Colombia Grand Prix

Bogotá, 7 Feb 1971

1 Jo Siffert Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVA
#11 Siffert Chevron (see note 1)
140.6 kph
2 Graham Hill Lotus 69 [69.F2.5] - Cosworth FVA
#1 Jochen Rindt Racing Ltd (see note 2)
3 Peter Westbury Brabham BT30 [14] - Cosworth FVA
#15 FIRST (see note 3)
4 Alistair Walker Brabham BT30 [26] - Cosworth FVA
#9 Alistair Walker Racing (see note 4)
5 Rolf Stommelen Brabham BT30 [25] - Cosworth FVA
#21 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau (see note 5)
6 Xavier Perrot Chevron B18 [18.71.2] - Cosworth FVA
#8 Siffert Chevron (see note 6)
7 Derek Bell March 712M [2] - Cosworth FVA
#2 Frank Williams
8 Silvio Moser Brabham BT30 [4 as '7'] - Cosworth FVA
#7 Jolly Club (see note 7)
9 Hannelore Werner March 702 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#4 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau (see note 8)
NC Enzo Corti Lotus 69 [69.F2.4] - Cosworth FVA
#20 Jochen Rindt Racing (see note 9)
47 retired heat 2
NC Jürg Dubler Brabham BT30 [24] - Cosworth FVA
#19 Team Obrist (see note 10)
43 retired heat 2
NC Cyd Williams Brabham BT30 [10] - Cosworth FVA
#16 Ian Bannen (see note 11)
39 accident heat 2
NC Johnny Blades Lotus 59/69 [69.F2.21] - Cosworth FVA
#12 Paul Watson Racing Organisation
(see note 12)
30 retired both heats
NC Brian Cullen Brabham BT23C [11] - Cosworth FVA
#14 Paul Watson Racing Organisation
(see note 13)
29 retired heat 2
NC Alan Rollinson Brabham BT30 [6] - Cosworth FVA
#18 Irish Racing Cars [Mick Mooney]
(see note 14)
25 retired heat 1; DNS heat 2
NC Henri Pescarolo March 712M [4] - Cosworth FVA
#5 Frank Williams (see note 15)
23 retired heat 1; DNS heat 2
NC Tetsu Ikuzawa Crosslé 18F [18F.70.01] - Cosworth FVA
#10 Paul Watson Racing Organisation
22 retired both heats
NC Spartaco Dini De Tomaso 103 [F2-00298] - Cosworth FVA
#6 Scuderia Brescia Corse
2 accident heat 1; DNS heat 2
DNA Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni Tecno - Cosworth FVA
Did not arrive
DNA Patrick Depailler Tecno - Cosworth FVA
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Jo Siffert300.45.48.3154.24 lkph
2Jürg Dubler300.45.50.0
3Graham Hill300.46.48.4
4Cyd Williams300.46.57.6
5Peter Westbury300.47.17.1
6Enzo Corti29
7Xavier Perrot29
8Silvio Moser29
9Rolf Stommelen29
10Alistair Walker29
11Brian Cullen28
12Hannelore Werner28
13Derek Bell27
14Alan Rollinson25
Henri Pescarolo23Oil leak/broken chassis
Johnny Blades22Overheating brakes
Tetsu Ikuzawa6Electrics
Spartaco Dini2Accident
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Jo Siffert300.48.39.4145.2 kph
2Derek Bell300.49.28.1
3Alistair Walker300.49.48.6
4Graham Hill300.49.54.3
5Rolf Stommelen300.50.09.8
6Peter Westbury29
7Xavier Perrot29
8Silvio Moser28
9Hannelore Werner27
Enzo Corti18Spark plug blow out
Tetsu Ikuzawa16Fuel line
Jürg Dubler13Gearbox
Cyd Williams9Puncture, accident
Johnny Blades8Overheating brakes; water line
Brian Cullen1Clutch
Alan RollinsonDNS: Suspension damage
Henri PescaroloDNS: front bulkhead detached
Spartaco DiniDNS: Suspension damage
1 Alan Rollinson (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [6] - Cosworth FVA 1.25.06
2 Henri Pescarolo (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [4] - Cosworth FVA 1.25.37
3 Peter Westbury (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [14] - Cosworth FVA 1.25.40
4 Rolf Stommelen (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [25] - Cosworth FVA 1.25.63
5 Cyd Williams (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [10] - Cosworth FVA 1.25.86
6 Jürg Dubler (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [24] - Cosworth FVA 1.25.97
