1965 Australian Formula 2 Championship

The 1965 Australian Formula 2 Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title open to Racing Cars complying with Australian Formula 2.[1] The championship was contested over a single, 34 lap, 76.5 mile (123 km) race at the Warwick Farm circuit in New South Wales, Australia on 19 September 1965.[2] It was the second Australian Formula 2 Championship to be awarded.[3]

The championship was won by Greg Cusack, driving a Repco Brabham Cosworth.[4]

ResultsEdit

Position [2] Driver [2] No.[5] Car [5] Entrant [5] Laps [2]
1 Greg Cusack 1 [6] Repco Brabham Cosworth [4] G Cusack 34
2 Max Stewart 12 Rennmax Ford [4] M Stewart 34
3 Kevin Bartlett [4] 11 Elfin Imp J McGuire 33
4 Ralph Sach [4] 3 Repco Brabham Ford [4] Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd
5 John Marchiori [6] 5 Lotus 20 Ford [7] Bamar Engineering
6 [8] Ken Shirvington [8] 8 Lotus 20B Cosworth KW Shirvington
? P West 10 Lotus 20 Cosworth Hy-Grade Service Station
? R McCaughey 14 Lotus 18 Ford R McCaughey
? K Pinkstone Brabham [2]
? A Lazich 20 Piranha Fiat Rolls Motors Pty Ltd
? D Ferris 4 Lotus 20 Ford Middle Cove Friendly Garage
? D Collins 15 Lotus 18 Ford Amoco Swan Street
DNF Tim Schenken [6] 16 Lotus 18 Ford T Schenken 20
DNF Les Howard 7 Lotus 27 Ford Howard & Sons Racing Team 3
DNF [8] Ian Kaufman [9] 17 Elfin Cosworth I Kaufman

NotesEdit

  • Pole Position: Greg Cusack, 1m 42.3s [2]
  • Starters: 15 [10]
  • Finishers: 10 [8]
  • Fastest lap: Greg Cusack, 1m 41.2s,[7] 80.04 mph,[6] new Formula 2 lap record [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1965 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, Australian Title Conditions, page 68
  2. ^ a b c d e f Max Stahl, Go Johnny Go!, Racing Car News, November 1965, page 22
  3. ^ 2002 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 14-6
  4. ^ a b c d e f Driver retains title by mile, Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, 20 September 1965, page 4
  5. ^ a b c Official Programme, Warwick Farm, Sunday, September 19, 1965, page 25
  6. ^ a b c d Australian Motor Sports, November 1965, page 50
  7. ^ a b Car Racing at Warwick Farm, Provisional Results, Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, 20 September 1965, page 16
  8. ^ a b c d e Australian Autosportsman, November 1965, page 15
  9. ^ “The First Elfin Works 1500”, page 25, www.vhrr.com Retrieved on 1 September 2010
  10. ^ The Grid Line-up chart published as part of the Racing Car News report lists 15 drivers. The actual race report includes mention of all except Ferris.

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