Oulton Park International Gold Cup

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The International Gold Cup is a prize awarded annually to the winner of a motor race held at the Oulton Park circuit, Cheshire, England, UK. In the 1950s and '60s it formed one of a number of highly regarded non-Championship Formula One races, which regularly attracted top drivers and teams. With the increasing cost of F1, the number of non-Championship events dwindled and the Gold Cup fell by the wayside in the mid-1970s. After this time the cup was run in events for Formula 5000 cars, then Formula 3000, before finally being reduced to a courtesy award made for the winner of the race deemed "highlight of the weekend"[1]. The Cup proper was reinstated by the Historic Sports Car Club in 2003, for the winner of a race for historic F1 cars at the same circuit.

The Oulton Park circuit opened in 1953 and the first Gold Cup meeting was held the following year. As a sign of things to come Stirling Moss won both the first and second events; he would go on to win the Gold Cup a further three times before an accident prematurely ended his career. Perhaps appropriately it was Moss that was at the wheel when the Ferguson P99 took the first ever victory by a four-wheel drive F1 car and the last victory for a front-engined F1 car, in the 1961 Gold Cup race. Other famous winners include Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme.

Winners[edit]

  • Races shown with a pink background indicate non-Formula One races.
Year Driver Constructor Championship/Class Report
2004 United Kingdom Barry Williams Aston Martin DBR4 Historic racing Report
2003 United Kingdom Martin O'Connell Lotus-Cosworth Historic racing Report
2002 Historic racing Report
2001 United Kingdom Tim Harvey
United Kingdom Rob Wilson
Chrysler Viper GTS-R British GT Championship Report
2000 United Kingdom Tim Harvey
United Kingdom Mike Youles
Porsche 911 GT2 British GT Championship Report
1999 United Kingdom Julian Bailey
United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
Lister Storm British GT Championship Report
1997-98 Not held
1996 United Kingdom Gareth Rees Reynard-Cosworth British Formula 2 Report
1995 Not held
1994 Germany Joachim Winkelhock BMW 318i BTCC Report
1993 Germany Joachim Winkelhock BMW 318i BTCC Report
1992 France Yvan Muller Reynard-Cosworth British Formula 2 Report
1991 United Kingdom Paul Warwick Reynard-Cosworth British F3000 Report
1990 United Kingdom Richard Dean Reynard-Cosworth British F3000 Report
1989 Brazil Paolo Carcasci Reynard-Cosworth British F3000 Report
1988 Australia Gary Brabham Ralt-Volkswagen British Formula 3 Report
1987 United Kingdom David Leslie
United Kingdom Mike Wilds
Lola-Chevrolet Thundersports Report
1986 United Kingdom John Foulston
United Kingdom John Brindley
Lola-Chevrolet Thundersports Report
1985 United Kingdom John Foulston
United Kingdom John Brindley
Lola-Chevrolet Thundersports Report
1984 United Kingdom John Foulston
United Kingdom John Brindley
Lola-Chevrolet Thundersports Report
1983 United Kingdom Richard Budge
United Kingdom Vin Malkie
Chevron-Ford Thundersports Report
1982 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Fittipaldi-Ford British Formula One Series Report
1981 United Kingdom John Surtees Maserati Historic racing Report
1980 United Kingdom Guy Edwards Arrows-Ford Aurora F1 Report
1979 Republic of Ireland David Kennedy Wolf-Ford Aurora F1 Report
1978 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer McLaren-Ford Aurora F1 Report
1977 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Surtees-Ford Shellsport Group 8 Report
1976 United Kingdom Guy Edwards Brabham-Ford Shellsport Group 8 Report
1975 United Kingdom David Purley Chevron-Ford British F5000 Report
1974 United Kingdom Ian Ashley Lola-Chevrolet British F5000 Report
1973 United Kingdom Peter Gethin Chevron-Chevrolet British F5000 Report
1972 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Cosworth Non-championship F1 Report
1971 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Cosworth Non-championship F1 Report
1970 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Cosworth Non-championship F1 Report
1969 Belgium Jacky Ickx Brabham-Cosworth Non-championship F1 Report
1968 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Matra-Cosworth Non-championship F1 Report
1967 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco Non-championship F1 Report
1966 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco Non-championship F1 Report
1965 United Kingdom John Surtees Lola-Cosworth Formula 2 Report
1964 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Cosworth Formula 2 Report
1963 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Non-championship F1 Report
1962 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Non-championship F1 Report
1961 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Ferguson-Climax Non-championship F1 Report
1960 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax Non-championship F1 Report
1959 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax Non-championship F1 Report
1958 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Lotus-Climax Sports car racing Report
1957 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax Formula 2 Report
1956 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Cooper-Climax Formula 2/1.5 L sportscars Report
1955 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati Non-championship F1 Report
1954 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati Non-championship F1 Report

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