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Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship Race

Brands Hatch, 30 Mar 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brett Riley March 783/793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#18 Dave Price Racing
20 15m 08.46s
2 Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 RMC Group [Murray Taylor Racing]
20 15m 09.40s
3 Stefan Johansson March 803 [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Project Four Racing
20 15m 10.19s
4 Nigel Mansell March 803 [18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 March Racing Ltd
20 15m 10.64s
5 David Sears Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Rushen Green Racing
20 15m 15.15s
6 Roberto Guerrero Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Anglia Cars
20 15m 17.92s
7 Thierry Tassin Argo JM6 [042-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 Anglia Cars
20 15m 23.51s
8 Peré (Pedro) Noguès Argo JM6 [038-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Real Automovil Club Catalunya
20 15m 23.91s
9 Bernard Devaney March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Derek McMahon Racing
20 15m 24.52s
10 Eddie Jordan March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Marlboro Team Ireland (see note 1)
20 15m 28.00s
11 Mike O'Brien March 803 [10] - Chevrolet Vega Titan
#9 National Girobank
20 15m 30.66s
12 Gerry Amato March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 Gerry Amato Racing (see note 2)
20 15m 43.22s
R Mike White March 803 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Autowindscreens with Gerard Racing
14 Oil pressure
R Terry Gray Ralt RT1/78 [139] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#47
13
R Mike Blanchet Lola T770/2 [T770 HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 SDC Buiilders
11 Engine
R Rick Whyman Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24
2
R Phil Silverstone Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#41
1
DNA John Village Ralt RT1/78 [115] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15
Did not arrive
DNA Tony Norton March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#23 (see note 3)
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Shaw Pilbeam MP45 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre March 803 [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 44.47s
2 Thierry Tassin (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [042-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 44.58s
3 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 783/793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 44.63s
4 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 44.64s
5 David Sears (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 44.73s
6 Nigel Mansell (F3) 2-litre March 803 [18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 44.78s
7 Roberto Guerrero (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 44.96s
8 Mike White (F3) 2-litre March 803 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 45.04s
9 Mike Blanchet (F3) 2-litre Lola T770/2 [T770 HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 45.06s
10 Peré (Pedro) Noguès (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [038-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 45.07s
11 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 45.11s
12 Bernard Devaney (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 45.15s
13 Mike O'Brien (F3) 2-litre March 803 [10] - Chevrolet Vega Titan 45.37s
14 Terry Gray (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [139] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 46.04s
15 Rick Whyman (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 46.07s
16 Gerry Amato (F3) 2-litre March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 46.98s
17 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 48.16s

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 803 [16] (Eddie Jordan): Sold to Eddie Jordan 18 Jan 1980. Used in first part of 1980 season, then rented out, and for sale with chassis number (Autosport 5 Feb 1981 p47). To Roger Cowman (Belper, Derbyshire) for Ian Shaw then subsequently to Tony Norton. Retained 1982.
  2. March 793 [783-5] (Gerry Amato): Shown in March records for 1978 as delivered to Daniel Herregods, 19 January 1978, colour yellow with tub 78M25. To Rob Wilson in 1979 to replace his tiring Ralt RT1 and updated to 1979 specification. Autosport notes ‘ex Herregods’ and chassis number noted by F1R at Snetterton in August 1979. Sold to Gerry Amato for 1980 season, Autosport notes his car as ‘ex Wilson 1979’. Retained by Amato until 1982 then sold to Greg and Tim Atkinson.
  3. March 773 [3] (Tony Norton): 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.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 3 Apr 1980 p31, Motoring News 3 Apr 1980 p14