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South Pacific Championship

Longford, 5 Mar 1962

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 John Surtees (libre) 2.7-litre Cooper T53 ['P2'] - Climax FPF 4
#2 Yeoman Credit RT
20 48m 31.0s
2 Jack Brabham (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4
#1
20 48m 53.5s
3 Bib Stillwell (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4
#6
20 49m 39.2s
4 Angus Hyslop (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ["F2-13-58"] - Climax FPF 4
20 49m 45.7s
5 David McKay (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ['F2-8-60' (III)] - Climax FPF 4
Scuderia Veloce

6 Bill Patterson (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ["F2-2-57" or "F2-5-57"] - Climax FPF 4
(see note 1)

7 John Youl (libre) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-9-60] - Climax FPF 4
(see note 2)

R Austin Miller (libre) 4.6-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-20-59] - Chevrolet Corvette 283 ci V8
(see note 3)
2 valves
UNK Arnold Glass (libre) 2.5-litre BRM P48 [482] s4

UNK Eddie Clay (libre) 2.2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk II 'T23' [CBR-2-53?] - Bristol 6

DNS Ron Marshall (libre) 1.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' - Climax FPF 4
Did not start
DNS Lex Sternberg (libre) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-4-59?] - Climax FPF 4
(see note 4)
Did not start
DNSC Lex Davison (IC) 2.6-litre Cooper T53 [F1-2-61] - Climax FPF 4
Yeoman Credit RT (see note 5)
Did not start (crashed)
Qualifying
1 Jack Brabham (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4 2m 21.3s
2 John Surtees (libre) 2.7-litre Cooper T53 ['P2'] - Climax FPF 4 2m 21.4s
3 Bill Patterson (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' ["F2-2-57" or "F2-5-57"] - Climax FPF 4 2m 21.7s
4 Lex Sternberg * (libre) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-4-59?] - Climax FPF 4 2m 25.5s
5 John Youl (libre) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-9-60] - Climax FPF 4 2m 29.5s
6 Angus Hyslop (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ["F2-13-58"] - Climax FPF 4 2m 31.1s
7 David McKay (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ['F2-8-60' (III)] - Climax FPF 4 2m 31.2s
8 Arnold Glass (libre) 2.5-litre BRM P48 [482] - BRM s4 2m 31.5s
9 Bib Stillwell (libre) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 [F1-5-61] - Climax FPF 4 2m 31.5s
- Eddie Clay (libre) 2.2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk II 'T23' [CBR-2-53?] - Bristol 6 NTs
 
* Did not start

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. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-9-60] (John Youl): Delivered to J Youl (Australia) according to the Cooper Register.
  3. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-20-59] (Austin Miller): Delivered to Stan Jones (Australia) according to the Cooper Register but with a note that it was transferred to R Stillwell.
  4. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-4-59?] (Lex Sternberg): "Works Car No. 2" according to the Cooper Register. Believed to be Jack Brabham's main car during the early part of 1959 and then became a spare car when 27-59 appeared at Zandvoort. According to Doug Nye's Cooper Cars, this would then appear to be Jack Brabham's 1960 NZ GP car.
  5. Cooper T53 [F1-2-61] (Lex Davison): Built for 1961 season. Yeoman Credit Racing (Reg Parnell Racing) 1961 for Roy Salvadori in F1. To Lex Davison (Australia) 1962 and crashed at Longford. Replaced by Jack Brabham's spare car 'F2-17-60'. F1-2-61 was sold damaged to Don Fraser (Australia) 1963, who rebuilt it with a 2.5-litre BRM engine and raced it from 1965 onwards. To Tony Osborne (Australia) 1976. To Don Thallon (Brisbane, Australia) May 1999 and used in historic racing. Raced by Thallon at Zandvoort in 2014 alongside Wulf Goetze's 'F1-1-61' and then returned to Australia.

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.

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.