Belgian Grand Prix
Monaco Grand Prix
1,000 Km. Nurburgring
Whitsun weekend meetings
At Last. – Jimmy Clark in the monocoque Lotus 25 seen here at speed on his way to win his first Grande Epreuve in the Belgian Grand Prix, taking the lead about a third of the way through the race. He won a convincing victory at a speed of 212.265 k.p.h.
Exciting Start. – Trevor Taylor leads Mairesse’s Ferrari and Graham Hill’s B.R.M. into the La Source Hairpin, closely followed by Bruce McLaren and Jimmy Clark.
Near the End. – Mairesse, closely following Trevor Taylor in second position, only a matter of minutes before both cars crashed. Fortunately neither driver was seriously hurt.
Carve Up. – Jimmy Clark squeezing his Lotus past Mairesse’s Ferrari as the No. 1 Lotus driver begins to move up to take the lead.
Short Head.—Phil Hill’s Ferrari crosses the line a “short head” in front of team-mate Ricardo Rodriguez after keeping in close company for the whole race,
Cooper-Lola Duel.—For many laps Maggs (Cooper) and Surtees (Lola) swapped positions, until Maggs retired with gearbox trouble.
1000 Km. Nurburgring
Almost an historic racing car was the Aston Martin DBR1/300 of the Essex Racing Team. It was driven steadily and reliably into fourth place in the 1,000 kilometres race at Nurburgring by McLaren / Maggs, but two laps behind the winners.
A very exciting car in the A.D.A.C. 1,000-kilometre race at Nurburgring was the Prototype Ferrari, which was a 1962 G.T.O. fitted with a 4-litre V12 engine. Driven by Mairesse and Parkes it finished in second place.
The incredible Lotus 23 with experimental 2-o.h.c. Ford engine, driven by Jim Clark, made a lot of people open their eyes wide when it led the 1,000-kilometre race on the Nurburgring for eleven laps, at which point it spun off the road. The chassis is virtually a widened Junior, with all-enveloping body and two diminutive seats.
The Coupe 8-cylinder Porsche 2-litre was driven very fast in the 1,000-kilometre race at Nurburgring by Gurney and Bonnier, and was challenging for second place when it went out with transmission trouble two laps from the end.
Easy winners of the 1,000-kilometre race at the Nurburgring were Phil Hill and Gendebien is the 4-camshaft 2.5-litre V6 rear-engined Ferrari. The cold conditions can be judged by the blanking strip across the radiator. The jumble of cars in the background have not crashed, they are in a car park.
Whit Monday races
Unusual mount for Graham Hill at Mallory Park was Rob Walker’s 4-cylinder Lotus. Behind him is Jimmy Clark in the works Lotus 25, which made a poor start and then retired with low oil pressure just as he was about to pass Hill for third place.
Beaten.- The works Cooper-Minis suffered another defeat at Mallory Park, being beaten by Mick Clare’s privately-owned Cooper-Mini. Bill Blydenstein was second and Tony Maggs third.
First win for the V8 Lola came at Mallory Park when John Surtees in the Monaco car led the 2,000. Guineas race from start to finish, the car handling well on this tight little circuit.
Three eights and one four.—Roy Salvadori (Lola V8) leads lnnes Ireland (U.D.T. Lotus-B.R.M. V8), Bruce McLaren (Cooper 4-cylinder) and Trevor Taylor (Lolus-B.R.M. V8), during the opening stages of the Crystal Palace Trophy on Whit-Monday. A report appears on page 498.
One of each.- The final of the Formula Junior Race at Crystal Palace emphasised the closeness of competition in current F.J. racing. Team Lotus driver Alan Rees came out the winner from Mike Spence in Ian Walker’s Lotus 22, whilst John Love in the Tyrrell-Cooper took third place at the Ramp on the last tap.
After setting the Monaco lap record to an incredible 1 min. 35.5 sec. Jim Clark got his Lotus-Climax to within 1 sec. of leader (Graham Hill (B.R.M.). This meant that he had the Bourne car in his sights, as shown here entering the Casino square.
In the closing stages of the Monaco G.P. the Ferrari driver Phil Hill drove in a manner truly worthy of the reigning World Champion, to finish a close second to the winning Cooper. Here he locks over for the Gasworks Hairpin. But for a spin early in the race he might have won.
In the shambles on the first corner of the Monaco Grand Prix McLaren (Cooper-Climax V8) snatched the lead and held it until lap seven, when Graham Hill (B.R.M. V8) overtook him. Here McLaren is seen at the Station Hairpin with Graham Hill right on his tail and looking for a chance to overtake. On same corner, on lap 93, the Cooper re-took the lead as it passed the stricken B.R.M. which had come to rest here.
The Lotus 25 with Jim Clark at the wheel is seen “on tip toe,” all the suspension arms hanging down as it tries to leave the ground over the hump in Monte Carlo’s Casino square. It was on this same hump that Brabham lost control of his Lotus 24.
For the first four laps of the Monaco G.P. Bandini (Ferrari) led Brabham (Lotus-Climax V8). Driving a steady, fast and reliable race, young Bandini finished a splendid third, on the same lap as the winner. Note the aero-screen on the Ferrari, for cockpit comfort on this slow circuit.