BP British Formula 3 Championship Race

Snetterton, 24 Sep 1978

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Nelson Piquet Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#25
25 0.26.56.46
106.73 mph
2 Huub Rothengatter Chevron B38 [38.77.19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19 Docking Racing (see note 1)
25 0.27.09.37
3 Rob Wilson Ralt RT1/78 [98] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 ICL/Royal Grafton China
25 0.27.11.87
4 Jacques Coulon Martini MK21 [01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Automobiles Martini
25 0.27.21.75
5 Thorkild Thyrring Ralt RT1/78 [123] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#47 Marlboro
25 0.27.24.95
6 John Bright March 773 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#51 Twinsocks with McRitchies of Edinburgh
(see note 2)
25 0.27.25.49
7 Pere (Pedro) Nogučs March 783 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#50 Rushen Green Racing (see note 3)
25 0.27.33.44
8 Daniel Herregods March 783 [5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#34 Derek McMahon Racing (see note 4)
25 0.27.33.95
9 Ken Silverstone Ralt RT1/78 [139] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#18
25 0.27.51.34
10 Fernando Jorge Ralt RT1/77 [82] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19
25 0.28.08.58
11 Wyatt Stanley March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#46 (see note 5)
24
12 David Brotherston Chevron B34 [34.76.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#48 (see note 6)
24
13 Phil Silverstone Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Cloud Engineering
24
14 Paul Dalton Royale RP5 [1] - Ford ohc
#54
23
R Derek Warwick Ralt RT1/77 [86] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Warwick Trailers
3 Misfire
R Andrea de Cesaris Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Marlboro Team Tiga
Driveshaft
R Brett Riley March 783 [11] - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4
#40 Unipart Racing Team
Gearbox
R Ian Flux Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 Cloud Engineering
0 Accident
UNK Philippe Colonna Chevron B38 [38.77.24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32 Docking Racing (see note 7)

DNA Janito Campos Argo JM1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#49 Anglia Cars Ltd
Did not arrive
DNA Philip Bullman Ehrlich RP4 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#56
Did not arrive
DNA Chico Serra March 783 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#13
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Taylor March 783 [12] - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4
#39 Unipart Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA John Stokes Chevron B38 [38.77.25] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#23 (see note 8)
Did not arrive
DNA Patrick Bardinon Martini MK21B [01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Nelson Piquet (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.02.92
2 Derek Warwick (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [86] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.03.47
3 Andrea de Cesaris (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.03.91
4 Huub Rothengatter (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.15
5 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [98] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.23
6 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 783 [11] - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4 1.04.24
7 Thorkild Thyrring (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [123] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.29
8 Fernando Jorge (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [82] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.54
9 Ken Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [139] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.60
10 Philippe Colonna (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.61
11 Pere (Pedro) Nogučs (F3) 2-litre March 783 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.62
12 John Bright (F3) 2-litre March 773 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.75
13 Ian Flux (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.86
14 Jacques Coulon (F3) 2-litre Martini MK21 [01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.89
15 Daniel Herregods (F3) 2-litre March 783 [5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.90
16 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.07.85
17 David Brotherston (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.09.36
18 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.09.46
19 Paul Dalton (F3) 2-litre Royale RP5 [1] - Ford ohc 1.11.27

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B38 [38.77.19] (Huub Rothengatter): Chassis number given by source with access to Chevron build records for the 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.
  2. March 773 [13] (John Bright): 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; see Autosport 30 Mar 1978 p16, which describes Bright’s car as ‘ex Cornelson/Kennedy’. Damaged badly by Bright and rebuilt on new tub. For sale Autosport 14 Dec 1978 as ex works, rebuilt on new tub August 1978. Not sold and used by Bright in 1979 until wrecked at Snetterton.
  3. March 783 [10] (Pere (Pedro) Nogučs): 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.
  4. March 783 [5] (Daniel Herregods): Shown in March records for 1978 as delivered to Daniel Herregods, 19 January 1978, colour yellow with tub 78M25. To Rob Wilson in 1979 to replace his tiring Ralt RT1 and updated to 1979 specification. Autosport notes ‘ex Herregods’ and chassis number noted by F1R at Snetterton in August 1979. Sold to Gerry Amato for 1980 season, Autosport notes his car as ‘ex Wilson 1979’. Retained by Amato until 1982 then sold to Greg and Tim Atkinson.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

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

Program kindly provided by BARC Archive.