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1967 F1 Championship Race Tracks

1) Kyalami, South African Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=kyalami (January 2nd, 1967) Denis Hulme won the start from second position and led the field until the 59th lap, when he had to have his brakes repaired. This initially put John Love in the lead in a private Cooper, but he lost it to Pedro Rodríguez seven laps from the end because he had to refuel. Rodriguez won his first of two Grand Prix. 2) Monaco, Monaco Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=monaco (May 7th, 1967) The first laps were determined by Jackie Stewart until his differential was broken. Hulme took the lead. On lap 82, Lorenzo Bandini in second place rammed the track barrier made of bales of straw. On impact the leaking petrol of the Ferrari ignited and quickly spread to the bales of straw. Although Bandini was recovered from the car after three minutes, he died of severe burns on 10 May. Hulme won his first Grand Prix. The distance of the GP of Monaco was shortened from 100 to 80 laps from 1968 because of this accident. 3) Zandvoort, Dutch Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=zandvort (June 4th, 1967) In this race the Cosworth-DFV-engine was used for the first time, at first exclusively in the Lotus 49 and Jim Clark won the race with this car after his team mate Hill had retired in the lead. 4) Spa-Francorchamps, Belgian Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=spa67 (June 18th, 1967) The race was initially led by Jim Clark. When he had to make a pit stop, Stewart took the lead, which he had to give up to Dan Gurney on lap 20 due to gearbox problems. Gurney won his only Grand Prix in the Eagle he designed. Mike Parkes had a serious accident in the first lap of the race and had to end his Formula 1 career because of the suffered leg injuries. 5) Le Mans Bugatti, French Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=bugatti (July 2nd, 1967) On 2 July 1967, a Formula 1 race was held for the first and only time on the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit. At first the Lotus drivers Clark and Hill dominated. After their retirement, Jack Brabham clinched his first victory of the season. 6) Silverstone, British Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=silver (July 15th, 1967) First the two Lotus drivers Hill and Clark fought a duel for the lead, which was decided in favour of Clark in the 54th round by a pit stop of Hill. 7) Nürburgring, German Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=nurburg (August 6th, 1967) As in 1966, Formula 1 and Formula 2 cars drove together on the track at the German Grand Prix, but in separate classifications. They wanted to be able to present more cars to the spectators on the long track and to compensate for the expected high failure rate. In Formula 1, Clark led the first three laps until he retired. Gurney then took the lead, which he lost to the winner Hulme on lap 13 due to a broken drive shaft. The Formula 2 race was won by Jackie Oliver. 8) Mosport Park, Canadian Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=mosport (August 27th, 1967) All drivers started on rain tyres. At first Hulme was in the lead until Clark caught up with him and took the lead. But on lap 67, Clark spun and fell back, Hulme got a new visor at the pits. This put Brabham in the lead which he held until the finish. After this race Brabham was the early winner of the constructors' championship. It was the second (after 1966) and last for the team. In this GP the Canadian Al Pease also drove in an Eagle Climax, he crossed the finish line 43 laps behind, but was not classified because he had spent most of the time in the pits. 9) Monza, Italian Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=monza (September 10th, 1967) As often in Monza, there were numerous slipstream duels for positions in 1967. Gurney, Clark, Brabham, Hulme and Hill alternated in the lead at first until Hill seemed to gain the upper hand. On lap 57, however, he had engine trouble. This put Brabham and then Clark in the lead. When Clark ran out of fuel on the last lap, Surtees in the Honda crossed the finish line with a lead of 0.2 seconds over Brabham. 10) Watkins Glen, United States Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=watglen (October 1st, 1967) In the race the Lotus 49 proved to be superior under Clark and Hill. Clark won in front of Hill, who both had a whole lap ahead of the third placed driver. 11) Mexico (Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez), Mexican Grand Prix GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=mexico (October 22nd, 1967) Before the race, Hulme (47 points) and Brabham (42 points) still had a chance to win the drivers' world championship. Jim Clark won the race with a start-finish victory ahead of Jack Brabham, who, however, did not manage to push his team mate Hulme, who finished third, off first place in the drivers' championship. Denis Hulme thus won his only World Championship title. 