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John Player Formula 3 International Championship

Silverstone, 14 Jul 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#29 AB3 Racing Developments
20 0.31.08.4
112.79 mph
2 Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#43 The Chequered Flag (see note 1)
20 0.31.09.4
3 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#24 DART Racing with GRD
20 0.31.16.9
4 Brian Henton GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Rolt
#27
20 0.31.17.0
5 Mo Harness March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Brown
#19 Team Modus Racing with Shellsport
20 0.31.21.3
6 Masami Kuwashima March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#38 Reystan Racing
20 0.31.27.3
7 Buzz Buzaglo March 733 [723-19] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#34 Peter Bloore
20 0.31.28.8
8 "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#42 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
20 0.31.30.9
9 Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#39 Chris Andrews
20 0.31.40.4
10 Pedro Passadore GRD 373 [069-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#33 DART Racing with GRD
20 0.31.42.9
11 José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#36
20 0.31.43.3
12 Roelof Wunderink Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#15
20 0.31.43.4
13 Mike Catlow Elden Mk12 [87/12002/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#47 Mitford Group-Team Elden
20 0.31.44.7
14 Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown
#45
20 0.31.59.2
15 Val Musetti Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#49 (see note 2)
20 0.31.59.7
16 Derek Lawrence Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#8 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
20 0.32.02.5
17 Johnny Gerber Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam
#4 Ippokampos Racing (see note 3)
20 0.32.06.2
18 Ken Sedgley Ensign LNF3/71 [71.1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#12
20 0.32.07.6
19 John Sheldon Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#48 (see note 4)
20 0.32.14.1
20 Nick Crossley March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#41 P&M Racing Preparations Ltd
20 032.21.0
21 Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#50 (see note 5)
20 0.32.36.0
22 Thomas B Hilliar Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#17
20 0.32.43.2
23 Barrie Maskell GRD 373 [372 034-F3] - Ford twin cam
#51 Competition Car
19 Fuel pump, not running at finish
24 John MacDonald GRD 372 [025-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#26
19
R Larry Perkins Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#10 Team Ensign
Spun at Becketts
R Bernard Vermillio Merlyn Mk 21 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#46
Hit by spinning Perkins
R Randy Lewis Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#5 (see note 6)
8 Collision with Sullivan at Copse
R Danny Sullivan March 723/733 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#52
8 Collision with Lewis at Copse
DSQ Richard Robarts GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#25 Myson Racing with GRD
Push start after spin
UNK Jeremy Gambs GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#30

UNK Roger Craven GRD 372 [024-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#31 L&K Racing Team

UNK Mike Tyrrell MRE Mk2 [P.1.73] - Ford twin cam Brown
#16 Marc Gregory Property Developers

UNK Jimmy Fuller Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#3 ADM Business Systems (see note 7)

UNK Leonel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#35 (see note 8)

UNK Steve Coen March 713S [9] - Ford twin cam
#37 (see note 9)

DNSF Tony Brise March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#7 Team Kent Messenger Racing
Did not start final
DNQH Mike Wilds March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#14 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 10)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Andy Sutcliffe Elden Mk12 [68/12001/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#11 Mitford Group-Team Elden
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH John Littler Ensign LNF3/72 [72.7] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#20 Promoto Racing Services
Did not qualify from heats

