1965 Mexican Grand Prix

Gran Premio de Mexico

Sunday, October 24, 1965
Round:
10
Weather:
Warm, dry and sunny
Laps:
65
Pole position:
Fastest Lap:
Gurney, 1m55.84
Country:
Mexico
Circuit:
1965 season:
Report

Honda Win

Mexico City, October 24th

This year's Mexican Grand Prix contrasted drastically from last year in so far as in the last race for 1964 the Championship was not decided, while far 1965 the Championship had been clinched back in August at the German Grand Prix. Of the three drivers whose fortunes were in the balance until the last lap drama 12 months ago, the champion was unable to return this year as he was still suffering from his Mosport accident.

The 5-kilometre circuit, situated in a multi-purpose sports park, calls for considerable driving skill due to the variety of corners and the changing cambers. It also highlights the mechanical skill of the pit staff, as the over-7,000-ft. altitude of the vast plain on which Mexico City is built produces mixture and heating problems found at no other Grand Prix circuit.

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