Non-championship F2 Race
Hockenheim, 3 Oct 1971
|1||Carlos Reutemann||Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA
#2 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 1)
|36||1h 15m 24.9s
|2||Dieter Quester||March 712M  - BMW M12/2
#1 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau (see note 2)
|36||1h 15m 35.0s
|3||Wilson Fittipaldi||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#3 Team Bardahl (see note 3)
|36||1h 15m 35.4s
|4||Silvio Moser||Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA
#12 (see note 4)
|36||1h 16m 41.3s
|5||John Watson||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#20 (see note 5)
|36||1h 17m 19.6s
|6||Brian Hart||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#6 F.R. Gerard (see note 6)
|7||Gerry Birrell||Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#16 J&J Stanton (see note 7)
|8||Peter Westbury||Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA
#9 FIRST (see note 8)
|9||Helmut Gall||Tecno TF70 [T00804] - Cosworth FVA
#26 Autofunk Racing Team
|10||Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#5 Scuderia Ala d'Oro (see note 9)
|11||Carlos Ruesch||Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA
#17 Automovil Club, Argentina (see note 10)
|12||Bernd Terbeck||Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA
#25 (see note 11)
|R||Frank Gardner||Lola T240 ["F2.1"] - Cosworth FVA
#15 Lola Cars (see note 12)
|R||Patrick Dal Bo||Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-271] - Cosworth FVA
#19 Constructions Mech Pygmée (see note 13)
|R||Tetsu Ikuzawa||Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] - Cosworth FVA
#4 (see note 14)
|UNK||Jean-Pierre Jaussaud||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#7 Shell-Arnold (see note 15)
|UNK||Fredy Link||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#27 Jolly Club (see note 16)
|UNK||Jean Blanc||Tecno TF70 [T00 740] - Cosworth FVA
|UNK||Bruno Frey||Chevron B18 [18.71.2] - Cosworth FVA
#24 Midland Racing Team (see note 17)
|UNK||Adam Potocki||Lotus 69 [69.F2.3] - Cosworth FVA
#29 GTE Racing Cars (see note 18)
|UNK||Roland Binder||Tecno 68/F2 [T00 284] - Cosworth FVA
#32 (see note 19)
|UNK||Hannelore Werner||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#10 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau
|UNK||Georges Schäfer||McLaren M4A [200-19F] - Cosworth FVA
#28 (see note 20)
|UNK||Ernst Maring||Maco 271 [F2.71.1] - Cosworth FVA
|DNS||Alfred "Freddy" Amweg||Tecno 68/F2 ["T00 400"] - Cosworth FVA
#31 (see note 21)
|Did not start
|DNA||Niki Lauda||March 712M [9B as '9'] - Cosworth FVA
#8 March Engineering
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||François Mazet||Chevron B18 [18.71.3] - Cosworth FVA
#11 Siffert Racing Team (see note 22)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Jean-Pierre Jarier||March 712M - Cosworth FVA
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Xavier Perrot||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#18 Squadra Tartaruga
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Jeremy Richardson||Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA
#21 Paul Watson Racing Organisation
(see note 23)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Giovanni Salvati||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#22 Scuderia Ala d'Oro (see note 24)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Claudio Francisci||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#23 Scuderia Ala d'Oro (see note 25)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Mike Beuttler||March 712M  - Cosworth FVA
#34 (see note 26)
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.
