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Grote Prijs van Zandvoort

Zandvoort, 28 Jul 1968

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS7 [05] - Cosworth FVA
#3 Matra Sports
50 1h 13m 52.18s
170.285 mph
2 Henri Pescarolo Matra MS7 [06] - Cosworth FVA
#4 Matra Sports
50
3 Richard Attwood Tecno 68/F2 [T00 290] - Cosworth FVA
#21 Ron Harris Racing (see note 1)
50
4 Silvio Moser Tecno 68/F2 [T00 286] - Cosworth FVA
#30 Silvio Moser (see note 2)
49
5 Eric Offenstadt Tecno 68/F2 [T00 288] - Cosworth FVA
#22 Ron Harris Racing (see note 3)
49
6 Robin Widdows McLaren M4A [200-15F] - Cosworth FVA
#6 The Chequered Flag (see note 4)
49
7 Jackie Oliver Lotus 48 [R1] - Cosworth FVA
#23 Gold Leaf Team Lotus (see note 5)
49
8 Jonathan Williams Merlyn Mk 12 [105] - Cosworth FVA
#20 Merlyn Racing [Bob Gerard]
48
9 Mike Beckwith Lola T100 [SL100/4] - Cosworth FVA
#9 David Bridges Racing
48
10 Piers Courage Brabham BT23C [7] - Cosworth FVA
#32 Frank Williams Racing Cars (see note 6)
47
11 Brian Hart Brabham BT23C [9] - Cosworth FVA
#8 Church Farm Racing Team (see note 7)
47
12 Xavier Perrot Brabham BT23 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#27 Squadra Tartaruga (see note 8)
47
13 Alistair Walker Lola T100 [SL100/2] - Cosworth FVA
#31 Alistair Walker Racing
46
14 Derek Bell Ferrari Dino 166 [0010] 6
#14 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
45
15 Kurt Ahrens Brabham BT23C [8] - Cosworth FVA
#5 Kurt Ahrens (see note 9)
29 retired
16 Max Mosley Brabham BT23C [6] - Cosworth FVA
#34 Frank Williams Racing Cars (see note 10)
23 retired
17 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla Ferrari Dino 166 [0008] 6
#15 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
15 retired
18 Chris Lambert Brabham BT23C [4] - Cosworth FVA
#25 London Racing Team (see note 11)
10 fatal accident
19 Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni Tecno 68/F2 [T00 284?] - Cosworth FVA
#28 Tecno Racing Team (see note 12)
9 retired
20 Peter Gethin Brabham BT23C [2] - Cosworth FVA
#18 Frank Lythgoe Racing (see note 13)
8 retired
DNQH Werner "Noddy" Lindermann Brabham BT23 [7] - Cosworth FVA
#1 Mitter Tuning (see note 14)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Alex Soler-Roig Lola T100 [SL100/6] - Cosworth FVA
#10 Escuderia Nacional CS
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Chris Meek Brabham BT10 [F2-12-64] - Cosworth FVA
#26 Bill Jones Racing (see note 15)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Corrado Manfredini Brabham BT23C [12] - Cosworth FVA
#16 Scuderia Picchio Rosso (see note 16)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Jorge de Bagration Lola T100 [SL100/7] - Cosworth FVA
#11 Escuderia Nacional CS
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Mike Walker McLaren M4A [200-22F] - Cosworth FVA
#7 The Chequered Flag (see note 17)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Robs Lamplough McLaren M4A [200-11E?] - Cosworth FVA
#24 Frank Manning Racing (see note 18)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Toine Hezemans Merlyn Mk 12 [109?] - Cosworth FVA
#19 Merlyn Racing [Bob Gerard] (see note 19)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Walter Habegger Brabham BT23 [4] - Cosworth FVA
#29 Walter Habegger (see note 20)
Did not qualify from heats

