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Non-championship F2 Race

Hockenheim, 3 Oct 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT36 [6] - Cosworth FVA
#2 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 1)
36 1.15.24.9
189 kph
2 Dieter Quester March 712M [14] - BMW M12/2
#1 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau (see note 2)
36 1.15.35.0
3 Wilson Fittipaldi March 712M [17] - Cosworth FVA
#3 Team Bardahl (see note 3)
36 1.15.35.4
4 Silvio Moser Brabham BT36 [11] - Cosworth FVA
#12 (see note 4)
36 1.16.41.3
5 John Watson Brabham BT30 [11] - Cosworth FVA
#20 (see note 5)
36 1.17.19.6
6 Brian Hart Brabham BT30 [15] - Cosworth FVA
#6 F.R. Gerard (see note 6)
35
7 Gerry Birrell Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#16 J&J Stanton
35
8 Peter Westbury Brabham BT36 [5] - Cosworth FVA
#9 FIRST (see note 7)
35
9 Helmut Gall Tecno TF70 [T00804] - Cosworth FVA
#26 Autofunk Racing Team
35
10 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla March 712M [18] - Cosworth FVA
#5 Scuderia Ala d'Oro
34
11 Carlos Ruesch Brabham BT36 [7] - Cosworth FVA
#17 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 8)
34
12 Bernd Terbeck Brabham BT36 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#25 (see note 9)
30
R Frank Gardner Lola T240 ["F2.1"] - Cosworth FVA
#15 Lola Cars
10 Fuel pressure
R Patrick Dal Bo Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-271] - Cosworth FVA
#19 Constructions Mech Pygmée (see note 10)
3 Engine
R Tetsu Ikuzawa Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#4
Engine
UNK Jean-Pierre Jaussaud March 712M [11] - Cosworth FVA
#7 Shell-Arnold

UNK Fredy Link March 712M [16] - Cosworth FVA
#27 Jolly Club

UNK Jean Blanc Tecno TF70 [T00 740] - Cosworth FVA
#30

UNK Bruno Frey Chevron B18 [18.71.2] - Cosworth FVA
#24 Midland Racing Team (see note 11)

UNK Adam Potocki Lotus 69 [69.F2.3] - Cosworth FVA
#29 GTE Racing Cars

UNK Roland Binder Tecno 68/F2 [T00 286] - Cosworth FVA
#32 (see note 12)

UNK Hannelore Werner March 712M [3] - Cosworth FVA
#10 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau

UNK Georges Schäfer McLaren M4A [200-19F] - Cosworth FVA
#28 (see note 13)

