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Grote Prijs van Zolder

Zolder, 24 Apr 1977

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Piercarlo Ghinzani March 773 [7?] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 AFMP Euroracing with March (see note 1)
20 33m 53.7s
2 Piero Necchi Chevron B38 [38.77.14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 Trivellato Racing Team (see note 2)
20 33m 59.1s
3 Geoff Lees Chevron B38 [38.77.09] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#62 Chevron Racing Team
20 34m 00.5s
4 Eje Elgh Chevron B38 [38.77.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#61 Chevron Racing Team (see note 3)
20 34m 02.1s
5 David Kennedy March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 Group Waterworks/AFMP Euroracing
20 34m 11.3s
6 Derek Warwick Chevron B38 [38.77.05] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#63 Warwick Trailers (see note 4)
20 34m 22.0s
7 Dany Snobeck Martini MK21 [01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#22 BP Racing
20 34m 29.5s
8 Nelson Piquet March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#17 Scuderia Mirabella Mille Miglia
20 34m 36.7s
9 Oscar Pedersoli Ralt RT1/75 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 Scuderia Gulf Rondini
20 34m 38.3s
10 Stephen South March 763 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#71 Team BP (see note 5)
20 34m 39.0s
11 Jan Lammers Hawke DL18 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#72 Hawke Racing Cars
20 34m 39.2s
12 Claes Sigurdsson Ralt RT1/76 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#37
20 34m 46.7s
13 Daniele Albertin March 773 [8?] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 AFMP Euroracing with March
20 34m 50.4s
14 Willi Siller Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32 Walter Wolf Racing
20 34m 50.7s
15 Elio de Angelis Chevron B38 [38.77.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15 Trivellato Racing Team (see note 6)
20 34m 54.1s
16 Ian Taylor March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4
#64 Unipart Racing Team (see note 7)
20 34m 59.5s
17 Hervé Regout March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 AFMP Euroracing with March
20 35m 11.4s
18 Claude Cuicci Ralt RT1/76 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#79
19
20 Mario Pati March 773 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#77 AFMP Euroracing with March
19
21 Fernando Jorge Chevron B38 [38.77.15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Trivellato Racing Team
18
22 Jac Nellemann Chevron B38 [38.77.17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#25
18
R Derek Daly Chevron B38 [38.77.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#65 Derek MacMahon Racing (see note 8)

R Mario Ferraris March 773 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#68 March Racing (see note 9)

R Brett Riley March 773 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#76 Starz/AFMP Euroracing with March
(see note 10)

R Beppe Gabbiani Chevron B38 [38.77.04] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Trivellato Racing Team (see note 11)

R Anders Olofsson Ralt RT1/77 [56] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Puss o Kram Jeans Racing (see note 12)

R John Nielsen Ralt RT1/77 [51] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Vojens Boligcenter (see note 13)

R Geoff Brabham Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#78 Brabham Racing Organisation
(see note 14)

R Håkan Alriksson Ralt RT1/76 [20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 National Racing Team

R Ulf Svensson Ralt RT1/77 [52] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6

UNK Paolo Bozzetto Lola T570 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#55 PEG Pordenone Corse

UNK Aryon Cornelsen Filho March 773 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#69 March Racing (see note 15)

