Oulton Park International Gold Cup

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The International Gold Cup is a prize awarded annually to the winner of a motor race held at the Oulton Park circuit, Cheshire, England. In the 1950s and 1960s it formed one of a number of highly regarded non-Championship Formula One races, which regularly attracted top drivers and teams. With the increasing cost of F1, the number of non-Championship events dwindled and the Gold Cup fell by the wayside in the mid-1970s. After this time the Cup was open to Formula 5000 cars, then Formula 3000 cars, before finally being reduced to a courtesy award made for the winner of the race deemed "highlight of the weekend"[1]. The Cup proper was reinstated by the Historic Sports Car Club in 2003, for the winner of a race for historic F1 cars at the same circuit.

The Oulton Park circuit opened in 1953 and the first Gold Cup meeting was held the following year. As a sign of things to come Stirling Moss won both the first and second events; he would go on to win the Gold Cup a further three times before an accident prematurely ended his career. Perhaps appropriately it was Moss that was at the wheel when the Ferguson P99 took the first ever victory by a four-wheel drive F1 car and the last victory for a front-engined F1 car, in the 1961 Gold Cup race. Other famous winners include Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme.

WinnersEdit

  • Races shown with a pink background indicate non-Formula One races.
Year Driver Constructor Championship/Class Report
2004   Barry Williams Aston Martin DBR4 Historic racing Report
2003   Martin O'Connell Lotus-Cosworth Historic racing Report
2002 Historic racing Report
2001   Tim Harvey
  Rob Wilson
Chrysler Viper GTS-R British GT Championship Report
2000   Tim Harvey
  Mike Youles
Porsche 911 GT2 British GT Championship Report
1999   Julian Bailey
  Jamie Campbell-Walter
Lister Storm British GT Championship Report
1997–98 Not held
1996   Gareth Rees Reynard-Cosworth British Formula 2 Report
1995 Not held
1994   Joachim Winkelhock BMW 318i BTCC Report
1993   Joachim Winkelhock BMW 318i BTCC Report
1992   Yvan Muller Reynard-Cosworth British Formula 2 Report
1991   Paul Warwick Reynard-Cosworth British F3000 Report
1990   Richard Dean Reynard-Cosworth British F3000 Report
1989   Paolo Carcasci Reynard-Cosworth British F3000 Report
1988   Gary Brabham Ralt-Volkswagen British Formula 3 Report
1987   David Leslie
  Mike Wilds
Lola-Chevrolet Thundersports Report
1986   John Foulston
  John Brindley
Lola-Chevrolet Thundersports Report
1985   Tim Lee-Davey
  Neil Crang
Tiga GC84-Cosworth Thundersports Report
1984   John Foulston
  John Brindley
Lola-Chevrolet Thundersports Report
1983   Richard Budge
  Vin Malkie
Chevron-Ford Thundersports Report
1982   Tony Trimmer Fittipaldi-Ford British Formula One Championship Report
1981   John Surtees Maserati Historic racing Report
1980   Guy Edwards Arrows-Ford Aurora F1 Report
1979   David Kennedy Wolf-Ford Aurora F1 Report
1978   Tony Trimmer McLaren-Ford Aurora F1 Report
1977   Tony Trimmer Surtees-Ford Shellsport Group 8 Report
1976   Guy Edwards Brabham-Ford Shellsport Group 8 Report
1975   David Purley Chevron-Ford British F5000 Report
1974   Ian Ashley Lola-Chevrolet British F5000 Report
1973   Peter Gethin Chevron-Chevrolet British F5000 Report
1972   Denny Hulme McLaren-Cosworth Non-championship F1 Report
1971   John Surtees Surtees-Cosworth Non-championship F1 plus
Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship
Report
1970   John Surtees Surtees-Cosworth Non-championship F1 Report
1969   Jacky Ickx Brabham-Cosworth Non-championship F1 Report
1968   Jackie Stewart Matra-Cosworth Non-championship F1 Report
1967   Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco Non-championship F1 Report
1966   Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco Non-championship F1 Report
1965   John Surtees Lola-Cosworth Formula 2 Report
1964   Jack Brabham Brabham-Cosworth Formula 2 Report
1963   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Non-championship F1 Report
1962   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Non-championship F1 Report
1961   Stirling Moss Ferguson-Climax Non-championship F1 Report
1960   Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax Non-championship F1 Report
1959   Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax Non-championship F1 Report
1958   Roy Salvadori Lotus-Climax Sports car racing Report
1957   Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax Formula 2 Report
1956   Roy Salvadori Cooper-Climax Formula 2/1.5 L sportscars Report
1955   Stirling Moss Maserati Non-championship F1 Report
1954   Stirling Moss Maserati Non-championship F1 Report

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