Shellsport Formula 3 Race
Silverstone, 20 Jun 1976
|1||Bruno Giacomelli||March 763 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 March Racing
|2||Ian Flux||Ralt RT1/76  - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Ockley Team Racing
|3||Paulo Gomes||Modus M1 [044-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
|4||Geoff Lees||Chevron B34 [34-76-24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Rob Roy Racing with D.J. Bond (see note 1)
|5||Willi Siller||Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#18 Team Modus
|6||Paul Bernasconi||Ralt RT1/76  - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
|7||Dick Parsons||Anson AN3 - Triumph Dolomite 4
|8||Mike Wrigley||March 743 [U10] - Ford twin cam Holt
|9||Aryon Cornelsen Filho||March 763 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 March Racing
|10||John Stokes||March 753  - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 Dortmunder Union Bier/Bogarts of Birmingham
|11||Bruce Coate-Bond||March 753 [16 or 18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Waves (Car Displays)
|R||Rupert Keegan||Hawke DL18  - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
British Air Ferries Racing Team
(see note 2)
|R||Mike Young||Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Anglian Gilt Producers
|UNK||Ken Silverstone||March 753  - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
(see note 3)
|UNK||Gary Clare||March 753 - Ford twin cam
All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.
|1||Bruno Giacomelli||(F3) 2-litre March 763 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor||0.56.10|
|2||Ian Flux||(F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76  - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor||0.56.16|
|3||Paulo Gomes||(F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [044-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor||0.56.28|
|4||Willi Siller||(F3) 2-litre Modus M1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor||0.56.72|
|5||Dick Parsons||(F3) 2-litre Anson AN3 - Triumph Dolomite 4|
|6||Aryon Cornelsen Filho||(F3) 2-litre March 763 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor|
|7||Geoff Lees||(F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [34-76-24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor||0.57.23|
|8||Rupert Keegan||(F3) 2-litre Hawke DL18  - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor||0.57.25|
|11||Paul Bernasconi||(F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76  - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor|
|14||Mike Young||(F3) 2-litre Modus M1 [045-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor|
Notes on the cars:
- Chevron B34 [34-76-24] (Geoff Lees): New to Geoff Lees to drive in the British F3 series, entered by Rob Roy Racing with D.J. Bond, but running with works assistance. A former triple champion in Formula Ford, Lees had a series of very good results in the Chevron, running immediately behind the championship battle between Bruno Giacomelli and Rupert Keegan. He took his first win at Silverstone in September, leading every lap. He followed that with two second places, and then won the season finale at Thruxton at the end of October after Keegan collided with Giacomelli at the start. The car was then used as a test car for prospective Chevron customers. At some point in this process, the car was rebuilt on a new monocoque and effectively divides, with the original tub used by factory fabricator John Lewis to build one car, and the retubbed car going to KWS for Jean-Louis Schlesser.
- Hawke DL18  (Rupert Keegan): The Hawke DL18 was designed by Adrian Reynard for David Lazenby's Hawke company, based in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. Hawke had been successful in Formula Ford, but this was the firm's first F3 car. Rupert Keegan was signed to drive the car, with sposorship from British Air Ferries. Reynard's design was advanced, with inboard rising-rate front suspension and delta-shaped rear wing, but testing did not go well and Keegan only raced it once. It remained with Hawke, and was revamped for the 1977 season, when Jan Lammers drove it.
- March 753  (Ken Silverstone): Originally a car belonging to the B&O team in 1975, when used by Pierre Dieudonné. Chassis number for this car and its sister, driven by Hervé Regout, observed by AF at Oulton Park 4 October 1975. Sold to Ken Silverstone for the 1976 season [Autosport 2 Sep 1976 p33 says his car is ‘ex Dieudonné.) To Wyatt Stanley in mid 1977 and retained by him for the 1978 season.
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.