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International Trophy

Silverstone, 7 Apr 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 James Hunt Hesketh 308 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Hesketh Racing
40 52m 34.5s
133.58 mph
2 Jochen Mass Surtees TS16-2 [03] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
40 53m 12.4s
3 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow DN3 [2A] - Cosworth DFV V8
#17 UOP Shadow Racing Team
40 53m 34.6s
4 Henri Pescarolo BRM P160E [10] - P142 V12
#10 Team Motul BRM
40 53m 34.8s
5 François Migault BRM P160E [05] - P142 V12
#9 Team Motul BRM
40 53m 53.9s
6 John Nicholson Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8
#29 Pinch Lyncar Racing
39
7 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#52 Chevron Racing Team VDS (see note 1)
39
8 Brian Redman Ensign N174 [MN02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#22 Team Ensign
39
9 Guy Edwards Lola T370 [HU1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Embassy Racing with Graham Hill
39
10 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#51 Chevron Racing Team VDS (see note 2)
39
11 Noritake Takahara March 741 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 March Engineering
39
12 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-08] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#58 Anglo-American Racing Team (see note 3)
39
13 Lella Lombardi (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8
#208 Shellsport Radio Luxembourg
(see note 4)
39
14 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#71 T Belso (see note 5)
38 out of fuel
15 Richard Robarts Brabham BT42/BT44 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Motor Racing Developments Limited
38
16 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet RES V8
#62 Shellsport Radio Luxembourg
(see note 6)
36 out of fuel
17 Damien Magee (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet Eisert V8
#60 A W Brown Racing (see note 7)
35
18 Mike Wilds (F5000) 5-litre March 74A [1] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8
#64 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 8)
35
R Graham Hill Lola T370 [HU2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 Embassy Racing with Graham Hill
31 accident
R Ronnie Peterson Lotus 76 [1 JPS9] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 John Player Team Lotus
29 engine
R Denis Hulme McLaren M23 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Marlboro Texaco Team McLaren
19 clutch
R Tom Pryce Token RJ02 - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Token Racing
15 gear linkage
R Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#69 C Santo (see note 9)
12 engine
R Roelof Wunderink (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#75 R Wunderink (see note 10)
9 engine
R Brian Robinson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8
#59 Anglo-American Racing Team
7 engine
R Mike Hailwood McLaren M23 [7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 Yardley Team McLaren
5 clutch
DNS Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#66 Sid Taylor Racing Team (see note 11)
Did not start
(drove F1 Ensign in race)
DNS David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet Falconer & Dunn V8
#39 Hogan Racing (see note 12)
Did not start
(inadequate fuel tank)
DNS Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T102 [1] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#53 Ian Ward Racing (see note 13)
Did not start
(oil surge problem in practice)
DNS Bob Evans (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#55 Alan McKechnie Racing Organisation
(see note 14)
Did not start
(handling problem in practice)
DNS Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#65 Sid Taylor Racing Team (see note 15)
Did not start
(drive shaft failure in practice)
DNS Brian McGuire (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [105] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#73 Brian McGuire (see note 16)
Did not start
(handling problem in practice)
DNS Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#56 John Butterworth (see note 17)
Did not start
(drove F1 Lola in race)
DNS Chris Amon Amon AF1 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#30 Chris Amon & John Dalton Racing
Did not start
(suspension failure in practice)
DNQ Colin Andrews (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#38 C Andrews (see note 18)
Did not qualify
DNQ Nick Wattiez (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#34 N Wattiez (see note 19)
Did not qualify
DNQ Trevor Twaites (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8
#70 T Twaites (see note 20)
Did not qualify
DNQ Patrick Sumner (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#61 P Sumner (see note 21)
Did not qualify
DNQ Ian Taylor (F5000) 5-litre March 74A [2] - Chevrolet V8
#32 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 22)
Did not qualify
T/S Brian Redman Ensign N173 [MN01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#22T Team Ensign
(Spare - not used in practice)
T/S Graham Hill Lola T370 [HU3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26T Embassy Racing with Graham Hill
(Spare - not used in practice)
DNA Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren M23 - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Marlboro Texaco Team McLaren
Did not arrive
DNA Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT44 - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Motor Racing Developments Limited
Did not arrive
DNA Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P201 [01] - P142 V12
#9 Team Motul BRM
Did not arrive
DNA Tim Schenken Trojan T103 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Trojan Tauranac Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Carlos Pace Surtees TS16-2 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
Did not arrive
DNA Rikky von Opel Ensign N174 [MN02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#22 Team Ensign
Did not arrive