|1||Carlos Reutemann||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA||2.06.3|
|2||Dieter Quester||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M  - BMW M12/2||2.06.7|
|3||Gerry Birrell||(F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Cosworth FVA||2.07.6|
|4||Frank Gardner||(F2) 1.6-litre Lola T240 ["F2.1"] - Cosworth FVA||2.07.9|
|5||Wilson Fittipaldi||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M  - Cosworth FVA||2.08.0|
|6||John Watson||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA||2.08.3|
|7||Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M  - Cosworth FVA||2.08.5|
|8||Silvio Moser||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA||2.08.8|
|9||Jean-Pierre Jaussaud||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M  - Cosworth FVA||2.09.0|
|10||Carlos Ruesch||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA||2.09.2|
|11||Brian Hart||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Cosworth FVA||2.10.2|
|12||Peter Westbury||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA||2.10.7|
|13||Fredy Link||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M  - Cosworth FVA||2.10.9|
|14||Jean Blanc||(F2) 1.6-litre Tecno TF70 [T00 740] - Cosworth FVA||2.11.4|
|15||Patrick Dal Bo||(F2) 1.6-litre Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-271] - Cosworth FVA||2.11.5|
|16||Bernd Terbeck||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36  - Cosworth FVA||2.12.1|
|17||Bruno Frey||(F2) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.2] - Cosworth FVA||2.13.0|
|18||Adam Potocki||(F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [69.F2.3] - Cosworth FVA||2.13.2|
|19||Helmut Gall||(F2) 1.6-litre Tecno TF70 [T00804] - Cosworth FVA||2.13.3|
|20||Tetsu Ikuzawa||(F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] - Cosworth FVA||2.14.3|
|21||Roland Binder||(F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 284] - Cosworth FVA||2.15.9|
|22||Hannelore Werner||(F2) 1.6-litre March 712M  - Cosworth FVA||2.16.6|
|23||Alfred "Freddy" Amweg *||(F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 ["T00 400"] - Cosworth FVA||2.21.6|
|24||Georges Schäfer||(F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [200-19F] - Cosworth FVA||2.26.0|
|25||Ernst Maring||(F2) 1.6-litre Maco 271 [F2.71.1] - Cosworth FVA||2.26.9|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT36  (Carlos Reutemann): New to Automovil Club Argentina (ACA) for Carlos Reutemann to race in F2 in 1971. The car was reported to have been gone to a racing school in Argentina in 1972, but in 1974, the two ACA BT36s were reported to have been driven in local racing by Esteban Fernandino and Pablo Brea. In 2008, BT36-6 was on display in the Automovil Club Argentino Museum in Argentina.
- March 712M  (Dieter Quester): Thanks to Dieter Quester's BMW connections, he was able to acquire BMW engines for a new March 712M in 1971 and was highly successful, winning at Monza in June and taking a further five second places that season. The car was sold to Freddy Link and became a test car for a planned Opel F2 engine. It was next seen when used as the basis of Kurt Bergmann's Kaimann F2 car, equipped with an Apfelbeck-developed 2-litre 16-valve Opel engine. The car was used with some success in Austrian hillclimbs, finishing second at Dobratsch in 1973, driven by Helmut Koinigg, but the engine failed in practice when it appeared for its one F2 race, at Hockenheim in April 1974. Kurt Rieder drove the car at the Salzburgring F2 race in June 1974, but failed to qualify. The car was sold by Bergmann to Fritz Enn, who fitted a Ford engine and sold it to somebody in Köln (Cologne). Subsequent history unknown.
- March 712M  (Wilson Fittipaldi): New to Wilson Fittipaldi in May 1971, replacing the Lotus 69 with which he had started the European F2 season. Raced by Fittipaldi for the rest of the season as part of Team Bardahl. Retained for one F2 race in early 1972, then sold to Tate of Leeds (Racing) and converted to Formula Atlantic for Chris Meek to race in the British championship. Loaned to Sonny Rajah for the Brands Hatch Boxing Day race. Retained by Tate of Leeds for Malcolm Wayne in early 1973, then sold to visiting American Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA) who took it back to the US. Entered by Karlberg for Monique Proulx at Watkins Glen in October 1974, by which time it had Falconer bodywork, and also taken to Trinidad for Formula Caribbean events where it was sold. By 1978 it was owned by David Kerr but it was "totally destroyed" in a towing incident at the "Love Bird International" meeting at Vernamfield Motorsport Park, Jamaica, in December 1978.
- Brabham BT36  (Silvio Moser): New in July 1971 to Silvio Moser to replace his BT30. According to Moser's former mechanic, the car was "probably" sold to Hans Obrist at the ends of 1971 or early 1972 so would be the BT36 used by Hans Obrist (Schinznach, Switzerland) in Swiss national events in 1972. Last known when run by Obrist at the Lorentzweiler hillclimb in Luxembourg in April 1973. Then unknown from 1973 to 1977 but likely to be one of the as-yet unidentified Brabhams running in European hillclimbs. This is probably the car run in French hillclimbs by Michel Salvi (Malbuisson, France, very close to the Swiss border) in 1977, when it still had its 1600cc Cosworth FVA engine. Sold by Salvi in 1978 to Jacky Dalloz (Champagnole, France, not far from Malbuisson) and again used in French hillclimbs. Dalloz is believed to have crashed the Brabham some time around 1980, damaging the front of the car. The next owners were J Plante (Carcassonne, France, in the south of the country), then Alain Filhol (France) 1988 who had it restored by Simon Hadfield. Then to Ermanno Ronchi (Italy) 1992. It failed to sell at a Brooks auction in 2000 and next emerged with Andy Newall (UK) in 2003, having been rebuilt with a new Sid Hoole chassis, the original being retained. Sold to James Murray 2003 and rebuilt with the original chassis in 2006, the new chassis then being sold to Cornwall for a rebuild of a BT35. The BT36 was sold to Josef 'Sepp' Mayer (Heitersheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) 2008. To Luciano Arnold (Zurich, Switzerland) 2011.
