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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Silverstone, 5 Aug 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
DNC Teddy Pilette Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 1)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Chris Craft Chevron B24 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Peter Gethin Chevron B24 [24-73-08] - Chevrolet V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Jock Russell McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC John Bowtell (F5000) 3.5-litre McLaren M10A [300-16] - Rover V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Richard Knight Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Clive Baker March 73A ["7"] - Chevrolet V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Graham McRae McRae GM1 [015] - Chevrolet V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Chris Featherstone Lola T190X [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Guy Edwards Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Clive Santo Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Keith Holland Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Brett Lunger Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Bob Evans Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Willie Green Trojan T101 [105] - Chevrolet V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Gijs van Lennep Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8
#1
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Tony Dean Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet V8
#8 (see note 3)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Steve Thompson Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8
#15 (see note 4)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC David Oxton Begg FM5 [1] - Chevrolet V8
#39
Practice only - race cancelled

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Steve Thompson * (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8 0.57.0
2 Keith Holland * (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet V8 0.57.2
3 Peter Gethin * (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-08] - Chevrolet V8 0.57.4
4 Ian Ashley * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8 0.57.4
5 David Oxton * (F5000) 5-litre Begg FM5 [1] - Chevrolet V8 0.57.6
6 Gijs van Lennep * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8 0.57.6
7 Tony Dean * (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet V8 0.58.4
8 Bob Evans * (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet V8 0.58.4
9 Guy Edwards * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8 0.58.6
10 Chris Craft * (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8 0.59.0
11 Teddy Pilette * (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet V8 0.59.0
12 Graham McRae * (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [015] - Chevrolet V8 0.59.0
13 Willie Green * (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [105] - Chevrolet V8 0.59.6
14 Clive Santo * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet V8 1.00.2
15 Brett Lunger * (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8 1.01.2
16 Brian Robinson * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8 1.01.8
17 Clive Baker * (F5000) 5-litre March 73A ["7"] - Chevrolet V8 1.03.2
18 Richard Knight * (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet V8 1.06.4
19 Chris Featherstone * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190X [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet V8 1.07.2
20 John Bowtell * (F5000) 3.5-litre McLaren M10A [300-16] - Rover V8 1.11.8
21 Jock Russell * (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8 No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B24 [24-73-04] (Teddy Pilette): Built for 1973 season. VDS for Teddy Pilette: raced in UK 1973 and Tasman 1974 - Roelof Wunderink: raced in UK 1974. Then via Tony Dean to Richard Simms and used in libre racing in 1975 and 1976. To John Lambert (York, UK) 1977: used in hillclimbs in 1978 and 1979. Then via Ian Webb and Alex Seldon to Chris Townrow (Crantock, Cornwall) for sprints in Cornwall and Devon. To historic racer Richard Piper and partner Patric Capon and raced by Piper in libre and HSCC racing in 1983 and 1984. To Dennis Humphries (Canterbury, Kent) and damaged in testing at West Malling airfield. Repaired and sold to John Harper (late 1980s/early 1990s) then via Tony Ingram (Atlanta, GA) and Lee Chapman (New Milford, CT) to Fred Gunther (Trumbull, CT). Later via Vintage Racing Services (Stratford, CT) to Alex Seiler (NY, NY) c1998. Following a restoration, it was raced in VARA events at Willow Springs and Phoenix and driven on occasion by Casey Annis, publisher of Vintage racecar Magazine. In 2000, it was sold to Stan Beck (Seattle, WA) restored again before it was sold on to Miles Jackson (Seattle, WA) in 2006.
  2. Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] (Richard Knight): Barry Newman for Howden Ganley: UK 1970 (18 races, five second places) - Gordon Spice: Argentinean GP 1971; UK 1971 (11 races + 1 DNS). Rebuilt as 'Kitchmac' by Tony Kitchiner for 1972 season: driven by Gordon Spice (UK: 7 races + 1 DNS), John Kendall (UK: 2 races; US : 1 race only R3 Watkins Glen), Fred Saunders (UK: 1 DNS only), Alan Rollinson (UK: 1 race only), Roger Williamson (UK: 3 races); UK 1973: driven by Kaye Griffiths ( 1 race only), Richard Knight (5 races + 1 DNS). Not seen again after the end of 1973. It has been reported that this car was wrecked in an accident but it appears to have survived its final race in 1973 intact. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Chevron B24 [24-73-01] (Tony Dean): Built for 1973 season. Tony Dean: raced in UK 1973, US 1973, UK 1974 (crashed at R1 - Dean then buys B24-73-08), also used to settle a bet at the BARC Harewood hill climb 4 Aug 1974; UK 1975 (driven by Dean 3 races, Alain Peltier 1 DNS, Roelof Wunderink 1 DNS). Presumably the car raced by Dean at the Easter Rufforth meeting, winning the libre event. Raced by Dean at Aintree 19 Apr 1975, setting a new circuit record as he won the libre race by over a lap. Crashed and written off by Wunderink Zandvoort (practice) 17 May 1975. Wreckage scrapped.
  4. Chevron B24 [24-73-06] (Steve Thompson): Built for 1973 season. Alan Brodie for Steve Thompson: raced in UK 1973, UK 1974 - Dennis Leech (Exeter, UK): raced in UK 1975 (heavily crashed in practice at R15 Mallory Park 12 Oct 1975 and not seen again). Subsequent history unknown but presumably wrecked,

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.

1969-1976 UK results have been researched and collated by Chris Townsend based primarily on material in Autosport and Motoring News. Information has been added from the growing collection of entry lists from programs.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.