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1965 Italian Grand Prix

The 1965 Italian Grand Prix (formally the XXXVI Gran Premio d'Italia) was a Formula One motor race held at Monza on 12 September 1965. It was race 8 of 10 in both the 1965 World Championship of Drivers and the 1965 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The race was won by Jackie Stewart who took his first Grand Prix victory, whilst driving for the BRM team. His teammate - Graham Hill - finished second after a closely contested race between both the pair and pole-sitter and Jim Clark, who driving for the Lotus-Climax team, had secured the 1965 Drivers' Championship at the previous race. His fuel-pump failure with a handful of laps to go, and also the preceding retirement of Ferrari driver John Surtees, ensured that Dan Gurney of the Brabham-Climax team picked up the final position on the podium.

1965 Italian Grand Prix
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Race details
Date 12 September 1965
Official name XXXVI Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.750 km (3.573 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 437.000 km (271.539 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:35.9
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:36.4 on lap 46
Podium
First BRM
Second BRM
Third Brabham-Climax
The race was Jackie Stewart's first win in Formula One.

Race reportEdit

Jim Clark duelled for the lead through the first two-thirds of the race with Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart and John Surtees (who dropped out with clutch problems), until lap 64 when his fuel pump failed. Stewart took up the lead and it was expected that he would move over to give his team leader the victory.[citation needed] The enthusiastic crowd were waiting for the BRM cars to come over the line in formation. However, on the approach to the Parabolica on the last time, Hill moved over too far and bounced across the grass, struggling to maintain grip on the mud and gravel. Stewart therefore claimed his first win in a BRM 1-2 from Hill. Dan Gurney took the final podium place and Lorenzo Bandini, Bruce McLaren and Richard Attwood completed the placings. The race featured 42 lead changes between four drivers (all British), the most ever in a Formula One motor race.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 32   Jackie Stewart BRM 76 2:04:52.8 3 9
2 30   Graham Hill BRM 76 +3.3 secs 4 6
3 12   Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 76 +16.5 secs 9 4
4 4   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 76 +1:15.9 5 3
5 16   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 75 +1 Lap 11 2
6 40   Richard Attwood Lotus-BRM 75 +1 Lap 13 1
7 42   Jo Bonnier Brabham-Climax 74 +2 Laps 14
8 18   Jochen Rindt Cooper-Climax 74 +2 laps 7
9 38   Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM 74 +2 laps 18
10 24   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 63 Fuel pump 1
11 26   Mike Spence Lotus-Climax 62 Alternator 8
12 6   Nino Vaccarella Ferrari 58 Engine 15
13 50   Roberto Bussinello BRM 58 Oil pressure 21
14 20   Richie Ginther Honda 56 Ignition 17
Ret 14   Denny Hulme Brabham-Climax 46 Suspension 12
Ret 46   Frank Gardner Brabham-BRM 45 Engine 16
Ret 44   Jo Siffert Brabham-BRM 43 Gearbox 10
Ret 28   Geki Lotus-Climax 37 Gearbox 20
Ret 8   John Surtees Ferrari 34 Clutch 2
Ret 22   Ronnie Bucknum Honda 27 Ignition 6
Ret 48   Masten Gregory BRM 22 Gearbox 23
Ret 10   Giancarlo Baghetti Brabham-Climax 12 Engine 19
Ret 52   Giorgio Bassi BRM 8 Engine 22
Source:[1]

Lap leadersEdit

    • Jim Clark 19 laps (1-2, 4, 7, 10, 18, 21, 27, 33-36, 38, 44, 46, 51, 53-54, 57);
    • Graham Hill 13 laps (3, 5, 25-26, 28, 40, 45, 50, 55-56, 70-71, 73);
    • Jackie Stewart 43 laps (6, 8-9, 11-14, 16-17, 19-20, 22-24, 29-32, 37, 39, 41-43, 47-49, 52, 58-69, 72, 74-76);
    • John Surtees 1 lap (15).

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. ^ "1965 Italian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Italy 1965 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 1 March 2019.


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