Denny Hulme

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Denny Hulme
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Born (1936-06-18)18 June 1936
Motueka, New Zealand
Died 4 October 1992(1992-10-04) (aged 56)
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality  New Zealander
Active years 19651974
Teams Brabham, McLaren
Races 112
Championships 1 (1967)
Wins 8
Podiums 33
Career points 248
Pole positions 1
Fastest laps 9
First race 1965 Monaco Grand Prix
First win 1967 Monaco Grand Prix
Last win 1974 Argentine Grand Prix
Last race 1974 United States Grand Prix

Denis Clive "Denny" Hulme, OBE (18 June 1936 – 4 October 1992) was a New Zealand racing driver, the 1967 Formula One World Champion for the Brabham team. Between his debut at Monaco in 1965 and his final race in the 1974 US Grand Prix, he started 112 Grand Prix, resulting eight victories and 33 trips to the podium. He also finished third in the overall standing in 1968 and 1972.[1]

Hulme showed versatility by dominating the Canadian-American Challenge Cup (Can-Am) for Group 7 sports cars. As a member of the McLaren team that won five straight titles between 1967 and 1971, he won the individual drivers’ championship twice and runner-up on four other occasions.[1]

Following his Formula One tenure with Brabham, Hulme raced for McLaren in multiple formats—Formula One, Can-Am, and at the Indianapolis 500. Hulme retired from Formula One at the end of the 1974 season but continued to race Australian Touring Cars.

Hulme was nicknamed 'The Bear', because of his "gruff nature" and "rugged features"; however, he was also "sensitive (...) unable to express his feelings, except in a racing car."[2]

During his career, Hulme drove the most powerful cars of his era. He raced in F1, F2, Indycars, Saloon/Touring Cars, CanAm and endurance races, all during the same season. After retiring from F1, he even drove in truck races.

Hulme's death by heart attack, whilst driving a BMW M3 during the Bathurst 1000 in Australia, made him the seventh former Formula One champion to die, and the first to die of natural causes (versus three racing incidents, two incidents on the public road and one incident involving an aircraft.)

Early racing career[edit]

He was born and raised on a tobacco farm belonging to his parents in Motueka in the South Island of New Zealand. His father Clive Hulme was awarded a Victoria Cross, as a sniper, while fighting in the Battle of Crete in 1941.[2]

Whilst growing up on his family’s farm, Hulme learned to drive a truck while sitting on his father’s lap, and by the age of six, he was driving solo. He left school and went to work in a garage. He saved up enough money to buy an MG TF, promptly entering this in hillclimbing events. After that his father brought a MGA for him. After making impressive progress he purchased a F2 Cooper-Climax, subsequently being chosen for the New Zealand Driver to Europe program, along with fellow Kiwi, George Lawton. The pair of young New Zealander began competing in Formula Junior and Formula Two across Europe, in a Cooper-BMC and Cooper–Ford respectively. Hulme won the 1960 Gran Premio di Pescara for Formula Juniors, but the newspaper back in New Zealand made no mention of this, as they wrote only about Bruce McLaren. However, the year, 1960 ended in disaster, when Lawton crashed during a race at Roskilde (Denmark) dying his Hulme’s arms.[2][3][4]

As the New Zealand press were ignoring Hulme, he hired a 2½ litre Cooper from Reg Parnell and entered it in the 1961 New Zealand Gold Star Championship. He won the title straight away. He appeared at Le Mans for the Abarth team, taking a class win in S850 the class (partnered by fellow Kiwi Angus Hyslop), before Ken Tyrrell invited the likable (but sometimes gruff) New Zealander to race in his Formula Junior and Formula Two team, in 1962, when Tony Maggs was unavailable due to his Formula One commitments.[3][4][5]

