Dan Gurney finished the race second and the Lotus-Climax of Mike Spence completed the podium.

Race report[edit]

The Mexican Grand Prix provided a host of new records - the last race of the 1500cc era was the only one of the season not to be won by a British-powered car and also the only race not to be won by a British driver. Honda's testing proved to be of benefit as Jim Clark and Graham Hill dropped out with engine problems and Jackie Stewart retired with clutch problems to leave Dan Gurney as the only challenger to Richie Ginther. Lorenzo Bandini and Pedro Rodríguez collided at the hairpin, leaving Ginther to stroll home for his only, and Honda's first Grand Prix win. Goodyear also bowed out of Formula One in winning form. Gurney and Mike Spence took the other podium places, with Jo Siffert, Ronnie Bucknum and Richard Attwood completing the points scorers.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 United States Richie Ginther Honda 65 2:08:32.10 3 9
2 8 United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 65 +2.89 secs 2 6
3 6 United Kingdom Mike Spence Lotus-Climax 65 +1:00.15 6 4
4 16 Switzerland Jo Siffert Brabham-BRM 65 +1:54.42 11 3
5 12 United States Ronnie Bucknum Honda 64 +1 Lap 10 2
6 21 United Kingdom Richard Attwood Lotus-BRM 64 +1 Lap 17 1
7 14 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez Ferrari 62 +3 Laps 14
8 2 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 62 +3 Laps 7
Ret 3 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 56 Engine 5
Ret 18 Mexico Moisés Solana Lotus-Climax 55 Ignition 9
Ret 15 Sweden Jo Bonnier Brabham-Climax 43 Suspension 12
Ret 10 Austria Jochen Rindt Cooper-Climax 39 Ignition 15
Ret 7 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 38 Oil Leak 4
Ret 4 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM 35 Clutch 8
Ret 22 United States Bob Bondurant Lotus-BRM 29 Suspension 17
Ret 9 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 25 Gearbox 14
Ret 5 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 8 Engine 1
DNS 22 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM Car given to Bondurant
DNS 24 Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti Ferrari Car given to Rodríguez

Notes[edit]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • 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.

References[edit]


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