1969 Australian Grand Prix

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Australia  1969 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 7 in 1969 Tasman Series
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Date 2 February 1969
Official name XXXIV Australian Grand Prix
Location Lakeside Raceway, Brisbane, Queensland
Course Permanent racing facility
2.411 km (1.498 mi)
Distance 67 laps, 161.537 km (100.366 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari
Time 0'52.3
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari
Time 0'52.8
Podium
First New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari
Second United Kingdom Derek Bell Ferrari
Third Australia Leo Geoghegan Lotus-Repco
Winner Chris Amon in the Ferrari 246T

The 1969 Australian Grand Prix was a race held at Lakeside International Raceway on 2 February 1969. It was the thirty fourth Australian Grand Prix and doubled as round five of the 1969 Tasman Series. Chris Amon started the race on pole while and drove the fastest race lap on his way to a team 1-2 victory with British team mate Derek Bell. Leo Geoghegan was the first of the domestic based drivers home in third position. Amon also won the 1969 Tasman Series.

Classification[edit]

Results as follows:[1] [2]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Car Qual Gap
1 3 New Zealand Chris Amon Scuderia Veloce Ferrari 246T / Ferrari 2.4L V6 0:52.3
2 5 United Kingdom Piers Courage Frank Williams Racing Cars Brabham BT24 / Cosworth 2.5L V8 0:52.5 +0.2
3 1 United Kingdom Graham Hill World Wide Racing Lotus 49T / Cosworth 2.5L V8 0:53.0 +0.7
4 4 United Kingdom Derek Bell Scuderia Veloce Ferrari 246T / Ferrari 2.4L V6 0:53.0 +0.7
5 2 Austria Jochen Rindt World Wide Racing Lotus 49T / Cosworth 2.5L V8 0:53.0 +0.7
6 6 Australia Frank Gardner Alec Mildren Racing Mildren Mono / Alfa Romeo 2.5L V8 0:53.4 +1.1
7 7 Australia Leo Geoghegan Geoghegan Racing Division Lotus 39 / Repco 2.5L V8 0:53.8 +1.5
8 8 Australia Kevin Bartlett Alec Mildren Racing Brabham BT23D / Alfa Romeo 2.5L V8 0:54.2 +1.9
9 10 Australia Niel Allen N.E. Allen Competition McLaren M4A / Cosworth 1.6L I4 0:54.8 +2.5
10 9 Australia Max Stewart Alec Mildren Racing Mildren / Alfa Romeo 1.6L I4 0:55.3 +3.0
11 20 Australia Glynn Scott Glynn Scott Motors Bowin P3 / Cosworth 1.6L I4 0:55.3 +3.0
12 22 Australia Henk Woelders Bill Patterson Motors Elfin 600B / Cosworth 1.6L I4 0:55.7 +3.4
13 16 Australia Alfredo Costanzo Argo Racing McLaren M4A / Cosworth 1.6L I4 0:56.0 +3.7
14 15 Australia Col Green Col Green Racing Brabham BT16 / Climax FPF 2.5L I4 0:59.1 +6.8
15 21 United Kingdom Malcolm Guthrie Frank Williams Racing Cars Brabham BT21B / Cosworth 1.6L I4 0:59.5 +7.2

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Car Laps Time
1 3 New Zealand Chris Amon Scuderia Veloce Ferrari 246T / Ferrari 2.6L V6 67 1h 00m 12.8s
2 4 United Kingdom Derek Bell Scuderia Veloce Ferrari 246T / Ferrari 2.6L V6 67 1h 00m 36.07s
3 7 Australia Leo Geoghegan Geoghegan Racing Division Lotus 39 / Repco 2.5L V8 66
4 1 United Kingdom Graham Hill World Wide Racing Lotus 49T / Cosworth 2.5L V8 66
5 10 Australia Niel Allen N.E. Allen Competition McLaren M4A / Cosworth 1.6L I4 63
6 9 Australia Max Stewart Alec Mildren Racing Mildren / Alfa Romeo 1.6L I4 63
7 21 United Kingdom Malcolm Guthrie Frank Williams Racing Cars Brabham BT21B / Cosworth 1.6L I4 58
8 20 Australia Glynn Scott Glynn Scott Motors Bowin P3 / Cosworth 1.6L I4 55
Ret 2 Austria Jochen Rindt World Wide Racing Lotus 49T / Cosworth 2.5L V8 43 Engine
Ret 6 Australia Frank Gardner Alec Mildren Racing Mildren Mono / Alfa Romeo 2.5L V8 37 Engine
Ret 22 Australia Henk Woelders Bill Patterson Motors Elfin 600B / Cosworth 1.6L I4 23 Accident
Ret 15 Australia Col Green Col Green Racing Brabham BT16 / Climax FPF 2.5L I4  ??  ??
Ret 16 Australia Alfredo Costanzo Argo Racing McLaren M4A / Cosworth 1.6L I4 7 Stalled
Ret 8 Australia Kevin Bartlett Alec Mildren Racing Brabham BT23D / Alfa Romeo 2.5L V8 5 Head Gasket
Ret 5 United Kingdom Piers Courage Frank Williams Racing Cars Brabham BT24 / Cosworth 2.5L V8 5 Accident

Notes[edit]

  • Pole Position: Chris Amon - 52.3
  • Fastest Lap: Chris Amon - 52.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1969 Rounds 5-7 Australia". New Zealand Motor Racing. Archived from the original on 17 November 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2008. 
  2. ^ White, Des (1986). "1969". In Howard, Graham. The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 336–344. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5. 

Photo of Derek Bell's second placed Ferrari at Goodwood in 2008

Preceded by
1969 Teretonga International
Tasman Series
1969
Succeeded by
1969 Warwick Farm International
Preceded by
1968 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1969
Succeeded by
1970 Australian Grand Prix

Coordinates: 27°13′41″S 152°57′54″E / 27.22806°S 152.96500°E / -27.22806; 152.96500