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Grand Prix de Rouen

Rouen-les-Essarts, 27 Jun 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ronnie Peterson March 712M [7] - Cosworth FVA
#4 March Engineering
25 0.55.36.3
176.476 kph
2 Dieter Quester March 712M [14] - BMW M12/2
#14 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau (see note 1)
25 0.55.42.8
3 Graham Hill Brabham BT36 [2] - Cosworth FVA
#1 Rondel Racing (see note 2)
25 0.55.43.6
4 Niki Lauda March 712M [9B as '10'] - Cosworth FVA
#12 March Engineering
25 0.56.01.1
5 François Migault Lotus 69 ["69/71.18.F2"] - Cosworth FVA
#28 LIRA (see note 3)
25 0.56.41.8
6 Tim Schenken Brabham BT36 [1] - Cosworth FVA
#5 Rondel Racing (see note 4)
22 Engine
7 Carlos Pace March 712M [20] - Cosworth FVA
#24 Frank Williams Racing
22
R Jean-Pierre Beltoise Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-271] - Cosworth FVA
#3 Constructions Mech Pygmée (see note 5)
19 Fuel starvation
R Gerry Birrell Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#17 J&J Stanton (see note 6)
18 Overheating
R Jeremy Richardson Brabham BT30 [16] - Cosworth FVA
#7 Paul Watson Racing Organisation
(see note 7)
17 Overheating
R Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla March 712M [21] - Cosworth FVA
#38 Scuderia Ala d'Oro (see note 8)
15 Engine
R Reine Wisell Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] - Cosworth FVA
#18 LIRA (see note 9)
14 Collision with Mazet
R François Cevert Tecno TF71 [T00720] - Ford BDA
#16 Équipe ELF Tecno
13 Broken wheel, accident
R Tetsu Ikuzawa Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#19 (see note 10)
10 Engine
R Jean-Pierre Jaussaud March 712M [11] - Cosworth FVA
#10 Shell-Arnold
7 Fuel starvation
R Peter Westbury Brabham BT36 [5] - Cosworth FVA
#6 FIRST (see note 11)
5 Oil pipe
DSQ Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT30 [18] - Cosworth FVA
#8 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 12)
22 6th on road; missed chicane
DSQ François Mazet Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVA
#36 Siffert Racing Team (see note 13)
22 7th on road; missed chicane
DNSF Max Jean ("Jean Max") March 712M [4] - Cosworth FVA
#23 Frank Williams Racing (see note 14)
Did not start final
DNSF Jean-Pierre Jarier March 712M [9] - Cosworth FVA
#31 Shell-Arnold
Did not start final
DNSF Mike Beuttler March 712M [5] - Cosworth FVA
#45 (see note 15)
Did not start final
DNQH Wilson Fittipaldi March 712M [17] - Cosworth FVA
#9 Team Bardahl (see note 16)
Did not qualify from heats
(7th in heat 1)
DNQH John Cannon March 712M [15] - Cosworth FVA
#11 (see note 17)
Did not qualify from heats
(retired heat 1)
DNQH Silvio Moser Brabham BT30 [17] - Cosworth FVA
#29 Jolly Club Switzerland (see note 18)
Did not qualify from heats
(retired heat 2)
DNQH John Watson Brabham BT30 [11] - Cosworth FVA
#33 (see note 19)
Did not qualify from heats
(9th in heat 1)
DNQH Lionel Noghès Brabham BT30 [9] - Cosworth FVA
#35 Écurie Monaco (see note 20)
Did not qualify from heats
(8th in heat 1)
DNQH Vittorio Brambilla March 712M [1] - Cosworth FVA
#39 Scuderia Ala d'Oro
Did not qualify from heats
(retired heat 2)
DNS Jean-Pierre Jabouille Tecno TF71 [T00714] - Ford BDA
#21 Équipe ELF Tecno
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS Claudio Francisci Tecno TF70 [T00808] - Cosworth FVA
#41 Racing Team IRIS
Did not start
(Engine)
DNPQ Bob Wollek Brabham BT36 [9] - Cosworth FVA
#20 Rondel Racing (see note 21)
Did not pre-qualify
DNPQ Patrick Depailler Tecno TF71 [T00716] - Ford BDA
#22 Équipe ELF Tecno
Did not pre-qualify
DNPQ Christian Ethuin March 712M [2] - Cosworth FVA
#25 Frank Williams Racing
Did not pre-qualify
DNPQ Jürg Dubler Brabham BT30 [24] - Cosworth FVA
#30 Jolly Club Switzerland (see note 22)
Did not pre-qualify
