Rothmans 50,000

Brands Hatch, 28 Aug 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72 [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Worldwide Racing
118 2.50.49.1
109.84
2 Brian Redman (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 Team Yardley McLaren
118 2.51.36.7
3 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 711 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Team Williams
116
4 Gerry Birrell (libre) 1.9-litre March 722 [1] - Ford BDA Hart alloy
#40 Sports Motors Coca Cola Bottlers
116
5 James Hunt (F2) 1.9-litre March 712M [5] - Ford BDA Hart
#44 Hesketh Racing
115
6 John Watson (libre) 1.9-litre Chevron B20 [72-2] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#48 Chevron Racing Team
115
7 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#15 McKechnie Racing Organisation
112
8 Tom Belsø (F2) 1.8-litre Brabham BT38 [19] - Ford BDA Wood
#33 Team Viking
110
9 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04-2] - Chevrolet V8
#17 David Prophet
109
10 Claude Bourgoignie (F2) 1.8-litre GRD 272 [018-F2] - Ford BDA Moore
#45 Ford BP Racing Team (see note 1)
108
11 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#14 Servis Appliances Racing Team
107 Out of fuel
12 Mario Casoni (G5 3.0) 3-litre Lola T280 [HU1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#56 Écurie Bonnier
107
13 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190X [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet V8
#19 Chris Featherstone
106
14 Ronnie Mackay (libre) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [14] - Cosworth FVA RES
#39 Dunnet's Garage-MRE
101
15 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [01] - V12
#3 Marlboro-BRM
101
16 Tim Schenken (F2) 1.9-litre Brabham BT38 [14] - Ford BDA Racing Services
#31 Motul Rondel Racing
97
17 Richard Scott (libre) 1.8-litre Brabham BT38 [17] - Cosworth FVC Richardson
#35 Uniacke Chemicals
96
18 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Speed International Racing
95
19 John Wingfield (F2) 2-litre Brabham BT36 [10] - Ford BDA Felday
#49 Nicoby Racing
95
20 Alan Jones (F2) 1.9-litre GRD 272 [016-F2] - Ford BDA Wood
#72 Multiglide-GRD
93
21 Carlos Reutemann (F2) 2-litre Brabham BT38 [11] - Ford BDA Rondel/Itoh
#32 Motul Rondel Racing
91 Engine
22 David Purley (F1) 3-litre March 721G [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#41 Space Racing
70 Engine
23 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [04] - V12
#4 Marlboro-BRM
46 Radius arm
24 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Speed International Racing
34 Disqualified for push start
25 Peter Westbury (libre) 2-litre Brabham BT38 [23] - Ford BDA Felday alloy
#36 Felday Engineering
32 Overheating
26 Gordon Spice (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet V8
#25 Tony Kitchiner Race Developments
26 Overheating
27 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet V8
#26 Crown Lynn
14 Disqualified for working on car in pit road
28 Jody Scheckter (F2) 1.9-litre McLaren M21 [M21-72-01] - Ford BDA
#30 Team Impact McLaren (see note 2)
14 Overheating
29 Vern Schuppan (F2) 1.9-litre March 722 [40] - Ford BDA Richardson
#42 Malaya Singapore Airlines
9 Drive shaft
30 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8
#22 Sid Taylor
0 connecting rod
DNS Tony Lanfranchi (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Speed International Racing
Did not start
DNQ François Migault (F1) 3-litre Connew PC1 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Darval Connew Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Hervé Bayard (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS8 [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Herve Bayard
Did not qualify
DNQ Robs Lamplough (F1) 3-litre BRM P133 [01] - V12
#9 Fiddlers Three Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8
#16 Clive Santo
Did not qualify
DNQ Pierre Soukry (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8
#18 Pierre Soukry
Did not qualify
DNQ Clive Baker (F5000) 5-litre McLaren "M10H" [400-06(B)] - Chevrolet V8
#20 Clive Baker Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Jock Russell (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8
#21 Jock Russell
Did not qualify
DNQ Dave Berry (F5000) 3.5-litre Brabham BT16/21B [F2-19-65] - Rover V8
#23 David Berry (see note 3)
Did not qualify
DNQ Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8
#24 WMG Marketing/E Plumridge
Did not qualify
DNQ David Morgan (F2) 1.9-litre Brabham BT38 [16 as "15"] - Ford BDA Wood