UNK Ernst Maring Maco 271 [F2.71.1] - Cosworth FVA

DNS Alfred "Freddy" Amweg Tecno 68/F2 ["T00 400"] - Cosworth FVA
#31 (see note 14)
Did not start
(Piston)
DNA Niki Lauda March 712M [9B as '9'] - Cosworth FVA
#8 March Engineering
Did not arrive
DNA François Mazet Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVA
#11 Siffert Racing Team (see note 15)
Did not arrive
DNA Jean-Pierre Jarier March 712M - Cosworth FVA
#14 Shell-Arnold
Did not arrive
DNA Xavier Perrot March 712M [6] - Cosworth FVA
#18 Squadra Tartaruga
Did not arrive
DNA Jeremy Richardson Brabham BT30 [16] - Cosworth FVA
#21 Paul Watson Racing Organisation
(see note 16)
Did not arrive
DNA Giovanni Salvati March 712M [19] - Cosworth FVA
#22 Scuderia Ala d'Oro
Did not arrive
DNA Claudio Francisci March 712M [1] - Cosworth FVA
#23 Scuderia Ala d'Oro
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Beuttler March 712M [5] - Cosworth FVA
#34
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Carlos Reutemann (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [6] - Cosworth FVA 2.06.3
2 Dieter Quester (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [14] - BMW M12/2 2.06.7
3 Gerry Birrell (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA 2.07.6
4 Frank Gardner (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T240 ["F2.1"] - Cosworth FVA 2.07.9
5 Wilson Fittipaldi (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [17] - Cosworth FVA 2.08.0
6 John Watson (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [11] - Cosworth FVA 2.08.3
7 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [18] - Cosworth FVA 2.08.5
8 Silvio Moser (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [11] - Cosworth FVA 2.08.8
9 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [11] - Cosworth FVA 2.09.0
10 Carlos Ruesch (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [7] - Cosworth FVA 2.09.2
11 Brian Hart (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [15] - Cosworth FVA 2.10.2
12 Peter Westbury (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [5] - Cosworth FVA 2.10.7
13 Fredy Link (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [16] - Cosworth FVA 2.10.9
14 Jean Blanc (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno TF70 [T00 740] - Cosworth FVA 2.11.4
15 Patrick Dal Bo (F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-271] - Cosworth FVA 2.11.5
16 Bernd Terbeck (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [3] - Cosworth FVA 2.12.1
17 Bruno Frey (F2) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.2] - Cosworth FVA 2.13.0
18 Adam Potocki (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69.F2.3] - Cosworth FVA 2.13.2
19 Helmut Gall (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno TF70 [T00804] - Cosworth FVA 2.13.3
20 Tetsu Ikuzawa (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] - Cosworth FVA 2.14.3
21 Roland Binder (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 286] - Cosworth FVA 2.15.9
22 Hannelore Werner (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [3] - Cosworth FVA 2.16.6
23 Alfred "Freddy" Amweg * (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 ["T00 400"] - Cosworth FVA 2.21.6
24 Georges Schäfer (F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [200-19F] - Cosworth FVA 2.26.0
25 Ernst Maring (F2) 1.6-litre Maco 271 [F2.71.1] - Cosworth FVA 2.26.9
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT36 [6] (Carlos Reutemann): 1971 Automovil Club Argentina for Carlos Reutemann in F2
    1972 April 20th A/S reports sent to Argentina as a race school car.
    1974 BT36-6 & 7 driven by Esteban Fernandino and Pablo Brea
    2008 Automovil Club Argentino Museum, Argentina
  2. March 712M [14] (Dieter Quester): Thanks to Dieter Quester's BMW connections, he was able to acquire BMW engines for a new March 712M in 1971 and was highly successful, winning at Monza in June and taking a further five second places that season. The next time the 712M emerged was as the basis of Kurt Bergmann's Kaimann F2 car, equipped with an Apfelbeck-developed 2-litre Opel engine. The car was used with some success in Austrian hillclimbs but the engine failed in practice when it appeared for its one F2 race, at Hockenheim in April 1974 (see Autosport 8 Apr 1976 p2). The F1 Register then reports the presence of a similarly specified car in the hands of Kurt Rieder at the Salzburg race in June (F1R Volume 10 p63).
