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Rothmans 50,000

Brands Hatch, 28 Aug 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Worldwide Racing
118 2h 50m 49.1s
109.84 mph
2 Brian Redman (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 Team Yardley McLaren
118 2h 51m 36.7s
3 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 711 [3-2] - 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
(see note 1)
116
5 James Hunt (F2) 1.9-litre March 712M [5] - Ford BDA Hart
#44 Hesketh Racing (see note 2)
115
6 John Watson (libre) 1.9-litre Chevron B20 [72-2] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#48 Chevron Racing Team (see note 3)
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 (see note 4)
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 5)
108
11 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#14 Servis Appliances Racing Team
(see note 6)
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 T190/2 [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 (see note 7)
101
15 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P160C [01] - P142 V12
#3 Marlboro-BRM
101
16 Tim Schenken (F2) 1.9-litre Brabham BT38 [14] - Ford BDA Racing Services
#31 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 8)
97
17 Richard Scott (libre) 1.8-litre Brabham BT38 [17] - Cosworth FVC Richardson
#35 Uniacke Chemicals (see note 9)
96
18 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Speed International Racing (see note 10)
95
19 John Wingfield (F2) 2-litre Brabham BT36 [10] - Ford BDA Felday
#49 Nicoby Racing (see note 11)
95
20 Alan Jones (F2) 1.9-litre GRD 272 [016-F2] - Ford BDA Wood
#72 Multiglide-GRD (see note 12)
93
21 Carlos Reutemann (F2) 2-litre Brabham BT38 [26] - Ford BDA Rondel/Itoh
#32 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 13)
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 P160C [04] - P142 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 [23-2] - Ford BDA Felday alloy
#36 Felday Engineering (see note 14)
32 Overheating
26 Gordon Spice (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8
#25 Tony Kitchiner Race Developments
(see note 15)
26 Overheating
27 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet V8
#26 Crown Lynn (see note 16)
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 17)
14 Overheating
29 Vern Schuppan (F2) 1.9-litre March 722 Falconer [722-40] - Ford BDA Richardson
#42 Malaya Singapore Airlines (see note 18)
9 Drive shaft
30 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8
#22 Sid Taylor (see note 19)
0 connecting rod
DNS Tony Lanfranchi (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Speed International Racing (see note 20)
Did not start
DNS Peter Gethin (libre) 1.9-litre Chevron B20 [72-2] - Cosworth FVC B Smith
#48 Chevron Racing Team (see note 21)
Did not start
(barred by BRM contract from racing)
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 (see note 22)
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 (see note 23)
Did not qualify
DNQ Jock Russell (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8
#21 Jock Russell (see note 24)
Did not qualify
DNQ Dave Berry (F5000) 3.5-litre Brabham BT16/21B [F2-19-65] - Rover V8
#23 David Berry (see note 25)
Did not qualify
DNQ Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8
#24 WMG Marketing/E Plumridge (see note 26)
Did not qualify
DNQ David Morgan (F2) 1.9-litre Brabham BT38 [16 as '15'] - Ford BDA Wood
#34 Edward Reeves (see note 27)
Did not qualify
DNQ Ian Mawby (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.10.FB] - Ford BDA
#46 (see note 28)
Did not qualify
DNQ Tony Trimmer (F2) 1.9-litre Brabham BT38 [22] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#47 Fiddlers Three Racing (see note 29)
Did not qualify
DNQ Willie Green (libre) 1.9-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#51 JCB (see note 30)
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 31)
Did not qualify
DNQ Tony Dean (libre) 1.8-litre Brabham BT30/36 [11] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#62 Tony Dean (see note 32)
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 [72-1] - 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 Mk 11 - 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 33)
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 Refrigeration Racing (see note 34)
(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] - P142 V12
#90 Marlboro BRM
(Only used in practice)
T Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre BRM P180 [01] - P142 V12
#90 Marlboro BRM
(Only used in practice)
DNP Mac Daghorn (libre) 2-litre Brabham BT38 [23-2] - Ford BDA Felday alloy
#36 Felday Engineering (see note 35)
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 (see note 36)
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 [‘33’ as 18-2] - Ford BDA Hart
#37 ASCA (see note 37)
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 38)
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 V8
#60 John Jordan (see note 39)
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)
Peter GethinDid not start (contract)
Hervé BayardDid not start
François MigaultDid not start (Engine)
Albert PowellDid not start (Piston)
David Saville PeckDid not start
Jock RussellDid not start (Crank)
Clive BakerDid not start (Practice crash)
