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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Brands Hatch, 18 Mar 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brian Redman McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Sid Taylor
25 0.36.51.0
2 Alan Rollinson Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Alan McKechnie
25 0.36.52.2
3 Gijs van Lennep Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8
#9 Speed International Racing [Jackie Epstein]
25 0.36.59.0
4 Ray Allen McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
#8 Speed International Racing (see note 1)
24
5 Teddy Pilette McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
#33 Racing Team VDS (see note 2)
24
6 Fred Saunders Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8
#6
23
R Keith Holland McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#25 (see note 3)
12 Oil leak
R Jock Russell Lotus 70 [06] - Ford V8
#5 (see note 4)
5 clutch
R David Prophet McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8
#21
1 Clutch/Oil leak
R Ray Calcutt McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Speed International Racing (see note 5)
Engine
DSQ Graham McRae Leda GM1 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#22 Crown Lynn Potteries
25 Passed under yellow flag
DNS Guy Edwards McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8
#4 John Butterworth
Did not start
(oil leak)
DNS John Bowtell Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8
#28 Andrew Cavell
Did not start
(withdrew)
DNA David Hobbs Lola T300 - Chevrolet V8
#1 Hogan Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Gordon Spice Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8
#7 Powrmatic Heating & Ventilation
(see note 6)
Did not arrive
DNA Trevor Taylor Leda LT27 - Chevrolet V8
#11 Malaya Garage
Did not arrive
DNA TBA Surtees TS8 - Chevrolet V8
#14 Alan Brodie
Did not arrive
DNA John Cannon March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8
#30 (see note 7)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre Leda GM1 [001] - Chevrolet V8 1.26.3
2 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8 1.26.9
3 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1.27.4
4 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.4
5 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.6
6 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.9
7 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.9
8 Ray Calcutt (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8 1.32.7
9 Fred Saunders (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8 1.34.1
10 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8 1.34.8
11 Jock Russell (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [06] - Ford V8 1.43.7
12 John Bowtell * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8 1.55.8
13 Guy Edwards * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8 no time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M18 [500-05] (Ray Allen): See full history: McLaren M18 500-05.
  2. McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: McLaren M18 500-01.
  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. 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).
  5. McLaren M18 [500-04] (Ray Calcutt): See full history: McLaren M18 500-04.
  6. 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.
  7. March 725 [1] (John Cannon): Built for 1972 season for John Cannon and fitted with Oldsmobile engine. Raced in UK and US series 1972. Advertised by Cannon and Patrick Kay (Autosport 9 Nov 1972) and later appeared in Ecurie Santos adverts in 1973 and 1974 but not seen again. It is reported that the 725 was sold as part of a large package of cars to Australian Ray Gibbs but the 725 remained in the UK and was sold to Peter Bloore (Wallingford, Oxfordshire). Bloore later sold it to Ryan Hodges who sold it to his friend Jeff Luff but the dates of these transations are unknown. In 1986 it was sold to Richard Parkin (Retford, Nottinghamshire). Richard has sold the car at least twice, only to buy it back again. Finally sold to Richard Taylor (Rishton, Lancashire) in August 2014.

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.