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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Brands Hatch, 12 Apr 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brian Redman McLaren M18 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 1)
40 0.59.37.6
106.64
2 Frank Gardner Lola T192 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
40 1.00.02.8
3 Ray Allen McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8
40 1.00.24.8
4 Tony Dean McLaren M7A [2] - Chevrolet Nicholson V8
39
5 Mike Walker Lola T192 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8
38
6 John Myerscough McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8
37
7 Fred Saunders Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8
36
8 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS8 [005] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
35 engine
9 Trevor Taylor Leda LT25 [001] - Chevrolet V8
35
10 Gordon Spice (F5000) 4.7-litre Kitchiner K3A [1] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8
30 oil pump mounting/out of fuel
R Keith Holland McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 3)
11 engine
R Howden Ganley McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
2 damaged nose/spin
DNS David Prophet McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
(engine)
DNQ Bob Miller (F5000) 4.7-litre Dulon LD8 [1] - Ford V8
Did not qualify
DNQ Rob Taylor (F5000) 3.5-litre McLaren M10A [300-16] - Rover V8
Did not qualify
DNQ Roland Heiler Lola T190 [190/F1/4-2] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 5)
Did not qualify
DNQ Kaye Griffiths Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 6)
Did not qualify

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Brian Redman200.29.43.0107.01
2Mike Hailwood20
3Frank Gardner20
4Ray Allen20
5Tony Dean20
6John Myerscough19
7Fred Saunders18
8Mike Walker18
9Trevor Taylor15
10Gordon Spice13oil pump mounting
11Keith Holland11engine
12Howden Ganley2damaged nose
David ProphetDid not start (engine)
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Brian Redman200.29.54.6106.32
2Frank Gardner20
3Ray Allen20
4Mike Walker20
5Trevor Taylor20
6Tony Dean19
7Fred Saunders18
8John Myerscough18
9Gordon Spice17out of fuel
10Mike Hailwood15engine
11Howden Ganley0spin
Qualifying
1 Mike Hailwood (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [005] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.2
2 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.0
3 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.2
4 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.6
5 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8 1.30.2
6 Frank Gardner (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8 1.30.2
7 Howden Ganley (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8 1.30.2
8 Trevor Taylor (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT25 [001] - Chevrolet V8 1.33.0
9 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M7A [2] - Chevrolet Nicholson V8 1.33.4
10 Gordon Spice (F5000) 4.7-litre Kitchiner K3A [1] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8 1.35.8
11 Fred Saunders (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8 1.37.0
12 John Myerscough (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8 1.37.8
13 David Prophet * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8 1.38.0
14 Rob Taylor * (F5000) 3.5-litre McLaren M10A [300-16] - Rover V8 1.44.4
15 Bob Miller * (F5000) 4.7-litre Dulon LD8 [1] - Ford V8 1.45.0
16 Roland Heiler * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/4-2] - Chevrolet V8 1.49.4
17 Kaye Griffiths * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8 1.54.4
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M18 [500-01] (Brian Redman): See full history: McLaren M18 500-01.
  2. Surtees TS8 [005] (Mike Hailwood): Built for 1971 season. Team Surtees (UK) 1971: raced by Mike Hailwood (won on debut; F1 Register also identify this as Hailwood's 1972 Tasman car - Herve Bayard (Belgium) 1972 with works spare car: raced in early UK F5000 races only; used in European Hill Climb Championship and converted one car to Cosworth DFV engine after opening round (finished second overall in championship). Bayard practiced 05 with a DFV at the Rothmans 50,000 on 28 August 1972 but was far too slow to qualify. Subsequent history unknown but possibly the Robin Darlington car in 1973. May have been owned by Alex Seldon at some point. Next seen when acquired by John Foulston in 1989. After Foulston's death, the TS8 passed to Noel Butler 1998. Appeared at Silverstone July 1998. Bought at auction by Robin Darlington 1999. To Mike Wrigley (Ashbourne, Derbyshire) 2002 and then sold to Dr John Monson (Hull) in 2004. Raced by Monson in the HSCC's Derek Bell Trophy (DBT) events in 2005 and 2006. To Stephen Gibson Mar 2007 and raced in DBT in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The car returned to the DBT in 2014 when owned by Chris Atkinson.
  3. McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] (Keith Holland): Keith Holland's replacement car. Used in the 1971 British F5000 series during which time it was modified along the lines of McRae's successful car. Retained for 1972 but crashed at Brands in April, after which the car was even further modified and dubbed "M10H". By July 1972, it had side radiators, a wedge nose and had been lengthened by 3½in. Sold to Clive Baker August 1972 and raced in the British series in 1972 and 1973. Then via Chris Oates to Spencer Elton (Westbury, Wilts) late 1973 and advertised. To Stephen Cuff (also Westbury, Wilts) late 1973 and advertised with a 5.7-litre Chev Jan to Apr 1974. To Bob Leckie (Aberdeen) for libre racing that summer. Advertised by Leckie in July 1974 but not seen again. Spencer Elton recalls that Leckie converted the M10B to a Skoda Super Saloon. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. McLaren M18 [500-04] (Howden Ganley): See full history: McLaren M18 500-04.
  5. Lola T190 [190/F1/4-2] (Roland Heiler): New to Jo Bonnier and raced at Sebring 28 Dec 1969. To Daniel Rouveyran 1970 for French hillclimbs but crashed. Returned to Bonnier and rebuilt on new T190 tub. Sold to Roland Heiler (Germany) and loaned back to Bonnier again for 1971 Argentine GP. Peter Wiechert (Germany) and Heiler UK 1971. Likely to be the car raced by Hans Furian (Austria) in Swiss Championship events in 1973 and at the F5000 races at Snetterton and Brands Hatch in October 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. Lola T190 [190/F1/7] (Kaye Griffiths): New to Doug Hardwick's Henley Forklift for the 1970 UK F5000 series. Raced by Mo Nunn (2 races), Davey Powell (7 races + 2 DNS) and Trevor Taylor (6 races) in 1970, then Kaye Griffiths (2 races + 1 DNQ), Terry Sanger (1 race only), Ian Ashley (3 races) and Tony Trimmer (1 race only) in 1971. To Rocky Plumridge for 1972 and raced by Ian Ashley (9 races + DNQ for Rothmans £50,000). Subsequent history unknown.

Sources

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.

1969-1976 UK results have been researched and collated by Chris Townsend based primarily on material in Autosport and Motoring News. Information has been added from the growing collection of entry lists from programs.

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.