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John Player Formula 3 International Championship

Oulton Park, 7 Oct 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alan Jones GRD 373 [059-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#21 DART Racing with GRD
30 0.48.28.6
102.52 mph
2 Masami Kuwashima March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#27 Reystan Racing
30 0.48.29.0
3 Jacques Laffite Martini MK12 [005?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#43 BP France
30 0.48.29.2
4 Mike Wilds March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#37 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 1)
30 0.48.31.0
5 Tony Brise March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#36 Team Kent Messenger Racing
30 0.48.45.2
6 Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#35 Chris Andrews
30 0.48.52.4
7 Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#33 The Chequered Flag (see note 2)
30 0.48.54.4
8 Håkan Dahlqvist Merlyn Mk 22 [440.F3.73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#2 Karlsons Klister Racing Team
30 0.48.59.4
9 Jean-Pierre Paoli Martini MK12 [007?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#42 BP Racing
30 0.49.12.0
10 "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#29 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
30 0.49.28.6
11 Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#31 P&M Racing Preparations Ltd
30 0.49.40.6
12 Pierre-François Rousselot March 733 [22?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#41 Ecurie Elf
30 0.49.41.4
13 Lella Lombardi Brabham BT41 [18] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#4
30 0.49.54.2
14 José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#34
30 0.49.58.6
15 John MacDonald GRD 373 [372 025-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#24
30 0.50.03.2
16 Gunnar Nordström GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#1 Karlsons Klister Racing Team
29 0.48.35.4
17 Frank Scurria Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#17
29 0.49.12.2
18 Per-Olof Zetterström Brabham BT41 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#16 Alladin Racing
28 0.49.38.8
19 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#23 AB3 Racing Developments
28 0.49.55.4
R Larry Perkins Brabham BT41 [31] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#8 Team Cowangie
17 Oil leak
R Randy Lewis Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#26 Wrangler Racing
15
R Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown
#12
14 Accident at Cascades
R Conny Andersson March 733 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#3 Ge-Kås Kläder
13 Damaged nose
R Mo Harness March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Brown
#38 Team Modus Racing with Shellsport
9 Accident at Knickerbrook
R Richard Robarts March 733 [24] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#28 Myson Racing
1 Throttle cable
R Lionel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#32 Peter Bloore Racing
0 Engine
R Barrie Maskell Dastle Mk10B - Ford twin cam Holbay
#7 Hesketh Racing
0 Collision with Wunderink
R Ulf Svensson Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#15
0 Collision with Wunderink
R Roelof Wunderink Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#40
0 Hit Henton
R Brian Henton Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#25
0 Clutch failed on line, hit by Wunderink
DNQ Thomas B Hilliar Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#18
Did not qualify
DNQ Andy MacGregor Brabham BT35 [4] - Ford twin cam Carlow
#5
Did not qualify
DNA Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam
#14 (see note 3)
Did not arrive
DNA Val Musetti Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#10 (see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Bernard Béguin Martini MK12 [002] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#39 Ecurie Volant Shell
Did not arrive
DNA Pedro Passadore GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#20 DART Racing with GRD
Did not arrive
DNA TBA GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#22 GRS International
Did not arrive
DNA Spencer Elton Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam
#9 (see note 5)
Did not arrive
DNA Johnny Gerber Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#6 Ippokampos Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Bernard Vermillio Merlyn Mk 21 - Ford twin cam
#19
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Larry Perkins (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [31] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.35.2
2 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.35.4
3 Brian Henton (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.35.4
4 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [059-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.35.8
5 Conny Andersson (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.36.0
6 Jacques Laffite (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [005?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.36.0
7 Masami Kuwashima (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.36.0
8 Håkan Dahlqvist (F3) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 22 [440.F3.73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.36.2
9 Matt Spitzley (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown 1.36.2
10 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [24] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.36.4
11 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.36.4
12 Lionel Friedrich (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.36.6
13 Jean-Pierre Paoli (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [007?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.36.6
14 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.36.8
15 Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.36.8
16 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Brown 1.37.0
17 José Espírito Santo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr 1.37.4
18 "Teleco" (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.37.4
19 Gunnar Nordström (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.37.8
20 Nicholas von Preussen (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.38.0
21 Lella Lombardi (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [18] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.38.2
22 Pierre-François Rousselot (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [22?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.38.2
23 Ulf Svensson (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.38.4
24 Randy Lewis (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.38.6
25 Tony Rouff (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.38.8
26 John MacDonald (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [372 025-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.39.0
27 Roelof Wunderink (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.39.2
28 Barrie Maskell (F3) 1.6-litre Dastle Mk10B - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.39.4
29 Frank Scurria (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.39.8
30 Per-Olof Zetterström (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.40.2
31 Thomas B Hilliar * (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.43.0
32 Andy MacGregor * (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [4] - Ford twin cam Carlow 2.15.4
 
* 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 [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.
  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. 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.

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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