BP (British) Formula Atlantic Series Race
Snetterton, 20 Apr 1973
|1||Tom Pryce||Royale RP12A  - Ford BDA RES
|2||Colin Vandervell||March 73B  - Ford BDA Smith
#73 Team Triplex (see note 1)
|3||David Purley||March 722  - Ford BDA LEC
|4||Cyd Williams||Brabham BT40  - Ford BDA Eden
#52 Graham Eden Racing Team
|5||Stephen Choularton||March 73B  - Ford BDA Autovita
#61 Autovita Developments Ltd
|6||John Nicholson||Lyncar 003  - Ford BDA Nicholson
#65 Pinch Plant Ltd
|7||Martin Webb||Chevron B25 [25-73-05] - Ford BDA Hart
#76 (see note 2)
|8||Brian Robinson||Ensign LNF2/72 [F2-1] - Ford BDA Titan
#58 Titan Engine Services
|9||Geoff Friswell||Surtees TS10  - Ford BDA Hart
|10||Jas Patterson||March 722  - Ford BDA Hart
#62 Texaco Team Racing/RIR
|R||Reg James||Brabham BT28/35  - Ford BDA James
#53 Super-Ser Luxury Refrigerators
|R||Peter Wardle||Surtees TS15  - Ford BDA Eden
|R||Syd Fox||Huron SS0 A2 - Ford BDA Smith
|R||Ian Mawby||Lotus 69 [71/69.8.FB] - Ford BDA Norvic
|R||Colin Andrews||March 712M [11 as '9'] - Ford BDA
#68 Promoto [Racing Services]
|R||John Lepp||Chevron B25 [25-73-08] - Ford BDA Smith
#69 Central Garage [Mirfield] Ltd
(see note 3)
|R||Jim Murdoch||Tui BH2  - Ford BDA Smith
|R||Stan Mathews||Ensign LNFB/73 - Ford BDA Richardson
#67 Promoto [Racing Services]
|UNK||Allen Karlberg||March 712M  - Ford BDA
|UNK||Jonny Dimsdale||March 722 - Ford BDA
|UNK||Robin Smythe||GRD 372 [036-F3] - Ford BDA Nicholson
|UNK||Ken Bailey||March 722  - Ford BDA Eden
#63 Graham Eden Racing Team
|UNK||Bob Salisbury||Surtees TS15  - Ford BDA Eden
#64 Gerard Racing Services
|UNK||Robert Cooper||March 722  - Ford BDA Cosworth
|UNK||Martin Watson||GRD B72 [272 012-F2] - Ford BDA
|UNK||Jack Paterson||Wimhurst - Ford BDA Cosworth
#78 (see note 4)
|DNA||Ray Mallock||March 73B [712M-5] - Ford BDA Swindon
#72 Chequered Flag
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Bev Bond||Lola T360 [HU1] - Ford BDA
#75 Custom Made Team Lola
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.
|1||Tom Pryce||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP12A  - Ford BDA RES|
|2||Peter Wardle||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Surtees TS15  - Ford BDA Eden|
|3||Cyd Williams||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40  - Ford BDA Eden|
|4||Colin Vandervell||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B  - Ford BDA Smith|
|5||Stephen Choularton||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B  - Ford BDA Autovita|
|6||Stan Mathews||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ensign LNFB/73 - Ford BDA Richardson|
|7||Brian Robinson||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF2/72 [F2-1] - Ford BDA Titan|
|9||Ian Mawby||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.8.FB] - Ford BDA Norvic|
Notes on the cars:
- March 73B  (Colin Vandervell): 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.
- Chevron B25 [25-73-05] (Martin Webb): Used by Martin Webb for the first half of the British Atlantic season but without a great deal of success, and also in libre events. By a process of elimination the car seems to go in 1974 to Chris Skellern, who uses it in libre races, hill climbs and sprints. For sale by Skellern Autosport 16 May 1974 p64 with Hart BDA; again 27 Mar 1975. The ad in 1975 is perfectly timed to meet the acquisition of a B25 by Harrold McGarrity for the Irish season. The Peck car (chassis 4) is on the market much at the same time, but this went to Shortall, so it is a reasonable assumption that chassis 5 was McGarrity's. Retained by Harrold McGarrity to 1977 and a strong candidate for the 'B27' of Bosco O'Brien in 1978 (though there is a possibility that this was a real B27).
- Chevron B25 [25-73-08] (John Lepp): The car run by John Lepp and George Silverwood through 1973 in Formula Atlantic. Also used by Lepp in the first European F2 round at Mallory Park, with the 1.6 BDA still in it. (Motoring News 15 Mar 1973 p12 says that Lepp's car was officially Birrell's, but looked like his regular Atlantic car. Autosport comments that Derek Bennett had to do some negotiating to have the car accepted for the race with the Atlantic engine in it.) Sold to Patsy McGarrity at the end of 1973, loaned back by him to works to use in F2 for John Watson at Albi. (MN 20 Sept 1973 comments that he used the car raced by Lepp at Mallory.) Used by McGarrity throughout the 1974 Irish Atlantic season, then sold on to Pat Woods 1975-77 (Autosport 9 Jan 1975 p18); Paddy Farrelly 1978-84. From 1985 through Jeremy Bouckley, Roy Lane, and Mark Colton in 1989. Then to Richard Budge 1990-2002 to Keith Harris who supplied this provenance. Retained by Harris 2006.
- Wimhurst (Jack Paterson): Designed and built in 1972 by Len Wimhurst, the former Palliser designer. It was a monocoque design and intended for F2 but fitted with a BDA engine and used in F/Atlantic in 1972 and 1974 by Jack Paterson.
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 British race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News reports in the UK plus the information supplied by a wide range of contributors on the Atlas F1 and 10 Tenths forums.
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