1991 Japanese Formula 3000 season

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1991 Japanese Formula 3000 season
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The 1991 Japanese Formula 3000 season was scheduled over 11 rounds and contested over 10 rounds. 27 different teams, 47 different drivers, 5 different chassis and 3 different engines competed.

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track Country Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Race Lap
1 Suzuka  Japan 3 March 1991 35 5.864=205.241 km 1'03:33.365 193.757 km/h Ukyo Katayama Ukyo Katayama Ukyo Katayama
2 Autopolis  Japan 24 March 1991 43 4.674=200.982 km 1'08:17.963 176.560 km/h Akihiko Nakaya Akihiko Nakaya Kazuyoshi Hoshino
3 Fuji  Japan 14 April 1991 45 4.470=201.15 km 1'00:09.320 200.631 km/h Kazuyoshi Hoshino Mauro Martini Keiji Matsumoto
4 Mine  Japan 12 May 1991 62 3.239=200.818 km 1'36:48.120 124.471 km/h Eddie Irvine Akihiko Nakaya Takuya Kurosawa
5 Suzuka  Japan 26 May 1991 34 5.864=199.376 km 1'03:38.746 187.955 km/h Ukyo Katayama Ukyo Katayama Ross Cheever
6 Sugo  Japan 28 July 1991 54 3.704=200.016 km 1'06:46.689 179.714 km/h Ross Cheever Ross Cheever Akihiko Nakaya
7 Fuji  Japan 11 August 1991 45 4.470=201.15 km 0'59:58.828 201.216 km/h Kazuyoshi Hoshino Mauro Martini Ukyo Katayama
Fuji  Japan 8 September 1991 race postponed to November, 30 due to heavy rain
8 Suzuka  Japan 29 September 1991 35 5.864=205.241 km 1'05:07.814 189.074 km/h Ross Cheever Ukyo Katayama Volker Weidler
Fuji  Japan 27 October 1991 cancelled due to heavy rain
9 Suzuka  Japan 17 November 1991 35 5.864=205.241 km 1'04:23.785 191.229 km/h Ross Cheever Kazuyoshi Hoshino Volker Weidler
10 Fuji  Japan 30 November 1991 45 4.470=201.15 km 0'59:33.076 202.666 km/h Volker Weidler Kazuyoshi Hoshino Toshio Suzuki

Note:

Race 10 was started with the qualification times set for the race scheduled on September, 8.

The weekend in Fuji with the race cancelled on October, 27 saw only practice and qualification sections.

Final point standings[edit]

Driver[edit]

For every race, points were awarded: 9 points to the winner, 6 to the runner up, 4 to third place, 3 to fourth place, 2 to fifth place, and 1 to sixth place. No additional points were awarded. The best 7 results count. No driver had a point deduction.

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Total Points
1 Ukyo Katayama  Japan Cabin Racing/Heroes Lola Cosworth 9 3 - - 9 1 6 6 - 6 40
2 Ross Cheever  United States Team LeMans Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - 9 - 9 9 - 27
3 Volker Weidler  Germany Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda - - - 4 4 - 4 - 4 9 25
4 Kazuyoshi Hoshino  Japan Team Impul Lola Mugen Honda - 6 9 - - - 9 - - - 24
5 Hitoshi Ogawa  Japan Stellar International Lola Mugen Honda 6 1 4 - 6 - - 2 1 - 20
6 Akihiko Nakaya  Japan Le Garage Cox Racing/Mooncraft Lola Mugen Honda - 9 - - - 4 - 3 - - 16
7 Eddie Irvine  United Kingdom Team Cerumo Lola Mugen Honda - 2 - 9 3 - - - - - 14
8 Mauro Martini  Italy Suntec Racing Lola Mugen Honda 1 4 - - - - 2 - 6 - 13
9 Thomas Danielsson  Sweden Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - 3 3 4 2 - 12
10 Johnny Herbert  United Kingdom Team LeMans Ralt Mugen Honda 2 - - 6 - - - - - 1 9
11 Jan Lammers  Netherlands Dome Dome Mugen Honda 4 - 2 - - - 1 - - - 7
12 Keiji Matsumoto  Japan Dome Dome Mugen Honda - - 6 - - - - - - - 6
Michael Schumacher  Germany Team LeMans Ralt Mugen Honda - - - - - 6 - - - - 6
Jeff Krosnoff  United States Suntec Racing Lola Mugen Honda - - 3 - - - - - 3 - 6
15 Toshio Suzuki  Japan Universal Racing Lola Mugen Honda - - - 2 2 - - - - - 4
Paulo Carcasci  Brazil Bitoku Motorsport Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - 4 4
17 Masanori Sekiya  Japan Leyton House Racing Lola Mugen Honda 3 - - - - - - - - - 3
Minoru Tanaka  Japan Leyton House Racing Lola Mugen Honda - - - 3 - - - - - - 3
Naoki Hattori  Japan Le Garage Cox Racing/Mooncraft Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - 2 - 1 - - 3
Maurizio Sandro Sala  Brazil Super Evolution Racing Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - 3 3
21 Masahiro Hasemi  Japan Speed Star Wheel Racing Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - 2 2
22 Takuya Kurosawa  Japan Nakajima Racing Ralt Mugen Honda - - 1 - - - - - - - 1
Mika Salo  Finland Ad Racing Team Co. Ltd. Lola Mugen Honda - - - 1 - - - - - - 1
Geoff Lees  United Kingdom Team Hayashi Ralt Mugen Honda - - - - 1 - - - - - 1