David PurleyDid not start (Spare car)
Qualifying
1 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [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 P160C [01] - BRM P142 V12 1.24.5
4 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre BRM P160C [04] - BRM P142 V12 1.25.2
5 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 711 [3-2] - 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 [23-2] - 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 [26] - 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 Falconer [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 Kitchiner V8 1.28.1
29 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190/2 [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 [72-1] - Cosworth FVC Felday 1.31.1
45 Ian Mawby * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.10.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 Mk 11 - 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. March 722 [1] (Gerry Birrell): The prototype March 722 was sold to Sports Motors Manchester for Gerry Birrell to race in Formula 2 in 1972. At the end of the season, the car was sold to New Zealander Kenny Smith, and fitted with a 1930cc Cosworth FVC engine for the 1973 Tasman series. He also used it at the April 1973 Singapore Grand Prix using a 1600cc Hart Ford twin-cam. Frank Radisich bought it and bolted on the Repco Holden engine and rear end from his McLaren M10B, but this was wholely unsuccessful, and Radisich later tried a Mazda engine instead, also updating it to 1976 nose and sidepods, but again with no success. In late 1977, it reappeared with Dave Saunders who had fitted a Cosworth BDA engine for Formula Pacific, but the reliability problems persisted. According to Graham Vercoe, it was later raced by Dennis Dunbar with the Mazda engine, then by Charlie Conway with the BDA. David McKinney reported that it then went to Adrian Whapman, who was advertising it in 1994. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. March 712M [5] (James Hunt): New to Mike Beuttler, and raced in F2 in 1971 entered by Clarke Mordaunt Racing with Alistair Guthrie. This must be the ex-Beuttler 712M acquired by Hesketh Racing, and raced by James Hunt at the Rothmans 50,000, and then in the remainder of the F2 season. Sold by Hesketh to Ray Mallock, and updated by March to 73B specification for Mallock to race in British Formula Atlantic in 1973. The car was later rebuilt on the 73B tub that had been used as a bodywork buck. Via A.W. Brown Racing to Arthur Collier 1974 for Irish Formula Atlantic, then to Patrick Woods mid-season. Borrowed by Patsy McGarrity for the Boxing Day race at Mondello Park at the end of 1974. The car was later said to have returned to the UK via AW "Monkey" Brown, then moved through the trade to Roger Andreason, who sold it to his friend Charles Richards to be used in Monoposto in 1978. From there, it moved towards historic racing, but leading to some confusion as the car by now had a 73B tub and 73B bodywork. Its life in historic racing requires further confirmation.
  3. Chevron B20 [72-2] (John Watson): Chevron Racing Team entry in Formula 2 in 1972, raced by Peter Gethin and Vic Elford. Gethin won at Pau in early May. Also raced by John Watson with a 1900cc Cosworth FVC in the Rothmans 5000. Believed to be the car leased by Ed Reeves for David Morgan to race in the Torneio do Brasil at the end of the year. Morgan crashed in practice at Interlagos when the car hit the Armco barrier head on and went between the two sections, luckily stopping just before the cockpit. The car was "extremely badly bent" and a fortunately unhurt Morgan had to be cut out of the car. It is likely that the car would not have been repairable after this, but it is possible it survived in some form.
  4. Brabham BT38 [19] (Tom Belsø): Brand new for Tom Belsø at Oulton Park at the end of March 1972, entered by Team Viking. Raced by Belsø in F2 all season, then converted to Formula Atlantic for a couple of races late in the year. For sale during much of 1973, then to Tom Foster (Modesto, CA) for SCCA Formula B and ICSCC events from 1974 to 1977. Ron Householder (Portland, OR) then bought it for the engine, and sold the car in July 1978 to Kevin Skinner (Langley, BC, Canada). He won the ICSCC Formula B class in 1979, winning his class in seven races. In 2013, he still owned the car.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Brabham BT30 [14] (Ronnie Mackay): Sold new to Ecurie Ecosse and run for Graham Birrell in F2 in 1970. Also raced once by Peter Gethin and by Richard Attwood later in the season. To Peter Westbury early 1971 and raced in several F2 races (also raced once by Dieter Quester) until the team's BT36 was delivered. Sold to Dunnett's Garage, converted to F/Atlantic specification and entered for Ronnie Mackay in libre and F/Atlantic in 1971 and 1972, run by MRE. To Chong Boon Seng for south east Asian racing in 1973 and used by him until 1976. Then to Del Schloemer and raced by him and by Cherie Schloemer in 1977 and 1978. To Wybe Valkema around 1980 and retained to 1982. Then to Australia and with Brian Wilson by 1988. Wilson sold it to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) and from Valdez it returned to Australia when he sold it to Bob Ilich (Perth, WA) in 2010.
