1977 Shellsport International Series

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1977 Shellsport International Series
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The 1977 Shellsport International Series was a Formula Libre motor racing championship held in the United Kingdom, the series ran F1, F2, F5000 and Formula Atlantic cars in the same race. The second Shellsport International Series was contested over 14 rounds. The season started on 13 March and ended on 16 October. The Drivers' Championship was won by Englishman Tony Trimmer.[1] It was the last season of the Shellsport International Series. For 1978, the series would become the British Formula One series.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Entry List[2]
Team No. Driver Chassis Engine Rounds
Formula 1
United Kingdom Hexagon Racing 1 United Kingdom Nick May Penske PC3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 2
United Kingdom Derek Bell 3-4, 6, 9-11
United Kingdom Brian Henton 14
United Kingdom Melchester Racing 2 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 All
United Kingdom RAM Racing 4 United Kingdom Guy Edwards March 75A/761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 9-14
Australia Brian McGuire 6 Australia Brian McGuire McGuire BM1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 1-8, 10-11
United Kingdom Derek Cook 10 United Kingdom Derek Cook Hesketh 308C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 3-6
United Kingdom ShellSport Whiting 13 United Kingdom Divina Galica Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 1-3, 5-14
Spain Iberia Airlines 14 Spain Emilio de Villota Lyncar 006 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 1-4
McLaren M23 9, 11, 13
McLaren M25 14
United Kingdom David Prophet Ltd 4 United Kingdom David Prophet Surtees TS16 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 5-7
Spain Escuderia Aryn 80 Spain Herman Herstinburg Lyncar 006 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 13-14
Netherlands F & S Racing 82 Netherlands Boy Hayje March 761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 14
Formula 2
United Kingdom Graham Eden Racing 15 United Kingdom Nick May Sana RD9 Ford BDG Eden 2.0 L4 1
United States Tony Rouff 2
Ralt RT1/77 5-14
United Kingdom Richard Robarts 9 United Kingdom Richard Robarts March 762 Hart 420R 2.0 L4 4
United Kingdom Boxer Cars 8 United States Danny Sullivan Boxer PR276 Hart 420R 2.0 L4 10-11
United Kingdom Derek Cook 10 United Kingdom Derek Cook Chevron B27 Ford BDG Smith 2.0 L4 1-2
United Kingdom MacLaren's of Broxburn 11 United Kingdom Iain McLaren Chevron B35 Ford BDX 2.0 L4 1, 3, 5
United Kingdom ICI Newsweek/Chevron 12 United Kingdom Ray Mallock Chevron B40 Hart 420R 2.0 L4 11
United Kingdom Shellsport Whiting 13 United Kingdom Divina Galica March 742 Ford BDX Swindon 2.0 L4 4
United Kingdom Pablo Brea 16 France Hervé Leguellec March 762 Ford BDX 2.0 L4 3-4, 6
United Kingdom Roger Heavens Racing 16 March 762 Ford BDX 2.0 L4 5
United Kingdom Adrian Russell 13-14
Republic of Ireland L & B Excavations 17 Republic of Ireland Alo Lawler Lola T462 Ford BDX 2.0 L4 1-3, 5-6, 8-14
United Kingdom Dicksons of Perth 20 United Kingdom Norman Dickson March 772 BMW M12 2.0 L4 1-3, 5-6, 8, 11-14
United Kingdom Andy Barton 23 United Kingdom Andy Barton Chevron B35 Ford BDA 2.0 L4 1, 3
Mexico Philip Guerola 30 Mexico Philip Guerola Wimhurst LP2 Ford Cosworth FVC 1.8 L4 4-7
United Kingdom John Brown Wheels 36 United Kingdom John Morrison Lola T360 Ford BDG Richardson 2.0 L4 5-6
United Kingdom Kim Mather 37 United Kingdom Kim Mather Chevron B35D Ford BDA Richardson 2.0 L4 3, 8-9, 14
United Kingdom Adrian Russell 38 United Kingdom Adrian Russell Lola T450 Ford BDX 2.0 L4 3, 7, 9-12
United Kingdom John Ravenscroft 43 United Kingdom John Ravenscroft Surtees TS15 Ford BDA Hart 2.0 L4 11-14
United States Fred Opert Racing 44 United States Gregg Young Chevron B40 Hart 420R 2.0 L4 11
45 United States Wink Bancroft 11-12
United Kingdom John Tait 65 United Kingdom John Tait Brabham BT36 Ford Cosworth FVC 1.8 L4 12-14
United Kingdom Alan Baillie 78 United Kingdom Alan Baillie March 752 Ford BDX Swindon 2.0 L4 12
Formula 5000
United Kingdom E. L. Gibbs Racing 3 United Kingdom Keith Holland Lola T332C Chevrolet 5.0 V8 1-7
5 United Kingdom Damien Magee 10-14
United Kingdom Charles Clowes Racing 3 United Kingdom Bob Evans Chevron B30 Ford GAA 3.4 V6 7
United Kingdom RAM Racing 4 United Kingdom Guy Edwards March 75A/761 Ford GAA 3.4 V6 1-8
United Kingdom David Price Racing 7 United Kingdom Valentino Musetti March 752 Ford GAA 3.4 V6 1-10, 14
Republic of Ireland Jim Kelly 18 Republic of Ireland Jim Kelly Trojan T101 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 2-4, 12, 14
United Kingdom John Jordan 19 Denmark Tom Belsø Lola T330 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 1-10
United Kingdom Aim Racing with Templar Tillers 24 United Kingdom Mike Wilds Chevron B30 Ford GAA 3.4 V6 11, 13-14
United Kingdom Chris Featherstone 25 United Kingdom Chris Featherstone McRae GM1 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 1
United Kingdom Keith Holland 11-14
United Kingdom Robin Smith 32 United Kingdom Robin Smith Lola T330 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 2-6, 8, 10-14
United Kingdom Don Gray 34 United Kingdom Don Gray Chevron B24 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 4, 7, 11
United Kingdom Evan Clements 39 United Kingdom Evan Clements Chevron B30 Ford GAA 3.4 V6 6
Australia Bruce Allison 62 Australia Bruce Allison Chevron B37 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 2-9, 12-14
United Kingdom Allan Kayes 75 United Kingdom Allan Kayes Lola T330 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 1, 4-6
Lola T400 7
United Kingdom Dennis Leech 77 United Kingdom Dennis Leech Chevron B28 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 8, 10-12
Formula Atlantic
Republic of Ireland Martin Birrane 26 Republic of Ireland Martin Birrane Chevron B29 Ford BDA 1.6 L4 11
Australia Rob Moffat 28 Australia Rob Moffat March 73B Ford BDA 1.6 L4 1-2
March 73B/74B 6, 10-12
United Kingdom H. A. Rose 42 United Kingdom Howard Rose March 753/76B Ford BDA 1.6 L4 10-12, 14
United Kingdom Conoco Jet Racing 66 United Kingdom Kevin Bowditch Lyncar 005 Ford BDA 1.6 L4 8-10
United Kingdom Terry Fisher 64 United Kingdom Terry Fisher GRD 372 Ford BDA 1.6 L4 11
United Kingdom John Bowtell 76 United Kingdom John Bowtell March 74B Ford BDA 1.6 L4 9, 12

Results and standings[edit]

Rnd Track Date Laps Pole Position Fastest Lap Race Winner Constructor
1 Mallory Park March 13 50 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Spain Emilio de Villota Spain Emilio de Villota Lyncar
2 Snetterton March 27 40 United Kingdom Guy Edwards United Kingdom Guy Edwards United Kingdom Guy Edwards March
3 Oulton Park April 8 50 United Kingdom Guy Edwards United Kingdom Derek Bell United Kingdom Derek Bell Penske
4 Brands Hatch April 11 60 United Kingdom Valentino Musetti United Kingdom Valentino Musetti
United Kingdom Tony Trimmer
United Kingdom Valentino Musetti March
5 Mallory Park May 22 40 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer United Kingdom Tony Trimmer United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Surtees
6 Thruxton June 6 35 Australia Bruce Allison United Kingdom Valentino Musetti United States Tony Rouff Ralt
7 Brands Hatch June 26 60 Australia Bruce Allison Australia Bruce Allison United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Surtees
8 Oulton Park July 9 40 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer United Kingdom Tony Trimmer United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Surtees
9 Mallory Park July 24 50 United Kingdom Valentino Musetti Spain Emilio de Villota Spain Emilio de Villota McLaren
10 Donington Park July 31 40 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer United Kingdom Tony Trimmer
United Kingdom Divina Galica
United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Surtees
11 Brands Hatch August 29 40 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer United Kingdom Tony Trimmer
United Kingdom Divina Galica
Spain Emilio de Villota McLaren
12 Thruxton September 11 35 Australia Bruce Allison United Kingdom Tony Trimmer United Kingdom Guy Edwards March
13 Snetterton October 2 40 United Kingdom Guy Edwards United Kingdom Guy Edwards
United Kingdom Tony Trimmer
United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Surtees
14 Brands Hatch October 16 40 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer United Kingdom Tony Trimmer United Kingdom Guy Edwards March