DNQH Jochen Dauer Chevron B34/B38 [B34 76-27] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#43 KWS Freizeit Racing Team
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Wolfgang Locher Ralt RT1/77 [48] - BMW M10
#23
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Rudi Niggemeier Maco 376 [M015] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#27 Valvoline Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Norbert Hütter Ralt RT1/77 [38] - BMW M10
#53
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Bernd Heuer Maco 375 [372-M001] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#31
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Ian Grob Chevron B38 [38.77.19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#73 Docking Racing (see note 16)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Huub Rothengatter March 763 [11] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Leaseplan
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH James King March 773 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#67 March Racing (see note 17)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Helmut Bross Ralt RT1/76 [25] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29 Valvoline Racing (see note 18)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Michael Jensen Ralt RT1/76 [17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Ole Vejlund
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Walter Schöch Ralt RT1/77 [45] - BMW M10
#41 Rauch Fruchsäfte (see note 19)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Rüdi Gygax Argo JM1 [001-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#49 Anglia Cars
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Peter Scharmann Toj F302 - BMW M10
#10 Team Warsteiner Eurorace
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Artemio Rosich March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#46
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Thomas von Löwis Ralt RT1/76 [19] - BMW M10
#30 Equipe Liqui Moly
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Quirin Bovy Ralt RT1/77 [40] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#28
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Fridolin Wettstein Ralt RT1/77 [59] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#50 SAR
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH George Aposkitis Lola T570 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#56 PEG Pordenone Corse
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Pascal Witmeur Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#26 Mike Van Hool
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Luciano Arnold March 763 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Silvio Moser Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Tiff Needell March 773 [763-9] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4
#66 Unipart Racing Team (see note 20)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Jean-Louis Schlesser Chevron B34 [76-24 (B)] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#45 KWS Freizeit Racing Team
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Patrick Gaillard Chevron B38 [37.77.21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#74
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Thorkild Thyrring Chevron B38 [38.77.18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#60 Marlboro Jockey Todenskjold
(see note 21)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Philipp Müller Ralt RT1/76 [21] - BMW M10
#40 Rauch Fruchsäfte
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Jörg Reto Chevron B34 [34.76.28] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#44 KWS Freizeit Racing Team
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Wolfgang Holy Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#52
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Henrik Spellerberg Chevron B38 [38.77.16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24 Texaco Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Michael Korten Maco 376 [M014] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#20
Did not qualify from heats
DNA Patrick Bardinon Ralt RT1/76 [31] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#75 Skin Service with Planners Intl
Did not arrive
DNA Greger Aronsson Brabham BT41 [14S] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#39
Did not arrive
DNA Wolfgang Klein Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19
Did not arrive
DNA "Tambauto" March 773 [763-12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#21 Scuderia Jolly Club
Did not arrive
DNA Ole Vejlund Ralt RT1/76 [17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#35 Team Eterna Olie
Did not arrive
DNA Luis Maria de Almenara Ray 75 [75.F3.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#47 Ray Race International
Did not arrive
DNA Hanspeter Hess Ralt RT1/75 [3] - Ford twin cam
#51
Did not arrive
DNA Tarcisco Riva March 763 [8] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#57
Did not arrive
DNA Guido Pardini March 763 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#59
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Bonk Derichs D35 [F3.75.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#54
Did not arrive
DNA Alejandro 'Janito' Campos Argo JM1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#48 Anglia Cars
Did not arrive
DNA Rudolf Dötsch Chevron B38 [38.77.20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#42 KWS Freizeit Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Ashley Lola T570 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#70 Lola Cars
