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Denis Clive Hulme OBE (18 June 1936 – 4 October 1992), commonly known as Denny Hulme, was a New Zealand racing driver who won the 1967 Formula One World Drivers’ Championship for the Brabham team. Between his debut at Monaco in 1965 and his final race in the 1974 US Grand Prix, he started 112 Grand Prix, resulting eight victories and 33 trips to the podium. He also finished third in the overall standing in 1968 and 1972.[1]

Hulme showed versatility by dominating the Canadian-American Challenge Cup (Can-Am) for Group 7 sports cars. As a member of the McLaren team that won five straight titles between 1967 and 1971, he won the individual Drivers’ Championship twice and runner-up on four other occasions.[1]

Following his Formula One tenure with Brabham, Hulme raced for McLaren in multiple formatsFormula One, Can-Am, and at the Indianapolis 500. Hulme retired from Formula One at the end of the 1974 season but continued to race Australian Touring Cars.

Hulme was nicknamed ‘The Bear’, because of his “gruff nature” and “rugged features”; however, he was also “sensitive (…) unable to express his feelings, except in a racing car”.[2] During the early part of his career, Denny preferred to race bare foot as he believed that it gave him a better feel of the throttle. This changed in 1960 when he started competing in the more highly regulated European championships. [3]

During his career, Hulme drove the most powerful cars of his era. He raced in F1, F2, Indycars, saloon/touring cars, CanAm and endurance races, all during the same season. After retiring from F1, he even drove in truck races.

Hulme’s death by heart attack, whilst driving a BMW M3 during the Bathurst 1000 in Australia, made him the seventh former Formula One champion to die, and the first to die of natural causes (versus three racing incidents, two incidents on public roads and one incident involving aircraft).

Early racing career

He was born on a tobacco farm belonging to his parents in Motueka in the South Island of New Zealand. His father Clive Hulme was awarded a Victoria Cross, as a sniper, while fighting in the Battle of Crete in 1941.[2]

Whilst growing up on his family’s farm in Pongakawa (near Te Puke), Hulme learned to drive a truck while sitting on his father’s lap, and by the age of six, he was driving solo. He left school and went to work in a garage. He saved up enough money to buy an MG TF, promptly entering this in hillclimbing events. After that his father brought a MGA for him. After making impressive progress he purchased a F2 Cooper-Climax, subsequently being chosen for the New Zealand Driver to Europe program, along with fellow Kiwi, George Lawton. The pair of young New Zealander began competing in Formula Junior and Formula Two across Europe, in a Cooper-BMC and Cooper-Ford respectively. Hulme won the 1960 Gran Premio di Pescara for Formula Juniors, but the newspapers back in New Zealand made no mention of this, as they wrote only about Bruce McLaren. However, the year, 1960 ended in disaster, when Lawton crashed during a race at Roskilde (Denmark) dying in Hulme’s arms.[2][4][5]

As the New Zealand press were ignoring Hulme, he hired a 2 litre Cooper from Reg Parnell and entered it in the 1961 New Zealand Gold Star Championship. He won the title straight away. He appeared at Le Mans for the Abarth team, taking a class win in S850 the class (partnered by fellow Kiwi Angus Hyslop), before Ken Tyrrell invited the likable (but sometimes gruff) New Zealander to race in his Formula Junior and Formula Two team, in 1962, when Tony Maggs was unavailable due to his Formula One commitments.[4][5][6]

Once there, basing himself in London, he worked as a mechanic in Jack Brabham‘s garage in Chessington and began to pave his way on his motor-racing path. It was Brabham who gave him drives in his Brabham sportscars and single seaters. During the 1963 season, he won seven International Formula Junior and after some impressive performances there, it was his old boss Jack Brabham who gave Hulme the call and he joined the Australian legend’s F2 team. In 1964, the pair set about dominating the Championship that year, resulting in a one–two finish in the FFSA Trophes de France series. The pair also finished one–two in the 1966 series . During this spell in F2 between 1964-1966, Hulme won a total of three races in the series, plus two non-championship events (the 1964 Grote Prijs van Limborg and the 1965 Spring Trophy). Hulme was rewarded with some non-championship Formula One races.[2][4][7]

