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1969 Guards Formula 5000 Championship

1969 Guards Formula 5000 Championship
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The 1969 Guards Formula 5000 Championship was a motor racing competition for Formula 5000 cars and cars with unrestricted racing engines of up to 2000cc capacity.[1] The championship was organized in the United Kingdom but also included European rounds.[2] It was the first and only series to carry the Guards Formula 5000 Championship name and the first in a sequence of seven annual European Formula 5000 Championships to be contested between 1969 and 1975.[3] The championship was won by Peter Gethin, driving a McLaren M10A.[4]

Contents

CalendarEdit

 
Championship winner Peter Gethin, pictured in 1971

The championship was contested over twelve rounds.[1]

Round [2] Name Circuit [2] Country [5] Date [2] Winning driver [5] Car [5] Team [5]
1 Oulton Park Great Britain 4 April Peter Gethin McLaren M10A Chevrolet Church Farm Racing Team
2 Brands Hatch Great Britain 7 April Peter Gethin McLaren M10A Chevrolet Church Farm Racing Team
3 Kent Messenger 5000 [6] Brands Hatch Great Britain 11 May Peter Gethin McLaren M10A Chevrolet Church Farm Racing Team
4 Mallory Park Great Britain 26 May Peter Gethin McLaren M10A Chevrolet Church Farm Racing Team
5 Vanwall Trophy [5] Silverstone Great Britain 15 June Mike Walker Lola T142 Chevrolet McKechnie Racing Team
6 Dublin Grand Prix [5] Mondello Park Ireland 13 July David Hobbs Surtees TS5 Chevrolet Team Surtees
7 Trofee der Noordzee [2] Koksijde Belgium 3 August Trevor Taylor Surtees TS5 Chevrolet Team Surtees
8 Duinen Trophee [5] Zandvoort Netherlands 10 Aug Trevor Taylor Surtees TS5 Chevrolet Team Surtees
9 Snetterton Great Britain 1 September Trevor Taylor Surtees TS5 Chevrolet Team Elite
10 Nations Grand Prix [5] Hockenheim Germany 14 September Trevor Taylor Surtees TS5 Chevrolet Team Elite
11 Oulton Park Great Britain 20 September Mike Walker Lola T142 Chevrolet McKechnie Racing Team
12 Brands Hatch Great Britain 28 September Mike Hailwood Lola T142 Chevrolet Epstein Cuthbert Racing

Points systemEdit

Championship points were awarded at each round on a 500-350-250-200-150-125-100-90-80-75-70-65-60-55 basis to the first 14 drivers, with 50 points awarded for each place from 15th to 20th.[1] The final championship placings were determined from the best eight results from the twelve rounds.[1]

Championship standingsEdit

The following table lists the top twenty positions in the championship.

Position [4] Driver [4] Car [4] Entrant [4] Points [4]
1   Peter Gethin McLaren M10A Chevrolet 5.0 Church Farm Racing Team 2365
2   Trevor Taylor Surtees TS5 Chevrolet 5.0 Team Surtees
Team Elite
2170
3   Mike Hailwood Lola T142 Chevrolet 5.0 Paul Hawkins & Epstein - Cuthbert 2045
4   Keith Holland Lola T142 Chevrolet 5.0 Alan Fraser 2000
5   Alan Rollinson Brabham BT30 Ford FVA 1.6
Lola T142 Chevrolet 5.0
Irish Racing Cars
Doug Hardwick
1920
6   Mike Walker Lola T142 Chevrolet 5.0 Allan McKechnie Racing 1845
7   Ulf Norinder Lola T142 Chevrolet 5.0 Sports Cars Switzerland 1450
8   David Hobbs Surtees TS5 Chevrolet 5.0 Team Surtees 1275
9   Willie Forbes Lola T142 Chevrolet 5.0   1080
10   Robert Lamplough Lotus 43 Ford 4.7
Lotus 41 Ford 1.6
  795
11   Derrick Williams Lola T142 Chevrolet 5.0 Race Development Engineering
DJ Bond Racing
675
12   Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS5 Chevrolet 5.0 Team Surtees 620
13   Doug Hardwick Lola T142 Chevrolet 5.0   575
14   Terry Sanger BRM P83 Ford 4.7   540
15   Steve Thompson Lola T60 Ford 1.6   420
16   Kaye Griffiths BRP Mk2 Ford 4.7   415
17   Frank Gardner Lola T142 Chevrolet 5.0 Sid Taylor 350
=   Peter Westbury Brabham BT30 Ford FVA 1.6
Lola T142 Chevrolet 5.0
  350
19   Ian Ashley Kitchiner K3 Ford 4.7   330
20   Brian Cullen Lola T60 Ford 1.6 & Brabham BT23C Ford FVA 1.6   310

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Wolfgang Kopfler, Formula 5000 in Europe - Race by Race, 2004, page 7
  2. ^ a b c d e European Formula 5000 races 1969-1977, www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved on 10 August 2014
  3. ^ Wolfgang Kopfler, Formula 5000 in Europe - Race by Race, 2004, Table of Contents
  4. ^ a b c d e f Wolfgang Kopfler, Formula 5000 in Europe - Race by Race, 2004, page 9
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h F5000 championship races in Europe, jpgleize.perso.neuf.fr Retrieved on 11 August 2014
  6. ^ Programme, Brands Hatch, Sunday, 11 May 1969