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Hockenheim, 13 Apr 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS7 [06] - Cosworth FVA
#1 Matra Sports
40
2 Hubert Hahne Lola T102 - BMW M12
#8 Bayerische Motoren Werke
40
3 Piers Courage Brabham BT23C [16] - Cosworth FVA
#12 Frank Williams Racing Cars (see note 1)
40
4 Kurt Ahrens Brabham BT30 [1] - Cosworth FVA
#7 Ahrens Racing Team (see note 2)
40
5 Henri Pescarolo Matra MS7 [07] - Cosworth FVA
#2 Matra Sports
40
6 Johnny Servoz-Gavin Matra MS7 [04] - Cosworth FVA
#3 Matra International
40
7 Alan Rollinson Lotus 59B [59-F2-21] - Cosworth FVA
#11 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 3)
40
8 Nanni Galli Tecno 68/F2 [T00 304] - Cosworth FVA
#25 Tecno Racing Team (see note 4)
40
9 François Cevert Tecno 68/F2 [T00 306] - Cosworth FVA
#26 Tecno Racing Team (see note 5)
40
10 Enzo Corti Brabham BT23 [2] - Cosworth FVA
#32 Scuderia Picchio Rosso (see note 6)
40
11 Peter Westbury Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#18 FIRST Racing (see note 7)
40
12 Bruno Frey Tecno 69/F2 ["T00 402"] - Cosworth FVA
#23 Midland Racing Team
40
13 Bernd Terbeck Brabham BT23C [8] - Cosworth FVA
#31 Midland Racing Team (see note 8)
40
14 Werner "Noddy" Lindermann Brabham BT23 [7] - Cosworth FVA
#30 Midland Racing Team (see note 9)
17
15 Malcolm Guthrie Brabham BT23C [12] - Cosworth FVA
#14 Frank Williams Racing Cars (see note 10)
22
16 Alistair Walker Tecno 69/F2 - Cosworth FVA
#16 Frank Williams Racing Cars
20
17 Roy Pike Lotus 59B [59-F2-20] - Cosworth FVA
#10 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 11)
5
18 Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla Ferrari Dino 166 [0014] 6
#6 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
1
19 Brian Hart Merlyn Mk 12A [109?] - Cosworth FVA
#17 Merlyn Racing [Bob Gerard] (see note 12)
0
DNS Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni Ferrari Dino 166 [0012] 6
#5 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
Did not start

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Henri Pescarolo20
2Hubert Hahne20
3Jean-Pierre Beltoise20
4Kurt Ahrens20
5Piers Courage20
6Johnny Servoz-Gavin20
7Alan Rollinson20
8Nanni Galli20
9François Cevert20
10Malcolm Guthrie20
11Enzo Corti20
12Alistair Walker20
13Peter Westbury20
14Bruno Frey20
15Bernd Terbeck20
16Werner "Noddy" Lindermann17
17Roy Pike5
18Ernesto "Tino" Brambilla1
19Brian Hart0
Gianclaudio "Clay" RegazzoniDid not start
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Jean-Pierre Beltoise20
2Hubert Hahne20
3Piers Courage20
4Johnny Servoz-Gavin20
5Kurt Ahrens20
6Nanni Galli20
7Alan Rollinson20
8Henri Pescarolo20
9François Cevert20
10Peter Westbury20
11Enzo Corti20
12Bruno Frey20
13Bernd Terbeck20
14Malcolm Guthrie2retired
Alistair WalkerDid not start
Werner "Noddy" LindermannDid not start
Brian HartDid not start
Roy PikeDid not start
Ernesto "Tino" BrambillaDid not start
Qualifying
10 Gianclaudio "Clay" Regazzoni * (F2) 1.6-litre Ferrari Dino 166 [0012] - Ferrari Dino 6
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT23C [16] (Piers Courage): New to Frank Williams Racing Cars intended for Juan Manuel Bordeu to race in the F2 Argentine Temporada in December 1968. Retained by Williams for 1969 and raced for him by Piers Courage until his new BT30 was delivered. Earlier suggestions that this car was used by Gagliardi and Marcello Gallo in F3 in 1969 do not now appear to be correct. Sold to Alistair Walker and entered by him for Jacky Ickx to race late 1969, for Walker himself at Thruxton early 1970 and then in the Japanese GP at Fuji in May. Sold to Walter Kinnear (Gilford, County Down, Northern Ireland), fitted with a 1600cc Ford twin cam and raced by him in Irish libre racing from September 1970 to the end of the 1972 season. To John Blades (Whitley Bay, Northumberland) in part-exchange for Blades' Lotus 69 and advertised for sale by Blades in 1973. Sold to Joe Applegarth (Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham) who used parts from this car on his Monoposto Formula BT23C/5.
  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-F2-21] (Alan Rollinson): 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.
  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. 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.
  6. 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 once for Tino Brambilla in July and once for Enzo Corti in October. Retained by 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.
  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 BT23C [8] (Bernd Terbeck): New to Kurt Ahrens (Braunschweig, Germany) and raced by him in F2 in 1968 under the Caltex Racing banner. Sold to Bernd Terbeck (Hiltrup, Germany) and run as part of the Montan Racing Team in F2 in 1969 and 1970. Then unknown in 1971 and 1972. Former Mini racer Graham Cooper (Sedgley, Worcestershire) raced his "newly acquired Brabham BT23C" in a sprint at Curborough in March 1973. This car was sold by Cooper to Richard Churchley (Hampton-in-Arden, Warwickshire) and run by him in sprints in 1975 with a Ford twin cam and then in 1976 with a 1600cc Hart BDA. From Churchley to Bill Morris who wanted the engine for his Ensign and sold the rest of the car to Robin Darlington in early 1977. Then to Les Aylott (Oakham, Rutland) and David Knowles, fitted with Aylott's turbcharged 1600cc BDA engine by by June 1977, and raced in 1977 and 1978. Advertised from Oakham in April 1981. Then unknown until raced by Peter Rogers (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) in the HSCC Bradburn & Wedge Pre-71 series in 1984 with a BDA engine. (Possibly the car raced by Jon Bradburn in late 1983.) Raced by Rogers until 1987. Sold by Rogers' father Sir John Rogers to David Brown (Ashford, Kent) in 1999 and raced by him in the HSCC Classic Racing Cars Championship. Raced regularly by David Brown (Ashford, Kent) in HSCC events until sold to Graham Adelman (Free Union, VA) in 2014.
  9. 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.
  10. Brabham BT23C [12] (Malcolm Guthrie): 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. Lotus 59B [59-F2-20] (Roy Pike): 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.
  12. Merlyn Mk 12A [109?] (Brian Hart): New for Bob Gerard's quasi-works F2 team in 1968, and raced early in the season by John Cardwell. This car was updated to MK 12A specification for 1969 and run alongside Gerard's Brabham BT23C for Robin Widdows and others. Advertised by Gerard Racing in January 1970 but not seen again until Pete Tester ran it in a libre race at Lydden in early 1973. Used by Peter Bull (London) in sprints that summer, by which time it had a BRM engine of some sort, and then advertised by Bull in September with a 1600cc Ford twin cam engine and FT200 gearbox. Bull bought a Brabham BT30 for 1974 and the later history of the Merlyn is unknown.

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 Apr 1969 pp8-10) gave chassis numbers for most cars, just BMW's Lola T102s escaping identification at either this or the previous race.