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The 1962 Mexican Grand Prix was a non-championship race, held as the 'dress rehearsal' for a full championship event in 1963. The race was held on November 4, and was won by Jim Clark and Trevor Taylor sharing the drive in a factory Lotus. Second place went to Jack Brabham in one of his own cars; this was the first ever podium for a Brabham car. And third place went to Innes Ireland in a UDT Leystall privateer Lotus.

The weekend was marred by the death of local favorite Ricardo Rodríguez in practice. He had been entered in a Rob Walker Lotus, and the right rear suspension broke in the banked high-speed Peraltada corner, pitching him head-on into the barrier. He died instantly of a basal skull fracture.

BackgroundEdit


Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1962 Mexican Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entreat Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez United Kingdom Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus 24 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
2 West Germany Wolfgang Seidel West Germany Autosport Team Seidel Lotus 24 BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
4 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Netherlands Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 718 Porsche 547/6 F4 1.5 D
5 United States Alan Connell United States Privateer Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
8 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 25 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
9 Mexico Moisés Solana United Kingdom Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper T58 BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
10 United States Dan Gurney West Germany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 804 Porsche 753 F8 1.5 D
11 Sweden Jo Bonnier West Germany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 804 Porsche 753 F8 1.5 D
14 United States Roger Penske United States Dupont Team Zerex Lotus 24 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
15 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 24 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
16 United States Masten Gregory United Kingdom UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus 24 BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
17 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham BT3 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
18 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Yeoman Credit Racing Team Lola Mk4 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
19 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Yeoman Credit Racing Team Lotus 24 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
21 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T60 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
24 United States Homer Rader United States Jim Hall Lotus 18/21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
25 United States Jim Hall United States Privateer Lotus 21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
29 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 24 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
52 United States Jay Chamberlain United States Ecurie Excelsior Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
60 United States Walt Hansgen United States Privateer Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
77 United States Rob Schroeder United States John Mecom Lotus 24 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1962 Mexican Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 8 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 2:00.1
2 15 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 2:01.1 +1.0s
3 29 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 2:02.0 +1.9s
4 19 United Kingdom John Surtees Lotus-Climax 2:02.1 +2.0s
5 21 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 2:02.1 +2.0s
6 14 United States Roger Penske Lotus-Climax 2:03.0 +2.9s
7 17 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 2:03.0 +2.9s
8* 1 Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez Lotus-Climax 2:04.0 +3.9s
9 18 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Lola-Climax 2:04.1 +4.0s
10 16 United States Masten Gregory Lotus-BRM 2:06.1 +6.0s
11 25 United States Jim Hall Lotus-Climax 2:06.1 +6.0s
12 77 United States Rob Schroeder Lotus-Climax 2:07.0 +6.9s
13 4 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 2:07.1 +7.0s
14 60 United States Walt Hansgen Lotus-Climax 2:12.0 +11.9s
15 24 United States Homer Rader Lotus-Climax 2:12.1 +12.0s
16 5 United States Alan Connell Cooper-Climax 2:16.1 +16.0s
17 52 United States Jay Chamberlain Lotus-Climax 2:21.1 +21.0s
18 2 West Germany Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-BRM 2:23.1 +23.0s
DNQ 9 Mexico Moisés Solana Cooper-BRM Too slow
DNA 10 United States Dan Gurney Porsche Did not arrive
DNA 11 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche Did not arrive
  • *Ricardo would not take the start when he was killed in the Thursday practice session.

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Jim Clark
Innes Ireland ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Trevor Taylor
John Surtees ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Bruce McLaren
Roger Penske ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Jack Brabham
Roy Salvadori ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Masten Gregory
Jim Hall ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Rob Schroeder
Carel Godin de Beaufort ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Walt Hansgen
Homer Rader ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Alan Connell
Jay Chamberlain ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Wolfgang Seidel
______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1962 Mexican Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 29 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 12 2:03:50.9 3
United Kingdom Jim Clark 48
2 17 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 60 + 1:01.9 7
3 15 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 59 + 1 lap 2
4 25 United States Jim Hall Lotus-Climax 59 + 1 lap 10
5 16 United States Masten Gregory Lotus-BRM 59 + 1 lap 9
6 77 United States Rob Schroeder Lotus-Climax 57 + 3 laps 11
7 4 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 57 + 3 laps 12
8 24 United States Homer Rader Lotus-Climax 57 + 3 laps 14
9 52 United States Jay Chamberlain Lotus-Climax 53 + 7 laps 16
Ret 60 United States Walt Hansgen Lotus-Climax 45 Ignition 13
Ret 14 United States Roger Penske Lotus-Climax 39 Gearbox 6
Ret 21 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 36 Engine 5
DSQ 8 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 10 Push start 1
Ret 18 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Lola-Climax 9 Accident 8
Ret 5 United States Alan Connell Cooper-Climax 4 Suspension 15
Ret 2 West Germany Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-BRM 2 Engine 17
Ret 19 United Kingdom John Surtees Lotus-Climax 0 Ignition 4
DNS 1 Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez Lotus-Climax
DNQ 9 Mexico Moisés Solana Cooper-BRM
DNA 10 United States Dan Gurney Porsche
DNA 11 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche

MilestonesEdit

  • Final Formula One race to be won with a shared drive.

ReferencesEdit

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References:
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