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Australian Grand Prix

Lakeside, 20 Feb 1966

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Graham Hill (Tasman) 1.9-litre BRM P261 [2616] V8
66 62m 38.4s
2 Frank Gardner Brabham BT11A [IC-2-64] - Climax FPF 4
66 62m 55.0s
3 Jim Clark Lotus 39 [R12] - Climax FPF 4
66 63m 37.0s
4 Jim Palmer Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4
64
5 Kevin Bartlett (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford
(see note 1)
63
6 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford
63
7 Andy Buchanen Brabham BT7A [IC-2-63] - Climax FPF 4
62
8 John Harvey (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Ford twin cam
62
R Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446] - Ford
62 accident
R Spencer Martin Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
48 clutch
R Greg Cusack (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT10 [IC-6-64] - Ford twin cam
(see note 2)
30 universal
R Leo Geoghegan (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford
29 bent wishbone
R Jackie Stewart (Tasman) 1.9-litre BRM P261 [2614] V8
28 gearbox
R John McDonald Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] - Climax FPF 4
(see note 3)
23 water pump
R Dennis Marwood Cooper T66 [F1-6-63] - Climax FPF 4
8 oil pressure
DNQ Les Howard (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford
Did not qualify
DNQ Roly Levis (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] - Ford twin cam
(see note 4)
Did not qualify

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] (Kevin Bartlett): Sold via Brabham's Australian agent Alec Mildren Pty Ltd to David Walker, and raced by Walker in 1963, 1964 and early 1965. Raced by Ralph Sach in 1965 then a Mildren entry with a 1500cc Ford twin cam for Frank Gardner and Kevin Bartlett during the 1965/66 season. To Competition Cars (Aust) for Mike Champion in the 1966 and 1967 Gold Star seasons, then to Brian Page for 1968. Entered by Graham Collier for Jack Bono in 1969. Through Australian owners Chris Farrell 1971, James Crawford 1973, Greg Kinlin 1977 and Graham Healey 1984 to Bryan Miller 1984 who restored it to Alec Mildren late 1965 spec with Ford twin-cam and raced extensively. To Colin Haste (Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia) 1998 and raced extensively in Australian Formula Junior Association events.
  2. Brabham BT10 [IC-6-64] (Greg Cusack): Having driven a late-season Brabham BT6 for Scuderia Veloce in 1964, Greg Cusack bought a new Brabham BT10 which carried the non-standard plate 'IC-6-64' and fitted it with a 1500cc Ford twin cam engine for ANF1½ in 1965. The car probably came via Brabham's Australian agent Alec Mildren Pty Ltd. Cusack retained this for the first few months of 1966 and then sold it to Don Macdonald for racing in New Zealand in 1967 and 1968. It then went to Wayne Murdoch for the 1968/69 season and he returned with the car for the 1970 Internationals but it was then described as a BT18. It was later converted for Formula Ford. Unknown until acquired by Richard Armstrong (New Zealand) as a rolling chassis in 1977, who planned to turn it into ahillclimb car with a Lotus-Ford twin-cam engine, but other commitments put paid to those plans. The car has remained in storage with Richard ever since, and, in 2017, his intention was to restore it to NZ National Formula specification.
  3. Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] (John McDonald): New for Tim Mayer to drive as a Bruce McLaren Motor Racing entry in the 1964 Tasman Cup. Mayer finished second at Levin and Teretonga, and third at Pukekohe. For Warwick Farm, he swapped cars with team leader Bruce McLaren and McLarne took FL-1-64 to second place at Warwick Farm and at Longford, winning the Tasman Championship by six points from his great rival Jack Brabham, Retained for the 1965 Tasman Cup to be driven by Phil Hill but raced by McLaren at Pukekohe after he damged his new T79 in the Heat. Hill toook three podium finishes in this car. Sold to Bill Patterson and entered for John McDonald in Australian Gold Star events in 1965, in the 1966 Tasman series and in Gold Star again in 1966. Sold to Don O'Sullivan in 1967 and raced in event in Western Australia, primarily at Caversham, by O'Sullivan in 1967 and by Gordon Stephenson in 1968. Sold to Ken Jones in 1969, then Ken Barnard in 1970 and then Richard Berryman in 1974. Remained with Richard Berryman until 1985 when it passed to his son Adam Berryman (Melbourne, Australia). An extensive restoration began in 2001 which was finally completed in early 2010. Raced by Adam in the NZ Motor Racing Festival in January 2010, at Winton in August 2010, and at Phillip Island and the Australian Grand Prix historic demonstration in 2011. Now numbered FL/2/64.
  4. Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] (Roly Levis): Brabham Racing Organisation for Denny Hulme in Formula Junior in 1963. To Alec Mildren Racing, fitted with a 1500cc Ford twin cam engine and raced in Australian national racing by Frank Gardner in 1964. To Roly Levis in November 1964 for New Zealand racing in 1965 and 1966. Entered by Levis for Bill Stone in 1966/67 then sold to Stone who raced it again in 1967/68. Sold to Gerald 'Jiggs' Alexander in September 1968 and raced in the 1968/69 and 1969/70 seasons, after which Alexander stripped the car with the intention of restoring it. However, it remained in this state until 1999 when it was sold to Ian McDonald (Australia) who restored the car and ran it in Australian historic racing from 2001 onwards. Sold to Ed Holly (Sydney, Australia) in July 2006 and raced in the Tasman Revival series from 2006/07 to 2012/13.

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.

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