OldRacingCars.com

Flugplatzrennen

Tulln-Langenlebarn, 14 Jul 1968

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jochen Rindt Brabham BT23C [5-2] - Cosworth FVA
#1 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 1)
70 1h 15m 24.63s
159.12 kph
2 Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS7 [05] - Cosworth FVA
#3 Matra Sports
70 1h 15m 57.15s
3 Henri Pescarolo Matra MS7 [06] - Cosworth FVA
#4 Matra Sports
70
4 Kurt Ahrens Brabham BT23C [8] - Cosworth FVA
#10 Caltex Racing [Kurt Ahrens]
(see note 2)
70
5 Jackie Oliver Lotus 48 [R1] - Cosworth FVA
#19 Gold Leaf Team Lotus (see note 3)
70
6 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla Brabham BT23 [2] - Cosworth FVA
#16 Scuderia Picchio Rosso (see note 4)
70
7 Derek Bell Ferrari Dino 166 [0010] 6
#6 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
69
8 Frank Gardner McLaren M4A [200-22F] - Cosworth FVA
#8 The Chequered Flag (see note 5)
68
9 Günther Huber Brabham BT23 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#11 Squadra Tartaruga (see note 6)
68
10 Corrado Manfredini Brabham BT23C [12] - Cosworth FVA
#15 Scuderia Picchio Rosso (see note 7)
66
11 Mike Beckwith Lola T100 [SL100/4] - Cosworth FVA
#17 David Bridges Racing
66
12 Chris Amon Ferrari Dino 166 [0008] 6
#5 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
65
R Brian Hart Brabham BT23C [9] - Cosworth FVA
#18 Church Farm Racing Team (see note 8)
46 suspected broken ring
R Graham Hill Lotus 48 [R2] - Cosworth FVA
#22 Gold Leaf Team Lotus (see note 9)
42 leaking oil filter seal
R Piers Courage Brabham BT23C [7] - Cosworth FVA
#20 Frank Williams Racing Cars (see note 10)
39 overheating
R Chris Lambert Brabham BT23C [4] - Cosworth FVA
#21 London Racing Team (see note 11)
33 metering unit (before start of heat 2)
R Robin Widdows McLaren M4A [200-15F] - Cosworth FVA
#9 The Chequered Flag (see note 12)
19 broken drive boss (heat 1)
R Silvio Moser Tecno 68/F2 [T00 286] - Cosworth FVA
#14 Charles Vogele Racing Team (see note 13)
1 accident ("extensively damaged")
R Alan Rees Brabham BT23C [11] - Cosworth FVA
#2 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 14)
1 accident ("extensively damaged")
DNP Gerhard Krammer Brabham BT18 [F2-15-66] - Alfa Romeo GTA
#12 Walter Habegger
Did not take part in official practice
(BT18/GTA (MN))

