This latest edition of Ringwood, our 25th, featured one new addition – a BRM P578 #12 with pilot Graham Hill created by Jimbo using a DArt body kit on top of a Vanski powered scratch built wire & brass chassis. This model would later go on to make a solid debut… and I have a feeling that we will see more of these models at future Ringwood events.Filming of ‘Grand Prix’ wrapped up just as the grid assembled for the first race of the event… All entries for each of the four Grand Prix classes (1950’s, 1.5L, 3.0L and 1970’s) made their way to the grid – and this is how the event unfolded:

  

1950’s Grand Prix Results

  1. #8 – H. Schell (BRM P25) 77 Laps (12.642 ext.);
  2. #12 – J.F. Gonzalez (Ferrari 375) 72 (3.855);
  3. #2 – J.M. Fangio (Ferrari D50) 71** (13.289);
  4. #11 – J.M. Fangio (Ferrari D50) 70 (14.012).

**-2 lap penalty applied

1.5L Grand Prix Results

  1. #30 – D. Gurney (Porsche 804) 78 Laps (14.638 ext.);
  2. #7 – J. Surtees (Ferrari 158) 76* (13.852);
  3. #12 – G. Hill (BRM P578) 75 (17.041);
  4. #1 – J. Brabham (Brabham BT11) 74 (17.104);
  5. #1 – J. Brabham (Cooper T53) 72 (12.333);
  6. #2 – G. Hill (BRM P61) 71 (13.130);
  7. #1 – D. Charlton (Lotus-Ford 20B) 69** (16.163);
  8. #3 – W. von Trips (Ferrari 156) 68 (12.910).

*-1 lap penalty applied

**-2 lap penalty applied

3.0L Grand Prix Results

  1. #8 – J.P. Beltoise (Matra MS10) 87 Laps (16.867 ext.);
  2. #7 – J. Surtees (Honda RA273) 83* (7.466);
  3. #18 – J. Surtees (Honda RA273) 82** (10.624);
  4. #5 – D. Gurney (Eagle MK1) 80** (17.328);
  5. #22 – J. Siffert (Lotus 49B) 79* (12.523);
  6. #18 – J.P. Beltoise (Matra MS11) 76** (15.186);
  7. #12 – R. Ginther (Honda RA273) 75 (11.112);

*-1 lap penalty applied

**-2 lap penalty applied

1970’s Grand Prix Results

  1. #15 – G. Hill (Embassy Hill DN1) 87 Laps (3.412 ext.);
  2. #19 – J. Mass (Surtees TS16/3) 84 (12.019);
  3. #11 – J. Hunt (McLaren M23) 82 (11.783);
  4. #3 – P. Depailler (Tyrrell 007) 81 (10.453);
  5. #8 – C. Pace (Brabham BT44) 80 (12.341);
  6. #7 – G. Follmer (McLaren M23) 80 (12.340).

As promised, those who registered for this race were entered in a random chip draw for a rare and untested Vanski motor donated by DArt. Congratulations to F1Nutz who collected the prize! We are sure it will come in handy for one of his future scratch32 grand prix builds! Cheers! 

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