1964 Syracuse Grand Prix

1964 Syracuse Grand Prix

Infobox Grand Prix race report
Type = NC
Country = Italy
Grand Prix = Syracuse
Official name = XIII Gran Premio di Siracusa
Location = Syracuse Circuit, Syracuse, Sicily
Date = 12 April
Year = 1964
Course = Permanent racing facility
Course_mi = 3.487
Course_km = 5.612
Distance_laps = 56 (reduced to 40)
Distance_mi = 139.48
Distance_km = 224.47
Weather = Wet
Pole_Driver = Lorenzo Bandini
Pole_Country = Italy
Pole_Team = Ferrari
Pole_Time = 1:50.5
Fast_Driver = Lorenzo Bandini
Fast_Team = Ferrari
Fast_Time = 1:53.9
Fast_Country = Italy
First_Driver = John Surtees
First_Country = UK
First_Team = Ferrari
Second_Driver = Lorenzo Bandini
Second_Country = Italy
Second_Team = Ferrari
Third_Driver = Mike Spence
Third_Country = UK
Third_Team = Lotus-Climax
Third_Driver2 = Peter Arundell
Third_Country2 = UK
The 13th Syracuse Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 12 April 1964 at Syracuse Circuit, Sicily. The race was run over 40 laps of the circuit, reduced from the original race distance of 56 laps due to bad weather, after lobbying from Jo Bonnier on behalf of the GPDA. The race was won easily by British driver John Surtees in a Ferrari 158.

Jo Siffert was injured in a crash during the practice sessions, in which he rolled his Lotus 24.

During the race, Peter Arundell's Lotus developed gearbox trouble, and he swapped cars with Mike Spence. Arundell took the healthy Lotus to third place after a close fight with Lorenzo Bandini, while Spence retired the other one soon after the swap.


*The first session practice times for Arundell and Spence were disallowed as punishment for missing scrutineering. The first session was dry, and the second was wet, so their times in the wet resulted in their low grid positions.


* "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
* "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
* Race results at www.silhouet.com [http://www.silhouet.com/motorsport/archive/f1/nc/1964/1964.html#syr]

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