1965 Mexican Grand Prix
|Race 10 of 10 in the 1965 Formula One season|
|Date||October 24, 1965|
|Official name||IV Gran Premio de Mexico|
|Location||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||5.000 km (3.107 mi)|
|Distance||60 laps, 325.000 km (201.946 mi)|
|Time||1:55.84 on lap 57|
The 1965 Mexican Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Mexico City on October 24, 1965. The race, which was the tenth and final round of the 1965 Formula One season, was won by Richie Ginther who took his first victory and the first for the Honda team. after leading for the entire race. The Brabham-Climax of Dan Gurney finished the race second and the Lotus-Climax of Mike Spence completed the podium.
The Mexican Grand Prix provided a host of new records - the last race of the 1500cc era was the only one of the season not to be won by a British-powered car and also the only race not to be won by a British driver. Honda's testing proved to be of benefit as Jim Clark and Graham Hill dropped out with engine problems and Jackie Stewart retired with clutch problems to leave Dan Gurney as the only challenger to Richie Ginther. Lorenzo Bandini and Pedro Rodríguez collided at the hairpin, leaving Ginther to stroll home for his only, and Honda's first Grand Prix win. Goodyear also bowed out of Formula One in winning form. Gurney and Mike Spence took the other podium places, with Jo Siffert, Ronnie Bucknum and Richard Attwood completing the points scorers.
|2||8||Dan Gurney||Brabham-Climax||65||+2.89 secs||2||6|
|5||12||Ronnie Bucknum||Honda||64||+1 Lap||10||2|
|6||21||Richard Attwood||Lotus-BRM||64||+1 Lap||17||1|
|7||14||Pedro Rodríguez||Ferrari||62||+3 Laps||14|
|8||2||Lorenzo Bandini||Ferrari||62||+3 Laps||7|
|Ret||7||Jack Brabham||Brabham-Climax||38||Oil Leak||4|
|DNS||22||Innes Ireland||Lotus-BRM||Car given to Bondurant|
|DNS||24||Ludovico Scarfiotti||Ferrari||Car given to Rodríguez|
- Lap Leaders: Richie Ginther 65 laps (1-65).
- Career Firsts: Richie Ginther (win); Ronnie Bucknum (points); Mike Spence (podium). This is the only time each of these three drivers would achieve these feats.
- First win for Honda and Goodyear in Formula One.
Championship standings after the race
- 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.
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