27. Jan 2022 
by Ziv Knoll

In the 60s, most F1 drivers, the stars of the moment, did not hesitate to race in selected F2 races, against the talented hopefuls. For them, these were good opportunities to race fast cars, to have fun… and to make a few quids.

The Formula 2 race called Eifelrennen, raced in April 1967 on the shorter version of the Nürburgring, was held in winter conditions. In these days rain, fog or even snow did not prevent anybody to race. Picture above: Piers Courage (McLaren M4A) ahead of Graham Hill (Lotus 48) and Jean-Pierre Beltoise (Matra MS5), and a snowy background!

Jochen Rindt, in a Roy Winkelmann Racing-entered Brabham BT23-Ford won the race, with John Surtees (Lola T100-BMW) in second (picture below), and Jacky Ickx third, in a Tyrrell Racing Organisation-entered Matra MS5-Ford.

Source: Klein

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