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Grand Prix of Israel

Ashkelon, 22 Nov 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
DNC Derek Bell Brabham BT30 [16] - Cosworth FVA
Tom Wheatcroft Racing (see note 1)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Patrick Depailler Tecno 70/F2 [T00 804] - Cosworth FVA
Tecno Racing Team
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Vittorio Brambilla Brabham BT30 [22] - Cosworth FVA
Scuderia Ala d'Oro (see note 2)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Tommy Reid Brabham BT30 [12] - Cosworth FVA
Scuderia Ala d'Oro (see note 3)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Patrick Dal Bo Pygmée MDB15 [170] - Cosworth FVA
Constructions Mechanique Pygmee
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Brian Cullen Brabham BT23C [11] - Cosworth FVA
Brian Cullen (see note 4)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Bruno Frey Tecno 69/F2 ["T00 402"] - Cosworth FVA
Midland Racing Team
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Peter Westbury Brabham BT30 [23] - Cosworth FVA
FIRST Racing (see note 5)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Mike Goth Brabham BT30 [17] - Cosworth FVA
Mike Goth (see note 6)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla Brabham BT30 [21] - Cosworth FVA
Scuderia Ala d'Oro (see note 7)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Xavier Perrot March 702 [5-2] - Cosworth FVA
Squadra Tartaruga (see note 8)
Practice only - race cancelled

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Patrick Depailler * (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 70/F2 [T00 804] - Cosworth FVA
2 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla * (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [21] - Cosworth FVA
3 Mike Goth * (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [17] - Cosworth FVA
4 Derek Bell * (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [16] - Cosworth FVA
5 Peter Westbury * (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [23] - Cosworth FVA
6 Xavier Perrot * (F2) 1.6-litre March 702 [5-2] - Cosworth FVA
7 Brian Cullen * (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [11] - Cosworth FVA
8 Patrick Dal Bo * (F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB15 [170] - Cosworth FVA
9 Tommy Reid * (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [12] - Cosworth FVA
10 Vittorio Brambilla * (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [22] - Cosworth FVA
11 Bruno Frey * (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 69/F2 ["T00 402"] - Cosworth FVA
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT30 [16] (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.
  2. Brabham BT30 [22] (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.
  3. Brabham BT30 [12] (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. Its history after 1978 is a little difficult to discern as it is said to have been sold by Manchester dealer Bobby Howlings to "Chris Sherret" (Bob Sharrott?) in Barbados, later returning to the UK via Howlings again. It 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.
  4. Brabham BT23C [11] (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).
  5. Brabham BT30 [23] (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.
  6. Brabham BT30 [17] (Mike Goth): 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.
  7. Brabham BT30 [21] (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. In 2006 Sepp Mayer (Germany) bought a car from Italy using this identity but with a 1972 BT35 chassis. He sold it to Bob Sellix (Rotherfield, East Sussex) around 2007 who sold it on to Jolyon Harrison (York) who was still running it in hillclimbs in 2014. The connection between this BT35 and the original BT30 is unknown.
  8. March 702 [5-2] (Xavier Perrot): Xavier Perrot's car is recorded by Autosport early in 1970 as chassis 702-4 but is called 702-5 after its crash at Hockenheim in June. Race Report sees it as 702-5 throughout the season so 702-4 references are assumed to be typos. Like many of the 702s, this car disappears after the 1970 season but a history on race-cars.com states that it ran in the Canadian FB series and then became a CSR car in 1987 with a Cosworth BDD engine and raced on until 1994. That would suggest it was the car raced by Frank and Tim Simpson in FB in 1972. It appeared on race-cars.com in June 2000.

Sources

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' orginal results.

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Individual sources for this event

Autosport (26 Nov 1970 pp12-13) had a full report by Paul Watson who gave chassis numbers for the Brabham BT30s and identified Depailler's borrowed tecno as Regazzon's car from Hockenheim.