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Grand Prix de Rouen

Rouen-les-Essarts, 25 Jun 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emerson Fittipaldi 1927cc Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth BDF
#3 Texaco Team Lotus (see note 1)
30 54m 20.0s
183.633 kph
2 Mike Hailwood 1850cc Surtees TS10 [01] - Ford BDA Hart
#37 Matchbox Team Surtees (see note 2)
30 54m 28.0s
3 Carlos Reutemann 1927cc Brabham BT38 [26] - Ford BDA Racing Services
#9 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 3)
30 54m 47.4s
4 David Morgan 1860cc Brabham BT38 [16 as '15'] - Ford BDA Wood
#14 Edward Reeves Racing (see note 4)
30 54m 58.6s
5 John Watson 1850cc Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Hart
#45 Alan McCall Team Tui
30 55m 01.6s
6 François Cevert 1900cc March 722 [4] - Ford BDA Smith
#4 ELF Coombs Racing (see note 5)
30 55m 02.7s
7 Graham Hill 1927cc Brabham BT38 [1] - Ford BDA Racing Services
#1 Jagermeister Racing Team (see note 6)
30 55m 37.3s
8 José Dolhem 1798cc March 722 [14] - Cosworth BDE Novamotor
#41 Ecurie Shell-Arnold (see note 7)
29
9 Bob Wollek 1927cc Brabham BT38 [15] - Ford BDA Racing Services
#8 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 8)
27
10 Carlos Ruesch 1850cc Surtees TS10 [05] - Ford BDA Hart
#38 Matchbox Team Surtees (see note 9)
27
NC David Purley 1927cc March 722 [10] - Ford BDA RES
#30 LEC Refrigeration Racing (see note 10)
24
R Jody Scheckter 1927cc McLaren M21 [M21-72-01] - Ford BDA Racing Services
#36 Impact Group (see note 11)
25
R Patrick Depailler 1850cc March 722 [45] - Ford BDA Hart
#25
25
R Niki Lauda 1927cc March 722 [5] - Ford BDA RES
#27 STP March Engineering (see note 12)
16
R Wilson Fittipaldi 1927cc Brabham BT38 [25] - Cosworth BDE Novamotor
#12 Team Bardahl (see note 13)
10
R Jean-Pierre Beltoise 1927cc Brabham BT38 [14] - Ford BDA RES
#5 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 14)
8
R Jochen Mass 1927cc March 722 [17] - Ford BDA RES
#28 STP March Engineering (see note 15)
1
R Mike Beuttler 1927cc March 722 ["18"] - Ford BDA RES
#29 Clarke-Mordaunt Team (see note 16)
0
R Henri Pescarolo 1927cc Brabham BT38 [12] - Ford BDA Racing Services
#6 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 17)
0 accident (badly damaged)
R Jean-Pierre Jaussaud 1850cc Brabham BT38 [18] - Ford BDA Hart
#10 A.S.C.A. (see note 18)
0 accident (badly damaged)
DNQH John Surtees 1850cc Surtees TS10 [02] - Ford BDA Hart
#2 Matchbox Team Surtees (see note 19)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Peter Gethin 1900cc Chevron B20 [72-2] - Ford BDA Smith
#7 Chevron Racing Team (see note 20)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Adam Potocki 1850cc Brabham BT38 [24] - Ford BDA Hart
#11 A.S.C.A. (see note 21)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Tom Belsø 1798cc Brabham BT38 [19] - Ford BDA Steele
#16 Team Viking (see note 22)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Claudio Francisci 1798cc Brabham BT38 [13] - Cosworth BDE Novamotor
#17 Elcom Racing Team (see note 23)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Peter Westbury 1973cc Brabham BT38 [23] - Ford BDA Felday
#18 FIRST Racing (see note 24)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Richard Scott 1798cc Brabham BT38 [17] - Ford BDA Richardson
#19 Richard Scott (see note 25)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Giancarlo Gagliardi 1798cc Brabham BT38 [22] - Cosworth BDE
#20 Scuderia Jolly Club Switzerland
(see note 26)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Patrick Dal Bo 1927cc Pygmée MDB17 [372] - Ford BDA Pygmée
#21 Banting & Earle Racing Team
(see note 27)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Fred Stalder 1798cc Pygmée MDB17 [472] - Cosworth BDE
#24 Fred Stalder (see note 28)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Roger Williamson 1927cc March 722 [41] - Ford BDA RES
#31 Tom Wheatcroft Racing (see note 29)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Hiroshi Kazato 1798cc March 722 [8] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#32 Peter Bloore Racing (see note 30)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Adrian Wilkins 1850cc March 722 [15] - Ford BDA Hart
