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1971 Rothmans F5000 European Championship

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1971 Rothmans F5000 European Championship

The 1971 Rothmans F5000 European Championship was a motor racing series for Formula 5000 cars. The series was organized in the United Kingdom by the British Racing and Sports Car Club but also included European rounds. It was the third of seven annual European Formula 5000 Championships to be contested between 1969 and 1975, and the first to carry the Rothmans F5000 European Championship name. The championship was won by Frank Gardner, driving a Lola T192 and a Lola T300.

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The championship was contested over seventeen rounds.

  • Note 1 Mike Hailwood was the highest placed Formula 5000 driver at Round 5 in a combined field of Formula 5000 and Formula One cars.
  • Note 2 Frank Gardner was the highest placed Formula 5000 driver at Round 12 in a combined field of Formula 5000 and Formula One cars.
  • Note 3 Alan Rollinson was the highest placed Formula 5000 driver at Round 17 in a combined field of Formula 5000 and Formula One cars.
  • Points system

    Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six places at each round. Final championship positions were determined from the best six results from the longer rounds (i.e. those contested over a distance of 100 to 150 miles) and the best six results from the shorter rounds.

    References

    1971 Rothmans F5000 European Championship Wikipedia


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