1992 International Formula 3000 season

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1992 FIA International Formula 3000 season
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The 1992 Formula 3000 International Championship was the eighth season of Formula 3000 in Europe. Luca Badoer won the ten-round championship.

Technical changes[edit]

Reynard was once again the dominant manufacturer. After Lola failed to win a race in 1991, there were only six of their cars on the grid in 1992. Simtek produced an upgrade of the previous year’s RALT. Two cars were produced and sold to Piquet Racing, however after a test by Nelson Piquet himself they were sold in favor of a Reynard. Piemme Motors bought one car for Giambattista Busi, who usually started near the back of the grid and never managed to finish a race. The other car was sold to Japan, and RALT announced its withdrawal from F3000 early in the season.

Exotic fuel blends were banned after Agip’s success in 1991. A stricter interpretation of the rules gave the cars long sidepods, which greatly increased the area of the flat floor, making the cars very sensitive to pitch changes.

Season summary[edit]

Jordi Gené won on his debut at the Silverstone, which would turn out to be his only F3000 victory. Emanuele Naspetti won on the streets of Pau in spite of a collision with Andrea Montermini. Both continued, but Montermini later crashed at the Foch statue. Montermini won the next race in Barcelona.

At Enna, the Crypton team introduced a monodamper front suspension, and their driver Luca Badoer took the victory. He then won the next two rounds in Germany as other teams scrambled to catch up, either by switching to the dominant Mader-tuned Cosworth DFVs or with monodampers, now available as an upgrade from Reynard.[1]

At Spa-Francorchamps, Badoer suffered a high-speed accident at Radillion. His car went into the barriers backwards, and Badoer's head hit the steel roll hoop, which broke his helmet and knocked him unconscious. Montermini took the victory, and followed this with a win on F3000’s only visit to the twisty Albacete circuit in Spain.

At Nogaro, took pole position drove away to a convincing victory to clinch the title with a round to spare. In the finale, Badoer and Montermini collided, leaving Jean-Marc Gounon to take Lola’s only victory of the year, followed by Olivier Panis in another Lola and David Coulthard.

Drivers and teams[edit]

Team Chassis Engine Car # Driver Race weekends
United Kingdom Pacific Racing Reynard 92D Mugen Honda 1 France Laurent Aïello All
2 Spain Jordi Gené All
Italy Forti Corse Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 3 Italy Emanuele Naspetti 1-6
Italy Andrea Montermini 7-10
4 Italy Alessandro Zampedri All
Brazil Piquet Racing Reynard 92D Mugen Honda 5 Monaco Olivier Beretta 1-6
Ford Cosworth 7-10
France DAMS Lola T92/50 Ford Cosworth 6 France Frédéric Gosparini 1-7
France Eric Hélary 8
France Jérôme Policand 9-10
7 France Jean-Marc Gounon All
Italy Il Barone Rampante Reynard 92D Judd 8 Italy Andrea Montermini 1-5
Ford Cosworth 6
Portugal Pedro Chaves 7-10
Judd 9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 1-5
Ford Cosworth 6-10
Judd 10 Italy Fabiano Vandone 1-5
Italy Gianpiero Simoni 6-10
United Kingdom 3001 International Reynard 92D Mugen Honda 14 Japan Hideki Noda All
15 United Kingdom Allan McNish 1, 3-8
Australia Mark Skaife 9-10
United Kingdom Paul Stewart Racing Reynard 92D Judd 17 United Kingdom Paul Stewart All
18 United Kingdom David Coulthard All
United Kingdom CoBRa Motorsports Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 19 Italy Paolo Delle Piane All
20 Italy Guido Knycz 6-10
Netherlands Vortex Motorsport Reynard 92D Mugen Honda 21 United Kingdom Phil Andrews 1-8
Ford Cosworth 9-10
Mugen Honda 22 Italy Giuseppe Bugatti All
United Kingdom GJ Motorsport Lola T92/50 Mugen Honda 26 Portugal Pedro Chaves 1-6
United Kingdom Richard Dean 7
27 France Jérôme Policand 1-7
Italy Crypton Engineering Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 28 Germany Michael Bartels All
29 Italy Luca Badoer All
France Apomatox Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 30 France Olivier Panis All
31 France Emmanuel Collard All
Italy Advance Racing Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 32 Italy Vittorio Zoboli 1-3, 5-10
Italy Piemme Motors Ralt RT24 Ford Cosworth 35 Italy Giambattista Busi 1, 4-10
United Kingdom Superpower Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 36 United Kingdom Steve Robertson 1, 3-10
Italy SC Lazio Oil Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 38 Italy Giovanni Bonnano 4-10

