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British Grand Prix

Brands Hatch, 20 Jul 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell 007 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Elf Team Tyrrell
75 1h 43m 02.2s
2 Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren M23 [8] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Marlboro Texaco Team McLaren
75 1h 43m 17.5s
3 Jacky Ickx Lotus 72E [R5-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 John Player Team Lotus
75 1h 44m 03.7s
4 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312 B3-74 [014] - f12
#11 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
75 1h 44m 09.4s
5 Niki Lauda Ferrari 312 B3-74 [015] - f12
#12 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
74 awarded 5th place by FIA
6 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT44 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Motor Racing Developments Limited
74 1h 43m 11.5s
7 Denis Hulme McLaren M23 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Marlboro Texaco Team McLaren
74 1h 43m 23.3s
8 Tom Pryce Shadow DN3 [5A as "3A-2"] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16 UOP Shadow Racing Team
74 1h 43m 29.8s
9 Carlos Pace Brabham BT44 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Motor Racing Developments Limited
74 1h 43m 58.8s
10 Ronnie Peterson Lotus 72E [R8] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 John Player Team Lotus
73 1h 43m 18.1s
11 John Watson Brabham BT42 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#28 John Goldie Racing with Hexagon
73 1h 43m 21.9s
12 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P201 [02] - P142 V12
#14 Team Motul BRM
72 1h 44m 06.6s
13 Graham Hill Lola T370 [HU2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 Embassy Racing with Graham Hill
69 1h 44m 17.0s
14 Jochen Mass Surtees TS16-3 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
68 1h 43m 20.8s
NC François Migault BRM P160E [09] - P142 V12
#37 Team Motul BRM
63 not classsified
R Henri Pescarolo BRM P201 [01] - P142 V12
#15 Team Motul BRM
64 engine
R Mike Hailwood McLaren M23 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#33 Yardley Team McLaren
57 accident
R Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow DN3 [2A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#17 UOP Shadow Racing Team
45 suspension
R Hans-Joachim Stuck March 741 [1-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 March Engineering
36 accident
R Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 007 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 Elf Team Tyrrell
35 engine
R Arturo Merzario Iso-Marlboro [FW03] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20 Frank Williams Racing Cars
26 engine
R Vittorio Brambilla March 741 [2-3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 March Engineering
17 fuel feed
R Tim Schenken Trojan T103 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Trojan Tauranac Racing
6 suspension
R James Hunt Hesketh 308 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Hesketh Racing
2 suspension
R Peter Gethin Lola T370 [HU3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Embassy Racing with Graham Hill
0 handling
DNQ David Purley Token RJ02 - Cosworth DFV V8
#42 Token Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Derek Bell Surtees TS16-3 [03] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
Did not qualify
DNQ Tom Belsø Iso-Marlboro [FW02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#21 Frank Williams Racing Cars
Did not qualify
DNQ Lella Lombardi Brabham BT42/BT44 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#208 Allied Polymer Group
Did not qualify
DNQ Vern Schuppan Ensign N174 [MN02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#22 Team Ensign
Did not qualify
DNQ John Nicholson Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8
#29 Pinch Plant
Did not qualify
DNQ Howden Ganley Maki F101 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 Maki Engineering
Did not qualify
DNQ Mike Wilds March 731 ['3'] - Cosworth DFV V8
#35 Dempster International Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Leo Kinnunen Surtees TS16-1 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#43 AAW Racing Team
Did not qualify
AP Guy Edwards Lola T370 [HU1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Embassy Racing with Graham Hill
Also practiced
T Jody Scheckter Tyrrell 007 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3T Elf Team Tyrrell
(Only used in practice)
T Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren M23 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5T Marlboro Texaco Team McLaren
(Only used in practice)
T Denis Hulme McLaren M23 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6T Marlboro Texaco Team McLaren
(Only used in practice)
T Arturo Merzario Iso-Marlboro [FW02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20 Frank Williams Racing Cars
(Only used in practice)
T James Hunt Hesketh 308 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24T Hesketh Racing
(Only used in practice)
T Graham Hill Lola T370 [HU3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26T Embassy Racing with Graham Hill
(Only used in practice)
T Peter Gethin Lola T370 [HU1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27T Embassy Racing with Graham Hill
(Only used in practice)
T Mike Hailwood McLaren M23 [7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#33T Yardley Team McLaren
(Only used in practice)
T Jochen Mass Surtees TS16-3 [05] - Cosworth DFV V8
#39T Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
(Only used in practice)
T Derek Bell Surtees TS16-3 [05] - Cosworth DFV V8
#39T Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
(Only used in practice)
T/S Ronnie Peterson Lotus 76 [2 JPS10] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1T John Player Team Lotus
(Spare - not used in practice)
T/S   Ferrari 312 B3-74 [011] - f12
#1 T Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Spare - not used in practice)
T/S Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT44 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7T Motor Racing Developments Limited
(Spare - not used in practice)
T/S Tom Pryce Shadow DN3 [4A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16T UOP Shadow Racing Team
(Spare - not used in practice)
T/S François Migault BRM P160E [10] - P142 V12
#37 Team Motul BRM
(Spare - not used in practice)
DNP John Surtees Surtees TS16-3 [05] - Cosworth DFV V8
#39 Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
Did not take part in official practice
DNA Andy Sutcliffe Brabham BT42 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#41 Scuderia Finotto
Did not arrive

