1977 British Formula Three season

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1977 British Formula Three season
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The 1977 British Formula Three season was the 27th season of the British Formula Three season. Derek Daly took the B.A.R.C. BP Super Visco British Formula 3 Championship, while Stephen South took the B.R.D.C. Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship.

The success of the European Championship, now in its third season, stole some of the limelight from the British championships in 1977 and the continuing divide between the BP-sponsored BARC title and the Vandervell-sponsored BRDC title cannot have helped.

South started the season in dominant form in the March 763-Toyota he had raced in the previous year and led both championships into July. After wrecking the 763 in an accident with Len Cooke he moved over to a March 773-Toyota and the BP series turned into a three-way fight with Daly and Cooke. Daly led into the final round and clinched the title by winning after his rivals dropped out. South's consolation was the Vandervell title. Both drivers moved into F2 for 1978 but only Daly was able to secure a proper budget.[1]

B.A.R.C. BP Super Visco British F3 Championship[edit]

Champion: Republic of Ireland Derek Daly

Joint Runner Up: United Kingdom Stephen South and Sweden Eje Elgh

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Results[edit]

Date Round Circuit Winning driver Winning team Winning car
13/03/77 Rd.1 United Kingdom Thruxton United Kingdom Stephen South Stephen South/Team BP March 763-Toyota
26/03/77 Rd.2 United Kingdom Oulton Park (short) Sweden Eje Elgh Chevron Racing Team Chevron B38-Toyota
03/04/77 Rd.3 United Kingdom Silverstone (Club) United Kingdom Ian Taylor Unipart Racing Team March 773-Triumph
11/04/77 Rd.4 United Kingdom Thruxton Sweden Eje Elgh Chevron Racing Team Chevron B38-Toyota
24/04/77 Rd.5 Belgium Zolder Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani AFMP Euroracing with March March 773-Toyota
21/05/77 Rd.6 Monaco Monaco France Didier Pironi Écurie Elf Martini Mk21-Toyota
29/05/77 Rd.7 United Kingdom Brands Hatch (Club) United Kingdom Stephen South Team BP March 763-Toyota
07/06/77 Rd.8 United Kingdom Donington Park Australia Geoff Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Ralt RT1-Toyota
19/06/77 Rd.9 United Kingdom Thruxton United Kingdom Geoff Lees Chevron Racing Team Chevron B38-Toyota
10/07/77 Rd.10 United Kingdom Cadwell Park United States James King March Racing Ltd March 773-Toyota
31/07/77 Rd.11 United Kingdom Donington Park Sweden Eje Elgh Chevron Racing Team Chevron B38-Toyota
07/08/77 Rd.12 United Kingdom Snetterton United Kingdom Stephen South Team BP March 763-Toyota
11/09/77 Rd.13 United Kingdom Brands Hatch (Club) Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Derek McMahon Racing Chevron B38-Toyota
25/09/77 Rd.14 United Kingdom Mallory Park Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Derek McMahon Racing Chevron B38-Toyota
16/10/77 Rd.15 United Kingdom Donington Park Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Derek McMahon Racing Chevron B38-Toyota
30/10/77 Rd.16 United Kingdom Thruxton Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Derek McMahon Racing Chevron B38-Toyota
Source:[2][3]

Table[edit]

Place Driver Entrant Car Total
1 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Derek McMahon Racing Chevron B38-Toyota 69
2 United Kingdom Stephen South Team BP March 763-Toyota
March 773-Toyota
56
Sweden Eje Elgh Chevron Racing Team Chevron B38-Toyota 56
4 United Kingdom Geoff Lees Chevron Racing Team Chevron B38-Toyota 41
5 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Warwick Trailers Chevron B38-Toyota
Ralt RT1-Toyota
40
6 United States James King March Racing Ltd March 773-Toyota 22
7 New Zealand Brett Riley AFMP Euroracing with March March 773-Toyota 16
8 United Kingdom Ian Taylor Unipart Racing Team March 773-Triumph 11
9 Italy Piercarolo Ghinzani AFMP Euroracing with March March 773-Toyota 9
France Didier Pironi Écurie Elf Martini Mk21-Toyota 9
United Kingdom Tiff Needell Unipart Racing Team March 773-Triumph 9
12 Italy Elio de Angelis Trivallato Racing Team
Elio de Angelis
Chevron B38-Toyota
Ralt RT1-Toyota
8
13 Denmark Thorkild Thyrring Chevron Racing Team Chevron B38-Toyota 7
United Kingdom Ian Flux Ockley Team Racing Ralt RT1-Toyota 7
15 Brazil Mario Ferraris March Racing Ltd March 773-Toyota 6
Italy Piero Necchi Trivallato Racing Team
Astra Racing Team
Chevron B38-Toyota
Ralt RT1-Toyota
6
17 Republic of Ireland David Kennedy Anglia Cars Ltd Argo JM1-Toyota 4
Sweden Anders Olofsson Puss o Kram Jeamns Racing Ralt RT1-Toyota 4
19 Brazil Aryon Cornelsen-Filho March Racing Ltd March 773-Toyota 3
France Patrick Gaillard Patrick Gaillard Chevron B38-Toyota 3
Sweden Stefan Johansson Anglia Cars Ltd Argo JM1-Toyota 3
22 Australia Paul Bernasconi Paul Bernasconi Ralt RT1-Toyota 2
United Kingdom Don Farthing Don Farthing Racing Ralt RT1-Toyota 2
24 Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli Scuderia Everest Ralt RT1-Toyota 1
United Kingdom John Bright Bob Gerard Racing Wheatcroft R18-Toyota 1
United Kingdom Ian Grob Alan Docking Racing Chevron B38-Toyota 1
Brazil Mario Pati Automovel Club Paulista
AFMP Euroracing with March
Ralt RT1-Toyota
March 773-Toyota
1
Italy Oscar Pedersoli Scuderia Gulf Rondini Ralt RT1-Toyota 1
Source:[1]

