New Zealand Grand Prix
The title "Grand Prix" has been in existence since the very early days of Motorsport in the world. In New Zealand this premier New Zealand race was recognised in 1950 on the Ohakea Air Force Base circuit. It recommenced as our annual event in 1954 at Ardmore, another airfield circuit, and finally moved onto a permanent race track in 1963 at Pukekohe, where it remained until 1992 with the exception of the 1974 year being held in Christchurch at the Wigram Airfield as part of the Commonwealth Games.
The Motorsport Association of New Zealand Executive, in 1992, decided that this premier event should be open to other permanent circuits in New Zealand to host, hence the later years showing Manfeild and Ruapuna.
During the 1996 to 1998 period there was no contest for this event due to the demise of a New Zealand based premier single seater class.
However, in November 1998, in conjunction with The MotorSport Company, arrangements were concluded to restructure the Grand Prix based on a field of the Australian Formula Holden class thereby reintroducing the premier open wheel single seater class and providing the extra progression stage for the competitors. With the demise of Formula Holden as a NZ Championship at the conclusion of the 2000/01 season the title was allocated to the Formula Ford class with which it remained for four seasons. The introduction of the Toyota Racing Series saw the title re-allocated in the 2005/06 season to this NZ Championship.
The 2016 New Zealand Grand Prix will be held on Sunday 14 February 2016 at Manfeild Circuit, Feilding.
Pictured is Lance Stroll (Canada) - winner of
the 2015 New Zealand Grand Prix held at Manfeild.
New Zealand Grand Prix Winners
|2015||Lance Stroll (Canada)||Toyota Tatuus FT-50||||
|2014||Nick Cassidy (NZ)||Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ||||
|2013||Nick Cassidy (NZ)||Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ|||||Pukekohe Circuit|
|2012||Nick Cassidy (NZ)||Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ|||||1981||Dave McMillan (NZ)||Ralt RT1|
|2011||Mitch Evans (NZ)||Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ|||||1980||Steve Millen (NZ)||Ralt RT1|
|2010||Earl Bamber (NZ)||Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ|||||1979||Teo Fabi (Italy)||March 79|
|2009||Daniel Gaunt (NZ)||Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ|||||1978||Keke Rosberg (Finland)||Chevron B34|
|2008||Andy Knight (NZ)||Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ|||||1977||Keke Rosberg (Finland)||Chevron B34|
|Teretonga Park|||||1976||Ken Smith (NZ)||Lola T332|
|2007||Daniel Gaunt (NZ)||Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ|||||1975||Warwick Brown (Aust)||Lola TA332|
|2006||Hamad Al Fardan (Bahrain)||Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ|||||Wigram Airfield|
|2005||Simon Gamble (NZ)||Spectrum 010|||||1974||John McCormack (Aust)||Elfin 5L|
|2004||Ken Smith MBE (NZ)||Van Diemen Evo2|||||Pukekohe Circuit|
|2003||Jonathan Reid (NZ)||Van Diemen Stealth RF94|||||1973||John McCormack (Aust)||Elfin 5L|
|2002||Fabian Coulthard (NZ)||Van Diemen Stealth RF94|||||1972||Frank Gardner (Aust)||Lola T300 5L|
|Pukekohe Circuit|||||1971||Niel Allen (Aust)||McLaren M10B 5L|
|2000||Andy Booth (NZ)||Reynard 94D|||||1970||Frank Matich (Aust)||McLaren M10A 5L|
|Ruapuna Park|||||1969||Chris Amon (NZ)||Ferrari 2.4L|
|1999||Simon Wills (NZ)||Reynard 94D|||||1968||Chris Amon (NZ)||Ferrari 2.4L|
|1998||Simon Wills (NZ)||Reynard 94D|||||1967||Jackie Stewart (GB)||BRM 2.2L|
|Manfeild Circuit|||||1966||Graham Hill (GB)||BRM 2L|
|1995||Brady Kennett (NZ)||Reynard 91D|||||1965||Graham Hill (GB)||Brabham 2.5L|
|1994||Greg Murphy (NZ)||Reynard 90D|||||1964||Bruce McLaren (NZ)||Cooper 2.5L|
|1993||Craig Baird (NZ)||Reynard 92H|||||1963||John Surtees (GB)||Lola 2.7L|
|1992||Craig Baird (NZ)||Reynard 92H|||||Ardmore Circuit|
|Pukekohe Circuit|||||1962||Stirling Moss (GB)||Lotus 2.5L|
|1991||Craig Baird (NZ)||Swift/Toyota|||||1961||Jack Brabham (Aust)||Cooper 2.5L|
|1990||Ken Smith MBE (NZ)||Swift/Cosworth|||||1960||Jack Brabham (Aust)||Cooper 2.5L|
|1989||Dean Hall (USA)||Swift/Cosworth|||||1959||Stirling Moss (GB)||Cooper 2.5L|
|1988||Paul Radisich (NZ)||Ralt RT4|||||1958||Jack Brabham (Aust)||Cooper 2L|
|1987||Davy Jones (USA)||Ralt RT4|||||1957||Reg Parnell (GB)||3.5L Ferrari|
|1986||Ross Cheever (USA)||Ralt RT4|||||1956||Stirling Moss (GB)||250F Maserati|
|1985||Ross Cheever (USA)||Ralt RT4|||||1955||Prince B. Bira (Thailand)||Maserati|
|1984||Davy Jones (USA)||Ralt RT4|||||1954||Stan Jones (Aust)||Maybach Special|
|1983||David Oxton (NZ)||Ralt RT4|||||Ohakea Circuit|
|1982||Roberto Moreno (Brazil)||Ralt RT4|||||1950||John McMillan (NZ)||Jackson Special|
Thanks to MotorSport New Zealand for their continued support with the title of the New Zealand Grand Prix