Complete Overview[edit]

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

R=retired NS=did not start NQ=did not qualify DIS=disqualified

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan
1 Ukyo Katayama  Japan Cabin Racing/Heroes Lola Cosworth 1 1 4 4 3 9 3 R 1 1 3 6 3 2 1 2 4 10 2 2
2 Ross Cheever  United States Team LeMans Reynard Mugen Honda 16 R 8 R 5 12 2 R 10 11 1 1 4 R 2 1 3 1 4 R
3 Volker Weidler  Germany Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda 20 15 34 NQ 20 19 18 3 5 3 13 8 8 3 10 10 8 3 6 1
4 Kazuyoshi Hoshino  Japan Team Impul Lola Mugen Honda 7 R 3 2 2 1 8 R 4 R 11 R 2 1 6 R 1 R 1 R
5 Hitoshi Ogawa  Japan Stellar International Lola Mugen Honda 2 2 11 6 13 3 6 R 2 2 12 17 13 12 4 5 10 6 9 R
6 Akihiko Nakaya  Japan Le Garage Cox Racing/Mooncraft Lola Mugen Honda 12 16 1 1 7 R 1 R 8 7 7 3 6 8 3 4 2 R 7 15
7 Eddie Irvine  United Kingdom Team Cerumo Lola Mugen Honda 10 8 2 5 11 15 11 1 22 4 9 7 16 13 8 R 20 13 13 9
8 Mauro Martini  Italy Suntec Racing Lola Mugen Honda 3 6 5 3 1 16 5 R 3 R 20 10 1 5 17 14 5 2 3 13
9 Thomas Danielsson  Sweden Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda 6 R 22 19 19 R 15 9 13 DIS 6 4 7 4 7 3 11 5 17 R
10 Johnny Herbert  United Kingdom Team LeMans Ralt Mugen Honda 5 5 9 7 8 R 13 2 7 R 21 R 20 R 9 7 12 R 22 6
11 Jan Lammers  Netherlands Dome Dome Mugen Honda 8 3 16 9 17 5 10 R 15 10 25 R 17 6 15 R 14 7 27 R
12 Keiji Matsumoto  Japan Dome Dome Mugen Honda 18 R 15 R 9 2 7 R 6 R 18 R 18 24 16 12 25 18 16 R
Michael Schumacher  Germany Team LeMans Ralt Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - 4 2 - - - - - - - -
Jeff Krosnoff  United States Suntec Racing Lola Mugen Honda 13 7 6 10 10 4 14 NS 11 R 14 14 11 17 12 9 7 4 12 R
15 Toshio Suzuki  Japan Universal Racing Lola Mugen Honda 22 11 13 NS 6 8 26 5 21 5 16 9 29 NQ 28 11 26 12 15 11
Paulo Carcasci  Brazil Bitoku Motorsport Lola Mugen Honda - - DIS - 14 18 19 R 12 12 17 13 12 7 11 R 6 8 10 3
17 Masanori Sekiya  Japan Leyton House Racing Lola Mugen Honda 4 4 18 15 24 17 9 10 17 R 10 9 - - 5 NS
Leyton House Racing Leyton House Mugen Honda 5 11
Team LeMans Ralt Mugen Honda 16 9
Minoru Tanaka  Japan Leyton House Racing Lola Mugen Honda 21 R 23 R 32 NQ 16 4 28 R 15 12 22 15 - -
Dome Dome Mugen Honda 28 15
Leyton House Racing Leyton House Mugen Honda 33 NQ
Naoki Hattori  Japan Le Garage Cox Racing/Mooncraft Lola Mugen Honda 14 R 7 13 16 10 12 15 16 R 2 5 15 10 5 6 9 R 14 12
Maurizio Sandro Sala  Brazil Super Evolution Racing Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - 34 NQ 24 R 28 14 27 16 22 R 18 4
21 Masahiro Hasemi  Japan Speed Star Wheel Racing Lola Mugen Honda 23 9 29 NQ 23 14 29 NQ 20 R 26 R 14 19 19 15 27 14 11 5
22 Takuya Kurosawa  Japan Nakajima Racing Ralt Mugen Honda 15 R 10 8 4 6 4 7 9 R 8 15 5 11 - - 8 R
Nakajima Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 18 17
Mika Salo  Finland Ad Racing Team Co. Ltd. Lola Mugen Honda - - 26 14 33 NQ 22 6 31 NQ 28 NQ 18 32 NQ
