Race Report: Casale, 12 March 1973


This was the opening round of the Italian F3 Championship held at the new Casale track South of Turin. Practice was very much a Brabham benefit with the English chassis taking the fastest four positions after qualifying.

Pole position man Alberto Colombo lead for most of the race in his BT41 before indulging in a quick spin near the end that let the similar cars of Claudio Francisci and Luigi Cinotti through to take first and second. Colombo recovered to take third and set the fastest lap from yet another BT41, this one driven by Lella Lombardi. F the other front runners Roberto Marrazi crashed his Ensign whilst the engine of the similar car of Roberto Marrazi blew up.



Race Report: Casale, 12 March 1973

Race Heat 1

1 Vittorio Brambilla

Birel Alfa Romeo 20:09.40

2 Fabrizio Noe

Lotus-Ford 69 20:09.50

3 Luigi Fontanesi

Tecno-Ford 20:13.10

4 Carlo Franchi (Gimax)

De Sanctis-Alfa Romeo 20:23.40

Race Heat 2

1 Giovanni Lo Voi

Brabham-Ford BT28 15:05.00

2 Adelmo Fossati

Brabham BT28 15:05.00

3 Patrice Compain

Martini-Ford MW7 15:21.00

4 Manfred Möhr

Lotus-Ford 15:34.10

5 Marcello Gallo

Brabham BT28

Race Final

1 Vittorio Brambilla

Birel Alfa Romeo 30:44.30 144.318

2 Marcello Gallo

Brabham BT28 30:44.34

3 Fabrizio Noe

Lotus-Ford 69 30:45.10

4 Adelmo Fossati

Brabham BT28 30:55.40

5 Patrice Compain

Martini-Ford MW7 31:08.00

6 Carlo Franchi (Gimax)

De Sanctis-Alfa Romeo 31:11.50

7 Manfred Möhr

Lotus-Ford 31:59.60

8 Giovanni Lo Voi

Martini-Ford MW7 31:08.00