Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Mallory Park, 28 Mar 1971

1 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS8 [005] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#15 Team Surtees Limited (see note 1)
50 37m 40.0s
107.52 mph
2 Brian Redman McLaren M18 [500-01] - Chevrolet Alan Smith V8
#1 Sidney Taylor Team Castrol (see note 2)
50 38m 11.2s
3 Mike Walker Lola T192 [HU26] - Chevrolet Lucas V8
#77 Doug Hardwick Racing
50 38m 31.6s
4 David Prophet McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#21 David Prophet Racing
50 38m 55.6s
5 Ray Allen McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#8 Team Trojan
6 Rob Taylor (F5000) 4.7-litre Kitchiner K3A [1] - Ford 289 ci JW V8
#99 Tony Kitchiner
7 Keith Holland McLaren M10B [400-06] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#25 Keith Holland Racing
36 accident; in lake
8 Fred Saunders Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8
9 Bob Miller (F5000) 4.7-litre Dulon LD8 [1] - Ford V8
#41 Bob Miller
25 clutch
R Gordon Spice McLaren M10B [400-05] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#44 Gordon Spice (see note 3)
exhaust manifold/fuel pump
R Terry Sanger Harrier [001] - Ford Boss 302 Piper V8
#22 Research Consultants
15 gearlever/accident
R Jake Allport McLaren M10A/B [300-16] - Rover V8
#57 Jack Lilley Racing (see note 4)
R John Myerscough McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet Bartz/Smith V8
#4 John Butterworth
R Tony Dean McLaren M7A [2] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Tony Dean
0 accident
DNS Trevor Taylor Leda LT25 [001] - Chevrolet Alan Smith V8
#11 Malaya Garages
Did not start
DNP Roland Heiler Lola T190 [190/F1/4-2] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#16 Roland Heiler (see note 5)
Did not take part in official practice
  Jock Russell Lotus 70 [06] - Ford V8
#5 Jock Russell (see note 6)
On entry list
  Graham McRae McLaren M18 [500-02] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Team Trojan (see note 7)
On entry list
  Ulf Norinder McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Team Trojan (see note 8)
On entry list
  Davey Powell Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Davey Powell (see note 9)
On entry list
  TBA McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Barry Newman Racing (see note 10)
On entry list
  Kaye Griffiths McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
#14 Barry Newman Racing
On entry list
  Bobby Howlings Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8
#18 Bob Howlings (see note 11)
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Mike Hailwood250.18.47.4107.77
2Brian Redman250.19.05.6
3Keith Holland250.19.05.8
4Mike Walker250.19.25.2
5David Prophet250.19.27.6
6Ray Allen24
7Rob Taylor22overheating
8Bob Miller22
9Gordon Spiceexhaust manifold
10Jake Allportcollision with Myerscough
11John Myerscoughcollision with Allport
12Terry Sanger5gearlever
13Fred Saunders4Gearbox
14Tony Dean0accident
Trevor TaylorDid not start
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Mike Hailwood250.18.52.6
2Brian Redman250.19.05.6
3Mike Walker250.19.06.4
4David Prophet250.19.28.0
5Ray Allen250.19.28.4
6Fred Saunders23
7Rob Taylor23
8Gordon Spicefuel pump
9Keith Holland11collision with Sanger
10Terry Sanger10collision with Holland
11Bob Miller3clutch
Jake AllportDid not start
John MyerscoughDid not start
Tony DeanDid not start
1 Mike Hailwood (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [005] - Chevrolet Morand V8 0.43.6
2 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M7A [2] - Chevrolet V8 0.44.0
3 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-01] - Chevrolet Alan Smith V8 0.44.4
4 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU26] - Chevrolet Lucas V8 0.44.6
5 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 0.44.6
6 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-06] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 0.45.2
7 Trevor Taylor * (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT25 [001] - Chevrolet Alan Smith V8 0.45.8
8 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet Morand V8 0.46.4
9 John Myerscough (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet Bartz/Smith V8 0.47.6
10 Rob Taylor (F5000) 4.7-litre Kitchiner K3A [1] - Ford 289 ci JW V8 0.48.0
11 Fred Saunders (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8 0.48.8
12 Bob Miller (F5000) 4.7-litre Dulon LD8 [1] - Ford V8 0.48.8
13 Terry Sanger (F5000) 5-litre Harrier [001] - Ford Boss 302 Piper V8 0.49.0
14 Jake Allport (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A/B [300-16] - Rover V8 0.52.6
15 Gordon Spice (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-05] - Chevrolet Traco V8 1.02.8
