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1963 German Grand Prix

The 1963 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Nürburgring on August 4, 1963. It was race 6 of 10 in both the 1963 World Championship of Drivers and the 1963 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 15-lap race was won by Ferrari driver John Surtees after he started from second position. Jim Clark finished second for the Lotus team and BRM driver Richie Ginther came in third.

1963 German Grand Prix
Circuit Nürburgring-1927-Nordschleife.svg
Race details
Date August 4, 1963
Official name XXV Grosser Preis von Deutschland
Location Nürburgring
Nürburg, West Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 22.810 km (14.173 mi)
Distance 15 laps, 342.150 km (212.602 mi)
Weather Warm, dry and sunny
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 8:45.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari
Time 8:47.0 on lap 9
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Lotus-Climax
Third BRM

Race reportEdit

Jim Clark led away from pole in his customary fashion. Behind him Lorenzo Bandini spun in front of Innes Ireland who collected him, Willy Mairesse had an accident, and Chris Amon sustained a knee injury when the steering broke, catapulting him into the trees. Graham Hill retired leaving Clark to battle away with John Surtees and Trevor Taylor before engine problems befell Taylor. When Clark's engine went down to just 7 cylinders, Surtees was able to pass him easily to lead him home to take his first F1 victory. Richie Ginther completed the podium. Gerhard Mitter finished in a superb fourth place in his home race from Jim Hall and Jo Bonnier.

This race was notable for being the only time Jim Clark ever finished second in a World Championship race.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7   John Surtees Ferrari 15 2:13:06.8 2 9
2 3   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 15 + 1:17.5 1 6
3 2   Richie Ginther BRM 15 + 2:44.9 6 4
4 26   Gerhard Mitter Porsche 15 + 8:11.5 15 3
5 20   Jim Hall Lotus-BRM 14 + 1 lap 16 2
6 16   Jo Bonnier Cooper-Climax 14 + 1 lap 12 1
7 9   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 14 + 1 lap 8
8 4   Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 14 + 1 lap 18
9 18   Jo Siffert Lotus-BRM 10 Differential 9
10 28   Bernard Collomb Lotus-Climax 10 + 5 laps 21
Ret 17   Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 9 Wheel 17
Ret 6   Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 7 Engine 10
Ret 10   Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 6 Gearbox 13
Ret 22   Mario de Araujo Cabral Cooper-Climax 6 Gearbox 20
Ret 24   Ian Burgess Scirocco-BRM 5 Steering 19
Ret 23   Tony Settember Scirocco-BRM 5 Accident 22
Ret 5   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 3 Accident 5
Ret 1   Graham Hill BRM 2 Gearbox 4
Ret 21   Chris Amon Lola-Climax 1 Accident 14
Ret 8   Willy Mairesse Ferrari 1 Accident 7
Ret 14   Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM 1 Accident 11
Ret 15   Lorenzo Bandini BRM 0 Accident 3
DNQ 29   André Pilette Lotus-Climax
DNQ 25   Ian Raby Gilby-BRM
DNQ 30   Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax
DNQ 27   Kurt Kuhnke Lotus-Borgward
WD 11   Phil Hill ATS Car damaged in transit
WD 12   Giancarlo Baghetti ATS Car damaged in transit
WD 19   Masten Gregory Lotus-BRM Car not ready
Source:[1]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1963 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Germany 1963 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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