1962 Lombank Trophy

The 3rd Lombank Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 14 April 1962 at Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, England. The race was run over 50 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Jim Clark in a Lotus 24.

1962 Lombank Trophy
Non-championship race in the 1962 Formula One season
Race details
Date 14 April 1962
Official name III Lombank Trophy
Location Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.361 km (2.71 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 218.07 km (135.5 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:34.2
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax
Time 1:33.6
Podium
First Lotus-Climax
Second BRM
Third Porsche

After Graham Hill had led for the first five laps, Stirling Moss passed him and stretched ahead, his car using the new Coventry Climax V8 engine. However, he experienced throttle problems after 17 laps and had to make a number of pitstops, leaving Clark to dominate the rest of the race. Clark's car was the only other Climax-engined runner to use the new V8 engine.

Prior to the race, two of the entrants withdrew after accidents: Richie Ginther crashed his BRM P57 in testing and suffered injuries which left him unable to race, and Jack Brabham's Lotus 21 had been damaged in a fire at his workshop.[1]

ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 3   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1.20:25.6 2
2 9   Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM + 57.4 s 3
3 2   Jo Bonnier Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia Porsche 49 laps 8
4 20   Keith Greene Gilby Engineering Gilby-Climax 49 laps 10
5 15   Tony Shelly John Dalton Lotus-Climax 47 laps 12
6 17   Wolfgang Seidel Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Porsche 46 laps 13
7 7   Stirling Moss UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 45 laps 1
8 18   Chris Ashmore Gerry Ashmore Cooper-Climax 42 laps 15
Ret 14   Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax Overheating 9
Ret 12   John Surtees Bowmaker Racing Team Lola-Climax Overheating 4
Ret 16   Graham Eden Gerry Ashmore Emeryson-Climax Clutch 14
Ret 4   Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Engine 7
Ret 6   Innes Ireland UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax Accident 6
Ret 8   Masten Gregory UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax Accident 5
Ret 11   Roy Salvadori Bowmaker Racing Team Cooper-Climax Engine 11
WD 1   Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Lotus-Climax Car damaged -
WD 5   Peter Arundell Team Lotus Lotus-Climax No car -
WD 10   Richie Ginther Owen Racing Organisation BRM Driver unfit -
WD 19   Ross Greenville Ross Greenville Cooper-Climax Driver unfit -
WD 21   Ian Burgess Anglo-American Equipe Cooper-Climax Car not ready -
WD 22   Tony Settember Emeryson Cars Emeryson-Climax Car not ready -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974, pp 72-73
  • Results at Silhouet.com [1]
  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974, pp 72-73


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