  3. March 712M [17] (Wilson Fittipaldi): New to Wilson Fittipaldi in May 1971, replacing the Lotus 69 with which he had started the European F2 season. Raced by Fittipaldi for the rest of the season as part of Team Bardahl. Retained for one F2 race in early 1972, then sold to Tate of Leeds (Racing) and converted to Formula Atlantic for Chris Meek to race in the British championship. Loaned to Sonny Rajah for the Brands Hatch Boxing Day race. Retained by Tate of Leeds for Malcolm Wayne in early 1973, then sold to visiting American Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA) who took it back to the US. Entered by Karlberg for Monique Proulx at Watkins Glen in October 1974 and also taken to Trinidad for Formula Caribbean events where it was sold. By 1978 it was owned by David Kerr but it was "totally destroyed" in a towing incident at the "Love Bird International" meeting at Vernamfield Motorsport Park, Jamaica, in December 1978.
  4. Brabham BT36 [11] (Silvio Moser): New in July 1971 to Silvio Moser to replace his BT30. According to Moser's former mechanic, the car was "probably" sold to Hans Obrist at the ends of 1971 or early 1972 so would be the BT36 used by Hans Obrist (Schinznach, Switzerland) in Swiss national events in 1972. Last known when run by Obrist at the Lorentzweiler hillclimb in Luxembourg in April 1973. Then unknown from 1973 to 1977 but likely to be one of the as-yet unidentified Brabhams running in European hillclimbs. This is probably the car run in French hillclimbs by Michel Salvi (Malbuisson, France, very close to the Swiss border) in 1977, when it still had its 1600cc Cosworth FVA engine. Sold by Salvi in 1978 to Jacky Dalloz (Champagnole, France, not far from Malbuisson) and again used in French hillclimbs. Dalloz is believed to have crashed the Brabham some time around 1980, damaging the front of the car. The next owners were J Plante (Carcassonne, France, in the south of the country), then Alain Filhol (France) 1988 who had it restored by Simon Hadfield. Then to Ermanno Ronchi (Italy) 1992. It failed to sell at a Brooks auction in 2000 and next emerged with Andy Newall (UK) in 2003, having been rebuilt with a new Sid Hoole chassis, the original being retained. Sold to James Murray 2003 and rebuilt with the original chassis in 2006, the new chassis then being sold to Cornwall for a rebuild of a BT35. The BT36 was sold to Josef 'Sepp' Mayer (Heitersheim, Germany) 2008. To Luciano Arnold (Zurich, Switzerland) 2011.
  5. Brabham BT30 [11] (John Watson): Sold to John Watson (Craigavad, County Down, Northern Ireland) for F2 in 1970, replacing a Lola T100 that Watson had used with great success in Irish libre. Retained for F2 in 1971, during which time it was partly updated to BT36 specification. To Bob Howlings (Congleton, Cheshire) for libre 1972 and fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC mid-season. Sold to Tony Dean (Leeds, West Yorkshire) in August so he would have a car for the Rothmans 50,000. To Phillip Guerola (Bickley, Kent) 1973 and raced in libre until the end of 1976. Advertised ("ex-Watson") as a rolling chassis from an Aylesbury number in January 1978 and bought by Barrie Dutnall (Medway, Kent) in 1979 or 1980 but not used. Advertised by Dutnall as a rolling chassis in June 1981. Said to have been owned by Jon Bradburn, David Rishworth (Leamington, Warwickshire) and Kelvin Lambeth before bought by David McLaughlin in or before 2003. To David Brown (Ashford, Kent) 2003. To Ian Gray (Mansfield, Nottinghamshire) 2004.
  6. Brabham BT30 [15] (Brian Hart): 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.
  7. Brabham BT36 [5] (Peter Westbury): New to F.I.R.S.T. for Peter Westbury to drive in F2 in 1971. Retained by Westbury early 1972 and then sold to Neckel 'Nick' Koob (Bettborn, Luxembourg) for French, Belgian and Luxembourg hill climbs from 1972 to 1974. To Johny Krier (Luxembourg) 1975 for French, Belgian and Luxembourg hillclimbs.
