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Jochen Rindt Memorial Trophy

Österreichring, 9 Jul 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emerson Fittipaldi 1927cc Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth BDF
#1 Texaco Team Lotus (see note 1)
34
2 Mike Hailwood 1850cc Surtees TS10 [01] - Ford BDA Hart
#5 Matchbox Team Surtees (see note 2)
34
3 Carlos Reutemann 1927cc Brabham BT38 [26] - Cosworth BDF
#11 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 3)
34
4 David Morgan 1860cc Brabham BT38 [16 as '15'] - Ford BDA Wood
#20 Edward Reeves Racing (see note 4)
34
5 Patrick Depailler 1850cc March 722 [45] - Ford BDA Hart
#9 ELF Coombs Racing
34
6 Bob Wollek 1927cc Brabham BT38 [15] - Ford BDA Racing Services
#10 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 5)
34
7 Carlos Ruesch 1850cc Surtees TS10 [05] - Ford BDA Hart
#6 Matchbox Team Surtees (see note 6)
34
8 John Watson 1850cc Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Hart
#26 Alan McCall Team Tui
34
9 Vittorio Brambilla 1798cc March 712M [4?] - Ford BDA Novamotor
#29 Vittorio Brambilla (see note 7)
33
10 José Dolhem 1798cc March 722 [14] - Ford BDA Novamotor
#27 Ecurie Shell-Arnold (see note 8)
33
11 Jody Scheckter 1927cc McLaren M21 [M21-72-01] - Ford BDA Racing Services
#25 Impact Group (see note 9)
33
12 David Purley 1927cc March 722 [10] - Ford BDA RES
#32 LEC Refrigeration Racing (see note 10)
32
13 Hiroshi Kazato 1798cc March 722 [8] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#19 Peter Bloore Racing (see note 11)
32 second reserve; started instead of Beuttler
14 Silvio Moser 1798cc Brabham BT38 [21] - Ford BDA Novamotor
#22 Scuderia del Lario (see note 12)
31
15 Richard Scott 1798cc Brabham BT38 [17] - Ford BDA Richardson
#31 Uniacke Chemicals (see note 13)
30
NC Jean-Pierre Jaussaud 1850cc Brabham BT38 [24] - Ford BDA Hart
#21 A.S.C.A. (see note 14)
28
R Andrea de Adamich 1798cc Surtees TS10 [04] - Ford BDA Novamotor
#7 FINA Team Surtees (see note 15)
28
R Dieter Quester 1850cc Surtees TS10 [07] - Ford BDA Hart
#4 (see note 16)
24
R Roger Williamson 1927cc March 722 [41] - Ford BDA RES
#33 Tom Wheatcroft Racing (see note 17)
12
R Jean-Pierre Jabouille 1850cc Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] - Ford BDA Hart
#8 ELF Coombs Racing (see note 18)
10
R Wilson Fittipaldi 1927cc Brabham BT38 [25] - Ford BDA Novamotor
#18 Team Bardahl (see note 19)
8
R Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla 1798cc March 712M [18?] - Ford BDA Novamotor
#28 Tino Brambilla (see note 20)
8
R Niki Lauda 1798cc March 722 [5] - Ford BDA RES
#3 STP March Engineering (see note 21)
7
R Peter Gethin 1900cc Chevron B20 [72-2] - Ford BDA Smith
#17 Chevron Racing Team (see note 22)
3
DNS Patrick Dal Bo 1927cc Pygmée MDB17 [372] - Ford BDA Pygmée
#12 Banting & Earle Racing Team
(see note 23)
Did not start
(first reserve but left circuit)
DNS Mike Beuttler 1927cc March 722 ["18"] - Ford BDA RES
#24 Clarke-Mordaunt Team (see note 24)
Did not start
DNQ Adrian Wilkins 1850cc March 722 [15] - Ford BDA Hart
#34 John Coombs Racing (see note 25)
Did not qualify
DNQ Claudio Francisci 1798cc Brabham BT38 [13] - Cosworth BDE Novamotor
#30 Elcom Racing Team (see note 26)
Did not qualify
DNQ Lian Duarté 1927cc Pygmée MDB17 [172] - Ford BDA Pygmée
#15 Lian Duarte (see note 27)
Did not qualify
DNQ Carlos Pace 1927cc Pygmée MDB17 [272] - Ford BDA Pygmée
#14 Banting & Earle Racing Team
(see note 28)
Did not qualify
DNQ Brett Lunger 1798cc March 722 [11] - Ford BDA RES
#35 (see note 29)
Did not qualify

All cars are 2-litre F2 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Emerson Fittipaldi 1927cc Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth BDF 1m 42.57s
2 Mike Hailwood 1850cc Surtees TS10 [01] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 42.96s
3 Andrea de Adamich 1798cc Surtees TS10 [04] - Ford BDA Novamotor 1m 43.50s
4 Carlos Reutemann 1927cc Brabham BT38 [26] - Cosworth BDF 1m 43.54s
5 David Morgan 1860cc Brabham BT38 [16 as '15'] - Ford BDA Wood 1m 43.57s
6 Patrick Depailler 1850cc March 722 [45] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 43.97s
