SOME RECENT RACES
SOME RECENT RACES
The 500-km. race at Nurburgring on September 2nd was won by the works Alpine 15o0 of de Lageneste. The race, which has previously had a 1,3w-c.c. capacity limit, was run for the first time to 1;600 c.c., which let in many cars with the Ford-Lotus twin-cam engine. The other works Alpines, driven by Grandsire, Mauro Bianchi and Depailler and the Team Elite Lotus 47 of Taylor all took turns at leading before retiring, leaving de Lageneste to head .off a strong challenge from Furtmayr’s works Abartn 1302 OT.
In Formula Two the winning has been fairly equally shared. As well as his win at Brands Hatch (see page 916) Rindt (Winkelmann Brabham) also scored a victory at Hameenlinna, Finland. Second was Brabham’s works car and third was Clark, who had won the previous Finnish race, at Keirnola, with his Lotus 48. At Keimola Rindt was second, with Graham Hill third in the second works Lotus. Because of the limited funds available, very few drivers went to the Swedish races, only seven going to Keimola and six to Hameenlinna. However, a much more important F.2 event took place at Enna in Sicily, where the winner was Stewart in one Of Ken Tyrrell’s Matras. The race was completely dominated by Matras, which took the first live place, in the order Stewart, Beltoise, Ickx, Schlesser and ServosGavin.
In that lucrative series across the Atlantic for the Canadian-American Challenge Cup for two-seater racing cars, Hulme got off to a flying start in the works McLaren-Chevrolet. At Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, he won from the Lola-Chevrolets of Donohue and Surtees, and a fortnight later took the chequered flag in front of M.:Laren (McLaren) and Follmer’s and Surtces’ Lolas at Bridghampton, New York. The series continued at Mosport on September 23rd (results of whic:-1 were known to late to be included in this issue) and continues at Leguna Seca, California, on October 15th, which is followed by events at Riverside, California, on October 29th and Las Vegas, Nevada, on November t 2th. The McLaren is completely new with a monocoque chassis, and the Lola and Chaparral are modified, mainly by losing a bit of weight. It is reported that Ferrari has also sniffed the dollars changing hands, as have Dearborne who have planned six Ford speciak for the series.