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BP (British) Formula Atlantic Series Race

Mallory Park, 6 May 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tom Pryce Royale RP12A [1] - Ford BDA RES
#31 D.J.Bond
18 0.15.17.2
95.37
2 Colin Vandervell March 73B [8] - Ford BDA Smith
#21 Team Triplex (see note 1)
18 0.15.24.8
3 Ken Bailey March 722 [39] - Ford BDA Eden
#22 Graham Eden Racing Team
18 0.15.45.6
4 Stephen Choularton March 73B [1] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#24 Autovita Developments Ltd (see note 2)
18 0.15.46.2
5 Jim Murdoch Tui BH2 [2] - Ford BDA Smith
#33
18 0.15.52.4
6 Mike Mather March 722 [29] - Ford BDA Richardson
#18
18 0.15.53.2
7 John Nicholson Lyncar 003 [003] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#16 Pinch (Plant) Ltd
18 0.16.00.8
8 Jas Patterson March 722 [24] - Ford BDA Hart
#20 Texaco Team Racing/RIR
17 0.15.28.0
9 Syd Fox Huron SS0 A2 ['1'] - Ford BDA Rowland
#9 R.A.McKinistry
17 0.15.44.2
10 Bob Salisbury Surtees TS15 [07] - Ford BDA Eden
#29 F.R. Gerard
17 0.15.57.4
11 Colin Andrews March 712M [11 as '9'] - Ford BDA Hardwick
#17 Promoto [Racing Services]
16 0.15.20.4
12 Robert Cooper March 722 [5] - Ford BDA Cook
#26
16 0.15.26.6
13 George Silverwood Chevron B25 [25-73-08] - Ford BDA Smith
#3 Central Garage [Mirfield] Ltd
(see note 3)
16 0.15.31.4
14 Stan Mathews Ensign LNFB/73 - Ford BDA Richardson
#5 Promoto Racing Services
16 0.15.41.2
R Ray Mallock March 73B [712M-5] - Ford BDA Swindon
#23 The Chequered Flag
12
R Geoff Friswell Surtees TS10 [05] - Ford BDA Hart
#27
10 accident
R Reg James Brabham BT28/35 [38] - Ford BDA James
#1 Super-Ser Luxury Refrigerators
9
R David Purley March 722 [10] - Ford BDA LEC
#19
4 Driveshaft
R Patrick Sumner Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam Cosworth
#11 (see note 4)
4 accident
R Jack Paterson Wimhurst - Ford BDA Cosworth
#35 (see note 5)
1
DNS Ian Mawby Lotus 69 [71/69.8.FB] - Ford BDA Norvic
#12
Did not start
DNA Robin Smythe GRD 372 [036-F3] - Ford BDA Eden
#7
Did not arrive
DNA Bev Bond Lola T360 [HU1] - Ford BDA RES
#14 Custom Made Team Lola
Did not arrive
DNA Jonny Dimsdale March 722 - Ford BDA Eden
#21
Did not arrive
DNA John Weston March 723 - Ford BDA
#25
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Wardle Surtees TS15 [06] - Ford BDA Eden
#28
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Tom Pryce (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP12A [1] - Ford BDA RES 0.50.6
2 David Purley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [10] - Ford BDA LEC 0.51.6
3 Colin Vandervell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [8] - Ford BDA Smith 0.52.0
4 Ken Bailey (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [39] - Ford BDA Eden 0.52.6
5 Jim Murdoch (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tui BH2 [2] - Ford BDA Smith 0.53.8
6 Mike Mather (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [29] - Ford BDA Richardson 0.54.0
7 Stephen Choularton (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [1] - Ford BDA Cosworth 0.54.2
8 Ray Mallock (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [712M-5] - Ford BDA Swindon 0.54.2
9 Stan Mathews (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ensign LNFB/73 - Ford BDA Richardson 0.54.2
10 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lyncar 003 [003] - Ford BDA Nicholson 0.54.6
11 Syd Fox (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Huron SS0 A2 ['1'] - Ford BDA Rowland 0.54.6
12 George Silverwood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B25 [25-73-08] - Ford BDA Smith 0.55.2
13 Geoff Friswell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Surtees TS10 [05] - Ford BDA Hart 0.55.4
14 Robert Cooper (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [5] - Ford BDA Cook 0.55.4
15 Bob Salisbury (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Surtees TS15 [07] - Ford BDA Eden 0.55.4
16 Jas Patterson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [24] - Ford BDA Hart 0.55.8
17 Reg James (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28/35 [38] - Ford BDA James 0.55.8
18 Colin Andrews (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 712M [11 as '9'] - Ford BDA Hardwick 0.56.0
19 Ian Mawby * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.8.FB] - Ford BDA Norvic 0.56.6
20 Jack Paterson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Wimhurst - Ford BDA Cosworth 0.58.4
21 Patrick Sumner (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam Cosworth 1.13.0
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 73B [8] (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.
  2. March 73B [1] (Stephen Choularton): Stephen Choularton (Hale Barns, Cheshire) acquired the first production March 73B and raced it in libre events and in the British F/Atlantic series with support from Autovita Developments Ltd. His mechanic Jim Crawford also raced this car in a libre race that year. Choularton continued with the car in 1974 when it was driven by Crawford in one round, at Brands Hatch in September, after Crawford had damaged his usual car. Choularton retained the car, unused, until 1977 when it was sold to Paul Gardner and used in libre racing in 1977 and 1978. It then travelled out to the West Indies where Mark Moodie won the 1979 Jamaican National Championship in the car. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Chevron B25 [25-73-08] (George Silverwood): New to George Silverwood and entered by his Central Garage (Mirfield) Ltd for John Lepp in British Formula Atlantic in 1973. Also used by Lepp in the first European F2 round at Mallory Park, with the 1.6 BDA still in it. Lepp's sports car racing took priority from July and the B25 was sold to Patsy McGarrity (Belfast, Northern Ireland) for Formula Ireland racing. Loaned by him to Chevron cars for John Watson to use in the F2 race at Albi. Converted back to Formula Atlantic for McGarrity to race in the 1974 Irish season, winning eight races and the All-Ireland championship. Sold on to Pat Woods (Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland) for 1975, and retained for two further seasons. Last seen when Woods crashed heavily in practice at Phoenix Park in September 1977, when the car was described as wrecked.
  4. Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] (Patrick Sumner): Appears Brands Hatch, May 2, 1971 for Patrick Sumner, where it was described in press reports as ex René Pierre Alié. This means it is the car originally built in 1970 as a K2B for Alié in the French F3 series. Raced until early 1973 when Sumner broke his wrist in a practice accident at Mallory Park and not rebuilt for some time. Patrick Sumner still owns the car, and reports that it was indeed the Alié car, and never carried a chassis number, so the 'Alie' tag is to distinguish this chassis from the one originally built for Albert Badan for the French F3 series, and subsequently run in hillclimbs and Formula Libre.
  5. 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.

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 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.

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

Programme [PS], Qualifying time sheet [PS], Results BARC