Gran Premio del Mediterraneo
Enna-Pergusa, 20 Aug 1972
|1||Henri Pescarolo||1927cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Racing Services
#11 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 1)
|2||Patrick Depailler||1900cc March 722  - Ford BDA Smith
#27 ELF Coombs Racing (see note 2)
|3||Carlos Ruesch||1850cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Hart
#1 Matchbox Team Surtees (see note 3)
|4||Wilson Fittipaldi||1840cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Novamotor
#5 Team Bardahl (see note 4)
|5||Hiroshi Kazato||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES
#19 Peter Bloore Racing (see note 5)
|6||Carlos Reutemann||1970cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Rondel/Itoh
#24 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 6)
|7||Jean-Pierre Jaussaud||1850cc Brabham BT38 [‘33’ as 18-2] - Ford BDA Hart
#8 A.S.C.A. (see note 7)
|8||Adam Potocki||1850cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Hart
#7 A.S.C.A. (see note 8)
|R||Claudio Francisci||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Novamotor
#10 Elcom Racing Team (see note 9)
|R||José Dolhem||1990cc March 722  - Ford BDA Armaroli
#25 Ecurie Shell-Arnold (see note 10)
|R||Mike Hailwood||1850cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Hart
#2 Matchbox Team Surtees (see note 11)
|R||Carlos Pace||1850cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Hart
#4 Matchbox Team Surtees (see note 12)
|30||DNS Heat 2|
|R||Mike Beuttler||1927cc March 722 ["18"] - Ford BDA RES
#22 Clarke-Mordaunt Team (see note 13)
|R||Jean-Pierre Jabouille||1850cc Elf 2 (Alpine) A367  - Ford BDA Hart
#28 ELF Coombs Racing (see note 14)
|19||DNS Heat 2|
|R||Andrea de Adamich||1840cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Novamotor
#9 FINA Team Surtees (see note 15)
|6||DNS Heat 2|
|R||Patrick Dal Bo||1927cc Pygmée MDB17  - Ford BDA Pygmée
#14 [Construction Mechaniques Pygmee]
(see note 16)
|3||DNS Heat 2|
|R||Silvio Moser||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Cosworth BDE
#6 Scuderia del Lario (see note 17)
|1||DNS Heat 2|
|DNQ||Georges Schäfer||1798cc Chevron B18 [18.71.2] - Cosworth BDE
#26 Georges Schafer (see note 18)
|Did not qualify|
All cars are 2-litre F2 unless noted.
|1||Mike Hailwood||1850cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Hart||1m 25.7s|
|2||Carlos Pace||1850cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Hart||1m 25.8s|
|3||Jean-Pierre Jabouille||1850cc Elf 2 (Alpine) A367  - Ford BDA Hart||1m 25.9s|
|4||Andrea de Adamich||1840cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Novamotor||1m 26.3s|
|5||Carlos Reutemann||1970cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Rondel/Itoh||1m 26.3s|
|6||Henri Pescarolo||1927cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Racing Services||1m 26..6s|
|7||José Dolhem||1990cc March 722  - Ford BDA Armaroli||1m 26.7s|
|8||Carlos Ruesch||1850cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Hart||1m 26.8s|
|9||Hiroshi Kazato||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES||1m 27.4s|
|10||Wilson Fittipaldi||1840cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Novamotor||1m 27.4s|
|11||Patrick Depailler||1900cc March 722  - Ford BDA Smith||1m 28.3s|
|12||Mike Beuttler||1927cc March 722 ["18"] - Ford BDA RES|
|13||Claudio Francisci||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Novamotor||1m 28.8s|
|14||Silvio Moser||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Cosworth BDE||1m 29.2s|
|15||Patrick Dal Bo||1927cc Pygmée MDB17  - Ford BDA Pygmée||1m 29.6s|
|16||Jean-Pierre Jaussaud||1850cc Brabham BT38 [‘33’ as 18-2] - Ford BDA Hart||(accident during practice)|
|17||Adam Potocki||1850cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Hart||1m 33.5s|
|18||Georges Schäfer *||1798cc Chevron B18 [18.71.2] - Cosworth BDE||1m 38.4s|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT38  (Henri Pescarolo): New for Motul Rondel Racing in 1972, and raced by Bob Wollek, Henri Pescarolo (who won at Enna-Pergusa), and others. One of a group of cars sold to South Africa after the Torneio do Brasil. Raced by Jackie Pretorius in 1973, using an Alan Smith Cosworth FVC, then to John Amm for 1974. Converted to Formula Atlantic and raced again by Amm in 1976. Then unknown until reportedly located by Thomas Koch in South Africa some time around 1997-1999, and imported to the US. Then sold to Terry Allard (Denver, CO) some time before 2005.
