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1965 Syracuse Grand Prix

The 14th Syracuse Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 4 April 1965 at Syracuse Circuit, Sicily. The race was run over 56 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Jim Clark in a Lotus 33.

1965 Syracuse Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1965 Formula One season
Race details
Date 4 April 1965
Official name XIV Gran Premio di Siracusa
Location Syracuse Circuit, Syracuse, Sicily
Course Temporary road circuit
Course length 5.612 km (3.487 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 314.43 km (195.27 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:46.5
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:46.0
First Lotus-Climax
Second Ferrari
Third Ferrari


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1.43:47.0 1
2   John Surtees SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari + 42.1 s 2
3   Lorenzo Bandini SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari + 56.3 s 5
4   Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Brabham-Climax 55 laps 3
5   Ludovico Scarfiotti Scuderia Centro Sud BRM 54 laps 9
6   Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax 47 laps 11
7   Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Lotus-Climax 47 laps 14
8   Ian Raby Ian Raby (Racing) Brabham-BRM 47 laps 12
9   André Wicky André Wicky Lotus-BRM 34 laps 15
Ret   Jo Siffert Rob Walker Racing Team Brabham-BRM Con-rod 4
Ret   Mike Spence Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Accident 6
Ret   Masten Gregory Scuderia Centro Sud BRM Suspension 10
Ret   Mike Hailwood Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM Ignition / accident 8
Ret   Innes Ireland Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM Gearbox 7
DNS   Roberto Bussinello Scuderia Centro Sud BRM Gearbox in practice (13)
WD   Paul Hawkins DW Racing Enterprises Lotus-Climax -


  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
  • Race results at [1]

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