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International Trophy

Silverstone, 23 Apr 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 John Player Team Lotus
40 53m 17.8s
131.81
2 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160B [01] - P142 V12
#7 Marlboro BRM
40 53m 19.6s
3 John Surtees Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Team Surtees Ltd.
40 53m 28.6s
4 Denis Hulme McLaren M19C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd.
40 53m 59.3s
5 Peter Revson McLaren M19A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd.
40 54m 01.1s
6 Peter Gethin BRM P160B [03] - P142 V12
#8 Marlboro BRM
40 54m 11.3s
7 Graham Hill Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Motor Racing Developments
40 54m 15.0s
8 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT27 [001] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#22 Crown Lynn
40 54m 30.1s
9 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8
#49 Speed International Racing
39
10 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8
#30 J Cannon (see note 1)
39
11 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
#33 Racing Team VDS (see note 2)
39
12 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#54 Alan Brodie (see note 3)
38
13 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8
#18 C Santo
37
14 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8
#21 D Prophet
34
15 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#52 McKechnie Racing
33
16 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Brooke Bond Oxo-Rob Walker-Team Surtees
30 overheating
17 Henri Pescarolo March 721 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Team Williams-Motul
22 overheating
18 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
#48 Speed International Racing (see note 4)
17 accident
19 Martin Ridehalgh (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8
#28 Andrew Cavell
9 engine
20 Trevor Taylor (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT27 [003] - Chevrolet Alan Smith V8
#51 Leda Cars (see note 5)
9 engine
21 Gordon Spice (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8
#47 Powrmatic Heating and Ventilation
(see note 6)
5 head gasket
22 Jock Russell (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [06] - Ford V8
#45 J Russell (see note 7)
2 clutch
DNS Steve Matchett (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT25 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#26 S Matchett
Did not start
(handling problems)
DNS Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
#43 Sidney Taylor
Did not start
(racing for Ferrari in Monza 1000 km)
DNSC Dave Walker Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 John Player Team Lotus
Did not start (crashed)
DNA Howden Ganley BRM P160 - P142 V12
#9 Marlboro BRM
Did not arrive
DNA Carlos Pace March 721 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Team Williams-Motul
Did not arrive
DNA Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Elf Team Tyrrell
Did not arrive
DNA Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#25 K Holland (see note 8)
Did not arrive
DNA Dave Berry (F5000) Brabham BT16/21B [F2-19-65] - Rover V8
#29 D Berry (see note 9)
Did not arrive
DNA Hervé Bayard (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [005] - Chevrolet V8
#34 H Bayard (see note 10)
Did not arrive
DNA Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M14A [2-2] - Chevrolet V8
#42 A G Dean
Did not arrive
DNA Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8
#43 Sidney Taylor (see note 11)
Did not arrive
DNA Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8
#44 John Butterworth
Did not arrive
DNA TBA (F?) unknown
#46 Sidney Taylor
Did not arrive
DNA Ray Calcutt (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8
#50 Speed International Racing (see note 12)
Did not arrive
DNA Fred Saunders (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8
#66 F Saunders
Did not arrive

