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Macau Grand Prix

Macau, 21 Nov 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jan Bussell McLaren M4C - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#14 (see note 1)
45 2m 19m 16.74s
73.66 mph
2 Riki Okubo Brabham BT16 - Ford twin cam
#2
45 2h 20m 08.55s
3 Kiyoshi Misaki (unknown) JRM AC-7
#24
44
4 Dr Henry Lee (GT) 2-litre Porsche 906 [007] f6
#18
42
5 Herbert Adamczyk (GT) 2.2-litre Porsche 911S [911 030 1272]
#22
41
6 Joey Bundalian Elfin 600C [6910]
#127
37
R Garrie Cooper Elfin 600D [7012] - Ford twin cam
#4

R John MacDonald Brabham BT10 [F2-12-64] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#79 Schomac Racing (see note 2)

UNK Harold Lee (unknown) Honda RH800
#1

UNK R Kurosu (libre) 0.9-litre Brabham BT16 - Honda AS800E
#5

UNK Tony Maw Elfin 600 [6801] - Ford twin cam
#6

UNK A Irons (F?) Cooper - Ford
#7

UNK Peter C.S. Chow Brabham BT21
#8

UNK D Neal (unknown) Elva
#13

UNK Hardy Burmeister (GT) 1.6-litre Lotus 23B - Ford twin cam
#15

UNK J Pray (GT) 2.4-litre Datsun 240Z
#16

UNK K N Suen (F?) Lotus 22
#19

UNK Sonny Rajah Lotus 59/69 [F3-11?] - Ford twin cam Hart
#21 (see note 3)

UNK Neil White (G4) 1.6-litre Lotus Elan
#25

UNK David Coode Tuppence - Ford
#52

UNK Albert Poon Brabham BT30 [5] - Ford twin cam
#66 (see note 4)

UNK Bill Heinecke (sports) 2-litre Elva Mk 7S
#128

All cars are 1.6-litre 1.6 2v unless noted.

Qualifying
1 John MacDonald (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Brabham BT10 [F2-12-64] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
2 Garrie Cooper (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Elfin 600D [7012] - Ford twin cam
3 Albert Poon (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [5] - Ford twin cam
4 Sonny Rajah (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Lotus 59/69 [F3-11?] - Ford twin cam Hart
5 Dr Henry Lee (GT) 2-litre Porsche 906 [007] - Porsche 906 f6
6 Jan Bussell (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre McLaren M4C - Ford twin cam Vegantune
7 Herbert Adamczyk (GT) 2.2-litre Porsche 911S [911 030 1272] - Porsche
8 R Kurosu (libre) 0.9-litre Brabham BT16 - Honda AS800E
9 Riki Okubo (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Brabham BT16 - Ford twin cam
10 Harold Lee (unknown) Honda RH800
11 Peter C.S. Chow (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21
12 David Coode (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Tuppence - Ford
13 D Neal (unknown) Elva
14 K N Suen (F?) Lotus 22
15 Hardy Burmeister (GT) 1.6-litre Lotus 23B - Ford twin cam
16 J Pray (GT) 2.4-litre Datsun 240Z - Datsun
17 Tony Maw (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Elfin 600 [6801] - Ford twin cam
18 Bill Heinecke (sports) 2-litre Elva Mk 7S
19 A Irons (F?) Cooper - Ford
20 Joey Bundalian (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Elfin 600C [6910]
21 Neil White (G4) 1.6-litre Lotus Elan
22 Kiyoshi Misaki (unknown) JRM AC-7

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M4C (Jan Bussell): A "brand new" McLaren 'M4C' advertised by Jim Gleave of MRE (Bourne End) in May 1971 and said to have been built for Howden Ganley. Sold to Jan Bussell (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) in time for the Malaysian GP in early September. (Subsequently reported to have been built using the original monocoque from M4A/2, crashed at Brands Hatch in August 1967, but it is unclear what it had been doing in the intervening four years.) The car used second-hand M4B F1 suspension and a new body based on the M7 F1 cars and is said to have been given the designation 'M4C-1' but is also reported to carry the chassis number 'FJB4' for Bussell. It was modified to take a Ford twin cam engine and used by Bussell at the Malaysian GP, the Macau GP in November 1971 and at the March 1972 Singapore GP, during which it was damaged by fire. Then unknown until found in Malaysia by RAF engineer Irwin Lindsey and brought back to England where it was sold in June 1984 to McLaren's Leo Wybrott and was restored by him over some period to the same specification as M4A/2. On display in the Donington Museum and at the Midland Museum from 1992 until 2005, when Leo moved to Australia, and the M4A moved to the Fremantle Motor Museum in West Australia.
  2. Brabham BT10 [F2-12-64] (John MacDonald): Mike Costin of Cosworth Engineering bought this car later in the 1964 season and raced it a handful of times with its usual Cosworth SCA engine. It appeared in a libre race with a 1500cc Cosworth prototype engine at Silverstone in June 1965 and then in F3 spec with Cosworth's new MAE engine in September 1965. In August 1966, it appeared again with the prototype FVA F2 engine and was Cosworth's test car for the FVA in 1967. In 1968 it was sold to Bill Jones who entered it in F2 for Chris Meek. It then went to John MacDonald (Hong Kong) for 1969 and was raced across for the next three seasons, firstly with the FVA engine and later with a Ford twin cam when four-valve engines were banned. Retained by MacDonald until 2007 when he advertised it.
  3. Lotus 59/69 [F3-11?] (Sonny Rajah): A new Lotus 59 raced by James Hunt in F3 in 1970 with Holbay engine and was modified with the 69-style bodywork of the 59A spec during the season. Then believed to be the Lotus 59/69 raced by Sonny Rajah in South East Asian racing in 1971. Retained by Rajah who refers to it as "the ex-James Hunt Lotus 69". Still with Rajah in 2010.
  4. Brabham BT30 [5] (Albert Poon): Sold to Frank Williams Racing Cars and entered for Piers Courage and Richard Attwood in F2 in 1969. Then sold to Albert Poon (Hong Kong) and raced by him at the Macau GP in November 1969. Retained by Poon for South East Asian racing in 1970, 1971 and 1972. Reported to have been scrapped.

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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