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Championnat de France de Formule 3

Clermont-Ferrand, 17 Jun 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jacques Laffite Martini MK12 [007] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#60 BP France
12 0.39.29.7
2 Michel Leclère Alpine A364 [3649] - Renault R16 Dudot
#65 Societé des Automobiles Alpine
12 0.39.30.0
3 Bernard Béguin Martini MK12 [002] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#62 Ecurie Volant Shell
12 0.39.49.8
4 Pierre-François Rousselot March 733 [22] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#50 Ecurie ELF
12 0.40.00.7
5 Max Jean ("Jean Max") Martini MK12 [003] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#58 Motul Defence Mondiale
12 0.40.27.1
6 Larry Perkins GRD 372 [032-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#67 Team Cowangie
12 0.40.42.3
7 Bernard Chevanne Martini MK12 [006] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#63 Ecurie Volant Shell
12 0.41.44.5
8 Randy Lewis Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#73 Wrangler Racing
12 0.42.24.8
9 Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#72 P&M Racing Preparations
12 0.43.28.9
10 Max Bonnin March 723 [5] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#64 Bonnin Seca
11
11 Nick Crossley March 723 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#71 P&M Racing Preparations (see note 1)
11
12 Patrick Boutin Martini MK9 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#70
10
R Alain Serpaggi Alpine A364 [3648] - Renault R16 Dudot
#66 Societé des Automobiles Alpine
8
R Philippe Albera March 733 [23] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#56 Ecurie Antar Filipinetti
8
R Alain Cudini Alpine A364 [3641] - Renault R16 Dudot
#57 Ecurie ELF
0
DNS Christian Ethuin Martini MK12 [004] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#59 Motul Defence Mondiale
Did not start
(Collision with Laffite)
DNS Jean-Pierre Paoli Martini MK12 [005] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#61 BP France
Did not start
(Gave regular car to Laffite)
DNA Jean Ragnotti March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#55 Ecurie Antar Filipinetti
Did not arrive
DNA Roelof Wunderink Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#52
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Tyrrell Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#77 Marc Gregory Property Development
Did not arrive
DNA Lucien Guitteny Alpine A364 - Renault R16 Dudot
#51 Ecurie Volant Shell
Did not arrive
DNA Rudolf Dötsch GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#53 Jörg Obermoser Eurorace
Did not arrive
DNA Sigi Hofmann GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#54 Jörg Obermoser Eurorace
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Craven GRD 372 - Ford twin cam
#56 L&K Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Johnny Gerber Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam
#74 Ippokampos Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Hurst March 713M [6] - Ford twin cam
#75 (see note 2)
Did not arrive
DNA Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch March 733 - Ford twin cam
#76
Did not arrive
DNA Brian Henton GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#78
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jacques Laffite (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [007] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 3.15.9
2 Michel Leclère (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3649] - Renault R16 Dudot 3.16.6
3 Alain Serpaggi (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3648] - Renault R16 Dudot 3.16.7
4 Bernard Béguin (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [002] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 3.17.0
5 Larry Perkins (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [032-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 3.17.3
6 Alain Cudini (F3) 1.6-litre Alpine A364 [3641] - Renault R16 Dudot 3.19.6
7 Pierre-François Rousselot (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [22] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 3.20.0
8 Randy Lewis (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 3.22.5
9 Max Jean ("Jean Max") (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [003] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 3.22.5
10 Patrick Boutin (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK9 - Ford twin cam Novamotor 3.24.7
11 Bernard Chevanne (F3) 1.6-litre Martini MK12 [006] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 3.25.3
12 Max Bonnin (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 [5] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 3.26.9
13 Nicholas von Preussen (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 3.30.0
14 Philippe Albera (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [23] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 3.3.7.6
15 Nick Crossley (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 - Ford twin cam Novamotor 3.41.2

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 723 (Nick Crossley): New to Stan Mathews for F3 in 1972 but Mathews almost immediately ordered an Ensign instead. The March 723 was sold in September to F4 driver Nick Crossley who used it in F3 at the end of the 1972 season. Then retained by Crossley as a spare car for his team of new March 733s in 1973, and retained again for 1974. Crossley recalls converting it to take a BDA engine for libre racing at some point, and he kept it again for 1975. Sold for 1976 to John Day to use in libre racing.
  2. March 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.