1978 Rothmans International Series

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The 1978 Rothmans International Series was an Australian motor racing competition [1] open to Australian Formula 1 cars.[2] The series, which was the third Rothmans International Series,[3] was won by Warwick Brown, driving a Lola T332 Chevrolet.[1] [4]

Schedule[edit]

The series was contested over four rounds with one race per round.[1]

Round [1] Circuit [1] Date [1] Winning driver [1] Car [1] [4]
1 Sandown Park 5 February Warwick Brown Lola T332 Chevrolet
2 Adelaide International Raceway [5] 12 February Warwick Brown Lola T332 Chevrolet
3 Surfers Paradise 19 February Warwick Brown Lola T332 Chevrolet
4 Oran Park 26 February Warwick Brown Lola T332 Chevrolet

Points system[edit]

Series points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six places at each round.[4]

Series results[edit]

Position [4] Driver [4] Car [6] [4] Entrant [6] San [7] Ade [8] Sur [8] Ora [8] Total [4]
1 Warwick Brown Lola T332 Chevrolet Racing Team VDS 9 9 9 9 36
2 Vern Schuppan Elfin MR8 Chevrolet Ansett Team Elfin - 6 6 3 15
3 Bruce Allison Chevron B37 Chevrolet Bill Patterson Racing - 3 - 6 9
4 John Walker Lola T332 Chevrolet Magnum Wheels - 4 3 1 8
5 Garrie Cooper Elfin MR8 Chevrolet Ansett Team Elfin 6 - - - 6
= Graham McRae McRae GM3 Chevrolet Graham McRae - 2 - 4 6
7 John Cannon March 761 Chevrolet Anglo-American Racing 4 - - - 4
= Don Breidenbach Lola T332 Chevrolet Tropicana Racing Team - - 4 - 4
= John Goss Matich A53 Repco Holden John Goss Racing Pty Ltd 1 1 - 2 4
10 Alan Hamilton Lola T430 Chevrolet Porsche Car Distributors 2 - 1 - 3
= Keith Holland Lola T332 Chevrolet Jon Davison [7] 3 - - - 3
12 John David Briggs Lola T332 Chevrolet Tropicana Racing Team - - 2 - 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Rothmans International Series, Australian Competition Yearbook, Number 8, pages 68 to 79
  2. ^ Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday, 12th February 1978, page 3
  3. ^ Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, pages 55 to 61
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Wolfgang Klopfer, Formula 5000 in New Zealand & Australia: Race by Race, page 193
  5. ^ Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday, 12th February 1978, front cover
  6. ^ a b (Entry list), Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday, 12th February 1978, page 39
  7. ^ a b Results from Sandown, Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday, 12th February 1978, page 36
  8. ^ a b c Points for Rounds 2, 3 & 4 have been calculated by applying the points system as published in Wolfgang Klopfer’s Formula 5000 in New Zealand & Australia: Race by Race to the round results published in Australian Competition Yearbook, Number 8