1975 ShellSPORT 5000 European Championship

The 1975 ShellSPORT 5000 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 incorporated European rounds.[5] It was the seventh and last in a sequence of annual European Formula 5000 Championships,[4] and the first to be contested as the ShellSPORT 5000 European Championship. The 1975 championship was won by Teddy Pilette, driving a Lola T400.[6]

CalendarEdit

 
Teddy Pilette won the championship driving for Racing Team VDS

The championship was contested over sixteen rounds.[5]

Round [7] Name [7] Circuit [7] Date [7] Winning driver [7] Car [7]
1 Brands Hatch Shellsport F5000   Brands Hatch 15 March   Ian Ashley Lola T330 Chevrolet V8
2 Oulton Park Shellsport F5000   Oulton Park 28 March   Gordon Spice Lola T332 Chevrolet V8
3 Brands Hatch Shellsport F5000   Brands Hatch 31 March   David Purley Chevron B30 Ford GAA V6 3.4
4 Silverstone Vanwall Trophy   Silverstone 12 April   Richard Scott Lola T400 Chevrolet V8
5 Zolder Limburg Trophee   Zolder 27 April   Peter Gethin Lola T400 Chevrolet V8
6 Zandvoort Duinen Trophee   Zandvoort 19 May   Peter Gethin Lola T400 Chevrolet V8
7 Shellsport F5000 Thruxton I   Thruxton 26 May   Ian Ashley Lola T330 Chevrolet V8
8 Snetterton Shellsport F5000   Snetterton 27 July   Bob Evans Lola T332 Chevrolet V8
9 Mallory Park Shellsport F5000   Mallory Park 10 August   Teddy Pilette Lola T400 Chevrolet V8
10 Thruxton Andover Mayoral Trophy   Thruxton 17 August   Teddy Pilette Lola T400 Chevrolet V8
11 Brands Hatch Shellsport F5000   Brands Hatch 25 August   Alan Jones March 75A Ford GAA V6 3.4
12 Oulton Park Gold Cup   Oulton Park 6 September   David Purley Chevron B30 Ford GAA V6 3.4
13 Silverstone Shellsport F5000   Silverstone 28 September   Alan Jones March 75A Ford GAA V6 3.4
14 Shellsport F5000 Snetterton II   Snetterton 5 October   Teddy Pilette Lola T400 Chevrolet V8
15 Mallory Park Shellsport F5000   Mallory Park 12 October   Teddy Pilette Lola T400 Chevrolet V8
16 Brands Hatch Shellsport Motorshow 200   Brands Hatch 19 October   Peter Gethin Lola T400 Chevrolet V8

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 fifteen rounds and on a 40–30–24–20–16–12–8–6–4–2 basis for the first ten places at the final round.[6] Each driver could retain points from twelve rounds.[6]

Championship standingsEdit

Position [6] Driver [6] Car [6] Entrant [6] Points [6]
1 Teddy Pilette Lola T400 Chevrolet Racing Team VDS 174
2 Peter Gethin Lola T400 Chevrolet Racing Team VDS 143
3 Guy Edwards Lola T332 Chevrolet 122
4 Ian Ashley Lola T330 Chevrolet
Lola T400 Chevrolet
Richard Oaten Racing 101
5 David Purley Chevron B30 Ford V6 Lec Refrigeration 98
6 Richard Scott Lola T400 Chevrolet
Lola T330 Chevrolet
Alan McKechnie Racing
John Turner
85
7 Alan Jones Chevron B28 Chevrolet
March 751 Ford V6
RAM Racing 64
= Bob Evans Lola T332 Chevrolet
Lola T400 Chevrolet
Theodore Racing
Reed Racing
Alan McKechnie Racing
64
9 Brian Robinson McLaren M19 Chevrolet 49
10 Vern Schuppan Lola T332 Chevrolet Theodore Racing 30
= Gordon Spice Lola T332 Chevrolet Reed Racing 30
12 Tony Dean Chevron B24 Chevrolet
Chevron B28 Chevrolet
AG Dean 28
13 Mick Hill March 74A Chevrolet 27
14 Chris Featherstone McRae GM1 Chevrolet 26
15 Ingo Hoffman Chevron B28 Chevrolet AG Dean 24
= John Turner Lola T330 Chevrolet 24
17 Brian McGuire Lola T332 Chevrolet 22
18 Tom Belso Lola T330 Chevrolet 20
= Damien Magee Trojan T101 Chevrolet
Chevron B24/B28 Chevrolet
Jim Kelly
RAM Racing
20
20 Tom Walkinshaw Modus M5 Ford V6
March 752 Ford V6
ShellSPORT 19
21 Leen Verhoeven Lola T330 Chevrolet 15
22 Tony Brise Lola T332 Chevrolet Theodore Racing 15
23 Mike Wilds March 74A Chevrolet Mick Hill 12
24 Bill Gubelmann Lola T332 Chevrolet Reed Racing 11
25 Keith Holland Lola T330 Chevrolet John Turner 10
26 Dennis Leech Chevron B24 Chevrolet 9
27 Boy Hayje March 731 Ford V6 Hezemans Racing 8
28 Trevor Twaites Lola T330 Chevrolet 5
29 Dave Walker Chevron B28 Chevrolet RAM Racing 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Programme, ShellSPORT 5000 European Championship, Brands Hatch, Easter Monday, 31 March
  2. ^ Programme, ShellSPORT 5000 European Championship, Mallory Park, Sunday, 10 August
  3. ^ Programme, ShellSPORT 5000 European Championship, Mallory Park, Sunday, 12 October
  4. ^ a b Wolfgang Kopfler, Formula 5000 in Europe – Race by Race, 2004
  5. ^ a b European Formula 5000 races 1969–1977, www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved on 17 January 2015
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Wolfgang Kopfler, 1975 ShellSPORT European Formula 5000 Championship, Formula 5000 in Europe – Race by Race, 2004, pages 178 to 180
  7. ^ a b c d e f F5000 championship races in Europe, jpgleize.perso.neuf.fr Retrieved on 17 January 2015