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The 1963 South African Grand Prix, formally titled the 10th International RAC Grand Prix of South Africa,[1] was a Formula One motor race held at East London on 28 December 1963. It was the tenth and final race in both the 1963 World Championship of Drivers and the 1963 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 85-lap race was won from pole position by Jim Clark in a works Lotus-Climax, the Scottish driver achieving his seventh win of the 1963 Championship. Dan Gurney finished second in a Brabham-Climax, while Graham Hill was third in a BRM.

1963 South African Grand Prix
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Race details
Date 28 December 1963
Official name 10th International RAC Grand Prix of South Africa
Location Prince George Circuit
East London, South Africa
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.920 km (2.436 mi)
Distance 85 laps, 333.175 km (207.025 mi)
Weather Hot, dry and windy
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:28.9
Fastest lap
Driver United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax
Time 1:29.1 on lap 33
Podium
First Lotus-Climax
Second Brabham-Climax
Third BRM

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 85 2:10:36.9 1 9
2 9   Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 85 + 1:06.8 3 6
3 5   Graham Hill BRM 84 + 1 Lap 6 4
4 10   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 84 + 1 Lap 9 3
5 4   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 84 + 1 Lap 5 2
6 12   Jo Bonnier Cooper-Climax 83 + 2 Laps 11 1
7 11   Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 82 + 3 Laps 10
8 2   Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 81 + 4 Laps 8
9 19   John Love Cooper-Climax 80 + 5 Laps 13
10 14   Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 79 + 6 Laps 20
11 16   Doug Serrurier LDS-Alfa Romeo 78 + 7 Laps 18
12 23   Trevor Blokdyk Cooper-Maserati 77 + 8 Laps 19
13 8   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 70 Spun Off 2
14 21   Brausch Niemann Lotus-Ford 66 + 19 Laps 15
Ret 18   Peter de Klerk Alfa Romeo 53 Gearbox 16
Ret 22   David Prophet Brabham-Ford 49 Oil Pressure 14
Ret 3   John Surtees Ferrari 43 Engine 4
Ret 6   Richie Ginther BRM 43 Halfshaft 7
Ret 7   Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax 3 Engine 12
Ret 20   Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 2 Halfshaft 17
DNS 15   Paddy Driver Lotus-BRM Practice Accident 21
WD 17   Neville Lederle Lotus-Climax Driver Injured
WD   Mike Hailwood Lola-Climax
Source:[2]

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. ^ "Motor Racing Programme Covers: 1963". The Programme Covers Project. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  2. ^ "1963 South African Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "South Africa 1963 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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