In 1960 denny won a driver to europe scholarship and competed in formula junior, amazing his rivals by driving and winning with bare feet, saying it gave him. The repco engines proved to be very competitive and brabham won the 1966 world championship while hulme finished fourth. His nickname the bear was a reference to both his rugged features and a gruff nature that would erupt when he was provoked. In 1967 denny hulme became the first and to date only new zealander to win the formula one world championship. 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. Click on the site to see denny hulmes career results at that track glossary. Phil kerr, then brabhams manager, was a champion of the hulme cause and it was through his insistence that brabham gave hulme a chance. He often raced in the canam series and drove in the indianapolis 500. Photo denny hulme driver mclaren m7a 1969 monaco f1 grand prix. The companys principle is to operate with utmost integrity at all times, whilst ethically adhering to a winwin philosophy. 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 us grand prix in 1974, hulme made 112 starts in f1, for eight victories and 33 podium finishes. He also moonlighted as a racing mechanic for the cooper and brabham racing teams. Denny hulme won the f1 world championship in 1967, after a seasonlong duel with his teammate, jack brabham.
Denny was a tough old number by any objective standards. July 26, 2006 the hulme supercar proudly takes the name of the former world f1 champion, international racing driver and one of new zealands favourite sons, denny hulme. See more ideas about race cars, racing and formula one. Denny hulme biography history of formula 1 grand prix. A history of kiwis in f1 brendon hartley, chris amon, bruce. Hulme was new zealands greatest racing driver having taken the world championship in 1967. It was a company founded by 1959 and 1960 world f1 champion jack brabham and it was denis hulme who gave the new marque its first win with. In the category started 112 races, won 8, with 33 podiums and 9 fastest laps.
Click on the site to see denny hulme s career results at that track. In the days when you were allowed to do it, denny would often start a race with a different tyre compound. When the formula 1 regulations changed in 1966 gurney left the team to start his own operation and hulme became the teams second driver in f1. He died after a heart attack while at the wheel of a bmw m3 during the bathurst in australia. As the lead driver for the holden dealer team in a succession of both 6 and 8 cylinder holden toranas and later, v8 commodores brock became a household name that transcended motor racing as he emerged to be one of the bestknown modern australia and new zealand racing drivers, spoken of with the same reverence as formula one world champions jack brabham, alan jones and denny hulme. The new zealander began his f1 career with brabham in 1965 as an occasional third driver to team boss jack brabham and dan gurney, scoring points in both the french and dutch grands prix. Denny hulme died during the 1992 tooheys from bathurst. Denny hulme was born on june 18, 1936 in motueka, on the south island of new zealand. Bruce mclaren and denny hulme broke new ground for new zealanders in f1. A strong grand prix debut at monaco was one of the ingredients that convinced jack brabham to hire denny as a fulltime works driver for 1966, replacing dan. As one of the more downtoearth drivers he shied away from attention and the press, but.
Denis clive denny hulme, obe was a new zealand racing. Denis clive denny hulme, f1 constructors, grand prix racing, formula one. This list does not include drivers who raced mclaren cars that were entered by teams other than mclaren. He often raced in the canam series and drove in the indianapolis 500 four times. Denis clive denny hulme obe born june 18, 1936 in motueka, new zealand died october 4, 1992 in bathurst, new south wales, australia was a racing driver from new zealand who raced in formula one, winning the world championship in 1967. In total, he recorded 112 starts in the f1 championship between 1965 and 1974, finishing on a podium 33 times, including eight victories. Despite clarks incredible velocity and possibly being the best driver of 1967, hulme and brabham entered the final race at mexico as the only drivers with the. The son of clive hulme vc victoria cross, denis hulme got into international motor racing the hard way. Died of a heartattack whilst racing in the 1992 bathurst km. View career stats like points per seasons, distribution of wins, podiums and. Denny hulme reluctant hero posted on sunday, 27 dec 2015. As the lead driver for the holden dealer team in a succession of both 6 and 8 cylinder holden toranas and later, v8 commodores brock became a household name that transcended motor racing as he emerged to be one of the bestknown modern australia and new zealand racing drivers, spoken of with the same reverence as formula one world champions jack brabham.
We delved into the archives and found this hidden gem a rare and very frank interview with the great denny hulme, great friend of bruce mclaren, fellow kiwi, and hugely talented formula 1 1967 and canam 1968 world champion. Also competed in many historic events until his death. Click on the year to see the standings for that year. In 1966 gurney left the team to found his own team, allowing hulme to become second driver behind brabham. Between his debut at monaco in 1965 and his final race in the 1974 us grand prix he started 112 grand prix with 8 victories and 33 podiums. Yet he was also a sensitive man unable to express his feelings. Yet he was also a sensitive man unable to express his feelings, except in a racing car, in. Chris amon was arguably the best f1 driver never to win a grand prix. New zealands only formula 1 world champion so far, the tough denny hulme is perhaps the most unheralded driver to achieve the sports highest accolade. Hulme of course had been a stalwart of mclaren racing, joining the fledging f1 team created by its founderdriver, bruce mclaren in 1968 as the then reigning world champion. Denny hulme drove only for jack brabham and bruce mclaren throughout his f1.
