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Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship Race

Snetterton, 1 Apr 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Chico Serra March 793 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#13 Sadia Racing with Project Four
20 0.24.18.49
94.63 mph
2 Andrea de Cesaris March 793 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 Marlboro Team Tiga
20 0.24.18.94
3 Stefan Johansson Chevron B47 [47.79.08] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Derek McMahon Racing with Chevron Cars
20 0.24.32.43
4 Bernard Devaney Chevron B47 [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Derek McMahon Racing with Chevron Cars
20 0.24.33.03
5 Placido Inglesias Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 Team Perdigao
20 0.25.31.46
6 Ken Eady March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#18 R.H.Coachworks Ltd (see note 1)
19
7 Rob Wilson Ralt RT1/78 [98] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29 International Computers Ltd
19
8 Nigel Mansell March 783/793 - Triumph Dolomite 4
#15 Unipart Racing Team
19
9 Jorge Caton Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36 Equipo Nacional Español
18
10 Eddie Jordan Chevron B47 [47.79.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Marlboro Racing with McMahon
18
11 Brett Riley March 783 [11] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#14 Unipart Racing Team
18
R Kenneth Acheson Ralt RT1/77 [86] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 The RMC Group
0 Hit by Guerrero
R Roberto Guerrero Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#45 Anglia Cars Ltd
0 Spun, hit Acheson
R Mike Thackwell March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#17 March Racing
0 Accident, hit by Wilson
R Bryce Wilson Ehrlich RP4 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#54 Dr. J. Ehrlich
0 Accident, hit Thackwell
R Phil Silverstone Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Welwyn Discount Tyres and Exhaust Centres
0 Accident, hit Thackwell and Wilson's accident
DSQ Trevor Templeton Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 A.W. Brown Racing with Malcolm Templeton
19 Drove into paddock and did not cross finish line
UNK Michael Roe Chevron B47 [47.79.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 David Clark Team Riva Watches

UNK Eliseo Salazar Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#39 Schick Toyota Chilean Team

UNK Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32

DNSC John Bright March 773 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Gerard Racing (see note 2)
Did not start (crashed)
DNA Fermin Veléz Ralt RT1/77 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#37 Equipo Nacional Español
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Blanchet Lola T770 - Chevrolet Vega Titan
#51
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Andrea de Cesaris (F3) 2-litre March 793 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.03.48
2 Chico Serra (F3) 2-litre March 793 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.03.69
3 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [86] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.03.88
4 Nigel Mansell (F3) 2-litre March 783/793 - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.04.00
5 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 783 [11] - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.04.30
6 Jorge Caton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.38
7 Roberto Guerrero (F3) 2-litre Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.43
8 Mike Thackwell (F3) 2-litre March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.48
9 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.08] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.65
10 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [98] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.04.75
11 Bernard Devaney (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.05.01
12 Michael Roe (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.05.14
13 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.05.32
14 Trevor Templeton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.05.40
15 Placido Inglesias (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.06.46
16 Eliseo Salazar (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.07.10
17 Bryce Wilson (F3) 2-litre Ehrlich RP4 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.07.20
18 Ken Eady (F3) 2-litre March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.07.49
19 John Bright * (F3) 2-litre March 773 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.07.68
20 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.10.38
21 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.12.81
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 773 [3] (Ken Eady): 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.
  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. Damaged badly by Bright and rebuilt on new tub in August. Retained by Bright in 1979 until wrecked at Snetterton.

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.