1962 Naples Grand Prix

The 20th Naples Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 20 May 1962 at Posillipo Circuit, Naples. The race was run over 60 laps of the circuit, and was won by Belgian driver Willy Mairesse in a Ferrari 156.

1962 Naples Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1962 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 20 May 1962
Official name XX Gran Premio di Napoli
Location Posillipo Circuit, Posillipo, Naples
Course Street circuit
Course length 2.491 km (1.548 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 149.444 km (92.86 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:18.7
Fastest lap
Drivers Belgium Willy Mairesse Ferrari
Fastest lap Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari
Time 1:17.7
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Gilby-Climax

This race was held on the same day as the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix, and consequently many of the top drivers at that time were not present in Naples. Only the 10 fastest cars in qualifying were allowed to start the race, leaving a number of the more unusual entrants on the sidelines. The two Ferraris were dominant throughout the weekend, with Lorenzo Bandini leading from the start of the race until lap 24, when he was passed by Mairesse, who led until the end. Carlo Abate finished fourth in his first Formula One race, narrowly beaten by Keith Greene.[1]

QualifyingEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 6   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 1:18.7
2 10   Willy Mairesse Ferrari 1:18.9 +0.2
3 12   Keith Greene Gilby-Climax 1:21.2 +2.5
4 14   Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 1:21.2 +2.5
5 4   Ian Burgess Cooper-Climax 1:22.4 +3.7
6 2   Tony Shelly Lotus-Climax 1:22.9 +4.2
7 32   Carlo Abate Porsche 1:23.3 +4.6
8 24   Tony Settember Emeryson-Climax 1:23.4 +4.7
9 46   David Piper Lotus-Climax 1:24.4 +5.7
10 26   Gaetano Starrabba Lotus-Maserati 1:25.1 +6.4
11 42   Graham Eden Emeryson-Climax 1:26.8 +8.1
12 18   Roberto Lippi De Tomaso-O.S.C.A. 1:27.0 +8.3
13 8   Jay Chamberlain Lotus-Climax 1:27.1 +8.4
14 40   Heinz Schiller Porsche 1:27.2 +8.5
15 34   Maurice Caillet Cegga-Maserati 1:28.1 +9.4
16 38   Gastone Zanarotti De Tomaso-O.S.C.A. 1:29.6 +10.9
17 48   Günther Seiffert Lotus-Climax 1:33.0 +14.3

ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 10   Willy Mairesse SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari 1.19:36.1 2
2 6   Lorenzo Bandini SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari +3.3 s 1
3 12   Keith Greene Gilby Engineering Gilby-Climax 59 laps 3
4 32   Carlo Abate Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia Porsche 59 laps 7
5 4   Ian Burgess Anglo-American Equipe Cooper-Climax 58 laps 5
6 2   Tony Shelly John Dalton Lotus-Climax 58 laps 6
7 14   Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 55 laps 4
8 46   David Piper David Piper Lotus-Climax 51 laps 9
9 24   Tony Settember Emeryson Cars Emeryson-Climax 50 laps 8
Ret 26   Gaetano Starrabba Gaetano Starrabba Lotus-Maserati Half-shaft - 0 laps 10
DNQ 42   Graham Eden Graham Eden Emeryson-Climax -
DNQ 18   Roberto Lippi Scuderia Settecolli De Tomaso-O.S.C.A. -
DNQ 8   Jay Chamberlain Jay Chamberlain Lotus-Climax -
DNQ 40   Heinz Schiller Scuderia Filipinetti Porsche -
DNQ 34   Maurice Caillet Ets Cegga Cegga-Maserati -
DNQ 38   Gastone Zanarotti Scuderia Tomaso De Tomaso-O.S.C.A. -
DNQ 48   Günther Seiffert Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-Climax -
DNA 16   John Campbell-Jones Emeryson Cars Emeryson-Climax Car at Zandvoort -
DNA 20   Dino Govoni Dino Govoni Emeryson-Maserati Withdrew -
DNA 22   Umberto Filotico Umberto Filotico Cooper-Climax Withdrew -
DNA 28   "Wal Ever" "Wal Ever" Cooper Withdrew -
DNA 36   Jo Siffert Scuderia Filipinetti Lotus-Climax Withdrew -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974, pp.86-87
  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974, pp. 86–87.
  • Race results at www.silhouet.com [1]


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