Trophee de France
Paul Ricard, 26 Jul 1970
|1||Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni||Tecno 70/F2 [T00 804] - Cosworth FVA
#19 Tecno Racing Team
|2||Tim Schenken||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#8 Sports Motor International (see note 1)
|3||François Cevert||Tecno 68/69 [T00 806] - Cosworth FVA
#20 Tecno Racing Team
|4||Peter Westbury||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#24 FIRST Racing (see note 2)
|5||Graham Hill||Lotus 69 [69.F2.5] - Cosworth FVA
#3 Jochen Rindt Racing (see note 3)
|6||Ronnie Peterson||March 702  - Cosworth FVA
#15 Malcolm Guthrie Racing (see note 4)
|7||Max Jean ("Jean Max")||Tecno 68/69 [T00 808] - Cosworth FVA
#42 Tecno Racing Team
|8||Emerson Fittipaldi||Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] - Cosworth FVA
#10 Team Bardahl (see note 5)
|9||Carlos Reutemann||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#28 Automovil Club Argentina (see note 6)
|10||Andrea de Adamich||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#26 Scuderia Jolly Club (see note 7)
|11||Malcolm Guthrie||March 702  - Cosworth FVA
#16 Malcolm Guthrie Racing (see note 8)
|12||Giancarlo Gagliardi||Brabham BT30 [4 as '7'] - Cosworth FVA
#27 Scuderia Jolly Club (see note 9)
|13||Graham Birrell||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#21 Ecurie Ecosse (see note 10)
|14||John Wingfield||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#40 John Wingfield (see note 11)
|15||Tetsu Ikuzawa||Lotus 69 [69.F2.2] - Cosworth FVA
#25 Tetsu Ikuzawa Racing (see note 12)
|16||Jacky Ickx||BMW F270 [F2 70-1] - M12
#5 Bayerische Motoren Werke (see note 13)
|17||Henri Pescarolo||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#17 Eifelland Caravan Racing (Bob Gerard Racing)
(see note 14)
|18||Bernd Terbeck||Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA
#45 Bob Gerard Racing (see note 15)
|19||Tommy Reid||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#37 Irish Racing Cars [Mick Mooney]
(see note 16)
|20||Jochen Rindt||Lotus 69 [69.F2.4] - Cosworth FVA
#2 Jochen Rindt Racing (see note 17)
|21||Derek Bell||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#23 Wheatcroft Racing (see note 18)
|22||Alistair Walker||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#38 Alistair Walker Racing (see note 19)
|23||Gianpaolo Benedini||Tecno 68/F2 [T00 270] - Cosworth FVA
#41 Scuderia Brescia Corse (see note 20)
|24||Jackie Stewart||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#1 John Coombs Racing (see note 21)
|25||Brian Cullen||Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA
#34 Brian Cullen (see note 22)
|26||Jo Siffert||BMW F270 [F2 70-2] - M12
#6 Bayerische Motoren Werke (see note 23)
|27||François Mazet||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#7 Sports Motor International (see note 24)
|28||Howden Ganley||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#22 Motor Racing Enterprises (see note 25)
|29||Jean-Pierre Beltoise||Pygmée MDB15  - Cosworth FVA
#4 Constructions Mechaniques Pygmee
(see note 26)
|30||Robs Lamplough||Lola T100 [SL100/5] - Cosworth FVA
#39 Robs Lamplough
|31||Vittorio Brambilla||Brabham BT23  - Cosworth FVA
#32 North Italian Racing (see note 27)
|32||Reine Wisell||Chevron B17c [17C.70.01] - Cosworth FVA
#9 Publicator Racing (see note 28)
|33||Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#31 North Italian Racing (see note 29)
|34||Jean-Pierre Jabouille||Pygmée MDB15  - Cosworth FVA
#11 Constructions Mechaniques Pygmee
|35||Patrick Depailler||Pygmée MDB15  - Cosworth FVA
#12 Constructions Mechaniques Pygmee
(see note 30)
|36||Patrick Dal Bo||Pygmée MDB15  - Cosworth FVA
#14 Constructions Mechaniques Pygmee
(see note 31)
|DNS||Dieter Basche||March 702  - BMW M12/2
(see note 32)
|Did not start|
|DNQ||Adam Potocki||Lotus 69 [69.F2.3] - Cosworth FVA
#30 Adam Potocki (see note 33)
|Did not qualify|
All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.
