1963 Syracuse Grand Prix

The 12th Syracuse Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 25 April 1963 at Syracuse Circuit, Sicily. The race was run over 56 laps of the circuit, and was won easily by Swiss driver Jo Siffert in a Lotus 24.

1963 Syracuse Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1963 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 25 April 1963
Official name XII Gran Premio di Siracusa
Location Syracuse Circuit, Syracuse, Sicily
Course Temporary road circuit
Course length 5.612 km (3.487 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 314.26 km (195.27 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-BRM
Time 1:59.0
Fastest lap
Driver Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-BRM
Time 2:00.4
First Lotus-BRM
Second Porsche
Third Cooper-Maserati


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1   Jo Siffert Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-BRM 2.06:25.4 1
2   Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche + 1:20.6 s 4
3   Carlo Abate Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati 55 laps 5
4   Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Lola-Climax 52 laps 2
5   Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax 49 laps 3
6   Gaetano Starrabba Gaetano Starrabba Lotus-Maserati 49 laps 10
Ret   Günther Seiffert Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-BRM Gearbox casing 9
Ret   Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Lotus-Climax Front wishbone 7
Ret   Lorenzo Bandini Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati Oil pipe 6
Ret   André Wicky André Wicky Cooper-Climax Engine 8
WD   Phil Hill Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-BRM Car not ready -
WD   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax -
WD   Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax -
WD   John Surtees SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari Car not ready -
WD   Nasif Estéfano Scuderia Tomaso De Tomaso Car not ready -


  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
  • Race results at www.silhouet.com [1]

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