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1963 Formula One season

1963 FIA Formula One
World Championship season
Drivers' Champion: Jim Clark
International Cup Champion: Lotus-Climax
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The 1963 Formula One season was the 14th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 14th FIA World Championship of Drivers,[1] the sixth International Cup for F1 Manufacturers [2] and numerous non-championship Formula One races. The World Championship commenced on 26 May 1963, and ended on 28 December after ten races.

Season summary

Jim Clark won his first championship with seven wins to two by Graham Hill and one by John Surtees in a revised Ferrari. This record number of wins in a season was not equalled until Alain Prost won seven races in 1984 driving a McLaren MP4/2, and it was not beaten until 1988 when Ayrton Senna won eight races in the McLaren MP4/4 (ironically his team mate Prost again won seven races in 1988). However, unlike 1963 which only consisted of ten races, both the 1984 and 1988 seasons consisted of 16 races giving Clark a better winning ratio (70%) than either Prost (43.75%) or Senna (50%).

The ATS venture, founded by ex-Ferrari workers, a complete disaster which ruined Phil Hill's Grand Prix career, was unrelated to the late 1970s German operation which was marginally more successful.

Season review

Rnd Race Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre Report
1 23x15px Monaco Grand Prix Monaco 26 May 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px John Surtees 23x15px Graham Hill 23x15px BRM D Report
2 23x15px Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps 9 June 23x15px Graham Hill 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Lotus-Climax D Report
3 23x15px Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort 23 June 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Lotus-Climax D Report
4 23x15px French Grand Prix Reims 30 June 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Lotus-Climax D Report
5 23x15px British Grand Prix Silverstone 20 July 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px John Surtees 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Lotus-Climax D Report
6 23x15px German Grand Prix Nürburgring 4 August 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px John Surtees 23x15px John Surtees 23x15px Ferrari D Report
7 23x15px Italian Grand Prix Monza 8 September 23x15px John Surtees 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Lotus-Climax D Report
8 23x15px United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen 6 October 23x15px Graham Hill 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Graham Hill 23x15px BRM D Report
9 23x15px Mexican Grand Prix Magdalena Mixhuca 27 October 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Lotus-Climax D Report
10 23x15px South African Grand Prix Prince George 28 December 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Dan Gurney 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Lotus-Climax D Report

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1963 FIA World Championship.

File:Jim Clark.jpg
Briton Jim Clark (pictured in 1966) won his 1st driver's championship, driving for Lotus
Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
23x15px Brabham Racing Organisation Lotus-Climax 25 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D 23x15px Jack Brabham 1
Brabham-Climax BT7
BT3
2–10
23x15px Dan Gurney All
23x15px Owen Racing Organisation BRM P57
P61
BRM P56 1.5 V8
BRM P60 1.5 V8
D 23x15px Richie Ginther All
23x15px Graham Hill All
23x15px Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T66 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D 23x15px Bruce McLaren All
23x15px Tony Maggs All
23x15px Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 25 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D 23x15px Jim Clark All
23x15px Trevor Taylor 1–6, 8–10
23x15px Peter Arundell 4
23x15px Mike Spence 7
23x15px Pedro Rodríguez 8–9
23x15px R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax T60 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D 23x15px Jo Bonnier All
23x15px British Racing Partnership Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D 23x15px Jim Hall 1–9
23x15px Innes Ireland 1, 6
BRP-BRM Mk 1 2–5, 7
23x15px Reg Parnell Racing
23x15px R.H.H. Parnell
Lola-Climax Mk4A Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D 23x15px Chris Amon 1–7
23x15px Maurice Trintignant 1
23x15px Lucien Bianchi 2
23x15px Mike Hailwood 7
23x15px Masten Gregory 8–9
Lotus-Climax 24 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 23x15px Maurice Trintignant 4
23x15px Mike Hailwood 5
Lotus-BRM BRM P56 1.5 V8 23x15px Masten Gregory 5
23x15px Rodger Ward 8
23x15px Hap Sharp 8–9
23x15px Chris Amon 9
23x15px Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 156 Ferrari 178 1.5 V6 D 23x15px Willy Mairesse 1–2, 6
23x15px John Surtees All
23x15px Ludovico Scarfiotti 3–4
23x15px Lorenzo Bandini 7–10
23x15px Bernard Collomb Lotus-Climax 24 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D 23x15px Bernard Collomb 1, 6
23x16px Siffert Racing Team Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D 23x16px Jo Siffert 1–9
23x15px Scirocco Powell Racing Cars Scirocco-BRM SP BRM P56 1.5 V8 D 23x15px Tony Settember 2, 4–7
23x15px Ian Burgess 5–6
23x15px Automobili Turismo e Sport ATS 100 ATS 100 1.5 V8 D 23x15px Phil Hill 2–3, 7–9
23x15px Giancarlo Baghetti 2–3, 7–9
23x15px Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 718 Porsche 547/6 1.5 F4 D 23x15px Carel Godin de Beaufort 2–3, 5–10
23x15px Gerhard Mitter 3, 6
23x16px Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D 23x15px Phil Hill 4
23x15px Scuderia Centro Sud BRM P57 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D 23x15px Lorenzo Bandini 4–6
23x15px Maurice Trintignant 7
23x15px Moisés Solana 9
Cooper-Climax T60 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 23x15px Mário de Araújo Cabral 6–7
Cooper-Maserati T53 Maserati 6-1500 1.5 L4 23x15px Ernesto Brambilla 7
23x15px Tim Parnell Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D 23x15px Masten Gregory 4, 7
Lola-Climax Mk4 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 23x15px John Campbell-Jones 5
Lotus-Climax 18/21 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 23x15px André Pilette 6
23x15px Tim Parnell 6
23x15px DW Racing Enterprises Lola-Climax Mk4 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 D 23x15px Bob Anderson 5, 7
23x15px Ian Raby Racing Gilby-BRM 62 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D 23x15px Ian Raby 5–7
23x15px Kurt Kuhnke Lotus-Borgward 18 Borgward 1500 RS 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Kurt Kuhnke 6
23x15px Scuderia Settecolli De Tomaso-Ferrari F1 Ferrari 178 1.5 V6 D 23x15px Roberto Lippi 7
23x15px André Pilette Lotus-Climax 18/21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px André Pilette 7
23x15px Canadian Stebro Racing Stebro-Ford Mk IV Ford 109E 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Peter Broeker 8
23x15px Frank Dochnal Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Frank Dochnal 9
23x15px Lawson Organisation Lotus-Climax 21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Ernie Pieterse 10
23x15px Selby Auto Spares Lotus-BRM 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D 23x15px Paddy Driver 10
23x15px Otello Nucci LDS-Alfa Romeo Mk 1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Doug Serrurier 10
Alfa Romeo Special 23x15px Peter de Klerk 10
23x15px John Love Cooper-Climax T55 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px John Love 10
23x15px Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo Mk 1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Sam Tingle 10
23x15px Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford 22 Ford 109E 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Brausch Niemann 10
23x15px David Prophet Brabham-Ford BT6 Ford 109E 1.5 L4 D 23x15px David Prophet 10
23x15px Scuderia Lupini Cooper-Maserati T51 Maserati 6-1500 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Trevor Blokdyk 10

