Australian Grand Prix
Sandown Park, 20 Feb 1972
|1||Graham McRae||Leda GM1  - Chevrolet V8
|2||Frank Gardner||Lola T300 [HU1-2] - Chevrolet V8
#1 (see note 1)
|3||David Hobbs||McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
#10 (see note 2)
|4||Mike Hailwood||Surtees TS11 - Chevrolet V8
|5||Warwick Brown||McLaren M10B [400-19] - Chevrolet V8
#12 (see note 3)
|6||Teddy Pilette||McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8
|7||John Harvey||(ANF1) 2-litre Brabham BT36 ["BT30-27"] - Waggott TC4V
#16 (see note 4)
|8||Robbie Francevic||McLaren M10A [300-06] - Chevrolet V8
#60 (see note 5)
|9||Garrie Cooper||Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8
#28 (see note 6)
|10||David McConnell||(Tasman 2.0) 2-litre GRD 272  - Ford BDA Hart
|11||Gary Campbell||(ANF1) 2-litre Elfin 600B/E  - Waggott TC4V
|12||Tony Stewart||(ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
|13||Frank Radisich||McLaren M10C [400-10-3] - Repco Holden V8
#88 (see note 7)
|R||Colin Hyams||Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8
#7 (see note 8)
|R||Bob Muir||Lola T300 [HU4-2] - Chevrolet V8
#4 (see note 9)
|R||Max Stewart||Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8
#6 (see note 10)
|R||Kevin Bartlett||McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
#5 (see note 11)
|R||Frank Matich||Matich A50 [001 as '002'] - Repco Holden V8
#3 (see note 12)
|R||John McCormack||Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8
#29 (see note 13)
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Frank Matich||(F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [001 as '002'] - Repco Holden V8||61.3s|
|2||Graham McRae||(F5000) 5-litre Leda GM1  - Chevrolet V8||61.8s|
|3||Frank Gardner||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU1-2] - Chevrolet V8||61.8s|
|4||David Hobbs||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8||62.3s|
|5||Bob Muir||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU4-2] - Chevrolet V8||62.7s|
|6||John McCormack||(F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8||62.8s|
|7||Mike Hailwood||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 - Chevrolet V8||63.0s|
|8||Teddy Pilette||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8||63.2s|
|9||Kevin Bartlett||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8||63.5s|
|10||Warwick Brown||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-19] - Chevrolet V8||63.9s|
|11||Max Stewart||(F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8||64.4s|
|12||John Harvey||(ANF1) 2-litre Brabham BT36 ["BT30-27"] - Waggott TC4V||65.2s|
|13||Garrie Cooper||(F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5  - Repco Holden V8||65.3s|
|14||Frank Radisich||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10C [400-10-3] - Repco Holden V8||66.5s|
|15||David McConnell||(Tasman 2.0) 2-litre GRD 272  - Ford BDA Hart||67.1s|
|16||Colin Hyams||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8||68.2s|
|17||Gary Campbell||(ANF1) 2-litre Elfin 600B/E  - Waggott TC4V||68.3s|
|18||Robbie Francevic||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-06] - Chevrolet V8||70.2s|
|19||Tony Stewart||(ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V||71.5s|
Notes on the cars:
- Lola T300 [HU1-2] (Frank Gardner): New for Frank Gardner late UK 1971 season, then to Australia but crashed in practice for the Australian GP and the 1972 Tasman series. Sold to Gary Campbell for the end of the Tasman series, then the 1972 Australian Gold Star series. Traded to Carl Haas for a new Lola T330, and sold on to Mike Brockman in Florida for the 1973 US championship. Not seen in 1974. Subsequent history unknown. More information about Lola T300 HU1
- McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] (David Hobbs): See full history: McLaren M18 500-01.
