Race Report: Snetterton, 15 June 1975


Another round of the BP Super Visco Static British F3 Championship, Alex Ribeiro took pole position from Dick Parsons in his Modus M1 with the works car of Danny Sullivan completing the front row.

It began to rain just before the start of the race and all the teams had to scurry around to fit wet weather tyres in a hurry. After the warm up lap the cars lined up on the grid in a very untidy manner, as can be seen from the picture at the top of this page both Ribeiro and Sullivan on the front row stopped ahead of their correct starting position.

Nilsson made a great start from the second row and leapt straight into the lead, Ribeiro made a complete hash of his getaway with his car apparently in reverse, Ribeiro got away last and made it all the way to Sear where he hit the spun Ray of Stephen South. Ribeiro works March was written off and South got a heavy bang on the head that left him a little dazed. Also out on the first lap was Parsons when he tried to take the lead from Nilsson at Russell, he left the track and hit the bank.
Pierre Dieudonné moved his March up to second place followed by Sullivan, Patrick Neve and Ingo Hoffman. Sullivan soon lost places to Neve and Hoffman as his engine began to misfire in the wet conditions, and he fell further back as the Marches of Chris Barnett and Hervé Regout demoted him and then Tony Rouff’s Ehrlich and Ian Taylor’s GRD followed suit.
As the race moved on to lap 17 and the track began to dry out Dieudonné began to close up on Nilsson and Neve lost a place to Hoffman as his engine suffered from fuel injection bothers. Hoffman’s March was suffering from a battered nosecone but it didn’t seem to be hampering the Brazilian’s progress. Despite Dieudonné closing in Nilsson kept his nerve and held on to take the win by just over three seconds. Neve fell further back on lap 24 when Chris Barnett passed him after a steady drive and Regout nearly caught Neve on the line but the Belgian held onto fifth by 0.2 seconds.



Race Report: Snetterton, 15 June 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