BRSCC Rothmans Trophy
Brands Hatch, 30 Aug 1971
|1||Ronnie Peterson||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#16 March Engineering
|2||Graham Hill||Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA
#1 Rondel Racing (see note 1)
|3||Carlos Reutemann||Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA
#4 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 2)
|4||Peter Westbury||Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA
#7 FIRST (see note 3)
|5||Gerry Birrell||Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#29 J&J Stanton (see note 4)
|6||Reine Wisell||Lotus 69 [71/69.8.FB] - Cosworth FVA
#31 (see note 5)
|7||Niki Lauda||March 712M [9B as '9'] - Cosworth FVA
#22 March Engineering
|8||John Watson||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#11 (see note 6)
|9||Tom Walkinshaw||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#20 Ecurie Ecosse
|10||Bob Wollek||Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA
#3 Rondel Racing (see note 7)
|11||Jean-Pierre Jarier||March 712M [9A as '10'] - Cosworth FVA
|12||James Hunt||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#17 March Engineering (see note 8)
|NC||Carlos Pace||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#27 Frank Williams Racing
|NC||Emerson Fittipaldi||Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#28 Team Bardahl (see note 9)
|NC||Mike Beuttler||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#23 (see note 10)
|R||Wilson Fittipaldi||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#21 Team Bardahl (see note 11)
|R||Jean-Pierre Jaussaud||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#18 Shell-Arnold (see note 12)
|R||Tim Schenken||Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA
#2 Rondel Racing (see note 13)
|3||Metering unit drive belt|
|R||Tetsu Ikuzawa||Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#37 (see note 14)
|R||Henri Pescarolo||March 712M [4-2] - Cosworth FVA
#25 Frank Williams Racing (see note 15)
|DNSC||Rod Pickering||Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA
#15 (see note 16)
|Did not start (crashed)|
|DNQ||Carlos Ruesch||Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA
#5 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 17)
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Jeremy Richardson||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#12 Paul Watson Racing Organisation
(see note 18)
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Derek Bell||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#26 Frank Williams Racing
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Brian Hart||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#9 F.R. Gerard (see note 19)
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Richard Scott||Lotus 69 ["69/71.18.F2"] - Cosworth FVA
#33 LIRA (see note 20)
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Nick May||Chevron B17b [FB-70-01] - Cosworth FVA
#35 (see note 21)
|Did not qualify|
|DNA||Jim Charnock||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#7 FIRST (see note 22)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Jürg Dubler||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#8 Jolly Club (see note 23)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Tommy Reid||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#10 Irish Racing Cars [Mick Mooney]
(see note 24)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||John Wingfield||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#14 (see note 25)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||John Pollock||Lotus 69 [71/69.2.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#30 Gerry Kinnane (see note 26)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||François Migault||Lotus 69 - Cosworth FVA
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Chris Craft||Chevron B18 [18.71.1] - Cosworth FVA
#34 Chevron Racing Team (see note 27)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Brian Nelson||Crosslé 18F [18F.70.02] - Cosworth FVA
#36 (see note 28)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||John Cannon||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#24 (see note 29)
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.
