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1962 Naples Grand Prix

Gran Premio di Napoli

Sunday, May 20, 1962
Fastest Lap:
Bandini and Mairesse, 1m18.1
1962 season:

Taken from the Motor Sport Archive

Taking place on the same day as the Dutch G.P., the race at Naples was an outing for private owners with Formula One cars, all the factories being busy in Holland. All that is except Ferrari who deployed two cars from his large racing department for Mairesse and Bandini to race on the Possillippo circuit. Only 10 cars were permitted in the race, but 24 turned up to qualify and as the fastest three Italian entries were in irrespective of practice position it meant seven places to be battled for by the remainder. Naturally the two works Ferraris dominated the race and after leading for a long while Bandini overdid a corner and Mairesse was quickly by and away to win. Keith Greene in the Gilby-Climax 4-cylinder drove a good race to stave off Abate in the S.S.S. Venezia Porsche usually raced by Bonnier.