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The 1969 Australian Grand Prix was a race held at Lakeside International Raceway on 2 February 1969. It was the thirty fourth Australian Grand Prix and doubled as round five of the 1969 Tasman Series. Chris Amon started the race on pole while and drove the fastest race lap on his way to a team 1-2 victory with British team mate Derek Bell. Leo Geoghegan was the first of the domestic based drivers home in third position. Amon also won the 1969 Tasman Series.

1969 Australian Grand Prix
Race 5 of 7 in 1969 Tasman Series
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Race details
Date 2 February 1969
Official name XXXIV Australian Grand Prix
Location Lakeside Raceway, Brisbane, Queensland
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 2.411 km (1.498 mi)
Distance 67 laps, 161.537 km (100.366 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 0'52.3
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari
Time 0'52.8
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Lotus-Repco
Winner Chris Amon in the Ferrari 246T

Contents

ClassificationEdit

Results as follows:[1] [2]

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Team Car Qual Gap
1 3   Chris Amon Scuderia Veloce Ferrari 246T / Ferrari 2.4L V6 0:52.3
2 5   Piers Courage Frank Williams Racing Cars Brabham BT24 / Cosworth 2.5L V8 0:52.5 +0.2
3 1   Graham Hill World Wide Racing Lotus 49T / Cosworth 2.5L V8 0:53.0 +0.7
4 4   Derek Bell Scuderia Veloce Ferrari 246T / Ferrari 2.4L V6 0:53.0 +0.7
5 2   Jochen Rindt World Wide Racing Lotus 49T / Cosworth 2.5L V8 0:53.0 +0.7
6 6   Frank Gardner Alec Mildren Racing Mildren Mono / Alfa Romeo 2.5L V8 0:53.4 +1.1
7 7   Leo Geoghegan Geoghegan Racing Division Lotus 39 / Repco 2.5L V8 0:53.8 +1.5
8 8   Kevin Bartlett Alec Mildren Racing Brabham BT23D / Alfa Romeo 2.5L V8 0:54.2 +1.9
9 10   Niel Allen N.E. Allen Competition McLaren M4A / Cosworth 1.6L I4 0:54.8 +2.5
10 9   Max Stewart Alec Mildren Racing Mildren / Alfa Romeo 1.6L I4 0:55.3 +3.0
11 20   Glynn Scott Glynn Scott Motors Bowin P3 / Cosworth 1.6L I4 0:55.3 +3.0
12 22   Henk Woelders Bill Patterson Motors Elfin 600B / Ford 1.6L I4 [3] 0:55.7 +3.4
13 16   Alfredo Costanzo Argo Racing McLaren M4A / Cosworth 1.6L I4 0:56.0 +3.7
14 15   Col Green Col Green Racing Brabham BT16 / Climax FPF 2.5L I4 0:59.1 +6.8
15 21   Malcolm Guthrie Frank Williams Racing Cars Brabham BT21B / Cosworth 1.6L I4 0:59.5 +7.2

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Car Laps Time
1 3   Chris Amon Scuderia Veloce Ferrari 246T / Ferrari 2.6L V6 67 1h 00m 12.8s
2 4   Derek Bell Scuderia Veloce Ferrari 246T / Ferrari 2.6L V6 67 1h 00m 36.07s
3 7   Leo Geoghegan Geoghegan Racing Division Lotus 39 / Repco 2.5L V8 66
4 1   Graham Hill World Wide Racing Lotus 49T / Cosworth 2.5L V8 66
5 10   Niel Allen N.E. Allen Competition McLaren M4A / Cosworth 1.6L I4 63
6 9   Max Stewart Alec Mildren Racing Mildren / Alfa Romeo 1.6L I4 63
7 21   Malcolm Guthrie Frank Williams Racing Cars Brabham BT21B / Cosworth 1.6L I4 58
8 20   Glynn Scott Glynn Scott Motors Bowin P3 / Cosworth 1.6L I4 55
Ret 2   Jochen Rindt World Wide Racing Lotus 49T / Cosworth 2.5L V8 43 Engine
Ret 6   Frank Gardner Alec Mildren Racing Mildren Mono / Alfa Romeo 2.5L V8 37 Engine
Ret 22   Henk Woelders Bill Patterson Motors Elfin 600B / Ford 1.6L I4 [3] 23 Accident
Ret 15   Col Green Col Green Racing Brabham BT16 / Climax FPF 2.5L I4 ?? ??
Ret 16   Alfredo Costanzo Argo Racing McLaren M4A / Cosworth 1.6L I4 7 Stalled
Ret 8   Kevin Bartlett Alec Mildren Racing Brabham BT23D / Alfa Romeo 2.5L V8 5 Head Gasket
Ret 5   Piers Courage Frank Williams Racing Cars Brabham BT24 / Cosworth 2.5L V8 5 Accident

NotesEdit

  • Pole Position: Chris Amon - 52.3
  • Fastest Lap: Chris Amon - 52.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1969 Rounds 5-7 Australia". New Zealand Motor Racing. Archived from the original on 17 November 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2008.
  2. ^ White, Des (1986). "1969". In Howard, Graham (ed.). The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 336–344. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5.
  3. ^ a b Australian Grand Prix, www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved on 16 March 2015

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