Aurora AFX British F1 Championship Round
Brands Hatch, 7 Apr 1980
|1||Desiré Wilson||Wolf [WR4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Theodore Racing
|2||Norman Dickson||Lotus 78 [1 JPS15] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Colin Bennett Racing (see note 1)
|3||Eliseo Salazar||Williams FW07  - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 RAM Racing
|4||Giacomo Agostini||Williams FW06  - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Team Agostini
|5||Tony Dean||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-17] - Hart 420R
#18 A. G. Dean (Racing)
|6||Brian Robinson||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B48 [48-79-08] - Hart 420R
#19 A. G. Dean (Racing)
|R||Bobby Howlings||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-05] - Hart 420R
#20 Bob Howlings Racing Cars
|R||Emilio de Villota||Williams FW07  - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 RAM Racing
|R||Guy Edwards||Arrows A1  - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 C. W. Clowes Racing
|R||Geoff Lees||Wolf [WR3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 Theodore Racing
All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.
|1||Emilio de Villota||(F1) 3-litre Williams FW07  - Cosworth DFV V8||1:20.49|
|2||Desiré Wilson||(F1) 3-litre Wolf [WR4] - Cosworth DFV V8||1:20.74|
|3||Eliseo Salazar||(F1) 3-litre Williams FW07  - Cosworth DFV V8||1:21.49|
|4||Norman Dickson||(F1) 3-litre Lotus 78 [1 JPS15] - Cosworth DFV V8||1:21.52|
|5||Guy Edwards||(F1) 3-litre Arrows A1  - Cosworth DFV V8||1:21.62|
|6||Geoff Lees||(F1) 3-litre Wolf [WR3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8||1:21.65|
|7||Giacomo Agostini||(F1) 3-litre Williams FW06  - Cosworth DFV V8||1:21.80|
|8||Brian Robinson||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B48 [48-79-08] - Hart 420R||1:27.48|
|9||Bobby Howlings||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-05] - Hart 420R||1:33.84|
|10||Tony Dean||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-17] - Hart 420R||no time|
Notes on the cars:
- Lotus 78 [1 JPS15] (Norman Dickson): After being used by Gunnar Nilsson and Mario Andretti in the first few races of 1977, Lotus 78-1 became the spare car and was then retired mid-season. It was sold to Hector Rebaque for 1978, but became his spare car after he acquired 78-4. It was then sold to Emilio De Villota for Aurora British F1 in 1979, where it was a regular race winner. Norman Dickson bought it for 1980, again for Aurora, and it was sold to Lotus collector Bill Friend at the end of 1981. It was raced by Bill's nephew Roger Friend in HSCC racing. It was sold to Switzerland in 1988, then moved to Italy in 1998. In early 2018, it moved again, to a major collector.
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' original results.
These results were compiled primarily from the race reports in Autosport during the season, with some additional information from the results section of Autocourse, and some details compiled by Jeremy Jackson from a variety of sources, including Autosport, Motoring News and the Formula One Register books. All the chassis identities were taken from research elsewhere on this site.
Individual sources for this event
Autosport 10 Apr 1980 pp25-26. Marcus Pye's report gave full practice times, chassis numbers (for all except Edwards' Arrows), all finishers and all retirements.