|1||Ronnie Peterson||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M  - Cosworth FVA||1.25.6|
|2||Graham Hill||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA||1.27.0|
|3||Emerson Fittipaldi||(F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth FVA||1.27.0|
|4||Carlos Reutemann||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA||1.27.0|
|5||Wilson Fittipaldi||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M  - Cosworth FVA||1.27.2|
|6||Carlos Pace||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M  - Cosworth FVA||1.27.2|
|7||Niki Lauda||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [9B as '9'] - Cosworth FVA||1.27.2|
|8||Gerry Birrell||(F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA||1.27.2|
|9||Peter Westbury||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA||1.27.2|
|10||Jean-Pierre Jaussaud||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M  - Cosworth FVA||1.27.4|
|11||Reine Wisell||(F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.8.FB] - Cosworth FVA||1.27.4|
|12||Tim Schenken||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA||1.27.6|
|13||Mike Beuttler||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M  - Cosworth FVA||1.27.8|
|14||Jean-Pierre Jarier||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [9A as '10'] - Cosworth FVA||1.27.8|
|15||John Watson||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA||1.27.8|
|16||Henri Pescarolo||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [4-2] - Cosworth FVA||1.27.8|
|17||Tetsu Ikuzawa||(F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] - Cosworth FVA||1.28.0|
|18||Tom Walkinshaw||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M  - Cosworth FVA||1.28.2|
|19||James Hunt||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M  - Cosworth FVA||1.28.4|
|20||Bob Wollek||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA||1.28.6|
|21||Carlos Ruesch *||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA||1.29.0|
|22||Jeremy Richardson *||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA||1.29.8|
|23||Derek Bell *||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M  - Cosworth FVA||1.29.8|
|24||Brian Hart *||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA||1.30.2|
|25||Richard Scott *||(F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 ["69/71.18.F2"] - Cosworth FVA||1.32.0|
|26||Nick May *||(F2) 1.6-litre Chevron B17b [FB-70-01] - Cosworth FVA||1.32.2|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT36  (Graham Hill): New to Rondel Racing for Graham Hill and Bob Wollek to race in F2 in 1971. To John Macdonald (Hong Kong) for 1972, and fitted with a Hart 416 twin cam on carbs for Southeast Asian racing. To Eddie Marcello (Philippines) in 1973, and then to Rod Ocampo (Philippines) 1975, who last raced it in 1976. It then went to Romeo David in 1977, but the engine failed during practice and it did not race again. Later given to Louis Camus. Acquired from Camus by Leif Norberg, a Swede then living in Malaysia, in 1988, and it was restored for him in 1996 by Peter Denty Racing (Thetford, Norfolk). Sold to Andrew Fellowes (Benowa, Queensland, Australia) in 2004. To Alan Telfer in 2011.
- Brabham BT36  (Carlos Reutemann): New to Automovil Club Argentina (ACA) for Carlos Reutemann to race in F2 in 1971. The car was reported to have been gone to a racing school in Argentina in 1972, but in 1974, the two ACA BT36s were reported to have been driven in local racing by Esteban Fernandino and Pablo Brea. In 2008, BT36-6 was on display in the Automovil Club Argentino Museum in Argentina.
- Brabham BT36  (Peter Westbury): New to F.I.R.S.T. for Peter Westbury to drive in F2 in 1971. Retained by Westbury early 1972 and then sold to Neckel 'Nick' Koob (Bettborn, Luxembourg) for French, Belgian and Luxembourg hill climbs from 1972 to 1974. To Johny Krier (Luxembourg) 1975 for French, Belgian and Luxembourg hillclimbs. Then to Roger Hennebert (Belgium) in 1977, then possibly to Marcel Tarrès in 1978, but its exact race results during this time are unknown. Then via four French owners until bought by John Beasley (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) in 1993. Sold to Abba Kogan 1998, and rebuilt on a new chassis. In 2007, the rebuilt car was sold by RM Auctions (agent Annette Abaci) to Thomas Steinke (Hamburg, Germany). Neither Abaci or Steinke were then aware of the car having a new chassis. The original chassis was later sold via Bonhams in 2008 and its current whereabouts are unknown. Meanwhile, the continuous entity of BT36-5 was raced by Steinke in European Historic F2 in 2008 and 2009 and sold to Francesco Molino (Pescara, Italy) in 2012. Then to Günter Türk (Freiburg, Germany) in 2013.
- Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] (Gerry Birrell): New to J&J Stanton for Gerry Birrell to race in F2 in 1971. Hired to José Ferreira for the Torneio Brasiliero at the end of the year. To Brian Small in 1972, and fitted with a Cosworth BDA for Formula Atlantic races late 1972, and a handful of appearances in 1973. To Roy Baker (Ferndown, Dorset) July 1973, but again only seen in a handful of races. This is likely to be the "F2 chassis" with Hart BDA advertised by MRE (Bourne End, Buckinghamshire) in November 1973. To Ken Fildes (Clonskeagh, Dublin) for the new Irish Formula Atlantic series 1974 and 1975. Entered by Fildes for a young local lad Eddie Jordan in 1976. To Mark Birrell (Liverpool) in 1977. Acquired from Nick Overall by Richard Hinton (Albury, Hertfordshire) in early 1978, who started the restoration. Sold in 1985 via Chuck McCarty to Richard Spelberg (Dusseldorf, Germany) and retained in his collection until his death in the late 1990s. Subsequent history unclear, but this car was owned by Hermann Unold by 2005, when he raced it in HSCC DBT events. It was bought from him by Eric Peterson (Germany) in 2014, and advertised by him in April 2018. Bought in 2018 by Paul Matty and owned by him until 2021, when it was sold to Malcolm Thorne (Stanford Bridge, Worcestershire).
