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Jochen Rindt Memorial Trophy

Thruxton, 3 Apr 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ronnie Peterson 1927cc March 722 [17] - Cosworth BDF
#22 STP March Engineering (see note 1)
50 1h 00m 19.4s
117.17 mph
2 François Cevert 1850cc March 722 [4] - Ford BDA Hart
#44 ELF Coombs Racing (see note 2)
50 1h 00m 44.0s
3 Niki Lauda 1927cc March 722 [5] - Ford BDA RES
#23 STP March Engineering (see note 3)
49
4 Patrick Dal Bo 1798cc Pygmée MDB17 [372] - Ford BDA Pygmée
#48 Banting & Earle Racing Team
(see note 4)
48
5 Claudio Francisci 1798cc Brabham BT38 [13] - Cosworth BDE Novamotor
#11 Elcom Racing Team (see note 5)
47
NC Peter Westbury 1973cc Brabham BT36 [5 'B'] - Ford BDA Felday
#8 FIRST Racing (see note 6)
28 still running but not classified
R Gerry Birrell 1850cc March 722 [1] - Ford BDA Hart
#25 Sports Motors Manchester
38 engine
R Bert Hawthorne 1850cc Tui AM29 - Ford BDA Hart
#52 Leda Engineering
36 fuel pressure
R Graham Hill 1973cc Brabham BT36 [1] - Ford BDA Felday
#1 Tate of Leeds Racing (see note 7)
30 engine
R David Purley 1927cc March 722 [10] - Ford BDA RES
#31 LEC Refrigeration Racing (see note 8)
29 engine
R Richard Scott 1798cc Brabham BT38 [17] - Ford BDA Richardson
#7 Uniacke Chemicals (see note 9)
28 accident
R Peter Gethin 1798cc Chevron B20 [72-2] - Ford BDA Smith
#51 Chevron Racing Team (see note 10)
26 engine
R Jean-Pierre Jaussaud 1850cc Brabham BT38 [18] - Ford BDA Hart
#14 A.S.C.A. (see note 11)
23 engine
R Jean-Pierre Jarier 1798cc March 722 [14] - Ford BDA Hart
#28 Ecurie Shell-Arnold (see note 12)
18 engine
R Jody Scheckter 1927cc McLaren M21 [M21-72-01] - Cosworth BDF
#53 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing (see note 13)
11 engine
R David Morgan 1860cc Brabham BT38 [20] - Ford BDA Wood
#41 Edward Reeves Racing (see note 14)
4 metering unit
R John Surtees 1850cc Surtees TS10 [02] - Ford BDA Hart
#9 Matchbox Team Surtees (see note 15)
4 electrics
R Lian Duarté 1798cc Pygmée MDB17 [172] - Ford BDA Pygmée
#49 Banting & Earle Racing Team
(see note 16)
0 accident
R Carlos Pace 1927cc Pygmée MDB17 [272] - Ford BDA Pygmée
#47 Banting & Earle Racing Team
(see note 17)
0 accident
R Tom Belsø 1798cc Brabham BT38 [19] - Ford BDA Steele
#10 Team Viking (see note 18)
0 accident
DNSF Mike Beuttler 1927cc March 722 ["18"] - Ford BDA RES
#24 Clarke-Mordaunt Team (see note 19)
Did not start final
DNSF Mike Hailwood 1850cc Surtees TS10 [01] - Ford BDA Hart
#34 Matchbox Team Surtees (see note 20)
Did not start final
DNSF Wilson Fittipaldi 1798cc Brabham BT38 [25] - Cosworth BDE Novamotor
#6 Team Bardahl (see note 21)
Did not start final
DNSF Brett Lunger 1798cc March 722 [11] - Ford BDA RES
#27 Space Racing (see note 22)
Did not start final
DNS John Wingfield 1973cc Brabham BT36 [10] - Ford BDA Felday
#18 Nicoby Racing (see note 23)
Did not start
(retired on Heat 2 warm up lap)
DNSC Carlos Reutemann 1927cc Brabham BT38 [11] - Cosworth BDF
#5 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 24)
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Hiroshi Kazato 1798cc March 722 [8] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#26 Peter Bloore Racing (see note 25)
Did not start (crashed)
DNSW Tim Schenken 1927cc Brabham BT38 [14] - Ford BDA RES
#3 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 26)
Did not start (withdrew)
DNSW John Burton 1798cc Ensign LNF2/72 [F2-1] - Ford BDA Smith
#55 Team Ensign (see note 27)
Did not start (withdrew)
DNSW Henri Pescarolo 1927cc Brabham BT38 [12] - Ford BDA RES
#2 Motul Rondel Racing (see note 28)
Did not start (withdrew)
DNSW Adrian Wilkins 1973cc March 722 [15] - Ford BDA Felday
#30 John Coombs Racing (see note 29)
Did not start (withdrew)