#34 Edward Reeves
Did not qualify
DNQ Ian Mawby (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.9.FB] - Ford BDA
#46
Did not qualify
DNQ Tony Trimmer (F2) 1.9-litre Brabham BT38 [22] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#47 Fiddlers Three Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Peter Gethin (libre) 1.9-litre Chevron B20 [72-2] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#48 Chevron Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Willie Green (libre) 1.9-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#52 JCB
Did not qualify
DNQ Albert Powell (sports) 5-litre Lola T70 Mk3 ['Gunston'] - Chevrolet V8
#54 Jack Le Fort
Did not qualify
DNQ Guy Edwards (G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU22] - Chevrolet Vega
#55 Barclays International Racing with Lola Cars
(see note 4)
Did not qualify
DNQ Tony Dean (libre) 1.8-litre Brabham BT30/36 [11] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#62 Tony Dean
Did not qualify
DNQ Brian Robinson (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-4] - Cosworth FVC Titan
#63 Brian Robinson
Did not qualify
DNQ Andrew Fletcher (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-31] - Cosworth FVC Felday
#64 William Tuckett
Did not qualify
DNQ David Saville Peck (G7) 5-litre Costello SP7 ['1'] - Chevrolet V8
#65 David Saville Peck
Did not qualify
DNQ Brian Husbands (unknown) 1.6-litre Mallock U2 Mk11 - Ford s/c
#66 Brian Husbands
Did not qualify
DNQ Bob Wollek (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-14] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#68 Canon Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ John Burton (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-12A] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#69 Canon Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Peter Hanson (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-20] - Cosworth FVC
#70 Hire International Racing (see note 5)
Did not qualify
DNQ Tony Birchenhough (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU34B] - Cosworth FVC
#71 Dorset Racing Associates
Did not qualify
T David Purley (F2) 2-litre March 722 [10] - Ford BDA
#41 Lec Refridgeration Racing
(Only used in practice)
T Tony Dean (sports) 3-litre Porsche 908/02 [015]
#61 Tony Dean
(Only used in practice)
T Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P180 [01] - V12
#90 Marlboro BRM
(Only used in practice)
T Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre BRM P180 [01] - V12
#90 Marlboro BRM
(Only used in practice)
DNP Mac Daghorn (F2) 2-litre Brabham BT38 [23] - Ford BDA
#36 Felday Engineering
Did not take part in official practice
(reserve driver)
DNP Peter Lamplough (F2) 1.9-litre Brabham BT38 [22] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#47 Fiddlers Three Racing
Did not take part in official practice
(reserve driver)
DNA TBA (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Team Yardley McLaren
Did not arrive
DNA Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (F2) 1.9-litre Brabham BT38 [18-2] - Ford BDA Hart
#37 ASCA
Did not arrive
DNA Adam Potocki (F2) 1.9-litre Brabham BT38 - Ford BDA
#38 ASCA
Did not arrive
DNA Jack Paterson (unknown) 1.6-litre Wimhurst - Ford
#47 Jack Paterson (see note 6)
Did not arrive
DNA Bob Evans (unknown) 1.6-litre Puma HM22A - Ford BDA
#50 Alan McKechnie Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Gérard Larrousse (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Lola T290 [HU19] - Cosworth FVC Mader
#57 Écurie Bonnier
Did not arrive
DNA John Coulter (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T212 - Cosworth FVC
#58 Bobby Howlings Racing Cars
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Richardson (G7) 6.5-litre McLaren Special - Ford
#59 Ian Richardson
Did not arrive
DNA John Jordan (G7) 7-litre McLaren M6B [50-16] - Chevrolet
#60 John Jordan (see note 7)
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Craft (sports) 5.4-litre Porsche 917
#62 David Piper
Did not arrive
DNA Carlos Gaspar (G5 3.0) 3-litre Lola T280 [HU4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#67 Bank International Portugal
Did not arrive
Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1David Morgan2434m 4.6s105.77 mph
2Ian Ashley2436m 12.2s
3Tony Dean2436m 16.2s
4Tony Lanfranchi2436m 20.7s
5Tony Trimmer2436m 21.1s
6Clive Santo2436m 41.0s
7John Burton2436m 41.5s
8Peter Hanson2436m 47.9s
9Willie Green2437m 6.3s
10Brian Robinson2437m 7.1s