Away from single seaters, Hulme also raced the occasional saloon car. In appalling conditions, on 6 July 1963, Hulme won his first major saloon car race. The second Motor-sponsored Six-Hour, a round of the European Touring Car Championship, saw the pre-race favourite, a 7-litre Ford Galaxie driven by Dan Gurney and Jack Brabham flounder in the wet and the Jaguars dominated the race. Hulme would win, partnered by Roy Salvadori, after the winners on the road were disqualified for engine irregularities.[8]

Formula One career

1965–1967 – with Brabham

After making numerous appearances in non-championship events for Brabham during the 1964 season, as the Brabham team had signed Dan Gurney for race along their boss. Hulme finally got the call he had been waiting for, making his World Championship debut in 1965 at Monaco. Later that year, he scored his first points, for fourth position at the daunting Clermont-Ferrand (Charade) circuit in France.[4]

1966 was Hulme’s first full season of Formula One. Now, after the departure of Dan Gurney, he was the outright number two at the Brabham team behind Jack himself. Finishing a fine fourth that year (with Jack winning the Drivers’ and the Brabham team the Constructors’ Championship), the highlights came with a third place at Reims in France, a second behind Brabham at Brands Hatch, and the fastest lap at Zandvoort, before ignition problems put paid to his race there. Whilst his boss won the World title, Hulme made it to the podium four times during season, finishing fourth overall in the standings.[2][7]

Hulme during qualifying for the 1967 Dutch Grand Prix


The 1967 Championship was essentially an internal affair within the Brabham Racing Organisation team for most of the year, but the new Lotus 49 gave Jim Clark and Graham Hill the opportunity to bite back. Their Brabham-Repcos were not the fastest cars, however they were reliable and consistent, as were Brabham and Hulme. During the season, he would take two wins in the 11-race Championship, at Monte Carlo and the ferocious Nrburgring (the Green Hell).[2]

Although Hulme silenced many critics with his excellent win in Monaco, the race was marred by the appalling accident that would claim the life of Lorenzo Bandini, who was chasing Hulme at the time of the crash. His second Grand Prix win of 1967, was on the legendary Nordschleife of the Nrburgring. This victory proved his versatility on any type of track. A further six visits to the podium gave Hulme the advantage he needed. He won the Championship by five points from Brabham, and a further five from Jim Clark. Hulme was the first (and to date, only) Formula One World Champion from New Zealand.[2]

1968-1974 – with McLaren

1968 saw a move to the McLaren team, owned by fellow Kiwi Bruce McLaren. Although the ‘Bruce and Denny Show’ dominated the North American Can-Am sportcar series from 1966, their time in Formula One was less successful. The South African race, held at the legendary Kyalami circuit, proved difficult for the team. Despite having to use the old BRM V12 engines on an old M5A chassis, Hulme brought it home a creditable fifth.[2][7]

1968 USGP at Watkins Glen.
Photo by Bob Sanderson


By the Spanish round at Jarama, the Cosworth DFV V8 engine was installed in the brand new M7A chassis and the performances improved. After victory in the BRDC International Trophy, Hulme picked up second place in Spain, before taking two more wins that year at Monza and in Canada, leaving him with an outside chance of retaining the Championship crown against Graham Hill and the young Jackie Stewart.

The finale, in Mexico City, determined the champion that year, but Hulme suffered a suspension failure on his McLaren.

1969 German GP on the Nordschleife


1969 was a disaster for Hulme: the revised M7A chassis struggled with reliability and Hulme managed only 20 points, attaining one victory, at the final round at the Mexican Grand Prix. Hulme ended the season in sixth position in the drivers’ standings.

