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Race of the Year

Donington Park, 20 May 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brett Riley March 793 [15] - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4
#14 Unipart Racing Team
32 0.46.28.68
80.86 mph
2 Chico Serra March 793 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#13 Sadia Racing with Project Four
32 0.46.34.49
3 Alain Prost Martini MK27 [001] - Renault 20TS Gordini
#58 Ecurie Elf
32 0.46.38.08
4 Michael Roe Chevron B47B [47.79.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 David Clark Team Riva Watches
32 0.46.40.60
5 Roberto Guerrero Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#45 Roldan Autos with Anglia Cars Ltd
32 0.47.21.24
6 Richard Dallest Martini MK27 [002] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#57 Ecurie Elf
32 0.47.48.60
7 Eliseo Salazar Ralt RT3/79 [160] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36 Schick Toyota Chilean Team
32 0.47.52.92
8 Daniele Albertin Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#62 Marlboro Valtellina Racing
32 0.48.51.53
9 John Bright March 773 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Gerard Racing (see note 1)
31
10 Oscar Pedersoli March 783/793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24
31
11 Trevor Templeton Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 A.W. Brown Racing with Malcolm Templeton
31
12 Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd Ralt RT1/78 [126] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#35 Strike Ten Racing
31
13 Placido Inglesias Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 Team Perdigao
29
14 Thorbjörn Carlsson Ralt RT1/76 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#39
29
R Arie Luyendijk Argo JM3 [028-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#47 Racing Team Holland with Anglia Cars
22 Spun
R Helmut Henzler March 793 [8] - VW Speiss
#21 Volkswagen Motorsport
21 Gave up because of weather
R Mauro Baldi March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#59 Autosonik
11 Misfire
R Andrea de Cesaris March 793 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Marlboro Team Tiga
8 Misfire
R Mike Blanchet Lola T670 [HU1] - Chevrolet Vega Titan
#51 SDC Builders
8 Misfire
R Stefan Johansson March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Marlboro Racing with McMahon
6 Misfire
R Mike Thackwell March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#17 March Racing Ltd
4 Distributor
R Jorge Caton Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 Equipo Nacional Español
1 Accident
R Nigel Mansell March 793 [2] - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4
#15 Unipart Racing Team
1 Accident
R Philippe Alliot Lola T770 [HU2] - Renault 20TS Gordini
#54 Kores Racing
1 Accident
R Damon Metrebian Martini MK21B [01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#56
0 Accident
R Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32
0 Accident
DNQH Michael Bleekemolen March 793 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#37 Roger Heavens Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Alain Hubert Lola T770 [HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#53
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Bernard Devaney Chevron B47B [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Derek McMahon Racing with Chevron Cars
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Eddie Jordan March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Marlboro Racing with McMahon
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Benoit Morand Chevron B43 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#55
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Phil Silverstone Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Welwyn Discount Tyres and Exhaust Centres
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Michael Korten March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#23 Klaus Zimmerman Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Rob Wilson March 783 [5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29 International Computers Ltd
(see note 2)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Thierry Boutsen March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#44 Roger Heavens Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Fernando Jorge Ralt RT1/77 [82] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#42
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Bernard Perroy Duqueine VG3 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#60 Ecurie Montesanto
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Jo Gartner Martini MK27 [004] - Renault 20TS Schrick
#10 Jim Beam Racing Team
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Osamu Hatagawa Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#34 Hub of the Universe Racing (see note 3)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 The RMC Group
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Augusto Avanzani March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#20 Scuderia Derby Corse
Did not qualify from heats
T Chico Serra March 79C - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
(Only used in practice)
T/S Andrea de Cesaris March 793 [17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
(Spare - not used in practice)

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Andrea de Cesaris (F3) 2-litre March 793 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
2 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.10.53
2 Placido Inglesias (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
3 Chico Serra (F3) 2-litre March 793 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
4 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 793 [15] - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4
5 Roberto Guerrero (F3) 2-litre Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
6 Michael Korten (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.10.76
6 Jorge Caton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
7 Thierry Boutsen (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.23
7 Arie Luyendijk (F3) 2-litre Argo JM3 [028-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
8 Michael Roe (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47B [47.79.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
9 Bernard Devaney (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47B [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.10.91
9 Bernard Perroy (F3) 2-litre Duqueine VG3 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.47
9 Mauro Baldi (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
10 Alain Prost (F3) 2-litre Martini MK27 [001] - Renault 20TS Gordini
11 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.05
11 Nigel Mansell (F3) 2-litre March 793 [2] - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4
12 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
12 Jo Gartner (F3) 2-litre Martini MK27 [004] - Renault 20TS Schrick 1.11.63
13 Mike Thackwell (F3) 2-litre March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
14 Oscar Pedersoli (F3) 2-litre March 783/793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15 Helmut Henzler (F3) 2-litre March 793 [8] - VW Speiss
16 Augusto Avanzani (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.12.35
16 Philippe Alliot (F3) 2-litre Lola T770 [HU2] - Renault 20TS Gordini
16 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre March 783 [5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.58
17 Osamu Hatagawa (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.12.54
17 Trevor Templeton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
17 Michael Bleekemolen (F3) 2-litre March 793 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.11.76
18 Damon Metrebian (F3) 2-litre Martini MK21B [01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
18 Alain Hubert (F3) 2-litre Lola T770 [HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.12.10
18 Fernando Jorge (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [82] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.13.08
19 Richard Dallest (F3) 2-litre Martini MK27 [002] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
20 Benoit Morand (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.13.17
20 John Bright (F3) 2-litre March 773 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
21 Mike Blanchet (F3) 2-litre Lola T670 [HU1] - Chevrolet Vega Titan
21 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.14.44
22 Daniele Albertin (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
23 Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [126] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
24 Eliseo Salazar (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/79 [160] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
25 Thorbjörn Carlsson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
26 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 773 [U1] (John Bright): 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.
  2. March 783 [5] (Rob Wilson): 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.
  3. Ralt RT1/76 [29] (Osamu Hatagawa): 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.

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.