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Database start - Driver search - Frank Gardner


 
Frank Gardner, Australia
1930-10-01 - 2009-08-29
F1 Career: British 1964 - Italy 1968

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In 1978 he started to run the Allan Grice Touring Car and Sports Sedan team.
Later he run BMW's in the Australian Touring Car Championchip until 1987 and again in 1991-1998 when he became involved in driver training.
When Frank suddenly quit the Tasman series early in 1973 he said 'I drove like an old woman' after winning one race and three second places…
Frank is known for becoming the second driver to win three BTCC titles, and the first to do so in three different types of car.

Year Plac Points Nr / Team / Car Wins 2:nd 3:rd Poles FastL Races Ret Notes
1968 - 0 BRM P261 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 dnq, Bernard White Racing
1965 - 0 Brabham BT11 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 John Willment Auto
1964 - 0 Brabham BT10 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 R, John Willment Auto

Non F1

Year Series Result Team/Car Notes
1980 Book "Drive to Survive" . . .
1977 Australian Sports Sedan Championship champion Chevrolet Corvair .
1976 Australian Sports Sedan Championship champion Camaro .
1975 Australian Sports Sedan Championship . Camaro .
. Bathurst 2nd Hardie-Ferodo 1000 .
1974 Australian Sports Sedan Championship . Camaro .
1973 Tasman Series . . part of season, before quitting
. BTCC champion Chevrolet Camaro .
1972 Formula 5000 champion Lola T330 .
. Tasman Series 3rd Lola T300 .
. Australian GP 2nd Lola T300 non championchip race
1971 British Formula 5000 champion Lola T192 .
. Tasman Series 4th Lola T192 .
. International Gold Cup 3rd . .
1970 British Formula 5000 3rd Lola T190 .
. BTCC 2nd . .
1969 24h LeMans ret Ford GT40 .
. Tasman Series 6th Mildren .
. Formula 5000 12th Lola T142 .
. Nurburgring 1000km 8th Porsche 917 .
. Monza 1000km 5th Lola T70 Mk.3B .
1968 Tasman Series 4th Brabham BT23D .
. BTCC champion Ford Escort .
. Saloon cars champion Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. .
1967 24h LeMans ret Ford GT Mk II B .
. Tasman Series 3rd Brabham BT23B .
. European Formula 2 2nd Brabham BT23/BT23C .
. BTCC champion Ford Falcon Sprint .
. British Autocar Formula 2 2nd . .
. Australian GP 3rd Brabham BT23B non championchip race
1966 24h LeMans ret Ford GT40 Mk II .
. 12h Sebring ret Ford GT40 .
. Tasman Series 5th Brabham BT11A .
. Formula 2 16th Lola .
. Australian GP 2nd Brabham BT11A non championchip race
. Spa 1000km 2nd Ford Mk II .
. RAC Sports Car Championship . McLaren Elva-Chevrolet .
1965 Tasman Series 4th Brabham BT11A .
. Race of Champions 4th . .
. Mediterranean Grand Prix 3rd . .
. Trophées de France F2 4th Cooper T75/Lola T60 .
. Tourist Trophy 10th Shelby Cobra .
. Nurburgring 1000km 10th Shelby Cobra Daytona .
1964 Tasman Series 11th Brabham BT6 .
. Formula 2 . John Willment's team .
1963 24h LeMans ret Lotus Elite .
1962 24h LeMans 8th Lotus Elite Mk 14 .
. Formula Junior . Mechanic for Jack Brabham's team .
1958-61 . . Mechanic for Aston Martin, Jim Russell .
1956-57 NSW sports car champion Jaguar C-Type won 23 of 24 races