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Monaco Grand Prix Formula 3 Race

Monte Carlo, 21 May 1977

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Didier Pironi Martini MK21 [01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#46 Ecurie ELF
24 39m 48.30s
2 Elio de Angelis Chevron B38 [38.77.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#22 Trivellato Racing Team
24 40m 00.08s
3 Anders Olofsson Ralt RT1/77 [56] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32 Puss o Kram Jeans Racing (see note 1)
24 40m 14.96s
4 Stefan Johansson Argo JM1 [003-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#64 Anglia Cars
24 40m 32.24s
5 Geoff Brabham Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 Brabham Racing Organisation
(see note 2)
24 40m 32.33s
6 Oscar Pedersoli Ralt RT1/75 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#59
24 40m 33.14s
7 Brett Riley March 773 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 Starz/AFMP Euroracing with March
(see note 3)
22
8 Stephen South March 763 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#50 Team BP [Alan Docking] (see note 4)
21
9 Jean-Louis Schlesser Chevron B34 [76-24 (B)] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 KWS Freizeit Racing Team
21
R Piercarlo Ghinzani March 773 [7?] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#56 Allegrini/AFMP Euroracing with March
(see note 5)
15 "dinged barier"
R Gianfranco Brancatelli Ralt RT1/77 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#55 Scuderia Everest
15
R Willi Siller Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#39 [Walter Wolf]
13
R Derek Daly Chevron B38 [38.77.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#21 Derek MacMahon Racing
11 accident with South
R Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Argo JM1 [005-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15 Anglia Cars
10
R Beppe Gabbiani Chevron B38 [38.77.04] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24 Trivellato Racing Team (see note 6)
9
R Eje Elgh Chevron B38 [38.77.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#63 Chevron Racing Team
5
R Geoff Lees Chevron B38 [38.77.09] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#18 Chevron Racing Team (see note 7)
5
R Marcello Rosei March 773 [9] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#57
2 Spun, hit by Necchi
R Piero Necchi Chevron B38 [38.77.14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#25 Trivellato Racing Team (see note 8)
2 Collision with Rosei, rolled
R John Nielsen Ralt RT1/77 [51] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#42 Vojens Boligcenter (see note 9)
2
DNQ Derek Warwick Chevron B38 [38.77.05] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#52 Warwick Trailers
Did not qualify
DNQ Thorkild Thyrring Chevron B38 [38.77.18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 Chevron Racing Team (see note 10)
Did not qualify
DNQ Bertram Schäfer Ralt RT1/77 [49] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#37 Klaus Zimmermann Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Jac Nellemann Chevron B38 [38.77.17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#69 Texaco Racing (see note 11)
Did not qualify
DNQ Ulf Svensson Ralt RT1/77 [52] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31
Did not qualify
DNQ Jan Lammers Hawke DL18 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#28 Hawke Racing Cars (see note 12)
Did not qualify
DNQ Huub Rothengatter March 763 [11] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#61
Did not qualify
DNQ David Kennedy March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#17 Group Waterworks/AFMP Euroracing
Did not qualify
DNQ Guido Cappellotto Ralt RT1/77 [62] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#23 Brambilla Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Ian Flux Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#48
Did not qualify
DNQ Alain Cudini Lola T510 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#45 Equipe Danielson
Did not qualify
DNQ Tiff Needell March 773 [763-9] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4
#19 Unipart Racing Team (see note 13)
Did not qualify
DNQ James King March 773 [U2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 March Racing (see note 14)
Did not qualify
DNQ Håkan Alriksson Ralt RT1/76 [20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#65 National Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Ian Taylor March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4
#20 Unipart Racing Team (see note 15)
Did not qualify
DNQ Loris Kessel Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#68 (see note 16)
Did not qualify
DNQ Patrick Gaillard Chevron B38 [37.77.21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 (see note 17)
Did not qualify
DNQ Guido Pardini March 763 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#58 Brambilla Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Juan Villaceros Ralt RT1/77 [58] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Equipo Nacional Espanol
Did not qualify
DNQ Rudolf Dötsch Chevron B34/B38 [34.76.28] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#27 KWS Freizeit Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Leonardo Verelli March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#67 Scuderia Escolette / Brambilla Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Paul Bernasconi Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3
Did not qualify
DNQ Nelson Piquet Ralt RT1/77 [63] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#41 Scuderia Mirabella Mille Miglia
Did not qualify
DNQ Daniele Albertin March 773 [8?] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#54 AFMP Euroracing with March
