This was the first round of the French F3 Championship and was run over two 30 lap heats with the winner being decided on aggregate times.
The first heat was dominated by the two works Alpine-Renaults of Alain Serpaggi and Michel Leclère. The only opposition came from José Dolhem in his Martini MW7 and once he had retired with broken suspension Serpaggi took an easy 30 second victory from Leclère. Phillipe Albera took third in his Martini Mk9 from Patrice Compain (March 723) who recovered well after spinning on lap 2.
The second heat saw Leclère pull away in front this time whilst Serpaggi got involved in a battle with José Dolhem, Phillipe Albera and Jacques Coulon (Martini). Lap 6 saw Serpaggi retire the Alpine with a broken steering arm, so at the finish it was Leclère from Albera by 0.5 seconds from Coulon who in turn lead Dolhem by 0.1 seconds. Beguin’s Martini was another 30 seconds down with the March 713Ms of Alzerat and de Henning a lap down.
On aggregate it was Leclère from Beguin, Alzerat, de Henning and Max Bonnin (Brabham BT35).