1969 Tasman Series

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1969 Tasman Series
Champion
New Zealand Chris Amon
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The 1969 Tasman Series was a motor racing competition staged in New Zealand and Australia [1] for cars complying with the Tasman Formula.[2] The series, which commenced on 4 January 1969 and ended on 16 February 1969 after seven rounds, was the sixth annual Tasman Series.[2] It was won by Chris Amon, driving a Ferrari Dino 246T/69.[2]

Races[edit]

1969 Tasman Series winner Chris Amon (Ferrari Dino 246T/69) at Lakeside for the Australian Grand Prix

The series was contested over seven races.[1]

Round Name Circuit [1] Date [2] Winning driver [1] Car Entrant Report
New
Zealand
1 New Zealand Grand Prix Pukekohe 4 January New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari Dino 246T/69 Scuderia Veloce Report
2 Levin International Levin 11 January New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari Dino 246T/69 Scuderia Veloce Report
3 Lady Wigram Trophy Wigram 19 January Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus 49B Ford Cosworth DFW World Wide Racing Report
4 Teretonga International Teretonga 25 January United Kingdom Piers Courage Brabham BT24 Ford Cosworth DFW Frank Williams Racing Report
Australia 5 Australian Grand Prix Lakeside 2 February New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari Dino 246T/69 Scuderia Veloce [3] Report
6 Warwick Farm International Warwick Farm 9 February Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus 49B Ford Cosworth DFW World Wide Racing [4] Report
7 Sandown International 100 Sandown 16 February New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari Dino 246T/69 Scuderia Veloce Report

Points system[edit]

Series points were awarded at each race on the following basis.[5]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 9 6 4 3 2 1

All points scored by each driver were retained to determine final series placings.[5]

Series atandings[edit]

Pos Driver [6] [7] Car [2] Entrant [2] Puk Lev Wig Ter Lak War San Pts [5]
1 New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari Dino 246T/69 Scuderia Veloce [3] 1 1 3 3 1 Ret 1 44
2 Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus 49B Ford Cosworth DFW World Wide Racing [4] 2 Ret 1 Ret Ret 1 2 30
3 United Kingdom Piers Courage Brabham BT24 Ford Cosworth DFW Frank Williams Racing [4] 3 2 4 1 Ret Ret Ret 22
4 United Kingdom Derek Bell Ferrari Dino 246T/69 Scuderia Veloce [4] 4 Ret 5 5 2 2 5 21
5 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus 49B Ford Cosworth DFW World Wide Racing [4] Ret Ret 2 2 4 11 6 16
6 Australia Frank Gardner Mildren Mono Alfa Romeo Alec Mildren Racing [4] Ret 3 Ret 4 Ret 3 4 14
7 Australia Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 Repco Geoghegan Racing Division [4] 5 4 Ret 3 5 DNS 11
8 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham BT31 Repco 3 4
9 Australia Kevin Bartlett Brabham BT23E Alfa Romeo Alec Mildren Racing [8] Ret 4 Ret 3
= New Zealand Graeme Lawrence McLaren M4A Ford Cosworth FVA Lawrence Racing [4] 6 5 12 Ret 8 Ret 3
= Australia Neil Allen McLaren M4A Ford Cosworth FVA NE Allen Comp. [4] 5 6 11 3
12 New Zealand Roly Levis Brabham BT23C Ford Cosworth FVA Team Lexington 7 9 6 6 7 7 2
13 New Zealand Graham McRae McRae 69 Ford Ret 6 7 Ret 1
= Australia Max Stewart Mildren Alfa Romeo Alec Mildren Racing [8] 6 1
United Kingdom Malcolm Guthrie Brabham BT21B Ford Frank Williams Racing [4] 8 10 10 7 10 10 0
Australia Bert Hawthorne Brabham BT21 Ford Team Lexington 12 7 8 11 0
Australia Laurence Brownlie Brabham BT23C Ford Cosworth FVA Team Lexington 11 DNS Ret 7 0
Australia Glyn Scott Bowin P3 Ford Cosworth FVA Glyn Scott Motors [4] 8 9 9 0
New Zealand Red Dawson Brabham BT7A Coventry Climax FPF 8 Ret 9 13 0
New Zealand David Oxton Brabham BT16 Ford 9 Ret  ?? 8 0
Australia Garrie Cooper Elfin 600B Ford 8 0
New Zealand Ken Smith Lotus 41 Ford  ?? Ret 9 0
New Zealand Frank Radisich HCM Ford Cosworth FVA Henderson Central Motors 10 DNS Ret 15 0
New Zealand John Nicholson Brabham BT18 Ford Ret 11 12 0
New Zealand Wayne Murdoch Brabham BT10 Ford  ?? 14 0
New Zealand Dennis Marwood Brabham BT22 Coventry Climax FPF Rorstan Motor Racing Ret Ret Ret 0
Australia Alfredo Costanzo McLaren M4A Ford Cosworth FVA Ret Ret Ret 0
Australia Col Green Brabham BT16 Coventry Climax FPF Ret  ?? Ret 0
Australia Henk Woelders Elfin 600B Ford Ret Ret 0
New Zealand Vince Anderson Brabham BT11A Coventry Climax FPF  ?? Ret 0
New Zealand Peter Moloney Cooper T66 Coventry Climax FPF Ret 0
New Zealand Barry Keen Begg Mono Ford Ret 0
Australia Clive Mills Rennmax BN2 Ford Ret 0
Australia John Harvey Brabham BT23E Repco Ret 0
Australia Maurie Quincey Elfin 600B Ford Ret 0
New Zealand Bryan Faloon Brabham BT4 Coventry Climax FPF DNS 0
New Zealand Peter Hughes Lotus 25/33 Daimler DNS 0
Pos Driver Car Entrant Puk Lev Wig Ter Lak War San Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Thomas B Floyd, Amon Gives Ferrari a Tasman, Australian Motor Racing Annual, pages 6 to 17 & 30 to 63
  2. ^ a b c d e f Tasman Cup 1969, oldracingcars.com Retrieved on 16 March 2015
  3. ^ a b 1969 , The official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix, pages 336 to 344
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Results (Warwick Farm), Racing Car News, March 1969, page 47
  5. ^ a b c Tasman Series 1969, www.sergent.com.au Retrieved on 5 March 2015
  6. ^ The names of the fourteen drivers who scored points in the series and were classified in the final standings were sourced from www.sergent.com.au
  7. ^ The names of the drivers who did not score points in the series and were not classified in the final standings were sourced from oldracingcars.com
  8. ^ a b 1969 Season, www.sergent.com.au Retrieved on 6 March 2015