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Gran Premio de Madrid

Jarama, 16 May 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#2 Team Bardahl (see note 1)
60 1h 29m 42.9s
136.605 kph
2 Dieter Quester March 712M [14] - BMW M12/2
#41 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau (see note 2)
60 1h 29m 57.7s
3 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT30 [18] - Cosworth FVA
#4 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 3)
60 1h 30m 12.3s
4 John Cannon March 712M [15] - Cosworth FVA
#22 (see note 4)
60 1h 30m 17.0s
5 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud March 712M [11] - Cosworth FVA
#32 Shell-Arnold (see note 5)
60 1h 30m 37.4s
6 Wilson Fittipaldi Lotus 69 [69.F2.4] - Cosworth FVA
#6 Team Bardahl (see note 6)
60 1h 30m 42.9s
7 Niki Lauda March 712M [9] - Cosworth FVA
#9 March Engineering
60
8 Gerry Birrell Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#10 J&J Stanton (see note 7)
59
9 Silvio Moser Brabham BT30 [17] - Cosworth FVA
#37 (see note 8)
59
10 Reine Wisell Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] - Cosworth FVA
#49 LIRA (see note 9)
59
11 John Watson Brabham BT30 [11] - Cosworth FVA
#47 (see note 10)
58
12 Tim Schenken Brabham BT36 [1] - Cosworth FVA
#7 Rondel Racing (see note 11)
56 Oil pressure
13 Nanni Galli Tecno TF70 [T00808] - Cosworth FVA
#26 Racing Team IRIS
45
14 François Cevert Tecno TF71 [T00712] - Ford BDA
#3 Équipe ELF Tecno
40 Puncture, accident
R Helmut Marko Lola T240 ["F2.1"] - Cosworth FVA
#12 Écurie Bonnier (see note 12)
39 Differential
R Ronnie Peterson March 712M [7] - Cosworth FVA
#5 March Engineering
22 Engine
R François Mazet Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVA
#35 Siffert Racing Team (see note 13)
18 Ignition
R Jean-Pierre Jarier March 712M [10] - Cosworth FVA
#31 Shell-Arnold
11 Gearbox
DNSP Jean-Pierre Beltoise Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-271] - Cosworth FVA
#1 Constructions Mech Pygmée (see note 14)
Did not start (retired on parade lap)
DNQ Jürg Dubler Brabham BT30 [24] - Cosworth FVA
#25 Team Obrist (see note 15)
Did not qualify
DNQ Mike Beuttler March 712M [5] - Cosworth FVA
#16 (see note 16)
Did not qualify
DNQ Bob Wollek Brabham BT36 [2] - Cosworth FVA
#50 Rondel Racing (see note 17)
Did not qualify
DNQ Tom Walkinshaw March 712M [8] - Cosworth FVA
#46 Ecurie Ecosse
Did not qualify
DNQ Jean-Pierre Jabouille Tecno TF71 [T00714] - Ford BDA
#30 Équipe ELF Tecno
Did not qualify
DNQ Hannelore Werner March 712M [3] - Cosworth FVA
#48 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau
Did not qualify
DNQ Arturo Merzario Tecno TF70 [T00806] - Cosworth FVA
#36 Racing Team IRIS
Did not qualify
DNQ Richard Scott Lotus 69 ["69/71.18.F2"] - Cosworth FVA
#44 LIRA (see note 18)
Did not qualify
DNQ Carlos Ruesch Brabham BT30 [19] - Cosworth FVA
#42 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 19)
Did not qualify
DNQ Lionel Noghès Brabham BT30 [9] - Cosworth FVA
#38 Écurie Monaco (see note 20)
Did not qualify
DNQ Jean Blanc Tecno TF70 [T00 740] - Cosworth FVA
#19
Did not qualify
DNQ Patrick Dal Bo Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-171] - Cosworth FVA
#23 Constructions Mech Pygmée (see note 21)
Did not qualify
DNQ Adam Potocki Lotus 69 [69.F2.3] - Cosworth FVA
#40 GTE Racing Cars (see note 22)
Did not qualify
DNA Peter Westbury Brabham BT36 [5] - Cosworth FVA
#8 FIRST (see note 23)
Did not arrive
DNA Alistair Walker Brabham BT30 [26] - Cosworth FVA
#11 (see note 24)
Did not arrive
DNA Hervé Bayard Chevron B18 [18.71.4] - Cosworth FVA
#14 (see note 25)
Did not arrive
DNA Derek Bell March 712M - Cosworth FVA
#15 Frank Williams Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Johnny Blades Lotus 59B/69 [59-F2-21] - Cosworth FVA
#18 (see note 26)
Did not arrive
DNA Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla Brabham BT30 - Cosworth FVA
#20 Scuderia Ala d'Oro
Did not arrive
DNA Vittorio Brambilla Brabham BT30 - Cosworth FVA
#21 Scuderia Ala d'Oro
Did not arrive
DNA Patrick Depailler Tecno TF71 - Cosworth FVA
#24 Équipe ELF Tecno
Did not arrive
DNA Bruno Frey Chevron B18 [18.71.2] - Cosworth FVA
#27 Midland Racing Team (see note 27)
Did not arrive
DNA Helmut Gall Tecno - Cosworth FVA
#28 Autofunk Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Tetsu Ikuzawa Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#29 (see note 28)
