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1962 Italian GP
1961 United States GP

1962 United States GP

1962 Mexican GP
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1963 United States GP
 V  United States Grand Prix


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 7 October 1962
Start time14:00
EventUnited States GP
CircuitWatkins Glen
Event FormatRace of 100 laps
Race26 of 31
Championship race110
Circuit
Laps100
Circuit Perimeter3701 m
Race Distance3701 × 100 = 370.100 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Dry
Participants
Entries20
Qualifiers20
Finishers13
Championship Debutants
Rob Schroeder (Driver),
Tim Mayer (Driver),
   Dupont Team Zerex (Entrant),
John Mecom (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 16 - 100th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 21 - 20th Race Entry (Car Number)
Carel Godin de Beaufort - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
John Surtees - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Lotus - 10th Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
Tony Maggs - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Trevor Taylor - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
UDT Laystall Racing Team - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most 13th Place Finishes in a SeasonPorsche (3),
2. Most 8th Fastest LapsBRM (9),
3. Most 14th Fastest LapsMaurice Trintignant (4),
4. Most 2nd Fastest Laps in a SeasonGraham Hill (3),
5. Most 5th Fastest Laps in a SeasonBruce McLaren (3),
6. Most 11th Fastest Laps in a SeasonTony Maggs (3)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresCooper (74),
2. Most RetirementsMaurice Trintignant (37),
3. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresBruce McLaren (23),
4. Most 11th Place FinishesCooper (13),
5. Most Consecutive RetirementsLotus (14),
6. Most Consecutive 13th Place FinishesPorsche (3),
7. Most 5th Fastest LapsCooper (16),
8. Most 5th Fastest LapsBruce McLaren (7),
9. Most 9th Fastest LapsLotus (9),
10. Most 13th Fastest LapsJohn Surtees (4),
11. Most 17th Fastest LapsCooper (10),
12. Most 9th Fastest Laps in a SeasonLotus (6),
13. Most Race EntriesMaurice Trintignant (76)

Championships
1 Graham Hill 39 
same
2 Jim Clark 30 
up
3 Bruce McLaren 24 
down
4 John Surtees 19 
same
5 Dan Gurney 15 
up
6 Phil Hill 14 
down
7 Richie Ginther 10 
same
8 Tony Maggs 9 
same
9 Trevor Taylor 6 
same
10 Jack Brabham 6 
up
11 Giancarlo Baghetti 5 
down
12 Lorenzo Bandini 4 
down
13 Ricardo Rodriguez 4 
down
14 Willy Mairesse 3 
down
15 Jo Bonnier 3 
down
16 Carel Godin de Beaufort 2 
same
17 Masten Gregory 1 
same
1 BRM / BRM 39 
same
2 Lotus / Climax 36 
same
3 Cooper / Climax 27 
same
4 Lola / Climax 19 
same
5 Porsche / Porsche 18 
up
6 Ferrari / Ferrari 18 
down
7 Brabham / Climax 3 
same
8 Lotus / BRM 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 8Car 8Car 8
EntrantTeam LotusTeam LotusTeam Lotus
DriverJim ClarkJim ClarkJim Clark
CarLotus 25Lotus 25Lotus 25
EngineClimax 1.5 V8Climax 1.5 V8Climax 1.5 V8
Time2:07'13.01'15.81'15.0
Speed174.553 km/h175.773 km/h177.648 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led