#33 John Coombs Racing (see note 31)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Claude Bourgoignie 1800cc GRD 272 [018-F2] - Ford BDA Moore
#40 GRS International (see note 32)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Tetsu Ikuzawa 1860cc GRD 272 [020-F2] - Ford BDA Wood
#42 GRS International (see note 33)
Did not qualify from heats
DNS Jean-Pierre Jabouille 1850cc Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] - Ford BDA Hart
#26 ELF Coombs Racing (see note 34)
Did not start
DNQ Lian Duarté 1927cc Pygmée MDB17 [172] - Ford BDA Pygmée
#23 Banting & Earle Racing Team
(see note 35)
Did not qualify
DNQ Brett Lunger 1927cc March 722 [11] - Ford BDA RES
#39 Space Racing (see note 36)
Did not qualify
DNQ Tom Walkinshaw GRD 272 [016-F2] - Ford BDA Amon
#46 GRS International (see note 37)
Did not qualify

All cars are 2-litre F2 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Emerson Fittipaldi 1927cc Lotus 69 [69/71.5.F2] - Cosworth BDF
2 Mike Hailwood 1850cc Surtees TS10 [01] - Ford BDA Hart
3 Carlos Reutemann 1927cc Brabham BT38 [26] - Ford BDA Racing Services
4 François Cevert 1900cc March 722 [4] - Ford BDA Smith
5 Jean-Pierre Beltoise 1927cc Brabham BT38 [14] - Ford BDA RES
6 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud 1850cc Brabham BT38 [18] - Ford BDA Hart
7 Jochen Mass 1927cc March 722 [17] - Ford BDA RES
8 Wilson Fittipaldi 1927cc Brabham BT38 [25] - Cosworth BDE Novamotor
9 David Morgan 1860cc Brabham BT38 [16 as '15'] - Ford BDA Wood
10 Bob Wollek 1927cc Brabham BT38 [15] - Ford BDA Racing Services
11 Jody Scheckter 1927cc McLaren M21 [M21-72-01] - Ford BDA Racing Services
12 José Dolhem 1798cc March 722 [14] - Cosworth BDE Novamotor
13 Mike Beuttler 1927cc March 722 ["18"] - Ford BDA RES
14 Henri Pescarolo 1927cc Brabham BT38 [12] - Ford BDA Racing Services
15 John Watson 1850cc Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Hart
16 David Purley 1927cc March 722 [10] - Ford BDA RES
17 Jean-Pierre Jabouille * 1850cc Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] - Ford BDA Hart
18 Niki Lauda 1927cc March 722 [5] - Ford BDA RES
19 Carlos Ruesch 1850cc Surtees TS10 [05] - Ford BDA Hart
20 Patrick Dal Bo 1927cc Pygmée MDB17 [372] - Ford BDA Pygmée
21 Graham Hill 1927cc Brabham BT38 [1] - Ford BDA Racing Services
 
* 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. March 722 [4] (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. Then sold via AW 'Monkey' Brown to Mike Gue by 1976, then to Lew Wright some time around 1978, and then to Peter Denty in 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.
  6. Brabham BT38 [1] (Graham Hill): New to Graham Hill for Formula 2 in 1972, first appearing at the Pau Grand Prix in early May. The car was being run for Hill by Kaydon Racing, and was sponsored by Jägermeister, a German liqueur maker. The car was chassis number BT38-1, which is odd as Hill did not even order it until a dozen others were racing, so it may have been to simplify carnet arangements, as he had already taken his previous car, BT36-1, to race at Hockenheim. Hill was also leading the Brabham F1 team, so did not do a full season of F2. The BT38 was not seen in 1973, but was sold at the end of the year to Tom Ogilvy and entered for Tony Charnell (Dumfries, Scotland) to race in libre in 1974, still with a 2-litre BDA. It was sold to Dean Dietrich (Hinsdale, IL) for 1975, and was raced in Formula B. Dietrich advertised it during 1976. It next appeared in 1978 when Dan Harthil (Indianapolis, IN) converted it to Can-Am specification and ran it in a few races. Its later history is currently being researched, as it has recently reappeared.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  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. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Brabham BT38 [14] (Jean-Pierre Beltoise): 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. According to Chris Townsend, this may be BT38 of Mike Orgel (St Louis, MO) in Mid West Division FB 1978-80. Subsequent history unknown.
