Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Snetterton, 9 Apr 1971

1 Frank Gardner Lola T192 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Lola Cars Ltd
25 34m 41.6s
117.17 mph
2 Brian Redman McLaren M18 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Sid Taylor (see note 1)
25 34m 42.0s
3 Ray Allen McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8
#8 Team Trojan
25 35m 53.8s
4 Mike Walker Lola T192 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Doug Hardwick
25 37m 07.2s
5 David Prophet McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#21 David Prophet
6 John Myerscough McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8
#4 John Butterworth
7 Roland Heiler Lola T190 [190/F1/4-2] - Chevrolet V8
#16 Roland Heiler (see note 2)
R Fred Saunders Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8
#66 Fred Saunders
16 stub axle
R Rob Taylor (F5000) 4.7-litre Kitchiner K3A [1] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8
#99 Tony Kitchiner
15 misfire
R Trevor Taylor Leda LT25 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Malaya Garage
11 ignition
R Tim Schenken McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Barrie Newman Racing (see note 3)
6 head gasket
DNS Lingard Goulding Beattie P1100B ['1'] - Chevrolet Traco V8
(see note 4)
Did not start
DNSC Graham McRae McLaren M18 [500-02] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Team Trojan (see note 5)
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Gordon Spice McLaren M10B [400-05] - Chevrolet V8
#44 Gordon Spice (see note 6)
Did not start (crashed)
DNQ Jake Allport (F5000) 3.5-litre McLaren M10A [300-16] - Rover V8
(see note 7)
Did not qualify
DNP Mike Hailwood Surtees TS8 [005] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#15 Team Surtees Ltd (see note 8)
Did not take part in official practice
  Jock Russell Lotus 70 [06] - Ford V8
#5 Jock Russell (see note 9)
On entry list
  Ulf Norinder McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Team Trojan (see note 10)
On entry list
  Keith Holland McLaren M10B [400-06] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#25 Keith Holland Racing
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

1 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8 1.22.8
2 Frank Gardner (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8 1.23.0
3 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8 1.24.8
4 Trevor Taylor (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT25 [001] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.2
5 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1.25.6
6 Tim Schenken (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8 1.26.0
7 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8 1.26.2
8 John Myerscough (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8 1.30.0
9 Roland Heiler (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/4-2] - Chevrolet V8 1.31.6
10 Fred Saunders (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8 1.33.0
11 Rob Taylor (F5000) 4.7-litre Kitchiner K3A [1] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8 1.34.6
12 Lingard Goulding * (F5000) 5-litre Beattie P1100B ['1'] - Chevrolet Traco V8 1.36.0
13 Jake Allport * (F5000) 3.5-litre McLaren M10A [300-16] - Rover V8 1.44.0
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M18 [500-01] (Brian Redman): See full history: McLaren M18 500-01.
  2. 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.
  3. McLaren M18 [500-04] (Tim Schenken): See full history: McLaren M18 500-04.
  4. Beattie P1100B ['1'] (Lingard Goulding): Built mid-1970 for Lingard Goulding to race in Formula 5000, and in occasional libre races. Retained for 1971 in 'P1100B' specification, but crashed heavily by Goulding at Mallory Park in early July and written off.
  5. McLaren M18 [500-02] (Graham McRae): See full history: McLaren M18 500-02.
  6. 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.
  7. McLaren M10A [300-16] (Jake Allport): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-16.
  8. 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.
  9. 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).
  10. 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.


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.

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