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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Silverstone, 6 Apr 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brian Redman Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#66 Sid Taylor (see note 1)
20 26m 58.3s
130.226 mph
2 Peter Gethin Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#52 Chevron Racing Team VDS (see note 2)
20 26m 59.7s
3 David Hobbs Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet Falconer & Dunn V8
#39 Hogan Racing Ltd (see note 3)
20 27m 01.0s
4 Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet RES V8
#62 ShellSPORT Luxembourg (see note 4)
20 27m 06.7s
5 Teddy Pilette Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#51 Chevron Racing Team VDS (see note 5)
20 27m 07.1s
6 Mike Wilds March 74A [1] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8
#64 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 6)
20 Gearbox
7 Tony Dean Chevron B24 [24-73-08] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#58 Anglo American Racing Team (see note 7)
20 27m 42.4s
8 Bob Evans Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#55 McKechnie Racing with Henley Forklift
(see note 8)
20 27m 53.0s
9 Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#71 (see note 9)
20 27m 53.0s
10 Lella Lombardi Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8
#208 ShellSPORT Luxembourg (see note 10)
20 28m 06.9s
11 Damien Magee Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet Eisert V8
#60 A.W.Brown Racing (see note 11)
19
12 Brian McGuire Trojan T101 [105] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#76 (see note 12)
19
13 Clive Santo Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#69 Driver (see note 13)
19
14 Trevor Twaites Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8
#70 Merlot International Aviation
(see note 14)
18
15 Colin Andrews Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#38 (see note 15)
18
16 Patrick Sumner Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#61 (see note 16)
17
17 Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#59 Anglo American Racing Team (see note 17)
13
18 Roelof Wunderink Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#75 (see note 18)
11
19 Nick Wattiez Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#34 Nick Wattiez Racing (see note 19)
8
20 Guy Edwards Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#56 Embassy Racing with John Butterworth
(see note 20)
6 Differential
21 Vern Schuppan Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#65 Sid Taylor (see note 21)
1 Driveshaft
DNS Keith Holland Trojan T102 [1] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#53 Ian Ward Racing (see note 22)
Did not start
(Engine)
AP Ian Taylor March 74A [1] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8
#64 (see note 23)
Also practiced
DNP Ian Taylor March 74A [2] - Chevrolet V8
#32 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 24)
Did not take part in official practice
(car stayed in transporter)
DNA Allan Kayes McLaren M14A [2] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#54 Ian Ward Racing (see note 25)
Did not arrive
DNA Clive Baker March 73A [5] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8
#57 (see note 26)
Did not arrive
DNA Steve Thompson Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet RES V8
#74 Alan Brodie (see note 27)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.19.7
2 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.19.8
3 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet Falconer & Dunn V8 1.20.1
4 Mike Wilds (F5000) 5-litre March 74A [1] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8 1.20.8
5 Keith Holland * (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T102 [1] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.20.8
6 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-08] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.21.2
7 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet RES V8 1.21.2
8 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.21.4
9 Bob Evans (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.21.4
10 Lella Lombardi (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8 1.21.9
11 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.22.3
12 Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.23.7
13 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.23.4
14 Damien Magee (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet Eisert V8 1.23.5
15 Brian McGuire (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [105] - Chevrolet Smith V8
16 Brian Robinson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.26.3
17 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.27.0
18 Roelof Wunderink (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.26.5
19 Colin Andrews (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.5
20 Patrick Sumner (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8
21 Nick Wattiez (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.30.3
22 Trevor Twaites (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8 1.32.5
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T332 [HU37] (Brian Redman): See full history: Lola T332 HU37.
  2. Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
  3. Lola T330 [HU15] (David Hobbs): See full history: Lola T330 HU15.
  4. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  5. Chevron B28 [28-74-01] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Chevron B28 74-01.
