1962 Formula One season

1962 Formula One season

F1 season
Previous = 1961
Current = 1962
Next = 1963
The 1962 Formula One season included the 13th FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on May 20, 1962, and ended on December 29 after nine races.

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Ferrari were completely eclipsed in 1962, partly as a result of internal upheavals, partly because the British teams had made great progress. BRM finally came good with Graham Hill taking the championship after a season long battle with the revolutionary monocoque Lotus 25 driven by Jim Clark. Dan Gurney gave Porsche their only grand prix win at Rouen, and Cooper won their last race until 1966. Lola made their first of their sporadic forays into grand prix racing, and Jack Brabham emerged as a constructor, scoring his first points in his own car. Stirling Moss, one of the great drivers, crashed heavily before the championship season begun and never raced in a grand prix again. Ricardo Rodriguez became the youngest driver to score championship points with his fourth place in Belgium (20 years, 123 days), a record which stood for 38 years before Jenson Button, aged 20 years, 67 days, broke it at the 2000 Brazilian Grand Prix.

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* Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.


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