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1962 Formula One season
Drivers' Champion: Graham Hill
International Cup Champion: BRM
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The 1962 Formula One season was the 16th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1962 World Championship of Drivers and the 1962 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers[1] which were contested concurrently over a nine race series that commenced on 20 May and ended on 29 December. The season also included a number of non-championship races for Formula One cars.

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Season summaryEdit

Ferrari were completely eclipsed in 1962, partly as a result of internal upheavals, partly because the British teams had made great progress. BRM finally came good with Graham Hill taking the championship after a season long battle with the revolutionary monocoque Lotus 25 driven by Jim Clark. Dan Gurney gave Porsche their only Grand Prix win at Rouen, and Cooper won their last race until 1966. Lola made their first of their sporadic forays into Grand Prix racing, and Jack Brabham emerged as a constructor, scoring his first points in his own car. Stirling Moss, widely considered to be the greatest driver to never win the championship and one of the greatest drivers in motorsport, was due to drive for Scuderia Ferrari this season however he crashed heavily in an off-season race at Goodwood and never raced in Formula One again. Ricardo Rodríguez, age 20 years 123 days, became the youngest driver to score championship points with his fourth place in Belgium, a record which stood for 38 years before Jenson Button, age 20 years 67 days, broke it at the 2000 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Two drivers were to die during this season. Mexican Ricardo Rodríguez during the non-championship Mexican Grand Prix at the Mixhuca circuit, and noted Rhodesian motorcycle rider Gary Hocking during the non-championship Natal Grand Prix at the Westmead Circuit in South Africa. Ferrari started the year well, with Phil Hill in second place after having been on the podium in the first three races. However, personality differences, loss of most of the engineering team in the 1961 "walk-out", a prolonged industrial strike, led to Enzo Ferrari withdrawing his team from the last two races.[2]

Season reviewEdit

Teams and driversEdit

 
Briton Graham Hill (pictured in 1963) won his first Drivers' Championship, driving for BRM
 
Jim Clark (Lotus 25 Coventry Climax), here contesting the 1962 German Grand Prix, placed second in the Championship after retiring from a Championship-winning first position in the last round
 
Reigning champion Phil Hill placed sixth in the 1962 World Championship of Drivers

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1962 FIA World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
  Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 156 Ferrari 178 1.5 V6 D   Phil Hill 1–3, 5–7
  Giancarlo Baghetti 1, 3, 6–7
  Ricardo Rodríguez 1–3, 6–7
  Lorenzo Bandini 2, 6–7
  Willy Mairesse 2–3, 7
  Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 25
24
Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Jim Clark All
  Trevor Taylor All
  Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T60
T55
Climax FWMV 1.5 V8
Climax FPF 1.5 L4
D   Bruce McLaren All
  Tony Maggs All
  Timmy Mayer 8
  Brabham Racing Organisation Lotus-Climax 24 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Jack Brabham 1–5
Brabham-Climax BT3 6, 8–9
  UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 24
18/21
Climax FWMV 1.5 V8
Climax FPF 1.5 L4
D   Innes Ireland 1–5, 7–9
  Masten Gregory 1, 5
Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 2–4, 7–8
  Porsche System Engineering Porsche 804
718
Porsche 753 1.5 F8
Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4
D   Jo Bonnier 1–2, 4–8
  Dan Gurney 1–2, 5–8
  Phil Hill 8
  Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 718
787
Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 D   Carel Godin de Beaufort All
  Ben Pon 1
Emeryson-Climax 61 Climax FPF 1.5 L4   Wolfgang Seidel 1
  Owen Racing Organisation BRM P57
P48/57
BRM P56 1.5 V8 D   Graham Hill All
  Richie Ginther All
  Bruce Johnstone 9
  Bowmaker-Yeoman Racing Team Lola-Climax Mk4 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   John Surtees All
  Roy Salvadori 1–2, 4–9
  Ecurie Galloise Cooper-Climax T53 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Jackie Lewis 1, 4–6
BRM P48/57 BRM P56 1.5 V8 2
  R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax 24 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Maurice Trintignant 2–4, 6–8
  Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia Lotus-Climax 18/21
24
Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Nino Vaccarella 2, 7
Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 6
  Ecurie Nationale Suisse Lotus-Climax 21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Jo Siffert 2
  Emeryson Cars Lotus-Climax 18 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   John Campbell-Jones 3
Emeryson-Climax 61   Tony Settember 5, 7
  Equipe Nationale Belge Lotus-Climax 18/21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Lucien Bianchi 3
ENB-Maserati F1 Maserati Tipo 6 1.5 L4 6
  Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-Climax 21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Jo Siffert 3, 6
Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 4, 7
  Heinz Schiller 6
Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4   Heini Walter 6
  Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D   Dan Gurney 3
  Wolfgang Seidel 5–6
  Gunther Seiffert 6
  Tony Shelly 7
  Anglo-American Equipe Cooper-Climax T59 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Ian Burgess 5–7
  Ecurie Excelsior Lotus-Climax 18 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Jay Chamberlain 5–7
  John Dalton Lotus-Climax 18/21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Tony Shelly 5–6
  Gilby Engineering Gilby-BRM 62 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D   Keith Greene 6–7
  Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax T53 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Bernard Collomb 6
  Scuderia de Tomaso De Tomaso 801 De Tomaso 1.5 F8 D   Nasif Estéfano 7
  Scuderia Settecolli De Tomaso-OSCA F1 OSCA 372 1.5 L4 D   Roberto Lippi 7
  Gerry Ashmore Lotus-Climax 18/21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Gerry Ashmore 7
  Scuderia Jolly Club Lotus-Climax 18 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Ernesto Prinoth 7
  Dupont Team Zerex Lotus-Climax 24 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Roger Penske 8
  Hap Sharp Cooper-Climax T53 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Hap Sharp 8
  Jim Hall Lotus-Climax 21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Jim Hall 8
  John Mecom Lotus-Climax 24 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Rob Schroeder 8
  Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax 21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Ernie Pieterse 9
  John Love Cooper-Climax T55 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   John Love 9
  Neville Lederle Lotus-Climax 21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Neville Lederle 9
  Otello Nucci LDS-Alfa Romeo Mk 1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 D   Doug Serrurier 9
  Mike Harris Cooper-Alfa Romeo T53 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 D   Mike Harris 9

