Nürburgring, 13 Aug 1972
|1||Jochen Mass||March 723  - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#12 March Engineering
|7||1h 12m 45.5s
|2||Patrick Depailler||Alpine A364 [3642?] - Renault R16 Dudot
#4 Deutsche Renault AG
|7||1h 13m 46.7s
|3||Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla||Brabham BT35 ["88"] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#39 Scuderia Italia
|7||1h 14m 19.1s
|4||Peter Hull||Brabham BT38C  - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#78 Motor Auctions London and Derby
(see note 1)
|7||1h 14m 47.1s
|5||Jean-Pierre Jarier||March 723  - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#76 Equipe La Vie Claire Internationale
|7||1h 16m 06.6s
|6||Dieter Kern||Alpine A364  - Renault R16 Dudot
#3 Deutsche Renault AG
|7||1h 16m 14.0s
|7||Willi Sommer||Eifelland March 23 - Ford twin cam
#2 Reifag Racing Team (see note 2)
|7||1h 16m 17.8s
|8||Roger Williamson||GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#11 Wheatcroft Racing
|7||1h 16m 21.1s
|9||Rudolf Dötsch||March 723  - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#7 Team Bako Formel 3 Racing
|10||Conny Andersson||Brabham BT35 ["30"] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#20 Conny Andersson Racing (see note 3)
|11||Manfred Mohr||Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam Novamotor
|12||Ulf Svensson||Brabham BT38C  - Ford twin cam Holbay R72
#24 Team Mum for Men (see note 4)
|13||Bernhard Brack||Royale RP8  - Ford twin cam
#10 (see note 5)
|14||Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch||Eifelland March 23 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
|15||Günter Kölmel||Lotus 69 [71/69.9.F3] - BMW M10 Schnitzer
#9 Haj Haj Racing (see note 6)
|16||Fernando Spreafico||GRD 372 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam
#47 Scuderia Italia
|17||Erkki Salminen||Brabham BT28  - Ford twin cam Holbay
#25 Va?tterleden Racing
|18||Hans-Peter Hoffmann||GRD 372 [017-F3] - Ford twin cam
#55 Formel Rennsport Club
|19||Rudi Schmidt||March 723 - Ford twin cam
#8 Mannheim Heidelberg Sports Touring Club
|20||Jörg Obermoser||Brabham BT35 - BMW M10
#66 Obermoser Getriebe-Motoren (see note 7)
|21||Günter Hölker||March 713S - Ford twin cam
#63 H. Hundt GmbH Duckhams Oils
(see note 8)
|22||Wolfgang Bülow||Eifelland March 23 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#6 ITT Schaub Lorenz Autosuper
|23||Per-Olof Zetterström||Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#29 Egert Haglund Racing
|24||Philippe Munier||Martini MK9  - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#73 Ecurie Volant Shell
|25||Gunnar Nordström||Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam Holbay
#27 Gunnar Nordstro?m/Onduline Racing
|26||Lars-Åke Tejby||Brabham BT28  - Ford twin cam Holbay
#32 GP Race Developments
|27||Peter Krause||March 713S [7?] - Ford twin cam
|28||Georges Crenier||Tecno 70/F3 [T00 348] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#58 Prior Racing Team
|29||Bernd Rack||March 713S  - Ford twin cam
#69 (see note 9)
|30||Pino Pica||Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam
#36 Scuderia Italia
|31||Roberto Manzoni||Tecno 69/F3 [T00 376] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#42 Scuderia Italia
|32||Rolf Riesen||Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam
#54 Scuderia Jolly Club CH
|33||Fredy Link||Lotus 69 - Renault Albert
#50 Albert Racing Cams - Vienna Race Management
(see note 10)
|34||Vittorio Brambilla||Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#34 Scuderia Italia
|R||Randy Lewis||Brabham BT38C  - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#15 (see note 11)
|R||Ken Mackintosh||Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
|R||Lingard Goulding||Alpine A360  - Renault R16 Dudot
#17 Goulding Fitzgerald Racing Partnership
|R||Roger Hurst||March 713M  - Ford twin cam Richardson
#18 Lenham Hurst Racing Organisation
(see note 12)
|R||John Marston||Lotus 69 - Ford twin cam Rowland
|R||Eddie Jacobsson||Brabham BT35 [BT28-39] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#21 Leed Racing (see note 13)
|R||Håkan Dahlqvist||Merlyn Mk 21 [328/F3/72] - Ford twin cam
|R||Egert Haglund||Brabham BT35 [BT28-33] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#28 Egert Haglund Racing
|R||Ulf Karlsson||Brabham BT28 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#30 Team Polarvagnen
|R||Jörgen Jonsson||Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam Holbay
#33 Team Mum for Men
|R||Lella Lombardi||Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#35 Scuderia Italia
|R||Heinz Lange||Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#37 Scuderia Italia
|R||Romano Martini ("Shangri-Là")||March 713M  - Ford twin cam
#43 Scuderia Italia (see note 14)
|R||Gerhard Witti||Lotus 69 - Renault Albert
#49 Albert Racing Cams - Vienna Race Management
(see note 15)
|R||Ray Carruthers||Martini MK9 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#51 International Racing Service
|R||Bernard Béguin||Martini MK9 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#53 Ecurie Volant Shell
|R||Georges Ansermoz||Tecno 69/F3 [T00 324] - Ford twin cam
|R||Ernst Maring||Maco 372 [M001] - Ford twin cam
|R||Paul Fischer||Maco 372 [M002] - Ford twin cam
|R||Felix Martin||Maco 372 [M003] - Ford twin cam
|R||Dietmar Flöer||March 713M [7?] - Ford twin cam
#64 (see note 16)
|R||Josef Kremer||Royale RP11  - Ford twin cam
#65 (see note 17)
|R||Bernd Breil||March - Ford twin cam
#68 (see note 18)
|R||Alfred Stückrad||Eifelland March 23 [723/8] - Ford twin cam
#70 Team Tobien
|R||Maximillian Plass||Chevron B17 [17.70.05?] - Alfa Romeo twin cam
#71 Formel Team (see note 19)
|R||Philippe de Henning||March 713M  - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#77 Equipe La Vie Claire Internationale
(see note 20)
|R||Lucien Guitteny||Alpine A364 [A360 3602] - Renault R16 Dudot
#79 Ecurie Volant Shell
All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.
