Jim Clark Memorial Trophäe
Hockenheim, 16 Apr 1972
|1||Jean-Pierre Jaussaud||1850cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Hart
#32 A.S.C.A. (see note 1)
|40||1h 25m 24.2s
|2||Mike Beuttler||1927cc March 722 ["18"] - Ford BDA RES
#17 Clarke-Mordaunt Team (see note 2)
|40||1h 25m 37.5s
|3||Bob Wollek||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Cosworth BDE
#11 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 3)
|40||1h 25m 43.8s
|4||Xavier Perrot||1798cc March 722  - Cosworth BDE
#21 Squadra Tartaruga (see note 4)
|40||1h 28m 05.3s
|5||Tom Belsø||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Steele
#28 Team Viking (see note 5)
|40||1h 29m 31.0s
|6||John Wingfield||1973cc Brabham BT36  - Ford BDA Felday
#34 Nicoby Racing (see note 6)
|7||Adrian Wilkins||1973cc March 722  - Ford BDA Felday
#43 John Coombs Racing (see note 7)
|8||Claudio Francisci||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Cosworth BDE
#29 Elcom Racing Team (see note 8)
|9||Tetsu Ikuzawa||1798cc GRD 272 [020-F2] - Cosworth BDE
#8 GRS International (see note 9)
|NC||Jean-Pierre Jarier||1798cc March 722  - Cosworth BDE
#7 Ecurie Shell-Arnold (see note 10)
|35||gearbox in Heat 1|
|NC||Jochen Mass||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES
#15 STP March Engineering (see note 11)
|31||clutch in Heat 1|
|NC||Brett Lunger||1798cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES
#18 Space Racing (see note 12)
|29||water pipe in Heat 1|
|R||Graham Hill||1973cc Brabham BT36  - Ford BDA Felday
#1 Tate of Leeds Racing (see note 13)
|25||driveshaft in Heat 2|
|R||François Cevert||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES
#2 ELF Coombs Racing (see note 14)
|24||engine in Heat 2|
|R||Patrick Depailler||1850cc Elf 2 (Alpine) A367  - Ford BDA Hart
#3 ELF Coombs Racing (see note 15)
|22||lost oil after spin in Heat 2|
|R||Niki Lauda||1927cc March 722  - Cosworth BDF
#16 STP March Engineering (see note 16)
|20||petrol pump belt in Heat 1; jackshaft in Heat 2|
|R||Roland Salomon||1798cc GRD 272 [014-F2] - Cosworth BDE
#44 GRS International (see note 17)
|15||brakes in Heat 1; piston ring failure in Heat 2|
|R||Richard Scott||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Richardson
#27 Richard Scott (see note 18)
|15||gearbox in Heat 1|
|R||Carlos Pace||1960cc Pygmée MDB17  - Ford BDA Pygmée
#37 Banting & Earle Racing Team
(see note 19)
|12||engine in Heat 1|
|R||Peter Korda||1598cc March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#24 Scuderia Jolly Club Switzerland
(see note 20)
|7||engine in Heat 1|
|R||Wilson Fittipaldi||1973cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Felday
#12 Team Bardahl (see note 21)
|6||clutch in Heat 1|
|R||Carlos Ruesch||1850cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Hart
#36 Matchbox Team Surtees (see note 22)
|6||oil seal in Heat 1|
|R||Henri Pescarolo||1927cc Brabham BT38  - Cosworth BDF
#9 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 23)
|6||engine in Heat 1|
|R||Roland Binder||1927cc Brabham BT36  - Ford BDA Racing Services
Roland Binder (see note 24)
|6||did not start Heat 1; black flagged in Heat 2|
|R||Hiroshi Kazato||1798cc March 722  - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#19 Peter Bloore Racing (see note 25)
|3||head gasket in Heat 1|
|R||Adam Potocki||1973cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Felday
#33 A.S.C.A. (see note 26)
|3||did not start Heat 1; engine in Heat 2|
|R||Patrick Dal Bo||1798cc Pygmée MDB17  - Ford BDA Pygmée
#38 Banting & Earle Racing Team
(see note 27)
|3||engine in Heat 1|
|R||Lian Duarté||1798cc Pygmée MDB17  - Ford BDA Pygmée
#39 Banting & Earle Racing Team
(see note 28)
|1||engine in Heat 1|
|R||Mike Hailwood||1850cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Hart
#4 Matchbox Team Surtees (see note 29)
|0||flywheel in Heat 1|
|DNS||Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla||1987cc March 712M  - Ferrari Dino 206 V6
#23 Tino Brambilla (see note 30)
|Did not start
(lost two engines during practice)
|DNS||David Purley||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES
#22 LEC Refrigeration Racing (see note 31)
|Did not start
(lost engine; no spare)
|DNSC||Bert Hawthorne||1850cc Tui AM29 - Ford BDA Hart
#42 Leda Engineering
|Did not start (crashed)|
|DNSC||Bernd Terbeck||1598cc Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA
#20 Bernd Terbeck (see note 32)
|Did not start (crashed)|
|T||Henri Pescarolo||1927cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Racing Services
Motul Rondel Racing (see note 33)
|(Only used in practice)|
All cars are 2-litre F2 unless noted.
