Mantorp Park Grand Prix

Mantorp Park, 8 Aug 1971

1 Ronnie Peterson March 712M [7] - Cosworth FVA
#1 March Engineering
2 Tim Schenken Brabham BT36 [1] - Cosworth FVA
#4 Rondel Racing (see note 1)
3 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT36 [6] - Cosworth FVA
#2 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 2)
4 Wilson Fittipaldi March 712M [17] - Cosworth FVA
#6 Team Bardahl (see note 3)
5 John Watson Brabham BT30 [11] - Cosworth FVA
#24 (see note 4)
6 Gerry Birrell Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#17 J&J Stanton
7 Tetsu Ikuzawa Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] - Cosworth FVA
8 Bob Wollek Brabham BT36 [9] - Cosworth FVA
#27 Rondel Racing (see note 5)
9 Derek Bell March 712M [2] - Cosworth FVA
#23 Frank Williams Racing
10 Dieter Quester March 712M [14] - BMW M12/2
#5 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau (see note 6)
11 John Cannon March 712M [15] - Cosworth FVA
#15 (see note 7)
12 Hannelore Werner March 712M [3] - Cosworth FVA
#21 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau
13 Niki Lauda March 712M [9B as '9'] - Cosworth FVA
#7 March Engineering
60 DNS heat 2
14 Sten Gunnarson March 712M [21] - Cosworth FVA
#10 March Engineering
60 DNS heat 2
15 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud March 712M [11] - Cosworth FVA
#12 Shell-Arnold
59 retired heat 1
16 Carlos Ruesch Brabham BT36 [7] - Cosworth FVA
#32 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 8)
55 acident heat 2
17 Chris Craft Chevron B18 [18.71.1] - Cosworth FVA
#37 Chevron Racing Team (see note 9)
18 Jean-Pierre Jarier March 712M [9A as '10'] - Cosworth FVA
#14 Shell-Arnold
51 retired heat 2
19 François Cévert Tecno TF71 [T00722] - Ford BDA
#3 Équipe ELF Tecno
48 retired heat 2
NC Patrick Dal Bo Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-271] - Cosworth FVA
#31 Constructions Mech Pygmée (see note 10)
51 retired both heats
NC Reine Wisell Brabham BT36 [2] - Cosworth FVA
#8 Rondel Racing (see note 11)
NC Helmut Marko Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-171] - Cosworth FVA
#30 Constructions Mech Pygmée (see note 12)
26 retired heat 1; DNS heat 2
NC Rolf Stommelen Brabham BT36 [4] - Cosworth FVA
#18 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau (see note 13)
9 retired heat 1; DNS heat 2
NC Jürg Dubler Brabham BT30 [24] - Cosworth FVA
#28 Jolly Club (see note 14)
8 retired heat 1; DNS heat 2
NC Carlos Pace March 712M [20] - Cosworth FVA
#38 Frank Williams Racing
3 retired heat 1; DNS heat 2
NC Fredy Link March 712M [16] - Cosworth FVA
#20 Jolly Club
0 accident heat 1; DNS heat 2
NC Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla Tecno TF71 [T00716] - Ford BDA
#33 Équipe ELF Tecno
0 accident heat 1; DNS heat 2
DNSC Richard Scott Lotus 69 ["69/71.18.F2"] - Cosworth FVA
Did not start (crashed)
DNQ Ernst Maring Maco 271 [F2.71.1] - Cosworth FVA
Did not qualify
DNQ Bernd Terbeck Brabham BT36 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#26 (see note 15)
Did not qualify
DNQ Mike Beuttler March 712M [5] - Cosworth FVA
Did not qualify
DNP Jo Bonnier Lola T240 ["F2.1"] - Cosworth FVA
#11 Écurie Bonnier
Did not take part in official practice
DNP Peter Westbury Brabham BT36 [5] - Cosworth FVA
#16 FIRST (see note 16)
Did not take part in official practice
DNP Silvio Moser Brabham BT36 [11] - Cosworth FVA
#19 (see note 17)
Did not take part in official practice
DNP Jeremy Richardson Brabham BT30 [16] - Cosworth FVA
#25 Paul Watson Racing Organisation
(see note 18)
Did not take part in official practice
DNA Vittorio Brambilla March 712M [1] - Cosworth FVA
#34 Scuderia Ala d'Oro
Did not arrive
DNA Jo Siffert Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVA
#36 Siffert Racing Team (see note 19)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1François Cévert360.53.07.9
2Ronnie Peterson360.53.30.3
3Jean-Pierre Jarier360.53.41.8
4Tim Schenken360.53.44.1
5Wilson Fittipaldi360.53.44.5
6Dieter Quester360.53.47.2
7Niki Lauda35
8Carlos Reutemann35
9John Watson35
