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31èmes Grand Prix d´Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1963

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Le Mans 1938
Le Mans
Le Mans 1962

Circuit Permanenthe de la Sarthe
Date: June 15th and 16th, 1963


Conditions: Warm and Sunny
Starters: 48
Track Length: 13,461 metres
Distance: 4561.710 km
Pole Position: Pedro Rodriguez, MEX, Ferrari, 3'50"09 = 209.873 km/h
Fastest Lap: John Surtees, GB, Ferrari, 3'53"3 = 207.714 km/h
Average Speed: 190.071 km/h
Race Notes: World Sportscar Championship
CLASS WINNERS
Index of Performance Ludovico Scarfiotti / Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 250 P
Index of Thermal Efficiency Jean-Pierre Beltoise / Claude Bobrowski René Bonnet LM6
Special A.C.O. Award Graham Hill / Richie Ginther Rover - BRM
Prototype 2001 - 3000 cc Ludovico Scarfiotti / Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 250 P
Prototype 1601 - 2000 cc Edgar Barth / Herbert Linge Porsche 718
Prototype 1001 - 1150 cc Jean-Pierre Beltoise / Claude Bobrowski René Bonnet LM6
GT 4001 - 5000 cc Peter Bolton / Ninian Sanderson A.C. Cobra
GT 3001 - 4000 cc Jack Sears / Mike Salmon Ferrari 330 LMB
GT 2001 - 3000 cc "Beurlys" / Gerard Langlois van Ophem Ferrari GTO
GT 1601 - 2000 cc Paddy Hopkirk / Alan Hutcheson MG B
GT 1151 - 1300 cc John Wagstaff / Pat Ferguson Lotus Elite
Please Note: You can sort this listing by simply clicking on the column heading
Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Driver, Nationality
1
1
21
SpA Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 250 P
Lorenzo Bandini, I
Ludovico Scarfiotti, I
DNS John Surtees, GB
2953
V12
Dunlop
P
3000
339
-
2
2
24
Equipe Nationale Belge, B
Ferrari 250 GTO
"Jean Beurlys" (Jean Blaton), B
Gerhard Langlois van Ophem, B
DNS "Eldé" (Leon Dernier), B
DNS Georges Berger, B
2953
V12
-
GT
3000
323
-
3
3
22
SpA Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 250 P
Mike Parkes, GB
Umberto Maglioli, I
DNS Lorenzo Bandini, I
DNS Willy Mairesse, B
2953
V12
Dunlop
P
3000
323
-
4
4
25
Ecurie Francorchamps, B
Ferrari 250 GTO
Pierre Dumay, F
"Eldé" (Leon Dernier), B
DNS Fernand Tavano, F
2953
V12
-
GT
3000
322
-
5
5
12
Maranello Concessionaires Ltd, GB
Ferrari 330 LMB
Jack Sears, GB
Michael Salmon, GB
DNS David Piper, GB
3967
V12
-
P
+3000
314
-
6
6
26
North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 250 GTO LMB
Masten Gregory, USA
David Piper, GB
DNS Bob Grossmann, USA
2953
V12
-
GT
3000
312
-
7
7
3
A.C. Cars Ltd / W. Hurdock, GB
A.C. Cobra Daytona "Indy Coupé) – Ford 289 'Indy'
Peter Bolton, GB
Ninian Sanderson, GB
4728
V8
-
GT
+3000
310
-
8
8
28
Porsche System Engineering, D
Porsche 718/8 WRS - Porsche 771
Herbert Linge, D
Edgar Barth, D
DNS Jo Bonnier, S
DNS Heinz Schiller, CH
1962
F8
-
P
3000
300
-
9
9
15
Briggs Cunningham, USA
Jaguar E-type 'Lightweight' - Jaguar XK
Briggs Cunningham, USA
Bob Grossmann, USA
DNS Bruce McLaren, NZ
DNS Paul Richards, USA
DNS Augie Pabst, USA
3781
L6
-
GT
+3000
283
-
10
10
39
Team Elite, GB
Lotus Elite (Mk 14) - Coventry Climax FWE
John Wagstaff, GB
Pat Ferguson, GB
DNS David Hobbs, GB
DNS Gil Baird, GB
1216
L4
-
GT
1300
270
-
11
11
53
Automobiles René Bonnet, F
René Bonnet Aérodjet LM6 - Renault R8 Gordini
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, F
Claude Bobrowski, F
1108
L4
-
P
1150
269
-
12
12
31
Alan Hutcherson, USA
MG B Hardtop - BMC B-series
Alan Hutcherson, USA
Paddy Hopkirk, GB
1803
L4
-
GT
2000
264
-
13
NC
00
Owen Racing Organisation, GB
Rover-BRM Turbine (BRM) – Rover '15'
Graham Hill, GB
Richie Ginther, USA
1992
Turbine
-
-
310
Out of competition.
