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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Monza, 30 Jun 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Peter Gethin Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#8 (see note 1)
40 1h 05m 57.8s
130.673 mph
2 Teddy Pilette Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#1 (see note 2)
40 1h 06m 33.3s
3 Bob Evans Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#9 (see note 3)
40 1h 07m 35.8s
4 Lella Lombardi Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8
#208 (see note 4)
40 1h 08m 41.5s
5 David Hobbs Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet Falconer & Dunn V8
#14 (see note 5)
39
6 Vern Schuppan Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#65 Sid Taylor (see note 6)
39
7 Guy Edwards Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#5 (see note 7)
39
8 Clive Santo Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#69 (see note 8)
38
9 Brian McGuire Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet Smith V8
(see note 9)
38
10 Willie Wood Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 10)
34
11 Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet RES V8
#12 (see note 11)
34
12 Tony Trimmer McLaren M19A [1] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 12)
34
13 Trevor Twaites Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8
(see note 13)
31
14 Chris Craft Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#16 (see note 14)
24
15 Martin Birrane Brabham BT43 [1] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#15 (see note 15)
16
16 Mike Wilds March 74A [1] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8
#33 (see note 16)
16
17 Roelof Wunderink Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#43 (see note 17)
8
18 Patrick Sumner Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#35 (see note 18)
6 cracked cylinder heads
DNS Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#37 (see note 19)
Did not start

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Peter Gethin2032m 53.7s131.017 mph
2Teddy Pilette2033m 17.8s
3Bob Evans2033m 50.5s
4Guy Edwards2033m 50.9s
5Lella Lombardi2034m 09.6s
6Brian McGuire19
7Ian Ashley19
8David Hobbs19
9Clive Santo19
10Vern Schuppan19
11Willie Wood17
12Tony Trimmer16
13Mike Wilds15
14Martin Birrane14
15Trevor Twaites14
16Patrick Sumner11
17Roelof Wunderink5
18Chris Craft4
Brian Robinsonwent off on warm-up lap
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Peter Gethin2033m 04.1s130.330 mph
2David Hobbs2033m 14.8s
3Teddy Pilette2033m 15.5s
4Bob Evans2033m 45.3s
5Vern Schuppan2033m 59.7s
6Chris Craft2034m 15.5s
7Lella Lombardi2034m 31.9s
8Clive Santo19
9Guy Edwards19
10Brian McGuire19
Tony Trimmer18
Willie Wood17
Trevor Twaites17
Ian Ashley15
Roelof Wunderink3
Martin Birrane2
Mike Wildsdid not start Heat 2
Patrick Sumnerdid not start Heat 2
Brian Robinsonnot allowed to start Heat 2
Qualifying
1 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 39.43s
2 Roelof Wunderink (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 39.93s
3 Chris Craft (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 42.19s
4 Bob Evans (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 42.21s
5 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet Falconer & Dunn V8 1m 42.61s
6 Lella Lombardi (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8 1m 42.69s
7 Brian McGuire (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 43.10s
8 Mike Wilds (F5000) 5-litre March 74A [1] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8 1m 46.34s
9 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 47.74s
10 Brian Robinson * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 48.83s
11 Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 49.73s
12 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet RES V8 1m 49.54s
13 Patrick Sumner (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 50.41s
14 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 51.34s
15 Martin Birrane (F5000) 5-litre Brabham BT43 [1] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 53.82s
16 Trevor Twaites (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8 1m 54.87s
17 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 58.60s
18 Willie Wood (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet V8 2m 01.59s
19 Tony Trimmer (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Chevrolet V8 2m 04.12s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
  2. Chevron B28 [28-74-01] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Chevron B28 74-01.
  3. Lola T332 [HU36] (Bob Evans): See full history: Lola T332 HU36.
  4. Lola T330 [HU18] (Lella Lombardi): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  5. Lola T330 [HU15] (David Hobbs): See full history: Lola T330 HU15.
  6. Lola T332 [HU37] (Vern Schuppan): See full history: Lola T332 HU37.
  7. Lola T332 [HU34] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  8. Lola T330 [HU21] (Clive Santo): See full history: Lola T330 HU21.
  9. Lola T332 [HU40] (Brian McGuire): See full history: Lola T332 HU40.
  10. Trojan T101 [101] (Willie Wood): See full history: Trojan T101/101.
  11. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] (Chris Craft): New to VDS for Chris Craft in 1973 UK series, then for Peter Gethin in 1974 Tasman series. Loaned to Adlards Crowne Racing for Craft UK 1974; returned to VDS, converted to B24/B28 specification and used by Vern Schuppan to win at Brands Hatch October 1974. Sold to Tony Dean for the UK and US series in 1975, but confiscated by UK Customs & Excise on its return from the US. Bought by Don Gray (Sittingbourne, Kent) at auction, and raced in UK 1977. To Keith Holland for 1978 Australian Internationals 1978, and sold there to Barry Singleton 1978, who raced it in Australia in 1978/79. To Jim Lowe 1980/81, but crashed at Surfers Paradise in early 1981 and heavily damaged. Wreck sold to Russel Gomersall, then to Peter Phillips, then Laurie O'Neill, then Dr Bill Marshall sometime around 1985. Run in Australian historic racing 1986-1988. To George Parlby early 1990s. To Aaron Lewis (Cessnock, NSW) late 2005, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2006 to 2010. Robert Tweedie (Sydney, NSW) 2012, and raced by his son Tom Tweedie, in historic racing from 2013 onwards. More information about Chevron B24 B24-73-07
  15. Brabham BT43 [1] (Martin Birrane): Brabham BT43/1 race history.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Trojan T101 [104] (Patrick Sumner): See full history: Trojan T101/104.
  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.

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.