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Yellow Pages Championship Round

Brands Hatch, 31 Oct 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Cyd Williams Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden
#5 Graham Eden (see note 1)
20 0.15.57.2
93.27 mph
£72
2 Tom Belsø Brabham BT28 [8] - Ford BDA Steel
#34 (see note 2)
20
£48
3 Bert Hawthorne Tui Mk1 ['AM1'] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#98
20
£32
4 Ray Allen Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#18 D.J.Bond
20
£24
5 Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
#7
20
£16
6 David Morgan March 713S [11 as '1'] - Ford BDA Hart
#24 (see note 3)
20
£8
7 Clive Santo Palliser WDF3/B4 - Ford BDA Hart
#25
20
 
8 Norman Cuthbert Brabham BT29 [19] - Ford BDA Hart
#9 (see note 4)
19
 
9 Peter Hull (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [17] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#81 (see note 5)
19
 
10 Nick Cook Brabham BT35 [6] - Ford twin cam Racing Services
#26 (see note 6)
19
 
11 Mike Stow Brabham BT35 [BT28-2] - Ford BDA Hart
#4 (see note 7)
18
 
12 Brian White Lola T100 [SL100/5] - Ford twin cam
#33
17
 
R John Gillmeister Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA
#8
11 Not known  
R Del Bennett Huron Mk1A [1] - Ford twin cam
#3 (see note 8)
9 Accident  
R Bob Salisbury Brabham BT35 [43] - Ford BDA Hart
#37 F.R.Gerard (see note 9)
8 Not known  
R Vern Schuppan Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM
#11
6 Shock absorber  
R John Nicholson March 702 [S] - Ford BDA Piper
#19 (see note 10)
0 Collision  
R Patrick Sumner Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam Cosworth
#99 (see note 11)
0 Collision  
R Mike Fraser Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford twin cam
#84
0 Collision  
DNS Beric Ewin Lotus 48 [R1] - Ford twin cam
#69
Did not start
(Not known)
DNS Chris Oates Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA Smith
#10 Alida-Else Racing Team (see note 12)
Did not start
(Not known)
DNA Michael Knight Martini MW9A - Ford BDA
#38
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden 0.47.2
2 Vern Schuppan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM 0.47.2
3 Tom Belsø (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [8] - Ford BDA Steel 0.47.4
4 Ray Allen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed 0.48.0
5 Bert Hawthorne (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tui Mk1 ['AM1'] - Ford BDA Broadspeed 0.48.4
6 Norman Cuthbert (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [19] - Ford BDA Hart 0.49.0
7 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 702 [S] - Ford BDA Piper 0.49.0
8 John Gillmeister (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA 0.49.4
9 Peter Wardle (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden 0.49.4
10 Clive Santo (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDF3/B4 - Ford BDA Hart 0.49.6
11 Patrick Sumner (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam Cosworth 0.49.8
12 Bob Salisbury (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [43] - Ford BDA Hart 0.50.0
13 David Morgan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 713S [11 as '1'] - Ford BDA Hart 0.50.0
14 Mike Fraser (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford twin cam 0.50.4
15 Nick Cook (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [6] - Ford twin cam Racing Services 0.50.4
16 Chris Oates * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA Smith 0.50.8
17 Mike Stow (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [BT28-2] - Ford BDA Hart 0.52.4
18 Beric Ewin * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 48 [R1] - Ford twin cam 0.54.6
19 Del Bennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Huron Mk1A [1] - Ford twin cam 0.54.8
20 Brian White (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T100 [SL100/5] - Ford twin cam 0.58.6
21 Peter Hull (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [17] - Ford twin cam Vegantune No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] (Cyd Williams): New to Graham Eden and delivered just in time for the Oulton Park Formula Atlantic race on 21 March 1972, the second round of the British series. Eden retired from driving shortly after and recruited Cyd Williams to drive the car. Williams won seven championship rounds and finished second in the championship. Eden order Ensigns for 1972 but cancelled the order and bought March 722s, Williams continued to drive the Chrevron until his 722 arrived and won three of the first six rounds of the series. The car was later displayed at the London Racing Car show, where it was bought by Canadian Bob Armstrong (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the Canadian Formula B series in 1973. Armstrong appeared in the early rounds of the series but made little impact and wasn't seen after June. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Brabham BT28 [8] (Tom Belsø): New to Jörgen Ellekaer and raced in Scandinavian F3 in 1969 with Holbay engines. Ellekaer has a new car, chassis BT28-27, for 1970 so the usage of BT28-8 that season is currently unclear. To Tom Belsø (Copenhagen, Denmark) for 1971 and fitted with a 1600cc Ford BDA for British Formula Atlantic. Converted to BT35 specification during the year. Advertised during 1972 and sold to Jimmy Fuller (Guyana). Raced in Guyana late 1972 with a Vegantune twin cam but subsequent history unknown.
