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Grosser Preis F2 von Deutschland

Nürburgring, 3 Aug 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
5 Henri Pescarolo Matra MS7 [06] - Cosworth FVA
#26 Matra Sports
14
6 Richard Attwood Brabham BT30 [5] - Cosworth FVA
#29 Frank Williams Racing Cars (see note 1)
13
7 Kurt Ahrens Brabham BT30 [1] - Cosworth FVA
#20 Ahrens Racing Team (see note 2)
13
8 Rolf Stommelen Lotus 59B [59-F2-19] - Cosworth FVA
#22 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 3)
13
9 Peter Westbury Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#31 FIRST Racing (see note 4)
13
10 Xavier Perrot Brabham BT23C [17] - Cosworth FVA
#30 Squadra Tartaruga (see note 5)
13
R François Cevert Tecno 68/F2 [T00 306] - Cosworth FVA
#28 Tecno Racing Team (see note 6)
10 retired
R Johnny Servoz-Gavin Matra MS7 [04] - Cosworth FVA
#27 Matra International
7 retired
DNS Dieter Quester BMW F269 [F2 69-3] - M12
#25 Bayerische Motoren Werke
Did not start
DNS Hubert Hahne BMW F269 [F2 69-1] - M12
#23 Bayerische Motoren Werke (see note 7)
Did not start
DNS Hans Herrmann Lotus 59B [59-F2-20] - Cosworth FVA
#21 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 8)
Did not start
DNSC Gerhard Mitter BMW F269 [F2 69-2] - M12
#24 Bayerische Motoren Werke
Did not start (crashed)

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Johnny Servoz-Gavin (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7 [04] - Cosworth FVA
2 François Cevert (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 306] - Cosworth FVA
3 Henri Pescarolo (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7 [06] - Cosworth FVA
4 Peter Westbury (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA
5 Kurt Ahrens (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [1] - Cosworth FVA
6 Richard Attwood (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [5] - Cosworth FVA
7 Rolf Stommelen (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 59B [59-F2-19] - Cosworth FVA
8 Xavier Perrot (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [17] - Cosworth FVA

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT30 [5] (Richard Attwood): Sold to Frank Williams Racing Cars and entered for Piers Courage and Richard Attwood in F2 in 1969. Then sold to Albert Poon (Hong Kong) and raced by him at the Macau GP in November 1969. Retained by Poon for South East Asian racing in 1970, 1971 and 1972. Reported to have been scrapped.
  2. 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.
  3. Lotus 59B [59-F2-19] (Rolf Stommelen): 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.
  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. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. BMW F269 [F2 69-1] (Hubert Hahne): 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.
  8. Lotus 59B [59-F2-20] (Hans Herrmann): 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.

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 (8 Aug 1969 pp6-13) gave little coverage to the F2 section in the German GP but did at least have a data page giving all the chassis numbers, including "F2 69-3" for the third BMW.