Hockenheim, 11 Jun 1972
|1||Emerson Fittipaldi||1927cc Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth BDF
#2 Texaco Team Lotus (see note 1)
|30||2 points, 1h 13m 39.2s
|2||Jean-Pierre Jaussaud||1850cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Hart
#12 A.S.C.A. (see note 2)
|3||Ronnie Peterson||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES
#1 STP March Engineering (see note 3)
|4||Mike Beuttler||1927cc March 722 ["18"] - Ford BDA RES
#35 Clarke-Mordaunt Team (see note 4)
|5||Xavier Perrot||1798cc March 722  - Cosworth BDE
#26 Squadra Tartaruga (see note 5)
|6||Tim Schenken||1927cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA RES
#9 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 6)
|7||Carlos Reutemann||1927cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Racing Services
#28 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 7)
|8||David Morgan||1860cc Brabham BT38 [16 as '15'] - Ford BDA Wood
#21 Edward Reeves Racing (see note 8)
|9||Carlos Ruesch||1850cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Hart
#19 Matchbox Team Surtees (see note 9)
|10||John Watson||1850cc Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Hart
#42 Alan McCall Team Tui
|11||Bob Wollek||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Cosworth BDE
#15 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 10)
|12||Silvio Moser||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Novamotor
#34 Silvio Moser (see note 11)
|13||Patrick Dal Bo||1798cc Pygmée MDB17  - Ford BDA Pygmée
#14 Banting & Earle Racing Team
(see note 12)
|14||Hannelore Werner||1927cc Eifelland March 22  - Ford BDA RES
#29 Eifelland Caravan Racing
|R||José Dolhem||1798cc March 722  - Cosworth BDE
#45 Ecurie Shell-Arnold (see note 13)
|22||accident in Heat 2|
|R||Tom Belsø||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Steele
#17 Team Viking (see note 14)
|22||lost many laps in pits during Heat 1|
|R||Brett Lunger||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES
#36 Space Racing (see note 15)
|21||flywheel in Heat 2|
|R||Roland Binder||1798cc Brabham BT36  - Cosworth BDE
#33 Roland Binder (see note 16)
|20||visibility in Heat 2|
|R||Hiroshi Kazato||1798cc March 722  - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#40 Peter Bloore Racing (see note 17)
|19||lost many laps in pits during Heat 2|
|R||Tetsu Ikuzawa||1860cc GRD 272 [020-F2] - Ford BDA Wood
#11 GRS International (see note 18)
|15||accident in Heat 2|
|R||Giancarlo Gagliardi||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Cosworth BDE
#25 Scuderia Jolly Club Switzerland
(see note 19)
|15||accident in Heat 2|
|R||Niki Lauda||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES
#8 STP March Engineering (see note 20)
|15||ignition in Heat 2|
|R||Peter Gethin||1900cc Chevron B20 [72-2] - Ford BDA Smith
#5 Chevron Racing Team (see note 21)
|15||starter in Heat 2|
|R||David Purley||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA LEC
#27 LEC Refrigeration Racing (see note 22)
|15||clutch in Heat 2|
|R||Mike Hailwood||1798cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Hart
#16 Matchbox Team Surtees (see note 23)
|12||fuel pressure in Heat 1, metering unit in Heat 2|
|R||Jody Scheckter||1798cc McLaren M21 [M21-72-01] - Cosworth BDE
#41 Impact Group (see note 24)
|10||accident in Heat 1, engine in Heat 2|
|R||Wilson Fittipaldi||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Novamotor
#7 Team Bardahl (see note 25)
|7||tyre and gearbox issues in Heat 1|
|R||Patrick Depailler||1850cc Elf 2 (Alpine) A367  - Ford BDA Hart
#10 ELF Coombs Racing (see note 26)
|7||did not start Heat 1, accident in Heat 2|
|R||Adrian Wilkins||1973cc March 722  - Ford BDA Felday
#20 John Coombs Racing (see note 27)
|1||flywheel in Heat 1|
|DNSP||Adam Potocki||1850cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Hart
#30 A.S.C.A. (see note 28)
|Did not start (retired on parade lap)|
|DNS||Fred Stalder||1798cc Pygmée MDB17  - Cosworth BDE
#39 Fred Stalder (see note 29)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Richard Scott||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Richardson
#31 Richard Scott (see note 30)
|Did not start|
|DNQ||Werner Schommers||1927cc Eifelland March 22  - Ford BDA RES
#43 Eifelland Caravan Racing
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Peter Korda||1598cc March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#44 Scuderia Jolly Club Switzerland
(see note 31)
|Did not qualify|
|T/S||1927cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Racing Services
(see note 32)
|(Spare - not used in practice)|
|T/S||Patrick Depailler||1850cc March 722  - Ford BDA Hart
ELF Coombs Racing (see note 33)
|(Spare - not used in practice)|
|DNA||Gerry Birrell||1850cc March 722  - Ford BDA Hart
(see note 34)
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 2-litre F2 unless noted.