|1||Niki Lauda||1927cc March 722  - Cosworth BDF||2m 08.0s|
|2||Henri Pescarolo||1927cc Brabham BT38  - Cosworth BDF||2m 08.2s|
|3||Jochen Mass||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES||2m 08.7s|
|4||Mike Hailwood||1850cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Hart||2m 08.8s|
|5||François Cevert||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES||2m 10.3s|
|6||Mike Beuttler||1927cc March 722 ["18"] - Ford BDA RES||2m 10.7s|
|7||John Wingfield||1973cc Brabham BT36  - Ford BDA Felday||2m 12.7s|
|8||Bob Wollek||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Cosworth BDE||2m 12.9s|
|9||Richard Scott||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Richardson||2m 13.5s|
|10||Hiroshi Kazato||1798cc March 722  - Ford BDA Broadspeed||2m 13.7s|
|11||Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla *||1987cc March 712M  - Ferrari Dino 206 V6||2m 13.8s|
|12||Tom Belsø||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Steele||2m 14.1s|
|13||Brett Lunger||1798cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES|
|14||Xavier Perrot||1798cc March 722  - Cosworth BDE||2m 17.1s|
|15||Patrick Depailler||1850cc Elf 2 (Alpine) A367  - Ford BDA Hart||2m 14.2s|
|16||Roland Salomon||1798cc GRD 272 [014-F2] - Cosworth BDE||2m 21.2s|
|17||Adrian Wilkins||1973cc March 722  - Ford BDA Felday||2m 24.6s|
|18||Carlos Pace||1960cc Pygmée MDB17  - Ford BDA Pygmée||2m 25.3s|
|19||Patrick Dal Bo||1798cc Pygmée MDB17  - Ford BDA Pygmée||2m 28.4s|
|20||Jean-Pierre Jaussaud||1850cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Hart||2m 29.4s|
|21||Claudio Francisci||1798cc Brabham BT38  - Cosworth BDE||2m 30.4s|
|22||Carlos Ruesch||1850cc Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Hart||2m 30.5s|
|23||Graham Hill||1973cc Brabham BT36  - Ford BDA Felday||2m 31.5s|
|24||Jean-Pierre Jarier||1798cc March 722  - Cosworth BDE||2m 32.3s|
|25||Roland Binder||1927cc Brabham BT36  - Ford BDA Racing Services||2m 34.1s|
|26||Lian Duarté||1798cc Pygmée MDB17  - Ford BDA Pygmée||2m 36.7s|
|27||Tetsu Ikuzawa||1798cc GRD 272 [020-F2] - Cosworth BDE||2m 41.2s|
|28||Wilson Fittipaldi||1973cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Felday||2m 48.2s|
|29||Peter Korda||1598cc March 712M  - Cosworth FVA||2m 50.8s|
|30||Adam Potocki||1973cc Brabham BT38  - Ford BDA Felday||2m 58.2s|
|-||Bert Hawthorne *||1850cc Tui AM29 - Ford BDA Hart||2m 10.3s|
|-||Bernd Terbeck *||1598cc Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA||2m 12.0s|
|-||David Purley *||1927cc March 722  - Ford BDA RES||2m 29.5s|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT38  (Jean-Pierre Jaussaud): New to the French ASCA team, and first seen when driven by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud at Thruxton on Easter Monday 1972. Jaussaud won at Hockenheim in this car in mid-April, and finished second at the same venue in June. The car was heavily damaged at Rouen on 25 June, in an incident with Henri Pescarolo's Brabham, and it was replaced with "a new chassis". This damaged chassis may be the basis of the "ex-Potocki" car that Michel Lateste later had in French hillclimbs.
