1960 Australian Grand Prix

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Australia  1960 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 7 in 1960 Australian Drivers' Championship
Lowood Circuit.jpg
Date 12 June 1960
Location Lowood circuit, Tarampa, Queensland
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.54 km (2.82 mi)
Distance 36 laps, 163.44 km (101.52 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Cooper-Maserati
Time 1'45.9
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Lex Davison Aston Martin
Time 1'44
First Cooper-Maserati
Second Aston Martin
  • Australia Bib Stillwell

The 1960 Australian Grand Prix was a motor race held at Lowood in Queensland, Australia on 12 June 1960. The race had 16 starters.

It was the twenty fifth Australian Grand Prix.[1] Alec Mildren won his only AGP, which was also the second AGP victory for a rear-engined racing car. Mildren eschewed the more usual Coventry Climax FPF engine in favour of a Maserati sports car unit to power his Cooper T51, one of many competitors at the time who tried sports car engines in racing car chassis. Davison's Aston Martin DBR4 too had a DB3S three litre sports car engine replacing the 2.5 litre powerplant.

Alec Mildren won the 1960 Australian Grand Prix driving a Cooper T51, similar to the example depicted above


Results as follows.[2]

Pos No. Driver Car Entrant [3] Laps Time
1 2 Australia Alec Mildren Cooper T51 / Maserati 2.5L AG Mildren Pty Ltd 36 1h 4m 35.05s
2 3 Australia Lex Davison Aston Martin DBR4/300 / Aston Martin 3.0L Ecurie Australie 36 1h 4m 35.55s
3 16 Australia Bib Stillwell Cooper T51 / Coventry Climax FPF 2.2L BS Stillwell 36
4 70 Australia Jon Leighton Cooper T45 / Coventry Climax FPF 2.0L Scuderia Birchwood 35
5 71 Australia Noel Hall Cooper T51 / Coventry Climax FPF 2.0L O Hall 35
6 8 Australia Arnold Glass Maserati 250F / Maserati 2.5L Capitol Motors Pty Ltd 35
7 20 Australia Glynn Scott Cooper T43 / Coventry Climax FPF 1.7L Glyn Scott Motors
8 4 Australia Charlie Whatmore Lotus Eleven / Coventry Climax FPF 1.5L Charles Whatmore
9 33 Australia Mel McEwin Tornado II / Chevrolet 4.6L M McEwin
10 49 Australia Noel Barnes MG TC Special / MG 1.5L N Barnes
 ? 37 Australia Keith Russell MG TC Special / MG 1.5L D Russell
 ? 32 Australia Max Williams MG TC Special / MG 1.5L M Williams
 ? 10 Australia George Jamieson Lotus Eleven / Coventry Climax FWA 1.1L [4] Rockhampton Car Sales
Ret 87 Australia Frank Matich Lotus 15 / Coventry Climax FPF 2.5L Leaton Motors 9
Ret 18 Australia Stan Jones Maybach III / Chevrolet 4.6L Stan Jones Motors Pty Ltd 4
Ret 6 Australia Joe Bonenti MG TF Special / MG 1.5L J Bonetti
DNS 7 Australia Ern Tadgell Sabakat / Lycoming 7.9L Tadgell Aviation



  1. ^ 25th Australian G.P. at Lowood, Australian Motor Sports, July 1960, pages 252 to 254
  2. ^ Howard, Graham (1986). "1960". In Howard, Graham. The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 256–266. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5. 
  3. ^ 1960 Gold Star results, members.optusnet.com.au/dandsshaw via web.archive.org
  4. ^ Australian Grand Prix Lowood, 12 Jun 1960, oldracingcars.com Retrieved 21 March 2015

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Preceded by
1959 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
Succeeded by
1961 Australian Grand Prix