|1||Niki Lauda||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES||2m 02.9s|
|2||Emerson Fittipaldi||1927cc Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth BDF||2m 03.8s|
|3||Jean-Pierre Jaussaud||1850cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Hart||2m 04.5s|
|4||Ronnie Peterson||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES||2m 04.5s|
|5||Peter Gethin||1900cc Chevron B20 [72-2] - Ford BDA Smith||2m 04.5s|
|6||Tim Schenken||1927cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA RES||2m 04.7s|
|7||Patrick Depailler||1850cc Elf 2 (Alpine) A367  - Ford BDA Hart||2m 04.8s|
|8||Wilson Fittipaldi||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Novamotor||2m 05.9s|
|9||Carlos Reutemann||1927cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Racing Services||2m 06.1s|
|10||Carlos Ruesch||1850cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Hart||2m 06.2s|
|11||David Morgan||1860cc Brabham BT38 [16 as '15'] - Ford BDA Wood||2m 06.3s|
|12||Mike Beuttler||1927cc March 722 ["18"] - Ford BDA RES||2m 06.4s|
|13||Xavier Perrot||1798cc March 722  - Cosworth BDE||2m 06.5s|
|14||Mike Hailwood||1798cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Hart||2m 06.6s|
|15||John Watson||1850cc Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Hart||2m 06.7s|
|16||Patrick Dal Bo||1798cc Pygmée MDB17  - Ford BDA Pygmée||2m 07.1s|
|17||Bob Wollek||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Cosworth BDE||2m 07.5s|
|18||José Dolhem||1798cc March 722  - Cosworth BDE||2m 07.5s|
|19||Jody Scheckter||1798cc McLaren M21 [M21-72-01] - Cosworth BDE||2m 07.5s|
|20||Silvio Moser||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Novamotor||2m 07.9s|
|21||Hiroshi Kazato||1798cc March 722  - Ford BDA Broadspeed||2m 08.3s|
|22||Adam Potocki *||1850cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Hart||2m 08.4s|
|23||Tetsu Ikuzawa||1860cc GRD 272 [020-F2] - Ford BDA Wood||2m 08.5s|
|24||Giancarlo Gagliardi||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Cosworth BDE||2m 08.7s|
|25||Richard Scott *||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Richardson||2m 08.7s|
|26||Brett Lunger||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES||2m 09.2s|
|27||Tom Belsø||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Steele||2m 09.5s|
|28||David Purley||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA LEC||2m 10.0s|
|29||Fred Stalder *||1798cc Pygmée MDB17  - Cosworth BDE||2m 10.7s|
|30||Adrian Wilkins||1973cc March 722  - Ford BDA Felday||2m 11.3s|
|31||Roland Binder||1798cc Brabham BT36  - Cosworth BDE||2m 12.0s (DNQ)|
|32||Hannelore Werner||1927cc Eifelland March 22  - Ford BDA RES||2m 13.2s (DNQ)|
|33||Peter Korda *||1598cc March 712M  - Cosworth FVA||2m 14.8s (DNQ)|
|34||Werner Schommers *||1927cc Eifelland March 22  - Ford BDA RES||2m 35.3s (DNQ)|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] (Emerson Fittipaldi): New to Team Bardahl for Emerson Fittipaldi to race in F2 in 1971, first appearing at Pau in late April. This car was sometimes reported as "69-F2-71-14", or some such variation, but this appears to have been is frame number, not its chassis number. Emerson won at Jarama, Crystal Palace and Albi that season, and also won two races in the Torneio Brasiliero at the end of the year. This car was rebuilt at the factory and fielded as a works