1979 Australian Drivers' Championship

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A 1979 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title for drivers of Australian Formula 1 racing cars.[1] The championship winner was awarded the 1979 CAMS Gold Star.[2] The title was contested over a three round series with one race per round.[3]

Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the first six placegetters in each race.[1]

Results[edit]

Position [3] Driver No. Car Entrant Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Points
1 Johnnie Walker 25 Lola T332 Chevrolet Magnum Wheels 9 4 6 19
2 John Bowe 11 Elfin MR8 Chevrolet Ansett Team Elfin 6 9 - 15
3 Alfredo Costanzo 84 Lola T430 Chevrolet Porsche Cars Australia - - 9 9
4 Rob Butcher 10 Lola T332 Chevrolet 4 - 4 8
John Smith 71 Ralt RT1 Ford 3 3 2 8
6 John Wright 76 Lola T400 Chevrolet - 6 - 6
7 Graham McRae 2 McRae GM3 Chevrolet - - 3 3
8 Chas Talbot Lola T332 Chevrolet - 2 - 2
Terry Hook 15 Lola T332 Chevrolet 2 - - 2
10 Peter Edwards 21 Lola T332 - - 1 1
Paul Hamilton 88 Elfin 600 - 1 - 1
Barry Singleton 19 Gardos GL1 Chevrolet 1 - - 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1979, pages 94-96
  2. ^ Australian Drivers’ Championship winners Retrieved from CAMS Online Manual of Motor Sport on 17 September 2008
  3. ^ a b Australian Motor Racing Yearbook, 1979/80, pages 88-97

Further reading[edit]

  • The official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix, 1986, pages 426-434

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