1970 brought a new decade, but Hulme’s luck did not change. Team boss and friend Bruce McLaren was killed whilst testing the CanAm McLaren M8D, which affected Hulme. Another problem occurred that year when he suffered burns to his hands from a methanol fire during practice for the Indianapolis 500. As a result, he missed the Dutch Grand Prix in 1970. Undeterred, he felt he owed it to Bruce and the McLaren team to continue racing. Besides his emotional distress and serious burns, he still managed a creditable fourth in the championship with 27 points.[2]

Although Hulme would claim third place in the 1970 Mexican Grand Prix, the race was marred by the immense crowd of over 200,000. The crowd proved almost uncontrollable and almost forced the cancellation of the race. They were crammed in front of the guard-rails, sat at the trackside and ran across the track itself. The drivers were concerned that someone would be killed. During qualifying, Hulme missed some children by inches. They were playing a game of chicken to see who got nearest to the cars as they hurtled past.[9]

1971 started promising. At Kyalami, he led dominantly—but the rising-rate suspension system forced him out, after only a few laps. The McLaren team were in disarray. The season was even worse than 1970 results-wise, as Hulme did not even make the podium, although he set the fastest laps in Canada and the United States that year—but results were hard to come by. Hulme ended up ninth in the standings for 1971.[7]

Beauty, fragrance and men’s products company Yardley took over title sponsorship of a new McLaren in 1972, and it paid dividends for Hulme. Partnered with good friend Peter Revson, Hulme was back on winning ways taking victory in South Africa, and a few fine podiums elsewhere, finishing 1972 in third place with 39 points. Meanwhile, Hulme also won the non-championship International Gold Cup race at Oulton Park.

Hulme’s 1973 McLaren-Ford M23 being demonstrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed


Amazingly, Hulme scored only one pole position in his F1 career aboard a McLaren M23, in 1973 at Kyalami—he appeared to have a good relationship with the South African venue. However, Hulme was outshone by friend and teammate Peter Revson in 1973, and he finished a place down on the American in sixth, 12 points adrift.

By the 1973 Belgian Grand Prix, Hulme and McLaren had taken F1 safety forward, when his car introduced the Graviner life-support system to Formula One, supplying the driver breathable air in the event of fire.[10]

Hulme won the Swedish Grand Prix luckily, though he also set the fastest lap. The race seemed to be set up for a home victory for Ronnie Peterson, with his Lotus teammate, Emerson Fittipaldi in second, when the Lotuses hit trouble. Fittipaldi being slowed with gearbox issues, and then Peterson with tyre wear. As Hulme decided to run with harder tyres, he passed Peterson on the penultimate lap to win. Hulme expressed sadness to “have taken that away from Ronnie“.[11][12]

He and Revson had built up a strong friendship off the back of their F1 camaraderie—they also competed together in the Can-Am series. When Revson left McLaren at the end of 1973 to join Shadow, Hulme would have been disappointed.

In his time at McLaren, Hulme won six Grands Prix, but he was nearing the end of his time in F1, and his competitive urges were being blunted by a growing apprehension about the dangers of racing. After the Brazilian Grand Prix in which Hulme finished in twelfth place, these fears were well founded. when testing at Kyalami commenced, in March 1974, Peter Revson suffered a front suspension failure (broken front Ball Joint), veering head-on into the barriers. Hulme tried in vain to save his friend’s life, but to no avail. After the accident Hulme announced that he would see out 1974 before retiring from Grand Prix racing. However, other than winning the Argentine event (he inherited the lead when his now teammate Fittipaldi inadvertently knocked-off the electrical “kill-switch” on his steering wheel, on the penultimate lap) and coming home second in Austria, he did not make much of an impact on the season, and he retired dignified at the end of the year and stepped away from the sport and returned to New Zealand.[2][10]

Away from F1

Denny Hulme in 1973.

