DMV Mai-Pokal-Rennen

Hockenheim, 14 May 1972

1 Vittorio Brambilla Brabham BT35 [48] - Ford twin cam
#37 Scuderia Italia
12 33m 15.6s
2 Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch Eifelland March 23 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
12 33m 55.0s
3 Werner Schommers Alpine A364 [3644] - Renault R16 Dudot
#2 Deutsche Renault AG
12 34m 00.4s
4 John MacDonald March 713M [2] - Ford twin cam
#4 (see note 1)
12 34m 30.1s
5 Rudolf Dötsch March 723 [3] - Ford twin cam
#47 Team Bako Formel 3 Racing
12 34m 30.5s
6 Dieter Kern Alpine A364 [3645] - Renault R16 Dudot
#1 Deutsche Renault AG
12 34m 35.8s
7 Wolfgang Bülow Eifelland March 23 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#5 Eifelland Motorkaravan
12 34m 38.1s
8 Luigi Fontanesi Tecno 71/F3 ["00716"] - Ford twin cam
#38 Tecno Racing Team (see note 2)
12 34m 49.1s
9 Hannelore Werner Eifelland March 23 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#30 Eifelland Racing Team
12 34m 57.8s
10 Alfred Stückrad March 723 [8] - Ford twin cam
#3 Team Tobien
12 35m 04.2s
11 Carlo Breidenstein Lotus 69 [71/69-8.F3] - Ford twin cam
#23 (see note 3)
12 35m 08.0s
12 Bernhard Brack Royale RP8 [2] - Ford twin cam
#32 (see note 4)
12 35m 09.1s
13 David Powers March 723 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#26 Fiddlers Three Restaurant Int. Racing Team
12 35m 31.5s
14 Heinz Lange Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
12 35m 32.2s
15 Felix Martin March 703 - Ford twin cam

16 Günter Kölmel Lotus 69 [71/69.9.F3] - BMW M10
#27 Haj-Haj Racing (see note 5)

17 Rudi Schmidt March 723 - Ford twin cam
#19 Mannheim Heidelberg Sports Touring Club

18 Maximillian Plass Chevron B17 [17.70.05?] - Alfa Romeo twin cam
#15 (see note 6)

19 Ernst Maring Maco 372 [M001] - Ford twin cam
#14 Maco Rennwagenbau

20 Josef Kremer Royale RP11 [4] - Ford twin cam
#28 (see note 7)

21 Bernd Breil March - Ford twin cam
#31 Eifelland Racing Team (see note 8)

22 Roger Hurst March 713M [6] - Ford twin cam
#29 Lenham Hurst Racing Organisation
(see note 9)

23 Philipp Gantner Brabham BT35 - BMW M10
#6 Obermoser Getriebe-Motoren (see note 10)

DSQ Harald Ertl Lotus 69 [71/69.5.F3] - Ford twin cam
#8 Manfred Weissmann Racing (see note 11)

DSQ Willi Sommer March 723 - Ford twin cam
#20 Reifag Racing Team (see note 12)
12 second on road
UNK Peter Schäbitz March 713S [3] - Ford twin cam

UNK Horst Günther Eifelland March 23 [723/16 as 23/9] - Ford twin cam
#17 Team Tobien

