1967 Australian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 4 of 6 in 1967 Tasman Series
Warwick Farm Raceway.png
Date 19 February 1967
Location Warwick Farm Raceway, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.621 km (2.25 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 162.945 km (101.25 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver BRM
Time 1'30.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM
Time 1'31.4
Podium
First BRM
Second Lotus-Climax
Third Brabham-Climax

The 1967 Australian Grand Prix was a motor race held over 45 laps of the 3.621 km (2.25 mi) Warwick Farm Raceway in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 19 February 1967. The race, which was open to Australian National Formula and Australian 1½ Litre Formula cars,[1] had 15 starters.[2]

It was the thirty-second Australian Grand Prix and doubled as round six of the 1967 Tasman Series, though it was only the fourth points race of the series as the races at Levin and Teretonga Park in New Zealand did not count for series points. Jackie Stewart started the race on pole in his BRM P261 and drove the race's fastest lap. Tasman Series points leader Jim Clark finished second in his Lotus 33, with Australian driver Frank Gardner third in his Repco Brabham BT16. Reigning World Champion Driver Jack Brabham finished fourth in his Repco Brabham BT23A.

In his victory presentation speech New South Wales Governor Sir Roden Cutler VC AK KCMG KCVO CBE aptly named the 1967 AGP as the "Scottish Grand Prix" after Scotsmen Jackie Stewart and Jim Clark finished 1–2.

Classification[edit]

Jackie Stewart won the race driving a BRM P261 similar to that pictured above

Results as follows:[3] [4]

Pos No. Driver Entrant [5] Car / Engine [5] [6] Laps Time
1 3 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Owen Racing Organisation BRM P261 / BRM V8 2.1 45 1h 09m 17.3s
2 6 United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus (Overseas) Ltd Lotus 33 / Coventry Climax FWMV V8 2.0 45 1h 09m 34.0s
3 8 Australia Frank Gardner Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd Repco Brabham BT16 / Coventry Climax FPF 2.5 45 1h 10m 28.9s
4 1 Australia Jack Brabham Ecurie Vitesse Repco Brabham BT23A / Repco V8 2.5 45 1h 10m 43.6s
5 11 Australia Leo Geoghegan Geoghegan Racing Dvision Lotus 39 / Coventry Climax FPF 2.5 44
6 7 Australia Kevin Bartlett Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd Repco Brabham BT11A / Coventry Climax FPF 2.5 43
7 20 Australia Glyn Scott Glyn Scott Motors Lotus 27 / Ford 1.5 41
8 18 New Zealand Mike Champion Competition Cars Repco Brabham BT2 / Ford 1.5 41
Ret 9 Australia Spencer Martin Bob Jane Racing Team Repco Brabham BT11A / Coventry Climax FPF 2.5 43 Accident
Ret 2 New Zealand Denny Hulme Ecurie Vitesse Repco Brabham BT22 / Repco V8 2.5 41 Coolant Leak
Ret 4 United Kingdom Chris Irwin Owen Racing Organisation BRM P261 / BRM V8 2.1 39 [2] Fuel Injection
Ret 5 United Kingdom Graham Hill Team Lotus (Overseas) Ltd Lotus 48 / Cosworth FVA 1.6 25 Gearbox
Ret 15 New Zealand Paul Bolton Stanton Motors Repco Brabham BT7A / Coventry Climax FPF 2.5 20 [2] Sealing Ring
Ret 19 Australia Ian Cook Ian Cook Elfin Mono Mark IIB / Ford 1.5 1 Clutch
Ret 21 Australia Mel McEwin Mel McEwin Elfin Mono Mark I / Ford 1.5 0 Clutch
DNS [7] 10 Australia John Harvey RC Phillips Sports Car World Repco Brabham BT14 / Ford 1.8 - Half-shaft [7]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conditions for Australian Titles, 1967 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 69
  2. ^ a b c Hugh Griffiths, 1967 - Double Scotch victory, The Fabulous Farm, 1979, Racing Car News Pty Ltd
  3. ^ "XXXII Australian Grand Prix VII Warwick Farm International". tasman-series.com. Retrieved 9 October 2008. 
  4. ^ a b White, Des (1986). "1967". In Howard, Graham. The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 320–326. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5. 
  5. ^ a b Event 4, 32nd Australian Grand Prix, Official Programme, Warwick Farm, 19 February 1967, page 37
  6. ^ Australian Grand Prix, Warwick Farm, 19 Feb 1967, www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved 27 August 2016
  7. ^ a b "..they lost one serious rival on the warmup lap when Harvey's Brabham chewed out a half-shaft." In the mirrors, Australian Motor Racing Annual 1967, page 59
Preceded by
1967 Lakeside International
Tasman Series
1967
Succeeded by
1967 Sandown International
Preceded by
1966 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1967
Succeeded by
1968 Australian Grand Prix