1974 New Zealand Grand Prix

The 1974 New Zealand Grand Prix was a race held at the Wigram Airfield Circuit on 19 January 1974. The race had 20 starters. This was the first and only New Zealand Grand Prix to be held at the Wigram Airfield Circuit.

1974 New Zealand Grand Prix
Race 3 of 8 in 1974 Tasman Series
Wigram Airfield Circuit map.png
Race details
Date 19 January 1974
Location Wigram Airfield Circuit, Christchurch, New Zealand
Course Temporary racing facility
Course length 3.54 km (2.20 mi)
Distance 47 laps, 166 km (103 mi)
Weather Light Cloud
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Peter Gethin Chevron-Chevrolet
Time 1:03.6
Podium
First Elfin-Repco
Second Chevron-Chevrolet
Third Chevron-Chevrolet

It was the 20th New Zealand Grand Prix, and doubled as the third round of the 1974 Tasman Series. Australian John McCormack won his second NZGP in succession in his Elfin MR5 who finished ahead of Belgian Teddy Pilette and Briton Peter Gethin. The first New Zealand driver to finish was David Oxton in the Begg FM5 who came in 4th place.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No. Driver Car Laps Time
1 4   John McCormack Elfin MR5 / Repco 4994cc V8 47 52min 29.8sec
2 3   Teddy Pilette Chevron B24 / Chevrolet 4995cc V8 47 + 41.4 s
3 2   Peter Gethin Chevron B24 / Chevrolet 4995cc V8 47 + 56.9 s
4 18   David Oxton Begg FM5 / Chevrolet 4995cc V8 47 + 1:04.2 s
5 22   Garry Pedersen McLaren M18 / Chevrolet 4995cc V8 46 + 1 Lap
6 14   Graeme Lawrence Lola T332 / Chevrolet 4995cc V8 45 + 2 Laps
7 21   Allan McCully Begg FM5 / Chevrolet 4995cc V8 45 + 2 Laps
8 15   Reg Cook Lola T300 / Chevrolet 4995cc V8 42 + 5 Laps
9 12   Baron Robertson Elfin MR5 / Repco 4994cc V8 40 + 7 Laps
10 11   Ken Smith March 732 / Cosworth 1930cc 4cyl 34 + 13 Laps
Ret 16   Dexter Dunlop McRae GM1 / Chevrolet 4995cc V8 38 Fuel Injection
Ret 1   Graham McRae McRae GM2 / Chevrolet 4995cc V8 30 Valve Spring
Ret 10   Warwick Brown Lola T332 / Chevrolet 4995cc V8 27 Gearbox
Ret 19   Robbie Booth Begg FM4 / Chevrolet 4995cc V8 24 Differential
Ret 7   Johnnie Walker Lola T330 / Repco 4994cc V8 20 Gearbox
Ret 6   Max Stewart Lola T330 / Chevrolet 4995cc V8 12 Oil Line
Ret 20   Neil Doyle Surtees TS9B / Chevrolet 4995cc V8 7 Suspension
Ret 24   John Laney McLaren M10B / Chevrolet 4995cc V8 7 Engine
Source(s): [1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1974 Round 3 Wigram". sergent.com.au. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. ^ "New Zealand Grand Prix – Pukekohe, 19 Jan 1974". oldracingcars.com. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
Preceded by
1974 Pukekohe Grand Prix
Tasman Series
1974
Succeeded by
1974 Teretonga International
Preceded by
1973 New Zealand Grand Prix
New Zealand Grand Prix
1974
Succeeded by
1975 New Zealand Grand Prix