1964 Lady Wigram Trophy

The 1964 Lady Wigram Trophy was a motor race held at the Wigram Airfield Circuit on 18 January 1964. It was the thirteenth Lady Wigram Trophy to be held and was won by Bruce McLaren for the second year in succession in the Cooper T70. After having started eighth after a dismal performance in the preliminary heat, McLaren came through the pack to take the win in what he described as his greatest performance. Jack Brabham took second place after a strong performance throughout the weekend whilst Denny Hulme came home third after losing second on the final lap due to engine bearing issues.[1]

1964 Lady Wigram Grand Prix
13th Lady Wigram Trophy
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Race details
Date 18 January 1964
Location Wigram Airfield Circuit, Christchurch, New Zealand
Course Temporary racing facility
Course length 3.403 km (2.116 mi)
Distance 44 laps, 164.14 km (101.99 mi)
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver Brabham BT4
Time Determined by heats
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Denny Hulme Brabham BT4
Time 1:26.9
Podium
First Cooper T70
Second Brabham BT7A
Third Brabham BT4

ClassificationEdit

Pos No. Driver Car Laps Time Grid
1 47   Bruce McLaren Cooper T70-Climax 44 1hr 05min 00.8sec 8
2 4   Jack Brabham Brabham BT7A-Climax 44 + 8.0 s 1
3 3   Denny Hulme Brabham BT4-Climax 44 + 23.2 s 2
4 5   John Youl Cooper T55-Climax 44 + 1:23.0 s 3
5 41   Jim Palmer Cooper T53-Climax 43 + 1 Lap 5
6 17   Tony Shelly Lotus 18/21-Climax 42 + 2 Laps 7
7 25   Rex Flowers Lotus 20B-Ford 42 + 2 Laps 10
8 48   Timmy Mayer Cooper T70-Climax 41 + 3 Laps 4
9 8   Andy Buchanan Brabham BT6-Ford 41 + 3 Laps 9
10 22   Roly Levis Lotus 22-Ford 40 + 4 Laps 11
11 7   Ken Sager Lotus 20B-Ford 37 + 7 Laps 12
Ret 1   Chris Amon Lola T4-Climax 26 Suspension 6
Ret 6   David Young Cooper T65-Ford Retired 13
Source:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "13th Lady Wigram Trophy". sergent.com.au. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Wigram, 18 Jan 1964". oldracingcars.com. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
1963 Lady Wigram Trophy
Lady Wigram Trophy
1964
Succeeded by
1965 Lady Wigram Trophy