11Bob Wollek22
12Tony Birchenhough22
13Robs Lamplough20not classified
14Andrew Fletcher18engine
15Brian Husbands17engine
16Dave Berry14still running
17Pierre Soukry12oil pressure
18Guy Edwards8damaged bodywork
19Ian Mawby7engine
David PurleyDid not start (Spare car)
Clive BakerDid not start (Practice crash)
David Saville PeckDid not start
Albert PowellDid not start (Piston)
Hervé BayardDid not start
Peter GethinDid not start (contract)
David PurleyDid not start (Spare car)
François MigaultDid not start (Engine)
Jock RussellDid not start (Crank)
Qualifying
1 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72 [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.22.5
2 Brian Redman (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.23.4
3 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [01] - BRM V12 1.24.5
4 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [04] - BRM V12 1.25.2
5 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 711 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.25.2
6 Gerry Birrell (libre) 1.9-litre March 722 [1] - Ford BDA Hart alloy 1.25.3
7 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.9
8 John Watson (libre) 1.9-litre Chevron B20 [72-2] - Cosworth FVC B Smith 1.26.0
9 Peter Westbury (libre) 2-litre Brabham BT38 [23] - Ford BDA Felday alloy 1.26.0
10 Jody Scheckter (F2) 1.9-litre McLaren M21 [M21-72-01] - Ford BDA 1.26.0
11 James Hunt (F2) 1.9-litre March 712M [5] - Ford BDA Hart 1.26.1
12 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8 1.26.4
13 David Purley (F1) 3-litre March 721G [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.26.5
14 Tom Belsø (F2) 1.8-litre Brabham BT38 [19] - Ford BDA Wood 1.26.6
15 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8 1.26.6
16 Carlos Reutemann (F2) 2-litre Brabham BT38 [11] - Ford BDA Rondel/Itoh 1.26.6
17 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1.26.8
18 Tim Schenken (F2) 1.9-litre Brabham BT38 [14] - Ford BDA Racing Services 1.26.8
19 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8 1.26.8
20 Vern Schuppan (F2) 1.9-litre March 722 [40] - Ford BDA Richardson 1.26.8
21 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8 1.27.2
22 John Wingfield (F2) 2-litre Brabham BT36 [10] - Ford BDA Felday 1.27.2
23 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04-2] - Chevrolet V8 1.27.3
24 Alan Jones (F2) 1.9-litre GRD 272 [016-F2] - Ford BDA Wood 1.27.3
25 Richard Scott (libre) 1.8-litre Brabham BT38 [17] - Cosworth FVC Richardson 1.27.4
26 Claude Bourgoignie (F2) 1.8-litre GRD 272 [018-F2] - Ford BDA Moore 1.28.1
27 Mario Casoni (G5 3.0) 3-litre Lola T280 [HU1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.28.1
28 Gordon Spice (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.1
29 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190X [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.2
30 Ronnie Mackay (libre) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [14] - Cosworth FVA RES 1.28.3
31 Tony Dean * (libre) 1.8-litre Brabham BT30/36 [11] - Cosworth FVC Smith 1.28.4
32 Guy Edwards * (G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU22] - Chevrolet Vega 1.28.4
33 Tony Lanfranchi * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.6
34 Peter Hanson * (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-20] - Cosworth FVC 1.28.7
35 Bob Wollek * (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-14] - Cosworth FVC Smith 1.28.8
36 Ian Ashley * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.9
37 John Burton * (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-12A] - Cosworth FVC B Smith 1.28.9
38 Clive Santo * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.4
39 David Morgan * (F2) 1.9-litre Brabham BT38 [16 as "15"] - Ford BDA Wood 1.30.0
40 François Migault * (F1) 3-litre Connew PC1 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.30.3
41 Jock Russell * (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8 1.30.5
42 Peter Gethin * (libre) 1.9-litre Chevron B20 [72-2] - Cosworth FVC B Smith 1.30.5
43 Brian Robinson * (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-4] - Cosworth FVC Titan 1.31.1
44 Andrew Fletcher * (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-31] - Cosworth FVC Felday 1.31.1
45 Ian Mawby * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.9.FB] - Ford BDA 1.31.4
46 Clive Baker * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren "M10H" [400-06(B)] - Chevrolet V8 1.31.5
