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Australian National F1 Championship Race

Wanneroo Park, 11 Jul 1982

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 John Bowe Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD
(see note 1)
50
2 Alfredo Costanzo Tiga FA82 - Ford BDD
50
3 Charlie O'Brien Ralt RT4/82 [274] - Ford BDD
(see note 2)
50
4 Bob Creasy Ralt RT4/82 [279] - Ford BDD
#16
49
5 Willie Stobart Ralt RT4/81 [261] - Ford BDD
(see note 3)
49
6 Graham Brown March 81A/82A [15] - Ford BDD
47
7 Mick Moylan (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 622 [74441] - Ford
43
8 Domenic Mannello (ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23E/BT36 (Jane) - Fiat single cam
(see note 4)
40
R Richard Davison Ralt RT4/81 [258] - Ford BDD
#6 (see note 5)

UNK Geoff Nicol Ralt RT4/81 [277] - Ford BDD
#40 (see note 6)

UNK Rod Housego March 73B/80A [73B-8] - Ford BDD
(see note 7)

UNK John Blennerhasset March 74B [U1] - Ford BDD
(see note 8)

DNS Andrew Miedecke Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD
#2 (see note 9)
Did not start
DNS Bob Richards Bowin P8 [P8-118-72] - Ford BDD
(see note 10)
Did not start
DNS Joe Ricciardo (ANF2) 1.6-litre Macon - Ford
Did not start
DNS Peter Williamson Toleman TA860 [HU2] - Toyota 2T-G
#7
Did not start
DNA Phillip Revell Ralt RT4/81 [265] - Ford BDD
(see note 11)
Did not arrive
DNA Paul Radisich Ralt RT4/82 [269] - Ford BDD
(see note 12)
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Hocking (ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 [81-1] - Ford
Did not arrive
DNA Ron Barnacle Ralt RT1 [145] - Ford BDD
(see note 13)
Did not arrive
DNA Robert Handford Ralt RT4/82 [276] - Ford BDD
(see note 14)
Did not arrive
DNA Doug Macarthur Ralt RT4/82 [280] - Ford BDD
Did not arrive
DNA John Smith Ralt RT4/81 [264] - Ford BDD
(see note 15)
Did not arrive
DNA Russell Nordern Ralt RT4/82 [275] - Ford BDD
(see note 16)
Did not arrive
DNA Ray Hanger Ralt RT4/81 [273] - Ford BDD
(see note 17)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Pac unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Alfredo Costanzo250.23.08.9
2Charlie O'Brien25
3John Bowe25
4Willie Stobart25
5Bob Creasy25
6Graham Brown23
7Mick Moylan21
8Domenic Mannello20
Geoff Nicolunknown
John Blennerhassetunknown
Rod Housegounknown
Richard DavisonSpun, stalled
Andrew MiedeckeDid not start (Halfshaft )
Joe RicciardoDid not start (Engine)
Peter WilliamsonDid not start (Engine)
Bob RichardsDid not start
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1John Bowe250.23.11.7
2Charlie O'Brien25
3Alfredo Costanzo25
4Bob Creasy24
5Willie Stobart24
6Graham Brown24
7Mick Moylan22
8Domenic Mannello20
Geoff Nicolunknown
John Blennerhassetunknown
Rod Housegounknown
Richard DavisonSpun, stalled
Andrew MiedeckeDid not start
Joe RicciardoDid not start
Peter WilliamsonDid not start
Bob RichardsDid not start
Qualifying
1 Alfredo Costanzo (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Tiga FA82 - Ford BDD 0.53.56
2 John Bowe (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD 0.53.58
3 Richard Davison (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [258] - Ford BDD 0.53.70
4 Andrew Miedecke * (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD 0.53.89
5 Peter Williamson * (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Toleman TA860 [HU2] - Toyota 2T-G time unknown
6 Willie Stobart (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [261] - Ford BDD 0.55.20
7 Bob Creasy (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [279] - Ford BDD 0.56.21
8 Geoff Nicol (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [277] - Ford BDD 0.56.73
9 Charlie O'Brien (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [274] - Ford BDD 0.57.52
10 Rod Housego (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 73B/80A [73B-8] - Ford BDD 0.57.65
11 Graham Brown (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 81A/82A [15] - Ford BDD 0.58.52
12 Bob Richards * (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Bowin P8 [P8-118-72] - Ford BDD 0.59.18