1962 Drivers' Championship – final standingsEdit

Points towards the 1962 World Championship of Drivers were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis to the first six finishers in each race, with the best five race results retained by each driver.

Pos. Driver NED
 
MON
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
ITA
 
USA
 
RSA
 
Pts.
1   Graham Hill 1 (6) 2 9 (4) 1 1 (2) 1 42 (52)
2   Jim Clark 9 Ret 1 Ret 1 4 Ret 1 Ret 30
3   Bruce McLaren Ret 1 Ret (4) 3 (5) 3 3 2 27 (32)
4   John Surtees Ret 4 5 5 2 2 Ret Ret Ret 19
5   Dan Gurney Ret Ret DNS 1 9 3 13 5 15
6   Phil Hill 3 2 3 Ret Ret 11 DNS 14
7   Tony Maggs 5 Ret Ret 2 6 9 7 7 3 13
8   Richie Ginther Ret Ret Ret 3 13 8 2 Ret 7 10
9   Jack Brabham Ret 8 6 Ret 5 Ret 4 4 9
10   Trevor Taylor 2 Ret Ret 8 8 Ret Ret 12 Ret 6
11   Giancarlo Baghetti 4 Ret 10 5 5
12   Lorenzo Bandini 3 Ret 8 4
13   Ricardo Rodríguez Ret DNS 4 6 14 4
14   Willy Mairesse 7 Ret 4 3
15   Joakim Bonnier 7 5 10 Ret 7 6 13 3
16   Innes Ireland Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 8 5 2
17   Carel Godin de Beaufort 6 DNQ 7 6 14 13 10 Ret 11 2
18   Masten Gregory Ret DNQ Ret Ret 7 12 6 1
19   Neville Lederle 6 1
  Maurice Trintignant Ret 8 7 Ret Ret Ret 0
  Jackie Lewis 8 DNQ Ret 10 Ret 0
  John Love 8 0
  Nino Vaccarella DNQ 15 9 0
  Lucien Bianchi 9 16 0
  Roger Penske 9 0
  Bruce Johnstone 9 0
  Jo Siffert DNQ 10 Ret 12 DNQ 0
  Rob Schroeder 10 0
  Ernie Pieterse 10 0
  Ian Burgess 12 11 DNQ 0
  Tony Settember 11 Ret 0
  John Campbell-Jones 11 0
  Hap Sharp 11 0
  Heini Walter 14 0
  Jay Chamberlain 15 DNQ DNQ 0
  Wolfgang Seidel NC Ret DNQ 0
  Roy Salvadori Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret 0
  Tony Shelly Ret DNQ DNQ 0
  Keith Greene DNS Ret DNQ 0
  Ben Pon Ret 0
  Heinz Schiller Ret 0
  Bernard Collomb Ret 0
  Timmy Mayer Ret 0
  Doug Serrurier Ret 0
  Mike Harris Ret 0
  Günther Seiffert DNQ 0
  Gerry Ashmore DNQ 0
  Ernesto Prinoth DNQ 0
  Roberto Lippi DNQ 0
  Nasif Estéfano DNQ 0
  Jim Hall DNS 0
Pos. Driver NED
 
