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Salzburger Festspielpreis

Salzburgring, 2 Sep 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Vittorio Brambilla March 732 [4-2] - BMW M12/6
#8 Beta Racing Team (see note 1)
50 59m 47.28s
132.20 mph
2 Patrick Depailler Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] - Ford BDA Hart alloy
#14 Elf Coombs Racing (see note 2)
50
3 Jacques Coulon March 732 [7] - BMW M12/6
#21 Brian Lewis Racing (see note 3)
50
4 Carlos Pace Surtees TS15 [12] - Ford BDA Hart alloy
#4 Team Surtees FINA (see note 4)
50
5 Bill Gubelmann March 732 [11] - BMW M12/6
#28 Bill Gubelmann (see note 5)
49
6 Roland Binder March 732 [17] - BMW M12/6
#25 Roland Binder (see note 6)
49
7 Kurt Rieder March 732 [8] - BMW M12/6
#33 Brian Lewis Racing (see note 7)
49
8 Jo Vonlanthen (F2) 1.9-litre GRD 273 [071-F2] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#26 Jo Vonlanthen Racing Team (see note 8)
49
9 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT40 [12] - Ford BDA Wood
#35 Motor Racing Developments (see note 9)
49
NC Sten Gunnarson GRD 273 [061-F2] - Ford BDA Racing Services alloy
#18 Team Pierre Robert (see note 10)
43
R Torsten Palm GRD 273 [062-F2] - Cosworth FVD Smith
#34 Team Pierre Robert (see note 11)
32
R Manfred Schurti Royale RP15 [1] - Ford BDA RES
#24 Royale Cars (see note 12)
24
R Silvio Moser Surtees TS10 [07] - Ford BDG
#23 Silvio Moser Racing Team (see note 13)
6
T Vittorio Brambilla March 732 [5] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
Beta Racing Team (see note 14)
(Only used in practice)

All cars are 2-litre F2 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Patrick Depailler (F2) 2-litre Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] - Ford BDA Hart alloy
2 Carlos Pace (F2) 2-litre Surtees TS15 [12] - Ford BDA Hart alloy
3 Vittorio Brambilla (F2) 2-litre March 732 [4-2] - BMW M12/6
4 Jacques Coulon (F2) 2-litre March 732 [7] - BMW M12/6
5 Wilson Fittipaldi (F2) 2-litre Brabham BT40 [12] - Ford BDA Wood
6 Bill Gubelmann (F2) 2-litre March 732 [11] - BMW M12/6
7 Kurt Rieder (F2) 2-litre March 732 [8] - BMW M12/6
8 Roland Binder (F2) 2-litre March 732 [17] - BMW M12/6
9 Jo Vonlanthen (F2) 1.9-litre GRD 273 [071-F2] - Cosworth FVC Smith
10 Silvio Moser (F2) 2-litre Surtees TS10 [07] - Ford BDG
11 Manfred Schurti (F2) 2-litre Royale RP15 [1] - Ford BDA RES
12 Torsten Palm (F2) 2-litre GRD 273 [062-F2] - Cosworth FVD Smith
13 Sten Gunnarson (F2) 2-litre GRD 273 [061-F2] - Ford BDA Racing Services alloy

