Australian Grand Prix
Warwick Farm, 21 Nov 1971
|1||Frank Matich||Matich A50  - Repco Holden V8
#1 Rothmans Team Matich (see note 1)
|45||1h 05m 09.5s
|2||Kevin Bartlett||McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
#5 Kevin Bartlett Shell Racing (see note 2)
|45||1h 06m 08.2s
|3||Alan Hamilton||McLaren M10B [400-19] - Chevrolet V8
#9 Porsche Dist Racing Pty Ltd (see note 3)
|45||1h 06m 09.3s
|4||Graeme Lawrence||(ANF1) 1.9-litre Brabham "BT30" [BT29/23] - Cosworth FVC
#14 Air New Zealand (see note 4)
|45||1h 06m 09.7s
|5||Max Stewart||(ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
#6 Max Stewart Motors-Waggott Eng P/L
|45||1h 06m 10.2s
|6||John McCormack||Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8
#11 Elfin Sports Cars (see note 5)
|7||Warwick Brown||(ANF1) 1.8-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVC
#12 Pat Burke Racing (see note 6)
|8||Gary Campbell||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B/E  - Ford twin cam
#17 Provincial Motors
|9||Henk Woelders||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600E  - Ford twin cam Waggott
#16 Bill Patterson racing
|10||Jack Bono||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
#26 Graham Collier
|11||Ian Fergusson||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3a [P3a-103-69] - Ford twin cam
#25 Ian Ferguson
|12||Ian Cook||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Devione LC2 - Ford twin cam
|13||Clive Millis||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
#18 Clive Millis Motors P/L
|14||John Surtees||Surtees TS8 [TS9-002] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Team Surtees
|15||Terry Quartly||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford twin cam
#19 Jeff Noblett
|R||John Harvey||(ANF1) 2-litre Brabham BT36 ["BT30-27"] - Waggott TC4V
#7 Bob Jane Racing (see note 7)
|R||Colin Hyams||Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Colin Hyams (see note 8)
|R||Colin Bond||McLaren M10C [400-10-3] - Repco Holden V8
#2 Rothmans Team Matich (see note 9)
|R||Chris Farrell||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham "BT6" [BT2 FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam
#23 BP Cordon Service Stn (see note 10)
|R||Alfredo Costanzo||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6756] - Ford twin cam
#20 Alfredo Costanzo
|R||Don O'Sullivan||McLaren M18 - Repco Holden V8
#15 Don O'Sullivan Racing Pty Ltd
(see note 11)
|hit pit entrance|
|R||Bob Muir||(ANF1) 2-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Waggott TC4V
#8 Robert Muir Motors Pty Ltd (see note 12)
|UNK||Ross Ambrose||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
#24 Ross Ambrose
|DNSC||Frank Gardner||Lola T300 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Amalgamated Scooters-Team Lola
(see note 13)
|Did not start (crashed)|
| ||Ken Goodwin||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN3 - Ford twin cam Waggott
#22 K Goodwin
|On entry list|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Frank Matich||(F5000) 5-litre Matich A50  - Repco Holden V8||1m 24.3s|
|2||Bob Muir||(ANF1) 2-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Waggott TC4V||1m 25.4s|
|3||John Harvey||(ANF1) 2-litre Brabham BT36 ["BT30-27"] - Waggott TC4V||1m 25.6s|
|4||Max Stewart||(ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V||1m 25.8s|
|5||Graeme Lawrence||(ANF1) 1.9-litre Brabham "BT30" [BT29/23] - Cosworth FVC||1m 26.0s|
|6||Alan Hamilton||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-19] - Chevrolet V8||1m 26.3s|
|7||Colin Bond||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10C [400-10-3] - Repco Holden V8||1m 26.4s|
|8||Kevin Bartlett||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8||1m 26.8s|
|9||John Surtees||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [TS9-002] - Chevrolet V8||1m 27.2s|
|10||John McCormack||(F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8||1m 27.6s|
|11||Warwick Brown||(ANF1) 1.8-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVC||1m 29.3s|
|12||Jack Bono||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||1m 29.7s|
|13||Don O'Sullivan||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 - Repco Holden V8||1m 29.7s|
|14||Gary Campbell||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B/E  - Ford twin cam||1m 30.1s|
|15||Alfredo Costanzo||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6756] - Ford twin cam||1m 30.1s|
