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Hockenheim, 29 Sep 1974

1 Patrick Depailler March 742L [18] - BMW M12/6
#2 March Engineering (see note 1)
40 1h 23m 26.4s
121.149 mph
2 Hans-Joachim Stuck March 742L [17] - BMW M12/6
#1 March Engineering (see note 2)
40 1h 23m 34.7s
3 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3673] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#4 Ecurie Elf ['A' team/Pascal Santoni Guérin]
(see note 3)
40 1h 23m 52.5s
4 Patrick Tambay Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3671] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#6 Ecurie Elf ['A' team/Pascal Santoni Guérin]
(see note 4)
40 1h 24m 38.5s
5 Jacques Coulon March 742L [12-3] - BMW M12/6
March Engineering (see note 5)
40 1h 24m 55.7s
6 Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi March 742L [20] - BMW M12/6
#31 Equipe Nationale (CSAI) (see note 6)
7 Jo Vonlanthen March 742 [742-11?] - BMW M12/6
Jo Vonlanthen Racing Team (see note 7)
8 Roland Binder March 732 [17] - BMW M12/6
Roland Binder (see note 8)
9 Alain Serpaggi Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#7 Ecurie Elf ['B' team/Hughes de Chaunac]
(see note 9)
10 Michel Leclère Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3672] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
Ecurie Elf ['B' team/Hughes de Chaunac]
(see note 10)
11 David Purley Chevron B27 [27-74-10] - BMW M12/6 Lec
#11 Team Harper (see note 11)
38 not running: accident
12 Masami Kuwashima March 742L [9] - BMW M12/6 GS
Masami Kuwashima Racing (see note 12)
38 not running: gear selection
13 Hans Binder March 742S [3?] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
Team Obermoser Eurorace (see note 13)
NC Gunnar Nilsson March 742L [732-10] - BMW M12/6
#29 Brian Lewis Racing (see note 14)
NC Gabriele Serblin March 742L [15] - BMW M12/6
Trivellato Racing Team (see note 15)
NC Maurizio Flammini March 742L [22] - BMW M12/6
Equipe Nationale (CSAI) (see note 16)
NC Harald Ertl Chevron B27 [27-74-12] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
Team Chevron (see note 17)
NC Guillermo Ortega Surtees TS15A [01] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
Ortega Ecuador Marlboro Team (see note 18)
R Tom Pryce Chevron B27 [27-74-09-2] - BMW M12/6
Team Harper (see note 19)
35 driveshaft
R Giancarlo Martini March 742L [8] - BMW M12/6
#23 Scuderia Everest (see note 20)
35 accident
R Jacques Laffite March 742 [24] - BMW M12/6
#37 BP Racing France (see note 21)
25 engine
R Jorg Siegrist Brabham BT38 [21] - Ford BDG
Gertsch Racing Team (see note 22)
24 accident
R Paolo Bozzetto March 742L [7] - BMW M12/6
Trivellato Racing Team (see note 23)
23 spun
R Bill Gubelmann March 732/742 [11] - BMW M12/6
Brian Lewis Racing (see note 24)
14 head gasket
R Mikka Arpiainen GRD 273 [062-F2?] - Ford BDA Racing Services
Team Pierre Robert (see note 25)
11 fuel
R Diulio Truffo March 742L [21] - BMW M12/6
Equipe Nationale (CSAI) (see note 26)
8 brakes
R Claude Bourgoignie GRD 274 [084-F2] - Ford BDA Hart
Claude Bourgoignie (see note 27)
1 accident
DNS Cosimo Turizio March 742L [26] - BMW M12/6
(see note 28)
Did not start
DNQ Max Bonnin March 732 ["59"] - Ford BDA Hart
(see note 29)
Did not qualify
DNQ Peter Korda March 712M [16] - Ford BDA Wood
(see note 30)
Did not qualify
DNQ Hans Deffland (F2) 1.9-litre Surtees TS10 [04] - Ford BDA Hart
(see note 31)
Did not qualify
DNQ Georges Schäfer (F2) 1.9-litre Pygmée MDB17 [372] - Cosworth BDE
(see note 32)
Did not qualify
T/S Jo Vonlanthen March 742S [743-5] - BMW M12/6
Jo Vonlanthen Racing Team (see note 33)
(Spare - not used in practice)

All cars are 2-litre F2 unless noted.

