1962 Reims Grand Prix

The 3rd Reims Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race, held on July 1, 1962, at the Reims-Gueux circuit, near Reims in France. The race was run over 50 laps of the 8.302 km circuit and was won by New Zealand driver Bruce McLaren in a Cooper T60.

1962 Reims Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1962 Formula One season
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Race details
Date July 1, 1962
Official name III Grand Prix de Reims
Location Reims-Gueux, Reims
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 8.3 km (5.158 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 415 km (257.9 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 2:22.9
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM
Time 2:24.0
Podium
First Cooper-Climax
Second BRM
Third Lotus-Climax

Reims-Gueux hosted the French Grand Prix under Grand Prix regulations in 1932, 1938 and 1939 due to the popularity of the Grand Prix de la Marne, a Grand Prix racing series dating back to 1925. Post war changes in political and financial structures moved the 1962 Grand Prix de France to the Rouen-Les-Essarts circuit. Reims secured a separate non-championship Formula One event instead. Most of the Formula One teams entered the competition except for Ferrari and Porsche.

ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor /Car Time/Retired Grid
1 6   Bruce McLaren Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T60 2.02:30.2 4
2 2   Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM P57-8 + 8.0 s 2
3 30   Innes Ireland UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 24 + 1:36.3 s 7
4 22   Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Lotus-Climax 24 + 2:03.6 s 5
5 24   Maurice Trintignant Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax 24 49 laps 8
6 28   Roy Salvadori Bowmaker Racing Team Lola-Climax Mk4 49 laps 10
7 46   Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 718 48 laps 11
8 36   Jo Bonnier Scuderia Serenissima Porsche 718 48 laps 14
9 40     Jo Siffert Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-Climax 21 46 laps 15
10 34   Jack Lewis Ecurie Galloise Cooper-Climax 46 laps 18
11 44   Ian Burgess Anglo-American Equipe Cooper-Climax Special (Aiden Cooper) 45 laps 17
Ret 14   Peter Arundell
  Jim Clark
Team Lotus Lotus-BRM 24 Out of fuel 13
Ret 4   Richie Ginther Owen Racing Organisation BRM P57-8 Gearbox 9
Ret 26   John Surtees Bowmaker Racing Team Lola-Climax Mk4 Valve spring 3
Ret 38   Carlo Abate Scuderia Serenissima Lotus-Climax 18/21 Accident 20
Ret 8   Tony Maggs Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T55 Oil pressure 16
Ret 10   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 25 Header tank 1
Ret 12   Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 24 Accident 12
Ret 42   Tony Shelly John Dalton Lotus-Climax 18/21 Head gasket 19
Ret 32   Masten Gregory UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-BRM 24 Accident on grid 6
WD 16   Giancarlo Baghetti Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 156 Strike in Italy -
WD 18   Lorenzo Bandini Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 156 Strike in Italy -
WD 18   Ricardo Rodríguez Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 156 Strike in Italy -
WD 20   Willy Mairesse Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 156 Strike in Italy -
WD 42   Tony Marsh Tony Marsh BRM P48/57 Car not ready -
Sources:[1][2][3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1962 III Grand Prix de Reims". silhouet.com. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "XXVIII Grand Prix Internationale de Reims 1962". formula2.net. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "Aiden-Cooper-Climax T59". 8w.forix.com. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "Cooper Hume (Aiden-Cooper)". forums.autosport.com/. Retrieved July 20, 2014.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 49°15′14.67″N 3°55′50.02″E / 49.2540750°N 3.9305611°E / 49.2540750; 3.9305611


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