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Gran Premio della Lotteria

Monza, 22 Jun 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Robin Widdows Brabham BT23C [12] - Cosworth FVA
#26 Bob Gerard Racing (see note 1)
45
2 Peter Westbury Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#24 FIRST Racing (see note 2)
45
3 François Cevert Tecno 68/F2 [T00 306] - Cosworth FVA
#5 Tecno Racing Team (see note 3)
45
4 Malcolm Guthrie Brabham BT30 [4] - Cosworth FVA
#22 Frank Williams Racing Cars (see note 4)
45
5 Derek Bell Ferrari Dino 166 [0012] 6
#2 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
45
6 Graham Birrell Brabham BT23C [5-2] - Cosworth FVA
#16 Ecurie Ecosse (see note 5)
45
7 Ronnie Peterson Tecno 68/F2 [T00 314] - Cosworth FVA
#4 Tecno Racing Team
45
8 Bruno Frey Tecno 69/F2 ["T00 402"] - Cosworth FVA
#9 Midland Racing Team
43
9 Jonathan Williams De Tomaso 103 [F2-00298] - Cosworth FVA
#10 Alessandro de Tomaso
43
10 Werner "Noddy" Lindermann Brabham BT23 [7] - Cosworth FVA
#14 Montan Racing Team (see note 6)
43
11 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla Ferrari Dino 166 [0004] 6
#1 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
29 retired
12 Graham McRae Brabham BT23C [1] - Cosworth FVA
#28 Frank Williams Racing Cars (see note 7)
21 retired
13 Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni Ferrari Dino 166 [0014] 6
#3 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
20 retired
14 Nanni Galli Tecno 68/F2 [T00 304] - Cosworth FVA
#6 Tecno Racing Team (see note 8)
17 retired
15 Bernd Terbeck Brabham BT23C [8] - Cosworth FVA
#19 Montan Racing Team (see note 9)
8 retired
16 Carlo Facetti Tecno 68/F2 [T00 270] - Cosworth FVA
#8 Scuderia Picchio Rosso (see note 10)
4 retired
17 Enzo Corti Brabham BT23 [2] - Cosworth FVA
#18 Scuderia Picchio Rosso (see note 11)
4 retired
18 Johnny Servoz-Gavin Matra MS7 [04] - Cosworth FVA
#29 Matra International
4 retired
19 Patrick Dal Bo Pygmée MDB12 [169] - Cosworth FVA
#11 Constructions Mechaniques Pygmee
(see note 12)
0 retired
20 Xavier Perrot Brabham BT23C [17] - Cosworth FVA
#15 Squadra Tartaruga (see note 13)
0 retired
21 Eric Offenstadt Pygmée MDB12 [269] - Cosworth FVA
#12 Constructions Mechaniques Pygmee
(see note 14)
0 retired
DNS Bill Ivy Brabham BT23C [11] - Cosworth FVA
#27 Paul Watson Racing Organisation
(see note 15)
Did not start

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Nanni Galli (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 304] - Cosworth FVA
2 Robin Widdows (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [12] - Cosworth FVA
3 Peter Westbury (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA
4 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla (F2) 1.6-litre Ferrari Dino 166 [0004] - Ferrari Dino 6
5 Johnny Servoz-Gavin (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7 [04] - Cosworth FVA
6 Derek Bell (F2) 1.6-litre Ferrari Dino 166 [0012] - Ferrari Dino 6
7 François Cevert (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 306] - Cosworth FVA
8 Patrick Dal Bo (F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB12 [169] - Cosworth FVA
9 Carlo Facetti (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 270] - Cosworth FVA
10 Graham Birrell (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [5-2] - Cosworth FVA
11 Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni (F2) 1.6-litre Ferrari Dino 166 [0014] - Ferrari Dino 6
12 Ronnie Peterson (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 314] - Cosworth FVA
13 Malcolm Guthrie (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [4] - Cosworth FVA
14 Xavier Perrot (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [17] - Cosworth FVA
15 Enzo Corti (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [2] - Cosworth FVA
16 Jonathan Williams (F2) 1.6-litre De Tomaso 103 [F2-00298] - Cosworth FVA
17 Graham McRae (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [1] - Cosworth FVA
18 Werner "Noddy" Lindermann (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [7] - Cosworth FVA
19 Bernd Terbeck (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [8] - Cosworth FVA
20 Bruno Frey (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 69/F2 ["T00 402"] - Cosworth FVA
21 Eric Offenstadt (F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB12 [269] - Cosworth FVA

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT23C [12] (Robin Widdows): 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.
  2. Brabham BT30 [3] (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.
  3. 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.
  4. Brabham BT30 [4] (Malcolm Guthrie): Sold to Frank Williams Racing Cars and entered for Malcolm Guthrie in two F2 races at Zolder and Monza in June 1969, and for Derek Bell at Vallelunga at the end of the season. Next seen in June 1970 when entered by Scuderia Jolly Club for Giancarlo Gagliardi but now given as chassis BT30-7 instead of BT30-4. For Silvio Moser at Bogotá early 1971 and at Mallory Park in March; then entered by Scuderia Ala d'Oro for several drivers in the first half of the season. Unknown after June 1971. A car with chassis number BT30-7 with Fabio Montani (Italy) in 1997. This car was imported to the US by Dave Irwin (Colorado) in 1998 and restored. Then via Barry Marquart (Kansas) 1999, Peter McLaughlin (Hannover, NH) 2005, James King (Belleville, IL) 2006 and Richard Scott (Ohio) 2007 to Brad Baker (Oshawa, Ontario) in 2009.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Brabham BT23C [1] (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.
  8. 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.
  9. Brabham BT23C [8] (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.
  10. Tecno 68/F2 [T00 270] (Carlo Facetti): The "usual car" of Carlo Facetti in 1968 and in the Argentine Temporada at the end of that season. Entered by Scuderia Picchio Rosso for Facetti at a couple of races in 1969 and for Gianpaolo Benedini on four occasions in 1970. Subsequent history unknown.
  11. Brabham BT23 [2] (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 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.
  12. Pygmée MDB12 [169] (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.
  13. Brabham BT23C [17] (Xavier Perrot): New to Jorge Cupeiro to be used in the F2 Argentine Temporada in December 1968. Sold to Xavier Perrot (Zürich, Switzerland) for 1969 and raced in the Swiss championship and in selected F2 races as a Squadra Tartaruga entry. To Kurt Buess (Gelterkinden) for 1970 and raced in hillclimbs in Switerland and France. Note that this is not the car bearing the identity 'BT23C/17' that was imported into New Zealand by Baron Robertson in 1970. Buess was last seen racing this car at Neubiberg 25 Oct 1970. Subsequent history unknown but quite possibly the "BT23C" raced by Heinz Schulthess (Corcelles) at the Gurnigel hill climb in Switzerland in September 1971. Schulthess kept the car for some time, eventually selling it to an unknown Swiss owner. It was acquired by Hans Peter in 2018, and started restoration.
  14. Pygmée MDB12 [269] (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".
  15. Brabham BT23C [11] (Bill Ivy): 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.

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Individual sources for this event

Autosport (27 Jun 1969 pp8-9) were sketchy on chassis details, leaving the third works Tecno undescribed and saying little about the Tecno now in the hands of Scuderia Picchio Rossi, for whom former works Tecno driver Carlo Facetti took the wheel.