10Gerry Birrell35
11Bob Wollek35
12Tetsu Ikuzawa35
13Sten Gunnarson35
14Carlos Ruesch35
15John Cannon35
16Hannelore Werner35
17Derek Bell35
18Chris Craft17
Patrick Dal Bo26Gearbox
Helmut Marko26Fuel pressure
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud22Wheel bearing
Rolf Stommelen9Exhaust manifold
Reine Wisell8Black flagged, started illegally
Jürg Dubler8Electrics
Carlos Pace3Connecting rod
Fredy Link0Accident
Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla0Accident
Richard Scott0DNS: Hit Pace on warm up lap
Ernst MaringDid not qualify
Bernd TerbeckDid not qualify
Mike BeuttlerDid not qualify
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Ronnie Peterson360.52.37.9
2Carlos Reutemann360.52.59.2
3Tim Schenken360.52.59.6
4Wilson Fittipaldi360.53.40.7
4Jean-Pierre Jaussaud36
5John Watson360.53.45.3
5Reine Wisell36
6Tetsu Ikuzawa360.53.46.8
7Gerry Birrell36
8Bob Wollek360.54.08.1
9Derek Bell360.54.08.7
10Chris Craft35
11John Cannon35
12Hannelore Werner34
13Dieter Quester34
Patrick Dal Bo25Out of fuel
Carlos Ruesch20Hit Cannon
Jean-Pierre Jarier12Fuel leak
François Cévert10Dropped valve
Rolf StommelenDid not start
Fredy LinkDid not start
Jürg DublerDid not start
Niki LaudaDid not start
Sten GunnarsonDid not start
Helmut MarkoDid not start
Richard ScottDid not start
Ernesto "Tino" BrambillaDid not start
Carlos PaceDid not start
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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
  2. Brabham BT36 [6] (Carlos Reutemann): 1971 Automovil Club Argentina for Carlos Reutemann in F2
    1972 April 20th A/S reports sent to Argentina as a race school car.
    1974 BT36-6 & 7 driven by Esteban Fernandino and Pablo Brea
    2008 Automovil Club Argentino Museum, Argentina
  3. March 712M [17] (Wilson Fittipaldi): New to Wilson Fittipaldi in May 1971, replacing the Lotus 69 with which he had started the European F2 season. Raced by Fittipaldi for the rest of the season as part of Team Bardahl. Retained for one F2 race in early 1972, then sold to Tate of Leeds (Racing) and converted to Formula Atlantic for Chris Meek to race in the British championship. Loaned to Sonny Rajah for the Brands Hatch Boxing Day race. Retained by Tate of Leeds for Malcolm Wayne in early 1973, then sold to visiting American Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA) who took it back to the US. Entered by Karlberg for Monique Proulx at Watkins Glen in October 1974 and also taken to Trinidad for Formula Caribbean events where it was sold. By 1978 it was owned by David Kerr but it was "totally destroyed" in a towing incident at the "Love Bird International" meeting at Vernamfield Motorsport Park, Jamaica, in December 1978.
  4. Brabham BT30 [11] (John Watson): Sold to John Watson (Craigavad, County Down, Northern Ireland) for F2 in 1970, replacing a Lola T100 that Watson had used with great success in Irish libre. Retained for F2 in 1971, during which time it was partly updated to BT36 specification. To Bob Howlings (Congleton, Cheshire) for libre 1972 and fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC mid-season. Sold to Tony Dean (Leeds, West Yorkshire) in August so he would have a car for the Rothmans 50,000. To Phillip Guerola (Bickley, Kent) 1973 and raced in libre until the end of 1976. Advertised ("ex-Watson") as a rolling chassis from an Aylesbury number in January 1978 and bought by Barrie Dutnall (Medway, Kent) in 1979 or 1980 but not used. Advertised by Dutnall as a rolling chassis in June 1981. Said to have been owned by Jon Bradburn, David Rishworth (Leamington, Warwickshire) and Kelvin Lambeth before bought by David McLaughlin in or before 2003. To David Brown (Ashford, Kent) 2003. To Ian Gray (Mansfield, Nottinghamshire) 2004.
  5. Brabham BT36 [9] (Bob Wollek): 1971 Rondel Racing for Bob Wollek in F2
    1972 John Kendall & leased to Richard Scott for F2
    1973 José Araujo for F/Atlantic, accident Snetterton,
    1973 Ken Thorogood, subsequently to Peter Denty
    2008-10 Restored by Peter Denty.
