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Flugplatzrennen

Tulln-Langenlebarn, 12 Jul 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jochen Rindt Lotus 59B [59-F2-19] - Cosworth FVA
#2 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 1)
70
2 Jackie Stewart Matra MS7 [01] - Cosworth FVA
#3 Matra International
70
3 Graham Hill Lotus 59B [59-F2-20] - Cosworth FVA
#1 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 2)
70
4 Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS7 [07] - Cosworth FVA
#8 Matra Sports
70
5 François Cevert Tecno 68/F2 [T00 306] - Cosworth FVA
#11 Tecno Racing Team (see note 3)
70
6 Nanni Galli Tecno 68/F2 [T00 304] - Cosworth FVA
#10 Tecno Racing Team (see note 4)
70
7 Hubert Hahne BMW F269 [F2 69-1] - M12
#5 Bayerische Motoren Werke (see note 5)
69
8 Xavier Perrot Brabham BT23C [17] - Cosworth FVA
#19 Squadra Tartaruga (see note 6)
69
9 Peter Westbury Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#18 FIRST Racing (see note 7)
64
10 Werner "Noddy" Lindermann Brabham BT23 [7] - Cosworth FVA
#21 Montan Racing Team (see note 8)
63
11 Jonathan Williams De Tomaso 103 [F2-00298] - Cosworth FVA
#16 Alessandro de Tomaso
61
12 Günther Huber Tecno 68/F2 ["T00 400"] - Cosworth FVA
#17 BB Racing Team (see note 9)
49
13 Brian Hart Brabham BT23C [12] - Cosworth FVA
#20 Bob Gerard Racing (see note 10)
47
14 Dieter Quester BMW F269 [F2 69-2] - M12
#6 Bayerische Motoren Werke
19
15 Henri Pescarolo Matra MS7 [06] - Cosworth FVA
#7 Matra Sports
2
16 Kurt Ahrens Brabham BT30 [1] - Cosworth FVA
#9 Ahrens Racing Team (see note 11)
1
17 Enzo Corti Brabham BT23 [2] - Cosworth FVA
#12 Scuderia Picchio Rosso (see note 12)
0
DNSC Eric Offenstadt Pygmée MDB12 [269] - Cosworth FVA
#14 Constructions Mechaniques Pygmee
(see note 13)
Did not start (crashed)

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Jochen Rindt35
2Jackie Stewart35
3Graham Hill35
4Jean-Pierre Beltoise35
5Peter Westbury35
6François Cevert35
7Nanni Galli35
8Hubert Hahne34
9Xavier Perrot34
10Günther Huber32
11Werner "Noddy" Lindermann31
12Jonathan Williams27
13Dieter Quester19
14Brian Hart12
15Henri Pescarolo2
16Kurt Ahrens1
17Enzo Corti0
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Jochen Rindt35
2Jackie Stewart35
3Graham Hill35
4Jean-Pierre Beltoise35
5Nanni Galli35
6François Cevert35
7Brian Hart35
8Hubert Hahne35
9Xavier Perrot35
10Jonathan Williams34
11Werner "Noddy" Lindermann32
12Peter Westbury28retired
13Günther Huber17retired
Kurt AhrensDid not start
Enzo CortiDid not start
Dieter QuesterDid not start
Henri PescaroloDid not start
Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Tecno 68/F2 ["T00 400"] (Günther Huber): Swiss driver Max Büsch (Zürich) had a Tecno for 1968 which was described by Automobil Revue in May 1968 as being brand new. The engine was described as a 215 bhp Cosworth and judging by his impressive speed in the car, that must mean a F2 Cosworth FVA. The car was driven by Günther Huber (Vienna), also under the banner of BB Racing Team, twice in F2 events in 1969. At the second of these races, Motoring News gave its chassis number as 'T00 400' but that number appears much too late for a 1968 car. Sold by Büsch to Hans Obrist for 1970 but he only appeared rarely. Then to Freddy Amweg (Ammerswil) for 1971 and used in Swiss and German national events. Continued running in 1600cc Group 9 in Swiss and German events in 1972, after which Amweg acquired a Brabham BT38. Subsequent history unknown. .
  10. Brabham BT23C [12] (Brian Hart): 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.
  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. 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.
  13. 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".

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 (18 Jul 1969 pp8-10) referred to the "usual" cars a lot but mentioned Matra chassis numbers as Pescarolo was back after his accident at Le Mans in MS7-6 and Stewart had Servoz-Gavin's MS7-4 as an unused spare. BMW had two cars, the streamliner for Hahne and the car used in practice at Hockenheim and Reims for Quester.