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Jochen Rindt3537m 44.62s158.96 kph
2Jean-Pierre Beltoise3537m 50.31s
3Henri Pescarolo3538m 10.27s
4Kurt Ahrens35
5Jackie Oliver35
6Mike Beckwith35
7Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla35
8Brian Hart34
9Frank Gardner34
10Graham Hill34
11Günther Huber34
12Derek Bell34
13Chris Lambert33
14Corrado Manfredini33
15Chris Amon29
Robin Widdows19broken drive boss
Piers Courage15delayed by overheating
Silvio Moser1accident ("extensively damaged")
Alan Rees1accident ("extensively damaged")
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Jochen Rindt3537m 40.01s159.29 kph
2Jean-Pierre Beltoise3538m 06.84s
3Henri Pescarolo3538m 07.74s
4Kurt Ahrens35
5Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla35
6Jackie Oliver35
7Derek Bell35
8Chris Amon34
9Frank Gardner34
10Günther Huber34
11Corrado Manfredini33
12Mike Beckwith31
13Piers Courage24retired - overheating
14Brian Hart12retired - suspected broken ring
15Graham Hill8retired - leaking oil filter seal
Robin Widdowsdid not start
Chris Lambertdid not start - metering unit
Alan Reesdid not start
Silvio Moserdid not start
Qualifying
1 Jochen Rindt (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [5-2] - Cosworth FVA 1m 03.27s
2 Chris Amon (F2) 1.6-litre Ferrari Dino 166 [0008] - Ferrari Dino 6 1m 03.7s
3 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7 [05] - Cosworth FVA 1m 04.1s
4 Piers Courage (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [7] - Cosworth FVA 1m 04.3s
5 Alan Rees (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [11] - Cosworth FVA 1m 04.3s
6 Henri Pescarolo (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7 [06] - Cosworth FVA 1m 04.3s
7 Robin Widdows (F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [200-15F] - Cosworth FVA 1m 04.54s
8 Jackie Oliver (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 48 [R1] - Cosworth FVA 1m 04.54s
9 Kurt Ahrens (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [8] - Cosworth FVA 1m 04.76s
10 Silvio Moser (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 286] - Cosworth FVA 1m 05.0s
11 Derek Bell (F2) 1.6-litre Ferrari Dino 166 [0010] - Ferrari Dino 6 1m 05.0s
12 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [2] - Cosworth FVA 1m 05.28s
13 Chris Lambert (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [4] - Cosworth FVA 1m 05.5s
14 Brian Hart (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [9] - Cosworth FVA 1m 06.0s
15 Graham Hill (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 48 [R2] - Cosworth FVA 1m 06.2s
16 Frank Gardner (F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [200-22F] - Cosworth FVA 1m 06.24s
17 Mike Beckwith (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T100 [SL100/4] - Cosworth FVA 1m 06.26s
18 Corrado Manfredini (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [12] - Cosworth FVA 1m 06.52s
19 Günther Huber (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [3] - Cosworth FVA 1m 06.83s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT23C [5-2] (Jochen Rindt): 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.
  2. Brabham BT23C [8] (Kurt Ahrens): 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.
  3. Lotus 48 [R1] (Jackie Oliver): Noted as the chassis number of Watson's Lotus 48 by Race Report at Thruxton 1969 and L'Amie's at Vallelunga 1969.
  4. Brabham BT23 [2] (Ernesto "Tino" 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.
  5. McLaren M4A [200-22F] (Frank Gardner): This number is given for a Formula 2 car entered by Chequered Flag for Graeme Lawrence early in the 1968 season, then Frank Gardner and then Mike Walker. Likely to have been one of the four M4As advertised by Chequered Flag at the end of 1968.
  6. Brabham BT23 [3] (Günther Huber): Motor Racing Developments entry for Frank Gardner in 1967. To Squadra Tartaruga for Xavier Perrot (Zürich, Switzerland) to race in F2 in 1968. Retained early 1969 but damaged at Nürburgring 27 April by a Porsche landing on top of it. Sold via Jo Siffert in 1969 to Jacques Joliat (Porrentruy, Switzerland) who raced it in French and Swiss hillclimbs in 1970 and 1971, before replacing the FVA with a FVC for 1972. Unknown in 1973 and 1974, then to Michel Salvi (Malbuisson, France) and raced with a 1300cc Renault Gordini engine in 1975 and 1976. To Alain Ribager (Mulhouse, Alsace, France) in 1977, and raced by him until 1979, then very probably the Renault-engined BT23 raced by Jean-Pierre Mutel in 1981 and 1982. Found by Gérard Gamand in 1984 near Valence, France with March bodywork but still with a Renault engine. To Michel Champelovier 1989 then 'Hollinger' then Thierry De Mortier by 2006. To Max Pearson (Queensland, Australia) 2010.
  7. Brabham BT23C [12] (Corrado Manfredini): 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.
  8. Brabham BT23C [9] (Brian Hart): New to Church Farm Racing Team (Pagham, Sussex) for Derek Bell to race in F2 in 1968. Bell moved to the Ferrari F2 team in June 1968 and the car was raced by Jonathan Williams at Hockenheim, by Peter Westbury and Monza and then by Brian Hart for the rest of the season. Advertised in December 1968 and March 1969. Subsequent history unknown.
  9. Lotus 48 [R2] (Graham Hill): Noted as the chassis number of Pollock's Lotus 48 by Race Report at Thruxton and at Vallelunga in 1969. As 48/1 was the car Watson drove (and crashed) at Thruxton Easter 1969 and then L'Amie drove later in 1969, it is reasonable to assume that R2 was Pollock's car all season.
  10. Brabham BT23C [7] (Piers Courage): New to Frank Williams Racing Cars for Piers Courage to race in F2 in 1968. Also raced by Jonathan Williams to win at Monza in June. To Roly Levis (New Zealand) and raced in the 1969 Tasman series and at Singapore, Batu Tiga and Fuji in the following months. Raced in the opening rounds of the 1969/70 New Zealand season and then sold to Baron Robertson who raced it Pukekohe in early December. Levis then tested the car for Robertson in practice for the Bay Park International at the end of December but crashed heavily at Rothmans corner, effectively writing off the car. Robertson acquired a replacement frame from Racing Frames in England and built a car which used a different chassis number. The original BT23C/7 frame was rebuilt as a Formula Ford and raced by Peter Haskett in the 1973/74 NZ season. This car found its way to Martin Smith in the UK in the late 1980s after which it was restored to BT23C specification. Then unknown until acquired by Bobby Rahal in the US and extensively rebuilt by Phil Simkin some time before 2004. With Justin Segel (West Bloomfield, MI) in 2003. For sale in 2006 when said to have been owned by Tom Claridge (Fremont, CA). To Ted Wentz (Villanova, PA) 2008.
  11. Brabham BT23C [4] (Chris Lambert): New to London Racing Team for Chris Lambert to race in F2 in 1968. Crashed during the F2 race at Zandvoort on 28 July 1968 and Lambert was killed. It is believed that the car was broken up.
  12. McLaren M4A [200-15F] (Robin Widdows): This number is given for a Formula 2 car built up by Chequered Flag in June 1968 for Robin Widdows after he crashed his regular car at Crystal Palace. As this chassis number is lower than that of his regular car, it suggests that the car may have been sitting around in kit form, opening up the possibility that several other McLarens with similar numbers may have been completed out of order. Likely to have been one of the four M4As advertised by Chequered Flag at the end of 1968. Sold to Charles Kirkbride (Chatham Hills, NJ) and fitted with a 2.5-litre Climax engine for Formula A in NEDiv events from 1969 to 1972. Then unknown until purchased by a New Jersey owner in 1984 and retained by him until advertised on race-cars.com. To Richard Griot (Seattle, WA) in late 1990s or early 2000s.
  13. Tecno 68/F2 [T00 286] (Silvio Moser): 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.
  14. Brabham BT23C [11] (Alan Rees): 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).

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' original results.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.