1962 Monaco Grand Prix

Coordinates: 43°44′4.74″N 7°25′16.8″E / 43.7346500°N 7.421333°E / 43.7346500; 7.421333

The 1962 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monaco on 3 June 1962. It was race 2 of 9 in both the 1962 World Championship of Drivers and the 1962 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 100-lap race was won by Cooper driver Bruce McLaren after he started from third position. Phil Hill finished second for the Ferrari team and his teammate Lorenzo Bandini came in third.

1962 Monaco Grand Prix
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Race details
Date 3 June 1962
Official name XX Grand Prix de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco
Monte Carlo
Course Temporary street circuit
Course length 3.145 km (1.954 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 314.500 km (195.421 mi)
Weather Cloudy
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:35.4
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:35.5 on lap 42
Podium
First Cooper-Climax
Second Ferrari
Third Ferrari

ReportEdit

Lotus's Jim Clark claimed the first pole position of his career, ahead of BRM's Graham Hill, Cooper's Bruce McLaren and Ferrari's Willy Mairesse.

Mairesse got an excellent start from fourth on the grid and led into the first corner, the Gasworks hairpin, but braked too late and skidded around it. The concertina effect of the cars behind trying to avoid Mairesse's skidding car led to a collision further behind which eliminated Dan Gurney, Maurice Trintignant and Richie Ginther.

McLaren and Graham Hill both passed Mairesse on the exit of Gasworks hairpin; the New Zealander ended the first lap in the lead from the Englishman. Meanwhile, Mairesse spun at the station hairpin on the first lap, dropping down the order.

McLaren led until the seventh lap when he was passed by Graham Hill; the BRM driver held the lead all the way until lap 92, when an engine failure handed the lead back to McLaren who held on to win ahead of Ferrari's Phil Hill, who recovered from a spin earlier in the race. Hill's Ferrari team mate Lorenzo Bandini completed the podium places.[1]

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Gap
1 18   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 1:37.4 2:07.2 1:35.4
2 10   Graham Hill BRM 1:37.7 1:58.3 1:35.8 +0.4
3 14   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 1:39.1 2:23.7 1:36.4 +1.0
4 40   Willy Mairesse Ferrari 1:48.2 1:59.4 1:36.4 +1.0
5 4   Dan Gurney Porsche 1:38.2 2:22.4 1:36.4 +1.0
6 22   Jack Brabham Lotus-Climax 1:39.1 No time 1:36.5 +1.1
7 30   Maurice Trintignant Lotus-Climax 1:41.8 2:04.7 1:36.8 +1.4
8 34   Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 1:39.9 2:07.4 1:37.0 +1.6
9 36   Phil Hill Ferrari 1:38.0 2:01.0 1:37.1 +1.7
10 38   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 1:42.2 2:01.3 1:37.2 +1.8
11 28   John Surtees Lola-Climax 1:37.9 2:22.3 1:44.9 +2.5
12 26   Roy Salvadori Lola-Climax 1:40.1 No time 1:38.5 +3.1
13 46   Jo Siffert Lotus-Climax 1:48.0 2:01.3 1:38.9 +3.5
14 8   Richie Ginther BRM 1:44.9 2:04.5 1:39.0 +3.6
15 24   Jackie Lewis BRM 1:40.5 2:23.9 1:39.0 +3.6
16 32   Masten Gregory Lotus-BRM 1:39.8 2:03.5 1:39.2 +3.8
17 20   Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 1:40.0 2:11.0 1:43.2 +4.6
DNS 38   Ricardo Rodríguez Ferrari 1:40.1 2:00.8 No time +4.7
18 2   Jo Bonnier Porsche 1:43.5 2:05.7 1:42.4 +7.0
19 16   Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 1:43.3 2:05.5 1:42.7 +7.3
20 44   Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 1:45.9 2:07.4 1:44.4 +9.0
21 42   Nino Vaccarella Lotus-Climax No time 2:01.8 No time +26.4
Source:[2]
  Drivers that had to qualify on speed: only the six fastest would race.

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 14   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 100 2:46:29.7 3 9
2 36   Phil Hill Ferrari 100 + 1.3 9 6
3 38   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 100 + 1:24.1 10 4
4 28   John Surtees Lola-Climax 99 + 1 Lap 11 3
5 2   Jo Bonnier Porsche 93 + 7 Laps 18 2
6 10   Graham Hill BRM 92 Engine 2 1
7 40   Willy Mairesse Ferrari 90 Oil Pressure 4  
8 22   Jack Brabham Lotus-Climax 77 Accident 6  
Ret 34   Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 64 Fuel Pump 8  
Ret 18   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 55 Clutch 1  
Ret 26   Roy Salvadori Lola-Climax 44 Suspension 12  
Ret 16   Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 43 Gearbox 19  
Ret 20   Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 24 Oil Leak 17  
Ret 4   Dan Gurney Porsche 0 Accident 5  
Ret 30   Maurice Trintignant Lotus-Climax 0 Accident 7  
Ret 8   Richie Ginther BRM 0 Accident 14  
DNQ 46   Jo Siffert Lotus-Climax    
DNQ 24   Jackie Lewis BRM    
DNQ 32   Masten Gregory Lotus-BRM    
DNQ 44   Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche    
DNQ 42   Nino Vaccarella Lotus-Climax        
DNS 38   Ricardo Rodríguez Ferrari Practice only
WD 6   Roberto Bussinello De Tomaso-Alfa Romeo Car not ready
WD 12   Tony Marsh BRM Left the team
Source:[3]

NotesEdit

  • A marshal, Ange Baldoni, was killed by the dislodged right rear wheel of Richie Ginther's BRM when it collided with the Lotuses of Maurice Trintignant, Innes Ireland and Trevor Taylor, as well as Dan Gurney's Porsche at the Gasometer hairpin on lap 1.
  • This was Jim Clark's first pole position in Formula One.
  • The organisers guaranteed two spots on the grid for each of the 5 works teams, leaving six grid spots for the remaining entries to fight over. This explains why some drivers with faster qualifying times failed to qualify whereas drivers with slower times qualified.[4]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Denis Jenkinson (July 1962). "1962 Monaco Grand Prix race report: Kiwi survives hunting red shark". Motorsport Magazine.
  2. ^ "1962 Monaco GP". chicanef1.com. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  3. ^ "1962 Monaco Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  4. ^ Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix! Vol 1. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 200. ISBN 0-85429-276-4.
  5. ^ a b "Monaco 1962 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.


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