1965 Formula One season
|1965 FIA Formula One
|Drivers' Champion: Jim Clark
International Cup Champion: Lotus-Climax
The 1965 Formula One season, which was the 16th season of FIA Formula One racing, featured the 16th World Championship of Drivers and the 8th International Cup for F1 Manufacturers. The two titles were contested concurrently over a ten round series which commenced on 1 January and ended on 24 October. The season also included a number of non championship races for Formula One cars.
Jim Clark's second championship included six wins interrupted only by non-starting at Monaco whilst he was away winning the Indianapolis 500. Jackie Stewart finished third in the championship in his debut season and Richie Ginther won his only, and Honda's first, grand prix in the final race of the 1.5 litre formula.
The Austrian Grand Prix at the Zeltweg Airfield, originally supposed to be run between the German and Italian Grands Prix, was cancelled after safety complaints made by the teams and drivers about the roughness of the track.
Teams and drivers
1965 Drivers' Championship final standings
Points towards the 1965 World Championship of Drivers were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis to the top six finishers at each round. Only the best six round results could be retained.
1965 Constructors' Championship final standings
Points were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis at each round with only the best six round results retained. Only the best placed car from each manufacturer at each round was eligible to score points.
- Bold results counted to championship totals.
Non-Championship race results
Other Formula One races were also held in 1965, which did not count towards the World Championship. The last of them, the 1965 Rand Grand Prix, was the first Formula One race for cars with 3-litre engines.
|Race Name||Circuit||Date||Winning driver||Constructor||Report|
|II Cape South Easter Trophy||Killarney||9 January||Paul Hawkins||Brabham-Climax||Report|
|I Race of Champions||Brands Hatch||13 March||Mike Spence||Lotus-Climax||Report|
|XIV Syracuse Grand Prix||Syracuse||4 April||Jim Clark||Lotus-Climax||Report|
|I Sunday Mirror Trophy||Goodwood||19 April||Jim Clark||Lotus-Climax||Report|
|XVII BRDC International Trophy||Silverstone||15 May||Jackie Stewart||BRM||Report|
|IV Mediterranean Grand Prix||Pergusa||15 August||Jo Siffert||Brabham-BRM||Report|
|VIII Rand Grand Prix||Kyalami||4 December||Jack Brabham||Brabham-Climax||Report|
Notes and references
- FIA Yearbook, 1974, grey section, pages 118–121
- Only the best 6 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.