Race Report: Brands Hatch, 19 May 1974


For this race the Forward Trust F3 runners found themselves mixed in with F Fords that hadn’t qualified for their main race.

Brian Henton as expected took the victory leading from flag to flag, this despite an off at Paddock during practice that saw him damage the radiator and a wheel on the works 743. Behind Henton there was a race long duel between José Espirito Santo’s March and Tony Rouff’s GRD, Rouff passed Santo during lap 9 only to loose the position again at Clearways, the two cars crossing the line 0.4 seconds apart. Nicholas von Preussen took a steady fourth whilst Dick Parsons did well to take sixth as he started from the pit road half a lap down on the rest of the field.



Race Report: Brands Hatch, 19 May 1974

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