- Brabham BT30  (John Watson): Sold to John Watson (Craigavad, County Down, Northern Ireland) for F2 in 1970, replacing a Lola T100 that Watson had used with great success in Irish libre. Retained for F2 in 1971, during which time it was partly updated to BT36 specification. To Bob Howlings (Congleton, Cheshire) for libre 1972 and fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC mid-season. Sold to Tony Dean (Leeds, West Yorkshire) in August so he would have a car for the Rothmans 50,000. To Phillip Guerola (Bickley, Kent) 1973 and raced in libre until the end of 1976. Advertised ("ex-Watson") as a rolling chassis from an Aylesbury number in January 1978 and bought by Barrie Dutnall (Medway, Kent) in 1979 or 1980 but not used. Advertised by Dutnall as a rolling chassis in June 1981. Said to have been owned by Jon Bradburn, David Rishworth (Leamington, Warwickshire) and Kelvin Lambeth before bought by David McLaughlin in or before 2003. To David Brown (Ashford, Kent) 2003. To Ian Gray (Mansfield, Nottinghamshire) 2004.
- Brabham BT30  (Brian Hart): Sold new 1970 to Bob Gerard and used in European F2 by Henri Pescarolo and Peter Gaydon. Retained 1971, and run in the early part of the season in F2 for Brian Hart. However, financial constraints forced Gerard to cut back and he then ran the car in Atlantic for his mechanic, Bob Salisbury. Replaced as the team's main car by a BT35 late in the 1971 season but retained and continued to appear on occasion. Sold to Martin Webb (Solihull, West Midlands) in 1972 for Libre races. Raced extensively in 1972, but then not seen at all in 1973. Advertised by Webb in March 1974 and then presumably the "ex-Pescarolo" BT30 advertised by Bobby Howlings in 1975 and 1976. Sold to David Ward in early 1977 and fitted with a Hart BDA for libre racing, sharing with Stan Billington. Then to novice racer John Travis (Tarleton, Lancashire) who raced it in libre in 1978 and 1979, like Ward calling it a BT35. Traded back to Bobby Howlings for a March 742 for 1980. By early 1985, this ex-Travis, ex-Howlings car was with Marcus King and raced in in HSCC events, but by that time its identity was not known. It was then believed to have been recently owned by Graham Galliers, and Galliers had advertised a BT30 from a Shrewsbury number in September 1982. Subsequent history unknown but a car with this chassis number restored by Bob Salisbury in 2003 for owner Richard Kendle. This car with David Brown (Ashford, Kent) by 2007.
- Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] (Gerry Birrell): New to J&J Stanton for Gerry Birrell to race in F2 in 1971. Hired to José Ferreira for the Torneio Brasiliero at the end of the year. To Brian Small in 1972, and fitted with a Cosworth BDA for Formula Atlantic races late 1972, and a handful of appearances in 1973. To Roy Baker (Ferndown, Dorset) July 1973, but again only seen in a handful of races. This is likely to be the "F2 chassis" with Hart BDA advertised by MRE (Bourne End, Buckinghamshire) in November 1973. To Ken Fildes (Clonskeagh, Dublin) for the new Irish Formula Atlantic series 1974 and 1975. Entered by Fildes for a young local lad Eddie Jordan in 1976. To Mark Birrell (Liverpool) in 1977. Acquired from Nick Overall by Richard Hinton (Albury, Hertfordshire) in early 1978, who started the restoration. Sold in 1985 via Chuck McCarty to Richard Spelberg (Dusseldorf, Germany) and retained in his collection until his death in the late 1990s. Subsequent history unclear, but this car was owned by Hermann Unold by 2005, when he raced it in HSCC DBT events. It was bought from him by Eric Peterson (Germany) in 2014, and advertised by him in April 2018. Bought in 2018 by Paul Matty and owned by him until 2021, when it was sold to Malcolm Thorne (Stanford Bridge, Worcestershire).
