One-litre F3 battles used to thrill crowds at Mallory in the late 1960s. Two such races in 1968 resulted in Lombank championship wins for the recently formed Frank Williams Racing Cars and Frank’s Japanese charger, Tetsu Ikuzawa.
The first of these, in late July, featured a titanic battle between Ikuzawa’s Brabham, Australian Tim Schenken’s Chevron and Cyd Williams’s Brabham. Ikuzawa won, but Schenken and Williams shared a new lap record.
Schenken lost out again in early October after another scrap with the Japanese, but the Australian had a consolation victory in the Guards Formula Ford round that was also on the programme. James Hunt was an early crasher here…
Mallory’s F3 Stars
Tony Dean: trophy hoarder in 1965.
Alan Rollinson: a string of late-60s wins.
Emerson Fittipaldi: two Lombank victories in 1969 for F3 newcomer.
Tony Rouff: American was unbeatable at Mallory in ’74.
Rob Wilson: unexpected win in 78.
Roberto Moreno: beat the title contenders in ’81.