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1962 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 1962 Formula One season was the 13th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1962 World Championship of Drivers and the 1962 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers [1] which were contested concurrently over a nine race series that commenced on May 20 and ended on December 29. The season also included a number of non-championship races for Formula One cars.

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Season summary

Ferrari were completely eclipsed in 1962, partly as a result of internal upheavals, partly because the British teams had made great progress. BRM finally came good with Graham Hill taking the championship after a season long battle with the revolutionary monocoque Lotus 25 driven by Jim Clark. Dan Gurney gave Porsche their only grand prix win at Rouen, and Cooper won their last race until 1966. Lola made their first of their sporadic forays into grand prix racing, and Jack Brabham emerged as a constructor, scoring his first points in his own car. Stirling Moss, one of the great drivers, crashed heavily before the championship season begun and never raced in a grand prix again. Ricardo Rodriguez became the youngest driver to score championship points with his fourth place in Belgium (20 years, 123 days), a record which stood for 38 years before Jenson Button, aged 20 years, 67 days, broke it at the 2000 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Season review

Jim Clark (Lotus 25 Coventry Climax) contesting the 1962 German Grand Prix
Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix May 20 Zandvoort United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM Report
2 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix June 3 Monaco New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Report
3 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix June 17 Spa-Francorchamps United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
4 France French Grand Prix July 8 Rouen-Les-Essarts United States Dan Gurney Germany Porsche Report
5 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 21 Aintree United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
6 Germany German Grand Prix August 5 Nürburgring United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM Report
7 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 16 Monza United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM Report
8 United States United States Grand Prix October 7 Watkins Glen United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
9 South Africa South African Grand Prix December 29 Prince George United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM Report

1962 Drivers Championship final standings

Reigning champion Phil Hill placed sixth in the 1962 World Championship of Drivers

Points towards the 1962 World Championship of Drivers were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the first six finishers in each race with the best five race results retained by each driver.

Pos. Driver NED
Netherlands
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
RSA
South Africa
Pts.
1 United Kingdom Graham Hill 1 6 2 9 4 1 1 2 1 42 (52)
2 United Kingdom Jim Clark 9 Ret 1 Ret 1 4 Ret 1 Ret 30
3 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Ret 1 Ret 4 3 5 3 3 2 27 (32)
4 United Kingdom John Surtees Ret 4 5 5 2 2 Ret Ret Ret 19
5 United States Dan Gurney Ret Ret 1 9 3 13 5 15
6 United States Phil Hill 3 2 3 Ret Ret 11 14
7 South Africa Tony Maggs 5 Ret Ret 2 6 9 7 7 3 13
8 United States Richie Ginther Ret Ret Ret 3 13 8 2 Ret 7 10
9 Australia Jack Brabham Ret 8 6 Ret 5 Ret 4 4 9
10 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor 2 Ret Ret 8 8 Ret Ret 12 Ret 6
11 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti 4 Ret 10 5 5
12 Italy Lorenzo Bandini 3 Ret 8 4
13 Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez Ret 4 6 14 4
14 Belgium Willy Mairesse 7 Ret 4 3
15 Sweden Joakim Bonnier 7 5 Ret Ret 7 6 13 3
16 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 8 5 2
17 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort 6 DNQ 7 6 14 13 10 Ret 11 2
18 United States Masten Gregory Ret DNQ WD Ret 7 12 6 1
19 South Africa Neville Lederle 6 1
France Maurice Trintignant Ret 8 7 Ret Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Jackie Lewis 8 DNQ Ret 10 Ret 0
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love 8 0
Italy Nino Vaccarella DNQ 15 9 0
Belgium Lucien Bianchi 9 16 0
United States Roger Penske 9 0
South Africa Bruce Johnstone 9 0
Switzerland Jo Siffert DNQ 10 Ret 12 DNQ 0
United States Rob Schroeder 10 0
South Africa Ernie Pieterse 10 0
United Kingdom Ian Burgess 12 11 DNQ 0
United States Tony Settember 11 Ret 0
United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones 11 0
United States Hap Sharp 11 0
Switzerland Heini Walter 14 0
United States Jay Chamberlain 15 DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Wolfgang Seidel NC Ret DNQ 0
United Kingdom Roy Salvadori WD Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
New Zealand Tony Shelly Ret DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Keith Greene Ret DNQ 0
Netherlands Ben Pon Ret 0
Switzerland Heinz Schiller Ret 0
France Bernard Collomb Ret 0
United States Timmy Mayer Ret 0
South Africa Doug Serrurier Ret 0
South Africa Mike Harris Ret 0
Germany Günther Seiffert DNQ 0
United Kingdom Gerry Ashmore DNQ 0
Italy Ernesto Prinoth DNQ 0
Italy Roberto Lippi DNQ 0
Argentina Nasif Estéfano DNQ 0
Pos. Driver NED
Netherlands
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
RSA
South Africa
Pts.
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)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
  • Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

1962 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers - final standings

Points towards the 1962 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six places in each race, however only the best placed car from each manufacturer was eligible to score points and only the best five results could be retained by each manufacturer.