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track Country Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Lap
1 Silverstone  United Kingdom 10 May 1992 37 5.230=193.510 km 0'59:21.470 195.454 km/h Jordi Gené Jordi Gené Rubens Barrichello
2 Pau  France 8 June 1992 72 2.78=200.16 km 1'25:38.91 139.210 km/h Emanuele Naspetti Andrea Montermini Emanuele Naspetti
3 Montmeló  Spain 21 June 1992 43 4.747=204.121 km 1'06:51.154 183.198 km/h Andrea Montermini Andrea Montermini Emanuele Naspetti
4 Pergusa-Enna  Italy 12 July 1992 40 4.95=178.200 km 0'58:20.958 203.601 km/h Luca Badoer Luca Badoer Luca Badoer
5 Hockenheim  Germany 25 July 1992 29 6.815=197.635 km 0'56:24.640 210.210 km/h Luca Badoer Luca Badoer Luca Badoer
6 Nürburgring  Germany 23 August 1992 45 4.542=204.39 km 1'06:10.45 185.320 km/h Luca Badoer Emanuele Naspetti Rubens Barrichello
7 Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 29 August 1992 25 6.94=173.500 km 0'53:48.61 194.406 km/h Andrea Montermini Andrea Montermini Andrea Montermini
8 Albacete  Spain 13 September 1992 58 3.598=208.684 km 1'20:36.22 155.341 km/h Andrea Montermini Luca Badoer Andrea Montermini
9 Nogaro  France 11 October 1992 55 3.636=199.980 km 1'14:39.54 160.699 km/h Luca Badoer Luca Badoer Luca Badoer
10 Magny-Cours  France 18 October 1992 47 4.25=199.750 km 1'08:13.148 175.684 km/h Jean-Marc Gounon Luca Badoer David Coulthard

Final points standings[edit]

Driver[edit]

For every race points were awarded: 9 points to the winner, 6 for runner up, 4 for third place, 3 for fourth place, 2 for fifth place and 1 for sixth place. No additional points were awarded.

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine United Kingdom France Spain Italy Germany Germany Belgium Spain France France Total Points
1 Luca Badoer  Italy Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 2 1 1 9 9 9 - 6 9 - 46
2 Andrea Montermini  Italy Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd - - 9 4 - - 34
Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 9 9 3 -
3 Rubens Barrichello  Brazil Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd 6 4 6 - 1 27
Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 4 2 1 1 2
4 Michael Bartels  Germany Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth - 6 - 3 6 6 4 - - - 25
5 Jordi Gené  Spain Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 9 - 4 - 2 - 6 - - - 21
6 Emanuele Naspetti  Italy Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 1 9 - 6 3 - - - - - 19
Jean-Marc Gounon  France DAMS Lola Ford Cosworth 3 - - - - 1 - - 6 9 19
8 Emmanuel Collard  France Apomatox Lola Ford Cosworth - - 3 - - 3 - 4 - 3 13
9 David Coulthard  United Kingdom Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Judd - - - - - - 3 - 4 4 11
10 Olivier Panis  France Apomatox Lola Ford Cosworth 4 - - - - - - - - 6 10
11 Allan McNish  United Kingdom 3001 International Reynard Mugen Honda - - 2 - 4 - - 2 - - 8
12 Alessandro Zampedri  Italy Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - 2 - - - - 2 - 4
13 Vittorio Zoboli  Italy Advance Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - 3 - - - - - - - - 3
Laurent Aïello  France Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - 2 1 - - - 3
Paul Stewart  United Kingdom Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Judd - - - - - - - 3 - - 3
16 Giuseppe Bugatti  Italy Vortex Reynard Ford Cosworth - 2 - - - - - - - - 2
17 Jérôme Policand  France GJ Motorsports Lola Mugen Honda - - - 1 - - - - - - 1
Gianpiero Simoni  Italy Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd - - - - - - - - - 1 1

Complete Overview[edit]

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 NQ=did not qualify DIS(6)=disqualified after finishing in eleventh place (25)=place after practice, but grid position not held free