- 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.
- Brabham BT38  (Bob Wollek): 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.
- March 722  (Xavier Perrot): New to Xavier Perrot (Zürich, Switzerland), and raced in European hillclimbs, F2 events, and both Swiss and German national events in 1972. He won major events in this car at Ampus, Dobratsch, Mont Ventoux, Freiburg-Schauinsland and St Ursanne-Les Rangiers. The car reappeared at the Jim Clark Memorial Trophäe at Hockenheim in April 1973 where it was driven by entered by Formel Rennsport Club Schweiz for Paul Keller (Trasadingen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland) to drive, but was reported to be owned by Freddy Link. Keller crashed it at the Nürburgring three weeks later, but it was back out for Jean-Claude Favre to drive at Payerne in May and in other events later in the season. Subsequent history unknown, but an "ex-Perrot" with "722-16" chassis plate was advertised in 2003. It should be noted that Bob Lazier's Formula B March 722 had the number "722-16" noted in its original SCCA logbook, so the association of Lazier's car with this chassis number is entirely genuine - even if the reason for the duplicated number is not yet understood.
- Brabham BT38  (Tom Belsø): Brand new for Tom Belsø at Oulton Park at the end of March 1972, entered by Team Viking. Raced by Belsø in F2 all season, then converted to Formula Atlantic for a couple of races late in the year. For sale during much of 1973, then to Tom Foster (Modesto, CA) for SCCA Formula B and ICSCC events from 1974 to 1977. Ron Householder (Portland, OR) then bought it for the engine, and sold the car in July 1978 to Kevin Skinner (Langley, BC, Canada). He won the ICSCC Formula B class in 1979, winning his class in seven races. In 2013, he still owned the car.
- Brabham BT36  (John Wingfield): New to John Wingfield (London NW11) in September 1971 and raced in libre with a 1.7-litre Felday BDA. Raced in F2 in 1972 with Felday's 1973cc BDA and then converted to F/Atlantic specification for one race at the end of the season. Sold to Iain McLaren (Broxburn, Scotland) for 1973, fitted with a 1.8-litre Alan Smith Cosworth FVC and used for hillclimbs and libre. Advertised by MRE (Bourne End, Buckingham) in October/November 1973, who had a 1930cc Racing Services BDA in stock at the same time. Sold to Chris Choat and John Hardesty for 1974 and used in libre with a 2-litre Racing Services BDA. Retained for 1975 until sold in the summer to Nick Overall, still with the same RS BDA. To Mike Gue for 1976. Then to Ian Henderson who has retained the car.
- March 722  (Adrian Wilkins): New for Adrian Wilkins to race in F2 in 1972 as a John Coombs Racing entry. Subsequent history unknown, but may have been the car bought by Holman Blackburn for Formula Atlantic.
- 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.
- GRD 272 [020-F2] (Tetsu Ikuzawa): New for Tetsu Ikuzawa to drive in F2 in 1972 as a GRS International entry. For 1973, the car was sold to hillclimber Ken MacMaster (Stourbridge, Worcestershire) and fitted with a 1600cc Hart BDA for hillclimbs. Retained for 1974. MacMaster acquired a Modus M4 for 1975, and the history of the GRD for the next eight years is unknown. In 1983, it was raced by Alan Dix (St Peter, Jersey) in hillclimbs and sprints in England. The car was then retained by Dix until January 2003, when it was bought by Brad Moore and moved to Peter Denty's workshop for some restoration work before being shipped to Moore's workshop at Sears Point, CA.