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Alan Jones100.15.38.1112.32 mph
2Masami Kuwashima100.15.48.6
3Bernard Vermillio100.15.59.5
4Randy Lewis100.16.05.8
5José Espírito Santo100.16.09.2
6Jeremy Gambs100.16.10.5
7John Sheldon100.16.10.8
8Simon Sherman100.16.28.6
9John MacDonald100.16.45.6
10"Teleco"100.16.45.8
11Jimmy Fuller100.16.46.0
12Danny Sullivan100.17.13.1
13Mike Tyrrell100.17.46.2
Buzz Buzaglo6fuel system
Tony Brise1Engine
Mike WildsDSQ: Illegal airbox
Andy SutcliffeDSQ: Illegal airbox
John Littlerunknown
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Tony Rouff100.15.46.2111.36 mph
2Russell Wood100.15.46.3
3Brian Henton100.15.47.2
4Ian Taylor100.15.47.5
5Mo Harness100.15.53.1
6Richard Robarts100.15.58.1
7Pedro Passadore100.15.58.5
8Roelof Wunderink100.15.59.0
9Larry Perkins100.15.59.0
10Matt Spitzley100.15.59.5
11Mike Catlow100.16.07.9
12Johnny Gerber100.16.10.7
13Nick Crossley100.16.15.6
14Roger Craven100.16.20.0
15Val Musetti100.16.22.0
16Ken Sedgley100.16.23.3
17Thomas B Hilliar100.16.38.5
18Steve Coen
Derek Lawrence0Clutch
Barrie MaskellIgnition
Leonel Friedrich0Accident at Club
Qualifying
1 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
2 Tony Rouff (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
3 Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
4 Brian Henton (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Rolt
5 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
6 Masami Kuwashima (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
7 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Brown
8 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
9 Pedro Passadore (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [069-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
10 Roelof Wunderink (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
11 Larry Perkins (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
12 Bernard Vermillio (F3) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 21 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
13 Matt Spitzley (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown
14 Randy Lewis (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
15 Mike Catlow (F3) 1.6-litre Elden Mk12 [87/12002/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay
16 José Espírito Santo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
17 Jeremy Gambs (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
18 Johnny Gerber (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam
19 John Sheldon (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
20 Simon Sherman (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
21 John MacDonald (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [025-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
22 "Teleco" (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
23 Danny Sullivan (F3) 1.6-litre March 723/733 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
24 Buzz Buzaglo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [723-19] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
25 Barrie Maskell (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [372 034-F3] - Ford twin cam
26 Roger Craven (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [024-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
27 Nick Crossley (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
28 Ken Sedgley (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/71 [71.1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
29 Val Musetti (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
30 Thomas B Hilliar (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
31 Mike Tyrrell (F3) 1.6-litre MRE Mk2 [P.1.73] - Ford twin cam Brown
32 Jimmy Fuller (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay
33 Leonel Friedrich (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay
34 Steve Coen (F3) 1.6-litre March 713S [9] - Ford twin cam
35 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
36 Derek Lawrence (F3) 1.6-litre Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich

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. 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.
  3. Brabham BT41 [11] (Johnny Gerber): Initially a Motor Racing Developments entry for Tony Trimmer in 1973, then becoming an Ippokampos Racing entry for Johnny Gerber until August 1973. Not seen again.
  4. Royale RP11 [3] (John Sheldon): New to The Chequered Flag for Ian Ashley in British F3 in 1972. The team were a frequent non-arrival from July onwards, even when Brian McGuire replaced Ian Ashley as the nominated driver. Sold to John Sheldon (Surbiton, Surrey) for 1973 and raced in the British F3 series. Last seen at Mallory Park in August 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. 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.
  6. Brabham BT41 [16] (Randy Lewis): New to Randy Lewis in 1973.
  7. 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 from Sunbury-on-Thames 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 and sold it to Ted Payne (Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham). Payne had raced a BT38 earlier in the season with a Vegantune engine, but it appears he had sold that car and had bought Taylor's very similar one with its Richardson engine. Payne continued to race the car in 1975, and entry lists show that it was black with a Richardson engine, and generally entered as a BT38-40. It was advertised by Payne in November 1975 as a BT38/40 with a recently rebuilt Cosworth BDA engine, and with a spare monocoque.
  8. 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.
  9. March 713S [9] (Steve Coen): New to Peter Bloore for driver Lee Kaye, and run by MRE in British F3. Also driven by Bob Muir at a couple of races, and by Ole Vejlund at one race at the end of the season. Unknown in 1972. Raced by Steve Coen in Formula 3 in 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  10. 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.

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.