Lombard North Central Formula Three Championship

Silverstone, 27 Aug 1973

1 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#19 DART Racing with GRD
25 27m 40.8s
87.14 mph
2 Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#8 The Chequered Flag (see note 1)
25 28m 06.8s
3 Leonel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#17 (see note 2)
25 28m 19.8s
4 Richard Robarts March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#5 Myson Racing
25 28m 30.4s
5 Masami Kuwashima March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#9 Reystan Racing
25 28m 31.2s
6 Mike Tyrrell MRE Mk2 [P.1.73] - Ford twin cam Brown
25 28m 35.6s
7 Mike Wilds March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#10 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 3)
25 28m 44.0s
8 Tony Brise March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#6 Team Kent Messenger Racing
25 28m 50.0s
9 John MacDonald GRD 373 [372 025-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#22 (see note 4)
24 27m 41.8s
10 Pedro Passadore GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#20 DART Racing with GRD
24 28m 14.2s
11 Roger Craven GRD 372 [024-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#32 L&K Racing Team (see note 5)
24 28m 23.4s
12 Allan Davies Alpine A364 [3647] - Renault R16 Dudot
#29 Tullett & Riley
23 27m 48.8s
13 Frank Scurria Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
21 27m 48.8s
R "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#12 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
R Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#23 AB3 Racing Developments
R Brian Henton GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
DNS José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
Did not start
DNS Val Musetti Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#28 (see note 6)
Did not start
DNS Marco Tessiore GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#21 DART Racing with GRD
Did not start
(Did not want to race in wet)
DNS Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#4 (see note 7)
Did not start

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

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 involved in a fire during private testing at Oran Park after the Lakeside race in December 1974 and was completely burnt to the ground.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. GRD 373 [372 025-F3] (John MacDonald): New to Reystan Racing Ltd for Masami Kuwashima to drive in British F3 in 1972, using Holbay engines. To John MacDonald for British F3 in 1973, when it was described as being the remains of Kuwashima's 1972 car built up around a new tub. Raced until October 1973, when it was said to have been sold to Ireland. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. GRD 372 [024-F3] (Roger Craven): Entered by GRS International for Andy Sutcliffe for a few races in British F3 in April 1972, using Holbay engines. Then entered for young Portuguese driver Jorge Pinhol for the rest of the season, but he often failed to appear and may have only been at eight races, starting as few as three. Pinhol's car had been announced in early February, but he did not appear until the end of April. His last definite appearance was at Thruxon on 6 August but his entries continued until the start of October. The car was then run for Formula Ford star Johnny Gerber as an Ippokampos Racing entry but run by GRS International at Brands Hatch on 22 October 1972. The ex-Pinhol car went to Roger Craven (Lincoln) for British F3 in 1973, using RES and Vegantune engines. Also used by Craven very successfully in libre racing that season. It was advertised by Craven's entrant, L & K Racing Team (Lincoln) with a Neil Brown engine in November 1973 and from the same Lincoln telephone numbers in February 1974. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. 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.
  7. Royale RP11 [5] (Simon Sherman): New to Simon Sherman and raced in British F3 in 1972. Retained for 1973, but did not start many races. Sherman entered the car for a few races in 1974 but only started one race. Subsequent history unknown.


Note that 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' published 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.