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The 1966 New Zealand Grand Prix was a race held at the Pukekohe Park Raceway on 8 January 1966. The race had 19 starters.

1966 New Zealand Grand Prix
Race 1 of 8 in 1966 Tasman Series
Pukekohe Park Raceway (1963-1966).png
Race details
Date 8 January 1966
Location Pukekohe Park Raceway, Pukekohe, New Zealand
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 2.82 km (1.76 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 113 km (70 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver BRM
Time 1'25.2
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM
Time 1'25.7
Podium
First BRM
Second BRM
Third
  • New Zealand Jim Palmer
Lotus-Climax

It was the 13th New Zealand Grand Prix, and doubled as the opening round of the 1966 Tasman Series. Graham Hill won his second consecutive NZGP.

ClassificationEdit

Results as follows:[1][2]

Pos No. Driver Team Car Laps Time Points
1 2   Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM P261 / BRM 1.9 40 1h 02m 56.5s 9
2 6   Jackie Stewart Owen Racing Organisation BRM P261 / BRM 1.9 40 1h 02m 58.0s 6
3 41   Jim Palmer George Palmer Lotus 32B / Climax FPF 2.5 38 4
4 3   Dennis Marwood Ecurie Rothmans Cooper T66 / Climax FPF 2.5 38 3
5 7   Leo Geoghegan Team Total Lotus 32 / Ford 1.5 37 2
6 15   Ken Sager J.H. Sager Brabham BT9 / Ford 1.5 37 1
7 5   Red Dawson Red Dawson Brabham BT7a / Climax FPF 2.5 37
8 12   Roly Levis Roly Levis Brabham BT6 / Ford 1.5 37
9 9   Dene Hollier Dene Hollier Lotus 20B / Ford 1.5 37
10 29   Neil Whittaker Lesco Racing Brabham BT4 / Climax FPF 2.5 37
11 20   Ray Thackwell Team Tiki Brabham BT2 / Ford 1.5 36
12 12   Ken Smith Ken Smith Lotus 22 / Ford 1.5 36
Ret 17   John Riley John Riley Lotus 18/21 / Climax FPF 2.5 21
Ret 24   Bill Stone Bill Stone Cooper T52 / Ford 1.5 7
Ret 14   Graeme Lawrence Lawrence Motors Brabham BT6 / Ford 1.5 7
Ret 1   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus 39 / Climax FPF 2.5 6
Ret 4   Frank Gardner Alec Mildren Racing Brabham BT11A / Climax FPF 2.5 0
Ret 8   Andy Buchanan Wilson Motors Brabham BT7a / Climax FPF 2.5 0
Ret 11   Spencer Martin Scuderia Veloce Brabham BT11a / Climax FPF 2.5 0
DNS 31   Bill Caldwell W. Caldwell Brabham BT6 / Ford 1.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Anderson, Donn. "XIII New Zealand Grand Prix". tasman-series.com. Archived from the original on 28 May 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  2. ^ Sergent, Bruce. "1966 Round 1 Pukekohe". Kia Ora. Archived from the original on 28 May 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
Preceded by
1965 South Pacific Trophy
Tasman Series
1966
Succeeded by
1966 Levin International
Preceded by
1965 New Zealand Grand Prix
New Zealand Grand Prix
1966
Succeeded by
1967 New Zealand Grand Prix