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Nürburgring, 13 Aug 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jochen Mass March 723 [1] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#12 March Engineering
7 1.12.45.5
2 Patrick Depailler Alpine A364 [3642?] - Renault R16 Dudot
#4 Deutsche Renault AG
7 1.13.46.7
3 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla Brabham BT35 ["88"] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#39 Scuderia Italia
7 1.14.19.1
4 Peter Hull Brabham BT38C [11] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#78 Motor Auctions London and Derby
(see note 1)
7 1.14.47.1
5 Jean-Pierre Jarier March 723 [12] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#76 Equipe La Vie Claire Internationale
7 1.16.06.6
6 Dieter Kern Alpine A364 [3645] - Renault R16 Dudot
#3 Deutsche Renault AG
7 1.16.14.0
7 Willi Sommer Eifelland March 23 - Ford twin cam
#2 Reifag Racing Team
7 1.16.17.8
8 Roger Williamson GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#11 Wheatcroft Racing
7 1.16.21.1
9 Rudolf Dötsch March 723 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#7 Team Bako Formel 3 Racing
7
10 Conny Andersson Brabham BT35 [30] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#20 Conny Andersson Racing

11 Manfred Mohr Brabham BT35 [42] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#1

12 Ulf Svensson Brabham BT38C [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay R72
#24 Team Mum for Men

13 Bernhard Brack Royale RP8 [2] - Ford twin cam
#10 (see note 2)

14 Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch Eifelland March 23 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#5

15 Günter Kölmel Lotus 69 [71/69.9.F3] - BMW M10 Schnitzer
#9 Haj Haj Racing

16 Fernando Spreafico GRD 372 [023-F3] - Ford twin cam
#47 Scuderia Italia

17 Erkki Salminen Brabham BT28 [32] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#25 Va?tterleden Racing

18 Hans-Peter Hoffmann GRD 372 [013-F3?] - Ford twin cam
#55 Formel Rennsport Club

19 Rudi Schmidt Eifelland March 23 - Ford twin cam
#8 Mannheim Heidelberg Sports Touring Club

20 Jörg Obermoser Brabham BT35 - BMW M10
#66 Obermoser Getriebe-Motoren

21 Günter Hölker March 713 - Ford twin cam
#63 H. Hundt GmbH Duckhams Oils

22 Wolfgang Bülow Eifelland March 23 - Ford twin cam
#6 ITT Schaub Lorenz Autosuper

23 Per-Olof Zetterström Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#29 Egert Haglund Racing

24 Philippe Munier Martini MK9 [009] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#73 Ecurie Volant Shell

25 Gunnar Nordström Brabham BT35 [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#27 Gunnar Nordstro?m/Onduline Racing

26 Lars-Åke Tejby Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#32 GP Race Developments

27 Peter Krause March 713S - Ford twin cam
#67

28 Georges Crenier Tecno 70/F3 [T00 348] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#58 Prior Racing Team

29 Bernd Rack March 713S [5] - Ford twin cam
#69

30 Pino Pica Brabham BT35 [49] - Ford twin cam
#36 Scuderia Italia

31 Roberto Manzoni Tecno 69/F3 [T00 376] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#42 Scuderia Italia

32 Rolf Riesen Brabham BT35 [3] - Ford twin cam
#54 Scuderia Jolly Club CH

33 Fredy Link Lotus 69 - Renault Albert
#50 Albert Racing Cams - Vienna Race Management

34 Vittorio Brambilla Brabham BT35 [48] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#34 Scuderia Italia

R Randy Lewis Brabham BT38C [17] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#15 (see note 3)

R Ken Mackintosh Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#16

R Lingard Goulding Alpine A360 [3647] - Renault R16 Dudot
#17 Goulding Fitzgerald Racing Partnership

R Roger Hurst March 713M [6] - Ford twin cam Richardson
#18 Lenham Hurst Racing Organisation
(see note 4)

R John Marston Lotus 69 - Ford twin cam Rowland
#19

R Eddie Jacobsson Brabham BT35 [BT28-39] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#21 Leed Racing (see note 5)

R Håkan Dahlqvist Merlyn Mk 21 [328.F3.72] - Ford twin cam
#23

R Egert Haglund Brabham BT35 [BT28-33] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#28 Egert Haglund Racing

R Ulf Karlsson Brabham BT28 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#30 Team Polarvagnen

