The 9th Kanonloppet was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 11 August 1963 at the Karlskoga Circuit, Sweden. The race was run over two heats of 20 laps of the little circuit, and was won by British driver Jim Clark in a Lotus 25.

1963 Kanonloppet
Non-championship race in the 1963 Formula One season
Race details
Date 11 August 1963
Official name IX Kanonloppet
Location Karlskoga Circuit, Karlskoga
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 2.998 km (1.863 miles)
Distance 2 x 20 laps, 119.92 km (74.52 miles)
Pole position
Driver Brabham-Climax
Time 1.22.6
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:30.6
First Lotus-Climax
Second Lotus-Climax
Third Brabham-Climax

The first heat was won easily by Clark, with team-mate Trevor Taylor in a comfortable second place, from Jack Brabham in third. All the other runners were lapped at least once. Brabham had led for most of the race but suffered fuel shortage problems and his engine cut out. The second heat saw a reverse of the first, with Brabham winning from Taylor and Clark, with just a few tenths of a second separating the two Lotus drivers.

The only two retirements were the two BKL Lotus cars in the second heat. This race marked the Formula One debuts of the 1967 World Champion Denny Hulme, and British driver David Prophet.[1]

Results edit

Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid Heat 1 / 2
1   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1.04:26.7 2 1st / 3rd
2   Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 35.0 s 3 2nd / 2nd
3   Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax + 45.5 s 1 3rd / 1st
4   Denny Hulme Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax 39 laps 5 4th / 5th
5   Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax 39 laps 4 5th / 4th
6   Masten Gregory Tim Parnell Lotus-BRM 38 laps 7 7th / 6th
7   Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 38 laps 8 6th / 7th
8   Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Lola-Climax 38 laps 6 8th / 9th
9   Ian Raby Ian Raby (Racing) Gilby-BRM 37 laps 9 9th / 8th
10   André Pilette Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 37 laps 12 11th / 10th
11   David Prophet David Prophet Brabham-Ford 37 laps 11 12th / 11th
12   Clement Barrau Clement Barrau Lotus-Climax 34 laps 13 13th / 12th
Ret   Ernst Maring Kurt Kuhnke BKL Lotus-Borgward Accident 10 10th / Ret
Ret   Kurt Kuhnke Kurt Kuhnke BKL Lotus-Borgward Fuel injection 14 14th / Ret
DNP   Ron Carter Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax - -
WD   Dan Gurney Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax - -
WD   Chris Amon Reg Parnell (Racing) Lola-Climax Car not ready - -
WD   Tony Settember Scirocco-Powell (Racing Cars) Scirocco-BRM - -
WD   Ian Burgess Scirocco-Powell (Racing Cars) Scirocco-BRM - -
  • Fastest lap: (Heat 1) Jim Clark 1:30.6
  • Fastest lap: (Heat 2) Jack Brabham 1:36.1

References edit

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

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