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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Castle Combe, 15 May 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Frank Gardner Lola T192 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
30 0.35.00.0
94.63
2 Peter Gethin McLaren M18 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 1)
30 0.35.14.2
3 Howden Ganley McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
30 0.35.36.2
4 Ray Allen McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8
30 0.36.11.6
5 Ulf Norinder McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 3)
29
6 John Myerscough McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8
28
7 Trevor Taylor Leda LT25 [001] - Chevrolet V8
28
8 Fred Saunders Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8
28
9 David Prophet McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8
28
10 Bob Miller Dulon LD8 [1] - Chevrolet V8
27
11 Rob Taylor (F5000) 3.5-litre McLaren M10A [300-16] - Rover V8
26
12 Kaye Griffiths Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
26
R Tony Dean McLaren M7A [2] - Chevrolet V8
20 accident
R Mike Walker Lola T192 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8
15 oil pressure
R Jock Russell Lotus 70 [06] - Ford V8
(see note 5)
6 gave up - conditions
R Robs Lamplough Lola T102 [F2-2-68] - Ford Boss 302 Mathwall V8
4 spun and stalled
R Peter Hawtin Cooper T90 [F1C/2.69] - Chevrolet V8
2 gave up - conditions

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8 0.56.2
2 Frank Gardner (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8 0.56.6
3 Howden Ganley (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8 0.56.6
4 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8 0.58.0
5 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8 0.58.0
6 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M7A [2] - Chevrolet V8 0.58.4
7 Trevor Taylor (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT25 [001] - Chevrolet V8 0.59.2
8 Ulf Norinder (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8 0.59.8
9 John Myerscough (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8 1.00.6
10 Fred Saunders (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8 1.00.8
11 Robs Lamplough (F5000) 5-litre Lola T102 [F2-2-68] - Ford Boss 302 Mathwall V8 1.01.2
12 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8 1.03.2
13 Kaye Griffiths (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8 1.03.6
14 Jock Russell (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [06] - Ford V8 1.05.0
15 Bob Miller (F5000) 5-litre Dulon LD8 [1] - Chevrolet V8 1.05.0
16 Rob Taylor (F5000) 3.5-litre McLaren M10A [300-16] - Rover V8 1.05.6
17 Peter Hawtin (F5000) 5-litre Cooper T90 [F1C/2.69] - Chevrolet V8 1.07.8

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M18 [500-01] (Peter Gethin): See full history: McLaren M18 500-01.
  2. McLaren M18 [500-04] (Howden Ganley): See full history: McLaren M18 500-04.
  3. McLaren M18 [500-05] (Ulf Norinder): See full history: McLaren M18 500-05.
  4. 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.
  5. Lotus 70 [06] (Jock Russell): Jock Russell (Ford V8) UK 1970 (debut Mallory Park May 1970), UK 1971, UK 1972 (first rounds only); retained by Russell for many years - Peter Denty (date unknown): restored and raced in UK by Peter's son, James Denty. Raced by James at the Silverstone Classic in 2005 and at Watkins Glen in 2008. Offered for sale by Peter Denty in 2010. Raced again by James Denty at Watkins Glen in 2012 but on behalf of new owner Nick Grewal (Gilford, NH).

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.