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Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship Race

Silverstone, 6 Jul 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Thierry Tassin Argo JM6 [042-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 Anglia Cars
20 20m 53.24s
92.38 mph
2 Rob Wilson Ralt RT3/80 [191] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 SW Racing
20 20m 53.80s
3 David Sears Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Rushen Green Racing
20 20m 57.17s
4 Roberto Guerrero Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Anglia Cars
20 21m 00.94s
5 Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 RMC Group-Murray Taylor Racing
20 21m 06.16s
6 Mike O'Brien March 803B [803-10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 National Girobank
20 21m 15.01s
7 Mike Blanchet Lola T770/2 [T770 HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 SDC Buiilders
20 21m 24.49s
8 Toshio Suzuki March 803B [803-18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 March Racing Ltd
20 21m 27.71s
9 Eddie Jordan March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Marlboro Team Ireland
20 21m 31.04s
10 John Village Ralt RT1/78 [115] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15
20 21m 44.77s
11 Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT3/80 [187] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#40 (see note 1)
20 21m 45.45s
12 Gerry Amato Chevron B47B - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14
19
13 Paul Hutson March 783/793 [783-23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19 T.H. Hutson Racing
19
14 Tony Norton March 773/783 [773-3] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#23 PC Designs LTd (see note 2)
18
R Stefan Johansson March 803B [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Project Four Racing
14 Black flagged
R Phil Silverstone Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#41

DSQ Mike White March 803B [803-2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Autowindscreens with Gerard Racing
Leaking airbox, 1st on road

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre March 803B [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.40s
2 Mike White (F3) 2-litre March 803B [803-2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.45s
3 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [191] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.67s
4 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.81s
5 Roberto Guerrero (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.83s
6 Thierry Tassin (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [042-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.89s
7 David Sears (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.95s
8 Mike Blanchet (F3) 2-litre Lola T770/2 [T770 HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 55.32s
9 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 55.43s
10 Mike O'Brien (F3) 2-litre March 803B [803-10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 55.67s
11 Toshio Suzuki (F3) 2-litre March 803B [803-18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 56.10s
12 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [187] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 56.55s
13 John Village (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [115] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 57.90s
14 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 58.24s
15 Paul Hutson (F3) 2-litre March 783/793 [783-23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 58.89s
16 Tony Norton (F3) 2-litre March 773/783 [773-3] - Triumph Dolomite 4 59.05s
17 Gerry Amato (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47B - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor no time

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. March 773/783 [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

Autosport 10 Jul 1980 p54, Motoring News 10 Jul 1980 p15