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Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship Race

Thruxton, 30 Sep 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Andrea de Cesaris March 793 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Marlboro Team Tiga
15 0.19.04.34
111.18 mph
2 Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
RMC Group
15 0.19.04.74
3 Eddie Jordan March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Marlboro Racing with McMahon
15 0.19.09.30
4 Stefan Johansson March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Marlboro Racing with McMahon
15 0.19.12.07
5 Eliseo Salazar Ralt RT3/79 [160] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Schick Toyota Chilean Team
15 0.19.13.24
6 Brett Riley March 783/793 - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4
Unipart Racing
15 0.19.14.19
7 Bernard Devaney Chevron B47 [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Derek McMahon Racing with Chevron Cars
15 0.19.25.37
8 Rob Wilson March 783 [5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Rushen Green Racing (see note 1)
15 0.19.32.93
9 Trevor Templeton Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 A.W. Brown Racing with Malcolm Templeton
15 0.19.33.30
10 Bengt Trägårdh Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15 0.19.35.91
11 Mike Blanchet Lola T670 [HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
SDC Builders
15 0.19.47.45
12 John Lewis Chevron B43/B47 [42.78.19A] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
15 0.19.53.74
13 Chico Serra March 793 [20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Sadia Racing with Project 4
15 0.20.04.11
14 Ian Flux March 783/793 [783-11] - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4
Unipart Racing
15 0.20.13.69
15 Gerry Amato March 773 [T1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
14
16 Leo Andersson Ralt RT1/76 [37] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
14
17 Fermin Veléz March 783 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Equipo Nacional Español (see note 2)
14
R Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32
10 Accident
R John Bright Pilbeam MP44 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
8 Throttle cable
R Mike Thackwell March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
March Racing
1 Damaged radiator, hit by Jordan
DNA Michael Roe March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 David Clark Team Riva Watches
Did not arrive
DNA Roberto Guerrero Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#45 Roldan Autos with Anglia Cars Ltd
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 Placido Inglesias Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 Team Perdigao
Did not arrive
DNA Benoit Morand Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#55
Did not arrive
DNA Mauro Baldi March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#59
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Chico Serra (F3) 2-litre March 793 [20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.14.89
2 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.14.98
3 Andrea de Cesaris (F3) 2-litre March 793 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.15.04
4 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.15.18
5 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.15.44
6 Mike Thackwell (F3) 2-litre March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.15.49
7 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 783/793 - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4 1.15.83
8 Eliseo Salazar (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/79 [160] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.15.86
9 Trevor Templeton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.03
10 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre March 783 [5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.69
11 Fermin Veléz (F3) 2-litre March 783 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.69
12 Ian Flux (F3) 2-litre March 783/793 [783-11] - Triumph Dolomite Swindon 4 1.16.78
13 Bernard Devaney (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.80
14 Bengt Trägårdh (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.16.81
15 Mike Blanchet (F3) 2-litre Lola T670 [HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.17.97
16 John Lewis (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43/B47 [42.78.19A] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.18.21
17 John Bright (F3) 2-litre Pilbeam MP44 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.18.36
18 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.20.03
19 Gerry Amato (F3) 2-litre March 773 [T1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.21.24
20 Leo Andersson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [37] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.21.24

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. March 783 [14] (Fermin Veléz): Shown in March records for 1978 as delivered to Rushen Green Racing 14 April 1978, colour red, with tub 78M71. This is presumably the car used by Serra at Donington 30 April 1978, where Motoring News describes it as a new and unsorted chassis being readied for Monaco, and at Silverstone the following day where the Autosport report also describes it as new and used the day before at Donington. Sold to Fermin Velez for 1979, run by Brian Lewis Racing, with the chassis number observed by F1R at Snetterton in August 1979.

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.