1975 Australian Grand Prix

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Australia  1975 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Round 1 of 5 of the 1975 Australian Drivers' Championship
Date 31 August 1975
Official name XL Australian Grand Prix
Location Surfers Paradise International Raceway, Surfers Paradise, Queensland
Course Permanent racing facility
3.219 km (2.000 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 160.95 km (100.00 mi)
Weather Heavy rain
Pole position
Driver Australia Bruce Allison Lola-Chevrolet
Time 1'05.8
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Max Stewart Lola-Chevrolet
Time 1'17.8
Podium
First Australia Max Stewart Lola-Chevrolet
Second Australia John Leffler Bowin-Chevrolet
Third Australia Ray Winter Mildren Mono-Ford

The 1975 Australian Grand Prix was a motor race for Australian Formula 1 and Australian Formula 2 racing cars,[1] held on a very wet track at the Surfers Paradise International Raceway on 31 August 1975.[2]

It was the fortieth Australian Grand Prix and was also Round 1 of the 1975 Australian Drivers' Championship.[2] Defending winner Max Stewart won his second AGP ahead of John Leffler and Ray Winter.[2]

Classification[edit]

Results as follows[2]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Car Qual Gap
1 62 Australia Bruce Allison Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:05.8
2 2 Australia John Goss Matich A53 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 1:05.8 +0.0
3 7 Australia John Leffler Bowin P8 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:07.2 +1.4
4 9 Australia John McCormack Elfin MR6 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 1:07.4 +1.6
5 5 Australia Kevin Bartlett Lola T400 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:08.4 +2.6
6 1 Australia Max Stewart Lola T400 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:08.4 +2.6
7 4 Australia Jon Davison Matich A50 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 1:08.4 +2.6
8 14 New Zealand Graeme Lawrence Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:09.0 +3.2
9 15 Australia Terry Hook Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:10.2 +4.4
10 27 Australia Ray Winter Mildren Mono / Ford 1.6L I4 1:11.1 +5.3
11 12 Australia Garrie Cooper Elfin MR5B / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 1:11.2 +5.4
12 31 Australia Enno Buesselmann Elfin 622 / Ford 1.6L I4 1:11.3 +5.5
13 10 Australia Chris Milton McLaren M22 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:12.4 +6.6

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Car Laps Time
1 1 Australia Max Stewart Lola T400 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 50 1h 06m 55.1s
2 7 Australia John Leffler Bowin P8 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 50 1h 07m 08.5s
3 27 Australia Ray Winter Mildren Mono / Ford 1.6L 4cyl 48
4 14 New Zealand Graeme Lawrence Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 48
5 9 Australia John McCormack Elfin MR6 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 47
6 10 Australia Chris Milton McLaren M22 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 47
7 4 Australia Jon Davison Matich A50 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 41
Ret 12 Australia Garrie Cooper Elfin MR5B / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 36 front suspension
Ret 62 Australia Bruce Allison Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 17 poor visibility / tyres
Ret 5 Australia Kevin Bartlett Lola T400 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 9 poor visibility
Ret 16 Australia Ross Switzer Rennmax BN7 / Ford 1.6L 4cyl 8 unsuitable tyres
Ret 2 Australia John Goss Matich A53 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 4 poor visibility / rough engine
Ret 31 Australia Enno Buesselmann Elfin 622 / Ford 1.6L I4 3 poor visibility
Ret 15 Australia Terry Hook Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1 unsuitable tyres

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conditions for Australian Titles, 1975 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 84
  2. ^ a b c d Wilson, Stewart (1986). "1975". In Howard, Graham. The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 388–394. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5. 
Preceded by
1974 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1975
Succeeded by
1976 Australian Grand Prix

Coordinates: 28°0′59″S 153°22′34″E / 28.01639°S 153.37611°E / -28.01639; 153.37611