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1962 Brussels Grand Prix

The 1962 Brussels Grand Prix was a motor race run to Formula One rules, held on 1 April 1962 at Heysel Park, Belgium. The race was run in three heats of 22 laps each and the results were aggregated. The race was won by Belgian driver Willy Mairesse in a Ferrari 156. The course was somewhat altered over previous years, as part of the area that had held spectators was now in commercial use. This was the debut for BRM's new V8 engine, as well as the first race for the upgraded Coventry-Climax V8 used in the Lotuses.[1]

1962 Brussels Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1962 Formula One season
Race details
Date 1 April 1962
Official name IV Grand Prix de Bruxelles
Location Heysel Park, Belgium
Course Street Circuit
Course length 4.553 km (2.829 mi)
Distance 22 (x3) laps, 300.454 km (186.693 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 2:03.1
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax
Time 2:02.0
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Porsche
Third Lotus-Climax

QualifyingEdit

Pos. Number Driver Constructor Car Lap Gap
1 6   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Lotus 24 2:03.1
2 1   Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax Lotus 18/21 2:03.3 +0.2
3 12   Graham Hill BRM BRM P578 2:03.9 +0.6
4 10   Willy Mairesse Ferrari Ferrari 156 2:04.7 +0.8
5 14   Tony Marsh BRM BRM P57 2:06.0 +1.3
6 16   Jo Bonnier Porsche Porsche 718 2:06.2 +0.2
7 2   Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax Lotus 18/21 2:07.7 +1.5
8 5   Roy Salvadori Cooper-Climax Cooper T56 2:09.2 +1.5
9 3   Masten Gregory Lotus-Climax Lotus 18/21 2:09.6 +0.4
10 4   John Surtees Lola-Climax Lola Mk4 2:09.8 +0.2
11 21   Keith Greene Gilby-Climax Gilby 2:10.9 +1.1
12 7   Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax Lotus 21 2:12.0 +1.1
13 8   John Campbell-Jones Emeryson-Climax Emeryson 2:13.0 +1.0
14 19   Jo Siffert Lotus-Cosworth Lotus 22 2:13.3 +0.3
15 20   Ian Burgess Cooper-Climax Cooper T53 2:13.7 +0.4
16 18   Heinz Schiller Porsche Porsche 718 2:17.5 +3.8
17 17   Wolfgang Seidel Porsche Porsche 718 2:19.5 +2.0
18 9   André Pilette Emeryson-Maserati Emeryson 2:25.5 +6.0
19 11   Lucien Bianchi ENB-Maserati ENB 2:32.5 +7.0
DNQ 15   Nino Vaccarella1 Lotus-Climax Lotus 18/21 2:21.2
DNQ 22   Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax Cooper T53 no time2
DNA 8   Peter Arundell3 Emeryson-Climax Emeryson

1Vaccarella was 'bumped' to make way for the invited home-country drivers Pilette and Bianchi
2car burnt out in practice accident
3entry taken by Campbell-Jones

ResultsEdit

Conventional Aggregate

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Heat 1 / 2 / 3
1 10   Willy Mairesse Ferrari 66 2:18'37.1 3rd / 1st / 1st
2 16   Jo Bonnier Porsche 66 +1'50.2 6th / 2nd / 2nd
3 2   Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 66 +2'40.6 7th / 3rd / 3rd
4 21   Keith Greene Gilby-Climax 65 +1 Lap 9th / 5th / 5th
5 14   Jo Siffert Lotus-Cosworth 62 +3 Laps 13th / 7th / 6th
6 18   Heinz Schiller Porsche 62 +3 Laps 12th / 8th / 7th

Official Aggregate

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Heat 1 / 2 / 3
1 10   Willy Mairesse Ferrari 66 3+1+1=5
2 16   Jo Bonnier Porsche 66 6+2+2=10
3 2   Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 66 7+3+3=13
4 21   Keith Greene Gilby-Climax 65 9+5+5=19
5 8   John Campbell-Jones Emeryson-Climax 55 8+4+10=22
6 14   Jo Siffert Lotus-Cosworth 62 13+7+6=26
7 20   Ian Burgess Cooper-Climax 60 11+6+9=26
8 18   Heinz Schiller Porsche 62 12+8+8=28
9 17   Wolfgang Seidel Porsche 62 14+9+7=30
10 7   Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 50 15+12+4=31
NC 5   Roy Salvadori Cooper-Climax 34 10th/Ret, 14 laps, engine
NC 1   Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax 33 2nd/Ret, 11 laps, valve gear
NC 4   John Surtees Lola-Climax 25 5th/Ret, 3 laps, engine
NC 12   Graham Hill BRM 24 1st/DSQ - push start, 2 laps
NC 14   Tony Marsh BRM 24 4th/DSQ - push start, 2 laps
NC 3   Masten Gregory Lotus-Climax 18 Ret, 18 laps,front wishbone
NC 11   Lucien Bianchi ENB-Maserati 15 Ret, 15 laps, engine
NC 9   André Pilette Emeryson-Maserati 8 Ret, 8 laps, engine
NC 6   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 1 Ret, 1 lap, valve

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Björklund, Bengt, ed. (March 1962). "Hemmatriumf - Willy Mairesse" [Domestic Triumph: Willy Mairesse]. Illustrerad Motor Sport (in Swedish). No. 3. Lerum, Sweden. p. 5.


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