Eifelland

Eifelland was a German Formula One team, named after its German owner Günther Hennerici's caravan manufacturing company. Hennerici owned a successful business and in the beginning he saw racing as a great possibility to advertise his product. The name Eifelland was chosen after the Eifel mountains where Hennerici was born, which are located close to the Nürburgring.

Hennerici had a twin brother Heinz who lost his left arm in the Second World War. However, he was a devoted racing driver who still holds a record in his group at the Nürburgring. The brothers were very involved in racing in general and helped to establish the AC Mayen with many other racing fanatics in and from Mayen. Günther's third wife Hannelore Werner was a successful Formula 2 driver, and Heinz's grandson Marc Hennerici was a very successful racing driver in his own right. Heinz was a popular figure around the Nürburgring until his death.

However, Hennerici was known to have a temperament which is still rather famous in and outside the paddock. He sold his business a couple of years later and turned back to racing, but most of his achievements are lost. His dream from the '70s came true in 2010 when Mercedes Benz re-established itself in Formula One. The Hennerici brothers were very passionate about the old style racing and Günther is remembered as one of the pioneers and visionaries of modern German racing principals.

Eifelland only participated in the FIA Formula One World Championship in the 1972 Formula One season. Their driver was German Rolf Stommelen, however the two soon suffered disagreements.

The car was based on a March 721 Formula One car, redesigned by German designer Luigi Colani in his typical rounded aerodynamic style. The car featured an air intake in front of the driver, with the air being guided around the cockpit to the engine. A single rear view mirror was mounted in front of the driver. Problems with overheating, downforce and reliability meant that the team had to replace some of Colani's designs with the originally-designed parts from March.

Eifelland as a Formula One constructor
Team Eifelland Caravans
Official name(s)Team Eifelland Caravans
BaseWest Germany
Founder(s)Günther Hennerici
Notable staffLuigi Colani
Formula One World Championship career
EnginesCosworth V8
First entry1972 South African Grand Prix
Last entry1972 Austrian Grand Prix
Races entered8
Race victories0
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers'
Championships
0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
1972 French Grand Prix Stommelen (5226216580)
Eifelland E21 in the 1972 French Grand Prix.

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points WCC
1972 Eifelland E21 Cosworth V8 G ARG RSA ESP MON BEL FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA 0 NC
Germany Rolf Stommelen 13 Ret 10 11 16 10 Ret 15
Source:[1]

References

  1. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 363. ISBN 0851127029.

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1972 Belgian Grand Prix

The 1972 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Nivelles on 4 June 1972. It was race 5 of 12 in both the 1972 World Championship of Drivers and the 1972 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 85-lap race was won by Lotus driver Emerson Fittipaldi after he started from pole position. François Cevert finished second for the Tyrrell team and McLaren driver Denny Hulme came in third.

1972 Formula One season

The 1972 Formula One season was the 26th season of the FIA's Formula One motor racing. It featured the 23rd World Championship of Drivers, the 15th International Cup for F1 Manufacturers and numerous non-championship Formula One races. The World Championship season commenced on 23 January and ended on 8 October after twelve races.

For 1972 Team Lotus focused again on the type 72 chassis. Imperial Tobacco continued its sponsorship of the team under its new John Player Special brand. The cars, now often referred to as 'JPS', were fielded in a new black and gold livery. Lotus took the championship by surprise in 1972 with 25-year-old Brazilian driver Emerson Fittipaldi who became the youngest world champion at that point. Stewart came second in the championship.

This was the first year where all the races were run on circuits with safety features on them, and considerable progress had been made since 1968, the last year where all races were run on circuits with no safety features.

The British Racing Motors (BRM) team took its last victory when Jean-Pierre Beltoise won the rain-affected 1972 Monaco Grand Prix in a BRM P160.

The Dutch Grand Prix was cancelled this year because of safety arrangements that were not completed for the race. It was supposed to be held between the Belgian and French Grand Prix's at the usual location, Zandvoort. Also, a second American motor race called the United States Grand Prix West, originally supposed to be held in April at the Ontario Motor Speedway near Los Angeles, was cancelled. The Mexican Grand Prix was scheduled to be the last race of the season, but it was cancelled after local interest dissipated after the death of Pedro Rodríguez.

1972 Race of Champions

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1972 South African Grand Prix

The 1972 South African Grand Prix, formally the Sixth AA Grand Prix of South Africa (Afrikaans: Sesde AA Suid-Afrikaanse Grand Prix), was a Formula One motor race held at Kyalami on 4 March 1972. It was race 2 of 12 in both the 1972 World Championship of Drivers and the 1972 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 79-lap race was won by McLaren driver Denny Hulme after he started from fifth position. Emerson Fittipaldi finished second for the Lotus team and McLaren driver Peter Revson came in third.

1972 Spanish Grand Prix

The 1972 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Jarama on May 1, 1972. It was race 3 of 12 in both the 1972 World Championship of Drivers and the 1972 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 90-lap race was won by Lotus driver Emerson Fittipaldi after he started from third position. Jacky Ickx finished second for the Ferrari team and his teammate Clay Regazzoni came in third.

2003 Formula BMW ADAC season

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Götz beat future Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel to the championship by 43 points, winning six races.

2006 Formula BMW ADAC season

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2007 Formula BMW ADAC season

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2008 ADAC Formel Masters

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2008 Formula BMW Europe season

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After sixteen rounds, Mexican Esteban Gutiérrez became the first Formula BMW Europe champion.

2009 ADAC Formel Masters

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2010 Formula BMW Europe season

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Third place was just as hotly contested, between Mücke Motorsport's Timmy Hansen and EuroInternational's Carlos Sainz Jr. which like the main championship battle, was not settled until the final rounds of the season. Hansen, the son of multiple championship-winning rallycross driver Kenneth, had finished thirteenth in the previous season due to his team being disqualified from two meetings due to a technical infringement, but improved in his second season in the class which included a victory at Hockenheim. Sainz, the son of former double World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz, finished thirteen points behind in fourth having taken a single victory during the season, winning at Silverstone. The season's other victory was taken by Tarancón at Spa-Francorchamps en route to a fifth place championship finish. The Teams' Championship was won by Josef Kaufmann Racing ahead of Fortec Motorsport.

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