1962 Crystal Palace Trophy

The 13th Crystal Palace Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 11 June 1962 at the Crystal Palace Circuit, London. The race was run over 36 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Innes Ireland in a Lotus 24.

1962 Crystal Palace Trophy
Non-championship race in the 1962 Formula One season
Race details
Date 11 June 1962
Official name XIII Crystal Palace Trophy
Location Crystal Palace, London
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 2.2 km (1.39 mi)
Distance 36 laps, 79.2 km (50.04 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lola-Climax
Time 58.0
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM
Time 57.2
First Lotus-BRM
Second Lola-Climax
Third Cooper-Climax

Ireland arrived too late to take part in practice and had to start from the back of the grid. He won anyway, taking the lead in the first few laps. John Campbell-Jones' car retired with fuel feed problems, and he later admitted he suspected foul play.[1]

Another Formula One race was held on the same day, the 1962 International 2000 Guineas, at Mallory Park.


Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 4   Innes Ireland UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-BRM 34:46.4 11
2 1   Roy Salvadori Bowmaker Racing Team Lola-Climax + 20.2 s 1
3 2   Bruce McLaren Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax + 22.6 s 2
4 11   Tony Settember Emeryson Cars Emeryson-Climax 35 laps 5
5 9   Brian Hart Brian Hart Lotus-Ford 35 laps 8
6 6   David Piper Speed Sport Lotus-Climax 34 laps 7
7 14   Keith Greene Gilby Engineering Gilby-Climax 32 laps 6
Ret 3   Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Ignition 3
Ret 5   Günther Seiffert Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-Climax Gearbox 10
Ret 10   John Campbell-Jones Emeryson Cars Emeryson-Climax Fuel feed 4
Ret 7   Jay Chamberlain Jay Chamberlain Lotus-Climax Con-rod 12
Ret 12   Graham Eden Gerry Ashmore Lotus-Climax Gearbox 9
WD 8   Philip Robinson A. Robinson & Sons Lotus-Climax Car not ready -


  1. ^ "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974, pp.92.
  • Results at Silhouet.com [1]

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