Race Report: Casale, 31 March 1974


This was the first round of the Italian F3 Championship and was held over two heats and a final and the field was largely national runners with the exception of Sweden’s Conny Andersson and the Uruguayan Pedro Passadore. It is probable that many of the runners were still using 1600 cc engines.

Pedro Passadore won the first heat ahead of Alessandro Pessenti-Rossi, Passadore’s GRD was using the new Toyota Novamotor twin cam engine. Heat 2 went to Sandro Cinotti’s March, another user of the Toyota Novamotor, Luciano Pavesi took second in his Brabham. It was a Toyota 1-2 in the final with Passadore leading Cinotti home, Giorgio Francia’s March finished third.
Conny Andersson had an unhappy weekend retiring from both his heat and the final with gearbox problems.



Race Report: Casale, 31 March 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