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Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship Race

Silverstone, 30 May 1983

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ayrton Senna Ralt RT3/83 [380] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson
#1 West Surrey Racing
30 0.27.00.98
107.14 mph
2 Martin Brundle Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Eddie Jordan Racing
30 0.27.11.08
3 Allen Berg Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 Eddie Jordan Racing
30 0.27.23.47
4 Calvin Fish Ralt RT3/83 - VW Brabham
Team BP
30 0.27.25.65
5 Davy Jones Ralt RT3/83 [370] - VW Brabham
Murray Taylor Racing
30 0.27.27.60
6 Richard Trott Ralt RT3/83 [395] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson
30 0.27.38.23
7 Mario Hytten Ralt RT3/83 [381] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Axxess Racing Team
30 0.27.41.46
8 Eric Lang Ralt RT3/83 [371] - VW Brabham
Murray Taylor Racing
30 0.27.43.28
9 Tony Trevor Ralt RT3/82 [250] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
(see note 1)
30 0.27.51.04
10 Carlton Tingling Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW Brabham
(see note 2)
29
11 Ronnie Grant Ralt RT3/82 [323] - VW Brabham
(see note 3)
29
12 Brian Dunning Ralt RT3/81 [222] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
Brian Dunning Racing Promotions
(see note 4)
29
R Martin Wood Ralt RT3/81 [236] - Toyota 2T-G JQF
Pine City Racing (see note 5)
17 Electrics
R Gerry Amato Ralt RT3/80 [198] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Gerry Amato Racing (see note 6)
12 Engine
R Steve Bradley Argo JM8X - Toyota 2T-G Mason
The Facey Group/Elsenham Sand Quarries
11 Handling
R David Leslie Magnum 833 - Toyota 2T-G Robinson
Robinson Motorsport
6 Clutch
R Johnny Dumfries Ralt RT3/82 [329] - VW Brabham
Associated Motoracing (see note 7)
3 Gearbox

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Ayrton Senna (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [380] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson 0.53.05
2 David Leslie (F3) 2-litre Magnum 833 - Toyota 2T-G Robinson 0.53.32
3 Martin Brundle (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.53.46
4 Johnny Dumfries (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [329] - VW Brabham 0.53.76
5 Allen Berg (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.53.87
6 Calvin Fish (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 - VW Brabham 0.53.95
7 Richard Trott (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [395] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson 0.54.04
8 Davy Jones (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [370] - VW Brabham 0.54.17
9 Mario Hytten (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [381] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.54.44
10 Martin Wood (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [236] - Toyota 2T-G JQF 0.54.44
11 Eric Lang (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [371] - VW Brabham 0.54.52
12 Tony Trevor (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [250] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 0.54.57
13 Carlton Tingling (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW Brabham 0.55.58
14 Ronnie Grant (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [323] - VW Brabham 0.55.67
15 Brian Dunning (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [222] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 0.55.75
16 Steve Bradley (F3) 2-litre Argo JM8X - Toyota 2T-G Mason 0.56.50
17 Gerry Amato (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [198] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor Time disallowed because of leaking air restrictor

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT3/82 [250] (Tony Trevor): Sold to Dave Scott 16 Jun 1981 and used by him in the latter part of the 1981 season. Used in first part of 1982 (1981 spec car with 82 front suspension Autosport 25 Feb 1982 p4). Sold to Mick Cook Racing ('ex-Scott 82 spec' Autosport 23 Sep 1982 p6) and run as rental car.
  2. Ralt RT3/82 [337] (Carlton Tingling): Sold to Mint Engineering for Dave Scott in early July 1982. To Carlton Tingling for 1983 (Autosport 3 Mar 1982 p37) and retained 1984.
  3. Ralt RT3/82 [323] (Ronnie Grant): Sold to Dave Price Racing in May 1982 and debuted by Jean-Louis Schlesser at Monaco (Autosport 3 Jun 1982 p17). Chassis number given in Autosort 7 Oct 1982. Used by Brundle from Silverstone 31 May onwards after damage to 294 at Dijon. Sold to Ronnie Grant, 1983 and retained 1984.
  4. Ralt RT3/81 [222] (Brian Dunning): Sold to Neil Trundle 20 Feb 1981 and used by Claus Schinkel in the British series. Retained early 1982 and driven by Luis Schafer (Autosport 4 Mar 1982 'ex Schinkel'), then sold to DB Racing for Mario Hytten when a 1982 spec car arrived.
  5. Ralt RT3/81 [236] (Martin Wood): Sold to Enrique Benamo 15 Apr 1981 and run by Rushen Green Racing throughout the season. Taken by Benamo to Docking Spitzley for 1982 and subsequently rented to Roy Steele when Benamo ran out of money. Sold to Martin Wood in Sep 1982 (Autosport 23 Sep 1982 p6). Retained by Wood 1983 (Autosport 3 Mar 1983 p37).
  6. Ralt RT3/80 [198] (Gerry Amato): Sold to Project Four for Stefan Johansson 15 Aug 1980. Used to win 1980 championship. Sold to West Surrey Racing for Jonathan Palmer, 1981. Won 1981 championship. Retained by WSR and used by Enrique Mansilla in early 1982, then leased to Osamu Nakako [Motoring News 15 Jul 1982 p15). For sale Autosport 14 Oct 1982 p68 '1981 champ winning car' to Gerry Amato Autosport 18 Nov 1982 p13 'ex Johansson, Palmer'.
  7. Ralt RT3/82 [329] (Johnny Dumfries): Sold to Dave Price Racing in May 1982 as new chassis for Petit to use in French series. Then run for Bengt Tragardh (Autosport 14 Oct 1982). Run by DPR for Johnny Dumfries in 1983 (Autosport 'ex Petit/Tragardh').

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.