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1965 Formula One season
Drivers' Champion: Jim Clark
International Cup Champion: Lotus-Climax
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The 1965 Formula One season, which was the 19th season of FIA Formula One racing, featured the 16th World Championship of Drivers and the 8th International Cup for F1 Manufacturers.[1] The two titles were contested concurrently over a ten-round series which commenced on 1 January and ended on 24 October. The season also included a number of non championship races for Formula One cars.

Season summaryEdit

Jim Clark's second championship included six wins interrupted only by non-starting at Monaco whilst he was away winning the Indianapolis 500. Jackie Stewart finished third in the championship in his debut season and Richie Ginther won his only, and Honda's first, grand prix in the final race of the 1.5 litre formula.

Season reviewEdit

Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1965 FIA World Championship.

 
Briton Jim Clark won his 2nd and final Drivers' Championship
 
Jack Brabham placed tenth in the championship. He is pictured in a Brabham BT11 Climax contesting the 1965 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring
Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
  Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
  North American Racing Team
Ferrari 158
1512
Ferrari 205B 1.5 V8
Ferrari 207 1.5 F12
D   John Surtees 1–8
  Lorenzo Bandini All
  Nino Vaccarella 8
  Pedro Rodríguez 9–10
  Bob Bondurant 9
  Ludovico Scarfiotti 10
  Owen Racing Organisation BRM P261 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D   Graham Hill All
  Jackie Stewart All
  Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 33
25
Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Jim Clark 1, 3–10
  Mike Spence 1, 3–10
  Gerhard Mitter 7
  Geki 8
  Moisés Solana 9–10
  Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax BT7
BT11
Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 G   Jack Brabham 1–3, 5, 7, 9–10
  Dan Gurney 1, 3–10
  Denny Hulme 2, 4–8
  Giancarlo Baghetti 8
  Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T77
T73
Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Bruce McLaren All
  Jochen Rindt All
  R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Brabham-Climax BT7 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Jo Bonnier All
Brabham-BRM BT11 BRM P56 1.5 V8   Jo Siffert All
  DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax BT11 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Bob Anderson 1–7
Lotus-Climax 33   Paul Hawkins 2, 7
  Reg Parnell Racing Lotus-BRM 25
33
BRM P56 1.5 V8 D   Tony Maggs 1
  Richard Attwood 2–3, 5–10
  Mike Hailwood 2
  Innes Ireland 3–6, 8–10
  Chris Amon 4, 7
  Bob Bondurant 10
  John Willment Automobiles Brabham-BRM BT11 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D   Frank Gardner 1–3, 5–8
Brabham-Ford BT10 Ford 109E 1.5 L4   Paul Hawkins 1
  John Love Cooper-Climax T55 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   John Love 1
  David Prophet Brabham-Ford BT10 Ford 109E 1.5 L4 D   David Prophet 1
  Otello Nucci Alfa Romeo Special Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 D   Peter de Klerk 1
LDS-Climax Mk 2 Climax FPF 1.5 L4   Doug Serrurier 1
  Lawson Organisation Lotus-Climax 21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Ernie Pieterse 1
  Scuderia Scribante Lotus-Climax 21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Neville Lederle 1
  Clive Puzey Lotus-Climax 18/21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Clive Puzey 1
  Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo Mk 1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 D   Sam Tingle 1
  Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford 22 Ford 109E 1.5 L4 D   Brausch Niemann 1
  Trevor Blokdyk Cooper-Ford T59 Ford 109E 1.5 L4 D   Trevor Blokdyk 1
  Jackie Pretorius LDS-Alfa Romeo Mk 1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 D   Jackie Pretorius 1
  Brian Raubenheimer Lotus-Ford 20 Ford 109E 1.5 L4 D   Brian Raubenheimer 1
  Ecurie Tomahawk Lotus-Ford 20 Ford 109E 1.5 L4 D   Dave Charlton 1
  Honda R & D Company Honda RA272 Honda RA272E 1.5 V12 G   Ronnie Bucknum 2–4, 8–10
  Richie Ginther 2–6, 8–10
  Scuderia Centro Sud BRM P57 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D   Lucien Bianchi 3
  Masten Gregory 3, 5, 7–8
  Roberto Bussinello 7–8
  Giorgio Bassi 8
  Bob Gerard Racing Cooper-Climax T60 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   John Rhodes 5
Cooper-Ford T73 Ford 109E 1.5 L4   Alan Rollinson 5
  Ian Raby Racing Brabham-BRM BT3 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D   Ian Raby 5, 7
  Chris Amon 5
  Brian Gubby Lotus-Climax 24 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D   Brian Gubby 5

1965 Drivers' Championship final standingsEdit

Points towards the 1965 World Championship of Drivers were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis to the top six finishers at each round. Only the best six round results could be retained.

