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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 <ref>FIA Yearbook 1974, Grey Section, pages 118-121</ref> 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.

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

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

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1962 FIA World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
Template:Country flagicon Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 156 Ferrari V6 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Phil Hill 1-7
Template:Country flagicon Giancarlo Baghetti 1, 3, 5-8
Template:Country flagicon Ricardo Rodríguez 1-7
Template:Country flagicon Lorenzo Bandini 2, 4, 6-8
Template:Country flagicon Willy Mairesse 2-3, 7-8
Template:Country flagicon Team Lotus Lotus 25
24
Climax V8 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Jim Clark All
Template:Country flagicon Trevor Taylor All
Template:Country flagicon Peter Arundell 4
Template:Country flagicon Cooper Car Company Cooper T55
T60
Climax L4
Climax V8
Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Bruce McLaren All
Template:Country flagicon Tony Maggs All
Template:Country flagicon Tim Mayer 8
Template:Country flagicon Brabham Racing Organisation Lotus 24 Climax V8 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Jack Brabham 1-5
6, 8-9
Brabham BT3
Template:Country flagicon UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus 24
18/21
Climax V8
Climax L4
BRM V8
Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Innes Ireland 1-5, 7-9
Template:Country flagicon Masten Gregory 1-5, 7-8
Template:Country flagicon Porsche System Engineering Porsche 804
718
Porsche F8
Porsche F4
Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Jo Bonnier 1-8
Template:Country flagicon Dan Gurney 1-2, 5-8
Template:Country flagicon Phil Hill 8
Template:Country flagicon Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 718
787
Porsche F4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Carel Godin de Beaufort All
Template:Country flagicon Ben Pon 1
Template:Country flagicon Rob Slotemaker 1
Template:Country flagicon Heinz Schiller 3
Emeryson 61 Climax L4 Template:Country flagicon Wolfgang Seidel 1
Template:Country flagicon Owen Racing Organisation BRM P57
P48/57
BRM V8 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Graham Hill All
Template:Country flagicon Richie Ginther All
Template:Country flagicon Tony Marsh 2-3, 6
Template:Country flagicon Gerry Ashmore 3
Template:Country flagicon Yeoman Credit Racing Team Lola Mk 4 Climax V8 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon John Surtees All
Template:Country flagicon Roy Salvadori 1-2, 4-9
Template:Country flagicon Ecurie Galloise Cooper T53 Climax L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Jackie Lewis 1-2, 4-6
Template:Country flagicon Scuderia De Tomaso De Tomaso F1 Alfa Romeo L4
De Tomaso F8
Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Roberto Bussinello 2
Template:Country flagicon Nasif Estefano 7
Template:Country flagicon Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus 24 Climax V8 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Maurice Trintignant 2-8
Template:Country flagicon Ricardo Rodríguez 8
Template:Country flagicon Gary Hocking 9
Template:Country flagicon Scuderia Republica di Venezia Lotus
Porsche
18/21
18
718
Climax L4
Porsche F4
Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Nino Vaccarella 2, 6-7
Template:Country flagicon Carlo Abate 4, 6
Template:Country flagicon Colin Davis 4
Template:Country flagicon Ecurie Nationale Suisse Lotus 21 Climax L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Jo Siffert 2
Template:Country flagicon Emeryson Cars Lotus 18 Climax L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon John Campbell-Jones 3
5
Emeryson 61
Template:Country flagicon Tony Settember 5, 7, 9
Template:Country flagicon Equipe Nationale Belge Lotus 18/21 Climax L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Lucien Bianchi 3, 6
Template:Country flagicon Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus
Porsche
21
24
Porsche 718
Climax L4
BRM V8
Porsche F4
Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Jo Siffert 3-7
Template:Country flagicon Heinz Schiller 6
Template:Country flagicon Heini Walter 6
Template:Country flagicon Autosport Team Wolfgang Seidel Lotus 24 BRM V8 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Dan Gurney 3
Template:Country flagicon Wolfgang Seidel 5-6
Template:Country flagicon Gunther Seiffert 6
Template:Country flagicon Anglo-American Equipe Cooper T59 Climax L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Ian Burgess 4-7
Template:Country flagicon Ecurie Excelsior Lotus 18 Climax L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Jay Chamberlain 5, 7
Template:Country flagicon John Dalton Lotus 18/21 Climax L4
BRM V8
Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Tony Shelly 5-7
Template:Country flagicon Gilby Engineering Gilby 62 BRM V8 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Keith Greene 5-7
Template:Country flagicon Bernard Collomb Cooper T53 Climax L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Bernard Collomb 6
Template:Country flagicon Scuderia Settecolli De Tomaso F1 OSCA L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Roberto Lippi 7
Template:Country flagicon Gerry Ashmore Lotus 18/21 Climax L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Gerry Ashmore 7
Template:Country flagicon Scuderia Jolly Club Lotus 18 Climax L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Ernesto Prinoth 7
Template:Country flagicon Kurt Kuhnke Lotus 18 Borgward L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Kurt Kuhnke 7
Template:Country flagicon Dupont Team Zerex Lotus 24 Climax V8 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Roger Penske 8
Template:Country flagicon Hap Sharp Cooper T53 Climax L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Hap Sharp 8
Template:Country flagicon Jim Hall Lotus 21 Climax L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Jim Hall 8
Template:Country flagicon John Mecom Lotus 24 Climax L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Rob Schroeder 8
Template:Country flagicon Bruce Johnstone BRM P48/57 BRM V8 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Bruce Johnstone 9
Template:Country flagicon Ernest Pieterse Lotus 21 Climax L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Ernie Pieterse 9
Template:Country flagicon Syd van der Vyver Lotus 24 Climax V8 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Syd van der Vyver 9
Template:Country flagicon John Love Cooper T55 Climax L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon John Love 9
Template:Country flagicon Reg Parnell Lotus 24 Climax V8 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Sam Tingle 9
Template:Country flagicon Neville Lederle Lotus 21 Climax V8 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Neville Lederle 9
Template:Country flagicon Otelle Nucci LDS Mk 1 Alfa Romeo L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Doug Serrurier 9
Template:Country flagicon Mike Harris Cooper T53 Alfa Romeo L4 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Mike Harris 9

