1969 International Gold Cup

The 16th International Gold Cup was a non-championship Formula One race held at Oulton Park on August 16, 1969. The race was open to Formula One, Formula Two and Formula 5000 cars. Brabham driver Jacky Ickx was first in Formula One and first overall, ahead of Jochen Rindt giving the four wheel drive Lotus 63 its best ever result. Andrea de Adamich's Lola T142 was top Formula 5000 finisher and third overall, and Alan Rollinson in a Brabham was top Formula Two finisher and sixth overall. Jackie Stewart qualified his Matra MS80 on pole and set fastest lap but a pit stop to remedy a broken battery lead dropped him down the field.[1][2]

1969 International Gold Cup
Non-championship race in the 1969 Formula One season
Race details
Date 16 August 1969
Official name XVI International Gold Cup
Location Oulton Park, Cheshire
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.4434 km (2.7610 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 177.749 km (110.448 mi)
Pole position
Driver Matra-Cosworth
Time 1:27.2
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Matra-Cosworth
Time 1:28.6
First Brabham-Cosworth
Second Lotus-Cosworth
Third Surtees-Chevrolet


Blue background denotes F5000 entrants, red background denotes F2 entrants.

Pos No Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 6   Jacky Ickx Motor Racing Developments Brabham BT26A-Cosworth 1:00:28.6, 176.35kph 2
2 2   Jochen Rindt Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 63-Cosworth +22.2s 4
3 17   Andrea de Adamich Team Surtees Surtees TS5-Chevrolet +1 lap 5
4 18   Trevor Taylor Team Surtees Surtees TS5-Chevrolet +1 lap 8
5 16   Mike Hailwood Paul Hawkins Lola T142-Chevrolet +1 lap 9
6 20   Alan Rollinson Irish Racing Cars Brabham BT30-Cosworth +2 laps 12
7 15   Mike Walker McKechnie Racing Organisation Lola T142-Chevrolet +2 laps 11
8 19   Keith Holland Alan Fraser Racing Team Lola T142-Chevrolet +2 laps 13
9 4   Jackie Stewart Matra International Matra MS80-Cosworth +3 laps 1
NC 11   Silvio Moser Silvio Moser Racing Team Brabham BT24-Cosworth +10 laps 7
Ret 1   Graham Hill Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 59-Ford 36 laps, oil pipe 10
Ret 14   Jackie Oliver Sports Cars CH Lola T142-Chevrolet 13 laps, head gasket 6
Ret 10   Charles Lucas BA Moore BRM P261 5 laps, ignition 14
Ret 12   William Forbes William Forbes Lola T142-Chevrolet 0 laps, spun 15
DNS 9   Jo Bonnier Ecurie Bonnier Lotus 49B-Cosworth Accident in practice 3


  1. ^ "1969 Non-World Championship Grands Prix". Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  2. ^ "1969 Oulton Park Gold Cup". Retrieved 2022-08-08.

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