DNA Hans Deffland March 713S [8] - Ford twin cam
#25 Formel Team (see note 13)
Did not arrive
DNA Jo Vonlanthen GRD 372 [013-F3] - Ford twin cam
#7 Formel Rennsport Club (see note 14)
Did not arrive
DNA Werner Haug Alpine A364 - Renault R16 Dudot
#9 ITT Schaub Lorenz Autosuper
Did not arrive
DNA Ken Mackintosh Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam
Did not arrive
DNA Norbert Schüler Brabham BT28 - Ford twin cam
Did not arrive
DNA Alois Hartinger (F?) unknown
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Krause March 713S [7?] - Ford twin cam
Did not arrive
DNA Wilfried Schmitz (F?) Tecno
Did not arrive
DNA Karl Meissner (F3) Brabham BT15 [F3-13-65]
#33 (see note 15)
Did not arrive
DNA Utz Schad March 713S [6] - Ford twin cam
#35 (see note 16)
Did not arrive
DNA TBA Maco 372 - Ford twin cam
#36 Maco Rennwagenbau
Did not arrive
DNA Pino Pica Brabham BT35 [49] - Ford twin cam
#40 Scuderia Italia
Did not arrive
DNA Lella Lombardi Lotus 69 [71/69.10.F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#41 Jolly Club Milano (see note 17)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 713M [2] (John MacDonald): New to Charles McIntosh-Reid and entered by him for Tom Walkinshaw in three early-season British F3 races. Sold to Chris Oates in mid-May but not raced by him. Sold to future RAM boss John MacDonald during the summer and raced by him in F3 from August onwards. Hired out to James Hunt for the October Castle Combe race, but damaged before it even arrived at the circuit, a record even for Hunt. Retained by MacDonald for 1972 until replaced with a Brabham BT38C late in the season. Then sold to Chris Venning (Colindale, London) and raced at Thruxton at the end of the 1972 season. Advertised by Venning in January 1973 complete with Vegantune engine and Hewland Mk 8 gearbox, and with a mass of spares, including a tub. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Tecno 71/F3 ["00716"] (Luigi Fontanesi): New for Équipe ELF Tecno and raced by Jean-Pierre Jabouille in F2 in 1971. This car was sometimes reported as "T00 716". Also driven by Nanni Galli at Thruxton. It was also raced at Mantorp Park in August where Tino Brambilla "disappeared into the bushes at great speed" in Heat 1 and went off at exactly the same place in Heat 2, "creasing" the suspension. It was rebuilt for 1972 as a F3 car for Luigi Fontanesi to drive under the Tecno Racing Team banner. He was second in the big International at Nürburgring in April and took pole at two Monza races. He was then one of the drivers chosen to test Tecno's new F1 car, but sudenly left the team after Hockenheim in May. The subsequent history of his F2/F3 Tecno is unknown.
  3. Lotus 69 [71/69-8.F3] (Carlo Breidenstein): New to Richard Longman for British F3 in 1971, using Novamotor engines. To Carlo Breidenstein (Freigericht, Hesse, Germany) for German and other Formula 3 races in 1972, using Ford engines. Retained by Breidenstein for 1973. He appeared again in the car at ADAC-Bergrennen Alzenau in September 1974, his first appearance for a year. To Peter Rössler (Fulda, Hesse) for German national F3 class events in 1975 and 1976, before moving to a newer Maco 375 for 1977. Rossler drove the Lotus again briefly in early 1978 before it went to Willi Kahlenberg (Mörlenbach, Hesse) in May 1978 for German national F3 class events in 1978 and 1979.
  4. Royale RP8 [2] (Bernhard Brack): Bernard Brack (Honzrath, West Germany) had raced a NSU and then a Renault 8, before stepping up to Formula 3 in 1972 with a Royale. His car has widely been identified as a RP11 but it seems more likely that it was an older car, in which case the only F3 car sold by Royale prior to the RP11 range was RP8/2, a Formula B car sold to Germany in 1970 in Formula 3 specification. This is confirmed by the report in ONS Mitteilungen for the Salzburgring race on 2 July 1972, which Brack's car is noted as "Royale RP 812". Curiously, there is no record of a single-seater Royale racing in Germany prior to 1972 so its whereabout in 1970 and 1971 remain unknown. Brack acquired a GRD for 1973 and raced that until 1976. The subsequent history of the Royale is unknown.