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.18.1
2 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre BRM P160B [03] - BRM P142 V12 1.18.7
3 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P160B [01] - BRM P142 V12 1.18.8
4 John Surtees (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.19.2
5 Peter Revson (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.19.2
6 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.19.4
7 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 721 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.19.7
8 Dave Walker * (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.20.1
10 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.20.5
11 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT27 [001] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.20.4
11 Brian Redman * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8 1.20.6
12 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.20.8
13 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8 1.21.2
14 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1.21.2
15 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8 1.21.7
16 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8 1.22.2
17 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8 1.22.2
18 Gordon Spice (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8 1.24.1
19 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.4
20 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.8
21 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8 1.26.3
22 Trevor Taylor (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT27 [003] - Chevrolet Alan Smith V8 1.26.5
23 Steve Matchett * (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT25 [001] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.3
24 Jock Russell (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [06] - Ford V8 1.31.3
25 Martin Ridehalgh (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8 1.45.6
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 725 [1] (John Cannon): Built for 1972 season for John Cannon and fitted with Oldsmobile engine. Raced in UK and US series 1972. Advertised by Cannon and Patrick Kay (Autosport 9 Nov 1972) and later appeared in Ecurie Santos adverts in 1973 and 1974 but not seen again. It is reported that the 725 was sold as part of a large package of cars to Australian Ray Gibbs but the 725 remained in the UK and was sold to Peter Bloore (Wallingford, Oxfordshire). Bloore later sold it to Ryan Hodges who sold it to his friend Jeff Luff but the dates of these transations are unknown. In 1986 it was sold to Richard Parkin (Retford, Nottinghamshire). Richard has sold the car at least twice, only to buy it back again. Finally sold to Richard Taylor (Rishton, Lancashire) in August 2014.
  2. McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: McLaren M18 500-01.
  3. Surtees TS8 [007] (Steve Thompson): 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. McLaren M18 [500-05] (Ray Allen): See full history: McLaren M18 500-05.
  5. Leda LT27 [003] (Trevor Taylor): Built for 1972 season as a Leda LT27 and entered by Leda Cars for Trevor Taylor in the UK series until Graham McRae bought the Leda Cars operation. Rebranded as a McRae GM1 (plated "LT27 GM3") and sold to Jock Russell (Midlothian, Scotland) July 1972. Raced by Russell in the 1972 UK series (also raced by Brett Lunger at two races). Raced again by Russell in the UK series in 1973. From Russell to Noel Butler (Birmingham), then to Roy Lane 2000, and restored in Lane's orange colours. To Peter and Aaron Burson (New Zealand) Oct 2006, and raced regularly by Peter in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2007/08 onwards. More information about Leda LT27-003/McRae GM1-003
  6. Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] (Gordon Spice): Barry Newman for Howden Ganley: UK 1970 (18 races, five second places) - Gordon Spice: Argentinean GP 1971; UK 1971 (11 races + 1 DNS). Rebuilt as 'Kitchmac' by Tony Kitchiner for 1972 season: driven by Gordon Spice (UK: 7 races + 1 DNS), John Kendall (UK: 2 races; US : 1 race only R3 Watkins Glen), Fred Saunders (UK: 1 DNS only), Alan Rollinson (UK: 1 race only), Roger Williamson (UK: 3 races); UK 1973: driven by Kaye Griffiths ( 1 race only), Richard Knight (5 races + 1 DNS). Not seen again after the end of 1973. It has been reported that this car was wrecked in an accident but it appears to have survived its final race in 1973 intact. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. Lotus 70 [06] (Jock Russell): Jock Russell (Ford V8) UK 1970 (debut Mallory Park May 1970), UK 1971, UK 1972 (first rounds only); retained by Russell for many years - Peter Denty (date unknown): restored and raced in UK by Peter's son, James Denty. Raced by James at the Silverstone Classic in 2005 and at Watkins Glen in 2008. Offered for sale by Peter Denty (Thetford, Norfolk) in 2010. Raced again by James Denty at Watkins Glen in 2012 but on behalf of new owner Nick Grewal (Gilford, NH).
  8. McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] (Keith Holland): Keith Holland's replacement car. Used in the 1971 British F5000 series during which time it was modified along the lines of McRae's successful car. Retained for 1972 but crashed at Brands in April, after which the car was even further modified and dubbed "M10H". By July 1972, it had side radiators, a wedge nose and had been lengthened by 3½in. Sold to Clive Baker August 1972 and raced in the British series in 1972 and 1973. Then via Chris Oates to Spencer Elton (Westbury, Wilts) late 1973 and advertised. To Stephen Cuff (also Westbury, Wilts) late 1973 and advertised with a 5.7-litre Chev Jan to Apr 1974. To Bob Leckie (Aberdeen) for libre racing that summer. Advertised by Leckie in July 1974 but not seen again. Spencer Elton recalls that Leckie converted the M10B to a Skoda Super Saloon. Subsequent history unknown.
  9. 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 (London) for 1966 and retained for 1967. To John Watson (Craigavad, County Down, Northern Ireland) for Irish racing in 1967 and fitted with a Lotus-Ford twin-cam. Retained for 1968. Sold to Dave Berry (Colwyn Bay, Wales) for 1969 and used in UK libre; then fitted with an Oldsmobile V8 for 1970, 1971 and 1972. Last seen in October 1972.
  10. Surtees TS8 [005] (Hervé Bayard): Built for 1971 season. Team Surtees (UK) 1971: raced by Mike Hailwood (won on debut; F1 Register also identify this as Hailwood's 1972 Tasman car - Herve Bayard (Belgium) 1972 with works spare car: raced in early UK F5000 races only; used in European Hill Climb Championship and converted one car to Cosworth DFV engine after opening round (finished second overall in championship). Bayard practiced 05 with a DFV at the Rothmans 50,000 on 28 August 1972 but was far too slow to qualify. Subsequent history unknown but possibly the Robin Darlington car in 1973. May have been owned by Alex Seldon at some point. Next seen when acquired by John Foulston in 1989. After Foulston's death, the TS8 passed to Noel Butler 1998. Appeared at Silverstone July 1998. Bought at auction by Robin Darlington 1999. To Mike Wrigley (Ashbourne, Derbyshire) 2002 and then sold to Dr John Monson (Hull) in 2004. Raced by Monson in the HSCC's Derek Bell Trophy (DBT) events in 2005 and 2006. To Stephen Gibson Mar 2007 and raced in DBT in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The car returned to the DBT in 2014 when owned by Chris Atkinson.
  11. Chevron B24 [24-72-01] (Brian Redman): Built for 1972 season. Works for Brian Redman: raced in UK 1972 (debut at Oulton Park 29 May 1972 - 5 races 3 wins) and US 1972 (Redman 4 races 1 win, Gethin 1 race) - Keith Holland for John Player Challenge Trophy at Brands Hatch 22 Oct - Alan Brodie for Steve Thompson: raced in Tasman 1973 and UK 1973. Badly damaged in a severe testing accident at Silverstone on 24 May when a tyre burst at Woodcote at 140 mph, and Thompson was lucky to escape with bruising. The car was written off, and Brodie acquired a brand new 1973 B24.
  12. McLaren M18 [500-04] (Ray Calcutt): See full history: McLaren M18 500-04.

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 27 Apr 1972 pp22-25 (by Pete Lyons). Motoring News 27 Apr 1972 pp13-14 (by 'AH' Alan Henry). Sport Auto Juin 1972 p48 (uncredited). Autocourse 1972-73 pp136-137 (very brief report by Mike Kettlewell).

Eleven cars were entered but only ten turned up: two Lotus 72s, two McLarens, two Surtees, two BRM P160s, Frank Williams' March 721 and the brand new Brabham BT37. Alan Henry on his F1 reporting debut gave chassis numbers for all ten cars. Mike Doodson had left Motoring News after four years to work for John Player, and the Track Topics pages were taken over by young Alan Henry. Incidentally, Autosport (20 Apr 1972 pp18-19) lifted the lid on the workings of the Formula 1 Association, then run by secretary Andrew Ferguson. It had started in 1964 with members BRM, Lotus, Cooper and Brabham, but had grown to include entrants and its new members for 1972 were Tecno, Marlboro-Austria, Marlboro-Spain and Eifelland, while Connew's papers had also arrived. There was no mention of Bernie Ecclestone at this point…