Once there, basing himself in London, he worked as a mechanic in Jack Brabham's garage in Chessington and began to pave his way on his motor-racing path. It was Brabham who gave him drives in his Brabham sportscars and single seaters. During the 1963 season, he won seven International Formula Junior and after some impressive performances there, it was his old boss Jack Brabham who gave Hulme the call and he joined the Australian legend's F2 team. In 1964, the pair set about dominating the Championship that year, resulting in a one–two finish in the FFSA Trophées de France series. The pair also finished one–two in the 1966 series . During this spell in F2 between 1964-1966, Hulme won a total of three races in the series, plus two non-championship events (the 1964 Grote Prijs van Limborg and the 1965 Spring Trophy). Hulme was rewarded with some non-championship Formula One races.[2][3][6]

Away from single seaters, Hulme also raced the occasional saloon car. In appalling conditions, on 6 July 1963, Hulme won his first major saloon car race. The second Motor-sponsored Six-Hour, a round of the European Touring Car Championship, saw the pre-race favourite, a 7-litre Ford Galaxie driven by Dan Gurney and Jack Brabham floundered in the wet and the Jaguars dominated the race. Hulme would win, partnered by Roy Salvadori, after the winners on the road were disqualified for engine irregularities.[7]

Formula One career[edit]

1965–1967 (The Brabham Years)[edit]

After making numerous appearances in non-championship events for Brabham during the 1964 season, as the Brabham team had signed Dan Gurney for race along their boss. Hulme finally got the call he had been waiting for, making his World Championship debut in 1965 at Monaco. Later that year, he scored his first points, for fourth position at the daunting Clermont-Ferrand (Charade) circuit in France.[3]

1966 was Hulme's first full season of Formula One. Now, after the departure of Dan Gurney, he was the outright number two at the Brabham team behind Jack himself. Finishing a fine fourth that year (with Jack winning the Drivers' and the Brabham team the Constructors' championship), the highlights came with a third place at Reims in France, a second behind Brabham at Brands Hatch, and the fastest lap at Zandvoort, before ignition problems put paid to his race there. Whilst his boss won the World title, Hulme made it to the podium four times during season, finishing fourth overall in the standings.[2][6]

Hulme during qualifying for the 1967 Dutch Grand Prix

The 1967 Championship was essentially an internal affair within the Brabham Racing Organisation team for most of the year, but the new Lotus 49 gave Jim Clark and Graham Hill the opportunity to bite back. Their Brabham-Repcos were not the fastest cars, however they were reliable and consistent, as were Brabham and Hulme. During the season, he would take two wins in the 11-race Championship, at Monte Carlo and the ferocious Nürburgring (the Green Hell).[2]

Although Hulme silenced many critics with his excellent win in Monaco, the race was marred by the appalling accident that would claim the life of Lorenzo Bandini, who was chasing Hulme at the time of the crash. His second Grand Prix win of 1967, was on the legendary Nordschleife of the Nürburgring. This victory proved his versatility on any type of track. A further six visits to the podium, gave Hulme the advantage he needed. He won the Championship by five points from Brabham, and a further five from Jim Clark. Hulme was the first (and to date, only) Formula One World Champion from New Zealand.[2]

1968–1974 (The McLaren Years)[edit]

1968 saw a move to the McLaren team, owned by fellow Kiwi Bruce McLaren. Although the ‘Bruce and Denny Show’ dominated the North American Can-Am sportcar series for since 1966, their time in Formula One was less successful. The South African race, held at the legendary Kyalami circuit, proved difficult for the team. Despite having to use the old BRM V12 engines on an old M5A chassis, Hulme brought it home a creditable fifth.[2][6]

1968 USGP at Watkins Glen.
Photo by Bob Sanderson

By the Spanish round at Jarama, the awesome Cosworth V8 engine was installed in the brand new M7A chassis and the good times rolled. After victory in the BRDC International Trophy, Hulme picked up second place in Spain, before taking two more wins that year at Monza and in Canada, leaving him with an outside chance of retaining the Championship crown against Graham Hill and the young Jackie Stewart.

The finale, in Mexico City, determined the champion that year—but unfortunately for Hulme he was robbed by a suspension failure on his McLaren.

1969 German GP on the Nordschleife

1969 was a disaster for Hulme: the revised M7A chassis struggled with reliability and Hulme managed only 20 points, attaining one victory—ironically, in light of the previous season's events, at the final round, at the Mexican Grand Prix. Hulme ended the season in sixth position in the drivers' standings.