  8. Brabham BT38 [14] (Tim Schenken): Brand new for Motul Rondel Racing at Oulton Park at the end of March 1972, and raced there by Tim Schenken, who finished second. For Schenken again at Thruxton a few days later, then for Derek Bell at Nürburgring at the end of April, by Jean Max at Pau, and by Jean-Pierre Beltoise at Crystal Palace and Rouen. Schenken used the car for the rest of the season, winning at Hockenheim in October. Sold to John Powell (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) for Formula B in 1973. Sold to Bob Schutt (Kirkwood, MO) at Watkins Glen at the end of 1973, and used by him in Mid West Division FB racing. In the early 1980s, Schutt sold the car to Bob Willis (St Louis, MO), who is believed to still own it in 2019.
  9. Brabham BT38 [17] (Richard Scott): Brand new for Richard Scott at Oulton Park at the end of March 1972, and used by him through the 1972 F2 season. To Alan Padgett (Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire) for 1973, fitted with an 1850cc Cosworth BDE and used in hillclimbs. To David Baumforth (North Newbald, East Riding of Yorkshire) for hillclimbs and prints in 1974, then to John Hinley (Knowle, Warwickshire) for sprints in 1975. It was acquired by Tony Griffiths (Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands) for 1976, then to chef Paul Edwards (London), who used it extensively in sprints in 1977 and 1978. To Ron Cumming (Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) for libre racing in 1979, when it still had a 1800cc BDE engine. Cumming crashed the car in a race at Ingliston, probably in May 1979, and rebuilt it using a replacement monocoque supplied by Jim Stevenson. The car was then sold, less engine, to somebody in Essex. About seven years later, it was acquired by Chris Perkins (Ashbourne, Derbyshire), still in the distinctive orange-and-white livery used by Cumming in 1979 and with evidence of where the March 79B-style sidpods had been fitted, but now with a Buick V8 engine in the process of installation. Perkins's recollection is that he bought the car in the Brighton area in the mid-1980s.
  10. McLaren M18 [500-05] (Ray Allen): See full history: McLaren M18 500-05.
  11. Brabham BT36 [10] (John Wingfield): New to John Wingfield (London NW11) in September 1971 and raced in libre with a 1.7-litre Felday BDA. Raced in F2 in 1972 with Felday's 1973cc BDA and then converted to F/Atlantic specification for one race at the end of the season. Sold to Iain McLaren (Broxburn, Scotland) for 1973, fitted with a 1.8-litre Alan Smith Cosworth FVC and used for hillclimbs and libre. Advertised by MRE (Bourne End, Buckingham) in October/November 1973, who had a 1930cc Racing Services BDA in stock at the same time. Sold to Chris Choat and John Hardesty for 1974 and used in libre with a 2-litre Racing Services BDA. Retained for 1975 until sold in the summer to Nick Overall, still with the same RS BDA. To Mike Gue for 1976. Then to Ian Henderson who has retained the car.
  12. GRD 272 [016-F2] (Alan Jones): New for 1972, and entered in F2 by GRS International for a variety of drivers, including Reine Wisell, Tom Walkinshaw and Alan Jones. Rented to Wheatcroft Racing for Roger Williamson to drive in Formula Atlantic at the end of the season. Subsequent history unknown.
