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Monaco Grand Prix Formula 3 Race

Monte Carlo, 26 May 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alain Prost Martini MK27 [001] - Renault 20TS Dudot
#7 Ecurie ELF
24 39m 08.32s
121.856 mph
2 Oscar Pedersoli March 783 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#52
24 39m 13.53s
3 Chico Serra March 793 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6 Sadia Racing Team
24 39m 20.00s
4 Piero Necchi March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#25 Euroracing
24 39m 21.13s
5 Guido Pardini Wolf-Dallara WD1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#40 Scuderia Emiliani
24 39m 38.15s
6 Luciano Pavesi Ralt RT1/77 [RT1/76-28] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#60 Pavesi Racing
24 39m 39.90s
7 Jean-Louis Schlesser March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8
24 39m 40.44s
8 Piercarlo Ghinzani March 793 [3] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#27 Euroracing SPA
24 39m 40.67s
9 Michael Bleekemolen Ralt RT1/78 [101] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#56 Roger Heavens Racing
24 39m 41.26s
10 Fernando Cazzaniga March 783 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#42 Scuderia del Longobardi
24 39m 50.99s
11 Nigel Mansell March 793 [2] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4
#35 Unipart Racing Team
24 39m 51.17s
12 Roberto Campominosi Ralt RT1/78 [124] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#26
24 40m 00.20s
R Andrea de Cesaris March 793 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#53 Marlboro Team Tiga
12
R Michele Alboreto March 793 [4] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#50 Euroracing SPA
7
R Stefan Johansson March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#21 Derek McMahon Racing
3
R Richard Dallest Martini MK27 [002] - Renault 20TS Dudot
#36 Ecurie ELF
1
R Arie Luyendijk Argo JM3 [028-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#18 Racing Team Holland
1
R Michael Korten March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#48 Klaus Zimmermann Racing Team
0
R Riccardo Paletti March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29
0
R Mauro Baldi Ralt RT1/78 [97] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#28
0
DNQ Roberto Guerrero Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#66 Roldan Autos Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Georg Bellof Ralt RT3/79 [168] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#45 Autozeitung Nachw.
Did not qualify
DNQ Jorge Caton Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#48 Equipo Nacional Espanol
Did not qualify
DNQ Jo Gartner Martini MK27 [004] - Renault 20TS Schrick
#4 Jim Beam Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Eddie Jordan March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#43 Marlboro Racing with Derek McMahon
Did not qualify
DNQ Alain Hubert Lola T770 [HU2] - Renault
#64 Kores Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Gianluca Messini Chevron B43 [43.78.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 Trivellato Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Mike Thackwell March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 March Engineering
Did not qualify
DNQ Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 The RMC Group
Did not qualify
DNQ John Bright March 773 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#34 Gerard Racing (see note 1)
Did not qualify
DNQ Bruno Eichmann March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#59 Lista Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Helmut Henzler March 793 [8] - VW  
#1 Volkswagen Motorsport
Did not qualify
DNQ Hans-Georg Bürger Ralt RT1/77 [49] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Bertram Schafer Racing, Bitburg.
Did not qualify
DNQ Brett Riley March 793 [15] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4
#17 Unipart Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Jean-Pierre Malcher Martini MK21B [03] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38
Did not qualify
DNQ Philippe Alliot Lola T770 [HU2] - Renault
#63 Kores Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Philippe Streiff Martini MK27 [003] - Renault 20TS Dudot
#37 Ecurie Motul Nogaro
Did not qualify
DNQ Alfredo Ruggeri March 783 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#41 Astra Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Jochen Dauer Chevron B43 [43.78.15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 EBG Freizeit Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Trevor Templeton Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#44 A.W. Brown Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd Ralt RT1/78 [126] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#22 Strike Ten Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Damon Metrebian Martini MK21B [01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15 Ecurie ELF
Did not qualify
DNQ Thierry Boutsen March 793 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32 Roger Heavens Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Bengt Trägårdh Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#20 Meltonia
Did not qualify
DNQ David Leslie Ehrlich RP4 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
Did not qualify
DNQ Philippe Colonna Ralt RT1/78 [130] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#65 Promotor [ex Luyendijk RTH car from 1978]
Did not qualify
DNQ Bernard Devaney Chevron B47B [47.79.08] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 Derek McMahon Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Marcello Cipriani Ralt RT1/77 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31
Did not qualify
DNQ Fredy Schnarwiler March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24 Formel Rennsport Club
Did not qualify
DNQ Bernard Perroy Duqueine VG3 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#62 Ecurie Montesanto
Did not qualify
DNQ Manuel Tolama Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#67
Did not qualify
DNQ Jürg Lienhard March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#23 Lista Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Massimo Ciccozzi Chevron B43 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#51
Did not qualify
DNQ Fredy Eschenmoser Lola T670 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#58 Bose HiFi Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Phil Silverstone Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Welwyn Discount Tyres
Did not qualify
DNA Pierre Dieudonné Chevron B47 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 KWS Motorsport
Did not arrive
DNA Serge Saulnier Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 Roy Kennedy Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT1/78 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10
Did not arrive
DNA Huub Rothengatter Chevron B38 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19 Alan Docking Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Carlo Rossi Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#39
Did not arrive
DNA John Nielsen Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#47 Vojens Boligcenter
Did not arrive