All cars are 2-litre F2 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Niki Lauda2834m 30.4s114.70 mph
2Gerry Birrell2834m 43.0s
3Jody Scheckter2834m 58.0s
4John Surtees2834m 58.2s
5Richard Scott2834m 58.2s
6Peter Gethin2834m 58.8s
7Carlos Pace
8David Purley24not classified
9Claudio Francisci23not classified
Lian Duarté14fuel line
Brett Lunger8driveshaft
David Morgan6metering unit
Carlos Reutemanndid not start (accident)
Tim Schenkendid not start (withdrew)
John Burtondid not start (withdrew)
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Ronnie Peterson2833m 47.0s116.51 mph
2François Cevert2834m 08.4s
3Jean-Pierre Jaussaud2834m 41.8s
4Peter Westbury2835m 00.8s
5Jean-Pierre Jarier27
6Graham Hill27
7Tom Belsø27
8Patrick Dal Bo26
9Bert Hawthorne22not classified
Mike Hailwood21clutch thrust bearing
Wilson Fittipaldioverheating
Mike Beuttler2engine
John Wingfieldbroken belt on warming up lap
Adrian Wilkinsdid not start (engine)
Hiroshi Kazatodid not start (accident)
Qualifying
1 Ronnie Peterson 1927cc March 722 [17] - Cosworth BDF Heat 2: 1) 1m 10.8s
2 François Cevert 1850cc March 722 [4] - Ford BDA Hart Heat 2: 2) 1m 11.8s
3 Niki Lauda 1927cc March 722 [5] - Ford BDA RES Heat 1: 8) 1m 14.2s
4 Gerry Birrell 1850cc March 722 [1] - Ford BDA Hart Heat 1: 2) 1m 13.2s
5 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud 1850cc Brabham BT38 [18] - Ford BDA Hart Heat 2: 5) 1m 14.0s
6 Jody Scheckter 1927cc McLaren M21 [M21-72-01] - Cosworth BDF Heat 1: 5) 1m 13.4s
7 John Surtees 1850cc Surtees TS10 [02] - Ford BDA Hart Heat 1: ?)
8 Richard Scott 1798cc Brabham BT38 [17] - Ford BDA Richardson Heat 1: 12) 1m 15.4s
9 Peter Gethin 1798cc Chevron B20 [72-2] - Ford BDA Smith Heat 1: 9) 1m 14.4s
10 Peter Westbury 1973cc Brabham BT36 [5 'B'] - Ford BDA Felday Heat 2: 7) 1m 14.4s
11 Jean-Pierre Jarier 1798cc March 722 [14] - Ford BDA Hart Heat 2: 6) 1m 14.4s
12 Graham Hill 1973cc Brabham BT36 [1] - Ford BDA Felday Heat 1: 10) 1m 14.6s
13 Tom Belsø 1798cc Brabham BT38 [19] - Ford BDA Steele Heat 2: 12) 1m 18.0s
14 Carlos Pace 1927cc Pygmée MDB17 [272] - Ford BDA Pygmée Heat 1: 3) 1m 13.2s
15 Patrick Dal Bo 1798cc Pygmée MDB17 [372] - Ford BDA Pygmée Heat 2: 10) 1m 15.6s
16 Mike Hailwood 1850cc Surtees TS10 [01] - Ford BDA Hart Heat 2: 3) 1m 12.4s
17 Wilson Fittipaldi 1798cc Brabham BT38 [25] - Cosworth BDE Novamotor Heat 2: 5)
18 David Purley 1927cc March 722 [10] - Ford BDA RES Heat 1: 4) 1m 13.4s
19 Mike Beuttler 1927cc March 722 ["18"] - Ford BDA RES Heat 2: 13) 1m 18.2s
20 Lian Duarté 1798cc Pygmée MDB17 [172] - Ford BDA Pygmée Heat 1: 14) one lap
21 Claudio Francisci 1798cc Brabham BT38 [13] - Cosworth BDE Novamotor Heat 1: 11) 1m 15.0s
22 Bert Hawthorne 1850cc Tui AM29 - Ford BDA Hart Heat 2: 9) 1m 15.4s
23 David Morgan 1860cc Brabham BT38 [20] - Ford BDA Wood Heat 1: 7) 1m 13.8s
24 Brett Lunger 1798cc March 722 [11] - Ford BDA RES Heat 1: 13) 1m 16.8s