7 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud 1850cc Brabham BT38 [24] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 44.05s
8 Jody Scheckter 1927cc McLaren M21 [M21-72-01] - Ford BDA Racing Services 1m 44.12s
9 Mike Beuttler * 1927cc March 722 ["18"] - Ford BDA RES 1m 44.32s
10 Peter Gethin 1900cc Chevron B20 [72-2] - Ford BDA Smith 1m 44.37s
11 Wilson Fittipaldi 1927cc Brabham BT38 [25] - Ford BDA Novamotor 1m 44.61s
12 John Watson 1850cc Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Hart 1m 44.92s
13 Niki Lauda 1798cc March 722 [5] - Ford BDA RES 1m 44.92s
14 Dieter Quester 1850cc Surtees TS10 [07] - Ford BDA Hart
15 Carlos Ruesch 1850cc Surtees TS10 [05] - Ford BDA Hart
16 Richard Scott 1798cc Brabham BT38 [17] - Ford BDA Richardson
17 Vittorio Brambilla 1798cc March 712M [4?] - Ford BDA Novamotor
18 Bob Wollek 1927cc Brabham BT38 [15] - Ford BDA Racing Services
19 David Purley 1927cc March 722 [10] - Ford BDA RES
20 José Dolhem 1798cc March 722 [14] - Ford BDA Novamotor
21 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla 1798cc March 712M [18?] - Ford BDA Novamotor
22 Jean-Pierre Jabouille 1850cc Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] - Ford BDA Hart
23 Silvio Moser 1798cc Brabham BT38 [21] - Ford BDA Novamotor
24 Roger Williamson 1927cc March 722 [41] - Ford BDA RES 1m 45.81s
25 Patrick Dal Bo * 1927cc Pygmée MDB17 [372] - Ford BDA Pygmée
26 Hiroshi Kazato 1798cc March 722 [8] - Ford BDA Broadspeed 1m 46.33s
- Brett Lunger * 1798cc March 722 [11] - Ford BDA RES 1m 46.98s
- Claudio Francisci * 1798cc Brabham BT38 [13] - Cosworth BDE Novamotor 1m 47.27s
- Lian Duarté * 1927cc Pygmée MDB17 [172] - Ford BDA Pygmée
- Adrian Wilkins * 1850cc March 722 [15] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 47.55s
- Carlos Pace * 1927cc Pygmée MDB17 [272] - Ford BDA Pygmée 1m 56.40s
 
* 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, to Roger Bevan (High Wycombe) late 2008.
  2. Surtees TS10 [01] (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 west coast historic events in the late 1990s. 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.
  3. Brabham BT38 [26] (Carlos Reutemann): New for Motul Rondel Racing in May 1972, replacing BT38/11, and raced by Carlos Reutemann. Also raced by Gerry Birrell at Albi, when Reutemann was away racing in the Canadian GP. Raced by Ronnie Peterson in the Brazilian F2 series. Sold by Rondel to Tom Klausler (Palatine, IL) for Formula B in 1973, and won at Trois-Rivières in September. Then to Roy Witz (Arlington Heights, IL) for 1974, then John Kowalski (Berea, OH) for Formula Atlantic in 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Brabham BT38 [16 as '15'] (David Morgan): Sold originally to the Elf-Coombs team but not used, and sold to Edward Reeves Racing as a spare for the team's new BT38 being raced by David Morgan. When Morgan wrecked the regular car at the 'Ring, he took over BT38/16. Oddly, this car was sometimes described as BT38/15. After the season, BT38/16 went to MRE in part-exchange for a new BT40, and was sold on to Tom O'Leary (Dalkey, County Dublin) for Formula Ireland racing. O'Leary rarely raced it, and it was eventually sold by MRE in August 1974 to Mike Rocke (Livermore, CA), who used in in SCCA Formula B in 1974 and 1975. Crashed in 1975 and rebuilt on a replacement tub before being sold to someone in California in 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. Brabham BT38 [15] (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.
  6. Surtees TS10 [05] (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. 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.
  7. March 712M [4?] (Vittorio Brambilla): An "ex-Pescarolo" March sold to Tino Brambilla for 1972, and raced by brother Vittorio at several F2 events, using an 1800cc Novamotor BDA. To Ettore Ricci for 1973, and raced by him and by Fernando Spreafico in F2 using Armoroli BDAs. Subsequent history unknown.
  8. March 722 [14] (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. Advertised in October 1978. Subsequent history unknown.
