Neubiberg, 25 Oct 1970
|1||Dieter Quester||BMW F270 [F2 70-2] - M12
#423 Bayerische Motoren Werke (see note 1)
|2||Vittorio Brambilla||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#410 Scuderia Ala d'Oro (see note 2)
|3||Peter Westbury||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#419 FIRST Racing (see note 3)
|4||Carlos Reutemann||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#412 Automovil Club Argentina (see note 4)
|5||Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#413 Eifelland Caravan Racing (see note 5)
|6||Brian Cullen||Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA
#420 Brian Cullen (see note 6)
|7||Johnny Blades||Lotus 59B/69 [59-F2-21] - Cosworth FVA
#421 Johnny Blades (see note 7)
|8||Roland Binder||Tecno 68/F2 [T00 284] - Cosworth FVA
#416 Roland Binder (see note 8)
|9||Wolfgang Stumpf||(libre) 2-litre Lotus 35 [35-F-15] - BMW M10 Nerus
#418 Wolfgang Stumpf (see note 9)
|10||Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#411 Scuderia Ala d'Oro (see note 10)
|11||Dieter Basche||BMW F270 [F2 70-3] - M12
#422 Bayerische Motoren Werke
|DNS||Kurt Buess||Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA
#417 Kurt Buess (see note 11)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Hannelore Werner||March 702  - Cosworth FVA
#414 Eifelland Caravan Racing (see note 12)
|Did not start|
All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.
|1||Dieter Quester||(F2) 1.6-litre BMW F270 [F2 70-2] - BMW M12|
|2||Vittorio Brambilla||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|3||Dieter Basche||(F2) 1.6-litre BMW F270 [F2 70-3] - BMW M12|
|4||Peter Westbury||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|5||Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|6||Carlos Reutemann||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|7||Roland Binder||(F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 284] - Cosworth FVA|
|8||Brian Cullen||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA|
|9||Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA|
|10||Wolfgang Stumpf||(libre) 2-litre Lotus 35 [35-F-15] - BMW M10 Nerus|
|11||Johnny Blades||(F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 59B/69 [59-F2-21] - Cosworth FVA|
Notes on the cars:
- BMW F270 [F2 70-2] (Dieter Quester): The second F270 was Jo Siffert's usual car, winning at Rouen in June. Dieter Quester then swapped to this car for the last two races of the season, at Hockenheim and at Neubiberg, winning both.
- Brabham BT30  (Vittorio Brambilla): Entered by Scuderia Jolly Club for Andrea De Adamich and Pino Pica in F2 in early 1970, then entered by either North Italian Racing or Scuderia Ala d'Oro for Vittorio Brambilla for the rest of the season. Retained for 1971 and entered by Scuderia Ala d'Oro for Vittorio Brambilla until the Nürburgring in early May when Brambilla crashed heavily. The car was reported to have been written off, and Sandro Angeleri's Ala d'Oro team bought replacement March 712Ms. In 1991, this car was reported to be on display at the Monza Museum. Nothing more known.
- Brabham BT30  (Peter Westbury): To FIRST Racing for Peter Westbury to drive in F2 in 1970. Retained very briefly at the start of the 1971 season and then sold to Japan. This is presumably the car fitted with a Mitsubishi Colt R39B engine and raced by Hiroshi Kazato in 1971, by Hiroshi Fushida in 1972 and by Kiyoshi Misaki at the Singapore GP in 1973 but as yet this is only speculation. Nothing more known.
- Brabham BT30  (Carlos Reutemann): New to Automovil Club Argentina for Carlos Reutemann to race in F2 in 1970 and 1971. Last seen at Rouen June 1971, after which it was replaced by a BT36. It was then sent to Argentina to be used as a race school car but the details of its life remain unknown. Found and acquired by Richard Vignoles (Argentina) in 2008. To Carlos Lioni (Argentina) 2009.
- Brabham BT30  (Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch): To Eifelland Wohnwagenbau (Mayen, Germany) for Rolf Stommelen to race in F2 in 1970. Driven later in the season by Hermann Unold and Willi Deutsch. Retained for early 1971 and raced by Stommelen and Hans-Joachim Stuck. To Hansruedi Wittwer (Diepoldsau, Switzerland) and raced in German, Swiss, French and Italian hillclimbs in 1972 and 1973. Wittwer then acquired a newer BT40, and the BT30 was sold to Janos Kiss (Lustenau, Austria), and raced in hillclimbs around central Europe between 1974 and 1977, mainly in Austria and Germany. The car was eventually put into storage, remaining there until 2002 when the container was vandalised. Sold to Rolf Gomeringer (Meßstetten, Germany), offered for sale by Coys at Essen 2002 and bought after the sale by Steve Worrad. To Simon Langman (Worthing, West Sussex) 2005, and raced in the HSCC Classic Racing Car Championship from 2006 to 2008.