1963 Drivers Championship final standings

Points were awarded on an 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis at each round, with only the best six round results retained.

Pos. Driver MON
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BEL
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NED
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FRA
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GBR
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GER
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ITA
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USA
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MEX
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RSA
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Pts.[3]
1 23x15px Jim Clark 8 1 1 1 1 (2) 1 (3) 1 (1) 54 (73)
2 23x15px Graham Hill 1 Ret Ret 3‡ 3 Ret 16 1 4 3 29
3 23x15px Richie Ginther 2 4 (5) Ret (4) 3 2 2 3 Ret 29 (34)
4 23x15px John Surtees 4 Ret 3 Ret 2 1 Ret 9 DSQ Ret 22
5 23x15px Dan Gurney Ret 3 2 5 Ret Ret 14 Ret 6 2 19
6 23x15px Bruce McLaren 3 2 Ret 12 Ret Ret 3 11 Ret 4 17
7 23x15px Jack Brabham 9 Ret Ret 4 Ret 7 5 4 2 13 14
8 23x15px Tony Maggs 5 7 Ret 2 9 Ret 6 Ret Ret 7 9
9 23x15px Innes Ireland Ret Ret 4 9 Ret Ret 4 6
10 23x15px Lorenzo Bandini 10 5 Ret Ret 5 Ret 5 6
11 23x15px Jo Bonnier 7 5 11 NC Ret 6 7 8 5 6 6
12 23x15px Gerhard Mitter Ret 4 3
13 23x15px Jim Hall Ret Ret 8 11 6 5 8 10 8 3
14 23x15px Carel Godin de Beaufort 6 9 10 Ret DNQ 6 10 10 2
15 23x16px Jo Siffert Ret Ret 7 6 Ret 9 Ret Ret 9 1
16 23x15px Trevor Taylor 6 Ret 10 13 Ret 8 Ret Ret 8 1
17 23x15px Ludovico Scarfiotti 6 DNS 1
23x15px Chris Amon DNS Ret Ret 7 7 Ret DNS Ret 0
23x15px Hap Sharp Ret 7 0
23x15px Peter Broeker 7 0
23x15px Maurice Trintignant Ret 8 9 0
23x15px Mike Hailwood 8 10 0
23x15px Tony Settember 8 Ret Ret Ret DNQ 0
23x15px John Love 9 0
23x15px Bernard Collomb DNQ 10 0
23x15px Phil Hill Ret Ret NC 11 Ret Ret 0
23x15px Masten Gregory Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 0
23x15px Moisés Solana 11 0
23x15px Doug Serrurier 11 0
23x15px Bob Anderson 12 12 0
23x15px Trevor Blokdyk 12 0
23x15px John Campbell-Jones 13 0
23x15px Mike Spence 13 0
23x15px Brausch Niemann 14 0
23x15px Giancarlo Baghetti Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 0
23x15px Willy Mairesse Ret Ret Ret 0
23x15px Ian Burgess Ret Ret 0
23x15px Pedro Rodriguez Ret Ret 0
23x15px Ian Raby Ret DNQ DNQ 0
23x15px Lucien Bianchi Ret 0
23x15px Mário de Araújo Cabral Ret DNS 0
23x15px Rodger Ward Ret 0
23x15px Peter de Klerk Ret 0
23x15px Sam Tingle Ret 0
23x15px Ernie Pieterse Ret 0
23x15px David Prophet Ret 0
23x15px André Pilette DNQ DNQ 0
23x15px Tim Parnell DNQ 0
23x15px Kurt Kuhnke DNQ 0
23x15px Roberto Lippi DNQ 0
23x15px Ernesto Brambilla DNQ 0
23x15px Frank Dochnal DNS 0
Pos. Driver MON
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BEL
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NED
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FRA
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GBR
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GER
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ITA
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USA
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MEX
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RSA
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Pts.[3]
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
  • Italics indicate fastest lap
  • Bold indicates pole position