- March 722  (Patrick Depailler): New to ELF Coombs Racing, and raced by Patrick Depailler in F2 in 1972, although he also drove the team's Alpine A367 at some races. Not seen in 1973, but sold by the March factory in May 1974 to Derek Robinson, of Motor Racing Supplies in Frome, Somerset. It had been updated to the latest works 742 bodywork. Robinson entered the car in Formula Atlantic for Alan Rollinson, but Rollinson was still troubled by an ankle injury and decided to retire in July. Donald MacLeod was entered in the car at a race in September, but did not arrive. It was advertised from a Radstock phone number at the start of September, described as a "works Formula Atlantic [March] 74B" that had been "built and prepared at Bicester for Alan Rollinson", and had a Holbay engine. It was in side-radiator form with a works 742 nose. Subsequent history unknown.
- Surtees TS10  (Carlos Ruesch): A new car built to replace the TS10/03 wrecked by Carlos Reusch at Pau in May, and raced by him as a Team Surtees entry during the 1972 F2 season. Reusch retired after two races of the Torneio do Brasil, and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud drove the car in the final Interlagos race. Sold to Geoff Friswell for 1973, and converted to Formula Atlantic specification, but the Clubmen's expert had a poor run of results, which ended at Mallory Park in May when he spun off at Gerards and badly damaged the car. Friswell acquired a new March 73B to replace it, and the Surtees was advertised as complete but damaged in November 1973. The subsequent history of the wreck is not known, but its tub was later with Dave Allen as a spare for his TS10/01, and was still in its company when TS10/01 was sold by Peter Bromage to Don Wood in the late 1980s.
- Brabham BT38  (Wilson Fittipaldi): New to Team Bardahl for Wilson Fittipaldi to drive in the 1972 F2 season. Wilson started the season with poor results, but improved significantly after the car was rebuilt by former Brabham and Surtees man Alain Fenn, who widened the front suspension, fitted a Chevron-like wide nose and moved the radiators from the side to the front. Fitipaldi finished fourth on the revised car's debut at Enna in August and fourth again at Hockenheim in October. He raced the car in the Brazilian F2 Torneio, finishing third and fourth in the first two races, but then crashed heavily in practice at Interlagos, and the car was rapidly rebuilt overnight on a spare monocoque acquired from the Rondel team. He finished a very impressive fifth in Heat 1, and was running third in Heat 2 behind World Champion brother Emerson and new F2 champion Mike Hailwood before dropping back. Subsequent history unknown, but it is quite possible that the car remained in Brazil. In 2020, it was reported that the car had been part of the JORM collection ("Coleção J. O. R. M.") of José Oswaldo Ribeiro de Mendonça (São Paulo, Brazil) before his death in December 2018. The collection was managed in 2017 by Paulo "Louco" Figueiredo.
- March 722  (Hiroshi Kazato): New to Hiroshi Kazato, and run for him in European F2 by Peter Bloore Racing. The car disappeared at the end of 1972, but March records show that it was sold to a "J. F. Gridley" of Tooting, south London. It is then said to have been owned by an Englishman who planned to use it in French hillclimbs, but only to seize the engine and abandon it. It was acquired by Ted Walker some time around 1987, still with Kazato's name on the wheels, and sold to Nigel Smith, who sold it on to Gerry Wainright, who sent it to Simon Hadfield for restoration. Hadfield raced it briefly in historic racing, before it was sold to Jim Bennett in Colorado, but he only raced it once. It was sold to Scott Meehan (Kamas, UT) in 2005, and restored with a Cosworth BDE engine. Sold to Andrew Gifford (Perth, Australia) in 2012.
- Brabham BT38  (Carlos Reutemann): New for Motul Rondel Racing at Hockenheim in mid-April 1972, and raced all season by Bob Wolleck. Raced once by Carlos Reutemann at Enna. Sold to Bill O'Connor (Highland Park, IL) for Formula B for 1973. To Chuck Dietrich (Sandusky, OH) for 1974, then fitted with a Cosworth BDA for 1975, 1976 and 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT38 [‘33’ as 18-2] (Jean-Pierre Jaussaud): A "new chassis" replacing the ASCA team's Brabham BT38 wrecked by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud at Rouen. It was raced by teammate Adam Potocki at Imola, where Potocki failed to qualify, and was then Jaussaud's car for the rest of the season. ASCA entered Jaussaud in the Brazilian F2 Torneio, but he was involved in the startline accident at the second Interlagos race, and the Brabham was badly damaged. According to Chris Townsend's research, this car was acquired by Fred Opert Racing and raced by Héctor Rebaque in the Caracas Formula B race in March 1973, then by Brian Robertson in the JAF Grand Prix in May 1973. It's not clear what else Opert used it for in 1973, but in January 1974, he sold it to John Bernadine (Tulsa, OK) for SCCA Formula B. Then to Warren Pauge (Hacienda Heights, CA) in August 1975, replacing his well-used Brabham BT21. Pauge retained the BT38 for many years, even running it as a Can-Am car once in 1982. After he finally stopped racing it in 1988, he sold it to Marc Bahner, then it went to George Steven in 1992, Tom Stapleton about 2008, and Paul Skilowitz (Stuart, FL) in 2016.
