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Questor Grand Prix

Ontario Motor Speedway, 28 Mar 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Mario Andretti Ferrari 312B/71 [002-2] - f12
#5 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
64 80 points (1h 51m 48.410s)
$39400
2 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Elf Team Tyrrell
64 70 points (1h 52m 04.324s)
$25520
3 Denis Hulme McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
64 58 points (1h 53m 16.982s)
$17400
4 Chris Amon Matra MS120B [04] - MS12 V12
#10 Equipe Matra
64 58 points (1h 53m 29.684s)
$14350
5 Tim Schenken Brabham BT33 [1-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20 Motor Racing Developments Limited
63 50 points
$13550
6 Jo Siffert BRM P160 [02] - P142 V12
#14 Yardley Team BRM
60 50 points
$12950
7 Ron Grable (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8
#29 Charlie Hayes Racing Ltd
63 45 points
$8000
8 Peter Gethin McLaren M14A [3 as '1'] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
63 45 points
$11850
9 Howden Ganley BRM P153 [03] - P142 V12
#15 Yardley Team BRM
61 43 points
$11350
10 Pedro Rodriguez BRM P160 [01] - P142 V12
#12 Yardley Team BRM
61 41 points
$12150
11 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312B/71 [001] - f12
#4 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
39 points
$11250
12 John Cannon March 701 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 STP Corporation
38 points
$6250
13 Lou Sell (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU23] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Autocomp-Smothers Brothers Racing Team
36 points
$6000
14 Mark Donohue (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#26 Sunoco Penske Racing (see note 1)
34 points
$5750
15 Derek Bell March 701 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#17 Motul/Frank Williams Racing Cars
32 points
$9850
16 Bobby Unser (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190/T192 [190/F1/1] - Chevrolet V8
#38 Charlie Hayes Racing Ltd (see note 2)
32 points
$5250
17 Tony Adamowicz (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU24] - Chevrolet V8
#34 American Racing Associates
30 points
$5000
18 Ronnie Peterson March 711 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#21 STP March Racing Team
30 points
$9100
19 Gus Hutchison (F5000) 5-litre ASD American Mk 1 - Chevrolet V8
#36 Aero Structures Developments
29 points
$4500
20 Henri Pescarolo March 711 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 Motul/Frank Williams Racing Cars
16 points
$8600
21 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72C [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
14 points
$8350
22 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [006] - Chevrolet V8
#30 Champ-Carr Inc
13 points
$4050
23 Bob Bondurant (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU21?] - Chevrolet V8
#35 Competition Developments-Paul Newman
10 points
$3950
24 Peter Revson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#31 Milestone Racing Team (see note 3)
8 points
$3850
25 Swede Savage (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [511] - Plymouth V8
#32 Junor-Tarozzi Engineering
7 points
$3750
26 Graham Hill Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Motor Racing Developments
6 points
$8000
27 Reine Wisell Lotus 72C [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Gold Leaf Team Lotus

 
28 Al Unser (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU22] - Chevrolet V8
#33 Kastner-Brophy Racing

 
29 AJ Foyt (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8
#28 Agapiou Brothers/Young American Racing

 
30 George Follmer (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70B [01] - Ford V8
#27 Brian O'Neil Racing (see note 4)

 
DNS Pete Lovely Lotus 49B [R11] - Cosworth DFV V8
#40 Pete Lovely VW Inc
Did not start
DNS David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8
#45 Hogan Racing
Did not start
DNS Dow "Jack" Byers II (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/6] - Chevrolet V8
#47 Competition Developments (see note 5)
Did not start
AP Jackie Stewart (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8
#28 Agapiou Brothers/Young American Racing
Also practiced

