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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 0.14.47.4
97.85 mph
2 Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#24 Chris Andrews
15 0.14.50.4
3 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#1 DART Racing with GRD
15 0.14.52.2
4 Brian Henton GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#5
15 0.14.55.4
5 Richard Robarts GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#7 Myson Racing with GRD
15 0.14.55.6
6 Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#26
15 0.14.57.0
7 Mo Harness Ensign LNF3/73 [73.17] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#31 Modus Team Ensign Racing with Shellsport
15 0.15.04.8
8 John Sheldon Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#48 (see note 1)
15 0.15.04.8
9 Bernard Vermillio Merlyn Mk 21 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#54
15 0.15.05.8
10 Pedro Passadore GRD 372 [021-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#36
15 0.15.05.8
11 Damien Magee Brabham BT41 [30] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#41 A.W. Brown Racing
15 0.15.11.0
12 Mike Tyrrell Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#34 Marc Gregory Property Developers
15 0.15.11.0
13 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#3 AB3 Racing Developments
15 0.15.13.8
14 Jeremy Gambs GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#4
15 0.15.15.0
15 Danny Sullivan Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#57 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
15 0.15.15.6
16 Frank Scurria Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#33
15 0.15.31.0
17 Jimmy Fuller Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#43 ADM Business Systems (see note 2)
15 0.15.40.2
18 Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#49 (see note 3)
15 0.15.41.6
19 John MacDonald GRD 372 [025-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#2
15 0.15.50.8
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 Lionel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#23
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 4)
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 Lionel 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, then to David Taylor for Kim Mather to race in British Formula Atlantic in 1974, and then in libre. At some point during this period the car was rebuilt on a 1973 BT40 monocoque. Also raced by Ted Payne during 1974, and Payne then took over the car in 1975, appearing mainly in libre races at Croft. To John Simpson for 1976, again in Croft libre, and later reported to be the car raced by David Proctor (Jedburgh) in Monoposto between 1981 and 1985. Presumably the car Proctor used to win the 1600cc class in the Classic F3 series in 1994 but Proctor had two BT38Cs, the second raced by his son Seb Proctor. Not run again after 1996 and by 2004, both cars were with Mark Barton (Haslemere, Surrey). Barton raced a BT38C in the Classic F3 race at Brands Hatch in June 2008.
  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 [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 if you can add anything.