‡ No points awarded as Hill's car was pushed at the start line.[4]

1963 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers – final standings

Points were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis at each round with only the best six round results retained. Only the best placed car from each manufacturer at each round was eligible to score points.

Pos. Manufacturer MON
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BEL
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NED
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FRA
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GBR
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GER
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ITA
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USA
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MEX
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RSA
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Pts.[3]
1 23x15px Lotus-Climax (6) 1 1 1 1 (2) 1 (3) 1 (1) 54 (74)
2 23x15px BRM 1 (4) (5) 10 3 3 2 1 3 (3) 36 (45)
3 23x15px Brabham-Climax Ret 3 2 4 Ret 7 (5) 4 2 2 28 (30)
4 23x15px Ferrari 4 Ret 3 Ret 2 1 Ret 5 Ret 5 26
5 23x15px Cooper-Climax 3 2 11 2 9 (6) 3 8 5 4 25 (26)
6 23x15px BRP-BRM Ret 4 9 Ret 4 WD WD 6
7 23x15px Porsche 6 9 10 4 DNQ 6 10 10 5
8 23x15px Lotus-BRM Ret Ret 7 6 6 5 8 10 7 DNS 4
23x15px Lola-Climax Ret Ret Ret 7 7 Ret 10 Ret Ret 0
23x15px Stebro-Ford 7 0
23x15px Scirocco-BRM WD 8 WD Ret Ret Ret DNQ 0
23x15px ATS WD Ret Ret WD WD WD 11 Ret Ret 0
23x15px LDS-Alfa Romeo 11 0
23x15px Cooper-Maserati DNQ 12 0
23x15px Lotus-Ford 14 0
23x15px Gilby-BRM Ret DNQ DNQ 0
23x15px Alfa Romeo Ret 0
23x15px Lotus-Borgward DNQ 0
23x15px De Tomaso-Ferrari DNQ 0
Pos. Manufacturer MON
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BEL
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NED
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FRA
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GBR
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GER
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ITA
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USA
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MEX
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RSA
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Pts.
  • Bold results counted to championship totals.

Non-Championship race results

Other Formula One races were also held in 1963, which did not count towards the World Championship.

# Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
1 23x15px IV Lombank Trophy Snetterton 30 March 23x15px Graham Hill 23x15px BRM Report
2 23x15px XXIII Pau Grand Prix Pau 15 April 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Lotus-Climax Report
3 23x15px XI Glover Trophy Goodwood 15 April 23x15px Innes Ireland 23x15px Lotus-BRM Report
4 23x15px IV Gran Premio Citta di Imola Imola 21 April 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Lotus-Climax Report
5 23x15px XIV Gran Premio di Siracusa Syracuse 25 April 23x16px Jo Siffert 23x15px Lotus-BRM Report
6 23x15px XIX BARC Aintree 200 Aintree 27 April 23x15px Graham Hill 23x15px BRM Report
7 23x15px XVI BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 11 May 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Lotus-Climax Report
8 23x15px XV Gran Premio di Roma Vallelunga 19 May 23x15px Bob Anderson 23x15px Lola-Climax Report
9 23x15px III Solituderennen Solitudering 28 July 23x15px Jack Brabham 23x15px Brabham-Climax Report
10 23x15px XII Kanonloppet Karlskoga 11 August 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Lotus-Climax Report
11 23x15px III Mediterranean Grand Prix Enna Pergusa 18 August 23x15px John Surtees 23x15px Ferrari Report
12 23x15px I Austrian Grand Prix Zeltweg 1 September 23x15px Jack Brabham 23x15px Brabham-Climax Report
13 23x15px X International Gold Cup Oulton Park 21 September 23x15px Jim Clark 23x15px Lotus-Climax Report
14 23x15px Rand Grand Prix Kyalami 14 December 23x15px John Surtees 23x15px Ferrari Report

Notes

  1. ^ FIA Yearbook, 1974 page 119
  2. ^ FIA Yearbook, 1974 page 121
  3. ^ a b c Only the best 6 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  4. ^ "1963 FIA World Championship". Formula One Administration Ltd. Archived from the original on 15 May 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010.