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Grand Prix de Pau

Pau, 25 Apr 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Reine Wisell Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] - Cosworth FVA
#18 LIRA
70 1.33.23.7
124.117 kph
2 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Tecno TF71 [T00716] - Ford BDA
#12 Équipe ELF Tecno
70 1.33.40.4
3 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud March 712M [11] - Cosworth FVA
#22 Shell-Arnold
70 1.33.54.3
4 François Mazet Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVA
#24 Siffert Racing Team (see note 1)
70 1.33.25.9
5 Jean-Pierre Jarier March 712M [10] - Cosworth FVA
#36 Shell-Arnold
69
6 Patrick Depailler Tecno TF71 [T00714] - Ford BDA
#10 Équipe ELF Tecno
69
7 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT30 [18] - Cosworth FVA
#28 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 2)
69
8 Tim Schenken Brabham BT36 [1] - Cosworth FVA
#4 Rondel Racing (see note 3)
68
9 Jean-Pierre Beltoise March 712M [9] - Cosworth FVA
#6 March Engineering
67 Contact breaker
10 Graham Hill Brabham BT36 [2] - Cosworth FVA
#2 Rondel Racing (see note 4)
60 Water pump drive
11 Max Jean ("Jean Max") March 712M [4] - Cosworth FVA
#32 Frank Williams Racing
49 Engine
12 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#14 Team Bardahl
34 Rear upright bearing
13 Vittorio Brambilla Brabham BT30 [21] - Cosworth FVA
#30 Scuderia Ala d'Oro (see note 5)
24 Accident
R Gerry Birrell Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#26 J&J Stanton
12 Accident
R François Cevert Tecno TF71 [T00712] - Ford BDA
#8 Équipe ELF Tecno
10 Engine
R Ronnie Peterson March 712M [7] - Cosworth FVA
#20 March Engineering
10 Rear suspension
DNQ Alistair Walker Brabham BT30 [26] - Cosworth FVA
#38 (see note 6)
Did not qualify
DNQ Wilson Fittipaldi Lotus 69 [69.F2.4] - Cosworth FVA
#16 Team Bardahl
Did not qualify
DNA Patrick Dal Bo Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-171] - Cosworth FVA
#34 Constructions Mech Pygmée (see note 7)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 François Cevert (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno TF71 [T00712] - Ford BDA 1.23.4
2 Ronnie Peterson (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [7] - Cosworth FVA 1.24.5
3 Tim Schenken (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [1] - Cosworth FVA 1.25.3
4 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [9] - Cosworth FVA 1.25.5
5 Graham Hill (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [2] - Cosworth FVA 1.25.6
6 Jean-Pierre Jabouille (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno TF71 [T00716] - Ford BDA 1.26.0
7 François Mazet (F2) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVA 1.26.1
8 Carlos Reutemann (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [18] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.1
9 Vittorio Brambilla (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [21] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.2
10 Gerry Birrell (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.2
11 Reine Wisell (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.3
12 Emerson Fittipaldi (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.1
13 Max Jean ("Jean Max") (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [4] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.5
14 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [10] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.9
15 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [11] - Cosworth FVA 1.34.0
16 Patrick Depailler (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno TF71 [T00714] - Ford BDA 1.40.6

