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The 1965 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Spa-Francorchamps on 13 June 1965. It was race 3 of 10 in both the 1965 World Championship of Drivers and the 1965 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The race was won by British driver Jim Clark who led every lap of the race driving a Lotus 33. It was one of the Scot's most dominant wins. In the rain, he pulled away and with a third of the race to go, the Lotus driver was leading his fellow Scotsman Jackie Stewart by 1 minute and 20 seconds. However, for the last six laps Clark eased off dramatically and when the chequered flag was waved his lead was down to just under 45 seconds.[1][2]

1965 Belgian Grand Prix
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Race details
Date 13 June 1965
Official name XXV GROTE PRIJS VAN BELGIE
Location Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps, Belgium
Course Grand Prix Circuit
Course length 14.12 km (8.774 mi)
Distance 32 laps, 451.180 km (280.350 mi)
Weather Heavy rain
Pole position
Driver BRM
Time 3:45.4
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 4:12.9
Podium
First Lotus-Climax
Second BRM
Third Cooper-Climax

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 17   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 32 2:23:34.8 2 9
2 8   Jackie Stewart BRM 32 +44.8 secs 3 6
3 4   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 31 +1 Lap 9 4
4 14   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 31 +1 Lap 10 3
5 7   Graham Hill BRM 31 +1 Lap 1 2
6 10   Richie Ginther Honda 31 +1 Lap 4 1
7 18   Mike Spence Lotus-Climax 31 +1 Lap 12
8 21   Jo Siffert Brabham-BRM 31 +1 Lap 8
9 2   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 30 +2 Laps 15
10 15   Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 30 +2 Laps 5
11 5   Jochen Rindt Cooper-Climax 29 +3 Laps 14
12 27   Lucien Bianchi BRM 29 +3 Laps 17
13 22   Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM 27 +5 Laps 16
14 23   Richard Attwood Lotus-BRM 26 Accident 13
Ret 29   Masten Gregory BRM 12 Fuel pump 19
Ret 20   Jo Bonnier Brabham-Climax 9 Ignition 7
Ret 11   Ronnie Bucknum Honda 9 Gearbox 11
Ret 1   John Surtees Ferrari 5 Engine 6
Ret 26   Frank Gardner Brabham-BRM 3 Ignition 18
DNS 24   Bob Anderson Brabham-Climax 0 Engine 19
WD 28   Willy Mairesse BRM Too slow
Source:[3]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jim Clark's 1965 season". peterwindsor.com. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Belgian Grand Prix: Scotland Forever". MotorSport Magazine Archive. 13 June 1965. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  3. ^ "1965 Belgian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Belgium 1965 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 12 March 2019.


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