MON
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
ITA
 
USA
 
RSA
 
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)
  • Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  • Italics indicate fastest lap
  • Bold indicates pole position

1962 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers – final standingsEdit

Points towards the 1962 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis for the first six places in each race, however only the best placed car from each manufacturer was eligible to score points and only the best five results could be retained by each manufacturer.

 
Porsche placed fifth in the 1962 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers
Pos. Manufacturer NED
 
MON
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
ITA
 
USA
 
RSA
 
Pts.[a]
1   BRM 1 (6) 2 (3) (4) 1 1 (2) 1 42 (56)
2   Lotus-Climax 2 8 1 7 1 4 9 1 (5) 36 (38)
3   Cooper-Climax (5) 1 Ret 2 3 (5) 3 (3) 2 29 (37)
4   Lola-Climax Ret 4 5 5 2 2 Ret Ret Ret 19
5   Porsche 6 5 7 1 9 3 (6) 5 11 18 (19)
6   Ferrari 3 2 3 WD Ret 6 4 WD 18
7   Brabham-Climax Ret 4 4 6
8   Lotus-BRM DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 6 1
  Emeryson-Climax NC 11 Ret WD 0
  ENB-Maserati 16 0
  Gilby-BRM WD Ret DNQ 0
  LDS-Alfa Romeo Ret 0
  Cooper-Alfa Romeo Ret 0
  De Tomaso DNQ 0
  De Tomaso-OSCA DNQ 0
Pos. Manufacturer NED
 
MON
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
ITA
 
USA
 
RSA
 
Pts.
  • Only the best 5 results counted towards the championship. Numbers without parentheses are championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  • Bold results counted to championship totals.

Non-championship race resultsEdit

The following Formula One races which did not count towards the World Championship of Drivers or the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers were also held in 1962.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
  V Cape Grand Prix Killarney 2 January   Trevor Taylor   Lotus-Climax Report
  IV Brussels Grand Prix Heysel 1 April   Willy Mairesse   Ferrari Report
  III Lombank Trophy Snetterton 14 April   Jim Clark   Lotus-Climax Report
  XIV Lavant Cup Goodwood 23 April   Bruce McLaren   Cooper-Climax Report
  X Glover Trophy Goodwood 23 April   Graham Hill   BRM Report
  XXII Pau Grand Prix Pau 23 April   Maurice Trintignant   Lotus-Climax Report
  VII Aintree 200 Aintree 28 April   Jim Clark   Lotus-Climax Report
  XV BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 12 May   Graham Hill   BRM Report
  XX Naples Grand Prix Posillipo 20 May   Willy Mairesse   Ferrari Report
  I International 2000 Guineas Mallory Park 11 June   John Surtees   Lola-Climax Report
  XIII Crystal Palace Trophy Crystal Palace 11 June   Innes Ireland   Lotus-BRM Report
  III Grand Prix de Reims Reims 1 July   Bruce McLaren   Cooper-Climax Report
  XII Solitude Grand Prix Solitudering 15 July   Dan Gurney   Porsche Report
  VIII Kanonloppet Karlskoga 12 August   Masten Gregory   Lotus-BRM Report
  I Mediterranean Grand Prix Enna-Pergusa 19 August   Lorenzo Bandini   Ferrari Report
  III Danish Grand Prix Roskilde Ring 25–26 August   Jack Brabham   Lotus-Climax Report
  IX Gold Cup Oulton Park 1 September   Jim Clark   Lotus-Climax Report
  I Mexican Grand Prix Magdalena Mixhuca 4 November   Jim Clark
  Trevor Taylor
  Lotus-Climax Report
  V Rand Grand Prix Kyalami 15 December   Jim Clark   Lotus-Climax Report
  II Natal Grand Prix Westmead 22 December   Trevor Taylor   Lotus-Climax Report

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIA Yearbook 1974, Grey Section, pages 118–121
  2. ^ Björklund, Bengt, ed. (October 1962). "Ferrari lämnar formel 1" [Ferrari Leaves Formula 1]. Illustrerad Motor Sport (in Swedish). No. 10. Lerum, Sweden. p. 14.

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