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Eifelrennen

Nürburgring, 27 Apr 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jackie Stewart Matra MS7 [01] - Cosworth FVA
#3 Matra International
10
2 Jo Siffert Lola T102 - BMW M12
#10 Bayerische Motoren Werke
10
3 Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS7 [07] - Cosworth FVA
#5 Matra International
10
4 Hubert Hahne Lola T102 - BMW M12
#11 Bayerische Motoren Werke
10
5 Derek Bell Ferrari Dino 166 [0012] 6
#14 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
10
6 Johnny Servoz-Gavin Matra MS7 [04] - Cosworth FVA
#4 Matra International
10
7 François Cevert Tecno 68/F2 [T00 306] - Cosworth FVA
#18 Tecno Racing Team (see note 1)
10
8 Malcolm Guthrie Brabham BT23C [12] - Cosworth FVA
#8 Frank Williams Racing Cars (see note 2)
10
9 Werner "Noddy" Lindermann Brabham BT23 [7] - Cosworth FVA
#34 Montan Racing Team (see note 3)
9
10 Peter Westbury Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#26 FIRST Racing (see note 4)
9
11 Eric Offenstadt Pygmée MDB12 [269] - Cosworth FVA
#28 Constructions Mechaniques Pygmee
(see note 5)
9
12 Bernd Terbeck Brabham BT23C [8] - Cosworth FVA
#35 Montan Racing Team (see note 6)
9
13 Alistair Walker Tecno 69/F2 - Cosworth FVA
#9 Frank Williams Racing Cars
8
14 Xavier Perrot Brabham BT23 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#30 Squadra Tartaruga (see note 7)
7 retired
15 Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni Ferrari Dino 166 [0014] 6
#16 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
7 retired
16 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla Ferrari Dino 166 [0004] 6
#15 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
5 retired
17 Nanni Galli Tecno 68/F2 [T00 304] - Cosworth FVA
#17 Tecno Racing Team (see note 8)
5 retired
18 Gerhard Mitter BMW F269 [F2 69-1] - M12
#12 Bayerische Motoren Werke (see note 9)
4 retired
19 Graham Hill Lotus 59B [59-F2-20] - Cosworth FVA
#1 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 10)
4 retired
20 Kurt Ahrens Brabham BT30 [1] - Cosworth FVA
#33 Ahrens Racing Team (see note 11)
3 retired
21 Jochen Rindt Lotus 59B [59-F2-19] - Cosworth FVA
#2 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 12)
3 retired
22 Bill Ivy Brabham BT23C [11] - Cosworth FVA
#27 Paul Watson Race Organisation
(see note 13)
2 retired
23 Robin Widdows Merlyn Mk 12A [109?] - Cosworth FVA
#25 Bob Gerard - Merlyn Racing (see note 14)
1 retired
24 Enzo Corti Brabham BT23 [2] - Cosworth FVA
#19 Scuderia Picchio Rosso (see note 15)
0 retired
24 Patrick Dal Bo Pygmée MDB12 [169] - Cosworth FVA
#29 Constructions Mechaniques Pygmee
(see note 16)
0 retired
DNSC Max Mosley Lotus 59B [59-F2-21] - Cosworth FVA
#21 Len Street Engineering (see note 17)
Did not start (crashed)