Porsche placed fifth in the 1962 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers
Place Constructor Points[2]
1 United Kingdom BRM 42 (56)
2 United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 36 (38)
3 United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 29 (37)
4 United Kingdom Lola-Climax 19
5 Germany Porsche 18 (19)
6 Italy Ferrari 18
7 United Kingdom Brabham-Climax 6
8 United Kingdom Lotus-BRM 1
Italy De Tomaso-Osca 0
Italy De Tomaso 0
South Africa LDS-Alfa Romeo 0
United Kingdom Gilby-BRM 0
Belgium ENB-Maserati 0
United Kingdom Emeryson-Climax 0
United Kingdom Cooper-Alfa Romeo 0

Non-Championship race results

The following Formula One races which did not count towards the World Championship of Drivers or the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers were also held in 1962.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
South Africa V Cape Grand Prix Killarney January 2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
Belgium IV Brussels Grand Prix Heysel April 1 Belgium Willy Mairesse Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom III Lombank Trophy Snetterton April 14 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
United Kingdom XIV Lavant Cup Goodwood April 23 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Report
United Kingdom X Glover Trophy Goodwood April 23 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM Report
France XXII Pau Grand Prix Pau April 23 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
United Kingdom VII Aintree 200 Aintree April 29 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
United Kingdom XV BRDC International Trophy Silverstone May 12 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM Report
Italy XX Naples Grand Prix Posillipo May 20 Belgium Willy Mairesse Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom I International 2000 Guineas Mallory Park June 11 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Lola-Climax Report
United Kingdom XIII Crystal Palace Trophy Crystal Palace June 11 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-BRM Report
France III Reims Grand Prix Reims-Gueux July 1 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Report
Germany XII Solitude Grand Prix Solitudering July 15 United States Dan Gurney Germany Porsche Report
Sweden VIII Kanonloppet Karlskoga August 12 United Kingdom Masten Gregory United Kingdom Lotus-BRM Report
Italy I Mediterranean Grand Prix Enna-Pergusa August 19 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Italy Ferrari Report
Denmark III Danish Grand Prix Roskildering August 25-26 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
United Kingdom IX Gold Cup Oulton Park September 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
Mexico I Mexican Grand Prix Magdalena Mixhuca November 4 United Kingdom Jim Clark
United Kingdom Trevor Taylor
United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
South Africa V Rand Grand Prix Kyalami December 15 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
South Africa II Natal Grand Prix Westmead December 22 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report

Notes

  1. ^ FIA Yearbook 1974, Grey Section, pages 118-121
  2. ^ Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

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Simple English

The 1962 Formula One season saw Graham Hill crowned as champion.

Season review

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Dutch Grand Prix May 20 Zandvoort Graham Hill BRM Report
2 Monaco Grand Prix June 3 Monaco Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax Report
3 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgian Grand Prix June 17 Spa-Francorchamps Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Report
4 French Grand Prix July 8 Rouen-Les-Essarts Dan Gurney Porsche Report
5 British Grand Prix July 21 Aintree Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Report
6 German Grand Prix August 5 Nürburgring Graham Hill BRM Report
7 Italian Grand Prix September 16 Monza Graham Hill BRM Report
8 United States Grand Prix October 7 Watkins Glen Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Report
9 South African Grand Prix December 29 Prince George Graham Hill BRM Report

1962 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos. Driver NED
MON
BEL
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FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
USA
RSA
Pts.
1 Graham Hill 1 6 2 9 4 1 1 2 1 42 (52)
2 Jim Clark 9 Ret 1 Ret 1 4 Ret 1 Ret 30
3 Bruce McLaren Ret 1 Ret 4 3 5 3 3 2 27 (32)
4 John Surtees Ret 4 5 5 2 2 Ret Ret Ret 19
5 Dan Gurney Ret Ret 1 9 3 13 5 15
6 Phil Hill 3 2 3 Ret Ret 11 14
7 Tony Maggs 5 Ret Ret 2 6 9 7 7 3 13
8 Richie Ginther Ret Ret Ret 3 13 8 2 Ret 7 10
9 Jack Brabham Ret 8 6 Ret 5 Ret 4 4 9
10 Trevor Taylor 2 Ret Ret 8 8 Ret Ret 12 Ret 6
11 Giancarlo Baghetti 4 Ret 10 5 5
12 Lorenzo Bandini 3 Ret 8 4
13 Ricardo Rodríguez Ret 4 6 14 4
14 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Willy Mairesse 7 Ret 4 3
15 Joakim Bonnier 7 5 Ret Ret 7 6 13 3
16 Innes Ireland Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 8 5 2
17 Carel Godin de Beaufort 6 DNQ 7 6 14 13 10 Ret 11 2
18 Masten Gregory Ret DNQ WD Ret 7 12 6 1
19 Neville Lederle 6 1
20 Maurice Trintignant Ret 8 7 Ret Ret Ret 0
21 Jackie Lewis 8 DNQ Ret 10 Ret 0
22 John Love 8 0
23 Nino Vaccarella DNQ 15 9 0
24 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Lucien Bianchi 9 16 0
25 Roger Penske 9 0
26 Bruce Johnstone 9 0
27 Jo Siffert DNQ 10 Ret 12 DNQ 0
28 Rob Schroeder 10 0
29 Ernie Pieterse 10 0
30 Ian Burgess 12 11 DNQ 0
31 Tony Settember 11 Ret 0
32 John Campbell-Jones 11 0
33 Hap Sharp 11 0
34 Heini Walter 14 0
35 Jay Chamberlain 15 DNQ DNQ 0
Wolfgang Seidel NC Ret DNQ 0
Roy Salvadori WD Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Tony Shelly Ret DNQ DNQ 0
Keith Greene Ret DNQ 0
Ben Pon Ret 0
Heinz Schiller Ret 0
Bernard Collomb Ret 0
Timmy Mayer Ret 0
Doug Serrurier Ret 0
Mike Harris Ret 0
Günther Seiffert DNQ 0
Gerry Ashmore DNQ 0
Ernesto Prinoth DNQ 0
Roberto Lippi DNQ 0
Nasif Estéfano DNQ 0
Pos. Driver NED
MON
BEL
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FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
USA
RSA
Pts.
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)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
  • Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.


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