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Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship Race

Cadwell Park, 1 Jun 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Roberto Guerrero Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Anglia Cars
20 30m 43.72s
87.87 mph
2 Stefan Johansson March 803B [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Project Four Racing
20 30m 56.73s
3 Thierry Tassin Argo JM6 [042-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 Anglia Cars
20 31m 01.19s
4 Rob Wilson Ralt RT3/80 [191] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31
20 31m 01.23s
5 Brett Riley March 783/793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#18
20 31m 06.55s
6 Eddie Jordan March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Marlboro Team Ireland (see note 1)
20 31m 54.70s
7 Rick Whyman Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24
19
8 Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT3/80 [187] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#40 (see note 2)
19
9 Paul Hutson March 783/793 [783-23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19 T.H. Hutson Racing
18
10 David Sears Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Rushen Green Racing
18
R Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 RMC Group
12 Throttle cable
R Mike White March 803 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Autowindscreens with Gerard Racing
Electrics
R Gerry Amato March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 Gerry Amato Racing (see note 3)

R Mike O'Brien March 803 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 National Girobank
Spun, stalled
DNS Tony Norton March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#23 PC Designs LTd (see note 4)
Did not start
DNA Nigel Mansell March 803 [18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 March Racing Ltd
Did not arrive
DNA Phil Silverstone Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#41
Did not arrive
DNA John Village Ralt RT1/78 [115] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15
Did not arrive
DNA Bengt Trägårdh March 803 [23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#60
Did not arrive
DNA Peré (Pedro) Noguès Argo JM6 [038-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Real Automovil Club Catalunya
Did not arrive
DNA Terry Gray Ralt RT1/78 [139] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#47
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Roberto Guerrero (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 24.57s
2 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 24.97s
3 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [191] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 25.49s
4 Thierry Tassin (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [042-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 25.70s
5 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 783/793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 25.76s
6 Mike White (F3) 2-litre March 803 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 25.77s
7 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 25.79s
8 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre March 803B [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 25.89s
9 David Sears (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 26.69s
10 Mike O'Brien (F3) 2-litre March 803 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 27.50s
11 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [187] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 29.04s
12 Rick Whyman (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 31.17s
13 Tony Norton * (F3) 2-litre March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite 4 1m 32.35s
14 Paul Hutson (F3) 2-litre March 783/793 [783-23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 33.21s
15 Gerry Amato (F3) 2-litre March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 35.69s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 803 [16] (Eddie Jordan): Sold to Eddie Jordan 18 Jan 1980. Used in first part of 1980 season, then rented out, and for sale with chassis number (Autosport 5 Feb 1981 p47). To Roger Cowman (Belper, Derbyshire) for Ian Shaw then subsequently to Tony Norton. Retained 1982.
  2. Ralt RT3/80 [187] (Wyatt Stanley): Sold to Wyatt Stanley 22 May 1980 and used in 1980 British series. To Roy Kennedy Racing ('ex Stanley' Autosport 2 Jul 1981 p4) for various rental drivers. Retained 1982.
  3. March 793 [783-5] (Gerry Amato): 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.
  4. March 773 [3] (Tony Norton): 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.

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

Motoring News 5 Jun 1980 p21