Did not qualify
DNQ Aryon Cornelsen Filho March 773 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 March Racing (see note 18)
Did not qualify
DNQ Ian Grob Chevron B38 [38.77.19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#49 Docking Racing (see note 19)
Did not qualify
DNQ Peter Scharmann Toj S301 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 Team Warsteiner Eurorace
Did not qualify
DNQ Fernando Jorge Chevron B38 [38.77.15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#26 Trivellato Racing Team (see note 20)
Did not qualify
DNQ Pierre Dieudonné Ehrlich ES3 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
Did not qualify
DNQ Rad Dougall Technik TT773 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Toleman Group
Did not qualify
DNQ John Stokes Chevron B38 [38.77.25] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#51 Bogarts Racing Birmingham (see note 21)
Did not qualify
DNQ Artemio Rosich March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10
Did not qualify
DNQ Mario Pati March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 Automovel Club Paulista
Did not qualify
DNQ Tarcisco Riva March 763 [8] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#60
Did not qualify
DNQ Philippe Colonna Chevron B38 [38.77.24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#47 Docking Racing (see note 22)
Did not qualify
DNQ Heinz Scherle March 773 [753-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36 SAC Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Luis Gonzalez Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#43 Equipo Nacional Espanol
Did not qualify
DNQ Rüdi Gygax Argo JM1 [001-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Anglia Cars
Did not qualify
DNQ Norbert Hütter Ralt RT1/77 [38] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#66
Did not qualify
DNQ Henrik Spellerberg Chevron B38 [38.77.16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#70 Texaco Racing (see note 23)
Did not qualify
DNQ Ian Ashley Lola T570 [HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#53 Lola Cars
Did not qualify
DNQ Manolo Veladini MP - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#62 Ecurie Monaco
Did not qualify
DNQ Mario Ferraris March 773 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#40 March Racing (see note 24)
Did not qualify
DNQ Philippe Albera March 743 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29
Did not qualify
DNA Brian McGuire March - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4
Did not arrive
DNA Michael Korten Maco 376 [M014] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#35
Did not arrive
DNA Patrick Bardinon Ralt RT1/77 [31] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#44 Skin Service with Planners
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Piercarlo Ghinzani (F3) 2-litre March 773 [7?] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.93s
2 Didier Pironi (F3) 2-litre Martini MK21 [01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.26s
3 Elio de Angelis (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.34s
4 Anders Olofsson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [56] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.40s
5 Eje Elgh (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.56s
6 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre Argo JM1 [003-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.58s
7 Jean-Louis Schlesser (F3) 2-litre Chevron B34 [76-24 (B)] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.64s
8 Beppe Gabbiani (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.04] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.67s
9 Marcello Rosei (F3) 2-litre March 773 [9] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.73s
10 Piero Necchi (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.76s
11 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (F3) 2-litre Argo JM1 [005-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.84s
12 Willi Siller (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.87s
13 Derek Daly (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.95s
14 John Nielsen (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [51] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.99s
15 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 773 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 39.02s
16 Gianfranco Brancatelli (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 39.09s
17 Geoff Lees (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.09] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 39.18s
18 Stephen South (F3) 2-litre March 763 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 39.27s
19 Oscar Pedersoli (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/75 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 39.31s
20 Geoff Brabham (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 39.41s
21 Derek Warwick * (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.05] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 39.41s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT1/77 [56] (Anders Olofsson): New to Anders Olofsson for 1977 according to Ralt records, and raced by him in European and Swedish F3 with backing from Puss o Kram Jeans. Retained by Olofsson for 1978, now as Strike Up Racing Team. To Pomeroy Racing Team for 1979, when it was raced by Olofsson and by Björn Ohlsson. Raced by Hans Edvinsson in 1980.
  2. Ralt RT1/76 [29] (Geoff Brabham): Ralt records show as sold to Geoff Brabham in 1976, probably being delivered in early June. Used by him until the end of 1978 then sold to Ken Thorogood's Hub of the Universe Racing for Osamu Hatagawa to use in British races.