1970 brought a new decade, but Hulme's luck didn't change. Team boss and great friend Bruce McLaren was killed whilst testing the CanAm McLaren M8D, which affected Hulme. Another problem occurred that year when he suffered burns to his hands from a methanol fire during practice for the Indianapolis 500. As a result, he missed the Dutch Grand Prix in 1970. Undeterred, he felt he owed it Bruce and the McLaren to continue racing. Besides his emotional distress and serious burns, he still managed a creditable fourth in the championship with 27 points.[2]

Although Hulme would claim third place in the 1970 Mexican Grand Prix, the race was marred by the immense crowd of over 200,000. The crowd proved almost uncontrollable and almost forced the cancellation of the race. They were crammed in front of the guard-rails, sat at the trackside and ran across the track itself. The drivers were concerned that someone would be killed. During qualifying Hulme missed some children by inches. They were playing a game of chicken to see who got nearest to the cars as they hurtled past.[8]

1971 started with a bang. At Kyalami, he led dominantly—but the rising-rate suspension system forced him out, after only a few laps. The McLaren team were in disarray. The season was even worse than 1970 results-wise, as Hulme didn’t even make the podium, although he set the fastest laps in Canada and the United States that year—but results were hard to come by. Hulme ended up ninth in the standings for 1971.[6]

Beauty, fragrance and men's products company Yardley took over title sponsorship of a new McLaren in 1972, and it paid dividends for Hulme. Partnered with good friend Peter Revson, Hulme was back on winning ways taking victory in South Africa, and a few fine podiums elsewhere, finishing 1972 in third place with 39 points. Meanwhile, Hulme also won the non-championship International Gold Cup race at Oulton Park.

Hulme's 1973 McLaren-Ford M23 being demonstrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Amazingly, Hulme scored only one pole position in his F1 career aboard a McLaren M23, in 1973 at Kyalami—he appeared to have a good relationship with the South African venue. However, Hulme was outshone by friend and team-mate Peter Revson in 1973, and he finished a place down on the American in sixth, 12 points adrift.

By the 1973 Belgian Grand Prix, Hulme and McLaren had taken F1 safety forward, when his car introduced the Graviner life-support system to Formula One, supplying the driver breathable air in the event of fire.[9]

Hulme won the Swedish Grand Prix luckily, though he also set the fastest lap. The race seemed to be set up for a home victory for Ronnie Peterson, with his Lotus team-mate, Emerson Fittipaldi in second, when the Lotuses hit trouble. Fittipaldi being slowed with gearbox issues, and then Peterson with tyre wear. As Hulme decided to run with harder tyres, he passed Peterson on the penultimate lap to win. Hulme expressed sadness to "have taken that away from Ronnie".[10][11]

He and Revson had built up a strong friendship off the back of their F1 camaraderie—they also competed together in the Can-Am series. When Revson left McLaren at the end of 1973 to join Shadow, Hulme would have been disappointed.

In his time at McLaren, Hulme won six Grands Prix, but he was nearing the end of his time in F1, and his competitive urges were being blunted by a growing apprehension about the dangers of racing. After the Brazilian Grand Prix in which Hulme finished in twelfth place, these fears were well founded. when testing at Kyalami commenced, in March 1974, Peter Revson suffered a front suspension failure (broken front Ball Joint), veering head-on into the barriers. Hulme tried in vain to save his friend's life, but to no avail. After the accident Hulme announced that he would see out 1974 before retiring from Grand Prix racing. However, other than winning the Argentine event (he inherited the lead when his now team-mate Fittipaldi inadvertently knocked-off the electrical “kill-switch” on his steering wheel, on the penultimate lap) and coming home second in Austria, he did not make much of an impact on the season, and he retired dignified at the end of the year and stepped away from the sport and returned to New Zealand.[2][9]

Away from F1[edit]

Denny Hulme in 1973.

