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The 1965 Australian Grand Prix was a motor race held at the Longford Circuit in Tasmania, Australia on 1 March 1965.[1] It was open to Racing Cars complying with the Australian National Formula or the Australian 1½ Litre Formula.[2] It was the 30th Australian Grand Prix.[2]

1965 Australian Grand Prix
Race 7 of 7 in 1965 Tasman Series
Longford Circuit track map.jpg
Race details
Date 1 March 1965
Location Longford Circuit, Longford, Tasmania, Australia
Course Temporary road circuit
Course length 7.242 km (4.501 mi)
Distance 26 laps, 182 km (114.4 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Cooper-Climax
Time 2'20.3
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Repco Brabham-Climax
Time 2'18.0
Podium
First Cooper-Climax
Second Repco Brabham-Climax
Third Cooper-Climax

The race, which had 18 starters, was the seventh and final round of the 1965 Tasman Series and round two of the 1965 Australian Drivers' Championship. It was the last Australian Grand Prix to be held at the Longford Circuit. Bruce McLaren won the race, his second and last Australian Grand Prix victory. Australian driver Rocky Tresise was killed in a second lap accident in which photographer Robin D'Abrera also died.

ClassificationEdit

 
Jim Clark placed fifth driving this Lotus 32B
Pos [3] No. [4] Driver [3] Entrants [1] Car [3] [5] Laps [3] Time /
Remarks [3]
1 10   Bruce McLaren Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Limited Cooper T79 / Climax FPF 26 1h 01m 10.9s
2 4   Jack Brabham Ecurie Vitesse Repco Brabham BT11A / Climax FPF 26 1h 01m 14.2s
3 11   Phil Hill Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Limited Cooper T70/79 / Climax FPF 26 1h 01m 15.8s
4 1   Graham Hill Scuderia Veloce Pty Ltd Repco Brabham BT11A / Climax FPF 26 1h 01m 18.8s
5 8   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus 32B / Climax FPF 26 1h 01m 19.3s
6 6   Bib Stillwell B.S. Stillwell Repco Brabham BT11A / Climax FPF 26 1h 02m 25.0s
7 5   Jim Palmer Jim Palmer Repco Brabham BT7A / Climax FPF 25
8 7   Frank Gardner Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd Repco Brabham BT11A / Climax FPF 23
9 17   Glyn Scott Glyn Scott Motors Lotus 27 / Ford 1.5 23
10 21   Roly Levis Roly Levis Repco Brabham BT6 / Ford 1.5 22 Accident
11 9 [6]   John McDonald Bill Patterson Motors Cooper T53 / Climax FPF 22
12 15   Jack Hobden Lewis Hobden Pty Ltd Cooper T51 / Climax FPF 21
13 18   Mel McEwin Mel McEwin Elfin Mono [7] Ford 1.5 19
Ret 3   Frank Matich Total Team Repco Brabham BT7A / Climax FPF 14 Suspension
Ret 23   Bob Jane Autoland Pty Ltd Elfin Mono / Ford 1.5 4 Transmission
Ret 20   Lyn Archer Lyn Archer Motors Elfin Junior / Ford 1.5 4 Engine
Ret 2   Kerry Grant Scuderia Veloce Pty Ltd Repco Brabham BT4 / Climax FPF 3 Engine
Ret 12   Rocky Tresise Ecurie Australie Cooper T62 / Climax FPF 1 Fatal Accident
DNS 9   Bill Patterson Bill Patterson Motors Cooper T51 / Climax FPF
DNS 19   Geoff McLelland G.B. McLelland Repco Brabham BT2 / Ford 1.5
DNS 22   Barry Collerson Hunter & Delbridge Speed Equipment Repco Brabham BT2 / Ford 1.5
DNS 25   Les Howard Howard & Sons Racing Team Lotus 27 / Ford 1.5
DNS 40   David Hallam D. J. Hallam Elfin Junior / Ford 1.1

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Longford Programme, 30th Australian Grand Prix Meeting 1965 - Second Day
  2. ^ a b Conditions for Australian Titles, 1965 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 66
  3. ^ a b c d e Australian Grand Prix, Longford, 1 Mar 1965, www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved 1 September 2017
  4. ^ White, Des (1986). "1965". In Howard, Graham (ed.). The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 302–309. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5.
  5. ^ All ten "Brabhams" are entered in the Programme as Repco Brabhams
  6. ^ The image of the race start on page 304 of The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix shows McDonald to be driving No 9 rather than No 26 (as indicated at www.oldracingcars.com)
  7. ^ The story of Elfin Mono 6446 Retrieved on 4 June 2012
  8. ^ a b c Bill Tuckey, Seven days in summer, Australian Motor Racing Annual Number Two, pages 10-17
Preceded by
1965 Sandown International
Tasman Series
1965
Succeeded by
1966 New Zealand Grand Prix
Preceded by
1965 Warwick Farm International
Australian Drivers' Championship
1965
Succeeded by
1965 Victorian Road Racing Championship
Preceded by
1964 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1965
Succeeded by
1966 Australian Grand Prix