  3. March 713S [11 as '1'] (David Morgan): A new car built by March for Dave Morgan, initially appearing as a Formula Atlantic car at Snetterton in late June, and then as F3 car for the GP meeting in July. The car carried the chassis plate from 713S-1, that James Hunt had wrecked at Zandvoort, but was otherwise a completely new car. Raced by Morgan and by Reg James in F/Atlantic later in 1971. Sold in May 1972 to Jack Cavill (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire), the owner of Mike Wilds' car, and converted back to F3 spec for Wilds until his new Ensign was ready. Retained by Wilds in 1973. Likely to be the "ex-Hunt" car raced by Chris Pilborough in Formula 4 in 1974, and then the "ex-Hunt/Morgan" F4 car of Mark Pritchard in 1976. Maybe Richard Penny's F4 car in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Brabham BT29 [19] (Norman Cuthbert): Sold to Steve Matchett but remained unraced in 1970. To Norman Cuthbert for 1971 and raced in British Formula Atlantic, at first with a Ford twin cam and then with a BDA later in the season. To John Sabourin for 1972 and continued in Formula Atlantic. Sabourin reappeared briefly in libre racing in 1973. Believed to be the "nipple pink" BT29/35 raced by Mike Chapman (Preston/Blackburn) and Mike Utley (Preston) in sprints, hillclimbs and libre racing from 1974 to 1977. Then firmly identified as the car raced by a southern English hillclimber between 1978 and 1987. Subsequent history withheld.
  5. Brabham BT28 [17] (Peter Hull): To Frank Williams Racing Cars and entered for John Kendall in mostly British F3 in 1969. Retained for 1970 until August when Kendall moved the car to Paul Watson Racing Organisation where it was driven by Richard Scott. To Peter Hull for 1971 who advertised it as a BT28 with BT30 chassis. To Bob Shellard for hillclimbs in 1972, then to Phil Kidsley & Paul Squires who ran it in sprint and hillclimbs until at least 1989, using a Cosworth MAE at first but later with a supercharged 1100cc Ford BDA. Said to be with Tommy Reid in 2006.
  6. Brabham BT35 [6] (Nick Cook): Chassis number given for Nick Cook's car in Autosport report of Arco Trophy race at Castle Combe, April 12, 1971, where the car debuts [AS 15 Apr 1971 p20]. Chassis number observed by Adam Ferrington on Cook's car at Oulton Park, 18 Mar 1972. Does not appear in the UK after the end of April and probably the car taken by Cook to the USA to use in the SCCA series. Used by Rob Turnbull in hillclimbs in 1974 and then sold to Andrew Fraser in 1975.
  7. Brabham BT35 [BT28-2] (Mike Stow): Delivered March 1969 to Clarke Mordaunt racing team for Mike Beuttler in UK F3 in 1969. To Jim Edwards for UK F3 in 1970. To Mike Stow for Formula Atlantic in 1971 when it was said to have been updated to BT29/35 specification. Sold to Dick Barker at the beginning of 1972 when it was said to have been 'brought up to FB BT29 specification last year'. However, Motoring News identified Barker's car as chassis number BT28-20 twice early in 1972 instead of BT28-2. BT28-20 was a different ex-Stow car with a clear history up to this point, implying MN's reporter made a mistake. Barker's car was heavily damaged at Crystal Palace at the end of May 1972 and was not seen again. Barker advertised a 'BT29/35' in April 1973 but the identity of that car is unknown.
  8. Huron Mk1A [1] (Del Bennett): The single car built by Huron in 1971 for Formula Atlantic and run for Del Bennett. The car was unusual in that it seems to have started with a BDA engine, and worked back to a t/c when the BDA installation proved troublesome. Huron went into liquidation at the end of 1971, but was purchased by Mike Chambers and Geoff Daly. Bennett's car was amongst the assets and run for him again in 1972. Probably the car run by Felstead Racing for Colin Selvage in early 1973.
  9. Brabham BT35 [43] (Bob Salisbury): Sold to Bob Gerard for Bob Salisbury, October 1971. At Castle Combe 9 Oct 1971 the entry list has Salisbury in the Gerard team's BT30, but press reports say he uses a new BT35. Chassis number observed by Adam Ferrington on Salisbury's car at Oulton Park, 18 Mar 1972, and again at Oulton Park, 30 Sep 1972. Press reports sold to Harry Gilbert for 1973 season. Observed by Adam Ferrington on Harry Gilbert's car at Oulton Park, 7 Jul 1973.
  10. March 702 [S] (John Nicholson): Described in race reports of its UK debut in the hands of Dave Morgan as 'ex Ganley, Mantorp', being the works development 702 raced only in Sweden by Howden Ganley in 1970 (AS 1 Apr 1971 p34). Sold to John Nicholson who used it for the rest of the 1971 season. Probably the car used in sprints by Martin Steele in 1974.
  11. Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] (Patrick Sumner): Appears Brands Hatch, May 2, 1971 for Patrick Sumner, where it was described in press reports as ex René Pierre Alié. This means it is the car originally built in 1970 as a K2B for Alié in the French F3 series. Raced until early 1973 when Sumner broke his wrist in a practice accident at Mallory Park and not rebuilt for some time. Patrick Sumner still owns the car, and reports that it was indeed the Alié car, and never carried a chassis number, so the 'Alie' tag is to distinguish this chassis from the one originally built for Albert Badan for the French F3 series, and subsequently run in hillclimbs and Formula Libre.
  12. Lotus 69 [71/69.1] (Chris Oates): Number given in Lotus build record for the car sold to Chris Oates, for Atlantic races in 1971 (an unusual number since it does not include a formula code, and this is not the same car as 71/69.1.FB which was sold in North America). The car of Bernard Hunter in libre and occasional Atlantic races in 1972 is described as 'ex Oates'. Subsequently used in libre races by John Barr.

Sources

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' orginal results.

The British race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News reports in the UK plus the information supplied by a wide range of contributors on the Atlas F1 and 10 Tenths forums.

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