  3. March 773 [10] (Brett Riley): According to March records delivered in March 1977 to AFMP Euroracing, and subsequently given to Brett Riley in lieu of his contractual payments when the Euroracing set-up was dissolved. (This does not mean the car was Riley’s early season car in 1977; he used at least two before the team collapsed, neither of which were necessarily this car.) Run by David Price for Riley in the second half of 1977 and used to win the European round at Donington. Chassis number given in Autosport advert late in 1977 by Price. Sold to Roy Kennedy [Motoring News 2 Mar 1978 p15] although Autosport 9 Mar 1978 p41 says the car is ‘ex James King’. (King used a works car - 773-U2 - for most of 1977 but it is possible he had a race in this car early in the season, however his principal car went in 1978 to Ian Flux.) Run by Kennedy for Saed Ali Hodzic until Hodzic was injured in practice at the International Trophy support race; then became a rental car but did very few races. For sale by Kennedy in early 1979, Autosport 22 Feb 1979 p57, but retained and rented to Serge Saulnier for the 1979 race at Monaco.
  4. March 763 [13] (Stephen South): March build records show sold to John Stokes, 19 May 1976. Run by Stokes for Stephen South from mid 1976, until wrecked in an accident with Derek Daly in the 1977 British GP support race and scrapped. Some parts used in the construction of 773-T1, South's replacement car.
  5. March 773 [7?] (Piercarlo Ghinzani): Piercarlo Ghinzani used at least two March 773s in Formula 3 in 1977. He used 773-15 in the latter part of the season, but that car was not delivered until early June, so was presumably acquired to replace the car Ghinzani wrecked at Croix-en-Ternois in July. March records show 773-7 being delivered new to Angeleri for Forti with orange bodywork, and as Ghinzani's was the only orange 773 based in Italy and was run by Forti, hus early-season car is likely to have been that car.
  6. Chevron B38 [38.77.04] (Beppe Gabbiani): New to Trivellato Racing Team for 1977 and raced by Beppe Gabbiani in European F3. Gabbiani received a new car for the Monza Lotteria in June, and 77-04 was next seen when raced by Siegfried Stohr for Trivellato at Vallelunga in October. Sold to Vinicio Salmi for Italian F3 in 1978.
  7. Chevron B38 [38.77.09] (Geoff Lees): To Chevron Racing Team for Geoff Lees to race in British F3 in 1977. Rebuilt on new monocoque 38-77-31 in time for Thruxton in June, where it was described as a brand new. Unknown after 1977 but may have gone to Japan where Koichi Sakamoto raced a Chevron B38 for most of 1978.
  8. Chevron B38 [38.77.14] (Piero Necchi): New to Piero Necchi for 1977, and run for him by Trivellato Racing Team in European F3. Crashed and rolled at Monaco, after which Necchi bought a new Ralt RT1/77. The Chevron was evidently repaired, as it was raced by Paolo Squillace at Monza in June, in place of his usual slow B34.
  9. Ralt RT1/77 [51] (John Nielsen): New to VB Racing (Vojens Boligcenter) for 1977 and raced by Dane John Nielsen in F3 across Europe.
  10. Chevron B38 [38.77.18] (Thorkild Thyrring): New to Chevron Racing Team for Thorkild Thyrring to race in British F3 in 1977, entered by Marlboro Jockey Todenskjold. Borrowed by Jim Crawford for a race at Mallory Park in September, and by Divina Galica for a race at Thruxton. Raced by Crawford again at the start of 1978 but wrecked in an accident at Thruxton at the end of March. Salageable parts were used in a new Chevron B43.
  11. Chevron B38 [38.77.17] (Jac Nellemann): New to for Texaco Racing for Jac Nellemann to race in European and Swedish F3 in 1977. Retained for 1978 and 1979. Run by Nellemann for Kurt Thiim in European F3 in 1980. To Geir-Tony Johansson for Swedish F3 in 1981.
  12. Hawke DL18 [1] (Jan Lammers): 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.
  13. March 773 [763-9] (Tiff Needell): Shown in March records as sold to Tony Dron 12.1.76. This was the solitary Unipart car in 1976. Although Unipart ran two cars in 1977, they only bought one new car, converting the older car for Needell, the junior driver in the team. Some results credit Needell's car as being a 763.