1966 Le Mans 24 hours

At the finish of the 1966 Le Mans 24 hours, the two Shelby-American Inc. entered Ford GT40 MK II’s were both on the lead lap, running first and second, with the car Hulme was partnering with Ken Miles in the lead. In the lead half-hour of the race, the Fords bunched up together in a pre-arranged plan for Bruce McLaren and Miles to cross the line, headlights ablaze, in a dead-heat. Unfortunately the dead-heat that Henry Ford II had so proudly planned did not come off, as the timekeepers decided that a dead-heat was technically impossible as the Hulme/Miles car had qualified faster than the McLaren/Amon car, and therefore covered a shorter race distance. Therefore, when the two cars arrived side-by-side at the finish, Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon were classified as the winners with Hulme and Ken Miles in second.[13]

Can-Am (1966–1972)

In 1966, while driving for the Brabham team in Formula One, Hulme drove in the inaugural season of the Can-Am racing series of FIA Group 7 racing, driving the same Sid Taylor entered Lola T70 he had driven with success in UK Group 7 races that year, but achieving no success in the Can-Am races. In 1967 he joined the McLaren team of New Zealand countryman Bruce McLaren for the series, replacing Chris Amon who had gone to Ferrari. This partnership became so successful, the Americans called them the ‘Bruce and Denny Show’, such was their domination.[2]

1968 McLaren M6B at the Laguna Seca Historics, 2009.


In the 1967 season, the year of his F1 Championship win with Brabham, Hulme finished second to team leader Bruce McLaren for the Can-Am championship, scoring three wins in six races and earning 24 points in the McLaren M6A. Hulme won the Can-Am Championship in 1968, taking three victories in the six race season, earning 35 points in the McLaren M8A. 1969 saw the McLaren team continue to dominate the series; driving the McLaren M8B, they won every race, with multiple 1–2 finishes, and even a 1–2–3 finish when Dan Gurney drove the spare car. Hulme scored five victories in eleven races in 1969, earning 160 points to finish second to teammate McLaren in the championship.

The 1970 season was a difficult one for the team, as they mourned the loss of leader Bruce McLaren, who had died while pre-season testing the McLaren M8D “Batmobile” at the Goodwood Circuit. Teamed first with driver Dan Gurney, then with driver Peter Gethin, Hulme led the team with six wins in ten races, winning his second Can-Am Championship driving the M8D to 132 points—more than double the number of the second-place competitor. For the 1971 season Hulme’s teammate was his good friend Peter Revson, who took the Can-Am crown that year with Hulme in second (three wins in ten races), driving the McLaren M8F. In his final season, Hulme drove the McLaren M20 to second place in the 1972 championship on 65 points, with two wins in the nine race season.

Following his quiet start in the 1966 season, Hulme scored 22 wins with 11 second place and 2 third-place finishes in 52 Can-Am races from 1967 through 1972 – standing on the podium for 67% of the races during those six seasons. In those same six seasons, he was the Can-Am season champion twice, and championship runner-up four times. His 22 career wins are the most by any driver in the Can-Am series.

Indy 500

Hulme competed in the Indianapolis 500 on four occasions: 1967, 1968, 1969, and 1971. His best results in the event were in 1967 and 1968, both times finishing fourth. He did not compete in the 1970 race, due to methanol burns to the hands after a fire during practice.[5]

Tasman Series

Hulme finished third in the 1964 Tasman Series with one win and three podiums. He would later compete in 1967 and 1968, collecting a podium in each year.

British Sportscar Championship (1965–1969)

On weekends away from the Formula One, Hulme would sometimes race for Sid Taylor Racing in the British Sportscar Championship. During this time, he won a total of 12 races, mostly in a Lola T70, including three RAC Tourist Trophies, one of which was a round of the 1965 World Sportscar Championship.

After F1

After leaving the sport, Hulme led the GPDA (Grand Prix Drivers’ Association) for a brief period, but the cut and thrust nature of the post was ill-suited to his gentlemanly nature and he did not fill the post for very long. He then retired to New Zealand, returning to touring cars to race occasionally in the Benson & Hedges 500 race at Pukekohe Park Raceway in the late 1970s first in Chrysler Chargers then later a Volkswagen Golf, partnering Stirling Moss on occasion for the 500 kilometre endurance format.[14]

Hulme began racing regularly again in 1982 with amateur racer Ray Smith, building up a team with the Holden Commodore V8 capable of winning the New Zealand Production Car Series for Group A touring cars in 1983/84. Hulme also started racing in Australia, racing in the team of former European compatriot Frank Gardner‘s JPS Team BMW, which included second in class at the 1984 Bathurst 1000.