  15. March 722 [17] (Jochen Mass): New for the works STP March Engineering team, and driven by Ronnie Peterson (who won the opening race at Mallory Park, and at Oulton Park in September) and Jochen Mass (who won at the Nürburgring). Raced by Silvio Montenegro in the Torneio do Brasil. Sold to Guy Tunmer (Sandton, South Africa) and raced in the F2 class of the South African national championship in 1973. Then to André Verwey (Johannesburg, South Africa) and fitted with a Nicholson BDA for the new Formula Atlantic rules in 1976. Also raced by Mervyn Tunmer in 1976. Subsequently to Rembrandt Group (South Africa) as show car until 1979 when sold to Andreas Paulsen (Sweden). To Henning Bitsch (Denmark) 1999. To Andrew Thorpe (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire) 2010.
  16. 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.
  17. Brabham BT38 [12] (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.
  18. Brabham BT38 [18] (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.
  19. Surtees TS10 [02] (John Surtees): New for John Surtees to race as a works entry in the 1972 F2 series, first appearing at Oulton Park at the end of March. After Thruxton on Easter Monday, the car was taken out the Fuji for the JAF Grand Prix, which Surtees won, using Brian Hart's new alloy block engine. Raced by Surtees in the F2 races at Crystal Palace, Rouen and Imola, winning the latter. A new car was then built up to replace TS10/02, and the original car remained in Surtees' hands thereafter. The car was on display at a Henry Surtees fund raising day at Buckmore Park in July 2010, and at the 2010 Goodwood Revival.
  20. 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.
  21. Brabham BT38 [24] (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.
  22. Brabham BT38 [19] (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.
  23. 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.
  24. Brabham BT38 [23] (Peter Westbury): Brand new for Peter Westbury at the Eifelrennen at the Nürburgring on 30 April 1972. Did not appear at all F2 races, but did run in the Rothmans 50,000 in August, where it used a 1997cc Felday alloy-block engine. Unused in 1973, and for sale from Dorking in November 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  25. 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.
  26. Brabham BT38 [22] (Giancarlo Gagliardi): New to Frank Williams for his Italian customer Giancarlo Gagliardi, and run in F2 in 1972 using Cosworth BDE engines maintained by Novamotor. Gagliardi first appeared in the car at Crystal Palace at the end of May, where he was one of the slowest. After three more uninspiring performances, he dropped out, and the BT38 was next seen at the Rothmans 50,000 in August, where it was entered by Robs Lamplough's Fiddlers Three Racing for Tony Trimmer, having been acquired by Lamplough the Friday before the race. Trimmer could not qualify, but finished fifth in a short consolation race. It was acquired by David Cole for 1973, but used mainly in libre racing. The car appeared once in Formula Atlantic in 1974, driven by Donald MacLeod who had borrowed it from Cole. Subsequent history unknown.
  27. 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.
  28. Pygmée MDB17 [472] (Fred Stalder): New to Fred Stalder, and raced in selected rounds of the 1972 F2 series and some French hillclimbs. He started the season with a Cosworth FVA, but was not allowed to run that at Pau. He replaced this with a Cosworth BDE later in the season. Subsequent history unknown.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. March 722 [15] (Adrian Wilkins): New for Adrian Wilkins to race in F2 in 1972 as a John Coombs Racing entry. Subsequent history unknown.
  32. GRD 272 [018-F2] (Claude Bourgoignie): Claude Bourgoignie bought a new GRD 272 for 1972, believed to be chassis 018, and raced it with 1800cc and 1820cc Moore BDAs. He continued with the car in 1973 with a new full 2-litre Broadspeed BDA and won all seven rounds of the Belgian Hill Climb Championship as well as appearing in a handful of F2 races. Bourgoignie returned to F2 in 1974 with a GRD 274 which is unlikely to have been the 272 updated.
  33. 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 subsequent history of the GRD is unknown.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. GRD 272 [016-F2] (Tom Walkinshaw): New for 1972, and entered in F2 by GRS International for a variety of drivers, including Reine Wisell, Tom Walkinshaw and Alan Jones. Rented to Wheatcroft Racing for Roger Williamson to drive in Formula Atlantic at the end of the season. Subsequent history unknown.

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 29 Jun 1972 pp14-17.