    1977 Roger Hennebert (Belgium)
    1978 Marcel Tarrès?
    1979 Guy Verraux (Charleville, France)
    1980 - 1981 Claude Bargellini (Longwy, France)
    1981 - 1984 Francois Wille, Longwy, (Martini bodywork but with chassis plate)
    1986 Yves Bole (Venissieux, France)
    1993 John Beasley (Shrewsbury, Shropshire)
    1998 Abba Kogan and rebuilt on a new chassis
    2007 Sold by RM Auctions (agent Annette Abaci) to Thomas Steinke (Hamburg, Germany). Neither Abaci or Steinke were the aware of the car having a new chassis. The original chassis was later sold via Bonhams in 2008 and its current whereabouts are unknown. Meanwhile, the continuous entity of BT36-5 was raced by Steinke in European Historic F2 in 2008 and 2009 and sold to Francesco Molino (Pescara, Italy) in 2012. Then to Günter Türk (Freiburg, Germany) in 2013.
  8. Brabham BT36 [7] (Carlos Ruesch): 1971 Automovil Club Argentina for Carlos Ruesch in F2
    1972 April 20th A/S reports sent to Argentina as a race school car.
    1974 BT36-6 & 7 driven by Esteban Fernandino and Pablo Brea
    2008 Museo Juan Manuel Fangio, Balcarce, Argentina
  9. Brabham BT36 [3] (Bernd Terbeck): 1971 Bernd Terbeck in F2
    1972 Bernd Terbeck in F2
    Accident at Hockenheim 16th April and returned to England for repairs.
    1972 August 10th A/S car for sale by Kaydon Racing at Cobham *2
    Returned to Bernd Terbeck who sold to Heinz Stemmer, Münster
    then to Karl-Heinz Kühn,
    1984 Hans Peter
    2003 Willy Markwalder
    2006 Heinz Rolf Wisskirchen
  10. Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-271] (Patrick Dal Bo): According to the research of Gérard Gamand, Editor of Autodiva, the ex-Beltoise 'châssis MDB16#271' went to Richard Daniel for 1972. Daniel raced the car in courses de côte until the end of 1972 but its next owner is currently unknown.
  11. Chevron B18 [18.71.2] (Bruno Frey): New to Chevron's European agent Jo Siffert and entered by Siffert Racing in the F2 races at Bogotá in February 1971 for Xavier Perrot to drive. Perrot drove it one more time, at the European season opener at Mallory Park in March, but then acquired a March 712M instead. The Chevron went to Midland Racing Team in for Bruno Frey (Horw, Switzerland) to drive, but after failing to qualify for the Hockenheim round of the championship in April, he limited his appearances to non-championship and national events. For 1972, the car went to fellow Swiss Georges Schäfer and was fitted with a 1.8-litre Cosworth BDE for French hillclimbs, domestic events, and a few failures to qualify for F2 races. He returned for another DNQ at the start of 1973, after which the car disappears. It is possible that this is the car later used by Rémi Gillis, Bernard-Etienne Grobot and Lucien Guitteny in French hillclimbs, but that is more likely to have been the ex-Hervé Bayard car. In July 1976, Michel Wyler (Geneva, Switzerland) had a B18 at Ayent Anzere which is likely to be this car. In 1995, Fredy Kumschick (Lucerne/Luzern, Switzerland), applied for FIA papers for a Chevron B18 with chassis number 71-2. The history given had a gap after Frey until Walter Bollier (Zürich, Switzerland) in 1991 and then Kumschick in 1994, who ran it for Peter Stoboski. Sold to dealer Christophe Pund of Le Galerie des Damiers (Cassel, France) in 2004 and then to an unknown owner and advertised on his behalf by Lutziger Classic Cars in 2012, at which time it was yellow. Subsequent history unknown.
