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Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship Race

Silverstone, 25 Mar 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Nigel Mansell March 783/793 - Triumph Dolomite 4
#15 Unipart Racing Team
20 0.33.08.84
106.14 mph
2 Brett Riley March 783 [11] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#14 Unipart Racing Team
20 0.33.10.92
3 Andrea de Cesaris March 793 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 Marlboro Team Tiga
20 0.33.14.5
4 Chico Serra March 793 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#13 Sadia Racing with Project Four
20 0.33.28.67
5 Jorge Caton Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36 Equipo Nacional Español
20 0.33.29.81
6 Kenneth Acheson Ralt RT1/77 [86] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 The RMC Group
20 0.33.36.76
7 Eddie Jordan Chevron B47 [47.79.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Marlboro Racing with McMahon
20 0.33.57.70
8 Rob Wilson Ralt RT1/78 [98] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29
20 0.34.12.37
9 John Bright March 773 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Gerard Racing (see note 1)
20 0.34.19.78
10 Mike Thackwell March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#17 March Racing Ltd
19
R Stefan Johansson Chevron B47 [47.79.08] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Derek McMahon Racing with Chevron Cars
Accident
R Michael Roe Chevron B47 [47.79.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 David Clark Team Riva Watches

R Bernard Devaney Chevron B47 [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Derek McMahon Racing with Chevron Cars
Accident
UNK Trevor Templeton Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 A.W. Brown Racing with Malcolm Templeton

UNK Placido Inglesias Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 Team Perdigao

UNK Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32

UNK Ken Eady March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#18 R.H.Coachworks (see note 2)

UNK Phil Silverstone Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Welwyn Discount Tyres and Exhaust Centres

DNSC Roberto Guerrero Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#45 Roldan Autos with Anglia Cars Ltd
Did not start (crashed)
DNA Barry Green Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6
Did not arrive
DNA Quirin Bovy Chevron B43 [43.78.05] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7
Did not arrive
DNA Peré (Pedro) Noguès Ralt RT1/78 [115] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#34
Did not arrive
DNA Fermin Veléz Ralt RT1/77 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#37 Equipo Nacional Español
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Blanchet Lola T770 - Chevrolet Vega Titan
#51
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Chico Serra (F3) 2-litre March 793 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.27.98
2 Mike Thackwell (F3) 2-litre March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.28.27
3 Nigel Mansell (F3) 2-litre March 783/793 - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.28.35
4 Andrea de Cesaris (F3) 2-litre March 793 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.28.53
5 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 783 [11] - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.28.59
6 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.08] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.29.08
7 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [86] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.29.11
8 John Bright (F3) 2-litre March 773 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.29.63
9 Michael Roe (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.29.84
10 Trevor Templeton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.29.96
11 Bernard Devaney (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.30.11
12 Jorge Caton (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.30.17
13 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [98] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.30.26
14 Roberto Guerrero * (F3) 2-litre Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.30.55
15 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47 [47.79.10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.30.93
16 Placido Inglesias (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [131] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.31.43
17 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.33.19
18 Ken Eady (F3) 2-litre March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite 4 1.35.61
19 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.78
 
* Did not start

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.
  2. March 773 [3] (Ken Eady): 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.

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.