|16||Henk Woelders||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600E  - Ford twin cam Waggott||1m 31.2s|
|17||Colin Hyams||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8||1m 31.4s|
|18||Terry Quartly||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Lotus 32 [32-FL-7] - Ford twin cam||1m 31.8s|
|19||Ian Fergusson||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3a [P3a-103-69] - Ford twin cam||1m 33.0s|
|20||Ian Cook||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Devione LC2 - Ford twin cam||1m 33.8s|
|21||Ross Ambrose||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||1m 34.2s|
|22||Clive Millis||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||1m 34.8s|
|23||Chris Farrell||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham "BT6" [BT2 FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam||did not practice|
Notes on the cars:
- Matich A50  (Frank Matich): New for Frank Matich to win the 1971 Australian GP, then raced in the New Zealand Tasman rounds before being renumbered '002' for the Australian Internationals. Matich won the 1972 Australian Gold Star in this car, and raced it in the 1973 Tasman series. Then to Barry Lewis in 1975 - Peter Roach 1976 - Dave Powell 1976 - John Briggs 1978 and damaged at a hillclimb. Via K & A Engineering to Gavin Sala 1984 or 1985, then to his son Bryan Sala. More information about Matich A50-001/002
- McLaren M10B [400-02] (Kevin Bartlett): New to Niel Allen (Australia) late 1969, and raced in 1970 and 1971 Tasman series. To Kevin Bartlett for 1971 Australian Gold Star and 1972 Tasman 1972, then to US for at least one race in 1972. Then unknown until bought by Gil Cameron, and raced in Australia from 1975 to 1977. Donated parts to Tony Edmondson's Alfetta Chev sports sedan, and the remainder of the car stored at Elfin during the 1980s. Subsequent history unknown, but later owned by Llynden Riethmuller (Sydney, NSW) in 2007. After Riethmuller's death, sold to Alan Hamilton in 2011, and restored for historic racing. More information about McLaren M10B 400-2
- McLaren M10B [400-19] (Alan Hamilton): A spare chassis supplied to Niel Allen. Built up and sold to Allan Hamilton for Australian Gold Star 1971, then to Pat Burke Racing for Warwick Brown in 1972 Tasman series and in 1972 Australian Gold Star. Raced by Bob Muir at a couple of 1973 Tasman races, then for Warwick Brown again in the 1973 Gold Star. Suspension and other parts used for Bryan Thomson's VW Sports Sedan in 1974, but the McLaren tub built up again, and sold via Peter Bick, Paul Trevethan and George Parlby to Llynden Riethmuller. Acquired from Riethmuller's family after his death by Alan Hamilton in 2011. Raced by Alfredo Costanzo in historic events in 2013, 2015, and 2016. To Giuseppe 'Joe' Ricciardo by 2016. More information about McLaren M10B 400-19
- Brabham "BT30" [BT29/23] (Graeme Lawrence): Entered by Fred Opert Racing for Evan Noyes (Cedarville, MI) in the 1971 Tasman series, where it was fitted with a 1.8-litre Cosworth FVC. This was not the same BT29 that Noyes had used in Formula B in 1970, as that car was later advertised by Opert in the US. Sold to Graeme Lawrence (New Zealand) after the Tasman series, fitted with a Hart twin cam and used in races in South East Asia in early 1971, then with the FVC again for races in New Zealand and Australia. To Leo Geoghegan for SE Asian races in 1972, then to Ken Smith in New Zealand. Next seen when advertised by Bill David (Taupo, New Zealand) in June 1974, still with its FVC and twin cam engines. Raced by Frank Bray and entered by David in 1975, then to Peter Hughes and fitted with a Fiat engine for 1976, then a BDA for 1977. Observed by David McKinney in 1977 to be chassis BT29/23.
- Elfin MR5  (John McCormack): New to John McCormack in September 1971, and raced in Australian Gold Star, taking two second places and a win from three races. Raced by McCormack in the 1972 Tasman series, and the 1972 Australian Gold Star, where he won one race. Then raced in the 1973 Tasman series, where he won the NZ GP and the Adelaide '100', and in the 1973 Australian Gold Star, when he won two races and the championship. Raced again in the 1974 Tasman, again winning the NZ GP. Raced by Phil Moore in the 1974 Gold Star. Sold to Glen Nichols December 1975, and entered for the Rothmans Internationals, but did not start a race. History then unknown until bought from Les Swallow by Gavin Sala, and sold to John McCormack for restoration some time before 1992.
