1965 Formula One season
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The Formula 1 1965 season was the 16th FIA Formula 1 World Championship. She was discharged through ten races in the period from 1 January 1965 to 24 October 1965.
The FIA honorary title of European Grand Prix was awarded in 1965 to the Belgian Grand Prix.
Jim Clark won for the second time, the drivers' world championship. Lotus was the second time Constructors' world champions.
The season was dominated mainly by Jim Clark and his Lotus. He could afford unlike last year to compete in only nine out of ten races. This time he fell out in three races. But whenever he reached the goal, he was the first place winner and so scored 54 points - more was not possible after damaligem regulations.
- 5.1 Cape Southeastern Trophy
- 5.2 Daily Mail Race of Champions
- 5.3 Gran Premio di Siracusa
- 5.4 Sunday Mirror Trophy
- 5.5 BRDC International Trophy
- 5.6 Gran Premio del Mediterraneo
- 5.7 Boundary Grand Prix
Changes in 1965
The year was the completion of the 1.5 -liter Formula 1, who had seen many designers as inferior. But Graham Hill judged in retrospect, that the small and very light -seaters were incredibly fast and can only be controlled with the highest concentration were. In the last race of these Regulations, the manufacturer Honda and Richie Ginther celebrated their first victory.
With Jackie Stewart and Jochen Rindt took two interesting newcomers participate in the World Cup. The Scot won his first race in his eighth start. At the end of Bruce McLaren adopted after seven years together, from Cooper to start his own team, the basis of today's McLaren team.
Grand Prix of South Africa
The Grand Prix of South Africa on the Prince George Circuit took place on 1 January 1965 and went over a distance of 85 laps of 3.920 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 333.175 km.
Jim Clark won the race ahead of John Surtees and Graham Hill.
Grand Prix of Monaco
The Monaco Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco took place on 30 May in 1965 and went over a distance of 100 laps of 3.145 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 314.500 km.
Graham Hill won the race ahead of Lorenzo Bandini and Jackie Stewart.
Grand Prix of Belgium / Europe
The Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit de Spa -Francorchamps was held on June 13 in 1965 and went over a distance of 32 laps of 14.12 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 451.18 kilometers. The Grand Prix was this year the honorary title of European Grand Prix.
Jim Clark won the race ahead of Jackie Stewart and Bruce McLaren.
Grand Prix of France
The French Grand Prix at the Circuit de Charade was held on June 27 in 1965 and went over a distance of 40 laps of 8.055 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 322.2 km.
Jim Clark won the race ahead of Jackie Stewart and John Surtees.
Grand Prix of Great Britain
The Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone Circuit was held on July 10 in 1965 and went over a distance of 80 laps of 4.711 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 376.880 km.
Jim Clark won the race ahead of Graham Hill and John Surtees.
Dutch Grand Prix
The Grand Prix of the Netherlands at the Circuit Park Zandvoort was held on July 18 in 1965 and went over a distance of 80 laps of 4.193 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 335.440 km.
Jim Clark won the race ahead of Jackie Stewart and Dan Gurney.
Grand Prix of Germany
The Grand Prix of Germany at the Nürburgring took place on 1 August 1965, went over a distance of 15 laps of 22.810 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 342.150 km.
Jim Clark won the race ahead of Graham Hill and Dan Gurney.
Grand Prix of Italy
The Grand Prix of Italy at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza took place on September 12th 1965 and went over a distance of 68 laps of 5.750 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 391,000 km.
Jackie Stewart won the race ahead of Graham Hill and Dan Gurney.
United States Grand Prix
The Grand Prix of the USA on the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course was held on October 3, 1965, went over a distance of 110 laps of 3.78 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 415.80 kilometers.
Graham Hill won the race ahead of Dan Gurney and Jack Brabham.
Grand Prix of Mexico
The Grand Prix of Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez on the took place on 24 October in 1965 and went over a distance of 60 laps of 5 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 325 km.
Richie Ginther won the race ahead of Dan Gurney and Mike Spence.
The first six places were 9, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 points. Only the best six results of the ten races belonged to the championship.
For each race, the highest score of all drivers a designer was counted. The top six ( out of ten) individual results were added, and it formed the constructors' championship.
Not the World Cup scoring formula 1 race
In addition to the ten world championship races in 1965 seven Formula 1 races have been held, had no world championship status.
Cape Southeastern Trophy
The Second Cape South Easter Trophy was a race that was held on January 9, 1965, during the South African Formula 1 Championship at the Killarney Motor Racing Circuit in Cape Town. The race was over 50 laps of 3.267 km ( total distance: 163.35 km ). It was open to international Formula 1 drivers, but actually took almost exclusively drivers from southern Africa to the race part that brought many DIY projects (so-called "Specials" ) at the start. The only non-African racers were Paul Hawkins, who started for the private team John Willment Automobiles and a Brabham BT10 began with Climax engine, as well as David Prophet, whose private Brabham BT10 was powered by a 1.5 -liter Cosworth engine. The Südrhodesier John Love drove out the pole position. In the race, Paul Hawkins won by 14 seconds ahead of Love, followed by Prophet. The best South African self-made was the Alfa Special of the South African Peter de Klerk, who ran fourth place finish and two minutes behind was the winner. Fifth place went to Sam Tingle from Southern Rhodesia, which began with an LDS Alfa Romeo engine.