    2010 Klaus Bergs
  6. March 712M [14] (Dieter Quester): Thanks to Dieter Quester's BMW connections, he was able to acquire BMW engines for a new March 712M in 1971 and was highly successful, winning at Monza in June and taking a further five second places that season. The next time the 712M emerged was as the basis of Kurt Bergmann's Kaimann F2 car, equipped with an Apfelbeck-developed 2-litre Opel engine. The car was used with some success in Austrian hillclimbs but the engine failed in practice when it appeared for its one F2 race, at Hockenheim in April 1974 (see Autosport 8 Apr 1976 p2). The F1 Register then reports the presence of a similarly specified car in the hands of Kurt Rieder at the Salzburg race in June (F1R Volume 10 p63).
  7. March 712M [15] (John Cannon): John Cannon generally ran his March 712M in Formula 2 but took it to the US in September for the Lime Rock Formula 5000 race fitted with an FVC (MN 3 Feb 1972 p18). In 1972, the car was converted to Formula B specification with a Hart twin cam and raced by Warren G. Ogden III (North Andover, MA) in SCCA events. He advertised the car in Feb 1973 but it may have been the basis of the March 73B that he drove at Virginia International Raceway on 8 Apr 1973.
  8. Brabham BT36 [7] (Carlos Ruesch): 1971 Automovil Club Argentina for Carlos Ruesch in F2
    1972 April 20th A/S reports sent to Argentina as a race school car.
    1974 BT36-6 & 7 driven by Esteban Fernandino and Pablo Brea
    2008 Fangio Museum, Argentina
  9. Chevron B18 [18.71.1] (Chris Craft): A new car built for Brian Redman after he wrecked the development B18 while testing in South Africa. Fitted with a 1.8-litre Cosworth FVC engine and raced by Redman in two races in South Africa in January 1971. This car returned to Bolton and became the works entry in F2 for Chris Craft during the 1971 F2 season. It was then sold to Canadian John Powell and rebuilt to Formula B specification. Powell raced it in the Brands Hatch Boxing Day meeting at the end of 1971 and then loaned it to Brian Robertson to race in the two Bogotá FB races in February and March 1972. Raced by Powell (Ottawa, Ontario) in the Canadian FB series in 1972, Sold to Paul Wheatley (Montréal, Quebec) and raced in the Canadian series in 1973. Appeared on a couple of early-1974 entry lists but not seen again.
  10. Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-271] (Patrick Dal Bo): According to the research of Gérard Gamand, Editor of Autodiva, the ex-Beltoise 'châssis MDB16#271' went to Richard Daniel for 1972. Daniel raced the car in courses de côte until the end of 1972 but its next owner is currently unknown.
  11. Brabham BT36 [2] (Reine Wisell): 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
  12. Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-171] (Helmut Marko): 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.
  13. Brabham BT36 [4] (Rolf Stommelen): 1971 Rolf Stommelen in F2
    1972 Roland Binder (Esslingen, Germany) in F2
    1973 22nd July raced at Misano by Binder
    1974 Roland Binder for sale in February
    - Wittwer Racing : car had been modified with strange March bodywork,
    - sold to Ruedi Jauslin,
    - then to dealer Fridolin Hämmerli,
    - sold to Hansmarkus Huber who bought new Brabham bodywork from Peter Denty,
    - sold to Albert Eggs,
    - sold to 'someone from Zurich'.
    nothing further 'till
    seen in 2003 with Sid Hoole and then
    2005 with Joseph (Sepp) Meyer
  14. Brabham BT30 [24] (Jürg Dubler): To Team Obrist and run by Motor Racing Enterprises in F2 in 1970 for Howden Ganley, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud and Richard Scott. Retained for 1971 and entered by Team Obrist for Jürg Dubler in F2 and also in some French and Swiss hillclimbs. Presumably the car driven by Albert Obrist at Lorentzweiler in April 1972. Then to Michel Pignard (Rillieux, France) for French hillclimbs in 1972 and early 1973 before being replaced with a 1971 Pygmée MDB16. Sold to Daniel Gache (Avignon, France) and advertised by him in December 1973. Gache recalls that he sold it to someone in the 'area of Lyon' and he believed that Gérard Gamand later bought the car from that same man. To Gamand (France) 1985 and retained to at least 1990. With Gerard Cerny (France) in 1994. Then unknown until raced by Laurent Fort (France) in 2009 and 2010. Sold to Ian Rimmer (Pavenham, Bedfordshire) in 2011 and restored by Peter Denty. Sold by Rimmer in 2013 to Ray Stubber (Australia) who ran the car in a few HSCC Historic F2 and Derek Bell Trophy races between 2013 and 2015.