Evaluated displacement.
14
NC
41
Automobiles René Bonnet, F
René Bonnet Aérodjet LM6 - Renault R8 Gordini
Bruno Basini, I (F?)
Robert Bouharde, F
1108
L4
-
P
1150
211
-
15
DQ
4
Ed Hugus, USA
A.C. Shelby Cobra - Ford 289 'Indy'
Ed Hugus, USA
Peter Jopp, GB
DNS Phil Hill, USA
4728
V8
-
GT
3000
117
Oil replenishment
inside 25 laps
16
DQ
44
Lawrence Tune Engineering, GB
Deep Sanderson 301 - BMC A-series
Chris Lawrence, GB
Chris Spender, GB
997
L4
-
P
1000
110
15h
Excluded: insufficient distance
17
DQ
58
Jean-Georges Branche, F
Fiat Abarth 850 TC
Jean-Georges Branche, F
Claude Dubois, B
847
L4
-
P
1000
96
12h
Illegal refuel
18
DQ
35
Scuderia Sant'Ambroeus, I
Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ
Giampiero Biscaldi, I
"Kim" (Sergio Pedretti), I
1570
L4
-
GT
1600
70
7h
Oil replenishment
inside 25 laps
19
DNF
23
SpA Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 250 P
John Surtees, GB
Willy Mairesse, B
DNS Carlo Maria Abate, I
DNS Mike Parkes, GB
DNS Ludovico Scarfiotti, I
DNS Lorenzo Bandini, I
DNS Nino Vaccarella, I
2953
V12
Dunlop
P
3000
252
19h
Accident, fire
20
DNF
50
Société des Automobiles Alpine, F
Alpine M63 - Renault R8 Gordini
Bernard Boyer, F
Guy Verrier, F
DNS Henri Grandsire, F
996
L4
-
P
1000
227
23h
Engine
21
DNF
32
Sunbeam Talbot, GB
Sunbeam Alpine
Jack Lewis, GB
Keith Ballisat, GB
1592
L4
-
P
1600
200
19h
Engine bearing cap
22
DNF
38
Team Elite, GB
Lotus Elite (Mk 14) - Coventry Climax FWE
Frank Gardner, AUS
John Coundley, GB
DNS Trevor Taylor, GB
DNS Clive Hunt, GB
DNS Andrew Hedges, GB
DNS M.R.J. Wyllie, USA
DNS Gil Baird, GB
1216
L4
-
GT
1300
167
16h
Engine
23
DNF
34
Scuderia Sant'Ambroeus, I
Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ
Giancarlo Sala, I
Romolo Rossi, I
DNS Giancarlo Rigamonti, I
1570
L4
-
GT
1600
165
16h
Gearbox
24
DNF
6
Lola Cars Ltd, GB
Lola Mk 6 GT - Ford 289 'Indy'
Richard Attwood, GB
David Hobbs, GB
4728
V8
-
P
+3000
151
15h
Accident
25
DNF
7
David Brown, GB
(Aston Martin Lagonda, GB)
Aston Martin DP214/Tadeusz Marek
William 'Bill' Kimberley, USA
Jo Schlesser, F
DNS Lucien Bianchi, B
DNS Bruce McLaren, NZ
3749
L6
-
P
+3000
139
11h
Engine
26
DNF
11
North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 330 LMB
Dan Gurney, USA
Jim Hall, USA
3967
V12
-
P
+3000
126
10h
Gearbox
27
DNF
30
Porsche System Engineering, D
Porsche 356B 2000GS GT - Porsche 587
Heinz Schiller, CH
Ben Pon, NL
DSN Herbert Linge, D
1967
F4
-
GT
2000
115
10h
Engine
28
DNF
10
North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 330 TRI/LM
Pedro Rodriguez, MEX
Roger Penske, USA
3967
V12
-
P
+3000
113
9h
Accident
29
DNF
27
Porsche System Engineering, D
Porsche 718/8 GTR Coupé - Porsche 771
Joakim 'Jo' Bonnier, S
Tony Maggs, ZA
DNS Heini Walter, CH
1981
F8
-
P
3000
109
9h
Accident
30
DNF
20
SpA Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 250 GTO
Fernand Tavano, F
Carlo Maria Abate, I
DNS Juan Manuel Bordeu, RA
2953
V12
-
GT
3000
105
9h
Accident
31
DNF
29
Porsche System Engineering, D
Porsche 356B 2000GS GT - Porsche 587
Gerhard 'Gerd' Koch, D
Baron Carel Godin de Beaufort, NL
