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Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship Race

Brands Hatch, 29 Jun 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Roberto Guerrero Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Anglia Cars
20 15m 10.80s
95.15 mph
2 Thierry Tassin Argo JM6 [042-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 Anglia Cars
20 15m 11.03s
3 Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 RMC Group-Murray Taylor Racing
20 15m 12.40s
4 Mike White March 803B [803-2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Autowindscreens with Gerard Racing
20 15m 13.92s
5 Stefan Johansson March 803B [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Project Four Racing
20 15m 14.35s
6 Brett Riley March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#18
20 15m 14.47s
7 Rob Wilson Ralt RT3/80 [191] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 SW Racing
20 15m 15.64s
8 David Sears Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Rushen Green Racing
20 15m 21.98s
9 Eddie Jordan March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Marlboro Team Ireland
20 15m 24.20s
10 Toshio Suzuki March 803B [803-18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 March Racing Ltd
20 15m 25.85s
11 Mike O'Brien March 803B [803-10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 National Girobank
19
12 Paul Hutson March 783/793 [783-23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19 T.H. Hutson Racing
19
13 Tony Norton March 773/783 [773-5] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#23 PC Designs LTd
19
14 Gerry Amato March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 (see note 1)
19
R Phil Silverstone Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#41
10
DNS Peré (Pedro) Noguès Argo JM6 [038-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Real Automovil Club Catalunya
Did not start
(Accident)
DNS Wil Arif March 773 [T1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#64
Did not start
(Head gasket)
DNA John Village Ralt RT1/78 [115] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Shaw Pilbeam MP45 [1] - Toyota 2T-G
#32
Did not arrive
DNA Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT3/80 [187] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#40 (see note 2)
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 Roberto Guerrero (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 44.75s
2 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 44.87s
3 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre March 803B [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 44.93s
4 David Sears (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 44.94s
5 Mike White (F3) 2-litre March 803B [803-2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 44.96s
6 Thierry Tassin (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [042-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 44.97s
7 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [191] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 45.01s
8 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 45.22s
9 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 45.55s
10 Toshio Suzuki (F3) 2-litre March 803B [803-18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 45.60s
11 Mike O'Brien (F3) 2-litre March 803B [803-10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 45.86s
12 Peré (Pedro) Noguès * (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [038-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 45.91s
13 Tony Norton (F3) 2-litre March 773/783 [773-5] - Triumph Dolomite 4 46.84s
14 Wil Arif * (F3) 2-litre March 773 [T1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 46.95s
15 Gerry Amato (F3) 2-litre March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 47.38s
16 Paul Hutson (F3) 2-litre March 783/793 [783-23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 47.68s
17 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 48.63s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  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.

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 3 Jul 1980 p14