Gran Premio de Madrid
Jarama, 11 May 1969
|1||Jackie Stewart||Matra MS7  - Cosworth FVA
#1 Matra International
|2||Jean-Pierre Beltoise||Matra MS7  - Cosworth FVA
#2 Matra Sports
|3||Piers Courage||Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA
#3 Frank Williams Racing Cars (see note 1)
|4||Johnny Servoz-Gavin||Matra MS7  - Cosworth FVA
#4 Matra International
|5||Hubert Hahne||Lola T102 [F2 68/1] - BMW M12
#15 Bayerische Motoren Werke
|6||Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla||Ferrari Dino 166  6
#6 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
|7||Peter Westbury||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#12 FIRST Racing (see note 2)
|8||Derek Bell||Ferrari Dino 166  6
#5 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
|9||Nanni Galli||Tecno 68/F2 [T00 304] - Cosworth FVA
#19 Tecno Racing Team (see note 3)
|10||Graham Birrell||Brabham BT23C [5-2] - Cosworth FVA
#11 Ecurie Ecosse (see note 4)
|11||Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni||Ferrari Dino 166  6
#7 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
|12||François Cevert||Tecno 68/F2 [T00 306] - Cosworth FVA
#8 Tecno Racing Team (see note 5)
|13||Malcolm Guthrie||Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA
#18 Frank Williams Racing Cars (see note 6)
|14||Graham McRae||Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA
#23 Frank Williams Racing Cars (see note 7)
|15||Enzo Corti||Brabham BT23  - Cosworth FVA
#27 Scuderia Picchio Rosso (see note 8)
|16||Eric Offenstadt||Pygmée MDB12  - Cosworth FVA
#25 Constructions Mechaniques Pygmee
(see note 9)
|17||Bernd Terbeck||Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA
#9 Montan Racing Team (see note 10)
|18||Alan Rollinson||Lotus 59B [59-F2-19] - Cosworth FVA
#21 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 11)
|DNS||Patrick Dal Bo||Pygmée MDB12  - Cosworth FVA
#26 Constructions Mechaniques Pygmee
(see note 12)
|Did not start|
|DNS||John Miles||Lotus 59B [59-F2-20] - Cosworth FVA
#20 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 13)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Alistair Walker||Tecno 69/F2 - Cosworth FVA
#16 Frank Williams Racing Cars
|Did not start|
|DNQ||Robin Widdows||Merlyn Mk 12A [109?] - Cosworth FVA
Bob Gerard - Merlyn Racing (see note 14)
|Did not qualify|
All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.
|1||Jean-Pierre Beltoise||(F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7  - Cosworth FVA|
|2||Johnny Servoz-Gavin||(F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7  - Cosworth FVA|
|3||Jackie Stewart||(F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7  - Cosworth FVA|
|4||Peter Westbury||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|5||Piers Courage||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA|
|6||John Miles *||(F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 59B [59-F2-20] - Cosworth FVA|
|7||Alan Rollinson||(F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 59B [59-F2-19] - Cosworth FVA|
|8||Nanni Galli||(F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 304] - Cosworth FVA|
|9||Hubert Hahne||(F2) 1.6-litre Lola T102 [F2 68/1] - BMW M12|
|10||François Cevert||(F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 306] - Cosworth FVA|
|11||Graham McRae||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA|
|12||Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla||(F2) 1.6-litre Ferrari Dino 166  - Ferrari Dino 6|
|13||Eric Offenstadt||(F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB12  - Cosworth FVA|
|14||Malcolm Guthrie||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA|
|15||Graham Birrell||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [5-2] - Cosworth FVA|
|16||Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni||(F2) 1.6-litre Ferrari Dino 166  - Ferrari Dino 6|
|17||Enzo Corti||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23  - Cosworth FVA|
|18||Derek Bell||(F2) 1.6-litre Ferrari Dino 166  - Ferrari Dino 6|
|19||Robin Widdows *||(F2) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 12A [109?] - Cosworth FVA|
|20||Bernd Terbeck||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA|
|21||Alistair Walker *||(F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 69/F2 - Cosworth FVA|
|22||Patrick Dal Bo *||(F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB12  - Cosworth FVA|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT23C  (Piers Courage): New to Frank Williams Racing Cars intended for Juan Manuel Bordeu to race in the F2 Argentine Temporada in December 1968. Retained by Williams for 1969 and raced for him by Piers Courage until his new BT30 was delivered. Earlier suggestions that this car was used by Gagliardi and Marcello Gallo in F3 in 1969 do not now appear to be correct. Sold to Alistair Walker and entered by him for Jacky Ickx to race late 1969, for Walker himself at Thruxton early 1970 and then in the Japanese GP at Fuji in May. Sold to Walter Kinnear (Gilford, County Down, Northern Ireland), fitted with a 1600cc Ford twin cam and raced by him in Irish libre racing from September 1970 to the end of the 1972 season. To John Blades (Whitley Bay, Northumberland) in part-exchange for Blades' Lotus 69 and advertised for sale by Blades in 1973. Sold to Joe Applegarth (Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham) who used parts from this car on his Monoposto Formula BT23C/5.
