1963 Imola Grand Prix

The 4th Imola Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 21 April 1963 at the Autodromo di Castellaccis. The previous three Imola Grands Prix were sports car races held in the mid-1950s, and this was the first Formula One event held at the circuit. From 1981, the circuit was the venue for the San Marino Grand Prix.

1963 Imola Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1963 Formula One season
Race details
Date 21 April 1963
Official name IV Gran Premio d'Imola
Location Autodromo di Castellaccis, Imola
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.017 km (3.117 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 250.85 km (155.87 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:48.3
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax
Time 1:48.3
First Lotus-Climax
Second Lotus-BRM
Third Lola-Climax

The race was run over 50 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Jim Clark in a Lotus 25, lapping the entire field except for second-placed Jo Siffert. Trevor Taylor set the fastest lap after losing more than ten laps with a gear selector problem.


Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 4   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1:34.07.4 1
2 10   Jo Siffert Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-BRM + 1:25.6 s 4
3 18   Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Lola-Climax 49 laps 6
4 34   Jo Schlesser Inter-Autocourse Brabham-Ford 49 laps 7
5 32   Carlo Abate Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati 49 laps 12
6 12   Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 48 laps 8
7 14   Jack Fairman Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 47 laps 9
8 38   Ernesto Prinoth Ernesto Prinoth Lotus-Climax 41 laps 10
9 6   Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 36 laps 2
Ret 8   Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax Piston 3
Ret 36   Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Lotus-Climax Ignition 11
Ret 30   Lorenzo Bandini Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati Oil pressure 5
Ret 28   Gaetano Starrabba Gaetano Starrabba Lotus-Maserati Throttle linkage 13
DNQ 22   Günther Seiffert Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-BRM -
DNQ 20   Giancarlo Baghetti Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-Climax -
WD 2   John Surtees SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari Car not ready -
WD 16   Phil Hill Automobili Turismo e Sport ATS Car not ready -
WD 24   André Pilette André Pilette Lotus-Climax -
WD 26   Carlo Abate Scuderia Centro Sud Porsche No car - driver drove No. 32 -
WD 32   Willy Mairesse SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari Car not ready - entry taken by Scd. Centro Sud -


  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
  • Race results at www.silhouet.com [1]

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