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Monaco Grand Prix Formula 3 Race

Monte Carlo, 30 May 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alain Ferté Martini MK34 [001] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#17 Ecurie ORECA-BP Racing
24 38m 21.87s
77.24 mph
2 Oscar Larrauri March 813 [7] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#35 Scuderia Torino Corse
24 38m 28.15s
3 Jean-Louis Schlesser Martini MK34 [002] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#41 Ecurie ORECA
24 38m 52.38s
4 Kurt Thiim March 813 [5] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#30 Euroracing
24 38m 52.58s
5 Fernando Cazzaniga March 813 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36 Scuderia del Longobardi
24 38m 52.97s
6 Paolo Barilla Martini MK34 [006] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#27 Team Del Porto
24 38m 59.61s
7 Thierry Tassin Ralt RT3/81 [237] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24 Neil Trundle Racing (see note 1)
24 39m 05.26s
8 Brett Riley Ralt RT3/81 [217] - Toyota 2T-G Judd
#20 Dave Price Racing (see note 2)
24 39m 32.82s
9 James Weaver Ralt RT3/80 [183] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#25 Eurosports Management/Team Tiga
(see note 3)
24 39m 44.80s
10 Philippe Alliot Martini MK34 [003] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#14 Ecurie ORECA-Total
24 39m 47.92s
11 Guido Pardini Dallara 381 [001] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#37 Scuderia Emiliani
24 39m 53.74s
12 Jean-Michel Neyrial Martini MK31 [001] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9
23
13 Didier Theys Martini MK34 [009] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#4 Marlboro Racing for Zolder
23
14 Philippe Streiff Martini MK34 [011] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#15 Ecurie Motul Nogaro
21 Accident
15 Enzo Coloni Ralt RT3/81 [223] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#31
16 Geabox
16 Mauro Baldi March 813 [4] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#29 Euroracing
13 Accident
17 Emanuele Pirro Martini MK34 [014] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#34 Scuderia Torino Corse
4 Accident damage
18 Pierre Petit Martini MK31 [004] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 Ecole Avia La Châtre
3
19 Paolo Giangrossi Martini MK34 [007] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#33 Scuderia Vesuvio
0 Accident damage
20 Peter Schindler Ralt RT3/81 [234] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Walter Lechner Racing School
0 Accident
DNQ Raul Boesel Ralt RT3/81 [216] - Toyota 2T-G Mader
#18 Murray Taylor Racing (see note 4)
Did not qualify
DNQ Dominique Tiercelin Martini MK31 [008] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Ecole Avia La Châtre
Did not qualify
DNQ Pascal Fabre Martini MK34 [008] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#16 Equipe Serge Saulnier
Did not qualify
DNQ Frank Jelinski Ralt RT3/81 [214] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Bertram Schäfer Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Patrick Teillet Martini MK34 [010] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#10
Did not qualify
DNQ Thorbjörn Carlsson Ralt RT3/81 [244] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#38
Did not qualify
DNQ Harald Brutschin Ralt RT3/80 [176] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Helmut Bross Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Piero Necchi March 803B - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#26 Merzario
Did not qualify
DNQ Louis Maulini March 803 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#40 Ecurie La Meute
Did not qualify
DNQ Vinicio Salmi Martini MK34 [013] - Fiat twin cam Repetto
#28 Forti Corse
Did not qualify
DNQ Thomas Kaiser Ralt RT3/81 [245] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6
Did not qualify
DNQ Pierluigi Martini Dallara 381 [002] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#32 Trivellato Racing Team
Did not qualify
DNQ Philippe Colonna March 813 [9] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#22 Dave Price Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Fulvio Ballabio Ralt RT3/79 [170] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12
Did not qualify
DNQ Pierre-Alain Lombardi Ralt RT3/80 [174] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#39 Jean Michel Racing
Did not qualify
DNA Jean-Pierre Alamy Martini MK31 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#5
Did not arrive
DNA Denis Morin Martini MK31 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#11
Did not arrive
DNA Jonathan Palmer Ralt RT3/80 [198] - Toyota 2T-G Mader
#21 West Surrey Racing (see note 5)
Did not arrive
DNA Mike White March 813 [1] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#23 Autowindscreens/March Engineering
Did not arrive
DNA Maurizio Flammini Brabham BT35 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#36
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Alain Ferté (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [001] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 34.121s
2 Mauro Baldi (F3) 2-litre March 813 [4] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 34.157s
3 Philippe Alliot (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [003] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 34.338s
4 Jean-Louis Schlesser (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [002] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 34.735s
5 Oscar Larrauri (F3) 2-litre March 813 [7] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 34.757s
