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John Player Formula 3 International Championship

Brands Hatch, 29 Jul 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tony Brise March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#1 Team Kent Messenger Racing
30 0.24.33.4
90.89 mph
2 Conny Andersson March 733 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#62 Ge-Kås Ullared
30 0.24.37.0
3 Jacques Laffite Martini MK12 [005?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#15 BP France
30 0.24.39.4
4 Alain Serpaggi Alpine A364 [3648] - Renault R16 Dudot
#79 Societé des Automobiles Alpine
30 0.24.39.4
5 Mo Harness March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#38 Team Modus Racing with ShellSPORT
30 0.24.40.0
6 Mike Wilds March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#66 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 1)
30 0.24.43.4
7 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#31 DART Racing with GRD
30 0.24.44.0
8 Alain Cudini Martini MK12 [001] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#73 Ecurie Elf
30 0.24.50.6
9 Pedro Passadore GRD 373 [059-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#75 DART Racing with GRD
30 0.25.07.8
10 Lionel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#2
30 0.25.10.0
11 Bernard Béguin Martini MK12 [002] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#14 Ecurie Volants Shell
30 0.25.12.6
12 Lella Lombardi Brabham BT41 [18] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#41 Scuderia Italia
30 0.25.13.0
13 Max Jean ("Jean Max") Martini MK12 [003] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#46 Motul Defense Mondiale
30
14 Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#65 Chris Andrews
30
15 Christian Ethuin Martini MK12 [004] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#74 Motul Defence Mondiale
29 Lost wheel
16 Philippe Albera March 733 [23?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#23 Ecurie Antar March
29
17 Jean Ragnotti March 733 [24] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#53 Ecurie Antar March
29
R Pierre-François Rousselot March 733 [22] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#3 Ecurie Elf March
15 Oil tank
R Håkan Dahlqvist Merlyn Mk 22 [440.F3.73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#48 Karlsons Klister Racing Team
4 Accident at Pilgrim's Rise
R Richard Robarts GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#76 Myson Racing with GRD
Oil leak
DNQH Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown
#6
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Val Musetti Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#20 (see note 2)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Michel Leclère Alpine A364 [3649] - Renault R16 Dudot
#19 Societé des Automobiles Alpine
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Roger Craven GRD 372 [024-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#8 L&K Team Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH S.N. (Norman) Moffett GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#10
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#4
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Per-Olof Zetterström Brabham BT41 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#16 Aladdin Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Max Bonnin March 733 [723-5?] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#5
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#32 AB3 Racing Developments
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Roelof Wunderink Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#45
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Mike Tyrrell Ensign LNF3 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#44 Marc Gregory Property Developers
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH John MacDonald GRD 372 [025-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#34
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#37 P&M Racing Preparations Ltd
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Jimmy Fuller Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#40 (see note 3)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Jean-Pierre Paoli Martini MK12 [007?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#47 BP France
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Masami Kuwashima March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#36 Reystan Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Bernard Vermillio Merlyn Mk 21B - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#80
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Mike Catlow Elden Mk12 [87/12002/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#81 Mitford Group Team Elden
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#67
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Ulf Svensson Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#72
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Larry Perkins Brabham BT41 [31] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#70 Team Cowangie
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Nick Crossley March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#63 P&M Racing Preparations Ltd
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Randy Lewis Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#68
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Buzz Buzaglo March 733 [723-1] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#64
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#61 The Chequered Flag (see note 4)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Danny Sullivan March 723 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#82
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Norman Pierce Dastle Mk10 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#78
Did not qualify from heats
DNS Ole Vejlund Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#22
Did not start
DNS Rudolf Dötsch GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#7
Did not start
DNS Brian Henton GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#35
Did not start
DNS Johnny Gerber Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#71 Ippokampos Racing
Did not start
DNA Barrie Maskell GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#9 GRS International
Did not arrive
DNA Gunnar Nordström GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#11 Karlsons Klister Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Bernard Chevanne Martini MK12 [006] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#12 Ecurie Volants Shell
Did not arrive
DNA TBA GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#24 GRS International
Did not arrive
DNA "Jean Albert" March 733 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#25 Scuderia Patavium
Did not arrive
DNA Walter Neubauer Tecno 69/F3 [T00 346] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#26
Did not arrive
DNA Sigi Hofmann GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#33 Jörg Obermoser Eurorace
Did not arrive
DNA "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam
#39 Angeleri March Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Damien Magee Brabham BT41 [30] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#42 A.W. Brown Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Thomas B Hilliar Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#43
Did not arrive
DNA Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#50 (see note 5)
Did not arrive
DNA Willi Sommer March 723 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#52 Reifag Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Hurst March 723 [713M-6] - Ford twin cam
#54 (see note 6)
Did not arrive
DNA Bernd Rack March 733 [713S-5] - Ford twin cam
#55
Did not arrive
DNA Piergiovanni Tenani March 733 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#56
Did not arrive
DNA Ken Sedgley Ensign LNF3/71 [71.1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#77
Did not arrive
DNA Richard Knight GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#83 J. Stanton
Did not arrive
DNA Lucien Guitteny Alpine A364 - Renault R16 Dudot
#84 Ecurie Volants Shell
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Tony Brise100.08.12.690.62 mph
2Jacques Laffite100.08.13.6
3Lionel Friedrich100.08.19.8
4Pierre-François Rousselot100.08.20.0
5Philippe Albera100.08.21.4
6Bernard Béguin100.08.21.8
7Matt Spitzley100.08.24.0
8Val Musetti100.08.32.0
9Michel Leclère100.08.33.4
10Roger Craven100.08.38.4
11S.N. (Norman) Moffett100.08.51.2
12José Espírito Santo100.09.29.2
13Per-Olof Zetterström
Max Bonnin5Differential
Barrie Maskelldid not arrive
Gunnar Nordströmdid not arrive
Bernard Chevannedid not arrive
TBAdid not arrive
"Jean Albert"did not arrive
Rudolf DötschDid not start
Ole VejlundDid not start
Walter Neubauerdid not arrive
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Mo Harness100.08.16.289.96 mph
1Christian Ethuin0.08.12.690.62 mph
2Alan Jones100.08.16.6
2Alain Serpaggi0.08.12.8
3Alain Cudini0.08.14.2
3Lella Lombardi100.08.20.2
4Håkan Dahlqvist100.08.20.8
4Conny Andersson0.08.15.0
5Pedro Passadore0.08.17.0
5Jean Ragnotti100.08.20.8
6Mike Wilds0.08.19.2
6Max Jean ("Jean Max")100.08.21.4
7Tony Rouff100.08.25.2
7Ian Taylor0.08.22.8
8Richard Robarts0.08.23.0
8Roelof Wunderink100.08.26.4
9Mike Tyrrell100.08.31.2
9Bernard Vermillio0.08.28.8
10Mike Catlow0.08.29.6
10Ole Vejlund100.08.31.4
11Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch0.08.34.6
11John MacDonald100.08.31.6
12Nicholas von Preussen100.08.36.2
12Ulf Svensson0.08.35.0
13Larry Perkins
13Jimmy Fuller
14Nick Crossley
15Randy Lewis
16Buzz Buzaglo
Jean-Pierre PaoliCollision with Kuwashima at Bottom Bend
Masami KuwashimaCollision with Paoli at Bottom Bend
Russell WoodPuncture
Danny SullivanGearbox
Norman Pierceretired
Johnny GerberDid not start
Lucien Guittenydid not arrive
Piergiovanni Tenanidid not arrive
Simon Shermandid not arrive
Willi Sommerdid not arrive
Bernd Rackdid not arrive
Damien Mageedid not arrive
Ken Sedgleydid not arrive
Thomas B Hilliardid not arrive
Brian HentonDid not start
Sigi Hofmanndid not arrive
Roger Hurstdid not arrive
"Teleco"did not arrive
Richard Knightdid not arrive
Qualifying
1 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
2 Christian Ethuin (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [004] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
3 Alain Serpaggi (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3648] - Renault R16 Dudot
4 Jacques Laffite (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [005?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
5 Alain Cudini (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [001] - Ford twin cam Holbay
6 Conny Andersson (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
7 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
8 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
9 Pedro Passadore (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [059-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
10 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
11 Lionel Friedrich (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay
12 Pierre-François Rousselot (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [22] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
13 Lella Lombardi (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [18] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
14 Håkan Dahlqvist (F3) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 22 [440.F3.73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
15 Jean Ragnotti (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [24] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
16 Philippe Albera (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [23?] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
17 Max Jean ("Jean Max") (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [003] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
18 Bernard Béguin (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [002] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
19 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
20 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 733 [26] (Mike Wilds): New to Dempster International Racing Team for Mike Wilds to drive in F3 from July 1973 onwards, replacing the 1972/73 Ensign with which he had started the season. It was then sold to Graham Watts (Faringham) for hillclimbs, appearing at Prescott in March 1974, when the car had a 1600cc Holbay engine. During 1975, the car was bought by Terry Smith (Felton, Somerset) to replace his highly successful 1-litre Vixen Imp. Smith raced the March in sprints and hillclimbs through the rest of 1975 and through 1976, using a 1600cc Holbay Ford twin cam engine, but in the summer of 1976, bought the ex-F1 McLaren M14D. The March was sold to Geoff Hunt (Andover, Hampshire), again with the Holbay twin cam, and used in sprints for quite a few years. Eventually traded to Richard Speakman for the ex-F3 Pilbeam MP51. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Royale RP11A [6] (Val Musetti): New factory car for Tom Pryce to drive, replacing the one wrecked at the 1972 Monaco GP F3 race. To Reystan Racing for 1973 for Andy Sutcliffe to drive, but Sutcliffe left the team in April, and his seat was taken over by Val Musetti, who had written off his own RP11 in testing. Raced by Musetti through to the end of the season. Converted to Formula Atlantic specification for 1974 and raced by Musetti in the British championship up to May. Sold later in the year to Mike Franey and raced in libre racing. Raced by Franey in a couple of British Formula Atlantic races in 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. 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.
  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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 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. It is likely that this car remained in F4 for some time and could well be the Falconer-bodied 713M raced by Jim Burrows (Ilford, Greater London) in 1975. Subsequent history unknown. A car with this identity was advertised in Italy in 2012.

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.