- Brabham BT36  (Peter Westbury): New to F.I.R.S.T. for Peter Westbury to drive in F2 in 1971. Retained by Westbury early 1972 and then sold to Neckel 'Nick' Koob (Bettborn, Luxembourg) for French, Belgian and Luxembourg hill climbs from 1972 to 1974. To Johny Krier (Luxembourg) 1975 for French, Belgian and Luxembourg hillclimbs. Then to Roger Hennebert (Belgium) in 1977, then possibly to Marcel Tarrès in 1978, but its exact race results during this time are unknown. Then via four French owners until bought by John Beasley (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) in 1993. Sold to Abba Kogan 1998, and rebuilt on a new chassis. In 2007, the rebuilt car was sold by RM Auctions (agent Annette Abaci) to Thomas Steinke (Hamburg, Germany). Neither Abaci or Steinke were then aware of the car having a new chassis. The original chassis was later sold via Bonhams in 2008 and its current whereabouts are unknown. Meanwhile, the continuous entity of BT36-5 was raced by Steinke in European Historic F2 in 2008 and 2009 and sold to Francesco Molino (Pescara, Italy) in 2012. Then to Günter Türk (Freiburg, Germany) in 2013.
- March 712M  (Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla): New to Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla, and run for him by Scuderia Ala d'Oro in F2 in 1971. Retained for 1972, when it was first fitted with a Ferrari Dino V6 engine, and later with 1800cc Novamotor BDAs. Retained again for 1973, when it was in Beta livery and fitted with a Schnitzer BMW engine. Subsequent history unknown, but Fabio Montani told Philippe Demeyer that he belivees it went to a "Diepoltz" in Switzerland.
- Brabham BT36  (Carlos Ruesch): New to Automovil Club Argentina (ACA) for Carlos Ruesch to race in F2 in 1971. The car was reported to have been gone to a racing school in Argentina in 1972, but in 1974, the two ACA BT36s were reported to have been driven in local racing by Esteban Fernandino and Pablo Brea. In 2008, BT36-7 was on display in the Museo Juan Manuel Fangio in Balcarce, Argentina.
- Brabham BT36  (Bernd Terbeck): New to Bernd Terbeck (Hiltrup, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany) and entered for most F2 races in 1971, but often did not arrive, and only qualified for two races that season: Nürburgring in May, and a non-championship race at Hockenheim in October. Retained for 1972 and entered at Hockenheim in April, still fitted with its 1971 1600cc Cosworth FVA. Clipped by Bert Hawthorne's Tui during practice, triggering the accident in which the Kiwi was killed. The Brabham was heavily damaged but Terbeck was unhurt. The car was returned to England for repairs, and was offered for sale by Kaydon Racing (Cobham, Surrey) in August 1972. Returned to Terbeck who sold it to Heinz Stemmer (Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany). Later to Karl-Heinz Kühn, and then to Hans Peter 1984. Stephan Jocher bought the car from Peter in 1996, and had it for two or three years. It was next seen when raced by Willy Markwalder from 2002 to 2004. To Heinz Rolf Wisskirchen 2006. Then unknown again until raced by Armin Zumtobel in Historic F2 in 2018.
- Lola T240 ["F2.1"] (Frank Gardner): New to Écurie Bonnier to Helmut Marko to race in Formula 2 in 1971. Then a Lola Cars entry for Frank Gardner and Jo Bonnier at the end of the F2 season. Then sold via Carl Haas to the US for Formula B, and according to the SCCA log book, its first owner was Jeff Overleese (Clinton, IL) who advertised it in February 1975. It went to Daniel Moon September 1975, then to Daryl Foster (Southgate, MI) August 1977, then to Ralph Denney October 1978, and then to Lyn Hanover (Columbus, OH) in June 1979. Entered by Hanover Automotive for Terry Whitlock to race in 'A' Sports Racing in 1980, and co-driven by Whitlock and Michael Canan at the 1981 IMSA Lumbermens 500. It raced into the mid-1980s, latterly in IMSA configuration, after which it was reacquired by Ralph Denny. Acquired by 2013 by Mike Winn, still in sports car bodywork.
- Pygmée MDB16 [MDB16-271] (Patrick Dal Bo): Gérard Gamand, Editor of Autodiva, has identified chassis 271 as the car raced by Jean Lachaud in 1972. In June 1973, Lachaud sold the car to Michel Pignard who raced it through the remainder of 1973 and then through 1974. Its racing history in 1975 is not yet established, but it returned in 1976 in the hands of Daniel Boccard, again using a Cosworth FVC engine. He appeared a few times a year with it in 1976, 1977 and 1978. It again fades from view, but according to Gérard this car was owned by Pascal Malateste in 1982. After three further French owners, it was in a private collection in the south of France in 2010.
- Lotus 69 [71/69.1.F2] (Tetsu Ikuzawa): New for Tetsu Ikuzawa in F2 in 1971, and prepared by his mechanic Yoshiatsu Itoh. Hired from Ikuzawa by Ronni Rossi for the Torneio Brasiliero at the end of the year. Sold via MRE to Johnny Blades in 1972, although Blades did not race it, then sold to Walter Kinnear (Gilford, County Down, Northern Ireland) for Irish libre racing in 1973, when it was fitted with a Cosworth FVC engine. Then fitted with a Cosworth BDA for Kinnear to drive in Irish Formula Atlantic in 1974, 1975 and 1976. It then went to Barclay Bingham for Irish hillclimbs, and then to Robin Dunbar, who did not use it. It was then sold to Bill Patterson (Belfast) in 1984 and restored for historic racing with the HSCC. Raced by Mike Pendlebury (Higham, Suffolk) in HSCC events from 1986 onwards. It later went to Freddy Kumschick (Schötz, Switzerland) who raced it in European Historic Formula 2 in 2000 and 2001, and then via Hall & Fowler to Irvine Laidlaw by 2003. Laidlaw sold it to Mark Davenport some time after 2006, and he raced it in the HSCC Derek Bell Trophy at Croft in 2011. It was next seen when acquired from Hall & Hall by French historic driver Jean-Marc Bussolini and entered in Historic F2 in 2013.
- March 712M  (Jean-Pierre Jaussaud): New to the Shell Arnold team for Jean-Pierre Jaussaud to race in F2 in 1971. Raced by Ferrari F1 driver Clay Regazzoni in the final race of the season. To Colin Andrews for 1972, now wearing the 712M-9 chassis plate, and raced in Formula Atlantic in 1972 and 1973. Acquired by Mike Sullivan Racing/Multiglide International Racing, for Formula Atlantic again, first driven by Richard Robinson, then by Alan Jones, who astonishingly won the high-profile Martini International support race at Silverstone in May, and finally by Richard Knight. Subsequent history unclear, as three separate former Sullivan/Multiglide cars went to Norman Dickson in Scotland, to Kim Mather in Lancashire, and to the partnership of John Colley and Rhoddy Harvey Bailey in Derbyshire. Which was which may never be known.
- March 712M  (Fredy Link): New to Fredy Link, and run for him by Jolly Club in F2 in 1971. Also used in Formula 3 with a Renault Albert engine. To Peter Korda for 1972, and used in hillclimbs, German and Swiss national events, and occasional F2 races from 1972 to 1974. It appears that the car remained in Switzerland after Korda last used it. It went to Edmond Veigel (Lausanne, Switzerland) who dismantled the car and never used it. It was later acquired by Hans-Markus Huber (Berne, Switzerland), restored by him between 1989 and 1991, fitted with a BDA engine, and raced it in the European Historic Formula 2 Club series. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B18 [18.71.2] (Bruno Frey): 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. This could be the car later used by Rémi Gillis, Bernard-Etienne Grobot and Lucien Guitteny in French hillclimbs, but that could also 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 from 2012 to 2015, at which time it was yellow. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lotus 69 [69.F2.3] (Adam Potocki): New to Adam Potocki and raced very slowly in F2 in 1970. Retained for 1971, when he was no faster. Sold to Alain Saïdi and raced in French hillclimbs from 1972 to 1975, retaining its 1600cc Cosworth FVA throughout. Saïdi returned to the Lotus for a few events in 1978. According to Gérard Gamand, the car was later bought at auction by Guy Audibert in the mid-1980s, and restored at Gamand's workshops in Lyon. It was sold to Gérard Cerny, who raced it in historic events from the mid 1990s to early 2000s. Then sold it to Michel Ghio, who raced it in Historic F2 2010-2013.
- 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.
- McLaren M4A [200-19F] (Georges Schäfer): Ecurie Intersport for Guy Ligier in F2 in 1968. The team was disbanded after Schlesser's death in a F1 race in July. If Schlesser's regular car went into French hillclimbs, then 200-19 is likely to be one of two cars acquired from the team by Pierre Bardinon (Aubusson, France) and would be the car raced by Bardinon at the Mont-Dore hillclimb in August 1968. These two cars were then traded by Bardinon to Franco Sbarro (Grandson, Switzerland) and one was sold to Georges Schäfer (Geneva, Switzerland) for use in French hillclimbs and Swiss national events in 1971, as well as a single F2 race. After crashing this car, Schäfer bought Sbarro's second car. Then unknown until offered for sale by Hans Peter (Switzerland) in August 1990. A car with this chassis number was in the Brooks Monaco auction in 2000 when it was said to be "unraced since 1968". Also at this time, Auto-Salon-Singen (Singen, Germany) advertised a pale yellow "ex-Schlesser" McLaren M4A that was said to be unraced since 1968. Subsequent history unknown
- Tecno 68/F2 ["T00 400"] (Alfred "Freddy" Amweg): 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. .