entry for Emerson in 1972, supported by Colin Chapman's Moonraker Power Yachts venture, and with fitted with a Cosworth BDF. Fittipaldi won at Hockenheim, Rouen and Österreichring in 1972, and also won one race at Interlagos in October. Sold to Johnny Blades (Whitley Bay, Northumberland) for 1973, still in its 'Moonraker specification' with Cosworth BDF, and very successful in libre racing. Then to Andy Barton (Newcastle upon Tyne) late 1973, and raced in libre for the next two seasons, latterly with a 1600cc BDA. Then to David Muter (Sedghill) for three more seasons of libre racing. Later via Vincent Hayden (Salisbury) mid-1980s for historic racing, Jim Bennett (Denver, CO) late 1980s, Mike Taradash (Palos Verdes, CA) early 1990s, John Delane (Redondo Beach, CA) and Frank Sytner (Monaco) 2007, to Roger Bevan (High Wycombe) late 2008.
- Brabham BT38  (Jean-Pierre Jaussaud): New to the French ASCA team, and first seen when driven by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud at Thruxton on Easter Monday 1972. Jaussaud won at Hockenheim in this car in mid-April, and finished second at the same venue in June. The car was heavily damaged at Rouen on 25 June, in an incident with Henri Pescarolo's Brabham, and it was replaced with "a new chassis". This damaged chassis may be the basis of the "ex-Potocki" car that Michel Lateste later had in French hillclimbs.
- March 722  (Ronnie Peterson): New for the works STP March Engineering team, and driven by Ronnie Peterson (who won the opening race at Mallory Park, and at Oulton Park in September) and Jochen Mass (who won at the Nürburgring). Raced by Silvio Montenegro in the Torneio do Brasil. Sold to Guy Tunmer (Sandton, South Africa) and raced in the F2 class of the South African national championship in 1973. Then to André Verwey (Johannesburg, South Africa) and fitted with a Nicholson BDA for the new Formula Atlantic rules in 1976. Also raced by Mervyn Tunmer in 1976. Subsequently to Rembrandt Group (South Africa) as show car until 1979 when sold to Andreas Paulsen (Sweden). To Henning Bitsch (Denmark) 1999. To Andrew Thorpe (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire) 2010.
- March 722 ["18"] (Mike Beuttler): New to Mike Beuttler, and entered by Clarke-Mordaunt Team for him to race in F2 in 1972. Consistently reported at the time to be chassis 722-18, but the same chassis number was also reported for John Smith's car in Ireland. Reportedly used as a test bed for the new BMW F2 engine at the end of 1972. Not seen in 1973, but reappeared in 1974 as the "HRS 732" entered by Anglo Swiss Racing Team for Gillian Orchard to race in Formula Atlantic. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 722  (Xavier Perrot): New to Xavier Perrot (Zürich, Switzerland), and raced in European hillclimbs, F2 events, and both Swiss and German national events in 1972. He won major events in this car at Ampus, Dobratsch, Mont Ventoux, Freiburg-Schauinsland and St Ursanne-Les Rangiers. Sold to Paul Keller, who wrecked it at the Nürburgring in 1973, but also said to be owned by Fredy Link when Keller was driving it. Then raced by Jean-Claude Favre later in 1973. Its history in 1974 is unclear, but it is believed to be the car raced by François Trisconi (Monthey, Valais) in Swiss events in 1975. An "ex-Perrot" with "722-16" chassis plate was advertised in 2003.