  5. Lotus 69 [71/69.9.F3] (Günter Kölmel): New to Freddy Kottulinsky and raced extensively in European F3 in 1971, using Schnitzer BMW engines and entered by Haj-Haj Racing Team. Raced by Günter Kölmel (Achern-Ohnsbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) in European F3 in 1972 and 1973, again with BMW engines and entered by Haj-Haj Racing Team. Kölmel raced the car again in F3 in 1974, now using 2-litre BMW engines. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. Chevron B17 [17.70.05?] (Maximillian Plass): New to Jürg Dubler (Oberhasli, Switzerland) and raced in European F3 in 1970 using Novamotor engines, and winning at Montjuich Park, Brno and Zandvoort. Bought from Dubler by Austrian sportscar driver Klaus Reisch in 1971 for the new 1600cc F3, using a Wainer-built Alfa Romeo engine, and run by Auto Ascher. Then likely to be the Chevron B17-Alfa raced by Maximillian Plass (Munich, Germany) in F3 in 1972. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. Royale RP11 [4] (Josef Kremer): New to Josef Kremer and raced in German F3 in 1972 and 1973. Reappeared with Kremer in 1975. History then unknown until acquired by Martin Wood (Barnoldswick. Lancashire) in 2004. Raced by Derek Buckton (Ripon, North Yorkshire) in HSCC Classic Formula 3 in 2011 and on display at the NEC in January 2012, loaned by Buckton. Raced by James Buckton in HSCC Classic Formula 3 in 2012.
  8. March (Bernd Breil): Bernd Breil (Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany) raced in German F3 during 1972 and 1973, but such is the inconsistency in the way his car was described, it is very hard to be sure what it was. It was described by ONS Mitteilungen as a March, a March 713, and an Eifelland, but also a Rilo March and an Engel. Two photographs on formel3guide.com show a 1971 March, so the current hypothesis is that it was a March 713S. Also, formel3guide.com has identified the car as chassis 713S-1, the car used by James Hunt at the start of 1971, but this is hard to reconcile with the reported later history of that car as Dave Morgan's Formula Atlantic mount, sold to Mike Wilds' backer for 1972. At present, Breil's car is unresolved.
  9. March 713M [6] (Roger Hurst): New to John Bisignano (Denver, CO) and raced in British F3 in 1971 with support from Liggett & Myers L&M tobacco brand. Sold in October 1971 to Roger Hurst (Folkestone, Kent) of Lenham Hurst and raced in F3 in 1972 and 1973. By 1973 the car was being described on occasion as a 723, a 733, a March Falconer, and even as a Lenham LM1. Last raced by Hurst in November 1973. In March 1974, the car was advertised by Low Cost Racing who mentioned that it had Falconer bodywork and was fitted with a Holbay R70 engine for Formula 4. Its history over the next five years is unknown, but in 1979 and 1980, Tony Harris and Colin Brook raced 713M-6 in F4. Subsequent history unknown. A car with this identity was advertised in Italy in 2012.
  10. Brabham BT35 (Philipp Gantner): Jörg Obermoser (Bruchsal, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) drove a Brabham BT35 in German F3 events in late 1971, using BMW engines. Obermoser Getriebe-Motoren (Bruchsal) then entered a BT35 for Obermoser and for Philipp Gantner (Bad Schönborn, Baden-Württemberg) in 1972. Subsequent history unknown.
  11. Lotus 69 [71/69.5.F3] (Harald Ertl): New to Harald Ertl and raced extensively in European F3 in 1971, using Alfa Romeo engines and entered by Weissmann Team Alfa Romeo. It was also raced by Thomas Betzler at two German national races in August. Ertl continued to be entered in the car after that, but did not arrive for any race. Driven by Ertl again at the start of 1972, now with Ford engines and entered by Manfred Weissmann Racing, but he focused on saloon racing that year. Sold to Klaus Scholtyssek (Sprendlingen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) for 1973 and used in German national events. Subsequent history unknown.
