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1969 Tasman Series
Champion
New Zealand Chris Amon
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The 1969 Tasman Series was a motor racing competition staged in New Zealand and Australia [1] for cars complying with the Tasman Formula.[2] The series, which commenced on 4 January 1969 and ended on 16 February 1969 after seven rounds, was the sixth annual Tasman Series.[2] It was won by Chris Amon, driving a Ferrari Dino 246T/69.[2]

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RacesEdit

 
1969 Tasman Series winner Chris Amon (Ferrari Dino 246T/69) at Lakeside for the Australian Grand Prix

The series was contested over seven races.[1]

Round Name Circuit [1] Date [2] Winning driver [1] Car Entrant Report
New
Zealand
1 New Zealand Grand Prix Pukekohe 4 January   Chris Amon Ferrari Dino 246T/69 Scuderia Veloce Report
2 Levin International Levin 11 January   Chris Amon Ferrari Dino 246T/69 Scuderia Veloce Report
3 Lady Wigram Trophy Wigram 19 January   Jochen Rindt Lotus 49B Ford Cosworth DFW World Wide Racing Report
4 Teretonga International Teretonga 25 January   Piers Courage Brabham BT24 Ford Cosworth DFW Frank Williams Racing Report
Australia 5 Australian Grand Prix Lakeside 2 February   Chris Amon Ferrari Dino 246T/69 Scuderia Veloce [3] Report
6 Warwick Farm International Warwick Farm 9 February   Jochen Rindt Lotus 49B Ford Cosworth DFW World Wide Racing [4] Report
7 Sandown International 100 Sandown 16 February   Chris Amon Ferrari Dino 246T/69 Scuderia Veloce Report

Points systemEdit

Series points were awarded at each race on the following basis.[5]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 9 6 4 3 2 1

All points scored by each driver were retained to determine final series placings.[5]

Series standingsEdit

Pos Driver [6] [7] Car [2] Entrant [2] Puk Lev Wig Ter Lak War San Pts [5]
1   Chris Amon Ferrari Dino 246T/69 Scuderia Veloce [3] 1 1 3 3 1 Ret 1 44
2   Jochen Rindt Lotus 49B Ford Cosworth DFW Gold Leaf Team Lotus [8]
World Wide Racing [4]
2 Ret 1 Ret Ret 1 2 30
3   Piers Courage Brabham BT24 Ford Cosworth DFW Frank Williams Racing [4] 3 2 4 1 Ret Ret Ret 22
4   Derek Bell Ferrari Dino 246T/69 Scuderia Veloce [4] 4 Ret 5 5 2 2 5 21
5   Graham Hill Lotus 49B Ford Cosworth DFW Gold Leaf Team Lotus [8]
World Wide Racing [4]
Ret Ret 2 2 4 11 6 16
6   Frank Gardner Mildren Mono Alfa Romeo Alec Mildren Racing [4] Ret 3 Ret 4 Ret 3 4 14
7   Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 Repco Geoghegan Racing Division [4] 5 4 Ret 3 5 DNS 11
8   Jack Brabham Brabham BT31 Repco 3 4
9   Kevin Bartlett Brabham BT23E Alfa Romeo Alec Mildren Racing [9] Ret 4 Ret 3
=   Graeme Lawrence McLaren M4A Ford Cosworth FVA Lawrence Racing [4] 6 5 12 Ret 8 Ret 3
=   Neil Allen McLaren M4A Ford Cosworth FVA NE Allen Competition Pty. Ltd. [8] 5 6 11 3
12   Roly Levis Brabham BT23C Ford Cosworth FVA Team Lexington 7 9 6 6 7 7 2
13   Graham McRae McRae 69 Ford Ret 6 7 Ret 1
=   Max Stewart Mildren Alfa Romeo Alec Mildren Racing [9] 6 1
  Malcolm Guthrie Brabham BT21B Ford Frank Williams Racing [4] 8 10 10 7 10 10 0
  Bert Hawthorne Brabham BT21 Ford Team Lexington 12 7 8 11 0
  Laurence Brownlie Brabham BT23C Ford Cosworth FVA Team Lexington 11 DNS Ret 7 0
  Glyn Scott Bowin P3 Ford Cosworth FVA Glyn Scott Motors [4] 8 9 9 0
  Red Dawson Brabham BT7A Coventry Climax FPF 8 Ret 9 13 0
  David Oxton Brabham BT16 Ford 9 Ret Ret 8 0
  Garrie Cooper Elfin 600B Ford 8 0
  Ken Smith Lotus 41 Ford DNS Ret 9 0
  Frank Radisich HCM Ford Cosworth FVA Henderson Central Motors 10 DNS Ret 15 0
  John Nicholson Brabham BT18 Ford Ret 11 12 0
  Wayne Murdoch Brabham BT10 Ford DNS 14 0
  Dennis Marwood Brabham BT22 Coventry Climax FPF Rorstan Motor Racing Ret Ret Ret 0
  Alfredo Costanzo McLaren M4A Ford Cosworth FVA Argo Racing Pty. Ltd. [8] Ret Ret Ret 0
  Col Green Brabham BT16 Coventry Climax FPF Col Green [8] Ret ?? Ret 0
  Henk Woelders Elfin 600B Ford Bill Patterson Motors [8] Ret Ret 0
  Vince Anderson Brabham BT11A Coventry Climax FPF ?? Ret 0
  Peter Moloney Cooper T66 Coventry Climax FPF Ret 0
  Barry Keen Begg Mono Ford Ret 0
  Clive Mills Rennmax BN2 Ford Ret 0
  John Harvey Brabham BT23E Repco Ret 0
  Maurie Quincey Elfin 600B Ford Ret 0
  Bryan Faloon Brabham BT4 Coventry Climax FPF DNS 0
  Peter Hughes Lotus 25/33 Daimler DNS 0
Pos Driver Car Entrant Puk Lev Wig Ter Lak War San Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Thomas B Floyd, Amon Gives Ferrari a Tasman, Australian Motor Racing Annual, pages 6 to 17 & 30 to 63
  2. ^ a b c d e f Tasman Cup 1969, oldracingcars.com Retrieved on 16 March 2015
  3. ^ a b 1969 , The official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix, pages 336 to 344
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Results (Warwick Farm), Racing Car News, March 1969, page 47
  5. ^ a b c Tasman Series 1969, www.sergent.com.au Retrieved on 5 March 2015
  6. ^ The names of the fourteen drivers who scored points in the series and were classified in the final standings were sourced from www.sergent.com.au
  7. ^ The names of the drivers who did not score points in the series and were not classified in the final standings were sourced from oldracingcars.com
  8. ^ a b c d e f Official Programme, Australian Grand Prix, Lakeside, 2 February 1969
  9. ^ a b 1969 Season, www.sergent.com.au Retrieved on 6 March 2015