1 Jean-Pierre Jabouille (F2) 2-litre Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3673] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 2m 00.7s
2 Patrick Tambay (F2) 2-litre Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3671] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 2m 01.8s
3 Jacques Laffite (F2) 2-litre March 742 [24] - BMW M12/6 2m 02.1s
4 Hans-Joachim Stuck (F2) 2-litre March 742L [17] - BMW M12/6 2m 02.2s
5 Patrick Depailler (F2) 2-litre March 742L [18] - BMW M12/6 2m 02.2s
6 Michel Leclère (F2) 2-litre Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3672] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 2m 02.2s
7 Tom Pryce (F2) 2-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-09-2] - BMW M12/6 2m 3.7s.
8 Gabriele Serblin (F2) 2-litre March 742L [15] - BMW M12/6 2m 04.0s
9 David Purley (F2) 2-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-10] - BMW M12/6 Lec 2m 04.2s
10 Gunnar Nilsson (F2) 2-litre March 742L [732-10] - BMW M12/6 2m 04.7s
11 Roland Binder (F2) 2-litre March 732 [17] - BMW M12/6 2m 04.9s
12 Giancarlo Martini (F2) 2-litre March 742L [8] - BMW M12/6 2m 04.9s
13 Jacques Coulon (F2) 2-litre March 742L [12-3] - BMW M12/6 2m 05.0s
14 Masami Kuwashima (F2) 2-litre March 742L [9] - BMW M12/6 GS 2m 05.1s
15 Paolo Bozzetto (F2) 2-litre March 742L [7] - BMW M12/6 2m 05.5s
16 Alain Serpaggi (F2) 2-litre Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 2m 05.8s
17 Jo Vonlanthen (F2) 2-litre March 742 [742-11?] - BMW M12/6 2m 06.4s
18 Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi (F2) 2-litre March 742L [20] - BMW M12/6 2m 07.3s
19 Diulio Truffo (F2) 2-litre March 742L [21] - BMW M12/6 2m 07.5s
20 Bill Gubelmann (F2) 2-litre March 732/742 [11] - BMW M12/6 2m 07.7s
21 Claude Bourgoignie (F2) 2-litre GRD 274 [084-F2] - Ford BDA Hart 2m 07.7s
22 Hans Binder (F2) 2-litre March 742S [3?] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 2m 07.8s
23 Jorg Siegrist (F2) 2-litre Brabham BT38 [21] - Ford BDG 2m 08.4s
24 Cosimo Turizio * (F2) 2-litre March 742L [26] - BMW M12/6 2m 08.4s
25 Maurizio Flammini (F2) 2-litre March 742L [22] - BMW M12/6 2m 08.5s DNQ (started as first reserve)
26 Harald Ertl (F2) 2-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-12] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 2m 08.8s DNQ (allowed to start heat 2)
27 Guillermo Ortega (F2) 2-litre Surtees TS15A [01] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 2m 08.8s DNQ (allowed to start heat 2)
28 Mikka Arpiainen (F2) 2-litre GRD 273 [062-F2?] - Ford BDA Racing Services 2m 09.3s DNQ (allowed to start heat 2)
29 Max Bonnin * (F2) 2-litre March 732 ["59"] - Ford BDA Hart 2m 12.8s DNQ
30 Peter Korda * (F2) 2-litre March 712M [16] - Ford BDA Wood 2m 13.0s DNQ
31 Hans Deffland * (F2) 1.9-litre Surtees TS10 [04] - Ford BDA Hart 2m 13.3s DNQ
32 Georges Schäfer * (F2) 1.9-litre Pygmée MDB17 [372] - Cosworth BDE 2m 31.8s DNQ
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 742L [18] (Patrick Depailler): New for the March Engineering works team, assigned to Patrick Depailler. March records say that it was not raced in 1975, and sold to Pierre Maublanc in November 1975. To Bernard Chevanne for 1976, and raced at Thruxton in April, but he was unable to qualify for any of his others races that season. Subsequent history unknown. Note that the March raced by Joe Henry in WCAR Formula Atlantic in 1984 has been reported to be "742/18" but is more likely to have been a 74B.
  2. March 742L [17] (Hans-Joachim Stuck): New for the March Engineering works team, assigned to Hans-Joachim Stuck and painted in his bright orange Jagermeister livery. March records show that after Loris Kessel crashed his Favre-owned March 742 at the Nurburgring in 1975, it was rebuilt on "Stuck's 742 tub from last year". It is assumed that 742/17 had therefore been broken up and disappeared at this point.