DNS Edgar Barth, D
DNS Heini Walter, CH
1967
F4
-
GT
2000
94
8h
Engine
32
DNF
42
Donald Healey Motor Co., GB
Austin-Healey Sprite 1100 - BMC A-series
Sir John Whitmore, GB
Bob Olthoff, ZA
1100
L4
-
P
1100
94
9h
Accident
33
DNF
33
Sunbeam Talbot, GB
Sunbeam Alpine
Peter Harper, GB
Peter Procter, GB
DNS Chris Amon, NZ
1592
L4
-
GT
1600
93
13h
Head gasket
34
DNF
9
Pierre Noblet, F
Ferrari 330 LMB
Pierre Noblet, F
Jean Guichet, F
DNS Mike Parkes, GB
DNS Willy Mairesse, B
DNS Lorenzo Bandini, I
3967
V12
-
P
+3000
75
8h
Oil pipe
35
DNF
19
Jean Kerguen, F
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
Jean Kerguen, F
"Franc", (Jacques Dewes), F
3749
L6
-
GT
+3000
69
7h
Overheating, rear axle
36
DNF
49
Société des Automobiles Alpine, F
Alpine Renault M63 - Renault R8 Gordini
René Richard, F
Piero Frescobaldi, I
DNS José Rosinski, F
DNS Bernard Boyer, F
DNS Henri Grandsire, F
DNS Guy Verrier, F
996
L4
-
P
1000
63
8h
Clutch
37
DNF
8
David Brown, GB
(Aston Martin Lagonda, GB)
Aston Martin DP 214/Tadeusz Marek
Bruce McLaren, NZ
Innes Ireland, GB
3749
L6
-
P
3000
59
6h
Piston
38
DNF
48
Société des Automobiles Alpine, F
Alpine Renault M63 - Renault R8 Gordini
José Rosinski, F
Christian 'Bino' Heins, BR*
DNS René Richard, F
996
L4
-
P
1000
50
6h
*Fatal accident
39
DNF
52
Urbain Fabre, F
René Bonnet Aérodjet LM6 - Renault R8 Gordini
Jean Rolland, F
Jean-Pierre Manzon, F
996
L4
-
P
1000
47
6h
Accident
40
DNF
2
Maserati France / Johnny Simone, F
Maserati 151/3 Coupé
André Simon, F
Lloyd 'Lucky' Casner, USA
DNS Guerino Bertocchi
4941
V8
-
P
+3000
40
4h
Gearbox
41
DNF
16
Briggs Cunningham, USA
Jaguar E-type 'Lightweight' - Jaguar XK
Paul Richards, USA
Roy Salvadori, GB
DNS Briggs Cunningham, USA
DNS Roger Penske, USA
?DNS David Cunningham, USA
3781
L6
-
GT
+3000
40
6h
Accident
42
DNF
17
Peter J. Sargent, GB
Lister (Costin) Coupé - Jaguar XK
Peter Sargent, GB
Peter Lumsden, GB (DND)
3781
L6
-
P
+3000
29
4h
Engine
43
DNF
18
David Brown, GB
(Aston Martin Lagonda, GB)
Aston Martin DP 215 / Tadeusz Marek
Phil Hill, USA
Lucien Bianchi, B (DND)
DNS Jo Schlesser, F
DNS William 'Bill' Kimberly, USA
3996
L6
-
P
+3000
29
4h
Gearbox
44
DNF
54
Automobiles René Bonnet, F
René Bonnet RB5 - Renault
Jean Vinatier, F
Gérard Laureau, F (DND)
DNS Jean-Pierre Beltoise, F
DNS Pierre Monneret, F
716
L4
-
P
1000
25
3h
Out of fuel
45
DNF
14
Briggs Cunningham, USA
Jaguar E-type 'Lightweight' - Jaguar XK
Augie Pabst, USA
Walt Hansgen, USA (DND)
DNS William 'Bill' Kimberly, USA
3781
L6
-
GT
+3000
8
1h
Gearbox
46
DNF
36
Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ
Karl Foitek, CH
Armand Schäfer, CH (DND)
1570
L4
-
GT
1600
7
2h
Valve gear
47
DNF
51
Automobiles René Bonnet, F
René Bonnet Aérodjet LM6 - Renault R8 Gordini
Roger Masson, F
Pierre Monneret, F (DND)
DNS Robert Bouharde, F
996
L4
-
P
1000
4
1h
Accident
48
DNF
55
"Sarayac", F
Fiat Abarth 1000 SP
"Sarayac"(Guy Flayac), F
Lucien Barthe, F (DND)
998
L4
-
P
1000
3
1h
Engine
49
DNF
56
Auto Union GmbH, D
C.D. - DKW / Mantzel
André Guilhaudin, F
Alain Bertaut, F (DND)
701