  6. March 74A [1] (Mike Wilds): Dempster Developments UK 1974: for Mike Wilds at R1 (second), then retubbed for R2 (second). Tested by Taylor prior to R3 Silvestone 6 Apr. For Wilds at R3 (sixth) then replaced by newer 74A/2 and returned to Bicester. Probably for Wilds again after destruction of 74A/2: three or four races (R10, R11, R13?, R14). To Mick Hill UK 1975 - Bill Blackledge (then based in Jamaica) 1976 and then via John Gunn Feb 1977 to Tom Jones: raced in Can-Am 1977 (2 races), SCCA FA 1978, Can-Am 1979 (2 DNS), Can-Am 1980 (1 DNS); retained 2010.
  7. Chevron B24 [24-73-08] (Tony Dean): See full history: Chevron B24 'B24-73-08'.
  8. Lola T332 [HU36] (Bob Evans): See full history: Lola T332 HU36.
  9. Lola T330 [HU2] (Tom Belsø): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  10. Lola T330 [HU18] (Lella Lombardi): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  11. Lola T330 [HU4] (Damien Magee): See full history: Lola T330 HU4.
  12. Trojan T101 [105] (Brian McGuire): See full history: Trojan T101/105.
  13. Lola T330 [HU21] (Clive Santo): See full history: Lola T330 HU21.
  14. Lola T330 [HU6] (Trevor Twaites): New to Australian Colin Hyams who raced it in the UK series in early 1973. To Trevor Twaites June 1973, and raced by him in the UK series in 1973, 1974 and 1975. Later to John Jordan (UK), who entered it for Tom Belso in 1977, and raced it himself in libre in 1978. Entered by Jordan for Dave Williams in libre racing 1983, and then for Tony Trimmer in the BRSCC Libre Championship from 1984 to 1989, winning the championship in 1986 and finishing second in 1987 and in 1988. At some point between 1985 and 1988, the T330 was dismantled and parts used by Dave Finnigan (Biggleswade, UK) to construct T332 "HU42" for Jordan's team. The original HU6 chassis remained with Finnigan until early 2000 when sold to Richard Lines (UK), then to Kevan McLurg (UK) 2005 and built into a complete car by McLurg and then by John Crawford's Motorsport Solutions NZ Ltd by July 2009. Owned by this time by Lindsay Willis of Wilco Racing (Rotorua, NZ), and raced by his son Brett Willis (Rotorua, NZ) in the F5000 Tasman Revival series every season from 2010/11 to 2017/18. More information about Lola T330 HU6
  15. Surtees TS8 [007] (Colin Andrews): 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.
  16. Trojan T101 [104] (Patrick Sumner): See full history: Trojan T101/104.
  17. McLaren M19C [2] (Brian Robinson): McLaren M19C-2 first appeared at the 1972 Austrian GP for Peter Revson, replacing the damaged M19A-2. It has always worn the chassis plate from M19A-2. It was raced by Revson for the rest of 1972, then converted to F5000 for Lothar Motschenbacher. Derek Bell was due to race it in the 1973 US F5000 series, but it did not appear. Sold instead via Tony Dean to Brian Robinson, and raced by him in British F5000 from 1973 to 1975. After a brief time in libre racing, the M19C was sold into the historic racing community, and acquired in May 1982 by Ken Moore, who had it restored to F1 specification for Mike Littlewood to use in HSCC Historic F1. It raced with the HSCC until 1986, and was then sold to a US owner, who raced it from 1988 to 2001. It continued to appear in historic racing until it was sold back to Europe in 2012. It appeared at Monaco in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
  18. Chevron B24 [24-73-04] (Roelof Wunderink): Built for 1973 season. VDS for Teddy Pilette: raced in UK 1973 and Tasman 1974 - Roelof Wunderink: raced in UK 1974. Then via Tony Dean to Richard Simms and used in libre racing in 1975 and 1976. To John Lambert (York) 1977: used in hillclimbs in 1978 and 1979. Then via Ian Webb and Alex Seldon to Chris Townrow (Crantock, Cornwall) for sprints in Cornwall and Devon. To historic racer Richard Piper (Greenwich, London) and partner Patric Capon and raced by Piper in libre and HSCC racing in 1983 and 1984. To Dennis Humphries (Canterbury, Kent) and damaged in testing at West Malling airfield. Repaired and sold to John Harper (late 1980s/early 1990s) then via Tony Ingram (Atlanta, GA) and Lee Chapman (New Milford, CT) to Fred Gunther (Trumbull, CT). Later via Vintage Racing Services (Stratford, CT) to Alex Seiler (NY, NY) c1998. Following a restoration, it was raced in VARA events at Willow Springs and Phoenix and driven on occasion by Casey Annis, publisher of Vintage racecar Magazine. In 2000, it was sold to Stan Beck (Seattle, WA) restored again before it was sold on to Miles Jackson (Seattle, WA) in 2006.