Daily Mail Race of Champions
The Daily Mail Race of Champions was held at the British Brands Hatch Circuit on March 13, 1965. It was the first of a total of 14 races were held until 1983 under that name that name. The race was over a distance of 40 laps of 4.265 kilometers; the total distance amounted to 341.206 km. Was performed in two separate runs. For the overall rankings, the two runs were added. Five factory teams were represented with two drivers; were added 15 other drivers who competed for nine private teams. The first run won the Jim Clark on the factory Lotus 33, the second teammate Mike Spence. In the overall standings Spence won ahead of Jackie Stewart in the works BRM.
Gran Premio di Siracusa
The XIV Gran Premio di Siracusa was held on 4 April 1965 in the Sicilian city of Syracuse at the Autodromo di Siracusa. It went over 56 laps of 5.612 km ( total distance: 314.379 km ). At the race, reported a total of 14 drivers participated. From the Formula 1 factory teams, only the Scuderia Ferrari and Lotus were represented by two drivers. In addition, the private teams Rob Walker Racing Team, Reg Parnell Racing and Scuderia Centro Sud Milan reported. In training Jim Clark dominated the Lotus 33 - Climax, the BT11 scored the pole position in the Ferrari and Joakim Bonnier in Rob Walker's private Brabham ahead of John Surtees. The race was won by Clark with a lead of 44 seconds on Surtees. Clark's average speed was 178 km / h He also drove the fastest lap of the race ( 186.5 km / h ). Best private driver was Jo Bonnier, who had been overtaken by the leading trio once.
Sunday Mirror Trophy
The First Sunday Mirror Trophy was held on 19 April 1965 which is situated in West Sussex Goodwood Circuit. It replaced the 1949 to 1964 at the same site hosted Glover Trophy. The Sunday Mirror Trophy was the last Formula 1 race was held on this course now outdated. It went over 42 laps of 3.863 km ( total distance: 162.234 km ). The works teams of Brabham, BRM Cooper and Lotus were reported; Scuderia Ferrari did not occur to. In addition, several British private teams such as Rob Walker Racing Team and Reg Parnell Racing published. After qualifying Jackie Stewart took in the works BRM pole position; Starting positions two and three went to Graham Hill ( also factory BRM) and Jim Clark ( Lotus ). Clark won the race ahead of Hill and Jack Brabham. Best private driver was Joakim Bonnier, who finished in fifth place. Pole sitter Jackie Stewart did not reach the target. He had previously failed in the 38th round after a camshaft failure. Jochen Rindt, who was driving a factory -Cooper, was disqualified after he missed a chicane.
BRDC International Trophy
The XVII. BRDC International Trophy was held at the Silverstone Circuit on May 15, 1965. It was the third British Formula 1 race of the year and presented to the teams the last chance to quickly test their cars again before two weeks later the European World Cup races began. Accordingly, the factory teams of Brabham, BRM, Cooper, Lotus and Ferrari respectively went with two drivers at the start. However, the Lotus factory team renounced the use of his number-one driver Jim Clark: The Scot was preparing for the Indianapolis 500, which was held two weeks later in the U.S.. In addition to the factory team itself known to the larger private teams such as Rob Walker Racing Team, Reg Parnell Racing and Scuderia Centro Sud. In training at Silverstone Graham Hill set the fastest time ahead of Jackie Stewart (each factory BRM ) and the two Ferrari drivers John Surtees and Lorenzo Bandini. The fastest privateer was Joakim Bonnier in Rob Walker's customer Brabham. The race was over 52 laps of 4.711 kilometers; the total distance was 244.960 km. Stewart won the race with three seconds ahead of Surtees; Third was Mike Spence in the works Lotus. The fastest lap of the race drove John Surtees with a time of 1:33.0 (corresponding to 182 km / h ).
Gran Premio del Mediterraneo
The Gran Premio Mediterraneo was held at the Autodromo di Pergusa on August 15, 1965, in the Sicilian town of Enna. It was the fourth and last time, which was conducted this race according to the rules of the formula 1. In 1966 was the Gran Premio Mediterraneo for 19 years part of the Formula 2 Championship. At the race mainly private racing teams reported. The Team Lotus and Brabham were the only works team. The Scuderia Ferrari did not occur to. In the front row, the two factory Lotus of Jim Clark and Mike Spence and the private Brabham BT11 by Rob Walker Racing Team, which drove the Swiss Jo Siffert stood. Siffert won the race with three tenths of a second ahead of Clark. Third was the Australian Frank Gardner, who scored the best result of his Formula 1 career here in the Brabham BT11 by John Willment Racing.
The edge of the Grand Prix at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit took place on 4 December 1965, went over a distance of 50 laps of 4.087 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 204.350 km. For the first time for the year 1966 decided and already used in the South African Formula 1 Championship 3 -liter engines were admitted to the event.
Jack Brabham won the race ahead of Peter de Klerk and Paul Hawkins.