British GP 1964
JULY 11, 1964
British GP, 1964
With Aintree having been sold to a new owner and the future of the racing circuit uncertain as there were plans for the entire racecourse to be developed into a housing estate, the British Grand Prix moved to Brands Hatch, which had been been taken over in 1961 by Grovewood Securities and was being run by the ambitious John Webb.
The only major change in the entry was the replacement of Peter Arundell by Mike Spence, Arundell having injured himself very seriously the previous weekend in a Formula 2 race at Reims.
Practice witnessed the demolition of another BRP car when Trevor Taylor went off at Hawthorn Bend while there was much interest in a four-wheel-drive BRM which had been built in conjunction with the Ferguson company, which had produced a 4WD F1 car in 1961. This was driven by Richard Attwood but was withdrawn before the race.
The grid featured Jim Clark (Lotus), Graham Hill (BRM) and Dan Gurney (Brabham) on the front row with John Surtees (Ferrari) and Jack Brabham (Brabham) on row two. Behind them were Bruce McLaren (Cooper), Bob Anderson in a private Brabham and Lorenzo Bandini in the second Ferrari.
At the start of the race Clark took the lead from Gurney and Hill and on the second lap Hill moved ahead of the Brabham, which soon afterwards pitted with ignition problems. Clark and Hill then ran in close company while Surtees was third and Brabham fourth until he pitted to have his suspension checked. This put Bandini up into fourth place. The order remained unchanged at the front although Brabham recovered to take fourth from Bandini with 14 laps to go.
|1||1||Jim Clark||Lotus-Climax 25||80||2h15m07.000s||1|
|2||3||Graham Hill||BRM P261||80||2h15m09.800s||2|
|3||7||John Surtees||Ferrari 158||80||2h16m27.600s||5|
|4||5||Jack Brabham||Brabham-Climax BT7||79||4|
|5||8||Lorenzo Bandini||Ferrari 156||78||8|
|6||10||Phil Hill||Cooper-Climax T73||78||15|
|7||19||Bob Anderson||Brabham-Climax BT11||78||7|
|8||4||Richie Ginther||BRM P261||77||14|
|9||2||Mike Spence||Lotus-Climax 25||77||13|
|10||11||Innes Ireland||BRP-BRM MK 2||77||10|
|11||20||Jo Siffert||Brabham-BRM BT11||76||16|
|12||18||Giancarlo Baghetti||BRM P57||76||21|
|13||6||Dan Gurney||Brabham-Climax BT7||75||3|
|14||22||John Taylor||Cooper-Ford T73||56||20|
|r||16||Jo Bonnier||Brabham-BRM BT11||46||Brakes||9|
|r||24||Peter Revson||Lotus-BRM 24||43||Differential||22|
|r||23||Ian Raby||Brabham-BRM BT3||37||Mechanical||17|
|r||17||Tony Maggs||BRM P57||37||Gearbox||23|
|r||12||Trevor Taylor||Lotus-BRM 24||22||Driver Unfit (earlier Accident)||18|
|r||14||Mike Hailwood||Lotus-BRM 25||16||Mechanical||12|
|r||15||Chris Amon||Lotus-BRM 25||9||Clutch||11|
|r||9||Bruce McLaren||Cooper-Climax T73||6||Gearbox||6|
|r||26||Frank Gardner||Brabham-Ford BT10||0||Accident||19|
|ns||21||Richard Attwood||BRM P67||Withdrew||24|
|nq||25||Maurice Trintignant||BRM P57||25|