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The Rothmans 50,000 was a non-championship race, held at Brands Hatch on August 28, a holiday Monday. It was run as a Formula Libre, and the organizers hoped to attract up to 100 of the fastest cars from different racing classes. The "50,000" came from the amount of the prize fund, in pounds.

BackgroundEdit


Entry ListEdit

Color Event
None Formula One
Light blue Formula Two
Light green Formula 5000
Vermilion Formula Libre
Magenta Formula Atlantic
Yellow World Sportscar
Purple Can-Am
Black Clubmans

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time
1 5 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:22.5
2 1 United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:23.4
3 3 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 1:24.5
4 4 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM 1:24.5
5 6 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford Cosworth 1:25.2
6 40 United Kingdom Gerry Birrell March-Ford Cosworth 1:25.3
7 26 New Zealand Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet 1:25.9
8 48 United Kingdom John Watson Chevron-Ford Cosworth 1:26.0
9 36 United Kingdom Peter Westbury Brabham-Ford Cosworth 1:26.0
10 30 South Africa Jody Scheckter McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:26.0
11 44 United Kingdom James Hunt March-Ford Cosworth 1:26.1
12 22 Canada John Cannon March-Oldsmobile 1:26.4
13 41 United Kingdom David Purley March-Ford Cosworth 1:26.5
14 33 Denmark Tom Belsø Brabham-Ford Cosworth 1:26.6
15 14 United Kingdom Steve Thompson Surtees-Chevrolet 1:26.6

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Cosworth 118 2:50:49.1 1
2 United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren-Ford Cosworth 118 +47.6 2
3 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford Cosworth 116 +2 Laps 5
4 United Kingdom Gerry Birrell March-Ford Cosworth 116 +2 Laps 6
5 United Kingdom James Hunt March-Ford Cosworth 115 +3 Laps 11

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