Hulme returned to Europe in 1986 racing in the European Touring Car Championship in a Tom Walkinshaw Racing prepared Rover Vitesse. That campaign culminated in a victory in the RAC Tourist Trophy, Hulme’s fourth win in the event, 18 years after his third win. After that Hulme raced briefly for Bob Jane‘s Mercedes-Benz team before linking up with Larry Perkins in 1987, moving with Perkins in 1988 to the newly formed Holden Racing Team. It was with Holden, that Hulme would record his last visit to a podium, when he finished second, in the 1988 South Australia Cup. Hulme would later join Benson & Hedges Racing, another team run by Frank Gardner in 1990. In the meantime, Hulme was one of the founding drivers driver a truck racing craze in New Zealand in the early 1990s running Scania trucks, returning to Europe to race in European Truck Championship.[4][15]

Death

A favourite event of Hulme’s was the Bathurst 1000, held at the famous Mount Panorama track in Australia. In the 1992 event he was driving a semi-works supported BMW M3 for Benson & Hedges Racing when after complaining over the car-to-pits radio of blurred vision (originally thought to be because of the heavy rain) Hulme suffered a massive heart attack at the wheel whilst driving along the high-speed Conrod Straight. After veering into the wall on the left side of the track at about 140 mph (230 km/h),[16] he managed to bring the car to a relatively controlled stop sliding against the safety railing and concrete wall on the right side of the track. When marshals reached the scene, they found Hulme still strapped in. He was taken from the car straight to Bathurst Hospital where he was officially pronounced dead.

Legacy

Several awards were named in Hulme’s memory:

Hulme was portrayed by Ben Collins in the 2019 film Ford v Ferrari.

