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Lucas British Formula 3 Championship Race

Silverstone, 31 Aug 1987

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Thomas Danielsson Reynard 873 [067] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#10 Madgwick Motorsport
25 0.22.41.20
106.31 mph
2 Damon Hill Ralt RT31 [697] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS
#7 Cellnet Ricoh Racing
25 0.22.45.95
3 Steve Kempton Reynard 873 [069] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#43 Reynard R&D
25 0.22.48.02
4 Bertrand Gachot Ralt RT31 [720] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#11 West Surrey Racing
25 0.22.52.12
5 Gary Brabham Ralt RT31 [687] - VW Brabham
Jack Brabham Panasonic Racing Team
25 0.22.52.68
6 Perry McCarthy Reynard 873 [047] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#5 Madgwick Motorsport with Hawtal Whiting
25 0.22.52.70
7 Johnny Herbert Reynard 873 [052] - VW Spiess
#2 Stelrad Racing with E.J.R.
25 0.22.53.88
8 Martin Donnelly Ralt RT31 [679] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS
#21 Cellnet Ricoh Racing
25 0.22.56.10
9 Niclas Schönström Reynard 873 [049] - VW Neil Brown
#33 Swallow Racing Ltd
25 0.23.02.67
10 Phil Andrews Reynard 873 [048] - Alfa Romeo JQF
#24 Isis F3 Racing with Formula Services
25 0.23.08.73
11 Ross Hockenhull Reynard 873 [062] - VW Neil Brown
#25 Richard Dutton Racing
25 0.23.12.18
12 Tim Davies Swallow 387 - VW Neil Brown
#48 Swallow Racing Ltd
25 0.23.13.03
13 Marco Greco Reynard 873 [053] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
Madgwick Motorsport
25 0.23.14.11
14 Craig Simmiss Reynard 873 [059] - VW  
25 0.23.21.38
15 Gary Ward (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [587] - VW  
#54 R.G.S. Racing
25 0.23.21.80
103.23 mph
16 Alistair Lyall (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [612] - VW  
#52 Gerard Racing
25 0.23.26.88
17 Julian Westwood (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [618] - VW  
Eddie Jordan Racing
25 0.23.29.13
18 John Hotchkis Jr (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [634] - VW  
#64 Tech Speed Racing
25 0.23.30.12
19 Mike Donovan (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [527] - VW  
ACCO
25 0.23.30.43
20 Ronnie Grant (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [613] - VW  
25 0.23.32.07
21 Roland Ratzenberger Ralt RT31 [719] - VW Brabham
#12 West Surrey Racing/ATS
24
R James Shead (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [526] - VW  
#85 Jupiter Racing
17 Accident at Woodcote
R Giles Butterfield (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [027] - VW  
11 Overheating
R Eddie Kimbell (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [619] - VW  
Eddie Kimbell - Penman Group
9 Engine
R Ian Khan (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [645] - VW  
Mike Rowe Racing with Formula Services
6 Fuel pressure
R Gary Dunn (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [033] - VW  
#71 Swindon Motorsport
5 Gearbox
R Scott Stringfellow (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [032] - VW  
#77 Jim Lee Racing
3 Damaged nosecone
R Philippe Favre Reynard 873 [064] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor
#44 Reynard R&D
0 Collision with Ratzenberger
R Peter Kox Reynard 873 [058] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS
#29 Mike Rowe Racing with Formula Services
0 Collision with Favre and Ratzenberger
R John Pratt Reynard 873 - VW  
Mike Rowe Racing with Formula Services
0 Misfire
R Steve Bottoms (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [004] - VW  
Vixen Racing
Gear linkage
DNSF Andy King Reynard 873 [068] - VW  
#3 Swallow Racing Ltd
Did not start final
DNQH Carlton Tingling (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [627] - VW  
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 Robin Henwood (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [547] - VW  
Freelance Motors/Duckhams
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Alan Tulloch (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [636] - VW  
Did not qualify from heats
DNS Gilberto Jiménez Reynard 873 [056] - VW  
Richard Dutton Racing
Did not start
DNS Gavin Jones (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [044] - VW  
Team Jones Racing
Did not start

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Craig Simmiss100.09.20.33103.31 mph
2Alistair Lyall100.09.21.57
3Andy King100.09.22.97
4Scott Stringfellow100.09.23.21
5Ian Khan100.09.24.45
6Mike Donovan100.09.26.52
7Julian Westwood10
8James Shead
9John Hotchkis Jr
10Ronnie Grant
11John Pratt
12Steve Bottoms
13Eddie Kimbell
14Carlton Tingling
15Guido Basile
16Robin Henwood
17Alan Tulloch10
Gilberto JiménezDNS - engine
Gavin JonesDNS - condenser
Qualifying
1 Thomas Danielsson (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [067] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 0.53.33
2 Steve Kempton (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [069] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 0.53.34
3 Damon Hill (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [697] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS 0.53.59
4 Perry McCarthy (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [047] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 0.53.63
5 Gary Dunn (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [033] - VW   0.53.68
6 Bertrand Gachot (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [720] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 0.53.77
7 Johnny Herbert (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [052] - VW Spiess 0.53.68
8 Giles Butterfield (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [027] - VW   0.53.81
9 Gary Brabham (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [687] - VW Brabham 0.53.82
10 Martin Donnelly (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [679] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS 0.53.88
11 Roland Ratzenberger (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT31 [719] - VW Brabham 0.53.89
12 Ross Hockenhull (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [062] - VW Neil Brown 0.54.02
13 Philippe Favre (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [064] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 0.54.13
14 Peter Kox (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [058] - Toyota 3S-G TOMS 0.54.17
15 Tim Davies (F3) 2-litre Swallow 387 - VW Neil Brown 0.54.20
16 Phil Andrews (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [048] - Alfa Romeo JQF 0.54.27
17 Niclas Schönström (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [049] - VW Neil Brown 0.54.29
18 Gary Ward (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [587] - VW   0.54.44
19 Marco Greco (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [053] - Alfa Romeo Novamotor 0.54.47
20 Craig Simmiss (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [059] - VW   0.54.67
21 Alistair Lyall (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [612] - VW   0.54.82
22 Andy King (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [068] - VW   0.54.56
23 Scott Stringfellow (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [032] - VW   0.54.77
24 Ian Khan (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [645] - VW   0.54.94
25 Mike Donovan (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [527] - VW   0.54.86
26 Julian Westwood (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [618] - VW   0.55.20
27 James Shead (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [526] - VW   0.55.10
28 Gilberto Jiménez * (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 [056] - VW   0.55.05
28 John Hotchkis Jr (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [634] - VW   0.54.93
29 Ronnie Grant (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [613] - VW   0.55.24
30 John Pratt (F3) 2-litre Reynard 873 - VW   0.54.89
32 Carlton Tingling (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [627] - VW   0.55.44
33 Steve Bottoms (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [004] - VW   0.55.45
34 Eddie Kimbell (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [619] - VW   0.55.50
35 Gavin Jones * (Class B) 2-litre Reynard 863 [044] - VW   0.55.83
36 Guido Basile (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [621] - VW Neil Brown 0.55.83
37 Alan Tulloch (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/86 [636] - VW   0.56.74
38 Robin Henwood (Class B) 2-litre Ralt RT30/85 [547] - VW   0.57.04
 
* Did not start

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.