- Brabham BT38  (Tim Schenken): Brand new for Motul Rondel Racing at Oulton Park at the end of March 1972, and raced there by Tim Schenken, who finished second. For Schenken again at Thruxton a few days later, then for Derek Bell at Nürburgring at the end of April, by Jean Max at Pau, and by Jean-Pierre Beltoise at Crystal Palace and Rouen. Schenken used the car for the rest of the season, winning at Hockenheim in October. Sold to John Powell (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) for Formula B in 1973. Sold to Bob Schutt (Kirkwood, MO) at Watkins Glen at the end of 1973, and used by him in Mid West Division FB racing. According to Chris Townsend, this may be BT38 of Mike Orgel (St Louis, MO) in Mid West Division FB 1978-80. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT38  (Carlos Reutemann): New for Motul Rondel Racing in May 1972, replacing BT38/11, and raced by Carlos Reutemann. Also raced by Gerry Birrell at Albi, when Reutemann was away racing in the Canadian GP. Raced by Ronnie Peterson in the Brazilian F2 series. Sold by Rondel to Tom Klausler (Palatine, IL) for Formula B in 1973, and won at Trois-Rivières in September. Then to Roy Witz (Arlington Heights, IL) for 1974, then John Kowalski (Berea, OH) for Formula Atlantic in 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT38 [16 as '15'] (David Morgan): Sold originally to the Elf-Coombs team but not used, and sold to Edward Reeves Racing as a spare for the team's new BT38 being raced by David Morgan. When Morgan wrecked the regular car at the 'Ring, he took over BT38/16. Oddly, this car was sometimes described as BT38/15. After the season, BT38/16 went to MRE in part-exchange for a new BT40, and was sold on to Tom O'Leary (Dalkey, County Dublin) for Formula Ireland racing. O'Leary rarely raced it, and it was eventually sold by MRE in August 1974 to Mike Rocke (Livermore, CA), who used in in SCCA Formula B in 1974 and 1975. Crashed in 1975 and rebuilt on a replacement tub before being sold to someone in California in 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
- Surtees TS10  (Carlos Ruesch): A new car built to replace the TS10/03 wrecked by Carlos Reusch at Pau in May, and raced by him as a Team Surtees entry during the 1972 F2 season. Reusch retired after two races of the Torneio do Brasil, and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud drove the car in the final Interlagos race. Sold to Geoff Friswell for 1973, and converted to Formula Atlantic specification, but the Clubmen's expert had a poor run of results, which ended at Mallory Park in May when he spun off at Gerards and badly damaged the car. Friswell acquired a new March 73B to replace it, and the Surtees was advertised as complete but damaged in November 1973. The subsequent history of the wreck is not known, but its tub was later with Dave Allen as a spare for his TS10/01, and was still in its company when TS10/01 was sold by Peter Bromage to Don Wood in the late 1980s.