7 Graham Hill (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69.F2.5] - Cosworth FVA 1.26.08
8 Derek Bell (F2) 1.6-litre March 712M [2] - Cosworth FVA 1.26.14
9 Jo Siffert (F2) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVA 1.26.36
10 Alistair Walker (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [26] - Cosworth FVA 1.26.37
11 Xavier Perrot (F2) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.2] - Cosworth FVA 1.26.36
12 Silvio Moser (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [4 as '7'] - Cosworth FVA 1.27.77
13 Enzo Corti (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69.F2.4] - Cosworth FVA 1.28.11
14 Spartaco Dini (F2) 1.6-litre De Tomaso 103 [F2-00298] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.05
15 Johnny Blades (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 59/69 [69.F2.21] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.47
16 Hannelore Werner (F2) 1.6-litre March 702 [3] - Cosworth FVA 1.29.99
17 Brian Cullen (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [11] - Cosworth FVA 1.30.47
18 Tetsu Ikuzawa (F2) 1.6-litre Crosslé 18F [18F.70.01] - Cosworth FVA 1.30.48

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B18 [18.71.3] (Jo Siffert): New to Chevron's European agent Jo Siffert and raced by him in the F2 races at Bogotá in February 1971. Driven by Siffert in some European F2 races later in 1971, but more usually by François Mazet, who finished fourth at Pau but otherwise had a difficult season. Raced by José Dolhem at the final race of the year. It appears the Chevron was returned to Bolton after 1971 and found its way into the hands of Roger Hire, who was also running a Chevron B21 with Peter Hanson. The car was then leased to Willie Green and fitted with a 1.9 Alan Smith Cosworth FVC for the Rothmans 50,000 libre race in August 1972. Then unknown until July 1982, when "chassis no. 3 ex Siffert" was advertised from Manton in Leicestershire. Unknown again until 1989, when Robert Campbell raced his red "ex-Jo Siffert F2 Chevron B18-71/3" in HSCC events. A car with this chassis number was auctioned by H&H in May 2002 but did not sell. Next seen in 2014, when a red B18 was advertised by Lutziger Classic Cars, showing the 1990 HSCC papers and a "71/3" chassis plate.
  2. Lotus 69 [69.F2.5] (Graham Hill): New to Jochen Rindt Racing Ltd, managed by Bernie Ecclestone, for John Mikes and Graham Hill to race in F2 in 1970. Also driven by Eugenio Baturone at Montjuich Park. Retained by Ecclestone for Hill to race in the first few F2 races of 1971, then sold to Pete Lovely and fitted with the rear end of his Lotus 49B for suitable races at his home track in Seattle, and for the 1971 US GP.
  3. Brabham BT30 [14] (Peter Westbury): Sold new to Ecurie Ecosse and run for Graham Birrell in F2 in 1970. Also raced once by Peter Gethin and by Richard Attwood later in the season. To Peter Westbury early 1971 and raced in several F2 races (also raced once by Dieter Quester) until the team's BT36 was delivered. Sold to Dunnett's Garage, converted to F/Atlantic specification and entered for Ronnie Mackay in libre and F/Atlantic in 1971 and 1972, run by MRE. To Chong Boon Seng for south east Asian racing in 1973 and used by him until 1976. Then to Del Schlomer and raced by him and by Cherie Schlomer in 1977 and 1978. To Wybe Valkema around 1980 and retained to 1982. Then to Australia and with Brian Wilson by 1988. Wilson sold it to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) and from Valdez it returned to Australia when he sold it to Bob Ilich (Perth, WA) in 2010.
