Yellow Pages Championship Round
Silverstone, 28 Aug 1972
|1||Cyd Williams||March 722  - Ford BDA Eden
Alida Graham Eden Racing (see note 1)
|2||Chris Meek||Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA
Tate of Leeds (Racing) (see note 2)
|3||Tom Pryce||Royale RP12  - Ford BDA
|4||Bob Salisbury||Brabham BT35  - Ford BDA Hart
F.R.Gerard (see note 3)
|5||Peter Wardle||Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
|6||Bill Gubelmann||March 722  - Ford BDA Hart
(see note 4)
|R||Reg James||Brabham BT28/35  - Ford BDA
|R||John Lepp||Chevron B20 [72-4] - Ford BDA Richardson
#25 Bob Howlings Racing Team (see note 5)
|Gear selection/overheating/oil pressure|
|R||John Nicholson||Lyncar 003  - Ford BDA Piper
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.
|1||John Nicholson||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lyncar 003  - Ford BDA Piper|
Notes on the cars:
- March 722  (Cyd Williams): New to Graham Eden Racing in April 1972 for Cyd Williams (Sandbach, Cheshire) to drive in British Formula Atlantic. It replaced the Chevron B18 which had taken Williams to two wins earlier in the season. Once he had the car to his liking, Williams won six out of the next nine races, but narrowly lost the championship to Bill Gubelmann. Run by Graham Eden Racing for Ken Bailey (Stretford, Greater Manchester) in 1973. The car was sold to Philip Dowell (Ombersley, Worcestershire) for 1974, but during pre-season testing at Silverstone, he hit the bank heavily at Woodcote corner and died later in hospital. It is assumed that the March was destroyed in the accident.
- Brabham BT38  (Chris Meek): New to Tate of Leeds (Racing) and driven by Chris Meek in British Formula Atlantic in 1972. To Bobby Howlings and raced briefly in libre in 1973, then on to Richard Shardlow (Baslow, Derbyshire) and raced in British hillclimbs from June onwards, fitted with a Rondel Cosworth BDE. To Alister Douglas-Osborn (West Hagley, Worcestershire) for 1974 and hillclimbed again, now with a 2.0 Hart Cosworth BDG. Retained by "ADO" for 1975 but modified by Pilbeam (as the 'R15') and raced with a 2.2-litre BDG, winning one British championship hillclimb and also two RAC sprint events at the end of the season. Modified further by Pilbeam for 1976 as the R22, and fitted with a F1 Cosworth DFV V8 engine. In this form it won six RAC British championship rounds in 1976, as well as winning the Guyson BARC series. Used again in this form in 1977, winning seven RAC rounds and both the RAC and BARC titles, but the car was written off in a crash at Doune in September. What was salvageable was used in the construction of a new Pilbeam MP22 for Malcolm Dungworth for 1978.
- Brabham BT35  (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.
- March 722  (Bill Gubelmann): New to Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) to use in the 1972 Yellow Pages Formula Atlantic championship. The car was blue and yellow, and wore #16 all season. Gubelmann won six races and narrowly pipped Cyd Williams to the championship title. The car was sold to fellow American Jas Patterson (Rosslyn Heights, NY) for 1973, repainted red and white, and entered for him by Texaco Team Racing/RIR in the 1973 British season. By July, the car had been updated to 73B specification. Patterson retained the car for 1974, but was seen less often after August while the car was apparently shipped to Watkins Glen for the Pro Atlantic race that supported the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in October. Patterson did not race it again, but the car was back in the UK by early November when it was acquired by Roy Baker (Ferndown, Dorset) and raced regularly by him through the 1975 season. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B20 [72-4] (John Lepp): To Bob Howlings Racing Team for John Lepp (Altrincham, Cheshire) to race in British Formula Atlantic in 1972. Won at Croft in August and had several other good placings. Subsequent history unknown but likely to be the Joe Shepherd car in SCCA Formula B in 1973.
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.
If you can help with any additions, clarifications or corrections, please respond via the threads shown on the Atlantics page.
Individual sources for this event
AS 31 Aug 1972 p30, MN 31 Aug 1972 p10. Logically the 19th round of the series.