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Surtees TS8 [005] (Mike Hailwood): Built for 1971 season and run by Team Surtees for Mike Hailwood to race in the 1971 British F5000 series. Hailwood won the opening race and also at Mallory Park and Silverstone later in the season to finish second in the championship. Sold to Belgian driver Hervé Bayard for 1972, reportedly together with a works spare car. Bayard raced it in one early season F5000 race at Mallory Park, but his main focus was hillclimbing in Europe. He had the car fitted with a Cosworth DFV engine and competed in the French and European series, winning overall at La Bachellerie, Turckheim-Trois-Epis, Les Andelys and Soissons. He finished second overall in the European championship. Bayard also used the Surtees-DFV at the Rothmans 50,000 on 28 August 1972 but did not qualify. After the 1972 season, the car was rebuilt back to Formula 5000 specification and entered by Ecurie Bonnier (Geneva, Switzerland) for Rolf Tellsten in the F5000 race at Mallory Park on 28 May 1973 but he and the car did not arrive. Ecurie Bonnier had been taken over by Heini Mader since Jo Bonnier's death. In February 1974, Ecurie Bonnier advertised six cars for sale in Autosport, including a Surtees TS8 that was "chassis only". The Surtees was later sold to engine builder Louis Morand (La Tour-de-Trême, Switzerland) and was stored at Mader's workshop at Gland, Switzerland until 1978. It then moved to Morand's workshop and was restored to F5000 specification, with a view to Benoît Morand, Louis' son, driving it. This didn't happen, and the car remained stored until sold to Peter Hoffmann (Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) in 1982. Hoffman also did not race the car, and sold it in 1989 to Rainer Jacobi (Mainz), who restored the car and ran it in historic events in 1990 and 1991.
  2. McLaren M18 [500-01] (Brian Redman): See full history: McLaren M18 500-01.
  3. McLaren M10B [400-05] (Gordon Spice): Barry Newman for Howden Ganley: UK 1970 (18 races, five second places) - Gordon Spice: Argentinean GP 1971; UK 1971 (11 races + 1 DNS). Rebuilt as 'Kitchmac' by Tony Kitchiner for 1972 season: driven by Gordon Spice (UK: 7 races + 1 DNS), John Kendall (UK: 2 races; US : 1 race only R3 Watkins Glen), Fred Saunders (UK: 1 DNS only), Alan Rollinson (UK: 1 race only), Roger Williamson (UK: 3 races); UK 1973: driven by Kaye Griffiths ( 1 race only), Richard Knight (5 races + 1 DNS). Not seen again after the end of 1973. It has been reported that this car was wrecked in an accident but it appears to have survived its final race in 1973 intact. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. McLaren M10A/B [300-16] (Jake Allport): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-16.
  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. 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 (Thetford, Norfolk) in 2010. Raced again by James Denty at Watkins Glen in 2012 but on behalf of new owner Nick Grewal (Gilford, NH).
  7. McLaren M18 [500-02] (Graham McRae): See full history: McLaren M18 500-02.
  8. McLaren M18 [500-05] (Ulf Norinder): Built for 1971 season. Run by Team Trojan in the British F5000 series for Ulf Norinder in four races in May and June 1971. Then to Jackie Epstein's Speed International Racing for 1972 and raced by Ray Allen at most races in the British series, but also by David Prophet at Mallory Park in March and by Gijs van Lennep at Oulton Park in October. Not seen in 1973 and ended up being used by Shell as a show car. To dealer Jon Bradburn (Wolverhampton) by 1984 and sold by him to Gerry Walton, who raced for many years in HSCC racing before crashing it at Oulton Park. Repaired but then damaged when a lorry reversed into it! Subsequently sold to Martin Cowell (Hereford) in 1995 or 1996. The car's last outing with Cowell was at Shelsley Walsh in August 2005, and it was sold by him to Dave Roberts (Worcester) in December 2017.
  9. Lola T190 [190/F1/7] (Davey Powell): New to Doug Hardwick's Henley Forklift team for the 1970 British Formula 5000 series. Raced by Mo Nunn (2 races), Davey Powell (7 races + 2 DNS) and Trevor Taylor (6 races) in 1970. To Kaye Griffiths (2 races + 1 DNQ), Terry Sanger (1 race only), Ian Ashley (3 races) and Tony Trimmer (1 race only) in 1971, during which time it was acquired by Rocky Plumridge. Retained by Plumridge for 1972 and raced by Ian Ashley (9 F5000 races, and DNQ for the Rothmans 50,000). Subsequent history unknown.
  10. McLaren M18 [500-04] (TBA): See full history: McLaren M18 500-04.
  11. Lola T142 [SL142/22] (Bobby Howlings): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/22.


Note that 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' published 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.