1963 Imola Grand Prix

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Italy  1963 Imola Grand Prix
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1963 Formula One season
Date 21 April 1963
Official name IV Gran Premio d'Imola
Location Autodromo di Castellaccis, Imola
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.017 km (3.117 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 250.85 km (155.87 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:48.3
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax
Time 1:48.3
First Lotus-Climax
Second Lotus-BRM
Third Lola-Climax

The 4th Imola Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 21 April 1963 at the Autodromo di Castellaccis. The previous three Imola Grands Prix were sports car races held in the mid-1950s, and this was the first Formula One event held at the circuit. From 1981, the circuit was the venue for the San Marino Grand Prix.

The race was run over 50 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Jim Clark in a Lotus 25, lapping the entire field except for second-placed Jo Siffert. Trevor Taylor set the fastest lap after losing more than ten laps with a gear selector problem.


Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 4 United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1:34.07.4 1
2 10 Switzerland Jo Siffert Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-BRM + 1:25.6 s 4
3 18 United Kingdom Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Lola-Climax 49 laps 6
4 34 France Jo Schlesser Inter-Autocourse Brabham-Ford 49 laps 7
5 32 Italy Carlo Abate Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati 49 laps 12
6 12 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 48 laps 8
7 14 United Kingdom Jack Fairman Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 47 laps 9
8 38 Italy Ernesto Prinoth Ernesto Prinoth Lotus-Climax 41 laps 10
9 6 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 36 laps 2
Ret 8 Sweden Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax Piston 3
Ret 36 France Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Lotus-Climax Ignition 11
Ret 30 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati Oil pressure 5
Ret 28 Italy Gaetano Starrabba Gaetano Starrabba Lotus-Maserati Throttle linkage 13
DNQ 22 Germany Günther Seiffert Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-BRM -
DNQ 20 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-Climax -
WD 2 United Kingdom John Surtees SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari Car not ready -
WD 16 United States Phil Hill Automobili Turismo e Sport ATS Car not ready -
WD 24 Belgium André Pilette André Pilette Lotus-Climax -
WD 26 Italy Carlo Abate Scuderia Centro Sud Porsche No car - driver drove No. 32 -
WD 32 Belgium Willy Mairesse SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari Car not ready - entry taken by Scd. Centro Sud -


  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
  • Race results at www.silhouet.com [1]

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