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1964 Formula One season
Drivers' Champion: John Surtees
International Cup Champion: Ferrari
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The 1964 Formula One season was the 18th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It included the 1964 World Championship of Drivers,[1] won by John Surtees; and the 1964 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers,[2] won by Ferrari – both of which were contested concurrently over a series which commenced on 10 May and ended on 25 October after ten races. The season also included eight non-championship races for Formula One cars.

Season summaryEdit

The World Championship of Drivers, fiercely contested by Jim Clark, John Surtees and Graham Hill, was decided at the Mexican Grand Prix when Hill was delayed after a collision with Lorenzo Bandini's Ferrari. Clark was forced to stop with an oil leak on the last lap, and Ferrari signalled Bandini to let Surtees through into the second place which gave him the championship by one point from Hill. Honda made a low-key debut in grand prix racing with the American driver Ronnie Bucknum, and Maurice Trintignant retired at the age of 46 after one of the longest world championship careers. Ferrari won the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers.[3]

Dutchman Carel Godin de Beaufort died during practice for the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, driving a privately entered Porsche 718.

Teams and driversEdit

 
Briton John Surtees won the driver's championship, driving for Ferrari

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1964 FIA World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
  Revson Racing Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D   Peter Revson 1, 6, 8
  Bernard Collomb Lotus-Climax 24 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Bernard Collomb 1
  Maurice Trintignant BRM P57 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D   Maurice Trintignant 1, 4–6, 8
  Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax BT7
BT11
Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Jack Brabham All
  Dan Gurney All
  Owen Racing Organisation BRM P261
P67
BRM P56 1.5 V8 D   Richie Ginther All
  Graham Hill All
  Richard Attwood 5
  Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T73
T66
Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Phil Hill 1–7, 9–10
  Bruce McLaren All
  John Love 8
  Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 25
33
Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Peter Arundell 1–4
  Jim Clark All
  Mike Spence 5–10
  Gerhard Mitter 6
  Walt Hansgen 9
  Moisés Solana 10
  British Racing Partnership Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D   Innes Ireland 1
  Trevor Taylor 5
BRP-BRM Mk 1
Mk 2
BRM P56 1.5 V8   Innes Ireland 3–5, 7–10
  Trevor Taylor 1, 3–4, 7–10
  DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax BT11 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Bob Anderson 1–8
  Reg Parnell Racing Lotus-Climax 25 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Chris Amon 7
Lotus-BRM 25
24
BRM P56 1.5 V8 1–6, 9–10
  Mike Hailwood 1–2, 4–10
  Peter Revson 3–5
  R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax T66 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Edgar Barth 6
  Jo Bonnier 1
Brabham-Climax BT7 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 7–10
Brabham-BRM BT11 BRM P56 1.5 V8 2–3, 5–6
  Jochen Rindt 7
  Geki 8
  Jo Siffert 9–10
  Hap Sharp 9–10
  Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
  North American Racing Team
Ferrari 156
158
1512
Ferrari 178 1.5 V6
Ferrari 205B 1.5 V8
Ferrari 207 1.5 F12
D   Lorenzo Bandini All
  John Surtees All
  Ludovico Scarfiotti 8
  Pedro Rodríguez 10
  Siffert Racing Team Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D   Jo Siffert 1
Brabham-BRM BT11 2–8
  Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 D   Carel Godin de Beaufort 2, 6
  Scuderia Centro Sud BRM P57 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D   Tony Maggs 2–3, 5–7
  Giancarlo Baghetti 2–3, 5–8
  Equipe Scirocco Belge Scirocco-Climax SP Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   André Pilette 3, 6
  Bob Gerard Racing Cooper-Ford T71/73 Ford 109E 1.5 L4 D   John Taylor 5
  Ian Raby Racing Brabham-BRM BT3 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D   Ian Raby 5, 8
  John Willment Automobiles Brabham-Ford BT10 Ford 109E 1.5 L4 D   Frank Gardner 5
  Honda R & D Company Honda RA271 Honda RA271E 1.5 V12 D   Ronnie Bucknum 6, 8–9
  Derrington-Francis Racing Team Derrington-Francis-ATS DF ATS 100 1.5 V8 G   Mário de Araújo Cabral 8
  Fabre Urbain Cooper-Climax T60 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Jean-Claude Rudaz 8

Season reviewEdit

1964 World Championship of Drivers – final standingsEdit

Championship points were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis for the first six positions in each race. Only the best 6 results counted toward the championship. Hill scored 41 points during the year, but only 39 points were counted toward the championship. Surtees scored 40 points, all of which counted toward the championship. Thus, Surtees became the World Champion, although he did not score the most points over the course of the year.

