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John Player Formula 3 International Championship

Oulton Park, 20 Apr 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#1 Chequered Flag-Peter Bloore Racing
(see note 1)
20 0.39.58.4
82.89 mph
2 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#48 DART Racing/GRD Ltd
20 0.41.17.0
3 Masami Kuwashima March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#9 Reystan Racing
20 0.41.18.6
4 Damien Magee Brabham BT41 [30] - Ford twin cam
#16 Marshall Wingfield
20 0.41.52.6
5 Lionel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#3
20 0.41.53.6
6 Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#32 Chris Andrews
20 0.41.56.6
7 Håkan Dahlqvist Merlyn Mk 22 [440.F3.73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#17 Karlssons Klister Racing Team
19
8 Wolfgang Bülow GRD 373 [064-F3] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#58
19
9 Roger Keele March 723 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#38 Alan McKechnie Racing
19 10" pen for jump start
10 Gunnar Nordström GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#53 Karlssons Klister Racing Team
18
11 Nick Crossley March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#2 P&M Racing Preparations
16
12 Val Musetti Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#14 (see note 2)
14
R Mo Harness Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#10 Modus Team Ensign with Shellsport
Accident
R Randy Lewis Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#12 Wrangler Racing
Accident
R Pedro Passadore GRD 372 [021-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#28 DART Racing/GRD Ltd
Accident
R Jeremy Gambs GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#46
0 Collision
R Brian Henton GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#34
Accident
R Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#5 AB3 Racing Developments
Accident
R Tony Brise GRD 372 [035-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#4 Team Kent Messenger Racing
13 Collision with Musetti being lapped
R Roelof Wunderink Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#6
Accident
R Ingvar Carlsson GRD 373 [047-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#57 Duckhams-Hans Wängstre Racing
0 Collision
R José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Longman
#33
1 Accident
R Richard Robarts GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#20 Myson Racing with GRD
Accident
R Mike Tyrrell Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#40 Marc Gregory Property Developments
0 Electrics
R Larry Perkins GRD 372 [032-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#50 Team Cowangie
1 Accident
R Danny Sullivan Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#44 Ehrlich Engineering
Accident
DNSF Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#31 P&M Racing Preparations
Did not start final
DNSF Barrie Maskell Dastle Mk10B - Ford twin cam
#15 Hesketh Racing
Did not start final
DNSF Neil Ginn GRD 372 [022-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#18
Did not start final
DNSF Thomas B Hilliar Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#7
Did not start final
DNQH Johnny Gerber Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam
#23 Motor Racing Developments
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH John Sheldon Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#21 (see note 3)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Per-Olof Zetterström Brabham BT41 [21] - Ford twin cam
#8 Aladdin Racing Team
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Ulf Svensson Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#42
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Ken Sedgley Ensign LNF3/71 [71.1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#41
Did not qualify from heats
DNS Mike Wilds Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#39 Dempster International Racing Team
Did not start
DNA Ole Vejlund Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#11 STP Demark
Did not arrive
DNA Alan Edgar Alexis Mk20 - Ford twin cam Sabre
#19
Did not arrive
DNA Andy MacGregor Brabham BT35 [4] - Ford twin cam
#22
Did not arrive
DNA Conny Andersson Brabham BT38C [21] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#24 Gekås Kläder
Did not arrive
DNA Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#25
Did not arrive
DNA Bernard Vermillio Merlyn Mk 21 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#26
Did not arrive
DNA "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#27 Angeleri March Racing
