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Monaco Grand Prix Formula 3 Race

Monte Carlo, 21 May 1977

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Didier Pironi Martini MK21 [01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#46 Ecurie ELF
24 0.39.48.30
2 Elio de Angelis Chevron B38 [38.77.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#22 Trivellato Racing Team (see note 1)
24 0.40.00.08
3 Anders Olofsson Ralt RT1/77 [56] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32 Puss o Kram Jeans Racing (see note 2)
24 0.40.14.96
4 Stefan Johansson Argo JM1 [003-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#64 Anglia Cars
24 0.40.32.24
5 Geoff Brabham Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 Brabham Racing Organisation
(see note 3)
24 0.40.32.33
6 Oscar Pedersoli Ralt RT1/75 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#59
24 0.40.33.14
7 Brett Riley March 773 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 Starz/AFMP Euroracing with March
(see note 4)
22
8 Stephen South March 763 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#50 Team BP [Alan Docking] (see note 5)
21
9 Jean-Louis Schlesser Chevron B34 [76-24 (B)] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 KWS Freizeit Racing Team
21
R Piercarlo Ghinzani March 773 [7?] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#56 Allegrini/AFMP Euroracing with March
(see note 6)
15 "dinged barier"
R Gianfranco Brancatelli Ralt RT1/77 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#55 Scuderia Everest
15
R Willi Siller Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#39 [Walter Wolf]
13
R Derek Daly Chevron B38 [38.77.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#21 Derek MacMahon Racing (see note 7)
11 accident with South
R Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Argo JM1 [005-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15 Anglia Cars
10
R Beppe Gabbiani Chevron B38 [38.77.04] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24 Trivellato Racing Team (see note 8)
9
R Eje Elgh Chevron B38 [38.77.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#63 Chevron Racing Team (see note 9)
5
R Geoff Lees Chevron B38 [38.77.09] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#18 Chevron Racing Team
5
R Marcello Rosei March 773 [9] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#57
2 Spun, hit by Necchi
R Piero Necchi Chevron B38 [38.77.14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#25 Trivellato Racing Team (see note 10)
2 Collision with Rosei, rolled
R John Nielsen Ralt RT1/77 [51] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#42 Vojens Boligcenter (see note 11)
2
DNQ Derek Warwick Chevron B38 [38.77.05] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#52 Warwick Trailers (see note 12)
Did not qualify
DNQ Thorkild Thyrring Chevron B38 [38.77.18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 Chevron Racing Team (see note 13)
Did not qualify
DNQ Bertram Schäfer Ralt RT1/77 [49] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#37 Klaus Zimmermann Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Jac Nellemann Chevron B38 [38.77.17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#69 Texaco Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Ulf Svensson Ralt RT1/77 [52] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31
Did not qualify
DNQ Jan Lammers Hawke DL18 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#28 Hawke Racing Cars
Did not qualify
DNQ Huub Rothengatter March 763 [11] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#61
Did not qualify
DNQ David Kennedy March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#17 Group Waterworks/AFMP Euroracing
Did not qualify
DNQ Guido Cappellotto Ralt RT1/77 [62] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#23 Brambilla Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Ian Flux Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#48
Did not qualify
DNQ Alain Cudini Lola T510 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#45 Equipe Danielson
Did not qualify
DNQ Tiff Needell March 773 [763-9] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4
#19 Unipart Racing Team (see note 14)
Did not qualify
DNQ James King March 773 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 March Racing (see note 15)
Did not qualify
DNQ Håkan Alriksson Ralt RT1/76 [20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#65 National Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Ian Taylor March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4
#20 Unipart Racing Team (see note 16)
Did not qualify
DNQ Loris Kessel Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#68
Did not qualify
DNQ Patrick Gaillard Chevron B38 [37.77.21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14
Did not qualify
DNQ Guido Pardini March 763 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#58 Brambilla Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Juan Villaceros Ralt RT1/77 [58] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Equipo Nacional Espanol
Did not qualify
DNQ Rudolf Dötsch Chevron B38 [38.77.20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#27 KWS Freizeit Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Leonardo Verelli March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#67 Scuderia Escolette / Brambilla Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Paul Bernasconi Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3
Did not qualify
DNQ Nelson Piquet Ralt RT1/77 [63] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#41 Scuderia Mirabella Mille Miglia
Did not qualify
DNQ Daniele Albertin March 773 [8?] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#54 AFMP Euroracing with March
Did not qualify
DNQ Aryon Cornelsen Filho March 773 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 March Racing (see note 17)
Did not qualify
DNQ Ian Grob Chevron B38 [38.77.19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#49 Docking Racing (see note 18)
Did not qualify
