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Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship Race

Thruxton, 11 Mar 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Andrea de Cesaris March 793 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 Marlboro Team Tiga
15 0.20.41.99
102.44 mph
2 Nigel Mansell March 793 [2] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#15 Unipart Racing Team
15 0.20.48.40
3 Chico Serra March 793 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#13 Sadia Racing with Project Four
15 0.20.52.56
4 Mike Thackwell March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#17 March Racing Ltd
15 0.20.52.95
5 Brett Riley March 783 [11] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#14 Unipart Racing Team
15 0.21.03.12
6 Stefan Johansson Chevron B47 [47.79.08] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Derek McMahon Racing with Chevron Cars
15 0.21.03.74
7 Michael Roe Chevron B47 [47.79.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 David Clark Team Riva Watches
15 0.21.04.60
8 Bernard Devaney Chevron B47 [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Derek McMahon Racing with Chevron Cars
15 0.21.08.68
9 Barry Green Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6
15 0.21.12.84
10 Eddie Jordan Chevron B47 [47.79.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Derek McMahon Racing with Chevron Cars
15 0.21.16.02
11 Roberto Guerrero Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#45 Anglia Cars Ltd
15 0.21.18.56
12 Rob Wilson Ralt RT1/78 [98] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29 ICL
15 0.21.23.39
13 Placido Inglesias Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 Team Perdigao
15 0.21.28.48
14 Trevor Templeton Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 A.W. Brown Racing with Malcolm Templeton
15 0.21.54.04
15 Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32
14
R Kenneth Acheson Ralt RT1/77 [86] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 RMC Group
12 Accident
R Mike White Ralt RT1/76 [17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#35 Delta Race Cars
10
R John Bright March 773 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Gerard Racing (see note 1)
2 Loose nose cone
R Phil Silverstone Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Welwyn Discount Tyres and Exhaust Centre
0
DNA Peré (Pedro) Noguès Ralt RT1/78 [115] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#34 Jim Russell Racing Drivers School
Did not arrive
DNA Jorge Caton Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36 Equipo Nacional Español
Did not arrive
DNA Fermin Veléz Ralt RT1/77 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#37 Equipo Nacional Español
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Andrea de Cesaris (F3) 2-litre March 793 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.21.39
2 Chico Serra (F3) 2-litre March 793 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.21.58
3 Nigel Mansell (F3) 2-litre March 793 [2] - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.21.63
4 Mike Thackwell (F3) 2-litre March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.21.81
5 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.08] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.42
6 Michael Roe (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.44
7 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [86] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.59
8 Bernard Devaney (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.22.61
9 Roberto Guerrero (F3) 2-litre Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.23.21
10 Barry Green (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.23.24
11 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 783 [11] - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.23.33
12 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [98] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.23.36
13 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.23.41
14 Placido Inglesias (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.23.52
15 John Bright (F3) 2-litre March 773 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.23.52
16 Trevor Templeton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.23.73
17 Mike White (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.24.12
18 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.28.98
19 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.31.26

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 773 [13] (John Bright): Shown in March records as a works car finished February 1977, on tub AM773-28 for Ayron Cornelson Filho. Also used by David Kennedy in 1977. Sold to John Bright in March 1978 to cover for his damaged Wheatcroft. Damaged badly by Bright and rebuilt on new tub in August. Retained by Bright in 1979 until wrecked at Snetterton.

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.