1963 Austrian Grand Prix
The 1st Austrian Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 1 September 1963 at the Zeltweg Airfield. The race was run over 80 laps of the circuit, and was won by Australian driver Jack Brabham in a Brabham BT3, finishing a massive five laps ahead of the next finisher. Many competitors retired after the rough surface of the track caused mechanical failures.
|Non-championship race in the 1963 Formula One season|
|Date||1 September 1963|
|Official name||I Großer Preis von Österreich|
|Course||Temporary airport facility|
|Course length||3.1865 km (1.98 mi)|
|Distance||80 laps, 254.92 km (158.4 mi)|
This race marked the Formula One debut of 1970 World Champion Jochen Rindt, and also the only Formula One appearance of his compatriot Kurt Bardi-Barry, who was killed in a road accident in February 1964.