THE RACE WAS THE FIRST EVENT FOR THE BRABHAM BT24 WITH A REVISED REPCO POWERPLANT AND DELIVERED A DEBUT 1-2 FOR BRABHAM AND HULME
Hill, Jackie Stewart, Dan Gurney, Chris Amon, Pedro Rodriguez, Jochen Rindt, Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme and our very own then-reigning World Champion Jack Brabham.
The race was the rst event for the Brabham BT24 with a revised Repco powerplant and delivered a debut 1-2 for Brabham and Hulme after the dominant Lotus of Clark and polesitter Hill retired with mechanical woes as both suffered gearbox failures. The nal step on the podium was lled by a struggling Jackie Stewart in the BRM. Stewart had inherited the position from Chris Amon as the Ferrari retired with a broken throttle linkage just after half distance, thereby preventing what would have been an all-antipodean podium.
This retrospective is a fascinating look back at grand prix racing’s ill-fated appearance at the home of endurance. It runs until the end of August and is well worth the 8.50 euros admission to the Museum.