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Lucas British Formula 3 Championship Race

Silverstone, 4 May 1987

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Johnny Herbert Reynard 873 [052] - VW Spiess
Stelrad Racing with E.J.R.
25 0.22.37.68
106.59 mph
2 Perry McCarthy Reynard 873 [047] - VW  
Madgwick Motorsport with Hawtal Whiting
25 0.22.39.34
3 Bertrand Gachot Ralt RT31 [720] - Alfa Romeo
West Surrey Racing
25 0.22.44.21
4 Thomas Danielsson Reynard 873 [067] - VW  
Madgwick Motorsport
25 0.22.46.01
5 Damon Hill Ralt RT31 [697] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS
#7 Cellnet Ricoh Racing
25 0.22.46.74
6 Niclas Schönström Reynard 873 [049] - VW  
Swallow Racing Ltd
25 0.22.49.35
7 Roland Ratzenberger Ralt RT31 [719] - VW Judd
#12 West Surrey Racing/ATS
25 0.22.53.10
8 Martin Donnelly Reynard 873 [068] - VW  
Swallow Racing Ltd
25 0.22.53.12
9 Peter Kox Reynard 873 [058] - VW  
Mike Rowe Racing with Formula Services
25 0.22.57.99
10 Graham de Zille Ralt RT31 [700] - VW Judd
Pegasus Motorsport/Harvest Moon
25 0.22.59.80
11 Philippe Favre Reynard 873 [064] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
Reynard R&D
25 0.23.00.87
12 Gary Dunn (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [033] - VW  
25 0.23.02.18
104.7 mph
13 Alistair Lyall (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [612] - VW  
Gerard Racing
25 0.23.03.46
14 Paul Stott Reynard 873 [054] - VW Spiess
Eddie Jordan Racing
25 0.23.04.07
15 Gary Ward (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 - VW  
R.G.S. Racing
25 0.23.04.65
16 Craig Simmiss Reynard 873 [059] - VW  
Afamya Racing with C.S. Engineering
25 0.23.07.53
17 Gary Ayles Reynard 873 [057] - VW  
Tech Speed Racing
25 0.23.19.38
18 Ronnie Grant (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [613] - VW  
25 0.23.21.82
19 Peter Boutwood (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 - VW  
Roger Cowman Racing
25 0.23.39.98
20 Ian Shaw (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [590] - VW  
Tarry Racing/Red Star Racing
24
21 Antonio Russo (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [618] - VW  
Eddie Jordan Racing
24
R Gary Brabham Ralt RT31 [686] - VW Brabham
Jack Brabham Panasonic Racing Team
22 Collision lapping Bottoms at Woodcote
R Steve Bottoms (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [567] - VW  
Vixen Racing
22 Collision being lapped by Brabham
R Gilberto Jiménez Reynard 873 [056] - VW  
Richard Dutton Racing
19 Handling
R Ross Hockenhull Reynard 873 [062] - VW  
Richard Dutton Racing
17 Engine
R Marco Greco Reynard 873 [053] - VW  
Madgwick Motorsport
15 Engine
R Mike Donovan (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [527] - VW  
ACCO
9 Collision at Copse
R Ian Khan (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [034] - VW  
Mike Rowe Racing with Formula Services
9 Collision at Copse
R Phil Andrews Reynard 873 [048] - Alfa Romeo JQF
Isis Racing/Formula Services
7 Electrics
R Massimo Monti Ralt RT31 [679] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS
Cellnet Ricoh Racing
4 Overheating
DNQH John Hotchkis Jr (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [526] - VW  
John Maguire Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Gavin Jones (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [044] - VW  
Team Jones Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Scott Stringfellow (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [032] - VW  
Jim Lee Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Guido Basile (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [621] - VW Neil Brown
Terropol Promotions
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Eddie Kimbell (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [619] - VW  
Eddie Kimbell - Penman Group
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Barrie Pusey (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT3/83 [383] - Toyota 2T-G
Did not qualify from heats

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Ross Hockenhull100.09.14.14104.46 mph
2Gilberto Jiménez100.09.19.71
3Craig Simmiss100.09.20.01
4Gary Ayles100.09.20.17
5Ronnie Grant100.09.26.68
6Antonio Russo100.09.30.01
7Mike Donovan100.09.31.06
8Steve Bottoms100.09.37.61
9Ian Shaw100.09.38.25
10Peter Boutwood100.09.39.41
11Ian Khan100.09.40.90
12John Hotchkis Jr100.09.41.37
13Gavin Jones100.09.43.57
14Scott Stringfellow100.09.46.26
15Guido Basile100.09.47.07
16Eddie Kimbell100.09.55.48
17Barrie Pusey7
Qualifying
1 Johnny Herbert (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [052] - VW Spiess 0.53.52
2 Perry McCarthy (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [047] - VW   0.53.63
3 Philippe Favre (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [064] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 0.53.65
4 Bertrand Gachot (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [720] - Alfa Romeo 0.53.65
5 Gary Brabham (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [686] - VW Brabham 0.53.70
6 Martin Donnelly (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [068] - VW   0.53.73
7 Gary Dunn (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [033] - VW   0.53.86
8 Damon Hill (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [697] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS 0.53.86
9 Thomas Danielsson (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [067] - VW   0.53.89
10 Peter Kox (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [058] - VW   0.53.92
11 Graham de Zille (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [700] - VW Judd 0.53.99
12 Niclas Schönström (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [049] - VW   0.54.02
13 Roland Ratzenberger (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [719] - VW Judd 0.54.05
14 Massimo Monti (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [679] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS 0.54.09
15 Alistair Lyall (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [612] - VW   0.54.36
16 Gary Ward (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 - VW   0.54.38
17 Paul Stott (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [054] - VW Spiess 0.54.44
18 Phil Andrews (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [048] - Alfa Romeo JQF 0.54.47
19 Marco Greco (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [053] - VW   0.54.51
20 Ross Hockenhull (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [062] - VW   0.54.68
21 Gilberto Jiménez (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [056] - VW   0.54.72
22 Craig Simmiss (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [059] - VW   0.54.54
23 Gary Ayles (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [057] - VW   0.54.64
24 Ronnie Grant (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [613] - VW   0.55.10
25 Antonio Russo (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [618] - VW   0.55.51
26 Mike Donovan (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [527] - VW   0.55.31
27 Steve Bottoms (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [567] - VW   0.55.64
28 Ian Shaw (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [590] - VW   0.55.63
29 Peter Boutwood (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 - VW   0.55.49
30 Ian Khan (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [034] - VW   0.55.68

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.