Did not arrive
DNA Fredy Link March 712M [16] - Cosworth FVA
#33 (see note 29)
Did not arrive
DNA Max Jean ("Jean Max") March 712M - Cosworth FVA
#34 Frank Williams Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Gian-Luigi Picchi Brabham BT30 - Cosworth FVA
#39 Scuderia Ala d'Oro
Did not arrive
DNA Georges Schäfer McLaren M4A [200-19F] - Cosworth FVA
#43 (see note 30)
Did not arrive
DNA Bernd Terbeck Brabham BT36 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#45 (see note 31)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Ronnie Peterson (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [7] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.0
2 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [11] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.1
3 Tim Schenken (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [1] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.2
4 John Cannon (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [15] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.7
5 Dieter Quester (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [14] - BMW M12/2 1.28.9
6 Emerson Fittipaldi (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.9
7 Carlos Reutemann (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [18] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.92
8 François Cevert (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno TF71 [T00712] - Ford BDA 1.28.95
9 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [10] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.95
10 François Mazet (F2) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.96
11 Helmut Marko (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T240 ["F2.1"] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.1
12 Reine Wisell (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.2
13 Silvio Moser (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [17] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.4
14 Wilson Fittipaldi (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69.F2.4] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.55
15 John Watson (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [11] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.56
16 Gerry Birrell (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.58
17 Nanni Galli (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno TF70 [T00808] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.59
18 Jean-Pierre Beltoise * (F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-271] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.6
19 Niki Lauda (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [9] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.8
20 Jürg Dubler * (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [24] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.9
21 Mike Beuttler * (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [5] - Cosworth FVA 1.30.0
22 Bob Wollek * (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [2] - Cosworth FVA 1.30.1
23 Tom Walkinshaw * (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [8] - Cosworth FVA 1.30.9
24 Jean-Pierre Jabouille * (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno TF71 [T00714] - Ford BDA 1.31.2
25 Hannelore Werner * (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [3] - Cosworth FVA 1.31.3
26 Arturo Merzario * (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno TF70 [T00806] - Cosworth FVA 1.31.4
27 Richard Scott * (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 ["69/71.18.F2"] - Cosworth FVA 1.31.6
28 Carlos Ruesch * (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [19] - Cosworth FVA 1.31.7
29 Lionel Noghès * (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [9] - Cosworth FVA 1.32.1
30 Jean Blanc * (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno TF70 [T00 740] - Cosworth FVA 1.32.8
31 Patrick Dal Bo * (F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-171] - Cosworth FVA 1.33.4
32 Adam Potocki * (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69.F2.3] - Cosworth FVA 1.39.0
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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 is 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.