L3
2stroke
-
P
1000
1
1h
Accident
50
DNA
1
Alan Green, USA
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Don Campbell, USA
Jerry Grant, USA
5359
V8
-
GT
+3000
-
-
51
DNA
1
Grady Davis, USA
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
-
-
5359
V8
-
GT
+3000
-
-
52
DNA
2
Mickey Thompson, USA
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Richard 'Dick' Thompson, USA
Bill Krause, USA
5359
V8
-
GT
+3000
-
-
53
DNA
4
Chaparral Cars, USA
Chaparral 2A - Chevrolet
Jim Hall, USA
James R. 'Hap' Sharp, USA
-
V8
-
P
+3000
-
-
54
DNA
5
Chaparral Cars, USA
Chaparral 2A - Chevroltet
Bob Donner, USA
Ronnie Hissom, USA
-
V8
-
P
+3000
-
-
55
DNA
5
Lola Cars Ltd, GB
Lola Mk 6 GT - Ford / Shelby
John Love, RSR
Tony Maggs, ZA
4637
V8
-
P
+3000
-
-
56
DNA
9
Shelby American Inc, USA
A.C. Shelby Cobra - Ford / Shelby
-
-
4728
V8
-
GT
+3000
-
-
57
DNA
15
David Brown, GB
(Aston Martin Lagonda, GB)
Aston Martin DP212 / Tadeusz Marek
Bruce McLaren, NZ
Jo Schlesser, F
Lucien Bianchi, I/B
William 'Bill' Kimberly, USA
3996
L6
-
P
+3000
-
-
58
DNA
23
SpA Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 250 P
-
-
2953
V12
-
P
3000
-
-
59
DNA
25
North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 250 GTO
Pedro Rodriguez, MEX
-
2953
V12
-
GT
3000
-
-
60
DNA
26
North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 250 GTO
-
-
2953
V12
-
GT
3000
-
-
61
DNA
27
Donald Healey Motor Co., GB
Austin-Healey 3000 - BMC C-series
-
-
2912
L6
-
P
3000
-
-
62
DNA
37
OSCA Automobili, I
OSCA GT 1600
-
-
1568
L4
-
P
1600
-
-
63
DNA
38
Abarth Corse & Cie, I
Abarth-Simca 1300 Bialbero
Herbert Demetz, I
-
1288
L4
-
GT
1300
-
-
64
DNA
39
Abarth Corse & Cie, I
Abarth-Simca 1300 Bialbero
Hans Herrmann, D
Mauro Bianchi, B
1288
L4
-
GT
1300
-
-
65
DNA
40
Equipe Nationale Belge, B
Lotus Elite (Mk 14) - Coventry Climax FWE
Georges Harris, B
Claude Dubois, B
1216
L4
-
GT
1300
-
-
66
DNA
43
Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
ASA 1100
Herbert Müller, CH
Jean-Jacques Thuner, CH
1032
L4
-
P
1150
-
-
67
DNA
45
Equipe Lausannoise, CH
Deep Sanderson 301 - BMC A-Series
Bernard Collomb, F
-
997
L4
-
P
1000
-
-
68
DNA
46
Scuderia A.S. Elmo D'Argento, I
ASA Mille
Paul Condrillier, F
Jean Vinatier, F
996
L4
-
P
1000
-
-
69
DNA
47
Scuderia A.S. Elmo D'Argento, I
ASA Mille
Giorgio Bassi, I
Carlo Facetti, I
996
L4
-
P
1000
-
-
70
DNA
50
Abarth Corse & Cie, I
Fiat-Abarth 1000
Gianni Balzarini, I
-
982
L4
-
P
1000
-
-
71
DNA
53
Automobiles René Bonnet, F
René Bonnet Djet - Renault
-
-
-
L4
-
P
-
-
72
NAC
-
Jo Schlesser, F
Ferrari 250 GTO
Jo Schlesser, F
-
2953
V12
-
GT
3000
-
-
73
NAC
-
-
TVR Grantura - BMC
-
-
-
-
-
GT
-
-
74
NAC
-
-
Marcos GT
-
-
-
-
-
GT
-
-
75
NAC
-
-
Auto Union 1000 S
-
-
-
-
-
P
-
-
76
NAC
-
Falcon, GB
Falcon 515 - Ford
-
-
-
-
-
P
-
-
77
NAC
-
Falcon, GB
Falcon 515 - Ford
-
-
-
-
-
P
-
-
78
NAC
-
Falcon, GB
Falcon 515 - Ford
-
-
-
-
-
P
-
-
79
NAC
-
Lancia SpA, I
Lancia
-
-
-
-
-
P
-
-
80
NAC
-
-
Tojeiro Mk 2 - Buick
-
-
3000
V8
-
P
3000
-
-
1963 Le Mans
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