1967 F1 Non-Championship Race Tracks In addition to the eleven world championship races, six Formula 1 races were held in 1967 that did not belong to the world championship or any other championship. 1) Brands Hatch, II. Race of Champions GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=brands67 (March 12th, 1967) The II. Race of Champions took place on 12 March 1967 at the Brands Hatch Circuit. It was the first European Formula 1 race of the year. The track length was 4265 meters. There were two runs of ten laps each, followed by a final run of 40 laps. The total distance thus amounted to 170.6 km. The starting grid for the first run was determined in a qualification training, the grid of the second run corresponded to the order of finish in the first run. The results of the second run were used for the starting grid of the final. Dan Gurney won all three runs, Lorenzo Bandini finished second. The Race of Champions was the last Formula 1 race that the Italian, who died two months later at the Monaco Grand Prix, finished. 2) Oulton Park, I. Daily Express Spring Cup GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=oulton (April 15th, 1967) The I. Daily Express Spring Cup was held in Oulton Park on 15 April 1967. The length of the course was 4.442 km. There were two runs of ten laps each, followed by the final, which was a 30 lap race. The total distance of the race was 220 km. The British Formula 1 factory teams each competed in this race with at least one driver, but the Scuderia Ferrari did not participate in the event. Denny Hulme won the first and second round of the race at the factory Brabham, and Hulme's team boss Jack Brabham won the final. 3) Silverstone, XIX. BRDC International Trophy GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=silver (April 29th, 1967) The XIX. BRDC International Trophy took place on 29 April 1967 at the British Silverstone Circuit. The race went over 52 laps of 4.711 km each. The total length of the race was thus 244.9 km. The race was won by the British Mike Parkes for Ferrari. His lead over the second placed Brabham was more than a third lap. It was Parkes' only Formula 1 race, which he competed in his home country. 4) Syracuse, XVI. Gran Premio di Siracusa GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=Syracuse (May 21st, 1967) The XVI. Gran Premio di Siracusa was held on 21 May 1967 in the Sicilian city of Syracuse at the Circuito di Siracusa. It was held over 56 laps of 5.612 km each (total distance: 314.379 km). Only eight drivers took part in the race, the British Formula 1 teams were not represented from the factory, with the exception of Cooper. Bob Anderson, David Hobbs, Guy Ligier and André Wicky were registered but did not participate in the race. Jo Schlesser appeared for practice, but damaged his car so badly in qualifying that he was unable to participate in the race. The Ferrari drivers Parkes and Scarfiotti both reached the finish line after 1:40.58,4. Both were classified as winners; second place was not awarded. Chris Irwin finished fourth in Reg Parnell's private Lotus-BRM. 5) Oulton Park, XIV. International Gold Cup GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=oulton (September 16th, 1967) The XIV. International Gold Cup was held in Oulton Park on 16 September 1967. It went over 45 laps of 4.444 km each (total distance: 199,975 km). All British works teams were registered, but the Scuderia Ferrari was missing. The Gold Cup was the first Formula 1 race in which the Tyrrell Racing Organisation, which had previously managed BRM's Formula 2 operations, competed. They used four Matra chassis with Ford Cosworth engines at Oulton Park. Tyrrell used the race as preparation for its involvement in the World Championship races of the coming season. Top driver of the team was Jackie Stewart, who finished the race dominated by Jack Brabham four seconds behind the winner in second place. 6) Jarama, XIII. Grand Prix of Spain GPL Alternative Track Database: http://gpltd.bcsims.com/?sbtd=jarama (November 12th, 1967) The XIII. Spanish Grand Prix was the last Formula 1 race of 1967 and was held at the Circuito del Jarama on 12 November 1967. The race went over 90 laps of 3.404 km each (total length: 306.36 km). It was the first Formula 1 race in Spain since 1954, and was held in preparation for the Spanish Grand Prix of the following year, which was again a world championship race after the successful restart in 1967. The 1967 race was dominated by the drivers of the Lotus team. Partly from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia