Rothmans 50,000

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United Kingdom  1972 Rothmans 50,000
Race details
Non-championship Formula Libre race
Brands Hatch.svg
Date August 28, 1972
Official name Rothmans 50,000
Location Brands Hatch, Kent, Great Britain
Course Permanent racing facility
4.264 km (2.650 mi)
Distance 118 laps, 503.152 km (312.644 mi)
Pole position
Driver Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Cosworth
Time 1:22.5
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Cosworth
Time 1:25.1
Podium
First Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Cosworth
Second United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren-Cosworth
Third France Henri Pescarolo March-Cosworth

The Rothmans 50,000 was a motor race held at the Brands Hatch circuit on August 28, 1972. The race was held to Formula Libre rules and the prize fund amounted to £50,000. Emerson Fittipaldi, driving a Lotus 72 F1 car, won the race from pole, whilst Brian Redman, driving a McLaren M19A F1 car, took second and Henri Pescarolo, driving a March 711 F1 car, finished third.

Report[edit]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

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Pos Name Chassis Engine Category Time
1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72 Cosworth DFV Formula One 1:22.5
2 United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren M19A Cosworth DFV Formula One 1:23.4
3 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160 BRM Formula One 1:24.5
4 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM P160 BRM Formula One 1:25.2
5 France Henri Pescarolo March 711 Cosworth DFV Formula One 1:25.2
6 United Kingdom Gerry Birrell March 722 Cosworth BDA Formula Two 1:25.3
7 New Zealand Graham McRae McRae GM1 Chevrolet Formula 5000 1:25.9
8 United Kingdom John Watson Chevron B20 Cosworth BDA Formula Two 1:26.0
9 United Kingdom Peter Westbury Brabham BT38 Cosworth BDA Formula Two 1:26.0
10 South Africa Jody Scheckter McLaren M21 Cosworth BDA Formula Two 1:26.0
11 United Kingdom James Hunt March 712M Cosworth BDA Formula Two 1:26.1
12 Canada John Cannon March 725 Oldsmobile Formula 5000 1:26.4
13 United Kingdom David Purley March 721G Cosworth DFV Formula One 1:26.5
14 Denmark Tom Belsø Brabham BT38 Cosworth BDA Formula Two 1:26.6
15 United Kingdom Steve Thompson Surtees TS8 Chevrolet Formula 5000 1:26.6
16 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT38 Cosworth BDA Formula Two 1:26.6
17 United Kingdom Alan Rollinson Lola T300 Chevrolet Formula 5000 1:26.8
18 Australia Tim Schenken Brabham BT38 Cosworth BDA Formula Two 1:26.8
19 Netherlands Gijs van Lennep Surtees TS11 Chevrolet Formula 5000 1:26.8
20 Australia Vern Schuppan March 722 Cosworth BDA Formula Two 1:26.8
21 United Kingdom Ray Allen McLaren M18 Chevrolet Formula 5000 1:27.2
22 United Kingdom John Wingfield Brabham BT36 Cosworth BDA Formula Two 1:27.2
23 United Kingdom David Prophet McLaren M10B Chevrolet Formula 5000 1:27.3
24 Australia Alan Jones GRD 272 Cosworth BDA Formula Two 1:27.3
25 United Kingdom Richard Scott Brabham BT38 Cosworth FVC Formula Two 1:27.4
26 Belgium Claude Bourgoignie GRD 272 Cosworth BDA Formula Two 1:28.1
27 Italy Mario Casoni Lola T280 Cosworth DFV Sports car 1:28.1
28 United Kingdom Gordon Spice Kitchmac Chevrolet Formula 5000 1:28.1
29 United Kingdom Keith Holland Lola T190X Chevrolet Formula 5000 1:28.2
30 United Kingdom Ronnie Mackay Brabham BT30/36 Cosworth FVA Formula Atlantic 1:28.3
Did not qualify
31 United Kingdom Tony Dean Brabham BT30 Cosworth FVC Formula Two 1:28.4
32 United Kingdom Guy Edwards Lola T290 Chevrolet Sports car 1:28.4
33 United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi McLaren M18 Chevrolet Formula 5000 1:28.6
34 United Kingdom Peter Hanson Chevron B21 Cosworth FVC Sports car 1:28.7
35 France Bob Wollek Chevron B21 Cosworth FVC Sports car 1:28.8
36 United Kingdom Ian Ashley Lola T190 Chevrolet Formula 5000 1:28.9
37 United Kingdom John Burton Chevron B21 Cosworth FVC Sports car 1:28.9
38 United Kingdom Clive Santo McLaren M10B Chevrolet Formula 5000 1:29.4
39 United Kingdom Dave Morgan Brabham BT38 Cosworth BDA Formula Two 1:30.0
40 France François Migault Connew PC1 Cosworth DFV Formula One 1:30.3
41 United Kingdom Jock Russell McRae GM1 Chevrolet Formula 5000 1:30.5
42 United Kingdom Peter Gethin Chevron B20 Cosworth BDA Formula Two 1:30.5
43 United Kingdom Brian Robinson Chevron B21 Cosworth FVC Sports car 1:31.1
44 United Kingdom Andrew Fletcher Chevron B21 Cosworth FVC Sports car 1:31.1
45 United Kingdom Ian Mawby Lotus 69 Cosworth BDA Formula Atlantic 1:31.4
46 United Kingdom Clive Baker McLaren M10B Chevrolet Formula 5000 1:31.5
47 United Kingdom Willie Green Chevron B18 Cosworth FVC Formula Two 1:33.7
48 France Hervé Bayard Surtees TS8 Cosworth DFV Formula One 1:34.5
49 United Kingdom Tony Dean Porsche 908 Porsche Sports car 1:34.7
50 United Kingdom David Purley March 722 Cosworth BDA Formula Two 1:34.9
51 Switzerland Pierre Soukry McLaren M10B Chevrolet Formula 5000 1:36.5
52 United Kingdom Robs Lamplough BRM P133 BRM Formula One 1:38.5
53 United Kingdom Dave Berry Brabham BT16/21B Rover Formula 5000 1:38.7
54 United Kingdom Brian Husbands Mallock U2 Mk. 11 Ford Clubmans 1:39.3
55 United Kingdom Albert Powell Lola T70 Chevrolet Sports car 1:41.0
56 United Kingdom Tony Birchenhough Lola T212 Cosworth FVC Sports car 1:41.3
57 United Kingdom David Saville-Peck Costello SP7 Chevrolet Can-Am 2:00.9
58 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Brabham BT38 Cosworth BDA Formula Two
Key
Colour Category
None Formula One
Yellow Formula Two
Red Formula 5000
Blue Formula Atlantic
Green Sports car
Magenta Can-Am
Cyan Clubmans