R Jörgen Jonsson Brabham BT35 [33] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#33 Team Mum for Men

R Lella Lombardi Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#35 Scuderia Italia

R Heinz Lange Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#37 Scuderia Italia

R Romano Martini ("Shangri-Là") March 713M [1] - Ford twin cam
#43 Scuderia Italia (see note 6)

R Gerhard Witti Lotus 69 - Renault Albert
#49 Albert Racing Cams - Vienna Race Management

R Ray Carruthers Martini MK9 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#51 International Racing Service

R Bernard Béguin Martini MK9 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#53 Ecurie Volant Shell

R Georges Ansermoz Tecno 69/F3 [T00 324] - Ford twin cam
#56

R Ernst Maring Maco 372 [M001] - Ford twin cam
#60

R Paul Fischer Maco 372 [M002] - Ford twin cam
#61

R Felix Martin Maco 372 [M003] - Ford twin cam
#62

R Dietmar Flöer March 713M [7?] - Ford twin cam
#64 (see note 7)

R Josef Kremer Royale RP11 [4] - Ford twin cam
#65 (see note 8)

R Bernd Breil Eifelland March 23 - Ford twin cam
#68

R Alfred Stückrad Eifelland March 23 [723-8] - Ford twin cam
#70 Team Tobien

R Maximillian Plass Chevron B17 [17.70.05?] - Alfa Romeo twin cam
#71 Formel Team (see note 9)

R Philippe de Henning March 713M [9] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#77 Equipe La Vie Claire Internationale
(see note 10)

R Lucien Guitteny Alpine A364 [A360 3602] - Renault R16 Dudot
#79 Ecurie Volant Shell

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jochen Mass (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 [1] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 8.28.5
2 Roger Williamson (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay 8.30.8
3 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 [12] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 8.31.1
4 Vittorio Brambilla (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [48] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 8.32.6
5 Patrick Depailler (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3642?] - Renault R16 Dudot 8.34.6
6 Peter Hull (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [11] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 8.35.7
7 Rudolf Dötsch (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 8.35.8
9 Willi Sommer (F3) 1.6-litre Eifelland March 23 - Ford twin cam
12 Manfred Mohr (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [42] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
13 Dieter Kern (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3645] - Renault R16 Dudot

