1963 Belgian Grand Prix
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|1963 Belgian Grand Prix|
|Date||9 June 1963|
|Official name||XXIII Grote Prijs van Belgie|
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||14.100 km (8.761 mi)|
|Distance||32 laps, 451.200 km (280.363 mi)|
|Weather||Wet and overcast|
|Time||3:58.1 on lap 16|
The 1963 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race, held at Spa-Francorchamps on 9 June 1963. It was race 2 of 10 in both the 1963 World Championship of Drivers and the 1963 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. 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. The Scot's performance was made even more impressive by the fact that gearbox issues meant the he had to hold his gear lever in place, thus driving one-handed, whenever fifth gear was selected on this high-speed circuit. Given the rainy conditions, Clark eventually chose not to engage fifth gear at all, leaving him with only four gears. This would be the first of 7 victories for Clark and Team Lotus that year.
1963 Belgian Grand Prix Intro articles: 5
||Brabham-Climax||31||+ 1 lap||2||4|
||BRM||31||+ 1 lap||9||3|
||Cooper-Climax||30||+ 2 laps||13||2|
||Porsche||30||+ 2 laps||18||1|
||BRM||Car retained by BRM|
||Scirocco-BRM||Car not ready|
- First podium: Brabham
- Chris Amon was 19 years old when he started in this race.
Championship standings after the race
- Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
1963 Belgian Grand Prix Classification articles: 7
- "Jim Clark's 1963 victory at Spa in the Belgian Grand Prix". www.formula1.com. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
- "1963 Belgian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
- "Belgium 1963 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
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