|1||Jochen Mass||(F3) 1.6-litre March 723  - Ford twin cam Novamotor||8.28.5|
|2||Roger Williamson||(F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay||8.30.8|
|3||Jean-Pierre Jarier||(F3) 1.6-litre March 723  - Ford twin cam Vegantune||8.31.1|
|4||Vittorio Brambilla||(F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam Novamotor||8.32.6|
|5||Patrick Depailler||(F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3642?] - Renault R16 Dudot||8.34.6|
|6||Peter Hull||(F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C  - Ford twin cam Vegantune||8.35.7|
|7||Rudolf Dötsch||(F3) 1.6-litre March 723  - Ford twin cam Novamotor||8.35.8|
|9||Willi Sommer||(F3) 1.6-litre Eifelland March 23 - Ford twin cam|
|12||Manfred Mohr||(F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam Novamotor|
|13||Dieter Kern||(F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364  - Renault R16 Dudot|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT38C  (Peter Hull): New to Peter Hull for British F3 and selected European events in 1972, using Vegantune engines and sponsored by The Motor Auctions London and Derby. Its history after 1972 is a puzzle as Hull recalls selling it to Jimmy Fuller but Fuller's car in 1973 was described as being the former Chris O'Brien car. Subsequent history unknown.
- Eifelland March 23 (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.
- Brabham BT35 ["30"] (Conny Andersson): Conny Andersson (Sweden) raced a Brabham BT35 in Formula 3 around Europe in 1971, sponsored by Private Press AB. It was observed as chassis BT35-30, but as that car was also reported in Italy, its identity remains uncertain. Andersson raced the car again in early 1972 until his Brabham BT38C arrived, but appears to have kept the BT35 as a backup, and raced it a few times later in 1972 and in 1973. However, Andersson is also reported to have acquired BT35-34. In May 1973, he acquired a March 733, and was not seen in a Brabham again. According to a chassis plate observation reported by the F1 Register, this car went to Curt-Rune Johansson later in 1973. According to Chris Townsend's research, it was Bo Winberg's car in Swedish F3 in 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT38C  (Ulf Svensson): New to Ulf Svensson for European F3 in 1972, using Holbay engines and sponsored by Team Mum for Men. According to Magnus Haggstam, this car went to Lasse Karlsson for 1973 and raced by him in F3 until at least 1975. Then to Kaal Wirgin in 1976, and raced by him Swedish Formula 3 Championship races in 1977 and 1978, before he acquired a newer Argo. The car was next seen in 2000, when it was acquired by Carsten Frimodt (Denmark). It was restored to F2 specification with an 1860cc engine and was raced by Frimodt in Sweden in 2006 and 2007. Frimodt sold it to another Dane who sold it to Dr Sami Hamid (Vienna, Austria) in 2010. It was restored for him by Marcel Biehl of Biehl Racing (Moenchengladbach, Germany) to proper F3 specification. It was sold to John Albiston (Elgin, Scotland) in 2018, who modified it to Formula Atlantic specification and used to win the Scottish Historic Hillclimb and Sprint Championship in 2019 and 2020.
- Royale RP8  (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.
- 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.
- Brabham BT35 (Jörg Obermoser): 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.
- March 713S (Günter Hölker): From August 1972, Günter Hölker (Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) appeared in German F3 events with a March 713 entered by H. Hundt GmbH Duckhams Oils (Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia). Retained by the Hundt team for 1973, and raced regularly by Hölker in German hillclimbs. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 713S  (Bernd Rack): New to Eifelland for Formula 3 and delivered in March 1971. Listed in March records as for "Erwin", so presumably the car raced by Erwin Derichs (Kottenheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany) in some German national F3 races in 1971 as part of the Eifelland Caravaning team. According to Manfred Werner, this was then the car of Bernd Rack (Kelkheim, Hesse, West Germany) in 1972 and 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lotus 69 (Fredy Link): Fredy Link drove a Lotus 69 in European F3 in 1972 fitted with a Renault engine developed by Franz Albert and entered by Albert Racing Cams and Vienna Race Management. One of these cars would have been chassis 71/69-6.F3 but the identity of the other is unknown.
- Brabham BT38C  (Randy Lewis): New to American Randy Lewis for British and European F3 in 1972 with Novamotor engines and sponsored by Wrangler, but only picked up a few days before the Estoril race in mid-June. Believed to have wrecked at some point in Lewis's European travels and rebuilt on a new monocoque as its AM number indicates a very late chassis. In August 1974 and again in April 1976, Lewis advertised a BT38 with BT40 suspension and Cosworth BDA engine which had not been raced since 1972. This suggests that Lewis had taken his car back to the US and converted it to Formula B but it is also possible that this was a different car. Sold to Tom Smith (Redwood City, CA) in 1977 with a Hart twin cam, then to Greg Loscher (Kensington, CA) who fitted a Cosworth BDA and ran it for some years in FB and then SCCA Formula Atlantic, at least until the end of 1983. He eventually sold the car and it was next seen when advertised online in 2001 as BT38C-17. By 2006 it was owned by Mike Truitt in Colorado but it has not been seen since.
- March 713M  (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.
- Brabham BT35 [BT28-39] (Eddie Jacobsson): New to Sports Motors (Manchester) for Gerry Birrell to race in British and European F3 in 1970, winning Internationals at Paul Ricard, Brands Hatch and Thuxton. Sold to Ronni Rossi for 1971 and raced in the Brazilian Temporada, then rebuilt with a 1600cc Holbay twin cam and raced in British F3 in 1971. Crashed several times during the season. To Eddie Jacobsson for 1972, and partially updated to BT35 specification. Unknown in 1973 but reappeared in 1974 when fitted with a 1000cc Felday engine and raced in Formula 4 by Bob Laughton (Steyning, Sussex). Sold for 1975 to Roy Lewington (Shoreham, Sussex) and raced in F4 again. Advertised by Lewington again in 1976 and later advertised from a Botley, Hampshire number in 1980. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 713M  (Romano Martini ("Shangri-Là")): New to Eifelland Wohnwagenbau for Hannelore Werner to race in German and European F3 in 1971. To Heinz Lange (Neuburgweiler, Baden-Württemberg) at the end of the season, and used in the Italian F3 series where Lange hired a Brabham BT35 from Scuderia Italia and the 713M was raced by Piergiovanni Tenani, Clois Avigni and "Shangri-Là" (Romano Martini). It may have been raced once by Livio Franzoso in 1973, but apparently retained by Lange that year. Sold to Werner Fischer (Waiblingen, Baden-Württemberg) for 1974, then to Biagio Brandi (Bad Homburg, Hesse) in 1978, and then to Marcel Biehl (Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia), who posted pictures of the unrestored car on Facebook in November 2013. Immaculately restored and raced by Biehl in 2015. Sold to former owner Werner Fischer in 2016, and raced by him in the German HRA series in 2017 and 2018.
- Lotus 69 (Gerhard Witti): Gerhard Witti drove a Lotus 69 in European F3 in 1972 fitted with a Renault engine developed by Franz Albert and entered by Albert Racing Cams and Vienna Race Management. One of these cars would have been chassis 71/69-6.F3 but the identity of the other is unknown.
- March 713M [7?] (Dietmar Flöer): New to Jim Gleave's MRE (Bourne End, Buckinghamshire) according to March records but MRE do not run a 713M in 1971. Believed to be the car raced by Dietmar Flöer (Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany) in European F3 in 1971. Retained for 1972 and for 1973, and reppeared again as late as 1975. Likely to be the "712M" that Flöer raced in a German national F2 race in August 1975, then the March 713M he raced in F3 at Wunstorf in 1976 and Diepholz in 1977, and may well be the F3 Eigenbau he raced at Hockenheim in May 1980. Subsequent history unknown.
- Royale RP11  (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.
- 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.
- 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.
- March 713M  (Philippe de Henning): New to Brendan McInerney as part of the new Team Rose Bearings with Baty Group team run by Chris Marshall. Also raced once by teammate James Hunt when his own car was being repaired. Retained by Marshall's Sloan Marshall Garages for 1972 and run under the Equipe La Vie Claire Internationale banner for French drivers. Identified by the Formula One Register as the car raced by Philippe de Henning. This car is unknown after October 1972 until early 1975, when it was in Falconer bodywork and being raced in Formula 4 by Jim Burrows (Ilford, Greater London). He sold it to Lew Wright (Godalming, Surrey) for 1976 and 1977. Wright sold it to Paul Tickner, who raced it for some years until it was sold in to the historic racing fraternity and consumed in the construction of a new March 712M.
The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.
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