• Short Summary

    BRITISH DRIVER JIM CLARK, IN A LOTUS, TODAY (THURSDAY), IMPROVED ON THE OFFICIAL LAP RECORD AT MONTE CARLO, BY ONE-FIFTH OF A SECOND WHEN HE NEGOTIATED THE TWISTING ROUND-THE-HOUSES CIRCUIT AT AN AVERAGE OF 118.803 K.

  • Description

    BRITISH DRIVER JIM CLARK, IN A LOTUS, TODAY (THURSDAY), IMPROVED ON THE OFFICIAL LAP RECORD AT MONTE CARLO, BY ONE-FIFTH OF A SECOND WHEN HE NEGOTIATED THE TWISTING ROUND-THE-HOUSES CIRCUIT AT AN AVERAGE OF 118.803 K.P.H.(73.8 MPH).

    CLARK, RUNNER-UP TO ANOTHER BRITISH DRIVER, GRAHAM HILL, IN LAST YEAR'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, WAS PRACTISING FOR SUNDAY'S MONACO GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT WHICH ALSO COUNTS AT THIS YEAR'S EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP.

    CLARK'S TIME FOR THE 3.145-KILOMETRE CIRCUIT (1.95 MILES) WAS ONE MINUTE 35.3 SECONDS.BUT THE OFFICIAL RECORD, WHICH CLARK HIMSELF SET AT 1:35.5 DURING LAST YEAR'S RACE, STILL STANDS.IT CAN ONLY BE BEATEN DURING THE COURSE OF THE GRAND PRIX.

    ORGANISERS ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT PHIL HILL (UNITED STATES) AND GIANCARLO BAGHETTI (ITALY) HAD WITHDRAWN FROM SUNDAY'S RACE BECAUSE THEIR NEW ITALIAN-DESIGNED A.T.S.CARS WERE NOT READY.

    LEADING LAP TIMES IN TODAY'S PRACTICE: JIM CLARK (BRITAIN, LOTUS) 1:35.3 RITCHIE GINTHER (UNITED STATES, B.R.M.) 1:37.0 GRAHAM HILL (BRITAIN, B.R.M.) 1:37.0 WILLY MAIRESSE (BELGIUM, FERRARI) 1:37.6.INNES IRELAND (BRITAIN, LOTUS-B.R.M.) 1:37.9 TONY MAGGS (SOUTH AFRICA, COOPER COVENTRY CLIMAX) 1:38.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3VHKGJ0FM5HNJ9GB0I6S7SNQP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3VHKGJ0FM5HNJ9GB0I6S7SNQP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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