- Brabham BT38  (Adam Potocki): New to the French ASCA team, and first seen when driven by Count Adam Potocki at Hockenheim in mid-April 1972. After a few slow races with Potocki, this car was taken over by ASCA teammate Jean-Pierre Jaussaud for the Österreichring and Imola races, the Frenchman having wrecked his regular car at Rouen. It then returned to be Potocki's car to the end of the season.
- Brabham BT38  (Claudio Francisci): Entered by Elcom Racing Team for Claudio Francisci in F2 in 1972, using 1.8-litre Novamotor Cosworth BDE engines. It was reported to have swapped chassis plates with Carlos Reutemann's BT38/11, but the story is quite confused. It is interesting that Sport Auto reported the chassis number of this car as BT38/11 at Rouen in June. Subsequent history unknown, but it should be noted that this is a different car to Eligio Siconolfi's Brabham BT38B-13, which later appeared in Can-Am.
- March 722  (José Dolhem): New to Ecurie Shell-Arnold for F2 in 1972, and raced by Jean-Pierre Jarier, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, and José Dolhem. Sold to Yves Courage for 1973, and raced by him in French hillclimbs with a 1798cc Cosworth BDE. To Roland Davril for 1974, but his season was ended early when his engine injected a stone. To Robert Lucet for 1975, now equipped with a 1930cc BDE, and retained by him for 1976, and for 1977, when it was described as a March 742/752. Retained again for 1978, but now in the 1600cc class with a Cosworth engine.It was sold to Marcel Perriot for 1979, then to Patrick Tibonnet 1982, then Bernard Pourchet 1984, then Charles Gnaedinger 1998. Gnaedinger sold it via Grand Prix Classics to Denis Maynard, and it then passed via Grand Prix Classics again to Bill Morris in 2001. Then unknown until sold by George Grigoriev (San Diego, CA) to Ray Stubber in September 2011. Sold by Stubber to Angelo Orloff (Western Australia) in November 2015.
- Surtees TS10  (Mike Hailwood): New for Mike Hailwood to race as a works entry in the 1972 F2 series as a works Team Surtees entry. Hailwood won at Mantorp Park and Salzburgring in this car, and also finished second at Crystal Palace, Rouen, the Österreichring and Hockenheim in October to secure a deserved championship. He also won one race at Interlagos in November during the Torneio do Brasil, The car was not seen in 1973, but reappeared in 1974 with Richard Jones (Stroud, Gloucestershire) for hillclimbs. Raced regularly by Jones in 1975 and 1976 with a 2-litre Hart engine, and then in 1977 with a turbocharged Hart, although he soon returned to a regular engine. To Channel Islander Maurice Ogier for 1978, and used in the 1600cc class of French hillclimbs. Then to Dave Allen (Crewe, Cheshire), and raced in British Formula Atlantic in 1979. Next seen hillclimbed by Peter Bromage in the 1980s, then sold to Don Wood, and seen again shortly after when sold by dealer Straight Six to the US in 1991. Raced by Gil Nickel (Oakville, CA) in US historic events between 1994 and 2002. Nickel died in 2003, but the car has been retained by his family in the car collection at Nickel's Far Niente Winery in Oakville.
- Surtees TS10  (Carlos Pace): A new car built up for the Matchbox Team Surtees F2 team in mid-1972, and first raced by Dieter Quester at the Österreichring in early July. Raced later in the season by Carlos Pace, John Surtees and Mike Hailwood. It is almost certainly the car raced by Lian Duarté in the F2 Torneio do Brasil. Sold to Silvio Moser for 1973, repainted in Marlboro livery, and used regularly through the 1973 F2 season. Raced by Alberto Colombo at Vallelunga at the end of the season. According to Beat Schenker, Moser's mechanic, the Surtees was sold to a Mr Herber, from Ticino, who planned to use it in the Swiss national championship. Beat recalls that he crashed on his second or third outing, and believes the car may have been a total loss.
