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1963 Belgian Grand Prix

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Date  June 9, 1963
Course length  14.100 km (8.761 mi)
1963 Belgian Grand Prix
Official name  XXIII 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 1963 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race, held at Spa-Francorchamps on June 9, 1963. It was the second race of the 1963 Formula One season. Jim Clark won the race in extremely wet and rainy conditions. After starting eighth on the grid Clark passed all of the cars in front of him, including early leader Graham Hill. About 17 laps into the race, with the rain coming down harder than ever, Clark had not only lapped the entire field except for Bruce McLaren, but he was almost five minutes ahead of McLaren and his Cooper. This would be the first of 7 victories for Clark and Team Lotus that year.

Championship standings after the race

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

    1963 Belgian Grand Prix Wikipedia


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