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Forward Trust Formula Three Championship

Brands Hatch, 19 Aug 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#1 Chris Andrews
15 0.12.20.2
90.46 mph
 
2 Tony Brise March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#2 Team Kent Messenger Racing
15 0.12.20.4
 
3 Mo Harness March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#4 Team Modus Racing with Shellsport
15 0.12.21.0
 
4 Lionel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#5
15 0.12.22.0
 
5 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#23 DART Racing with GRD
15 0.12.23.6
 
6 "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#10 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
15 0.12.24.4
 
7 Richard Robarts March 733 [24] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#26 Myson Racing
15 0.12.25.0
 
8 Buzz Buzaglo March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#16 The Chequered Flag (see note 1)
15 0.12.25.2
 
9 Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown
#11
15 0.12.29.4
 
10 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#29 AB3 Racing Developments
15 0.12.31.4
 
11 Bernard Vermillio Merlyn Mk 21B - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#46
15 0.12.31.6
 
12 Val Musetti Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#49 (see note 2)
15 0.12.52.0
 
13 Derek Lawrence Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#45 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
15 0.12.59.4
$push start
14 Frank Scurria Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#35
15 0.13.05.0
$push start
15 Mike Wilds March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#3 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 3)
15 0.13.19.0
 
16 Pedro Passadore GRD 373 [064-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#25 DART Racing with GRD
14 0.12.38.8
 
R José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#12
11 Misfire  
R Mike Tyrrell MRE Mk2 [P.1.73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#36
8 Handling  
R Johnny Gerber Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#42 Ippokampos Racing
7 Clutch  
R Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam
#7 P&M Racing Preparations Ltd
4 Puncture  
DNQ Allan Davies Alpine A364 [3647] - Renault R16 Dudot
#41 Tullett & Riley
Did not qualify
DNQ Norman Pierce Dastle Mk10 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#44 Pac a Pie by Preci Ware
Did not qualify
DNQ Angelo Piccione March 733 [27?] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#6 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
Did not qualify
DNA Brian Henton GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Rolt
#21
Did not arrive
DNA Jeremy Gambs GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#30
Did not arrive
DNA Thomas B Hilliar Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#34
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.47.0
2 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.47.0
3 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.47.4
4 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [24] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.48.0
5 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.48.2
6 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.48.2
7 Buzz Buzaglo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.48.4
8 Derek Lawrence (F3) 1.6-litre Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich 0.48.4
9 Lionel Friedrich (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.48.4
10 Matt Spitzley (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown 0.48.6
11 Johnny Gerber (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.48.6
12 "Teleco" (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.48.6
13 José Espírito Santo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr 0.48.8
14 Tony Rouff (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.49.0
15 Pedro Passadore (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [064-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.49.2
16 Nicholas von Preussen (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam 0.49.4
17 Bernard Vermillio (F3) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 21B - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.49.6
18 Val Musetti (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.49.6
19 Frank Scurria (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.50.0
20 Mike Tyrrell (F3) 1.6-litre MRE Mk2 [P.1.73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.50.2
21 Allan Davies * (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3647] - Renault R16 Dudot 0.50.4
22 Norman Pierce * (F3) 1.6-litre Dastle Mk10 - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.52.8
23 Angelo Piccione * (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [27?] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.00.4
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 733 [3] (Buzz Buzaglo): 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. March 733 [26] (Mike Wilds): New to Dempster International Racing Team for Mike Wilds to drive in F3 from July 1973 onwards, replacing the 1972/73 Ensign with which he had started the season. It was then sold to Graham Watts (Faringham) for hillclimbs, appearing at Prescott in March 1974, when the car had a 1600cc Holbay engine. During 1975, the car was bought by Terry Smith (Felton, Somerset) to replace his highly successful 1-litre Vixen Imp. Smith raced the March in sprints and hillclimbs through the rest of 1975 and through 1976, using a 1600cc Holbay Ford twin cam engine, but in the summer of 1976, bought the ex-F1 McLaren M14D. The March was sold to Geoff Hunt (Andover, Hampshire), again with the Holbay twin cam, and used in sprints for quite a few years. Eventually traded to Richard Speakman for the ex-F3 Pilbeam MP51. 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.

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