- March 722  (Jean-Pierre Jarier): 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.
- March 722  (Jochen Mass): New for the works STP March Engineering team, and driven by Ronnie Peterson (who won at Thruxton in April and at Oulton Park in September) and Jochen Mass (who won at the Nürburgring). Sold to Silvio Montenegro (Brazil) and raced by him in the Torneio do Brasil. Crashed into the Armco barrier early in the second heat of the final race. This car was thought to have gone to South Africa for 1973, but it now appears that it only arrived there several seasons later. Its history from 1973 onwards is therefore still to be resolved.
- March 722  (Brett Lunger): New to Brett Lunger, and entered by Space Racing for him in F2 in 1972. Bob Sparshott's partner John 'Ace' Woodington was in charge of the F1 team, with ex-Surtees mechanic Roger Flynn. Lunger also raced the car in the Torneio do Brasil in October and November 1972. According to surviving March records, this car was sold to Guy Tunmer in December 1972, but press reports at the time said Tunmer had bought the ex-Ronnie Peterson car. History from 1973 onwards is therefore still unresolved.
- Brabham BT36  (Graham Hill): 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.
- March 722  (François Cevert): New to the ELF Coombs Racing team for 1972, and raced in F2 by Jean-Pierre Jabouille and François Cevert. Sold to Roy Courtney (Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) for 1973 and fitted with a 1600cc Cosworth BDA, but only seen rarely in Irish racing. To Tony Martin (Dun Laoire, County Dublin, Ireland) for 1974, and raced in Irish Formula Atlantic until crashed heavily at Mondello Park in August. According to Eddie Fitzgerald, the car went to Austin Kinsella (Blessington, County Wicklow) for another couple of seasons of Atlantic, and was then sold to Cyril Lynch (Terenure, Dublin) who used it mainly in hillclimbs from 1978 to 1979. While Lynch owned it, it was also raced by Vivien Candy at Mondello Park in 1979. It left Ireland when sold via AW 'Monkey' Brown to Mike Gue, then to Lew Wright, and then to Peter Denty (Thetford, Norfolk) by 1984. Denty sold it via Ted Walker to Mike Jones, who ran it in Sprints in the north of England in the early 1990s. Jones died in 2004, and the car was sold by his Estate to Todd Willing (Melbourne, Australia) in 2006.
- Elf 2 (Alpine) A367  (Patrick Depailler): 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. According to reports, this car started to be converted to 1975 specification, but was unfinished. In 1999, this car was reported to be owned by Thierry Gay (Lyons), and Gerard Gamand reported on Autodiva that the car had been reconstructed using a new chassis fabricated by Gilles and Vincent Duqueine. In 2015, Fred Marquet's HTT Motorsport was restoring this car to its 1974 Serpaggi specification. It was first seen at Albi in June 2016.
- March 722  (Niki Lauda): New for STP-March number two driver Niki Lauda for F2 in 1972 (won at Oulton Park in March), then for Pedro de Lamare in Torneio do Brasil. To Robert Cooper (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) for Formula Atlantic 1973, and rebuilt mid-season to 73B spec. Retained for early 1974, then sold to Dairmuid McFeeley (Clonee, Dunboyne, County Meath, Ireland) for Irish Formula Atlantic in 1974, 1975 and early 1976. To John Ledlie in 1976, then sold to Richard Lester (Yoxall, Staffordshire) for sprints from 1978 to 1984. With Keith Wanklyn (Wimborne) for hillclimbs from 1985 to 1990. Via three other owners to John Gale (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 2006. Sold to Steve Weller (Sydney, NSW) in 2017.
