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.