- Brabham BT30  (Peter Westbury): 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.
- Tecno 68/F2 [T00 304] (Nanni Galli): A brand new Tecno-FVA taken to the Argentine Temporada in December 1968 for local driver Andrea Vianini. Brought back into the factory Tecno team for 1969 and driven by Nanni Galli in the 1969 F2 series. Taken over by Clay Regazzoni at the Albi GP in September 1969 and crashed into the Armco on the opening lap of the race. Not seen again.
- Brabham BT23C [5-2] (Graham Birrell): New to Winkelmann Racing for Jochen Rindt to race in F2 in 1968, winning four of his first seven races. Driven by Vic Elford at at Monza in June and crashed. The car was rebuilt on a new chassis and Rindt won two more races later that year. To Ecurie Ecosse and raced by Graham Birrell in F2 in 1969. Ecurie Ecosse and Birrell had a BT30 for 1970 but the BT23C was raced in a libre at Ingliston in May when it was crashed. Sold in July to Stanley Robinson who fitted the engine, gearbox and suspension to the Unipower GT Group 6 car he raced with John Blanckley. The BT23C chassis was repaired some time around 1972 and sold to Joe Applegarth (Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham) who built it up using parts from BT23C/16 and fitted a pushrod Ford engine for Monoposto racing. Raced by Applegarth from 1973 until the end of 1977, competing in around 130 events, and then retained after Applegarth retired. Sold by him to Joe Willenpart (Scheibbs, Austria) in 2010.
- Tecno 68/F2 [T00 306] (François Cevert): New at the December 1968 Argentine Temporada as a works car for Jo Siffert but likely to have been the "brand new" spare car available for Clay Regazzoni at Vallelunga in October. Then a works entry for François Cévert in F2 in 1969, winning at Reims in June. Entered by Jolly Club for Giancarlo Gagliardi at two F2 races early in 1970 and then to Hervé Bayard for hillclimbs later in 1970. Bayard's car was described as "ex-Regazzoni" and a 1969 car, but identified by later owner Fred Marquet as chassis T00 306. Used in the 1971 French hillclimb series by Bayard with 1600cc FVA and 1800cc FVC engines. Then to Daniel Gache for 1972 and raced in the 1600cc G9 class. Unknown after the end of 1972 until acquired by Marquet from a M. Rabanel (Toulon, France) in 1987. Retained by Marquet in 2009.
- Brabham BT23C  (Malcolm Guthrie): New to Frank Williams' customer Corrado Manfredini and raced as a Scuderia Picchio Rosso entry in F2 from June onwards. Returned to Williams and entered by Frank Williams Racing Cars for Malcolm Guthrie in F2 in early 1969 but sold to Bob Gerard (Leicester) in May and entered for his drivers Robin Widdows and Brian Hart, each of who won a race that summer in the car. Advertised by Gerard Racing as a rolling chassis in August 1970. Sold to drag racer Gerry Tyack (Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire) in 1970 and used to set four national speed records at Elvington, and also to win the Brighton Speed Trials. Advertised by Tyack in November 1971. Its history thereafter is unclear but it reappeared in 1986 being raced by Adrian Thomas in HSCC events, then with Kelvin Lambeth (London) in 1988-89 and with Monte Shalett (Metairie, LA) in 1990. Advertised by Mark Leonard of Grand Prix Classics (La Jolla, CA) in 1998 and sold by him to Peter Ball who did not use it much, preferring his FJ. From Bull to Harindra de Silva (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) February 2008 and raced in 2008 and 2009. Then stored until run in the F1 Support Race at COTA in November 2013.