- McLaren M4A [M4A/2] (Warwick Brown): Entered by John Coombes for Piers Courage in F2 in 1967. Crashed at Brands Hatch in August 1967 and believed to have been rebuilt on a new tub before its next race at Albi four weeks later, but Autosport makes no mention of a rebuild nor of it being a new car. Raced by Piers Courage in the 1968 Tasman series. Sold to Niel Allen and raced in Australian events in 1968 until Allen crashed heavily at Lakeside in July, reportedly requiring another new tub to be fabricated. Raced again by Allen in 1969, then to Pat Burke for drivers Len Goodwin 1970-71 and Warwick Brown 1971. Sold by Burke and Peter Malloy to Erol Richardson but bought back by Pat Burke around 1982. Restored by Molloy for Burke and retained until sold to John Hugenholtz. To David Coplowe (England) by 1994. Raced in the HSCC Historic Formula Racing Car Championship in 1995. Raced by Coplowe until 2010, and sold to Gareth Williams (Oxfordshire) in 2012.
- Brabham BT36 ["BT30-27"] (John Harvey): Built for Bob Jane to BT36 specification intended for the new Jane 2-litre engine and shipped to Australia in April 1971. Due to delays with the engine, the car was finally built up with a 2-litre Waggott TC/4V engine and FT200 gearbox, and was debuted at the Australian Grand Prix meeting in November 1971 where it was driven by John Harvey. Replaced in 1972 by the team's new Bowin-based F5000 car, and sold to Denis Lupton who converted it to ANF2 specification for Ian Cook to drive. The car was wrecked in the accident which killed Cook at Sandown in June 1973, and was rebuilt by Lupton on a new chassis fabricated by Bob Britton. Later said to be owned by Peter Whelan and then with Peter Johnson (Sydney, NSW, Australia) by 2006. Offered by sale by Johnson in August 2009 when said to be undergoing full restoration with a Waggott engine. With Bruce Hamilton of (Monkton, MD) in 2010.
- Lola T192 ["HU14"] (Colin Hyams): Said to be the fourth T192 but does not appear in Lola records. New (?) for Frank Gardner in the 1971 Tasman series; then to Colin Hyams for the 1971 Australian Gold Star, 1972 Australian Internationals, then to America for the 1972 US series. Via Carl Haas to Dan Furey (Columbus, OH) for the US series in 1973 and 1974 - Randall Dana 1975 - Phil Niles 1976 - Bob Danzi 1978 for Single-Seat Can-Am - Dana Seymour 1981 - Brian Blaine 1984 - Bob Young by 1987 - Hans J. Glaser 1992 to 2006. Acquired by Nick Shrigley-Feigl (Ramsey, Isle of Man) by 2010. To Roland David (Vienna, Austria) 2016. More information about Lola T192 "SL.192/14"
- McLaren M10C [400-10-3] (Colin Bond): New to Frank Matich (Australia) and fitted with Repco's new Holden V8 F5000 engine for Australian racing. Raced for the first time at Warwick Farm on 12 July 1970 but crashed, and rebuilt on a new tub as "M10C". Next raced at Calder on 18 Oct 1970, then at Australian Grand Prix 22 Nov 1970. Raced in the 1971 Tasman series, then to the US for the L&M series before returning to Australia for the 1971 Gold Star series. Crashed prior to Oran Park 27 June and rebuilt on third tub. To Frank Radisich at the end of 1971 and raced in the 1972 Tasman series, the 1972 Australian Gold Star, and the 1973 Tasman. To Keith Laney (NZ), fitted with a Chevrolet V8 and appeared in the Tasman series in 1974 and 1975. Then to Dennis Phillips for hill climbs 1976, then Russel Greer (Blenheim, NZ) and fitted with a 6.3-litre Chevy to win the 1979/80 NZ hill climb championship. Sold to Peter Addison (Australia) but history then unknown until acquired by Max Warwick (Australia) in the mid-1990s. Raced at Historic Sandown from 1998. Sold to Graham Wadsworth (Melbourne, Australia) 2006.
