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The 1st Daily Express Spring Cup was a non-Championship motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 15 April 1967 at Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire, UK. The race was run over two heats of 10 laps of the circuit, then a final of 30 laps, and was won overall by Jack Brabham in a Brabham-Repco BT20.

1967 Daily Express Spring Cup
Non-championship race in the 1967 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 15 April 1967
Official name I Daily Express Spring Cup
Location Oulton Park
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.442 km (2.76 mi)
Distance 2 x 10 (heats) & 1 x 30 (final) laps, 2 x 44.4 & 1 x 133.3 km (2 x 27.6 & 1 x 82.8 mi)
Pole position
Driver BRM
Time 1:32.2
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco
Time 1:32.4 (heat 1)
Podium
First Brabham-Repco
Second Brabham-Repco
Third Honda

The race was organised by the Mid-Cheshire Motor Racing Club in order to raise funds for the Grand Prix Medical Unit, inaugurated by BRM chairman Louis Stanley as an indirect result of Jackie Stewart's accident at the 1966 Belgian Grand Prix. All prize money, start money and gate money were donated to the fund.

The grid positions for the first heat were decided by a qualifying session, and the grid for the second heat was determined by the finishing order of the first heat. Similarly, the finishing order for the second heat decided the grid order for the final.

Jackie Stewart qualified his BRM in pole position for the first heat. Brabham driver Denny Hulme won both heats and Jack Brabham won the final, with Brabham and Hulme sharing fastest lap in the final. Brabham took fastest lap in the first heat, and Hulme shared fastest lap with BRM's Mike Spence in the second heat.

Contents

ResultsEdit

Heat 1Edit

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 2   Denny Hulme Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Repco 15:44.4 2
2 7   John Surtees Honda R & D Co. Honda + 13.4 s 3
3 4   Mike Spence BRM BRM + 18.8 s 5
4 11   Graham Hill Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth + 18.8 s 8
5 14   Bruce McLaren Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd McLaren-BRM + 26.0 s 6
6 12   Jackie Oliver Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth + 30.4 s 9
7 5   Piers Courage Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM + 50.2 s 10
8 (Ret) 1   Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Repco 7 laps, ignition fault 4
9 3   Jackie Stewart BRM BRM 6 laps 1
DNF 6   Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax 3 laps, broken exhaust 7

Heat 2Edit

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 2   Denny Hulme Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Repco 15:57.2 1
2 7   John Surtees Honda R & D Co. Honda + 4.8 s 2
3 1   Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Repco + 23.6 s 8
4 3   Jackie Stewart BRM BRM + 23.8 s 9
5 14   Bruce McLaren Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd McLaren-BRM + 28.2 s 5
6 4   Mike Spence BRM BRM + 32.4 s 3
7 12   Jackie Oliver Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth + 33.4 s 6
8 5   Piers Courage Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM 9 laps 7
9 6   Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax 8 laps 10
DNF 11   Graham Hill Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth 4 laps, oil leak 4

FinalEdit

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 1   Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Repco 47:21.4 3
2 2   Denny Hulme Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Repco + 0.4 s 1
3 7   John Surtees Honda R & D Co. Honda 30 laps 2
4 12   Jackie Oliver Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth 30 laps 7
5 14   Bruce McLaren Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd McLaren-BRM 29 laps 5
6 4   Mike Spence BRM BRM 29 laps 6
7 6   Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax 29 laps 9
8 11   Graham Hill Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth 29 laps 10
DNF 3   Jackie Stewart BRM BRM 12 laps, accident 4
DNF 5   Piers Courage Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM 9 laps, piston 8

ReferencesEdit

  • Results at Silhouet.com [1]
  • Results at Motor Sport Magazine [2]


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