1962 Mediterranean Grand Prix

The 1st Mediterranean Grand Prix was a motor race, run for Formula One cars, held on 19 August 1962 at the Autodromo di Pergusa, Sicily. The race was run over 50 laps of the circuit, and was dominated by Ferrari. The winner was Lorenzo Bandini in a Ferrari 156.[1]

1962 Mediterranean Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1962 Formula One season
Race details
Date 19 August 1962
Official name I Gran Premio del Mediterraneo
Location Autodromo di Pergusa, Sicily
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.803 km (2.985 miles)
Distance 50 laps, 240.15 km (149.3 miles)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:21.5
Fastest lap
Drivers Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari
Fastest lap Italy Giancarlo Baghetti Ferrari
Time 1:20.9
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Porsche


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1   Lorenzo Bandini SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari 1.09:25.8 1
2   Giancarlo Baghetti SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari + 32.5 s 2
3   Carlo Abate Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia Porsche + 1 Lap 4
4   Jo Siffert Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-Climax + 2 Laps 3
5   Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax + 5 Laps 8
6   Roberto Lippi Scuderia Settecolli De Tomaso-O.S.C.A. + 6 Laps 11
7   Keith Greene Gilby Engineering Gilby-BRM + 9 Laps 7
8   Wolfgang Seidel Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-BRM + 10 Laps 10
9   Günther Seiffert Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-Climax + 30 Laps 12
Ret   Heinz Schiller Ecurie Filipinetti Porsche Oil leak 5
Ret   Nino Vaccarella Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia Lotus-Climax Engine 6
Ret   Wal Ever Wal Ever Cooper-O.S.C.A. Engine 13
DNS   Heini Walter Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-BRM Withdrawn after practice (9)
WD   Umberto Filotico Umberto Filotico Cooper-Climax -
WD   Jay Chamberlain Ecurie Excelsior Lotus-Climax Car in Sweden -
WD   Kurt Kuhnke Kurt Kuhnke Lotus-Borgward Car not ready -
WD   Peter Arundell Team Lotus Lotus-BRM -


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

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