Did not arrive
DNA Stefan Johansson Argo JM1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36
Did not arrive
DNA Guido Cappellotto Ralt RT1/77 [62] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#58
Did not arrive
DNA Uagir Pedersen GRD 375
#34
Did not arrive
DNA Werner Klein Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#18
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Derek Daly100.16.16.0
2Piero Necchi100.16.16.4
3Stephen South100.16.16.7
4Eje Elgh100.16.22.1
5Elio de Angelis100.16.22.6
6Beppe Gabbiani100.16.22.9
7Anders Olofsson100.16.24.9
8Nelson Piquet100.16.25.2
9Derek Warwick100.16.34.7
10Mario Pati100.16.34.8
11Jac Nellemann100.16.38.5
12Claes Sigurdsson100.16.50.9
13Claude Cuicci100.16.55.9
14Hervé Regout100.16.56.0
15Paolo Bozzetto100.16.59.9
16Aryon Cornelsen Filho100.17.01.9
17Jochen Dauer100.17.15.0
18Wolfgang Locher100.17.15.8
19Rudi Niggemeier100.17.29.3
20Norbert Hütter100.17.38.4
21Bernd Heuer100.17.50.1
22Ian Grob9
23Huub Rothengatter9
James Kingretired
Helmut Brossretired
Michael Jensenretired
Walter Schöchretired
Rüdi Gygaxretired
Jean-Louis SchlesserStarted in heat 2
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Piercarlo Ghinzani100.16.23.2156.054 mph
2Mario Ferraris100.16.27.2
3Brett Riley100.16.28.2
4David Kennedy100.16.32.2
5Geoff Lees100.16.33.6
6Willi Siller100.16.38.8
7Oscar Pedersoli100.16.41.2
8Ian Taylor100.16.41.4
9John Nielsen100.16.43.3
10Daniele Albertin100.16.44.2
11Jan Lammers100.16.44.5
13Geoff Brabham100.16.45.3
14Håkan Alriksson100.16.46.0
15Ulf Svensson100.16.47.1
16Fernando Jorge100.16.50.4
17Peter Scharmann100.16.51.9
18Artemio Rosich100.16.53.9
19Thomas von Löwis100.17.06.4
20Quirin Bovy100.17.07.0
21Fridolin Wettstein100.17.20.1
22George Aposkitis100.17.21.6
23Pascal Witmeur100.17.36.5
24Luciano Arnold100.17.41.8
25Tiff Needell9
Jean-Louis Schlesserretired
Patrick Gaillardretired
Thorkild Thyrringretired
Philipp Müllerretired
Jörg Retoretired
Wolfgang Holyretired
Henrik Spellerbergretired
Michael Kortenretired
Peter BonkDid not appear
Qualifying
1 Stephen South (F3) 2-litre March 763 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 35.8s
2 Piercarlo Ghinzani (F3) 2-litre March 773 [7?] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.4s
3 Elio de Angelis (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 35.8s
4 Tiff Needell (F3) 2-litre March 773 [763-9] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4 1m 37.6s
5 Piero Necchi (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 36.2s
6 Daniele Albertin (F3) 2-litre March 773 [8?] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.9s
7 Eje Elgh (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 36.2s
8 Geoff Lees (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.09] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.9s
9 Anders Olofsson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [56] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 36.4s
10 Jan Lammers (F3) 2-litre Hawke DL18 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.1s
11 Derek Daly (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 36.7s
12 Mario Ferraris (F3) 2-litre March 773 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.1s
13 Beppe Gabbiani (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.04] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 36.8s
14 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 773 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.1s
15 Nelson Piquet (F3) 2-litre March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 36.8s
16 Geoff Brabham (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.2s
17 James King (F3) 2-litre March 773 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 36.9s
18 Håkan Alriksson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.2s
19 Helmut Bross (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [25] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.0s
20 David Kennedy (F3) 2-litre March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.2s
21 Jean-Louis Schlesser (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [76-24 (B)] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.2s
22 Dany Snobeck (F3) 2-litre Martini MK21 [01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.3s
23 Jochen Dauer (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34/B38 [B34 76-27] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.7s
23 Aryon Cornelsen Filho (F3) 2-litre March 773 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.7s
24 Ian Taylor (F3) 2-litre March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4 1m 38.4s
25 Derek Warwick (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.05] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.7s
26 Ulf Svensson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [52] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.5s
27 Mario Pati (F3) 2-litre March 773 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.8s
28 Peter Scharmann (F3) 2-litre Toj F302 - BMW M10 1m 38.6s
29 Jac Nellemann (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.9s
30 Willi Siller (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.6s
31 Huub Rothengatter (F3) 2-litre March 763 [11] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.9s
32 Oscar Pedersoli (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/75 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.8s
33 Hervé Regout (F3) 2-litre March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.0s
34 John Nielsen (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [51] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.9s
