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John Player Formula 3 International Championship

Brands Hatch, 30 Sep 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brian Henton Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#3 Team Ensign
40 0.32.17.6
92.16 mph
2 Tony Brise March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#37 Team Kent Messenger Racing
40 0.32.24.0
3 Larry Perkins Brabham BT41 [31] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#44 Team Cowangie
40 0.32.38.4
4 Håkan Dahlqvist Merlyn Mk 22 [440.F3.73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#45 Karlsons Klister Racing Team
40 0.32.38.6
5 "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#12 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
40 0.32.41.2
6 Lionel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#35 Peter Bloore Racing
40 0.32.47.4
7 Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#31 The Chequered Flag (see note 1)
40 0.32.49.2
8 Pierre-François Rousselot March 733 [22?] - Ford twin cam
#33
40 0.43.49.6
9 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#2 AB3 Racing Developments
40 0.33.10.2
10 Mike Wilds March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#8 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 2)
40 0.33.15.8
11 Buzz Buzaglo March 733 [723-1] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#11 Peter Bloore Racing
40 0.33.56.0
12 Barrie Maskell Dastle Mk10B - Ford twin cam Holbay
#46 Competition Car-Hesketh Racing
39 0.32.49.4
13 Derek Lawrence Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#49 Dr J. Ehrlich
39
14 Gunnar Nordström GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#4 Karlsons Klister Racing Team
39
R Mo Harness March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#36 Team Modus Racing with Shellsport
39 Accident at Paddock
R Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#1 DART Racing with GRD
16 neck injury
R Conny Andersson March 733 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#10 Gekas Klader
14 Accident damage from collision with Wilds
R Richard Robarts March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#15 Myson Racing
Misfire
R Masami Kuwashima March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#7 Reystan Racing
Handling
R Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#9 Chris Andrews
0 Accident at Paddock
DNSF Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#32 P&M Racing Preparations Ltd
Did not start final
DNQH John MacDonald GRD 373 [372 025-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#6
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#16
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Ole Vejlund Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#20
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH S.N. (Norman) Moffett GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#5
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Spencer Elton Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#26 (see note 3)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Randy Lewis Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#25 Wrangler Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Val Musetti Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#23 (see note 4)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Ulf Svensson Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#40
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Lella Lombardi Brabham BT41 [18] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#53 Scuderia Italia
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Per-Olof Zetterström Brabham BT41 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#41 Alladin Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Rod Smith GRD 372 [030-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#47
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Jim Yardley Beagle Mk3 - Ford twin cam
#51
Did not qualify from heats
DNS Pedro Passadore GRD 373 [059-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#48 DART Racing with GRD
Did not start
DNS Matt Spitzley March 713M/733 [11] - Ford twin cam
#39 (see note 5)
Did not start
DNA Bernd Rack March 733 [713S-5] - Ford twin cam
#14
Did not arrive
DNA Roelof Wunderink Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#18
Did not arrive
DNA Thomas B Hilliar Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#19
Did not arrive
DNA Bernard Vermillio Merlyn Mk 21 - Ford twin cam
#22
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Hurst March 733 [713M-6] - Ford twin cam
#38 (see note 6)
Did not arrive
DNA Johnny Gerber Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#43 Ippokampos Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam
#50 (see note 7)
Did not arrive
DNA Frank Scurria Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam
#52
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Catlow Elden Mk12 - Ford twin cam
#54 Team Elden
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Brian Henton100.08.12.490.66 mph
2Conny Andersson100.08.12.8
3Mike Wilds100.08.17.0
4"Teleco"100.08.18.0
5Buzz Buzaglo100.08.19.0
6Ian Taylor100.08.19.6
7Richard Robarts100.08.20.2
8Masami Kuwashima100.08.20.2
9Tony Rouff100.08.21.4
10Gunnar Nordström100.08.25.2
11John MacDonald100.08.32.4
12José Espírito Santo100.08.32.6
Alan JonesDid not start
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Alan Jones100.08.13.890.4 mph
2Mo Harness100.08.14.0
3Tony Brise100.08.14.2
4Håkan Dahlqvist100.08.15.2
5Lionel Friedrich100.08.15.4
6Russell Wood100.08.17.0
7Pierre-François Rousselot10
8Larry Perkins10
9Nicholas von Preussen10
10Barrie Maskell10
11Derek Lawrence10
Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  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. 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. March 713M/733 [11] (Matt Spitzley): New to Matt Spitzley (Aspen, CO) and used in British F3 late 1971 and through 1972. Reappeared in 1973 for Spitzley after he rolled his new 733 at Silverstone while testing. This car may have been effectively consumed into his 733/74B over the next two years.
  6. March 733 [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.
  7. 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.

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.