- Lotus 69 [71/69.8.FB] (Reine Wisell): Built for stock with white bodywork according to the Lotus built record. Fitted with a Cosworth FVC engine for Tetsu Ikuzawa to drive in the JAF Grand Prix in May 1971, then returned to Europe and converted to Formula 2 specification for Reine Wisell to drive. Advertised by Lotus Cars Ltd in March 1972 and apparently unused until early December when Ian Mawby (Cambridge) acquired the "ex-Wisell" car to replace the Lotus 69 he had wrecked at Brands Hatch at the end of November. Raced by Mawby until an accident at Snetterton in July 1973 left him badly injured. Mawby started to rebuild this car with a new chassis, but it was still incomplete when sold to John Bicht, an American expat. Bicht rebuilt the car with a number of his own ideas, including narrower front track and a Lola T360 nose, and raced it in Indylantic in Britain in 1976 as the "Swift SA1". He advertised the car in 1977, and eventually sold it to a friend in the US. Bicht made further improvements, including narrower rear track and a March nose. It was later sold by this owner to Joe Grimaldi. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT30  (John Watson): 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.
- Brabham BT36  (Bob Wollek): New to Rondel Racing for Bob Wollek to race in F2 in 1971. To John Kendall for Formula Atlantic in 1972, but leased to Richard Scott for the opening race of the F2 season, as his BT38 had not been delivered. Raced by Kendall until July 1972. Sold to José Araujo for British Formula Atlantic in 1973, but said to have been crashed at Snetterton. Ken Thorogood of Universal Racing Services (Wymondham, Norfolk) reportedly acquired the car in 1973, and although a lot of iits was sold off, the chassis remained stored with him until it was sold to Peter Denty (Thetford, Norfolk) in 2008. Restored by Denty between 2008 and 2010. To Klaus Bergs in 2010.
- March 712M  (James Hunt): Built as a hire car for March Engineering's F2 team and raced by Sten Gunnarson, James Hunt and François Migault. Sold to hillclimber Sir Nicholas Williamson for 1972, and fitted with a 2-litre BDA engine. In 1973, Williamson had the car converted by Lyncar into the "Marlyn Special, with F1 Cosworth DFV engine. Retained in this form in 1974. Bought from Williamson at the end of 1976 by fellow hillclimber Roger "Doc" Willoughby, and fitted with the 3.5-litre Buick V8 engine from his ex-Roy Lane Techcraft. Raced by Willoughby in this form in 1977, 1978 and 1979, then loaned to Alan Payne for the 1980 season. Willoughby reclaimed it for 1981 and raced it regularly until it crashed heavily into a stone wall at Wiscombe Park in September 1983, and Willoughby decided not to repair it.
- Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] (Emerson Fittipaldi): New to Team Bardahl for Emerson Fittipaldi to race in F2 in 1971, first appearing at Pau in late April. This car was sometimes reported as "69-F2-71-14", or some such variation, but this appears to have been its frame number, not its chassis number. Emerson won at Jarama, Crystal Palace and Albi that season, and also won two races in the Torneio Brasiliero at the end of the year. This car was rebuilt at the factory and fielded as a works entry for Emerson in 1972, supported by Colin Chapman's Moonraker Power Yachts venture, and with fitted with a Cosworth BDF. Fittipaldi won at Hockenheim, Rouen and Österreichring in 1972, and also won one race at Interlagos in October. Sold to Johnny Blades (Whitley Bay, Northumberland) for 1973, still in its 'Moonraker specification' with Cosworth BDF, and very successful in libre racing. Then to Andy Barton (Newcastle upon Tyne) late 1973, and raced in libre for the next two seasons, latterly with a 1600cc BDA. Then to David Muter (Sedghill) for three more seasons of libre racing. Later via Vincent Hayden (Salisbury) mid-1980s for historic racing, Jim Bennett (Denver, CO) late 1980s, Mike Taradash (Palos Verdes, CA) early 1990s, John Delane (Redondo Beach, CA) and Frank Sytner (Monaco) 2007. Sold by Sytner to Roger Bevan (High Wycombe) late 2008, and restored to exact Bardahl livery.
