2003 International Formula 3000 Season
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2003 International Formula 3000 Season

The 2003 International Formula 3000 season was the thirty-seventh season of the second-tier of Formula One feeder championship and also nineteenth season under the International Formula 3000 Championship moniker. It featured the 2003 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship with titles awarded for both Drivers and Teams.[1] The championship was contested over ten events from 19 April to 13 September 2003.[2]

The Drivers Championship was won by Björn Wirdheim and the Teams Championship was awarded to Arden International Ltd.

Teams and drivers

Björn Wirdheim, pictured at the Hungaroring round, won the Drivers' Championship
Vitantonio Liuzzi pictured at the Hungaroring round, placed fourth in the Drivers' Championship

The following teams and drivers contested the 2003 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship.[2]

Calendar

The 2003 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship was contested over a ten event series.[2][3]

Drivers' Championship

Pos[3] Driver IMO
Italy
CAT
Spain
A1R
Austria
MON
Monaco
NÜR
Germany
MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
HOC
Germany
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
Points
1 Sweden Björn Wirdheim 1 2 2 2 13 2 1 2 2 1 78
2 Brazil Ricardo Sperafico 3 Ret 1 DSQ 14 3 4 1 Ret 3 43
3 Italy Giorgio Pantano Ret 1 3 Ret 16 1 2 7 4 Ret 41
4 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 4 Ret 4 Ret 2 4 3 4 9 4 39
5 Austria Patrick Friesacher 2 Ret Ret 11 5 3 1 2 36
6 Italy Enrico Toccacelo 5 3 5 Ret 1 13 6 Ret 7 8 30
7 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa 12 10 6 1 3 Ret 8 20
8 Czech Republic Jaroslav Jani? DNS 4 9 4 6 Ret 10 8 5 7 20
9 United States Townsend Bell 9 12 7 6 Ret 12 7 5 3 Ret 17
10 Italy Raffaele Giammaria 7 Ret 14 3 7 8 Ret 10 6 Ret 14
11 Germany Tony Schmidt Ret 6 Ret Ret 10 5 Ret 6 8 6 14
12 France Yannick Schroeder 6 8 Ret 7 4 7 9 11 13
13 Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk Ret Ret 8 8 6 5 9
14 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner 10 7 10 5 11 9 11 9 DNS 6
15 Australia Rob Nguyen 8 5 13 5
16 United States Derek Hill 15 11 Ret DSQ 5 10 4
17 United States Phil Giebler Ret 8 Ret 9 DNS 1
18 Italy Alessandro Piccolo 9 12 DNS 11 0
19 Austria Bernhard Auinger 11 9 0
20 San Marino Christian Montanari 9 0
21 United States Will Langhorne 10 12 14 13 12 0
22 Ret 10 0
23 Italy Giovanni Berton 10 0
24 United Kingdom Sam Hancock 13 11 DNS 0
25 France Nicolas Minassian 11 0
26 Republic of Ireland Michael Keohane 12 Ret 0
27 Italy Valerio Scassellati 13 15 15 14 0
28 United Kingdom Marc Hynes 14 0
29 United Kingdom Gary Paffett 14 0
United Kingdom Robbie Kerr DNS 0
Pos Driver IMO
Italy
CAT
Spain
A1R
Austria
MON
Monaco
NÜR
Germany
MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
HOC
Germany
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold ? Pole
Italics ? Fastest lap

  • All drivers used Lola B02/50 chassis with Zytek-Judd KV engines and Avon tyres.
  • Championship points were awarded on a 10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the first eight finishers at each event. If two or more drivers had the same number of points (including 0 points), their positions in the Championship was fixed according to the quality of their places. Under this system one first place was better than any number of second places, one second place was better than any number of third places and so on.[3]

Teams Championship

Points for the 2003 FIA Formula 300 International Championship for Teams were awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for the first eight places at each event.[3] Results from both team cars were taken into account.[1]

Position [3] Team [3] IMO
Italy
CAT
Spain
A1R
Austria
MON
Monaco
NUR
Germany
MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
HOC
Germany
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
Total [3]
1 United Kingdom Arden International Ltd 10 8 10 11 0 8 12 12 14 10 95
2 Austria Red Bull Junior Team F3000 13 0 5 0 8 5 10 11 10 13 75
3 Italy Durango Formula 2 10 6 6 2 11 8 2 8 0 55
4 Italy Coloni Motorsport 6 2 10 4 0 6 5 10 0 6 49
5 United Kingdom Super Nova Racing Ltd 4 6 4 0 14 0 4 0 2 1 35
6 Czech Republic ISR - Charouz 3 6 0 7 8 2 0 1 4 2 33
7 Belgium Team Astromega 0 3 0 1 1 7 0 3 1 7 23
8 Denmark Den Bla Avis 0 0 4 10 6 0 - - - - 20
9 Spain BCN F3000 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
10 United Kingdom Brand Motorsports 0 - - - - - - - - - 0

Complete Overview

first column of every race 10 = grid position
second column of every race 10 = race result

R16=retired, but classified R=retired NS=did not start NT=no time set in qualifying 13E=grid position, but started from the end of the grid

Place Name Team IMO
Italy
CAT
Spain
OST
Austria
MON
Monaco
NÜR
Germany
MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
HOC
Germany
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
1 Sweden Björn Wirdheim Arden International 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 13 2 2 1 1 3 2 5 2 1 1
2 Brazil Ricardo Sperafico Coloni Motorsport 4 3 4 R 1 1 2 R 2 14 4 3 3 4 1 1 6 R 3 3
3 Italy Giorgio Pantano Durango Formula 7 R 1 1 5 3 3 R 14 R16 1 1 2 2 5 7 2 4 2 R
4 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull Junior Team 3 4 10 R 3 4 4 R 5 2 5 4 4 3 2 4 1 9 12 4
5 Austria Patrick Friesacher Red Bull Junior Team 2 2 12 R - - - - 4 R 8 11 5 5 4 3 3 1 4 2
6 Italy Enrico Toccacelo Super Nova Racing 10 5 7 3 7 5 5 R 3 1 14 13 7 6 7 R 8 7 5 8
7 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa Den Blå Avis 13 12 9 10 13 6 6 1 10 3 12 R
Super Nova Racing 11 8 - - - - - -
Czech Republic Jaroslav Janis Superfund ISR - Charouz 15 NS 5 4 10 9 8 4 12 6 3 R 8 10 8 8 7 5 11 7
9 United States Townsend Bell Arden International 5 9 11 12 4 7 18 6 6 R 11 12 6 7 6 5 4 3 7 R
10 Italy Raffaele Giammaria Durango Formula 8 7 18 R 17 14 9 3 16 7 15 8 14 R 12 10 11 6 8 R
Germany Tony Schmidt Team Astromega 12 R 13 6 6 R15 16 R 13E 10 6 5 9 R 10 6 10 8 10 6
12 France Yannick Schroeder Superfund ISR - Charouz 6 6 6 8 16 R 12 7 9 4 7 7 10 9 11 11 NT - NT -
13 Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk Team Astromega 11 R 3 R - - 7 8 8 8 10 6 - - - - - - 6 5
14 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Coloni Motorsport 16 10 16 7 9 10 10 5 15 11 9 9 12 11 9 9 9 NS - -
15 Australia Rob Nguyen Team BCN F3000 17 8 15 5 15 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 United States Derek Hill Super Nova Racing 19 15 8 11 12 R 14 R 7 5 13 10 - - - - - - - -
17 United States Philip Giebler Den Blå Avis - - 14 R 8 8 15 R 11 9 16 NS - - - - - - - -
18 Italy Alessandro Piccolo Team BCN F3000 - - 17 9 11 12 11 NS - - - - - - - - - - 13 R11
19 Austria Bernhard Auinger Red Bull Junior Team - - - - 14 11 13 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 San Marino Christian Montanari Coloni Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 9
21 United States Will Langhorne Team BCN F3000 - - - - - - 17 10 17 12 17 14 15 13 13 12 - - - -
22 Italy Ferdinando Monfardini Team BCN F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14 R 14 R10
23 Italy Giovanni Berton Team BCN F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 10 - -
24 United Kingdom Sam Hancock Super Nova Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14 13 13 11 15 NS
25 France Nicolas Minassian Brand Motorsport 9 11 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
26 Republic of Ireland Michael Keohane Team Astromega - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 12 16 R NT - - -
27 Italy Valerio Scassellati Team BCN F3000 20 13 - - - - - - 18 15 18 15 - - 15 14 - - - -
28 United Kingdom Gary Paffett Brand Motorsport 14 14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
29 United Kingdom Marc Hynes Team BCN F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 14 - - - - - -
- United Kingdom Robbie Kerr Den Blå Avis 18 NS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

See also

2003 Euro Formula 3000 season

References

  1. ^ a b 2003 FIA F3000 Sporting Regulations Retrieved from web.archive.org on 19 March 2010
  2. ^ a b c 2003 F3000 Results from www.teamdan.com Archived 2012-02-24 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved from www.teamdan.com on 19 March 2010
  3. ^ a b c d e f g 2003 FIA F3000 Championship Classifications Retrieved from web.archive.org on 23 April 2010

Further reading

  • Automobile Year, 2003/04

External links


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