DNA Siegfried Stohr Chevron B47 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#49 Trivellato Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Massimo Valentini Wolf-Dallara WD1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#54 Scuderia Emiliani
Did not arrive
DNA Rob Wilson Ralt RT1/78 [98] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#55 International Computers
Did not arrive
DNA Anders Olofsson Ralt RT1/77 [56] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#57 (see note 2)
Did not arrive
DNA Enrico Uncini Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#61 Marlboro Valtellina Team
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Alain Prost (F3) 2-litre Martini MK27 [001] - Renault 20TS Dudot 1.36.55
2 Oscar Pedersoli (F3) 2-litre March 783 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.36.67
3 Luciano Pavesi (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [RT1/76-28] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.36.96
4 Michele Alboreto (F3) 2-litre March 793 [4] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.36.98
5 Michael Bleekemolen (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [101] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.37.04
6 Piercarlo Ghinzani (F3) 2-litre March 793 [3] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.37.08
7 Guido Pardini (F3) 2-litre Wolf-Dallara WD1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.37.17
8 Richard Dallest (F3) 2-litre Martini MK27 [002] - Renault 20TS Dudot 1.37.31
9 Piero Necchi (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.37.41
10 Chico Serra (F3) 2-litre March 793 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.37.53
11 Jean-Louis Schlesser (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.37.58
12 Arie Luyendijk (F3) 2-litre Argo JM3 [028-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.37.78
13 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.37.93
14 Andrea de Cesaris (F3) 2-litre March 793 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.37.97
15 Michael Korten (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.02
16 Riccardo Paletti (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.06
17 Mauro Baldi (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [97] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.07
18 Fernando Cazzaniga (F3) 2-litre March 783 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.08
19 Roberto Campominosi (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [124] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1.38.12
20 Nigel Mansell (F3) 2-litre March 793 [2] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4 1.38.13
21 Roberto Guerrero * (F3) 2-litre Argo JM3 [021-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.16
22 Georg Bellof * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/79 [168] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.40
23 Jorge Caton * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [57] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.40
24 Jo Gartner * (F3) 2-litre Martini MK27 [004] - Renault 20TS Schrick 1.38.48
25 Eddie Jordan * (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.51
26 Alain Hubert * (F3) 2-litre Lola T770 [HU2] - Renault 1.38.53
27 Gianluca Messini * (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 [43.78.02] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.66
28 Mike Thackwell * (F3) 2-litre March 793 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.67
29 Kenneth Acheson * (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.82
30 John Bright * (F3) 2-litre March 773 [U1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.83
31 Bruno Eichmann * (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.38.95
32 Helmut Henzler * (F3) 2-litre March 793 [8] - VW   1.38.98
33 Hans-Georg Bürger * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [49] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.03
34 Brett Riley * (F3) 2-litre March 793 [15] - Triumph Dolomite Holbay 4 1.39.14
35 Jean-Pierre Malcher * (F3) 2-litre Martini MK21B [03] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.21
36 Philippe Alliot * (F3) 2-litre Lola T770 [HU2] - Renault 1.39.21
37 Philippe Streiff * (F3) 2-litre Martini MK27 [003] - Renault 20TS Dudot 1.39.34
38 Alfredo Ruggeri * (F3) 2-litre March 783 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.34
39 Jochen Dauer * (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 [43.78.15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.43
40 Trevor Templeton * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [116] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.48
41 Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [126] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.50
42 Damon Metrebian * (F3) 2-litre Martini MK21B [01] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.53
43 Thierry Boutsen * (F3) 2-litre March 793 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.39.70
44 Bengt Trägårdh * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.40.03
45 David Leslie * (F3) 2-litre Ehrlich RP4 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.40.47
46 Philippe Colonna * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [130] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.40.71
47 Bernard Devaney * (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47B [47.79.08] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.41.00
48 Marcello Cipriani * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.41.49
49 Fredy Schnarwiler * (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.41.51.
50 Bernard Perroy * (F3) 2-litre Duqueine VG3 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.41.53
51 Manuel Tolama * (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.43.02
52 Jürg Lienhard * (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.43.45
53 Massimo Ciccozzi * (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.44.65
54 Fredy Eschenmoser * (F3) 2-litre Lola T670 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.47.12
55 Phil Silverstone * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [54] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.53.02
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 773 [U1] (John Bright): March works records show this as Mario Ferraris' works car for 1977 built on tub AM773-14 and rebuilt after Ferraris' Monaco accident on tub AM773-65. Sold in March 1978 to Neasrader Film Production for Richard Morgan according to the works records. Motoring News 30 Mar 1978 p11 says that Morgan's car is ex King, but we know from reports and the works records that King's main car was 773-U2. However, that car was damaged in the 1977 season and it is possible that King used 773-U1 after its rebuild as Ferraris' damaged wrist took longer to recover than the car did. Sold to John Bright in 1979 to replace his wrecked 773-13 and its identity eventually perhaps blurred with that car in a rebuild after a heavy accident.
  2. Ralt RT1/77 [56] (Anders Olofsson): New to Anders Olofsson for 1977 according to Ralt records, and raced by him in European and Swedish F3 with backing from Puss o Kram Jeans. Retained by Olofsson for 1978, now as Strike Up Racing Team. To Pomeroy Racing Team for 1979, when it was raced by Olofsson and by Björn Ohlsson. Raced by Hans Edvinsson in 1980.

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.