1962 Australian Drivers' Championship

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The 1962 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title for drivers [1] of Formula Libre racing cars.[2] The winner of the title, which was the sixth Australian Drivers' Championship, was awarded the 1962 CAMS Gold Star.[1]

Schedule[edit]

The championship was contested over a six race series.[3]

Points system[edit]

Championship points were awarded on a 12-7-5-3-2-1 basis [10] for the six best placed Australian license holders.[1] Each driver could count his/her results from the Australian Grand Prix plus the best four results from the remaining races.[11] Ties in the award were determined by the relevant drivers placings in the Australian Grand Prix.[1][9]

Results[edit]

Position [11] Driver [11] Car [11] Entrant [11] R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total [11]
1 Bib Stillwell Cooper T53 Coventry Climax FPF BS Stillwell 7 12 - 7 12 7 45
2 John Youl Cooper T51 Coventry Climax FPF
Cooper T55 Coventry Climax FPF
Scuderia Veloce 2 - - - 7 12 21
3 Bill Patterson Cooper T51 Coventry Climax FPF Bill Patterson Motors 3 5 - 5 - 5 18
4 Greg Cusack Cooper T51 Coventry Climax FPF Scuderia Veloce - 3 12 3 - - 18
5 David McKay Cooper T53 Coventry Climax FPF Scuderia Veloce 5 7 - - 5 - 17
6 Lex Davison Cooper T53 Coventry Climax FPF Ecurie Australie 1 - 12 - - 13
7 Jack Brabham Cooper T55 Coventry Climax FPF Jack Brabham 12 - - - - - 12
8 Bryan Thomson Cooper T51 Coventry Climax FPF S/C Ecurie Shepparton - - 7 2 - - 9
9 Tom Ross Lotus 20 Ford T Ross - - 5 - - - 5
10 Arnold Glass BRM P48 Buick Capitol Motors Pty Ltd - - - - - 3 3
11 Clive Nolan Lotus 20 Ford Clive Nolan Motors - - 3 - - - 3
Andy Brown Elfin FJ Ford Autocourse Elfin - - - - 3 - 3
13 Syd Negus Cooper T20 Repco Holden S Negus - - - - - 2 2
14 Alwyn Rose Dalro Jaguar Mk II A Rose - 2 - - - - 2
Roy Morris Elfin FJ Climax Climax FWA R Morris - - 2 - - - 2
Bill Pile Cooper Mk. V Climax Climax FWA W Pile - - - - 2 - 2
17 Ted Edwards TS Special E Edwards - - - - - 1 1
18 Ron Marshall Cooper T51 (Replica) Coventry Climax FPF R Marshall 1 - - - - - 1
Ron Halpin Gremlin FJ Ford Gold Coast Auto - - 1 - - - 1
Garrie Cooper Elfin FJ Ford Elfin Sports Cars - - - - 1 - 1

Note:

  • Patterson was awarded third place in the championship due to his superior placing in the Australian Grand Prix.[9]
  • English driver John Surtees (Cooper T53 Coventry Climax FPF) was not awarded points for his victory in the Longford race
  • New Zealand driver Angus Hyslop (Cooper T53 Coventry Climax FPF) was not awarded points for his fourth place in the Longford race
  • New Zealand driver Bruce McLaren (Cooper T62 Coventry Climax FPF) was not awarded points for his victory in the Australian Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 1963 Amendments to CAMS Manual & National Competition Rules (1962 ed), page 26
  2. ^ Greg Cusack wins Queensland's Gold Star at Lowood, Australian Motor Sports, August 1962, page 34
  3. ^ Guide to the Gold Star, page i, Supplement to Racing Car News, August 1972
  4. ^ David McKay, Surtees Cleans Up, Modern Motor, May 1962, pages 27-30 & 74
  5. ^ Bib Scoops Bathurst, Australian Motor Sports, June 1962, pages 34-36
  6. ^ Greg Cusack wins Queensland's Gold Star at Lowood, Australian Motor Sports, August 1962, pages 34-35
  7. ^ Davison wins Victorian road racing title, Australian Motor Sports, November 1962, pages 28-29 & 5
  8. ^ Stillwell clinches Gold Star at Mallala, Australian Motor Sports, November 1962, pages 36-37
  9. ^ a b c David McKay, AGP to McLaren, Modern Motor, January 1963, pages 18-20
  10. ^ Guide to the Gold Star, pages ii-iii, Supplement to Racing Car News, August 1972
  11. ^ a b c d e f 1962 Gold Star race results Retrieved on 9 May 2010

Further reading[edit]

  • Jim Sheperd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, 1980
  • John Blanden, Historic Racing Cars in Australia, 1979
  • The official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix, 1986
  • Surtees wins fast Longford International, Australian Motor Sports, May 1962, page 23
  • David McKay, Stillwell's Day, Modern Motor, July 1962, pages 30–32 & 77-78
  • Gold Star at Lowood, Modern Motor, August 1962, page 75
  • David McKay, "Davo" at Sandown, Modern Motor, November 1962
  • David McKay, 'Star' to Bib, Modern Motor, December 1962, page 28

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