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Championnat de France de Formule 3

Paul Ricard, 2 Sep 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Michel Leclère Alpine A364 [3649] - Renault R16 Dudot
#48 Societé des Automobiles Alpine
30 40m 50.9s
143.818 mph
2 Jacques Laffite Martini MK12 [005?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#31 BP France
30 40m 57.2s
3 Bernard Béguin Martini MK12 [002] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#1 Ecurie Volants Shell
30 41m 06.0s
4 Alain Serpaggi Alpine A364 [3648] - Renault R16 Dudot
#47 Societé des Automobiles Alpine
30 41m 10.2s
5 Masami Kuwashima March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#11 Reystan Racing
30 41m 18.4s
6 Jean Ragnotti March 733 [24] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#2 Ecurie Antar Filipinetti
30 41m 19.4s
7 Lucien Guitteny Alpine A364 [3640] - Renault R16 Dudot
#54 Ecurie Volants Shell
30 41m 20.2s
8 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#16 DART Racing with GRD
30 41m 28.5s
9 Max Jean ("Jean Max") Martini MK12 [003] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#5 Motul Defense Mondiale
30 41m 29.8s
10 Tony Brise March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#6 Team Kent Messenger Racing
30 41m 36.1s
11 Pierre-François Rousselot March 733 [22] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#34 Ecurie ELF
30 41m 42.1s
12 Alain Cudini Martini MK12 [001] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#50 Ecurie Elf
30 41m 42.8s
13 Giorgio Francia Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#53 Scuderia Mirabella Mille Miglia
30 41m 51.7s
14 Mo Harness March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#10 Team Modus Racing with Shellsport
30 41m 54.1s
15 Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#7 The Chequered Flag (see note 1)
30 41m 59.6s
16 Bruno Pescia March 733 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#33 Trivellato Racing Team (see note 2)
30 42m 04.6s
17 Bernard Chevanne Martini MK12 [006] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#36 Ecurie Volants Shell
30 42m 08.2s
18 Mike Wilds March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#9 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 3)
30 42m 25.7s
19 Luciano Pavesi Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#52 Scuderia Ala d'Oro
30 43m 07.6s
20 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#19 AB3 Racing Developments
29
21 Aldo Maggi Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#51 Scuderia Ala d'Oro
29
R Gaudenzio Mantova Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#49 Scuderia del Lario
25
R Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#8 Chris Andrews
10
R Paolo Bozzetto March 733 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#38 Trivellato Racing Team (see note 4)
9
R Christian Ethuin Martini MK12 [004] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#4 Motul Defence Mondiale
7
R Jean-Pierre Paoli Martini MK12 [007?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#32 BP Racing
1
R Philippe Albera March 733 [23] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#3 Ecurie Antar Filipinetti
1
R Alberto Colombo Brabham BT41 [22] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#40 Scuderia del Lario
1
R Danny Sullivan March 723/733 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#46
1
R Pedro Passadore GRD 373 [059-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#17 DART Racing with GRD

