• Short Summary

    A GREAT DAY FOR BRITISH MOTOR RACING AND A TRIUMPH FOR THE MUCH CRITICISED 'BRM' WAS ACHIEVED BY 33-YEAR-OLD GRAHAM HILL (NO. 17) MAY 20 WHEN HE SWEPT HOME TO WIN THE GRAND PRIX OF HOLLAND AT ZANDVOORT WITH A SPEED OF 95.38 MILES PER HOUR.

  • Description

    A GREAT DAY FOR BRITISH MOTOR RACING AND A TRIUMPH FOR THE MUCH CRITICISED 'BRM' WAS ACHIEVED BY 33-YEAR-OLD GRAHAM HILL (NO. 17) MAY 20 WHEN HE SWEPT HOME TO WIN THE GRAND PRIX OF HOLLAND AT ZANDVOORT WITH A SPEED OF 95.38 MILES PER HOUR.

    SECOND IN THE RACE - THE FIRST OF THIS SEASONS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES - WAS 25-YEAR-OLD TREVOR TAYLOR OF BRITAIN (NO. 5) DRIVING A LOTUS. HE WAS 27.2 SECONDS BEHIND HILL'S BRM. PHIL HILL, REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION, (NO. 1) WAS THIRD.

    GRAHAM HILL LED FOR 69 OF THE 80 LAPS OVER 208 MILES. HIS WIN - IN 2 HOURS, 11 MINUTES, 2.1 SECONDS - PUTS HIM INTO THE WORLD DRIVERS' CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD AT THE START OF THE GRAND PRIX SEASON WITH NINE POINTS.

    JIM CLARK OF BRITAIN (NO. 4) TOOK THE LEAD IN A WORK LOTUS AT THE START. CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY GRAHAM HILL WITH THE PORSCHE OF DAN GURNEY, U.S.A., (NO. 12) IN THIRD PLACE. CLARK DEVELOPED ENGINE TROUBLE IN THE 12TH LAP AND CAME TO THE PITS FOR A LONG STOP. GRAHAM HILL TOOK THE LEAD AND HELD IT TO THE END.

    ON THE 22ND LAP, NEW ZEALAND'S MCLAREN, (NO. 6) LYING SECOND, STOPPED ON THE COURSE WITH MECHANICAL TROUBLE. PHIL HILL TOOK HIS PLACE WITH GRAHAM HILL, AHEAD OF HIM, GAINING A SECOND OR TWO EACH LAP.

    TAYLOR, IN A DRAMATIC OVERHAUL - HIS ENGINE WAS RUNNING ON HALF OIL-PRESSURE - FINALLY PASSED PHIL HILL AND HELD ON TO SECOND PLACE. GRAHAM HILL, TREVOR TAYLOR AND PHIL HILL WERE THE ONLY DRIVERS TO COMPLETE 80 LAPS.

    BRITAIN'S FORMULA 1 MOTOR RACING PROSPECTS FOR THE 1962 GRAND PRIX SEASON WERE LIFTED HIGH BY THE FLYING VICTORY OF GRAHAM HILL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVANVGN5MLX940J7ZRXVT2IJLF6
    Media URN:
    VLVANVGN5MLX940J7ZRXVT2IJLF6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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