13 Mick Moylan (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 622 [74441] - Ford 1.01.91
14 Joe Ricciardo * (ANF2) 1.6-litre Macon - Ford 1.02.06
15 John Blennerhasset (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 74B [U1] - Ford BDD 1.02.96
16 Domenic Mannello (ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23E/BT36 (Jane) - Fiat single cam 1.05.99
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT4/81 [255] (John Bowe): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/John Bowe, without delivery date. [Tub no: 80/109; gearbox: FT1469; fuel cell: JM34734 11/80]. Chassis number given for Bowe's car in report of 1981 AGP, 6 Nov 81 [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4] and presumed to be Bowe's car earlier in the Australian season. Retained by Bowe for the 1982 season and taken by him to the race at Long Beach as well. Report of the Gold Star round at Oran Park says Bowe 'rushed getting car ready after Long Beach' [NZMA 7 May 82 p20]. Chassis number given for Bowe's car at 1982 AGP.
  2. Ralt RT4/82 [274] (Charlie O'Brien): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson for Charlie O'Brien, delivered 29 Sep 81. O'Brien's car at Shah Alam GP 16-18 Oct 81 is described as 'new' by NZMA. Chassis number given for O'Brien's car in NZMA report of 1981 AGP [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4].
  3. Ralt RT4/81 [261] (Willie Stobart): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson, for own use, no delivery date, but appears in UK August 1981. [Tub no: 81/120; gearbox FT1474; fuel cell: JM36677 4/81]. Chassis number observed on Roberto Moreno's car at Australian GP, 1981, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. According to Dave McKinney's report of that race, this was the car raced by Watson in the latter stages of the 1981 British season. Chassis number given for Watson's car in NZMA report of the Bay Park race, 3 Jan 82 with a note that it was Moreno's AGP car. AMSYB-82, p167 says that car of Willy Stobart [chassis given as 261] is the car 'Moreno crashed in Macau after the 1981 AGP'. The NZMA report of the Selangor GP says that the car had been rebuilt around a new tub, but it may be that Moreno ran 265 there instead.
  4. Brabham BT23E/BT36 (Jane) (Domenic Mannello): Built by Bob Jane's team using a frame supplied by Bob Britton to the Brabham BT23 pattern. The car was a replacement for the team's Brabham BT23E, and had a lower nose and higher cockpit than its predecessor, and triangular sidepods. It first raced at Lakeside's Gold Star round on 7 Jun 1970, driven by John Harvey, and Harvey later won a Gold Star race at Sandown Park in September. It was unused during 1971 and then sold to Fred Wheelhouse (St Albans, Victoria), rebuilt to ANF2 specification and registered with CAMS as a "Brabham BT23D". Sold to Rod Housego 1974 and moved to Western Australia, then sold in 1975 to Dominic Mannello (Perth), who fitted Brabham BT36 bodywork and a 1600cc Fiat twin cam engine for the 1978 ANF2. Retained by Mannello until sold to West Australian Racing Museum owner Neil McCrudden in 2001. Used in historic racing between 2007 and 2015 by Lance Carwardine as the "Brabham Jane".
  5. Ralt RT4/81 [258] (Richard Davison): Ralt sales record says sold to Bruce Allison, without delivery date. [Tub no: EDA002, a unique style of number in the record; gearbox: FT1426; fuel cell: JM34731 12/80]. Chassis number given for Allison's car at Selangor GP 29 Nov 81 [NZMA 11 Jan 82 p3] and presumed to be Allison's car in the 1981 Australian and South East Asian races. Chassis number given for Allison's car in NZMA report of 1981 AGP [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. Sold to Richard Davison for 1982 Australian season - Davison's car at the Calder race of 28 Feb 82 is described in NZMA as 'ex Allison'. Chassis number given for Davison's car at the 1982 AGP.
  6. Ralt RT4/81 [277] (Geoff Nicol): Ralt sales record says sold to Rajah, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/138; gearbox: FT1420; fuel cell: JM37200 10/81] Chassis number given for Sonny Rajah's car at Selangor GP 29 Nov 81 [NZMA 11 Jan 82 p3]. Chassis number given for the car of Geoff Nicol at the Malaysian GP, 29-30 May 82.
