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Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship Race

Oulton Park, 20 Jul 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Roberto Guerrero Argo JM6 [039-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Anglia Cars
20 19m 54.13s
99.73 mph
2 Stefan Johansson March 803B [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Project Four Racing
20 19m 54.19s
3 Rob Wilson Ralt RT3/80 [191] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31 SW Racing
20 19m 57.50s
4 Mike White March 803B [803-2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11 Autowindscreens with Gerard Racing
20 20m 03.12s
5 Thierry Tassin Argo JM6 [042-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5 Anglia Cars
20 20m 03.29s
6 David Sears Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Rushen Green Racing
20 20m 08.09s
7 Brett Riley March 803B - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#18
20 20m 16.79s
8 Mike O'Brien March 803B [803-10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 National Girobank
20 20m 23.62s
9 Eddie Jordan March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Marlboro Team Ireland (see note 1)
20 20m 24.61s
10 Toshio Suzuki March 803B [803-18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12
20 20m 26.28s
11 Wyatt Stanley Ralt RT3/80 [187] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#40 (see note 2)
20 20m 37.97s
12 John Village Ralt RT1/78 [115] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15
20 20m 38.43s
13 Rick Whyman Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24
20 20m 39.28s
R Phil Silverstone Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#41
4 Engine
R Kenneth Acheson March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 RMC Group-Murray Taylor Racing
2 Damaged radiator
DNA Ian Shaw Pilbeam MP45 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32 Pilbeam Racing Design
Did not arrive
DNA Tony Norton March 773/783 [773-3] - Triumph Dolomite 4
#23 PC Designs LTd (see note 3)
Did not arrive
DNA Paul Hutson March 783/793 [783-23] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#19
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 1m 00.16s
2 David Sears (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [043-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 00.96s
3 Mike White (F3) 2-litre March 803B [803-2] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 01.39s
4 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre March 803B [20 or 21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 01.77s
5 Thierry Tassin (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [042-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 01.87s
6 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre March 803B - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 02.00s
7 Kenneth Acheson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [13] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 02.16s
8 Eddie Jordan (F3) 2-litre March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 02.58s
9 Rob Wilson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [191] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 02.59s
10 Mike O'Brien (F3) 2-litre March 803B [803-10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 03.55s
11 John Village (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [115] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 03.77s
12 Toshio Suzuki (F3) 2-litre March 803B [803-18] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 04.50s
13 Wyatt Stanley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [187] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 06.26s
14 Rick Whyman (F3) 2-litre Chevron B43 [43.78.07] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 08.32s
15 Phil Silverstone (F3) 2-litre Argo JM6 [041-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 17.41s

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 773/783 [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.

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 24 Jul 1980 p22, Motoring News 24 Jul 1980 p13