OldRacingCars.com

Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship Race

Silverstone, 30 Aug 1982

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Enrique Mansilla Ralt RT3/82 [291] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 West Surrey Racing (see note 1)
25 0.25.31.00
94.53 mph
2 David Sears Ralt RT3/81 [216] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
HART (see note 2)
25 0.25.49.06
3 Dave Scott Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW  
Mint Engineering (see note 3)
25 0.26.02.90
4 Davy Jones Ralt RT3/82 [298] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
Murray Taylor Racing (see note 4)
25 0.26.04.95
5 Richard Trott Ralt RT3/81 [207] - Toyota 2T-G Nelson
(see note 5)
25 0.26.09.24
6 Tim Lee-Davey Ralt RT3/82 [282] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
Murray Taylor Racing (see note 6)
25 0.26.15.79
7 Mike O'Brien Anson SA3C [003] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
25 0.26.29.29
8 Phil Kempe Ralt RT3/82 [293] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Eddie Jordan Racing (see note 7)
25 0.26.49.06
9 Roy Steele Ralt RT3/81 [236] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
Docking Spitzley Racing (see note 8)
25 0.26.55.97
10 Tony Trevor Ralt RT3/81 - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
25 0.27.05.30
11 Tony Norton March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
(see note 9)
23
12 Brian Dunning March 803B [803-10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
22
13 Paul Gerrish Pilbeam MP51 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Abbey Farm Racing
22
14 Martin Brundle Ralt RT3/82 [323] - VW Brabham
Dave Price Racing (see note 10)
23 Battery
15 David Leslie Magnum 823 [001] - Toyota 2T-G Robinson
10 Accident
16 James Weaver Ralt RT3/81 [217] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
Eddie Jordan Racing (see note 11)
10 Accident

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Martin Brundle (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [323] - VW Brabham 0.53.88
2 Enrique Mansilla (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [291] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.53.98
3 Dave Scott (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW   0.54.00
4 James Weaver (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [217] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.54.01
5 Davy Jones (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [298] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 0.54.22
6 Richard Trott (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [207] - Toyota 2T-G Nelson 0.54.33
7 David Sears (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [216] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 0.54.44
8 Mike O'Brien (F3) 2-litre Anson SA3C [003] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 0.54.70
9 Tim Lee-Davey (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [282] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 0.54.71
10 Tony Trevor (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 0.54.86
11 Phil Kempe (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [293] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.55.07
12 David Leslie (F3) 2-litre Magnum 823 [001] - Toyota 2T-G Robinson 0.55.25
13 Roy Steele (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [236] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 0.55.39
14 Paul Gerrish (F3) 2-litre Pilbeam MP51 [1] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.55.52
15 Tony Norton (F3) 2-litre March 803 [16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.56.91
16 Brian Dunning (F3) 2-litre March 803B [803-10] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 0.57.64

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT3/82 [291] (Enrique Mansilla): Sold to West Surrey Racing for Enrique Mansilla. Badly damaged in testing at Goodwood in late February, rebuilt in time for first race of 1982 season, but Mansilla then preferred the older WSR car until Silverstone 31 May. Used by Senna to win his first F3 race at Thruxton at the end of the season. For sale Autosport 14 Oct 1982 p68.
  2. Ralt RT3/81 [216] (David Sears): 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.
  3. Ralt RT3/82 [337] (Dave Scott): Sold to Mint Engineering for Dave Scott in early July 1982. To Carlton Tingling for 1983 (Autosport 3 Mar 1982 p37) and retained 1984.
  4. Ralt RT3/82 [298] (Davy Jones): Sold to Tim Lee-Davey 23 Feb 1982 and run by Christal Racing for early part of 1982 series. From Silverstone 31 May, run independently. When Lee-Davey went to Murray Taylor Racing the car went with him and was used by other MTR drivers, including Mike Rosen at Brands 11 Jul and Davy Jones at Brands 15 Aug. Retained by Lee-Davey for 1983.
  5. Ralt RT3/81 [207] (Richard Trott): Sold to Richard Trott 19 Jan 1981. Used throughout 1981 season, leased to Tassin at Cadwell Park. Retained 1982, rented to Martin Longmore for British GP support race.
  6. Ralt RT3/82 [282] (Tim Lee-Davey): Sold to Murray Taylor Racing 26 Feb 1982 but not debuted until Snetterton 2 May, driven by Tommy Byrne. Taken over by Lee-Davey at Brands 11 Jul. Rented to Dave Coyne for Oulton 26 Sep.
  7. Ralt RT3/82 [293] (Phil Kempe): Sold to Eddie Jordan, 17 Feb 1982, initially for Fernando Macedo. Taken over by Phil Kempe at Silverstone 31 May. Raced by David Leslie at Cadwell when Kempe had glandular fever. Weaver finally got to drive the car at Oulton 7 Aug, then used by Paul Bishop a week later.
  8. Ralt RT3/81 [236] (Roy Steele): Sold to Enrique Benamo 15 Apr 1981 and run by Rushen Green Racing throughout the season. Taken by Benamo to Docking Spitzley for 1982 and subsequently rented to Roy Steele when Benamo ran out of money. Sold to Martin Wood in Sep 1982 (Autosport 23 Sep 1982 p6). Retained by Wood 1983 (Autosport 3 Mar 1983 p37).
  9. March 803 [16] (Tony Norton): 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.
  10. Ralt RT3/82 [323] (Martin Brundle): Sold to Dave Price Racing in May 1982 and debuted by Jean-Louis Schlesser at Monaco (Autosport 3 Jun 1982 p17). Chassis number given in Autosort 7 Oct 1982. Used by Brundle from Silverstone 31 May onwards after damage to 294 at Dijon. Sold to Ronnie Grant, 1983 and retained 1984.
  11. Ralt RT3/81 [217] (James Weaver): 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.

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.