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1971 Rothmans F5000 European Championship

1971 Rothmans F5000 European Championship
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The 1971 Rothmans F5000 European Championship [1][2][3] was a motor racing series for Formula 5000 cars.[4] The series was organized in the United Kingdom by the British Racing and Sports Car Club but also included European rounds.[5] It was the third of seven annual European Formula 5000 Championships to be contested between 1969 and 1975,[6] and the first to carry the Rothmans F5000 European Championship name. The championship was won by Frank Gardner, driving a Lola T192 and a Lola T300.[4]

Contents

CalendarEdit

 
Frank Gardner won the championship driving a Lola T300, similar to that pictured above, and a Lola T192

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The championship was contested over seventeen rounds.[4]

Round [4][5] Name [4] Circuit [4][5] Date [4][5] Winning driver [4][5] Car [4][5]
1   Mallory Park 28 March   Mike Hailwood Surtees TS8 Chevrolet
2   Snetterton 9 April   Frank Gardner Lola T192 Chevrolet
3 Yellow Pages Trophy [7]   Brands Hatch 12 April   Brian Redman McLaren M18 Chevrolet
4 Dublin Grand Prix [8]   Mondello Park 2 May   Frank Gardner Lola T192 Chevrolet
5 Daily Express International Trophy [9]
(Report)
  Silverstone 8 May   Mike Hailwood Surtees TS8 Chevrolet
6   Castle Combe 15 May   Frank Gardner Lola T192 Chevrolet
7   Mallory Park 31 May   Graham McRae McLaren M10B Chevrolet
8 GP della Lotteria di Monza[8]   Monza 20 June   Alan Rollinson Surtees TS8 Chevrolet
9 Yellow Pages Trophy [8]   Mallory Park 4 July   Mike Hailwood Surtees TS8 Chevrolet
10 Kodak Super 8 Trophy [8]   Thruxton 1 August   Graham McRae McLaren M10B Chevrolet
11 Uniflo Trophy [8]   Silverstone 14 August   Mike Hailwood Surtees TS8 Chevrolet
12 Rothmans International Gold Cup [8]   Oulton Park 21 August   Frank Gardner Lola T300 Chevrolet
13   Snetterton 30 August   Graham McRae McLaren M10B Chevrolet
14 Nations Grand Prix [8]   Hockenheim 12 September   Frank Gardner Lola T300 Chevrolet
15   Oulton Park 18 September   Frank Gardner Lola T300 Chevrolet
16   Brands Hatch 26 September   Brian Redman McLaren M18 Chevrolet
17 Rothmans World Championship Victory Race [9]
(Report)
  Brands Hatch 24 October   Alan Rollinson Surtees TS8 Chevrolet

Points systemEdit

Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six places at each round.[4] Final championship positions were determined from the best six results from the longer rounds (i.e. those contested over a distance of 100 to 150 miles) and the best six results from the shorter rounds.[4]

Championship standingsEdit

Position [4] Driver [4] Car [4] Entrant [4] Points [4]
1   Frank Gardner Lola T192 Chevrolet
Lola T300 Chevrolet
Lola Cars Limited [7] 95
2   Mike Hailwood Surtees TS8 Chevrolet Team Surtees 58
3   Mike Walker Lola T192 Chevrolet Doug Hardwick 40
4   Alan Rollinson Surtees TS8 Chevrolet Alan McKechnie Racing 35
5   Brian Redman McLaren M18 Chevrolet Syd Taylor Team Castrol [7] 34
6   Graham McRae McLaren M10B Chevrolet Crown Lynn Potteries 33
7   Ray Allen McLaren M10B Chevrolet Team Trojan 30
8   Teddy Pilette McLaren M10B Chevrolet Racing Team VDS 18
9   Trevor Taylor Leda LT25 Chevrolet Malaya Garage Racing Division [7] 16
10   David Prophet McLaren M10B Chevrolet Bugie Prophet [7] 10
11   Tony Dean McLaren M7A Chevrolet 9
12   Peter Gethin McLaren M18 Chevrolet Syd Taylor 7
13   Ulf Norinder McLaren M18 Chevrolet Team Trojan 6
14   Fred Saunders Crosslé 15F Rover Mermaid Racing 5
=   John Myerscough McLaren M10B Chevrolet John Butterworth 5
16   Jean-Pierre Jaussaud McLaren M18 Chevrolet Barry Newman 4
=   Howden Ganley McLaren M18 Chevrolet Barry Newman 4
=   Keith Holland McLaren M10B Chevrolet Keith Holland [7] 4
=   Tony Trimmer Surtees TS5A Chevrolet
Lola T190 Chevrolet

Kaye Griffiths
4
=   Gordon Spice McLaren M10B Chevrolet Gordon Spice Cash and Carry [7] 4
21   Jock Russell Lotus 70 Ford Jock Russell [7] 2
22   Rob Taylor Kitchiner K3A Ford 1
23   David Berry Brabham BT16 Rover David Berry [7] 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Programme, Rothmans F5000 European Championship & Evening News Car Races, Brands Hatch, Monday 12 April 1971
  2. ^ Programme, Rothmans F5000 European Championship Car Races, Mallory Park, Monday 31 May 1971
  3. ^ Programme, Rothmans F5000 European Championship Car Races, Brands Hatch, Monday 26 September 1971
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Wolfgang Kopfler, Formula 5000 in Europe - Race by Race, 2004, pages 67 to 89
  5. ^ a b c d e f European Formula 5000 races 1969-1977, www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved on 16 October 2014
  6. ^ Wolfgang Kopfler, Formula 5000 in Europe - Race by Race, 2004, Table of Contents
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i Programme, Brands Hatch, Monday 12 April 1971, page 8
  8. ^ a b c d e f g F5000 championship races in Europe, jpgleize.perso.neuf.fr Retrieved on 16 October 2014
  9. ^ a b Anthony Prichard, The Non-Championship Races, The Motor Racing Year No3, 1972, pages 118 to 147