Brabham and Hill altercation 1964 French Grand Prix
Posted 18 December 2004 - 06:30
Does anyone have any memories of this incident? Was it a heated discussion?
It must have been pretty rough out there that day. Any input would be appreciated.
Posted 18 December 2004 - 12:07
At the start of the race Clark went into the lead with Gurney and Surtees chasing him. During the first lap McLaren spun to the back of the field. On the third lap Surtees dropped back with a split oil pipe and Graham Hill had a spin and so Clark and Gurney were left alone at the front with Brabham moving up into third. G Hill recovered from his spin and worked his way back up to fourth place by lap 24. Seven laps later Clark's engine failed him and so Gurney was left in the lead with Brabham a long way behind and G Hill closing fast on the Australian. On lap 37 Hill overtook Brabham but Jack stayed with him and the two were separated by less than a second at the finish. Brabham might have been frustrated but as Gurney had just won the team its first World Championship victory it was a good day for the team.
Not much about the struggle between Hill and Brabham though...
Posted 18 December 2004 - 15:32
Posted 18 December 2004 - 16:39
Posted 18 December 2004 - 18:15
there's no mention in Autosport nor Motor Racing, including Brabham's column.
Posted 18 December 2004 - 21:36
Posted 18 December 2004 - 22:21
Posted 19 December 2004 - 08:24
From Grand Prix.By Mike Lang. Page 242.
" During the closing stages Gurney eased off and went on to give Brabham team theirfirst Championship Victory just as he had done for Porsche in 1962.Brabham,meanwhile had done all he could to FIND a way PAST the BRM (Hill) ,and his efforts included a new lap record but it was all to no avail and Hill(G) took secound place by 0.8sec."
Note in Practice Hill 2-12.1 sec .Brabham 2-11,8 sec.so i guess it was a very WIDE BRM that J.B. found a bit irrirating .And the thought of a 1-2 first win would be good news to Jack and Ron and good for sales$$$$$.
Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:56
The old boy must have had his dander up! Sorry ... the old boys must have had their danders up!