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine United Kingdom France Spain Italy Germany Germany Belgium Spain France France
1 Luca Badoer  Italy Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 5 5 10 6 11 6 1 1 1 1 2 1 6 R 1 2 1 1 1 R
2 Andrea Montermini  Italy Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd 12 R 1 R 1 1 2 3 8 9
Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 8 R
Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 1 1 3 1 2 4 2 R
3 Rubens Barrichello  Brazil Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd 9 2 4 3 2 2 10 R 10 6
Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 5 3 9 5 2 6 5 6 5 5
4 Michael Bartels  Germany Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 8 R 3 2 7 R 6 4 4 2 3 2 2 3 13 R 6 R 10 DIS(11)
5 Jordi Gené  Spain Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 1 1 11 R 3 3 13 R 2 5 10 8 7 2 8 R 13 8 20 10
6 Emanuele Naspetti  Italy Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 20 6 2 1 4 R16 5 2 13 4 1 R - - - - - - - -
Jean-Marc Gounon  France DAMS Lola Ford Cosworth 11 4 6 R 5 R 7 R 5 R 7 6 13 9 7 R16 3 2 6 1
8 Emmanuel Collard  Italy Apomatox Lola Ford Cosworth 22 R 18 R 13 4 22 R 20 12 4 4 28 NQ 6 3 22 15 3 4
9 David Coulthard  United Kingdom Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Judd 25 7 7 R 12 8 11 R 9 R 9 7 8 4 17 7 4 3 8 3
10 Olivier Panis  France Apomatox Lola Ford Cosworth 2 3 19 R 15 7 14 R 26 20 6 R 15 R 10 R 9 R 4 2
11 Allan McNish  United Kingdom 3001 International Reynard Mugen Honda 21 R - - 8 5 3 R 7 3 11 R 5 12 12 5 - - - -
12 Alessandro Zampedri  Italy Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 7 R 15 R 9 11 16 5 12 7 17 R 12 7 14 8 8 5 12 R
13 Vittorio Zoboli  Italy Advance Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 18 R 9 4 22 12 - - 17 14 15 12 23 15 18 13 11 12 13 R
Laurent Aïello  France Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 4 R 8 R 6 R15 9 11 3 10 12 5 4 6 4 R15 7 7 9 R
Paul Stewart  United Kingdom Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Judd 6 8 16 11 14 9 12 8 23 16 18 10 14 11 5 4 10 R 11 R
16 Giuseppe Bugatti  Italy Vortex Reynard Ford Cosworth 3 NS 5 5 18 R 23 R 6 8 19 R 18 14 26 NQ 18 R 18 R
17 Jérôme Policand  France GJ Motorsports Lola Mugen Honda 13 R 20 R 20 R 18 6 19 R19 22 R 17 13 - -
DAMS Lola Ford Cosworth 15 13 17 R
Gianpiero Simoni  Italy Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd - - - - - - - - - - 23 R 11 10 15 9 19 R 15 6
- Phil Andrews  United Kingdom Vortex Reynard Mugen Honda 24 12 14 7 19 10 25 9 11 11 27 NQ 16 18 19 10
Vortex Reynard Judd 20 14 19 R
- Pedro Chaves  Portugal GJ Motorsports Lola Mugen Honda 10 R 21 9 24 R 15 7 15 13 14 13
Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 27 NQ 16 11 14 10 22 R
- Steve Robertson  United Kingdom Superpower Reynard Ford Cosworth 23 R - - 25 NQ 26 R 18 18 24 R 26 NS 20 R 16 11 21 7
- Frédéric Gosparini  France DAMS Lola Ford Cosworth 16 R 17 8 10 R 19 R 21 R 13 11 22 16 - - - - - -
- Hideki Noda  Japan 3001 International Reynard Mugen Honda 26 R 23 NQ 21 R 21 R (25) NS 26 14 24 17 23 12 21 R 23 8
- Giovanni Bonnano  Italy SC Lazio Oil Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - 4 R 16 15 21 R 10 8 25 NQ 25 R 16 R
- Olivier Beretta  Monaco Piquet Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 14 9 12 R 17 R 8 R 14 R 20 9
Piquet Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 3 R 9 R17 12 9 7 R
- Guido Knycz  Italy CoBra Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - 28 NQ 25 R 22 14 24 R 25 9
- Fabiano Vandone  Italy Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd 19 10 13 R 16 14 17 10 22 17 - - - - - - - - - -
- Paolo Delle Piane  Italy CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 17 11 22 10 23 13 20 R 24 R 16 15 20 R 21 R 17 R 14 R
- Mark Skaife  Australia 3001 International Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23 16 24 R
- Giambattista Busi  Italy Piemme Motors Ralt Ford Cosworth 15 R - - - - 24 R 25 R 25 R 19 R 24 R 26 NS 26 R
- Richard Dean  United Kingdom GJ Motorsports Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - 21 R - - - - - -
- Eric Hélary  France DAMS Lola Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11 R - - - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ L’annee Formule 3000 1992. Drapeau a Damier.

External links[edit]