Race[edit]

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Pos Driver Constructor Category Laps Time/Retired
1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Cosworth Formula One 118 2:50:49.1
2 United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren-Cosworth Formula One 118 +47.6
3 France Henri Pescarolo March-Cosworth Formula One 116 +2 laps
4 United Kingdom Gerry Birrell March-Cosworth Formula Two 116 +2 laps
5 United Kingdom James Hunt March-Cosworth Formula Two 115 +3 laps
6 United Kingdom John Watson Chevron-Cosworth Formula Two 115 +3 laps
7 United Kingdom Alan Rollinson Lola-Chevrolet Formula 5000 112 +6 laps
8 Denmark Tom Belsø Brabham-Cosworth Formula Two 110 +8 laps
9 United Kingdom David Prophet McLaren-Chevrolet Formula 5000 109 +9 laps
10 Belgium Claude Bourgoignie GRD-Cosworth Formula Two 108 +10 laps
11
DNF
United Kingdom Steve Thompson Surtees-Chevrolet Formula 5000 107 Fuel
12 Italy Mario Casoni Lola-Cosworth Sports car 107 +11 laps
13 United Kingdom Keith Holland Lola-Chevrolet Formula 5000 106 +12 laps
14 United Kingdom Ronnie Mackay Brabham-Cosworth Formula Atlantic 101 +17 laps
15 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM Formula One 101 +17 laps
16 Australia Tim Schenken Brabham-Cosworth Formula Two 97 +21 laps
17 United Kingdom Richard Scott Brabham-Cosworth Formula Two 96 +22 laps
18 United Kingdom Ray Allen McLaren-Chevrolet Formula 5000 95 +23 laps
19 United Kingdom John Wingfield Brabham-Cosworth Formula Two 95 +23 laps
20 Australia Alan Jones GRD-Cosworth Formula Two 93 +25 laps
21
DNF
Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Cosworth Formula Two 91 Engine
22
DNF
United Kingdom David Purley March-Cosworth Formula One 70 Engine
23
DNF
New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM Formula One 46 Radius arm
24
DQ
Netherlands Gijs van Lennep Surtees-Chevrolet Formula 5000 34 Push-start
25
DNF
United Kingdom Peter Westbury Brabham-Cosworth Formula Two 32 Overheating
26
DNF
United Kingdom Gordon Spice Kitchmac-Chevrolet Formula 5000 26 Overheating
27
DQ
New Zealand Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet Formula 5000 14 Illegal maintenance
28
DNF
South Africa Jody Scheckter McLaren-Cosworth Formula Two 14 Overheating
29
DNF
New Zealand Vern Schuppan March-Cosworth Formula Two 9 Driveshaft
30
DNF
Canada John Cannon March-Oldsmobile Formula 5000 0 Engine

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rothmans 50,000 – Brands Hatch, 28 Aug 1972". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 22 November 2013.