  4. Brabham BT30 [26] (Alistair Walker): To Alistair Walker Racing for Walker himself to race in F2 in 1970 and the first part of 1971. Sold to Tommy Reid in Ireland but not used by him and with dealer Bobby Howlings (Congleton, Cheshire) by July 1971. Used by Howlings in libre from July to September 1971 and then to George Dudley and appeared at two libre races, the last in May 1972, but did not start either race. Subsequent history unknown but likely to be the "ex-Alistair Walker" BT30 with 1600cc FVA advertised from Witney, Oxfordshire in March 1976. Later owners of BT30-26 have traced it back to 1978, when Peter Robinson (Studley, Warwickshire) was running it in hillclimbs. Robinson had acquired it with a FVA but it dropped a valve so he replaced it with a BDA. He retired it at the end of 1979 and transferred the engine into the BT29X which he then ran until he retired. The engineless BT30 was bought for Julian Majzub (Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire) by his father at the end of 1979 and was later joined by the BT29X to acquire parts that belonged to the BT30.
  5. Brabham BT30 [25] (Rolf Stommelen): 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 Whittwer (Switzerland) and raced in German, Swiss, French and Italian hillclimbs in 1972, 1973 and 1974. Then put into storage and remained 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.
  6. Chevron B18 [18.71.2] (Xavier Perrot): New to Chevron's European agent Jo Siffert and entered by Siffert Racing in the F2 races at Bogotá in February 1971 for Xavier Perrot to drive. Perrot drove it one more time, at the European season opener at Mallory Park in March, but then acquired a March 712M instead. The Chevron went to Midland Racing Team in for Bruno Frey (Horw, Switzerland) to drive, but after failing to qualify for the Hockenheim round of the championship in April, he limited his appearances to non-championship and national events. For 1972, the car went to fellow Swiss Georges Schäfer and was fitted with a 1.8-litre Cosworth BDE for French hillclimbs, domestic events, and a few failures to qualify for F2 races. He returned for another DNQ at the start of 1973, after which the car disappears. It is possible that this is the car later used by Rémi Gillis, Bernard-Etienne Grobot and Lucien Guitteny in French hillclimbs, but that is more likely to have been the ex-Hervé Bayard car. In July 1976, Michel Wyler (Geneva, Switzerland) had a B18 at Ayent Anzere which is likely to be this car. In 1995, Fredy Kumschick (Lucerne/Luzern, Switzerland), applied for FIA papers for a Chevron B18 with chassis number 71-2. The history given had a gap after Frey until Walter Bollier (Zürich, Switzerland) in 1991 and then Kumschick in 1994, who ran it for Peter Stoboski. Sold to dealer Christophe Pund of Le Galerie des Damiers (Cassel, France) in 2004 and then to an unknown owner and advertised on his behalf by Lutziger Classic Cars in 2012, at which time it was yellow. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. Brabham BT30 [4 as '7'] (Silvio Moser): 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.
  8. March 702 [3] (Hannelore Werner): Eifelland bought a March 702 for 1970, which was 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.