- Brabham BT23C  (Graham McRae): The prototype BT23C was used at the end of the 1967 season by Jack Brabham and Frank Gardner and then sold to Frank Williams for Picko Troberg to drive, but not start, at Hockenheim in April 1968. It was then used briefly in F3 by Harry Stiller but wasn't seen again until October 1968 when Piers Courage took it over for the Albi F2 race, his regular BT23C/07 having been "sold to Tasmania" (Autosport 25 Oct 1968 p14). Then to Laurence Brownlie (Kelso, South Island, New Zealand), possibly leased by Williams, and raced in the 1969 Tasman series before returning to Europe for Graham McRae to drive in the 1969 F2 series, entered by Williams again. Not seen after July 1969 but reappeared in April 1970 when advertised by Bobby Howlings. Sold to Rodney Seow in Singapore but never raced. Traded together with Seow's Brabham BT9 to Mike Truter by 1980 and sold on to Brian Wilson (Australia) about 1983. Wilson imported the cars to Australia, had the BT23C restored and raced it in historic racing for more than 20 years. Sold to Chad Parrish (Sydney, Australia) early 2014.
- Brabham BT23  (Enzo Corti): 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 once for Tino Brambilla in July and once for Enzo Corti in October. Retained by 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.
- Pygmée MDB12  (Eric Offenstadt): New for Eric Offenstadt to drive in Formula 2 in 1969. Wrecked when Offenstadt cartwheeled off the track after a driveshaft broke at Tulln-Langenlebarn in July. Rebuilt and sold to Pierre Maublanc (Rillieux-la-Pape, Rhône-Alpes), who used it in French hillclimbs in late 1969. Retained for 1970 and fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC. To Richard Daniel for 1971, still with the FVC, but crashed at Brides-Méribel in August, when according to reports, "la Pygmée est pulvérisée".
- 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.
- Lotus 59B [59-F2-19] (Alan Rollinson): One of three Lotus 59Bs built for Roy Winkelmann Racing in F2 in 1969, and became Jochen Rindt's regular car, winning at Zolder and Tulln-Langenlebarn. Driven at other races in 1969 by Alan Rollinson, Roy Pike, Rolf Stommelen, and John Miles. According to Richard Spelberg's research, this car was converted to Lotus 69 specification for 1970, as F2.69.4.
- Pygmée MDB12  (Patrick Dal Bo): New for Patrick Dal Bo in Formula 2 in 1969. To Jean Lachaud (Sainte-Colombe, Rhône, France) for hillclimbs in 1970, still with its 1600cc Cosworth FVA engine. To Marc Pozet (Trévoux, Lyon, Ain) for hillclimbs in 1971. To Georges Détalante (Dijon, Burgundy) for 1972, fitted with a 1600cc Cosworth BDA and used in mainly regional hillclimbs in 1972 and 1973. Advertised by him in October 1974. Also advertised as "ex-Pozet" in May 1975. Identified by Gérard Gamand as the car of Bruno Sotty (Dijon, Burgundy) at Mont Dore in 1974. As Sotty and Détalante both lived in Dijon, Sotty may have borrowed the car. According to Gérard Gamand and Didier Martin's research, this is the car later owned by Etienne Maire and Thierry Parriaux, which was last in 1985 when it was advertised by Noël Faillace (Bastia, Corsica), when it was fitted with a 1300cc Renault Gordini engine. Subsequent history unknown, but in the late 1990s, a MDB12 with a Renault engine was acquired by Stephan Kupka of Mec Auto in Belgium, who initially thought it was a F/Renault. It was still with him, unrestored, in 2009.
- Lotus 59B [59-F2-20] (John Miles): One of three Lotus 59Bs built for Roy Winkelmann Racing in F2 in 1969. This was Graham Hill's usual car, winning at Albi in September, but was driven at other races by Roy Pike, John Miles, Hans Herrmann, and Andrea de Adamich. According to Richard Spelberg's research, this car was converted to Lotus 69 specification for 1970, as F2.69.5.
- Merlyn Mk 12A [109?] (Robin Widdows): New for Bob Gerard's quasi-works F2 team in 1968, and raced early in the season by John Cardwell. This car was updated to MK 12A specification for 1969 and run alongside Gerard's Brabham BT23C for Robin Widdows and others. Advertised by Gerard Racing in January 1970 but not seen again until Pete Tester ran it in a libre race at Lydden in early 1973. Used by Peter Bull (London) in sprints that summer, by which time it had a BRM engine of some sort, and then advertised by Bull in September with a 1600cc Ford twin cam engine and FT200 gearbox. Bull bought a Brabham BT30 for 1974 and the later history of the Merlyn is unknown.
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 (16 May 1969 pp14-16), Motoring News (15 May 1969 pp8-9). Autosport omits chassis numbers but most drivers are in their usual cars. Rollinson was in Rindt's usual Lotus 59B and Miles in Hill's. Motoring News lists chassis numbers for all starters, giving Rollinson's car as 59-F2-19, Hahne's as F2 68-1 and Beltoise's as MS7-07. MN also carefully explained the mystery of Corti's Brabham BT23-2 wearing the plate from BT23-4.