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John Player Formula 3 International Championship

Zandvoort, 20 May 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#16 DART Racing/GRD Ltd
24 0.36.43.1
2 Masami Kuwashima March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay
Reystan Racing
24
3 Tony Brise GRD 373 [045-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#17 Team Kent Messenger
24
4 Mo Harness Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#23 Modus Team Ensign
24
5 Johnny Gerber Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam Holbay
Motor Racing Developments
24
6 Gunnar Nordström GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
Karlssons Klister Racing Team
24
7 Ulf Svensson Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay
24
8 Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
24
9 Damien Magee Brabham BT41 [30] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Marshall Wingfield Ltd
23
10 Wolfgang Bülow GRD 373 [064-F3] - Ford twin cam Mohr
Team Europa Möbel
23
11 John Sheldon Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 1)
23
12 Erwin Derichs Eifelland March 23 [1] - Ford twin cam Mohr
Team Europa Möbel
23
13 Nick Crossley March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
P&M Racing Preparations
23
14 Ole Vejlund Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
STP Denmark
23
15 Sigi Hofmann GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Jörg Obermoser Eurorace

R Conny Andersson March 733 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
GeKås Kläder
15 Accident
R Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
P&M Racing Preparations
15
R Mike Wilds Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#24 Dempster International Racing Team
13 Gear linkage
R Rudolf Dötsch GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Team Europa Möbel
10
R Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
Chris Andrews
8 Wing
R Roelof Wunderink Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#5
5 Misfire
R Mike Catlow Elden Mk12 [68/12001/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay
Elden International Racing
Puncture
R Ernst Maring Maco 373 [M004] - Ford twin cam Mohr
Jägermeister Racing Team

R Huub Vermeulen Royale RP11A [1] - Ford twin cam
DNRT Marlboro Team

R Randy Lewis Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Wrangler Racing

R Roger Hurst March 723 [713M-6] - Ford twin cam
(see note 2)
Spun
R Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
The Chequered Flag (see note 3)
Hit spinning Andersson
UNK Jac Nellemann GRD 372 [010-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#19 Sportpromotion DK

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Masami Kuwashima (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.30.0
2 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.30.8
3 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [045-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.31.3
4 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.31.7
5 Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.31.8
6 Roelof Wunderink (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.31.9
7 Gunnar Nordström (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.32.1
8 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.32.2
9 Jac Nellemann (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [010-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.32.3
10 Conny Andersson (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.32.5
11 Damien Magee (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [30] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.32.8
12 Rudolf Dötsch (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.32.8
13 Mike Catlow (F3) 1.6-litre Elden Mk12 [68/12001/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.32.8
14 Ulf Svensson (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.32.9
15 Ernst Maring (F3) 1.6-litre Maco 373 [M004] - Ford twin cam Mohr 1.33.0
16 Wolfgang Bülow (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [064-F3] - Ford twin cam Mohr 1.33.0
17 Johnny Gerber (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.33.1
18 Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.33.2
19 Huub Vermeulen (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11A [1] - Ford twin cam 1.33.8
20 Sigi Hofmann (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.33.9
21 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.33.9
22 Randy Lewis (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.34.4
23 John Sheldon (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.35.5
24 Nick Crossley (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.37.1
25 Nicholas von Preussen (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.37.1
26 Ole Vejlund (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.37.8
27 Erwin Derichs (F3) 1.6-litre Eifelland March 23 [1] - Ford twin cam Mohr 1.38.3
28 Roger Hurst (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 [713M-6] - Ford twin cam 1.39.6

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. March 723 [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.
  3. 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.

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.