Rothmans F5000 Championship round
Nivelles-Baulers, 9 Apr 1972
|1||Graham McRae||Leda LT27  - Chevrolet Morand V8
|54||1h 11m 25.5s
|2||Teddy Pilette||McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
#32 Racing Team VDS (see note 1)
|54||1h 12m 07.1s
|3||Ray Allen||McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
Speed International Racing (see note 2)
|4||Clive Santo||McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8
|5||Gijs van Lennep||Surtees TS11  - Chevrolet V8
#9 Speed International Racing
|6||John Coulter||Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 3)
|7||Gordon Spice||Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8
(see note 4)
|8||Alan Rollinson||Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
|9||John Bowtell||Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 5)
|10||John Cannon||March 725  - Oldsmobile RES V8
#30 (see note 6)
|11||Brian Redman||McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
|12||Jock Russell||Lotus 70  - Ford V8
(see note 7)
|13||Fred Saunders||Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8
|14||Max Reinhardt||Kincraft [FL-012-01] - Ford V8
|DNS||Steve Thompson||Surtees TS8  - Chevrolet V8
(see note 8)
|Did not start
|DNS||Ray Calcutt||McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8
Speed International Racing (see note 9)
|Did not start
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Gijs van Lennep||27||0.36.04.3||167.247|
|12||Brian Redman||11||Fuel vaporisation|
|10||Gijs van Lennep||21|
|11||Brian Redman||19||Oil pipe|
|Fred Saunders||Did not start|
|Max Reinhardt||Did not start (Electrics)|
|1||John Cannon||(F5000) 5-litre March 725  - Oldsmobile RES V8||1.18.3|
|2||Graham McRae||(F5000) 5-litre Leda LT27  - Chevrolet Morand V8||1.19.6|
|3||Teddy Pilette||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8||1.20.4|
|4||Gijs van Lennep||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11  - Chevrolet V8||1.21.2|
|5||Brian Redman||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8||1.21.3|
|6||Alan Rollinson||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8||1.21.4|
|7||Clive Santo||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8||1.22.3|
|8||Ray Allen||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8||1.22.4|
|9||Gordon Spice||(F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8||1.23.1|
|10||Jock Russell||(F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70  - Ford V8||1.29.7|
|11||Steve Thompson *||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8  - Chevrolet V8||1.32.7|
|12||Fred Saunders||(F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8||1.34.2|
|13||John Coulter||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8||1.36.3|
|14||Ray Calcutt *||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8||1.37.6|
|15||Max Reinhardt||(F5000) 5-litre Kincraft [FL-012-01] - Ford V8||1.39.4|
|16||John Bowtell||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8||1.48.7|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: McLaren M18 500-01.
- McLaren M18 [500-05] (Ray Allen): 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.
- Lola T142 [SL142/22] (John Coulter): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/22.
- 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.
- Lola T142 [SL142/36] (John Bowtell): New to Alan Fraser for Keith Holland to drive in British F5000 in 1969 and 1970, and by Ray Calcutt when Holland left the team. Then via Harry Linney and Bob Miller to John Bowtell (Witney, Oxfordshire) who raced it in late 1971 and early 1972, entered by Andrew Cavell. Raced at Silverstone in April by Martin Ridehalgh, and by Bowtell again later in the year. To Richard Brown (Chieveley, Berkshire) for hillclimbs in 1973, then to Bob de la Haye for 1974 and 1975. Then unknown until acquired by John Peskett (Leicester) in 1978. Unused and stored until the car was featured on TV program 'Salvage Squad' broadcast in March 2002. Again unknown until advertised by Marcel Roks (Belgium) 2005 (blue with white stripe, #39). To Will Tomkins (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire) 2005 - Roger Deans (Baldock, Herts) 2006 and debuted at Shelsley Walsh in September 2006. See full history: Lola T142 SL142/36.
- March 725  (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. Parkin sold the car to Richard Taylor (Rishton, Lancashire) in August 2014, but it sat with him at his Autotune Ltd business until 2021, when restoration finally began. During the restoration, Taylor's customer Andrew Wareing admired the car and decided to buy it. The car was completed in mid-2023 and after an initial shakedown test, the car was first seen in public at Aintree in August.
- Lotus 70  (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).
- Surtees TS8  (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.
- McLaren M18 [500-04] (Ray Calcutt): See full history: McLaren M18 500-04.
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.