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Prix du Président de la Republique Française

Circuit d'Albi, 26 Sep 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#3 Team Bardahl
63 1.16.49.1
179.235 kph
2 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT36 [6] - Cosworth FVA
#11 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 1)
63 1.17.04.9
3 Jean-Pierre Jarier March 712M [9A as '10'] - Cosworth FVA
#28 Shell-Arnold
63 1.17.59.5
4 François Migault March 712M [21] - Cosworth FVA
#23 March Engineering
62
5 Graham Hill Brabham BT36 [2] - Cosworth FVA
#1 Rondel Racing (see note 2)
61
6 Ronnie Peterson March 712M [7] - Cosworth FVA
#10 March Engineering
61
7 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud March 712M [11] - Cosworth FVA
#18 Shell-Arnold
58
8 Peter Westbury Brabham BT36 [5] - Cosworth FVA
#22 FIRST (see note 3)
57
9 François Mazet Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVA
#29 Siffert Racing Team (see note 4)
53 Oil pressure
10 Niki Lauda March 712M [9B as '9'] - Cosworth FVA
#17 March Engineering
42 Front wishbone
R Patrick Depailler Tecno TF71 [T00716] - Ford BDA
#27 Équipe ELF Tecno
37 Connecting rod
R Patrick Dal Bo Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-271] - Cosworth FVA
#31 Constructions Mech Pygmée (see note 5)
26 Oil pressure
R Wilson Fittipaldi March 712M [17] - Cosworth FVA
#16 Team Bardahl (see note 6)
19 Fuel pipe union
R Dieter Quester March 712M [14] - BMW M12/2
#37 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau (see note 7)
19 Fuel pump
R Mike Beuttler March 712M [5] - Cosworth FVA
#38
18 Throttle cable
R Tim Schenken Brabham BT36 [1] - Cosworth FVA
#14 Rondel Racing (see note 8)
16 Accident
R Giovanni Salvati March 712M [19] - Cosworth FVA
#30 Scuderia Ala d'Oro
16 Overheating
R François Cevert Tecno TF71 [T00714] - Ford BDA
#12 Équipe ELF Tecno
7 Spark plug
R Tetsu Ikuzawa Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#34
6 Electrics
R Carlos Ruesch Brabham BT36 [7] - Cosworth FVA
#40 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 9)
3 Overheating
DNQ Jean-Pierre Beltoise Lotus 69 [69.F2.3] - Cosworth FVA
#2 GTE Racing Cars
Did not qualify
DNQ Henri Pescarolo March 712M [4] - Cosworth FVA
#4 Frank Williams Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Silvio Moser Brabham BT36 [11] - Cosworth FVA
#15 (see note 10)
Did not qualify
DNQ Derek Bell March 712M [2] - Cosworth FVA
#19 Frank Williams Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Gerry Birrell Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#20 J&J Stanton
Did not qualify
DNQ Carlos Pace March 712M [20] - Cosworth FVA
#25 Frank Williams Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Jean-Pierre Jabouille Tecno TF71 [T00722] - Ford BDA
#26 Équipe ELF Tecno
Did not qualify
DNQ Bob Wollek Brabham BT36 [9] - Cosworth FVA
#32 Rondel Racing (see note 11)
Did not qualify
DNQ Robert "Jimmy" Mieusset Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-171] - Cosworth FVA
#33 Constructions Mech Pygmée (see note 12)
Did not qualify
DNQ Claudio Francisci March 712M [1] - Cosworth FVA
#35 Scuderia Ala d'Oro
Did not qualify
DNQ Adam Potocki Lotus 69 [69.F2.3] - Cosworth FVA
#36 GTE Racing Cars
Did not qualify
DNQ Lionel Noghès Brabham BT30 [9] - Cosworth FVA
#39 Écurie Monaco (see note 13)
Did not qualify
DNA John Watson Brabham BT30 [11] - Cosworth FVA
#21 (see note 14)
Did not arrive
DNA Jeremy Richardson Brabham BT30 [16] - Cosworth FVA
#24 Paul Watson Racing Organisation
(see note 15)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Carlos Reutemann (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [6] - Cosworth FVA 1.11.0
2 Ronnie Peterson (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [7] - Cosworth FVA 1.11.1
3 Wilson Fittipaldi (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [17] - Cosworth FVA 1.11.2
4 Graham Hill (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [2] - Cosworth FVA 1.11.2
5 Peter Westbury (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [5] - Cosworth FVA 1.11.2
6 François Cevert (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno TF71 [T00714] - Ford BDA 1.11.3
7 Emerson Fittipaldi (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth FVA 1.11.6
8 Tim Schenken (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [1] - Cosworth FVA 1.11.6
9 Patrick Dal Bo (F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-271] - Cosworth FVA 1.11.8
10 Dieter Quester (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [14] - BMW M12/2 1.11.9
11 Giovanni Salvati (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [19] - Cosworth FVA 1.12.0
12 Niki Lauda (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [9B as '9'] - Cosworth FVA 1.12.1
13 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [11] - Cosworth FVA 1.12.1
14 François Mazet (F2) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVA 1.12.1
15 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [9A as '10'] - Cosworth FVA 1.12.2
16 Carlos Ruesch (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [7] - Cosworth FVA 1.12.3
17 Mike Beuttler (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [5] - Cosworth FVA 1.12.3
18 François Migault (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [21] - Cosworth FVA 1.12.5
19 Patrick Depailler (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno TF71 [T00716] - Ford BDA 1.12.5
20 Tetsu Ikuzawa (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] - Cosworth FVA 1.12.5

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 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.
  5. 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.
  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. 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).
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-171] (Robert "Jimmy" Mieusset): 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 BT30 [9] (Lionel Noghès): Sold new to Rodney Bloor's Sports Motors (Manchester) Ltd and run for François Mazet in F2 in 1970. Raced also by Gerry Birrell once at the end of the season. Then to Monegasque Lionel Noghès and raced under the Écurie Monaco banner in F2 in 1971. Last mentioned in June 1972 when the gearbox was stolen from the car while it was in storage at Lenham Hurst (Folkestone, Kent). Subsequent history unknown. The Noghès family are closely connected to the ruling family of Monaco and it is possible that the car has remained in the principality as part of The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

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

At Albi, Autosport 30 Sep 1971 p8 and Motoring News 30 Sep 1971 p12 give ten chassis numbers between them: Dal Bo and Jimmy Mieusset in the Pygme MDB16s; Depailler, Cevert and Jabouille in the Tecnos; Salvati and Francisci's 712Ms, the Potocki/Beltoise Lotus 69 and the Moser BT36 returning after its Imola crash.