1971 Rothmans F5000 European Championship
|1971 Rothmans F5000 European Championship|
The 1971 Rothmans F5000 European Championship  was a motor racing series for Formula 5000 cars. The series was organized in the United Kingdom by the British Racing and Sports Car Club but also included European rounds. It was the third of seven annual European Formula 5000 Championships to be contested between 1969 and 1975, 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.
The championship was contested over seventeen rounds.
Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six places at each round. 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.
- Programme, Rothmans F5000 European Championship & Evening News Car Races, Brands Hatch, Monday 12 April 1971
- Programme, Rothmans F5000 European Championship Car Races, Mallory Park, Monday 31 May 1971
- Programme, Rothmans F5000 European Championship Car Races, Brands Hatch, Monday 26 September 1971
- Wolfgang Kopfler, Formula 5000 in Europe - Race by Race, 2004, pages 67 to 89
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- Wolfgang Kopfler, Formula 5000 in Europe - Race by Race, 2004, Table of Contents
- Programme, Brands Hatch, Monday 12 April 1971, page 8
- F5000 championship races in Europe, jpgleize.perso.neuf.fr Retrieved on 16 October 2014
- Anthony Prichard, The Non-Championship Races, The Motor Racing Year No3, 1972, pages 118 to 147