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1965 F1 Championship Race Tracks

1) East London (Prince George), South African Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=eastlndn The Grand Prix of South Africa on the Prince George Circuit took place on 1 January 1965 and covered a distance of 85 laps of 3,920 km each, corresponding to a total distance of 333,175 km. Jim Clark won the race ahead of John Surtees and Graham Hill. 2) Monaco, Monaco Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=monaco The Grand Prix of Monaco at the Circuit de Monaco took place on 30 May 1965 and covered a distance of 100 laps of 3,145 km each, corresponding to a total distance of 314,500 km. Graham Hill won the race ahead of Lorenzo Bandini and Jackie Stewart. 3) Spa-Francorchamps, Belgian Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=spa67 The Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps took place on 13 June 1965 and covered a distance of 32 laps of 14.12 km each, which corresponds to a total distance of 451.18 km. The Grand Prix carried the honorary title of Grand Prix of Europe that year. Jim Clark won the race ahead of Jackie Stewart and Bruce McLaren. 4) Clermont-Ferrand (Charade), French Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=Clermont The French Grand Prix at the Circuit de Charade took place on 27 June 1965 and covered a distance of 40 laps of 8.055 km each, which corresponds to a total distance of 322.2 km. Jim Clark won the race ahead of Jackie Stewart and John Surtees. 5) Silverstone, British Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=silver The Great Britain Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit took place on 10 July 1965 and covered a distance of 80 laps of 4,711 km each, corresponding to a total distance of 376,880 km. Jim Clark won the race ahead of Graham Hill and John Surtees. 6) Zandvoort, Dutch Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=zandvort The Dutch Grand Prix at the Circuit Park Zandvoort took place on 18 July 1965 and covered a distance of 80 laps of 4.193 km each, corresponding to a total distance of 335.440 km. Jim Clark won the race ahead of Jackie Stewart and Dan Gurney. 7) Nürburgring, German Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=nurburg The German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring took place on 1 August 1965 and covered a distance of 15 laps of 22.810 km each, which corresponds to a total distance of 342.150 km. Jim Clark won the race ahead of Graham Hill and Dan Gurney. Clark became early world champion with the maximum possible number of points according to the strike result regulation. With his eighth and last Grand Slam, Clark set a record that is still valid today. Lotus won the constructors' world championship. Of 19 drivers who started, only eight reached the finish line. 8) Monza, Italian Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=monza The Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza took place on 12 September 1965 and covered a distance of 68 laps of 5,750 km each, which corresponds to a total distance of 391,000 km. Jackie Stewart won the race ahead of Graham Hill and Dan Gurney. This was Stewart's first victory in the World Automobile Championship. 9) Watkins Glen, United States Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=watglen The Grand Prix of the USA on the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course took place on October 3, 1965 and covered a distance of 110 laps of 3.78 km each, which corresponds to a total distance of 415.80 km. Graham Hill won the race ahead of Dan Gurney and Jack Brabham. 10) Mexico (Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez), Mexican Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=mexico The Grand Prix of Mexico on the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez took place on 24 October 1965 and covered a distance of 65 laps of 5 km each, which corresponds to a total distance of 325 km. Richie Ginther won the race ahead of Dan Gurney and Mike Spence. It was Ginther's only victory in the World Automobile Championship and the first for Honda. 1965 F1 Non-Championship Race Tracks In addition to the ten world championship races, seven Formula 1 races were held in 1965, which did not have world championship status. 1) Killarney, II. Cape South Easter Trophy GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=killar67 The II. Cape South Easter Trophy was a race held on 9 January 1965 as part of the South African Formula 1 Championship at the Killarney Motor Racing Circuit in Cape Town. The race went over 50 laps of 3.267 km each (total distance: 163.35 km). It was open to international Formula 1 pilots, but in fact almost exclusively drivers from southern Africa took part in the race, many of them bringing their own constructions (so-called "Specials") to the start. The only non-African drivers were Paul Hawkins, who started for the private team John Willment Automobiles and used a Brabham BT10 with Climax engine, and David Prophet, whose private Brabham BT10 was powered by a 1.5 litre Cosworth engine. The South Rhodesian John Love drove out the pole position. In the race Paul Hawkins won with 14 seconds ahead of Love, followed by Prophet. The best South African home- made car was the Alfa Special of South African Peter de Klerk, who crossed the finish line in fourth place, two minutes behind the winner. Fifth place went to Sam Tingle from Southern Rhodesia, who used an LDS with Alfa Romeo engine. 