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Nürburgring Formula 3 race

Nürburgring, 1 Apr 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alain Serpaggi Alpine A364 [3648] - Renault R16 Dudot
#14 Societé des Automobiles Alpine
7 1.00.10.6
2 Jean-Pierre Paoli Martini MK12 [007] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#74 BP France
7 1.00.11.4
3 Gunnar Nordström GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#34 Karlssons Klister Racing
7 1.00.43.7
4 Christian Ethuin Martini MK12 [004] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#19 Motul Defence Mondiale
7 1.00.44.1
5 Jacques Laffite Martini MK12 [005] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#75 BP France
7 1.00.44.5
6 Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#22 The Chequered Flag (see note 1)
7 1.00.58.5
7 Conny Andersson Brabham BT35 [34] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71
#33 Gekås Göran Karlsson
7 1.00.59.9
8 Ingvar Carlsson GRD 373 [047-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#44 Hans Wängstre Racing
7 1.01.00.2
9 Max Jean ("Jean Max") Martini MK12 [003] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#18 Motul Defence Mondiale
7 1.01.09.1
10 Philippe Albera Martini MK9 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#51 Ecurie Antar Filipinetti
7 1.01.33.8
11 Randy Lewis Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam
#28 Wrangler Racing
7 1.01.51.1
12 Ulf Svensson Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#35
7 1.01.51.6
13 Thomas Betzler Alpine A364 - Renault R16 Dudot
#2 Deutsche Renault AG
7 1.02.28.6
14 Werner Schommers Alpine A364 [3644] - Renault R16 Dudot
#1 Deutsche Renault AG
7 1.02.28.8
15 Ulf Karlsson Brabham BT41 [25] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#42 Team Polarvagnen
7 1.02.41.4
16 Wolfgang Bülow GRD 373 [064-F3] - Ford twin cam
#3 Team Europa Möbel
7 1.02.41.8
17 Ernst Maring Maco 373 [M004] - Ford twin cam
#9 Jägermeister Racing Team
7 1.03.08.6
18 Rudolf Dötsch GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#6 Team Europa Möbel
7 1.03.27.9
19 Erwin Derichs March 723 - Ford twin cam
#5 Team Europa Möbel
7 1.03.44.1
20 Sandro Cinotti Brabham BT35 [33] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#77 Scuderia Nettuno
7 1.03.54.8
21 Huub Vermeulen Royale RP11A [1] - Ford twin cam
#78 DNRT Marlboro Team
7 1.03.58.8
22 Sigi Hofmann GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#53 Jörg Obermoser-Eurorace GRD
7 1.04.07.8
23 Günter Kölmel Lotus 69 [71/69.9.F3] - BMW M10
#55 Haj Haj Racing
7 1.04.18.1
24 Alceste Bodini Tecno 71/F3 [T00 744] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#46
7 1.05.07.6
25 Harald Ertl GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam
#8 Jörg Obermoser-Eurorace GRD
7 1.05.16.8
26 Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#25 P&M Racing Preparations
7 1.07.01.7
27 Carlo Breidenstein Lotus 69 [69.FB.8] - Ford twin cam
#61
7 1.07.40.9
28 Felix Martin Maco 372 [M003] - Ford twin cam
#54 Maco Rennwagenbau
7 1.09.49.9
29 Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch March 733 - Ford twin cam
#7
6 Not running
30 Tony Brise GRD 373 [045-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#29 Team Kent Messenger Racing
6 Not running
31 Hans-Peter Hoffmann GRD 372 [013-F3?] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#49 Formel Rennsport Club
6 1.02.40.6
32 Josef Kremer Royale RP11 [4] - Ford twin cam
#57 (see note 2)
6 1.03.03.9
33 Georges Ansermoz Tecno 69/F3 [T00 324] - Ford twin cam
#52
6 1.03.06.3
34 Günter Hölker March 713 - Ford twin cam
#58 H.Hundt GmbH Duckhams Oils
6 1.03.16.4
35 Nick Crossley March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam
#26 P&M Racing Preparations
6 1.05.57.2
36 Bernd Heuer Maco 372 [M001] - Ford twin cam
#11 Jägermeister Racing Team
6 1.07.28.9
37 Stellan Wingårdh Brabham BT28 [30] - Ford twin cam
#39 Dekalprodukter AB
5 Not running
38 Walter Proebst March 723 - Ford twin cam
#79
5 Not running
39 Dietmar Flöer March 713M [7?] - Ford twin cam
#56 (see note 3)
5 1.02.51.5
40 Bernard Béguin Martini MK12 [002] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#16 Shell France
4 Not running
41 Håkan Dahlqvist Merlyn Mk 22 [440.F3.73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#38 Karlssons Klister Racing
4 0.36.52.1
42 Bernd Breil March 723 - Ford twin cam
#64
4 0.40.31.3
43 Maximillian Plass Chevron B17 [17.70.05?] - Alfa Romeo twin cam
#65 (see note 4)
4 0.40.31.6
R Lars "Lasse" Karlsson Brabham BT38C [14] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#43 Kanapébageriet

R Gernot Lamby GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#59 Fritz Lochmann Racing Team

R Peter Schäbitz March 713S [3] - Ford twin cam
#62

R Per-Olof Zetterström Brabham BT41 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#37 Aladdin Racing

R Jean Ragnotti Martini MK9 [003] - Ford twin cam Holbay R72
#50 Ecurie Antar Filipinetti

R Josef Ludescher Brabham BT35 [28] - Ford twin cam
#48  

R Bernd Rack March 733 [713S-5] - Ford twin cam
#63  

R Ole Fall Brabham BT41 [20] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#41 Team Polarvagnen

R Rudi Schmidt March 723 - Ford twin cam
#72 Mannheim Heidelberg Sports Touring Club