- McLaren M10B [400-19] (Warwick Brown): A spare chassis supplied to Niel Allen. Built up and sold to Allan Hamilton for Australian Gold Star 1971, then to Pat Burke Racing for Warwick Brown in 1972 Tasman series and in 1972 Australian Gold Star. Raced by Bob Muir at a couple of 1973 Tasman races, then for Warwick Brown again in the 1973 Gold Star. Suspension and other parts used for Bryan Thomson's VW Sports Sedan in 1974, but the McLaren tub built up again, and sold via Peter Bick, Paul Trevethan and George Parlby to Llynden Riethmuller. Acquired from Riethmuller's family after his death by Alan Hamilton in 2011. Raced by Alfredo Costanzo in historic events in 2013, 2015, and 2016. To Giuseppe 'Joe' Ricciardo by 2016. More information about McLaren M10B 400-19
- Brabham BT36 ["BT30-27"] (John Harvey): Built for Bob Jane to BT36 specification intended for the new Jane 2-litre engine and shipped to Australia in April 1971. Due to delays with the engine, the car was finally built up with a 2-litre Waggott TC/4V engine and FT200 gearbox, and was debuted at the Australian Grand Prix meeting in November 1971 where it was driven by John Harvey. Replaced in 1972 by the team's new Bowin-based F5000 car, and sold to Denis Lupton who converted it to ANF2 specification for Ian Cook to drive. The car was wrecked in the accident which killed Cook at Sandown in June 1973, and was rebuilt by Lupton on a new chassis fabricated by Bob Britton. Later said to be owned by Peter Whelan and then with Peter Johnson (Sydney, NSW, Australia) by 2006. Offered by sale by Johnson in August 2009 when said to be undergoing full restoration with a Waggott engine. With Bruce Hamilton of (Monkton, MD) in 2010.
- McLaren M10A [300-06] (Robbie Francevic): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-06.
- Elfin MR5  (Garrie Cooper): Works Elfin Sports Cars entry for Garrie Cooper in the 1972 Tasman and Australian Gold Star, the 1973 Tasman and Australian Gold Star, the 1974 Tasman and Australian Gold Star, and the 1975 Tasman and Australian Gold Star. Rebuilt in August 1975 as the MR5-B. Sold to John Edmonds for the last race of the Australian Gold Star, then the 1976 New Zealand and Australian Internationals, the 1976 national season, and the 1977 Australian Internationals. Then to Phil Ward 1977, and then with Mike Pope from 1980 to 1986. History then unknown until bought from Geoff Munday by Gavin Sala. Sold by Sala to Ken Smith in Nnew Zealand, and reportedly with Barrie Flett in 1994. The car is said to have spent time in a museum in NZ, before being bought by Smith again, and sold back to Geoff Munday some time before 2014.
- McLaren M10C [400-10-3] (Frank Radisich): New to Frank Matich (Australia) and fitted with Repco's new Holden V8 F5000 engine for Australian racing. Raced for the first time at Warwick Farm on 12 July 1970 but crashed, and rebuilt on a new tub as "M10C". Next raced at Calder on 18 Oct 1970, then at Australian Grand Prix 22 Nov 1970. Raced in the 1971 Tasman series, then to the US for the L&M series before returning to Australia for the 1971 Gold Star series. Crashed prior to Oran Park 27 June and rebuilt on third tub. To Frank Radisich at the end of 1971 and raced in the 1972 Tasman series, the 1972 Australian Gold Star, and the 1973 Tasman. To Keith Laney (NZ), fitted with a Chevrolet V8 and appeared in the Tasman series in 1974 and 1975. Then to Dennis Phillips for hill climbs 1976, then Russel Greer (Blenheim, NZ) and fitted with a 6.3-litre Chevy to win the 1979/80 NZ hill climb championship. Sold to Peter Addison (Australia) but history then unknown until acquired by Max Warwick (Australia) in the mid-1990s. Raced at Historic Sandown from 1998. Sold to Graham Wadsworth (Melbourne, Australia) 2006.
