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BRSCC Rothmans Trophy

Brands Hatch, 30 Aug 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ronnie Peterson March 712M [7] - Cosworth FVA
#16 March Engineering
40 0.58.41.6
108.35
2 Graham Hill Brabham BT36 [2] - Cosworth FVA
#1 Rondel Racing (see note 1)
40 0.58.56.4
3 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT36 [6] - Cosworth FVA
#4 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 2)
40 0.58.56.8
4 Peter Westbury Brabham BT36 [5] - Cosworth FVA
#7 FIRST (see note 3)
40 0.59.01.2
5 Gerry Birrell Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#29 J&J Stanton
40 0.59.02.4
6 Reine Wisell Lotus 69 [71/69.8.FB] - Cosworth FVA
#31
40 0.59.05.4
7 Niki Lauda March 712M [9B as '9'] - Cosworth FVA
#22 March Engineering
40 0.59.23.6
8 John Watson Brabham BT30 [11] - Cosworth FVA
#11 (see note 4)
40 0.59.25.8
9 Tom Walkinshaw March 712M [8] - Cosworth FVA
#20 Ecurie Ecosse
40 0.25.40.2
10 Bob Wollek Brabham BT36 [9] - Cosworth FVA
#3 Rondel Racing (see note 5)
40 0.59.49.4
11 Jean-Pierre Jarier March 712M [9A as '10'] - Cosworth FVA
#19 Shell-Arnold
39
12 James Hunt March 712M [21] - Cosworth FVA
#17 March Engineering
39
NC Carlos Pace March 712M [20] - Cosworth FVA
#27 Frank Williams Racing
32 Fuel pipe
NC Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#28 Team Bardahl
27 Head gasket
NC Mike Beuttler March 712M [5] - Cosworth FVA
#23
23
R Wilson Fittipaldi March 712M [17] - Cosworth FVA
#21 Team Bardahl (see note 6)
17 Engine
R Jean-Pierre Jaussaud March 712M [11] - Cosworth FVA
#18 Shell-Arnold
6 Clutch
R Tim Schenken Brabham BT36 [1] - Cosworth FVA
#2 Rondel Racing (see note 7)
3 Metering unit drive belt
R Tetsu Ikuzawa Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#37
2 Rear suspension
R Henri Pescarolo March 712M [4] - Cosworth FVA
#25 Frank Williams Racing
1 Gearbox
DNQ Carlos Ruesch Brabham BT36 [7] - Cosworth FVA
#5 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 8)
Did not qualify
DNQ Jeremy Richardson Brabham BT30 [16] - Cosworth FVA
#12 Paul Watson Racing Organisation
(see note 9)
Did not qualify
DNQ Derek Bell March 712M [2] - Cosworth FVA
#26 Frank Williams Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Brian Hart Brabham BT30 [15] - Cosworth FVA
#9 F.R. Gerard (see note 10)
Did not qualify
DNQ Richard Scott Lotus 69 ["69/71.18.F2"] - Cosworth FVA
#33 LIRA
Did not qualify
DNQ Nick May Chevron B17b [FB-70-01] - Cosworth FVA
#35
Did not qualify
DNA Jim Charnock Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#7 FIRST (see note 11)
Did not arrive
DNA Jürg Dubler Brabham BT30 [24] - Cosworth FVA
#8 Jolly Club (see note 12)
Did not arrive
DNA Tommy Reid Brabham BT30 [12] - Cosworth FVA
#10 Irish Racing Cars [Mick Mooney]
(see note 13)
Did not arrive
DNA John Wingfield Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#14 (see note 14)
Did not arrive
DNA John Pollock Lotus 69 [71/69.2.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#30 Gerry Kinnane
Did not arrive
DNA François Migault Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] - Cosworth FVA
#32 LIRA
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Craft Chevron B18 [18.71.1] - Cosworth FVA
#34 Chevron Racing Team (see note 15)
Did not arrive
DNA Brian Nelson Crosslé 18F [18F.71.02] - Cosworth FVA
#36
Did not arrive
DNA Rod Pickering Brabham BT23C [10] - Cosworth FVA
#15 (see note 16)
Did not arrive
DNA John Cannon March 712M [15] - Cosworth FVA
#24 (see note 17)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Ronnie Peterson (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [7] - Cosworth FVA 1.25.6
2 Graham Hill (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [2] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.0
3 Emerson Fittipaldi (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.0
4 Carlos Reutemann (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [6] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.0
5 Wilson Fittipaldi (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [17] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.2
6 Carlos Pace (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [20] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.2
7 Niki Lauda (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [9B as '9'] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.2
8 Gerry Birrell (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.2
9 Peter Westbury (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [5] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.2
10 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [11] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.4
11 Reine Wisell (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.8.FB] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.4
12 Tim Schenken (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [1] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.6
13 Mike Beuttler (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [5] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.8
14 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [9A as '10'] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.8
15 John Watson (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [11] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.8
16 Henri Pescarolo (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [4] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.8
17 Tetsu Ikuzawa (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.0
18 Tom Walkinshaw (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [8] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.2
19 James Hunt (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [21] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.4
20 Bob Wollek (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [9] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.6
21 Carlos Ruesch * (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [7] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.0
22 Jeremy Richardson * (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [16] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.8
23 Derek Bell * (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [2] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.8
24 Brian Hart * (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [15] - Cosworth FVA 1.30.2
25 Richard Scott * (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 ["69/71.18.F2"] - Cosworth FVA 1.32.0
