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Lola T332
Lola T332
Lola T332 at Mallory Park, October 2009.
Category Formula 5000
Constructor Lola Cars
Designer(s) Eric Broadley
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Steel / Aluminium monocoque with load bearing engine/transmission assembley
Suspension (front) Independent, wishbones and inclined coil spring/shock absorber units
Suspension (rear) Independent, single top link, twin tower links and coil spring/shock absorber units
Axle track Front: 1,625 mm (64.0 in)
Rear: 1,625 mm (64.0 in)
Wheelbase 2,591 mm (102.0 in)
Engine Chevrolet
Repco-Holden
Transmission Hewland DG300 5-Speed manual
Weight 665 kg (1,466 lb)
Competition history
Notable entrants Penske Motorsport
Carl Hass Racing
Team VDS
Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing
Notable drivers Australia Kevin Bartlett
Australia Warwick Brown
New Zealand Graeme Lawrence
Australia Alan Jones
United States Mario Andretti
United Kingdom David Hobbs
United Kingdom Brian Redman
Australia Johnnie Walker
Australia Vern Schuppan
United States Sam Posey
Debut 1973

The Lola T332 was a race car designed and built by Lola Cars for use in Formula 5000 racing and made its racing debut in 1973. Commonly using the 5.0L Chevrolet V8 engine, the T332 was successful around the globe with race victories in places such as Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States.

The alloy/steel tub of the T332 followed standard Lola design practice with twin bulkheads and utilised a semi-stressed engine and transmission. Twin side radiators were mounted in front of the rear wheels which were located by upper and lower links and radius rods. Driven through a Hewland DG300 5-speed transmission, a T332 was once timed at 305 km/h (190 mph) at the now closed Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California.

Australian driver Warwick Brown used a T332 to win the 1975 Tasman Series as well as the 1975 New Zealand Grand Prix. In doing so he became the only Australian driver to ever win the Tasman Series. New Zealand driver Ken Smith also used a Lola T332 to win the 1976 New Zealand Grand Prix. As a side note, both the 1975 and 1976 New Zealand Grand Prix's were held at Pukekohe Park Raceway.

During its competition life, the T332 also won the US Formula A/F5000 Championship in 1974 and 1975 driven by British driver Brian Redman, the British Formula 5000 Championship in 1974 driven by Formula One driver Bob Evans and the 1979 Australian Drivers' Championship when driven by South Australian Johnnie Walker who also won the 1979 Australian Grand Prix in his T332. Walker also used a T332 to finish 2nd in the 1975 Australian Drivers' Championship.

References[edit]

Books
  • Wilson, Stewart (1986). The Official 50 Race History of the Australian Grand Prix. R&T Publishing. pp. 430–432. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5. 

External links[edit]


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Lola T332 - Mallory Park 17/08/11 - AWESOME SOUND!

One of the best sounds you'll ever hear! This was a Formula 5000 Lola T332 at Mallory Parks infamous Wednesday morning test day.

2011 Sandown Historics Groups Q & R, & F5000 Race 1

On board with Paul Zazryn in the ex Evan Noyes Lola T332 HU32.

Lola T332 crash

Lola T332 crash at the wine country classic 2008.

Lola T332 F-5000 Diecast model in 1:18 Scale by Classic Carlectibles

Available from http://www.riverside-collectibles.com/classic-carlectibles/lola-t332-f5000.html The classic formula 5000 car the Lola T332 powered by a high r...

NZFMR 2013 F5000 Sunday morning heat 20th January

F5000's thru turn 3 from lap 3 to end of race in damp conditions. Clark Proctor in his March 73A battling Ken Smith in his Lola T332.

Can-Am Race at Laguna Seca - August 10, 1978

Laguna Seca 8.10.1978 Can-Am Laguna Seca 9.round Race: AVG: 181170 km/h Pos. NO Driver / Nationality Car Entrant Laps Time/retired Group Practice Classified...

F5000 In Car Manfield 2007 Race 3, Kenny Smith [Part 1]

In car footage from Kenny Smith's car during the GP at Manfield, the 1st round of the 2007/2008 Tasman Revival Series. Kenny Smith is a NZ motor racing legen...

NZFMR 2013 Can-Am heat 1 19th January

Lap 2 of heat 1 thru turn 3 down to hairpin, Airbox on Ian Clements #30 Lola T332 CS (Frisbee) has come loose.

F5000 In Car Pukekohe

In car footage from Stan Redmonds Lola T332 at the start of race 2 of the Pukekohe Meeting of the 2006/2007 Tasman Revival Series [Please take the time to ra...

F5000 In Car Sandown

In car footage from Stan Redmond's Lola T332 at the Sandown Meeting of the 2006/2007 Tasman Revival Series [footage a bit cloudy on the front camera] [Please...

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4 news items

 
Andover Advertiser
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:12:12 -0700

... Masters Historic Formula One Champion Greg Thornton in Chevron B24s – the latter driving an ex-Peter Gethin car – as well as husband-and-wife Frank and Judy Lyons in a Gurney Eagle FA74 and Lola T332 respectively and Ian Ashley in a Lola T300.
 
Gazette Newspapers
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:29:55 -0700

Against bigger names like Mario Andretti and Al Unser Sr. — who would eventually achieve their own GPLB success — it was English driver Brian Redman who brought his Lola T332 to victory by a whopping 29 seconds in the first-ever Grand Prix of Long ...

Autosport.nl

Autosport.nl
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:15:00 -0700

Met deze Boraxo-Lola T332 won Brian Redman in 1975 de eerste Long Beach Grand Prix. 140417 Groeten LB Parnelli VJP 4. In 1976 reed de Formule 1 voor het eerst in Long Beach, waaronder deze Parnelli-VJP4, waarmee Mario Andretti in actie kwam.

Formule.cz

Formule.cz
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:15:03 -0700

Závod, do kterého vyrazilo jen 12 vozů ovládl novopečený Tasmánský mistr Peter Gethin na zbrusu novém VDS-Chevronu B28. Jediným jezdcem, který s ním dokázal držet krok, byl Brian Redman. Jeho Lola T332 nasazená Sidem Taylorem ale musela měnit ...
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