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John Player Raceday

Donington Park, 9 Sep 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 The RMC Group
15 17m 59.7s
97.89 mph
2 Nigel Mansell March 783 - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4
#15 Unipart Racing Team
15 18m 05.0s
3 Trevor Templeton Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 A.W. Brown Racing with Malcolm Templeton
15 18m 07.6s
4 Brett Riley March 783 - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4
#14 Unipart Racing Team
15 18m 07.9s
5 Eddie Jordan March 793 [18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Marlboro Racing with McMahon
15 18m 12.5s
6 Placido Inglesias Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 Team Perdigao
15 18m 23.3s
7 Mike Blanchet Lola T670 [HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#51 SDC Builders
15 18m 26.9s
8 Eliseo Salazar Ralt RT3/79 [160] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36 Schick Toyota Chilean Team
15 18m 27.4s
9 Bengt Trägårdh Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#78 Meltonian
15 18m 28.2s
10 Benoit Morand Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#55 Benoit Morand
15 18m 50.0s
11 David Brotherston Chevron B34 [34.76.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 David Brotherston
15
12 Gerry Amato March 773 [T1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 Gerry Amato
14
R Bernard Devaney March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Marlboro Racing with McMahon
2 Stripped fifth gear
DNS Paul Dalton Royale RP5 [1] - Ford twin cam
#12 Paul Dalton
Did not start
(Accident)
UNKE John Bright March 773 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Gerard Racing (see note 1)
On entry list
UNKE Rob Wilson March 783 [5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29 International Computers Ltd
(see note 2)
On entry list
UNKE Phil Silverstone Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Welwyn Discount Tyres & Exhaust Centres
On entry list
UNKE John Lewis Chevron B43/B47 [42.78.19A] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#61 John Lewis
On entry list
UNKE Peter Oxley Chevron B47 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#62 Peter Oxley
On entry list

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.10.5
2 Bernard Devaney (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.10.6
3 Nigel Mansell (F3) 2-litre March 783 - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4 1.11.2
4 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 793 [18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.2
5 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 783 - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4 1.11.5
6 Trevor Templeton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.5
7 Placido Inglesias (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.6
8 Mike Blanchet (F3) 2-litre Lola T670 [HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.7
9 Benoit Morand (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.12.1
10 Bengt Trägårdh (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.12.1
11 Eliseo Salazar (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/79 [160] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.13.0
12 David Brotherston (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.13.7
13 Gerry Amato (F3) 2-litre March 773 [T1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.7
14 Paul Dalton * (F3) 2-litre Royale RP5 [1] - Ford twin cam 1.27.1
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 773 [U1] (John Bright): March works records show this as Mario Ferraris' works car for 1977 built on tub AM773-14 and rebuilt after Ferraris' Monaco accident on tub AM773-65. Sold in March 1978 to Neasrader Film Production for Richard Morgan according to the works records. Motoring News 30 Mar 1978 p11 says that Morgan's car is ex King, but we know from reports and the works records that King's main car was 773-U2. However, that car was damaged in the 1977 season and it is possible that King used 773-U1 after its rebuild as Ferraris' damaged wrist took longer to recover than the car did. Sold to John Bright in 1979 to replace his wrecked 773-13 and its identity eventually perhaps blurred with that car in a rebuild after a heavy accident.
  2. March 783 [5] (Rob Wilson): Shown in March records for 1978 as delivered to Daniel Herregods, 19 January 1978, colour yellow with tub 78M25. To Rob Wilson in 1979 to replace his tiring Ralt RT1 and updated to 1979 specification. Autosport notes ‘ex Herregods’ and chassis number noted by F1R at Snetterton in August 1979. Sold to Gerry Amato for 1980 season, Autosport notes his car as ‘ex Wilson 1979’. Retained by Amato until 1982 then sold to Greg and Tim Atkinson.

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.

These British Formula 3 results have been compiled by Chris Townsend using the main British magazines Autosport and Motoring News but also the US magazine On Track which carried surprisingly good coverage of the British series.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.