1977 Australian Grand Prix

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Race details
Round 1 of the 1977 Rothmans International Series
Track map for Oran Park--Grand Prix circuit.svg
Date 6 February 1977
Official name XLII Australian Grand Prix
Location Oran Park Raceway, Sydney, New South Wales
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 2.620 km (1.628 mi)
Distance 58 laps, 151.96 km (94.424 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Lola-Chevrolet
Time 1'05.7
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Alan Jones Lola-Chevrolet
Time 1'06.4
Podium
First Lola-Chevrolet
Second Chevron-Chevrolet
Third Matich-Repco Holden

The 1977 Australian Grand Prix was a Formula 5000 race held at Oran Park Raceway and was held on 6 February.

It was the forty second Australian Grand Prix and doubled as the first round of the 1977 Rothmans International Series. Warwick Brown won his first and only AGP.

Alan Jones actually won the race 'on the road' as he finished his 58th and final lap some 40 seconds clear of Brown. However, officials had penalised Jones 60 seconds for jumping the start in his Lola T332 and he was only classified in 4th place.

Classification[edit]

Results as follows:[1]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Car Qual Gap
1 3 Australia Warwick Brown Lola T430 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:05.7
2 6 Australia Alan Jones Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:06.0 +0.3
3 4 United Kingdom Peter Gethin Chevron B24 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:06.1 +0.4
4 2 Australia John Goss Matich A53 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 1:06.1 +0.4
5 16 Australia Max Stewart Lola T400 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:06.9 +1.2
6 5 Australia Kevin Bartlett Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:07.3 +1.6
7 1 Australia Vern Schuppan Elfin MR8 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:07.3 +1.6
8 84 Australia Alfredo Costanzo Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:07.7 +2.0
9 12 Australia Garrie Cooper Elfin MR8 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:08.0 +2.3
10 15 Australia Terry Hook Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:09.8 +4.1
11 17 Australia Ken Shirvington Lola T400 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:10.4 +4.7
12 10 Australia Chris Milton Gardos OR2 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:10.9 +5.2
13 14 Australia Jon Davison Matich A51 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 1:11.1 +5.4
14 62 Australia Dave Powell Matich A51 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 1:11.3 +5.6
15 19 Australia John Edmonds Elfin MR5B / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 1:11.7 +6.0
16 8 New Zealand Graeme Lawrence Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 DNP
17 77 Australia John McCormack McLaren M23 / Leyland 5.0L V8 DNP

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Car Laps Time
1 3 Australia Warwick Brown Lola T430 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 58 1h 05m 31.9s
2 4 United Kingdom Peter Gethin Chevron B24 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 58 1h 05m 46.7s
3 2 Australia John Goss Matich A53 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 58 1h 05m 49.2s
4 6 Australia Alan Jones Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 58 1h 05m 51.9s
5 1 Australia Vern Schuppan Elfin MR8 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 57
6 12 Australia Garrie Cooper Elfin MR8 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 56
7 15 Australia Terry Hook Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 54
8 10 Australia Chris Milton Gardos OR2 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 52
9 14 Australia Jon Davison Matich A51 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 52
10 19 Australia John Edmonds Elfin MR5B / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 48
11 5 Australia Kevin Bartlett Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 45
Ret 77 Australia John McCormack McLaren M23 / Leyland 5.0L V8 42 blown engine
Ret 8 New Zealand Graeme Lawrence Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 18 broken engine pushrod
Ret 62 Australia Dave Powell Matich A51 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 17 overheating
Ret 84 Australia Alfredo Costanzo Lola T332 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 8 broken drive shaft
DNS 16 Australia Max Stewart Lola T400 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 dropped valve
DNS 17 Australia Ken Shirvington Lola T400 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8

Notes[edit]

  • Pole Position: Warwick Brown - 1:05.7
  • Fastest Lap: Alan Jones - 1:06.4
  • Alan Jones was penalised 60 seconds for jumping the start

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Stewart (1986). "1977". In Howard, Graham. The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 408–415. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5. 
Preceded by
1976 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1977
Succeeded by
1978 Australian Grand Prix