  19. Lola T330 [HU16] (Nick Wattiez): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.
  20. Lola T332 [HU34] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  21. Trojan T101 [102] (Vern Schuppan): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  22. Trojan T102 [1] (Keith Holland): Built in late 1973, but unsold until March 1974. To Ian Ward Racing for Keith Holland to race in UK in 1974. Only started four races before it was abandoned. Reappeared at the last four races of the season for Steve Thompson to drive. The car was then acquired by Mick Hill, who used the front suspension and the whole back end for his 1976 "VW Beetle" super saloon project. Everything he didn't use was eventually acquired by Roger Hurst and he advertised this in 1984. The whole project was acquired by Tim and Tony Barry (Sittingbourne, Kent) in 1985 and has been owned by them ever since. Tim Barry raced the car in libre in 1987 and 1988, and also in HSCC racing in the 1990s. He returned to the Trojan for HSCC Derek Bell events since wrecking the brothers' March 76A in an accident in 2005, but Tim describes it as "as much of a pain in the butt as it was when new".
  23. March 74A [1] (Ian Taylor): Dempster Developments UK 1974: for Mike Wilds at R1 (second), then retubbed for R2 (second). Tested by Taylor prior to R3 Silvestone 6 Apr. For Wilds at R3 (sixth) then replaced by newer 74A/2 and returned to Bicester. Probably for Wilds again after destruction of 74A/2: three or four races (R10, R11, R13?, R14). To Mick Hill UK 1975 - Bill Blackledge (then based in Jamaica) 1976 and then via John Gunn Feb 1977 to Tom Jones: raced in Can-Am 1977 (2 races), SCCA FA 1978, Can-Am 1979 (2 DNS), Can-Am 1980 (1 DNS); retained 2010.
  24. March 74A [2] (Ian Taylor): Dempster Developments UK 1974: entered for Ian Taylor alongside Wilds at R3 but left in the transporter after Taylor's sponsor did not appear. For Wilds at R4 Oulton Park Good Friday 12 Apr (retired), R5 Brands Hatch (pole position), R6, R7 and R8 Thruxton (crashed while lapping Tony Dean's Chevron and "extensively damaged"). Autosport report the "huge" accident on page 2 (Autosport 30 May 1974) and Wilds wrist and leg injuries, also mentioning that Dempster "have a spare chassis, originally intended for Ian Taylor". Three weeks later, the same publication mentions that Wilds is recovering and "hopes to return ... driving the back-up Dempster March". It is safe to assume that 74A/2 was written off in this accident and Wilds continued in 74A/1.
  25. McLaren M14A [2] (Allan Kayes): McLaren M14A/2 race history
  26. March 73A [5] (Clive Baker): See full history: March 73A/5.
  27. Chevron B24 [24-73-06] (Steve Thompson): Built for 1973 season. Alan Brodie for Steve Thompson: raced in UK 1973, UK 1974 - Dennis Leech (Exeter, UK): raced in UK 1975 (heavily crashed in practice at R15 Mallory Park 12 Oct 1975 and not seen again). Subsequent history unknown but presumably wrecked,

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.