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Lombard North Central Formula Three Championship

Silverstone, 1 Jul 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Richard Robarts GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#17 Myson Racing
20 0.19.58.2
96.62 mph
2 Lionel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#36
20 0.19.58.8
3 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#12 AB3 Racing Developments
20 0.19.59.4
4 Pedro Passadore GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#33 DART Racing with GRD
20 0.19.59.4
5 John Sheldon Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#26 (see note 1)
20 0.20.01.0
6 José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#2
20 0.20.01.0
7 Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Longman
#1
20 0.20.01.4
8 "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#35 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
20 0.20.17.4
9 Derek Lawrence Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#24 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
20 0.20.25.2
10 Bernard Vermillio Merlyn Mk 21B - Ford twin cam
#30
20 0.20.25.2
11 Damien Magee Brabham BT41 [30] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#37
20 0.20.28.2
12 John Littler Ensign LNF3/72 [72.7] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#20
20 0.20.32.0
13 Jimmy Fuller Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#8 ADM Business Systems Ltd (see note 2)
20 0.20.32.4
14 Jeremy Gambs GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#11
20 0.20.36.0
NC Allan Davies Alpine A364 [3647] - Renault R16 Dudot
#32 Tullett & Riley & Co Ltd
12 0.20.11.6
R Mike Catlow Elden Mk12 [68/12001/72] - Ford twin cam
#5 Mitford Group-Team Elden
19
R Buzz Buzaglo March 733 [723-1] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#3
16
R Andy Sutcliffe Elden PH9 [39/9001/72] - Ford twin cam
#6 Mitford Group-Team Elden
8 Throttle cable
DNS Mo Harness Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam
#34 Team Modus Racing with Shellsport
Did not start
DNS Thomas B Hilliar Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#19
Did not start
DNS S.N. (Norman) Moffett GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#15
Did not start
DNS Val Musetti Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#27 (see note 3)
Did not start

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Derek Lawrence (F3) 1.6-litre Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich 0.59.0
2 John Sheldon (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.0
3 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.59.0
4 José Espírito Santo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr 0.59.0
5 Tony Rouff (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.0
6 Matt Spitzley (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Longman 0.59.0
7 Pedro Passadore (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.2
8 Lionel Friedrich (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.59.2
9 "Teleco" (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.59.2
10 Andy Sutcliffe (F3) 1.6-litre Elden PH9 [39/9001/72] - Ford twin cam 0.59.4
11 Damien Magee (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [30] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.8
12 Mo Harness * (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam 0.59.8
13 Jeremy Gambs (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.8
14 Bernard Vermillio (F3) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 21B - Ford twin cam 1.00.4
15 Buzz Buzaglo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [723-1] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.00.4
16 Mike Catlow (F3) 1.6-litre Elden Mk12 [68/12001/72] - Ford twin cam 1.00.6
17 John Littler (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 [72.7] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.01.2
18 Jimmy Fuller (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.01.6
19 Allan Davies (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3647] - Renault R16 Dudot 1.01.8
20 Thomas B Hilliar * (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.02.2
21 S.N. (Norman) Moffett * (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.02.4
22 Val Musetti * (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.03.4
 
* Did not start

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. Brabham BT38C [19] (Jimmy Fuller): New to Canadian driver Chris O'Brien and raced in British F3 in 1972 using Holbay engines. To Jimmy Fuller for 1973, again in British F3, then to David Taylor for Kim Mather to race in British Formula Atlantic in 1974, and then in libre. At some point during this period the car was rebuilt on a 1973 BT40 monocoque. Also raced by Ted Payne during 1974, and Payne then took over the car in 1975, appearing mainly in libre races at Croft. To John Simpson for 1976, again in Croft libre, and later reported to be the car raced by David Proctor (Jedburgh) in Monoposto between 1981 and 1985. Presumably the car Proctor used to win the 1600cc class in the Classic F3 series in 1994 but Proctor had two BT38Cs, the second raced by his son Seb Proctor. Not run again after 1996 and by 2004, both cars were with Mark Barton (Haslemere, Surrey). Barton raced a BT38C in the Classic F3 race at Brands Hatch in June 2008.
  3. 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.

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.