• Short Summary

    Scotsman Jackie Stewart held off a race-long challenge from fellow-countryman Jim Clark to win the New Zealand Grand Prix at Pukekohe, near Auckland, on Saturday (January 7).

  • Description

    Scotsman Jackie Stewart held off a race-long challenge from fellow-countryman Jim Clark to win the New Zealand Grand Prix at Pukekohe, near Auckland, on Saturday (January 7). Stewart, a works driver from BRM, lead the way from a field of 19, including six international drivers.

    Richard Attwood of England, in another works BRM, was third -- a lap behind Clark's Lotus.

    Perhaps the biggest disappointment of the race was the retirement of Jack Brabham, the world champion, in the seventh lap. The Australian's V-8 Repco-Brabham left the track during a preliminary race in the morning, badly damaging its rear suspension.

    Brabham's mechanics worked against the clock to repair the car in time for the main race, but one half-shaft was running off-centre when the world champion roared off with the field.

    A crowd of 30,000 watched New Zealand's Grand Prix, which does not count towards the world drivers' championship.

    Stewart crossed the line 150 yards (metres) ahead of former world champion Clark -- a gap that would have been narrower had Clark not had to hold on to his helmet for the last few laps. The cowling of his Lotus shattered in a slight collision with a car he was lapping at the hairpin.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTB9B764QFAWN917JV2ZBYLAU
    Media URN:
    VLVADTB9B764QFAWN917JV2ZBYLAU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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