1963 Mediterranean Grand Prix

The 1963 Mediterranean Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 18 August 1963 at the Autodromo di Pergusa, Sicily. The second running of the Mediterranean Grand Prix, the race was run over 60 laps of the circuit, and was dominated by British driver John Surtees in a Ferrari 156.

1963 Mediterranean Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1963 Formula One season
Race details
Date 18 August 1963
Official name II Gran Premio del Mediterraneo
Location Autodromo di Pergusa, Sicily
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.803 km (2.985 miles)
Distance 60 laps, 288.172 km (179.062 miles)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:16.1
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari
Time 1:15.9
First Ferrari
Second Lotus-Climax
Third BRM

British driver Trevor Taylor suffered an accident during the race, in which he was thrown out of his Lotus 25 with fairly minor injuries, before the car broke up and caught fire.[1]


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1   John Surtees SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari 1.18:00.8 1
2   Peter Arundell Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 17.4 s 6
3   Lorenzo Bandini Scuderia Centro Sud BRM + 17.7 s 2
4   Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax 58 laps 8
5   Jo Siffert Siffert Racing Team Lotus-BRM 57 laps 5
6   Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Lola-Climax 57 laps 4
7   Mário Cabral Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Climax 57 laps 7
8   Carlo Abate Count Volpi Porsche 54 laps 10
9   André Wicky Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-BRM 53 laps 11
10   Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Lotus-Climax 52 laps 15
11   Jo Schlesser Jo Schlesser Brabham-Ford 51 laps 14
12   Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax 47 laps 9
Ret   Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Accident 3
Ret   Carmelo Genovese Carmelo Genovese Lotus-Ford Carburettor 16
Ret   Giacomo Russo Giacomo Russo Lotus-Ford Engine 13
DNS   Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche Stub-axle in practice (12)
DNQ   Roberto Lippi Scuderia Setecolli De Tomaso-Ferrari -
DNQ   Gaetano Starrabba Gaetano Starrabba Lotus-Maserati -


  1. ^ "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.

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