- Brabham "BT6" [BT2 FJ-12-62] (Chris Farrell): Sold via Brabham's Australian agent Alec Mildren Pty Ltd to David Walker, and raced by Walker in 1963, 1964 and early 1965. Raced by Ralph Sach in 1965 then a Mildren entry with a 1500cc Ford twin cam for Frank Gardner and Kevin Bartlett during the 1965/66 season. To Competition Cars (Aust) for Mike Champion in the 1966 and 1967 Gold Star seasons, then to Brian Page for 1968. Entered by Graham Collier for Jack Bono in 1969. Through Australian owners Chris Farrell 1971, James Crawford 1973, Greg Kinlin 1977 and Graham Healey 1984 to Bryan Miller 1984 who restored it to Alec Mildren late 1965 spec with Ford twin-cam and raced extensively. To Colin Haste (Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia) 1998 and raced extensively in Australian Formula Junior Association events.
- McLaren M18 (Don O'Sullivan): May be 500-08. Don O'Sullivan (Australia). Bought new from McLaren to replace O'Sullivan's M10A crashed at Teretonga. First seen at Mallala 11 Oct 1971 with Repco-Holden V8. Raced at 21 Nov 1971 Australian GP. Entered in the 1972 Australian Tasman rounds but DNA. Next seen at Surfers Paradise 27 Aug 1972 (raced by O'Sullivan) then at Symmons Plain 24 Sep (DNA but described as McLaren M22) and Adelaide 8 Oct. Raced by Howie Sangster for O'Sullivan from Warwick Farm 5 Nov 1972 (DNS). Not entered in 1973 Tasman series. O'Sullivan then bought an ex-Teddy Pilette M22 from VDS and the M18 is not seen again. Jaime Gard recalls it being reduced to a bare tub to contribute parts to the Gardos F5000 and then sold with the McLaren M22. However, M18 bulkheads have been found in the Gardos so it would appear than the M18 was completely consumed.
- Mildren 'Mono' (Bob Muir): Designed by Len Bailey and built by Alan Mann Racing for Alec Mildren Racing in Australia in late 1968, when it was raced by Frank Gardner using one of 2.5-litre Alfa T33 V8 engines from the team's Brabham BT23D. Raced by Gardner in the 1969 Tasman series, then by Kevin Bartlett in the 1969 Gold Star series. Later in 1969 it was fitted a Waggott TC4V engine, and Bartlett used it in this form in the 1970 Tasman and the 1970 Gold Star. It was sold to Bob Muir at the end of 1970 and raced by him through 1971 and early 1972, both with his 2-litre Waggott engine and with a Ford twin cam engine for Southeast Asian events. Then to Ray Winter and used in ANF2 in 1973 and 1974. Winter used the car again on occasion in 1975 and 1976. Later on, when the new single-cam Australian F2 was introduced, the old Mildren was raced in that category by Greg Ferrall. Then unknown until acquired by Lionel Ayres and restored. The car was retained by Bruce Ayres after his father Lionel's death in 2013.
- Lola T300 [HU1] (Frank Gardner): New for Frank Gardner late UK 1971 season, then to Australia but crashed in practice for the Australian GP and the 1972 Tasman series. Sold to Gary Campbell for the end of the Tasman series, then the 1972 Australian Gold Star series. Traded to Carl Haas for a new Lola T330, and sold on to Mike Brockman in Florida for the 1973 US championship. Not seen in 1974. Subsequent history unknown. More information about Lola T300 HU1
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' original results.
Australian Gold Star results for the period 1971-1976 are now available from a variety Australian magazines and yearbooks. As well as Racing Car News, results have been cross-checked against the 1972 Australian Motoring Yearbook and the 1973 and 1974 Australian Competition Yearbooks. Information is added from Autosport where available. The 1975 season was collated by Glenn Moulds using Racing Car News, Australian Auto Action, Chequered Flag, Australian Competition Year, "50 Years Of The Australian Grand Prix" and "Australia's Elfin Sports and Racing Cars". For the 1976 season, Glenn was also able to use Motor Sport Reporter from R3 Calder onwards.
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