1963 Pau Grand Prix

The 23rd Pau Grand Prix was a non-Championship motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 15 April 1963 at Pau Circuit, the street circuit in Pau. The race was run over 100 laps of the circuit, and was won by Jim Clark in a Lotus 25. Clark and his team-mate Trevor Taylor dominated the race from start to finish, with their nearest rival finishing the race five laps adrift.

1963 Pau Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1963 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 15 April 1963
Official name XXIII Pau Grand Prix
Location Pau Circuit, Pau
Course Temporary street circuit
Course length 2.758 km (1.714 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 275.842 km (171.4 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:30.5
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:35.5
First Lotus-Climax
Second Lotus-Climax
Third Porsche


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 2.46:59.7 1
2   Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 0.1 s 3
3   Heinz Schiller Scuderia Filipinetti Porsche 95 laps 10
4   Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 94 laps 9
5   Herbert Müller Scuderia Filipinetti Lotus-Climax 93 laps 6
6   André Pilette Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 87 laps 15
7   André Wicky André Wicky Cooper-Climax 82 laps 14
Ret   Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax Halfshaft 2
Ret   Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Lola-Climax Brakes 11
Ret   Jo Schlesser Inter-Autocourse Brabham-Ford Ignition 8
Ret   Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax Engine 12
Ret   Jo Siffert Scuderia Filipinetti Lotus-BRM Brakes 4
Ret   Maurice Trintignant Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax Gear linkage 5
Ret   Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Lotus-Climax Fuel tank leak 13
Ret   Tony Settember Team Scirocco-Powell Emeryson-Climax Accident (suspension) 7
WD   Masten Gregory Scuderia Tomaso De Tomaso Car not ready -
WD   Tony Settember Team Scirocco-Powell Scirocco-BRM Car not ready - drove Emeryson instead -
WD   Heini Walter Scuderia Filipinetti Porsche Car not ready -


  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.

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