  12. March 723 (Willi Sommer): Willi Sommer (Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany) raced a March 723 in German and European F3 in 1972. It was sometimes described as an Eifelland, but more generally as a March, and was entered by Reifag Racing Team, Darmstadt. Sommer did not race in the early part of 1973, but raced the 723 at Hockenheim in July 1973. He was entered for two British races but did not appear, and then went to a race at Zolder on 26 August where he was not allowed to practice as his Wagenpass was out of date. He drove from Zolder to a hillclimb at Bendorf, but officials there found that his Wagenpass had been altered, and his licence was suspended until March 1975. The subsequent history of the March is unknown.
  13. March 713S [8] (Hans Deffland): New to Eifelland for Formula 3 and delivered in March 1971. Although there is no contemporary identification of this car's first driver, it was identified by Bonhams in a sale in Germany in August 2003 as Willi Sommer's car, commenting that the car had its original ONS-Wagenpass issued in 1971. Sommer raced a March 713S through the 1971 season as part of the Eifelland Wohnwagenbau team. According to Chris Townsend, it then went to Hans Deffland (Munich, Bavaria) for 1972, entered by Formel Team München. After the 1972 season, Deffland exchanged it for the crashed Porsche 910 of Walter Proebst (Adlkofen, Landshut, Bavaria), and Proebst raced the car in German hillclimbs, initially in the F3 class and later in F2. Bonhams did not account for its history after 1971 until it was restored "1996-99 by Auer of Dortmund".
  14. GRD 372 [013-F3] (Jo Vonlanthen): New to Jo Vonlanthen (Frauenfeld, Switzerland) and raced in F3 across Europe during 1972, mainly using Novamotor's Ford twin cam engines. Also loaned to his friend Kurt Müller (Weisfelden, Switzerland) who raced it in Swiss and German national events in 1972. He acquired a Formula 2 GRD 273 for 1973 and although he entered the 372 for the Nürburgring F3 race on 1 April 1973, did not appear. Vonlanthen did appear once more in a F3 GRD, at Hockenehim on 15 July, presumably in his 372 again. The car was then sold to Bretscher Racing for 1973 and raced by Walter P. Fluckiger (Zofingen, Switzerland) in Swiss national events, including several German F3 races that season. It is assumed that this was the car raced by Vonlanthen in the German national race at Hockenehim on 15 July 1973. It was raced by Kurt Müller again in Swiss events in the early part of the 1974 season, his class suggesting that he was using a 1600cc engine at first. Raced by him in Germany later in 1974, using a 2-litre Novamotor Toyota engine. Chris Townsend believes this car probably went to Urs Freidli, and then to Daniel Costelli in 1978.
  15. Brabham BT15 [F3-13-65] (Karl Meissner): Sold new to Manfred Mohr (Föhrenbach) and raced in European F3 events, winning at Opatija and AVUS. Sold to Dieter Bentz (Germany) and used in German F3 events in 1966 and 1967. Then to Karl Starke (Siegen, Germany) in May 1968 and raced in minor F3 events around Europe in 1968 and 1969. Sold to Rainer Kaese June 1970 then to Karl Meissner (Solingen, Germany) September 1970. This is presumably the Brabham Meissner used over the next few seasons but despite F3 having increased to a 1600cc limit, it appears that the car kept its original 1000cc Ford. In 1974, Meissner converted the car to Group 7 sports racing configuration with a Lola T212 body and at some point it acquired a Cosworth BDH engine. Run with surprising success in the 1300cc G7 class in 1974 and 1975.
  16. March 713S [6] (Utz Schad): New to Eifelland for Formula 3 and delivered in March 1971. Identified by Autosport as the car raced extensively through 1971 by Wolfgang Bülow (Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany). To Utz Schad (Oberafferbach, Johannesberg, Bavaria) for 1972. Subsequent history unknown.
  17. Lotus 69 [71/69.10.F3] (Lella Lombardi): New to Manizio Levi and raced in Italian F3 in 1971, using Ford engines and entered by Scuderia Meneghina. To Lella Lombardi for Italian F3 in 1972, using Novamotor engines and entered by Jolly Club Milano. Subsequent history unknown.


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.

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