  13. Brabham BT38 [26] (Carlos Reutemann): New for Motul Rondel Racing in May 1972, replacing BT38/11, and raced by Carlos Reutemann. Also raced by Gerry Birrell at Albi, when Reutemann was away racing in the Canadian GP. Reutemann left the Rondel team after the Hockenheim race at the beginning of October, following a disagreement over engines, and the car was raced by Ronnie Peterson in the Brazilian F2 series. Sold by Rondel to Tom Klausler (Palatine, IL) for Formula B in 1973, and won at Trois-Rivières in September. Then advertised by Roy Witz (Arlington Heights, IL) in mid-1974, then sold to John Kowalski (Berea, OH) for Formula Atlantic in 1975. Kowalski advertised it in December 1975 as "ex Klausler", still with its "big valve Hart" engine. Used by Kowalski in early 1976, but he then upgraded to a newer Lola T360. The Brabham is believed to have gone to Dr Mike Orgel (Ladue, MO), who raced a Brabham BT38 in Formula B and then Formula Atlantic in SCCA Midwest Division events from 1977 to 1980. After driving in Regionals in 1977, he won the MidDiv Regional title in 1978, and scored 10 points in Nationals that year. He did not appear in the points table for 1979, but scored one point in 1980 in a Brabham BT38. It would then be the "ex-Peterson" car acquired at some point from Orgel by Bob Willis (St Louis, MO), who also owned the Rondel sister car BT38/14.
  14. Brabham BT38 [23-2] (Peter Westbury): Brand new for Peter Westbury, and run by Felday International Racing & Sportscar Team, using engines from Westbury's Felday Engineering. The Brabham first appeared in the Eifelrennen at the Nürburgring on 30 April 1972, but crashed heavily during the race, causing "serious damage" to the monocoque. The car was rebuilt around a new monocoque in time for the Pau Grand Prix a week later. Westbury did not appear at all F2 races, but did run in the Rothmans 50,000 in August, where he used a 1997cc Felday alloy-block engine. Unused in 1973, and for sale from Dorking in November 1973. Subsequent history unknown, but may be the car raced by David Jackson many years later in Classic F3.
  15. 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.
  16. McRae GM1 [005] (Graham McRae): See full history: McRae GM1/005.
  17. McLaren M21 [M21-72-01] (Jody Scheckter): New for Jody Scheckter to race in the 1972 F2 series as a works Bruce McLaren Motor Racing entry (won at Crystal Palace in May). Sold to Yves Martin (Rennes, France) and used in French hillclimbs during 1973 and 1974. Crashed heavily at Montgueux in September 1974. Rebuilt during 1975 with new bodywork and entered for Gilles Péquegnot as the Guépard in the last few months of the 1975 season. Sold to Didier Bonnet (Besançon, France) for 1976, and fitted with a 1600cc engine. The later history of this car is unknown. Note that the three cars restored in the 1990s are all believed to be Trojan-built cars, and none are the ex-Scheckter car.
  18. March 722 Falconer [722-40] (Vern Schuppan): New to Australian Vern Schuppan to drive in the British Formula Atlantic championship. Fitted with a BRM Ford twin cam engine, and first seen in practice at Mallory Park in late March, but Schuppan left before the race to catch a flight to the Singapore GP. Schuppan finished second in Singapore, and third in the Malaysian GP a week later. Then returned to the British series, now with a BDA, and won four rounds. The car was then fitted with Falconer bodywork and an Amon-Woods engine rebuilt by Geoff Richardson, and raced in the Rothmans 50,000 and in two late-season F2 races. After a single F2 race in 1973 fitted with a Richardon BDG, the car went to Southeast Asia, winning the Singapore GP with a Ford twin cam fitted, then competed in the JAF Grand Prix at Fuji with the BDG, and back to the 'twink' for Macau. He raced the car in British Formula Atlantic briefly in early 1974, then sent it back to Asia where he won the Macau GP in November, by which time it had been fitted with 732 bodywork and a Lola T360 rear wing. It then became a fixture at Macau up to 1977, being driven by Alan Jones and Derek Daly. Patrick Tambay also raced for Theodore Racing in the Malaysian and Penang Grands Prix in 1977, where it was still in 732 form but was billed as a 752. It reappeared at Macau for Schuppan in 1979, now in 76B bodywork. After one more race in the hands of Roberto Moreno, the car was retained by Yip and placed in the Macau Grand Prix Museum.
  19. 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.