|1||Jacky Ickx||(F2) 1.6-litre BMW F270 [F2 70-1] - BMW M12|
|2||François Cevert||(F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/69 [T00 806] - Cosworth FVA|
|3||Jackie Stewart||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|4||Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni||(F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 70/F2 [T00 804] - Cosworth FVA|
|5||Jo Siffert||(F2) 1.6-litre BMW F270 [F2 70-2] - BMW M12|
|6||Tim Schenken||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|7||Ronnie Peterson||(F2) 1.6-litre March 702  - Cosworth FVA|
|8||Emerson Fittipaldi||(F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] - Cosworth FVA|
|9||Jochen Rindt||(F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69.F2.4] - Cosworth FVA|
|10||Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|11||Peter Westbury||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|12||Jean-Pierre Beltoise||(F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB15  - Cosworth FVA|
|13||Reine Wisell||(F2) 1.6-litre Chevron B17c [17C.70.01] - Cosworth FVA|
|14||Henri Pescarolo||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|15||Tetsu Ikuzawa||(F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69.F2.2] - Cosworth FVA|
|16||Derek Bell||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|17||Howden Ganley||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|18||Patrick Depailler||(F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB15  - Cosworth FVA|
|19||Graham Birrell||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|20||Jean-Pierre Jabouille||(F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB15  - Cosworth FVA|
|21||Carlos Reutemann||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|22||François Mazet||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|23||Andrea de Adamich||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|24||Max Jean ("Jean Max")||(F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/69 [T00 808] - Cosworth FVA|
|25||Patrick Dal Bo||(F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB15  - Cosworth FVA|
|26||Graham Hill||(F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69.F2.5] - Cosworth FVA|
|27||Vittorio Brambilla||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23  - Cosworth FVA|
|28||Alistair Walker||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|29||Giancarlo Gagliardi||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [4 as '7'] - Cosworth FVA|
|30||Brian Cullen||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA|
|31||Tommy Reid||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|32||Bernd Terbeck||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA|
|33||John Wingfield||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|34||Malcolm Guthrie||(F2) 1.6-litre March 702  - Cosworth FVA|
|35||Robs Lamplough||(F2) 1.6-litre Lola T100 [SL100/5] - Cosworth FVA|
|36||Gianpaolo Benedini||(F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 270] - Cosworth FVA|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT30  (Tim Schenken): Sold new to Rodney Bloor's Sports Motors (Manchester) Ltd and run for Tim Schenken in F2 in 1970. Raced also by Gerry Birrell once at Hockenheim. Sold to Ian Bannen and entered by him for Cyd Williams to drive in a few F2 races at the start of 1971 but sold mid 1971 to Bill Creasy (Dunstable, Bedfordshire), fitted with a Broadspeed twin cam and used in Libre and Formula Atlantic races, mainly at Silverstone. Raced again briefly by Creasy at the start of 1973 then sold to David Howes in part-exchange for a Mustang. Next seen with Simon Riley (Edmonton, North London) and hill-climbed in 1973, when it was reported as having a FVA engine again, and in early 1974. Subsequent history unknown but a car claiming this identity was bought from Manchester dealer Bob Fearnley by William Southern (Blackpool) some time in the 1970s. Southern kept the car until selling it to dealer John Brannigan in the mid/late 1980s. To Jim Gathercole 1989. Restored and sold to Nicolas Moreau de Melen (Belgium) 2007. To Bernd and Michael Quitzow (Germany) 2009.
- 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.F2.5] (Graham Hill): New to Jochen Rindt Racing Ltd, managed by Bernie Ecclestone, for John Mikes and Graham Hill to race in F2 in 1970. Also driven by Eugenio Baturone at Montjuich Park. Retained by Ecclestone for Hill to race in the first few F2 races of 1971, then sold to Pete Lovely and fitted with the rear end of his Lotus 49B for suitable races at his home track in Seattle, and for the 1971 US GP.