- March 712M  (Mike Beuttler): 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.
- March 712M  (Wilson Fittipaldi): New to Wilson Fittipaldi in May 1971, replacing the Lotus 69 with which he had started the European F2 season. Raced by Fittipaldi for the rest of the season as part of Team Bardahl. Retained for one F2 race in early 1972, then sold to Tate of Leeds (Racing) and converted to Formula Atlantic for Chris Meek to race in the British championship. Loaned to Sonny Rajah for the Brands Hatch Boxing Day race. Retained by Tate of Leeds for Malcolm Wayne in early 1973, then sold to visiting American Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA) who took it back to the US. Entered by Karlberg for Monique Proulx at Watkins Glen in October 1974, by which time it had Falconer bodywork, and also taken to Trinidad for Formula Caribbean events where it was sold. By 1978 it was owned by David Kerr but it was "totally destroyed" in a towing incident at the "Love Bird International" meeting at Vernamfield Motorsport Park, Jamaica, in December 1978.
- March 712M  (Jean-Pierre Jaussaud): New to the Shell Arnold team for Jean-Pierre Jaussaud to race in F2 in 1971. Raced by Ferrari F1 driver Clay Regazzoni in the final race of the season. To Colin Andrews for 1972, now wearing the 712M-9 chassis plate, and raced in Formula Atlantic in 1972 and 1973. Acquired by Mike Sullivan Racing/Multiglide International Racing, for Formula Atlantic again, first driven by Richard Robinson, then by Alan Jones, who astonishingly won the high-profile Martini International support race at Silverstone in May, and finally by Richard Knight. Subsequent history unclear, as three separate former Sullivan/Multiglide cars went to Norman Dickson in Scotland, to Kim Mather in Lancashire, and to the partnership of John Colley and Rhoddy Harvey Bailey in Derbyshire. Which was which may never be known.
- Brabham BT36  (Tim Schenken): New to a new team, Rondel Racing, run by ex-MRD F1 chief mechanic Ron Dennis and ex-MRD F1 and Indy mechanic Neil Trundle, for Tim Schenken to race in F2 in 1971. Sold to dealer Bobby Howlings, and used by him in libre racing in March 1972. Then sold to Tate of Leeds (Racing) for Malcolm Wayne to race in Formula Atlantic, but leased to Graham Hill to use in the early F2 races at Thruxton and Hockenheim before his BT38 was delivered. Sold back to Howlings in May 1972, then to Arthur Moore for libre, but crashed on his debut. For Moore in libre again in 1973 with a Cosworth FVA engine, and in 1974 with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC. Then unknown for nearly two years before Howlings (yet again) raced it in Shellsport G8 in early 1976, again fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC. To John Tait and used in Shellsport G8 in 1976 and 1977. To Eddy D'Hoe in Belgium in 1978, and hillclimbed with an FVA engine. To Regis Jumez 1980, and used in French hillclimbs. Later back via Howlings, who may have taken it back when he sold Jumez a Chevron B48, in 1984 to collector Anthony Mayman, then via John Harper and Ted Walker to Peter Williams in 1989. To Andrew Fellowes (Benowa, Queensland, Australia) 2002, then to Ian Rimmer in 2009. Sold by Rimmer to a customer of Damon Milnes in 2020, then sold again by Milnes to Leif Bosson (Helsingborg, Sweden) in 2022.
- Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] (Tetsu Ikuzawa): New for Tetsu Ikuzawa in F2 in 1971, and prepared by his mechanic Yoshiatsu Itoh. Hired from Ikuzawa by Ronni Rossi for the Torneio Brasiliero at the end of the year. Sold via MRE to Johnny Blades in 1972, although Blades did not race it, then sold to Walter Kinnear (Gilford, County Down, Northern Ireland) for Irish libre racing in 1973, when it was fitted with a Cosworth FVC engine. Then fitted with a Cosworth BDA for Kinnear to drive in Irish Formula Atlantic in 1974, 1975 and 1976. It then went to Barclay Bingham for Irish hillclimbs, and then to Robin Dunbar, who did not use it. It was then sold to Bill Patterson (Belfast) in 1984 and restored for historic racing with the HSCC. Raced by Mike Pendlebury (Higham, Suffolk) in HSCC events from 1986 onwards. It later went to Freddy Kumschick (Schötz, Switzerland) who raced it in European Historic Formula 2 in 2000 and 2001, and then via Hall & Fowler to Irvine Laidlaw by 2003. Laidlaw sold it to Mark Davenport some time after 2006, and he raced it in the HSCC Derek Bell Trophy at Croft in 2011. It was next seen when acquired from Hall & Hall by French historic driver Jean-Marc Bussolini and entered in Historic F2 in 2013.