Awards

Racing record

Career summary

SeasonSeriesPositionCarTeam1960Campionato A.N.P.E.C./Auto Italiana d’Europe[18]3rdEnvoy-Ford
CooperBMC T52Envoy Racing Team
New Zealand International Grand Prix TeamFormula 2 Drivers’ & Constructors’ Championship[19]NCCooperFord T45New Zealand International Grand Prix TeamB.R.S.C.C. John Davy Championship[19]NCCooperBMC T52Ken Tyrrell1961New Zealand Gold Star Championship[19]1stCooperClimax T51Yeoman Credit Team1962John Davy Championship[20]2ndCooperFord T56
BrabhamFord BT2New Zealand Grand Prix Racing Team
Brabham RacingB.A.R.C. Championship[20]NCCooperFord T56New Zealand Grand Prix Racing TeamB.R.S.C.C. Championship[20]NCCooperFord T56
BrabhamFord BT2New Zealand Grand Prix Racing Team
Brabham Racing1963B.A.R.C. Express & Star British Championship[21]2ndBrabhamFord BT6Brabham Racing OrganisationChampionnat de France[22]NCBrabhamFord BT6Brabham Racing OrganisationEuropean Touring Car Challenge[23]NCJaguar 3.8 Mk IITommy AtkinsBritish Saloon Car Championship[19][24]NCFord GalaxieAlan Brown Racing Ltd1964Grote Prijs van Limborg[25]1stBrabhamCosworth BT10Brabham Racing DevelopmentsFFSA Trophes de France[26]2ndBrabhamCosworth BT10Brabham Racing OrganisationTasman Cup Series[27][28]3rdBrabhamClimax BT4Brabham Racing Organisation
Ecurie VitesseAutocar British Formula Two Championship[29]4thBrabhamCosworth BT10Brabham Racing DevelopmentsAustralian Formula One Championship[30]NCBrabhamClimax BT4Ecurie VitesseEuropean Touring Car Challenge[31][32]NCFord GalaxieAlan Brown Racing LtdBritish Saloon Car Championship[33][34]NCFord Galaxie
Austin Mini Cooper SAlan Brown Racing Ltd
Don MooreDeutsche Rundstrecken-Meisterschaft fr Grand-Tourisme-Wagen[35]13thHonda S600Jack Brabham1965Spring Trophy[36]1stBrabhamCosworth BT16Brabham Racing DevelopmentsTrophes de France[37]8thBrabhamCosworth BT16Brabham Racing OrganisationFIA Formula One World Championship[19][38]11thBrabhamClimax BT7
BrabhamClimax BT11Brabham Racing OrganisationBritish Sports Car Championship[39]NCBrabhamClimax BT8Sidney Taylor Racing1966Trophes de France[40][41]2ndBrabhamHonda BT18Brabham Racing OrganisationFIA Formula One World Championship[19][42]4thBrabhamClimax BT22
Brabham-Repco BT20Brabham Racing OrganisationCanadian-American Challenge Cup[19]NCLola-Chevrolet T70Sidney Taylor RacingBritish Sports Car Championship[39]NCLola-Chevrolet T70Sidney Taylor Racing1967FIA Formula One World Championship [19][43]1stBrabham-Repco BT20
Brabham-Repco BT19
Brabham-Repco BT24Brabham Racing OrganisationCanadian-American Challenge Cup[44][45]2ndMcLaren-Chevrolet M6ABruce McLaren Motor RacingSpring Cup[46]2ndBrabham-Repco BT20Brabham Racing OrganisationTasman Cup Series[47][48]8thBrabhamClimax BT22
BrabhamClimax BT7ABrabham Racing OrganisationUSAC National Championship[49][50]13thEagleFord 67YunickBritish Sports Car Championship[39]NCFord GT40Sidney Taylor Racing1968Canadian-American Challenge Cup[51][52]1stMcLarenChevrolet M8ABruce McLaren Motor RacingBRDC International Trophy[53]1stMcLaren-Cosworth M7ABruce McLaren Motor RacingFIA Formula One World Championship[19][54]3rdMcLaren-BRM M5A
McLaren-Cosworth M7ABruce McLaren Motor RacingTasman Cup Series[55][56]7thBrabhamFord BT23Racing Team S.A.USAC National Championship[57][58]24thEagleFord 68All American RacersBritish Sports Car Championship[39][59]NCLola-Chevrolet T70 Mk.3 GTSidney Taylor Racing1969Canadian-American Challenge Cup[60][61]2ndMcLarenChevrolet M8BMcLaren Cars LtdFIA Formula One World Championship[19][62]6thMcLaren-Cosworth M7ABruce McLaren Motor RacingUSAC National Championship[63][64]NCEagleFord 69OlsoniteRAC British Sports Car Championship[39][65]NCLola-Chevrolet T70 Mk.3B GTSidney Taylor Racing1970Canadian-American Challenge Cup[66][67]1stMcLarenChevrolet M8DBruce McLaren Motor RacingFIA Formula One World Championship[19][68]4thMcLaren-Cosworth M14ABruce McLaren Motor RacingUSAC National Championship[19][69]NCMcLarenOffenhauser M15McLaren Cars1971Canadian-American Challenge Cup[70][71]2ndMcLarenChevrolet M8FMcLaren CarsFIA Formula One World Championship[19][72]13thMcLaren-Cosworth M19ABruce McLaren Motor RacingUSAC National Championship[19][73]NCMcLarenOffenhauser M16AMcLaren Cars1972International Gold Cup[19][74]1stMcLaren-Cosworth M19AYardley Team McLarenCanadian-American Challenge Cup[75][76]2ndMcLaren-Chevrolet M20McLaren CarsFIA Formula One World Championship[19][77]3rdMcLaren-Cosworth M19A
McLaren-Cosworth M19CYardley Team McLaren1973FIA Formula One World Championship[19][78]6thMcLaren-Cosworth M19C
McLaren-Cosworth M23Yardley Team McLaren1974FIA Formula One World Championship[19][79]7thMcLaren-Cosworth M23
McLaren-Cosworth M23BMarlboro Team McLarenInternational Race of Champions[80][81]8thPorsche Carrera RSR1982Australian Endurance Championship[82]NCBMW 635 CSiJPS Team BMW1984Australian Endurance Championship[83]77thBMW 635 CSiJPS Team BMW1985Australian Endurance Championship[84]39thHolden VK CommodoreRay Smith1986Australian Endurance Championship[85]35thMercedes-Benz 190EBob Jane T-MartsEuropean Touring Car Championship[86][87]NCRover VitesseTom Walkinshaw RacingSouth Pacific Touring Car Championship16thMercedes-Benz 190E
BMW 325iBob Jane T-Marts1987World Touring Car Championship[88][89]NCHolden VK Commodore SS Group A
Holden VL Commodore SS Group APerkins EngineeringAustralian Touring Car Championship[90]NCFord Sierra XR4TiJohn Andrew Motorsport1988South Australia Cup[15]2ndHolden VL Commodore SS Group A SVPerkins EngineeringAsia-Pacific Touring Car Championship[91][92]NCHolden VL Commodore SS Group A SVPerkins Engineering1990Australian Endurance Championship[93]NCFord Sierra RS500Tony Longhurst Racing1991Australian Endurance Championship[94]11thBMW M3 EvolutionTony Longhurst Racing

