1962 Danish Grand Prix

The III Grote Prijs van Danske (or 3rd Danish Grand Prix) was held on 25–26 August 1962, at the Roskilde Ring circuit, Roskilde, Denmark. The race was a non-Championship event run to Formula One rules. The race was run over three heats, one of 20 laps and two of 30 laps, and was won overall by Jack Brabham, who won all three heats in his Lotus 24. This race was the first Formula One event for successful Rhodesian motorcycle rider Gary Hocking, who finished 4th overall.

1962 Danish Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1962 Formula One season
Race details
Date 26 August 1962
Official name III Grote Prijs van Danske
Location Roskilde Ring, Roskilde
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 1.19 km (0.74 mi)
Distance 1 x 20, 2 x 30 laps, 95.27 km (59.2 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 0:43.4
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Lotus-Climax
Time 0:42.7
First Lotus-Climax
Second Lotus-BRM
Third Lotus-Climax

This was the second and last Formula One event to be held at the Roskildering, which was eventually closed in 1969.[1]

Race summaryEdit

The first heat saw Brabham win from American Masten Gregory, with Innes Ireland in third. The main incident was an accident involving the Lotus 18 of Jay Chamberlain. Brabham also took the second heat, with Ireland in second this time, and John Surtees in third, with Roy Salvadori crashing out this time. Chamberlain returned for the third and final heat, and the first three home in the first heat crossed the line in the same order in the third heat, with a comfortable overall win for Brabham, who also drove the fastest lap.[2]

Overall resultsEdit

Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Qual
1   Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Lotus-Climax 59:14.1 1
2   Masten Gregory UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus-BRM + 20.5 s 2
3   Innes Ireland UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax + 33.2 s 4
4   Gary Hocking Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax + 2:21.3 s 7
5   Ian Burgess Anglo-American Equipe Cooper-Climax + 2:34.1 s 6
6   Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 3:15.5 s 8
7   Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche + 1 lap 9
8   Wolfgang Seidel Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-BRM + 2 laps 11
9   Jay Chamberlain Ecurie Excelsior Lotus-Climax + 44 laps (Ret from Heat 1 – Accident) 10
Ret   John Surtees Bowmaker Racing Team Lola-Climax Ignition (Heat 3) 3
Ret   Roy Salvadori Bowmaker Racing Team Lola-Climax Accident (Heat 2) 5
WD   Graham Hill Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax
WD   Kurt Kuhnke Kurt Kuhnke Lotus-Borgward engine not ready


  1. ^ "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
  2. ^ "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.

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