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An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

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On This Day

Sunday 6th August 1967

55 years ago

The German Grand Prix held over 15 laps of Nürburgring was won by Brabham driver Denny Hulme after he started from second position. His teammate Jack Brabham finished second and Ferrari driver Chris Amon came in third. Jim Clark (Lotus-Cosworth 49) took the lead at the start while Graham Hill (who had crashed in practice and was down in 13th on the grid) was pushed onto some grass and spun, restarting at the back of the field. Clark stayed ahead of Hulme and Dan Gurney (Eagle-Weslake TG1) for the first three laps but on the fourth he slowed dramatically, his suspension having buckled. He was out. Almost immediately Gurney took the lead from Hulme while Brabham was third after Bruce McLaren (Eagle-Weslake TG1) went out with a split oil pipe. Jacky Ickx (Matra-Cosworth MS7) continued to impress by running fifth on the road behind Stewart. The Scotsman overtook Brabham but then retired with a transmission problem and so Ickx moved to fourth, although Amon soon closed up and overtook the cheeky F2 driver. On the 12th lap the Belgian retired when his front suspension collapsed. On the next lap Gurney suffered a driveshaft failure and Hulme took the lead to win from Brabham and Amon.

Denny Hulme - 1967 German Grand Prix

Denny Hulme - 1967 German Grand Prix