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Derek Bell2029m 12.39s
2Jean-Pierre Beltoise2029m 15.89s
3Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla2029m 16.27s
4Jackie Oliver20
5Silvio Moser20
6Mike Beckwith20
7Robin Widdows20
8Xavier Perrot20
9Jonathan Williams20
10Alistair Walker19
11Walter Habegger19
12Chris Meek18
13Werner "Noddy" Lindermann18
Mike Walker17spun; stuck in sand
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Piers Courage2029m 19.60s
2Henri Pescarolo20
3Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni20
4Richard Attwood20
5Chris Lambert20
6Peter Gethin20
7Eric Offenstadt20
8Kurt Ahrens20
9Brian Hart20
10Max Mosley20
11Toine Hezemans19
12Alex Soler-Roig19
13Corrado Manfredini19
14Jorge de Bagration18
Robs Lamplough2retired - distributor
Qualifying
1 Derek Bell (F2) 1.6-litre Ferrari Dino 166 [0010] - Ferrari Dino 6 1m 26.60s
2 Piers Courage (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [7] - Cosworth FVA 1m 26.60s
3 Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 284?] - Cosworth FVA 1m 26.89s
4 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla (F2) 1.6-litre Ferrari Dino 166 [0008] - Ferrari Dino 6 1m 27.47s
5 Peter Gethin (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [2] - Cosworth FVA 1m 27.52s
6 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7 [05] - Cosworth FVA 1m 27.60s
7 Henri Pescarolo (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7 [06] - Cosworth FVA 1m 27.66s
8 Silvio Moser (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 286] - Cosworth FVA 1m 28.28s
9 Chris Lambert (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [4] - Cosworth FVA 1m 28.37s
10 Robin Widdows (F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [200-15F] - Cosworth FVA 1m 28.57s
11 Brian Hart (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [9] - Cosworth FVA 1m 28.60s
12 Jackie Oliver (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 48 [R1] - Cosworth FVA 1m 28.67s
13 Richard Attwood (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 290] - Cosworth FVA 1m 28.72s
14 Xavier Perrot (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [3] - Cosworth FVA 1m 28.85s
15 Eric Offenstadt (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 288] - Cosworth FVA 1m 28.90s
16 Jonathan Williams (F2) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 12 [105] - Cosworth FVA 1m 28.95s
17 Kurt Ahrens (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [8] - Cosworth FVA 1m 29.37s
18 Mike Beckwith (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T100 [SL100/4] - Cosworth FVA 1m 30.41s
19 Max Mosley (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [6] - Cosworth FVA 1m 30.98s
20 Mike Walker (F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [200-22F] - Cosworth FVA 1m 31.39s
21 Toine Hezemans (F2) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 12 [109?] - Cosworth FVA 1m 32.01s
22 Alistair Walker (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T100 [SL100/2] - Cosworth FVA 1m 32.33s
23 Robs Lamplough (F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [200-11E?] - Cosworth FVA 1m 33.09s
24 Chris Meek (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT10 [F2-12-64] - Cosworth FVA 1m 33.46s
25 Corrado Manfredini (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [12] - Cosworth FVA 1m 33.50s
26 Walter Habegger (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [4] - Cosworth FVA 1m 35.08s
27 Alex Soler-Roig (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T100 [SL100/6] - Cosworth FVA 1m 35.09s
28 Werner "Noddy" Lindermann (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [7] - Cosworth FVA 1m 37.74s
29 Jorge de Bagration (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T100 [SL100/7] - Cosworth FVA 1m 42.24s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Tecno 68/F2 [T00 290] (Richard Attwood): After ther failure of the Protos F2 project, Ron Harris Racing bought a pair of Tecnos with the first of these debuting at Crystal Palace 3 Jun 1968 where it was raced by Pedro Rodriguez. Used later in the season by team drivers Richard Attwood, Eric Offenstadt and Jonathan Williams. Taken to the Argentine Temporada at the end that year where it was allocated to Carlos Marincovich. Subsequent history unknown but if it is correct that T00 288 went to Britain for libre racing and that T00 296 went to Daniel Rouveyran for French hillclimbs, then T00 290 must be the "ex-Harris" car that went to Patrick Champin for 1969 and then to Max Bonnin for 1970.
  2. 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.
  3. Tecno 68/F2 [T00 288] (Eric Offenstadt): One of a pair of Tecnos run by Ron Harris Racing from June 1968 onwards, replacing the team's unsuccessful Protos-FVAs. Used by team drivers Pedro Rodriguez, Richard Attwood, Eric Offenstadt and Jonathan Williams. Taken to the Argentine Temporada at the end that year where it was allocated to Carlos Reutemann. When Reutemann moved to race a Brabham BT23C at the last round, the Tecno was taken over by Oscar Franco. The "ex-Reutemann" Temporada car was later used by John Rae in libre with an Atlantic spec BRM Ford twin-cam. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Brabham BT23 [3] (Xavier Perrot): 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Brabham BT23C [6] (Max Mosley): New to Max Mosley and entered for him by London Racing Team and then by Frank Williams Racing Cars in F2 in 1968. Sold to Peter Parnell (Bulawayo, Rhodesia) and raced in South African events in 1969. Then to Arnold Charlton (Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa) for 1970 but crashed in practice at Roy Hesketh in March. Advertised as "recently rebuilt" and "immaculate" by Charlton in August 1970. Reported as sold back to the UK late in the year after repeated FVA problems. Just one week after Charlton's adverts stopped, D&A Shalls (Stratford, east London) advertised a BT23C. Some time in late 1971 or early 1972 John Hardesty bought a BT23C from an east London dealer who told him that it had come back from South Africa. Chris Choat prepared the car for Hardesty and also raced it in libre racing. In October 1972, Choat was entered for a libre race at Silverstone in a green Brabham BT23C and he was mentioned racing it at Silverstone in March and July 1973. It can be assumed he was at other races during that period but too far down to be mentioned in reports. According to Hardesty, Choat destroyed the car when he crashed at Woodcote corner and bent it round a post. The car was broken up and the suspension went to Bobby Howlings.
  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. Tecno 68/F2 [T00 284?] (Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni): When the Tecno team took three cars to the Argentine Temporada at the end of 1968, Motoring News noted that Clay Regazzoni's car, 'T00 284', was "his regular car". Presumed to have been his car from Pau (April 1968) onwards. Subsequent history unknown.
  13. Brabham BT23C [2] (Peter Gethin): Early history unknown and possibly built for intended works team. Sold to Frank Lythgoe Racing in June 1968 for Peter Gethin to race in F2, replacing a Chevron B10. Reported to have gone to George Pitt in November 1968 but quickly found its way to John Whitmore and entered by Alan Mann Racing for Don Godden to drive in F2 in 1969, but his season was soon abandoned. Presumably the car advertised by Alan Mann Racing in 1970. Then unknown until raced by Maurice Ogier in sprints in 1972 when it had a Vegantune twin cam engine. Sold to Low Cost Racing at the end of 1972 and advertised by them in March 1973. Next seen when run by Vic Durman in Monosposto racing in 1974 and advertised from a London number at the end of that year. Advertised by Bobby Howlings' Cheshire Sports Cars in July 1976. To Dave Bishop (Suckley, Worcestershire) and raced in sprints later in 1976, and later in Monoposto in 1979 when it was loaned to Tim Cameron. Next seen when owned by Ian Webb of Northdown Racing (Ripley, Surrey) in 1982, and loaned to Mike Hartley for the Gates-Varley Monoposto Series. Then via Keith Norman (Slough, Berkshire) 1985, Hugo Studer (Berne, Switzerland) 1987, Sepp Mayer (Germany) 1997 and John Counsell (Lincoln, UK) 2005 to Andrew Fellowes (Benowa, Queensland, Australia) 2009. Sold by Fellowes to Gary Hancock April 2011 and raced by his son Damon from 2011 onwards
  14. Brabham BT23 [7] (Werner "Noddy" Lindermann): To Gerhard Mitter (Germany) and raced in selected F2 events in 1967. Then entered by Mitter Tuning for Werner Lindermann in 1968. Retained by Lindermann and entered by Montan Racing Team through the 1969 season, returning in 1970 for the team's second driver Helmut Gall. Last seen at Hockenheim on 12 April 1970 but believed to have been destroyed some time later.
  15. Brabham BT10 [F2-12-64] (Chris Meek): Mike Costin of Cosworth Engineering bought this car later in the 1964 season and raced it a handful of times with its usual Cosworth SCA engine. It appeared in a libre race with a 1500cc Cosworth prototype engine at Silverstone in June 1965 and then in F3 spec with Cosworth's new MAE engine in September 1965. In August 1966, it appeared again with the prototype FVA F2 engine and was Cosworth's test car for the FVA in 1967. In 1968 it was sold to Bill Jones who entered it in F2 for Chris Meek. It then went to John MacDonald (Hong Kong) for 1969 and was raced across for the next three seasons, firstly with the FVA engine and later with a Ford twin cam when four-valve engines were banned. Retained by MacDonald until 2007 when he advertised it.
  16. 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.
  17. McLaren M4A [200-22F] (Mike Walker): 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.
  18. McLaren M4A [200-11E?] (Robs Lamplough): Frank Lythgoe Racing bought a McLaren M4A for Alan Rollinson to drive in Formula 2 in 1967, starting at Brands Hatch in late August. The number associated with this car is '200-11F' but the basis of this attribution remains unclear. Sold to Robs Lamplough (London) for 1968 and raced all season in Formula 2, latterly under the Frank Manning Racing banner. Subsequent history unknown but quite possibly sold to the US.
  19. Merlyn Mk 12 [109?] (Toine Hezemans): 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.
  20. Brabham BT23 [4] (Walter Habegger): Roy Winkelmann Racing for Alan Rees in F2 1967. To Walter Habegger (Oberönz, Switzerland) 1968 for Swiss championship events. To Gérard Pillon (Geneva, Switzerland) 1969 and used in Swiss national events and French hillclimbs. (Although one source gives this as the car of Enzo Corti at Rheims and Albi in 1969, that identification looks highly doubtful.) Crashed at Côte de la Faucille on 7 September and not seen again. In 2009, Walter Habegger recalled that Pillon had an accident in the car and that it was badly damaged.

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.

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