DNQ Carlo Giorgio March 733 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#39 Trivellato Racing Team (see note 5)
Did not qualify
DNQ Mike Catlow Elden Mk12 [68/12001/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#44 Elden International Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Günter Kölmel Lotus 69 [71/69.9.F3] - BMW M10 Schnitzer
#29 Haj Haj Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Hans-Peter Hoffmann GRD 372 [017-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#21 Racing Presse International
Did not qualify
DNQ Reinhard Pfändler Grac MT14 - Ford twin cam
#41 Formel Rennsport Club
Did not qualify
DNQ Bruno Eggel March 723 - Ford twin cam Mohr
#42 Ecurie 13 Étoiles (see note 6)
Did not qualify
DNQ Pier-Giorgio Mussa March 733 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#14 Trivellato Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNA Max Bonnin March 733 [723-5?] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#30 Bonnin Seca
Did not arrive
DNA "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#24 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
Did not arrive
DNA Piergiovanni Tenani March 733 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#26 Scuderia Meneghina (see note 7)
Did not arrive
DNA "Jean Albert" March 733 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#27 Scuderia Meneghina
Did not arrive
DNA Roelof Wunderink Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#28
Did not arrive
DNA Johnny Gerber Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam
#20 Motor Racing Developments (see note 8)
Did not arrive
DNA Andy Sutcliffe March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#8 Chris Andrews
Did not arrive
DNA Maurizio Flammini March 733 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#12 Trivellato Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Leonel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#15 Ge-kås Klader (see note 9)
Did not arrive
DNA TBA GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#18 GRS International
Did not arrive
DNA Allan Davies Alpine A364 [3647] - Renault R16 Dudot
#22 Tullett & Riley
Did not arrive
DNA Angelo Piccione March 733 [27?] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#25 Angeleri March Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Hans Deen Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#37 Roelof Wunderink
Did not arrive
DNA John Sheldon Elden Mk12 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#43 Elden International Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Jimmy Fuller Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#45 ADM Business Systems (see note 10)
Did not arrive
DNA Alessandro Angeleri March 733 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#23 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 733 [3] (Russell Wood): New to Russell Wood and run for him in the British F3 series by Peter Bloore Racing with backing from The Chequered Flag. Wood won three early round of the championship but had a heavy accident at Zandvoort in May and did not win again. Sold to Australian Ian Douglass for 1974 and rebuilt for Australian F2, using various 742 bits. The car was involevd in a fire during private testing at Oran Park after the Lakeside race in December 1974 and was completely burnt to the ground.
  2. March 733 (Bruno Pescia): Bruno Pescia drove a March 733 in the 1973 Italian Formula 3 season, entered (at least from June onwards) by Trivellato Racing Team. Nothing more known.
  3. March 733 [26] (Mike Wilds): New to Dempster International Racing Team for Mike Wilds to drive in F3 from July 1973 onwards, replacing the 1972/73 Ensign with which he had started the season. It was then sold to Graham Watts (Faringham) for hillclimbs, appearing at Prescott in March 1974, when the car had a 1600cc Holbay engine. During 1975, the car was bought by Terry Smith (Felton, Somerset) to replace his highly successful 1-litre Vixen Imp. Smith raced the March in sprints and hillclimbs through the rest of 1975 and through 1976, using a 1600cc Holbay Ford twin cam engine, but in the summer of 1976, bought the ex-F1 McLaren M14D. The March was sold to Geoff Hunt (Andover, Hampshire), again with the Holbay twin cam, and used in sprints for quite a few years. Eventually traded to Richard Speakman for the ex-F3 Pilbeam MP51. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. March 733 (Paolo Bozzetto): Paolo Bozzetto raced a March 733 in the 1973 Italian F3 series, starting from Casale at the end of April and running up to the end of the season. He was entered by Trivellato Racing Team.
  5. March 733 (Carlo Giorgio): Carlo Giorgio raced a March 733 in the 1973 Italian F3 series, entered by Scuderia Jolly Club in the first three races, and then by Trivellato Racing Team up to the end of the season.
  6. March 723 (Bruno Eggel): Bruno Eggel ran a March in Formula 3 from 1973 onwards, having previously raced a Tecno in the 1000cc class of German and Swiss hillclimbs. In 1973 and 1974, he ran a car that looked like a 723, and he entered it at Mainz-Finthen in September 1974 as being chassis "72-5", indicating it was one of the cars number for the Eifelland team in 1972. In 1975, photographs show that Eggel had a 1973 or 1974 car, most likely a 743, which had a side-radiator conversion and blanked-off nose. His car was described as a 713M, 723, 733, 743, 753 and 763 between 1973 and 1978, and exactly how many separate cars he had is unknown.
  7. March 733 (Piergiovanni Tenani): Piergiovanni Tenani drove a Trivellato Racing Team March 733 with Novamotor engine in almost all races of the 1973 Italian Formula 3 series up to August, after which he missed the last few races. He retained his car for 1974, when it was updated to a 2000cc Novamotor twin cam. Subsequent history unknown.
  8. Brabham BT41 [11] (Johnny Gerber): Initially a Motor Racing Developments entry for Tony Trimmer in 1973, then becoming an Ippokampos Racing entry for Johnny Gerber until August 1973. Not seen again.
  9. March 733 [13] (Leonel Friedrich): New to Brazilian driver Leonel Friedrich (Porto Alegre, Brazil) and run for him by Peter Bloore Racing in the 1973 British Formula 3 season. Friedrich had not sat in a single-seater racing car before, but was the 1972 1600cc class Brazilian Touring Car Champion. For a novice, he was impressively quick straight away, eighth fastest in practice at his first race, and finishing second four times in his first dozen F3 races. His March was fitted with Holbay engines except for a brief mid-season flirtation with Novamotors. The car was then hired to another young Brazilian Alex Dias Ribeiro, and run for him by Angeleri March Racing Brazil in two races at the very end of the season. Subsequent history unknown.
  10. Brabham BT38C [19] (Jimmy Fuller): New to Canadian driver Chris O'Brien and raced in British F3 in 1972 using Holbay engines. To Jimmy Fuller for 1973, again in British F3 and again using Holbay engines. Advertised by Fuller from Sunbury-on-Thames as a "BT38/41" with two rebuilt Novamotor twin-cams, a spare monocoque and bodywork for £2,250 in November 1973. Formula 3 changed to 2000cc for 1974, and the BT38C was sold to David Taylor (Formy, Lancashire, later Merseyside) for Kim Mather to race in British Formula Atlantic in 1974. When the car first appeared, it had a RES BDA engine and still used F3 wheels, Mather recalling that he "just dropped a BDA in it". By the end of May it had a Richardson BDA and wider wheels, but it was still far off the pace of the leading cars, and this turned out to be its last Atlantic race. Taylor also used the car in sprints at Longridge, and Mather won two libre races at Aintree. Taylor advertised the car in September, complete with Richardson BDA, for £2,200 and sold it to Ted Payne (Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham). Payne had raced a BT38 earlier in the season with a Vegantune engine, but it appears he had sold that car and had bought Taylor's very similar one with its Richardson engine. Payne continued to race the car in 1975, and entry lists show that it was black with a Richardson engine, and generally entered as a BT38-40. It was advertised by Payne in November 1975 as a BT38/40 with a recently rebuilt Cosworth BDA engine, and with a spare monocoque.

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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