1966 Le Mans 24 hours[edit]

At the finish of the 1966 Le Mans 24 hours, the two Shelby-American Inc. entered Ford GT40 MK II’s were both on the lead lap, running first and second, with the car Hulme was partnering with Ken Miles in the lead. In the lead half-hour of the race, the Fords bunched up together in a pre-arranged plan for Bruce McLaren and Miles to cross the line, headlights ablaze, in a dead-heat. Unfortunately the dead-heat that Henry Ford II had so proudly planned did not come off, as the timekeepers decided that a dead-heat was technically impossible as the Hulme/Miles car had qualified faster than the McLaren/Amon car, and therefore covered a shorter race distance. Therefore, when the two cars arrived side-by-side at the finish, Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon were classified as the winners with Hulme and Ken Miles in second.[12]

Can-Am (1966–1972)[edit]

In 1966, while driving for the Brabham team in Formula One, Hulme drove in the inaugural season of the Can-Am racing series of FIA Group 7 racing, joining the McLaren team of New Zealand countryman Bruce McLaren. This partnership would became so successful, the Americans called them the ‘Bruce and Denny Show’, such was their domination.[2]

1968 McLaren M6B at the Laguna Seca Historics, 2009. Hulme won the ’68 Can-Am in a similar M6B

Hulme's debut season in the Can-Am series, driving a McLaren M6A, heralded no points. In the 1967 season, the year of his F1 Championship win, Hulme finished second to team leader Bruce McLaren for the Can-Am championship, scoring three wins in six races and earning 24 points in the McLaren M6A. Hulme won the Can-Am Championship in 1968, taking three victories in the six race season, earning 35 points in the McLaren M8A. 1969 saw the McLaren team continue to dominate the series; driving the McLaren M8B, they won every race, with multiple 1–2 finishes, and even a 1–2–3 finish when Dan Gurney drove the spare car. Hulme scored five victories in eleven races in 1969, earning 160 points to finish second to team mate McLaren in the championship.

The 1970 season was a difficult one for the team, as they mourned the loss of leader Bruce McLaren, who had died while pre-season testing the McLaren M8D "Batmobile" at the Goodwood Circuit. Teamed first with driver Dan Gurney, then with driver Peter Gethin, Hulme led the team with six wins in ten races, winning his second Can-Am Championship driving the M8D to 132 points—more than double the number of the second-place competitor. For the 1971 season Hulme's teammate was his good friend Peter Revson, who took the Can-Am crown that year with Hulme in second (three wins in ten races), driving the McLaren M8F. In his final season, Hulme drove the McLaren M20 to second place in the 1972 championship on 65 points, with two wins in the nine race season.

Following his quiet start in the 1966 season, Hulme scored 22 wins with 11 second place and 2 third place finishes in 52 Can-Am races from 1967 through 1972 – standing on the podium for 67% of the races during those six seasons. In those same six seasons, he was the Can-Am season champion twice, and championship runner-up four times. His 22 career wins are the most by any driver in the Can-Am series.

Indy 500[edit]

Hulme competed in the Indianapolis 500 on four occasions: 1967, 1968, 1969, and 1971. His best results in the event were in 1967 and 1968, both times finishing fourth. He did not compete in the 1970 race, due to methanol burns to the hands after a fire during practice.[4]

Tasman Series[edit]

Hulme finished third in the 1964 Tasman Series with one win and three podiums. He would later compete in 1967 and 1968, collecting a podium in each year.

British Sportscar Championship (1965–1969)[edit]

On weekends away from the Formula One, Hulme would sometimes race for Sid Taylor Racing in the British Sportscar Championship. During this time, he won a total of 12 races, mostly in a Lola T70, including three RAC Tourist Trophies, one of which was a round of the 1965 World Sportscar Championship.