  12. Tecno 68/F2 [T00 286] (Roland Binder): Bought by Charles Vögele for Silvio Moser (Lugano, Switzerland) to race in European F2 and Swiss Championship events in 1968. Also taken to the Argentine Temporada at the end that year. Sold to Roland Binder (Esslingen, Germany) and used in F2 in 1969, 1970 and 1971. According to later owner Oliver Heschl- Gillespie, the Tecno went to Bernd Burger (Rüsselsheim, Germany) and was converted to a Group 7 sports car using a KMW body as the "Burger P3", still with its 1600cc Cosworth FVA. Burger raced it in German national racing 1973 and 1974 after which the rolling chassis was sold to Karl Langjahr (Darmstadt, Germany) who fitted a Porsche engine and raced it in Interserie and national events as a Tecno-Porsche until 1980. Then to Bernd Becker (Idar-Oberstein, Germany) who only wanted the engine. The car continued via Kurt Henn (Idar-Oberstein, Germany) to Christina Berthold (Nürnberg, Germany) who raced it briefly with a new Porsche engine at which point it was sold to the Rosso Bianco Collection (Aschaffenburg, Germany). Sold by the museum in 1999, it passed via an Viennese Porsche dealer to Olivier Heschl-Gillespie (Vienna, Austria) who had it restored by Karl Langjahr to its 1974 specification.
  13. McLaren M4A [200-19F] (Georges Schäfer): Ecurie Intersport for Guy Ligier in F2 in 1968. The team was disbanded after Schlesser's death in a F1 race in July. If Schlesser's regular car went into French hillclimbs, then 200-19 is likely to be one of two cars acquired from the team by Pierre Bardinon (Aubusson, France) and would be the car raced by Bardinon at the Mont-Dore hillclimb in August 1968. These two cars were then traded by Bardinon to Franco Sbarro (Grandson, Switzerland) and one was sold to Georges Schäfer (Geneva, Switzerland) for use in French hillclimbs and Swiss national events in 1971, as well as a single F2 race. After crashing this car, Schäfer bought Sbarro's second car. Then unknown until offered for sale by Hans Peter (Switzerland ) in August 1990. A car with this chassis number was in the Brooks Monaco auction in 2000 when it was said to be "unraced since 1968". Also at this time, Auto-Salon-Singen (Singen, Germany) advertised a pale yellow "ex-Schlesser" McLaren M4A that was said to be unraced since 1968. Subsequent history unknown
  14. Tecno 68/F2 ["T00 400"] (Alfred "Freddy" Amweg): Swiss driver Max Büsch (Zürich) had a Tecno for 1968 which was described by Automobil Revue in May 1968 as being brand new. The engine was described as a 215 bhp Cosworth and judging by his impressive speed in the car, that must mean a F2 Cosworth FVA. The car was driven by Günther Huber (Vienna), also under the banner of BB Racing Team, twice in F2 events in 1969. At the second of these races, Motoring News gave its chassis number as 'T00 400' but that number appears much too late for a 1968 car. Sold by Büsch to Hans Obrist for 1970 but he only appeared rarely. Then to Freddy Amweg (Ammerswil) for 1971 and used in Swiss and German national events. Continued running in 1600cc Group 9 in Swiss and German events in 1972, after which Amweg acquired a Brabham BT38. Subsequent history unknown. .
  15. Chevron B18 [18.71.3] (François Mazet): New to Chevron's European agent Jo Siffert and raced by him in the F2 races at Bogotá in February 1971. Driven by Siffert in some European F2 races later in 1971, but more usually by François Mazet, who finished fourth at Pau but otherwise had a difficult season. Raced by José Dolhem at the final race of the year. It appears the Chevron was returned to Bolton after 1971 and found its way into the hands of Roger Hire, who was also running a Chevron B21 with Peter Hanson. The car was then leased to Willie Green and fitted with a 1.9 Alan Smith Cosworth FVC for the Rothmans 50,000 libre race in August 1972. Then unknown until July 1982, when "chassis no. 3 ex Siffert" was advertised from Manton in Leicestershire. Unknown again until 1989, when Robert Campbell raced his red "ex-Jo Siffert F2 Chevron B18-71/3" in HSCC events. A car with this chassis number was auctioned by H&H in May 2002 but did not sell. Next seen in 2014, when a red B18 was advertised by Lutziger Classic Cars, showing the 1990 HSCC papers and a "71/3" chassis plate.
  16. Brabham BT30 [16] (Jeremy Richardson): 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.

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

Few chassis numbers given at Hockenheim, just the new Maco of Ernst Maring. Frey has "his usual" Chevron despite the reported theft and MN mentions that Freddy Amweg's Tecno is ex-Bsch (7 Oct 1971 p6). It is unclear which Pygme MDB16 Dal Bo is driving.