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jo Siffert (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T102 - BMW M12
2 Jackie Stewart (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7 [01] - Cosworth FVA
3 Graham Hill (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 59B [59-F2-20] - Cosworth FVA
4 Jochen Rindt (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 59B [59-F2-19] - Cosworth FVA
5 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7 [07] - Cosworth FVA
6 Hubert Hahne (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T102 - BMW M12
7 Derek Bell (F2) 1.6-litre Ferrari Dino 166 [0012] - Ferrari Dino 6
8 Gerhard Mitter (F2) 1.6-litre BMW F269 [F2 69-1] - BMW M12
9 Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni (F2) 1.6-litre Ferrari Dino 166 [0014] - Ferrari Dino 6
10 Nanni Galli (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 304] - Cosworth FVA
11 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla (F2) 1.6-litre Ferrari Dino 166 [0004] - Ferrari Dino 6
12 Bill Ivy (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [11] - Cosworth FVA
13 François Cevert (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 306] - Cosworth FVA
14 Johnny Servoz-Gavin (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7 [04] - Cosworth FVA
15 Kurt Ahrens (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [1] - Cosworth FVA
16 Peter Westbury (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA
17 Patrick Dal Bo (F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB12 [169] - Cosworth FVA
18 Robin Widdows (F2) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 12A [109?] - Cosworth FVA
19 Malcolm Guthrie (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [12] - Cosworth FVA
20 Enzo Corti (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [2] - Cosworth FVA
21 Xavier Perrot (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [3] - Cosworth FVA
22 Alistair Walker (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 69/F2 - Cosworth FVA
23 Eric Offenstadt (F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB12 [269] - Cosworth FVA
24 Max Mosley * (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 59B [59-F2-21] - Cosworth FVA
25 Bernd Terbeck (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [8] - Cosworth FVA
26 Werner "Noddy" Lindermann (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [7] - Cosworth FVA
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Brabham BT23C [12] (Malcolm Guthrie): 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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".
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  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. BMW F269 [F2 69-1] (Gerhard Mitter): The first F269 to appear is called "F2/4" by Autosport at Zolder but it seems evident from later events that it was F2-70-1. it was raced by Gerhard Mitter, Jo Siffert, Dieter Quester and Hubert Hahne before Hahne wrecked in in practice at Enna-Pergusa in August. It was not seen again.
  10. Lotus 59B [59-F2-20] (Graham Hill): One of three Lotus 59Bs built for Roy Winkelmann Racing in F2 in 1969. This was Graham Hill's usual car, winning at Albi in September, but was driven at other races by Roy Pike, John Miles, Hans Herrmann, and Andrea de Adamich. According to Richard Spelberg's research, this car was converted to Lotus 69 specification for 1970, as F2.69.5.
  11. Brabham BT30 [1] (Kurt Ahrens): Sold new to Kurt Ahrens (Braunschweig, Germany) and raced in European F2. Sold to Montan Racing Team for 1970 and raced by Werner Lindermann but destroyed by fire prior to the Hockenheim round.
  12. Lotus 59B [59-F2-19] (Jochen Rindt): One of three Lotus 59Bs built for Roy Winkelmann Racing in F2 in 1969, and became Jochen Rindt's regular car, winning at Zolder and Tulln-Langenlebarn. Driven at other races in 1969 by Alan Rollinson, Roy Pike, Rolf Stommelen, and John Miles. According to Richard Spelberg's research, this car was converted to Lotus 69 specification for 1970, as F2.69.4.
  13. 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).
  14. Merlyn Mk 12A [109?] (Robin Widdows): 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Lotus 59B [59-F2-21] (Max Mosley): New for 1969, and entered by Roy Winkelmann Racing for Jochen Rindt at Thruxton in April 1969, which the Austrian won. Driven by Alan Rollinson at Hockenheim, and then by Rindt again at Pau, which he also won. The car was then entered by Len Street at the next race at the Nurburgring for Max Mosley to drive, but he went off the road during practice, and the Lotus was severely damaged. It returned to Lotus and was next raced by Ronnie Peterson at Albi, then by John Miles at Vallelunga. Sold to Johnny Blades (Whitley Bay, Northumberland) for F2 and libre racing 1970. Retained for 1971, when it was converted by the factory to full Lotus 69 specification. Retained by Blades again for 1972, when it was fitted with a BDA and used in the British Formula Atlantic series. To Ton Strous (Netherlands) for 1973, and fitted with a F2 engine, but Strous withdrew after wrecking his engine before his first race. Converted by Strous to F3 specification, but then unknown until acquired by Richard Spelberg (Dusseldorf, Germany) some time before 1995, and converted back to Lotus 59B spec for historic F2.

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 (2 May 1969 pp7-9) again goes through the entry in detail but does not give chassis numbers. It is noted that Church Farm have cancelled their order for a Brabham BT30. Howden Ganley did not appear with his McLaren M4A for lack of an engine, as did Graham McRae with his Brabham BT23C.