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B18 [18.71.3] (François Mazet): New to Chevron's European agent Jo Siffert and raced by him in the F2 races at Bogotá in February 1971. Driven by Siffert in some European F2 races later in 1971, but more usually by François Mazet, who finished fourth at Pau but otherwise had a difficult season. Raced by José Dolhem at the final race of the year. It appears the Chevron was returned to Bolton after 1971 and found its way into the hands of Roger Hire, who was also running a Chevron B21 with Peter Hanson. The car was then leased to Willie Green and fitted with a 1.9 Alan Smith Cosworth FVC for the Rothmans 50,000 libre race in August 1972. Then unknown until July 1982, when "chassis no. 3 ex Siffert" was advertised from Manton in Leicestershire. Unknown again until 1989, when Robert Campbell raced his red "ex-Jo Siffert F2 Chevron B18-71/3" in HSCC events. A car with this chassis number was auctioned by H&H in May 2002 but did not sell. Next seen in 2014, when a red B18 was advertised by Lutziger Classic Cars, showing the 1990 HSCC papers and a "71/3" chassis plate.
  2. Brabham BT30 [18] (Carlos Reutemann): New to Automovil Club Argentina for Carlos Reutemann to race in F2 in 1970 and 1971. Last seen at Rouen June 1971, after which it was replaced by a BT36. It was then sent to Argentina to be used as a race school car but the details of its life remain unknown. Found and acquired by Richard Vignoles (Argentina) in 2008. To Carlos Lioni (Argentina) 2009.
  3. Brabham BT36 [1] (Tim Schenken): 1971 Rondel Racing for Tim Schenken in F2
    1972 Bobby Howlings in libre (March)
    1972 Leased by Tate of Leeds/Titan Properties to Graham Hill, F2 with BDE
    1972 Tate of Leeds/Malcolm Wayne in libre (and Atlantic?)
    then via Bob Howlings to
    1972-3 Arthur Moore
    1975 Possibly Cheshire Sports Cars for sale
    1976 Bob Howlings sold to
    1976-8 John Tait
    1978? Eddy D'Hoe, Belgium, with FVA & FT200
    1980 Regis Jumez, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
    1984 Bob Howlings, then to Anthony Mayman
    1986 John Harper (via Ted Walker) sold to;
    1989 Peter Williams
    2002 Andrew Fellowes
    2009 Ian Rimmer
  4. Brabham BT36 [2] (Graham Hill): 1971 Rondel Racing for Graham Hill and Bob Wollek in F2
    1972-3 John MacDonald Hong Kong, Hart 416 on carbs
    1973 Eddie Marcello Philippines, damaged in accident
    1975 Rod Ocampo
    1977 Romeo David
    19?? Louis Camus
    1988 Leif Norberg (restored 1996 by Peter Denty)
    2004 Andrew Fellowes, Australia (retains original gearbox)
    2011 Alan Telfer
  5. Brabham BT30 [21] (Vittorio Brambilla): Entered by Scuderia Picchio Rosso for Enzo Corti in F2 in the first few races of 1970, then reappeared in June, entered by either North Italian Racing or Scuderia Ala d'Oro for Tino Brambilla for the rest of the season. Returned in 1971, still entered by Scuderia Ala d'Oro for Tino Brambilla but raced once by Vittorio Brambilla at Pau in April and crashed. The car was reported to have been written off. In 2006 Sepp Mayer (Germany) bought a car from Italy using this identity but with a 1972 BT35 chassis. He sold it to Bob Sellix (Rotherfield, East Sussex) around 2007 who sold it on to Jolyon Harrison (York) who was still running it in hillclimbs in 2014. The connection between this BT35 and the original BT30 is unknown.
  6. Brabham BT30 [26] (Alistair Walker): To Alistair Walker Racing for Walker himself to race in F2 in 1970 and the first part of 1971. Sold to Tommy Reid in Ireland but not used by him and with dealer Bobby Howlings (Congleton, Cheshire) by July 1971. Used by Howlings in libre from July to September 1971 and then to George Dudley and appeared at two libre races, the last in May 1972, but did not start either race. Subsequent history unknown but likely to be the "ex-Alistair Walker" BT30 with 1600cc FVA advertised from Witney, Oxfordshire in March 1976. Later owners of BT30-26 have traced it back to 1978, when Peter Robinson (Studley, Warwickshire) was running it in hillclimbs. Robinson had acquired it with a FVA but it dropped a valve so he replaced it with a BDA. He retired it at the end of 1979 and transferred the engine into the BT29X which he then ran until he retired. The engineless BT30 was bought for Julian Majzub (Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire) by his father at the end of 1979 and was later joined by the BT29X to acquire parts that belonged to the BT30.
  7. Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-171] (Patrick Dal Bo): Gérard Gamand, Editor of Autodiva, has identified 'châssis MDB16#171' as the ex Patrick Dal Bo car raced by Jean Lachaud in 1972. In June 1973, Lachaud sold the car to Michel Pignard who raced it through the remainder of 1973 and then through 1974.

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.

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

Individual sources for this event

Neither Autosport nor Motoring News give all chassis numbers. Emerson Fittipaldi has a completely new car (AS 29 Apr 1971 p14) quoted as 69/71.14.F2. Wisell's car is ex-Emerson, Beltoise has Lauda's car and Max has Pescarolo's. Vittorio Brambilla's accident completely the ex-Ernesto Brambilla BT30/21 which does not reappear.