  2. March 712M [14] (Dieter Quester): Thanks to Dieter Quester's BMW connections, he was able to acquire BMW engines for a new March 712M in 1971 and was highly successful, winning at Monza in June and taking a further five second places that season. The car was sold to Freddy Link and became a test car for a planned Opel F2 engine. It was next seen when used as the basis of Kurt Bergmann's Kaimann F2 car, equipped with an Apfelbeck-developed 2-litre 16-valve Opel engine. The car was used with some success in Austrian hillclimbs, finishing second at Dobratsch in 1973, driven by Helmut Koinigg, but the engine failed in practice when it appeared for its one F2 race, at Hockenheim in April 1974. Kurt Rieder drove the car at the Salzburgring F2 race in June 1974, but failed to qualify. The car was sold by Bergmann to Fritz Enn, who fitted a Ford engine and sold it to somebody in Köln (Cologne). Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Brabham BT30 [18] (Carlos Reutemann): New to Automovil Club Argentina for Carlos Reutemann to race in F2 in 1970 and 1971. Last seen at Rouen June 1971, after which it was replaced by a BT36. It was then sent to Argentina to be used as a race school car but the details of its life remain unknown. Found and acquired by Richard Vignoles (Argentina) in 2008. To Carlos Lioni (Argentina) 2009.
  4. March 712M [15] (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.
  5. March 712M [11] (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.
  6. Lotus 69 [69.F2.4] (Wilson Fittipaldi): New to Jochen Rindt Racing Ltd, managed by Bernie Ecclestone, for Jochen Rindt to race in F2 in 1970. According to Richard Spelberg's research, this car was Rindt's previous Lotus 59B chassis 59-F2-19 converted to Lotus 69 specification for 1970. Sold to Wilson Fittipaldi for F2 in 1971, before being replaced with a new March 712M. Sold to Brian Classick later in 1971 for libre racing, and raced for him by Willie Green in early 1972. Sold to John Coulter for libre in late 1972, then sold to Johnny Blades, who raced it once at the end of 1972. Advertised by Blades as "ex-Rindt" in March 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. 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. 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 advertised by Eric Peterson (Germany) in April 2018.
  8. Brabham BT30 [17] (Silvio Moser): New to John Coombs Racing and entered for Jackie Stewart and Jack Brabham in F2 in 1970. Fitted with a Cosworth FVC for Stewart to win the 1970 JAF GP. To Mike Goth September 1970 for three late-season F2 races. To Silvio Moser (Lugano, Switzerland) for F2 in 1971 up to Rouen in late June, after which Moser had a BT36. The next stages of this car's life are unknown but a 1996 Coys auction catalogue said that it had been used in hillclimbs until bought by the then current owner in 1976. The car was sold after the auction to Jay Galpin and then on to Bob Baker.
  9. Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] (Reine Wisell): New to Team Bardahl for Emerson Fittipaldi to race in F2 in 1970. Sold to LIRA for 1971, and raced by Reine Wisell in F2, winning at Pau in April. To Stephen Choularton (Hale Barns, Cheshire) for British Formula Atlantic, and also driven by his young mechanic Jim Crawford in libre at Croft. Unknown in 1973 and 1974, but to Warren Booth (Blackburn, Lancashire) for libre in 1975. Retained for 1976 and 1977, when it was fitted with a 2-litre Richardson BDA. Believed to be the 2-litre Lotus 69 then raced by Clive Astley in north-western sprints in 1977 and 1978. Subsequent history unknown.
  10. Brabham BT30 [11] (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.
  11. Brabham BT36 [1] (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, then unknown for two years before Howlings (yet again) raced it in Shellsport G8 in early 1976, fitted with a 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.
  12. Lola T240 ["F2.1"] (Helmut Marko): New to Écurie Bonnier to Helmut Marko to race in Formula 2 in 1971. Then a Lola Cars entry for Frank Gardner and Jo Bonnier at the end of the F2 season. Then sold via Carl Haas to the US for Formula B, and according to the SCCA log book, its first owner was Jeff Overleese (Clinton, IL) who advertised it in February 1975. It went to Daniel Moon September 1975, then to Daryl Foster (Southgate, MI) August 1977, then to Ralph Denney October 1978, and then to Lyn Hanover (Columbus, OH) in June 1979. Entered by Hanover Automotive for Terry Whitlock to race in 'A' Sports Racing in 1980, and co-driven by Whitlock and Michael Canan at the 1981 IMSA Lumbermens 500. It raced into the mid-1980s, latterly in IMSA configuration, after which it was reacquired by Ralph Denny. Acquired by 2013 by Mike Winn, still in sports car bodywork.