  3. Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3673] (Jean-Pierre Jabouille): New for 1974, for Ecurie Elf team leader Jean-Pierre Jabouille to drive in F2. The car was fitted with Schnitzer BMW engines. It was raced by Jean-Pierre Beltoise at Hockenheim in April, where it used Schnitzer's experimental 12-plug engine. Jabouille won at Hockenheim in June in this car. Retained by Equipe Elf Switzerland for 1975, when No 2 driver Gérard Larrousse used it until his new Jabouille-designed Elf 2 was ready, and Larrousse won at Hockenheim in April in this car. Unlike the two sister cars which were rebuilt for further duty in 1976, this car was sold to Guy Fréquelin and used in French hillclimbs in 1976, still with its Schnitzer BMW engine. It was then sold to Pierre Desnos and used by him in French hillclimbs in 1977 and 1978. Gerard Gamand on Autodiva adds that the car was raced by Jean Louis Neveu from 1983 to 1985.
  4. Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3671] (Patrick Tambay): New for 1973, for team leader Jean-Pierre Jabouille to drive in F2 for the Elf Coombs Racing team. The car was fitted with a Cosworth BDG for its first two races, but was then changed to a Hart alloy-blocked BDA. Also driven by François Cevert, at Pau as his own new car was not yet ready, and won the race, Alpine's first F2 win. Only seen a couple more times that season. Retained for 1974, fitted with a Schnitzer BMW engine and assigned to Patrick Tambay for that season, but driven once by Alain Cudini in Tambay's absence. Tambay won at Nogaro in September in this car. Two effectively new cars were built for 1975 consuming two of A367s, this car becoming chassis 7501.
  5. March 742L [12-3] (Jacques Coulon): Originally built with a Ford engine and used in back-to-back tests with a BMW-engined car. Then converted to BMW specification and entered by March Engineering for Jacques Coulon in F2 in 1974, sponsored by Antar. In February 1975, the car was converted to 75B specification, and March records show that it was given the identity 75B-U1. However, Motoring News twice reported its chassis number as 742/12 during 1975, suggesting that it still had its 742 chassis plate.
  6. March 742L [20] (Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi): New to the CSAI's Equipe Nationale as a spare car but sold on unused to Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi, who raced it twice in F2 late in 1974. Pesenti-Rossi raced the car again in 1975 but was more focused on his F3 campaign with a March 743. After a single F2 race with the 742 at the start of 1976, Pesenti-Rossi acquired a 762 and a 763, and the 742 was not seen again. Reports that it went to the Brambillas are now thought to be incorrect. In early 1978, Nigel Clarkson (Cirencester, Gloucestershire) ran a F2 March in the Aurora series. This was described as a 762 when he failed to qualify for the two Easter races but was identified as a 742 with BDX engine when it reappeared in September. Clarkson recalls that "the car was a disaster having been put together from a bunch of bits by an Australian John Gillmeister" and believes it later became a Special Saloon. According to Kevan McLurg, Scot Ron Cummings bought a dismantled March 742 from Clarkson in 1980, and this was used as a basis of such a Special Saloon, a Lotus Esprit that he raced in 1982 with an 1800cc Cosworth engine. He then fitted a 3400cc Ford GAA to it, and raced it in this form from 1983 to 1988. He then bought a March 802 in AC bodywork and the 742-based Esprit was driven by Ricky Gauld (Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) in GT racing at Ingliston in 1989 and 1990. Gauld bought the March from Ron Cummings, recalling that it was "an ex Super Saloon", and used it in March form in hillclimbs in 1994. By 2009, the car was owned by Kevan McLurg and was in pieces.
  7. March 742 [742-11?] (Jo Vonlanthen): Invoiced to Jörg Obermoser, but identified as the second car run by Jo Vonlanthen Racing Team during 1974, hired out to Dieter Basche at Hockenheim, to Jean-Pierre Jaussaud at Nogaro, and kept as an unused spare at Hockenheim in September. Not known after 1974.
  8. 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.
  9. Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] (Alain Serpaggi): 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.