  7. March 73B/80A [73B-8] (Rod Housego): Supplied new to Colin Vandervell for 1973 UK series – much of the provenance comes from Bryan Miller on behalf of the current owner in Australia. The chassis number was noted on Des Donnelly’s car by Adam Ferrington at John Player Atlantic round at Silverstone, July 19, 1975, so the car used by Donnelly throughout 1975 in Ireland. Then unknown to 1978, perhaps kept unraced by Donnelly, when it then appears at the hands of Ken Fildes in Irish races. Unknown again until early 1981, when it appears in Australia in the hands of Graham Brown.
  8. March 74B [U1] (John Blennerhasset): New to Harry Stiller Racing and entered for Bev Bond in a few late-season 1973 Formula Atlantic races, but only appeared once. Rebuilt by March to 74B specification over the winter and appeared as 74B chassis 'U1' for Bond in 1974. Alan Jones took over the drive mid-season and won three races. Advertised by AW Brown (London) in January 1975. Briefly to Frank Blanchard in early 1975 but then to Bill Gowdy (Belfast, Northern Ireland) for Irish Formula Atlantic. To Gerry Kinnane for Des Donnelly to drive in 1976, then to Eddie Jordan (Dundrum, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland) for 1977. Subsequently to Colin Simpson (Dundee, Scotland) for Scottish hillclimbs in 1978 and 1979, when it was fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth BDE; then to Grahame Brown, a Scot who emigrated to Australia and took two Formula Atlantic cars with him. Raced by Geoff Nicol in Australian Formula Pacific in 1981, and by John Blennerhasset in 1982.
  9. Ralt RT4/81 [256] (Andrew Miedecke): Ralt sales record says sold to Andrew Meidecke, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/94; gearbox: FT1423; JM34732 11/80]. The car of Andrew Meidecke in the 1981 Australian season; chassis number given for Meidecke's car in NZMA report of 1981 AGP [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]; chassis number given for Meidecke's car at the Selangor GP 29 Nov 81 [NZMA 11 Jan 82 p3];
  10. Bowin P8 [P8-118-72] (Bob Richards): Built in August 1972, supplied to Bob Jane Racing and fitted with a Repco Holden V8 for John Harvey to race in the Australian Gold Star series. First appeared at Surfers Paradise 27 Aug 1972 but failed to start with fuel problems. Then raced in a non-championship event at Warwick Farm a week later, where Harvey finished fifth in Heat 1 but collided with Kevin Bartlett at the start of the Heat 2. The car was then stored for 18 months, until sold to John Leffler to replace his damaged ANF2 Bowin P8/2. Converted to ANF2 specification and raced in the Australian F2 series in 1974, and in Australian Gold Star events. Leased to Sue Ransom for a one-off race at Wanneroo Park in May 1975. The car remained in Western Australia, and is reported to have been owned by Rod Housego and Ian Wookey, before reappearing at Wanneroo Park in the hands of Rob Richards in 1980. Richards raced it as late as 1982, in Formula Pacific specification. Then unknown until 2004, when it was being restored by Matthew Lloyd. Lloyd died in 2008, just as the car was being completed, and in 2009 it was bought by Dean Saunders.
  11. Ralt RT4/81 [265] (Phillip Revell): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/Pwee, no delivery date. [Tub no: 81/126; gearbox: FT1478; JM36735 6/81] "Pwee" is Gregg 'Peewee' Siddle, who ran the teams of first Nelson Piquet in F3, and then Roberto Moreno in all junior formulae. Chassis number noted in NZMA report on the car of Nelson Piquet at Australian GP 1981 [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. Chassis number given for Moreno's car in NZMA report of the Bay Park race, 3 Jan 82, and presumed to be the car run by Moreno throughout the NZ series. Chassis number given for Phillip Revell's car at the 1982 AGP and presumed to be the car used by Revell in the 1982 Australian Gold Star series. Revell's car also described by AMSYB-82 p166 as 'ex Piquet 1981 AGP'.
