This was the first round of the Italian F3 Championship and it was originally planned to run it to the “breakaway” Italian regulations which allowed a 23mm air restrictor, however intervention by a CSI representative saw the normal 21.5mm restrictor fitted to all cars.
The race was held over two heats and a final in the pouring rain on the junior Monza circuit. Heat one went to Vittorio Brambilla after Jochen Mass retired his March 723 with a broken gear lever. The two Scuderia Italia Brabham BT35s of Pico Pina and Adelmo Bignani came second and third. The works Tecno of Luigi Fontanesi won heat two from a gaggle of BT35s, Italian lady racer Lella Lombardi took ninth in her Lotus 69.
Pico Pina took an easy victory in the final winning by 20 seconds from Brambilla, Fontanesi was a further 16 seconds down in third.