- Brabham BT23C  (Brian Cullen): 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).
- Lotus 59B/69 [59-F2-21] (Johnny Blades): New to Max Mosley for Formula 2 in 1969. It was prepared and entered by Len Street Engineering, a successful west London Lotus dealership. The car was first seen at the Jarama F1/F5000 race where it was ballasted and entered in the F1 class. At its next race, the F2 race at the Nürburgring, Mosley went off the road during practice when a bolt worked lose in the front suspension, and the Lotus was severely damaged. It returned to Lotus for repairs, but then remained unused during the summer as Mosley retired from driving. In September it was loaned to Roy Winkelmann Racing so that Ronnie Peterson could drive it at Albi, a precursor to Mosley and Winkelmann team manager Alan Rees signing Peterson to drive the new March F3 car two weeks later. The 59B was also raced by John Miles at Vallelunga. Then sold to Johnny Blades (Whitley Bay, Northumberland) for F2 in 1970, appearing at four early-season F2 races before being returned to Lotus to be converted to 69 specification. After a few libre races, it returned to F2 at Mantorp Park in August, where Autosport said "the only parts remaining of his ex-Mosley 59B being the wheels, gearbox and engine". Despite this surgery, the car was often described as a 59 or a 59B during Blades' ownership. Retained by Blades for F2 in 1971, when it was also raced by Carlos Pace at Crystal Palace. Blades retained the car again for 1972, when it was fitted with a BDA and used in the British Formula Atlantic series. Then sold 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 Strous reportedly sold it in 1991 to Richard Spelberg (Dusseldorf, Germany), who converted back to Lotus 59B spec for historic F2.
- Tecno 68/F2 [T00 284] (Roland Binder): 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. To Roland Binder (Esslingen, Germany) in mid-1969, to replace the Tecno he had wrecked at Hockenheim in June. Binder continued to race this car in F2 in 1970 and 1971. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lotus 35 [35-F-15] (Wolfgang Stumpf): For 1966, Willie Forbes (Aberdeen, Scotland) bought a new Lotus 35 and fitted the Nerus-built 2-litre BMW engine from his Elva Mk 7. Forbes competed in libre racing in the bright yellow Lotus over the next three seasons, mainly at Ingliston but also appearing at Croft, Rufforth and as far south as Mallory Park. For 1969, Forbes bought a brand new Lola T142 for F5000 and the Lotus-BMW was sold to Austrian saloon car racer Wolfgang Stumpf. Stumpf appeared in it at the Gaisberg hillclimb in September 1969 and at the Neubiberg F2/libre races in Germany in October 1969 and October 1970. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT30  (Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla): Entered by Scuderia Picchio Rosso for Enzo Corti in F2 in the first few races of 1970, then reappeared in June, entered by either North Italian Racing or Scuderia Ala d'Oro for Tino Brambilla for the rest of the season. Returned in 1971, still entered by Scuderia Ala d'Oro for Tino Brambilla but raced once by Vittorio Brambilla at Pau in April and crashed. The car was reported to have been written off, and Sandro Angeleri's Ala d'Oro team bought replacement March 712Ms.
- Brabham BT23C  (Kurt Buess): 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.
- March 702  (Hannelore Werner): New to Eifelland for F2 in 1970, and raced by Rolf Stommelen, then Helmut Gall and then Hannelore Werner. It was retained for the start of the 1971 season and was raced by Werner at Bogotá and later by Hermann Unold at Hockenheim and Willi Deutsch at Nürburgring where it was badly damaged. According to Marcel Spiess's research, Eifelland sold the 702 to Günther Kox in 1971, who took it to the Sauber team to make into a sports car, retaining the 702's Cosworth FVA engine and Hewland FT200 gearbox. This would be the Sauber C2B that was raced by Dieter Kox (Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) in 1972 in the 1600cc class of German hillclimbs. He continued with the car in 1973 and 1974. It was then raced by Pierre Zoia (Basel, Switzerland) from 1975 to 1977. How much of the 702 was consumed into the Sauber is unknown; the original C2 built for Hans Kühnis was said to use the suspension from a F2 March, but a chassis built by Sauber. When the car was retired, it was acquired by Walter Grell for his museum at Rheinfelden, where it sat for over 25 years. It was sold to a new owner in February 2007. The Sauber was seen at the Ollon-Villars Historic Hillclimb in September 2013.
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Individual sources for this event
Autosport (29 Oct 1970 pp14-15 gave few identities for this race but Willi Deutsch was in the usual Stommelen Brabham BT30. The BMWs were identifed only as 270s. A 2-litre Lotus-BMW and five Formula Fords filled out the grid of a race that was officially a libre.