Gran Premio del Mediterraneo
Enna-Pergusa, 23 Aug 1970
|1||Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni||Tecno '71' (70) F2 [T00 804] - Cosworth FVA
#36 Tecno Racing Team
|2||Jo Siffert||BMW F270 [F2 70-2] - M12
#4 Bayerische Motoren Werke (see note 1)
|3||Jacky Ickx||BMW F270 [F2 70-1] - M12
#6 Bayerische Motoren Werke (see note 2)
|4||Peter Westbury||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#24 FIRST Racing (see note 3)
|5||Emerson Fittipaldi||Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] - Cosworth FVA
#40 Team Bardahl (see note 4)
|6||Rolf Stommelen||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#20 Eifelland Caravan Racing (see note 5)
|7||Derek Bell||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#22 Wheatcroft Racing (see note 6)
|8||Jean-Pierre Jabouille||Pygmée MDB15  - Cosworth FVA
#12 Constructions Mechaniques Pygmee
|9||Vittorio Brambilla||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#30 North Italian Racing (see note 7)
|10||Giovanni Salvati||Tecno 70/F2 [T00 800] - Cosworth FVA
#32 Tecno Racing Team
|11||Carlos Reutemann||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#42 Automovil Club Argentina (see note 8)
|12||Dieter Quester||BMW F269 [F2 69-4] - M12
#10 Bayerische Motoren Werke
|13||Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#28 North Italian Racing (see note 9)
|14||Giancarlo Gagliardi||Brabham BT30 [4 as '7'] - Cosworth FVA
#38 Scuderia Jolly Club (see note 10)
|15||Patrick Depailler||Pygmée MDB15  - Cosworth FVA
#18 Constructions Mechaniques Pygmee
(see note 11)
|16||Hubert Hahne||BMW F270 [F2 70-3] - M12
#8 Bayerische Motoren Werke
|17||François Cevert||Tecno 70/F2 [T00 806] - Cosworth FVA
#34 Tecno Racing Team
|18||Patrick Dal Bo||Pygmée MDB15  - Cosworth FVA
#16 Constructions Mechaniques Pygmee
(see note 12)
|19||Brian Cullen||Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA
#2 Brian Cullen (see note 13)
|20||Jean-Pierre Beltoise||Pygmée MDB15  - Cosworth FVA
#14 Constructions Mechaniques Pygmee
(see note 14)
|DNQ||Adam Potocki||Lotus 69 [69.F2.3] - Cosworth FVA
#44 Adam Potocki (see note 15)
|Did not qualify|
All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.
|Qualifying information not available|
Notes on the cars:
- BMW F270 [F2 70-2] (Jo Siffert): The second F270 was Jo Siffert's usual car, winning at Rouen in June. Dieter Quester then swapped to this car for the last two races of the season, at Hockenheim and at Neubiberg, winning both.
- BMW F270 [F2 70-1] (Jacky Ickx): Jacky Ickx' regular car in 1970, F2-70-1 won at the Salzburgring and at Tulln-Langenlebarn that season. With F2-70-2 and F2-70-3 both racing the following day, the car that Bell wrecked in practice at Hockenheim in October is presumably F2-70-1.
- Brabham BT30  (Peter Westbury): To FIRST Racing for Peter Westbury to drive in F2 in 1970. Retained very briefly at the start of the 1971 season and then sold to Japan. This is presumably the car fitted with a Mitsubishi Colt R39B engine and raced by Hiroshi Kazato in 1971, by Hiroshi Fushida in 1972 and by Kiyoshi Misaki at the Singapore GP in 1973 but as yet this is only speculation. Nothing more known.
- Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] (Emerson Fittipaldi): New to Team Bardahl for Emerson Fittipaldi to race in F2 in 1970. Sold to LIRA for 1971, and raced by Reine Wisell in F2, winning at Pau in April. To Stephen Choularton (Hale Barns, Cheshire) for British Formula Atlantic, and also driven by his young mechanic Jim Crawford in libre at Croft. Unknown in 1973 and 1974, but to Warren Booth (Blackburn, Lancashire) for libre in 1975. Retained for 1976 and 1977, when it was fitted with a 2-litre Richardson BDA. Believed to be the 2-litre Lotus 69 then raced by Clive Astley in north-western sprints in 1977 and 1978. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT30  (Rolf Stommelen): To Eifelland Wohnwagenbau (Mayen, Germany) for Rolf Stommelen to race in F2 in 1970. Driven later in the season by Hermann Unold and Willi Deutsch. Retained for early 1971 and raced by Stommelen and Hans-Joachim Stuck. To Hansruedi Wittwer (Diepoldsau, Switzerland) and raced in German, Swiss, French and Italian hillclimbs in 1972 and 1973. Wittwer then acquired a newer BT40, and the BT30 was sold to Janos Kiss (Lustenau, Austria), and raced in hillclimbs around central Europe between 1974 and 1977, mainly in Austria and Germany. The car was eventually put into storage, remaining there until 2002 when the container was vandalised. Sold to Rolf Gomeringer (Meßstetten, Germany), offered for sale by Coys at Essen 2002 and bought after the sale by Steve Worrad. To Simon Langman (Worthing, West Sussex) 2005, and raced in the HSCC Classic Racing Car Championship from 2006 to 2008.
- Brabham BT30  (Derek Bell): New to Tom Wheatcroft and entered for Derek Bell to race in F2 in 1970. To Jeremy Richardson and raced in F2 and libre during 1971. Then to Alex Seldon (Ripley, Surrey) and raced in libre through 1972 and 1973. Advertised by Seldon in February 1974 and next owner unknown but the FVA was removed and the car stored in a dry barn until 1984 when Ted Walker bought it via John Harper. Sold to Lincoln Small in 1986 and used for many years in historic racing.
- Brabham BT30  (Vittorio Brambilla): Entered by Scuderia Jolly Club for Andrea De Adamich and Pino Pica in F2 in early 1970, then entered by either North Italian Racing or Scuderia Ala d'Oro for Vittorio Brambilla for the rest of the season. Retained for 1971 and entered by Scuderia Ala d'Oro for Vittorio Brambilla until the Nürburgring in early May when Brambilla crashed heavily. The car was not seen again until 1991 when it was on display at the Monza Museum. Nothing more known.
- Brabham BT30  (Carlos Reutemann): New to Automovil Club Argentina for Benedicto Caldarella to race in F2 in 1970 but also raced once by Reutemann. Retained for Carlos Ruesch in 1971. Last seen at Rouen June 1971, after which it was replaced by a BT36. It was then sent to Argentina to be used as a race school car but the details of its life remain unknown. On display in the Automovil Club Argentino Museum in 2008.
- Brabham BT30  (Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla): Entered by Scuderia Picchio Rosso for Enzo Corti in F2 in the first few races of 1970, then reappeared in June, entered by either North Italian Racing or Scuderia Ala d'Oro for Tino Brambilla for the rest of the season. Returned in 1971, still entered by Scuderia Ala d'Oro for Tino Brambilla but raced once by Vittorio Brambilla at Pau in April and crashed. The car was reported to have been written off.
- Brabham BT30 [4 as '7'] (Giancarlo Gagliardi): Sold to Frank Williams Racing Cars and entered for Malcolm Guthrie in two F2 races at Zolder and Monza in June 1969, and for Derek Bell at Vallelunga at the end of the season. Next seen in June 1970 when entered by Scuderia Jolly Club for Giancarlo Gagliardi but now given as chassis BT30-7 instead of BT30-4. For Silvio Moser at Bogotá early 1971 and at Mallory Park in March; then entered by Scuderia Ala d'Oro for several drivers in the first half of the season. Unknown after June 1971. A car with chassis number BT30-7 with Fabio Montani (Italy) in 1997. This car was imported to the US by Dave Irwin (Colorado) in 1998 and restored. Then via Barry Marquart (Kansas) 1999, Peter McLaughlin (Hannover, NH) 2005, James King (Belleville, IL) 2006 and Richard Scott (Ohio) 2007 to Brad Baker (Oshawa, Ontario) in 2009.
- Pygmée MDB15  (Patrick Depailler): New for Patrick Depailler to drive in F2 in 1970, but crashed heavily at end of straight at the Salzburgring race at the end of August and "written off". However, this is believed to be the MDB15 raced by Roger Damaisin (Villeurbanne, Lyon, Rhône-Alpes) in courses de côte in 1972. Unknown in 1973 and 1974, but Gérard Gamand reports that the car was rebuilt by Pierre Maublanc in 1973. Raced by Didier Bonnet (Besançon, Doubs, Franche-Comté) from June 1975 to the end of that season, then early in the 1976 season. Said to have been wrecked at Saint-Hippolyte (20 June 1976) but the Echappement report makes no mention of the incident. Gamand lists this cars next owners as Gabriel Bousson in 1977, then sold to Spain in 1980, and with Jean-Louis Raimond in 2010.