  13. Chevron B18 [18.71.3] (François Mazet): 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.
  14. Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-271] (Jean-Pierre Beltoise): Gérard Gamand, Editor of Autodiva, has identified chassis 271 as the car raced by Jean Lachaud in 1972. In June 1973, Lachaud sold the car to Michel Pignard who raced it through the remainder of 1973 and then through 1974. Its racing history in 1975 is not yet established, but it returned in 1976 in the hands of Daniel Boccard, again using a Cosworth FVC engine. He appeared a few times a year with it in 1976, 1977 and 1978. It again fades from view, but according to Gérard this car was owned by Pascal Malateste in 1982. After three further French owners, it was in a private collection in the south of France in 2010.
  15. Brabham BT30 [24] (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.
  16. March 712M [5] (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.
  17. Brabham BT36 [2] (Bob Wollek): 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 (Phillipines) 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.
  18. 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. 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 next seen a few years later , when acquired by Terry Scannell and Colin Thorpe, and run by Thorpe for Craig Dennis 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.
  19. Brabham BT30 [19] (Carlos Ruesch): New to Automovil Club Argentina for Benedicto Caldarella to race in F2 in 1970 but also raced once by Reutemann. Retained for Carlos Ruesch in 1971. Last seen at Rouen June 1971, after which it was replaced by a BT36. It was then sent to Argentina to be used as a race school car but the details of its life remain unknown. On display in the Automovil Club Argentino Museum in 2008.
  20. Brabham BT30 [9] (Lionel Noghès): Sold new to Rodney Bloor's Sports Motors (Manchester) Ltd and run for François Mazet in F2 in 1970. Raced also by Gerry Birrell once at the end of the season. Then to Monegasque Lionel Noghès and raced under the Écurie Monaco banner in F2 in 1971. Last mentioned in June 1972 when the gearbox was stolen from the car while it was in storage at Lenham Hurst (Folkestone, Kent). Subsequent history unknown. The Noghès family are closely connected to the ruling family of Monaco and it is possible that the car has remained in the principality as part of The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III.
  21. Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-171] (Patrick Dal Bo): A Constructions Mechanique Pygmée entry for Patrick Dal Bo at the start of the 1971 season. Raced up to June, after which Dal Bo took over the ex-Jean-Pierre Beltoise chassis 271. His original car was raced twice by Helmut Marko in August, then driven by "Jimmy" Mieusset at Albi, but DNQ. According to the research of Gérard Gamand, Editor of Autodiva, chassis 171 went to Richard Daniel for 1972. Daniel raced the car in courses de côte through 1972, and then photographs show that it was sold to Daniel Gache (Avignon, Provence, France) for French hillclimbs in 1973. His car was described as being fitted with a 1990cc Alan Smith Cosworth engine, the same as Daniel's engine in 1972. Gache's last known appearance in the Pygmée was at Mont Ventoux in early September 1973. Gache acquired a Chevron B21 for 1974, and the subsequent history of the Pygmée is unknown. Gérard Gamad lists this 171 as owned by André Bourjaillat in 2005, and being restored for him by Wasserman Racing Service in 2010.
  22. Lotus 69 [69.F2.3] (Adam Potocki): New to Adam Potocki and raced very slowly in F2 in 1970. Retained for 1971, when he was no faster. Sold to Alain Saïdi and raced in French hillclimbs from 1972 to 1975, retaining its 1600cc Cosworth FVA throughout. Saïdi returned to the Lotus for a few events in 1978. According to Gérard Gamand, the car was later bought at auction by Guy Audibert in the mid-1980s, and restored at Gamand's workshops in Lyon. It was sold to Gérard Cerny, who raced it in historic events from the mid 1990s to early 2000s. Then sold it to Michel Ghio, who raced it in Historic F2 2010-2013.
  23. Brabham BT36 [5] (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.
  24. Brabham BT30 [26] (Alistair Walker): To Alistair Walker Racing for Walker himself to race in F2 in 1970 and the first part of 1971. Sold to Tommy Reid in Ireland but not used by him and with dealer Bobby Howlings (Congleton, Cheshire) by July 1971. Used by Howlings in libre from July to September 1971 and then to George Dudley and appeared at two libre races, the last in May 1972, but did not start either race. Subsequent history unknown but likely to be the "ex-Alistair Walker" BT30 with 1600cc FVA advertised from Witney, Oxfordshire in March 1976. Later owners of BT30-26 have traced it back to 1978, when Peter Robinson (Studley, Warwickshire) was running it in hillclimbs. Robinson had acquired it with a FVA but it dropped a valve so he replaced it with a BDA. He retired it at the end of 1979 and transferred the engine into the BT29X which he then ran until he retired. The engineless BT30 was bought for Julian Majzub (Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire) by his father at the end of 1979 and was later joined by the BT29X to acquire parts that belonged to the BT30.
