Race Report: Cadwell Park, 2 June 1974


This time the F3 cars found themselves lumped in with the F4 cars for their visit to Lincolnshire’s mini Nurburgring.

Luckily for Brian Henton the damage to his March 743 sustained in his Monaco shunt was minor and soon repaired, Superhen celebrated by getting pole position, leading from start to finish and setting a new F3 and circuit lap record which didn’t leave much for anyone else. Behind Henton it was José Santo’s 743 second and he was chased hard by Barrie Maskell’s Dastle and Derek Lawrence’s Ehrlich. Santo lost time with an off at the Hall Bends while Lawrence was in trouble when he lost his clutch early in the race all of which gave a delighted Maskell second place despite only having a 1700 cc engine.
Tony Rouff was having to use a 1600 cc engine after his usual 2-litre had problems at Monaco and he found himself trapped behind Brazilian newcomer Julio Caio in the ex-Bob Arnott Modus and it took Rouff until lap 9 to find away past into fifth place. Dick Parsons had been running with Rouff until head gasket failure saw his ex-Bev Bond Ensign forced into retirement. Jose Chateaubriand and Nicholas von Preussen came together on lap 1, von Preussen was out on the spot whilst Chateaubriand lasted a few more laps until a puncture ended his race.



Race Report: Cadwell Park, 2 June 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