After F1[edit]

After leaving the sport, Hulme led the GPDA (Grand Prix Drivers' Association) for a brief period, but the cut and thrust nature of the post was ill-suited to his gentlemanly nature and he did not fill the post for very long. He then retired to New Zealand, returning to touring cars to race occasionally in the Benson & Hedges 500 race at Pukekohe Park Raceway in the late 1970s first in Chrysler Chargers then later a Volkswagen Golf, partnering Stirling Moss on occasion for the 500 kilometre endurance format.[13]

Hulme began racing regularly again in 1982 with amateur racer Ray Smith, building up a team with the Holden Commodore V8 capable of winning the New Zealand Production Car Series for Group A toruing cars in 1983/84. Hulme also started racing in Australia, racing in the team of former European compatriot Frank Gardner's JPS Team BMW, which included second in class at the 1984 Bathurst 1000.

Hulme returned to Europe in 1986 racing in the European Touring Car Championship in a Tom Walkinshaw Racing prepared Rover Vitesse. That campaign culminated in a victory in the RAC Tourist Trophy, Hulme's fourth win in the event, 18 years after his third win. After that Hulme raced briefly for Bob Jane's Mercedes-Benz team before linking up with Larry Perkins in 1987, moving with Perkins in 1988 to the newly formed Holden Racing Team. It was with Holden, that Hulme, would record his last visit to a podium, when he finished second, in the 1988 South Australia Cup. Hulme would later join Benson & Hedges Racing, another team run by Frank Gardner in 1990. In the meantime Hulme was one of the founding drivers driver a truck racing craze in New Zealand in the early 1990s running Scania trucks, returning to Europe to race in European Truck Championship.[3][14]

Death[edit]

A favourite event of Hulme's was the Bathurst 1000, held at the famous Mount Panorama track in Australia. In the 1992 event he was driving a semi-works supported BMW M3 for the Benson & Hedges Racing when after complaining over the car-to-pits radio of blurred vision (originally thought to be because of the heavy rain) Hulme suffered a massive heart attack at the wheel whilst driving along the high-speed Conrod Straight. After veering into the wall on the left side of the track at about 140 mph (230 km/h),[15] he managed to bring the car to a relatively controlled stop sliding against the safety railing and concrete wall on the right side of the track. When marshals reached the scene they found Hulme still strapped in. He was taken from the car straight to Bathurst Hospital where he was officially pronounced dead.

Awards[edit]

