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John Player Formula 3 International Championship

Mallory Park, 26 Aug 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tony Brise March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#33 Team Kent Messenger Racing
15 0.11.49.8
102.7 mph
2 Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown
#6
15 0.11.50.8
3 Richard Robarts March 733 [24] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#18 Myson Racing
15 0.11.51.2
4 Mike Wilds March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#28 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 1)
15 0.11.53.6
5 Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#21 The Chequered Flag (see note 2)
15 0.11.53.8
6 Pedro Passadore GRD 373 [059-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#20 DART Racing with GRD
15 0.11.56.6
7 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#32 AB3 Racing Developments
15 0.12.03.8
8 Lionel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#22
15 0.12.04.6
9 Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#31 P&M Racing Preparations Ltd
15 0.12.06.4
10 José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#29
15 0.12.08.6
11 Larry Perkins Brabham BT41 [31] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#38 Team Cowangie
15 0.12.08.8
12 Mike Tyrrell Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#12 Mark Gregory Property Developers
15 0.12.09.0
13 Derek Lawrence Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#27 Dr J. Ehrlich
15 0.12.09.8
14 "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#24 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
15 0.12.12.6
15 Brian Henton GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#15
15 0.12.13.2
16 John Sheldon Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#36 (see note 3)
15 0.12.34.8
17 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#19 DART Racing with GRD
15 0.12.49.2
R Val Musetti Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#10 (see note 4)
7
R Bernard Vermillio Merlyn Mk 21B - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#8
4
R Thomas B Hilliar Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#9
0
DNQ Frank Scurria Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#5
Did not qualify
DNQ Roger Craven GRD 372 [024-F3] - Ford twin cam RES
#37 L&K Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#34 (see note 5)
Did not qualify
DNQ John MacDonald GRD 373 [372 025-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#14
Did not qualify
DNQ Marco Tessiore GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#39 DART Racing with GRD
Did not qualify
DNA Jeremy Gambs GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam
#1
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Catlow Elden Mk12 - Ford twin cam
#2 Mitford Group-Team Elden
Did not arrive
DNA Jimmy Fuller Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#3 ADM Business Systems Ltd (see note 6)
Did not arrive
DNA S.N. (Norman) Moffett GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#4
Did not arrive
DNA TBA Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#7 Wrangler Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Allan Davies Alpine A364 [3647] - Renault R16 Dudot
#11 Tullet & Riley
Did not arrive
DNA Barrie Maskell GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#16 GRS International
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#23 Chris Andrews
Did not arrive
DNA Angelo Piccione March 733 [27?] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#25 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
Did not arrive
DNA Masami Kuwashima March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#26 Reystan Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Nick Crossley March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#30 P&M Racing Preparations Ltd
Did not arrive
DNA Johnny Gerber Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#35 Ippokampos Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Ronnie Mackay MRE Mk2 [P.1.73] - Ford twin cam
#40
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.46.4
2 Matt Spitzley (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown 0.46.4
3 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.46.6
4 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [24] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.46.6
5 Lionel Friedrich (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.46.6
6 Pedro Passadore (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [059-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.46.6
7 Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.46.8
8 José Espírito Santo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr 0.46.8
9 Derek Lawrence (F3) 1.6-litre Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich 0.47.0
10 Tony Rouff (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.47.0
11 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.47.0
12 Mike Tyrrell (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.47.0
13 Larry Perkins (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [31] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.47.0
14 Brian Henton (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.47.2
15 Bernard Vermillio (F3) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 21B - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.47.2
16 John Sheldon (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.47.4
17 "Teleco" (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.47.8
18 Nicholas von Preussen (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.48.2
19 Thomas B Hilliar (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.48.4
20 Val Musetti (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.48.4
21 Frank Scurria * (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.48.6
22 Roger Craven * (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [024-F3] - Ford twin cam RES 0.48.8
23 Simon Sherman * (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.49.2
24 John MacDonald * (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [372 025-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.51.0
25 Marco Tessiore * (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.51.4
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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. 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.
  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.
  6. 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.

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.