- March 702  (Ronnie Peterson): The first production March 702 was used by Chris Amon in the opening race as part of Malcolm Guthrie's team and then by Ronnie Peterson for the rest of the season. Unseen in 1971 but presumably the "ex-Peterson" car that Geoff Inglis (Yatton, Somerset) used for sprinting in 1972. Advertised by Inglis in February 1973 when it still had its FVA engine. To Spencer Elton (Westbury, Wiltshire) and sold by him to Dave Harris for sprints in 1973. Then back to Elton and next to Philip Anstruther (Bristol) who ran it in sprints in 1974. Anstruther sold it back to Elton yet again and it was advertised by him in March 1975. Next seen when advertised from Birmingham in 1981 as an "abandoned sprint and hillclimb project" and then from Devon in 1983. Reappeared in 1985 when raced by Ian Giles in HSCC events when its papers said it had previously been used by Dave Harris in hillclimbs. Then to Simon Brien in Ireland in 1986. A car with this chassis number displayed at Anderstorp in 2008. Such a car auctioned by Bonhams at Monaco in May 2004 with a comment that it had been displayed at the Salon de l'Auto de Paris in 2003, fixed to the ceiling. In April 2013, Eric Charles (Dubai, UAE) reported that he had acquired 702-1.
- 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  (Carlos Reutemann): New to Automovil Club Argentina for Carlos Reutemann to race in F2 in 1970 and 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. Found and acquired by Richard Vignoles (Argentina) in 2008. To Carlos Lioni (Argentina) 2009.
- Brabham BT30  (Andrea de Adamich): 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.
- March 702  (Malcolm Guthrie): New to Malcolm Guthrie Racing for F2 in 1970 and raced by Malcolm Guthrie himself, but without any real success. From Guthrie via Frank Williams to Derrick Robinson (Radstock, Somerset) and advertised in May 1972. Then to fellow dealer Spencer Elton (Westbury, Wiltshire) who also owned 702-1 around this time. Sold by Elton to Dave Edwards (Bath, Somerset) and advertised by him in February 1973 as "March 712/702S/2" when it had a Ford twin cam engine, and again in July 1973 as a rolling chassis. Advertised by Mike Sullivan Racing (Salisbury) as an "ex-Peterson" rolling chassis November 1973 when it was described as "March 702/2 ex-Peterson". Subsequent history unknown but quite possibly Peter Fisk's BDA-engined 702 from late 1974 onwards.
- 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.
- Brabham BT30  (Graham Birrell): Sold new to Ecurie Ecosse and run for Graham Birrell in F2 in 1970. Also raced once by Peter Gethin and by Richard Attwood later in the season. To Peter Westbury early 1971 and raced in several F2 races (also raced once by Dieter Quester) until the team's BT36 was delivered. Sold to Dunnett's Garage, converted to F/Atlantic specification and entered for Ronnie Mackay in libre and F/Atlantic in 1971 and 1972, run by MRE. To Chong Boon Seng for south east Asian racing in 1973 and used by him until 1976. Then to Del Schlomer and raced by him and by Cherie Schlomer in 1977 and 1978. To Wybe Valkema around 1980 and retained to 1982. Then to Australia and with Brian Wilson by 1988. Wilson sold it to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) and from Valdez it returned to Australia when he sold it to Bob Ilich (Perth, WA) in 2010.
- Brabham BT30  (John Wingfield): New to Peter Westbury and used for a full season of European F2 in 1969, winning at Neubiberg in October. Sold to John Wingfield and used in libre and in selected F2 events in 1970 and 1971. Then to Jim Charnock (Liverpool) and used extensively in Formule Libre through to the end of 1975 but then unknown until advertised by Brian Classic in 1984. Sold to Chris Mann (UK) 1985 and then sold via Frank Sytner to Ray Delaney (Melbourne, Australia) in 1987. Raced by Delaney in east coast Australian historic events the next six years at Calder Raceway (Vic), Sandown Park (Vic), Oran Park (NSW), Amaroo Park (NSW), Winton Raceway (Vic) and the support races at the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide (SA) in 1988 and 1989. Sold to Dick James in 1993. To Mike Carmody 2003 and sold by him to Tom Lee October (Puyallup, WA) 2005. Restored for 2007 to its original livery.