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Niki Lauda (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B3-74 [015] - Ferrari f12 1m 19.7s
2 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72E [R8] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.7s
3 Jody Scheckter (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell 007 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.1s
4 Carlos Reutemann (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT44 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.2s
5 Tom Pryce (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN3 [5A as "3A-2"] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.3s
6 James Hunt (F1) 3-litre Hesketh 308 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.3s
7 Clay Regazzoni (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B3-74 [014] - Ferrari f12 1m 20.3s
8 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [8] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.5s
9 Hans-Joachim Stuck (F1) 3-litre March 741 [1-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.7s
10 Patrick Depailler (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell 007 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.8s
11 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.2s
12 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72E [R5-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.2s
13 John Watson (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT42 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.3s
14 François Migault (F1) 3-litre BRM P160E [09] - BRM P142 V12 1m 21.4s
15 Arturo Merzario (F1) 3-litre Iso-Marlboro [FW03] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.6s
16 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN3 [2A] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.6s
17 Jochen Mass (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-3 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.6s
18 Vittorio Brambilla (F1) 3-litre March 741 [2-3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.6s
19 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.7s
20 Carlos Pace (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT44 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.7s
21 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre Lola T370 [HU3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.7s
22 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Lola T370 [HU2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.9s
23 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P201 [02] - BRM P142 V12 1m 22.1s
24 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre BRM P201 [01] - BRM P142 V12 1m 22.2s
25 Tim Schenken (F1) 3-litre Trojan T103 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 22.4s
26 David Purley * (F1) 3-litre Token RJ02 - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 22.4s
27 Derek Bell * (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-3 [03] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 22.7s
28 Tom Belsø * (F1) 3-litre Iso-Marlboro [FW02] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.3s
29 Lella Lombardi * (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT42/BT44 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.3s
30 Vern Schuppan * (F1) 3-litre Ensign N174 [MN02] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.4s
31 John Nicholson * (F1) 3-litre Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.6s
32 Howden Ganley * (F1) 3-litre Maki F101 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.7s
33 Mike Wilds * (F1) 3-litre March 731 ['3'] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 24.1s
34 Leo Kinnunen * (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-1 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.6s
- Guy Edwards * (F1) 3-litre Lola T370 [HU1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 34.9s
 
* Did not start

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 World Championship events 1966-1985

These 1966 to 1985 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 at allen@oldracingcars.com if you can help with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 25 Jul 1974 pp26-35 (by Pete Lyons). Motoring News 25 Jul 1974 pp12-18 (by 'AH' Alan Henry). Motor Sport September 1974 pp965- (by 'DSJ' Denis Jenkinson). Autocar 27 Jul 1974 pp20-23 (by Ray Hutton). Sport Auto Septembre 1974 pp14-21 (by Gérard Crombac). Autocourse 1974/75 (edited by Mike Kettlewell) reproduced Pete Lyons' reports from Autosport, so included very little information that had not already been published.

If all the F1 cars ever turned up to the same race, it was going to be busy, and so it proved at the British GP. The massive entry list started with the 23 F1 Association entries, first the two-car teams from Lotus, Tyrrell, McLaren, Brabham, March, Ferrari, BRM, Shadow, Surtees and Williams, with the usual third cars this time from McLaren and BRM, plus the Brabham hire-car BT42 for Lombardi and operated by Hexagon. After a CSI directive in June that all genuine entries had to be accepted, the non-member constructors were Ensign, Trojan, Hesketh, Maki, Lyncar and Token, and Embassy-Hill had their usual two Lolas. Privateers were Hexagon Racing, Dempster International Racing Team with the ex-Hesketh March 731, and Kinnunen, making 34 entries. In Thursday's first practice session, Nicholson's Lyncar became the 27th 3-litre F1 constructor, and when it turned up a day late, Ganley made Maki the 28th. The Token was not technically a works entry as the car had been hired by Bob Harper Racing. Andy Sutcliffe was due to drive one of the Finotto Brabhams but they did not turn up, and John Surtees was entered in a third Surtees but did not use it. The Amon did not even make an entry. The final alteration to the entry list was when Guy Edwards decided his injuries meant he should hand over the Lola to Peter Gethin.

The six spare cars that saw use were a Tyrrell 007, Marlboro McLaren M23, Surtees TS16, Hesketh 308, Lola T370, and a Yardley McLaren M23. Also present but unused were a Lotus 76, Brabham BT44, Ferrari 312B3, BRM P160 and Shadow DN3, making a total of eleven spare cars, one short of the record set in Monaco. A total of 45 cars were present, easily a new record. 25 starters were allowed, so the nine non-qualifiers were the second Surtees, the second Williams and the third Brabham from the F1 Association ranks, the Ensign, Maki, Lyncar and Token from the minnow constructors, and privateers Dempster International and Kinnunen. Alan Henry admitted he was confused by the Surtees numbering system, which used a suffix to denote the specification, so had TS16-02-3, TS16-03-3 and TS16-05-3 on their chassis plates. Shadow brought along a new car, which the team regarded as DN3/5A but was using the carnet and chassis plate from DN3/3A, so this car was called DN3/3A by Jenkinson and Henry. Hunt and Watson again excelled among the non-members, the two Lolas were comfortably on the grid, and Schenken's Trojan just pipped Purley's Token for the last place. 68,000 fans packed Brands Hatch for race day.

Lauda got away quickest from pole position and led the race right up the 69th lap out of 75 but a tyre was leaking and his gamble to nurse the tyre and stay out of the pits failed. He dived into the pits and quickly received a new tyre, but was not allowed to rejoin the track to complete his last lap. He was thus classified ninth, two laps behind, but would have finished fifth if the race organisation had been better. In a dangerous precedent, an FIA committee meeting in September decided to alter the race results and put Lauda fifth. The RAC were not in a strong position to object,as the Bossom Report had just been released, proposing a massive overhaul of the running of the RAC's motor sport responsibilities. The FIA communique mentioned that the RAC had refused to turn over documents relating to the race, and to add further insult, RAC head of motorsport Dean Delamont turned up 90 minutes late for the FIA meeting.