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Denny Hulme

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Denny Hulme

New Zealand racing driver, and the 1967 Formula One World Champion for the Brabham team add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1936.

Countries: United Kingdom (25%), (14%), United States (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Formula One, Brabham, Peter Revson

Linked to: McLaren, Brabham, Ford Motor Company, Repco

 

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Denny Hulme was born in 1936 add something


1941

His father Clive Hulme was awarded a Victoria Cross while fighting in the Battle of Crete in 1941 add something


1960

Before 1960 he was known for his preference for driving barefoot and it was not until 1960 that people convinced him to start racing with shoes on add something

 

Coppa Acerbo - After a two year break the race was downgraded to Formula Two status for 1960, a race won by future World Champion Denny Hulme in his first year racing in Europe


1961

In 1961 he appeared at Le Mans for the Abarth team, before Ken Tyrrell invited the likable New Zealander to race in his Formula 2 team add something


1962

Formula One - Between Brabham, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, John Surtees, Graham Hill, and Denny Hulme, British teams and Commonwealth drivers won twelve world championships between 1962 and 1973


1965

After making numerous appearances in non-championship events for Brabham, Denny finally got the call he had been waiting for, making his World Championship debut in 1965 at Monaco add something

 

Honda - After a learning year in 1965, Honda-powered Brabhams dominated the 1966 French Formula Two championship in the hands of Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme


1966

Repco - The company gained fame for developing the engines which powered the Brabham Formula One cars in which Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme won the 1966 and 1967 World Championship of Drivers titles respectively


1967

His best results in the event were in 1967 and 1968, both times finishing fourth add something

 

The 1967 Championship was essentially an internal affair within the Brabham team for most of the year, but the new Lotus 49 gave Jim Clark and Graham Hill the opportunity to bite back add something

 

McLaren - For , after driving McLaren's sole entry for the previous two years, Bruce was joined by 1967 champion and fellow New Zealander Denny Hulme, who was already racing for McLaren in Can-Am

 

Jack Brabham - In 1967, the Formula One title went to Brabham's teammate Denny Hulme

 

Brabham - In 1967, the title went to Brabham's team mate, New Zealander Denny Hulme

 

Hulme F1 - Its name is taken after the 1967 Formula One World Champion, New Zealander Denny Hulme

 

Lorenzo Bandini - In May 1967 Bandini was racing at the Monaco Grand Prix, running second to Denny Hulme on the 82nd lap, when he lost control of his car at the harbour chicane


1968

He was CanAm champion in 1968 and 917s add something

 

Hulme's first Can-Am championship came his way in 1968, taking victories at Elkhart Lake, Edmonton and in Las Vegas and notching up 35 points add something


1970

As a result, he missed the Dutch Grand Prix in 1970 add something

 

He did not compete in the 1970 race, due to methanol burns to the hands after a fire during practice add something

 

He 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 later a Volkswagen Golf, partnering Stirling Moss on occasion for the 500 kilometre endurance format add something

 

In 1970, in difficult circumstances, he took his second Can-Am title, as the team mourned the loss of Bruce McLaren who had died while testing the new Can-Am car at Goodwood add something


1971

Denny ended up ninth in the standings for 1971 add something

 

He drove the McLaren M8F in 1971; teammate Peter Revson won the CanAm championship that year add something

 

In 1971 Hulme's teammate was his good friend Peter Revson add something


1972

Beauty, fragrance and men's products company Yardley took over title sponsorship of a new McLaren in 1972, and it paid dividends for Denny add something

 

Hulme and Revson drove the McLaren M20 in the 1972 CanAm races, but the M20 was overpowered by Roger Penske's Porsche American Challenge Cup series , and at Indianapolis add something

 

Partnered with good friend Peter Revson, Denny was back on winning ways taking victory in South Africa, and a few fine podiums elsewhere, finishing 1972 in third place with 39 points add something


1973

Amazingly, Hulme scored only one pole position in his F1 career, in 1973 at Kyalami—he appeared to have a good relationship with the South African venue add something

 

However, Hulme was outshone by friend and team-mate Peter Revson in 1973, and he finished a place down on the American in sixth, 12 points adrift add something

 

When Revson left McLaren at the end of 1973 to join Shadow, Hulme would have been disappointed add something


1974

After the accident Hulme announced that he would see out 1974 before retiring from Grand Prix racing add something

 

Hulme retired from Formula One at the end of the 1974 season and raced only sporadically until the mid 1980s when he began racing Touring Cars seriously add something

 

Argentine Grand Prix - For 1974, the circuit used the faster and longer No.15 circuit, and homeland hero Reutemann so very nearly took victory, but the Brabham mechanics apparently didn't put enough fuel in the Argentine's car and he ran out, and victory went to veteran New Zealander Denny Hulme


1986

Hulme returned to Europe in 1986 racing in the European Touring Car Championship in a Tom Walkinshaw Racing prepared Rover Vitesse add something


1987

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 add something


1990

Hulme would later join Benson & Hedges Racing, another team run by Frank Gardner in 1990 add something


Denny Hulme died in 1992 add something