1967 German Grand Prix
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|Race 7 of 11 in the 1967 Formula One season|
|Date||August 6, 1967|
|Official name||XXIX Grosser Preis von Deutschland|
Nürburg, West Germany
|Course||Permanent racing facility
22.835 km (14.189 mi)
|Distance||15 laps, 342.525 km (212.835 mi)|
|Weather||Warm, dry and sunny|
|Time||8:15.1 on lap 6|
|2||1||Jack Brabham||Brabham-Repco||15||+ 38.5||7||6|
|3||8||Chris Amon||Ferrari||15||+ 39.0||8||4|
|4||7||John Surtees||Honda||15||+ 2:25.7||6||3|
|5||24||Jackie Oliver||Lotus-Ford||15||+ 5:30.7||19|
|6||16||Jo Bonnier||Cooper-Maserati||15||+ 8:42.1||16||2|
|7||22||Alan Rees||Brabham-Ford||15||+ 8:47.9||20|
|8||15||Guy Ligier||Brabham-Repco||14||+ 1 Lap||17||1|
|9||18||Chris Irwin||BRM||13||+ 2 Laps||15|
|10||27||David Hobbs||Lola-BMW||13||+ 2 Laps||22|
|11||6||Pedro Rodríguez||Cooper-Maserati||13||+ 2 Laps||10|
|NC||25||Brian Hart||Protos-Ford||12||+3 Laps||25|
|Ret||14||Jo Siffert||Cooper-Maserati||12||Fuel pump||12|
|Ret||26||Kurt Ahrens, Jr.||Protos-Ford||4||Radiator||23|
|Ret||10||Bruce McLaren||Eagle-Weslake||3||Oil Leak||5|
- Pole position: Jim Clark - 8:04.1
- Fastest Lap: Dan Gurney - 8:15.1
- Lap leaders:
- Jim Clark (1-3)
- Dan Gurney (4-12)
- Denny Hulme (13-15)
- This was the first time F1 was run on the Nürburgring with the Hohenrain chicane installed to slow the cars into the pits and the pit straight.
- This race was the first in F1 history to be broadcast for colour television in Germany.
- Dan Gurney broke the lap record 4 times and led the race by large margin until two thirds around his thirteenth lap a universal joint on a drive shaft broke.
- First Championship race since 1962 Monaco GP without a UK driver on the podium.
- Graham Hill spun his Lotus at the first corner of the first lap of the race, which pushed him back behind the whole field. He managed to get his damaged Lotus up to 10th out of 22 starters, but mechanical troubles eventually put him out of the race.
- For more than half the race, Jack Brabham and Chris Amon battled for 3rd and eventually 2nd (after Gurney's retirement), and Amon finished half a second behind Brabham.
- Jim Clark's suspension on his Lotus broke at the bridge before Flugplatz and Denny Hulme passed him at the latter corner. Then Dan Gurney passed Clark at Schwedenkreuz and Hulme much later at Brünnchen, eventually taking the lead from Hulme until lap 13.
- Pole-sitter Jim Clark was over 9 seconds faster than 2nd place holder Denny Hulme in qualifying, and Jacky Ickx was 3rd fastest in a smaller and slower Formula 2 car, only 1 second off Hulme's time, but 21 seconds faster than the next fastest F2 driver Jackie Oliver. But regulations forced Ickx to start 18th, behind all the Formula One cars. Eventually, Ickx climbed to 5th overall, passing front-runners Chris Amon (who re-passed him at Wippermann) and John Surtees; but Ickx's drive ended when his suspension broke on lap 12.
- The extremely bumpy and unpredictable track surface of the Nürburgring caused many retirements due to the punishment the fragile cars had to endure while driving through the course. 4 suspension failures (including both Lotus 49's of Jim Clark and Graham Hill) and other damaged components on the cars caused half the field to retire.
Championship standings after the race
- Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2008-01-16.
- "Formula One World". Archived from the original on 5 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
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