1965

Formula One Legends: World Championship 1965

The first day of the year, on January 1st 1965, in South Africa, was starting the 16th season of the Formula One World Championship to end on October 24th in Mexico.

Ferrari didn’t improve the car over winter and Lotus looked to be the car to beat with the Climax engine and Clark eager to take back the title.

A new name entered the championship, Jackie Stewart, who ended 3rd at the end of the season.

Jim Clark, as expected, was able to grab several victories, 6 and leaving only few opportunities to the other drivers. Memorable the victory of Jackie Stewart at the Italian GP, September 12th in his BRM and the first victory for Honda, arrived at the last race of the season thanks to the effort of his driver, the good Richie Ginther.

Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
South Africa 01/01/1965 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 85 2.06’46.0
Monaco 30/05/1965 Graham Hill BRM 100 2:37’39.6
Belgium 13/06/1965 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 32 2:23’34.8
France 27/06/1965 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 40 2:41’38.4
Great Britain 10/07/1965 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 80 2:05’25.4
Netherlands 18/07/1965 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 80 2:03’59.1
Germany 01/08/1965 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 15 2:07’52.4
Italy 12/09/1965 Jackie Stewart BRM 76 2:04’52.8
United States 03/10/1965 Graham Hill BRM 110 2:20’36.1
Mexico 24/10/1965 Richie Ginther Honda 65 2:08’32.10

 Final Standing Drivers Championship

1              Jim Clark              54 pts.
2              Graham Hill         40 (47) pts.
3              Jackie Stewart   33 (34) pts.
4              Dan Gurney           25 pts.
5              John Surtees        17 pts.
6              Lorenzo Bandini 13 pts.
7              Richie Ginther   11 pts.
8              Mike Spence      10 pts.
9              Bruce McLaren 10 pts.
10           Jack Brabham    9 pts.

This video is a rare footage from 1965 with english commentary. It covers the full race of Monaco 1965. Over 2 hours footage.
All rights reserved by FOM (Formula One Management)

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