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1966 Australian Grand Prix

The 1966 Australian Grand Prix was a motor race staged on 20 February 1966 at the Lakeside Circuit [1] in Queensland, Australia. The race, which had 15 starters,[2] was open to Racing Cars complying with the Australian National Formula or the Australian 1½ Litre Formula.[3] It was both the 31st Australian Grand Prix [4] and race 6 of the 1966 Tasman Championship for Drivers.[5]

1966 Australian Grand Prix
Race 6 of 8 in 1966 Tasman Series
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Race details
Date 22 February 1966
Location Lakeside Raceway, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 2.4 km (1.5 mi)
Distance 66 laps, 158.4 km (99 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver BRM
Time 0'55.5
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
United Kingdom Graham Hill
BRM
BRM
Time 0'55.9
Podium
First BRM
Second Brabham-Climax
Third Lotus-Climax

Graham Hill won the race driving BRM P261.[2] It was his only Australian Grand Prix victory.[4]

ClassificationEdit

 
Graham Hill won the race driving a BRM P261 (1965 image)

Results as follows:[6]

Pos No. [7] Driver Entrant [7] Car / Engine Laps Time
1 2   Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation [8] BRM P261 / BRM V8 1.9 66 1h 02m 38.0s
2 4   Frank Gardner Alec Mildren Racing P/L Brabham BT11A / Climax FPF 66 1h 02m 55.0s
3 1   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus 39 / Climax FPF 66 1h 02m 57.0s
4 17   Jim Palmer Jim Palmer Motor Racing Lotus 32B / Climax FPF 64
5 14   Kevin Bartlett Alec Mildren Racing P/L Brabham BT2 / Ford 1.5 63
6 20   Glyn Scott Glyn Scott Motors Lotus 27 / Ford 1.5 63
7 16   Andy Buchanan Wilson Motors Brabham BT7A / Climax FPF 63
8 6   John Harvey R.C. Phillips Sports Car World Brabham BT14 / Ford 1.5 62
9 5   Leo Geoghegan Total Team Lotus 32 / Ford 1.5 39 Bent Wishbone
Ret 11   Spencer Martin Scuderia Veloce Brabham BT11A / Climax FPF 47 Fuel Pump
Ret 7   Greg Cusack Greg Cusack Brabham BT10 / Ford 1.5 30 Accident
Ret 3   Jackie Stewart Owen Racing Organisation [8] BRM P261 / BRM V8 1.9 28 Gearbox
Ret 26   Mel McEwin Mel McEwin Elfin Mono / Ford 1.5 26 Fuel Pump
Ret 19   John McDonald Bill Patterson Motors Cooper T70/79 / Climax FPF 23 Water Pump
Ret 9   Dennis Marwood Ecurie Rothmans Cooper T66 / Climax FPF 7 Oil Pressure
DNQ 23   Paul Bolton Town & Country Garage Brabham BT6 / Ford 1.5
DNQ 25   Les Howard Howard & Sons Racing Team Lotus 27 / Ford 1.5
DNQ 50   Bob Jane Autoland Pty. Ltd. Elfin Mono / Ford 1.5
DNQ 21   Roly Levis R.A. Levis Brabham BT6 / Ford 1.5
DNQ 44   Max Stewart Max Stewart Motors Rennmax BN1 / Ford 1.5
DNQ 10   Peter Williamson J. McGuire Elfin FJ / Hillman 1.0

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Des White, Hill Takes A.G.P. for Tasman Double, Racing Car News, April 1966, page 18
  2. ^ a b White, Des. "XXXI Australian Grand Prix V Lakeside International". Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  3. ^ Conditions for Australian Titles, 1966 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 69
  4. ^ a b Howard, Graham, ed. (1986). The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5.
  5. ^ The Tasman Championship for Drivers - Season 1966, 1966 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 66 to 69
  6. ^ White, Des (1986). "1966". In Howard, Graham. The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 310–319. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5.
  7. ^ a b Official Programme, XXXI Australian Grand Prix, Lakeside, 18,19,20 February 1966
  8. ^ a b Official Programme shows "Owen Racing Organisation" as Entrant of BRMs for Qualifying Races but "B.R.M. Team" as Entrant for Grand Prix. Given that Official Programmes for Warwick Farm and Sandown Tasman rounds show "Owen Racing Organisation", that name has been used here.
Preceded by
1966 Warwick Farm International
Tasman Series
1966
Succeeded by
1966 Sandown International
Preceded by
1965 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1966
Succeeded by
1967 Australian Grand Prix

Coordinates: 27°13′40″S 152°57′54″E / 27.2279°S 152.9650°E / -27.2279; 152.9650