Motorsports career results[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
1960 Campionato A.N.P.E.C./Auto Italiana d’Europe [16] 3rd Envoy-Ford
Cooper-BMC T52
Envoy Racing Team
New Zealand International Grand Prix Team
Formula 2 Drivers & Constructors Championship [17] NC Cooper-Ford T45 New Zealand International Grand Prix Team
B.R.S.C.C. John Davy Championship [17] NC Cooper-BMC T52 Ken Tyrrell
1961 New Zealand Gold Star Championship [17] 1st Cooper-Climax T51 Yeoman Credit Team
1962 John Davy Championship[18] 2nd Cooper-Ford T56
Brabham-Ford BT2
New Zealand Grand Prix Racing Team
Brabham Racing
B.A.R.C. Championship [18] NC Cooper-Ford T56 New Zealand Grand Prix Racing Team
B.R.S.C.C. Championship[18] NC Cooper-Ford T56
Brabham-Ford BT2
New Zealand Grand Prix Racing Team
Brabham Racing
1963 B.A.R.C. Express & Star British Championship[19] 2nd Brabham-Ford BT6 Brabham Racing Organisation
Championnat de France[20] NC Brabham-Ford BT6 Brabham Racing Organisation
European Touring Car Challenge[21] NC Jaguar 3.8 Mk II Tommy Atkins
British Saloon Car Championship[17][22] NC Ford Galaxie Alan Brown Racing Ltd
1964 Grote Prijs van Limborg[23] 1st Brabham-Cosworth BT10 Brabham Racing Developments
FFSA Trophées de France[24] 2nd Brabham-Cosworth BT10 Brabham Racing Organisation
Tasman Cup Series[25][26] 3rd Brabham-Climax BT4 Brabham Racing Organisation
Ecurie Vitesse
Autocar British Formula Two Championship[27] 4th Brabham-Cosworth BT10 Brabham Racing Developments
Australian Formula One Championship[28] NC Brabham-Climax BT4 Ecurie Vitesse
European Touring Car Challenge[29][30] NC Ford Galaxie Alan Brown Racing Ltd
British Saloon Car Championship[31][32] NC Ford Galaxie
Austin Mini Cooper S
Alan Brown Racing Ltd
Don Moore
Deutsche Rundstrecken-Meisterschaft für Grand-Tourisme-Wagen[33] NC Honda S600 Jack Brabham
1965 Spring Trophy[34] 1st Brabham-Cosworth BT16 Brabham Racing Developments
Trophées de France[35] 8th Brabham-Cosworth BT16 Brabham Racing Organisation
FIA Formula One World Championship[17][36] 11th Brabham-Climax BT7
Brabham-Climax BT11
Brabham Racing Organisation
British Sports Car Championship[37] NC Brabham-Climax BT8 Sidney Taylor Racing
1966 Trophées de France[38][39] 2nd Brabham-Honda BT18 Brabham Racing Organisation
FIA Formula One World Championship[17][40] 4th Brabham-Climax BT22
Brabham-Repco BT20
Brabham Racing Organisation
Canadian-American Challenege Cup[17] NC Lola-Chevrolet T70 Sidney Taylor Racing
British Sports Car Championship[37] NC Lola-Chevrolet T70 Sidney Taylor Racing
1967 FIA Formula One World Championship [17][41] 1st Brabham-Repco BT20
Brabham-Repco BT19
Brabham-Repco BT24
Brabham Racing Organisation
Canadian-American Challenege Cup[42][43] 2nd McLaren-Chevrolet M6A Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Spring Trophy[44] 2nd Brabham-Repco BT20 Brabham Racing Organisation
Tasman Cup Series[45][46] 8th Brabham-Climax BT22
Brabham-Climax BT7A
Brabham Racing Organisation
USAC National Championship[47][48] 13th Eagle-Ford 67 Yunick
British Sports Car Championship[37] NC Ford GT40 Sidney Taylor Racing
1968 Canadian-American Challenege Cup[49][50] 1st McLaren-Chevrolet M8A Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
BRDC International Trophy [51] 1st McLaren-Cosworth M7A Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
FIA Formula One World Championship [17][52] 3rd McLaren-BRM M5A
McLaren-Cosworth M7A
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Tasman Cup Series[53][54] 7th Brabham-Ford BT23 Racing Team S.A.
USAC National Championship[55][56] 24th Eagle-Ford 68 All American Racers
British Sports Car Championship[37][57] NC Lola-Chevrolet T70 Mk.3 GT Sidney Taylor Racing
1969 Canadian-American Challenege Cup[58][59] 2nd McLaren-Chevrolet M8B McLaren Cars Ltd
FIA Formula One World Championship [17][60] 6th McLaren-Cosworth M7A Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
USAC National Championship[61][62] NC Eagle-Ford 69 Olsonite
RAC British Sports Car Championship[37][63] NC Lola-Chevrolet T70 Mk.3B GT Sidney Taylor Racing
1970 Canadian-American Challenege Cup[64][65] 1st McLaren-Chevrolet M8D Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
FIA Formula One World Championship [17][66] 4th McLaren-Cosworth M14A Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
USAC National Championship[17][67] NC McLaren-Offenhauser M15 McLaren Cars
1971 Canadian-American Challenege Cup[68][69] 2nd McLaren-Chevrolet M8F McLaren Cars
FIA Formula One World Championship [17][70] 13th McLaren-Cosworth M19A Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
USAC National Championship[17][71] NC McLaren-Offenhauser M16A McLaren Cars
1972 International Gold Cup [72][17] 1st McLaren-Cosworth M19A Yardley Team McLaren
Canadian-American Challenege Cup[73][74] 2nd McLaren-Chevrolet M20 McLaren Cars
FIA Formula One World Championship [17][75] 3rd McLaren-Cosworth M19A
McLaren-Cosworth M19C
Yardley Team McLaren
1973 FIA Formula One World Championship [17][76] 6th McLaren-Cosworth M19C
McLaren-Cosworth M23
Yardley Team McLaren
1974 FIA Formula One World Championship [17][77] 7th McLaren-Cosworth M23
McLaren-Cosworth M23B
Marlboro Team McLaren
International Race of Champions [78][79] 8th Porsche Carrera RSR
1982 Australian Endurance Championship [80] NC BMW 635CSi JPS Team BMW
1984 Australian Endurance Championship [81] 77th BMW 635CSi JPS Team BMW
1985 Australian Endurance Championship [82] 39th Holden VK Commodore Ray Smith
1986 Australian Endurance Championship [83] 35th Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Bob Jane T-Marts
European Touring Car Championship [84][85] NC Rover Vitesse Tom Walkinshaw Racing
1987 World Touring Car Championship [86][87] NC Holden Commodore VK SS
Holden Commodore VL SS
Enzed Team Perkins
Australian Touring Car Championship [88] NC Ford Sierra XR4Ti John Andrew Motorsport
1988 South Australia Cup [89] 2nd Holden Commodore VL SS Holden Special Vehicles
Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship [90][91] NC Holden Commodore VL SS Holden Special Vehicles
1990 Australian Endurance Championship [92] NC Ford Sierra RS500 Tony Longhurst Racing
1991 Australian Endurance Championship [93] 11th BMW M3 Evolution Tony Longhurst Racing