- Brabham BT38  (Bob Wollek): New for Motul Rondel Racing at Hockenheim in mid-April 1972, and raced all season by Bob Wolleck. Raced once by Carlos Reutemann at Enna. Sold to Bill O'Connor (Highland Park, IL) for Formula B for 1973. To Chuck Dietrich (Sandusky, OH) for 1974, then fitted with a Cosworth BDA for 1975, 1976 and 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT38  (Silvio Moser): New for Silvio Moser (Lugano, Switzerland) at the Eifelrennen at the Nürburgring on 30 April 1972, where it was run for him by Scuderia Del Lario, and sponsored by Marlboro. Raced by Moser in most F2 races in 1972. To Freddy Amweg (Ammerswil, Switzerland) for 1973, and used in a few F2 races, but more often in the Swiss national championship. To Jorg Siegrist (Lucerne, Switzerland) for 1974, when it was fitted with a Cosworth BDG, and used in Swiss and German events, as well as a few F2 races. Subsequent history unknown, but in July 2012, this car was advertised by Lutziger Classic Cars (Rudolfstetten, Switzerland). It had been restored by Peter Denty, was fitted with a Cosworth BDG engine, and was in Amweg's livery.
- Pygmée MDB17  (Patrick Dal Bo): New to the BERT team for Patrick Dal Bo to race in the 1972 F2 series. Dal Bo was fourth in the first race of the season, but had a series of failures to qualify, often caused by engine failures. The car was sold to Georges Schäfer for 1973, and used in occasional F2 races, rounds of the Swiss championship, and French hillclimbs for the next three seasons, using a Cosworth BDE engine. It appears that it was updated for 1974 with revised bodywork and given the chassis plate "MDB19 - 03 -74". Gérard Gamand's book shows this as the Pygmée owned by Roger Martini (Girond, Aquitaine) from 1979 to 1983, although Martini believed he had owned the ex-Pace car. According to Gamand, the car then passed via two other French owners, 'Legeay' and 'Sutter' to Roland Perrin in 1988, by which time it had acquired odd square sidepods and a Martini nose, and the steelwork had been painted a fetching orange. Bought by Peter Morley in Belgium in 2005, then to Gamand in April 2007, who completely restored the car in 2008-09. On display at Epoqu'auto in Lyon in November 2009. Raced by Gamand in Historic F2 in 2010 and 2012. On display on the Autodiva stand at Epoqu'Auto in November 2013.
- March 722  (José Dolhem): New to Ecurie Shell-Arnold for F2 in 1972, and raced by Jean-Pierre Jarier, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, and José Dolhem. Sold to Yves Courage for 1973, and raced by him in French hillclimbs with a 1798cc Cosworth BDE. To Roland Davril for 1974, but his season was ended early when his engine injected a stone. To Robert Lucet for 1975, now equipped with a 1930cc BDE, and retained by him for 1976, and for 1977, when it was described as a March 742/752. Retained again for 1978, but now in the 1600cc class with a Cosworth engine. Advertised in October 1978. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT38  (Tom Belsø): Brand new for Tom Belsø at Oulton Park at the end of March 1972, entered by Team Viking. Raced by Belsø in F2 all season, then converted to Formula Atlantic for a couple of races late in the year. For sale during much of 1973, then to Tom Foster (Modesto, CA) for SCCA Formula B and ICSCC events from 1974 to 1977. Ron Householder (Portland, OR) then bought it for the engine, and sold the car in July 1978 to Kevin Skinner (Langley, BC, Canada). He won the ICSCC Formula B class in 1979, winning his class in seven races. In 2013, he still owned the car.
- March 722  (Brett Lunger): Chassis number given MN 16 Mar 72 p11 for the car of Brett Lunger, run by Space Racing in the 1972 European F2 Championship. This plate is now on a car in South Africa, with tub AM72X-97. The history traced by Ian Hebblethwaite suggests that this was the car of Gary Ainscough in 1976-7. According to an interview with Ainscough in the Rhodesia Herald in 1976 he says he imported the car in 1974 and built it up to Atlantic spec from the original 732.
- Brabham BT36  (Roland Binder): New to Rolf Stommelen as part of the Eifelland Wohnwagenbau (Caravaning) team for F2 in 1971. To Roland Binder (Esslingen, Germany) in F2 and hillclimbs in 1973. Later to Wittwer Racing, when the car had been modified with strange March bodywork, and sold to Ruedi Jauslin, then to dealer Fridolin Hämmerli. To sold to Hansmarkus Huber who bought new Brabham bodywork from Peter Denty, then sold to Albert Eggs, and sold by him to 'someone from Zurich'. Subsequent history unknown. A car with this number seen in 2003 with Sid Hoole and then in 2005 with Joseph (Sepp) Meyer.
