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The 1963 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race, held at Spa-Francorchamps on 9 June 1963. It was race 2 of 10 in both the 1963 World Championship of Drivers and the 1963 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. Jim Clark won the race in extremely wet and rainy conditions. After starting eighth on the grid Clark passed all of the cars in front of him, including early leader Graham Hill. About 17 laps into the race, with the rain coming down harder than ever, Clark had not only lapped the entire field except for Bruce McLaren, but he was almost five minutes ahead of McLaren and his Cooper. This would be the first of 7 victories for Clark and Team Lotus that year.

1963 Belgian Grand Prix
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Race details
Date 9 June 1963
Official name XXIII Grote Prijs van Belgie
Location Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Spa, Belgium
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 14.100 km (8.761 mi)
Distance 32 laps, 451.200 km (280.363 mi)
Weather Wet and overcast
Pole position
Driver BRM
Time 3:54.1
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 3:58.1 on lap 16
Podium
First Lotus-Climax
Second Cooper-Climax
Third Brabham-Climax

Contents

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 32 2:27:47.6 8 9
2 14   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 32 + 4:54.0 5 6
3 18   Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 31 + 1 lap 2 4
4 8   Richie Ginther BRM 31 + 1 lap 9 3
5 12   Jo Bonnier Cooper-Climax 30 + 2 laps 13 2
6 29   Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 30 + 2 laps 18 1
7 15   Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 27 Accident 4
8 24   Tony Settember Scirocco-BRM 25 Accident 19
Ret 9   John Surtees Ferrari 19 Injection 10
Ret 7   Graham Hill BRM 17 Gearbox 1
Ret 22   Lucien Bianchi Lola-Climax 17 Accident 16
Ret 5   Jim Hall Lotus-BRM 16 Accident 12
Ret 28   Jo Siffert Lotus-BRM 16 Accident 14
Ret 26   Phil Hill ATS 13 Gearbox 17
Ret 17   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 12 Injection 6
Ret 21   Chris Amon Lola-Climax 10 Oil Leak 15
Ret 4   Innes Ireland BRP-BRM 9 Gearbox 7
Ret 10   Willy Mairesse Ferrari 7 Injection 3
Ret 27   Giancarlo Baghetti ATS 7 Gearbox 20
Ret 2   Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 5 Physical 11
WD 3   Peter Arundell Lotus-Climax No car
WD 11   Ludovico Scarfiotti Ferrari No car
WD 19   Lorenzo Bandini BRM Car retained by BRM
WD 25   Ian Burgess Scirocco-BRM Car not ready
Source:[1]

NotesEdit

  • First podium: Brabham
  • Chris Amon was 19 years old when he started in this race.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1963 Belgian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Belgium 1963 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 12 March 2019.


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