Formula One World Championship[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Points
1965 Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham BT7 Climax V8 RSA MON
8
BEL GER
Ret
11th 5
Brabham BT11 Climax V8 FRA
4
GBR
Ret
NED
5
ITA
Ret
USA MEX
1966 Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham BT22 Climax L4 MON
Ret
BEL
Ret
4th 18
Brabham BT20 Repco V8 FRA
3
GBR
2
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
3
USA
Ret
MEX
3
1967 Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham BT20 Repco V8 RSA
4
MON
1
NED
3
1st 51
Brabham BT19 Repco V8 BEL
Ret
Brabham BT24 Repco V8 FRA
2
GBR
2
GER
1
CAN
2
ITA
Ret
USA
3
MEX
3
1968 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M5A BRM V12 RSA
5
3rd 33
McLaren M7A Ford V8 ESP
2
MON
5
BEL
Ret
NED
Ret
FRA
5
GBR
4
GER
7
ITA
1
CAN
1
USA
Ret
MEX
Ret
1969 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M7A Ford V8 RSA
3
ESP
4
MON
6
NED
4
FRA
8
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
7
CAN
Ret
USA
Ret
MEX
1
6th 20
1970 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M14A Ford V8 RSA
2
ESP
Ret
MON
4
BEL NED FRA
4
GBR
3
GER
3
AUT
Ret
ITA
4
CAN
Ret
USA
7
MEX
3
4th 27
1971 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M19A Ford V8 RSA
6
ESP
5
MON
4
NED
12
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
ITA
CAN
4
USA
Ret
13th 9
1972 Yardley Team McLaren McLaren M19A Ford V8 ARG
2
RSA
1
ESP
Ret
3rd 39
McLaren M19C Ford V8 MON
15
BEL
3
FRA
7
GBR
5
GER
Ret
AUT
2
ITA
3
CAN
3
USA
3
1973 Yardley Team McLaren McLaren M19C Ford V8 ARG
5
BRA
3
6th 26
McLaren M23 Ford V8 RSA
5
ESP
6
BEL
7
MON
6
SWE
1
FRA
8
GBR
3
NED
Ret
GER
12
AUT
8
ITA
15
CAN
13
USA
4
1974 Marlboro Team Texaco McLaren M23 Ford V8 ARG
1
BRA
12
RSA
9
ESP
6
BEL
6
MON
Ret
SWE
Ret
NED
Ret
FRA
6
GBR
7
GER
DSQ
AUT
2
ITA
6
CAN
6
USA
Ret
7th 20