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT38C [11] (Peter Hull): New to Peter Hull for British F3 and selected European events in 1972, using Vegantune engines and sponsored by The Motor Auctions London and Derby. Its history after 1972 is a puzzle as Hull recalls selling it to Jimmy Fuller but Fuller's car in 1973 was described as being the former Chris O'Brien car. Unknown in 1973 and may have been sold to the US as a Formula B car.
  2. Royale RP8 [2] (Bernhard Brack): Bernard Brack (Honzrath, West Germany) had raced a NSU and then a Renault 8, before stepping up to Formula 3 in 1972 with a Royale. His car has widely been identified as a RP11 but it seems more likely that it was an older car, in which case the only F3 car sold by Royale prior to the RP11 range was RP8/2, a Formula B car sold to Germany in 1970 in Formula 3 specification. This is confirmed by the report in ONS Mitteilungen for the Salzburgring race on 2 July 1972, which Brack's car is noted as "Royale RP 812". Curiously, there is no record of a single-seater Royale racing in Germany prior to 1972 so its whereabout in 1970 and 1971 remain unknown. Brack acquired a GRD for 1973 and raced that until 1976. The subsequent history of the Royale is unknown.
  3. Brabham BT38C [17] (Randy Lewis): New to American Randy Lewis for British and European F3 in 1972 with Novamotor engines and sponsored by Wrangler, but only picked up a few days before the Estoril race in mid-June. Believed to have wrecked at some point in Lewis's European travels and rebuilt on a new monocoque as its AM number indicates a very late chassis. In August 1974 and again in April 1976, Lewis advertised a BT38 with BT40 suspension and Cosworth BDA engine which had not been raced since 1972. This suggests that Lewis had taken his car back to the US and converted it to Formula B but it is also possible that this was a different car. Sold to Tom Smith (Redwood City, CA) in 1977 with a Hart twin cam, then to Greg Loscher (Kensington, CA) who fitted a Cosworth BDA and ran it for some years in FB. He eventually sold the car and it was next seen when advertised online in 2001 as BT38C-17. By 2006 it was owned by Mike Truitt in Colorado but it has not been seen since.
  4. March 713M [6] (Roger Hurst): New to John Bisignano (Denver, CO) and raced in British F3 in 1971 with support from Liggett & Myers L&M tobacco brand. Sold in October 1971 to Roger Hurst of Lenham Hurst and raced in F3 in 1972 and 1973. By 1973 the car was being described on occasion as a 723, a 733, a March Falconer, and even as a Lenham LM1. Last raced by Hurst in November 1973. In March 1974, the car was advertised by Low Cost Racing who mentioned that it had Falconer bodywork and was fitted with a Holbay R70 engine for Formula 4. It is likely that this car remained in F4 for some time and could well be the Falconer-bodied 713M raced by Jim Burrows (Ilford, Greater London) in 1975. Subsequent history unknown. A car with this identity was advertised in Italy in 2012.
  5. Brabham BT35 [BT28-39] (Eddie Jacobsson): New to Sports Motors (Manchester) for Gerry Birrell to race in British and European F3 in 1970, winning Internationals at Paul Ricard, Brands Hatch and Thuxton. Sold to Ronni Rossi for 1971 and raced in the Brazilian Temporada, then rebuilt with a 1600cc Holbay twin cam and raced in British F3 in 1971. Crashed several times during the season. To Eddie Jacobsson for 1972, and partially updated to BT35 specification. Unknown in 1973 but reappeared in 1974 when fitted with a 1000cc Felday engine and raced in Formula 4 by Bob Laughton (Steyning, Sussex). Sold for 1975 to Roy Lewington (Shoreham, Sussex) and raced in F4 again. Advertised by Lewington again in 1976 and later advertised from a Botley, Hampshire number in 1980. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. March 713M [1] (Romano Martini ("Shangri-Là")): New to Eifelland Wohnwagenbau for Hannelore Werner to race in German and European F3 in 1971. To Heinz Lange for 1972 but sold early in the season to Scuderia Italia and raced by Piergiovanni Tenani, Clois Avigni and "Shangri-Là" (Romano Martini) in Italian F3 that year. Sold to Livio Franzoso for 1973 and continued to be raced by him in Italian F3 until the end of 1975. Franzoso entered the car as a 733 so it may well be one of the unidentified 733s raced in Italy after that date. History then unknown until Marcel Biehl (Mönchengladbach, Germany) posted pictures of the unrestored car on Facebook in November 2013. Immaculately restored and raced by Biehl in 2015.
  7. March 713M [7?] (Dietmar Flöer): New to Jim Gleave's MRE (Bourne End, Buckinghamshire) according to March records but MRE do not run a 713M in 1971. Believed to be the car raced by Dietmar Flöer in European F3 in 1971. Retained for 1972 and for 1973, and reppeared again as late as 1975. Likely to be the "712M" that Flöer raced in a German national F2 race in August 1975 and quite possibly the "713S" that he entered for a race at Monza in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  8. Royale RP11 [4] (Josef Kremer): New to Josef Kremer and raced in German F3 in 1972 and 1973. Reappeared with Kremer in 1975. History then unknown until acquired by Martin Wood (Barnoldswick. Lancashire) in 2004. Raced by Derek Buckton (Ripon, North Yorkshire) in HSCC Classic Formula 3 in 2011 and on display at the NEC in January 2012, loaned by Buckton. Raced by James Buckton in HSCC Classic Formula 3 in 2012.
  9. Chevron B17 [17.70.05?] (Maximillian Plass): New to Jürg Dubler (Oberhasli, Switzerland) and raced in European F3 in 1970 using Novamotor engines, and winning at Montjuich Park, Brno and Zandvoort. Unknown in 1971 but probably the car run by Auto Ascher for Klaus Reisch in the new 1600cc F3, using an Alfa Romeo engine. Then likely to be the Chevron B17-Alfa raced by Maximillian Plass (Munich, Germany) in F3 in 1972. Subsequent history unknown.
  10. March 713M [9] (Philippe de Henning): New to Brendan McInerney as part of the new Team Rose Bearings with Baty Group team run by Chris Marshall. Also raced once by teammate James Hunt when his own car was being repaired. Retained by Marshall's Sloan Marshall Garages for 1972 and run under the Equipe La Vie Claire Internationale banner for French drivers. Believed to be the car raced by Philippe de Henning in 1972, but both of the team's 713Ms were described as ex-Hunt/McInerney. Unknown after October 1972.

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.

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