Race Report: Nurburgring, 1 April 1973


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.



Race Report: Nurburgring, 1 April 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