He hated fame, had no trace of vanity and found social functions an agony. Here is a complete list of drivers who raced for the mclaren f1 team. He drove for only two teams in his career, brabham and mclaren. In 1968, a tourism survey in north america showed that new zealand was better known for the exploits of denis hulme, bruce mclaren and fellow racing driver chris amon than for anything else. Denny hulme was born on june 18, 1936 in motueka, on the south island of. F1 points driver denny hulme formula 1 real all time points. Profile for racing driver denny hulme from new zealand. The hulme f1 is a proposed sports car to be manufactured by new zealand boutique company hulme supercars ltd. Once he completed his studies, he specialised as a mechanic in a garage in te puke, his birth town. Denny hulme had an unusual and difficult route in to formula one.
This took him to england where he worked for the legendary australian f1 driver and constructor, jack brabham. Denny hulme was the first and only f1 champion from new zealand to date. Denny scored 8 wins, 33 podiums in 112 starts as an f1 driver. Jul 26, 2006 july 26, 2006 the hulme supercar proudly takes the name of the former world f1 champion, international racing driver and one of new zealands favourite sons, denny hulme. Nov 07, 2011 denny hulme died during the 1992 tooheys from bathurst. Denny hulme 19361992 was one of the most successful racing drivers from new zealand. The following year hulme drove to the title with wins at monaco and in germany. F1 points driver denny hulme formula 1 real all time. He captured the formula 1 world championship title in 1967, driving for brabham. Denis denny hulme is new zealands only formula one world champion.
Denny hulmes dislike of celebrity and preference for anonymity made him the most low key of champions. At times blunt and to the point, this former mechanic graduated through europes junior categories thanks to hard graft and a refusal to give up. World champion in 1967, denny hulme pronounced hullm was an engineerdriver in the mould of sir jack brabham. Its name is a tribute to the 1967 formula one world champion, new zealander denny hulme.
In canam he became the winningest drive with two championships to his name. In 1967 driving for the brabham team hulme became the only new zealander to win a world championship by beating his team owner jack brabham in the last race. The big kiwi started his career in new zealand before moving to europe in 1960 in formula junior and formula 2 racing. A gruff, but much loved man with principles and good common sense, denny was a brave driver, who did a lot to develop racing safety. Driver denny hulme 1968 formula one results racing. View f1 statistics and a f1 career summary of denny hulme, including career stats, yearly summary, stats per grands prix and circuits, and more. Hulme was more methodical and calculating in his approach.
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. Click on the number of races to see individual races for that year. Won the f1 championship once attended in 10 seasons and have 112 race entrances was born on 18 june 1936 in nelson, new zealand. Tale of the barefoot bear who growled through a time of. Later that year hulme would join fellow kiwi, bruce mclaren driving in both f1 and canam. Denis clive hulme obe 18 june 1936 4 october 1992, commonly known as denny hulme, was a new zealand racing driver who won. Denny hulme s dislike of celebrity and preference for anonymity made him the most low key of champions. He finished 3rd in his first year for mclaren and had further mixed results until his retirement. Clive hulme, father of the 1967 world champion, won a victoria cross at anzio and, in essence, that is pretty much all you need to know about his son denis clive hulme denny to most of his friends, and the bear to those who got on the wrong side of him. Born in motueka, new zealand, on the 18th of june of 1936, denis clive hulme was not your typical formula 1 driver with a flashy style, but he certainly showed his supreme ability behind the wheel and earned a welldeserved title in 1967. Hulmes record as a racing driver was relentless and professional. Shy and retiring, sometimes standoffish, but ultimately, incredibly quick. Hulme and lawton based themselves in london, where fellow kiwi bruce mclaren.
Denis clive denny hulme, obe was a new zealand racing driver. Later that year hulme would join fellow kiwi, bruce mclaren driving in both f1. After leaving brabham, he raced for mclaren in formula one, can. A history of kiwis in f1 brendon hartley, chris amon.
Denny hulmes dislike of celebrity and preference for anonymity made him the most low. Driving an mg, which he personally prepped, he participated in his first race. The formula 1 driver view allows you to select your favorite f1 driver and view career f1 points, statistics and race by race breakdown. Denny and bruce had pioneered the first graviner lifesupport system on a formula 1 car, which supplied breathable air to the driver in the event of a fire. On the podium at the season finale in mexico, where clark won and denny was third, the great scot invited the embarrassed kiwi to share the victors laurel wreath. In 1967 driving for the brabham team hulme became the only new zealander to win a world championship by beating his. Denny had also begun the role of president of the grand prix drivers association, a mantle which he took very. He suffered a heart attack at the wheel of his bmw m3, and was pronounced dead at bathurst hospital. Central to the mission, is the reinforcement of new zealands distinguished position in motoring, by marketing an outstanding supercar capable of delivering the drive of dreams for its owners, and. Features authentic sponsor and team decals, detailed driver figure and much more. Yet he was also a sensitive man unable to express his feelings, except in a.1114 52 116 866 1477 907 1251 153 512 1219 761 1293 1008 161 1049 1380 1409 959 533 977 385 1077 55 630 1346 795 349 294 719 318 540 11 1070 1391