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1967 FIA Formula 1 Season (ICM)
Photo Credit: LAT Photographic Archive.
Champion Constructor: BRO Brabham Repco (AU,2,2)
Putative Constructor: BRO Brabham Repco (AU)
Champion Driver: Denis Hulme (NZ,1,1)
Putative Driver: Denis Hulme (NZ)
Putative Constructor Entry Specification: Model BT24, 2.99-liter, eight-cylinder vee, aluminum engine, SOHC, fuel injection, five-speed, disc brakes, fibreglass/steel tubular spaceframe chassis, double wishbone independent suspension, 335 horsepower (Ron Tauranac, Jack Brabham, Frank Hallam, Phil Irving, John Judd).

Brabham with its BT24 entry comfortably prevails over the field to earn its second consecutive Formula 1 constructors' title in 1967, while its Kiwi driver Denny Hulme ekes out a third-place finish at the season finale at Ciudad México in October to narrowly seal his maiden drivers' crown. F1 makes its inaugural visits to Kyalami in January, Le Mans in July, and Mosport in August. Departures: Lorenzo Bandini, 31, b. Marj, Libya 1935, d. postrace F1 GP Monaco, May. Robert Anderson, 36, b. Hendon, England 1931, d. at testing, Silverstone, England, August. New Racing Makes: South African LDS Ecosse. Racing Evolution: Engine as integral load-bearing component of chassis (Lotus).

HeM applies the Putative Model to all racing seasons for two primary purposes: First, to effectively normalize all racing seasons for empirical comparison across the decades, and second, to step clear of series organizers which score season championships primarily out of commercial interest or to attract manufacturer participation. The Putative Model simply scores all seasons in the same fashion as a standard track and field meeting, with the only purpose of tracking what takes place at the finishing stripe If the Putative Champion differs from the nominal Series Champion, please note the (SC) notation below.

Brabham Repco128     Hulme66
Lotus BRM/Ford73     Brabham J63
Scuderia Ferrari27     Clark J60
Cooper Maserati25     Surtees24
Honda24     Amon24
Owen BRM22     Hill G22

Noteworthy 1967 Races

1967 XXV Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco Monte Carlo1967 1967 XXV Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco At Monaco for the twenty-fifth running of the Grand Prix (314.5 kilometers) in May, the race comes to a British Brabham BT24 Repco under Denis Hulme (NZ) in 2:34:34.3 (average 75.86 mph), a lap ahead of a Lotus entry. Hulme moves out front after race leader Jackie Stewart in his B.R.M. suffers steering failure on Lap 14, leaving Hulme to survive the remaining retirements and speed away for a comfortable victory. The race claims the life of reputed Ferrari driver Lorenzo Bandini, who succumbs three days later of burn injuries incurred in a fiery overturn shunt on Lap 82. Observers harshly criticize race organizers for the extended time taken to retrieve Bandini from the wreckage, the hay bales placed around the circuit, one of which disguises an obstruction that ultimately does in Bandini, and a hovering television helicopter that fans the flames as the unfortunate Bandini burns within his entry. Photo Credit: Sutton Images.
1967 XIII Grote Prijs Van Belgie Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium1967 1967 XIII Grote Prijs Van Belgie At Spa-Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix (395 kilometers) in June, an American Gurney Eagle T1G Weslake under Dan Gurney (US) takes race honors in 1:40:49.4 (record average 145.99 mph), sixty-three seconds ahead of a B.R.M. entry. After a series of early problems that places him in deep deficit, Gurney rallies back to the front, at time topping 190 mph, and moves out front past race leader Jackie Stewart in his B.R.M. with eight laps remaining. Gurney becomes only the second driver and first American to win a Formula 1 contest with a car of his own make. Briton driver Mike Parkes suffers a horrific overturn shunt on Lap 1 that promptly ends his F1 driving career. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
1967 XXXVIII Gran Premio d'Italia Monza, Italy1967 1967 XXXVIII Gran Premio d'Italia At Monza for the Italian Grand Prix (391 kilometers) in September, a Japanese Honda RA300 under John Surtees (GB) takes the flag in 1:43:45 (average 140.50 mph), less than a second (.20) ahead of a Brabham driven by Jack Brabham. Jim Clark in his Lotus, after suffering an early tire puncture, races back through the field and overtakes race leader Brabham on Lap 60 before dropping his own fuel pump on the final lap. Surtees in stunning fashion overtakes the slowing Brabham on the final curve for the surprise victory, only the second Grand Prix win for the Honda werks team. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
1967 XVI Gran Premio di Siracusa Siracusa, Sicily1967 1967 XVI Gran Premio di Siracusa At Siracusa for the Grand Prix (313.5 kilometers, non-championship) in May, an Italian Scuderia Ferrari 312 under Mike Parkes (GB) dead heats with a companion Ferrari under Ludovico Scarfiotti (IT) in 1:40:58.4 (average 113.74 mph). Both entries cross the line in a knot out of remembrance for fellow Ferrari driver Lorenzo Bandini, who perishes in a shunt at Monaco a fortnight prior. 1967 stands as the last Grand Prix event hosted at Siracusa. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.