- March 722  (Hiroshi Kazato): New to Hiroshi Kazato, and run for him in European F2 by Peter Bloore Racing. The car disappeared at the end of 1972, but March records show that it was sold to a "J. T. Gridley" of Tooting, south London. It is then said to have been owned by an Englishman who planned to use it in French hillclimbs, but only to seize the engine and abandon it. It was acquired by Ted Walker some time around 1987, still with Kazato's name on the wheels, and sold to Nigel Smith, who sold it on to Gerry Wainright, who sent it to Simon Hadfield for restoration. Hadfield raced it briefly in historic racing, before it was sold to Jim Bennett in Colorado, but he only raced it once. It was sold to Scott Meehan (Kamas, UT) in 2005, and restored with a Cosworth BDE engine. Sold to Andrew Gifford (Perth, Australia) in 2012.
- GRD 272 [020-F2] (Tetsu Ikuzawa): New for Tetsu Ikuzawa to drive in F2 in 1972 as a GRS International entry. For 1973, the car was sold to hillclimber Ken MacMaster (Stourbridge, Worcestershire) and fitted with a 1600cc Hart BDA for hillclimbs. Retained for 1974. MacMaster acquired a Modus M4 for 1975, and the subsequent history of the GRD is unknown.
- Brabham BT38  (Giancarlo Gagliardi): New to Frank Williams for his Italian customer Giancarlo Gagliardi, and run in F2 in 1972 using Cosworth BDE engines maintained by Novamotor. Gagliardi first appeared in the car at Crystal Palace at the end of May, where he was one of the slowest. After three more uninspiring performances, he dropped out, and the BT38 was next seen at the Rothmans 50,000 in August, where it was entered by Robs Lamplough's Fiddlers Three Racing for Tony Trimmer, having been acquired by Lamplough the Friday before the race. Trimmer could not qualify, but finished fifth in a short consolation race. It was acquired by David Cole for 1973, but used mainly in libre racing. The car appeared once in Formula Atlantic in 1974, driven by Donald MacLeod who had borrowed it from Cole. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 722  (Niki Lauda): New for STP-March number two driver Niki Lauda for F2 in 1972 (won at Oulton Park in March), then for Pedro de Lamare in Torneio do Brasil. To Robert Cooper (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) for Formula Atlantic 1973, and rebuilt mid-season to 73B spec. Retained for early 1974, then sold to Dairmuid McFeeley (Clonee, Dunboyne, County Meath) for Irish Formula Atlantic in 1974, 1975 and early 1976. To John Ledlie in 1976, then sold to Richard Lester (Yoxall, Staffordshire) for sprints from 1978 to 1984. Via four other owners to John Gale (Sydney, Australia) 2006. Sold to Steve Weller (Sydney, Australia) in 2017.
- Chevron B20 [72-2] (Peter Gethin): Chevron Racing Team entry in Formula 2 in 1972, raced by Peter Gethin and Vic Elford. Gethin won at Pau in early May. Also raced by John Watson with a 1900cc Cosworth FVC in the Rothmans 5000. Unlikely to be the car leased by Ed Reeves for David Morgan to race in the Torneio do Brasil. However, Tony Martin did a deal in South America to buy three F2 cars for South African racing in 1973, and it is likely that as the Morgan Chevron had been damaged, the older ex-Gethin works F2 car was substituted. Raced by Martin in 1973, when it was fitted with a 2-litre BDA and later a FVC engine. Raced by Glenn Martin a few times in 1974.
