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John Player Formula 3 International Championship

Brands Hatch, 21 Oct 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tony Brise March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#5 Team Kent Messenger Racing
30 0.48.26.2
98.47 mph
2 Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#15 The Chequered Flag (see note 1)
30 0.48.28.0
3 Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#1 Chris Andrews
30 0.48.28.6
4 Christian Ethuin Martini MK12 [004] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#52 Motul-La Defense
30 0.48.44.6
5 Larry Perkins Brabham BT41 [31] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#61 Team Cowangie
30 0.48.45.0
6 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#25 DART Racing with GRD
30 0.49.01.2
7 Jacques Laffite Martini MK12 [005?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#50 BP Racing
30 0.49.16.6
8 Richard Robarts March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#11 Myson Racing
30 0.49.28.4
9 "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#16 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
30 0.49.28.4
10 Jean-Pierre Paoli Martini MK12 [007?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#49 BP Racing
30 0.49.40.6
11 Derek Lawrence Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#59 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
30 0.49.50.0
12 Mo Harness March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#20 Team Modus Racing with Shellsport
29 0.48.49.6
13 Alain Serpaggi Alpine A364B [3648] - Renault R16 Dudot
#56 Alpine Renault
29 0.49.05.4
14 Danny Sullivan March 723/733 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#64
29 0.49.21.6
15 Randy Lewis Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#43 Wrangler Racing Team (see note 2)
28 0.48.48.6
16 Jimmy Fuller Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#46 ADM Business Systems Ltd (see note 3)
28 0.49.46.2
17 Roelof Wunderink Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#57
28 0.50.08.0
18 Philippe Albera March 733 [23] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#7 Antar March
27 Not running
19 Per-Olof Zetterström Brabham BT41 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#65 Alladin Racing
27 0.48.42.6
NC Ulf Svensson Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#45 (see note 4)
26 0.49.24.0
R Barrie Maskell Dastle Mk10 - Ford twin cam
#60 Competition Car/Hesketh Racing
23
R Max Jean ("Jean Max") Martini MK12 [003] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#51 Motul-La Defense
20 Handling
R Michel Leclère Alpine A364B [3649] - Renault R16 Dudot
#55 Alpine Renault
17 Puncture
R Masami Kuwashima March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#4 Reystan Racing
16 Accident at Dingle Dell
R John MacDonald Brabham BT41 [30] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#29
15
R Conny Andersson March 733 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#14 Ge-Kås Kläder
9 Accident
R Bernard Béguin Martini MK12 [002] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#48 Ecurie Volants Shell
7
R Pierre-François Rousselot March 733 [22?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#8
6
R Tony Rouff GRD 373 [059-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#27 DART Racing with GRD
4 Clutch
R Lella Lombardi Brabham BT41 [18] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#44
4 Wrong tires
R Gunnar Nordström GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#30 Karlsons Klister Racing Team
3 Accident
R José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#19
3
R Mike Wilds March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#3 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 5)
2 Accident at Westfield
R Brian Henton Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#36
1 Accident at Hawthorn
R Jean Ragnotti March 733 [24] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#6 Antar March
1
DNS Alain Cudini Martini MK12 [001] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#69 Ecurie Elf
Did not start
DNS Buzz Buzaglo March 733 [723-1] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#66
Did not start
DNS Bernard Chevanne Martini MK12 [006] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#68 Ecurie Volant Shell
Did not start
DNQ Leonel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#2 (see note 6)
Did not qualify
DNQ Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown
#62
Did not qualify
DNQ Rod Smith GRD 372 [030-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#63
Did not qualify
DNQ Ole Vejlund Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#34
Did not qualify
DNQ Håkan Dahlqvist Merlyn Mk 22 [440/F3/73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#41 Karlsons Klister Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNA Max Bonnin March 733 [723-5?] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#9 Nota Interim
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Hurst March 733 [713M-6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#22 (see note 7)
Did not arrive
DNA Pedro Passadore GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#26 DART Racing with GRD
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Tyrrell Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#38 Marc Gregory Property Developers
Did not arrive
DNA Val Musetti Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#58 (see note 8)
Did not arrive
DNA Bjorn Stenberg Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#67
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.42.2
2 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.46.6
3 Michel Leclère (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364B [3649] - Renault R16 Dudot 1.42.62
4 Masami Kuwashima (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.43.0
5 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.43.4
6 Larry Perkins (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [31] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.44.0
7 Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.44.4
8 Max Jean ("Jean Max") (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [003] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.44.42
9 Conny Andersson (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.44.6
10 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.44.8
11 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.45.0
12 Jean-Pierre Paoli (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [007?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.45.2
13 Randy Lewis (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.45.4
14 Jacques Laffite (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [005?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.45.4
15 Christian Ethuin (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [004] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.45.6
16 Alain Cudini * (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [001] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.46.2
17 Bernard Béguin (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [002] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.46.22
18 Brian Henton (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.46.4
19 Alain Serpaggi (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364B [3648] - Renault R16 Dudot 1.46.8
20 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.47.0
21 Gunnar Nordström (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.47.02
22 José Espírito Santo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr 1.47.03
23 Tony Rouff (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [059-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.47.4
24 Derek Lawrence (F3) 1.6-litre Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich 1.47.6
25 Barrie Maskell (F3) 1.6-litre Dastle Mk10 - Ford twin cam 1.47.8
26 "Teleco" (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.48.0
27 Buzz Buzaglo * (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [723-1] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.49.4
28 Ulf Svensson (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.49.6
29 Bernard Chevanne * (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [006] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.50.2
30 Pierre-François Rousselot (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [22?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.51.0
31 Jean Ragnotti (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [24] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.51.8
32 Lella Lombardi (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [18] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.52.2
33 Jimmy Fuller (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.52.22
34 Philippe Albera (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [23] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 1.52.4
35 Per-Olof Zetterström (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.53.6
36 John MacDonald (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [30] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.54.2
37 Roelof Wunderink (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.58.6
38 Danny Sullivan (F3) 1.6-litre March 723/733 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 2.02.4
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 733 [3] (Russell Wood): New to Russell Wood and run for him in the British F3 series by Peter Bloore Racing with backing from The Chequered Flag. Wood won three early round of the championship but had a heavy accident at Zandvoort in May and did not win again. Sold to Australian Ian Douglass for 1974 and rebuilt for Australian F2, using various 742 bits. The car was involevd in a fire during private testing at Oran Park after the Lakeside race in December 1974 and was completely burnt to the ground.
