Grand Prix Gold: Mexico 1967

Grand Prix Gold: Mexico 1967

AUTOSPORT relives the great races of the past: Denny Hulme clinched the 1967 in Mexico as Jim Clark won and things went wrong for Graham Hill and Chris Amon

With Jim Clark winning the race and Denny Hulme the world championship, the Mexican Grand Prix went very much according to form. But there were a few upsets, Dan Gurney ramming Clark's exhaust and holing his radiator, Graham Hill going out with a broken universal joint and Chris Amon running out of fuel while in second place.

In general the grand prix circus coped much better than they did last year with the effect of altitude. Most of the cars were still running hot, but the engines generally sounded much cleaner and the overall improvement was reflected in lap times – up to five seconds faster than last year both in practice and in the race.

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