• Short Summary

    ELEVEN OF THE WORLD'S BEST RACING DRIVERS, INCLUDING ALL THE WORLD CHAMPIONS SINCE 1959, ARE COMPETING IN TODAY'S (SUNDAY'S) GRAND PRIX OF THE UNITED STATES.

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    ELEVEN OF THE WORLD'S BEST RACING DRIVERS, INCLUDING ALL THE WORLD CHAMPIONS SINCE 1959, ARE COMPETING IN TODAY'S (SUNDAY'S) GRAND PRIX OF THE UNITED STATES.

    THE 110-LAP, 230-MILE (370 KMS) RACE, IS AMERICA'S ONLY EVENT AWARDING POINTS FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF DRIVERS. ALL FIVE EUROPEAN FACTORY RACING TEAMS WERE TAKING PART IN IT, THE NINTH OF THE TEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RUNS THIS YEAR.

    A THREE-CAR ENTRY OF ENGLAND'S TEAM LOTUS INCLUDES THE CURRENT WORLD TITLE HOLDER JIM CLARK OF SCOTLAND. ENGLAND'S GRAHAM HILL, 1962 WORLD CHAMPION, AND CALIFORNIAN RICHIE GINTHER WILL COMPETE IN THE BRITISH BRM FACTORY CARS. HILL, VICTOR OF THIS SEASON'S FIRST GRAND PRIX THROUGH THE STREETS OF MONACO, CURRENTLY LEADS THE 170 M.P.H. CHASE FOR THE WORLD CROWN WITH 32 POINTS. WINNER IN AMERICA'S LAST AUTUMN, HE TOOK SECONDS IN THE FRENCH, BRITISH AND GERMAN GPS THIS SUMMER.

    THE ITALIAN FERRARIS ARE BEING DRIVEN BY ENGLISHMAN JOHN SURTEES AND ITALY'S LORENZO BANDINI. DORMANT FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEASON, THE FERRARIS SPRANG AGAIN TO LIFE WITH SURTEES TAKING THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX, THEN BANDINI WINNING THE FIRST GRAND PRIX OF AUSTRIA AND SURTEES COMING BACK TO SWEEP THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX. SURTEES, A WORLD MOTORCYCLE CHAMPION BEFORE HE SWITCHED TO THE FORMULA 1 CAR, RANKS THIRD IN TITLE POINTS WITH 28.

    THE GRAND PRIX OF MEXICO AT MEXICO CITY WILL SEE THE FINAL ROUND ON OCTOBER 25.

    TODAY MOST EYES WILL BE ON THE WIDELY DISCUSSED CARS, THE JAPANESE FORMULA I HONDA AND THE FORD GT. BOTH ARE STAGING THEIR AMERICAN DEBUTS THERE. HONDA ARE THE WORLD'S LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF MOTORCYCLES. THE ONE CAR ENTERED HAS CALIFORNIAN RONNIE BUCKNUM AT THE WHEEL. THE ENGINE IS SLUNG CROSSWISE IN THE CAR, DIRECTLY BEHIND HIM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABKPLOFU9Q840WJ8777K7ET3TO
    Media URN:
    VLVABKPLOFU9Q840WJ8777K7ET3TO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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