1967 Spring Cup

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1967 Daily Express Spring Cup
Non-championship race in the 1967 Formula One season
Oulton Park.svg
Race details
Date 15 April 1967
Official name I Daily Express Spring Cup
Location Oulton Park
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.442 km (2.76 mi)
Distance 2 x 10 (heats) & 1 x 30 (final) laps, 2 x 44.4 & 1 x 133.3 km (2 x 27.6 & 1 x 82.8 mi)
Pole position
Driver BRM
Time 1:32.2
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco
Time 1:32.4 (heat 1)
Podium
First Brabham-Repco
Second Brabham-Repco
Third Honda

The 1st Daily Express Spring Cup was a non-Championship motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 15 April 1967 at Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire, UK. The race was run over two heats of 10 laps of the circuit, then a final of 30 laps, and was won overall by Jack Brabham in a Brabham-Repco BT20.

The race was organised by the Mid-Cheshire Motor Racing Club in order to raise funds for the Grand Prix Medical Unit, inaugurated by BRM chairman Louis Stanley as an indirect result of Jackie Stewart's accident at the 1966 Belgian Grand Prix. All prize money, start money and gate money were donated to the fund.

The grid positions for the first heat were decided by a qualifying session, and the grid for the second heat was determined by the finishing order of the first heat. Similarly, the finishing order for the second heat decided the grid order for the final.

Jackie Stewart qualified his BRM in pole position for the first heat. Brabham driver Denny Hulme won both heats and Jack Brabham won the final, with Brabham and Hulme sharing fastest lap in the final. Brabham took fastest lap in the first heat, and Hulme shared fastest lap with BRM's Mike Spence in the second heat.

Results[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 2 New Zealand Denny Hulme Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Repco 15:44.4 2
2 7 United Kingdom John Surtees Honda R & D Co. Honda + 13.4 s 3
3 4 United Kingdom Mike Spence BRM BRM + 18.8 s 5
4 11 United Kingdom Graham Hill Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth + 18.8 s 8
5 14 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd McLaren-BRM + 26.0 s 6
6 12 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth + 30.4 s 9
7 5 United Kingdom Piers Courage Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM + 50.2 s 10
8 (Ret) 1 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Repco 7 laps, ignition fault 4
9 3 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM BRM 6 laps 1
DNF 6 United Kingdom Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax 3 laps, broken exhaust 7

Heat 2[edit]

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 2 New Zealand Denny Hulme Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Repco 15:57.2 1
2 7 United Kingdom John Surtees Honda R & D Co. Honda + 4.8 s 2
3 1 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Repco + 23.6 s 8
4 3 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM BRM + 23.8 s 9
5 14 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd McLaren-BRM + 28.2 s 5
6 4 United Kingdom Mike Spence BRM BRM + 32.4 s 3
7 12 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth + 33.4 s 6
8 5 United Kingdom Piers Courage Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM 9 laps 7
9 6 United Kingdom Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax 8 laps 10
DNF 11 United Kingdom Graham Hill Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth 4 laps, oil leak 4

Final[edit]

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 1 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Repco 47:21.4 3
2 2 New Zealand Denny Hulme Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Repco + 0.4 s 1
3 7 United Kingdom John Surtees Honda R & D Co. Honda 30 laps 2
4 12 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth 30 laps 7
5 14 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd McLaren-BRM 29 laps 5
6 4 United Kingdom Mike Spence BRM BRM 29 laps 6
7 6 United Kingdom Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax 29 laps 9
8 11 United Kingdom Graham Hill Team Lotus Lotus-Cosworth 29 laps 10
DNF 3 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM BRM 12 laps, accident 4
DNF 5 United Kingdom Piers Courage Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM 9 laps, piston 8

References[edit]

  • Results at Silhouet.com [1]
  • Results at Motor Sport Magazine [2]


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