1965 Race of Champions

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United Kingdom  1965 Race of Champions
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1965 Formula One season
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Date 13 March 1965
Official name I Daily Mail Race of Champions
Location Brands Hatch
Course Permanent racing facility
4.265 km (2.65 mi)
Distance 2 x 40 laps, 341.181 km (212 mi)
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:34.9
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:35.4
Podium
First United Kingdom Mike Spence Lotus-Climax
Second United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM
Third Sweden Jo Bonnier Brabham-Climax

The 1st Race of Champions was a non-Championship motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 13 March 1965 at Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, UK. The race was run over two heats of 40 laps of the circuit, and was won overall by Mike Spence in a Lotus 33.

The first heat was won by Jim Clark, with Dan Gurney second, and Spence in third place. However, both Clark and Gurney retired from the second heat, which Spence won from Jo Bonnier and Frank Gardner. Jackie Stewart finished seventh in the first heat and fourth in the second, to take second overall.

Results[edit]

Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid Heat 1 / 2
1 United Kingdom Mike Spence Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 2.11:42.0 3 3rd / 1st
2 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Owen Racing Organisation BRM + 59.4 s 6 7th / 4th
3 Sweden Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Brabham-Climax 79 laps 4 8th / 2nd
4 Australia Frank Gardner John Willment Automobiles Brabham-BRM 79 laps 15 9th / 3rd
5 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax 79 laps 10 12th / 5th
6 Switzerland Jo Siffert Rob Walker Racing Team Brabham-BRM 79 laps 12 11th / 6th
7 Austria Jochen Rindt Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax 78 laps 9 13th / 7th
8 United Kingdom John Taylor Gerard Racing Cooper-Climax 77 laps 17 14th / 8th
9 United Kingdom Ian Raby Ian Raby (Racing) Brabham-BRM 75 laps 16 15th / 9th
10 Australia Paul Hawkins DW Racing Enterprises Lotus-Climax 37 laps - DNS / 10th
11 United Kingdom John Rhodes Gerard Racing Cooper-Ford 31 laps - DNS / 11th
Ret Australia Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax Oil leak 5 4th / Ret
Ret United Kingdom Richard Attwood Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM Water hose 11 10th / Ret
Ret United Kingdom Rodney Bloor Sports Motors (Manchester) Brabham-Ford Steering - DNS / Ret
Ret United Kingdom Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM Overheating 2 5th / Ret
Ret United States Dan Gurney Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax Ignition 13 2nd / Ret
Ret United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Accident 1 1st / Ret
Ret United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM Accident (both heats) 14 Ret / Ret
Ret United Kingdom John Surtees SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari Fuel injection 7 6th / Ret
Ret United Kingdom Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax Accident (H1) / Throttle (H2) 8 Ret / Ret
DSQ Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti Scuderia Centro Sud BRM Push start 18 DSQ / -
DSQ France Jo Schlesser John Willment Automobiles Lola-Ford Outside assistance 20 DSQ / -
Ret United States Masten Gregory Scuderia Centro Sud BRM Driveshaft 19 Ret / -
DNS United Kingdom Alan Rees John Willment Automobiles Lola-Ford - -
WD Italy Lorenzo Bandini SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari - -
WD United Kingdom Alan Rees Roy Winkelmann Racing Brabham-Ford Car not ready - -
  • Bloor, Hawkins and Rhodes were reserves for the first heat and did not take part. All three started the second heat after the disqualifications of Scarfiotti and Schlesser, and Gregory's mechanical problems prevented him from continuing.

References[edit]

  • John Thompson, The Formula One Record Book, 1974.


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