- Lotus 69 [69.F2.2] (Tetsu Ikuzawa): New to Tetsu Ikuzawa and raced in F2 in 1970. In early 1971, Ikuzawa was said by Autosport to have "sold his 69 of last year to an Irishman and replaced it with a new one". That was thought to be the car John Pollock drove in 1971, but a later advert revealed that his car was the ex-Rollinson 1971 car, not a 1970 car. Ikuzawa's 1970 Lotus 69 appears to have gone to Norimitsu Urushihara in Japan, who raced an "ex-Ikuzawa" Lotus 69 in 1971 and 1972. Subsequent history unknown.
- 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  (Henri Pescarolo): Sold new 1970 to Bob Gerard and used in European F2 by Henri Pescarolo and Peter Gaydon. Retained 1971, and run in the early part of the season in F2 for Brian Hart. However, financial constraints forced Gerard to cut back and he then ran the car in Atlantic for his mechanic, Bob Salisbury. Replaced as the team's main car by a BT35 late in the 1971 season but retained and continued to appear on occasion. Sold to Martin Webb (Solihull, West Midlands) in 1972 for Libre races. Advertised by Webb in March 1974 and then presumably the "ex-Pescarolo" BT30 advertised by Bobby Howlings in 1975 and 1976. Sold to David Ward in early 1977 and fitted with a Hart BDA for libre racing, sharing with Stan Billington. Then to novice racer John Travis (Tarleton, Lancashire) who raced it in libre in 1978 and 1979, like Ward calling it a BT35. Traded back to Bobby Howlings for a March 742 for 1980. By early 1985, this ex-Travis, ex-Howlings car was with Marcus King and raced in in HSCC events, but by that time its identity was not known. It was then believed to have been recently owned by Graham Galliers. Subsequent history unknown but a car with this chassis number restored by Bob Salisbury in 2003 for owner Richard Kendle. This car with David Brown (Ashford, Kent) by 2007.
- Brabham BT23C  (Bernd Terbeck): New to Kurt Ahrens (Braunschweig, Germany) and raced by him in F2 in 1968 under the Caltex Racing banner. Sold to Bernd Terbeck (Hiltrup, Germany) and run as part of the Montan Racing Team in F2 in 1969 and 1970. Then unknown in 1971 and 1972. Former Mini racer Graham Cooper (Sedgley, Worcestershire) raced his "newly acquired Brabham BT23C" in a sprint at Curborough in March 1973. This car was sold by Cooper to Richard Churchley (Hampton-in-Arden, Warwickshire) and run by him in sprints in 1975 with a Ford twin cam and then in 1976 with a 1600cc Hart BDA. From Churchley to Bill Morris who wanted the engine for his Ensign and sold the rest of the car to Robin Darlington in early 1977. Then to Les Aylott (Oakham, Rutland) and David Knowles, fitted with Aylott's turbcharged 1600cc BDA engine by by June 1977, and raced in 1977 and 1978. Advertised from Oakham in April 1981. Then unknown until raced by Peter Rogers (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) in the HSCC Bradburn & Wedge Pre-71 series in 1984 with a BDA engine. (Possibly the car raced by Jon Bradburn in late 1983.) Raced by Rogers until 1987. Sold by Rogers' father Sir John Rogers to David Brown (Ashford, Kent) in 1999 and raced by him in the HSCC Classic Racing Cars Championship. Raced regularly by David Brown (Ashford, Kent) in HSCC events until sold to Graham Adelman (Free Union, VA) in 2014.
- Brabham BT30  (Tommy Reid): Autosport identifies BT30-12 as Reid's F2 car in 1971 implying BT30-8 was his FVC libre car. As BT30-8 is advertised by Bobby Howlings in late 1971, it is reasonable to assume that it was BT30-12 that Reid retained for the early part of 1972, still FVA-powered. That car goes to Nelson Todd in July 1972 and according to David McKinney was then John Pollock's 1973 car, Harold McGarrity's 1974 car, and then the BT30 of Paddy Heron (Draperstown, County Londonderry) from 1975 to 1977. This would be the BT30 rolling chassis advertised from a Draperstown phone number in Autosport in June 1978. Sold some time after by Manchester dealer Bobby Howlings to Chris Charlett in Trinidad, later returning to the UK via Howlings again, presuably in a trade for the BT40 that Charlett later raced. The BT30 next appeared in 1986 when it and a BT18 were bought in Staffordshire by Mike Freeman (Staunton, Gloucestershire). Subsequently sold by Freeman to Roger Murray (Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria) in 1990 and raced by son James on a few occasions. Sold to Neil Glover (Ansty, West Sussex) by 2004 and then to Michael Scott in 2006.
