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Torneio Brasiliero

Interlagos, 31 Oct 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#6 Team Bardahl
28 1.17.00.5
2 Ronnie Peterson March 712M [7] - Cosworth FVA
#8 Smog March Racing Division
28 1.17.00.8
3 Wilson Fittipaldi March 712M [17] - Cosworth FVA
#7 Team Bardahl (see note 1)
28 1.17.32.2
4 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT36 [6] - Cosworth FVA
#19 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 2)
28 1.18.05.1
5 Giovanni Salvati March 712M [19] - Cosworth FVA
#23 Scuderia Ala d'Oro
28 1.18.25.5
6 Graham Hill Brabham BT36 [2] - Cosworth FVA
#1 Rondel Racing (see note 3)
28 1.18.26.3
7 Bob Wollek Brabham BT36 [9] - Cosworth FVA
#3 Rondel Racing (see note 4)
28 1.18.44.8
8 Reine Wisell Lotus 69 [71/69.8.FB] - Cosworth FVA
#16
28 1.18.59.1
9 Jean-Pierre Jarier March 712M [9A as '10'] - Cosworth FVA
#9 Shell-Arnold Racing Team
28 1.19.14.9
10 Lian Duarté March 712M [9B as '9'] - Cosworth FVA
#11 March Engineering
28 1.19.24.8
11 Ronni Rossi Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#18 Royal Label Team Ford
26
NC Carlos Pace March 712M [2] - Cosworth FVA
#15 Frank Williams Racing
14 DNS heat 2
NC Peter Westbury Brabham BT36 [5] - Cosworth FVA
#25 FIRST (see note 5)
14 retired heat 2
NC José Ferreira Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#12 Royal Label Team Ford
13 DNS heat 2
NC Mike Beuttler March 712M [5] - Cosworth FVA
#10 STP-March Engineering
10 accident heat 1; DNS heat 2
NC Carlos Ruesch Brabham BT36 [7] - Cosworth FVA
#20 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 6)
4 retired heat 1; DNS heat 2
NC Tim Schenken Brabham BT36 [1] - Cosworth FVA
#2 Rondel Racing (see note 7)
3 retired both heats
NC Henri Pescarolo March 712M [25] - Cosworth FVA
#14 Frank Williams Racing
0 retired heat 1; DNS heat 2
DNS Spartaco Dini Tecno TF70 [T00806] - Cosworth FVA
#21 Iris Racing Team
Did not start
(brake pipe)
DNSC Claudio Francisci Tecno TF70 [T00808] - Cosworth FVA
#22 Iris Racing Team
Did not start (crashed)
DNA Silvio Moser Brabham BT36 [11] - Cosworth FVA
#4 (see note 8)
Did not arrive
DNA François Cévert Tecno TF71 - Cosworth FVA
#5 Équipe ELF Tecno
Did not arrive
DNA François Migault Lotus 69 - Cosworth FVA
#17 LIRA
Did not arrive
DNA Dieter Quester March 712M [14] - BMW M12/2
#24 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau (see note 9)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Wilson Fittipaldi140.38.32.7173.45 kph
2Ronnie Peterson140.38.33.6
3Emerson Fittipaldi140.38.34.4
4Carlos Reutemann140.38.55.2
5Carlos Pace140.39.12.2
6Giovanni Salvati140.39.24.5
7Graham Hill140.39.25.3
8Bob Wollek140.39.27.6
9Peter Westbury140.39.33.4
10Reine Wisell140.39.40.5
11Jean-Pierre Jarier140.39.43.3
12Lian Duarté140.39.45.0
13Ronni Rossi13
14José Ferreira13
Mike Beuttler10Accident
Carlos Ruesch4Electrical lead
Tim Schenken3Metering unit drive belt
Henri Pescarolo0Clutch
Claudio FrancisciDNS: Accident fire
Spartaco DiniDNS: Brake pipe
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Emerson Fittipaldi140.38.26.1
2Ronnie Peterson140.38.27.2
3Wilson Fittipaldi140.38.59.4inc 30" penalty
4Graham Hill140.39.01.0
5Giovanni Salvati140.39.01.0
6Carlos Reutemann140.39.09.9
7Bob Wollek140.39.17.2
8Reine Wisell140.39.18.6
9Jean-Pierre Jarier140.39.31.6
10Lian Duarté140.39.39.9
11Ronni Rossi13
Tim Schenken10Wing stays
Peter Westbury4Engine
Spartaco DiniDid not start
Henri PescaroloDid not start
Mike BeuttlerDid not start
Carlos PaceDid not start
José FerreiraDid not start
Carlos RueschDid not start
Claudio FrancisciDid not start
Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  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 [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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  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 [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.
  9. 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).

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 the start of the Brazilian tour, Motoring News 11 Nov 1971 p 8 gives chassis numbers for every car present. Jarier has a brand new tub in his car and the 'bits' from Lauda's sister car while Lian Duart has the Lauda car. Carlos Pace is in the Bell 712M. The only significant puzzle is Emerson Fittipaldi who is said to be in 'his faithful Lotus 69' but the number is given as '69/71.2.F2 rather than his usual 69/71.14.F2. It's hard to believe that he's in the Irish Racing Cars Lotus 69 used so rarely by Alan Rollinson.