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1962 Belgian Grand Prix

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Date  17 June 1962
Course length  14.100 km (8.761 mi)
1962 Belgian Grand Prix
Official name  XXII Grote Prijs van Belgie
Location  Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Spa, Belgium
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  32 laps, 451.200 km (280.363 mi)

The 1962 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Spa-Francorchamps on 17 June 1962. This race was notable for being the first grand prix win for Jim Clark, and the first of four consecutive victories at Spa for the Scotsman (despite thoroughly disliking the circuit) and Team Lotus. It was also the first win for the famous Lotus 25, and the beginning of the famous 6-year-long rivalry between Clark and Graham Hill.

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Classification

  • Dan Gurney practiced in a Lotus-BRM owned by Wolfgang Seidel, but after a few laps he deemed the car unraceworthy. Gurney was also entered by the works Porsche team, along with Jo Bonnier, but the team withdrew after the factory was hit by strike action.
  • The #4 entry was originally allocated to Lewis, then to Ashmore on Lewis' withdrawal. After Ashmore also withdrew, the slot was filled by John Campbell-Jones.
  • Lucien Bianchi was originally entered as #14, in a Porsche prepared by Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia, but withdrew. He later took #19 and drove Equipe National Belge's Lotus.
  • Championship standings after the race

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
  • References

    1962 Belgian Grand Prix Wikipedia


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