Pos. Driver MON
 
NED
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
AUT
 
ITA
 
USA
 
MEX
 
Pts.
1   John Surtees Ret 2 Ret Ret 3 1 Ret 1 2 2 40
2   Graham Hill 1 4 (5) 2 2 2 Ret Ret 1 11 39 (41)
3   Jim Clark 4 1 1 Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret 7 5 32
4   Lorenzo Bandini 10 Ret Ret 9 5 3 1 3 Ret 3 23
5   Richie Ginther 2 11 4 5 8 7 2 4 4 8 23
6   Dan Gurney Ret Ret 6 1 13 10 Ret 10 Ret 1 19
7   Bruce McLaren Ret 7 2 6 Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 7 13
8   Jack Brabham Ret Ret 3 3 4 12 9 14 Ret Ret 11
=   Peter Arundell 3 3 9 4 11
10   Jo Siffert 8 13 Ret Ret 11 4 Ret 7 3 Ret 7
11   Bob Anderson 7 6 DNS 12 7 Ret 3 11 5
12   Mike Spence 9 8 Ret 6 Ret 4 4
=   Tony Maggs DNS DNS Ret 6 4 4
14   Innes Ireland DNS 10 Ret 10 5 5 Ret 12 4
15   Jo Bonnier 5 9 Ret Ret Ret 6 12 Ret Ret 3
16   Chris Amon DNQ 5 Ret 10 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 2
=   Maurice Trintignant Ret 11 DNQ 5 Ret 2
=   Walt Hansgen 5 2
19   Mike Hailwood 6 12 8 Ret Ret 8 Ret 8 Ret 1
=   Phil Hill 9 8 Ret 7 6 Ret Ret Ret 9 1
=   Trevor Taylor Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret DNQ 6 Ret 1
=   Pedro Rodríguez 6 1
  Giancarlo Baghetti 10 8 12 Ret 7 8 0
  Gerhard Mitter 9 0
  Ludovico Scarfiotti 9 0
  Moisés Solana 10 0
  Peter Revson DNQ DSQ DNS Ret 14 13 0
  Ronnie Bucknum 13 Ret Ret 0
  Hap Sharp NC 13 0
  John Taylor 14 0
  Carel Godin de Beaufort Ret DNS 0
  André Pilette Ret DNQ 0
  Ian Raby Ret DNQ 0
  Frank Gardner Ret 0
  Edgar Barth Ret 0
  Jochen Rindt Ret 0
  Mário de Araújo Cabral Ret 0
  Richard Attwood DNS 0
  Jean-Claude Rudaz DNS 0
  Bernard Collomb DNQ 0
  John Love DNQ 0
  Geki DNQ 0
Pos. Driver MON
 
NED
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
AUT
 
ITA
 
USA
 
MEX
 
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)
Text formating Meaning
Bold Pole position
Italics Fastest lap


1964 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers – final standingsEdit

 
Ferrari won the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers with its 158 (pictured) and 156 F1 models

Points were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis for the first six positions at each round with only the best six round results retained. Only the best placed car from each manufacturer at each round was eligible to score points.

Pos. Manufacturer MON
 
NED
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
AUT
 
ITA
 
USA
 
MEX
 
Pts.
1   Ferrari 10 2 Ret 9 (3) 1 1 1 2 2 45 (49)
2   BRM 1 (4) (4) 2 2 2 2 (4) 1 8 42 (51)
3   Lotus-Climax 3 1 1 4 1 8 Ret (6) (5) 4 37 (40)
4   Brabham-Climax 7 6 3 1 4 10 3 10 Ret 1 30
5   Cooper-Climax 5 7 2 6 6 Ret Ret 2 Ret 7 16
6   Brabham-BRM 9 Ret 11 4 Ret 7 3 13 7
7   BRP-BRM Ret 7 Ret 10 5 5 6 12 5
8   Lotus-BRM 6 5 Ret 8 Ret 11 8 13 8 Ret 3
  Honda 13 Ret Ret 0
  Cooper-Ford 14 0
  Scirocco-Climax WD Ret DNQ 0
  Porsche Ret DNS 0
  Brabham-Ford Ret 0
  Derrington-Francis-ATS Ret 0
Pos. Manufacturer MON
 
NED
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
AUT
 
ITA
 
USA
 
MEX
 
Pts.

Non-championship race resultsEdit

Eight other races which did not count towards the World Championship of Drivers and the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers were held for Formula One cars during the season.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
  II Daily Mirror Trophy Snetterton 14 March   Innes Ireland   BRP-BRM Report
  I News of the World Trophy Goodwood 30 March   Jim Clark   Lotus-Climax Report
  XIII Syracuse Grand Prix Syracuse 12 April   John Surtees   Ferrari Report
  IX Aintree 200 Aintree 18 April   Jack Brabham   Brabham-Climax Report
  XVI BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 2 May   Jack Brabham   Brabham-Climax Report
  XIV Solitude Grand Prix Solitudering 19 July   Jim Clark   Lotus-Climax Report
  III Mediterranean Grand Prix Pergusa 16 August   Jo Siffert   Brabham-BRM Report
  VII Rand Grand Prix Kyalami 12 December   Graham Hill   Brabham-BRM Report

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1974 FIA Yearbook, grey section, page 118
  2. ^ 1974 FIA Yearbook, grey section, page 120
  3. ^ 1974 FIA Yearbook, grey section, pages 120–121