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1974 Rothmans 5000 European Championship

1974 Rothmans 5000 European Championship
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The 1974 Rothmans 5000 European Championship [1] was a motor racing series for Formula 5000 cars.[2] The series was organized in the United Kingdom by the British Racing and Sports Car Club, but also incorporated European rounds.[3] It was the sixth in a sequence of annual European Formula 5000 Championships,[2] and the second to be contested as the Rothmans 5000 European Championship. The 1974 championship was won by Bob Evans, driving a Lola T332.[4]

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Peter Gethin placed second in the championship driving a Chevron B28
 
Lela Lombardi placed fifth driving a Lola T330
 
David Hobbs placed sixth driving a Lola T330

The championship was contested over eighteen rounds.[3]

Round [5] Name [5] Circuit [5] Date [5] Winning driver [5] Car [5]
1 Brands Hatch Rothmans F5000   Brands Hatch 16 March   Peter Gethin Chevron B28 Chevrolet
2 Mallory Park Rothmans F5000   Mallory Park 24 March   David Hobbs Lola T330 Chevrolet
3 Silverstone Vanwall Trophy   Silverstone 6 April   Brian Redman Lola T332 Chevrolet
4 Oulton Park Rothmans F5000   Oulton Park 12 April   Brian Redman Lola T332 Chevrolet
5 Brands Hatch Rothmans F5000   Brands Hatch 15 April [6]   Bob Evans Lola T332 Chevrolet
6 Zolder Limburg Trophee   Zolder 28 April   Peter Gethin Chevron B28 Chevrolet
7 Thruxton Rothmans F5000   Thruxton 27 May   Ian Ashley Lola T330 Chevrolet
8 Zandvoort Duinen Trophee   Zandvoort 3 June   Peter Gethin Chevron B28 Chevrolet
9 Mugello Rothmans F5000   Mugello 23 June   David Hobbs Lola T330 Chevrolet
10 GP della Lotteria   Monza 30 June   Peter Gethin Chevron B28 Chevrolet
11 Mallory Park Rothmans F5000   Mallory Park 14 July   Bob Evans Lola T332 Chevrolet
12 Mondello Park Dublin GP   Mondello Park 28 July   Bob Evans Lola T332 Chevrolet
13 Thruxton Rothmans F5000   Thruxton 18 August   Bob Evans Lola T332 Chevrolet
14 Brands Hatch Rothmans F5000   Brands Hatch 26 August   Tony Dean Chevron B24 Chevrolet
15 Oulton Park Gold Cup   Oulton Park 8 September   Ian Ashley Lola T330 Chevrolet
16 Snetterton Rothmans F5000   Snetterton 6 October   Tom Belso Lola T330 Chevrolet
17 Mallory Park Rothmans F5000   Mallory Park 13 October   Guy Edwards Lola T332 Chevrolet
18 Brands Hatch Rothmans Motorshow 200   Brands Hatch 20 October   Vern Schuppan Chevron B24 Chevrolet

Points systemEdit

Championship points were awarded on a 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first ten places at each of the first seventeen rounds and on a 40-30-24-20-16-12-8-6-4-2 basis for the first ten places at the final round.[4] Each driver could retain points from fourteen rounds.[4]

Championship standingsEdit

Position [4] Driver [4] Car [4] Entrant [4] Points [4]
1 Bob Evans Lola T332 Chevrolet Alan McKechnie Racing 193
2 Peter Gethin Chevron B28 Chevrolet Chevron Racing Team VDS 186
3 Ian Ashley Lola T330 Chevrolet ShellSPORT Luxembourg 152
4 Teddy Pilette Chevron B28 Chevrolet Chevron Racing Team VDS 108
5 Lela Lombardi Lola T330 Chevrolet ShellSPORT Luxembourg 88
6 David Hobbs Lola T330 Chevrolet Hogan Racing Ltd 81
7 Vern Schuppan Trojan T101 Chevrolet
Lola T332 Chevrolet
Chevron B24/B28 Chevrolet
Sid Taylor
Chevron Racing Team VDS
77
8 Tom Belso Lola T330 Chevrolet   72
9 Brian Redman Lola T332 Chevrolet Sid Taylor 67
= Chris Craft Chevron B24/B28 Chevrolet
Brabham BT43 Chevrolet
Crowne Racing 67
11 Mike Wilds March 74A Chevrolet Dempster International Racing 58
12 Clive Santo Lola T330 Chevrolet   42
= Brian Robinson McLaren M19 Chevrolet Anglo-American Racing 42
14 Damien Magee Lola T330 Chevrolet
Trojan T101 Chevrolet
Chevron B24 Chevrolet
AW Brown Racing 41
15 Guy Edwards Lola T332 Chevrolet John Butterworth 37
16 Tony Dean Chevron B24 Chevrolet Anglo-American Racing 28
17 Patrick Summer Trojan T101 Chevrolet   27
18 Brian McGuire Trojan T101 Chevrolet
Lola T332 Chevrolet
  25
19 Keith Holland Trojan T102 Chevrolet
Lola T332 Chevrolet
Ian Ward Racing
John Butterworth
20
20 Steve Thompson Chevron B24 Chevrolet
Trojan T102 Chevrolet
Servis Racing
Ian Ward Racing
17
21 Roelof Wunderink Chevron B24 Chevrolet   14
22 Leen Verhoeven Lola T330 Chevrolet
Trojan T101 Chevrolet
Hogan Racing Ltd
Sid Taylor
11
23 Derek Bell Lola T330 Chevrolet Hogan Racing Ltd 10
24 Eddie Keizan Lola T332 Chevrolet John Butterworth 8
25 Trevor Twaites Lola T330 Chevrolet   8
26 Nick Wattiez Lola T330 Chevrolet   5
27 Clive Baker March 73A Chevrolet   4
28 Chris Featherstone McRae GM1 Chevrolet   2
29 Brendan McInerney Lola T330 Chevrolet Trevor Twaites 2
30 Tony Trimmer Lola T330 Chevrolet ShellSPORT Luxembourg 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The championship was promoted as the Rothmans 5000 European Championship, as indicated in (eg) the programmes for Oulton Park 12 April, Brands Hatch 15 April, Mallory Park 14 July and Brands Hatch 19/20 October
  2. ^ a b Wolfgang Kopfler, Formula 5000 in Europe - Race by Race, 2004
  3. ^ a b European Formula 5000 races 1969-1977, www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved on 14 January 2015
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Wolfgang Kopfler, 1974 Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship, Formula 5000 in Europe - Race by Race, 2004, pages 143 to 145
  5. ^ a b c d e f F5000 championship races in Europe, jpgleize.perso.neuf.fr Retrieved on 14 January 2015
  6. ^ Programme, Rothmans 5000 European Championship, Brands Hatch, Monday, 15 April 1974