Ad Racing Team Co. Ltd. Reynard Mugen Honda 25 15 R 19 R
Geoff Lees  United Kingdom Team Hayashi Ralt Mugen Honda 24 14 14 18 27 13 17 11 14 6
Team Hayashi Lola Mugen Honda 10 R
Team Hayashi Lola Judd 31 NQ 13 8 29 NQ 26 R
- Naohiro Furuya  Japan Dome Lola Mugen Honda 26 R 20 12 21 24 30 NQ 23 R 27 NQ 26 25 24 R 23 R 29 7
- Takao Wada  Japan Advan Sport Pal Lola Mugen Honda 27 17 19 NS 12 7 28 R 32 NQ - - 32 NQ - - - - - -
- Tetsuya Ota  Japan CSK Racing Lola Mugen Honda 32 NQ 31 NQ 31 NQ 27 12 25 9 32 NQ 21 23 26 19 - - 24 8
- Osamu Nakako  Japan Nakajima Racing Lola Mugen Honda 28 10 12 11 22 R 21 8 19 R 22 R 24 20 30 NQ - - 32 NQ
- Hisashi Wada  Japan Funaki Racing Lola Mugen Honda 25 NS 32 NQ 30 NQ 31 NQ 26 8 34 NQ 30 NQ 29 NQ - - 23 NS
- Yoshiyasu Tachi  Japan Navi Connection/Funaki Racing Lola Mugen Honda 11 R 27 21 29 NQ 32 NQ 24 R 29 NQ 9 R 20 R 13 16 20 10
- Masahiko Kageyama  Japan Stellar International Lola Mugen Honda 19 R 21 17 15 11 25 R 18 13 19 R 19 16 14 13 24 R 31 NQ
- Kunimitsu Takahashi  Japan Advan Sport Nova Lola Mugen Honda 29 NQ 25 20 25 22 24 14 30 NQ 23 16 23 21 21 20 19 11 21 R
- Hideshi Matsuda  Japan Takeshi Project Racing Lola Cosworth 17 12 17 R 28 20 DIS - 36 NQ - - - - - - - - - -
- Hideo Fukuyama  Japan Team Noji International Lola Mugen Honda 9 13 30 NQ 26 23 20 13 29 NQ 30 NQ 34 NQ 18 17 17 R 25 R
- Katsunori Iketani  Japan Super Cad Racing/Noji Lola Mugen Honda DIS - - - 35 NQ DIS - 33 NQ - - 33 NQ 22 R 21 R 28 14
- Enrico Bertaggia  Italy Footwork Racing International Lola Mugen Honda 34 NQ 24 16 18 21 23 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Katsutomo Kaneishi  Japan Zoom Racing Lola Cosworth DIS - 28 22 34 NQ DIS - 27 R 31 NQ 27 22 23 18 - - 30 NQ
- Kouji Sato  Japan Nakajima Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25 R - - - -
- Masyoshi Nishigaito  Japan Advan Sport Pal Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 31 NQ 30 NQ - -
- Philippe Adams  Belgium CSK Racing Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 32 NQ - -
- Kouichi Iwaki  Japan Team Iwaki Lola Mugen Honda 31 NQ - - DIS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Syuuji Kasuya  Japan Super Evolution Racing Lola Mugen Honda 36 NQ - - 36 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Hideki Okada  Japan Ad Racing Team Co. Ltd. Lola Mugen Honda 30 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Syuuji Hyoudou  Japan Bitoku Motorsport Lola Mugen Honda 33 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Kenny Acheson  United Kingdom Ad Racing Team Co. Ltd. Reynard Mugen Honda DIS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Pedro Chaves  Portugal Nakajima Racing Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DIS - - -
- Emanuele Pirro[1]  Italy Team Hayashi Lola Judd - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  1. ^ took only part in the weekend with the cancelled race in Fuji