Karlskoga, 11 Aug 1974

1 Ronnie Peterson March 742L ["U1"] - BMW M12/6
#2 March Engineering/Vastkust-Stugan
(see note 1)
68 1h 23m 00.4s
91.626 mph
2 Patrick Depailler March 742L [18] - BMW M12/6
#3 March Engineering/Elf (see note 2)
68 1h 23m 00.7s
3 Jacques Laffite March 742 [24] - BMW M12/6
#5 BP Racing France (see note 3)
68 1h 23m 19.7s
4 Masami Kuwashima March 742L [9] - BMW M12/6 GS
#19 Masami Kuwashima Racing (see note 4)
68 1h 23m 20.0s
5 Gabriele Serblin March 742L [15] - BMW M12/6
#33 Trivellato Racing Team (see note 5)
6 Alain Cudini Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3671] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#37 Ecurie Elf ['A' team/Pascal Santoni Guérin]
(see note 6)
7 Torsten Palm GRD 273 [063-F2] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#14 Team Pierre Robert (see note 7)
8 Hans-Joachim Stuck March 742L [17] - BMW M12/6
#4 March Engineering/Jagermeister
(see note 8)
9 Bill Gubelmann March 732/742 [11] - BMW M12/6
#20 Brian Lewis Racing (see note 9)
10 Jo Vonlanthen March 742L [742-11] - BMW M12/6
#15 Jo Vonlanthen Racing Team (see note 10)
11 Guillermo Ortega Surtees TS15A [01] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#22 Ortega Ecuador Marlboro Team
(see note 11)
NC Carlos Alberto Jarque March 742L [7] - BMW M12/6
#38 Trivellato Racing Team/Elba
(see note 12)
NC Mikka Arpiainen GRD 273 [062-F2?] - Ford BDA Racing Services
#27 Team Pierre Robert (see note 13)
NC Claude Bourgoignie GRD 274 [084-F2] - Ford BDA Hart
#24 Team Pierre Robert (see note 14)
NC Dieter Quester Chevron B27 [27-74-09] - BMW M12/6 Lec
#16 Team Harper (see note 15)
R Patrick Tambay Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3673] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#28 Ecurie Elf ['A' team/Pascal Santoni Guérin]
(see note 16)
60 accident
R Gunnar Nilsson March 742L [732-10] - BMW M12/6
#36 Team Vaestkuststugan [Brian Lewis Racing]
(see note 17)
42 engine
R Michel Leclère Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#7 Ecurie Elf ['B' team/Hughes de Chaunac]
(see note 18)
42 accident
R David Purley Chevron B27 [27-74-10] - BMW M12/6 GS
#12 Team Harper (see note 19)
39 driveshaft
R Tim Schenken Surtees TS15A [03] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#35 Ortega Ecuador Marlboro Team
(see note 20)
27 overheating
R Reine Wisell Surtees TS15A [02] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#34 Ortega Ecuador Marlboro Team
(see note 21)
26 accident
R Jacques Coulon March 742L [12-1] - BMW M12/6
#29 March Engineering (see note 22)
9 accident
R Jean-Claude Favre March 742 [27] - BMW M12/6
#21 Jean-Claude Favre (see note 23)
9 black-flagged, oil
R Jean-Pierre Paoli March 742 [19] - BMW M12/6
#11 BP Racing France (see note 24)
7 accident
T/S Patrick Depailler March 742S [3?] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
March Engineering (see note 25)
(Spare - not used in practice)

All cars are 2-litre F2 unless noted.

1 Patrick Depailler (F2) 2-litre March 742L [18] - BMW M12/6 1m 11.2s
2 Jacques Laffite (F2) 2-litre March 742 [24] - BMW M12/6 1m 11.8
3 Patrick Tambay (F2) 2-litre Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3673] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 1m 11.8s
4 Torsten Palm (F2) 2-litre GRD 273 [063-F2] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 1m 11.9s
5 Masami Kuwashima (F2) 2-litre March 742L [9] - BMW M12/6 GS 1m 11.9s
6 Hans-Joachim Stuck (F2) 2-litre March 742L [17] - BMW M12/6 1m 12.0s
7 Michel Leclère (F2) 2-litre Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 1m 12.0s
8 Ronnie Peterson (F2) 2-litre March 742L ["U1"] - BMW M12/6 1m 12.1s
9 David Purley (F2) 2-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-10] - BMW M12/6 GS 1m 12.2s
10 Alain Cudini (F2) 2-litre Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3671] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 1m 12.5s
11 Gabriele Serblin (F2) 2-litre March 742L [15] - BMW M12/6 1m 12.5s
12 Jacques Coulon (F2) 2-litre March 742L [12-1] - BMW M12/6 1m 12.5s
13 Jean-Pierre Paoli (F2) 2-litre March 742 [19] - BMW M12/6 1m 12.6s
14 Tim Schenken (F2) 2-litre Surtees TS15A [03] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 1m 12.9s
15 Gunnar Nilsson (F2) 2-litre March 742L [732-10] - BMW M12/6 1m 13.2s
16 Dieter Quester (F2) 2-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-09] - BMW M12/6 Lec 1m 13.8s
17 Jo Vonlanthen (F2) 2-litre March 742L [742-11] - BMW M12/6 1m 13.8s
18 Reine Wisell (F2) 2-litre Surtees TS15A [02] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 1m 14.0s
19 Bill Gubelmann (F2) 2-litre March 732/742 [11] - BMW M12/6 1m 14.2s
20 Guillermo Ortega (F2) 2-litre Surtees TS15A [01] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 1m 14.3s
21 Jean-Claude Favre (F2) 2-litre March 742 [27] - BMW M12/6 1m 14.7s
22 Claude Bourgoignie (F2) 2-litre GRD 274 [084-F2] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 15.3s
23 Carlos Alberto Jarque (F2) 2-litre March 742L [7] - BMW M12/6 1m 15.5s
24 Mikka Arpiainen (F2) 2-litre GRD 273 [062-F2?] - Ford BDA Racing Services 1m 15.7s

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 742L ["U1"] (Ronnie Peterson): Built by March as the development car for the new March 742 series, but using a leftover 732 monocoque. Employed as the spare car for the Elf-sponsored works team in 1974, it was raced by Patrick Depailler at Montjuich Park, by Michel Leclère at Hockenheim in June, by Depailler to win at Mugello, by Ronnie Peterson to win at Karlskoga, and by Depailler again at Enna. It was not seen in 1975, but then sold in December 1975 to David Franklin (Portbury, Somerset) and used in British hillclimbs in 1976, with sponsorship from Wendy Wools. Retained for 1977, when it was fitted with 1977 bodywork. For 1978, it was sold to Alan Richards (Prestbury, Gloucestershire), fitted with a 2-litre Cosworth FVC and used in sprints and hillclimbs. To Norrie Galbraith (Lanark, Scotland) for 1979, and used in Scottish speed events. Retained by Galbraith for 1980, but rebuilt over the winter by Robin Smith to 782 configuration, and fitted with a Hart 420R engine. In December 1980, the car was advertised from a Frome, Somerset, phone number, described as being ex-Depailler and ex-Galbraith, modified by Smith. It has been suggested that Stephen Cuff was the advertiser. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3671] (Alain Cudini): 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.
  7. GRD 273 [063-F2] (Torsten Palm): Sold to Picko Troberg's Team Pierre Robert and identified by Autosport at Kinnekulle in May 1973 as the car driven there by Håkan Dahlqvist but previously by Reine Wisell to win at the Nürburgring in April. Presumed to be the spare third car at other races so also the car driven by Wisell at Hockenheim earlier in April and by Gunnar Nordström at Mantorp Park. Also presumably the car driven by Rolf Skoghag in practice at Nivelles-Baulers. This was identified as the BMW-engined car for Wisell at the start of 1974 and then presumably for Torsten Palm at later races. This car remained with Team Pierre Robert until the 1990s, when it was acquired by Ulf Lindberg. By this time many of its components had been removed for use on a sports car, but Lindberg was later able to find replcement components from a GRD that had been crashed in the UK. In 2017, the car was displayed at a Picko Troberg memorial, having been cosmetically restored by Zetterman Engineering.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. March 742L [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.
  11. 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.
  12. March 742L [7] (Carlos Alberto Jarque): 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Chevron B27 [27-74-09] (Dieter Quester): 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.
  16. Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3673] (Patrick Tambay): 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] (Michel Leclère): 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Surtees TS15A [03] (Tim Schenken): New for the Ortega Ecuador Marlboro Team run by Ron Dennis in 1974, driven in F2 races by Tim Schenken, starting at Pau in May. Also raced by Rolf Stommelen at Hockenheim in June. The Ecuador team was disbanded after 1974, and this car was sold for 1975 to Yves Courage who ran it in French hillclimbs. He made his debut at Poissons in August, where the gearbox broke, and then raced the car almost every weekend to the end of the season, taking two second places and three wins. The car was twice identified as "ex-Schenken" by Echappement during this period. Courage bought a new Lola T450 for 1976, and the Surtees went to "Pat Shadock", in exchange for his ex-Coupe Simca Grac MT20 sports car. He raced the Surtees in March, April and May 1976, and then was not seen again until an outing in August. "Pat Shadock" recalled to Gerard Barathieu in 2021 that he loaned the car back to Courage for at least one event towards the end of 1976, so this would be the car Courage used for four events after he wrecked his brand new Lola T450 at Sancerre in June. "Pat Shadock" advises that he owned the Surtees for a couple of years and it was then sold via an intermediary to a Swiss collector. Subsequent history unknown.
  21. Surtees TS15A [02] (Reine Wisell): New for the Ortega Ecuador Marlboro Team run by Ron Dennis in 1974, driven in F2 races by Fausto Merello. Merello was dropped after failing to qualify four times in succession, and the TS15A was raced by Reine Wisell at Karlskoga, but was wrecked during a race accident. Not seen again. As Ron Dennis only advertised two TS15As in January 1975, this one was presumably scrapped.
  22. March 742L [12-1] (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.
  23. March 742 [27] (Jean-Claude Favre): New to Jean-Claude Favre (Switzerland) and raced in European F2 rounds but rarely qualified. Sold mid-season to Loris Kessel (Lugano, Switzerland) and entered for him by Jo Vonlanthen Racing Team at Vallelunga at the end of the year. Retained for 1975 and impressively quick, finishing fourth at Hockenheim in April and then qualifying second at the Nürburgring. Crashed at that race and rebuilt on the monocoque from the ex-Hans Stuck 742/17. Raced on until Mugello in July when Kessel crashed in practice, wrecking the car. He bought a 752 from Markus Hotz to replace it. Believed to have been destroyed in that accident.
  24. March 742 [19] (Jean-Pierre Paoli): New to the Jacques Laffite's F2 team run by Tico Martini and funded by BP France for F2 in 1974. After being raced by Laffite at the first race, this car was then taken over by his teammate Jean-Pierre Paoli and raced by him until a major accident at Karlskoga effectively destroyed the car. It was rebuilt on a new monocoque and sold to Max Mamers (Objat, France), fitted with one of Ecurie ROC's Chrysler-Simca-based engines and used in French hillclimbing. Retained by Mamers for 1976 but fitted with a BMW engine again. Sold to Rémy Née (Châteaubriant, France) for 1977, and fitted with the ROC engine again. To Roland Contignon for 1978, and again fitted with a new engine, this time a 1.3-litre Renault engine. Contignon continued to race this car well into the 1980s, and possibly into the 1990s.
  25. March 742S [3?] (Patrick Depailler): 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.


Note that 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' published results.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport's report (15 Aug 1974 pp10-15), Autocourse 1974/75 results section pp181-182, and Autosport's F2 Review (12 Dec 1974 pp18-27)