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The 1963 Mexican Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Ciudad Deportiva Magdalena Mixhuca in Mexico City on October 27, 1963. It was race 9 of 10 in both the 1963 World Championship of Drivers and the 1963 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

1963 Mexican Grand Prix
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 1963.svg
Race details
Date October 27, 1963
Official name II Gran Premio de Mexico
Location Magdalena Mixhuca, Mexico City
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.000 km (3.107 mi)
Distance 65 laps, 325.000 km (201.946 mi)
Weather Overcast, Dry.
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:58.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:58.1
Podium
First Lotus-Climax
Second Brabham-Climax
Third BRM

Jim Clark dominated the race from pole position, a time that was 1.7 seconds faster than anybody else. Mexico was considered one of his most successful venues. His fastest lap of the race eclipsed his pole time by 0.7 seconds, and he lapped the entire field except for second and third behind him.[1] He would eventually score a total of five pole positions, four fastest laps and three victories at the venue in his Formula One career. This was also his sixth win, his sixth fastest lap, and his sixth pole position of the nine races completed in 1963.[citation needed]

This was also the only World Championship Grand Prix where a car raced with the number 13 until Pastor Maldonado selected the number as his permanent race number in 2014.[2]

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 65 2:09:52.1 1 9
2 5   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 65 + 1:41.1 10 6
3 2   Richie Ginther BRM 65 + 1:54.7 5 4
4 1   Graham Hill BRM 64 + 1 lap 3 3
5 11   Jo Bonnier Cooper-Climax 62 + 3 laps 8 2
6 6   Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 62 + 3 laps 4 1
7 22   Hap Sharp Lotus-BRM 61 + 4 laps 16
8 16   Jim Hall Lotus-BRM 61 + 4 laps 15
9 14   Jo Siffert Lotus-BRM 59 + 6 laps 9
10 12   Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 58 + 7 laps 18
11 13   Moisés Solana BRM 57 Engine 11
Ret 25   Phil Hill ATS 46 Suspension 17
Ret 24   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 36 Ignition 7
Ret 3   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 30 Engine 6
Ret 10   Pedro Rodríguez Lotus-Climax 26 Suspension 20
Ret 17   Masten Gregory Lola-Climax 23 Suspension 14
DSQ 23   John Surtees Ferrari 19 Push start 2
Ret 9   Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 19 Engine 12
Ret 26   Giancarlo Baghetti ATS 12 Engine 21
Ret 18   Chris Amon Lotus-BRM 9 Gearbox 19
Ret 4   Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 7 Engine 13
DNQ 20   Frank Dochnal Cooper-Climax Practice accident
WD 7   Walt Hansgen Lotus
WD 15   Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM Driver injured
WD 19   Thomas Monarch Lotus-Climax
Source:[3]
  • Surtees was disqualified for a push-start.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 6 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kettlewell, Mike. "Grand Prix Racing South of the Border", in Ward, Ian, executive editor. World of Automobiles (London: Orbis, 1974) Volume 12, p.1331.
  2. ^ "Your questions: F1 and the number 13". F1 Fanatic. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  3. ^ "1963 Mexican Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 24 August 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Mexico 1963 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.


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