- GRD 272 [014-F2] (Roland Salomon): New to Roland Salomon, and fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth BDE engine for F2 in 1972. Retained for the early months on 1973, until Salomon bought a March 732 in June 1973. After a year away from racing after the end of the 1974 season, Salomon returned to racing in 1976 using the pseudonym "Ruby". At the first event of the season, at Dijon-Prenois, he won the 1600cc class in GRD, and it seems likely that this was his old car from 1972. He then acquired a Modus M3, and the subsequent history of the GRD is unknown. In 1990 or 1992, Swiss driver Jacques Joliat arrived at the French Savigny-lès-Beaune hillclimb with a GRD that was identified as chassis 272-014. He has continued to race the immaculately presented car in hillclimbs ever since.
- Brabham BT38  (Richard Scott): Brand new for Richard Scott at Oulton Park at the end of March 1972, and used by him through the 1972 F2 season. To Alan Padgett (Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire) for 1973, fitted with an 1850cc Cosworth BDE and used in hillclimbs. To David Baumforth (North Newbald, East Riding of Yorkshire) for hillclimbs and prints in 1974, then to John Hinley (Knowle, Warwickshire) for sprints in 1975. It was acquired by Tony Griffiths (Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands) for 1976, then to chef Paul Edwards (London), who used it extensively in sprints in 1977 and 1978. To Ron Cumming (Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) for libre racing in 1979, when it still had a 1800cc BDE engine. Cumming crashed the car in a race at Ingliston, probably in May 1979, and rebuilt it using a replacement monocoque supplied by Jim Stevenson. The car was then sold, less engine, to somebody in Essex. About seven years later, it was acquired by Chris Perkins (Ashbourne, Derbyshire), still in the distinctive orange-and-white livery used by Cumming in 1979 and with evidence of where the March 79B-style sidpods had been fitted, but now with a Buick V8 engine in the process of installation. Perkins's recollection is that he bought the car in the Brighton area in the mid-1980s.
- Pygmée MDB17  (Carlos Pace): New to the BERT team for Carlos Pace to race in the 1972 F2 series. Pace led at Thruxton, and came close to leading at Hockenheim. Pace then returned to Brazil due to the death of his father, and his MDB17 was used by Duarte at Pau after he damaged his usual car. Pace used it again at the Österreichring but failed to qualify after engine problems. Not seen again until it was loaned to Jean-Louis Lafosse for the Albi GP, but he was unable to start either the Heat or the Final. This car was not seen in 1973 or 1974, but was acquired by Marc Regal and used in French hillclmbs in 1975. Regal continued to run the car, using a Cosworth FVA engine in the 1600cc class, to the end of 1979. The car had been fitted with MDB18 bodywork by 1978, and may have had that as early as 1975. Subsequent history unknown, but this may be one of the cars described as a "MDB20" in 1980. Didier Martin has commented that this car was the one raced by Henri Neel in the 1980s. Gérard Gamand lists the car as being with Edouard Géraud in 1998. Géraud sold chassis 2 to Pierre Lees in early 2006, and by 2007, the car was restored and was near Paris. Gamand's book in 2010 said it was in the Collection Pierre Lees. At HTT Motorsport in January 2017.
- March 712M  (Peter Korda): 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.
- 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.
- Surtees TS10  (Carlos Ruesch): New for Carlos Reusch to race as a works entry in the 1972 F2 series, first appearing at Hockenheim in mid-April. Reutsch had backing from Automovil Club Argentina and the state-owned YPF petrol company, and struck a deal with Surtees to drive a third works car. Unlike the Matchbox-sponsored cars for Hailwood and 'Big John', Reusch's car was white and yellow, and wore YPF signage. At Pau, in only his second race in the car, Reusch crashed heavily, and the car was written off.
- 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.
- Brabham BT36  (Roland Binder): New to Rolf Stommelen as part of the Eifelland Wohnwagenbau (Caravaning) team for F2 in 1971. To Roland Binder (Esslingen, Germany) in F2 and hillclimbs in 1973. Later to Wittwer Racing, when the car had been modified with strange March bodywork, and sold to Ruedi Jauslin, then to dealer Fridolin Hämmerli. Then sold to Hansmarkus Huber who bought new Brabham bodywork from Peter Denty Racing; then sold to Albert Eggs, and sold by him to 'someone from Zurich'. Subsequent history unknown. A car with this number seen in 2003 with Sid Hoole and then in 2005 with Joseph (Sepp) Meyer.
