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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Brands Hatch, 3 Apr 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Graham McRae Leda LT27 [001] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#22 Crown Lynn Potteries
60 0.46.19.4
96.37
2 Brian Redman McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
#3
60 0.46.33.0
3 Gijs van Lennep Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8
#9 Speed International Racing
60 0.46.33.2
4 Alan Rollinson Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
McKechnie Racing
60 0.46.45.4
5 Teddy Pilette McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 1)
60 0.46.45.8
6 Ray Calcutt McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
58
7 Clive Santo McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8
57
8 Fred Saunders Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8
57
9 Dave Berry (F5000) 3.5-litre Brabham BT16/21B [F2-19-65] - Rover V8
(see note 3)
57
10 Ray Allen McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
56
11 Jock Russell Lotus 70 [06] - Ford V8
(see note 5)
52 running, not classified
12 John Bowtell Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8
42 running, not classified
13 Keith Holland McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#25 (see note 6)
45 accident (hit guardrail at Bottom Bend)
14 Steve Thompson Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 7)
16 Overheating
15 David Prophet McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8
2 Fuel leak
DNS Gordon Spice Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8
(see note 8)
Did not start
DNS Guy Edwards McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT27 [001] - Chevrolet Morand V8 0.45.4
2 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8 0.45.4
3 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 0.45.6
4 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8 0.45.6
5 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8 0.45.8
6 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8 0.46.0
7 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8 0.46.8
8 Ray Calcutt (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8 0.47.4
9 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8 0.47.6
10 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8 0.48.2
11 Fred Saunders (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8 0.48.8
12 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8 0.49.0
13 Dave Berry (F5000) 3.5-litre Brabham BT16/21B [F2-19-65] - Rover V8 0.49.4
14 Jock Russell (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [06] - Ford V8 0.50.4
15 John Bowtell (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8 0.52.2

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: McLaren M18 500-01.
  2. McLaren M18 [500-04] (Ray Calcutt): See full history: McLaren M18 500-04.
  3. Brabham BT16/21B [F2-19-65] (Dave Berry): Jack Brabham's works SCA-engined BT16, used during the 1965 mid-season and also raced by Chris Irwin when the Honda project was revived. To Robs Lamplough (London) for 1966 and retained for 1967. To John Watson (Craigavad, County Down, Northern Ireland) for Irish racing in 1967 and fitted with a Lotus-Ford twin-cam. Retained for 1968. Sold to Dave Berry (Colwyn Bay, Wales) for 1969 and used in UK libre; then fitted with an Oldsmobile V8 for 1970, 1971 and 1972. Last seen in October 1972.
  4. McLaren M18 [500-05] (Ray Allen): See full history: McLaren M18 500-05.
  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 (Thetford, Norfolk) in 2010. Raced again by James Denty at Watkins Glen in 2012 but on behalf of new owner Nick Grewal (Gilford, NH).
  6. 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.
  7. Surtees TS8 [007] (Steve Thompson): New for Peter Revson at the 1971 Questor GP then for Alan Roillinson in UK series. To Alan Brodie 1972 and raced by Brodie and by Steve Thompson. To Servis Appliances Racing Team 1973 and raced by Ray Allan early in the season. Then possibly the Robin Darlington car in Sep 1973 Reappeared with Colin Andrews (Banbury, Oxfordshire) 1974, then to Steve Cuff (Frome, Somerset) 1975 for hillclimbs. To Alan Richards (Cheltenham) and used in sprints and occasional hill climbs in 1976 and 1977. Used in sprints and occasional hill climbs by Bob Clapham in 1978 and 1979. Then unknown until sold by Brian Redman to Dave Swigler (Panama City, FL) in 1986. Dave believes Brian got it from Richard Attwood about two years earlier. Retained until Swigler sold his collection to Harin De Silva (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) in 2009. Restored by Virtuoso Performance and first raced at Laguna Seca in August 2011. Also raced in New Zealand in the 2011/12 Tasman Revival series and at the Phillip Island Classic in March 2013.
  8. Kitchmac [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.

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.