1965 Italian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 8 of 10 in the 1965 Formula One season
Monza 1957.jpg
Date 12 September 1965
Official name XXXVI Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.750 km (3.573 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 437.000 km (271.539 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:35.9
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:36.4 on lap 46
First BRM
Second BRM
Third Brabham-Climax

The 1965 Italian Grand Prix (formally the XXXVI Gran Premio d'Italia) was a Formula One motor race held at Monza on September 12, 1965. The race, which was the eighth round of the 1965 Formula One season, was won by Jackie Stewart who took his first Grand Prix victory, whilst driving for the BRM team. His teammate - Graham Hill - finished second after a closely contested race between both the pair and pole-sitter and Jim Clark, who driving for the Lotus-Climax team, had secured the 1965 Drivers' Championship at the previous race. His fuel-pump failure with a handful of laps to go, and also the preceding retirement of Ferrari driver John Surtees, ensured that Dan Gurney of the Brabham-Climax team picked up the final position on the podium.

Race report[edit]

Jim Clark duelled for the lead through the first two-thirds of the race with Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart and John Surtees (who dropped out with clutch problems), until lap 64 when his fuel pump failed. Stewart took up the lead and it was expected that he would move over to give his team leader the victory. The enthusiastic crowd were waiting for the BRM cars to come over the line in formation. However on the approach to the Parabolica on the last time, Hill moved over too far and bounced across the grass, struggling to maintain grip on the mud and gravel. Stewart therefore claimed his first win in a BRM 1-2 from Hill. Dan Gurney took the final podium place and Lorenzo Bandini, Bruce McLaren and Richard Attwood completed the placings. The race featured 40 lead changes between four drivers (all British), probably the most ever in a Formula One motor race.


Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 32 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM 76 2:04:52.8 3 9
2 30 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 76 +3.3 secs 4 6
3 12 United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 76 +16.5 secs 9 4
4 4 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 76 +1:15.9 5 3
5 16 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 75 +1 Lap 11 2
6 40 United Kingdom Richard Attwood Lotus-BRM 75 +1 Lap 13 1
7 42 Sweden Jo Bonnier Brabham-Climax 74 +2 Laps 14
8 18 Austria Jochen Rindt Cooper-Climax 74 +2 laps 7
9 38 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM 74 +2 laps 18
10 24 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 63 Fuel pump 1
11 26 United Kingdom Mike Spence Lotus-Climax 62 Alternator 8
12 6 Italy Nino Vaccarella Ferrari 58 Engine 15
13 50 Italy Roberto Bussinello BRM 58 Oil Pressure 21
14 20 United States Richie Ginther Honda 56 Ignition 17
Ret 14 New Zealand Denny Hulme Brabham-Climax 46 Suspension 12
Ret 46 Australia Frank Gardner Brabham-BRM 45 Engine 16
Ret 44 Switzerland Jo Siffert Brabham-BRM 43 Gearbox 10
Ret 28 Italy Geki Lotus-Climax 37 Gearbox 20
Ret 8 United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari 34 Clutch 2
Ret 22 United States Ronnie Bucknum Honda 27 Ignition 6
Ret 48 United States Masten Gregory BRM 22 Gearbox 23
Ret 10 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti Brabham-Climax 12 Engine 19
Ret 52 Italy Giorgio Bassi BRM 8 Engine 22


Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only best 6 results counted toward the championship. Numbers without parentheses are championship points, numbers in parentheses are total points scored.


  1. ^ "1965 Italian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 

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