Race Report: Silverstone, 8 September 1974


No less than 15 cars arrived at Silverstone for the latest round of the Forward Trust Championship, one of the largest UK fields this year.

There were problems at the start when Nicholas von Preussen and Brian Henton made contact, Henton scraped his March along the pit wall whilst von Preussen’s March was catapulted across the track where it was rammed by the Ehrlich of Chris Smith who had nowhere to go, both cars were badly damaged although the drivers were unhurt.

It was Mike Tyrrell who had made the best start and he proceeded to lead every lap, gradually pulling away from the rest of the field to win by nearly six seconds. Tony Rouff had moved up well and was battling with fellow American Danny Sullivan with both men chasing Alex Ribeiro. They both passed the Brazilian and pulled away a little and continued their battle all the way to the line with Rouff getting the second spot by 0.2 seconds. Ribeiro had fallen behind Henton who was complaining of a down on power engine but the Hollywood GRD managed to get the place back and Ribeiro, Henton and Santo crossed the line less than a second apart. Dick Parsons had been running with the front runners but he made contact with Jose Chateaubriand and picked up a slow puncture that dropped him back, the Brazilian spinning and retiring.



Race Report: Silverstone, 8 September 1974

Race Heat 1

1 Vittorio Brambilla

Birel Alfa Romeo 20:09.40

2 Fabrizio Noe

Lotus-Ford 69 20:09.50

3 Luigi Fontanesi

Tecno-Ford 20:13.10

4 Carlo Franchi (Gimax)

De Sanctis-Alfa Romeo 20:23.40

Race Heat 2

1 Giovanni Lo Voi

Brabham-Ford BT28 15:05.00

2 Adelmo Fossati

Brabham BT28 15:05.00

3 Patrice Compain

Martini-Ford MW7 15:21.00

4 Manfred Möhr

Lotus-Ford 15:34.10

5 Marcello Gallo

Brabham BT28

Race Final

1 Vittorio Brambilla

Birel Alfa Romeo 30:44.30 144.318

2 Marcello Gallo

Brabham BT28 30:44.34

3 Fabrizio Noe

Lotus-Ford 69 30:45.10

4 Adelmo Fossati

Brabham BT28 30:55.40

5 Patrice Compain

Martini-Ford MW7 31:08.00

6 Carlo Franchi (Gimax)

De Sanctis-Alfa Romeo 31:11.50

7 Manfred Möhr

Lotus-Ford 31:59.60

8 Giovanni Lo Voi

Martini-Ford MW7 31:08.00