1962 Drivers Championship final standings

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
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MON
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BEL
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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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RSA
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Pts.
1 Template:Country flagicon Graham Hill 1 6 2 9 4 1 1 2 1 42 (52)
2 Template:Country flagicon Jim Clark 9 Ret 1 Ret 1 4 Ret 1 Ret 30
3 Template:Country flagicon Bruce McLaren Ret 1 Ret 4 3 5 3 3 2 27 (32)
4 Template:Country flagicon John Surtees Ret 4 5 5 2 2 Ret Ret Ret 19
5 Template:Country flagicon Dan Gurney Ret Ret 1 9 3 13 5 15
6 Template:Country flagicon Phil Hill 3 2 3 Ret Ret 11 14
7 Template:Country flagicon Tony Maggs 5 Ret Ret 2 6 9 7 7 3 13
8 Template:Country flagicon Richie Ginther Ret Ret Ret 3 13 8 2 Ret 7 10
9 Template:Country flagicon Jack Brabham Ret 8 6 Ret 5 Ret 4 4 9
10 Template:Country flagicon Trevor Taylor 2 Ret Ret 8 8 Ret Ret 12 Ret 6
11 Template:Country flagicon Giancarlo Baghetti 4 Ret 10 5 5
12 Template:Country flagicon Lorenzo Bandini 3 Ret 8 4
13 Template:Country flagicon Ricardo Rodríguez Ret 4 6 14 4
14 Template:Country flagicon Willy Mairesse 7 Ret 4 3
15 Template:Country flagicon Joakim Bonnier 7 5 Ret Ret 7 6 13 3
16 Template:Country flagicon Innes Ireland Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 8 5 2
17 Template:Country flagicon Carel Godin de Beaufort 6 DNQ 7 6 14 13 10 Ret 11 2
18 Template:Country flagicon Masten Gregory Ret DNQ WD Ret 7 12 6 1
19 Template:Country flagicon Neville Lederle 6 1
Template:Country flagicon Maurice Trintignant Ret 8 7 Ret Ret Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon Jackie Lewis 8 DNQ Ret 10 Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon John Love 8 0
Template:Country flagicon Nino Vaccarella DNQ 15 9 0
Template:Country flagicon Lucien Bianchi 9 16 0
Template:Country flagicon Roger Penske 9 0
Template:Country flagicon Bruce Johnstone 9 0
Template:Country flagicon Jo Siffert DNQ 10 Ret 12 DNQ 0
Template:Country flagicon Rob Schroeder 10 0
Template:Country flagicon Ernie Pieterse 10 0
Template:Country flagicon Ian Burgess 12 11 DNQ 0
Template:Country flagicon Tony Settember 11 Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon John Campbell-Jones 11 0
Template:Country flagicon Hap Sharp 11 0
Template:Country flagicon Heini Walter 14 0
Template:Country flagicon Jay Chamberlain 15 DNQ DNQ 0
Template:Country flagicon Wolfgang Seidel NC Ret DNQ 0
Template:Country flagicon Roy Salvadori WD Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon Tony Shelly Ret DNQ DNQ 0
Template:Country flagicon Keith Greene Ret DNQ 0
Template:Country flagicon Ben Pon Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon Heinz Schiller Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon Bernard Collomb Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon Timmy Mayer Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon Doug Serrurier Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon Mike Harris Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon Günther Seiffert DNQ 0
Template:Country flagicon Gerry Ashmore DNQ 0
Template:Country flagicon Ernesto Prinoth DNQ 0
Template:Country flagicon Roberto Lippi DNQ 0
Template:Country flagicon Nasif Estéfano DNQ 0
Pos. Driver NED
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MON
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BEL
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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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RSA
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Pts.