- March 712M [4-2] (Henri Pescarolo): New to Frank Williams Racing, and raced in F2 in 1971 by Henri Pescarolo, Andrea de Adamich, and "Jean Max", who crashed heavily at Rouen in June. Suggestions that the car was replaced by a new car, 712M/25, after that accident appear to be unfounded. Used by Pescarolo for the remainder of the 1971 European season. At the Torneio Brasiliero, it was raced by Pescarolo in the first two races, then by Carlos Pace at Porte Allegre, and by local driver Nestor Garcia Veiga at Cordoba. This is almost certainly the "ex-Pescarolo" March sold to Tino Brambilla for 1972, and raced by brother Vittorio at several F2 events, using an 1800cc Novamotor BDA. According to later owner Fabio Montani, this is the car that went to Ettore Ricci and Scuderia Nettuno for 1973. A few modifications were made to the car, including fitting a 2-litre Armoroli BDA engine and a Hewland FG400 gearbox to replace the original FT200, and it was entered as a Somalita, but all the race reports, including Autosprint's, simply called it a March 712M. The last time the car was seen in F2 was at Vallelunga in October, when Fernando Spreafico drove it, but the Armoroli BDA engine broke on the warm-up lap. The car was then bought by Adriano Parlamento (Turin), so this would be the March "732" that Parlamento used in hillclimbs from 1974 onwards. Parlamento last raced it in 1979, and after a season racing small saloons, he acquired a March 75S sports car for the 1981 season. The March 712M/732 was acquired by Fabio Montani (Milan) and restored. It is hoped that photographs were taken of the car in Parlamento's distinctive bodywork to prove the identity of this car. It was advertised by Montani in December 1994, when it was said to have new skins and suspension, and a Richardson BDA engine, but with the old parts available.
- Brabham BT23C  (Rod Pickering): New to Malcolm Payne (Fakenham, Norfolk), replacing a McLaren M4A that he had raced in libre earlier in the year. Payne only raced the BT23C in a handful of libre races, and it was sold for 1969 to Garth McGillewie (Durban, South Africa) to be raced in the South African series as part of Team Parnell. It returned to England in September 1969 when bought by Tony Dean (Leeds, West Yorkshire) and was raced by him very successfully in libre racing until May 1970 when sold to Bobby Howlings (Congleton, Cheshire) who continued to race it in libre, as did Rod Pickering (Leicester) who bought it in August. Raced by Pickering until the end of 1971 then returned to Howlings who raced it briefly before selling it to Bob Snelson (Dunfermline?) who ran it in the Scottish Hill Climb championship in 1973. Last seen when advertised by Low Cost Racing complete with FVA in October 1973 as a potential Monoposto car. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT36  (Carlos Ruesch): New to Automovil Club Argentina (ACA) for Carlos Ruesch to race in F2 in 1971. The car was reported to have been gone to a racing school in Argentina in 1972, but in 1974, the two ACA BT36s were reported to have been driven in local racing by Esteban Fernandino and Pablo Brea. In 2008, BT36-7 was on display in the Museo Juan Manuel Fangio in Balcarce, Argentina.
- Brabham BT30  (Jeremy Richardson): New to Tom Wheatcroft and entered for Derek Bell to race in F2 in 1970. To Jeremy Richardson and raced in F2 and libre during 1971. Then to Alex Seldon (Ripley, Surrey) and raced in libre through 1972 and 1973. Advertised by Seldon in February 1974 and next owner unknown but the FVA was removed and the car stored in a dry barn until 1984 when Ted Walker bought it via John Harper. Sold to Lincoln Small in 1986 and used for many years in historic racing.
