Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship Race

Mallory Park, 13 Aug 1978

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Derek Warwick Ralt RT1/77 [86] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Warwick Trailers
20 0.15.01.2
107.86 mph
2 Rob Wilson Ralt RT1/78 [98] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 ICL/Royal Grafton China
20 0.15.18.6
3 Pere (Pedro) Noguès March 783 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#50 Rushen Green Racing (see note 1)
20 0.15.19.6
4 Jorgé Caton Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 Equipo Nacional Español
20 0.15.24.7
5 John Stokes Chevron B38 [38.77.25] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#35 (see note 2)
20 0.15.24.9
6 Brett Riley Ehrlich RP4 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#56 Dr. J. Ehrlich
20 0.15.30.3
7 Fermin Veléz Ralt RT1/77 [58] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Equipo Nacional Español
20 0.15.30.9
8 Derek Lawrence Chevron B38 [38.77.10] - Chevrolet Vega
#28 (see note 3)
20 0.15.31.3
9 Trevor van Rooyen March 783 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#41 SDC (see note 4)
20 0.15.32.9
10 Steve Malins Chevron B43 [43.78.20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#22 Malins (Mamod) Ltd (see note 5)
20 0.15.36.8
11 John Lewis Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#21
19
12 Wyatt Stanley March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#46 (see note 6)
19
13 Ken Silverstone Ralt RT1/78 [139] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#18
18
R David Brotherston Chevron B34 [34.76.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#48 (see note 7)

R Ian Flux March 773 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Holbay
#14 Cloud Engineering (see note 8)
11 Throttle cable
R Satoru Nakajima Nova 513 - Toyota 2T-G
#12 Nova Engineering
2 Fuel pump
DNS Phil Silverstone Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Cloud Engineering Ltd
Did not start
DNA Paul Bernasconi Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3
Did not arrive
DNA Chico Serra March 783 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#13 Sadia Racing with Project 4
Did not arrive
DNA Fernando Jorge Ralt RT1/77 [82] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19
Did not arrive
DNA Gary Scott Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#20
Did not arrive
DNA Paul Morton Hawke DL14 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#49
Did not arrive
DNA John Bright Wheatcroft R18 [004] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#51 Rugby Finance
Did not arrive
DNA Paul Dalton Royale RP5 [1] - Ford ohc
#52
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Derek Warwick (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [86] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.43.9
2 Pere (Pedro) Noguès (F3) 2-litre March 783 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.44.3
3 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [98] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.44.7
4 Trevor van Rooyen (F3) 2-litre March 783 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.44.8
5 Satoru Nakajima (F3) 2-litre Nova 513 - Toyota 2T-G 0.44.9
6 John Stokes (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.25] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.44.9
7 Fermin Veléz (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [58] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.45.0
8 Ian Flux (F3) 2-litre March 773 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Holbay 0.45.1
9 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre Ehrlich RP4 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.45.2
10 Steve Malins (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 [43.78.20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.45.3
11 Jorgé Caton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.45.3
12 Derek Lawrence (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.10] - Chevrolet Vega 0.45.3
13 Ken Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [139] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.45.8
14 John Lewis (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.46.6
15 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.47.3
16 David Brotherston (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.48.8
17 Phil Silverstone * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.49.7
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 783 [10] (Pere (Pedro) Noguès): Shown in March records for 1978 as delivered to Rushen Green Racing 29 March 1978, colour blue, with tub 78M42. Pedro Nogues joined Serra at Rushen Green from the end of April, with a blue 783. Retained into 1979.
  2. 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.
  3. Chevron B38 [38.77.10] (Derek Lawrence): Chevron build record says the 1977 works car of Eje Elgh. Sold to Derek Lawrence for the 1978 season [Autosport 16 Mar 1978 p3 and Autosport 1 Jun 1978 p39 “ex Elgh”. To Lynn Whitehead by 1984, chassis number noted by Adam Ferrington; David Waterhouse [‘ex Lawrence’] by 1986 and chassis number noted by Jeremy Jackson in 1988.
  4. March 783 [21] (Trevor van Rooyen): Shown in March records for 1978 as completed as a team car, 17 March 1978, with tub 78M43. This was the only works car built in 1978 and is the car debuted by Nigel Mansell at Silverstone, 19 March 1978, when race reports describe it as brand new. Used by Mansell in the early part of the season then by Snobeck, van Rooyen, Bullman and Hatagawa.
  5. Chevron B43 [43.78.20] (Steve Malins): Chassis number given by source with access to Chevron build records for the 1978 car of Steve Malins, built to replace his wrecked B38. Rented at British GP support and Donington European championship races to Bernard Devaney. Retained 1979.
  6. March 753 [14] (Wyatt Stanley): Originally a car belonging to the B&O team in 1975, when used by Pierre Dieudonné. Chassis number for this car and its sister, driven by Hervé Regout, observed by AF at Oulton Park 4 October 1975. Sold to Ken Silverstone for the 1976 season [Autosport 2 Sep 1976 p33 says his car is ‘ex Dieudonné.) To Wyatt Stanley in mid 1977 and retained by him for the 1978 season.
  7. Chevron B34 [34.76.29] (David Brotherston): Chassis number given by source with access to Chevron build records for the 1976 BAF car entered for Rupert Keegan. To David Brotherston 1977. For sale Autosport 2 Nov 1978 p56 by Brotherston as ‘ex Keegan’. Used by Alistair Ferguson in TF3 in 1987, Autosport 12 Mar 1987 p47.
  8. March 773 [U2] (Ian Flux): 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. Sold to Ian Flux early in 1978: Autosport 16 Mar 1978 p5 and the Autohebdo report of Silverstone 19 March 1978 say that Flux’s new car is ‘ex King’; this is supported by Autosport 4 Jan 1979 p47.

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

AS 17.8.78 pp. 32.-33. MN p.4