35 Michael Jensen (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.5s
36 Thorkild Thyrring (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 39.4s
37 Claes Sigurdsson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.6s
38 Henrik Spellerberg (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 39.6s
39 Wolfgang Locher (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [48] - BMW M10 1m 38.7s
40 Artemio Rosich (F3) 2-litre March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 40.0s
41 Patrick Bardinon * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [31] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 39.9s
42 Fernando Jorge (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 40.2s
43 Rudi Niggemeier (F3) 2-litre Maco 376 [M015] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 40.0s
44 Patrick Gaillard (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [37.77.21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 40.3s
45 Paolo Bozzetto (F3) 2-litre Lola T570 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 40.0s
46 Quirin Bovy (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [40] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 42.1s
47 Norbert Hütter (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [38] - BMW M10 1m 41.1s
48 Wolfgang Holy (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 42.6s
49 Claude Cuicci (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 42.0s
50 Thomas von Löwis (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [19] - BMW M10 1m 43.1s
51 Bernd Heuer (F3) 2-litre Maco 375 [372-M001] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1m 43.6s
52 Luciano Arnold (F3) 2-litre March 763 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 43.3s
53 Ian Grob (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 44.1s
54 Philipp Müller (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [21] - BMW M10 1m 43.8s
55 Walter Schöch (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [45] - BMW M10 1m 44.4s
56 Pascal Witmeur (F3) 2-litre Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 44.1s
57 Rüdi Gygax (F3) 2-litre Argo JM1 [001-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 49.5s
58 George Aposkitis (F3) 2-litre Lola T570 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 44.6s
60 Fridolin Wettstein (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [59] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 45.6s
62 Michael Korten (F3) 2-litre Maco 376 [M014] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 47.1s
64 Jörg Reto (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.28] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 48.5s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 773 [7?] (Piercarlo Ghinzani): Piercarlo Ghinzani used at least two March 773s in Formula 3 in 1977. He used 773-15 in the latter part of the season, but that car was not delivered until early June, so was presumably acquired to replace the car Ghinzani wrecked at Croix-en-Ternois in July. March records show 773-7 being delivered new to Angeleri for Forti with orange bodywork, and as Ghinzani's was the only orange 773 based in Italy and was run by Forti, hus early-season car is likely to have been that car.
  2. Chevron B38 [38.77.14] (Piero Necchi): New to Piero Necchi for 1977, and run for him by Trivellato Racing Team in European F3. Crashed and rolled at Monaco, after which Necchi bought a new Ralt RT1/77. The Chevron was evidently repaired, as it was raced by Paolo Squillace at Monza in June, in place of his usual slow B34.
  3. Chevron B38 [38.77.10] (Eje Elgh): Chevron build record says the 1977 works car of Eje Elgh. Sold to Derek Lawrence and fitted with a Chevrolet Vega engine for the 1978 F3 season. To Lynn Whitehead for hillclimbs? David Waterhouse [‘ex Lawrence’] by 1986 and chassis number noted by Jeremy Jackson in 1988.
  4. Chevron B38 [38.77.05] (Derek Warwick): Chassis number given by source with access to Chevron build records for the 1977 Warwick Trailers car entered for Derek Warwick. Rented to Toleman in late 1977 for Rad Dougall after Derek Daly wrecked Toleman’s original car in testing. Autosport 9 Mar 1978 p41 describes the car of Ken Silverstone as ‘ex Warwick’. However, by this time Ken Silverstone also owned a Ralt and there are a number of occasions in 1978 when one car is given in the entry list and the other one appeared. As Silverstone was running near the back of the field which car he used is not always mentioned.
  5. March 763 [13] (Stephen South): March build records show sold to John Stokes, 19 May 1976. Run by Stokes for Stephen South from mid 1976, until wrecked in an accident with Derek Daly in the 1977 British GP support race and scrapped. Some parts used in the construction of 773-T1, South's replacement car.
  6. Chevron B38 [38.77.01] (Elio de Angelis): Chassis number given by source with access to Chevron build records for the 1977 Trivellato car entered for Elio de Angelis. De Angelis was specially reunited with the car for the 1978 Monaco F3 race. Autosport 11 May 1978 p32 describes his car at Monaco as 'the first 38 built'. For sale Autosprint 17 Oct 1978 p70, B38, Monaco winner 1978, de Angelis, by Valtellina Racing. Sold to Maurelio Scarabelli [‘the Chevron with which de Angelis won Monaco’ Autosprint 10 Apr 1979 p54] for 1979.
  7. March 773 [3] (Ian Taylor): March build records show sold to Unipart, 23 December 1976. Only one 773 is consigned to Unipart in the build records. Assumed that Taylor as senior driver would take the new car, a fact borne out by occasional references in 1977 to Needell being in a 763, the team's original car.
