1962 Mediterranean Grand Prix

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Italy  1962 Mediterranean Grand Prix
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1962 Formula One season
Date 19 August 1962
Official name I Gran Premio del Mediterraneo
Location Autodromo di Pergusa, Sicily
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.803 km (2.985 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 240.15 km (149.3 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:21.5
Fastest lap
Drivers Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari
Fastest lap Italy Giancarlo Baghetti Ferrari
Time 1:20.9
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Porsche

The 1st Mediterranean Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 19 August 1962 at the Autodromo di Pergusa, Sicily. The race was run over 50 laps of the circuit, and was dominated by Ferrari. The winner was Lorenzo Bandini in a Ferrari 156.[1]


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 Italy Lorenzo Bandini SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari 1.09:25.8 1
2 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari + 32.5 s 2
3 Italy Carlo Abate Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia Porsche 49 laps 4
4 Switzerland Jo Siffert Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-Climax 48 laps 3
5 France Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax 45 laps 8
6 Italy Roberto Lippi Scuderia Settecolli De Tomaso-O.S.C.A. 44 laps 11
7 United Kingdom Keith Greene Gilby Engineering Gilby-BRM 41 laps 7
8 Germany Wolfgang Seidel Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-BRM 40 laps 10
9 Germany Günther Seiffert Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-Climax 20 laps 12
Ret Switzerland Heinz Schiller Ecurie Filipinetti Porsche Oil leak 5
Ret Italy Nino Vaccarella Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia Lotus-Climax Engine 6
Ret Italy "Wal Ever" "Wal Ever" Cooper-O.S.C.A. Engine 13
DNS Switzerland Heini Walter Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-BRM Withdrawn after practice (9)
WD Italy Umberto Filotico Umberto Filotico Cooper-Climax -
WD United States Jay Chamberlain Ecurie Excelsior Lotus-Climax Car in Sweden -
WD Germany Kurt Kuhnke Kurt Kuhnke Lotus-Borgward Car not ready -
WD United Kingdom Peter Arundell Team Lotus Lotus-BRM -


  1. ^ "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.

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