  9. Lotus 69 [69.F2.4] (Enzo Corti): New to Jochen Rindt Racing Ltd, managed by Bernie Ecclestone, for Jochen Rindt to race in F2 in 1970. Sold to Wilson Fittipaldi for F2 in 1971, before being replaced with a new March 712M. Sold to Brian Classick later in 1971 for libre racing, and raced for him by Willie Green in early 1972. Sold to John Coulter for libre in late 1972, then sold to Johnny Blades, who raed it once at the end of 1972. Advertised by Blades as "ex-Rindt" in March 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  10. Brabham BT30 [24] (Jürg Dubler): To Team Obrist and run by Motor Racing Enterprises in F2 in 1970 for Howden Ganley, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud and Richard Scott. Retained for 1971 and entered by Team Obrist for Jürg Dubler in F2 and also in some French and Swiss hillclimbs. Presumably the car driven by Albert Obrist at Lorentzweiler in April 1972. Then to Michel Pignard (Rillieux, France) for French hillclimbs in 1972 and early 1973 before being replaced with a 1971 Pygmée MDB16. Sold to Daniel Gache (Avignon, France) and advertised by him in December 1973. Gache recalls that he sold it to someone in the 'area of Lyon' and he believed that Gérard Gamand later bought the car from that same man. To Gamand (France) 1985 and retained to at least 1990. With Gerard Cerny (France) in 1994. Then unknown until raced by Laurent Fort (France) in 2009 and 2010. Sold to Ian Rimmer (Pavenham, Bedfordshire) in 2011 and restored by Peter Denty. Sold by Rimmer in 2013 to Ray Stubber (Australia) who ran the car in a few HSCC Historic F2 and Derek Bell Trophy races between 2013 and 2015.
  11. Brabham BT30 [10] (Cyd Williams): Sold new to Rodney Bloor's Sports Motors (Manchester) Ltd and run for Tim Schenken in F2 in 1970. Raced also by Gerry Birrell once at Hockenheim. Sold to Ian Bannen and entered by him for Cyd Williams to drive in a few F2 races at the start of 1971 but sold mid 1971 to Bill Creasy (Dunstable, Bedfordshire), fitted with a Broadspeed twin cam and used in Libre and Formula Atlantic races, mainly at Silverstone. Raced again briefly by Creasy at the start of 1973 then sold to David Howes in part-exchange for a Mustang. Next seen with Simon Riley (Edmonton, North London) and hill-climbed in 1973, when it was reported as having a FVA engine again, and in early 1974. Subsequent history unknown but a car claiming this identity was bought from Manchester dealer Bob Fearnley by William Southern (Blackpool) some time in the 1970s. Southern kept the car until selling it to dealer John Brannigan in the mid/late 1980s. To Jim Gathercole 1989. Restored and sold to Nicolas Moreau de Melen (Belgium) 2007. To Bernd and Michael Quitzow (Germany) 2009.
  12. Lotus 59/69 [69.F2.21] (Johnny Blades): 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.
  13. Brabham BT23C [11] (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).
  14. Brabham BT30 [6] (Alan Rollinson): Bought by Mick Mooney's Irish Racing Cars for Alan Rollinson to race in F2 in 1969. Retained for 1970 but raced only at Phoenix Park as it still had 1969-style aluminium fuel tanks which weren't allowed in 1970. Raced at Bogotá early 1971 when Rollinson won the second race. Then to John Smith (Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) for Irish 1600cc racing, winning first time out at Mondello Park in April 1971. To Ken Walker (Harrogate, North Yorkshire) for 1972 and raced in northern English libre racing. Advertised by Adrian Bethall of Northern Racing Spares (Sheffield, South Yorkshire) in January 1973. Subsequent history unknown. At some point in the early 1980s, a BT30 was reputedly sold by dealer Jon Blackburn to Otford Group's Jim Wallis (Edenbridge, Kent) who restored it and raced it in HSCC events from 1982 to 1985. Its HSCC papers issued in 1984 identify it as BT30-6. It then passed via Bobby Howlings to Tony Thompson in 1986 but he did not like the car and had sold it to Australian Chris Farrell by 1987. Retained in Farrell's collection for many years. Fully restored in 2006 and raced in Tasman Revival events.
  15. March 712M [4] (Henri Pescarolo): New to Frank Williams Racing, and raced in F2 in 1971 by Henri Pescarolo, Andrea de Adamich, and "Jean Max", who crashed heavily at Rouen in June. Believed to have been replaced by a new car, 712M/25, after that accident.


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

Motoring News 11 Feb 1971 p3 gives chassis numbers for all cars except Corti's which is later identified in the Thruxton report where Wilson Fittipaldi's 69.F2.4 is said to be ex-Corti.