1965 British Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 5 of 10 in the 1965 Formula One season
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Date 10 July 1965
Official name XVIII RAC British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.711 km (2.927 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 376.880 km (234.160 mi)
Weather Warm, dry and overcast
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:30.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM
Time 1:32.2 on lap 80
Podium
First Lotus-Climax
Second BRM
Third Ferrari

The 1965 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Silverstone on 10 July 1965. It was the fifth round of the 1965 Formula One season. The 80-lap race was won by Lotus driver Jim Clark after he started from pole position. Graham Hill finished second for the BRM team and Ferrari driver John Surtees came in third.

Race report[edit]

The race itself was dramatic. Clark led away from pole with Hill close behind. With 16 laps to go, the BRM driver had begun experiencing brake issues and was 35 seconds adrift of the leading Lotus. Then the Scot started to lose oil pressure, which was getting worse every lap. Clark - thinking fast - chose to nurse his car to the finish by killing the engine through the fast corners. This meant that he lost at least 2 seconds per lap, which allowed Hill to close up rapidly. At the chequered flag, Clark was still running, but his lead had shrunk to a mere 3 seconds.[1]

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 80 2:05:25.4 1 9
2 3 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 80 +3.2 secs 2 6
3 1 United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari 80 +27.6 secs 5 4
4 6 United Kingdom Mike Spence Lotus-Climax 80 +39.6 secs 6 3
5 4 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM 80 +1:14.6 4 2
6 7 United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 79 +1 Lap 7 1
7 15 Sweden Jo Bonnier Brabham-Climax 79 +1 Lap 14
8 17 Australia Frank Gardner Brabham-BRM 78 +2 Laps 13
9 16 Switzerland Jo Siffert Brabham-BRM 78 +2 Laps 18
10 9 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 77 +3 Laps 11
11 24 United Kingdom Ian Raby Brabham-BRM 73 +7 Laps 20
12 12 United States Masten Gregory BRM 70 +10 Laps 19
13 22 United Kingdom Richard Attwood Lotus-BRM 63 +17 Laps 16
14 10 Austria Jochen Rindt Cooper-Climax 62 Engine 12
Ret 23 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM 41 Engine 15
Ret 20 United Kingdom John Rhodes Cooper-Climax 38 Ignition 21
Ret 18 United Kingdom Bob Anderson Brabham-Climax 33 Gearbox 17
Ret 14 New Zealand Denny Hulme Brabham-Climax 29 Alternator 10
Ret 11 United States Richie Ginther Honda 26 Injection 3
Ret 2 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 2 Engine 9
DNS 8 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 0 Non Starter 8
DNQ 25 United Kingdom Alan Rollinson Cooper-Ford
DNQ 26 United Kingdom Brian Gubby Lotus-Climax
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jim Clark's 1965 season". peterwindsor.com. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "1965 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 


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