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 James Hunt (F1) 3-litre Hesketh 308 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.7s
2 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre Lotus 76 [1 JPS9] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 18.4s
3 Jochen Mass (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-2 [03] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 18.4s
4 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [7] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 18.5s
5 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 18.5s
6 François Migault (F1) 3-litre BRM P160E [05] - BRM P142 V12 1m 18.8s
7 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Lola T370 [HU2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 18.8s
8 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre BRM P160E [10] - BRM P142 V12 1m 19.2s
9 Brian Redman (F1) 3-litre Ensign N174 [MN02] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.3s
10 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F1) 3-litre Shadow DN3 [2A] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.3s
11 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 19.7s
12 Richard Robarts (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT42/BT44 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.0s
13 David Hobbs * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet Falconer & Dunn V8 1m 20.1s
14 Noritake Takahara (F1) 3-litre March 741 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.5s
15 Guy Edwards (F1) 3-litre Lola T370 [HU1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.6s
16 Mike Wilds (F5000) 5-litre March 74A [1] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8 1m 20.8s
17 Keith Holland * (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T102 [1] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 20.8s
18 John Nicholson (F1) 3-litre Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.0s
19 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-08] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 21.2s
20 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet RES V8 1m 21.2s
21 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 21.4s
22 Bob Evans * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 21.5s
23 Lella Lombardi (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8 1m 21.9s
24 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 22.3s
25 Damien Magee (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet Eisert V8 1m 23.5s
26 Vern Schuppan * (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 23.7s
27 Brian McGuire * (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [105] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 24.2s
28 Brian Robinson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.3s
29 Roelof Wunderink (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 26.5s
30 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 27.0s
31 Tom Pryce (F1) 3-litre Token RJ02 - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 42.9s
- Brian Redman * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 19.8s
- Guy Edwards * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 23.4s
- Chris Amon * (F1) 3-litre Amon AF1 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 24.3s
- Colin Andrews * (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8 1m 28.5s
- Nick Wattiez * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 30.3s
- Trevor Twaites * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8 1m 32.5s
- Patrick Sumner * (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8 no time
- Ian Taylor * (F5000) 5-litre March 74A [2] - Chevrolet V8 no time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
  2. Chevron B28 [28-74-01] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Chevron B28 74-01.
  3. Chevron B24 [24-73-08] (Tony Dean): See full history: Chevron B24 'B24-73-08'.
  4. Lola T330 [HU18] (Lella Lombardi): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  5. Lola T330 [HU2] (Tom Belsø): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  6. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  7. Lola T330 [HU4] (Damien Magee): See full history: Lola T330 HU4.
  8. March 74A [1] (Mike Wilds): Dempster Developments UK 1974: for Mike Wilds at R1 (second), then retubbed for R2 (second). Tested by Taylor prior to R3 Silvestone 6 Apr. For Wilds at R3 (sixth) then replaced by newer 74A/2 and returned to Bicester. Probably for Wilds again after destruction of 74A/2: three or four races (R10, R11, R13?, R14). To Mick Hill UK 1975 - Bill Blackledge (then based in Jamaica) 1976 and then via John Gunn Feb 1977 to Tom Jones: raced in Can-Am 1977 (2 races), SCCA FA 1978, Can-Am 1979 (2 DNS), Can-Am 1980 (1 DNS); retained 2010.
  9. Lola T330 [HU21] (Clive Santo): See full history: Lola T330 HU21.
  10. Chevron B24 [24-73-04] (Roelof Wunderink): Built for 1973 season. VDS for Teddy Pilette: raced in UK 1973 and Tasman 1974 - Roelof Wunderink: raced in UK 1974. Then via Tony Dean to Richard Simms and used in libre racing in 1975 and 1976. To John Lambert (York) 1977: used in hillclimbs in 1978 and 1979. Then via Ian Webb and Alex Seldon to Chris Townrow (Crantock, Cornwall) for sprints in Cornwall and Devon. To historic racer Richard Piper (Greenwich, London) and partner Patric Capon and raced by Piper in libre and HSCC racing in 1983 and 1984. To Dennis Humphries (Canterbury, Kent) and damaged in testing at West Malling airfield. Repaired and sold to John Harper (late 1980s/early 1990s) then via Tony Ingram (Atlanta, GA) and Lee Chapman (New Milford, CT) to Fred Gunther (Trumbull, CT). Later via Vintage Racing Services (Stratford, CT) to Alex Seiler (NY, NY) c1998. Following a restoration, it was raced in VARA events at Willow Springs and Phoenix and driven on occasion by Casey Annis, publisher of Vintage racecar Magazine. In 2000, it was sold to Stan Beck (Seattle, WA) restored again before it was sold on to Miles Jackson (Seattle, WA) in 2006.
  11. Lola T332 [HU37] (Brian Redman): See full history: Lola T332 HU37.
  12. Lola T330 [HU15] (David Hobbs): See full history: Lola T330 HU15.
  13. Trojan T102 [1] (Keith Holland): Built in late 1973, but unsold until March 1974. To Ian Ward Racing for Keith Holland to race in UK in 1974. It proved fast in practice, but due to variety of problems failed to start its first five races. It had only started four races when Ian Ward withdrew from F5000 in late June. The team and car reappeared at the last four races of the season for Steve Thompson to drive. After that, the car was acquired by Mick Hill, who used the front suspension and the whole back end for his 1976 "VW Beetle" super saloon project. Everything he didn't use was eventually acquired by Roger Hurst and he advertised this in 1984. The whole project was acquired by Tim and Tony Barry (Sittingbourne, Kent) in 1985 and has been owned by them ever since. Tim Barry raced the car in libre in 1987 and 1988, and also in HSCC racing in the 1990s. He returned to the Trojan for HSCC Derek Bell events since wrecking the brothers' March 76A in an accident in 2005, but Tim describes it as "as much of a pain in the butt as it was when new".
  14. Lola T332 [HU36] (Bob Evans): See full history: Lola T332 HU36.
  15. Trojan T101 [102] (Vern Schuppan): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  16. Trojan T101 [105] (Brian McGuire): See full history: Trojan T101/105.
  17. Lola T332 [HU34] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  18. Surtees TS8 [007] (Colin Andrews): 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.
  19. Lola T330 [HU16] (Nick Wattiez): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.
  20. Lola T330 [HU6] (Trevor Twaites): New to Australian Colin Hyams who raced it in the UK series in early 1973. To Trevor Twaites June 1973, and raced by him in the UK series in 1973, 1974 and 1975. Later to John Jordan (UK), who entered it for Tom Belso in 1977, and raced it himself in libre in 1978. Entered by Jordan for Dave Williams in libre racing 1983, and then for Tony Trimmer in the BRSCC Libre Championship from 1984 to 1989, winning the championship in 1986 and finishing second in 1987 and in 1988. At some point between 1985 and 1988, the T330 was dismantled and parts used by Dave Finnigan (Biggleswade, UK) to construct T332 "HU42" for Jordan's team. The original HU6 chassis remained with Finnigan until early 2000 when sold to Richard Lines (UK), then to Kevan McLurg (UK) 2005 and built into a complete car by McLurg and then by John Crawford's Motorsport Solutions NZ Ltd by July 2009. Owned by this time by Lindsay Willis of Wilco Racing (Rotorua, NZ), and raced by his son Brett Willis (Rotorua, NZ) in the F5000 Tasman Revival series every season from 2010/11 to 2017/18. More information about Lola T330 HU6
  21. Trojan T101 [104] (Patrick Sumner): See full history: Trojan T101/104.
  22. March 74A [2] (Ian Taylor): Dempster Developments UK 1974: entered for Ian Taylor alongside Wilds at R3 but left in the transporter after Taylor's sponsor did not appear. For Wilds at R4 Oulton Park Good Friday 12 Apr (retired), R5 Brands Hatch (pole position), R6, R7 and R8 Thruxton (crashed while lapping Tony Dean's Chevron and "extensively damaged"). Autosport report the "huge" accident on page 2 (Autosport 30 May 1974) and Wilds wrist and leg injuries, also mentioning that Dempster "have a spare chassis, originally intended for Ian Taylor". Three weeks later, the same publication mentions that Wilds is recovering and "hopes to return ... driving the back-up Dempster March". It is safe to assume that 74A/2 was written off in this accident and Wilds continued in 74A/1.