Formula One World Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

YearEntrantChassisEngine123456789101112131415WDCPoints1965Brabham Racing OrganisationBrabham BT7Climax V8RSAMON
8BELGBR
RetGER
Ret11th5Brabham BT11Climax V8FRA
4NED
5ITA
RetUSAMEX1966Brabham Racing OrganisationBrabham BT22Climax L4MON
RetBEL
Ret4th18Brabham BT20Repco V8FRA
3GBR
2NED
RetGER
RetITA
3USA
RetMEX
31967Brabham Racing OrganisationBrabham BT20Repco V8RSA
4MON
1NED
31st51Brabham BT19Repco V8BEL
RetBrabham BT24Repco V8FRA
2GBR
2GER
1CAN
2ITA
RetUSA
3MEX
31968Bruce McLaren Motor RacingMcLaren M5ABRM V12RSA
53rd33McLaren M7AFord V8ESP
2MON
5BEL
RetNED
RetFRA
5GBR
4GER
7ITA
1CAN
1USA
RetMEX
Ret1969Bruce McLaren Motor RacingMcLaren M7AFord V8RSA
3ESP
4MON
6NED
4FRA
8GBR
RetGER
RetITA
7CAN
RetUSA
RetMEX
16th201970Bruce McLaren Motor RacingMcLaren M14AFord V8RSA
2ESP
RetMON
4BELNEDFRA
4GBR
3GER
3AUT
RetITA
4CAN
RetUSA
7MEX
34th271971Bruce McLaren Motor RacingMcLaren M19AFord V8RSA
6ESP
5MON
4NED
12FRA
RetGBR
RetGER
RetAUT
RetITA
CAN
4USA
Ret13th91972Yardley Team McLarenMcLaren M19AFord V8ARG
2RSA
1ESP
Ret3rd39McLaren M19CFord V8MON
15BEL
3FRA
7GBR
5GER
RetAUT
2ITA
3CAN
3USA
31973Yardley Team McLarenMcLaren M19CFord V8ARG
5BRA
36th26McLaren M23Ford V8RSA
5ESP
6BEL
7MON
6SWE
1FRA
8GBR
3NED
RetGER
12AUT
8ITA
15CAN
12USA
41974Marlboro Team TexacoMcLaren M23Ford V8ARG
1BRA
12RSA
9ESP
6BEL
6MON
RetSWE
RetNED
RetFRA
6GBR
7GER
DSQAUT
2ITA
6CAN
6USA
Ret7th20