  20. McLaren M18 [500-04] (Tony Lanfranchi): See full history: McLaren M18 500-04.
  21. Chevron B20 [72-2] (Peter Gethin): Chevron Racing Team entry in Formula 2 in 1972, raced by Peter Gethin and Vic Elford. Gethin won at Pau in early May. Also raced by John Watson with a 1900cc Cosworth FVC in the Rothmans 5000. Believed to be the car leased by Ed Reeves for David Morgan to race in the Torneio do Brasil at the end of the year. Morgan crashed in practice at Interlagos when the car hit the Armco barrier head on and went between the two sections, luckily stopping just before the cockpit. The car was "extremely badly bent" and a fortunately unhurt Morgan had to be cut out of the car. It is likely that the car would not have been repairable after this, but it is possible it survived in some form.
  22. 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.
  23. McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] (Clive Baker): 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.
  24. McRae GM1 [003] (Jock Russell): 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
  25. 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.
  26. Lola T190 [190/F1/7] (Ian Ashley): New to Doug Hardwick's Henley Forklift team for the 1970 British Formula 5000 series. Raced by Mo Nunn (2 races), Davey Powell (7 races + 2 DNS) and Trevor Taylor (6 races) in 1970. To Kaye Griffiths (2 races + 1 DNQ), Terry Sanger (1 race only), Ian Ashley (3 races) and Tony Trimmer (1 race only) in 1971, during which time it was acquired by Rocky Plumridge. Retained by Plumridge for 1972 and raced by Ian Ashley (9 F5000 races, and DNQ for the Rothmans 50,000). Subsequent history unknown.
  27. Brabham BT38 [16 as '15'] (David Morgan): Sold originally to the Elf-Coombs team but not used, and sold to Edward Reeves Racing as a spare for the team's new BT38 being raced by David Morgan. When Morgan wrecked the regular car at the 'Ring, he took over BT38/16. Oddly, this car was sometimes described as BT38/15. After the season, BT38/16 went to MRE in part-exchange for a new BT40, and was sold on to Tom O'Leary (Dalkey, County Dublin) for Formula Ireland racing. O'Leary rarely raced it, and is reported to have crashed it at Mondello Park when the front brake pads fell out. As the car probably needed a new tub, it was sold and replaced with a BT40. The BT38 was eventually sold by MRE in August 1974 to Mike Rocke (Livermore, CA), who used in in SCCA Formula B in 1974 and 1975. Crashed in 1975 and rebuilt on a replacement tub before being sold to someone in California in 1976. Then unknown until bought by Steve Petersen (Sedalia, CO) from Tom Christ around 2001. The car had been rebuilt on a Pat Price tub, fitted with a Jennings 2-liter BDG engine, and was raced by Peterson with RMVR from 2003 onwards.
  28. Lotus 69 [71/69.10.FB] (Ian Mawby): Built for stock with red bodywork according to the Lotus built record, but still unsold at the end of 1971. Not one of the cars advertised by Lotus Cars Ltd after the closure of Lotus Components so this must be the car raced by Ian Mawby (Cambridge) in Formula Atlantic and formule libre in 1972. Wrecked in Mawby's crash at Brands Hatch in November 1972 and Mawby bought the ex-Reine Wisell sister car to replace it.
  29. Brabham BT38 [22] (Tony Trimmer): New to Frank Williams for his Italian customer Giancarlo Gagliardi, and run in F2 in 1972 using Cosworth BDE engines maintained by Novamotor. Gagliardi first appeared in the car at Crystal Palace at the end of May, where he was one of the slowest. After three more uninspiring performances, he dropped out, and the BT38 was next seen at the Rothmans 50,000 in August, where it was entered by Robs Lamplough's Fiddlers Three Racing for Tony Trimmer, having been acquired by Lamplough the Friday before the race. Trimmer could not qualify, but finished fifth in a short consolation race. It was acquired by David Cole for 1973, but used mainly in libre racing. The car appeared once in Formula Atlantic in 1974, driven by Donald MacLeod who had borrowed it from Cole. It was then exported to the US, and was next seen in the hands of Dick Zibert (Tiburon, CA) in mid-1975. Carl von Doymi (Greenbrae, CA) reportedly "tried out" Zibert's Brabham when it first appeared in July 1975. Zibert had moved up through Formula Vee and Formula Super Vee, and raced the white #11 Brabham BT38 in North Pacific Division SCCA Nationals and Regionals until 1978. Towards the end of Zibert's time with the car, he cut off the tub's outer skins in an attempt to make a ground-effect car, but this was aborted, and the car was sold to John Hafkenschiel in November 1988, as a pile of parts. Hafkenschiel had the tub repaired by Marc Bahner, who used Hafkenschiel's BT38B tub as a template.