- Brabham BT30  (Brian Hart): Sold new 1970 to Bob Gerard and used in European F2 by Henri Pescarolo and Peter Gaydon. Retained 1971, and run in the early part of the season in F2 for Brian Hart. However, financial constraints forced Gerard to cut back and he then ran the car in Atlantic for his mechanic, Bob Salisbury. Replaced as the team's main car by a BT35 late in the 1971 season but retained and continued to appear on occasion. Sold to Martin Webb (Solihull, West Midlands) in 1972 for Libre races. Raced extensively in 1972, but then not seen at all in 1973. Advertised by Webb in March 1974 and then presumably the "ex-Pescarolo" BT30 advertised by Bobby Howlings in 1975 and 1976. Sold to David Ward in early 1977 and fitted with a Hart BDA for libre racing, sharing with Stan Billington. Then to novice racer John Travis (Tarleton, Lancashire) who raced it in libre in 1978 and 1979, like Ward calling it a BT35. Traded back to Bobby Howlings for a March 742 for 1980. By early 1985, this ex-Travis, ex-Howlings car was with Marcus King and raced in in HSCC events, but by that time its identity was not known. It was then believed to have been recently owned by Graham Galliers, and Galliers had advertised a BT30 from a Shrewsbury number in September 1982. Subsequent history unknown but a car with this chassis number restored by Bob Salisbury in 2003 for owner Richard Kendle. This car with David Brown (Ashford, Kent) by 2007.
- Lotus 69 ["69/71.18.F2"] (Richard Scott): New to LIRA, a new team set up by Justin Haler and Chris Witty, with support from the Lotus factory and financial backing from John Kendall. This new car was raced by Richard Scott in F2 in 1971 alongside teammate Reine Wisell in a 1970 Lotus 69. When LIRA collapsed, Scott ran the car privately later in the season. Sold to Patsy McGarrity (Belfast, Northern Ireland) for Irish libre in 1972, then to Dermot O'Leary (Clonee, County Meath, Ireland) for races at Mondello Park in 1973. O'Leary replaced the Cosworth FVA with a BDA for Irish Formula Atlantic in 1974, again just racing at Mondello Park. The car was bought from an advert in Autosport by David Fletcher (Ashdon, Essex) and Steve Bradley (Cambridge) of Ashtune Race Hire and raced by Bradley in Formule libre and Formula Atlantic in 1975, mainly at Silverstone. It then went to Terry Scannell and Colin Thorpe, and was run by Thorpe for Craig Dennis (Rainham, Essex) to drive in Monoposto from 1977/78 to 1981, when the car was crashed at Snetterton in 1981 and was not repaired. The remains were acquired from Thorpe about 1993 by Peter Denty (Thetford, Norfolk), who restored it for German customer Eberhard Metke. It was sold in 2000, but the next owner is not yet known. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B17b [FB-70-01] (Nick May): New to Paul Craven and fitted with a 1600cc Cosworth FVA engine for Formula 2 for use in some F2 races and in Formule Libre. Unlike the similar Chevron B10/B17 of Graham Eden, Craven's car had no front or rear wings. The car was advertised from Dewsbury in December 1970, and went to dealer Bobby Howlings, who won several races in it at Croft in April 1971. It was then sold to former G2 Escort driver Nick May, who won a libre race at Cadwell Park in May, but was unable to qualify for either of the F2 races at Crystal Palace in May or Brands Hatch in August. For the latter race, the B17b had been "fully upgraded" to F2 B18 specification by John Bather. May then sold the car to Fred Opert. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT30  (Jim Charnock): New to Peter Westbury and used for a full season of European F2 in 1969, winning at Neubiberg in October. Sold to John Wingfield (London NW11) and used in libre and in selected F2 events in 1970 and 1971. In August 1971, Wingfield acquired a new BT36 and the BT30, still with its Felday-tuned FVA engine, was sold to Jim Charnock (Liverpool) for Formule Libre, starting at Rufforth in early September. Charnock won five races in the closing weeks of the 1971 season, then won three more in 1972, when he was a regular runner at Aintree. He continued with the car in 1973, when he competed at Aintree and in the BRDC Jaybrand Racewear Formule Libre series, and in 1974 and 1975 when he was mainly seen at Aintree. The car is then unknown until it was advertised by dealer Brian Classic (Bucklow Hill, Cheshire) as "chassis number 3" in June 1984. Sold to Chris Mann (UK) 1985 and then sold via Frank Sytner to Ray Delaney (Melbourne, Australia) in 1987. Raced by Delaney in east coast Australian historic events the next six years at Calder Raceway (Vic), Sandown Park (Vic), Oran Park (NSW), Amaroo Park (NSW), Winton Raceway (Vic) and the support races at the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide (SA) in 1988 and 1989. Sold to Dick James in 1993. To Mike Carmody 2003 and sold by him to Tom Lee (Puyallup, WA) October 2005. Restored for 2007 to its original livery.