Non-Championship Formula One events

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)(Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrantChassisEngine12345678910111213141960Denis HulmeCooper T45Climax FPF 1.5 L4GLVINT
12SILYeoman Credit Racing TeamCooper T51Climax FPF 2.5 L4LOM
5OUL1963Brabham Racing OrganisationBrabham BT3Climax FWMV 1.5 V8LOMGLVPAUIMOSYRAININTROMSOLKAN
4MEDAUTOULRAN1964Brabham Racing OrganisationBrabham BT10Ford 109E 1.5 L4DMTNWTSYRAIN
10INTSOLMEDRAN1965Brabham Racing OrganisationBrabham BT11Climax FWMV 1.5 V8ROCSYRSMTINT
RetBrabham BT7MED
4RAN1966Brabham Racing OrganisationBrabham BT11Climax FWMV 1.5 V8RSA
RetSYR
RetINT
4Brabham BT20Repco 620 3.0 V8OUL
21967Brabham Racing OrganisationBrabham BT20Repco 620 3.0 V8ROC
RetSPR
2INT
RetSYROULESP1968Bruce McLaren Motor RacingMcLaren M7AFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8ROC
3INT
1OUL1969Bruce McLaren Motor RacingMcLaren M7AFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8ROC
3INT
RetMADOUL1970Bruce McLaren Motor RacingMcLaren M14AFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8ROC
3INT
6OUL1971Bruce McLaren Motor RacingMcLaren M19AFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8ARGROC
RetQUE
3SPRINTRINOULVIC1972Yardley Team McLarenMcLaren M19AFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8ROC
3BRAOUL
1REPVICMcLaren M19CINT
41973Yardley Team McLarenMcLaren M23Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8ROC
2INT
Ret1974Marlboro Team TexacoMcLaren M23Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8PREROC
NCINT
Ret

Tasman Series

YearCar12345678RankPoints1964Brabham BT4LEV
1PUK
2WIG
3TER
RetSAN
5WAR
5LAK
9LON3rd231967Brabham BT22PUK
RetWIG
3LAK
4WAR
RetSAN
RetLON
Ret8th71968Brabham BT23PUKLEVWIG
3TER
6SUR
6WAR
5SAN
9LON
DNS7th8

Indianapolis 500

YearCarStartQualRankFinishLapsLedRetired19676924163.3762041970Flagged19684220164.1891942000Running19694225165.09225181450Clutch1971854174.9104171370ValveTotals6790

Starts4Poles0Front Row0Wins0Top 52Top 102Retired2

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

YearTeamCo-DriversCarClassLapsPos.Class
Pos.
1961Italy Abarth & CieNew Zealand Angus HyslopFiatAbarth 850 SS 85026314th1st1966United States Shelby-American Inc.United Kingdom Ken MilesFord GT40 Mk.IIP+5.03602nd2nd1967United States Holman & MoodyUnited States Lloyd RubyFord GT40 Mk.IVP+5.086DNFDNF

24 Hours of Daytona

YearTeamCo-DriversCarClassLapsPos.Class
Pos.
1966United Kingdom Team Chamaco CollectUnited Kingdom Victor WilsonFerrari 250LMP+2.053DNFDNF1967United States Ford Motor Company (Holman & Moody)United States Lloyd RubyFord Mk IVP+2.0299DNFDNF

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

YearTeamCo-DriversCarClassLapsPos.Class
Pos.
1982Australia JPS Team BMWAustralia Stephen BrookBMW 635 CSiA41DNFDNF1984Australia JPS Team BMWWest Germany Leopold von BayernBMW 635 CSiGroup A14815th2nd1985New Zealand Auckland Coin & Bullion ExchangeNew Zealand Ray SmithHolden VK CommodoreC146DNFDNF1986Australia Bob Jane T-MartsAustria Franz KlammerMercedes-Benz 190EB1579th2nd1987Australia Enzed Team PerkinsAustralia Larry PerkinsHolden VK Commodore SS Group A12DNFDNF1988Australia Holden Special VehiclesAustralia Larry Perkins
United Kingdom Tom WalkinshawHolden VL Commodore SS Group A SVA137DNFDNF1989Australia Benson & Hedges RacingAustralia Alan Jones
Australia Tony LonghurstFord Sierra RS500A1585th5th1990Australia Benson & Hedges RacingAustralia Alan JonesFord Sierra RS500A65DNFDNF1991Australia Benson & Hedges RacingAustralia Peter FitzgeraldBMW M3 Evolution21574th1st1992Australia Benson & Hedges RacingAustralia Paul MorrisBMW M3 Evolution232DNFDNF

Further reading

  • Eoin Young. Memories of the Bear: A Biography of Denny Hulme. J H Haynes & Co. Ltd. ISBN 978-1844252084.