  12. Ralt RT4/82 [269] (Paul Radisich): Ralt sales record says sold to Theodore Racing, delivered 2 Oct 81. [Tub no: 81/123; gearbox FT1482; fuel cell JM36678 6/81] Chassis number given by NZMA for the car of Mike Rosen at Bay Park 3 Jan 82. Described by NZMA report as ex-Jarier, so presumed to be Jarier's car at Macau 1981. A note for Paul Radisich's car at the Bay Park Union Travel Championship race 11 Apr 82 [A/S 15 Apr 82 p48] says that this was the car used earlier in the year by Mike Rosen. Paul Radisich's car at Adelaide 4 Jul 82 is described as 'ex Mike Rosen' [AMSYB-82 p153] Chassis number given for Paul Radisich's car at 1982 AGP, and presumed to be the car used by him throughout the 1982 Australian Gold Star series. Chassis number given NZMN 21 Jan 83 p16 for the car of Paul Radisich at Bay Park, 2 Jan 83.
  13. Ralt RT1 [145] (Ron Barnacle): Ralt sales record says sold to Bernard Hunter, delivered 12 Jul 78, but not raced until the 1979 Formula Atlantic season in the UK. Sold to David Duffield for 1980 British Atlantic races. Chassis number given for Ron Barnacle’s car in NZMA report of 1981 AGP, and said to be ex Charlie O’Brien, so presumed to be his car earlier in the 1981 season.
  14. Ralt RT4/82 [276] (Robert Handford): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson for Rob Handford, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/131; gearbox: FT1487; fuel cell: JM36739 6/81] Chassis number noted on the car of Larry Perkins, entered by Robert Handford Racing, at AGP, 1981 [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. A note in the race report says that the car had been given a new tub after a testing accident. AMSYB-82 notes 'the RT4 Larry Perkins drove in the 1981 AGP' [AMSYB-82 p149] for the car used by Handford throughout the 1982 Australian Gold Star season; chassis number given for Handford's car at 1982 AGP.
  15. Ralt RT4/81 [264] (John Smith): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/Smith without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/122; gearbox: FT1475; fuel cell: JM36405 4/81]. The car of John Smith: chassis number given for Smith's car in NZMA report of 1981 AGP, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. Retained by Smith for the 1982 Gold Star season, but very badly damaged in testing before the Adelaide round. [A/S 15 Jul 82 p49; AMSYB-82 p152]. The car was rebuilt around a new Ralt tub. Chassis number given by AMSYB for Smith's car at 1982 AGP so presumably kept the plate.
  16. Ralt RT4/82 [275] (Russell Nordern): Ralt sales record says sold to Mallock, delivered 2 Oct 81. [Tub no: gearbox: FT1476; fuel cell: JM36737 6/81]. Ray Mallock's car for Australian GP, 1981 and this number observed on Mallock's car in the NZMA report of that race, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. Dave McKinney's report of that race says that the car had been shaken down in a Formula Libre race in Britain. Chassis number given for the car of Hubert Phipps at the 1982 AGP. It is presumed the car was in fact owned by Bob Jane [owner of Calder] and leased to Mallock, and later to Phipps.
  17. Ralt RT4/81 [273] (Ray Hanger): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/Bob Jane, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/132; Gearbox FT1486; Fuel cell: JM37174 10/81] Chassis number given in NZMA report for the car of Jacques Laffite at the 1981 AGP, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. The car of Ray Hanger at 1982 AGP is described as 'ex Laffite 1981 AGP' [AMSYB-82 p166] and presumed to be the car used by Hanger earlier in the Australian Gold Star series.

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' orginal results.

The Australian race results have been provided by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News reports plus the information supplied by a wide range of contributors on the Atlas F1 and 10 Tenths forums.

If you can help with any additions, clarifications or corrections, please respond via the threads shown on the Atlantics page.

Individual sources for this event

Chris Townsend's sources include Australian Motor Sport Yearbook 1982 pp154-155.