Pos. Driver RSA
 
MON
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
ITA
 
USA
 
MEX
 
Pts.[a]
1   Jim Clark 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 Ret Ret 54
2   Graham Hill 3 1 (5) (5) 2 (4) 2 2 1 Ret 40 (47)
3   Jackie Stewart (6) 3 2 2 5 2 Ret 1 Ret Ret 33 (34)
4   Dan Gurney Ret 10 Ret 6 3 3 3 2 2 25
5   John Surtees 2 4 Ret 3 3 7 Ret Ret 17
6   Lorenzo Bandini 15 2 9 8 Ret 9 6 4 4 8 13
7   Richie Ginther Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 14 7 1 11
8   Mike Spence 4 7 7 4 8 Ret 11 Ret 3 10
=   Bruce McLaren 5 5 3 Ret 10 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret 10
10   Jack Brabham 8 Ret 4 DNS 5 3 Ret 9
11   Denny Hulme 8 4 Ret 5 Ret Ret 5
=   Jo Siffert 7 6 8 6 9 13 Ret Ret 11 4 5
13   Jochen Rindt Ret DNQ 11 Ret 14 Ret 4 8 6 Ret 4
14   Pedro Rodríguez 5 7 2
=   Ronnie Bucknum Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 5 2
=   Richard Attwood Ret 14 13 12 Ret 6 10 6 2
  Jo Bonnier Ret 7 Ret Ret 7 Ret 7 7 8 Ret 0
  Frank Gardner 12 Ret Ret 8 11 Ret Ret 0
  Masten Gregory Ret 12 8 Ret 0
  Bob Anderson NC 9 DNS 9 Ret Ret DNS 0
  Innes Ireland 13 Ret Ret 10 9 Ret DNS 0
  Paul Hawkins 9 10 Ret 0
  Bob Bondurant 9 Ret 0
  Peter de Klerk 10 0
  Tony Maggs 11 0
  Ian Raby 11 DNQ 0
  Moisés Solana 12 Ret 0
  Lucien Bianchi 12 0
  Nino Vaccarella 12 0
  Sam Tingle 13 0
  Roberto Bussinello DNQ 13 0
  David Prophet 14 0
  Chris Amon Ret DNS Ret 0
  John Love Ret 0
  Mike Hailwood Ret 0
  John Rhodes Ret 0
  Gerhard Mitter Ret 0
  Giancarlo Baghetti Ret 0
  Geki Ret 0
  Giorgio Bassi Ret 0
  Alan Rollinson DNS 0
  Ludovico Scarfiotti DNS 0
  Trevor Blokdyk DNQ 0
  Doug Serrurier DNQ 0
  Neville Lederle DNQ 0
  Brausch Niemann DNQ 0
  Ernie Pieterse DNQ 0
  Brian Gubby DNQ 0
  Jackie Pretorius DNPQ 0
  Clive Puzey DNPQ 0
  Dave Charlton DNPQ 0
Pos. Driver RSA
 
MON
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
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)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

1965 Constructors' Championship final standingsEdit

Points were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis 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 RSA
 
MON
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
ITA
 
USA
 
MEX
 
Pts.[a]
1   Lotus-Climax 1 10 1 1 1 1 1 10 12 (3) 54 (58)
2   BRM (3) 1 2 2 2 (2) (2) 1 1 Ret 45 (61)
3   Brabham-Climax 8 7 4 (4) (6) 3 3 3 2 2 27 (31)
4   Ferrari 2 2 9 3 3 7 (6) 4 4 7 26 (27)
5   Cooper-Climax 5 5 3 Ret 10 Ret 4 5 6 Ret 14
6   Honda Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 14 7 1 11
7   Brabham-BRM 7 6 8 6 8 11 Ret Ret 11 4 5
8   Lotus-BRM 11 Ret 13 Ret 13 10 Ret 6 10 6 2
  Brabham-Ford 9 0
  Alfa Romeo 10 0
  LDS-Alfa Romeo 13 0
  Cooper-Ford DNQ DNS 0
  LDS-Climax DNQ 0
  Lotus-Ford DNQ 0
Pos. Manufacturer RSA
 
MON
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
NED
 
GER
 
ITA
 
USA
 
MEX
 
Pts.
  • Bold results counted to championship totals.

Non-Championship race resultsEdit

Other Formula One races were also held in 1965, which did not count towards the World Championship. The last of them, the 1965 Rand Grand Prix, was the first Formula One race for cars with 3-litre engines.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
  II Cape South Easter Trophy Killarney 9 January   Paul Hawkins   Brabham-Climax Report
  I Race of Champions Brands Hatch 13 March   Mike Spence   Lotus-Climax Report
  XIV Syracuse Grand Prix Syracuse 4 April   Jim Clark   Lotus-Climax Report
  I Sunday Mirror Trophy Goodwood 19 April   Jim Clark   Lotus-Climax Report
  XVII BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 15 May   Jackie Stewart   BRM Report
  IV Mediterranean Grand Prix Pergusa 15 August   Jo Siffert   Brabham-BRM Report
  VIII Rand Grand Prix Kyalami 4 December   Jack Brabham   Brabham-Climax Report

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Only the best 6 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIA Yearbook, 1974, grey section, pages 118–121
  2. ^ "Grand Prix Cancelled". Autosport. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

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