  25. Chevron B18 [18.71.4] (Hervé Bayard): Hervé Bayard, from Roye in northern France, had hillclimbed an ex-F2 Tecno in 1970 and continued to use that car at the start of 1971, but also entered the Thruxton F2 race with a Chevron B18. His car eventually appeared in time for Crystal Palace at the end of May but Bayard failed to qualify, and at Rouen two weeks later he did not even pre-qualify. He then used the Chevron for French hillclimbs, firstly with F1 driver Jean-Pierre Beltoise taking it to second place at Poilly-sur-Serein in July, then Bayard repeating that result with it at Tancarville a few days later. Bayard then acquired an Astra sports car, followed by a F5000 Surtees, and the Chevron was forgotten. Bayard advertised the car in February 1972 and sold the engine to Pierre Desnos, but exactly what happened to the chassis next remains unresolved. It could be the "ex-F2" B18 rolling chassis "used for hillclimbs only" that was advertised by D.A. Shells (Stratford, London E15) in September 1972. A dark blue Chevron B18 with a chassis plate bearing "71/4" and a history in French hillclimbs was auctioned by Bonhams in September 2014. The vendor had acquired the car from Veit Dennert (Schlüsselfeld, Germany) in 1999; Dennert having acquired it in 1994.
  26. Lotus 59B/69 [59-F2-21] (Johnny Blades): New to Max Mosley for Formula 2 in 1969. It was prepared and entered by Len Street Engineering, a successful west London Lotus dealership. The car was first seen at the Jarama F1/F5000 race where it was ballasted and entered in the F1 class. At its next race, the F2 race at the Nürburgring, Mosley went off the road during practice when a bolt worked lose in the front suspension, and the Lotus was severely damaged. It returned to Lotus for repairs, but then remained unused during the summer as Mosley retired from driving. In September it was loaned to Roy Winkelmann Racing so that Ronnie Peterson could drive it at Albi, a precursor to Mosley and Winkelmann team manager Alan Rees signing Peterson to drive the new March F3 car two weeks later. The 59B was also raced by John Miles at Vallelunga. Then sold to Johnny Blades (Whitley Bay, Northumberland) for F2 in 1970, appearing at four early-season F2 races before being returned to Lotus to be converted to 69 specification. After a few libre races, it returned to F2 at Mantorp Park in August, where Autosport said "the only parts remaining of his ex-Mosley 59B being the wheels, gearbox and engine". Despite this surgery, the car was often described as a 59 or a 59B during Blades' ownership. Retained by Blades for F2 in 1971, when it was also raced by Carlos Pace at Crystal Palace. Blades retained the car again for 1972, when it was fitted with a BDA and used in the British Formula Atlantic series. Then sold to Ton Strous (Netherlands) for 1973, and fitted with a F2 engine, but Strous withdrew after wrecking his engine before his first race. Converted by Strous to F3 specification, but then unknown Strous reportedly sold it in 1991 to Richard Spelberg (Dusseldorf, Germany), who converted back to Lotus 59B spec for historic F2.
  27. Chevron B18 [18.71.2] (Bruno Frey): New to Chevron's European agent Jo Siffert and entered by Siffert Racing in the F2 races at Bogotá in February 1971 for Xavier Perrot to drive. Perrot drove it one more time, at the European season opener at Mallory Park in March, but then acquired a March 712M instead. The Chevron went to Midland Racing Team in for Bruno Frey (Horw, Switzerland) to drive, but after failing to qualify for the Hockenheim round of the championship in April, he limited his appearances to non-championship and national events. For 1972, the car went to fellow Swiss Georges Schäfer and was fitted with a 1.8-litre Cosworth BDE for French hillclimbs, domestic events, and a few failures to qualify for F2 races. He returned for another DNQ at the start of 1973, after which the car disappears. This could be the car later used by Rémi Gillis, Bernard-Etienne Grobot and Lucien Guitteny in French hillclimbs, but that could also have been the ex-Hervé Bayard car. In July 1976, Michel Wyler (Geneva, Switzerland) had a B18 at Ayent Anzere which is likely to be this car. In 1995, Fredy Kumschick (Lucerne/Luzern, Switzerland), applied for FIA papers for a Chevron B18 with chassis number 71-2. The history given had a gap after Frey until Walter Bollier (Zürich, Switzerland) in 1991 and then Kumschick in 1994, who ran it for Peter Stoboski. Sold to dealer Christophe Pund of Le Galerie des Damiers (Cassel, France) in 2004 and then to an unknown owner and advertised on his behalf by Lutziger Classic Cars from 2012 to 2015, at which time it was yellow. Subsequent history unknown.
