The Formula Three race supporting the Grand Prix is the twelfth in a series which has featured close and interesting racing. All the competing stars of the future will be wanting to put on a good performance in front of the Grand Prix team managers.
As a protege of Keke Rosberg, Jyrki Jarvilehto (now universally nicknamed JJ Lehto) has much to live up to, but having won five of the first nine races, he must be the man most likely to succeed. Ireland’s Martin Donnelly, Sir Jack Brabham’s son Gary and Swiss driver Philippe Favre are three who would dispute this. Homegrown talent abounds, however, Eddie Irvine, Damon Hill, Jason Elliot, John Alcorn, Paul Warwick and Phil Andrews being of particular significance.
With the exception of the thus-far unimpressive new Vision, the field is made up of Ralt and Reynard chassis powered by 2-litre Alfa Romeo, Toyota or Volkswagen engines, with no combination having proved dominant to date.
In Class B, for older chassis, the contest will be our as close with Rowan Dewhurst or Alastair Lyall likely to take overall honours, although John Penfold and Scott Stringfellow will be there to pick up any crumbs off the table.