  30. Chevron B18 [18.71.3] (Willie Green): New to Chevron's European agent Jo Siffert and raced by him in the F2 races at Bogotá in February 1971. Driven by Siffert in some European F2 races later in 1971, but more usually by François Mazet, who finished fourth at Pau but otherwise had a difficult season. Raced by José Dolhem at the final race of the year. It appears the Chevron was returned to Bolton after 1971 and found its way into the hands of Roger Hire, who was also running a Chevron B21 with Peter Hanson. The car was then leased to Willie Green and fitted with a 1.9 Alan Smith Cosworth FVC for the Rothmans 50,000 libre race in August 1972. Then unknown until July 1982, when "chassis no. 3 ex Siffert" was advertised from Manton in Leicestershire. Later sold by John Harper to Robert Campbell (Dukinfield, Cheshire), who registered his fully restored red "ex-Jo Siffert F2 Chevron B18-71/3" with the HSCC in May 1989. Raced by Campbell from 1988 to 1991, then sold in 1993 to Sheila and Tim Hassel, who did not race it. To Denis Welch in 1999, but again not raced. Sold to a Swiss owner in 2003. Next seen in 2014, when a red B18 was advertised by Lutziger Classic Cars, showing the 1990 HSCC papers and a "71/3" chassis plate.
  31. 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.
  32. Brabham BT30/36 [11] (Tony Dean): Sold to John Watson (Craigavad, County Down, Northern Ireland) for F2 in 1970, replacing a Lola T100 that Watson had used with great success in Irish libre. Retained for F2 in 1971, during which time it was partly updated to BT36 specification. To Bob Howlings (Congleton, Cheshire) for libre 1972 and fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC mid-season. Sold to Tony Dean (Leeds, West Yorkshire) in August so he would have a car for the Rothmans 50,000. To Phillip Guerola (Bickley, Kent) 1973 and raced in libre until the end of 1976. Advertised ("ex-Watson") as a rolling chassis from an Aylesbury number in January 1978 and bought by Barrie Dutnall (Medway, Kent) in 1979 or 1980 but not used. Advertised by Dutnall as a rolling chassis in June 1981. Said to have been owned by Jon Bradburn, David Rishworth (Leamington, Warwickshire) and Kelvin Lambeth before bought by David McLaughlin in or before 2003. To David Brown (Ashford, Kent) 2003. To Ian Gray (Mansfield, Nottinghamshire) 2004.
  33. 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.
  34. March 722 [10] (David Purley): New to David Purley and entered by Lec Refrigeration Racing for him in F2 in 1972. Retained for 1973, but converted to Formula Atlantic, fitted with Falconer bodywork and run in the two British championships, winning the opening race of each championship. At Silverstone in May, Autosport reported that the car was appearing for the first time in 73B bodywork and using narrow track. Photographs of the car at the following race, which Purley won, show that it also had front-facing rollhoop supports, which are usually indicative of the 1973 March monocoque, and a more detailed picture of the car at Silverstone in July shows that the front suspension also indicated it now had a 1973 monocoque. He used the car to the end of the season, winning five races in total. It was then raced by Dieter Quester at Macau at the end of 1973, who was said to have bought the "73B". However, Quester's recollection was that it was rented by Team Harper for him to drive. Subsequent history unknown, but possibly sold in the Far East. The car would probably have been indistinguishable from a 73B by this time.
  35. Brabham BT38 [23-2] (Mac Daghorn): Brand new for Peter Westbury, and run by Felday International Racing & Sportscar Team, using engines from Westbury's Felday Engineering. The Brabham first appeared in the Eifelrennen at the Nürburgring on 30 April 1972, but crashed heavily during the race, causing "serious damage" to the monocoque. The car was rebuilt around a new monocoque in time for the Pau Grand Prix a week later. Westbury did not appear at all F2 races, but did run in the Rothmans 50,000 in August, where he used a 1997cc Felday alloy-block engine. Unused in 1973, and for sale from Dorking in November 1973. Subsequent history unknown, but may be the car raced by David Jackson many years later in Classic F3.
