Race Report: Silverstone, 6 July 1975


A reasonable entry of some of the lesser lights in F3 arrived at Silverstone for this non-championship race, the grid was boosted by the addition of several FF2000 cars.

Pole man Chris Barnett was slow away from the grid when his March 753 stripped second gear which allowed Dyfed Roberts to grab the lead in his March 743. Doug Bassett slotted into second with his GRD 374 with Rupert Keegan third with his ex-Henton 743 whilst the unfortunate Barnett fell to the tail of the field. Roberts then drove sensibly without making any mistakes to win by two seconds from the similar car of Ken Silverstone who had come up to second from fourth on lap 7 after Keegan fell back and then retired with brake problems and Bassett ran wide. Silverstone chased Roberts hard all the way to the finish and both men shared a new lap record 0.4 seconds under the old mark. Barnett recovered well from his opening lap problems to finish fourth behind Bassett.



Race Report: Silverstone, 6 July 1975

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