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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Mugello, 23 Jun 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 David Hobbs Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet Falconer & Dunn V8
#14 (see note 1)
11 25m 26.0s
84.574 mph
2 Bob Evans Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#9 (see note 2)
11 25m 57.0s
3 Teddy Pilette Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#1 (see note 3)
11 26m 21.5s
4 Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#37 (Entered as #19) (see note 4)
11 28m 26.6s
5 Roelof Wunderink Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#43 (see note 5)
11 28m 46.5s
6 Lella Lombardi Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8
#208 (see note 6)
11 28m 52.7s
7 Clive Santo Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#69 (Entered as #11) (see note 7)
11 29m 09.9s
8 Brian McGuire Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#42 (see note 8)
10
9 Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet RES V8
#62 (see note 9)
9 did not finish
10 Trevor Twaites Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8
#41 (see note 10)
9
11 Peter Gethin Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#8 (see note 11)
8
12 Patrick Sumner Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#35 (see note 12)
4
13 Tony Trimmer McLaren M19A [1] - Chevrolet V8
#24 (see note 13)
3
DNS René Arnoux McLaren M19A [1] - Chevrolet V8
#77 (see note 14)
Did not start
DNA Tony Dean Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#2 (see note 15)
Did not arrive
DNA Guy Edwards Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#5 (see note 16)
Did not arrive
DNA Clive Santo Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#11 (see note 17)
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet RES V8
#12 (Entered as #12) (see note 18)
Did not arrive
DNA Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#19 (see note 19)
Did not arrive
DNA Damien Magee Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet Eisert V8
#27 (see note 20)
Did not arrive
DNA Nick Wattiez Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#34 (see note 21)
Did not arrive
DNA Allan Kayes McLaren M14A [2] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#36 (see note 22)
Did not arrive
DNA Willie Wood Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet V8
#45 (see note 23)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1David Hobbs715m 52.7s138.736 kph
2Bob Evans715m 53.4s
3Peter Gethin715m 56.0s
4Ian Ashley716m 00.2s
5Brian McGuire716m 40.9s
6Teddy Pilette716m 55.4s
7Brian Robinson717m 01.0s
8Lella Lombardi7
9Roelof Wunderink717m 43.3s
10Clive Santo717m 48.4s
11Trevor Twaites5
12Patrick Sumner4crankshaft
13Tony Trimmer1
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Teddy Pilette409m 26.1s
2David Hobbs409m 33.2s
3Bob Evans410m 03.6s
4Roelof Wunderink411m 03.2s
5Clive Santo411m 21.5s
6Brian Robinson411m 25.6s
7Lella Lombardi411m 48.5s
8Trevor Twaites412m 37.0s
9Brian McGuire3
10Ian Ashley2spin
11Tony Trimmer2
12Peter Gethin1spin
Patrick Sumnerdid not start
Qualifying
1 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet RES V8 1m 52.4s
2 Bob Evans (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 52.5s
3 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 53.4s
4 Lella Lombardi (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8 1m 54.0s
5 Roelof Wunderink (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 54.3s
6 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 54.6s
7 Brian McGuire (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 55.7s
8 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 57.8s
9 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet Falconer & Dunn V8 1m 59.2s
10 Brian Robinson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 59.7s
11 Patrick Sumner (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8 2m 01.2s
12 Trevor Twaites (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8 2m 09.9s
13 Tony Trimmer (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Chevrolet V8 2m 17.2s
14 René Arnoux * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Chevrolet V8 8m 57.5s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T330 [HU15] (David Hobbs): See full history: Lola T330 HU15.
  2. Lola T332 [HU36] (Bob Evans): See full history: Lola T332 HU36.
  3. Chevron B28 [28-74-01] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Chevron B28 74-01.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Lola T330 [HU18] (Lella Lombardi): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  7. Lola T330 [HU21] (Clive Santo): See full history: Lola T330 HU21.
  8. Lola T332 [HU40] (Brian McGuire): See full history: Lola T332 HU40.
  9. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  10. 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
  11. Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
  12. Trojan T101 [104] (Patrick Sumner): See full history: Trojan T101/104.
  13. McLaren M19A [1] (Tony Trimmer): Denny Hulme drove McLaren M19A-1 in the early races of 1971, before moving to the newer M19A-2. Peter Gethin then took over M19A-1, and it remained in use with the team to the end of 1972, when Jody Scheckter made his F1 debut in it at the US GP. It was converted to F5000 specification for Tony Kitchiner’s team in 1974, when it was driven by Rene Arnoux. It passed through a number of UK owners in the late 1970s, and was then sold to John Foulston in July 1981. He had it restored, and raced it in HSCC Historic F1 and the HSCC's Pre-71 series until his death in 1987. It remained with the Foulston family until sold to its current owner in 1998.
  14. McLaren M19A [1] (René Arnoux): Denny Hulme drove McLaren M19A-1 in the early races of 1971, before moving to the newer M19A-2. Peter Gethin then took over M19A-1, and it remained in use with the team to the end of 1972, when Jody Scheckter made his F1 debut in it at the US GP. It was converted to F5000 specification for Tony Kitchiner’s team in 1974, when it was driven by Rene Arnoux. It passed through a number of UK owners in the late 1970s, and was then sold to John Foulston in July 1981. He had it restored, and raced it in HSCC Historic F1 and the HSCC's Pre-71 series until his death in 1987. It remained with the Foulston family until sold to its current owner in 1998.
  15. Chevron B24 [24-73-01] (Tony Dean): Built for 1973 season. Tony Dean: raced in UK 1973, US 1973, UK 1974 (crashed at R1 - Dean then buys B24-73-08), also used to settle a bet at the BARC Harewood hill climb 4 Aug 1974; UK 1975 (driven by Dean 3 races, Alain Peltier 1 DNS, Roelof Wunderink 1 DNS). Presumably the car raced by Dean at the Easter Rufforth meeting, winning the libre event. Raced by Dean at Aintree 19 Apr 1975, setting a new circuit record as he won the libre race by over a lap. Crashed and written off by Wunderink Zandvoort (practice) 17 May 1975. Wreckage scrapped.
  16. Lola T332 [HU34] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  17. Lola T330 [HU21] (Clive Santo): See full history: Lola T330 HU21.
  18. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  19. 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.
  20. Lola T330 [HU4] (Damien Magee): See full history: Lola T330 HU4.
  21. Lola T330 [HU16] (Nick Wattiez): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.
  22. McLaren M14A [2] (Allan Kayes): McLaren M14A/2 race history
  23. Trojan T101 [101] (Willie Wood): See full history: Trojan T101/101.

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.

Individual sources for this event

These results were corrected and updated using Autosprint's race report on 24 Oct 2020.