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    The 1962 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title for drivers[1] of Formula Libre racing cars.[2] The winner of the title, which was the sixth Australian Drivers' Championship, was awarded the 1962 CAMS Gold Star.[1]

    Schedule

    The championship was contested over a six race series.[3]

    Points system

    Championship points were awarded on a 12-7-5-3-2-1 basis for the six best placed Australian license holders.[1][10] Each driver could count his/her results from the Australian Grand Prix plus the best four results from the remaining races.[11] Ties in the award were determined by the relevant drivers placings in the Australian Grand Prix.[1][9]

    Results

    Position[11] Driver[11] Car[11] Entrant[11] R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total[11]
    1 Bib Stillwell Cooper T53 Coventry Climax FPF BS Stillwell 7 12 - 7 12 7 45
    2 John Youl Cooper T51 Coventry Climax FPF
    Cooper T55 Coventry Climax FPF
    Scuderia Veloce 2 - - - 7 12 21
    3 Bill Patterson Cooper T51 Coventry Climax FPF Bill Patterson Motors 3 5 - 5 - 5 18
    4 Greg Cusack Cooper T51 Coventry Climax FPF Scuderia Veloce - 3 12 3 - - 18
    5 David McKay Cooper T53 Coventry Climax FPF Scuderia Veloce 5 7 - - 5 - 17
    6 Lex Davison Cooper T53 Coventry Climax FPF Ecurie Australie 1 - 12 - - 13
    7 Jack Brabham Cooper T55 Coventry Climax FPF Jack Brabham 12 - - - - - 12
    8 Bryan Thomson Cooper T51 Coventry Climax FPF S/C Ecurie Shepparton - - 7 2 - - 9
    9 Tom Ross Lotus 20 Ford T Ross - - 5 - - - 5
    10 Arnold Glass BRM P48 Buick Capitol Motors Pty Ltd - - - - - 3 3
    11 Clive Nolan Lotus 20 Ford Clive Nolan Motors - - 3 - - - 3
    Andy Brown Elfin FJ Ford Autocourse Elfin - - - - 3 - 3
    13 Syd Negus Cooper T20 Repco Holden Syd Negus - - - - - 2 2
    14 Alwyn Rose Dalro Jaguar Mk II A Rose - 2 - - - - 2
    Roy Morris Elfin FJ Climax Climax FWA R Morris - - 2 - - - 2
    Bill Pile Cooper Mk. V Climax Climax FWA W Pile - - - - 2 - 2
    17 Ted Edwards TS Special E Edwards - - - - - 1 1
    18 Ron Marshall Cooper T51 (Replica) Coventry Climax FPF R Marshall 1 - - - - - 1
    Ron Halpin Gremlin FJ Ford Gold Coast Auto - - 1 - - - 1
    Garrie Cooper Elfin FJ Ford Elfin Sports Cars - - - - 1 - 1

    Note:

    • Patterson was awarded third place in the championship due to his superior placing in the Australian Grand Prix.[9]
    • English driver John Surtees (Cooper T53 Coventry Climax FPF) was not awarded points for his victory in the Longford race
    • New Zealand driver Angus Hyslop (Cooper T53 Coventry Climax FPF) was not awarded points for his fourth place in the Longford race
    • New Zealand driver Bruce McLaren (Cooper T62 Coventry Climax FPF) was not awarded points for his victory in the Australian Grand Prix

    References

    1. ^ a b c d 1963 Amendments to CAMS Manual & National Competition Rules (1962 ed), page 26
    2. ^ Greg Cusack wins Queensland's Gold Star at Lowood, Australian Motor Sports, August 1962, page 34
    3. ^ Guide to the Gold Star, page i, Supplement to Racing Car News, August 1972
    4. ^ McKay, David. Surtees Cleans Up, Modern Motor, May 1962, pages 27-30 & 74
    5. ^ Bib Scoops Bathurst, Australian Motor Sports, June 1962, pages 34-36
    6. ^ Greg Cusack wins Queensland's Gold Star at Lowood, Australian Motor Sports, August 1962, pages 34-35
    7. ^ Davison wins Victorian road racing title, Australian Motor Sports, November 1962, pages 28-29 & 5
    8. ^ Stillwell clinches Gold Star at Mallala, Australian Motor Sports, November 1962, pages 36-37
    9. ^ a b c McKay, David. AGP to McLaren, Modern Motor, January 1963, pages 18-20
    10. ^ Guide to the Gold Star, pages ii-iii, Supplement to Racing Car News, August 1972
    11. ^ a b c d e f 1962 Gold Star race results Archived 28 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 9 May 2010

    Further reading

    • Jim Sheperd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, 1980
    • John Blanden, Historic Racing Cars in Australia, 1979
    • The official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix, 1986
    • Surtees wins fast Longford International, Australian Motor Sports, May 1962, page 23
    • David McKay, Stillwell's Day, Modern Motor, July 1962, pages 30–32 & 77-78
    • Gold Star at Lowood, Modern Motor, August 1962, page 75
    • David McKay, "Davo" at Sandown, Modern Motor, November 1962
    • David McKay, 'Star' to Bib, Modern Motor, December 1962, page 28

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