  2. Brabham BT41 [16] (Randy Lewis): New to Randy Lewis in 1973.
  3. Brabham BT38C [19] (Jimmy Fuller): New to Canadian driver Chris O'Brien and raced in British F3 in 1972 using Holbay engines. To Jimmy Fuller for 1973, again in British F3 and again using Holbay engines. Advertised by Fuller as a "BT38/41" with two rebuilt Novamotor twin-cams, a spare monocoque and bodywork for £2,250 in November 1973. Formula 3 changed to 2000cc for 1974, and the BT38C was sold to David Taylor (Formy, Lancashire, later Merseyside) for Kim Mather to race in British Formula Atlantic in 1974. When the car first appeared, it had a RES BDA engine and still used F3 wheels, Mather recalling that he "just dropped a BDA in it". By the end of May it had a Richardson BDA and wider wheels, but it was still far off the pace of the leading cars, and this turned out to be its last Atlantic race. Taylor also used the car in sprints at Longridge, and Mather won two libre races at Aintree. Taylor advertised the car in September, complete with Richardson BDA, for £2,200.
  4. Brabham BT41 [14] (Ulf Svensson): New to Ulf Svensson in 1973.
  5. March 733 [26] (Mike Wilds): New to Dempster International Racing Team for Mike Wilds to drive in F3 from July 1973 onwards, replacing the 1972/73 Ensign with which he had started the season. It was then sold to Graham Watts (Faringham) for hillclimbs, appearing at Prescott in March 1974, when the car had a 1600cc Holbay engine. During 1975, the car was bought by Terry Smith (Felton, Somerset) to replace his highly successful 1-litre Vixen Imp. Smith raced the March in sprints and hillclimbs through the rest of 1975 and through 1976, using a 1600cc Holbay Ford twin cam engine, but in the summer of 1976, bought the ex-F1 McLaren M14D. The March was sold to Geoff Hunt (Andover, Hampshire), again with the Holbay twin cam, and used in sprints for quite a few years. Eventually traded to Richard Speakman for the ex-F3 Pilbeam MP51. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. March 733 [13] (Leonel Friedrich): New to Brazilian driver Leonel Friedrich (Porto Alegre, Brazil) and run for him by Peter Bloore Racing in the 1973 British Formula 3 season. Friedrich had not sat in a single-seater racing car before, but was the 1972 1600cc class Brazilian Touring Car Champion. For a novice, he was impressively quick straight away, eighth fastest in practice at his first race, and finishing second four times in his first dozen F3 races. His March was fitted with Holbay engines except for a brief mid-season flirtation with Novamotors. The car was then hired to another young Brazilian Alex Dias Ribeiro, and run for him by Angeleri March Racing Brazil in two races at the very end of the season. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. March 733 [713M-6] (Roger Hurst): New to John Bisignano (Denver, CO) and raced in British F3 in 1971 with support from Liggett & Myers L&M tobacco brand. Sold in October 1971 to Roger Hurst of Lenham Hurst and raced in F3 in 1972 and 1973. By 1973 the car was being described on occasion as a 723, a 733, a March Falconer, and even as a Lenham LM1. Last raced by Hurst in November 1973. In March 1974, the car was advertised by Low Cost Racing who mentioned that it had Falconer bodywork and was fitted with a Holbay R70 engine for Formula 4. Its history over the next five years is unknown, but in 1979 and 1980, Tony Harris and Colin Brook raced 713M-6 in F4. Subsequent history unknown. A car with this identity was advertised in Italy in 2012.
  8. Royale RP11A [6] (Val Musetti): New factory car for Tom Pryce to drive, replacing the one wrecked at the 1972 Monaco GP F3 race. To Reystan Racing for 1973 for Andy Sutcliffe to drive, but Sutcliffe left the team in April, and his seat was taken over by Val Musetti, who had written off his own RP11 in testing. Raced by Musetti through to the end of the season. Converted to Formula Atlantic specification for 1974 and raced by Musetti in the British championship up to May. Sold later in the year to Mike Franey and raced in libre racing. Raced by Franey in a couple of British Formula Atlantic races in 1975. Subsequent history unknown.

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' original 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 (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.