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Forward Trust Formula Three Championship

Silverstone, 9 Sep 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brian Henton Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#23
15 0.14.48.0
97.78 mph
2 Richard Robarts March 733 [24] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#11 Myson Racing
15 0.14.48.2
3 Tony Brise March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#4 Team Kent Messenger Racing
15 0.14.49.0
4 Masami Kuwashima March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#8 Reystan Racing
15 0.14.53.6
5 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#22 AB3 Racing Developments
15 0.14.55.4
6 Mo Harness March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#9 Team Modus Racing with Shellsport
15 0.14.56.0
7 Buzz Buzaglo March 733 [723-1] - Ford twin cam
#12
15 0.14.56.8
8 Andy Sutcliffe March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#15 Chris Andrews
15 0.14.59.0
9 Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#14 P&M Racing Preparations Ltd
15 0.15.08.4
10 Thomas B Hilliar Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#32
15 0.15.19.4
11 Jimmy Fuller Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#40 ADM Business Systems Ltd (see note 1)
15 0.15.25.4
12 Frank Scurria Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#33
15 0.15.26.0
13 Marco Tessiore GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#19 DART Racing with GRD
14 0.15.13.2
14 Angelo Piccione March 733 [27] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#7 Angeleri March Racing
11 0.15.05.4
R Mike Wilds March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#5 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 2)
14 Collision with Elton
R Spencer Elton Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam
#34 (see note 3)
13 Spun at Becketts, hit by Wilds
R S.N. (Norman) Moffett GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#26
8 Accident in pits
R John MacDonald GRD 373 [372 025-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#25
7 Pulled off at Becketts
DNS Wilf Churchill Alpine - Renault
#41
Did not start
DNA Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown
#1
Did not arrive
DNA José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#2
Did not arrive
DNA Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#3 The Chequered Flag (see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam
#6 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
Did not arrive
DNA Lionel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#10
Did not arrive
DNA Jeremy Gambs GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam
#27
Did not arrive
DNA Rod Smith GRD 372 [030-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#28 ADM Business Systems Ltd
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Tyrrell Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam
#31
Did not arrive
DNA Val Musetti Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#35 (see note 5)
Did not arrive
DNA Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam
#36 (see note 6)
Did not arrive
DNA John Sheldon Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#37 (see note 7)
Did not arrive
DNA Randy Lewis Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam
#39 Wrangler Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Catlow Elden Mk12 - Ford twin cam
#43 Mitford Group-Team Elden
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.57.6
2 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [24] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.58.2
3 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.58.4
4 Brian Henton (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.58.4
5 Buzz Buzaglo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [723-1] - Ford twin cam 0.58.4
6 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.58.6
7 Masami Kuwashima (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.58.8
8 Tony Rouff (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.58.8
9 Andy Sutcliffe (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.58.8
10 John MacDonald (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [372 025-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.0
11 Nicholas von Preussen (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.59.2
12 Frank Scurria (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.8
13 Thomas B Hilliar (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.00.2
14 Marco Tessiore (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.00.6
15 S.N. (Norman) Moffett (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.00.61
16 Jimmy Fuller (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.01.0
17 Spencer Elton (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam 1.01.8
18 Wilf Churchill * (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine - Renault 1.02.2
19 Angelo Piccione (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [27] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.04.8
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Ensign LNF3/72 (Spencer Elton): New to Jeremy Gambs and raced in British F3 in 1972. Loaned to Alan McKechnie for Bob Evans at one race, and also raced by Gambs girlfriend Lorina Boughton, and by Reg James during that season. Sold to hillclimber Spencer Elton (Westbury, Wiltshire) for 1973 and raced in some F3 races. To David Way (Melksham, Wiltshire) and run in hill climbs in 1974 in the 110cc racing car class. Fitted with a FVA by Way for 1975 and he continued to hillclimb it until 1978. Then sold to somebody in Dursley, thought to be Pete Morys, and then to Josie Tolhurst. For sale by Lenham Racing in 1986. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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.