- Lotus 69 [69.F2.4] (Jochen Rindt): New to Jochen Rindt Racing Ltd, managed by Bernie Ecclestone, for Jochen Rindt to race in F2 in 1970. Sold to Wilson Fittipaldi for F2 in 1971, before being replaced with a new March 712M. Sold to Brian Classick later in 1971 for libre racing, and raced for him by Willie Green in early 1972. Sold to John Coulter for libre in late 1972, then sold to Johnny Blades, who raed it once at the end of 1972. Advertised by Blades as "ex-Rindt" in March 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
- 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  (Alistair Walker): New to Alistair Walker Racing and entered for Robin Widdows in F2 in 1970. Also driven by Walker later in the season, and by Richard Scott at Phoenix Park in September. Then sold to Kevin Murphy and used in Irish hillclimbs and at Mondello Park raced by Frank Keane (Mt Merrion, Dublin, Ireland). Retained by Murphy's Irish Racing Team for 1971 and raced by Brian Cullen in F2 and in libre events in Ireland and Scotland. Retained again for 1972 when it was loaned to Patsy McGarrity for a few races, only for him to hit a skip at Phoenix Park. Sold to Bill Gowdy (Banbridge, County Down, N. Ireland), rebuilt, and raced in Irish libre in 1973. Converted to F/Atlantic specification for the 1974 season and then sold less engine to a racing car dealer in the south of England, maybe MRE, in exchange for two BDA engines. Subsequent history unknown. Unlikely to be the "ex-Walker" BT30 advertised from Witney, Oxfordshire in March 1976 as that still had its FVA. The car raced by Marcus King in HSCC events in 1985 has been said to be BT30/20, but is now believed to be BT30/15. Also a car with the number BT30/20 observed with Michael Baudouin (France) in 1993.
- Tecno 68/F2 [T00 270] (Gianpaolo Benedini): The "usual car" of Carlo Facetti in 1968 and in the Argentine Temporada at the end of that season. Entered by Scuderia Picchio Rosso for Facetti at a couple of races in 1969 and for Gianpaolo Benedini on four occasions in 1970. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT30  (Jackie Stewart): New to John Coombs Racing and entered for Jackie Stewart and Jack Brabham in F2 in 1970. Fitted with a Cosworth FVC for Stewart to win the 1970 JAF GP. To Mike Goth September 1970 for three late-season F2 races. To Silvio Moser (Lugano, Switzerland) for F2 in 1971 up to Rouen in late June, after which Moser had a BT36. The next stages of this car's life are unknown but a 1996 Coys auction catalogue said that it had been used in hillclimbs until bought by the then current owner in 1976. The car was sold after the auction to Jay Galpin and then on to Bob Baker.
- 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).
- 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.
- Brabham BT30  (François Mazet): Sold new to Rodney Bloor's Sports Motors (Manchester) Ltd and run for François Mazet in F2 in 1970. Raced also by Gerry Birrell once at the end of the season. Then to Monegasque Lionel Noghès and raced under the Écurie Monaco banner in F2 in 1971. Last mentioned in June 1972 when the gearbox was stolen from the car while it was in storage at Lenham Hurst (Folkestone, Kent). Subsequent history unknown. The Noghès family are closely connected to the ruling family of Monaco and it is possible that the car has remained in the principality as part of The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III.