  10. Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3672] (Michel Leclère): New in mid-1973, for Elf Coombs Racing team leader Jean-Pierre Jabouille to drive in F2. Raced with Cosworth BDG and Hart alloy-block BDA engines. Retained for 1974, fitted with a Schnitzer BMW engine and assigned to Michel Leclère for that season, but probably the car raced by Alain Cudini at Hockenheim. Two effectively new cars were built for 1975 consuming two of A367s, this car becoming chassis 7501.
  11. Chevron B27 [27-74-10] (David Purley): Sold in May 1974 to Team Harper, and used by David Purley in the European F2 championship. Probably the car driven by David Purley at the Brands Hatch Boxing Day libre race at the end of the season. Team Harper advertised both their Chevron B27s as rolling chassis in January 1975. This car is likely to be the "late 1974 F2 car" used by Doug Thomson (Edinburgh, Scotland) in Scottish libre, sprints and hillclimbs in 1975, and offered for sale in January 1976 with a Swindon BDA and Hewland FGA400 gearbox. Thomson recalls that he sold the car to UK-resident American Bob Brown (not Bobby Brown) who occasionally raced what is described by Autosport as an ex-Harper B27 in Indyatlantic and Formula Libre in 1976, after buying the car late in 1975. Brown was backed by Oceaneering International, a Texas company, and is believed to have been a diver working in the North Sea oil field. He appears to have taken the car back to the US. Then unknown until an "ex-Purley" B27 was raced by Bobby Brown in SVRA and HSR vintage racing. Sold to Skip Jones (Portland, OR) and used in ICSCC and SOVREN vintage racing, fitted with a 2-litre Wenz Cosworth YBM engine. Sold in August 2016 back to Bobby Brown.
  12. March 742L [9] (Masami Kuwashima): New to Masami Kuwashima, run for him by Roy Kennedy, and raced in European F2 until September, at which point the car was shipped to Japan for the JAF GP in November. Retained by Kuwashima for the Japanese F2 series in 1975, then to Kenji Takahashi for 1976, 1977 and 1978.
  13. March 742S [3?] (Hans Binder): Jörg Obermoser's Team Warsteiner Eurorace ran a March 742 for Dave Walker in Formula 2 in 1974, using a Schnitzer engine instead of usual BMW Motorsport engine, Walker gave the car its debut in the Alzey hillclimb at the end of March, and it was then hired to Harald Ertl to race at Hockenheim in April, as Obermoser and Walker were at the sports car race at Paul Ricard. It was driven by Walker at Hockenheim, Rouen and Mugello, and then by Ertl at the Freiburg-Schauinsland hillclimb. It was loaned to the works team to be Patrick Depailler's spare car at Karlskoga, but was in the original customer short-nose 742 specification with Schnitzer engine and remained unused. Its final appearance in 1974 was for Hans Binder at Hockenheim in September. At Vallelunga in October 1975, Ewald Boisitz appeared with what was said by Motoring News to be the ex-Hans Binder 742, but Autosport called it the ex-Binder 752 and MN also called it a 752 on its grid listing, so it is unlikely to have been the ex-Obermoser 742. The subsequent history of the Obermoser 742 is unknown, but geography would suggest it was the Dieter Kern car in 1975 and 1976.
  14. March 742L [732-10] (Gunnar Nilsson): STP March Engineering works car for Jean-Pierre Beltoise at Hockenheim and later by Jean-Pierre Jarier at two races. Probably the car used by Jacques Coulon at Hockenheim, by Beltoise at Albi and by Stuck at Estoril. To Brian Lewis Racing for 1974 and updated to 742 spec for Andy Sutcliffe as '742-10b', then run for hire drivers later in the year. To Roger Heavens for Antônio Castro Prado for F2 in the latter part of 1975, then sold via Hervé Le Guellec to Jimmy Mieusset as a backup car for French hillclimbing at the start of the 1976 season. Also used by Roger Rivoire in May 1976, and then sold to Jean-Pierre Simon in June 1976. Retained by Simon for 1977, still with its BMW engine. Unknown in 1978, when it could have been the 742-BMW of, for example, Robert Despratx in southwest France. Then to Maurice Crozier and raced in 1979 and 1980 with a 1600cc Ford engine. Advertised by Crozier with or without its 1600cc Cosworth FVA engine in November 1980. It was next seen with Michel Goutarel, who raced it in courses de côte in the Lyon area in 1981 and 1982. Goutarel appears to have kept this car for some time, as he is noted as the winner of the Course de côte régionale de Vals-prés-Le-Puy in September 1986.
