1954 New Zealand Grand Prix

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1954 New Zealand Grand Prix
2nd New Zealand Grand Prix
Ardmore.jpg
Race details
Date9 January 1954
Location Ardmore Circuit, Auckland, New Zealand
Course Temporary racing facility
Course length 3.2 km (2.0 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 300 km (186 mi)
Weather Sunny
Fastest lap
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ken Wharton BRM P15
Time 1:34.0
Podium
First Maybach Special
Second BRM P15
Third HWM

The 1954 New Zealand Grand Prix was a motor race held at the Ardmore Circuit on 9 January 1954. This was the first New Zealand Grand Prix since 1950 and the second overall. This was also the first New Zealand Grand Prix to be held at the Ardmore Circuit, a circuit that would be used for the Grand Prix until 1962.

The Grand Prix was won by Australian Stan Jones, driving the Maybach Special in a spectacular drive over Britain's Ken Wharton and fellow Australian, Tony Gaze.

Classification

PosNo.DriverCarLapsTime
17 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Stan Jones Maybach Special / Maybach 3800cc 6cyl1002hr 45min 20sec
21 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ken Wharton BRM P15 / BRM 1496cc V16 s/c
3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tony Gaze HWM / Alta 1972cc 4cyl
45 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Horace Gould Cooper T23 / Bristol 1971cc 6cyl
5 Flag of New Zealand.svg Ron Roycroft Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa Romeo 2905cc 8cyl s/c
69 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Brabham Cooper T23 / Bristol 1971cc 6cyl
7 Flag of New Zealand.svg Ross Jensen Austin-Healey 100 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl
8 Flag of New Zealand.svg Arnold Stafford
Flag of New Zealand.svg Ron Frost
Cooper Mk VII / Norton 498cc 1cyl
9 Flag of New Zealand.svg Bill Lee Cooper Mk VI / JAP 497cc 1cyl
10 Flag of New Zealand.svg Peter Harrison Cooper Mk II / JAP 1098cc V2
1111 Flag of New Zealand.svg Fred Zambucka Maserati 8CM / Maserati 2992cc 8cyl s/c
12 Flag of New Zealand.svg David Crozier Austin-Healey 100 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl
13 Flag of New Zealand.svg Keith Roper Austin-Healey 100 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl
14 Flag of New Zealand.svg Phil NeillFSS Special / Ford 3400cc V8
Ret Flag of New Zealand.svg Ray Archibald Jaguar XK120 / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl91Radiator
Ret Flag of New Zealand.svg Syd Jensen JBS / JAP 1098cc V2
Ret Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Fred Tuck Cooper T20 / Bristol 1971cc 6cyl84Oil Line
Ret Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lex Davison HWM / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl
Ret Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lou MolinaMM Special / Holden 2290cc 6cyl
Ret14 Flag of New Zealand.svg John McMillan Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa Romeo 2905cc 8cyl s/c
Ret2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 F1 / Ferrari 1995cc V12 s/c15Clutch
Ret Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tom Hawkes Allard J2 / Mercury 4564cc V8
Ret Flag of New Zealand.svg Morrie StantonStanton Special / DeHavilland 6124cc 4cyl
Ret25 Flag of New Zealand.svg Allan Freeman Cooper Mk IV / JAP 1098cc V210Engine
DNS Flag of Australia (converted).svg Artur WylieWylie-Javelin / Jowett 1498cc 4cyl
DNS Flag of New Zealand.svg George SmithGeeCeeEss / Chrysler 5400cc V8
DNS Flag of New Zealand.svg Hec GreenRA / RA 2100cc 4cyl s/c
DNS Flag of New Zealand.svg Roly CrowtherGoldfinch Special / Ford 1904cc V8
DNS Flag of New Zealand.svg Don TilsleySingford / Ford 1172cc 4cyl
DNA Flag of New Zealand.svg Peter WardJBS / Norton 498cc 1cyl
DNA Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ron Edgerton Alfa Romeo Monza / Alfa Romeo 2300cc 8cyl s/c
DNA Flag of New Zealand.svg Ron SymonsSH Special / RA 2100cc 4cyl s/c
DNA Flag of New Zealand.svg Les Moore Kieft C50 / Vincent 998cc V2 s/c
DNA Flag of New Zealand.svg George PalmerPalmer Special / Mercury 4118cc V8
DNA Flag of New Zealand.svg Ron SutherlandDeSoto Special / DeSoto 4099cc 6cyl
Source: [1]

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References

  1. "First New Zealand International Grand Prix 1954". sergent.com.au. Retrieved 22 October 2015.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Sporting positions
Preceded by
1950 New Zealand Grand Prix
New Zealand Grand Prix
1954
Succeeded by
1955 New Zealand Grand Prix