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Australian Grand Prix

Lowood, 12 Jun 1960

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alec Mildren (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-22-59] - Maserati 250S 4
#2 (see note 1)
36 1h 04m 35.05s
2 Lex Davison (libre) 3-litre Aston Martin DBR4/250 [4] - DBR1/300 6
#3
36 1h 04m 35.55s
3 Bib Stillwell (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] - Climax FPF 4
#16 (see note 2)
36
4 Jon Leighton (2.5 F1) 2-litre Cooper Mk III 'T45' [F2-10-58] - Climax FPF 4
#70
35
5 Noel Hall (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-16-59] - Climax FPF 4
#71 (see note 3)
35
6 Arnold Glass (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Maserati 250F [2516] 6
#8
35
7 Glyn Scott (2.5 F1) 1.7-litre Cooper Mk II 'T43' [F2-28-57] - Climax FPF 4
#20

8 Charlie Whatmore (sports) 1.5-litre Lotus 11 [305] - Climax FWA
#4

9 Mel McEwin (libre) 4.6-litre Tornado Mk II - Chevrolet Corvette 283 ci V8
#33

10 Noel Barnes (unknown) 1.5-litre MG Special [MG TC 9939]
#49

R Frank Matich (sports) 2.5-litre Lotus 15 [623] - Climax FPF 4
#87 Leaton Motors
9 engine
R Stan Jones (libre) 4.6-litre Maybach 3 - Chevrolet Corvette 283 ci V8
#18
4 engine
UNK Max Williams (unknown) 1.5-litre MG Special [MG TC]
#32

UNK Keith Russell (unknown) 1.5-litre MG Special [MG TC]
#37

UNK George Jamieson (sports) 1.1-litre Lotus 11 [538] - Climax FWA
#10

UNK Joe Bonenti (unknown) 1.5-litre MG Special [MG TF]
#6

DNS Bill Patterson (2.5 F1) 2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-15-59] - Climax FPF 4
#79 (see note 4)
Did not start
DNS Lex Davison (libre) 3-litre Ferrari 625 [0480] 4
#12
Did not start
DNS Barry Collerson (libre) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 007] 6
#15 (see note 5)
Did not start
DNS Peter Lovett (libre) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CL [1555/1579] - s/c 4
#36
Did not start
DNS Ern Tadgell (libre) 7.9-litre Sabakat (Lotus 12) [351] - Lycoming 6
#7
Did not start
DNS Bill Ford (libre) 3.4-litre HWM 51 [6-51-52?] - Jaguar XK120 6
#30 Diablo Motors
Did not start
DNS Bob Jane (sports) 3-litre Maserati 300S [3059] 6
#29
Did not start
DNS Alan Tatham (unknown) 1.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T12' - Hilllman 4
#68 Jim McGuire
Did not start
DNS Lionel Ayers (unknown) 1.4-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T12' - MG 4
#11
Did not start
Qualifying
1 Alec Mildren (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-22-59] - Maserati 250S 4 1m 45.9s
2 Bib Stillwell (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] - Climax FPF 4 1m 47.0s
3 Lex Davison (libre) 3-litre Aston Martin DBR4/250 [4] - Aston Martin DBR1/300 6 1m 47.3s
4 Noel Hall (2.5 F1) 2.2-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-16-59] - Climax FPF 4 1m 49.5s
5 Frank Matich (sports) 2.5-litre Lotus 15 [623] - Climax FPF 4 1m 15.1s
6 Glyn Scott (2.5 F1) 1.7-litre Cooper Mk II 'T43' [F2-28-57] - Climax FPF 4
7 Arnold Glass (2.5 F1) 2.5-litre Maserati 250F [2516] - Maserati 6
8 Stan Jones (libre) 4.6-litre Maybach 3 - Chevrolet Corvette 283 ci V8
9 Jon Leighton (2.5 F1) 2-litre Cooper Mk III 'T45' [F2-10-58] - Climax FPF 4
10 Charlie Whatmore (sports) 1.5-litre Lotus 11 [305] - Climax FWA
11 Keith Russell (unknown) 1.5-litre MG Special [MG TC] - MG
12 Mel McEwin (libre) 4.6-litre Tornado Mk II - Chevrolet Corvette 283 ci V8
13 Max Williams (unknown) 1.5-litre MG Special [MG TC] - MG
14 Noel Barnes (unknown) 1.5-litre MG Special [MG TC 9939] - MG

Notes on the cars:

  1. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-22-59] (Alec Mildren): Delivered to A Mildren (Australia) less engine in Oct 1959 according to the Cooper Register.
  2. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-59] (Bib Stillwell): Delivered to Victa Consolidated Industries (Australia) according to the Cooper Register.
  3. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-16-59] (Noel Hall): Delivered to R Hall less engine according to the Cooper Register.
  4. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-15-59] (Bill Patterson): Delivered to B Patterson less engine according to the Cooper Register. First raced by Bill Patterson at Port Wakefield in October 1960 where it was fitted with a 2-litre Climax engine. Raced by Patterson until crashed at Lakeside in 1961, after which Patterson raced an "ex-works" Cooper T51 that he had acquired earlier in the season. F2-15-59 was repaired and kept as a spare car being raced by Doug Whiteford on occasions. In 1962, the car was sold to Englishman John Brindley who raced it at Calder in April or May 1962. Brindley raced the car in minor events during 1962 until suffering a massive accident in a minor race at Sandown Park on 16 Sep 1962. The Autosportsman report on the race said "The car must be very nearly a complete write-off". The fate of the wreck is unknown but it is widely believed that the car somehow returned to Patterson and was the damaged car that Murray Richards acquired from Patterson in 1988. Richards started to restore the car but this was incomplete when he died in early 2000. The car was still with Richards' sons in 2010. If the Richards brothers' car is the Patterson/Brindley car, its return from Brindley to Patterson remains unexplained.
  5. Talbot T26C [110 007] (Barry Collerson): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 007' was Paul Vallee's Ecurie France car driven by Chiron 1948-49 and Apezteguia in 1950. To Tom Hawkes in Australia in 1951. From him it passed to Doug Whiteford, Rex Taylor and then a string of Australian, UK (including a loan period in the Donington Collection), Swiss, US and French owners to Bernie Ecclestone's collection in 1997. Retained 2002.

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.