1963 Lombank Trophy

The 4th Lombank Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 30 March 1963 at Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, England. The race was run over 50 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Graham Hill in a BRM P57.

1963 Lombank Trophy
Non-championship race in the 1963 Formula One season
Snetterton 1963 annotated.svg
Race details
Date 30 March 1963
Official name IV Lombank Trophy
Location Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.361 km (2.71 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 218.07 km (135.5 mi)
Weather Wet
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:44.4
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM
Time 1:38.2
First BRM
Second Lotus-Climax
Third Lotus-BRM

The lead changed hands several times between Richie Ginther and Jim Clark, before Hill, who had started from the back of the grid, passed Clark on lap 33. He stayed in front until the end of the race, with Clark second, while Ginther spun and finished fifth.

This was the first and only Formula One start for Adam Wyllie, who was killed at a Formula Three event at Dunboyne in 1965, when he was involved in an accident with Jack Pearce.[1] Pearce had also entered this Lombank Trophy race but withdrew.


Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 1   Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM 1:25:09.6 10
2 3   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 21.2 s 1
3 5   Innes Ireland British Racing Partnership Lotus-BRM 1:34.4 s 4
4 7   Bruce McLaren Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax 1:36.4 s 3
5 2   Richie Ginther Owen Racing Organisation BRM 49 laps 2
6 6   Jim Hall British Racing Partnership Lotus-BRM 47 laps 5
7 12   Adam Wyllie Jock Russell Lotus-Climax 44 laps 6
Ret 16   Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Lola-Climax Gearbox 9
Ret 14   Philip Robinson A. Robinson & Sons Lotus-Climax Ignition 7
Ret 8   Tim Parnell Reg Parnell Lotus-BRM Engine 8
DNS 17   Jo Siffert Scuderia Filipinetti Lotus-BRM Practice accident -
WD 4   Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax No engine -
WD 9   David Prophet David Prophet Brabham-Ford Car not ready -
WD 10   Morris Nunn Morris Nunn Cooper-Climax -
WD 11   Graham Eden Graham Eden Cooper-Climax -
WD 15   Jack Pearce Auto Racing Services Lotus-Climax -
WD 18   Ron Carter Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax -


  1. ^ F2 Register - XXIII Leinster Trophy 1965 [1]
  • Results at Silhouet.com [2]
  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974, pp 126-127.

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