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 732 [4-2] (Vittorio Brambilla): Beta Racing Team for Vittorio Brambilla 1973 and used as his main car all season. Crashed at Monza in June and rebuilt on a new monocoque. Crashed again in practice at Vallalunga in October and may have been written off, leaving Vittorio to drive brother Tino's 732/5 at the last race. This car appears to have been repaired on a new monocoque and retained by the team as a spare in 1974. It would be the car raced by Diulio Truffo at Mugello and Alberto Colombo at Vallelunga. It remained with the Brambillas until 1977, when it passed to sponsor Daniele Ciceri of Beta Tools, and was placed on display at the Beta factory. It 1988, it passed to the Autorevival Italia Association, and was displayed in the Museum Autodromo Monza until 2000, when it was acquired by Guido Romani (Milan). It was sold to Hall and Hall (Bourne, Lincolnshire) in 2019 when it was found to be in remarkably original condition. Sold to Graham Adelman in 2019.
  2. Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] (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.
  3. March 732 [7] (Jacques Coulon): Ecurie Filipinetti for Jacques Coulon with Antar sponsorship, completed on the Saturday morning of the opening Mallory race, but did not start. Transferred to Brian Lewis Racing after Georges Filipinetti's death in May. To Gérard Pillon (Geneva, Switzerland) 1974 and used in Swiss national events. In 1977, Pillon loaned it to his fellow Genevois Laurent Ferrier for the European F2 races at Hockenheim and Vallelunga, but Ferrier could not qualify the old car for either race. Pillon then appeared at three F2 events in 1978 in a March-BMW variously described as a 762 or a 782, and it is possible that this was the old 732 again. The 732 was next seen in 1979, driven by Ami Guichard, son of the Automobile Year editor of the same name, in French hillclimbs. After driving Pillon's new 782 in 1978, Guichard returned to the 732 and was still racing the car in Swiss championship events in 1988, when it was described as being largely original. The car remained with Pillon thereafter, and was still in Switzerland in 2015.
  4. Surtees TS15 [12] (Carlos Pace): A new car for Jochen Mass as a Team Surtees FINA entry at Mantorp Park in July, replacing chassis TS15/03 which had been badly damaged at Monza. Then raced by Mike Hailwood at Karlskoga, by Mass at Enna, by Pace at Salzburgring, then by Mass again at Albi and Vallelunga. In that final race, Mass was running second in the final stages of Heat 1 when he understeered into one corner, slid across the grass and hit the Armco, wiping the suspension off one side of the car and "putting a huge dent in the monocoque".
  5. March 732 [11] (Bill Gubelmann): New to Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) for F2 in 1973 and retained for 1974 when run by Brian Lewis Racing. Clay Regazzoni was due to drive the car at Vallelunga in October, but did not arrive, so a deal was done for Gabrielle Serblin to drive after he damaged his usual 742 in practice. Not seen in 1975, when the intention had been to sell the car to Stuart Chubb Racing, but Gubelmann returned for the 1976 Shellsport G8 series with the car updated to 752 specification, fitted with a Hart BDG, and run by Bob Gerard. Gubelmann also appeared in a handful of F2 races in 1976, but after failing to qualify for the Rouen race, quickly moved to Mallory Park in time to qualify for the Shellsport race. He was involved in a nasty accident in the race when he clipped the rear of Mike Wilds' F1 Shadow, rode up over its back wheel and hit the bank at the Esses very hard. He was taken to hospital with head injuries. The March is believed to have been destroyed.
  6. March 732 [17] (Roland Binder): Bought brand new by Roland Binder (Esslingen, Germany) late in the 1973 season and raced by him through the 1974 and 1975 seasons. Replaced for 1976 by a Lola T450.
  7. March 732 [8] (Kurt Rieder): For Colin Vandervell, run by Brian Lewis Racing. Vandervell became disillusioned with F2 and the car was rented out to other drivers, notably Motoharu Kurosawa. Unknown after 1973 but there are no unexplained 732s in Japan to suggest Kurosawa took it home. This could be the unexplained 732 of Jean Lapierre in French hillclimbs in 1974.
  8. GRD 273 [071-F2] (Jo Vonlanthen): Jon Vonlanthen (Frauenfeld, Switzerland) moved up to F2 in 1973 with a new GRD 273. He raced the car in the European series and in the Swiss Championship, using Alan Smith and David Wood BDA engines. For 1974, the car was sold to Jurg Dubler (Oberhasli, Switzerland) but other commitments meant that he did not race it until October. He continued with the car in French hillclimbs in 1975, appearing at Saint-Pierre in April, Turckheim-Trois-Epis in June and Poissons in August. Many years later, this car was with Marc Widmer in 2014.
  9. Brabham BT40 [12] (Wilson Fittipaldi): Run by Motor Racing Developments as a works car in Formula 2 in 1973, fitted with a 2-litre David Wood BDA raced at first by John Watson at Mallory Park in March, but after he was injured in a F1 Brabham BT42 at the Race of Champions a week later, the BT40 was taken over by Wilson Fittipaldi. A Schnitzer BMW engine was tried in the car at Rouen in June, but the car had its Wood engine again when Fittipaldi won a non championship race at Misano in July. Sold to Eugenio Baturone for Spanish hilllcimbs in 1974, still with its 2-litre Wood BDA engine. Retained by Baturone for three more seasons, then sold to José Canela Ballesteros, who raced it in hillclimbs in 1979. Acquired by an Italian lawyer who owned it for many years. Bought by Giulio Vezzoli (Brescia, Italy) in December 2018.
  10. GRD 273 [061-F2] (Sten Gunnarson): Sold to Picko Troberg's Team Pierre Robert and identified by Autosport at Kinnekulle in May 1973 as the regular car of Sten Gunnarson. Presumed to be his car at all races in 1973. In October 1974, Pierre Robert Racing Team advertised chassis 061 as a rolling chassis updated to 1974 specification, together with two BMW F2 engines and a racing transporter. Subsequent history unknown.
  11. GRD 273 [062-F2] (Torsten Palm): Sold to Picko Troberg's Team Pierre Robert and identified by Autosport at Kinnekulle in May 1973 as the car driven on that occasion by Reine Wisell. Presumed to be his car at all races in 1973 except at Hockenheim in April where he drove the spare and at the Nürburgring where he drove 063. Also presumed to be the BDA-powered car used by Mikka Arpiainen for two races in 1974. The car then sat in a museum in Sweden until it was acquired as part of a package of five or six by Chris Halford in 1999. He sold it to Andrew Butcher, a Brit then living in Germany in 2000, and he sold it on to Jonny Dimsdale in 2006. Dimsdale restored the car for historic racing with a Gathercole BDG and advertised it in late 2014. In early 2019, it was sold to Glenn Eagling who raced it at Silverstone in May 2019.
  12. Royale RP15 [1] (Manfred Schurti): An interim F2 car built for Manfred Schurti in 1973 based on the F3/Atlantic design. It was only intended for use in the first few races before the RP20 was ready but the project was underfinanced and the RP20 did not appear. After that 1973 season, the RP15 was sold to Martin Watson (Lowestoft, Suffolk) who raced in in libre events for through 1974. In late 1977, the car is believed to have gone to Neil Bold for Northern English libre racing.
  13. Surtees TS10 [07] (Silvio Moser): 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.
  14. March 732 [5] (Vittorio Brambilla): Beta Racing Team for Tino Brambilla 1973 but crashed at Nivelles-Baulers in June. Repaired and then used as a spare car by brother Vittorio. 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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