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1965 German Grand Prix

The 1965 German Grand Prix (formally the XXVII Großer Preis von Deutschland) was a Formula One motor race held at Nürburgring on August 1, 1965. It was race 7 of 10 in both the 1965 World Championship of Drivers and the 1965 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 15-lap race was won by Jim Clark, who in his Lotus-Climax, took pole position, the fastest lap of the race, and led every lap. The victory ensured that Clark won the World Championship of Drivers with three races left to go. It also meant that Lotus won the 1965 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers at the same time. BRM driver, Graham Hill, finished the race in second position in front of Brabham-Climax driver, Dan Gurney, who completed the podium by finishing third.

1965 German Grand Prix
Circuit Nürburgring-1927-Nordschleife.svg
Race details
Date August 1, 1965
Official name XXVII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Nürburgring, Nürburg, West Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 22.810 km (14.168 mi)
Distance 15 laps, 342.15 km (212.52 mi)
Weather Overcast and dry
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 8:22.7
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 8:24.1 on lap 10
Podium
First Lotus-Climax
Second BRM
Third Brabham-Climax

Race reportEdit

Graham Hill could still theoretically overhaul Clark for the championship. However Clark became Champion with a masterful performance, leading from pole to the flag and setting fastest lap, to gain maximum points with 3 Grand Prix still to be run. Behind him, the rest of the pack had all sorts of mechanical problems-Surtees had gear selection problems, Stewart bent a wishbone, Hulme punctured his fuel tank when his seat worked loose and Amon had transistor problems despite borrowing two transistor boxes. Clark was duly crowned as champion at the start of August, the earliest the championship had been won until 2002, when Michael Schumacher obtained his 5th title on July 21.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time
1 1   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 8:22.7
2 10   Jackie Stewart BRM 8:26.1
3 9   Graham Hill BRM 8:26.8
4 7   John Surtees Ferrari 8:27.0
5 5   Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 8:29.0
6 2   Mike Spence Lotus-Climax 8:33.4
7 8   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 8:33.8
8 12   Jochen Rindt Cooper-Climax 8:37.5
9 16   Jo Bonnier Brabham-Climax 8:37.9
10 11   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 8:39.0
11 17   Jo Siffert Brabham-BRM 8:39.6
12 3   Gerhard Mitter Lotus-Climax 8:40.4
13 6   Denny Hulme Brabham-Climax 8:42.3
14 4   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 8:44.9
15 18   Bob Anderson Brabham-Climax 8:47.4
16 19   Chris Amon Lotus-BRM 8:50.5
17 20   Richard Attwood Lotus-BRM 8:57.7
18 21   Frank Gardner Brabham-BRM 8:59.3
19 24   Masten Gregory BRM 9:14.3
20 22   Paul Hawkins Lotus-Climax 9:16.8
21 25   Roberto Bussinello BRM 9:17.7
22 23   Ian Raby Brabham-BRM 9:17.8
Source:[1]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 15 2:07:52.4 1 9
2 9   Graham Hill BRM 15 +15.9 secs 3 6
3 5   Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 15 +21.4 secs 5 4
4 12   Jochen Rindt Cooper-Climax 15 +3:29.6 8 3
5 4   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 15 +4:41.2 14 2
6 8   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 15 +5:08.6 7 1
7 16   Jo Bonnier Brabham-Climax 15 +5:58.5 9
8 24   Masten Gregory BRM 14 +1 Lap 18
Ret 7   John Surtees Ferrari 11 Gearbox 4
Ret 17   Jo Siffert Brabham-BRM 9 Engine 11
Ret 2   Mike Spence Lotus-Climax 8 Transmission 6
Ret 3   Gerhard Mitter Lotus-Climax 8 Water Leak 12
Ret 20   Richard Attwood Lotus-BRM 8 Water Leak 16
Ret 11   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 7 Gearbox 10
Ret 6   Denny Hulme Brabham-Climax 5 Fuel Leak, Steerig 13
Ret 19   Chris Amon Lotus-BRM 3 Electrical 15
Ret 22   Paul Hawkins Lotus-Climax 3 Oil Leak 19
Ret 10   Jackie Stewart BRM 2 Suspension 2
Ret 21   Frank Gardner Brabham-BRM 0 Gearbox 17
DNS 18   Bob Anderson Brabham-Climax Accident in practice
DNQ 25   Roberto Bussinello BRM
DNQ 23   Ian Raby Brabham-BRM Accident in practice
Source:[2]

Lap leadersEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only best 6 results counted toward the championship. Numbers without parentheses are championship points, numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix!.
  2. ^ "1965 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Germany 1965 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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