- March 722  (David Purley): New to David Purley and entered by Lec Refrigeration Racing for him in F2 in 1972. Retained for 1973, but converted to Formula Atlantic and run in the two British championships, winning five races. Raced by Dieter Quester at Macau at the end of 1973, who was said to have bought the "73B". Subsequent history unknown, but possibly sold in the Far East.
- Surtees TS10  (Mike Hailwood): New for Mike Hailwood to race as a works entry in the 1972 F2 series as a works Team Surtees entry. Hailwood won at Mantorp Park and Salzburgring in this car, and also finished second at Crystal Palace, Rouen, the Österreichring and Hockenheim in October to secure a deserved championship. He also won one race at Interlagos in November during the Torneio do Brasil, The car was not seen in 1973, but reappeared in 1974 with Richard Jones (Stroud, Gloucestershire) for hillclimbs. Raced regularly by Jones in 1975 and 1976 with a 2-litre Hart engine, and then in 1977 with a turbocharged Hart, although he soon returned to a regular engine. To Channel Islander Maurice Ogier for 1978, and used in the 1600cc class of French hillclimbs. Then to Dave Allen (Crewe, Cheshire), and raced in British Formula Atlantic in 1979. Next seen hillclimbed by Peter Bromage in the 1980s, then sold to Don Wood, and seen again shortly after when sold by dealer Straight Six to the US in 1991. Raced by Gil Nickel (Oakville, CA) in US historic events between 1994 and 2002. Nickel died in 2003, but the car has been retained by his family in the car collection at Nickel's Far Niente Winery in Oakville.
- McLaren M21 [M21-72-01] (Jody Scheckter): New for Jody Scheckter to race in the 1972 F2 series as a works Bruce McLaren Motor Racing entry (won at Crystal Palace in May). Sold to Yves Martin (Rennes, France) and used in French hillclimbs during 1973 and 1974. Crashed heavily at Montgueux in September 1974. Rebuilt during 1975 with new bodywork and entered for Gilles Péquegnot as the Guépard in the last few months of the 1975 season. Sold to Didier Bonnet (Besançon, France) for 1976, and fitted with a 1600cc engine. The later history of this car is unknown. Note that the three cars restored in the 1990s are all believed to be Trojan-built cars, and none are the ex-Scheckter car.
- Brabham BT38  (Wilson Fittipaldi): New to Team Bardahl for Wilson Fittipaldi to drive in the 1972 F2 season. Wilson improved significantly during the season, and was fourth at Enna in August and at Hockenheim in October. He raced the car in the Brazilian F2 Torneio, finishing third and fourth in the first two races. He then crashed heavily in practice at Interlagos, and the car was rapidly rebuilt overnight on a spare monocoque acquired from the Rondel team. He finished a very impressive fifth in Heat 1, and was running third in Heat 2 behind World Champion brother Emerson and new F2 champion Mike Hailwood before dropping back. Subsequent history unknown, but it is quite possible that the car remained in Brazil.
- Elf 2 (Alpine) A367  (Patrick Depailler): Entered as an "ELF 2", but built by Alpine and designated the A367. Chassis 3670 was built for the 1972 F2 season, when it was raced by Patrick Depailler and Jean-Pierre Jabouille. This is apparently the same car that was updated for 1973 and became Depailler's regular car that season. Substantially redesigned by Andre de Cortanze for 1974, and fitted with a Schnitzer BMW as a fourth team car for Alain Serpaggi and others to race. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 722  (Adrian Wilkins): New for Adrian Wilkins to race in F2 in 1972 as a John Coombs Racing entry. Subsequent history unknown, but may have been the car bought by Holman Blackburn for Formula Atlantic.
- Brabham BT38  (Adam Potocki): New to the French ASCA team, and first seen when driven by Count Adam Potocki at Hockenheim in mid-April 1972. After a few slow races with Potocki, this car was taken over by ASCA teammate Jean-Pierre Jaussaud for the Österreichring and Imola races, the Frenchman having wrecked his regular car at Rouen. It then returned to be Potocki's car to the end of the season.
