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European Formula 3 Championship Round

Donington Park, 5 Apr 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Mike White March 813 [1] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#12 Autowindscreens/March Engineering
32 37m 16.97s
100.8 mph
2 Alain Ferté Martini MK34 [001] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#3 Ecurie ORECA-BP Racing
32 37m 29.30s
3 Oscar Larrauri March 813 [7] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 Scuderia Torino Corse
32 37m 30.08s
4 Toshio Suzuki March 813 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 March Engineering (see note 1)
32 37m 39.78s
5 Philippe Alliot Martini MK34 [003] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#4 Ecurie ORECA-Total
32 37m 41.09s
6 Mauro Baldi March 813 [4] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#1 Euroracing
32 37m 41.33s
7 Kurt Thiim March 813 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15 Gerard Racing
32 37m 46.42s
8 Frank Jelinski Ralt RT3/81 [214] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 Bertram Schäfer Racing
32 38m 04.31s
9 Philippe Streiff Martini MK34 [011] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#19 Ecurie Motul Nogaro
32 38m 08.29s
10 Pascal Fabre Martini MK34 [008] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#16
32 38m 09.05s
11 Didier Theys Martini MK34 [009] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#17 Marlboro Racing for Zolder
32 38m 09.63s
12 Jean-Louis Schlesser Martini MK34 [002] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#5 Ecurie ORECA
32 38m 14.45s
13 Dave Scott Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24 Swift Caravans/Mint Engineering
32 38m 15.78s
14 Emanuele Pirro Martini MK31 [015] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10 Scuderia Torino Corse
32 38m 17.04s
15 Kees Nierop Ralt RT3/81 [226] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6 Eurosports Management/Team Tiga
32 38m 17.67s
16 Geir-Tony Johansson Chevron B43 [B38 77.17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31
31
17 Fabio Mancini March 813 [5] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#2 Euroracing
31
18 Trevor Wigglesworth Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29
26 Not classified
19 Philippe Lambert Ralt RT3/81 [217] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Eddie Jordan Racing (see note 2)
25 Not classified
20 Paul Hutson Argo JM8 [053-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#21 Alpha Motorsport
22 Not classified
21 Denis Morin Martini MK31 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#20 Ecurie Elf Antar
8 Engine
22 Peter Schindler Ralt RT3/81 [202] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#42 Walter Lechner Racing School
0 Spun
DNA Raul Boesel Ralt RT3/81 [216] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 Murray Taylor Racing (see note 3)
Did not arrive
DNA Thierry Tassin Argo JM8 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#22 Anglia Cars/Belga
Did not arrive
DNA Jon Beekhuis Argo JM8 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#23 Anglia Cars Racing with the UCI Group
Did not arrive
DNA Bernard Devaney Anson SA3 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#25 Anson Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Fred Krab Argo JM8 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#26 Roy Kennedy Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Franz Konrad March 803 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#27 Scuderia Teutonia
Did not arrive
DNA John Booth Argo JM8 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#28
Did not arrive
DNA Rick Whyman Pilbeam MP51 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 Rick Whyman Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Derek Butt Magnum 813B - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 Automotive Design Ltd
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Mike White (F3) 2-litre March 813 [1] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 08.32s
2 Alain Ferté (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [001] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 08.59s
3 Philippe Streiff (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [011] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 08.60s
4 Mauro Baldi (F3) 2-litre March 813 [4] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 08.65s
5 Philippe Alliot (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [003] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 08.76s
6 Toshio Suzuki (F3) 2-litre March 813 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 08.77s
7 Peter Schindler (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [202] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 09.12s
8 Oscar Larrauri (F3) 2-litre March 813 [7] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 09.24s
9 Frank Jelinski (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [214] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 09.34s
10 Fabio Mancini (F3) 2-litre March 813 [5] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 09.41s
11 Philippe Lambert (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [217] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 09.54s
12 Jean-Louis Schlesser (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [002] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 09.71s
13 Kurt Thiim (F3) 2-litre March 813 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 09.77s
14 Didier Theys (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [009] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 09.79s
15 Pascal Fabre (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [008] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 09.80s
16 Emanuele Pirro (F3) 2-litre Martini MK31 [015] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 10.02s
17 Dave Scott (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 10.35s
18 Denis Morin (F3) 2-litre Martini MK31 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 10.37s
19 Kees Nierop (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [226] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 10.67s
20 Geir-Tony Johansson (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 [B38 77.17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 12.79s
22 Paul Hutson (F3) 2-litre Argo JM8 [053-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 14.05s

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 813 [2] (Toshio Suzuki): A works car for Toshio Suzuki, completed 27 Feb 1981. Sold to Tarry Racing for Ian Shaw, described as 'ex Suzuki' AS 6 May 1982 then to Phil Dowsett ('ex Suzuki' Autosport 23 Sep 1982 p6).
  2. Ralt RT3/81 [217] (Philippe Lambert): Sold to Eddie Jordan 22 Feb 1981 and used throughout 1981, mainly by David Sears. Autosport 25 Feb 1982 p4 advises that Jordan's 81 spec Ralt will be driven in 1982 by James Weaver. (A new 82 spec car - chassis 293 - had been purchased for Fernando Macedo to drive.) Used to win Donington Euro round 4 Apr 1982. Retained as spare car early 1983 and driven by Tommy Grunnah at first British round.
  3. Ralt RT3/81 [216] (Raul Boesel): Sold to Murray Taylor Racing 21 Jan 1981. Initially Raul Boesel's race car, then later used by Tim Lee-Davey (British GP support race) and Tommy Byrne. For sale Autosport 4 Feb 1982 p61 MTR offer 81 RT3 'as driven by Boesel, Byrne and Lee-Davey'. Sold to Peter Argetsinger (Autosport 25 Feb 1982 p5 says ex Boesel; Motoring News says ex-Lee Davey, so the older 1981 MTR car). Also rented to David Sears.

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.

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