1962 Formula One season

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The Formula 1 1962 season was the 13th FIA Formula 1 World Championship. She was discharged through nine races in the period from 20 May 1962 to 29 December 1962.

The FIA honorary title of European Grand Prix was awarded in 1962 at the Grand Prix of the Netherlands.

Graham Hill won for the first time the drivers' world championship. B.R.M. became the first and only time Constructors' world champions.

This season B.R.M. entered after a long period of fruitless attempts convincingly. A double win in Monza seemed to defeat the final series of mishaps and as model of consistency Graham Hill won his first World Championship, while Jim Clark lost his seemingly secure title by a technical fault at the last race.

For sensation still makes another Briton Colin Chapman is the first to systematically in motorsport to the coming out of the aircraft monocoque construction, laying the foundation for a comprehensive change. Ferrari, however, experienced one of the weakest years.

Porsche came with the model Porsche 804 in the Grand Prix of the Automobile Club of France in Rouen -les- Dessessart the first Formula 1 victory in the company's history.

On November 1, Ricardo Rodríguez was killed in a training course in Mexico City in a Lotus fatal. In the Peraltada curve it bounced into the barriers and died on impact.

The World Championship races

GP Netherlands / European Grand Prix - Zandvoort (20 May 1962)

GP Monaco - Monte Carlo (3 June 1962)

Belgian GP - Spa (17 June 1962)

The Ferrari driver Willy Mairesse and Trevor Taylor collided on output BLANCHIMONT. Mairesse suffered severe burns on his feet.

GP France - Rouen (July 8, 1962)

British Grand Prix - Aintree (July 21, 1962)

GP Germany - Nurburgring (August 5, 1962)

The start of the scheduled 15 laps and a distance of 342.1 kilometers, the Grand Prix of Germany at the Nürburgring- Nordschleife was postponed due to heavy rainfall by more than an hour and released after a practice round at 15:15 clock. First, Dan Gurney took over the Porsche 804 as a training Fastest ( 8:47,2 min), the leaders, but was in the third round by Graham Hill on BRM and later overtaken by John Surtees on Lola, after the battery had dissolved in the Porsche and had to be held in place by the driver with his foot.

Graham Hill won the race; behind Surtees and Gurney followed Jim Clark ( Lotus ), Bruce McLaren ( Cooper) and Ricardo Rodriguez ( Ferrari) in positions four through six. Joakim Bonnier on the second Porsche 804 was seventh. The fastest lap of the race drove Graham Hill in 10:12,2 minutes.

Italian GP - Monza (16 September 1962)

GP U.S. - Watkins Glen (October 7, 1962)

GP of South Africa - East London (December 29, 1962)

Drivers' championship

The first six places were 9, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 points. Only the best five results of the nine races belonged to the championship.

Constructors' Championship

For each race, the highest score of all drivers a designer was counted. The top five ( out of nine) individual results were added, and it formed the constructors' championship.