- Brabham BT30  (Jürg Dubler): To Team Obrist and run by Motor Racing Enterprises in F2 in 1970 for Howden Ganley, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud and Richard Scott. Retained for 1971 and entered by Team Obrist for Jürg Dubler in F2 and also in some French and Swiss hillclimbs. Presumably the car driven by Albert Obrist at Lorentzweiler in April 1972. Then to Michel Pignard (Rillieux, France) for French hillclimbs in 1972 and early 1973 before being replaced with a 1971 Pygmée MDB16. Sold to Daniel Gache (Avignon, France) and advertised by him in December 1973. Gache recalls that he sold it to someone in the 'area of Lyon' and he believed that Gérard Gamand later bought the car from that same man. To Gamand (France) 1985 and retained to at least 1990. With Gerard Cerny (France) in 1994. Then unknown until raced by Laurent Fort (France) in 2009 and 2010. Sold to Ian Rimmer (Pavenham, Bedfordshire) in 2011 and restored by Peter Denty Racing. Sold by Rimmer in 2013 to Ray Stubber (Australia) who ran the car in a few HSCC Historic F2 and Derek Bell Trophy races between 2013 and 2015.
- Brabham BT30  (Tommy Reid): Autosport identifies BT30-12 as Reid's F2 car in 1971 implying BT30-8 was his FVC libre car. As BT30-8 is advertised by Bobby Howlings in late 1971, it is reasonable to assume that it was BT30-12 that Reid retained for the early part of 1972, still FVA-powered. That car goes to Nelson Todd in July 1972 and according to David McKinney was then John Pollock's 1973 car, Harold McGarrity's 1974 car, and then the BT30 of Paddy Heron (Draperstown, County Londonderry) from 1975 to 1977. This would be the BT30 rolling chassis advertised from a Draperstown phone number in Autosport in June 1978. Sold some time after by Manchester dealer Bobby Howlings to Chris Charlett in Trinidad, later returning to the UK via Howlings again, presuably in a trade for the BT40 that Charlett later raced. The BT30 next appeared in 1986 when it and a BT18 were bought in Staffordshire by Mike Freeman (Staunton, Gloucestershire). Subsequently sold by Freeman to Roger Murray (Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria) in 1990 and raced by son James on a few occasions. Sold to Neil Glover (Ansty, West Sussex) by 2004 and then to Michael Scott in 2006.
- Brabham BT30  (John Wingfield): New to Peter Westbury and used for a full season of European F2 in 1969, winning at Neubiberg in October. Sold to John Wingfield (London NW11) and used in libre and in selected F2 events in 1970 and 1971. In August 1971, Wingfield acquired a new BT36 and the BT30, still with its Felday-tuned FVA engine, was sold to Jim Charnock (Liverpool) for Formule Libre, starting at Rufforth in early September. Charnock won five races in the closing weeks of the 1971 season, then won three more in 1972, when he was a regular runner at Aintree. He continued with the car in 1973, when he competed at Aintree and in the BRDC Jaybrand Racewear Formule Libre series, and in 1974 and 1975 when he was mainly seen at Aintree. The car is then unknown until it was advertised by dealer Brian Classic (Bucklow Hill, Cheshire) as "chassis number 3" in June 1984. Sold to Chris Mann (UK) 1985 and then sold via Frank Sytner to Ray Delaney (Melbourne, Australia) in 1987. Raced by Delaney in east coast Australian historic events the next six years at Calder Raceway (Vic), Sandown Park (Vic), Oran Park (NSW), Amaroo Park (NSW), Winton Raceway (Vic) and the support races at the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide (SA) in 1988 and 1989. Sold to Dick James in 1993. To Mike Carmody 2003 and sold by him to Tom Lee (Puyallup, WA) October 2005. Restored for 2007 to its original livery.
