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The 1965 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Silverstone on 10 July 1965. It was race 5 of 10 in both the 1965 World Championship of Drivers and the 1965 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 80-lap race was won by Lotus driver Jim Clark after he started from pole position. Graham Hill finished second for the BRM team and Ferrari driver John Surtees came in third.

1965 British Grand Prix
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Race details
Date 10 July 1965
Official name XVIII RAC British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.711 km (2.927 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 376.880 km (234.160 mi)
Weather Warm, dry and overcast
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:30.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM
Time 1:32.2 on lap 80
Podium
First Lotus-Climax
Second BRM
Third Ferrari

Race reportEdit

The race itself was dramatic. Clark led away from pole with Hill close behind. With 16 laps to go, the BRM driver had begun experiencing brake issues and was 35 seconds adrift of the leading Lotus. Then the Scot started to lose oil pressure, which was getting worse every lap. Clark - thinking fast - chose to nurse his car to the finish by killing the engine through the fast corners. This meant that he lost at least 2 seconds per lap, which allowed Hill to close up rapidly. At the chequered flag, Clark was still running, but his lead had shrunk to a mere 3 seconds.[1]

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 5   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 1:30.8
2 3   Graham Hill BRM 1:31.0 +0.2
3 11   Richie Ginther Honda 1:31.3 +0.5
4 4   Jackie Stewart BRM 1:31.3 +0.5
5 1   John Surtees Ferrari 1:31.3 +0.5
6 6   Mike Spence Lotus-Climax 1:31.7 +0.9
7 8   Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 1:31.9 +1.1
8 7   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 1:32.5 +1.7
9 2   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 1:32.7 +1.9
10 14   Denny Hulme Brabham-Climax 1:32.7 +1.9
11 9   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 1:32.8 +2.0
12 10   Jochen Rindt Cooper-Climax 1:32.9 +2.1
13 17   Frank Gardner Brabham-BRM 1:33.4 +2.6
14 15   Jo Bonnier Brabham-Climax 1:33.5 +2.7
15 23   Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM 1:33.6 +2.8
16 22   Richard Attwood Lotus-BRM 1:33.8 +3.0
17 18   Bob Anderson Brabham-Climax 1:34.1 +3.3
18 16   Jo Siffert Brabham-BRM 1:34.2 +3.4
19 24   Chris Amon Brabham-BRM 1:35.3 +4.5
20 12   Masten Gregory BRM 1:35.9 +5.1
21 24   Ian Raby Brabham-BRM 1:36.0 +5.2
22 25   Alan Rollinson Cooper-Ford 1:39.0 +8.2
23 20   John Rhodes Cooper-Climax 1:39.4 +8.6
DNQ 26   Brian Gubby Lotus-Climax 1:45.1 +14.3

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 80 2:05:25.4 1 9
2 3   Graham Hill BRM 80 +3.2 secs 2 6
3 1   John Surtees Ferrari 80 +27.6 secs 5 4
4 6   Mike Spence Lotus-Climax 80 +39.6 secs 6 3
5 4   Jackie Stewart BRM 80 +1:14.6 4 2
6 7   Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 79 +1 Lap 7 1
7 15   Jo Bonnier Brabham-Climax 79 +1 Lap 14
8 17   Frank Gardner Brabham-BRM 78 +2 Laps 13
9 16   Jo Siffert Brabham-BRM 78 +2 Laps 18
10 9   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 77 +3 Laps 11
11 24   Ian Raby Brabham-BRM 73 +7 Laps 20
12 12   Masten Gregory BRM 70 +10 Laps 19
13 22   Richard Attwood Lotus-BRM 63 +17 Laps 16
14 10   Jochen Rindt Cooper-Climax 62 Engine 12
Ret 23   Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM 41 Engine 15
Ret 20   John Rhodes Cooper-Climax 38 Ignition 21
Ret 18   Bob Anderson Brabham-Climax 33 Gearbox 17
Ret 14   Denny Hulme Brabham-Climax 29 Alternator 10
Ret 11   Richie Ginther Honda 26 Injection 3
Ret 2   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 2 Engine 9
DNS 7   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 0 Driven by Gurney 8
DNS 24   Chris Amon Brabham-BRM Driven by Raby
DNS 25   Alan Rollinson Cooper-Ford Non Starter
DNQ 26   Brian Gubby Lotus-Climax
Source:[2]

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. ^ "1965 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Britain 1965 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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