I hope this will be a definitive list of all the cars that raced during the Formula 3 years 1950 to 2000. Not all the cars were necessarily designed for Formula 3, for example there are several cars in 1964 that were either Formula Junior models that were converted to Formula 3 specification or still running in F Junior guise, this seems to have been particularly prevalent in East Germany and Scandinavia. Unfortunately forty years on it is impossible to tell if these cars are FJs or F3s, therefore I've taken the decision that if the race was to FIA Formula 3 regulations and the car practiced or raced then it is listed. There is one other "section", cars that were either built and never appeared at a race meeting or cars that were announced and may or may not have been built. This last group is really for interest only for who knows, especially those that were from the sixties may well have appeared somewhere/sometime.
I have not listed either cars or drivers where F3 cars raced in non-F3 races e.g. Formula Libre.
I have listed drivers that raced in 2001 or later in cars built in 2000 or earlier for the sake of completeness.
At various times countries
have run classes that they called Formula 3 that were to very different
regulations to the then current FIA F3 regulations, these cars/races have
not been included. Also there has been various "lightly modified"
(for want of a better description) F3 racing around the world, for example
in Mexico and in the Sudam Championship. In these instances at different
times there have been restrictions on the age and chassis manufacturer
or on the size of the air restrictor, since these races are so very close
to the FIA F3 regulations they are included.
The details of the technical specs are sometimes very brief, that is because often very little information was provided in the contemporary write ups and in some cases the details contradict themselves so if you own one of these cars or can shed more light on them please contact me and I will update the details.
I have tried to include as many of the drivers that raced each chassis as possible but many of the results, especially for European races during that period, often only went down to 6th place and many minor races are not recorded at all, therefore the listings are by no means complete and if anyone has details of other competitors please let me know.
A brief note on the driver listings; for each year the chassis type for each manufacturer is listed in increasing chronological order (I hope) e.g. March 753, 743, 733, 723 etc. followed by a list of drivers that competed in that type number. A driver may appear more than once in each year if he drove more than one model of chassis e.g. if in 1975 he drove both a 753 and a 743.
Below is a list of my research sources, in addition there are a number of very good Internet sites I have shamelessly plundered, these are acknowledged in the "Links" section, however any errors that have crept in are mine I'm sure.
|Autocourse (Hazleton Publishing).|
|A-Z of Formula Racing Cars - David Hodges (Bay View Books).|
|Cooper Cars - Doug Nye (Osprey).|
|Pace Motor Racing Directory - Mike Kettlewell.|
|Driver Profile: Nigel Mansell - Hazleton Publishing.|
|Driver Profile: Alain Prost - Hazleton Publishing.|
|Encyclopaedia of Motor Sport - G. N. Georgano (Ebury Press).|
|Motor Racing Year (MRP).|
|John Player Motor Sport Year Book - Edited by Barrie Gill (Queen Anne Press).|
|Chevron, the Derek Bennett Story - David Gordon (PSL).|
|The Story of March - Mike Lawrence (Aston Publications).|
|The Story of Lotus - Doug Nye (MRP).|
|Lotus: All the Cars - Anthony Pritchard (Aston Publications).|
|The World's Racing Cars - M. L. Twite (MacDonald).|
|Racing Cars Vol1 - Eddie Guba & Doug Nye (Fountain Press).|
|Ronnie Peterson - SuperSwede - Alan Henry (Haynes).|
|Formula Junior - John Blunsden (MRP).|
|Formula Junior - Bernard Cowdrey (Book Marque).|
|Stanguellini - Dante Candini & Nunzia Manicardi - Edizioni Il Fiorino.|
|Gino & Lucio De Sanctis - Alberto Rastrelli - Automitica.|
|Les Monoplaces "Pygmée" - Didier Martin - Editions du Palmier.|
|Les Anness Fabuleuses De La Formule 3 1964-1970 (Vols 1 & 2) - Jürg Dubler - Editions du Palmier.|
|Nowhere To Hide - The Story Of Royale Racing Cars - Paul Lawrence - tfm Publishing|