Formula 3 returns to Monaco....


The streets of Monte Carlo will once again echo to the sound of F3 engines as there will be a race for Formula 3 1000cc cars built between 1964 and 1970 and a race for Formula 3 cars built between 1971 and 1984 conforming to both 1600cc and 2000cc regulations in the 2010 event.

For more information go to the HSCC (www.hscc.org.uk/) or the Automobile Club de Monaco (www.acm.mc).

Chevron had a good record at the Monaco F3 race, the first year that the Bolton marque appeared was 1968 when B9s were entered for Alan Rollinson, Howard Heerey, Chris Williams and John Ralph. The only driver to make it through qualifying was Rollinson who finished an excellent 7th in the Red Rose Motors car.

1969 saw the works B15 of Reine Wisell take a close second to the Tecno of fellow Swede Ronnie Peterson who largely dominated F3 in that year. There were two top ten finishers in 1970 when Richard Scott in the Paul Watson Racing Organisation B17 was 5th and Barrie Maskell was 10th in the NERO B15.

For the next 2 years no Chevrons made it through qualifying and between 1973 and 1975 no cars were entered as Chevron temporarily moved away from F3 but in 1976 Riccardo Patrese was entered in the Trivellato B34 although, surprisingly, he failed to qualify.

There was a return to form in 1977 when Elio de Angelis finished second to Pironi's Martini in the Trivellato B38.

Chevron's finest hour came in 1978 when Elio de Angelis returned in the Scuderia Everest B38 and took a magnificent win ahead of the Trivellato B43 of Seigfried Stohr and to round off a great day the B38 of Jean-Louis Schlesser finished 6th.

That was the end of Chevron at Monaco as their F3 cars became less competitive, 1979 saw 4 cars entered and there were 2 in 1980 but none managed to qualify.