  15. March 742L [15] (Gabriele Serblin): Sold to Trivellato Racing Team and raced by Gabrielle Serblin in F2 in 1974. Retained by Trivellato as a spare car for 1975 and raced by Alberto Colombo, Francesco Cerulli-Irelli, Serblin and "Gimax" (Carlo Franchi). Raced by Gimax at a few Italian F2 races in 1976 and 1977 then to Richard Jones and Robin Smith for the Aurora AFX series in mid-1978, using the Cosworth BDG (or BDA) engine from the pair's Chevron B31 sports car that had been wrecked at Le Mans. Also raced by fellow sports car racer Tony Charnell at the end of 1978. Later to Jim McGaughey and rebuilt as a Renault 5GT special saloon for 1981. When the special saloon's career ended, it was acquired by the Higgins Brothers of Lincolnshire, and was bought from them by Ian Jones in 1990, by which time it was in a very sorry state. Jones reskinned the monocoque using the original bulkheads, fabricated new suspension parts, and fitted late-1974 (long-nose) F2 bodywork. Jones sold it to Richard Evans in 2010, and by 2012 it was completed with a Gathercole BDG in Stebel livery and was raced in the Derek Bell Trophy races at the HSCC Superprix at Brands Hatch. Shared by Evans and Andrew Smith in Historic F2 from 2013 onwards.
  16. March 742L [22] (Maurizio Flammini): New to the CSAI's Equipe Nationale, then managed by Eugenio Dragoni, for Maurizio Flammini to drive in F2 in 1974. After Dragoni's sudden death in April 1974, the team was managed by Ottorino Maffezzoli, the Monza circuit director. Flammini reappeared in this car from June 1975 onwards, running as part of the Trivellato Racing Team, and won at Mugello in July and Misano in August. Flammini joined the March works F2 team for 1976, but brought the old 742 out for a few races in 1977. In March 1977, the ex-Flammini March 742 was advertised by Solanda Fowsitt from a Haddenham phone number.
  17. Chevron B27 [27-74-12] (Harald Ertl): Built for Chris Marshall's Baty/Ottershaw Motors team as a quasi-works car in European F2 championship, fitted with a Schnitzer BMW engine. It was originally announced as a two-car works team for James Hunt and Hiroshi Kazato, managed by Bill Harding, and "the first car" was shown to the press in mid-May. This car was driven by Tom Pryce at Salzburgring, Hockenheim and Mugello, and by Hunt only at Rouen-les-Essarts. The team dropped out in August, and the car was used briefly as a development car by Derek Bennett. Harald Ertl hired the car for Hockenheim in September 1974, still using its Schnitzer BMW engine. Ertl then acquired the car and raced it in the early rounds of the 1975 season using works BMW engines. He replaced it with a brand new B29 in mid-season but then retained the B27 unraced until his death in 1982. Bought from the Ertl estate by American Jack Perkins (San Jose, CA) in the early 1990s. Perkins had the tub disassembled, reglued and re-riveted by Mark Bahner, and had its BMW M12/7 engine and Hewland FG400 gearbox overhauled by Dave Vegher and Veloce Motors West.
  18. Surtees TS15A [01] (Guillermo Ortega): New for the Ortega Ecuador Marlboro Team run by Ron Dennis in 1974, driven in F2 races by team principal Guillermo Ortega. Ortega struggled during 1974, and failed to qualify four times. His TS15A was sold to Gerd Biechteler (Klotten, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany) and used in German and Austrian F2 races in 1975. Then raced by Norbert Przybilla (Klotten, Rhineland-Palatinate) in hillclimbs in 1976, 1977 and 1978. In 1977, the car was entered by Benedikt Müller (Osterspai, Rhineland-Palatinate), and at least once it was entered as a "Surtees Toj", suggesting Jörg Obermoser's Toj sports car firm had been involved with it. Przybilla continued to appear in German events in 1979, but now with a Toj SC03 in the 2-litre sports car class, and also with a "Toj" in the F2 class. The last known appearance in the Surtees was at the ADAC-Eifel-Bergpreis in October 1979. This car was advertised for sale from Freidorf, Switzerland in June 2019, when it was said to be chassis 001, formerly driven by Norbert Przybilla, and with Toj bodywork.