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Mario Andretti3256m 03.052s109.4 mph
2Jackie Stewart3256m 06.052s
3Jo Siffert3256m 48.381s
4Denis Hulme32
5Jacky Ickx32
6Chris Amon32
7Tim Schenken31
8Howden Ganley31
9Mark Donohue31
10Ron Grable31
11Peter Gethin31
12Bobby Unser31
13Derek Bell31
14Lou Sell
15John Cannon
16Ronnie Petersonshock absorber
20Pedro Rodriguez29
Tony Adamowiczunknown
Gus Hutchisonoverheating
Peter Revsongearbox
Sam Poseycollision/overheating
Al Unserrough engine
Swede Savagecrash
Bob Bondurantblown engine
AJ Foytgave up
Graham Hilloil line
Emerson Fittipaldiinjection system
Reine Wisellengine seized
Henri Pescarolofractured cross member
George Follmerrocker arm
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Mario Andretti3255m 45.358s109.9 mph
2Jackie Stewart3255m 57.658s
3Chris Amon3255m 57.939s
4Pedro Rodriguez32
5Denis Hulme32
6Tim Schenken32
7Ron Grable32
8Peter Gethin32
9John Cannon
10Tony Adamowicz
11Howden Ganley30
12Lou Sell
13Jo Siffert28
14Gus Hutchison
15Henri Pescarolo
16Ronnie Peterson
Emerson Fittipaldigearbox trouble
Sam Poseyengine
AJ Foytdeliberately blew engine
Derek Bellcracked upright
Bobby Unserelectrical
Mark Donohue4fuel injection
Jacky Ickx2accident/damaged wheel
Peter Revsondid not start Heat 2
George Follmerdid not start Heat 2
Al Unserdid not start Heat 2
Bob Bondurantdid not start Heat 2
Graham Hilldid not start Heat 2
Reine Wiselldid not start Heat 2
Swede Savagedid not start Heat 2
Qualifying
1 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [001] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 41.257s
2 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120B [04] - Matra MS12 V12 1m 41.275s
3 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312B/71 [001] - Ferrari f12 1m 41.531s
4 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 42.458s
5 Pedro Rodriguez (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [01] - BRM P142 V12 1m 42.473s
6 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 42.763s
7 Mark Donohue (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8 1m 43.211s
8 Jo Siffert (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [02] - BRM P142 V12 1m 43.350s
9 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72C [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.358s
10 George Follmer (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70B [01] - Ford V8 1m 43.474s
11 Reine Wisell (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72C [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.535s
12 Mario Andretti (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312B/71 [002-2] - Ferrari f12 1m 43.542s
13 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 711 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.709s
14 Tim Schenken (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT33 [1-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.772s
15 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [006] - Chevrolet V8 1m 44.128s
16 John Cannon (F1) 3-litre March 701 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 44.231s
17 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 711 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 44.360s
18 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [03] - BRM P142 V12 1m 44.379s
19 Derek Bell (F1) 3-litre March 701 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 44.977s
20 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre McLaren M14A [3 as '1'] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 45.310s
21 David Hobbs * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8 1m 45.331s
22 Lou Sell (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU23] - Chevrolet V8 1m 45.397s
23 Ron Grable (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8 1m 45.402s
24 Bob Bondurant (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU21?] - Chevrolet V8 1m 45.528s
25 Peter Revson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8 1m 45.668s
26 Pete Lovely * (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R11] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 47.269s
27 Tony Adamowicz (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU24] - Chevrolet V8 1m 47.831s
28 Al Unser (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU22] - Chevrolet V8 1m 48.172s
29 Bobby Unser (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190/T192 [190/F1/1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 48.512s
30 Gus Hutchison (F5000) 5-litre ASD American Mk 1 - Chevrolet V8 1m 50.954s
31 Swede Savage (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [511] - Plymouth V8 1m 51.509s
32 AJ Foyt (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8 1m 52.229s
33 Dow "Jack" Byers II * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/6] - Chevrolet V8 1m 54.468s
