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Sandown Park International

Sandown Park, 10 Mar 1963

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bruce McLaren (libre) 2.7-litre Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4
#10
60 1h 10m 03.8s
2 Tony Maggs (libre) 2.7-litre Lola Mk4 - Climax FPF 4
#2 Bowmaker RT
59
3 David McKay (libre) 2.7-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4
Scuderia Veloce (see note 1)

4 John Youl (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4

5 Tony Shelly (libre) 2.7-litre Lotus 18/21 [P1] - Climax FPF 4

6 Chris Amon (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ['F2-8-60' (III)] - Climax FPF 4
Scuderia Veloce

7 Bob Holden (FJ 1.5) 1.5-litre Lynx - Peugeot

R Jack Brabham (libre) 2.7-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-2-62] - Climax FPF 4
#4 (see note 2)
59 engine
R Masten Gregory (libre) 2.7-litre Lola Mk4A [BRGP44] - Climax FPF 4
#1 Bowmaker RT
55 universal-joint
R Bill Patterson (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4
51 gearbox
R Frank Gardner (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-7-61] - Climax FPF 4
#47
44 brakes/accident
R Jim Palmer (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ['P2'] - Climax FPF 4
#3
32 cwp
R Lex Davison (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F2-17-60?] - Climax FPF 4
31 cwp
R Bib Stillwell (libre) 2.7-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4
(see note 3)
17 gearbox
R Pat Hawthorn (libre) 3-litre Aston Martin DBR4/250 [4] - DBR1/300 6

DSQ Bryan Thomson (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] - Climax s/c 4
(see note 4)

DNS Frank Matich (FJ 1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [627] - Ford
Did not start
DNS Greg Cusack (FJ) 1.1-litre Elfin Junior [6310] - Ford
Did not start
DNS Max Patterson (FJ) 1.1-litre Ausper T2 [T202] - Ford
Did not start
DNS Ron Phillips (FJ 1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 20B [20-J-957] - Ford
Did not start
Qualifying
1 Bruce McLaren (libre) 2.7-litre Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4 1m 10.4s
2 Jack Brabham (libre) 2.7-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-2-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 11.2s
3 Tony Maggs (libre) 2.7-litre Lola Mk4 - Climax FPF 4 1m 11.8s
4 Bib Stillwell (libre) 2.7-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 11.9s
5 Tony Shelly (libre) 2.7-litre Lotus 18/21 [P1] - Climax FPF 4 1m 11.2s
6 Lex Davison (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F2-17-60?] - Climax FPF 4 1m 12.5s
7 Masten Gregory (libre) 2.7-litre Lola Mk4A [BRGP44] - Climax FPF 4 1m 13.0s
8 John Youl (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4 1m 13.9s
9 Bill Patterson (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4 1m 14.0s
10 Jim Palmer (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ['P2'] - Climax FPF 4 1m 14.5s
11 David McKay (libre) 2.7-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 14.6s
12 Chris Amon (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ['F2-8-60' (III)] - Climax FPF 4 1m 15.3s
13 Frank Gardner (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-7-61] - Climax FPF 4 1m 25.0s
14 Bob Holden (FJ 1.5) 1.5-litre Lynx - Peugeot 1m 32.8s
15 Pat Hawthorn (libre) 3-litre Aston Martin DBR4/250 [4] - Aston Martin DBR1/300 6 1m 23.0s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] (David McKay): New for Jack Brabham to drive at the November 1962 Australian GP. Used by Brabham in the New Zealand Internationals in January 1963, winning at Levin, then sold to Dave McKay's Scuderia Veloce for the Australian International races the following month. Raced by Graham Hill for McKay in the 1964 Tasman series, winning the Longford race in March. To Len Southward's Lesco Racing Team for Kerry Grant to drive during the 1964/65 season, and for Neil Whittaker in 1965/66. Sold to John McCormack (Glenelg, South Australia) and raced on through the next three seasons. From McCormack to John Blanden (Adelaide, South Australia) in 1978 and extensively rebuilt. To Ken Messenger (Adelaide) March 1982, then to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) in 1986, and remained in his collection for many years, until sold to a UK consortium in 2017.
  2. Brabham BT4 [IC-2-62] (Jack Brabham): New for Jack Brabham to drive in the Australian Internationals in February 1963. Then left with Repco over the Australian winter and used by Denny Hulme in the 1964 Tasman series. Sold to veteran Australian Lex Davison for the 1964 Australian Gold Star but heavily damaged in the accident that took Davison's life at Sandown Park early 1965. Sold with all Davison's equipment to Wally Mitchell and some parts used in the RM1 sports car in which Mitchell was later killed. The frame of the Brabham was not used in the RM1 and this was sold to Fred Wheelhouse and rebuilt as a complete car. Owned by David Sternberg in Tasmania in 1968 and probably the car owned by David Powell in Tasmania in 1969. Then unknown until reported to be owned by Austin Miller (Launceston, Tasmania) in 1983. Still with Miller in 1995 but by 2000 it had moved to the UK and was owned by John Coombs, who sold it to Frank Sytner. Raced by Sytner from 2001 to 2008 and then sold to David Jacobs (Boulder, CO) and raced in the US until sold to Terry Rush in New Zealand in February 2011.
  3. Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] (Bib Stillwell): New to Bib Stillwell for the Australian Internationals in February 1963. Used by Stillwell to win the 1963 Australian Gold Star and then, having acquired the 2.7-litre engine from Jack Brabham's BT4, he won the Gold Star again in 1964. Sold to Bill Thomasen in New Zealand and used in NZ Gold Star in 1964/65 before it was sold to Ecurie Palm Court who ran it for Ian Green and John Riley in late-season 1964/65 races and in Australian Gold Star races in August 1965. To Robbie Francevic in time for the 1965/66 NZ season and then quickly sold again, this time to Syd Jensen. Jenson leased it to Jim Boyd for the 1967 Internationals and then sold it to Bryan Faloon in March 1967. Raced and crashed many times by Faloon before he joined the Rorstan team for 1969/70 and the BT4 was finally retired. Sold by Faloon's estate to David Manton in 1981, then to Richard Hook (Auckland, NZ), who restored the car to its original Tasman specification and used it in historic racing in 1990. Then through four other historic racers until bought by the Minshaw family in 2005. Raced by Jason Minshaw from 2005 onwards.
  4. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] (Bryan Thomson): Delivered to Victa Consolidated Industries (Australia) according to the Cooper Register.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' orginal results.

These results have been compiled by David McKinney from a wide rangle of sources, including his own magazine articles and books. The 1959-1963 results are complete but for the 1957 and 1958 seasons, the only cars currently shown in the results are the F1, Intercontinental and F2 cars that feature elsewhere on this site plus the major Australian specials.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.