B.R.D.C. Vandervell British F3 Championship[edit]

Champion: United Kingdom Stephen South

Runner Up: New Zealand Brett Riley

[1]

Results[edit]

Date Round Circuit Winning driver Winning team Winning car
06/03/77 Rd.1 United Kingdom Silverstone United Kingdom Stephen South Team BP March 763-Toyota
01/05/77 Rd.2 United Kingdom Brands Hatch United Kingdom Stephen South Team BP March 763-Toyota
06/06/77 Rd.3 United Kingdom Silverstone (Club) Australia Geoff Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Ralt RT1-Toyota
16/07/77 Rd.4 United Kingdom Silverstone Sweden Anders Olofsson Puss o Kram Jeans Racing Ralt RT1-Toyota
27/08/77 Rd.5 United Kingdom Donington Park New Zealand Brett Riley David Price Racing March 773-Toyota
29/08/77 Rd.6 United Kingdom Silverstone (Club) Italy Beppe Gabbiani Trivellato Racing Team Chevron B38-Toyota
01/10/77 Rd.7 United Kingdom Silverstone New Zealand Brett Riley David Price Racing March 773-Toyota
Source:[2][4]

Table[edit]

Place Driver Entrant Car Total
1 United Kingdom Stephen South Team BP March 763-Toyota
March 773-Toyota
75
2 New Zealand Brett Riley AFMP Euroracing with March March 773-Toyota 58
3 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Warwick Trailers Ralt RT1-Toyota
Chevron B38-Toyota
41
4 Australia Geoff Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Ralt RT1-Toyota 36
5 Sweden Eje Elgh Chevron Racing Team Chevron B38-Toyota 34
Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Derek McMahon Racing Chevron B38-Toyota 34
7 Brazil Nelson Piquet Scuderia Mirabella Mille Miglia March 773-Toyota
Ralt RT1-Toyota
32
8 Italy Beppe Gabbiani Trivellato Racing Team Chevron B38-Toyota 30
9 United Kingdom Ian Taylor Unipart Racing Team March 773-Triumph 26
10 United Kingdom Geoff Lees Chevron Racing Team Chevron B38-Toyota 24
11 Sweden Anders Olofsson Puss o Kram Jeans Racing Ralt RT1-Toyota 23
United Kingdom Tiff Needell Unipart Racing Team March 773-Triumph 23
13 France Patrick Gaillard Patrick Gaillard Chevron B38-Toyota 21
14 United Kingdom Ian Flux Ockley Team Racing Ralt RT1-Toyota 19
15 Italy Elio de Angelis Elio de Angelis
Trivellato Racing Team
Ralt RT1-Toyota
Chevron B38-Toyota
15
16 United Kingdom Ian Grob Alan Docking Racing Chevron B38-Toyota 14
17 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani AFMP Euroracing with March March 773-Toyota 10
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Alan McKechnie Racing Puma 377-Toyota
Lola T570-Toyota
10
Brazil Mario Pati Automovel Club Paulista
AFMP Euroracing with March
Ralt RT1-Toyota
March 773-Toyota
10
20 United Kingdom Jan Seymour City Speed Racing March 763-Toyota 8
West Germany Bertram Schäfer Klaus Zimmermann Racing Team Ralt RT1-Toyota 8
22 France Philippe Colonna Alan Docking Racing Chevron B38-Toyota 6
United States Danny Sullivan Anglia Cars Ltd Argo JM1-Toyota 6
24 United States James King March Racing Ltd March-Toyota 773 4
25 United Kingdom John Bright Bob Gerard Racing Wheatcroft R18-Toyota 3
Belgium Pierre Dieudonné Dr. Joseph Ehrlich Ehrlich ES6-Toyota
Ehrlich RP3-Toyota
3
Australia Chris Farrell Chris Farrell Chevron B38-Toyota 3
28 United Kingdom John Stokes Bogarts of Birmingham Chevron B38-Toyota 2
Denmark Thorkild Thyrring Chevron Racing Team Chevron B38-Toyota 2
30 Netherlands Jan Lammers Hawke Racing Team
Racing Team Holland
Hawke DL18-Toyota
Ralt RT1-Toyota
1
Source:[1]

Non-Championship Races[edit]

Results[edit]

Date Race Circuit Winning driver Winning team Winning car
08/07/77 Donington Trophy United Kingdom Donington Park United Kingdom John Bright Bob Gerard Racing Wheatcroft R18-Toyota
04/09/77 B.R.S.C.C. Trophy United Kingdom Mallory Park United Kingdom Stephen South Team BP March 763-Toyota
13/11/77 Gone in 60seconds Formula 3 Trophy United Kingdom Thruxton Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Derek McMahon Racing Chevron B38-Toyota
Source:[2][4]

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