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1963 Mexican Grand Prix

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Date  October 27, 1963
Course length  5.000 km (3.107 mi)
1963 Mexican Grand Prix
Official name  II Gran Premio de Mexico
Location  Magdalena Mixhuca, Mexico City
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  65 laps, 325.000 km (201.946 mi)

The 1963 Mexican Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City on October 27, 1963.

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Jim Clark dominated the race from pole position, a time that was 1.7 seconds faster than anybody else. Mexico was considered one of his most successful venues. His fastest lap of the race eclipsed his pole time by 0.7 seconds, and he came close to lapping the entire field. He would eventually score a total of five pole positions, four fastest laps and three victories at the venue in his Formula One career. This was also his sixth win, his sixth fastest lap and his sixth pole position of the nine races completed in 1963.

This was also the only World Championship Grand Prix where a car raced with the number 13 until Pastor Maldonado selected the number as his permanent race number in 2014.

Classification

  • Surtees was disqualified for a push-start.
  • Championship standings after the race

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 6 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  • References

    1963 Mexican Grand Prix Wikipedia


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