- Jackie Stewart * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8 1m 45.718s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T192 [HU19] (Mark Donohue): New to Roger Penske for Mark Donohue to drive in the 1970 US series, starting at Mosport 13 Sep 1970. To Competition Research & Development (Pomona, CA) for Brett Lunger US 1971, then to Larry McNeil US 1972, US 1973 and then in SCCA Nationals from 1974 to 1978. Via Alan Marvin to Gordon Close (Hinsdale, IL) 1979, and used it for 1979 SCCA drivers school and Regionals. To former racer Don O'Sullivan (Perth, Western Australia) in 1983 but not run by him and sold to Bob Harborow (Camberwell, Victoria, Australia) in 1989. Restored and used in historic racing in Australia, including VHRR Historic Sandown and Phillip Island Classic 1999-2013, and the Australian GP support races in 2009 and 2010. Reappeared in October 2015, when run by Kieran Patel (Victoria, Australia) at the Baskerville Historics. More information about Lola T192 HU19
  2. Lola T190/T192 [190/F1/1] (Bobby Unser): New to Jerry Hansen and raced at Sebring in December 1969. Also driven by Chuck Parsons (his #44 Aqua Velva T190 at US R1 1970), then by Hansen at the Laguna Seca Pro race on 14 June 1970. Advertised 25 Jul 1970. Apparantly sold to Rich Galloway and raced in the US series, starting from R9 Brainerd 16 Aug 1970. Probably the car used by Galloway Tasman 1971 (crashed by Bobby Brown in practice for R1 but rebuilt for Brown in remaining New Zealand races and then for Galloway in Australia; then crashed at last race. To Charlie Hayes and raced by Bobby Unser at the Questor GP 1971; presumably then the car advertised by Hayes in August 1971. Advertised "Bobby Unser's Questor GP T-190-92" from Los Altos, CA (in the San Francisco Bay Area) April 1972 which would appear to rule it out from being the either the Cal Rayburn or Dick Losk cars. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Surtees TS8 [007] (Peter Revson): New for Peter Revson at the 1971 Questor GP then for Alan Roillinson in UK series. To Alan Brodie 1972 and raced by Brodie and by Steve Thompson. To Servis Appliances Racing Team 1973 and raced by Ray Allan early in the season. Then possibly the Robin Darlington car in Sep 1973 Reappeared with Colin Andrews (Banbury, Oxfordshire) 1974, then to Steve Cuff (Frome, Somerset) 1975 for hillclimbs. To Alan Richards (Cheltenham) and used in sprints and occasional hill climbs in 1976 and 1977. Used in sprints and occasional hill climbs by Bob Clapham in 1978 and 1979. Then unknown until sold by Brian Redman to Dave Swigler (Panama City, FL) in 1986. Dave believes Brian got it from Richard Attwood about two years earlier. Retained until Swigler sold his collection to Harin De Silva (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) in 2009. Restored by Virtuoso Performance and first raced at Laguna Seca in August 2011. Also raced in New Zealand in the 2011/12 Tasman Revival series and at the Phillip Island Classic in March 2013.
  4. Lotus 70B [01] (George Follmer): Intended for Bill Brack but his deal fell through. Run by Bruce Burness for George Follmer to drive in the Questor GP at Ontario in March 1971. To Pete Brock of BRE (El Segundo, CA) for John Morton in the 1972 US series, starting at R4 Road America in July. Very heavily damaged on the slowing down lap after finishing fourth at Road Atlanta when Morton hit a flooded area of track. Brock did not have the funds to repair the car and advertised its remains in 1974. Bought by Bob Dunlop to keep his Lotus 70 running. The rest of the car was stored by Dunlop and his partner Stephen Rich.
  5. Lola T190 [190/F1/6] (Dow "Jack" Byers II): Test car. Epstein-Cuthbert for Mike Hailwood UK R1 1970 but crashed Heat 1 and replaced by 190/F1/15 for next three races. Original car apparantly to Dow 'Jack' Byers II US 1970 (11 races) and presumably the car he raced at Questor 1971 ("T190/6"). Advertised by Jack Byers 12 Jun 1971. Subsequent history unknown. Note that two cars in the US may have carried this number, Byers' and Don Dierking's ex-Epstein car (see 190/15).

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' original results.

3-litre Formula 1 Non-championship events 1966-1983

These results were initially compiled by Allen Brown, but these were in the very basic form required to track individual car histories. Since then further details, such as laps completed, qualifying times and so on, have been added from Rob Ryder's extensive database.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 1 Apr 1971 pp12-17 (by Pete Lyons). Motoring News 1 Apr 1971 pp12-13,22 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Motor Sport May 1971 pp454-455,473 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Autocourse 1971-72 pp134-135 summary only (by David Phipps). The Motor Racing Year No 3 (by Anthony Pritchard) pp124-129.

Pete Lyons in Autosport gave enough detail about the F1 cars for all to be identified except the Ferraris. The 16 shipped from the UK plus the STP March and Pete Lovely's Lotus brought the total to 18 F1 cars. Andrew Marriott in MN listed chassis numbers for all cars present, including the F5000 cars.

The Questor GP F5000 results are taken principally from Autosport's excellent race report (1 Apr 1971 pp12-17) with practice times from Motoring News. Motor Sport, Autocourse and Sport Auto were also consulted but added no extra detail.