DSQ Michel Leclère Alpine A364 [3649] - Renault R16 Dudot
#12 Societé des Automobiles Alpine

DNS Erkki Salminen Brabham BT28 [32] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#40 Väterledden Racing
Did not start
(Presumably BT28/32 again)
DNA Dieter Kern Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#4  
Did not arrive
DNA Erhard Miltz Maco 373 - Ford twin cam
#10 Jägermeister Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Alain Cudini Alpine A364 - Renault R16 Dudot
#15 Ecurie Elf
Did not arrive
DNA Bernard Chevanne Martini MK12 [006] - Ford twin cam
#17 Shell France
Did not arrive
DNA Max Bonnin March 723 [5] - Ford twin cam
#20 Bonnin Seca-Nota Interim
Did not arrive
DNA Philippe Munier Martini MK12 - Ford twin cam
#21
Did not arrive
DNA José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam
#23
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Hurst March 713M [6] - Ford twin cam
#24 (see note 5)
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Tyrrell Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam
#27
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam
#30 Chris Andrews
Did not arrive
DNA Andy Sutcliffe Royale RP11 - Ford twin cam
#31 Reystan Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Masami Kuwashima GRD 372 - Ford twin cam
#32 Reystan Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Lars Svensson Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#36 Skrea Motell - Jan Persson Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Fabrizio Noè Lotus 69 [71/69.4.F3] - Ford twin cam
#45
Did not arrive
DNA Jo Vonlanthen GRD 372 - Ford twin cam
#47 Jo Vonlanthen Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Norbert Wieland GRD 372 - Ford twin cam
#60 MSC Calw
Did not arrive
DNA Bernhard Brack GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#66
Did not arrive
DNA TBA March 713 - Ford twin cam
#67 Reifag Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Heinz Lange March 713 - Ford twin cam
#68
Did not arrive
DNA Brendan McInerney GRD 373 - Ford twin cam
#69 GRS International
Did not arrive
DNA Roberto Filannino Lotus 69 - Ford twin cam
#70 Scuderia Torino Corse
Did not arrive
DNA Greger Kronegård Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam
#71 Gekås Kläder
Did not arrive
DNA Ray Carruthers Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#73 Scuderia Italia
Did not arrive
DNA Alessandro Guidetti Brabham BT38C - Ford twin cam
#76 Scuderia Brescia Corse
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Alain Serpaggi (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3648] - Renault R16 Dudot 8.26.9
2 Michel Leclère (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3649] - Renault R16 Dudot 8.27.2
3 Bernard Béguin (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [002] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 8.28.4
4 Christian Ethuin (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [004] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 8.29.8
5 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [045-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 8.30.6
6 Jean-Pierre Paoli (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [007] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 8.34.6
7 Gunnar Nordström (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 8.36.1
8 Max Jean ("Jean Max") (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [003] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 8.36.6
9 Jacques Laffite (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [005] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 8.38.5
10 Ingvar Carlsson (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [047-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 8.39.6
11 Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 8.40.2
12 Rudolf Dötsch (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam 8.41.8
13 Wolfgang Bülow (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [064-F3] - Ford twin cam 8.45.4
14 Jean Ragnotti (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK9 [003] - Ford twin cam Holbay R72 8.46.1
15 Randy Lewis (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam 8.46.6
16 Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam 8.46.7
17 Erkki Salminen * (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [32] - Ford twin cam Holbay 8.48.1
18 Philippe Albera (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK9 - Ford twin cam Holbay 8.48.1
 
* Did not start

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. Royale RP11 [4] (Josef Kremer): New to Josef Kremer and raced in German F3 in 1972 and 1973. Reappeared with Kremer in 1975. History then unknown until acquired by Martin Wood (Barnoldswick. Lancashire) in 2004. Raced by Derek Buckton (Ripon, North Yorkshire) in HSCC Classic Formula 3 in 2011 and on display at the NEC in January 2012, loaned by Buckton. Raced by James Buckton in HSCC Classic Formula 3 in 2012.
  3. March 713M [7?] (Dietmar Flöer): New to Jim Gleave's MRE (Bourne End, Buckinghamshire) according to March records but MRE do not run a 713M in 1971. Believed to be the car raced by Dietmar Flöer in European F3 in 1971. Retained for 1972 and for 1973, and reppeared again as late as 1975. Likely to be the "712M" that Flöer raced in a German national F2 race in August 1975 and quite possibly the "713S" that he entered for a race at Monza in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Chevron B17 [17.70.05?] (Maximillian Plass): New to Jürg Dubler (Oberhasli, Switzerland) and raced in European F3 in 1970 using Novamotor engines, and winning at Montjuich Park, Brno and Zandvoort. Unknown in 1971 but probably the car run by Auto Ascher for Klaus Reisch in the new 1600cc F3, using an Alfa Romeo engine. Then likely to be the Chevron B17-Alfa raced by Maximillian Plass (Munich, Germany) in F3 in 1972. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. March 713M [6] (Roger Hurst): New to John Bisignano (Denver, CO) and raced in British F3 in 1971 with support from Liggett & Myers L&M tobacco brand. Sold in October 1971 to Roger Hurst of Lenham Hurst and raced in F3 in 1972 and 1973. By 1973 the car was being described on occasion as a 723, a 733, a March Falconer, and even as a Lenham LM1. Last raced by Hurst in November 1973. In March 1974, the car was advertised by Low Cost Racing who mentioned that it had Falconer bodywork and was fitted with a Holbay R70 engine for Formula 4. It is likely that this car remained in F4 for some time and could well be the Falconer-bodied 713M raced by Jim Burrows (Ilford, Greater London) in 1975. Subsequent history unknown. A car with this identity was advertised in Italy in 2012.

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.

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