- Lotus 69 [71/69.2.F2] (John Pollock): New to Mick Mooney's Irish Racing Cars for Alan Rollinson to race in F2 in 1971, but only appeared once, at Hockenheim. By June, the car was being driven by John Pollock (Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) for Gerry Kinnane's Team Ireland in Irish libre racing. Some confusion was then caused when Motoring News reported that Emerson Fittipaldi's car at the Brazilian F2 Torneo was chassis "69/2". It was clear from the reports in both Autosport and Motoring News that Fittipaldi was driving his usual car, not Rollinson's car, so this "69/2" must have been a transcription error. Pollock continued to use chassis 69/71.2.F2 with great success in Formula Ireland and in libre at Ingliston during 1972. It was then sold to Paddy Farrelly (Lucan, Dublin) for Irish libre in 1973. The car was next seen when advertised as "chassis no 7169/2F2" in Northern Ireland in 1977 having been 'virtually unused last 4 years'. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B18 [18.71.1] (Chris Craft): A new car built for Brian Redman after he wrecked the development B18 while testing in South Africa. Fitted with a 1.8-litre Cosworth FVC engine and raced by Redman in two races in South Africa in January 1971. This car returned to Bolton and became the works entry in F2 for Chris Craft during the 1971 F2 season. It was then sold to Canadian John Powell and rebuilt to Formula B specification. Powell raced it in the Brands Hatch Boxing Day meeting at the end of 1971 and then loaned it to Brian Robertson to race in the two Bogotá FB races in February and March 1972. Raced by Powell (Ottawa, Ontario) in the Canadian FB series in 1972, Sold to Paul Wheatley (Montréal, Quebec) and raced in the Canadian series in 1973. Wheatley appeared on a couple of early-1974 entry lists but the car was not seen again until he advertised it in April 1975.
- Crosslé 18F [18F.70.02] (Brian Nelson): New for Brian Nelson to use in a libre race at Kirkistown on 22 August 1970 in Formula B specification with a Ford twin cam. Sent to the US where it was raced by US Crosslé agent Roger Barr in the Formula B races at Mosport Park and Mid-Ohio in September. Nelson then drove the car in a high-profile FB race at Sebring in October and won. The car was returned to Ireland and converted to F2 specification for Nelson to race in the Mallory Park F2 in March 1971, where Autosport described it as "the 1970 Formula B car which won at Sebring, hastily modified to F2 and virtually untested in this form". Nelson drove the car in this form in Irish libre racing through the 1971 season. In October, the car was fitted with an 1800cc Cosworth FVC engine for the Dublin Trophy libre race at Mondello, and it was then sold in this form to John Campbell Graham in Scotland for libre racing in Scotland and England in 1972. In April 1972, Campbell Graham crashed the car heavily into the bank at Cadwell Park and the next time he was seen, his car was said to be the 19F, so he had presumably exchanged the crashed 18F for the 19F. The subsequent history of the 18F is unknown, but it has never resurfaced so its life may have ended at Cadwell. However, in June 1974 Ecurie Santos Racing (Edgeware, Middlesex) advertised a Crossle 19F which was described as "ex-Works, ex-Tommy Reid, ex-Brian Nelson Irish Libre Championships car". Reid did not drive either an 18F or a 19F, but Nelson had driven both 18Fs, so this could be the ex-Campbell Graham 18F or it could be the 19F that Campbell Graham is thought to have bought to replace the 18F, but somehow with the Nelson history sticking to it. This could then be the "completely rebuilt" 19F advertised by Peter Vernon-Kell in London nine months later.
- March 712M  (John Cannon): New to John Cannon (Montreal, Quebec) for Formula 2 Europe, but he took it to the US in September for the Lime Rock Formula 5000 race where he ran it with a Cosworth FVC engine. In 1972, the car was converted by Joe Grimaldi's The Race Shop to Formula B specification with a carbureted Hart twin cam and sold to Warren G. Ogden III (North Andover, MA) to race in SCCA Nationals and Regionals. He won a Regional at Bridgehampton in May, finished fifth in the Thompson National in June and had a couple of other strong results in Regionals. Ogden advertised the car in February 1973 but then traded it to The Race Shop for a new March 73B. Subsequent history unknown.
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.
Individual sources for this event
The only chassis numbers noted at Brands Hatch are Wisell's Lotus 69 and Hunt's March 712M (Autosport 2 Sep 1971 p24). MN notes that Wilson Fittipaldi's March 712M-17 was rebuilt on a new tub.