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Australian Grand Prix

Warwick Farm, 19 Feb 1967

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jackie Stewart (Tasman) 2.1-litre BRM P261 [2614] - P111 V8
#3
45 69m 17.3s
2 Jim Clark (Tasman) 2-litre Lotus 33 [R14] - Climax FWMV V8
#6
45 69m 34.0s
3 Frank Gardner Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
#8 (see note 1)
45 70m 28.9s
4 Jack Brabham Brabham BT23A [1] - Repco 640 V8
#1 (see note 2)
45 70m 43.6s
5 Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 [R12] - Climax FPF 4
#11
44
6 Kevin Bartlett Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
#7
43
7 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford
#20
41
8 Mike Champion (Tasman) 1.65-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam
#18 (see note 3)
41
R Spencer Martin Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
#9
42 accident
R Denis Hulme Brabham BT22 [F1-1-64] - Repco 640 V8
#2
41 radiator hose
R Chris Irwin (Tasman) 2.1-litre BRM P261 [2616] - P111 V8
#4
39 electrical
R Graham Hill (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 48 [R1] - Cosworth FVA
#5 (see note 4)
25 gearbox
R Paul Bolton Brabham BT7A [IC-2-63] - Climax FPF 4
#15
 overheating
R Mel McEwin (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk I [M6446] - Ford
#21
0 gear selection
R Ian Cook (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford
#19
0 clutch
R John Harvey (Tasman) 1.86-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Ford
#10
0 halfshaft

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] (Frank Gardner): John Coombes entered this Brabham BT16 for Graham Hill in 1965, fitted with a BRM P71 engine. Hill continued to race it in the early part of 1966 after which it was then refitted with a 2.5-litre Climax FPF and taken to Australia by Frank Gardner to be used in Tasman racing. Gardner won first time out at a Gold Star race at Warwick Farm in December 1966 and then raced it in the 1967 Tasman series as part of Alec Mildren's team. After the series it was acquired by Niel Allen who planned to race it himself but instead entered it for Fred Gibson in 1967 and again in early 1968 before it was sold to Col Green in mid-1968. Retained by Green for three seasons and then sold to Neil Rear (Perth, Western Australia) and raced by him at Waneroo Park in 1972. In 1973, it was fitted with a Cosworth 1600 engine and at the end of that season, Rear sold it to Colin Hall, who planned to fit a Lotus twin cam, but continued to drive his Macon instead. The Brabham passed through various owners until acquired by photographer Julian Cowan. Sold via Bonhams to Rob McMillan (Sydney, Australia) and rebuilt on a replica chassis for historic racing, the original chassis being cut up and scrapped.
  2. Brabham BT23A [1] (Jack Brabham): Built for Jack Brabham to use in the 1967 Tasman series and fitted with a 2.5-litre Repco V8. Won at Longford in March. Sold to David McKay's Scuderia Veloce and entered for Greg Cusack to drive in the 1967 Australian Gold Star and the 1968 Tasman, but Cusack was injured when he crashed at Longford in March 1968, and decided to retire. The car was extensively damaged, but was repaired and Phil West took over the drive for the 1968 Gold Star, starting with victory at Bathurst on Easter Monday. Then sold to Brian Page and used in Gold Star and regional events. Mentioned again in 1972 when Monarch-Ford racer Alan Stewart was said to have it for ANF2. Crashed at some point and the rear of the chassis replaced. Acquired by Peter Simms (Kurrajong, NSW Australia) in January 1980, restored and raced for the first time at Amaroo in August 1984. Raced in Australian historics by Simms for many years.
  3. Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] (Mike Champion): 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.
  4. Lotus 48 [R1] (Graham Hill): Noted as the chassis number of Watson's Lotus 48 by Race Report at Thruxton 1969 and L'Amie's at Vallelunga 1969.

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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