47 Willie Green * (libre) 1.9-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVC Smith 1.33.7
48 Hervé Bayard * (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS8 [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.34.5
49 Tony Dean(T) (sports) 3-litre Porsche 908/02 [015] - Porsche 1.34.7
50 David Purley(T) (F2) 2-litre March 722 [10] - Ford BDA 1.34.9
51 Pierre Soukry * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8 1.36.5
52 Robs Lamplough * (F1) 3-litre BRM P133 [01] - BRM V12 1.38.5
53 Dave Berry * (F5000) 3.5-litre Brabham BT16/21B [F2-19-65] - Rover V8 1.38.7
54 Brian Husbands * (unknown) 1.6-litre Mallock U2 Mk11 - Ford s/c 1.39.3
55 Albert Powell * (sports) 5-litre Lola T70 Mk3 ['Gunston'] - Chevrolet V8 1.41.0
56 Tony Birchenhough * (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU34B] - Cosworth FVC 1.41.3
57 David Saville Peck * (G7) 5-litre Costello SP7 ['1'] - Chevrolet V8 2.00.9
58 Tony Trimmer * (F2) 1.9-litre Brabham BT38 [22] - Ford BDA Cosworth Practised out of session
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. GRD 272 [018-F2] (Claude Bourgoignie): Claude Bourgoignie bought a new GRD 272 for 1972, believed to be chassis 018, and raced it with 1800cc and 1820cc Moore BDAs. He continued with the car in 1973 with a new full 2-litre Broadspeed BDA and won all seven rounds of the Belgian Hill Climb Championship as well as appearing in a handful of F2 races. Bourgoignie returned to F2 in 1974 with a GRD 274 which is unlikely to have been the 272 updated.
  2. McLaren M21 [M21-72-01] (Jody Scheckter): Jody Scheckter's 1972 F2 car went to Yves Martin for French hillclimbs in 1973 (Echappement June 1973 pp108,112).
  3. Brabham BT16/21B [F2-19-65] (Dave Berry): Jack Brabham's works SCA-engined BT16, used during the 1965 mid-season and also raced by Chris Irwin when the Honda project was revived. To Robs Lamplough for 1966 and retained for 1967. To John Watson for Irish racing in 1968 and fitted with a Lotus-Ford twin-cam. Then to Dave Berry in 1969 and retained until 1971.
  4. Lola T290 [HU22] (Guy Edwards): The works assisted Barclays International entry, chassis HU22 was driven by Guy Edwards in 1972. It was then sold to Dorset Foods and driven by Tony Birchenhough, Brian Joscelyne and Lee Kaye in 1973 events and this continued into 1974, when Claude Crespin joined the driving group, and 1975, when Ian Bracey became a regular driver. Each year the car was updated at the Lola factory to the latest specification and different chassis plates were added to ensure it gained the best possible prize money. The car was raced at Le Mans every year from 1976 to 1980 and continued to race in Internationals right up to 1983. It was then sold to Nick Mason and stored until brought back to Le Mans for demonstration runs in 1992 and 1993. Birchenough now cares for the car and it appeared at the Le Mans Classic in 2002, 2004 and 2006.
  5. Chevron B21 [72-20] (Peter Hanson): Bought by Roger Hire for Peter Hanson to drive in European sports car events in 1972, at first with a 2-litre BRM V8 engine, until changing to a normal FVC. Raced in the Springbok series at the end of the year. The car was upgraded to B23 specification for 1973 and joined Roger Hire's new B23 in the Hire International/Scuderia Montjuich team. Raced by both Javier and José Juncadella. This may be the "bitza" Chevron built up for Frank Sytner to drive at the start of the 1974 season. Presumably one of the two "B23s" advertised by Roger Hire in May 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. Wimhurst (Jack Paterson): Designed and built in 1972 by Len Wimhurst, the former Palliser designer. It was a monocoque design and intended for F2 but fitted with a BDA engine and used in F/Atlantic in 1972 and 1974 by Jack Paterson.
  7. McLaren M6B [50-16] (John Jordan): Bought by John Woolfe Racing late in 1968 but used only rarely over the next two seasons. Won a Motoring News GT round at Silverstone in April 1969. Raced by Alistair Cowin and Vic Elford in Interserie in 1970 and then entered by Paul Gresham for John Markey in Motoring News events in 1971. This car passed to John Jordan in 1972 and was used in British libre racing for many years. Subsequently from Jordan to his long-time mechanic Dave Finnegan and at his workshop in Sandy (Bedfordshire) in 2003 awaiting restoration.

Sources

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These UK F1/F5000 race results have been provided by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News.