New Zealand Grand Prix
Pukekohe, 9 Jan 1971
|1||Niel Allen||McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
#26 N.E. Allen Auto Indust. (Pty) Ltd
|2||Frank Matich||McLaren M10B [400-10-2] - Repco Holden V8
#10 Rothmans Team Matich
|3||Graham McRae||McLaren M10B [400-11S] - Chevrolet V8
#22 Crown Lynn
|4||Mike Eyerly||Surtees TS8  - Chevrolet V8
#3 Bonphil Racing
|5||John Cannon||McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Hogan Racing Ltd
|6||Graeme Lawrence||(Tasman) 2.4-litre Ferrari Dino 246T/69  V6
#14 Air New Zealand
|7||Malcolm Guthrie||Lola T190 [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet V8
#32 Guthrie Racing
|8||Frank Radisich||McLaren M10A [300-06] - Chevrolet V8
|9||Chris Amon||Lotus 70  - Ford V8
#25 STP Corporation
|10||Ken Smith||(Tasman) 1.8-litre Lotus 69 - Cosworth FVC
#11 Team Cambridge
|11||Baron Robertson||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA
#12 Robertson Racing (see note 1)
|12||David McConnell||(Tasman) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 - Ford twin cam
#80 D. McConnell
|R||David Oxton||(Tasman) 2.5-litre March 701  - Cosworth DFW V8
#2 STP Corporation
|R||Evan Noyes||(Tasman) 1.8-litre Brabham BT29  - Cosworth FVC
#72 Fred Opert Racing (see note 2)
|R||Bobby Brown||Lola T190 [190/F1/1] - Chevrolet V8
#28 Colorado Ski Country
|R||Frank Gardner||Lola T192 ['190/F1/6'] - Chevrolet V8
#31 Guthrie Racing
|R||Kevin Bartlett||Mildren (Franklen) - Chevrolet V8
#5 Alec Mildren Racing Pty. Ltd
|R||Don O'Sullivan||McLaren M10A [300-10] - Repco Holden V8
#8 Rothmans Team Matich
|R||Teddy Pilette||McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8
#34 Racing Team V.D.S.
|DNS||Dexter Dunlop||(NZNF) 1.6-litre McRae SR2  - Cosworth FVA
#52 Wills Export Racing Team
|Did not start|
|DNS||Bryan Faloon||(Tasman) 2-litre Rorstan Mk 1a - Porsche 771 f8
#57 Team Cambridge
|Did not start
|UNKE||Max Stewart||(Tasman) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V 4
#6 Alec Mildren Racing Pty. Ltd
|On entry list|
|UNKE||Peter Moloney||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T66 [F1-6-63] - Climax FPF 4
#7 P.F.M. Racing
|On entry list|
|UNKE||Robbie Francevic||Katipo MJ 70A - Chevrolet V8
#21 M.J. Racing
|On entry list|
|DNA||Rich Galloway||Lola T190 [190/F1/1] - Chevrolet V8
#27 Colorado Ski Country
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|Qualifying information not available|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT23C  (Baron Robertson): Piers Courage's regular Brabham BT23C in 1968 was "sold to Tasmania" (Autosport 25 Oct 1968 p14) before the October 1968 Albi F2 race. This is consistent with it turning up in the hands of Roly Levis in January 1969.
- Brabham BT29  (Evan Noyes): Observed on Peter Hughes’s car by Dave McKinney at Bay Park, 2 Jan 1977 and published NZMN 28 Jan 77 p6. Described there as 'ex Lawrence'. The chassis number had earlier been observed on this car, in Lawrence’s hands, in the 2.0 litre class of the old Tasman series in 1973 and before that on the FB car taken to the Tasman series by Evan Noyes. This is not the same car used by Noyes in Formula B in 1970 as that was advertised by Fred Opert in the US after BT29-23 had been sold in New Zealand.
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.
Sources include Autosport, Motoring News, the F1 Register books and Graham Vercoe's books "Historic Racing Cars of New Zealand" and "The Golden Era of New Zealand Motor Racing". The start point for the results was Bruce Sergent's website but these have subsequently been augmented with a number of other sources.
The start point for the 1970 Tasman results was Bruce Sergent's site which contains full reports on all these races. The 1970 results were then augmented by practice times and other information on R1 Levin and R2 Pukekohe (both in Autosport 15 Jan 1970); R3 Wigram (Autosport 29 Jan 1970); R4 Teretonga (Auto News Vol 3 No 14 9 Feb 1970 and Autosport 29 Jan 1970); R5 Surfers Paradise (Auto News Vol 3 No 15 23 Feb 1970 and Autosport 19 Feb 1970); R6 Warwick Farm (Auto News Vol 3 No 16 9 Mar 1970 and Autosport 26 Feb 1970); and R7 Sandown Park (Auto News Vol 3 No 16 9 Mar 1970 and Autosport 26 Feb 1970). Additional qualifying times have been provided by Milan Fistonic.
Tasman 1971-1975 information has also come from Bruce's site. Race speeds and other details for 1973 and 1974 have been taken from Autocourse. Qualifying times for 1975 have been supplied by Milan Fistonic from Australian Competition Yearbook. Entry lists have been provided by Milan and Bryan Miller.
The 1972 Tasman results are in the process of being augmented by practice times and other information from Autosport, Autoweek, the 1972 Racing Car News Yearbook and Australian Grand Prix. Entry numbers are taken from Autoweek's grids except Teretonga and Surfers Paradise where Autoweek did not publish them. Reports used are those for R1 NZ GP at Pukekohe (Autosport 13 Jan 1972 pp6-8 and Autoweek 5 Feb 1972 pp1,16-17), R2 Levin (Autosport 27 Jan 1972 pp26-27 and Autoweek), R3 Wigram (Autosport 27 Jan 1972 pp14-15 and Autoweek), R4 Teretonga (Autosport 10 Feb 1972 pp22-23 and Autoweek), R5 Surfers Paradise (Autosport 10 Feb 1972 pp12-13 and Autoweek), R6 Warwick Farm (Autosport 24 Feb 1972 pp23-24, 27 and Autoweek), R7 Sandown Park Australian Grand Prix (Autosport 2 Mar 1972 pp32-33, Autoweek, Australian Grand Prix pp362-368) and R8 Adelaide. There is a mistake in Autoweek's NZ GP grid with Ken Smith being mentioned twice so Autosport's grid is used. In other places where the sources didn't agree, Autoweek appeared to be the least reliable.
All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.
Individual sources for this event
There were no preliminaries for this race.