- 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 Wainwright (Burton, Staffordshire), 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  (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.
- 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.
- Pygmée MDB17  (Lian Duarté): New to the BERT team for Lian Duarté to race in the 1972 F2 series. Duarté was taken out by teammate Carlos Pace at the start of the final at Thruxton, and his race at Hockenheim ended after just a lap with a broken piston. His bad luck continued at the Nürburgring at the end of the month, then he was involved in a lap 1 pile up, and the Pygmée was badly damaged. He returned to this car at Rouen in June, but was too slow to qualify, and failed to qualify again at the Österreichring after brake problems. His luck finally turned at Imola where he qualified with a rather dubious time, and completed two whole laps before retiring with an oil leak. He was not seen again. The subsequent history of the MDB17 is unknown, but Didier Martin has been quoted that both the Duarte and Pace MDB17s went to Marc Regal. Gérard Gamand lists the car as being with Edouard Géraud (who also owned MDB16 271 and MDB17 272) in 1995, and then in a private collection in southwest France in 2010.
- 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.
- March 712M  (Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla): New to Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla, and run for him by Scuderia Ala d'Oro in F2 in 1971. Retained for 1972, when it was first fitted with a Ferrari Dino V6 engine, and later with 1800cc Novamotor BDAs. Retained again for 1973, when it was in Beta livery and fitted with a Schnitzer BMW engine. Subsequent history unknown, but Fabio Montani told Philippe Demeyer that he belivees it went to a "Diepoltz" in Switzerland.
- March 722  (David Purley): New to David Purley and entered by Lec Refrigeration Racing for him in F2 in 1972. Retained for 1973, but converted to Formula Atlantic, fitted with Falconer bodywork and run in the two British championships, winning the opening race of each championship. At Silverstone in May, Autosport reported that the car was appearing for the first time in 73B bodywork and using narrow track. Photographs of the car at the following race, which Purley won, show that it also had front-facing rollhoop supports, which are usually indicative of the 1973 March monocoque, and a more detailed picture of the car at Silverstone in July shows that the front suspension also indicated it now had a 1973 monocoque. He used the car to the end of the season, winning five races in total. It was then raced by Dieter Quester at Macau at the end of 1973, who was said to have bought the "73B". However, Quester's recollection was that it was rented by Team Harper for him to drive. Subsequent history unknown, but possibly sold in the Far East. The car would probably have been indistinguishable from a 73B by this time.
- Brabham BT36  (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.
- Brabham BT38  (Henri Pescarolo): Brand new for Motul Rondel Racing at Oulton Park at the end of March 1972, and raced there by Tim Schenken, who finished second. For Schenken again at Thruxton a few days later, then for Derek Bell at Nürburgring at the end of April, by Jean Max at Pau, and by Jean-Pierre Beltoise at Crystal Palace and Rouen. Schenken used the car for the rest of the season, winning at Hockenheim in October. Sold to John Powell (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) for Formula B in 1973. Sold to Bob Schutt (Kirkwood, MO) at Watkins Glen at the end of 1973, and used by him in Mid West Division FB racing. In the early 1980s, Schutt sold the car to Bob Willis (St Louis, MO), who is believed to still own it in 2019.
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 20 Apr 1972 pp8-11, Motoring News 20 Apr 1972 pp6-7. Roland Salamon (called Roland Binder by Autosport) has GRD chassis 272-14 and Izukawa had 272-020-F2. Reusch had Surtees TS10-03, Depailler had Alpine A367 chassis 3670, Brambilla had March 712M-18 and Perter Korda had the ex-Fredy Link 712M-16. Richard Scott's car had a new monocoque. MN said that Wolleck had a brand new BT38-15 and that Pescarolo had in BT38-18 (a typo, surely, as that was Jaussaud's car) with Schenken's BT38-14 as a spare