1967 Spanish Grand Prix

The 1967 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One non-championship race held at Jarama on 12 November 1967.

1967 Spanish Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1967 Formula One season
The Jarama Circuit (1967–1990)
The Jarama Circuit (1967–1990)
Race details
Date 12 November 1967
Official name XIII Gran Premio de España
Location Circuito Permanente del Jarama, Madrid, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.404 km (2.115 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 204.240 km (126.900 mi)
Weather Warm and sunny
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:28.2
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Ford
Time 1:28.8
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Lotus-Ford
Third Brabham-Repco

This race was held because at that time the FIA regulations required a demonstration race to be held as a quality check, before a Grand Prix could be admitted as a World Championship event. Due to the scheduling of the race, after the end of the World Championship season, few Formula One teams decided to participate. With only four Formula One cars entered, the field was filled out by Formula Two cars weighted with lead to bring them up to the Formula One weight limit.[1]

EntryEdit

Only four Formula One cars were entered for the race, including two Lotus 49s for the two primary Team Lotus drivers, Jim Clark and Graham Hill. Lotus had also brought a Formula Two Lotus 48 which they hoped to sell to local driver Alex Soler-Roig. The other two F1 cars were a Ferrari 312/67 entered by Scuderia Ferrari for Andrea de Adamich, and a Brabham BT20 which Jack Brabham was to drive.

The Formula Two entry included many of the regular F2 season entrants. BMW entered two Lola T100s for Jo Siffert and Hubert Hahne, and Brian Redman brought his own Cosworth-engined Lola T100. Tyrrell fielded a Matra MS5 for Jacky Ickx, and a Matra MS7 for Jackie Stewart. Matra themselves entered three cars: an MS5 for Johnny Servoz-Gavin, and two MS7s for Henri Pescarolo and Jean-Pierre Beltoise. There was another MS5 for Jo Schlesser, entered by Ecurie Ford France. Three other drivers brought Brabhams: Chris Lambert and Robert Lamplough had Brabham BT21As, and Alan Rees had a Roy Winkelmann BT23. The other entrant was Alan Rollinson in his McLaren M4A.[1]

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying reportEdit

The two Formula One Lotuses were on the front row of the grid, with Clark 1.5 seconds faster than Hill. Stewart in the Formula Two Matra MS7 achieved the same time as Hill, and lined up alongside the Lotuses on the three-car front row. De Adamich managed fifth in the Ferrari on his debut in an F1 car, while the other F1 car of Jack Brabham lined up seventh. The F2 cars filled the rest of the grid, although Soler-Roig decided not to purchase the Lotus 48 he practiced, and so did not take part in the race.[1]

Qualifying classificationEdit

Note: a blue background indicates a Formula Two entrant.

Pos No. Driver Constructor Time Gap (sec.)
1 1   Jim Clark Lotus-Ford 1:28.2
2 2   Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 1:29.7 + 1.5
3 5   Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford 1:29.7 + 1.5
4 8   Jo Siffert Lola-BMW 1:30.4 + 2.2
5 15   Andrea de Adamich Ferrari 1:30.5 + 2.3
6 19   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra-Ford 1:30.7 + 2.5
7 3   Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco 1:31.3 + 3.1
8 4   Jacky Ickx Matra-Ford 1:31.6 + 3.4
9 9   Hubert Hahne Lola-BMW 1:31.6 + 3.4
10 10   Alan Rees Brabham-Ford 1:32.5 + 4.3
11 16   Henri Pescarolo Matra-Ford 1:32.6 + 4.4
12 6   Brian Redman Lola-Ford 1:33.0 + 4.8
13 12   Jo Schlesser Matra-Ford 1:33.2 + 5.0
14 7   Chris Lambert Brabham-Ford 1:34.5 + 6.3
15 18   Johnny Servoz-Gavin Matra-Ford 1:34.6 + 6.4
16 20   Alex Soler-Roig Lotus-Ford 1:35.5 + 7.3
17 11   Alan Rollinson McLaren-Ford 1:35.6 + 7.4
18 14   Robert Lamplough Brabham-Lotus 1:37.9 + 9.7
Source:[1]

RaceEdit

Race reportEdit

In the race, Clark led from start to finish. Hill held second place throughout the race, although Siffert briefly challenged. The first retirement was Lamplough, who suffered a gearbox failure on his Brabham-Lotus on lap 2. Rollinson dropped out on lap 8 with a broken brake pedal, and Hahne's engine failed on lap 34.

The next retirement came when Stewart, who had been duelling with Brabham for fourth place behind Siffert, slid wide, left the track and crashed into a barrier. Stewart was uninjured. Shortly afterwards on lap 46, the BMW engine in Siffert's Lola caught fire, and he also retired. The order was now Clark, Hill, Brabham, de Adamich and Servoz-Gavin. With five laps to go, de Adamich's Ferrari suffered a puncture, and he lost a lap and a half getting his wheel changed.

Clark took the victory after 60 laps, with Hill 15 seconds behind. Brabham was third, the only other car on the lead lap. Servoz-Gavin finished fourth, ahead of Schlesser, who was suffering from engine problems. Ickx finished sixth, with Pescarolo seventh, two laps down. Redman had stopped to investigate bodywork damage and finished eighth ahead of the recovering de Adamich, while Beltoise came tenth after a pit-stop for shock absorber problems. Rees and Lambert finished a further lap adrift in 11th and 12th respectively.[1]

Race classificationEdit

Note: a blue background indicates a Formula Two entrant.

Pos No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 1   Jim Clark Lotus-Ford 60 1:31:10.4 1
2 2   Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 60 + 15.2 s 2
3 3   Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco 60 + 1:11.5 7
4 18   Johnny Servoz-Gavin Matra-Ford 59 + 1 lap 15
5 12   Jo Schlesser Matra-Ford 59 + 1 lap 13
6 4   Jacky Ickx Matra-Ford 59 + 1 lap 8
7 16   Henri Pescarolo Matra-Ford 58 + 2 laps 11
8 6   Brian Redman Lola-Ford 58 + 2 laps 12
9 15   Andrea de Adamich Ferrari 58 + 2 laps 5
10 19   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra-Ford 58 + 2 laps 6
11 10   Alan Rees Brabham-Ford 57 + 3 laps 10
12 7   Chris Lambert Brabham-Ford 57 + 3 laps 14
Ret 8   Jo Siffert Lola-BMW 45 Engine 4
Ret 5   Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford 42 Accident 3
Ret 9   Hubert Hahne Lola-BMW 33 Engine 9
Ret 11   Alan Rollinson McLaren-Ford 7 Brake pedal 17
Ret 14   Robert Lamplough Brabham-Lotus 1 Gearbox 18
DNS 20   Alex Soler-Roig Lotus-Ford Withdrew 16
Source:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Spanish Grand Prix – A Lotus Benefit". MotorSport Magazine. 12 November 1967. Retrieved 15 July 2020.


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