1963 Aintree 200

The 8th Aintree 200 was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 27 April 1963 at Aintree Circuit, England. The race was run over 50 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Graham Hill in a BRM P57.

1963 Aintree 200
Non-championship race in the 1963 Formula One season
Circuit Aintree.svg
Race details
Date 27 April 1963
Official name VIII Aintree 200
Location Aintree Circuit, Merseyside
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.828 km (3 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 241.4 km (150 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:53.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:51.8
First BRM
Second Lotus-BRM
Third Lotus-Climax


This race saw one of the last instances of car changing in Formula One, as it was already illegal in World Championship races. Jim Clark's Lotus 25 was left on the starting line with a flat battery and joined the race a lap down, but after 16 laps, he swapped cars with his team-mate Trevor Taylor who was in fifth place at the time. Clark moved up to finish third, while Taylor was left in seventh place. Clark set the fastest lap of the race in Taylor's car.

Jack Brabham qualified in second place but failed to start after suffering a broken piston in practice.


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1   Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM 1:35.20.8 4
2   Innes Ireland British Racing Partnership Lotus-BRM + 15.0 s 3
3   Trevor Taylor
  Jim Clark
Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 28.6 s 6
4   Richie Ginther Owen Racing Organisation BRM + 31.8 s 5
5   Bruce McLaren Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax + 1:12.4 s 7
6   Chris Amon Reg Parnell (Racing) Lola-Climax 48 laps 10
7   Jim Clark
  Trevor Taylor
Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 47 laps 1
8   Jimmy Blumer Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-Climax 47 laps 14
9   John Taylor Gerard Racing Cooper-Ford 42 laps 11
Ret   Ian Raby Ian Raby (Racing) Gilby-BRM Engine 9
Ret   John Campbell-Jones Tim Parnell Lotus-BRM Oil leak 13
DSQ   Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax Push-start 17
Ret   Jock Russell Jock Russell Lotus-Climax Rear suspension 15
Ret   Tony Maggs Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax Brakes / Ignition 18
Ret   Philip Robinson A. Robinson & Sons Lotus-Climax Engine 12
Ret   Jim Hall British Racing Partnership Lotus-BRM Throttle linkage 8
DNS   Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax Piston (2)
DNS   André Pilette André Pilette Lotus-Climax Withdrew after practice (16)
WD   Morris Nunn Morris Nunn Cooper-Climax Car not ready -
  • Wolfgang Seidel entered two cars under the Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel banner, but these were withdrawn before the event.


  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.

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