- March 722 ["18"] (Mike Beuttler): New to Mike Beuttler, and entered by Clarke-Mordaunt Team for him to race in F2 in 1972. Consistently reported at the time to be chassis 722-18, but the same chassis number was also reported for John Smith's car in Ireland. The ex-Beuttler car was used as a test chassis for the new BMW F2 engine during October, when both Jean-Pierre Jarier and Hans Stuck used it. Not seen in 1973, but reappeared in 1974 as the "HRS 732" run by Jock Topin and entered by Anglo Swiss Racing Team for Gill Orchard to race in Formula Atlantic. The car was reported to be a 713M before Topin told Autosport in April 1974 that it was based on the ex-Beuttler March 722, "extensively modified by his Ecurie Santos operation" and produced "with blessing from March". Subsequent history unknown.
- Elf 2 (Alpine) A367  (Jean-Pierre Jabouille): Entered as an "ELF 2", but built by Alpine and designated the A367. Chassis 3670 was built for the 1972 F2 season, when it was raced by Patrick Depailler and Jean-Pierre Jabouille. This is apparently the same car that was updated for 1973 and became Depailler's regular car that season. Substantially redesigned by Andre de Cortanze for 1974, and fitted with a Schnitzer BMW as a fourth team car for Alain Serpaggi and others to race. Subsequent history unknown.
- Surtees TS10  (Andrea de Adamich): New for Andrea de Adamich to race as a FINA Team Surtees entry in the 1972 F2 series, first appearing at the Pau GP in early May. De Adamich had driven for Surtees in F5000 in 1969, and returned to the team after two years leading Alfa Romeo's efforts to introduce their V8 engine into Formula 1. Like his Formula 1 Surtees TS9B, the Italian's TS10 was red and white with FINA logos. He drove the F2 car when his F1 commitments allowed, with a best result of fourth at Imola. The car was sold for 1973 to Romano Martini who raced as "Shangri-Là", and was used by him in F2 and in Italian hill climbs during 1973, entered by Etienne Aigner. The car reappeared in 1974 as an Etienne Aigner entry on loan to Helmut Koinigg at Hockenheim in April. Then sold to Hans Deffland (Munich, Bavaria, West Germany) in May 1974, and used by him in hillclimbs plus the F2 race at Hockenheim in September 1974. Then to Gerhard Donnerer (Marxzell, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg) in January 1975, and used in hill climbs in 1975 and 1976, and then to Jürgen Zimmerman (Schwieberdingen, Baden-Württemberg) in August 1978. It was later sold to a Mr. Studer in Switzerland who did not race it, and was sold by him to Mario Colombo (Rapperswil, Switzerland) in 1983. Mario had the car restored by Wittwer Partner Motorsport in Diepoldsau, Switzerland, and then had it fixed to the wall of his flat, where it remained until June 2019, when it was bought by Dean Forward, and shipped back to England.
- Pygmée MDB17  (Patrick Dal Bo): New to the BERT team for Patrick Dal Bo to race in the 1972 F2 series. Dal Bo was fourth in the first race of the season, but had a series of failures to qualify, often caused by engine failures. The car was sold to Georges Schäfer for 1973, and used in occasional F2 races, rounds of the Swiss championship, and French hillclimbs for the next three seasons, using a Cosworth BDE engine. It appears that it was updated for 1974 with revised bodywork and given the chassis plate "MDB19 - 03 -74". Gérard Gamand's book shows this as the Pygmée owned by Roger Martini (Girond, Aquitaine) from 1979 to 1983, although Martini believed he had owned the ex-Pace car. According to Gamand, the car then passed via two other French owners, 'Legeay' and 'Sutter' to Roland Perrin in 1988, by which time it had acquired odd square sidepods and a Martini nose, and the steelwork had been painted a fetching orange. Bought by Peter Morley in Belgium in 2005, then to Gamand in April 2007, who completely restored the car in 2008-09. On display at Epoqu'auto in Lyon in November 2009. Raced by Gamand in Historic F2 in 2010 and 2012. On display on the Autodiva stand at Epoqu'Auto in November 2013.
- Brabham BT38  (Silvio Moser): New for Silvio Moser (Lugano, Switzerland) at the Eifelrennen at the Nürburgring on 30 April 1972, where it was run for him by Scuderia Del Lario, and sponsored by Marlboro. Raced by Moser in most F2 races in 1972. To Freddy Amweg (Ammerswil, Switzerland) for 1973, and used in a few F2 races, but more often in the Swiss national championship. To Jorg Siegrist (Lucerne, Switzerland) for 1974, when it was fitted with a Cosworth BDG, and used in Swiss and German events, as well as a few F2 races. Subsequent history unknown, but in July 2012, this car was advertised by Lutziger Classic Cars (Rudolfstetten, Switzerland). It had been restored by Peter Denty, was fitted with a Cosworth BDG engine, and was in Amweg's livery.
- Chevron B18 [18.71.2] (Georges Schäfer): 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.
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
Autosport 24 Aug 1972, Motoring News 24 Aug 1972 pp12-13. MN said that Shafer's Chevron B18 nwas ex-Frey.