1963 BRDC International Trophy

The 15th BRDC International Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 11 May 1963 at the Silverstone Circuit, England. The race was run over 52 laps of the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, and was won by British driver Jim Clark in a Lotus 25.

1963 BRDC International Trophy
Non-championship race in the 1963 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 11 May 1963
Official name XV BRDC International Trophy
Location Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.711 km (2.927 mi)
Distance 52 laps, 244.972 km (152.204 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-BRM
Time 1:34.4
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM
Time 1:35.4
First Lotus-Climax
Second Cooper-Climax
Third Lotus-Climax


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1.24:27.6 6
2   Bruce McLaren Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax + 24.6 s 3
3   Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 34.0 s 5
4   Innes Ireland British Racing Partnership Lotus-BRM + 40.0 s 1
5   Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax 51 laps 14
6   Tony Maggs Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax 51 laps 11
7   Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax 51 laps 4
8   Ian Raby Ian Raby (Racing) Gilby-BRM 48 laps 21
9   Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 46 laps 17
DSQ   Lorenzo Bandini Scuderia Centro Sud BRM Push-start 10
Ret   Jim Hall British Racing Partnership Lotus-BRM Ignition 12
Ret   Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax Piston 16
Ret   Philip Robinson A. Robinson & Sons Lotus-Climax Crownwheel & pinion 19
Ret   John Surtees SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari Oil leak 7
Ret   Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM Battery 2
Ret   John Taylor Anglo-Scottish Racing Team Cooper-Ford Oil leak 18
Ret   John Campbell-Jones Tim Parnell Lotus-BRM Ignition 15
Ret   Willy Mairesse SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari Accident 9
Ret   Chris Amon Reg Parnell (Racing) Lola-Climax Oil seal 13
Ret   Richie Ginther Owen Racing Organisation BRM Gearbox 8
DNS   André Pilette André Pilette Lotus-Climax Withdrawn (20)
WD   Peter Arundell Team Lotus Lotus-Climax No car -
WD   Dan Gurney Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax Car not ready -
WD   Tony Settember Scirocco-Powell (Racing Cars) Scirocco-BRM Car not ready -
WD   Pedro Rodríguez Scirocco-Powell (Racing Cars) Scirocco-BRM Car not ready -
WD   Phil Hill Automobili Turismo e Sport ATS Car not ready -


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

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