  8. Chevron B38 [38.77.07] (Derek Daly): The 1977 Derek McMahon car entered for Derek Daly. Used throughout 1977, with a number of rebuilds, including one new tub at least. Motoring News 9 Mar 1978 p8 says that the car used by Steve Malins at Silverstone 5 March 1978 is ex Daly. Wrecked by Malins in testing and replaced with a new B43 . According to Autosport 2 Nov 1978 p23, rebuilt and sold to Rob Moores who ran it later in the season. Moores was still using this car in F4 in 1982.
  9. March 773 [U1] (Mario Ferraris): March works records show this as Mario Ferraris' works car for 1977 built on tub AM773-14 and rebuilt after Ferraris' Monaco accident on tub AM773-65. Sold in March 1978 to Neasrader Film Production for Richard Morgan according to the works records. Motoring News 30 Mar 1978 p11 says that Morgan's car is ex King, but we know from reports and the works records that King's main car was 773-U2. However, that car was damaged in the 1977 season and it is possible that King used 773-U1 after its rebuild as Ferraris' damaged wrist took longer to recover than the car did. Sold to John Bright in 1979 to replace his wrecked 773-13 and its identity eventually perhaps blurred with that car in a rebuild after a heavy accident.
  10. March 773 [10] (Brett Riley): According to March records delivered in March 1977 to AFMP Euroracing, and subsequently given to Brett Riley in lieu of his contractual payments when the Euroracing set-up was dissolved. (This does not mean the car was Riley’s early season car in 1977; he used at least two before the team collapsed, neither of which were necessarily this car.) Run by David Price for Riley in the second half of 1977 and used to win the European round at Donington. Chassis number given in Autosport advert late in 1977 by Price. Sold to Roy Kennedy [Motoring News 2 Mar 1978 p15] although Autosport 9 Mar 1978 p41 says the car is ‘ex James King’. (King used a works car - 773-U2 - for most of 1977 but it is possible he had a race in this car early in the season, however his principal car went in 1978 to Ian Flux.) Run by Kennedy for Saed Ali Hodzic until Hodzic was injured in practice at the International Trophy support race; then became a rental car but did very few races. For sale by Kennedy in early 1979, Autosport 22 Feb 1979 p57, but retained and rented to Serge Saulnier for the 1979 race at Monaco.
  11. Chevron B38 [38.77.04] (Beppe Gabbiani): New to Trivellato Racing Team for 1977 and raced by Beppe Gabbiani in European F3. Gabbiani received a new car for the Monza Lotteria in June, and 77-04 was next seen when raced by Siegfried Stohr for Trivellato at Vallelunga in October.
  12. Ralt RT1/77 [56] (Anders Olofsson): New to Anders Olofsson for 1977 according to Ralt records, and raced by him in European and Swedish F3 with backing from Puss o Kram Jeans. Retained by Olofsson for 1978, now as Strike Up Racing Team. To Pomeroy Racing Team for 1979, when it was raced by Olofsson and by Björn Ohlsson. Raced by Hans Edvinsson in 1980.
  13. Ralt RT1/77 [51] (John Nielsen): New to VB Racing (Vojens Boligcenter) for 1977 and raced by Dane John Nielsen in F3 across Europe.
  14. Ralt RT1/76 [29] (Geoff Brabham): Ralt records show as sold to Geoff Brabham in 1976, probably being delivered in early June. Used by him until the end of 1978 then sold to Ken Thorogood's Hub of the Universe Racing for Osamu Hatagawa to use in British races.
  15. March 773 [13] (Aryon Cornelsen Filho): Shown in March records as a works car finished February 1977, on tub AM773-28 for Ayron Cornelson Filho. Also used by David Kennedy in 1977. Sold to John Bright in March 1978 to cover for his damaged Wheatcroft. Damaged badly by Bright and rebuilt on new tub in August. Retained by Bright in 1979 until wrecked at Snetterton.
  16. Chevron B38 [38.77.19] (Ian Grob): Chevron build records show as a 1977 Docking Racing car entered for KVG Racing (Ian Grob). Retained in 1978. As Bullman and latterly Colonna use Colonna’s 1977 car in 1978, it is presumed that this was the car rented to Huub Rothengatter at the end of the season when Colonna also appears.
  17. March 773 [U2] (James King): March works records show this as James King's works car for 1977 built on a lightweight tub AM773-41 with parts from 763-U2. This would be the "ex-King" car sold to Ian Flux early in 1978, and raced by him in the 1978 British F3 series.
  18. Ralt RT1/76 [25] (Helmut Bross): Shown in Ralt build records as sold via Schäfer with a Toyota engine. Schafer uses BMW engined car throughout 1976, suggesting this is the new car debuted by Bross in mid season and retained 1977.
  19. Ralt RT1/77 [45] (Walter Schöch): Shown in Ralt build records as sold to Schoch; presumed that he, as team boss, took the new car, with the older 76 model being passed over to Muller.
  20. March 773 [763-9] (Tiff Needell): Shown in March records as sold to Tony Dron 12.1.76. This was the solitary Unipart car in 1976. Although Unipart ran two cars in 1977, they only bought one new car, converting the older car for Needell, the junior driver in the team. Some results credit Needell's car as being a 763.
  21. Chevron B38 [38.77.18] (Thorkild Thyrring): Chevron build records show as a 1977 works car entered for Thorkild Thyrring, and used by Divina Galica at the end of the season. Race reports for Jim Crawford's car debuting at Silverstone 19 March 1978 describe it as 'ex Thyrring and Galica'. Wrecked by Crawford in a spectacular roll at Thruxton at the end of March and replaced by a Chevron B43 which used some parts from the wreck.

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