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Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship Race

Brands Hatch, 13 Jul 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 RMC Group-Murray Taylor Racing
20 29m 21.77s
102.15 mph
2 Stefan Johansson March 803B [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Project Four Racing
29m 24.47s
3 Brett Riley March 803B - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#18 Gomm Metal/Dave Price Racing
29m 27.52s
4 Roberto Guerrero Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Anglia Cars
29m 29.24s
5 Thierry Tassin Argo JM6 [042-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 Anglia Cars
29m 30.09s
6 Rob Wilson Ralt RT3/80 [191] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 SW Racing
29m 32.29s
7 Mike Blanchet Lola T770/3 [T770 HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#30 SDC Buiilders
29m 43.83s
8 Mike O'Brien March 803B [803-10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 National Girobank
29m 51.18s
9 Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd March 793 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#62 Roger Heavens Racing
29m 51.38s
10 Peter Morgan March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Eddie Jordan (see note 1)
30m 12.55s
11 Ian Flux Ehrlich RP4 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38 Dr J. Ehrlich
30m 4.889s
12 John Village Ralt RT1/78 [115] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15
30m 26.40s
13 Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT3/80 [187] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#40 (see note 2)
30m 30.32s
14 Ian Shaw Pilbeam MP45 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32
30m 31.27s
15 Toshio Suzuki March 803B [803-18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12
30m 38.49s
16 Rick Whyman Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24
30m 39.00s
17 Tomas Kaiser Ralt RT1/76 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#61 Bella Fritio
30m 51.09s
18 Tony Norton March 773/783 [773-3] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#23 PC Designs Ltd (see note 3)
19
19 Wil Arif March 773 [T1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#64
19
20 Gerry Amato Chevron B47B - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14
17
R Paul Hutson March 783/793 [783-23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19 T.H. Hutson Racing
13 Oil leak
R David Sears Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Rushen Green Racing
9 Accident
R Mike White March 803B [803-2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Autowindscreens with Gerard Racing
9 Gave up
R Terry Gray Ralt RT1/78 [139] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#47
7 Gearbox
R Phil Silverstone Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#41
5 Brakes
R Eddie Jordan March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Marlboro Team Ireland (see note 4)
0 Accident
DNS Tommy Byrne Ralt RT3/80 [183] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6 (see note 5)
Did not start
(Accident damage)
DNS Leo Andersson Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#63
Did not start
T/C Eddie Jordan March 793 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Marlboro Team Ireland
(Crashed in practice)
DNA Fred Krab March 803 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29 Racing Team Holland
Did not arrive
DNA John Bright Pilbeam MP45 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#50 Pilbeam Racing Designs
Did not arrive
DNA Alan Morgan Ring - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#54
Did not arrive
DNA Paul Morton Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#65
Did not arrive
DNA Trevor Templeton March - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#66 Peter Fairweather
Did not arrive
DNA Paul Howarth Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#67 Rick Whyman Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Kurt Thiim Chevron B43 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#71 Jac Nelleman
Did not arrive
DNA Richard Morgan Martini - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#72
Did not arrive
DNA Laurence Jacobsen Ehrlich RP4 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#39 Dr J. Ehrlich
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 803B - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 26.238s
2 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre March 803B [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 26.272s
3 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 26.289s
4 Roberto Guerrero (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 26.319s
5 Mike White (F3) 2-litre March 803B [803-2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 26.338s
6 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [191] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 26.357s
7 David Sears (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 26.372s
8 Thierry Tassin (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [042-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 26.394s
9 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 26.745s
10 Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd (F3) 2-litre March 793 [19] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 26.828s
11 Mike Blanchet (F3) 2-litre Lola T770/3 [T770 HU1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 26.969s
12 Mike O'Brien (F3) 2-litre March 803B [803-10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 27.577s
13 Terry Gray (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [139] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 28.254s
14 Ian Flux (F3) 2-litre Ehrlich RP4 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 28.288s
15 Toshio Suzuki (F3) 2-litre March 803B [803-18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 28.872s
16 Ian Shaw (F3) 2-litre Pilbeam MP45 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 29.092s
17 John Village (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [115] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 29.155s
18 Tommy Byrne * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [183] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 29.201s
19 Peter Morgan (F3) 2-litre March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 29.611s
20 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [187] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 29.654s
21 Tomas Kaiser (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 30.071s
22 Rick Whyman (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 30.627s
23 Tony Norton (F3) 2-litre March 773/783 [773-3] - Triumph Dolomite 4 1m 30.700s
24 Leo Andersson * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 32.005s
25 Wil Arif (F3) 2-litre March 773 [T1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 32.028s
26 Gerry Amato (F3) 2-litre Chevron B47B - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 32.771s
27 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 34.724s
28 Paul Hutson (F3) 2-litre March 783/793 [783-23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.150s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 803 [16] (Peter Morgan): 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 773/783 [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] (Eddie Jordan): 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.
  5. Ralt RT3/80 [183] (Tommy Byrne): A works car finished July 1980 for Tommy Byrne to run at British GP support race. Sold to Tiga for Daniele Albertin to run. Used by James Weaver in 1981 and then sold to Mike O'Brien. To Tony Trevor for 1982 (Autosport 18 Feb 1982 p7; Motoring News 11 Mar 1982 p14 'ex O'Brien, Weaver') badly damaged at Thruxton in April and probably scrapped. Trevor only reappears at Silverstone 27 June in what Autosport (1 Jul 1982 p8) calls 'a replacement built up from a pile of bits, most bought from Dave Scott's team who had built up a new car during the close season'. These bits may, themselves, have come from the remains of RT3/192 which Scott may have destroyed in testing in 1980, plus surplus parts from RT3/250. We should presume that 183 ceases to exist after April 1980 unless observation of the plate can be found on Trevor's late 1982 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 17 Jul 1980 pp35-36, Motoring News 17 Jul 1980 p16