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Australian Grand Prix

Caversham, 18 Nov 1962

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bruce McLaren (libre) 2.7-litre Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4
#47
60 1h 21m 58.4s
2 John Youl (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4
#5
60 1h 22m 40.0s
3 Bib Stillwell (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4
#6
60 1h 22m 44.7s
4 Bill Patterson (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ["F2-2-57" or "F2-5-57"] - Climax FPF 4
#9 (see note 1)
57
5 Arnold Glass (libre) 3.9-litre BRM P48 [482] - Buick V8
#7
55
6 Syd Negus Cooper-Bristol Mk II 'T23' [CB-3-53] - Holden 6
#14
47
7 E D Edwards (unknown) 4.5-litre TS Special
#2
47
8 Lex Davison (libre) 2.7-litre Cooper T53 [F2-17-60?] - Climax FPF 4
#4
46
9 Jeff Dunkerton (unknown) 1.5-litre Lotus 7 [SB1032] - Ford
#26
46
R Jack Brabham (libre) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4
#1 (see note 2)
50 accident
DNS Ron Downey (libre) 4.6-litre Ferrari 166 F2 [114] - Chevrolet Corvette 283 ci V8
#10
Did not start
DNS Ron McCormack (libre) 4.6-litre Maybach 3 - Chevrolet Corvette 283 ci V8
#12
Did not start
DNS Jack Ayres (libre) 2.4-litre Alta F2 [F2-5] - Holden 6
#15
Did not start
DNS Dave Gordon (unknown) 2.5-litre DJ Special - Holden 6
#17
Did not start
DNS Wally Higgs (FJ) 1.1-litre Peugeot Special 4
#11
Did not start
DNS Dan Willison (unknown) 1-litre HRD Special - Vincent
#18
Did not start
Qualifying
1 Bruce McLaren (libre) 2.7-litre Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4 1m 19.6s
2 Jack Brabham (libre) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 20.1s
3 Bib Stillwell (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4 1m 20.3s
4 Lex Davison (libre) 2.7-litre Cooper T53 [F2-17-60?] - Climax FPF 4 1m 21.7s
5 John Youl (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4 1m 22.3s
6 Bill Patterson (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ["F2-2-57" or "F2-5-57"] - Climax FPF 4 1m 22.7s
7 Arnold Glass (libre) 3.9-litre BRM P48 [482] - Buick V8 1m 23.5s
8 Syd Negus (libre) Cooper-Bristol Mk II 'T23' [CB-3-53] - Holden 6
9 E D Edwards (unknown) 4.5-litre TS Special
10 Jeff Dunkerton (unknown) 1.5-litre Lotus 7 [SB1032] - Ford

Notes on the cars:

  1. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ["F2-2-57" or "F2-5-57"] (Bill Patterson): In December 1960, Bill Patterson acquired a full 2.5-litre Cooper T51 in England and had it shipped to Australia. This "new" car has been described by Patterson and by later owner Murray Richards in a number of ways, including "ex-works", "ex-Brabham" and "ex-Salvadori". It was said to have been bought from a private team and given the dispersal of the 1959 works T51s, that suggests either Tommy Atkins team or Fred Tuck's. The Salvadori reference would indicate Atkins' team so this car may be the late 1959 works car that was then acquired by Atkins for Salvadori to race in F1 in 1960. Whatever its origins, Patterson debuted the car at Warwick Farm on 29 Jan 1961 and used it to win the 1961 Gold Star. He retained it as a show car after replacing it in 1963 and finally sold it in 1988 to Murray Richards for historic racing. It was sold to Rod Jolley in England in the mid-1990s. It was still owned by Jolley in 2007.
  2. Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] (Jack Brabham): 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.

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.