A huge crowd of some 90,000 came to the Nurburgring for this meeting which featured Interserie and European Sports Car rounds as well as this F3 race. Practice was dominated by the French Alpines and Martinis with Tony Brise the best UK runner in fifth.
The French cars also dominated the race with victory going to the works Alpine of Alain Serpaggi ahead of the works Martini of Jean-Pierre Paoli that had lead briefly on lap 5. Leclere had been running with Serpaggi until a quick stop near the end, his car was later disqualified for being underweight. Brise had to stop to change a broken airfoil on lap 1 and was then hampered by a failing head gasket during the rest of the race.