  14. March 773 [U2] (James King): March works records show this as James King's works car for 1977 built on a lightweight tub AM773-41 with parts from 763-U2. This would be the "ex-King" car sold to Ian Flux early in 1978, and raced by him in the 1978 British F3 series.
  15. March 773 [3] (Ian Taylor): March build records show sold to Unipart, 23 December 1976. Only one 773 is consigned to Unipart in the build records. Assumed that Taylor as senior driver would take the new car, a fact borne out by occasional references in 1977 to Needell being in a 763, the team's original car.
  16. Chevron B38 (Loris Kessel): Wolfgang Holy entered a Chevron B38 for the first six rounds of the European F3 series but his only definite appearances were at Zandvoort, Zolder and Österreichring in April and May 1977. Autosport suggested that this car was hired by Walter Wolf for Loris Kessel to drive at Monaco on 21 May, where he failed to qualify. Nothing more known.
  17. Chevron B38 [37.77.21] (Patrick Gaillard): New to Patrick Gaillard for British F3 in 1977. Sold to Jean-Louis Schlesser for European F3 in 1978, and run by him for KWS Motorsport. Sold to Bernard Birbés for French F3 and French hilllcimbs (using a 1600cc Toyota engine) in 1979. To André Argeliès and run in French hillclimbs with a 1300cc Ford engine in 1981 and 1982. By 1987, this car had returned to England as was being raced in TF3 by Ian Jacobs.
  18. March 773 [13] (Aryon Cornelsen Filho): Shown in March records as a works car finished February 1977, on tub AM773-28 for Ayron Cornelson Filho. Also used by David Kennedy in 1977. Sold to John Bright in March 1978 to cover for his damaged Wheatcroft. Damaged badly by Bright and rebuilt on new tub in August. Retained by Bright in 1979 until wrecked at Snetterton.
  19. Chevron B38 [38.77.19] (Ian Grob): New to Alan Docking Racing for Ian Grob to race in British F3 in 1977, entered by KVG Racing. Retained by the Docking team for 1978, and probably the car driven by Huub Rothengatter in the last few months of the season. Unknown after 1979 until it reappeared with Jim Yardley in 1984. Later with David Proctor in 1987.
  20. Chevron B38 [38.77.15] (Fernando Jorge): New to Trivellato Racing Team for Fernando Jorge to drive in European F3 in 1977. Jorge replaced the car with a Ralt in mid-season.
  21. Chevron B38 [38.77.25] (John Stokes): New to John Stokes (Birmingham) and raced in British F3 in 1977, sponsored by Bogarts of Birmingham. Retained for 1978 and rented by Philippe Colonna for the Zolder F3 in Zolder after Colonna had wrecked his ex-Stephen South March at Zeltweg. Then raced again by Stokes until the end of August.
  22. Chevron B38 [38.77.24] (Philippe Colonna): New to Alan Docking Racing for Philippe Colonna to race in British F3 in 1977. Retained by the Docking team for 1978, and raced by Philip Bullman and by Colonna in British F3. Unknown in 1979 but purchased by Eddie Heasell in early 1980 for British F3 and libre. Retained for libre in 1981.
  23. Chevron B38 [38.77.16] (Henrik Spellerberg): New to Texaco Racing Denmark for Henrik Spellerberg to race in European and Swedish F3 in 1977. Spellerberg replaced the car with a Ralt in mid-season. To Søren Aggerholm for a few races later in 1977. To Jørgen Ørsum in late 1977, and retained for 1978 and 1979.
  24. March 773 [U1] (Mario Ferraris): March works records show this as Mario Ferraris' works car for 1977 built on tub AM773-14 and rebuilt after Ferraris' Monaco accident on tub AM773-65. Sold in March 1978 to Neasrader Film Production for Richard Morgan according to the works records. Motoring News 30 Mar 1978 p11 says that Morgan's car is ex King, but we know from reports and the works records that King's main car was 773-U2. However, that car was damaged in the 1977 season and it is possible that King used 773-U1 after its rebuild as Ferraris' damaged wrist took longer to recover than the car did. Sold to John Bright in 1979 to replace his wrecked 773-13 and its identity eventually perhaps blurred with that car in a rebuild after a heavy accident.

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.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport