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1965 Mexican Grand Prix

The 1965 Mexican Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Ciudad Deportiva Magdalena Mixhuca in Mexico City on October 24, 1965. It was race 10 of 10 in both the 1965 World Championship of Drivers and the 1965 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The race was won by Richie Ginther, who took his first victory and the first for the Honda team, after leading for the entire race. The Brabham-Climax of Dan Gurney finished the race second and the Lotus-Climax of Mike Spence completed the podium.

1965 Mexican Grand Prix
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Race details
Date October 24, 1965
Official name IV Gran Premio de Mexico
Location Ciudad Deportiva Magdalena Mixhuca, Mexico City, Mexico
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.000 km (3.107 mi)
Distance 65 laps, 325.000 km (201.946 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:56.17
Fastest lap
Driver United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax
Time 1:55.84 on lap 57
First Honda
Second Brabham-Climax
Third Lotus-Climax

Race reportEdit

The Mexican Grand Prix provided a host of new records - the last race of the 1500cc era was the only one of the season not to be won by a British-powered car and also the only race not to be won by a British driver. Honda's testing proved to be of benefit as Jim Clark and Graham Hill dropped out with engine problems and Jackie Stewart retired with clutch problems to leave Dan Gurney as the only challenger to Richie Ginther. Lorenzo Bandini and Pedro Rodríguez collided at the hairpin, leaving Ginther to stroll home for Honda's first, and his only, Grand Prix win. Goodyear also bowed out of Formula One in winning form. Gurney and Mike Spence took the other podium places, with Jo Siffert, Ronnie Bucknum and Richard Attwood completing the points scorers.


Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11   Richie Ginther Honda 65 2:08:32.10 3 9
2 8   Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 65 +2.89 secs 2 6
3 6   Mike Spence Lotus-Climax 65 +1:00.15 6 4
4 16   Jo Siffert Brabham-BRM 65 +1:54.42 11 3
5 12   Ronnie Bucknum Honda 64 +1 Lap 10 2
6 21   Richard Attwood Lotus-BRM 64 +1 Lap 16 1
7 14   Pedro Rodríguez Ferrari 62 +3 Laps 13
8 2   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 62 +3 Laps 7
Ret 3   Graham Hill BRM 56 Engine 5
Ret 18   Moisés Solana Lotus-Climax 55 Ignition 9
Ret 15   Jo Bonnier Brabham-Climax 43 Suspension 12
Ret 10   Jochen Rindt Cooper-Climax 39 Ignition 15
Ret 7   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 38 Oil Leak 4
Ret 4   Jackie Stewart BRM 35 Clutch 8
Ret 22   Bob Bondurant Lotus-BRM 29 Suspension 17
Ret 9   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 25 Gearbox 14
Ret 5   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 8 Engine 1
DNS 22   Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM Car given to Bondurant
DNS 24   Ludovico Scarfiotti Ferrari Car given to Rodríguez

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.


  1. ^ "1965 Mexican Grand Prix". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Mexico 1965 - Championship • STATS F1". Retrieved 19 March 2019.

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