  28. Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] (Tetsu Ikuzawa): New for Tetsu Ikuzawa in F2 in 1971. Hired from Ikuzawa by Ronni Rossi for the Torneio Brasiliero at the end of the year. Via MRE to Johnny Blades in 1972, 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 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 by Jean-Marc Bussolini, and on display at Retromobile in 2017.
  29. March 712M [16] (Fredy Link): New to Fredy Link, and run for him by Jolly Club in F2 in 1971. Also used in Formula 3 with a Renault Albert engine. To Peter Korda for 1972, and used in hillclimbs, German and Swiss national events, and occasional F2 races from 1972 to 1974. It appears that the car remained in Switzerland after Korda last used it. It went to Edmond Veigel (Lausanne, Switzerland) who dismantled the car and never used it. It was later acquired by Hans-Markus Huber (Berne, Switzerland), restored by him between 1989 and 1991, fitted with a BDA engine, and raced it in the European Historic Formula 2 Club series. Subsequent history unknown.
  30. McLaren M4A [200-19F] (Georges Schäfer): Ecurie Intersport for Guy Ligier in F2 in 1968. The team was disbanded after Schlesser's death in a F1 race in July. If Schlesser's regular car went into French hillclimbs, then 200-19 is likely to be one of two cars acquired from the team by Pierre Bardinon (Aubusson, France) and would be the car raced by Bardinon at the Mont-Dore hillclimb in August 1968. These two cars were then traded by Bardinon to Franco Sbarro (Grandson, Switzerland) and one was sold to Georges Schäfer (Geneva, Switzerland) for use in French hillclimbs and Swiss national events in 1971, as well as a single F2 race. After crashing this car, Schäfer bought Sbarro's second car. Then unknown until offered for sale by Hans Peter (Switzerland) in August 1990. A car with this chassis number was in the Brooks Monaco auction in 2000 when it was said to be "unraced since 1968". Also at this time, Auto-Salon-Singen (Singen, Germany) advertised a pale yellow "ex-Schlesser" McLaren M4A that was said to be unraced since 1968. Subsequent history unknown
  31. Brabham BT36 [3] (Bernd Terbeck): New to Bernd Terbeck (Hiltrup, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany) and entered for most F2 races in 1971, but often did not arrive, and only qualified for two races that season: Nürburgring in May, and a non-championship race at Hockenheim in October. Retained for 1972 and entered at Hockenheim in April, still fitted with its 1971 1600cc Cosworth FVA. Clipped by Bert Hawthorne's Tui during practice, triggering the accident in which the Kiwi was killed. The Brabham was heavily damaged but Terbeck was unhurt. The car was returned to England for repairs, and was offered for sale by Kaydon Racing (Cobham, Surrey) in August 1972. Returned to Terbeck who sold it to Heinz Stemmer (Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany). Later to Karl-Heinz Kühn, and then to Hans Peter 1984. Stephan Jocher bought the car from Peter in 1996, and had it for two or three years. It was next seen when raced by Willy Markwalder from 2002 to 2004. To Heinz Rolf Wisskirchen 2006. Then unknown again until raced by Armin Zumtobel in Historic F2 in 2018.

Sources

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Individual sources for this event

Motoring News 20 May 1971 p6 gives chassis numbers for all 32 cars present. Additionally, Wilson Fittipaldi's car is said to be his 1970 car (Autosport), Moser's is said to be 'ex-Coombs, Stewart/Brabham/Goth' (Autosport 20 May 1971 p13) and Wolleck (as his name was then spelt) was in Hill's regular BT36. The LIRA Lotus was given as '18' and Emerson's as '14'.