6 Guido Pardini (F3) 2-litre Dallara 381 [001] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 35.026s
7 Kurt Thiim (F3) 2-litre March 813 [5] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 35.085s
8 Fernando Cazzaniga (F3) 2-litre March 813 [10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 35.115s
9 Philippe Streiff (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [011] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 35.236s
10 Paolo Barilla (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [006] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 35.337s
11 Enzo Coloni (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [223] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 35.462s
12 Thierry Tassin (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [237] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 35.607s
13 Jean-Michel Neyrial (F3) 2-litre Martini MK31 [001] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 35.709s
14 Didier Theys (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [009] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 35.857s
15 Emanuele Pirro (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [014] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 36.124s
16 Brett Riley (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [217] - Toyota 2T-G Judd 1m 36.567s
17 Peter Schindler (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [234] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 36.846s
18 James Weaver (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [183] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.190s
19 Pierre Petit (F3) 2-litre Martini MK31 [004] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.195s
20 Paolo Giangrossi (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [007] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.225s
21 Dominique Tiercelin * (F3) 2-litre Martini MK31 [008] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.281s
22 Pascal Fabre * (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [008] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 37.293s
23 Raul Boesel * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [216] - Toyota 2T-G Mader 1m 37.310s
24 Frank Jelinski * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [214] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.326s
25 Patrick Teillet * (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [010] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.575s
26 Thorbjörn Carlsson * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [244] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.605s
27 Harald Brutschin * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [176] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 37.728s
28 Piero Necchi * (F3) 2-litre March 803B - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 1m 37.787s
29 Louis Maulini * (F3) 2-litre March 803 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.070s
30 Vinicio Salmi * (F3) 2-litre Martini MK34 [013] - Fiat twin cam Repetto 1m 38.397s
31 Thomas Kaiser * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [245] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.778s
32 Pierluigi Martini * (F3) 2-litre Dallara 381 [002] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.935s
33 Philippe Colonna * (F3) 2-litre March 813 [9] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 38.938s
34 Fulvio Ballabio * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/79 [170] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 39.463s
35 Pierre-Alain Lombardi * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [174] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 41.000s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT3/81 [237] (Thierry Tassin): Sold to Neil Trundle 7 Apr 1981. Most probably therefore the car used by Thierry Tassin in 1981, as Trundle's other 1981 car (chassis 222) appears from the first round with Claus Schinkel driving. Sold to Galvani GRO team for Carlos Abella to use in 1982, run by Mick Cook. (Autosport 4 Mar 1982 p38 'ex-Tassin').
  2. Ralt RT3/81 [217] (Brett Riley): Sold to Eddie Jordan 22 Feb 1981 and used throughout 1981, mainly by David Sears. Autosport 25 Feb 1982 p4 advises that Jordan's 81 spec Ralt will be driven in 1982 by James Weaver. (A new 82 spec car - chassis 293 - had been purchased for Fernando Macedo to drive.) Used to win Donington Euro round 4 Apr 1982. Retained as spare car early 1983 and driven by Tommy Grunnah at first British round.
  3. Ralt RT3/80 [183] (James Weaver): 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.
  4. Ralt RT3/81 [216] (Raul Boesel): Sold to Murray Taylor Racing 21 Jan 1981. Initially Raul Boesel's race car, then later used by Tim Lee-Davey (British GP support race) and Tommy Byrne. For sale Autosport 4 Feb 1982 p61 MTR offer 81 RT3 'as driven by Boesel, Byrne and Lee-Davey'. Sold to Peter Argetsinger (Autosport 25 Feb 1982 p5 says ex Boesel; Motoring News says ex-Lee Davey, so the older 1981 MTR car). Also rented to David Sears.
  5. Ralt RT3/80 [198] (Jonathan Palmer): Sold to Project Four for Stefan Johansson 15 Aug 1980. Used to win 1980 championship. Sold to West Surrey Racing for Jonathan Palmer, 1981. Won 1981 championship. Retained by WSR and used by Enrique Mansilla in early 1982, then leased to Osamu Nakako [Motoring News 15 Jul 1982 p15). For sale Autosport 14 Oct 1982 p68 '1981 champ winning car' to Gerry Amato Autosport 18 Nov 1982 p13 'ex Johansson, Palmer'.

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 (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.