- Pygmée MDB15  (Patrick Dal Bo): New for Patrick Dal Bo to drive in F2 in 1970. Dal Bo also raced the car in two hillclimbs in September 1970. Sold for 1971 to Jean Lachaud (Sainte-Colombe, Rhone), who had previously raced a Pygmée MDB12 in hillclimbs, and fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC engine. Lachaud upgraded again for 1972 to a MDB16, and the MDB15 was sold to Régis Péchaire, who raced it in 1972 and 1973. Subsequent history unknown, but Gérard Gamand records the car's later owners as Camille Bourge in 1980, Alberto Bonisoli in 2002, and Jean-Jacques Bailly (Monaco) in 2010.
- Brabham BT23C  (Brian Cullen): New to Winkelmann Racing for Alan Rees to race in F2 in 1968 but also raced by Gerhard Mitter at Hockenheim in October. To Bill Ivey for 1969 and entered for him in F2 races by Paul Watson Racing Organisation (PWRO). To Brian Cullen (Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland) in August 1969 and he raced it in a F5000 race and in libre in 1969, in European F2 events in 1970, and at Bogotá in early 1971. Entered by Irish Racing Team for Lingard Goulding at Mondello Park in July 1971 and then maybe the BT23C raced by Ted Shanahan (Dublin) over the next two months and also possibly the BT23C raced by Roy Courtney (Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) in local clubmans/club specials racing in 1972. To Harold McGarrity (Belfast) for 1973 and raced in Formula Ireland with a 1.6-litre Holbay engine. To Paddy Heron for 1974 and raced in clubmans and in Formula Atlantic. For sale from Glengormley in 1975 and entered by Belfast car dealer Noel Crymble for Chris Stanfield to race at Kirkistown a couple of times until the Holbay pushrod engine blew up. Next seen when bought from Ireland by Mark Raymont who still had it in the late 1980s with a Holbay engine and Hewland Mk 8 gearbox. Sold to Steve Worrad of Maverick Motorsport around 2002 and restored by him. For sale by Maverick in 2004 and sold the following year via the Bonhams auction at RAF Hendon to Joe Willenpart (Scheibbs, Austria).
- Pygmée MDB15  (Jean-Pierre Beltoise): New for Jean-Pierre Beltoise to drive in F2 in 1970. To Michel Roussin (Lyon, Rhône-Alpes) and fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC for French hillclimbs in 1971. To Jean Lapierre (Montélimar, Rhône-Alpes) for 1972, using both 1600cc and 1800ss engines; and retained for 1973. Unknown in 1974 and 1975. Raced by Pierre Chapouan in 1976, again reportedly with 1600cc and 1800cc; then in 1977 with reports of a 2-litre JRD Chrysler engine. Raced again by Chapouan in 1979, 1980 and 1981. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lotus 69 [69.F2.3] (Adam Potocki): New to Adam Potocki and raced very slowly in F2 in 1970. Retained for 1971, when he was no faster. Sold to Alain Saïdi and raced in French hillclimbs from 1972 to 1975, retaining its 1600cc Cosworth FVA throughout. Saïdi returned to the Lotus for a few events in 1978. According to Gérard Gamand, the car was later bought at auction by Guy Audibert in the mid-1980s, and restored at Gamand's workshops in Lyon. It was sold to Gérard Cerny, who raced it in histori events from the mid 1990s to early 2000s. Then sold it to Michel Ghio, who raced it in Historic F2 2010-2013.
The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.
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Individual sources for this event
Autosport (27 Aug 1970 pp18-20) contained Autosport's most detailed data page yet. A few numbers look odd: Cullen's Brabham BT23C was said to be BT23C-10 instead of BT23C-11; Gagliardi's BT30 is BT30-7 and Reuteman's was BT30-19. The latter could well be right, implying Reuteman was in his teammate's usual car. Gagliardi's Jolly Club is revealed to be BT30-7. Tecno had brought Regazzoni's "Ricard-winning car", a new chassis for Cevert and and a third car, undescribed, for Salvati. Numbers were given as '71-804, '70-806' and '70-800' respectively.