- Lola T192 ["HU14"] (Colin Hyams): Said to be the fourth T192 but does not appear in Lola records. New (?) for Frank Gardner in the 1971 Tasman series; then to Colin Hyams for the 1971 Australian Gold Star, 1972 Australian Internationals, then to America for the 1972 US series. Via Carl Haas to Dan Furey (Columbus, OH) for the US series in 1973 and 1974 - Randall Dana 1975 - Phil Niles 1976 - Bob Danzi 1978 for Single-Seat Can-Am - Dana Seymour 1981 - Brian Blaine 1984 - Bob Young by 1987 - Hans J. Glaser 1992 to 2006. Acquired by Nick Shrigley-Feigl (Ramsey, Isle of Man) by 2010. To Roland David (Vienna, Austria) 2016. More information about Lola T192 "SL.192/14"
- Lola T300 [HU4-2] (Bob Muir): New to Niel Allen but crashed in testing. Rebuilt and sold to Bob Muir for 1972, then to Pat Burke Racing for Warwick Brown in 1973, and written off at Surfers Paradise. Some parts of this car to Reg Cook, then to David Manton, then to Frank Lyons. More information about Lola T300 HU4
- Elfin MR5  (Max Stewart): New to Max Stewart in time for the start of the 1972 Tasman series. Also raced by Stewart in the 1972 Australian Gold Star. Entered by Stewart for John Leffler in a few raced in October/November 1973. Then sold to Baron Robertson and raced in the Tasman series in 1974 and 1975, and in the New Zealand and Australian Internationals in 1976. History then unknown until bought from David Davidson (Melbourne) by Gavin Sala. By 1994, this car was with Adrian Tweedle (Victoria). Subsequent history again unknown, but reported to be with Max Pearson by 2012.
- McLaren M10B [400-02] (Kevin Bartlett): New to Niel Allen (Australia) late 1969, and raced in 1970 and 1971 Tasman series. To Kevin Bartlett for 1971 Australian Gold Star and 1972 Tasman 1972, then to US for at least one race in 1972. Then unknown until bought by Gil Cameron, and raced in Australia from 1975 to 1977. Donated parts to Tony Edmondson's Alfetta Chev sports sedan, and the remainder of the car stored at Elfin during the 1980s. Subsequent history unknown, but later owned by Llynden Riethmuller (Sydney, NSW) in 2007. After Riethmuller's death, sold to Alan Hamilton in 2011, and restored for historic racing. More information about McLaren M10B 400-2
- Matich A50 [001 as '002'] (Frank Matich): New for Frank Matich to win the 1971 Australian GP, then raced in the New Zealand Tasman rounds before being renumbered '002' for the Australian Internationals. Matich won the 1972 Australian Gold Star in this car, and raced it in the 1973 Tasman series. Then to Barry Lewis in 1975 - Peter Roach 1976 - Dave Powell 1976 - John Briggs 1978 and damaged at a hillclimb. Via K & A Engineering to Gavin Sala 1984 or 1985, then to his son Bryan Sala. More information about Matich A50-001/002
- Elfin MR5  (John McCormack): New to John McCormack in September 1971, and raced in Australian Gold Star, taking two second places and a win from three races. Raced by McCormack in the 1972 Tasman series, and the 1972 Australian Gold Star, where he won one race. Then raced in the 1973 Tasman series, where he won the NZ GP and the Adelaide '100', and in the 1973 Australian Gold Star, when he won two races and the championship. Raced again in the 1974 Tasman, again winning the NZ GP. Raced by Phil Moore in the 1974 Gold Star. Sold to Glen Nichols December 1975, and entered for the Rothmans Internationals, but did not start a race. History then unknown until bought from Les Swallow by Gavin Sala, and sold to John McCormack for restoration some time before 1992.
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.
Sources include Autosport, Motoring News, the F1 Register books and Graham Vercoe's books "Historic Racing Cars of New Zealand" and "The Golden Era of New Zealand Motor Racing".
The start point for the 1970 Tasman results was Bruce Sergent's site which contains full reports on all these races. The 1970 results were then augmented by practice times and other information on R1 Levin and R2 Pukekohe (both in Autosport 15 Jan 1970); R3 Wigram (Autosport 29 Jan 1970); R4 Teretonga (Auto News Vol 3 No 14 9 Feb 1970 and Autosport 29 Jan 1970); R5 Surfers Paradise (Auto News Vol 3 No 15 23 Feb 1970 and Autosport 19 Feb 1970); R6 Warwick Farm (Auto News Vol 3 No 16 9 Mar 1970 and Autosport 26 Feb 1970); and R7 Sandown Park (Auto News Vol 3 No 16 9 Mar 1970 and Autosport 26 Feb 1970). Additional qualifying times have been provided by Milan Fistonic.