  9. McLaren M21 [M21-72-01] (Jody Scheckter): New for Jody Scheckter to race in the 1972 F2 series as a works Bruce McLaren Motor Racing entry (won at Crystal Palace in May). Sold to Yves Martin (Rennes, France) and used in French hillclimbs during 1973 and 1974. Crashed heavily at Montgueux in September 1974. Rebuilt during 1975 with new bodywork and entered for Gilles Péquegnot as the Guépard in the last few months of the 1975 season. Sold to Didier Bonnet (Besançon, France) for 1976, and fitted with a 1600cc engine. The later history of this car is unknown. Note that the three cars restored in the 1990s are all believed to be Trojan-built cars, and none are the ex-Scheckter car.
  10. March 722 [10] (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 and run in the two British championships, winning five races. Raced by Dieter Quester at Macau at the end of 1973, who was said to have bought the "73B". Subsequent history unknown, but possibly sold in the Far East.
  11. March 722 [8] (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. T. 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.
  12. Brabham BT38 [21] (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.
  13. Brabham BT38 [17] (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 1979.
  14. Brabham BT38 [24] (Jean-Pierre Jaussaud): 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.
  15. Surtees TS10 [04] (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) and used by him in hillclimbs plus the F2 race at Hockenheim in September 1974. Likely to be the car used by Gerhard Donnerer (Marxzell, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany) in hill climbs in 1975 and 1976. It was later sold to a Mr. Studer in Switzerland, presumably Patrick Studer, 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 still remains.
  16. Surtees TS10 [07] (Dieter Quester): 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.
  17. March 722 [41] (Roger Williamson): New to Tom Wheatcroft Racing for Roger Williamson to race in F2 in 1972, but Williamson's main aim was the F3 title, so the 722 was little used. To Patsy McGarrity (Belfast, Northern Ireland) for 1973, and used in Formula Ireland races. To David Lambe (Dublin, Ireland) in August 1973, and converted to Formla Atlantic specification for 1974, when it was also raced once or twice by Tom O'Leary. Then to Jerry Lieberg (Bridgeport, CT), and advertised by him and Bill Brower in July 1975 and December 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  18. Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] (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.
  19. Brabham BT38 [25] (Wilson Fittipaldi): New to Team Bardahl for Wilson Fittipaldi to drive in the 1972 F2 season. Wilson improved significantly during the season, and was fourth at Enna in August and at Hockenheim in October. He raced the car in the Brazilian F2 Torneio, finishing third and fourth in the first two races. He 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.
  20. March 712M [18?] (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 fitetd 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.
  21. March 722 [5] (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) 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. Via four other owners to John Gale (Sydney, Australia) 2006. Sold to Steve Weller (Sydney, Australia) in 2017.
  22. Chevron B20 [72-2] (Peter Gethin): Chevron Racing Team entry in Formula 2 in 1972, raced by Peter Gethin and Vic Elford. Gethin won at Pau in early May. Also raced by John Watson with a 1900cc Cosworth FVC in the Rothmans 5000. Unlikely to be the car leased by Ed Reeves for David Morgan to race in the Torneio do Brasil. However, Tony Martin did a deal in South America to buy three F2 cars for South African racing in 1973, and it is likely that as the Morgan Chevron had been damaged, the older ex-Gethin works F2 car was substituted. Raced by Martin in 1973, when it was fitted with a 2-litre BDA and later a FVC engine. Raced by Glenn Martin a few times in 1974.
  23. Pygmée MDB17 [372] (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.
  24. 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. Reportedly used as a test bed for the new BMW F2 engine at the end of 1972. Not seen in 1973, but reappeared in 1974 as the "HRS 732" entered by Anglo Swiss Racing Team for Gillian Orchard to race in Formula Atlantic. Subsequent history unknown.
  25. March 722 [15] (Adrian Wilkins): New for Adrian Wilkins to race in F2 in 1972 as a John Coombs Racing entry. Subsequent history unknown.
  26. Brabham BT38 [13] (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.
  27. Pygmée MDB17 [172] (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.
  28. Pygmée MDB17 [272] (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.
  29. March 722 [11] (Brett Lunger): Chassis number given MN 16 Mar 72 p11 for the car of Brett Lunger, run by Space Racing in the 1972 European F2 Championship. This plate is now on a car in South Africa, with tub AM72X-97. The history traced by Ian Hebblethwaite suggests that this was the car of Gary Ainscough in 1976-7. According to an interview with Ainscough in the Rhodesia Herald in 1976 he says he imported the car in 1974 and built it up to Atlantic spec from the original 732.

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.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 13 Jul 1972 pp14-16, Motoring News 13 Jul 1972 pp11-13. Surtees' own TS10 had been rebuilt for Questor to drive and was now TS10-07.