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  • 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.

Place Constructor Points<ref name="points">Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.</ref>
1 Template:Country flagicon BRM 42 (56)
2 Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Climax 36 (38)
3 Template:Country flagicon Cooper-Climax 29 (37)
4 Template:Country flagicon Lola-Climax 19
5 Template:Country flagicon Porsche 18 (19)
6 Template:Country flagicon Ferrari 18
7 Template:Country flagicon Brabham-Climax 6
8 Template:Country flagicon Lotus-BRM 1
Template:Country flagicon De Tomaso-Osca 0
Template:Country flagicon De Tomaso 0
Template:Country flagicon LDS-Alfa Romeo 0
Template:Country flagicon Gilby-BRM 0
Template:Country flagicon ENB-Maserati 0
Template:Country flagicon Emeryson-Climax 0
Template:Country flagicon 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
Template:Country flagicon V Cape Grand Prix Killarney January 2 Template:Country flagicon Trevor Taylor Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Climax Report
Template:Country flagicon IV Brussels Grand Prix Heysel April 1 Template:Country flagicon Willy Mairesse Template:Country flagicon Ferrari Report
Template:Country flagicon III Lombank Trophy Snetterton April 14 Template:Country flagicon Jim Clark Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Climax Report
Template:Country flagicon XIV Lavant Cup Goodwood April 23 Template:Country flagicon Bruce McLaren Template:Country flagicon Cooper-Climax Report
Template:Country flagicon X Glover Trophy Goodwood April 23 Template:Country flagicon Graham Hill Template:Country flagicon BRM Report
Template:Country flagicon XXII Pau Grand Prix Pau April 23 Template:Country flagicon Maurice Trintignant Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Climax Report
Template:Country flagicon VII Aintree 200 Aintree April 29 Template:Country flagicon Jim Clark Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Climax Report
Template:Country flagicon XV BRDC International Trophy Silverstone May 12 Template:Country flagicon Graham Hill Template:Country flagicon BRM Report
Template:Country flagicon XX Naples Grand Prix Posillipo May 20 Template:Country flagicon Willy Mairesse Template:Country flagicon Ferrari Report
Template:Country flagicon I International 2000 Guineas Mallory Park June 11 Template:Country flagicon John Surtees Template:Country flagicon Lola-Climax Report
Template:Country flagicon XIII Crystal Palace Trophy Crystal Palace June 11 Template:Country flagicon Innes Ireland Template:Country flagicon Lotus-BRM Report
Template:Country flagicon III Reims Grand Prix Reims-Gueux July 1 Template:Country flagicon Bruce McLaren Template:Country flagicon Cooper-Climax Report
Template:Country flagicon XII Solitude Grand Prix Solitudering July 15 Template:Country flagicon Dan Gurney Template:Country flagicon Porsche Report
Template:Country flagicon VIII Kanonloppet Karlskoga August 12 Template:Country flagicon Masten Gregory Template:Country flagicon Lotus-BRM Report
Template:Country flagicon I Mediterranean Grand Prix Enna-Pergusa August 19 Template:Country flagicon Lorenzo Bandini Template:Country flagicon Ferrari Report
Template:Country flagicon III Danish Grand Prix Roskildering August 25–26 Template:Country flagicon Jack Brabham Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Climax Report
Template:Country flagicon IX Gold Cup Oulton Park September 1 Template:Country flagicon Jim Clark Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Climax Report
Template:Country flagicon I Mexican Grand Prix Magdalena Mixhuca November 4 Template:Country flagicon Jim Clark
Template:Country flagicon Trevor Taylor
Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Climax Report
Template:Country flagicon V Rand Grand Prix Kyalami December 15 Template:Country flagicon Jim Clark Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Climax Report
Template:Country flagicon II Natal Grand Prix Westmead December 22 Template:Country flagicon Trevor Taylor Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Climax Report

See Also

Formula One World Championship seasons

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