DNQ Peter Scharmann Toj S301 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 Team Warsteiner Eurorace
Did not qualify
DNQ Fernando Jorge Chevron B38 [38.77.15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#26 Trivellato Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Pierre Dieudonné Ehrlich ES3 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
Did not qualify
DNQ Rad Dougall Technik TT773 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Toleman Group
Did not qualify
DNQ John Stokes Chevron B38 [38.77.25] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#51 Bogarts Racing Birmingham (see note 19)
Did not qualify
DNQ Artemio Rosich March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10
Did not qualify
DNQ Mario Pati March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 Automovel Club Paulista
Did not qualify
DNQ Tarcisco Riva March 763 [8] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#60
Did not qualify
DNQ Philippe Colonna Chevron B38 [38.77.24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#47 Docking Racing (see note 20)
Did not qualify
DNQ Heinz Scherle March 773 [753-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36 SAC Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Luis Gonzalez Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#43 Equipo Nacional Espanol
Did not qualify
DNQ Rüdi Gygax Argo JM1 [001-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Anglia Cars
Did not qualify
DNQ Norbert Hütter Ralt RT1/77 [38] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#66
Did not qualify
DNQ Henrik Spellerberg Chevron B38 [38.77.16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#70 Texaco Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Ian Ashley Lola T570 [HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#53 Lola Cars
Did not qualify
DNQ Manolo Veladini MP - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#62 Ecurie Monaco
Did not qualify
DNQ Mario Ferraris March 773 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#40 March Racing (see note 21)
Did not qualify
DNQ Philippe Albera March 743 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29
Did not qualify
DNA Brian McGuire March - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4
Did not arrive
DNA Michael Korten Maco 376 [M014] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#35
Did not arrive
DNA Patrick Bardinon Ralt RT1/77 [31] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#44 Skin Service with Planners
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Piercarlo Ghinzani (F3) 2-litre March 773 [7?] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.37.93
2 Didier Pironi (F3) 2-litre Martini MK21 [01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.26
3 Elio de Angelis (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.34
4 Anders Olofsson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [56] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.40
5 Eje Elgh (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.56
6 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre Argo JM1 [003-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.58
7 Jean-Louis Schlesser (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [76-24 (B)] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.64
8 Beppe Gabbiani (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.04] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.67
9 Marcello Rosei (F3) 2-litre March 773 [9] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.73
10 Piero Necchi (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.76
11 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (F3) 2-litre Argo JM1 [005-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.84
12 Willi Siller (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.87
13 Derek Daly (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.95
14 John Nielsen (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [51] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.99
15 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 773 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.02
16 Gianfranco Brancatelli (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.09
17 Geoff Lees (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.09] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.18
18 Stephen South (F3) 2-litre March 763 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.27
19 Oscar Pedersoli (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/75 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.31
20 Geoff Brabham (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.41
21 Derek Warwick * (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.05] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.41
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  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. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Ralt RT1/77 [51] (John Nielsen): New to VB Racing (Vojens Boligcenter) for 1977 and raced by Dane John Nielsen in F3 across Europe.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Chevron B38 [38.77.25] (John Stokes): Chassis number given by source with access to Chevron build records for the 1977 car of John Stokes; the car is for sale at the end of 1977 with chassis number 26 given in the advert. One or the other is a misprint… Not sold and retained in 1978.
  20. Chevron B38 [38.77.24] (Philippe Colonna): Chassis number given by source with access to Chevron build records for the 1977 Docking Racing car entered for Philippe Colonna. (The team’s other car was chassis 19 for Ian Grob which was also retained and run later in the season for Rothengatter.) Retained by Docking in 1978 and run for Philip Bullman: Autosport 16 Mar 1978 p3 says Bullman uses Colonna’s 1977 car. Colonna returned to the car for a one-off race, see Autosport 25 May 1978 p8, and then used the car more regularly at the end of the season.
  21. 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.

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.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport