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John Player Challenge Trophy

Brands Hatch, 22 Oct 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P180 [02] - P142 V12
#3 Marlboro BRM
40 0.59.47.8
106.36
2 Carlos Pace Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Team Surtees
40 0.59.54.4
3 Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS9B [004] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Ceramica Pagnosin
40 1.00.42.8
4 Vern Schuppan BRM P160C [06] - P142 V12
#4 Marlboro BRM
39
5 Peter Gethin BRM P160C [05] - P142 V12
#5 Marlboro BRM
39
6 John Watson March 721 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Hexagon of Highgate
39
7 Brian Redman McLaren M19C [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Yardley McLaren (see note 1)
39
8 Ronnie Peterson March 721G [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 March Engineering
39
9 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Team Surtees
39
10 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20 Motor Racing Developments
38
11 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8
#55 Sid Taylor (see note 2)
38
12 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#52 Crown Lynn Potteries
38
13 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8
#36 WMG Marketing (see note 3)
38
14 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#42 McKechnie Racing
37
15 Mike Beuttler March 721G [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#15 Clarke Mordaunt Guthrie Durlacher
37
16 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8
#60 Sid Taylor (see note 4)
37
17 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet Alan Smith V8
#35 Jock Russell (see note 5)
36
18 Jody Scheckter McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Yardley McLaren (see note 6)
34 Not classified
19 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8
#39 Speed International
33 Handling
20 Chris Amon Williams FX3 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#17 Frank Williams Racing Cars
32 Engine
21 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
29 Oil pressure
22 Roger Williamson (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet V8
#37 (see note 7)
27
23 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
#63 Racing Team VDS
15 Overheating
24 Graham Hill Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Motor Racing Developments
8 Gear linkage
25 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
#38 Speed International
6
26 Clive Baker (F5000) 5-litre McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#57 (see note 8)
1
27 Henri Pescarolo March 721 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 Frank Williams Racing Cars
1 Steering rack
DNS David Purley Connew PC1 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#22
Did not start
(electrical fault)
DNS Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8
#34
Did not start
(engine)
DNS Tony Lanfranchi (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8
#40 Speed International
Did not start
DNS Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#44 Alan Brodie (see note 9)
Did not start
(engine)
DNS Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8
#48
Did not start
DNS David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04-2] - Chevrolet V8
#51
Did not start
(car damaged)
DNS Frank Gardner (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#68 Lola Cars (see note 10)
Did not start
(withdrawn)
DNSC François Migault March 721G [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16 Écurie Volant Shell
Did not start (crashed)
DNQ Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M14A [2] - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify
DNQ Pierre Soukry (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8
#53
Did not qualify
DNQ Chris Featherstone (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190X [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet V8
#220
Did not qualify