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 11 Apr 1974 pp24-28 (by Pete Lyons). Motoring News 11 Apr 1974 pp12-13 (by 'AH' Alan Henry). Motor Sport May 1974 pp441-442 (by 'DSJ' Denis Jenkinson). Autocourse 1974/75 (edited by Mike Kettlewell) reproduced Pete Lyons' reports from Autosport, so included very little information that had not already been published.

The entry was an unusual one, not least because it was not using the usual F1 entry numbers. The 16 F1 entries comprised two McLarens, two BRMs, two Lolas, and one each from Lotus, March, Brabham, Shadow, Surtees, Ensign, Token, Hesketh, Lyncar and Amon. Autosport in particular had bigged up the entry the preceding week rather too much, and were bemoaning the absence of Fittipaldi, Reutemann, Pace and others. Beltoise was also absent, having decided on the F2 race at Hockenheim instead. The Amon had been designed by Gordon Fowell, built by John Thompson in Northampton, and had a body designed by Tom Boyce. Team manager was said to be Richie Bray, previously with McLaren and Rondel, but that role was soon taken on by David Yorke, who had been with Amon at Tecno. Jenkinson mentioned that Mass's Surtees TS16/03 had been rebuilt since the Race of Champions.

The Hesketh 308 won the race, another incredible performance for this enthusiastic little team with its brand new car, and shone a rather unflattering light on some of the other newcomers. Chris Amon only managed 16 slow laps in his new car before finding a problem with a CV joint, and the Token only managed four laps of practice after turning up late and was an early retirement. On the other hand, John Nicholson's new Lyncar, designed and built by Martin Slater's company, went very well in the race to finish sixth, and despite having to contend with severe understeer Brian Redman believed the Ensign had great potential. Redman's comments on the car showed Rikki von Opel that it was the driver, more than the car, that had been the problem, and he and Mo Nunn duly parted company. The timing was good for Nunn, in that Vern Schuppan had acquired sponsorship from Teddy Yip to find a F1 drive, and Schuppan tested the Ensign a week later.