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Forward Trust Formula Three Championship

Thruxton, 24 Mar 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brian Henton March 743 ["45"] - Ford ohc Holbay
#1 March Engineering
10 0.13.28.2
104.94 mph
2 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#8
10 0.13.30.4
3 José Espírito Santo March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam Washer
#3
10 0.13.49.6
4 José Chateaubriand March 743 [19] - Ford ohc Holbay
#2 March Engineering
10 0.13.53.2
5 Bob Arnott (F3) 1.9-litre Modus M1 [001-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#14 Team Modus
10 0.13.56.4
6 Alex Dias Ribeiro GRD 374 [373 056-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#17 Hollywood International Racing Team
10 0.14.03.0
7 Derek Lawrence (F3) 1.6-litre Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#15 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
10 0.14.17.8
8 David Coombs (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Manta 71D - Renault R16S
#29
10 0.14.58.0
94.45 mph
9 Fergus Tait March 733 - Ford twin cam
#5 Delta Engineering
9 0.13.49.4
10 Alan Baillie (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Viking 74M - Ford pushrod
#34
9 0.13.56.6
11 John Broughton (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 - Ford pushrod Swindon
#20
9 0.14.07.2
12 Bill Heaton-Rudd (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Monoposto Special - Ford pushrod
#31
9 0.14.35.0
13 Ray Thomas (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Revoray Mk2 - Ford pushrod
#39
9 0.14.55.6
14 Brian Toft (Monoposto) ANCO - Ford
#38
8 0.13.36.8
15 Ron Livingstone (Monoposto) Lotus 41C - Ford
#25
7 0.13.54.6
R Barrie Maskell Dastle Mk10 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#11 Hesketh Dastle Racing
9 Engine
R Brian Jordan (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Nike - Ford pushrod
#30
9
R Marcos Moraes GRD 374 [089-F3?] - Ford ohc Holbay
#16 Team Brasil (see note 1)
7 Accident
R Bruce West (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford PME
#22
6
R Bryan Small (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Tecno - Ford Holbay
#32
2
R Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#4
1
DNS unknown (Monoposto) unknown
#19
Did not start
DNS Paul Maxwell (Monoposto) Brabham BT21 - Ford
#23
Did not start
DNS Victor Durman (Monoposto) Brabham BT23C [2] - Ford
#21 (see note 2)
Did not start
DNA Dick Parsons Ensign LNF3/74 [71.1] - Ford twin cam Emery
#9
Did not arrive
DNA Tony Broster (Monoposto) Lotus 35 - Ford
#26 Newbridge
Did not arrive
DNA Robin Strange (Monoposto) PVB 21/23 - Ford
#35
Did not arrive
DNA Andy Anderson (Monoposto) APAP - Ford
#36
Did not arrive
DNA Geoffrey Toms (Monoposto) Fubar T1 - Ford
#37
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Brian Henton (F3) 2-litre March 743 ["45"] - Ford ohc Holbay 1.27.0
2 Tony Rouff (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.30.0
3 Derek Lawrence (F3) 1.6-litre Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich 1.32.0
4 José Espírito Santo (F3) 2-litre March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam Washer 1.32.4
5 Barrie Maskell (F3) 2-litre Dastle Mk10 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.33.2
6 José Chateaubriand (F3) 2-litre March 743 [19] - Ford ohc Holbay 1.33.4
7 Marcos Moraes (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 [089-F3?] - Ford ohc Holbay 1.37.0
8 Bob Arnott (F3) 1.9-litre Modus M1 [001-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown 1.38.2
9 Nicholas von Preussen (F3) 2-litre March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown 1.40.2
10 Brian Jordan (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Nike - Ford pushrod 1.41.0
11 Fergus Tait (F3) 2-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam 1.41.2
12 Alex Dias Ribeiro (F3) 2-litre GRD 374 [373 056-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.42.4
13 David Coombs (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Manta 71D - Renault R16S 1.43.0
14 Bryan Small (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Tecno - Ford Holbay 1.46.0
15 Bill Heaton-Rudd (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Monoposto Special - Ford pushrod 1.50.8
16 Bruce West (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford PME 1.53.2
17 Brian Toft (Monoposto) ANCO - Ford 1.53.6
18 Alan Baillie (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Viking 74M - Ford pushrod 1.54.1
19 John Broughton (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 - Ford pushrod Swindon 1.55.4
20 Ron Livingstone (Monoposto) Lotus 41C - Ford 1.57.2
21 Paul Maxwell * (Monoposto) Brabham BT21 - Ford 1.59.8
22 Victor Durman * (Monoposto) Brabham BT23C [2] - Ford 2.00.4
23 Ray Thomas (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Revoray Mk2 - Ford pushrod 2.04.0
24 unknown * (Monoposto) unknown No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. GRD 374 [089-F3?] (Marcos Moraes): New to Team Brasil for Marcos Moraes to race in British F3 in 1974. Also raced by his elder brother Luis Correira Moraes after Marcos Moraes was injured while testing. The car was identified as 089-F3 during 1974. Sold for 1975 to Doug Bassett and continued in British F3, but identified now as 090-F3. Bassett reappeared briefly at the start of 1976 in this car. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Brabham BT23C [2] (Victor Durman): Early history unknown and possibly built for intended works team. Sold to Frank Lythgoe Racing in June 1968 for Peter Gethin to race in F2, replacing a Chevron B10. Reported to have gone to George Pitt in November 1968 but quickly found its way to John Whitmore and entered by Alan Mann Racing for Don Godden to drive in F2 in 1969, but his season was soon abandoned. Presumably the car advertised by Alan Mann Racing in 1970. Then unknown until raced by Maurice Ogier in sprints in 1972 when it had a Vegantune twin cam engine. Sold to Low Cost Racing at the end of 1972 and advertised by them in March 1973. Next seen when run by Vic Durman in Monosposto racing in 1974 and advertised from a London number at the end of that year. Advertised by Bobby Howlings' Cheshire Sports Cars in July 1976. To Dave Bishop (Suckley, Worcestershire) and raced in sprints later in 1976, and later in Monoposto in 1979 when it was loaned to Tim Cameron. Next seen when owned by Ian Webb of Northdown Racing (Ripley, Surrey) in 1982, and loaned to Mike Hartley for the Gates-Varley Monoposto Series. Then via Keith Norman (Slough, Berkshire) 1985, Hugo Studer (Berne, Switzerland) 1987, Sepp Mayer (Germany) 1997 and John Counsell (Lincoln, UK) 2005 to Andrew Fellowes (Benowa, Queensland, Australia) 2009. Sold by Fellowes to Gary Hancock April 2011 and raced by his son Damon from 2011 onwards

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.