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Österreichring

Österreichring, Zeltweg, Austria

Date: 21/4/1974
Track length: 5.911 m
Attendance: 2.000
Entries accepted:
Starters: ca. 20
Finishers:

Pole position: Fitzpatrick in 1.54,30
Fastest lap: Fitzpatrick in 1.54,71 (heat 1); Haldi in 1.54,68 (heat 2)

Distance: 2 heats of 20 laps
Average speed: 193,976 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 4/71
Car info:  

 

Some 20 cars took the start here, 15 Carreras and 3 Panteras. Fastest in practice was Fitzpatrick, the quickest Pantera only sixth, suffering from handling problems, like the other De Tomasos too.

Fitz took the lead after the start, followed by a group consisting of Ballot-Léna, Schickentanz, Keller and Haldi. First retirement was Casoni’s Pantera (engine), soon followed by the “Gero” car. In the closing stages of heat 1, Keller passed teammate Schickentanz, while Haldi dropped back with gearbox problems.

The same fight in heat 2: Fitzpatrick disappeared, the following group entertaining the audience. Keller, looking destined for a third place finish once again, did it all wrong and spun in the Bosch curve.


Heat 1
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 15 Polifac Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
John Fitzpatrick, GB
2994 B6 -3000 20 laps, 38.28,0 1 1.54,30 1.54,71  
2 2 11  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
2994 B6 -3000 20 laps, 38.40,0 2 1.55,48    
3 3   Samson Kremer Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Paul Keller, CH
2994 B6 -3000 20 laps, 38.42,91 ?      
4 4   Samson Kremer Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Clemens Schickentanz, D
2994 B6 -3000 20 laps, 38.43,42 3 1.56,27    
5 5 21  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Haldi, CH
2994 B6 -3000 20 laps, 39.14,16 4 1.56,29   Engine
6 6    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Hartwig Bertrams, D
2994 B6 -3000 20 laps, 39.51,61        
7 7    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Jean-Marc Seguin, F
2994 B6 -3000          
8 8    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Bernard Chenevière, CH
2994 B6 -3000          
9 9   Polifac Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Georg Loos, D
2994 B6 -3000          
10 10    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Eugen Kiemele, D
2994? B6 -3000          
       
Porsche Carrera RSR
William Vollery, CH
2994? B6 -3000          
12     Scuderia Nettuno
De Tomaso Pantera
Odoardo Govoni, I
5763 V8 +3000 19   2.06,15    
       
Porsche Carrera RSR
Toni Fischhaber, D
2994? B6 -3000          
       
Porsche Carrera RSR
Hanno Maurer-Stroh, A
2994? B6 -3000          
15?      
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Winfried Vogt, D
1570 L4 -2000          
16     Scuderia Città dei Mille
Fiat X 1/9
Tarcisio Fornera, CH
1290 L4 -2000 17        
DNF      
De Tomaso Pantera
Christiano del Balzo ("Gero"), I
5763 V8 +3000   6 1.56,83   Engine
DNF      
De Tomaso Pantera
Mario Casoni, I
5763 V8 +3000   5 1.56,62   Engine

Heat 2
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 15 Polifac Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
John Fitzpatrick, GB
2994 B6 -3000 20 laps, 38.28,71        
2 2 21  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Haldi, CH
2994 B6 -3000 20 laps, 38.42,19     1.54,68  
3 3 11  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
2994 B6 -3000 20 laps, 38.43,13        
4 4   Samson Kremer Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Clemens Schickentanz, D
2994 B6 -3000 20 laps, 38.43,81        
5 5   Samson Kremer Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Paul Keller, CH
2994 B6 -3000 20 laps, 38.59,03        
6 6   Polifac Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Georg Loos, D
2994 B6 -3000 20 laps, 39.35,14        
13     Scuderia Nettuno
De Tomaso Pantera
Odoardo Govoni, I
5763 V8 +3000 19   2.06,15    
15     Scuderia Città dei Mille
Fiat X 1/9
Tarcisio Fornera, CH
1290 L4 -2000 17        
DNS      
Porsche Carrera RSR
Hanno Maurer-Stroh, A
2994? B6 -3000          

Final classification
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 15 Polifac Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
John Fitzpatrick, GB
2994 B6 -3000 40 laps, 1:16.56,71        
2 2 11  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
2994 B6 -3000 40 laps, 1:17.23,13        
3 3   Samson Kremer Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Clemens Schickentanz, D
2994 B6 -3000 40 laps, 1:17.27,23        
4 4   Samson Kremer Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Paul Keller, CH
2994 B6 -3000 40 laps, 1:17.41,94        
5 5 21  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Haldi, CH
2994 B6 -3000 40 laps, 1:17.55,35        
6 6    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Jean-Marc Seguin, F
2994 B6 -3000 40 laps, 1:19.40,03        
7 7   Polifac Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Georg Loos, D
2994 B6 -3000 40 laps, 1:19.40,19        
8 8    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Hartwig Bertrams, D
2994 B6 -3000 40 laps, 1:19.40,81        
9 9    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Bernard Chenevière, CH
2994 B6 -3000 40 laps, 1:19.48,79        
10 10    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Eugen Kiemele, D
2994? B6 -3000 40 laps, 1:20.08,85        
11 11    
Porsche Carrera RSR
William Vollery, CH
2994? B6 -3000 38        
12 12    
De Tomaso Pantera
Odoardo Govoni, I
5763 V8 +3000 38        
13 13    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Toni Fischhaber, D
2994? B6 -3000 37        
16   88 Valtellina Racing
Fiat X 1/9
Tarcisio Fornera, CH
  L4            
       
Porsche Carrera RSR
Unknown
2994? B6 -3000          
       
Porsche Carrera RSR
Unknown
2994? B6 -3000          
       
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA?
? Friedhelm Vogt, D
1570 L4            
       
Porsche Carrera RSR
Hanno Maurer-Stroh, A
2994? B6 -3000          
DNF      
De Tomaso Pantera
Christiano del Balzo ("Gero"), I
5763 V8 +3000          
DNF      
De Tomaso Pantera
Mario Casoni, I
5763 V8 +3000         Engine