Did not arrive
DNA John MacDonald GRD 373 [372 025-F3] - Ford twin cam
#35
Did not arrive
DNA Ulf Karlsson Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam
#36 Team Polarvagen
Did not arrive
DNA Steve Coen March 713S [9] - Ford twin cam
#55
Did not arrive
DNA Antonio Guarana Menezes March 733 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#56 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
Did not arrive
DNA Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Longman
#51
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Hurst March RHM1 [713M-6] - Ford twin cam Richardson
#45 (see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Richard Knight Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam
#52 John Stanton
Did not arrive
DNA Harald Ertl March 733 - Ford twin cam
#37
Did not arrive
DNA Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam
#47 (see note 5)
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Catlow Elden Mk12 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#49 Elden International Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Bengt Rådmyr Lotus 69 [59 F3-26] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#54 Rådmyr Racing Organisation
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Tony Brise100.16.20.4
2Russell Wood100.16.20.6
3Damien Magee100.16.26.0
4Masami Kuwashima100.16.26.0
5Håkan Dahlqvist100.16.30.2
6Mo Harness100.16.32.6
7Richard Robarts100.16.34.0
8Lionel Friedrich100.16.34.2
9Randy Lewis100.16.43.8
10Neil Ginn100.16.48.0
11Pedro Passadore100.16.51.4
12Roelof Wunderink100.17.04.4
13Tony Rouff100.17.04.6
14Barrie Maskell100.17.06.6
15Nick Crossley100.17.26.0
16Thomas B Hilliar100.17.59.4
17Val Musetti100.17.59.4
Johnny Gerber5Accident
John Sheldon3Engine
Per-Olof Zetterström1Accident
Ole Vejlunddid not appear
Alan Edgardid not appear
Andy MacGregordid not appear
Conny Anderssondid not appear
Wilhelm "Willi" Deutschdid not appear
Bernard Vermilliodid not appear
"Teleco"did not appear
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Alan Jones100.16.24.6100.95 mph
2Larry Perkins100.16.32.4
3Brian Henton100.16.40.8
4Gunnar Nordström100.16.48.6
5Roger Keele100.16.55.2
6Ingvar Carlsson100.16.56.0
7Wolfgang Bülow100.16.57.0
8Mike Tyrrell100.16.57.4
9José Espírito Santo100.16.58.2
10Jeremy Gambs100.16.58.2
11Nicholas von Preussen100.17.09.2
12Danny Sullivan100.17.18.0
Ian Taylor8retired
Ulf Svensson5Head gasket
Ken Sedgley3Accident
Mike WildsDid not start (Engine)
John MacDonalddid not appear
Ulf Karlssondid not appear
Steve Coendid not appear
Antonio Guarana Menezesdid not appear
Richard Knightdid not arrive
Simon Shermandid not arrive
Harald Ertldid not arrive
Matt Spitzleydid not appear
Roger Hurstdid not arrive
Bengt Rådmyrdid not arrive
Mike Catlowdid not arrive
Qualifying
1 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [035-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
2 Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
3 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune

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 RP11A [6] (Val Musetti): New factory car for Tom Pryce to drive, replacing the one wrecked at the 1972 Monaco GP F3 race. To Reystan Racing for 1973 for Andy Sutcliffe to drive, but Sutcliffe left the team in April, and his seat was taken over by Val Musetti, who had written off his own RP11 in testing. Raced by Musetti through to the end of the season. Converted to Formula Atlantic specification for 1974 and raced by Musetti in the British championship up to May. Sold later in the year to Mike Franey and raced in libre racing. Raced by Franey in a couple of British Formula Atlantic races in 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Royale RP11 [3] (John Sheldon): New to The Chequered Flag for Ian Ashley in British F3 in 1972. The team were a frequent non-arrival from July onwards, even when Brian McGuire replaced Ian Ashley as the nominated driver. Sold to John Sheldon (Surbiton, Surrey) for 1973 and raced in the British F3 series. Last seen at Mallory Park in August 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. March RHM1 [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.
  5. Royale RP11 [5] (Simon Sherman): New to Simon Sherman and raced in British F3 in 1972. Retained for 1973, but did not start many races. Sherman entered the car for a few races in 1974 but only started one race. Subsequent history unknown.

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.

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 if you can add anything.