- Brabham BT30  (Howden Ganley): To Team Obrist and run by Motor Racing Enterprises in F2 in 1970 for Howden Ganley, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud and Richard Scott. Retained for 1971 and entered by Team Obrist for Jürg Dubler in F2 and also in some French and Swiss hillclimbs. Presumably the car driven by Albert Obrist at Lorentzweiler in April 1972. Then to Michel Pignard (Rillieux, France) for French hillclimbs in 1972 and early 1973 before being replaced with a 1971 Pygmée MDB16. Sold to Daniel Gache (Avignon, France) and advertised by him in December 1973. Gache recalls that he sold it to someone in the 'area of Lyon' and he believed that Gérard Gamand later bought the car from that same man. To Gamand (France) 1985 and retained to at least 1990. With Gerard Cerny (France) in 1994. Then unknown until raced by Laurent Fort (France) in 2009 and 2010. Sold to Ian Rimmer (Pavenham, Bedfordshire) in 2011 and restored by Peter Denty. Sold by Rimmer in 2013 to Ray Stubber (Australia) who ran the car in a few HSCC Historic F2 and Derek Bell Trophy races between 2013 and 2015.
- 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.
- Brabham BT23  (Vittorio Brambilla): Motor Racing Developments entry for Denny Hulme in 1967 and probably the car used by Jack Brabham for a few races in July and August after his usual car was sold to Mick Mooney. Then raced by Frank Gardner in September. Taken to the Tasman series for Denny Hulme after he had wrecked BT23-5 at Pukekohe. Then sold to Italy and a Scuderia Picchio Rosso entry in 1968, but only appeared once for Tino Brambilla in July, and once for Enzo Corti in October. Retained by Scuderia Picchio Rosso for Corti a full season in 1969 and again for Vittorio Brambilla at the start of 1970. Last seen in July 1970. Subsequent history unknown but a chassis was found in Switzerland in 2005 that was believed to be "ex-Brambilla". The frame does appear to be the one raced by Tino Brambilla in 1968, but in 2015 this car was being advertised as BT23/1.
- Chevron B17c [17C.70.01] (Reine Wisell): A works entry for Reine Wisell (Motala, nr. Linkoping, Sweden) in Formula 2 in 1970 but completely unsuccessful. Also raced once by fellow Swedish F3 driver Gustaf Dieden at Mantorp Park in August. Acquired by Bobby Howlings and raced in a new libre races in 1971, still with its FVA engine. Then unknown until 1974 when it was owned by Uwe Jantzen (Bridgend, Wales) and used in libre and speed events. It reportedly had been bought as "ex-Wisell" and still had a FVA engine. Advertised by Jantzen in April 1976. Bobby Howlings again advertised the "ex-Wisell" B17C in 1978 and it was then observed still with a FVA engine in libre at Brands Hatch with Tony Pollock (Winnersh, Berkshire) in December 1980. Raced by Len Bridge (Basingstoke, Hampshire) in the HSCC Pre-71 F2 series in 1985, advertised by Andreason Racing in December 1985, and then raced by Stephen Davis in historic racing from 1986 to 1988.
- 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.
- 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.
- March 702  (Dieter Basche): BMW entered their own Len Terry-designed 269 and 270 cars in 1970 but also bought a March for comparison purposes. It appeared only once all season, when chassis engineer Dieter Basche tried it in practice at Paul Ricard in July. The car was acquired by Mr Moorkens, the Belgian BMW importer, for his son to use in hillclimbs in 1971 using a BMW 2002 engine. The car then went missing until it was located by Philippe Demeyer in 1998 and sold via race-cars.com. The car did not have a chassis plate but had 702-04 stamped on the frame near the dash. As the numbers 1 to 3 and 5 were observed in F2 in 1970, it makes sense that this car would be chassis 702-4.
- 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.
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Individual sources for this event
Autosport (30 Jul 1970 pp22-25) omits chassis numbers on this occasion but does mention that Regga had the new "70/F2" Tecno ("a slightly modified 68 car") while Jean Max had Regga's usual car which he was expected to alternate with Salvati in the future. Cevert had his usual car and Benedini had the ex-Facetti 68 car. Lotus and Pygmée were unchanged, as were most of the Brabhams, but Tino Brambilla had foresaken his Ferrari for the Brabham BT30 that Corti had wrecked at the Nurburgring, John Wingfield had the updated ex-Westbury 69 BT30 and Al Walker "was in his own BT30, previously raced by Robin Widdows, for the first time". BMW had their regular 1970 cars plus their March 702 for the first time for chassis engineer Dieter Basche to try out. March also had "the two regular cars" despite talk of the 702 "Special" turning up.