26 Nick May * (F2) 1.6-litre Chevron B17b [FB-70-01] - Cosworth FVA 1.32.2
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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
  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. 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.
  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 [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.
  7. 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
  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 Museo Juan Manuel Fangio, Balcarce, Argentina
  9. 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.
  10. Brabham BT30 [15] (Brian Hart): Sold new 1970 to Bob Gerard and used in European F2 by Henri Pescarolo and Peter Gaydon. Retained 1971, and run in the early part of the season in F2 for Brian Hart. However, financial constraints forced Gerard to cut back and he then ran the car in Atlantic for his mechanic, Bob Salisbury. Replaced as the team's main car by a BT35 late in the 1971 season but retained and continued to appear on occasion. Sold to Martin Webb (Solihull, West Midlands) in 1972 for Libre races. Advertised by Webb in March 1974 and then presumably the "ex-Pescarolo" BT30 advertised by Bobby Howlings in 1975 and 1976. Sold to David Ward in early 1977 and fitted with a Hart BDA for libre racing, sharing with Stan Billington. Then to novice racer John Travis (Tarleton, Lancashire) who raced it in libre in 1978 and 1979, like Ward calling it a BT35. Traded back to Bobby Howlings for a March 742 for 1980. By early 1985, this ex-Travis, ex-Howlings car was with Marcus King and raced in in HSCC events, but by that time its identity was not known. It was then believed to have been recently owned by Graham Galliers. Subsequent history unknown but a car with this chassis number restored by Bob Salisbury in 2003 for owner Richard Kendle. This car with David Brown (Ashford, Kent) by 2007.
  11. Brabham BT30 [3] (Jim Charnock): New to Peter Westbury and used for a full season of European F2 in 1969, winning at Neubiberg in October. Sold to John Wingfield and used in libre and in selected F2 events in 1970 and 1971. Then to Jim Charnock (Liverpool) and used extensively in Formule Libre through to the end of 1975 but then unknown until advertised by Brian Classic in 1984. Sold to Chris Mann (UK) 1985 and then sold via Frank Sytner to Ray Delaney (Melbourne, Australia) in 1987. Raced by Delaney in east coast Australian historic events the next six years at Calder Raceway (Vic), Sandown Park (Vic), Oran Park (NSW), Amaroo Park (NSW), Winton Raceway (Vic) and the support races at the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide (SA) in 1988 and 1989. Sold to Dick James in 1993. To Mike Carmody 2003 and sold by him to Tom Lee October (Puyallup, WA) 2005. Restored for 2007 to its original livery.
  12. 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.
  13. Brabham BT30 [12] (Tommy Reid): Autosport identifies BT30-12 as Reid's F2 car in 1971 implying BT30-8 was his FVC libre car. As BT30-8 is advertised by Bobby Howlings in late 1971, it is reasonable to assume that it was BT30-12 that Reid retained for the early part of 1972, still FVA-powered. That car goes to Nelson Todd in July 1972 and according to David McKinney was then John Pollock's 1973 car, Harold McGarrity's 1974 car, and then the BT30 of Paddy Heron (Draperstown, County Londonderry) from 1975 to 1977. This would be the BT30 rolling chassis advertised from a Draperstown phone number in Autosport in June 1978. Sold some time after by Manchester dealer Bobby Howlings to Chris Charlett in Trinidad, later returning to the UK via Howlings again, presuably in a trade for the BT40 that Charlett later raced. The BT30 next appeared in 1986 when it and a BT18 were bought in Staffordshire by Mike Freeman (Staunton, Gloucestershire). Subsequently sold by Freeman to Roger Murray (Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria) in 1990 and raced by son James on a few occasions. Sold to Neil Glover (Ansty, West Sussex) by 2004 and then to Michael Scott in 2006.
  14. Brabham BT30 [3] (John Wingfield): New to Peter Westbury and used for a full season of European F2 in 1969, winning at Neubiberg in October. Sold to John Wingfield and used in libre and in selected F2 events in 1970 and 1971. Then to Jim Charnock (Liverpool) and used extensively in Formule Libre through to the end of 1975 but then unknown until advertised by Brian Classic in 1984. Sold to Chris Mann (UK) 1985 and then sold via Frank Sytner to Ray Delaney (Melbourne, Australia) in 1987. Raced by Delaney in east coast Australian historic events the next six years at Calder Raceway (Vic), Sandown Park (Vic), Oran Park (NSW), Amaroo Park (NSW), Winton Raceway (Vic) and the support races at the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide (SA) in 1988 and 1989. Sold to Dick James in 1993. To Mike Carmody 2003 and sold by him to Tom Lee October (Puyallup, WA) 2005. Restored for 2007 to its original livery.
  15. 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.
  16. Brabham BT23C [10] (Rod Pickering): New to Malcolm Payne (Fakenham, Norfolk), replacing a McLaren M4A that he had raced in libre earlier in the year. Payne only raced the BT23C in a handful of libre races, and it was sold for 1969 to Garth McGillewie (Durban, South Africa) to be raced in the South African series as part of Team Parnell. It returned to England in September 1969 when bought by Tony Dean (Leeds, West Yorkshire) and was raced by him very successfully in libre racing until May 1970 when sold to Bobby Howlings (Congleton, Cheshire) who continued to race it in libre, as did Rod Pickering (Leicester) who bought it in August. Raced by Pickering until the end of 1971 then returned to Howlings who raced it briefly before selling it to Bob Snelson (Dunfermline?) who ran it in the Scottish Hill Climb championship in 1973. Last seen when advertised by Low Cost Racing complete with FVA in October 1973 as a potential Monoposto car. Subsequent history unknown.
  17. 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.

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.

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Individual sources for this event

The only chassis numbers noted at Brands Hatch are Wisell's Lotus 69 and Hunt's March 712M (Autosport 2 Sep 1971 p24). MN notes that Wilson Fittipaldi's March 712M-17 was rebuilt on a new tub.