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 722 [17] (Ronnie Peterson): 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Brabham BT36 [5 'B'] (Peter Westbury): A second BT36 sold by Peter Westbury in early 1972, but borrowed back so he could race it at Thruxton in early April. It used the same identity as his BT36/5 which had already been sold. After the race, he handed the car back, and it was reportedly shipped to Argentina. The two cars had different Arch Motors numbers and any modern claimant to this identity will be identifiable from that number.
  7. Brabham BT36 [1] (Graham Hill): New to Rondel Racing for Tim Schenken to race in F2 in 1971. Sold to dealer Bobby Howlings, and used by him in libre racing in March 1972. Then sold to Tate of Leeds (Racing) for Malcolm Wayne to race in Formula Atlantic, but leased to Graham Hill to use in the early F2 races at Thruxton and Hockenheim before his BT38 was delivered. Sold back to Howlings in May 1972, then to Arthur Moore for libre, but crashed on his debut. For Moore in libre again in 1973, then unknown for two years before Howlings (yet again) raced it in Shellsport G8 in early 1976, fitted with a Cosworth FVC. To John Tait and used in Shellsport G8 in 1976 and 1977. To Eddy D'Hoe in Belgium in 1978, and hillclimbed with an FVA engine. To Regis Jumez 1980, and used in French hillclimbs. Later via Howlings (!) in 1984 to collector Anthony Mayman, then via John Harper and Ted Walker to Peter Williams in 1989. To Andrew Fellowes 2002, then to Ian Rimmer in 2009.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. March 722 [14] (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. Advertised in October 1978. Subsequent history unknown.
  13. 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.
  14. Brabham BT38 [20] (David Morgan): Brand new for Edward Reeves Racing at Oulton Park at the end of March 1972, and raced by David Morgan. It was seriously damaged at its third race, a non-championship event at Nürburgring in late April, and was replaced with another BT38 acquired from the Coombs team.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Brabham BT36 [10] (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.
  24. Brabham BT38 [11] (Carlos Reutemann): New for Motul Rondel Racing in 1972, and raced by Carlos Reutemann. Crashed in practice at its second race and replaced with new car, BT38/26.
  25. 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.
  26. Brabham BT38 [14] (Tim Schenken): 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.
  27. Ensign LNF2/72 [F2-1] (John Burton): Originally built for John Burton (Kidderminster, Worcestershire) to race as a works Team Ensign F2 entry in 1972, the LNF2 failed to qualify for its first two races, and the project was abandoned. It is then beliveed to be the car used as a works Formula Atlantic car for Mike Walker, who won a championship round at Snetterton in July. The car was then fielded as a works Formula 3 car for Tony Trimmer to drive in October 1972. Sold to Brian Robinson (Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham) and raced in Formula Atlantic in 1973, plus a one-off F2 race. Robinson then bought a F5000 McLaren, and the Ensign was raced briefly by Roger Keele, and is then believed to have been sold to Martyn Denley in September. The car's movements from 1974 to 1978 are not yet decyphered,, but from 1979 to 1984 it was hillclimbed by Peter Varley (Barnsley, South Yorkshire). Then via three other owners to Barry Pickard and raced in Historic F3 in 1993. Later raced in Classic F3 by Paul Newton 1993-95, and by Martin Woodman in 1994. Subsequent history unknown.
  28. 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.
  29. March 722 [15] (Adrian Wilkins): New for Adrian Wilkins to race in F2 in 1972 as a John Coombs Racing entry. 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.

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

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 6 Apr 1972 pp7-11. Much swapping of BT38 chassis numbers: Francisci (originally BT38-14) and Reutemann (originally BT38-11) had swapped plates but Wollek's car, being driven by Pescarolo here, was also given as BT38-14 by Autosport (BT38-10 according to MN). Reeves' car for Morgan was BT38-20. Most numbers given by Autosport.