2) Brands Hatch, I. Daily Mail Race of Champions GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=brands67 The I. Daily Mail Race of Champions took place on 13 March 1965 at the British Brands Hatch Circuit. It was the first of a total of 14 races held under this name until 1983. The race covered a distance of 40 laps of 4.265 km each; the total distance was 341.206 km. It was held in two separate races. For the overall classification the times of the two runs were added together. Five works teams were represented by two drivers each; in addition, 15 other drivers competed for nine private teams. The first run was won by Jim Clark on the works lotus 33, the second by his team mate Mike Spence. Spence won the overall standings ahead of Jackie Stewart in the factory BRM. 3) Syracuse, XIV. Gran Premio di Siracusa GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=Syracuse The XIV. Gran Premio di Siracusa was held on 4 April 1965 in the Sicilian city of Syracuse at the Circuito di Siracusa. It was held over 56 laps of 5.612 km each (total distance: 314.379 km). A total of 14 drivers took part in the race. Of the Formula 1 works teams, only the Scuderia Ferrari and Lotus were represented with two drivers each. In addition, the private teams Rob Walker Racing Team, Reg Parnell Racing and Milan's Scuderia Centro Sud entered the race. Jim Clark in the Lotus 33-Climax dominated the practice session, taking pole position ahead of John Surtees in the Ferrari and Joakim Bonnier in Rob Walker's private Brabham BT11. Clark won the race with a 44 second lead over Surtees. Clark's average speed was 178 km/h. He also drove the fastest lap of the race (186.5 km/h). The best private driver was Jo Bonnier, who had once been overtaken by the leading trio. 4) Goodwood, I. Sunday Mirror Trophy GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=goodwd65 The I. Sunday Mirror Trophy was held on April 19, 1965 at the Goodwood Circuit in West Sussex. It replaced the Glover Trophy which was held at the same location from 1949 to 1964. The Sunday Mirror Trophy was the last Formula 1 race to be held at this now obsolete circuit. It went over 42 laps of 3.863 km each (total distance: 162.234 km). The works teams of Brabham, BRM Cooper and Lotus were entered; the Scuderia Ferrari did not compete. In addition, several British private teams like Rob Walker Racing Team and Reg Parnell Racing appeared. After qualifying, Jackie Stewart took pole position in the factory BRM; second and third places on the grid went to Graham Hill (also factory BRM) and Jim Clark (Lotus). Clark won the race ahead of Hill and Jack Brabham. The best private driver was Joakim Bonnier, who finished fifth. Pole sitter Jackie Stewart did not cross the finish line. He had previously retired on lap 38 after a camshaft failure. Jochen Rindt, who drove a factory Cooper, was disqualified after missing a chicane. 5) Silverstone, XVII. BRDC International Trophy GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=silver The XVII. BRDC International Trophy took place on 15 May 1965 at the Silverstone Circuit. It was the third British Formula 1 race of the year and was the last opportunity for the teams to test their cars one more time before the European World Championship races started two weeks later. Accordingly, the works teams of Brabham, BRM, Cooper, Lotus and Ferrari each started with two drivers. However, the Lotus works team did not use its number one driver Jim Clark: the Scot prepared for the Indianapolis 500, which was held two weeks later in the USA. In addition to the works teams, the larger private teams such as Rob Walker Racing Team, Reg Parnell Racing and Scuderia Centro Sud also entered the race. In practice at Silverstone, Graham Hill set the fastest time ahead of Jackie Stewart (factory BRM) and the two Ferrari drivers John Surtees and Lorenzo Bandini. The fastest private driver was Joakim Bonnier in Rob Walker's customer Brabham. The race went over 52 laps of 4.711 km each; the total distance was 244.960 km. Stewart won the race by three seconds ahead of Surtees; third place went to Mike Spence in the factory lotus. John Surtees set the fastest lap with a time of 1:33.0 (corresponding to 182 km/h). 6) Enna Pergusa, IV. Mediterranean Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=enna The IV. Gran Premio del Mediterraneo was held on 15 August 1965 on the Autodromo di Pergusa in the Sicilian town of Enna. It was the fourth and last time that this race was held under the regulations of Formula 1. From 1966 onwards, the Gran Premio del Mediterraneo was part of the Formula 2 Championship for 19 years. The race was mainly attended by private racing teams. Team Lotus and Brabham were the only works teams. The Scuderia Ferrari did not compete. On the first row of the grid were the two works Lotus of Jim Clark and Mike Spence as well as the private Brabham BT11 of Rob Walker Racing Team, driven by the Swiss Jo Siffert. Siffert won the race with a three-tenths of a second lead over Clark. Third was the Australian Frank Gardner, who achieved the best result of his Formula 1 career here in the Brabham BT11 of John Willment Racing. 7) Kyalami, VIII. Rand Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=kyalami The VIII. Rand Grand Prix at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit took place on December 4, 1965 and covered a distance of 50 laps of 4,087 km each, which corresponds to a total distance of 204,350 km. For the first time, the 3-litre engines that had been decided for 1966 and were already used in the South African Formula 1 Championship were admitted to the event. Jack Brabham won the race ahead of Peter de Klerk and Paul Hawkins. Partly from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia