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Salzburgring, 2 Jun 1974

1 Jacques Laffite March 742 [24] - BMW M12/6
#16 BP Racing France (see note 1)
50 1h 00m 33.00s
130.472 mph
2 David Purley Chevron B27 [27-74-10] - BMW M12/6
#10 Team Harper (see note 2)
50 1h 00m 37.98s
3 José Dolhem Surtees TS15 [08] - Ford BDA Hart alloy
#30 Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
(see note 3)
50 1h 00m 38.58s
4 Patrick Tambay Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3671] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#5 Ecurie Elf ['A' team/Pascal Santoni Guérin]
(see note 4)
5 Maurizio Flammini March 742S [22] - BMW M12/6
#27 Equipe Nationale (CSAI) (see note 5)
6 Torsten Palm GRD 273 [063-F2] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#26 Team Pierre Robert (see note 6)
7 Paolo Bozzetto March 742 [7] - BMW M12/6
#25 Elba/Trivellato Racing Team
(see note 7)
8 Jean-Pierre Paoli March 742 [19] - BMW M12/6
#15 BP Racing France (see note 8)
9 Alain Serpaggi Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#6 Ecurie Elf ['B' team/Hughes de Chaunac]
(see note 9)
47 engine
10 John Watson Surtees TS15 EXP - BMW M12/6
#31 Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
(see note 10)
11 Dieter Quester Chevron B27 [27-74-09] - BMW M12/6
#9 Team Harper (see note 11)
NC Jo Vonlanthen March 742S [742-11] - BMW M12/6
#32 Jo Vonlanthen Racing Team (see note 12)
NC Tom Pryce Chevron B27 [27-74-12] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#19 Team Baty (see note 13)
R Andy Sutcliffe March 732/742S [732-10] - BMW M12/6
#29 Brian Lewis Racing (see note 14)
26 engine
R Masami Kuwashima March 742L [9] - BMW M12/6 GS
#17 Masami Kuwashima Racing (see note 15)
24 driveshaft
R Jean-Pierre Jabouille Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3673] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#4 Ecurie Elf ['A' team/Pascal Santoni Guérin]
(see note 16)
24 engine
R Hans-Joachim Stuck March 742L [17] - BMW M12/6
#1 March Engineering (see note 17)
24 engine
R Jean-Claude Favre March 742 [27] - BMW M12/6
#22 Jean-Claude Favre (see note 18)
20 puncture
R Jacques Coulon March 742L [12-1] - BMW M12/6
#3 March Engineering (see note 19)
0 accident
R Diulio Truffo March 742S [21] - BMW M12/6
#28 Equipe Nationale (CSAI) (see note 20)
0 accident
R Bill Gubelmann March 732 [11] - BMW M12/6
#18 Brian Lewis Racing (see note 21)
0 accident
R Gabriele Serblin March 742 [15] - BMW M12/6
#24 Trivellato Racing Team (see note 22)
0 accident
R Tim Schenken Surtees TS15A [03] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#11 Ortega Ecuador Marlboro Team
(see note 23)
0 accident
DNS Claude Bourgoignie GRD 274 [084-F2] - Ford BDA Hart
#21 Team Pierre Robert (see note 24)
Did not start
DNQ Patrick Depailler March 742L ["U1"] - BMW M12/6
#2 March Engineering (see note 25)
Did not qualify
DNQ Carlo Giorgio March 742 [28] - Ford Pinto ohc Holbay
#34 Scuderia Jolly Club (see note 26)
Did not qualify
DNQ Roland Binder March 732 [17] - BMW M12/6
#33 Roland Binder (see note 27)
Did not qualify
DNQ Bob Marsland Chevron B27 [27-74-01] - Ford BDA Hart
#20 Bob Marsland (see note 28)
Did not qualify
DNQ Fausto Merello Surtees TS15A [02] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#12 Ortega Ecuador Marlboro Team
(see note 29)
Did not qualify
DNQ Guillermo Ortega Surtees TS15A [01] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#14 Ortega Ecuador Marlboro Team
(see note 30)
Did not qualify
DNQ Kurt Rieder March 712M [14] - Opel Apfelbeck
#36 Bosch Racing Team (see note 31)
Did not qualify
DNQ Michel Leclère Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3672] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#7 Ecurie Elf ['B' team/Hughes de Chaunac]
(see note 32)
Did not qualify
T/C Patrick Depailler March 742L [18] - BMW M12/6
#2 March Engineering (see note 33)
(Crashed in practice)

All cars are 2-litre F2 unless noted.

1 Tom Pryce (F2) 2-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-12] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
2 Jacques Laffite (F2) 2-litre March 742 [24] - BMW M12/6
3 Tim Schenken (F2) 2-litre Surtees TS15A [03] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
4 José Dolhem (F2) 2-litre Surtees TS15 [08] - Ford BDA Hart alloy
5 Gabriele Serblin (F2) 2-litre March 742 [15] - BMW M12/6
6 Jean-Pierre Jabouille (F2) 2-litre Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3673] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
7 Dieter Quester (F2) 2-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-09] - BMW M12/6
8 Jean-Pierre Paoli (F2) 2-litre March 742 [19] - BMW M12/6
9 Jacques Coulon (F2) 2-litre March 742L [12-1] - BMW M12/6
10 Masami Kuwashima (F2) 2-litre March 742L [9] - BMW M12/6 GS
11 Hans-Joachim Stuck (F2) 2-litre March 742L [17] - BMW M12/6
12 Bill Gubelmann (F2) 2-litre March 732 [11] - BMW M12/6
13 Diulio Truffo (F2) 2-litre March 742S [21] - BMW M12/6
14 John Watson (F2) 2-litre Surtees TS15 EXP - BMW M12/6
15 Patrick Tambay (F2) 2-litre Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3671] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
16 David Purley (F2) 2-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-10] - BMW M12/6
17 Alain Serpaggi (F2) 2-litre Elf 2 (Alpine) A367 [3670] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
18 Maurizio Flammini (F2) 2-litre March 742S [22] - BMW M12/6
19 Jo Vonlanthen (F2) 2-litre March 742S [742-11] - BMW M12/6
20 Claude Bourgoignie * (F2) 2-litre GRD 274 [084-F2] - Ford BDA Hart
21 Paolo Bozzetto (F2) 2-litre March 742 [7] - BMW M12/6
22 Andy Sutcliffe (F2) 2-litre March 732/742S [732-10] - BMW M12/6
23 Torsten Palm (F2) 2-litre GRD 273 [063-F2] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
24 Jean-Claude Favre (F2) 2-litre March 742 [27] - BMW M12/6
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Surtees TS15 [08] (José Dolhem): This car was not seen in 1973, but was raced by John Watson as a works Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees entry at the opening race of the 1974 season where it was described as "one of last year's cars dusted off". It was then José Dolhem's works car at the next four races before disappearing again. To Yugoslavian driver Francy Jerancic for 1975, entered in four F2 races by Avto-Moto društvo (AMD) Škofja Loka. Jerancic returned for three races in 1977. In early 1978, the car was advertised by David Winstanley's Lodge Corner Agencies (Crewe, Cheshire), but the advert said that details were still to come from Yugoslavia, which suggests the car was not actually in Crewe. As it was not advertised again, it may never have arrived. Subsequent history unknown, but some time around 1990, this car was bought by Pasqualino Turatello from Flavio Tullio. Pasqualino Turatello's son Francesco understands that the car had previously been used in Swiss hillclimbs. Flavio Tullio's son Matteo recalls that Flavio owned the car twice, selling it to Bertola of Torino and then buying it back, before selling it to Turatello. Matteo believes it was used by Bertola in French hillclimbs using a Fiat Volumetrico engine. It is listed in its 2013 FIA HTP as a Surtees TS15/A with chassis number TS15/08. Used by Francesco Turatello in historic hillclimbs in 2014.
  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 742S [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.
  6. 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.
  7. March 742 [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.
  8. 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.
  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. Surtees TS15 EXP (John Watson): An experimental Surtees TS15 various described as the EXP or TS15X or "Exp 2" and driven by John Watson in F2 in 1974. It was also driven by Derek Bell at Hockenheim in June. It appears to have been one of a pair loaned to Space Racing in 1975 for Hans Meier, but he wrecked the "ex-Watson" car in practice at Zolder and was unable to take over the second car as it had not been through scrutineering. He then failed to qualify for the next two races in the "ex-Watson" car. John Woodington of Space Racing recalls that both cars were returned to John Surtees after the season. Subsequent history unresolved.
  11. 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.
  12. March 742S [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.
  13. Chevron B27 [27-74-12] (Tom Pryce): 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.
  14. March 732/742S [732-10] (Andy Sutcliffe): 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 [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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. March 742S [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.
  21. 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.
  22. March 742 [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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. March 742L ["U1"] (Patrick Depailler): 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.
  26. March 742 [28] (Carlo Giorgio): New to Carlo Giorgio, fitted with a very unusual Holbay Ford Pinto engine and raced in F2 in 1974, entered by Scuderia Jolly Club. Giorgio retained the car for 1975, when he used a Hart Ford BDA. He returned very briefly in 1976, when the car was used to test the new Armaroli V6 engine, but it did not qualify for its only race. In 1977, he returned for a fourth season, the March now used a Hart 420R engine, but he failed to qualify for three of his five races and did not go the distance in the other two. He raced the car again in 1978. For the 1979 season, thankfully the car's last, he fitted March 782 bodywork. It ended with a record of 30 F2 races but 13 failures to qualify and only ten classified finishes. Many years later, in 2016, the chassis was in the garage of Silvio Pederzini in Padova, Italy.
  27. 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.
  28. Chevron B27 [27-74-01] (Bob Marsland): Sold to Bob Marsland (Bromsgrove, Worcestershire) to use in European F2 and in European hillclimbs in 1974. Retained for Marsland for 1975. Sold to Francis Polak for Belgian courses de côte, winning the 1976 Belgian championship. Retained by Polak for 1977, but then sold to Gérard Burgraff for the 1978 Belgian season, when he finished fourth in the series using a 1800cc Cosworth engine. Then to Christian Figue and Luc Marx, and driven by Marx in 1985. Subsequently to Nick Crossley for renovation and then to Paul Newton. Sold to Alan Bell (Lymm, Cheshire) in November 2003. Sold from Bell to Michael Bletsoe-Brown in 2011 and since converted to inboard rear brakes and the roll hoop has forward facing supports.
  29. Surtees TS15A [02] (Fausto Merello): 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.
  30. 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.
  31. March 712M [14] (Kurt Rieder): Thanks to Dieter Quester's BMW connections, he was able to acquire BMW engines for a new March 712M in 1971 and was highly successful, winning at Monza in June and taking a further five second places that season. In November, the car was said to have been sold to Freddy Link but that deal fell through as Eifelland were reluctant to sell the March-BMW. It later became a test car for a planned Opel F2 engine in early 1972, and was next seen when used as the basis of Kurt Bergmann's Kaimann F2 car, equipped with an Apfelbeck-developed 2-litre 16-valve Opel engine. The car was used with some success in Austrian hillclimbs, finishing second at Dobratsch in 1973, driven by Helmut Koinigg, but the engine failed in practice when it appeared for its one F2 race, at Hockenheim in April 1974. Kurt Rieder drove the car at the Salzburgring F2 race in June 1974, but failed to qualify. The car was sold by Bergmann to Fritz Enn, who fitted a Ford engine and sold it to somebody in Köln (Cologne). Subsequent history unknown.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.


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 (6 Jun 1974 pp16-18), Autocourse 1974/75 results section pp181-182, and Autosport's F2 Review (12 Dec 1974 pp18-27).