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Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship Race

Brands Hatch, 1 May 1977

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Stephen South March 763 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19 Team BP (see note 1)
20 0.14.01.9
77.21 mph
2 Derek Warwick Chevron B38 [38.77.05] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6 Warwick Trailers (see note 2)
20 0.14.06.2
3 Geoff Lees Chevron B38 [38.77.09] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Chevron Racing Team
20 0.14.07.0
4 Eje Elgh Chevron B38 [38.77.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Chevron Racing Team (see note 3)
20 0.14.07.4
5 Derek Daly Chevron B38 [38.77.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Derek McMahon Racing (see note 4)
20 0.14.17.8
6 Brett Riley March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#21 AFMP Euroracing
20 0.14.20.8
7 Ian Taylor March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4
#30 Unipart Racing Team (see note 5)
20 0.14.23.0
8 Ian Grob Chevron B38 [38.77.19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Docking Racing (see note 6)
20 0.14.27.4
9 Tiff Needell March 773 [763-9] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4
#31 Unipart Racing Team (see note 7)
20 0.14.28.8
10 John Bright Wheatcroft R18 [004] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#51
20 0.14.34.0
11 Juan Villaceros Ralt RT1/77 [58] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#65 Equipo Nacional Español
20 0.14.34.2
12 Chris Farrell Chevron B38 [38.77.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5
20 0.14.36.2
R Luis Canomanuel Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#64 Equipo Nacional Español
0
R Mario Pati March 773 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#22 AFMP Euroracing (see note 8)
0
UNK Jan Lammers Hawke DL18 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36 Hawke Racing Cars

UNK Geoff Brabham Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Brabham Racing Organisation
(see note 9)

UNK Giordano Regazzoni March 753 [U22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#60 Docking Racing (see note 10)

UNK Ian Flux Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10 Ockley Team Racing

UNK Paul Bernasconi Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12

UNK Patrick Gaillard Chevron B38 [37.77.21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor

DNQH Don Farthing Ralt RT1/76 [18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#66
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Richard Jones March 753 [743-24] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#18
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Phil Silverstone Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Les Duncan March 753 [9] - Ford twin cam
#20 Nucan Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Wyatt Stanley March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32 (see note 11)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Barrie Maskell Dastle Mk12 - Ford twin cam Holt
#41
Did not qualify from heats
DNA Ivor Jones March 743 [U10] - Ford twin cam
#17 British Island Airways
Did not arrive
DNA Geoff Smailes March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#25
Did not arrive
DNA Brian Ireland March 773 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#26
Did not arrive
DNA Gary Anderson Anson SA2 - Triumph Dolomite 4
#48 Anson Cars
Did not arrive
DNA Bill Burley GRD 374 - Triumph Dolomite 4
#49
Did not arrive
DNA Rad Dougall Technik TT773 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#52 The Toleman Group
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Ashley Lola T570 [HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#54 Lola Cars
Did not arrive
DNA Pierre Dieudonné Ehrlich ES6 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#56 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
Did not arrive
DNA Philippe Colonna Chevron B38 [38.77.24] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#59 Docking Racing (see note 12)
Did not arrive
DNA Andrew Miedecke March 763 ["M763-14"] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#61
Did not arrive
DNA John Stokes Chevron B38 [38.77.25] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#62 Bogarts Racing (see note 13)
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Derek Daly100.07.46.692.86 mph
2Patrick Gaillard100.08.00.2
3Chris Farrell100.08.03.0
4Mario Pati100.08.04.2
5Don Farthing
6Richard Jones
7Phil Silverstone
8Les Duncan
Wyatt Stanley
Barrie MaskellCollision with Pati
Qualifying
1 Geoff Lees (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.09] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.45.6
2 Derek Warwick (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.05] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.45.6
3 Eje Elgh (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.46.0
4 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 773 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.46.2
5 Paul Bernasconi (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.46.4
6 Ian Taylor (F3) 2-litre March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4 0.46.4
7 Stephen South (F3) 2-litre March 763 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.46.4
8 Juan Villaceros (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [58] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.46.6
9 Jan Lammers (F3) 2-litre Hawke DL18 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
10 Luis Canomanuel (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.46.8
11 Giordano Regazzoni (F3) 2-litre March 753 [U22] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.46.8
12 Geoff Brabham (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [29] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
13 Ian Grob (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.47.0
14 Ian Flux (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.47.0
15 John Bright (F3) 2-litre Wheatcroft R18 [004] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.47.0
16 Tiff Needell (F3) 2-litre March 773 [763-9] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4 0.47.0
17 Derek Daly (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
18 Patrick Gaillard (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [37.77.21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
19 Chris Farrell (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
19 Barrie Maskell (F3) 2-litre Dastle Mk12 - Ford twin cam Holt
20 Mario Pati (F3) 2-litre March 773 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
22 Richard Jones (F3) 2-litre March 753 [743-24] - Triumph Dolomite 4
23 Don Farthing (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
24 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
25 Les Duncan (F3) 2-litre March 753 [9] - Ford twin cam
26 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre March 753 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Chevron B38 [38.77.05] (Derek Warwick): Chassis number given by source with access to Chevron build records for the 1977 Warwick Trailers car entered for Derek Warwick. Rented to Toleman in late 1977 for Rad Dougall after Derek Daly wrecked Toleman’s original car in testing. Autosport 9 Mar 1978 p41 describes the car of Ken Silverstone as ‘ex Warwick’. However, by this time Ken Silverstone also owned a Ralt and there are a number of occasions in 1978 when one car is given in the entry list and the other one appeared. As Silverstone was running near the back of the field which car he used is not always mentioned.
  3. Chevron B38 [38.77.10] (Eje Elgh): Chevron build record says the 1977 works car of Eje Elgh. Sold to Derek Lawrence and fitted with a Chevrolet Vega engine for the 1978 F3 season. To Lynn Whitehead for hillclimbs? David Waterhouse [‘ex Lawrence’] by 1986 and chassis number noted by Jeremy Jackson in 1988.
  4. Chevron B38 [38.77.07] (Derek Daly): The 1977 Derek McMahon car entered for Derek Daly. Used throughout 1977, with a number of rebuilds, including one new tub at least. Motoring News 9 Mar 1978 p8 says that the car used by Steve Malins at Silverstone 5 March 1978 is ex Daly. Wrecked by Malins in testing and replaced with a new B43 . According to Autosport 2 Nov 1978 p23, rebuilt and sold to Rob Moores who ran it later in the season. Moores was still using this car in F4 in 1982.
  5. 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.
  6. Chevron B38 [38.77.19] (Ian Grob): Chevron build records show as a 1977 Docking Racing car entered for KVG Racing (Ian Grob). Retained in 1978. As Bullman and latterly Colonna use Colonna’s 1977 car in 1978, it is presumed that this was the car rented to Huub Rothengatter at the end of the season when Colonna also appears.
  7. 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.
  8. March 773 [10] (Mario Pati): 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.
  9. 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.
  10. March 753 [U22] (Giordano Regazzoni): According to the March build records constructed in 1975 from discarded parts of works cars 753-U1 and 763-U1 for Giordano ‘Dodo’ Regazzoni. Probably used by the works drivers Nilsson and Ribeiro at Cadwell Park and the British GP support race in July 1975, with this car built as temporary replacement for Nilsson’s 753-U1 rolled at the Monza Lotteria in late June. Retained by Regazzoni into 1978. Motoring News 16 Mar 1978 p7 comments that Regazzoni is still using last year’s car.
  11. March 753 [14] (Wyatt Stanley): Originally a car belonging to the B&O team in 1975, when used by Pierre Dieudonné. Chassis number for this car and its sister, driven by Hervé Regout, observed by AF at Oulton Park 4 October 1975. Sold to Ken Silverstone for the 1976 season [Autosport 2 Sep 1976 p33 says his car is ‘ex Dieudonné.) To Wyatt Stanley in mid 1977 and retained by him for the 1978 season.
  12. Chevron B38 [38.77.24] (Philippe Colonna): Chassis number given by source with access to Chevron build records for the 1977 Docking Racing car entered for Philippe Colonna. (The team’s other car was chassis 19 for Ian Grob which was also retained and run later in the season for Rothengatter.) Retained by Docking in 1978 and run for Philip Bullman: Autosport 16 Mar 1978 p3 says Bullman uses Colonna’s 1977 car. Colonna returned to the car for a one-off race, see Autosport 25 May 1978 p8, and then used the car more regularly at the end of the season.
  13. Chevron B38 [38.77.25] (John Stokes): Chassis number given by source with access to Chevron build records for the 1977 car of John Stokes; the car is for sale at the end of 1977 with chassis number 26 given in the advert. One or the other is a misprint… Not sold and retained in 1978.

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.