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Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship Race

Silverstone, 20 Mar 1983

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ayrton Senna Ralt RT3/83 [380] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 West Surrey Racing
12 0.19.36.51
107.66 mph
2 Martin Brundle Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#2 Eddie Jordan Racing
12 0.19.38.42
3 Calvin Fish Ralt RT3/83 [373] - VW Brabham
#5 Team BP
12 0.19.43.52
4 Davy Jones Ralt RT3/83 [370] - VW Brabham
#4 Murray Taylor Racing
12 0.20.08.93
5 David Leslie Magnum 833 - Toyota 2T-G Robinson
#7 Robinson Motorsport
12 0.20.13.48
6 Tony Trevor Ralt RT3/82 [250] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
#23 (see note 1)
12 0.20.14.74
7 Allen Berg Ralt RT3/83 [389] - Toyota 2T-G JQF
#30 Trundle Racing
12 0.20.25.61
8 Martin Wood Ralt RT3/81 [236] - Toyota 2T-G JQF
#94 Pine City Racing (see note 2)
12 0.20.46.98
9 Gerry Amato Ralt RT3/80 [198] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#28 Gerry Amato Racing (see note 3)
12 0.21.02.86
10 Gregg Atkinson March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24 Hallmark Chasing (see note 4)
12 0.21.03.86
11 Carlton Tingling Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW Brabham
#27 (see note 5)
12 0.21.11.79
12 Tim Lee-Davey Ralt RT3/82 [298] - Toyota 2T-G JQF
#8 David Luff Racing (see note 6)
12 0.21.12.72
13 Tommy Grunnah Ralt RT3/83 [391] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#77 Eddie Jordan Racing
12 0.21.13.78
14 Brian Dunning Ralt RT3/81 [222] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia
#25 Brian Dunning Racing Promotions
(see note 7)
12 0.21.44.15
15 Jorma Airaksinen Ralt RT3/82 [81-216] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh
#31 Bissell Racing (see note 8)
12 0.22.17.30
R Johnny Dumfries Ralt RT3/82 [329] - VW Brabham
#6 Associated Motoracing (see note 9)
6 Accident
R Richard Trott Ralt RT3/83 [395] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson
#19
2 Gear selection
R Eric Lang Ralt RT3/83 [371] - VW Brabham
#15 Murray Taylor Racing
1 Accident
R Mario Hytten Ralt RT3/83 [381] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3 Axxess Racing Team
0 Engine
R Steve Bradley Argo JM8X - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#26 The Facey Group/Elsenham Sand Quarries
0 Clutch
DNA Ronnie Grant Ralt RT3/82 [323] - VW  
#16 (see note 10)
Did not arrive
DNA TBA March 813 [2] - Toyota 2T-G Robinson
#18 Tarry Racing with Johnson & Bailey Ltd
(see note 11)
Did not arrive
DNA Bob Birrell March 813 [6] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#29 (see note 12)
Did not arrive
DNA Henri Toivönen Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#67 Eddie Jordan Racing
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Ayrton Senna (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [380] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.25.14
2 Martin Brundle (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.25.49
3 Calvin Fish (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [373] - VW Brabham 1.25.59
4 Davy Jones (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [370] - VW Brabham 2.25.88
5 Johnny Dumfries (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [329] - VW Brabham 1.26.86
6 Richard Trott (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [395] - Toyota 2T-G Nicholson 1.27.18
7 Allen Berg (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [389] - Toyota 2T-G JQF 1.27.50
8 Tommy Grunnah (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [391] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.27.95
9 David Leslie (F3) 2-litre Magnum 833 - Toyota 2T-G Robinson 1.28.04
10 Tony Trevor (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [250] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.28.10
11 Mario Hytten (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [381] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.28.11
12 Tim Lee-Davey (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [298] - Toyota 2T-G JQF 1.28.67
13 Eric Lang (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [371] - VW Brabham 1.29.00
14 Martin Wood (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [236] - Toyota 2T-G JQF 1.29.03
15 Carlton Tingling (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [337] - VW Brabham 1.30.39
16 Steve Bradley (F3) 2-litre Argo JM8X - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.31.63
17 Gregg Atkinson (F3) 2-litre March 793 [783-5] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.31.69
18 Jorma Airaksinen (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/82 [81-216] - Toyota 2T-G Hesketh 1.32.68
19 Brian Dunning (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/81 [222] - Toyota 2T-G Anglia 1.33.02
20 Gerry Amato (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT3/80 [198] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1.33.36

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT3/82 [250] (Tony Trevor): Sold to Dave Scott 16 Jun 1981 and used by him in the latter part of the 1981 season. Used in first part of 1982 (1981 spec car with 82 front suspension Autosport 25 Feb 1982 p4). Sold to Mick Cook Racing ('ex-Scott 82 spec' Autosport 23 Sep 1982 p6) and run as rental car.
  2. Ralt RT3/81 [236] (Martin Wood): 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).
  3. Ralt RT3/80 [198] (Gerry Amato): 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'.
  4. March 793 [783-5] (Gregg Atkinson): 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 RT3/82 [337] (Carlton Tingling): Sold to Mint Engineering for Dave Scott in early July 1982. To Carlton Tingling for 1983 (Autosport 3 Mar 1982 p37) and retained 1984.
  6. Ralt RT3/82 [298] (Tim Lee-Davey): 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.
  7. Ralt RT3/81 [222] (Brian Dunning): Sold to Neil Trundle 20 Feb 1981 and used by Claus Schinkel in the British series. Retained early 1982 and driven by Luis Schafer (Autosport 4 Mar 1982 'ex Schinkel'), then sold to DB Racing for Mario Hytten when a 1982 spec car arrived.
  8. Ralt RT3/82 [81-216] (Jorma Airaksinen): 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.
  9. Ralt RT3/82 [329] (Johnny Dumfries): Sold to Dave Price Racing in May 1982 as new chassis for Petit to use in French series. Then run for Bengt Tragardh (Autosport 14 Oct 1982). Run by DPR for Johnny Dumfries in 1983 (Autosport 'ex Petit/Tragardh').
  10. Ralt RT3/82 [323] (Ronnie Grant): 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. March 813 [2] (TBA): A works car for Toshio Suzuki, completed 27 Feb 1981. Sold to Tarry Racing for Ian Shaw, described as 'ex Suzuki' AS 6 May 1982 then to Phil Dowsett ('ex Suzuki' Autosport 23 Sep 1982 p6).
  12. March 813 [6] (Bob Birrell): Sold to Victor Rosso, 26 Apr 1981 and used in British series. Sold to Major Bob Birrell for 1982 and driven by Ed Jones at Cadwell. Retained 1983 and used by Jan Thoelke in German series.

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.