- Chevron B18 [18.71.3] (François Mazet): 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. Later sold by John Harper to Robert Campbell (Dukinfield, Cheshire), who registered his fully restored red "ex-Jo Siffert F2 Chevron B18-71/3" with the HSCC in May 1989. Raced by Campbell from 1988 to 1991, then sold in 1993 to Sheila and Tim Hassel, who did not race it. To Denis Welch in 1999, but again not raced. Sold to a Swiss owner in 2003. 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.
- Brabham BT30  (Jeremy Richardson): New to Tom Wheatcroft and entered for Derek Bell to race in F2 in 1970. To Jeremy Richardson and raced in F2 and libre during 1971. Then to Alex Seldon (Ripley, Surrey) and raced in libre through 1972 and 1973. Advertised by Seldon in February 1974 and next owner unknown but the FVA was removed and the car stored in a dry barn until 1984 when Ted Walker bought it via John Harper. Sold to Lincoln Small in 1986 and used for many years in historic racing.
- March 712M  (Giovanni Salvati): New to Sandro Angeleri's Ala d'Oro team, and raced by Giovanni Salvati and Gian-Luigi Picchi in F2 in 1971. Taken out to the Torneio Brasiliero at the end of 1971, and Salvati was driving this car when he crashed and died at Porte Allegre in November. It is assumed that the car was written off, and that surviving components would have been used on the two other Scuderia Ala d'Oro 712Ms, 712M/1 and 712M/18.
- March 712M  (Claudio Francisci): The prototype monocoque Formula 2 March 712M was completed in October 1970, and was extensively tested at Silverstone in the hands of Ronnie Peterson, Howden Ganley, Carlos Pace, Mike Beuttler, Colin Vandervell and others. It was also tested in mid-November by Simon Taylor, editor of Autosport, for a feature article. Once its test duties were complete, it was converted to Formula Atlantic and driven by David Morgan in a race at Brands Hatch in May. It was then returned to F2 spec and sold to Scuderia Ala d'Oro in June 1971, and raced by a variety of Italians in F2. This is believed to be the car rebodied in 1972 as the "Allegrini-SM", built by Alain Siccardi for Milan industrialist Giuseppe Allegrini. Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi was intended to drive this car, but it was crashed very early in its career, and no results have been found for it. According to later owner Fabio Montani (Milan, Italy), the damaged chassis was taken to Bellasi for repairs, but was never collected, and was bought by Montani in about 1992. It was advertised by Montani as a restoration project together with a March 713M in December 1994.
- March 712M  (Mike Beuttler): New to Mike Beuttler, and raced in F2 in 1971 entered by Clarke Mordaunt Racing with Alistair Guthrie. This must be the ex-Beuttler 712M acquired by Hesketh Racing, and raced by James Hunt at the Rothmans 50,000, and then in the remainder of the F2 season. Sold by Hesketh to Ray Mallock, and updated by March to 73B specification for Mallock to race in British Formula Atlantic in 1973. The car was later rebuilt on the 73B tub that had been used as a bodywork buck. Via A.W. Brown Racing to Arthur Collier 1974 for Irish Formula Atlantic, then to Patrick Woods mid-season. Borrowed by Patsy McGarrity for the Boxing Day race at Mondello Park at the end of 1974. The car was later said to have returned to the UK via AW "Monkey" Brown, then moved through the trade to Roger Andreason, who sold it to his friend Charles Richards to be used in Monoposto in 1978. From there, it moved towards historic racing, but leading to some confusion as the car by now had a 73B tub and 73B bodywork. Its life in historic racing requires further confirmation.
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Individual sources for this event
Few chassis numbers given at Hockenheim, just the new Maco of Ernst Maring. Frey has "his usual" Chevron despite the reported theft and MN mentions that Freddy Amweg's Tecno is ex-Büsch (7 Oct 1971 p6). It is unclear which Pygmée MDB16 Dal Bo is driving.