John Player Formula 3 International Championship
Zandvoort, 20 May 1973
|1||Alan Jones||GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#16 DART Racing/GRD Ltd
|2||Masami Kuwashima||March 733  - Ford twin cam Holbay
|3||Tony Brise||GRD 373 [045-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#17 Team Kent Messenger
|4||Mo Harness||Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#23 Modus Team Ensign
|5||Johnny Gerber||Brabham BT41  - Ford twin cam Holbay
Motor Racing Developments (see note 1)
|6||Gunnar Nordström||GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
Karlssons Klister Racing Team
|7||Ulf Svensson||Brabham BT41  - Ford twin cam Holbay
(see note 2)
|8||Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch||March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
|9||Damien Magee||Brabham BT41  - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Marshall Wingfield Ltd
|10||Wolfgang Bülow||GRD 373 [064-F3] - Ford twin cam Mohr
Team Europa Möbel
|11||John Sheldon||Royale RP11  - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 3)
|12||Erwin Derichs||Eifelland March 23  - Ford twin cam Mohr
Team Europa Möbel
|13||Nick Crossley||March 733  - Ford twin cam Novamotor
P&M Racing Preparations
|14||Ole Vejlund||Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
|15||Sigi Hofmann||GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Jörg Obermoser Eurorace (see note 4)
|R||Conny Andersson||March 733  - Ford twin cam Novamotor
|R||Nicholas von Preussen||March 733  - Ford twin cam Novamotor
P&M Racing Preparations
|R||Mike Wilds||Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#24 Dempster International Racing Team
|R||Rudolf Dötsch||GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Team Europa Möbel (see note 5)
|R||Ian Taylor||March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
|R||Roelof Wunderink||Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
|R||Mike Catlow||Elden Mk12 [68/12001/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay
Elden International Racing
|R||Ernst Maring||Maco 373 [M004] - Ford twin cam Mohr
Jägermeister Racing Team
|R||Huub Vermeulen||Royale RP11A  - Ford twin cam
DNRT Marlboro Team
|R||Randy Lewis||Brabham BT41  - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Wrangler Racing (see note 6)
|R||Roger Hurst||March 723 [713M-6] - Ford twin cam
(see note 7)
|R||Russell Wood||March 733  - Ford twin cam Novamotor
The Chequered Flag (see note 8)
|Hit spinning Andersson|
|UNK||Jac Nellemann||GRD 372 [010-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#19 Sportpromotion DK (see note 9)
All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.
|1||Masami Kuwashima||(F3) 1.6-litre March 733  - Ford twin cam Holbay||1.30.0|
|2||Alan Jones||(F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune||1.30.8|
|3||Tony Brise||(F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [045-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay||1.31.3|
|4||Mo Harness||(F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay||1.31.7|
|5||Russell Wood||(F3) 1.6-litre March 733  - Ford twin cam Novamotor||1.31.8|
|6||Roelof Wunderink||(F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune||1.31.9|
|7||Gunnar Nordström||(F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay||1.32.1|
|8||Mike Wilds||(F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/73 [72.8] - Ford twin cam Holbay||1.32.2|
|9||Jac Nellemann||(F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [010-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune||1.32.3|
|10||Conny Andersson||(F3) 1.6-litre March 733  - Ford twin cam Novamotor||1.32.5|
|11||Damien Magee||(F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41  - Ford twin cam Novamotor||1.32.8|
|12||Rudolf Dötsch||(F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Novamotor||1.32.8|
|13||Mike Catlow||(F3) 1.6-litre Elden Mk12 [68/12001/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay||1.32.8|
|14||Ulf Svensson||(F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41  - Ford twin cam Holbay||1.32.9|
|15||Ernst Maring||(F3) 1.6-litre Maco 373 [M004] - Ford twin cam Mohr||1.33.0|
|16||Wolfgang Bülow||(F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [064-F3] - Ford twin cam Mohr||1.33.0|
|17||Johnny Gerber||(F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41  - Ford twin cam Holbay||1.33.1|
|18||Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch||(F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay||1.33.2|
|19||Huub Vermeulen||(F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11A  - Ford twin cam||1.33.8|
|20||Sigi Hofmann||(F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Novamotor||1.33.9|
|21||Ian Taylor||(F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay||1.33.9|
|22||Randy Lewis||(F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41  - Ford twin cam Novamotor||1.34.4|
|23||John Sheldon||(F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11  - Ford twin cam Vegantune||1.35.5|
|24||Nick Crossley||(F3) 1.6-litre March 733  - Ford twin cam Novamotor||1.37.1|
|25||Nicholas von Preussen||(F3) 1.6-litre March 733  - Ford twin cam Novamotor||1.37.1|
|26||Ole Vejlund||(F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune||1.37.8|
|27||Erwin Derichs||(F3) 1.6-litre Eifelland March 23  - Ford twin cam Mohr||1.38.3|
|28||Roger Hurst||(F3) 1.6-litre March 723 [713M-6] - Ford twin cam||1.39.6|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT41  (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.
- Brabham BT41  (Ulf Svensson): New to Ulf Svensson in 1973.
- Royale RP11  (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.
- GRD 373 (Sigi Hofmann): Sigi Hofmann (Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) raced a GRD 372 in European F3 in 1973, entered by Jörg Obermoser-Eurorace GRD. Like Gernot Lamby's car, it was often referred to as a GRD 373, but was referred to at least once as a 372, indicating it was a 1972 car upgraded to 1973 specification. He appeared at least six times in German F3, and also at Misano and Zandvoort. Nothing more known.
- GRD 373 (Rudolf Dötsch): Rudolf Dötsch (Mülheim, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) raced a GRD 373 in F3 in early 1973 as part of Team Europa Möbel as teammate to Wolfgang Bülow. After the first few races, his entrant changed to Jörg Obermoser Eurorace, but it is presumed here that Dötsch owned his car and moved it from one team to the other. His last appearance was at Brands Hatch in July where he "destroyed" the car when he possibly missed a gear change and hit the bank at Kidney. He was taken to hospital with a broken leg. When he returned to F3 in F4, it was in his old March 723, so the GRD was presumably not repaired.
- Brabham BT41  (Randy Lewis): New to Randy Lewis in 1973.
- March 723 [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 (Folkestone, Kent) 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.
- March 733  (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.
- GRD 372 [010-F3] (Jac Nellemann): Raced by Canadian David McConnell in the 1972 Tasman series, using 2-litre Hart BDA engines. McConnell had a new B72 on order, and his plan was to sell the prototype to Jacques Couture. When that fell through, 010 was converted to F3 and sold to Mo Harness. Harness had won the 1971 Formula Ford Johnsons Wax Euro Trophy but turned down the test drive that had been offered as a prize with Ken Tyrrell and an F2 March. After a brief relationship with GRD, he then used an old BT28 F3 car in the first half of 1972 before acquiring sponsorship from Revolution Wheels and returning to GRD mid-season. Harness raced the GRD in British Formula 3 using Leabro engines. He then sold it to Jac Nellemann for Swedish F3 in 1973. In 1974, the car went to Jan Ridell, who raced it in Swedish 3, now using 2-litre Vegantune engines. Retained by Ridell for 1975, when he used Billgren BMW engines. Retained again by Ridell for 1976. To Dick Berg for Swedish F3 in 1977 and 1978, again with the Billgren BMW engines. Next seen in 1980, when it was raced by Mats Karlsson, now using Vegantune twin cams. Retained by Karlsson for 1981.
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.