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Gold Cup

Oulton Park, 16 Aug 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jacky Ickx Brabham BT26A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Motor Racing Developments Limited
40 1h 00m 28.6s
2 Jochen Rindt Lotus 63 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
40 1h 01m 50.8s
3 Andrea de Adamich (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [006] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#17 Team Surtees
39 1h 00m 54.8s
4 Trevor Taylor (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Bartz fi V8
#18 Team Surtees
39 1h 00m 58.8s
5 Mike Hailwood (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet V8
#16 Paul Hawkins Racing
39 1h 01m 53.0s
6 Alan Rollinson (F1) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [6] - Cosworth FVA
#20 Irish Racing Cars (see note 1)
38 1h 00m 31.2s
7 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#15 Alan McKechnie Racing Organisation
38 1h 01m 05.0s
8 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#19 Aln Fraser Racing Team
38 1h 01m 28.2s
9 Jackie Stewart Matra MS80 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 Matra International
38 1h 01m 49.2s
10 Silvio Moser Brabham BT24 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Silvio Moser Racing Team
30 not classified
R Graham Hill (F1) 1.6-litre Lotus 59B [59-F2-20] - Cosworth FVA
#1 Gold Leaf Team Lotus (see note 2)
35 engine
R Jackie Oliver (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/37] - Chevrolet V8
#14 Sports Cars CH
13 engine
R Charles Lucas BRM P261 [2615] - P101 V12
#10 B A Moore
4 engine
R Willie Forbes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#21 W Forbes
0 accident
DNSC Jo Bonnier Lotus 49B [R8] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Ecurie Bonnier
Did not start (crashed)
T Jochen Rindt (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 59B [59-F2-19] - Cosworth FVA
#2T Gold Leaf Team Lotus (see note 3)
(Only used in practice)
T Jackie Stewart Matra MS84 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Matra International
(Only used in practice)
T Jacky Ickx Brabham BT26A [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6T Motor Racing Developments Limited
(Only used in practice)
T/S Jackie Stewart Matra MS80 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4T Matra International
(Spare - not used in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Matra MS80 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 27.2s
2 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 27.8s
3 Jo Bonnier * (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R8] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 30.2s
4 Jochen Rindt (F1) 3-litre Lotus 63 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 30.4s
5 Andrea de Adamich (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [006] - Chevrolet Traco V8 1m 31.0s
6 Jackie Oliver (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/37] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.0s
7 Silvio Moser (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT24 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 31.6s
8 Trevor Taylor (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Bartz fi V8 1m 31.8s
9 Mike Hailwood (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet V8 1m 32.0s
10 Graham Hill (F1) 1.6-litre Lotus 59B [59-F2-20] - Cosworth FVA 1m 32.2s
11 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1m 32.2s
12 Alan Rollinson (F1) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [6] - Cosworth FVA 1m 32.4s
13 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet Traco V8 1m 33.6s
14 Charles Lucas (F1) 3-litre BRM P261 [2615] - BRM P101 V12 1m 34.5s
15 Willie Forbes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet Traco V8 1m 37.6s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT30 [6] (Alan Rollinson): Bought by Mick Mooney's Irish Racing Cars for Alan Rollinson to race in F2 in 1969. Retained for 1970 but raced only at Phoenix Park as it still had 1969-style aluminium fuel tanks which weren't allowed in 1970. Raced at Bogotá early 1971 when Rollinson won the second race. Then to John Smith (Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) for Irish 1600cc racing, winning first time out at Mondello Park in April 1971. To Ken Walker (Harrogate, North Yorkshire) for 1972 and raced in northern English libre racing. Advertised by Adrian Bethall of Northern Racing Spares (Sheffield, South Yorkshire) in January 1973. Subsequent history unknown. At some point in the early 1980s, a BT30 was reputedly sold by dealer Jon Blackburn to Otford Group's Jim Wallis (Edenbridge, Kent) who restored it and raced it in HSCC events from 1982 to 1985. Its HSCC papers issued in 1984 identify it as BT30-6. It then passed via Bobby Howlings to Tony Thompson in 1986 but he did not like the car and had sold it to Australian Chris Farrell by 1987. Retained in Farrell's collection for many years. Fully restored in 2006 and raced in Tasman Revival events.
  2. Lotus 59B [59-F2-20] (Graham Hill): One of three Lotus 59Bs built for Roy Winkelmann Racing in F2 in 1969. This was Graham Hill's usual car, winning at Albi in September, but was driven at other races by Roy Pike, John Miles, Hans Herrmann, and Andrea de Adamich. According to Richard Spelberg's research, this car was converted to Lotus 69 specification for 1970, as F2.69.5.
  3. Lotus 59B [59-F2-19] (Jochen Rindt): New for 1969, and entered by Roy Winkelmann Racing for Jochen Rindt at Thruxton in April 1969, which the Austrian won. Driven by Alan Rollinson at Hockenheim, and then by Rindt again at Pau, which he also won. Rindt also won at Zolder and Tulln-Langenlebarn, and the car was driven at other races in 1969 by Rollinson, Roy Pike, Rolf Stommelen, and John Miles. According to Richard Spelberg's research, this car was converted to Lotus 69 specification for 1970, as F2.69.4.

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' original results.

3-litre Formula 1 Non-championship events 1966-1983

These results were initially compiled by Allen Brown, but these were in the very basic form required to track individual car histories. Since then further details, such as laps completed, qualifying times and so on, have been added from Rob Ryder's extensive database.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 22 Aug 1969 pp18-21 (report by Simon Taylor). Motor Sport September 1969 p966 (report by DSJ). Motoring News 21 Aug 1969 pp12.13 (report by ARM, Andrew Marriott).

With so few F1 cars available, the Mid-Cheshire MRC decided to run a race for F1 and F5000 cars. The F1 entry started well, with championship leader Stewart having all three Matras, both MS80s and the MS84, and then Rindt with the Lotus 63 and Jacky Ickx with a pair of BT26As, but then tailed off quite sharply. Moser had his Brabham BT24 and Bonnier his Lotus 49B, but the other F1 privateer was the old BRM P261 V12, now owned by Ben Moore and completely out of its depth. Lotus also brought a F2 Lotus 59B ballasted to F1 weight, and Irish Racing Cars did the same to a Brabham BT30 for Alan Rollinson. The rest of the entry was the two works F5000 Surtees TS5s and five Lola T142s, Jenks saying that the F5000 cars handle like "sick camels in wet sand".