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Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship Race

Silverstone, 26 May 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Stefan Johansson March 803B [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Project Four Racing
25 22m 56.77s
105.12 mph
2 Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 RMC Group
25 22m 57.87s
3 Rob Wilson Ralt RT3/80 [191] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31
25 23m 13.43s
4 Thierry Tassin Argo JM6 [042-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 Anglia Cars
25 23m 17.40s
5 Eddie Jordan March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Marlboro Team Ireland (see note 1)
25 23m 18.48s
6 Nigel Mansell March 803 [18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 March Racing Ltd
25 23m 18.74s
7 Mike Blanchet Lola T770/2 [T770 HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 SDC Buiilders
25 23m 20.41s
8 Brett Riley March 783/793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#18 David Price Racing
25 23m 22.72s
9 David Sears Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Rushen Green Racing
25 23m 25.08s
10 Peré (Pedro) Noguès Argo JM6 [038-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Real Automovil Club Catalunya
25 23m 35.67s
11 Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT3/80 [187] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#40 (see note 2)
25 23m 36.41s
12 Gerry Amato March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 Gerry Amato Racing (see note 3)
24
13 Tony Norton March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#23 PC Designs LTd (see note 4)
24
14 Phil Silverstone Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#41
24
R Roberto Guerrero Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Anglia Cars
22 Driveshaft
R Mike White March 803 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Autowindscreens with Gerard Racing
7 Collision with Acheson
R Rick Whyman Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24
7 Hit stalled White
R Mike O'Brien March 803 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 National Girobank
5 Spun, stalled
DNA John Village Ralt RT1/78 [115] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15
Did not arrive
DNA Terry Gray Ralt RT1/78 [139] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#47
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre March 803B [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.29s
2 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.42s
3 Mike White (F3) 2-litre March 803 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.62s
4 Roberto Guerrero (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.67s
5 Thierry Tassin (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [042-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.94s
6 Nigel Mansell (F3) 2-litre March 803 [18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.99s
7 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.99s
8 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [191] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 55.13s
9 Peré (Pedro) Noguès (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [038-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 55.18s
10 Mike O'Brien (F3) 2-litre March 803 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 55.19s
11 David Sears (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 55.20s
12 Mike Blanchet (F3) 2-litre Lola T770/2 [T770 HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 55.48s
13 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 783/793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 55.51s
14 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [187] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 56.12s
15 Rick Whyman (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 56.29s
16 Tony Norton (F3) 2-litre March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite 4 56.40s
17 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 57.82s
18 Gerry Amato (F3) 2-litre March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor no time

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. Ralt RT3/80 [187] (Wyatt Stanley): Sold to Wyatt Stanley 22 May 1980 and used in 1980 British series. To Roy Kennedy Racing ('ex Stanley' Autosport 2 Jul 1981 p4) for various rental drivers. Retained 1982.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Motoring News 29 May 1980 p15, Autosport 29 May 1980 p12