1963 Mediterranean Grand Prix

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Italy  1963 Mediterranean Grand Prix
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1963 Formula One season
Date 18 August 1963
Official name II Gran Premio del Mediterraneo
Location Autodromo di Pergusa, Sicily
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.803 km (2.985 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 288.172 km (179.062 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:16.1
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari
Time 1:15.9
First Ferrari
Second Lotus-Climax
Third BRM

The 1963 Mediterranean Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 18 August 1963 at the Autodromo di Pergusa, Sicily. The second running of the Mediterranean Grand Prix, the race was run over 60 laps of the circuit, and was dominated by British driver John Surtees in a Ferrari 156.

British driver Trevor Taylor suffered an accident during the race, in which he was thrown out of his Lotus 25 with fairly minor injuries, before the car broke up and caught fire.[1]


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 United Kingdom John Surtees SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari 1.18:00.8 1
2 United Kingdom Peter Arundell Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 17.4 s 6
3 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Scuderia Centro Sud BRM + 17.7 s 2
4 Sweden Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax 58 laps 8
5 Switzerland Jo Siffert Siffert Racing Team Lotus-BRM 57 laps 5
6 United Kingdom Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Lola-Climax 57 laps 4
7 Portugal Mário Cabral Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Climax 57 laps 7
8 Italy Carlo Abate Count Volpi Porsche 54 laps 10
9 Switzerland André Wicky Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-BRM 53 laps 11
10 France Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Lotus-Climax 52 laps 15
11 France Jo Schlesser Jo Schlesser Brabham-Ford 51 laps 14
12 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax 47 laps 9
Ret United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Accident 3
Ret Italy Carmelo Genovese Carmelo Genovese Lotus-Ford Carburettor 16
Ret Italy Giacomo Russo Giacomo Russo Lotus-Ford Engine 13
DNS Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche Stub-axle in practice (12)
DNQ Italy Roberto Lippi Scuderia Setecolli De Tomaso-Ferrari -
DNQ Italy Gaetano Starrabba Gaetano Starrabba Lotus-Maserati -


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

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