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Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship Race

Silverstone, 8 Jun 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 RMC Group
20 29m 16.75s
120.17 mph
2 Roberto Guerrero Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Anglia Cars
20 29m 18.96s
3 Stefan Johansson March 803B [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Project Four Racing
20 29m 26.96s
4 Thierry Tassin Argo JM6 [037-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 Anglia Cars
20 29m 29.65s
5 David Sears Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Rushen Green Racing
20 29m 31.14s
6 Eddie Jordan March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Marlboro Team Ireland (see note 1)
20 29m 37.65s
7 Mike Blanchet Lola T770/2 [T770 HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 SDC Buiilders
20 29m 47.90s
8 Rob Wilson Ralt RT3/80 [191] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31
20 30m 02.62s
9 Toshio Suzuki March 803 [18] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#12 March Racing Ltd
20 30m 05.81s
10 Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT3/80 [187] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#40 (see note 2)
20 30m 12.00s
11 Rick Whyman Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24
20 30m 37.02s
12 Tony Norton March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#23 PC Designs Ltd (see note 3)
19
13 Paul Hutson March 783/793 [783-23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19 T.H. Hutson Racing
19
14 Gerry Amato March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 Gerry Amato Racing (see note 4)
19
15 Phil Silverstone Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#41
19
R Mike White March 803B [803-2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Autowindscreens with Gerard Racing
11 Accident
R Terry Gray Ralt RT1/78 [139] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#47
2 Engine
R Mike O'Brien March 803 [10] - Chevrolet Vega Titan
#9 National Girobank
1 Brakes
DNA Brett Riley March 783/793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#18
Did not arrive
DNA John Village Ralt RT1/78 [115] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15
Did not arrive
DNA Peré (Pedro) Noguès Argo JM6 [038-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Real Automovil Club Catalunya
Did not arrive
DNA Alan Morgan Ring PB3 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#54
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 26.51s
2 Roberto Guerrero (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 26.51s
3 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre March 803B [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 26.90s
4 David Sears (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 27.15s
5 Thierry Tassin (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [037-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 27.62s
6 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 27.63s
7 Mike Blanchet (F3) 2-litre Lola T770/2 [T770 HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 27.71s
8 Mike White (F3) 2-litre March 803B [803-2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 27.80s
9 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [191] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 28.24s
10 Toshio Suzuki (F3) 2-litre March 803 [18] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 29.41s
11 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [187] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 29.46s
12 Mike O'Brien (F3) 2-litre March 803 [10] - Chevrolet Vega Titan 1m 30.07s
13 Terry Gray (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [139] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 30.59s
14 Rick Whyman (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 31.09s
15 Paul Hutson (F3) 2-litre March 783/793 [783-23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 33.50s
16 Tony Norton (F3) 2-litre March 773 [3] - Triumph Dolomite 4 1m 33.75s
17 Gerry Amato (F3) 2-litre March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 34.68s
18 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 35.62s

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 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.
  4. 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.

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 12 Jun 1980 p15