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Forward Trust Formula Three Championship

Silverstone, 10 Jun 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tony Brise March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#6 Team Kent Messenger Racing
15 14m 47.4s
97.85 mph
2 Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#24 Chris Andrews
15 14m 50.4s
3 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#1 DART Racing with GRD
15 14m 52.2s
4 Brian Henton GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#5
15 14m 55.4s
5 Richard Robarts GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#7 Myson Racing with GRD
15 14m 55.6s
6 Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#26
15 14m 57.0s
7 Mo Harness Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#31 Modus Team Ensign Racing with Shellsport
15 15m 04.8s
8 John Sheldon Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#48 (see note 1)
15 15m 04.8s
9 Bernard Vermillio Merlyn Mk 21 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#54
15 15m 05.8s
10 Pedro Passadore GRD 372 [021-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#36
15 15m 05.8s
11 Damien Magee Brabham BT41 [30] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#41 A.W. Brown Racing
15 15m 11.0s
12 Mike Tyrrell Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#34 Marc Gregory Property Developers
15 15m 11.0s
13 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#3 AB3 Racing Developments
15 15m 13.8s
14 Jeremy Gambs GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#4
15 15m 15.0s
15 Danny Sullivan Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#57 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
15 15m 15.6s
16 Frank Scurria Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#33
15 15m 31.0s
17 Jimmy Fuller Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#43 ADM Business Systems (see note 2)
15 15m 40.2s
18 Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#49 (see note 3)
15 15m 41.6s
19 John MacDonald GRD 372 [025-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#2
15 15m 50.8s
R Masami Kuwashima March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#25 Reystan Racing
4 Spun
R Barrie Maskell MRE Mk2 [P.1.73] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#60
3 Spun at Woodcote
DNS S.N. (Norman) Moffett GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#15
Did not start
DNS Leonel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#23 (see note 4)
Did not start
DNS José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#27
Did not start
DNS Allan Davies Alpine A364 [3647] - Renault R16 Dudot
#61
Did not start
DNA Neil Ginn GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Norvic
#8
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Craven GRD 372 [024-F3] - Ford twin cam RES
#12 L&K Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Buzz Buzaglo (F3) unknown
#20
Did not arrive
DNA Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#21 The Chequered Flag (see note 5)
Did not arrive
DNA "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#22 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
Did not arrive
DNA Thomas B Hilliar Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#30
Did not arrive
DNA Andy MacGregor Brabham BT35 [4] - Ford twin cam Carlow
#45
Did not arrive
DNA Ken Appleby (F3) unknown
#55
Did not arrive
DNA Alan Edgar Alexis Mk20 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#62
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Matt Spitzley (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.58.4
2 Brian Henton (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.58.6
3 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.58.61
4 John Sheldon (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.58.62
5 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.58.63
6 Masami Kuwashima (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.58.64
7 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.58.65
8 Bernard Vermillio (F3) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 21 - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.58.8
9 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.58.81
10 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.59.0
11 Leonel Friedrich * (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.59.01
12 Pedro Passadore (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [021-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.02
13 Barrie Maskell (F3) 1.6-litre MRE Mk2 [P.1.73] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.59.2
14 José Espírito Santo * (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr 0.59.21
15 Damien Magee (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [30] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.22
16 Mike Tyrrell (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.23
17 Tony Rouff (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.6
18 Jeremy Gambs (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 0.59.61
19 Danny Sullivan (F3) 1.6-litre Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich 1.00.2
20 Frank Scurria (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.00.4
21 Allan Davies * (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3647] - Renault R16 Dudot 1.00.4
22 Jimmy Fuller (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.01.0
23 John MacDonald (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [025-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.01.2
24 Simon Sherman (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.01.4
25 S.N. (Norman) Moffett * (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.04.21
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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.