  19. Chevron B27 [27-74-09-2] (Tom Pryce): Sold to Team Harper, and used by Dieter Quester in the European F2 championship. Also driven by Tom Pryce and badly damaged at Enna; returned to works and rebuilt for Jim Crawford to use at Nogaro late in 1974. Probably the car taken to Macau by Team Harper for Purley in November 1974. Team Harper advertised both their Chevron B27s as rolling chassis in January 1975. Subsequent history unknown, but since 2006 (and quite possibly earlier), there has been a Chevron B27 in Team Harper livery in the Macau Grand Prix Museum.
  20. March 742L [8] (Giancarlo Martini): New to Trivellato Racing Team, and raced in F2 by Giancarlo Martini, entered by Scuderia Everest. In 1975, Martini raced for Giancarlo Minardi's Everest-sponsored Scuderia del Passatore, and the March 742 was retained as a muletto. It was raced by Martini at Enna, by Roberto Farneti at Misano when it had 752 bodywork, and is very probably the car raced by Lorenzo Niccolini at Vallelunga in October. The car was then retired and according to a later advertisement it was acquired by Antonino Missiroli who fitted a non-F2 BMW engine and used the car for track days only. It then passed to a Mr Guerzoni (Bolzano) in 1985, but its history is then unknown until acquired by Christian Bouveron (Prunoy, France) in 2007. It was advertised by Bouveron in 2017 when it was restored to Everest livery and in long-nose 1974 specification. Bought by Gerard Gamand in 2019, who commenced a restoration of the car.
  21. March 742 [24] (Jacques Laffite): New to Jacques Laffite (Paris) using BP France money and prepared by Tico Martini for F2 in 1974. Extensively modified by Martini during the season. To Jorg Siegrist (Lucerne, Switerland) for 1975 and entered for him in F2 events by Schweizer Auto Rennsport. It was then sold to Bernhard Wissler (Ebringen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) in mid-1975 and raced by him at the Preis Der Nationen at Hockenheim at the end of August and at Ulm-Mengen two weeks later. He also raced it in the F2 race at Hockenheim in April 1976, when it still had its Martini nose from 1974. One distinct possibility is that this car was acquired by French Martini enthusiast Jacques Terrien (France) who had raced an ex-F3 MK12 in 1974-75 and would run a pukka F2 MK19 in 1977 but had a March 742-Ford for the latter half of 1976. Terrien's car went to Jean-Pierre Perrin (Beaucourt, northeastern France) for 1977. Subsequent history unknown but the remains of a car believed to be the ex-Laffite car were bought from French dealer Hollinger via Gérard Billaud (Toulouse, France) in the late 1990s by Philippe Demeyer. Demeyer sold these parts to Matt Slinn (UK) and they form the basis of the car later raced in historics by Martin Stretton.
  22. Brabham BT38 [21] (Jorg Siegrist): 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.
  23. March 742L [7] (Paolo Bozzetto): New to Trivellato Racing Team, and raced in F2 by Paolo Bozzetto with Elba sponsorship, initially in short-nose specification. At Karlskoga and Enna-Pergusa in August it was raced by Carlos Alberto Jarque, who was Argentinean F2 champion and was backed by Juan Manuel Fangio. By this time the car was in long-nose specification. Bozzetto returned to the drive for the last two races of the season. Not known after 1974.
  24. March 732/742 [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.
  25. GRD 273 [062-F2?] (Mikka Arpiainen): 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.
  26. March 742L [21] (Diulio Truffo): New to the CSAI's Equipe Nationale, then managed by Eugenio Dragoni, for Diulio Truffo to drive in F2 in 1974. After Dragoni's sudden death in April 1974, the team was managed by Ottorino Maffezzoli, the Monza circuit director. Run by Osella Squadra Corse for Truffo until his new Osella was ready, then to Gianfranco Trombetti for the rest of the 1975 season.
  27. GRD 274 [084-F2] (Claude Bourgoignie): After racing the same GRD 272 for two seasons, Belgian Claude Bourgoignie bought a new GRD 274 for 1974, the company's only F2 customer that season. After a very disappointing season, the car was heavily damaged on the first lap of the last race of the season. It was not seen after 1974 until it was bought by Daniel Lebacq in 1978 and used as the basis for his Lebacq DL9 sports car. The Lebacq was destroyed in a fire in 1983.
