OldRacingCars.com

Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship Race

Donington Park, 8 Apr 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Chico Serra March 793 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#13 Sadia Racing with Project Four
20 0.26.43.20
87.9 mph
2 Bernard Devaney Chevron B47 [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Derek McMahon Racing with Chevron Cars
20 0.26.47.43
3 Stefan Johansson Chevron B47 [47.79.08] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Derek McMahon Racing with Chevron Cars
20 0.26.45.21
4 Brett Riley March 783 [11] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#14 Unipart Racing Team
20 0.26.49.46
5 Jorge Caton Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36 Equipo Nacional Español
20 0.26.51.83
6 Kenneth Acheson Ralt RT1/77 [86] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 The RMC Group
20 0.26.56.95
7 Nigel Mansell March 783/793 - Triumph Dolomite 4
#15 Unipart Racing Team
20 0.27.01.73
8 Mike Thackwell March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#17 March Racing
20 0.27.03.49
9 Trevor Templeton Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 A.W. Brown Racing with Malcolm Templeton
20 0.27.16.97
10 Placido Inglesias Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 Team Perdigao
20 0.27.27.88
11 Rob Wilson Ralt RT1/78 [98] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29 International Computers Ltd
20
12 Roberto Guerrero Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#45 Anglia Cars Ltd
19
R Eliseo Salazar Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#39 Schick Toyota Chilean Team

R Andrea de Cesaris March 793 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 Marlboro Team Tiga
0 Accident
R Eddie Jordan Chevron B47 [47.79.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Marlboro Racing with McMahon
0 Accident
DNS Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32
Did not start
(damaged nose)
DNA Michael Roe Chevron B47B [47.79.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 David Clark Team Riva Watches
Did not arrive
DNA Bryce Wilson Ehrlich RP4 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#54 Dr. J. Ehrlich
Did not arrive
DNA Phil Silverstone Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Welwyn Discount Tyres and Exhaust Centres
Did not arrive
DNA Fermin Veléz Ralt RT1/77 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#37 Equipo Nacional Español
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 1.20.66
2 Bernard Devaney (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.20.82
3 Chico Serra (F3) 2-litre March 793 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.20.84
4 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.21.21
5 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [86] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.21.40
6 Jorge Caton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.21.42
7 Mike Thackwell (F3) 2-litre March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.21.47
8 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.08] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.21.78
9 Trevor Templeton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.02
10 Nigel Mansell (F3) 2-litre March 783/793 - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.22.03
11 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 783 [11] - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.22.21
12 Roberto Guerrero (F3) 2-litre Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.35
13 Placido Inglesias (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.60
14 Eliseo Salazar (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.90
15 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [98] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.24.07
16 Wyatt Stanley * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.27.10
 
* Did not start

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.