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Coupe d'Europe

Magny Cours, 1 Oct 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jacques Coulon Martini MK9 [006] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#20 Ecurie Antar Filipinetti
30 44m 49.9s
2 Michel Leclère Alpine A364 [3641] - Renault R16 Dudot
#17 Société Alpine Renault
30 45m 18.8s
3 Alain Serpaggi Alpine A364 [3640?] - Renault R16 Dudot
#18 Société Alpine Renault
30 45m 18.3s
4 Vittorio Brambilla Brabham BT35 [48] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#1 Scuderia Italia
30 45m 29.5s
5 Conny Andersson Brabham BT38C [21] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#7 (see note 1)
30 45m 36.5s
6 Håkan Dahlqvist Merlyn Mk 21 [328/F3/72] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#9
30 45m 43.1s
7 Lucien Guitteny Alpine A364 [A360 3602] - Renault R16 Dudot
#19 Ecurie Volant Shell
30 45m 44.4s
8 Bernard Béguin Martini MK9 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#22 Ecurie Volant Shell
30 45m 49.1s
9 Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi Brabham BT35 [38] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#3 Scuderia Jolly Club
30 46m 04.4s
10 François Lacarrau Martini MK9 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#33
30 46m 10.1s
11 Ulf Svensson Brabham BT38C [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay R72
#10 Team Mum for Men (see note 2)
30 46m 10.4s
12 Carlo Giorgio Brabham BT35 [46] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#2 Scuderia Jolly Club
30 46m 10.7s
13 Roberto Marazzi Brabham BT35 ["88"] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#6 Scuderia Nettuno
30 46m 14.7s
14 Jo Vonlanthen GRD 372 [013-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#16 (see note 3)
29
15 Jörgen Jonsson Brabham BT35 [33] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#12 Team Mum for Men
29
16 Luigi Fontanesi Brabham BT35 [49] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#5 Scuderia Italia
29
17 Fernando Spreafico GRD 372 [023-F3] - Alfa Romeo twin cam Wainer
#4 Scuderia Italia (see note 4)
29
18 Hans-Peter Hoffmann GRD 372 [017-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#15 (see note 5)
28
19 Rolf Riesen Brabham BT35 [3] - Ford twin cam
#14
27
R Gunnar Nordström Brabham BT35 [14] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#11
14
R Philippe Albera Martini MK9 [003] - Ford twin cam Holbay R72
#21 Ecurie Antar Filipinetti
12
R Torsten Palm Brabham BT35 [26] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#8
7
R Christian Ethuin Narval JC3 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#30
5
R Dominique Martin Tecno 68/F3 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#34
4

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jacques Coulon (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK9 [006] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.27.9
2 Alain Serpaggi (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3640?] - Renault R16 Dudot 1.28.5
3 Michel Leclère (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3641] - Renault R16 Dudot 1.28.7
4 Lucien Guitteny (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [A360 3602] - Renault R16 Dudot 1.29.0
5 Vittorio Brambilla (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [48] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.29.2
6 Conny Andersson (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [21] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.29.5
7 Luigi Fontanesi (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [49] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.29.6
8 Torsten Palm (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [26] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.30.4
8 Carlo Giorgio (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [46] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.29.6
10 Håkan Dahlqvist (F3) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 21 [328/F3/72] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.29.7
11 Bernard Béguin (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK9 - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.29.8
12 Christian Ethuin (F3) 1.6-litre Narval JC3 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.29.8
13 Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [38] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.29.9
14 François Lacarrau (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK9 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.30.2
15 Philippe Albera (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK9 [003] - Ford twin cam Holbay R72 1.29.6
16 Ulf Svensson (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay R72 1.30.9

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT38C [21] (Conny Andersson): New to Conny Andersson and raced in European F3 in 1972 using Novamotor engines. Retained at the start of 1973, until Andersson's new March 733 arrived. To Mats Byström, and raced in Swedish F3 in 1973. To Rolf Johansson, and raced by him in Swedish F3 in 1974 and 1975.
  2. Brabham BT38C [14] (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.
  3. 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.
  4. GRD 372 [023-F3] (Fernando Spreafico): New to Fernando Spreafico and entered for him by Scuderia Italia in Italian F3 races in 1972, usually using Wainer Alfa Romeo engines. Retained by Spreafico for 1973, again in Italian F3 and entered by Scuderia Italia, but now with Novamotor Ford engines. Retained again for 1974, when it was described as a 373, used 2-litre Alfa Romeo engines and was entered by Scuderia Concordia. Retained again for 1975 and for 1976, after which it was replaced with a Chevron B34. The subsequent history of the GRD is unknown.
  5. GRD 372 [017-F3] (Hans-Peter Hoffmann): New to Hans-Peter Hoffmann (Burgdorf, Switzerland) and raced in Swiss, German and French F3 races in 1972. Retained for 1973, when he raced it in F3 events in Germany, Britain, Italy and France. Subsequent history unknown.

Sources

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