DNPQ Hervé Bayard Chevron B18 [18.71.4] - Cosworth FVA
#32 (see note 23)
Did not pre-qualify
DNPQ Carlos Ruesch Brabham BT30 [19] - Cosworth FVA
#34 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 24)
Did not pre-qualify
DNPQ Adam Potocki Lotus 69 [69.F2.3] - Cosworth FVA
#37 Scuderia Ala d'Oro (see note 25)
Did not pre-qualify
DNPQ Arturo Merzario Tecno TF70 [T00806] - Cosworth FVA
#40 Racing Team IRIS
Did not pre-qualify
DNPQ Hannelore Werner March 712M [3] - Cosworth FVA
#46 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau
Did not pre-qualify
DNA Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#2 Team Bardahl (see note 26)
Did not arrive
DNA Helmut Marko Lola T240 ["F2.1"] - Cosworth FVA
#15 Écurie Bonnier
Did not arrive
DNA Jean Blanc Tecno TF70 [T00 740] - Cosworth FVA
#26
Did not arrive
DNA Patrick Dal Bo Pygmée MDB16 - Cosworth FVA
#27 Constructions Mech Pygmée
Did not arrive
DNA Bernd Terbeck Brabham BT36 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#44 (see note 27)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Ronnie Peterson160.35.45.5
2Niki Lauda160.35.45.6
3Jean-Pierre Beltoise160.36.07.5
4Tim Schenken160.36.07.8
5Reine Wisell160.36.10.0
6Peter Westbury160.37.06.8
7Wilson Fittipaldi160.37.45.9
8Jeremy Richardson160.37.47.2
9John Watson15Started as reserve for Francisci
10Carlos Pace15
11Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla14
Max Jean ("Jean Max")11Accident
Mike Beuttler10Engine
John Cannon2
Claudio FrancisciDid not start
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1François Cevert160.35.25.2
2Carlos Reutemann160.35.30.5
3Dieter Quester160.35.35.9
4Gerry Birrell160.35.36.6
5Graham Hill160.35.42.8
6Jean-Pierre Jaussaud160.35.54.1
7François Migault160.35.57.8
8Lionel Noghès160.37.07.9
9Tetsu Ikuzawa15
François Mazet13
Silvio Moser13
Vittorio Brambilla13
Jean-Pierre Jarier10
Jean-Pierre JabouilleDid not start
Qualifying
1 François Cevert (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno TF71 [T00720] - Ford BDA
2 Ronnie Peterson (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [7] - Cosworth FVA
3 Carlos Reutemann (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [18] - Cosworth FVA
4 Niki Lauda (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [9B as '10'] - Cosworth FVA
5 Dieter Quester (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [14] - BMW M12/2
6 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-271] - Cosworth FVA
7 Gerry Birrell (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA
8 Tim Schenken (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [1] - Cosworth FVA
9 Graham Hill (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [2] - Cosworth FVA
10 Reine Wisell (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] - Cosworth FVA
11 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [11] - Cosworth FVA
12 Mike Beuttler (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [5] - Cosworth FVA
13 François Migault (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 ["69/71.18.F2"] - Cosworth FVA
14 Peter Westbury (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [5] - Cosworth FVA
15 François Mazet (F2) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVA
16 Max Jean ("Jean Max") (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [4] - Cosworth FVA
17 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [9] - Cosworth FVA
18 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [21] - Cosworth FVA
19 Carlos Pace (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [20] - Cosworth FVA reserve
20 Tetsu Ikuzawa (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] - Cosworth FVA reserve
21 Jeremy Richardson (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [16] - Cosworth FVA reserve