Non-Championship Formula One events[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1963 Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham BT3 Climax V8 LOM GLV PAU IMO SYR AIN INT ROM SOL KAN
4
MED AUT OUL RAN
1964 Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham BT10 Climax V8 DMT NWT SYR AIN
10
INT SOL MED RAN
1965 Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham BT11 Climax V8 ROC SYR SMT INT
Ret
Brabham BT7 MED
4
RAN
1966 Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham BT20 Climax V8 RSA
Ret
SYR
Ret
INT
4
OUL
2
1967 Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham BT20 Repco V8 ROC
Ret
SPR
2
INT
Ret
SYR OUL
6
ESP
1968 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M7A Ford V8 ROC
3
INT
1
OUL
1969 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M7A Ford V8 ROC
3
INT
Ret
MAD OUL
1970 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M14A Ford V8 ROC
3
INT
6
OUL
1971 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M19A Ford V8 ARG ROC
Ret
QUE
3
SPR INT RIN OUL VIC
1972 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M19C Ford V8 ROC
3
BRA INT
4
OUL
1
REP VIC
1973 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M23 Ford V8 ROC
2
INT
Ret
1974 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M23 Ford V8 PRE ROC
NC
INT
Ret

Tasman Series[edit]

Year Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
1964 Brabham BT4 New Zealand
LEV
1
New Zealand
PUK
2
New Zealand
WIG
3
New Zealand
TER
Ret
Australia
SAN
5
Australia
WAR
5
Australia
LAK
9
Australia
LON
3rd 23
1967 Brabham BT22 New Zealand
PUK
Ret
New Zealand
WIG
3
Australia
LAK
4
Australia
WAR
Ret
Australia
SAN
Ret
Australia
LON
Ret
8th 7
1968 Brabham BT23 New Zealand
PUK
New Zealand
LEV
New Zealand
WIG
3
New Zealand
TER
6
Australia
SUR
6
Australia
WAR
5
Australia
SAN
9
Australia
LON
DNS
7th 8

Indianapolis 500[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans[edit]

Year Class No Tyres Car Team Co-Drivers Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1961 S850 60 Fiat-Abarth 850 S
Fiat 847cc L4
Italy Abarth & Cie New Zealand Angus Hyslop 263 14th 1st
1966 P+2.0 1 G Ford Mk II
Ford 427 V8/90° OHV 6982cc
United States Shelby American Inc. United Kingdom Ken Miles 360 2nd
1967 P+5.0 6 F Ford Mk IV
Ford 427 V8/90° OHV 6980cc
United States Holman & Moody United States Lloyd Ruby 86 DNF
Accident

24 Hours of Daytona[edit]

Year Class No Tyres Car Team Co-Drivers Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1966 P+2.0 28 Ferrari 250LM
Ferrari V12 2v 1xOHC 3300cc
United Kingdom Team Chamaco Collect United Kingdom Victor Wilson 53 DNF
1967 P+2.0 4 F Ford Mk IV
Ford 427 V8/90° OHV 7000cc
United States Ford Motor Company (Holman & Moody) United States Lloyd Ruby 299 DNF
Gearbox

Further reading[edit]

  • Eoin Young. Memories of the Bear: A Biography of Denny Hulme. J H Haynes & Co. Ltd. ISBN 978-1844252084.

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External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Syd Jensen
New Zealand Gold Star
Champion

1961
Succeeded by
Pat Hoare
Preceded by
Jackie Stewart
Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year
Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Bill Vukovich II
Preceded by
Jack Brabham
Formula One World Champion
1967
Succeeded by
Graham Hill
Preceded by
Mike Parkes
BRDC International Trophy
Winner

1968
Succeeded by
Jack Brabham
Preceded by
Bruce McLaren
Can-Am
Champion

1968
Succeeded by
Bruce McLaren
Preceded by
Bruce McLaren
Can-Am
Champion

1970
Succeeded by
Peter Revson
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jack Brabham
Hawthorn Memorial Trophy
1967
Succeeded by
Graham Hill
Preceded by
Jackie Stewart
Hawthorn Memorial Trophy
1970
Succeeded by
Jackie Stewart
Preceded by
Jackie Stewart
Hawthorn Memorial Trophy
1974
Succeeded by
James Hunt