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Race of Champions

Brands Hatch, 19 Mar 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#57 John Player Team Lotus
40 56m 40.6s
2 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#59 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team Surtees
40 56m 54.0s
3 Denis Hulme McLaren M19A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#55 Yardley Team McLaren
40 57m 05.7s
4 Peter Gethin BRM P160B [03] - P142 V12
#52 Marlboro BRM
40 57m 06.3s
5 Tim Schenken Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8
#60 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team Surtees
40 57m 07.0s
6 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160B [05] - P142 V12
#51 Marlboro BRM
40 57m 07.4s
7 Howden Ganley BRM P160B [04] - P142 V12
#53 Marlboro BRM
40 57m 14.7s
8 Peter Revson McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#56 Yardley Team McLaren
40 57m 33.8s
9 Dave Walker Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#58 John Player Team Lotus
39 58m 04.8s
10 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Alan McKechnie Racing Organisation
39 57m 37.0s
11 Rolf Stommelen Eifelland March 21 [721/4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#66 Team Eifelland Wohnwagenbau
38 57m 38.4s
12 Ronnie Peterson March 721X [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#61 STP March Racing Team
38 57m 08.8s
13 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
#33 Racing Team VDS (see note 1)
38 56m 55.3s
14 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
#9 Speed International Racing (see note 2)
37
R Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Sid Taylor Racing Team
35 accident
R Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8
#8 Speed International Racing
18 suspension
R Mike Beuttler March 711 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#63 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
3 fuel pump
DNS Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre Leda GM1 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#22 G McRae
Did not start
(protested after previous day's F5000 race)
DNS Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#25 K Holland (see note 3)
Did not start
(engine failure in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.9s
2 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre BRM P160B [03] - BRM P142 V12 1m 24.1s
3 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 24.1s
4 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 24.3s
5 Peter Revson (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 24.3s
6 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre BRM P160B [04] - BRM P142 V12 1m 24.8s
7 Tim Schenken (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 24.8s
8 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 721X [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.6s
9 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P160B [05] - BRM P142 V12 1m 25.8s
10 Dave Walker (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.8s
11 Mike Beuttler (F1) 3-litre March 711 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 26.0s
12 Rolf Stommelen (F1) 3-litre Eifelland March 21 [721/4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 26.2s
13 Graham McRae * (F5000) 5-litre Leda GM1 [001] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.3s
14 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.9s
15 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8 1m 27.2s
16 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1m 27.4s
17 Keith Holland * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8 1m 28.6s
18 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8 1m 29.9s
19 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8 1m 29.9s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: McLaren M18 500-01.
  2. McLaren M18 [500-05] (Ray Allen): See full history: McLaren M18 500-05.
  3. 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.

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 23 Mar 1972 pp28-33 (by Richard Feast). Motoring News 23 Mar 1972 pp10-12 (by 'MGD' Mike Doodson). Motor Sport May 1972 p485 (uncredited). Sport Auto Mai 1972 pp14-16 (by GĂ©rard Crombac). The Motor Racing Year (by Anthony Pritchard) pp 137-140. Autocourse 1972-73 pp136-137 (very brief report by Mike Kettlewell).

Motoring News gave chassis numbers for all except the Marches, but Autosport gave no chassis number information at all. Pritchard said that Beuttler's March was unnumbered, and called it both a 711 and a 721. Sport Auto came to the rescue by identifying it as 711/2. Twelve F1 cars were present: three BRM P160s, two Lotus 72s, two Surtees TS9Bs, two McLaren M19As, and three Marches: one new March 721X, a "new" March for Beuttler which turned out to be 711/2, and the Eifelland March 721.