Drivers' standings[edit]

Points are awarded to the top ten classified finishers using the following structure:

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   FL 
Points 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 2
Pos. Driver MAL
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
OUL
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
MAL
United Kingdom
THR
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
OUL
United Kingdom
MAL
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
THR
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
Pts
1 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer 3 5 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 1 2 1 2 Ret 1 2 181
2 United Kingdom Guy Edwards NC 1 Ret 3 5 2 2 2 Ret Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 129
3 United Kingdom Valentino Musetti 5 NC 3 1 2 9 3 Ret Ret 3 DNS 85
4 United States Tony Rouff 6 6 1 4 3 4 9 6 DNS 5 Ret 80
5 Spain Emilio de Villota 1 Ret DNS DNS 1 1 3 Ret 76
6 United Kingdom Divina Galica DNS 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 3 2 3 Ret DNS 6 74
7 Australia Bruce Allison Ret 2 2 3 8 Ret Ret DNS 2 Ret 4 72
8 United Kingdom Keith Holland 2 4 Ret 6 4 3 Ret 4 Ret Ret NC 63
9 United Kingdom Norman Dickson 7 Ret DNS 7 4 Ret 7 3 4 5 52
10 Denmark Tom Belsø 4 3 Ret Ret 10 Ret 6 DNS 5 5 45
11 United Kingdom Derek Bell 1 4 Ret DSQ 4 DNS 42
12 Republic of Ireland Alo Lawler 6 8 Ret Ret 7 6 6 Ret 9 5 6 Ret 41
13 United Kingdom Robin Smith 7 4 DNS 8 10 NC 8 11 DNS Ret Ret 21
14 United Kingdom Damien Magee DNS Ret Ret 2 8 18
15 France Hervé Le Guellec 8 5 DNQ 6 17
16 United Kingdom Brian Henton 3 12
16 United Kingdom Kim Mather 6 Ret 7 9 12
18 United States Wink Bancroft 10 4 11
18 United Kingdom Don Gray 8 5 Ret 11
20 United Kingdom Iain Mclaren 9 5 DNS 10
20 United Kingdom Dennis Leech DNS 7 Ret 6 10
22 United Kingdom Adrian Russell DNS DNS NC Ret 12 7 7 10 9
23 United Kingdom Derek Cook NC Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 8
23 Australia Brian McGuire Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret DNS 8
23 United Kingdom Ray Mallock 5 8
26 United Kingdom Allan Kayes DNS 7 12 DNS 7 8
27 United Kingdom Andy Barton 8 7 7
28 United States Danny Sullivan 6 Ret 6
29 United Kingdom Mike Wilds DNS NC 7 4
29 Republic of Ireland Jim Kelly 9 9 Ret NC Ret 4
31 United Kingdom Kevin Bowditch NC 8 DNS 3
31 United States Gregg Young 8 3
33 United Kingdom John Bowtell 9 Ret 2
33 United Kingdom David Prophet 9 DNS DNS 2
Mexico Philip Guerola NC DNQ 11 NC 0
United Kingdom John Morrison 11 Ret 0
United Kingdom Evan Clements 12 0
Australia Rob Moffat NC DNS NC NC NC Ret 0
United Kingdom John Ravenscroft NC Ret NC NC 0
United Kingdom John Tait NC NC Ret 0
United Kingdom Nick May NC DNS 0
United Kingdom Howard Rose DNQ Ret Ret Ret 0
Republic of Ireland Martin Birrane Ret 0
United Kingdom Alan Baillie Ret 0
United Kingdom Richard Robarts DSQ 0
Spain Herman Herstinburg DNS DNS 0
United Kingdom Chris Featherstone DNS 0
United Kingdom Bob Evans DNS 0
United Kingdom Terry Fisher DNS 0
Netherlands Boy Hayje DNS 0
Pos. Driver MAL
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
OUL
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
MAL
United Kingdom
THR
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
OUL
United Kingdom
MAL
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
THR
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
Pts

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1977 Shellsport International Series". silhouet. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  2. ^ "European Formula 5000 races 1969-1977". oldracingcars.com. Retrieved September 1, 2017.