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Brabham BT36 [2] (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, but damaged in an accident. To Rod Ocampo 1975, then Romeo David in 1977, and later Louis Camus. Acquired by Leif Norberg 1988, and restored in 1996 by Peter Denty. Sold to Andrew Fellowes in Australia in 2004. To Alan Telfer in 2011.
  3. Lotus 69 ["69/71.18.F2"] (François Migault): 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, who restored it for German customer Eberhard Metke. It was sold in 2000, but the next owner is not yet known. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Brabham BT36 [1] (Tim Schenken): New to Rondel Racing 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 via Howlings (!) in 1984 to collector Anthony Mayman, then via John Harper and Ted Walker to Peter Williams in 1989. To Andrew Fellowes 2002, then to Ian Rimmer in 2009.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 hin his collection until his death in the late 1990s. Subsequent history unclear, but this car was advertised by Eric Peterson (Germany) in April 2018.
  7. Brabham BT30 [16] (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.
  8. March 712M [21] (Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla): 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.
  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. 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 in 1984, restored for historic racing, and raced by Mike Pendlebury in HSCC events from 1986 onwards. It later went to Freddy Kumschick, and then via Hall & Fowler to Irvine Laidlaw by 2003. Laidlaw sold it to Mark Davenport some time after 2006, and by 2018 it was reportedly with Jean-Marc Bussolini.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  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. Unknown again until 1989, when Robert Campbell raced his red "ex-Jo Siffert F2 Chevron B18-71/3" in HSCC events. A car with this chassis number was auctioned by H&H in May 2002 but did not sell. 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. March 712M [4] (Max Jean ("Jean Max")): 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. Believed to have been replaced by a new car, 712M/25, after that accident.
  15. 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. 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.
  16. March 712M [17] (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 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.
  17. March 712M [15] (John Cannon): John Cannon generally ran his March 712M in Formula 2 but took it to the US in September for the Lime Rock Formula 5000 race fitted with an FVC (MN 3 Feb 1972 p18). In 1972, the car was converted to Formula B specification with a Hart twin cam and raced by Warren G. Ogden III (North Andover, MA) in SCCA events. He advertised the car in Feb 1973 but it may have been the basis of the March 73B that he drove at Virginia International Raceway on 8 Apr 1973.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  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. Brabham BT36 [9] (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 in 2008. Restored by Peter Denty between 2008 and 2010. To Klaus Bergs in 2010.
  22. 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. 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.
  23. 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 is likely to have been the (red?) Chevron B18 raced on the French hills by Rémy Gillis (Arques, also in northern France) in 1973 and is probably then the Chevron "B25" used by Bernard-Etienne Grobot (Ban-de-Laveline in north-eastern France) in late 1973 and 1974. Then probably the car raced by Lucien Guitteny in 1975. This French B18 was later acquired from Marc Regal by Marcel Alquier, at which point it had a later full-width nose. Alquier is reported to have painted it black. According to Autodiva Editor Gérard Gamand, Maurice Slotine had a black Chevron B18 in the Trophée d'Europe F2 Historique in 1990s which may have been the ex-Bayard car. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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 histori events from the mid 1990s to early 2000s. Then sold it to Michel Ghio, who raced it in Historic F2 2010-2013.
  26. 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, to Roger Bevan (High Wycombe) late 2008.
  27. 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 owned by Willy Markwalder in 2003. To Heinz Rolf Wisskirchen 2006.

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.

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Individual sources for this event

Autosport 1 Jul 1971 p32 gives all but ten chassis numbers, the main exceptions being the five Tecnos and the Beltoise Pygmée. Lauda had a new 712M described as chassis 10 but this was previously Jarier's chassis plate and March records confirm that the two cars swap chassis plate at this point. The LIRA team may have been playing with chassis plates but both Autosport and MN say Migault was in Scott's usual car and Wisell in hs own usual car. The biggest confusion is around Hervé Bayard's Chevron B18 which is said to be 18.71.3 but the ex-Bogota/Perrot car.