|Dates 10 May 1964 – 25 Oct 1964|
|Similar 1965 Formula One seas, 1963 Formula One seas, 1966 Formula One seas, 1961 Formula One seas, 1968 Formula One seas|
The 1964 Formula One season was the 15th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It included the 1964 World Championship of Drivers, won by John Surtees; and the 1964 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers, won by Ferrari – both of which were contested concurrently over a series which commenced on 10 May and ended on 25 October after ten races. The season also included eight non-championship races for Formula One cars.
The World Championship of Drivers, fiercely contested by Jim Clark, John Surtees and Graham Hill, was decided at the Mexican Grand Prix when Hill was delayed after a collision with Lorenzo Bandini's Ferrari. Clark was forced to stop with an oil leak on the last lap, and Ferrari signalled Bandini to let Surtees through into the second place which gave him the championship by one point from Hill. Honda made a low-key debut in grand prix racing with the American driver Ronnie Bucknum, and Maurice Trintignant retired at the age of 46 after one of the longest world championship careers. Ferrari won the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers.
Dutchman Carel Godin de Beaufort died during practice for the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, driving a privately entered Porsche 718.
Teams and drivers
The following teams and drivers competed in the 1964 FIA World Championship.
The following races counted towards the 1964 World Championship of Drivers and the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers.
1964 World Championship of Drivers final standings
1964 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers – final standings
Non-Championship race results
Eight other races which did not count towards the World Championship of Drivers and the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers were held for Formula One cars during the season.