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.20.8
2 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 721G [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.21.4
3 Brian Redman (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.21.8
4 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.22.4
5 Carlos Pace (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.22.4
6 Jody Scheckter (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.22.4
7 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P180 [02] - BRM P142 V12 1.23.0
8 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.23.2
9 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre BRM P160C [05] - BRM P142 V12 1.23.2
10 John Watson (F1) 3-litre March 721 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.23.6
11 Carlos Reutemann (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.24.0
12 Andrea de Adamich (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [004] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.24.0
13 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 721 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.24.2
14 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.24.2
15 Vern Schuppan (F1) 3-litre BRM P160C [06] - BRM P142 V12 1.24.2
16 Mike Beuttler (F1) 3-litre March 721G [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.24.6
17 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8 1.25.6
18 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.6
19 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.8
20 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Williams FX3 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.26.4
21 Steve Thompson * (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8 1.27.0
22 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.8
23 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.8
24 Guy Edwards * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.2
25 Tony Lanfranchi * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.8
27 David Prophet * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04-2] - Chevrolet V8 1.30.2
28 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8 1.30.4
30 Clive Baker (F5000) 5-litre McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8 1.30.2
31 David Purley * (F1) 3-litre Connew PC1 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.30.8
32 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet Alan Smith V8 1.32.0
33 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8 No time
34 Roger Williamson (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet V8 No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M19C [2] (Brian Redman): 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.
  2. Chevron B24 [24-72-01] (Keith Holland): Built for 1972 season. Works for Brian Redman: raced in UK 1972 (debut at Oulton Park 29 May 1972 - 5 races 3 wins) and US 1972 (Redman 4 races 1 win, Gethin 1 race) - Keith Holland for John Player Challenge Trophy at Brands Hatch 22 Oct - Alan Brodie for Steve Thompson: raced in Tasman 1973 and UK 1973. Crashed and written off testing May 1973.
  3. Lola T190 [190/F1/7] (Ian Ashley): New to Doug Hardwick's Henley Forklift for the 1970 UK F5000 series. Raced by Mo Nunn (2 races), Davey Powell (7 races + 2 DNS) and Trevor Taylor (6 races) in 1970, then Kaye Griffiths (2 races + 1 DNQ), Terry Sanger (1 race only), Ian Ashley (3 races) and Tony Trimmer (1 race only) in 1971. To Rocky Plumridge for 1972 and raced by Ian Ashley (9 races + DNQ for Rothmans £50,000). Subsequent history unknown.
  4. March 725 [1] (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. Finally sold to Richard Taylor (Rishton, Lancashire) in August 2014.
  5. McRae GM1 [003] (Brett Lunger): Built for 1972 season as a Leda LT27 and entered by Leda Cars for Trevor Taylor in the UK series until Graham McRae bought the Leda Cars operation. Rebranded as a McRae GM1 (plated "LT27 GM3") and sold to Jock Russell (Midlothian, Scotland) July 1972. Raced by Russell in the 1972 UK series (also raced by Brett Lunger at two races). Raced again by Russell in the UK series in 1973. From Russell to Noel Butler (Birmingham), then to Roy Lane 2000, and restored in Lane's orange colours. To Peter and Aaron Burson (New Zealand) Oct 2006, and raced regularly by Peter in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2007/08 onwards. More information about Leda LT27-003/McRae GM1-003
  6. McLaren M19A [1] (Jody Scheckter): 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.
  7. Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] (Roger Williamson): 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.
  8. McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] (Clive Baker): Keith Holland's replacement car. Used in the 1971 British F5000 series during which time it was modified along the lines of McRae's successful car. Retained for 1972 but crashed at Brands in April, after which the car was even further modified and dubbed "M10H". By July 1972, it had side radiators, a wedge nose and had been lengthened by 3½in. Sold to Clive Baker August 1972 and raced in the British series in 1972 and 1973. Then via Chris Oates to Spencer Elton (Westbury, Wilts) late 1973 and advertised. To Stephen Cuff (also Westbury, Wilts) late 1973 and advertised with a 5.7-litre Chev Jan to Apr 1974. To Bob Leckie (Aberdeen) for libre racing that summer. Advertised by Leckie in July 1974 but not seen again. Spencer Elton recalls that Leckie converted the M10B to a Skoda Super Saloon. Subsequent history unknown.
  9. Surtees TS8 [007] (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.
  10. Lola T330 [HU1] (Frank Gardner): Works car for Frank Gardner at the end of 1972, then to Max Stewart for the 1973 Tasman series, the 1973 US series, 1973 Australian Gold Star, 1974 Tasman, and 1974 Gold Star. Driven by David Oxton in the 1975 New Zealand Tasman races, then by Stewart for last two races of Tasman 1975 after he gave up on his Lola T400. Driven by John Leffler, Stewart and Paul Bernasconi during 1975. To Ian Adams (NSW, Australia) 1976, and raced until 1982. Sold by Adams to Darcy Russell (Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia) in 1988, and raced in historic racing from 1992 onwards. Appeared regularly at the VHRR Phillip Island Classic from 1997 to 2016, and in the Australian GP support races in 2009 and 2010. More information about Lola T330 HU1

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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Individual sources for this event

These UK F1/F5000 race results have been provided by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome.