1965 Syracuse Grand Prix

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Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1965 Formula One season
Date 4 April 1965
Official name XIV Gran Premio di Siracusa
Location Syracuse Circuit, Syracuse, Sicily
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.612 km (3.487 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 314.43 km (195.27 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:46.5
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:46.0
First Lotus-Climax
Second Ferrari
Third Ferrari

The 14th Syracuse Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 4 April 1965 at Syracuse Circuit, Sicily. The race was run over 56 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Jim Clark in a Lotus 33.


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1.43:47.0 1
2 United Kingdom John Surtees SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari + 42.1 s 2
3 Italy Lorenzo Bandini SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari + 56.3 s 5
4 Sweden Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Brabham-Climax 55 laps 3
5 Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti Scuderia Centro Sud BRM 54 laps 9
6 United Kingdom Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax 47 laps 11
7 France Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Lotus-Climax 47 laps 14
8 United Kingdom Ian Raby Ian Raby (Racing) Brabham-BRM 47 laps 12
9 Switzerland André Wicky André Wicky Lotus-BRM 34 laps 15
Ret Switzerland Jo Siffert Rob Walker Racing Team Brabham-BRM Con-rod 4
Ret United Kingdom Mike Spence Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Accident 6
Ret United States Masten Gregory Scuderia Centro Sud BRM Suspension 10
Ret United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM Ignition / accident 8
Ret United Kingdom Innes Ireland Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM Gearbox 7
DNS Italy Roberto Bussinello Scuderia Centro Sud BRM Gearbox in practice (13)
WD Australia Paul Hawkins DW Racing Enterprises Lotus-Climax -


  • "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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