  28. March 742L [26] (Cosimo Turizio): New to Trivellato Racing Team and raced by Cosimo Turizio in F2 in 1974, entered by Scuderia Vesuvio. Retained by Turizio for F2 in 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  29. March 732 ["59"] (Max Bonnin): Max Bonnin raced a March in F2 in 1974, which was described by Motoring News as being "one of last year's March monocoques", to which Bonnin had fitted his own suspension, "which featured narrower track and revised roll centres". Bonnin later told Gérard Gamand that he acquired an unused 732 monocoque to build this car. It was powered by a Hart BDA. Bonnin raced this car in F2 through 1974 and 1975 before buying a March 752 for 1976. The 732, by then called a 742, was sold to Jean-Louis Albinet and used in French hillclimbs in 1976, 1977 and 1978, using a 2-litre Hart engine. In July 1978, Albinet acquired a Martini MK22, and the March-Hart was sold to Gérard Lafaurie (Bordeaux, Aquitaine), first appearing in August 1978 in a "March 732", and then regularly from the start of 1979 in a "March 742". Lafaurie raced the car again in 1980, 1981, and 1982. Later in 1982, the car was reported to have been sold to Pascal Malateste, but photographs of Malateste's car show a later generation March 752/762/772. Subsequent history unknown.
  30. March 712M [16] (Peter Korda): New to Fredy Link, and run for him by Jolly Club in F2 in 1971. Also used in Formula 3 with a Renault Albert engine. To Peter Korda for 1972, and used in hillclimbs, German and Swiss national events, and occasional F2 races from 1972 to 1974. It appears that the car remained in Switzerland after Korda last used it. It went to Edmond Veigel (Lausanne, Switzerland) who dismantled the car and never used it. It was later acquired by Hans-Markus Huber (Berne, Switzerland), restored by him between 1989 and 1991, fitted with a BDA engine, and raced it in the European Historic Formula 2 Club series. Subsequent history unknown.
  31. Surtees TS10 [04] (Hans Deffland): 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) in May 1974, and used by him in hillclimbs plus the F2 race at Hockenheim in September 1974. Then to Gerhard Donnerer (Marxzell, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg) in January 1975, and used in hill climbs in 1975 and 1976, and then to Jürgen Zimmerman (Schwieberdingen, Baden-Württemberg) in August 1978. It was later sold to a Mr. Studer in Switzerland 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 remained until June 2019, when it was bought by Dean Forward, and shipped back to England.
  32. Pygmée MDB17 [372] (Georges Schäfer): 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.
  33. March 742S [743-5] (Jo Vonlanthen): Invoiced to Obermoser, but instead of being used in Formula 3, this car was rebuilt to Formula 2 specification for Jo Vonlanthen (Frauenfeld, Switzerland) after he wrecked his new 742 at the opening race of the F2 season. It remained in standard 742 short-nose specification, even after Vonlanthen's 742 was repaired and converted to long-nose specification. The 743 was raced by Vonlanthen at Hockenheim in April, by Dieter Basche at Hockenheim in June, by Vonlanthen at Mugello in July, by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud at Nogaro in September. It may also have been the car used by Vonlanthen in Swiss and German domestic events during 1974. It was converted to long-nosed specification over the close-season, and was raced by Vonlanthen at Estoril, the opening round of the 1975 season. The car then went to Hans Walther (Guntalingen, Switzerland) and was raced by him in Swiss national events during 1975. Walther retained the car for 1976, again using it in Swiss events but failing to qualify for three of his four F2 races. Subsequent history unknown but according to Wisu Willimann, it later went to Edmond Veigel (Lausanne, Switzerland) who fitted a Cosworth FVC engine. At the end of the 1990s it was bought from Veigel by Hans-Markus Huber (Berne, Switzerland) and restored with a BMW engine. It was sold by Huber to another owner but finances for a restoration ran out and the car has been in limbo since then.


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Individual sources for this event

Autosport (3 Oct 1974 pp10-12), Autocourse 1974/75 results section pp181-182. Some entry numbers identified from photographs. Of the Alpines, Jabouille's was rebuilt, Leclere's car was his usual one and Alain Serpaggi was driving the car Arnoux drove last week. Alessandro Pesenti Rossi "was having his first outing in the spare CSAI March", so the same 742-20 he drove in 1975. The cars of two of the DNQs, Peter Korda and Hans Deffland, are not identified in Autosport but the Formula 1 Register, doing its usual impressive job, identifies them as March 722 and Surtees TS10 respectively.