  36. Brabham BT38 [22] (Peter Lamplough): New to Frank Williams for his Italian customer Giancarlo Gagliardi, and run in F2 in 1972 using Cosworth BDE engines maintained by Novamotor. Gagliardi first appeared in the car at Crystal Palace at the end of May, where he was one of the slowest. After three more uninspiring performances, he dropped out, and the BT38 was next seen at the Rothmans 50,000 in August, where it was entered by Robs Lamplough's Fiddlers Three Racing for Tony Trimmer, having been acquired by Lamplough the Friday before the race. Trimmer could not qualify, but finished fifth in a short consolation race. It was acquired by David Cole for 1973, but used mainly in libre racing. The car appeared once in Formula Atlantic in 1974, driven by Donald MacLeod who had borrowed it from Cole. It was then exported to the US, and was next seen in the hands of Dick Zibert (Tiburon, CA) in mid-1975. Carl von Doymi (Greenbrae, CA) reportedly "tried out" Zibert's Brabham when it first appeared in July 1975. Zibert had moved up through Formula Vee and Formula Super Vee, and raced the white #11 Brabham BT38 in North Pacific Division SCCA Nationals and Regionals until 1978. Towards the end of Zibert's time with the car, he cut off the tub's outer skins in an attempt to make a ground-effect car, but this was aborted, and the car was sold to John Hafkenschiel in November 1988, as a pile of parts. Hafkenschiel had the tub repaired by Marc Bahner, who used Hafkenschiel's BT38B tub as a template.
  37. Brabham BT38 [‘33’ as 18-2] (Jean-Pierre Jaussaud): A "new chassis" replacing the ASCA team's Brabham BT38 wrecked by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud at Rouen. It was raced by teammate Adam Potocki at Imola, where Potocki failed to qualify, and was then Jaussaud's car for the rest of the season. ASCA entered Jaussaud in the Brazilian F2 Torneio, but he was involved in the startline accident at the second Interlagos race, and the Brabham was badly damaged. According to Chris Townsend's research, this car was acquired by Fred Opert Racing and raced by Héctor Rebaque in the Caracas Formula B race in March 1973, then by Brian Robertson in the JAF Grand Prix in May 1973. It's not clear what else Opert used it for in 1973, but in January 1974, he sold it to John Bernadine (Tulsa, OK) for SCCA Formula B. Then to Warren Pauge (Hacienda Heights, CA) in August 1975, replacing his well-used Brabham BT21. Pauge retained the BT38 for many years, even running it as a Can-Am car once in 1982. After he finally stopped racing it in 1988, he sold it to Marc Bahner, then it went to George Steven in 1992, Tom Stapleton about 2008, and Paul Skilowitz (Stuart, FL) in 2016.
  38. 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 1973 by Jack Paterson (Seer Green, Buckinghamshire), who had previously driven in GT racing. Subsequent history unknown.
  39. 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

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.

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

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 31 August 1972 pp11-16 (by Robert Fearnall, Autosport's Club Editor). Motoring News 31 August 1972 pp12-14 (by 'AH' Alan Henry). Sport Auto Octobre 1972 pp94-96 (uncredited). Autocourse 1972-73 pp138-139 (by Mike Kettlewell).

This much-hyped race held to Group 9 rules failed for numerous reasons, the most avoidable being that it was scheduled to clash with USAC, Can-Am and Interserie races that might possibly have bolstered its entry. Less predictable was a row between the F1 teams and the CSI about introducing pitstops for refueling in 1973. The F1 teams won this battle and the idea was dropped, but the teams could not then be seen to be supporting a long-distance race that required such pitstops. Some teams modified their cars with larger tanks, but most simply opted out. The only F1 teams to turn up were BRM, with two P160s adapted with pannier tanks, Lotus with a Lotus 72 that had an extra tank behind the driver's head, Frank Williams with Carlos Pace's regular March 711 for Pescarolo to drive, and the Connew. Also in the F1 class were Hervé Bayard's F5000 Surtees TS8 which had been fitted with a Cosworth DFV, Robs Lamplough's antique BRM P133, and the spare works March 721G which had been hired by David Purley and was being run for him by Space Racing. The P160s were wider than F1 rules allowed, so were technically Group 9 cars. BRM also brought along a P180 to give it a bit more testing.

The rest of the field was made up of F5000s, which reporter Robert Fearnall - later the boss of Donington Park but still only 20 at this time - had no time for at all, Formula 2 cars, and a handful of sports cars.