- Pygmée MDB17  (Fred Stalder): New to Fred Stalder, and raced in selected rounds of the 1972 F2 series and some French hillclimbs. He started the season with a Cosworth FVA, but was not allowed to run that at Pau. He replaced this with a Cosworth BDE later in the season. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT38  (Richard Scott): Brand new for Richard Scott at Oulton Park at the end of March 1972, and used by him through the 1972 F2 season. To Alan Padgett (Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire) for 1973, fitted with an 1850cc Cosworth BDE and used in hillclimbs. To David Baumforth (North Newbald, East Riding of Yorkshire) for hillclimbs and prints in 1974, then to John Hinley (Knowle, Warwickshire) for sprints in 1975. It was acquired by Tony Griffiths (Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands) for 1976, then to chef Paul Edwards (London), who used it extensively in sprints in 1977 and 1978. To Ron Cumming (Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) for 1979.
- March 712M  (Peter Korda): New to Fredy Link, and run for him by Jolly Club in F2 in 1971. Also used in Formula 3 with a Renault Albert engine. To Peter Korda for 1972, and used in hillclimbs, German and Swiss national events, and occasional F2 races from 1972 to 1974. It appears that the car remained in Switzerland after Korda last used it. It went to Edmond Veigel (Lausanne, Switzerland) who dismantled the car and never used it. It was later acquired by Hans-Markus Huber (Berne, Switzerland), restored by him between 1989 and 1991, fitted with a BDA engine, and raced it in the European Historic Formula 2 Club series. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT38  ( ): New for Motul Rondel Racing in 1972, and raced by Bob Wollek, Henri Pescarolo (who won at Enna-Pergusa), and others. One of a group of cars sold to South Africa after the Torneio do Brasil. Raced by Jackie Pretorius in 1973, using an Alan Smith Cosworth FVC, then to John Amm for 1974. Converted to Formula Atlantic and raced again by Amm in 1976. Then unknown until reportedly located by Thomas Koch in South Africa some time around 1997-1999, and imported to the US. Then sold to Terry Allard (Denver, CO) some time before 2005.
- March 722  (Patrick Depailler): New to ELF Coombs Racing, and raced by Patrick Depailler in F2 in 1972, although he also drove the team's Alpine A367 at some races. Not seen in 1973, but sold by the March factory in May 1974 to Derek Robinson, of Motor Racing Supplies in Frome, Somerset. It had been updated to the latest works 742 bodywork. Robinson entered the car in Formula Atlantic for Alan Rollinson, but Rollinson was still troubled by an ankle injury and decided to retire in July. Donald MacLeod was entered in the car at a race in September, but did not arrive. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 722  (Gerry Birrell): The prototype March 722 was sold to Sports Motors Manchester for Gerry Birrell to race in Formula 2 in 1972. At the end of the season, the car was sold to New Zealander Kenny Smith, and fitted with a 1930cc Cosworth FVC engine for the 1973 Tasman series. He also used it at the April 1973 Singapore Grand Prix using a 1600cc Hart Ford twin-cam. Frank Radisich bought it and bolted on the Repco Holden engine and rear end from his McLaren M10B, but this was wholely unsuccessful, and Radisich later tried a Mazda engine instead, also updating it to 1976 nose and sidepods, but again with no success. In late 1977, it reappeared with Dave Saunders who had fitted a Cosworth BDA engine for Formula Pacific, but the reliability problems persisted. According to Graham Vercoe, it was later raced by Dennis Dunbar with the Mazda engine, then by Charlie Conway with the BDA. David McKinney reported that it then went to Adrian Whapman, who was advertising it in 1994. Subsequent history unknown.
The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.
Individual sources for this event
Autosport 15 Jun 1972 pp15-18, Motoring News 15 Jun 1972 pp6,7,26.