  15. Brabham BT36 [3] (Bernd Terbeck): 1971 Bernd Terbeck in F2
    1972 Bernd Terbeck in F2
    Accident at Hockenheim 16th April and returned to England for repairs.
    1972 August 10th A/S car for sale by Kaydon Racing at Cobham *2
    Returned to Bernd Terbeck who sold to Heinz Stemmer, Münster
    then to Karl-Heinz Kühn,
    1984 Hans Peter
    2003 Willy Markwalder
    2006 Heinz Rolf Wisskirchen
  16. Brabham BT36 [5] (Peter Westbury): New to F.I.R.S.T. for Peter Westbury to drive in F2 in 1971. Retained by Westbury early 1972 and then sold to Neckel 'Nick' Koob (Bettborn, Luxembourg) for French, Belgian and Luxembourg hill climbs from 1972 to 1974. To Johny Krier (Luxembourg) 1975 for French, Belgian and Luxembourg hillclimbs.
    1977 Roger Hennebert (Belgium)
    1978 Marcel Tarrès?
    1979 Guy Verraux (Charleville, France)
    1980 - 1981 Claude Bargellini (Longwy, France)
    1981 - 1984 Francois Wille, Longwy, (Martini bodywork but with chassis plate)
    1986 Yves Bole (Venissieux, France)
    1993 John Beasley (Shrewsbury, Shropshire)
    1998 Abba Kogan and rebuilt on a new chassis
    2007 Sold by RM Auctions (agent Annette Abaci) to Thomas Steinke (Hamburg, Germany). Neither Abaci or Steinke were the aware of the car having a new chassis. The original chassis was later sold via Bonhams in 2008 and its current whereabouts are unknown. Meanwhile, the continuous entity of BT36-5 was raced by Steinke in European Historic F2 in 2008 and 2009 and sold to Francesco Molino (Pescara, Italy) in 2012. Then to Günter Türk (Freiburg, Germany) in 2013.
  17. Brabham BT36 [11] (Silvio Moser): New in July 1971 to Silvio Moser to replace his BT30. According to Moser's former mechanic, the car was "probably" sold to Hans Obrist at the ends of 1971 or early 1972 so would be the BT36 used by Hans Obrist (Schinznach, Switzerland) in Swiss national events in 1972. Last known when run by Obrist at the Lorentzweiler hillclimb in Luxembourg in April 1973. Then unknown from 1973 to 1977 but likely to be one of the as-yet unidentified Brabhams running in European hillclimbs. This is probably the car run in French hillclimbs by Michel Salvi (Malbuisson, France, very close to the Swiss border) in 1977, when it still had its 1600cc Cosworth FVA engine. Sold by Salvi in 1978 to Jacky Dalloz (Champagnole, France, not far from Malbuisson) and again used in French hillclimbs. Dalloz is believed to have crashed the Brabham some time around 1980, damaging the front of the car. The next owners were J Plante (Carcassonne, France, in the south of the country), then Alain Filhol (France) 1988 who had it restored by Simon Hadfield. Then to Ermanno Ronchi (Italy) 1992. It failed to sell at a Brooks auction in 2000 and next emerged with Andy Newall (UK) in 2003, having been rebuilt with a new Sid Hoole chassis, the original being retained. Sold to James Murray 2003 and rebuilt with the original chassis in 2006, the new chassis then being sold to Cornwall for a rebuild of a BT35. The BT36 was sold to Josef 'Sepp' Mayer (Heitersheim, Germany) 2008. To Luciano Arnold (Zurich, Switzerland) 2011.
  18. Brabham BT30 [16] (Jeremy Richardson): New to Tom Wheatcroft and entered for Derek Bell to race in F2 in 1970. To Jeremy Richardson and raced in F2 and libre during 1971. Then to Alex Seldon (Ripley, Surrey) and raced in libre through 1972 and 1973. Advertised by Seldon in February 1974 and next owner unknown but the FVA was removed and the car stored in a dry barn until 1984 when Ted Walker bought it via John Harper. Sold to Lincoln Small in 1986 and used for many years in historic racing.
  19. Chevron B18 [18.71.3] (Jo Siffert): 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.


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.

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Individual sources for this event

Motoring News 12 Aug 1971 p12 gives the chassis number of all but one of the cars present at Mantorp Park, even the four that don't practice. Autosport 12 Aug 1971 p10 gives the other, the Wisell BT36, noting that it is the car Hill normally drives. Bonnier's Lola is recorded as F2.1 here, F2-1 most other places, but is given as HU240/1 in Lola records. Crafts car is B18.71.1 and Dal Bo is in the second Pygme MDB16 while Marko guests in the prototype.