1967 Australian Grand Prix

The 1967 Australian Grand Prix was a motor race held over 45 laps of the 3.621 km (2.25 mi) Warwick Farm Raceway in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 19 February 1967. It was promoted by the Australian Automobile Racing Co. Pty. Ltd.[1] The race, which was open to Australian National Formula and Australian 1½ Litre Formula cars,[2] had 15 starters.[3]

1967 Australian Grand Prix
Race 4 of 6 in 1967 Tasman Series
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Race details
Date 19 February 1967
Location Warwick Farm Raceway, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.621 km (2.25 miles)
Distance 45 laps, 162.945 km (101.25 miles)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver BRM
Time 1'30.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM
Time 1'31.4
Podium
First BRM
Second Lotus-Climax
Third Brabham-Climax

The race was the thirty-second Australian Grand Prix and the fourth round of the 1967 Tasman Series. Jackie Stewart started the race on pole in a BRM P261 and drove the race's fastest lap. Tasman Series points leader Jim Clark finished second in a Lotus 33, with Australian driver Frank Gardner third in a Repco Brabham BT16. Reigning World Champion Driver Jack Brabham finished fourth in his Repco Brabham BT23A.

In his victory presentation speech New South Wales Governor Sir Roden Cutler VC AK KCMG KCVO CBE aptly named the 1967 AGP as the "Scottish Grand Prix" after Scotsmen Jackie Stewart and Jim Clark finished 1–2.

ClassificationEdit

 
Jackie Stewart won the race driving a BRM P261 similar to that pictured above

Results as follows:[4][5]

Pos No. Driver Entrant[6] Car / Engine[6][7] Laps Time
1 3   Jackie Stewart Owen Racing Organisation BRM P261 / BRM V8 2.1 45 1h 09m 17.3s
2 6   Jim Clark Team Lotus (Overseas) Ltd Lotus 33 / Coventry Climax FWMV V8 2.0 45 1h 09m 34.0s
3 8   Frank Gardner Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd Repco Brabham BT16 / Coventry Climax FPF 2.5 45 1h 10m 28.9s
4 1   Jack Brabham Ecurie Vitesse Repco Brabham BT23A / Repco V8 2.5 45 1h 10m 43.6s
5 11   Leo Geoghegan Geoghegan Racing Division Lotus 39 / Coventry Climax FPF 2.5 44
6 7   Kevin Bartlett Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd Repco Brabham BT11A / Coventry Climax FPF 2.5 43
7 20   Glyn Scott Glyn Scott Motors Lotus 27 / Ford 1.5 41
8 18   Mike Champion Competition Cars Repco Brabham BT2 / Ford 1.5 41
Ret 9   Spencer Martin Bob Jane Racing Team Repco Brabham BT11A / Coventry Climax FPF 2.5 43 Accident
Ret 2   Denny Hulme Ecurie Vitesse Repco Brabham BT22 / Repco V8 2.5 41 Coolant Leak
Ret 4   Chris Irwin Owen Racing Organisation BRM P261 / BRM V8 2.1 39[3] Fuel Injection
Ret 5   Graham Hill Team Lotus (Overseas) Ltd Lotus 48 / Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 [8] 25 Gearbox
Ret 15   Paul Bolton Stanton Motors Repco Brabham BT7A / Coventry Climax FPF 2.5 20[3] Sealing Ring
Ret 19   Ian Cook Ian Cook Elfin Mono Mark IIB / Ford 1.5 1 Clutch
Ret 21   Mel McEwin Mel McEwin Elfin Mono Mark I / Ford 1.5 0 Clutch
DNS[9] 10   John Harvey RC Phillips Sports Car World Repco Brabham BT14 / Ford 1.8 Half-shaft[9]

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Tasman Championship for Drivers - Season 1967, 1967 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 65 to 68
  2. ^ Conditions for Australian Titles, 1967 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, p. 69
  3. ^ a b c Hugh Griffiths, 1967 – Double Scotch victory, The Fabulous Farm, 1979, Racing Car News Pty Ltd
  4. ^ "XXXII Australian Grand Prix VII Warwick Farm International". tasman-series.com. Archived from the original on 22 October 2003. Retrieved 9 October 2008.
  5. ^ a b c d White, Des (1986). "1967". In Howard, Graham (ed.). The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 320–326. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5.
  6. ^ a b Event 4, 32nd Australian Grand Prix, Official Programme, Warwick Farm, 19 February 1967, p. 37
  7. ^ Australian Grand Prix, Warwick Farm, 19 Feb 1967, www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved 27 August 2016
  8. ^ The Official Programme lists Car 5 as a "Lotus F2 Ford T/C"
  9. ^ a b "..they lost one serious rival on the warmup lap when Harvey's Brabham chewed out a half-shaft." In the mirrors, Australian Motor Racing Annual, 1967, p. 59
  10. ^ Peter Wherrett, Stewart Blasts Off With A.G.P., Racing Car News, March 1967, pages 26 to 29

External linksEdit

Preceded by Tasman Series
1967
Succeeded by
Preceded by Australian Grand Prix
1967
Succeeded by