1967 German Grand Prix

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West Germany  1967 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 11 in the 1967 Formula One season
Circuit Nürburgring-1967-Nordschleife.svg
Date August 6, 1967
Official name XXIX Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Nürburgring
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
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Ford
Time 8:04.1
Fastest lap
Driver United States Dan Gurney Eagle-Weslake
Time 8:15.1 on lap 6
Podium
First New Zealand Denny Hulme Brabham-Repco
Second Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco
Third New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari

The 1967 German Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at the Nürburgring on August 6, 1967.

There had been some changes to the track in an attempt to slow the cars down as they approached the pit area. However, it was clear that the cars had developed considerably over 12 months, so the chances had very little effect on the lap times.[1]

Report[edit]

Entry[edit]

A total of 16 F1 cars were entered for the event. As with the 1966 event, there were a field of 10 Formula Two cars. Amongst these F2 cars number of stars of tomorrow including Jacky Ickx and Jo Schlesser in their Matras. Among the field were two wooden-chassis Protos. Apart from the F2 entries, the field was much as usual except for a second Lola-BMW for Hubert Hahne. As this had a 2 litre engine, it was entered as a F1 car.[2]

Qualifying[edit]

Jim Clark took pole position for Team Lotus, in their Cosworth DFV powered Lotus 49, averaging a speed of 105.598mph, around 14.189 mile circuit. Clark was nearly 10 seconds faster than the next driver, Denny Hulme in the Brabham-Repco BT24. Third fastest was set by Jacky Ickx in his F2 Matra. As this was a F2 car, Ickx would have to start behind the main grid. Therefore, alongside Clark and Hulme on the four car front row was the BRM P115 of Jackie Stewart and Dan Gurney’s Eagle-Weslake T1G. The second Eagle of McLaren headed up the second row, where he was joined by John Surtees in his Honda RA273 and Jack Brabham in his Brabham-Repco BT24.[3]

Race[edit]

Jim Clark converted his pole position into an early lead, while his Team Lotus team-mate Graham Hill was pushed from his grid position of 13th, onto some grass, restarting the back of the field, behind the F2 cars. Clark stayed ahead Denny Hulme and Dan Gurney for the first three laps of the race. On the fourth lap, Clark dramatically slowed, his suspension having buckled, and so ended his race. Hill managed his Lotus up to tenth before mechanical troubles eventually put him out of the race.[4]

Immediately Gurney passed Hulme for the lead, while Jack Brabham was third after Bruce McLaren retired with a split oil pipe. Jacky Ickx continued to impress. He was now up to fifth, behind Jackie Stewart. The Scotsman overtook Brabham, only to encounter transmission problems, and so Ickx moved up to fourth. Shortly after this, the Ferrari of Chris Amon closed up and passed the F2 Matra. By lap 12, Ickx was also out of the race, following the collapse of this front suspension. On the next lap, the universal joint on a driveshaft counted for the race leader, Gurney. Hulme took the lead to win from this team-mate Brabham and follow Kiwi, Amon.[5]

The race was held over 15 laps of the Nürburgring. Hulme took the winner spoils for works Brabham team, driving their Brabham-Repco BT24. Hulme won in a time of 2hr 05:55.700mins., averaging a speed of 101.400mph.[6]

Classification[edit]

Note: The race was run with both Formula One and Formula Two cars running together. Formula Two entrants are denoted by a pink background.

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 New Zealand Denny Hulme Brabham-Repco 15 2:05:55.7 2 9
2 1 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco 15 + 38.5 7 6
3 8 New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari 15 + 39.0 8 4
4 7 United Kingdom John Surtees Honda 15 + 2:25.7 6 3
5 24 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Lotus-Ford 15 + 5:30.7 19
6 16 Sweden Jo Bonnier Cooper-Maserati 15 + 8:42.1 16 2
7 22 United Kingdom Alan Rees Brabham-Ford 15 + 8:47.9 20
8 15 France Guy Ligier Brabham-Repco 14 + 1 Lap 17 1
9 18 United Kingdom Chris Irwin BRM 13 + 2 Laps 15  
10 27 United Kingdom David Hobbs Lola-BMW 13 + 2 Laps 22
11 6 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez Cooper-Maserati 13 + 2 Laps 10  
Ret 9 United States Dan Gurney Eagle-Weslake 12 Halfshaft 4  
Ret 29 Belgium Jacky Ickx Matra-Ford 12 Suspension 18
NC 25 United Kingdom Brian Hart Protos-Ford 12 +3 Laps 25
Ret 14 Switzerland Jo Siffert Cooper-Maserati 12 Fuel pump 12  
Ret 4 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 8 Suspension 13  
Ret 17 West Germany Hubert Hahne Lola-BMW 6 Suspension 14  
Ret 11 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM 5 Differential 3  
Ret 3 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Ford 4 Suspension 1  
Ret 5 Austria Jochen Rindt Cooper-Maserati 4 Radiator 9  
Ret 26 West Germany Kurt Ahrens, Jr. Protos-Ford 4 Radiator 23
Ret 10 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Eagle-Weslake 3 Oil Leak 5  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Mike Spence BRM 3 Differential 11  
Ret 23 France Jo Schlesser Matra-Ford 2 Engine 21
Ret 20 West Germany Gerhard Mitter Brabham-Ford 0 Engine 24
DNS 28 United Kingdom Brian Redman Lola-Ford

[7][8][9]

  • Fastest lap: Dan Gurney, 8:15.100ecs. (103.252mph)

Notes[edit]

  • 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.
  • First Championship race since 1962 Monaco GP without a UK driver on the podium.

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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