1992 Japanese Formula 3000 season

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1992 Japanese Formula 3000 season
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The 1992 Japanese Formula 3000 season was contested over 11 rounds. 21 different teams, 34 different drivers, 4 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 8 March 1992 34 5.864=199.376 km 1'01:37.309 194.129 km/h Ross Cheever Ross Cheever Ross Cheever
2 Fuji  Japan 12 April 1992 45 4.470=201.15 km 0'59:40.421 202.250 km/h Paulo Carcasci Ross Cheever Mauro Martini
3 Mine  Japan 10 May 1992 62 3.239=200.818 km 1'19:51.708 150.874 km/h Eddie Irvine Eddie Irvine Mauro Martini
4 Suzuka  Japan 24 May 1992 26 5.864=152.464 km 0'48:32.513 188.453 km/h Volker Weidler Ross Cheever Masanori Sekiya
5 Autopolis  Japan 19 July 1992 43 4.674=200.982 km 1'08:48.305 175.262 km/h Marco Apicella Eddie Irvine Mauro Martini
6 Sugo  Japan 2 August 1992 54 3.704=200.016 km 1'05:57.726 181.937 km/h Volker Weidler Ross Cheever Takuya Kurosawa
7 Fuji  Japan 16 August 1992 45 4.470=201.15 km 1'00:20.632 200.004 km/h Mauro Martini Ross Cheever Ross Cheever
8 Fuji  Japan 6 September 1992 45 4.470=201.15 km 0'59:24.637 203.146 km/h Toshio Suzuki Roland Ratzenberger Mauro Martini
9 Suzuka  Japan 27 September 1992 35 5.864=205.241 km 1'04:33.949 190.727 km/h Roland Ratzenberger Roland Ratzenberger Toshio Suzuki
10 Fuji  Japan 18 October 1992 45 4.470=201.15 km 0'58:49.751 205.153 km/h Toshio Suzuki Eddie Irvine Andrew Gilbert Scott
11 Suzuka  Japan 15 November 1992 35 5.864=205.241 km 1'03:45.511 193.142 km/h Naoki Hattori Ross Cheever Kazuyoshi Hoshino

Note: Race 4 shortened because of a crash on Lap 27 between Hitoshi Ogawa and Andrew Gilbert Scott that killed Ogawa, past the 75% distance rule.

Final point 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. The best 7 results count. One driver had a point deduction, which are given in ().

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Total Points
1 Mauro Martini  Italy Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda 1 4 6 (1) 6 - 9 - 4 4 - 34
2 Toshio Suzuki  Japan Universal Racing Lola Cosworth - - - - - 6 6 9 - 9 - 30
3 Ross Cheever  United States Team LeMans Reynard Mugen Honda 9 - - 6 - 4 - 6 - 1 3 29
4 Volker Weidler  Germany Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda 4 - - 9 4 9 - - - - - 26
5 Naoki Hattori  Japan Le Garage Cox Racing/Mooncraft Lola Mugen Honda 3 - 2 9 21
Le Garage Cox Racing/Mooncraft Reynard Mugen Honda - 2 4 1 - - -
Takuya Kurosawa  Japan Cabin Racing/Heroes Lola Cosworth 2 - - - - - 3 4 - 6 6 21
7 Roland Ratzenberger  Austria Stellar International Lola Mugen Honda - - 4 - - 3 - 3 9 - - 19
8 Eddie Irvine  United Kingdom Team Cerumo Lola Mugen Honda - 3 9 - - - - 2 3 - - 17
9 Andrew Gilbert Scott  United Kingdom Stellar International Lola Mugen Honda - 3 1 - - 6 3 - 16
Stellar International Reynard Mugen Honda - - 3
10 Marco Apicella  Italy Dome Dome Mugen Honda - - 1 - 9 2 - 1 - - - 13
11 Paulo Carcasci  Brazil Navi Connection Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - 9 - - 2 - - - - - - 11
12 Kazuyoshi Hoshino  Japan Team Impul Lola Mugen Honda 6 - - - - - 4 - - - - 10
Thomas Danielsson  Sweden Team Take One Lola Cosworth - 6 - - - - 2 - 2 - - 10
14 Heinz-Harald Frentzen  Germany Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - 1 - 4 5
Mika Salo  Finland Ad Racing Team Co. Ltd. Reynard Mugen Honda - - 3 - - - - - - - 2 5
16 Hisashi Wada  Japan Capcom Racing Lola Mugen Honda - 2 - - - - - - - - - 2
Hitoshi Ogawa  Japan Team Cerumo Lola Mugen Honda - - - 2 - - - - - - - 2
18 Rickard Rydell  Sweden Team Cerumo Lola Mugen Honda - 1 - - - - - - - - - 1
Takao Wada  Japan Nisseki Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - - 1 - - - - 1
Naohiro Furuya  Japan Super Evolution Racing Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - 1 1

Complete overview[edit]

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

R25=retired, but classified R=retired NC=not classified NS=did not start NQ=did not qualify DIS=disqualified (21)=place after practice, but grid position not held free

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan
1 Mauro Martini  Italy Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda 7 6 14 3 3 2 8 6 5 2 3 NS 2 1 9 10 2 3 7 3 8 R
2 Toshio Suzuki  Japan Universal Racing Lola Cosworth 6 R 4 R 11 R 11 7 8 R 8 2 4 2 7 1 10 17 5 1 12 R
3 Ross Cheever  United States Team LeMans Reynard Mugen Honda 1 1 1 R 2 R 1 2 10 13 1 3 1 17 25 2 14 NS 6 6 1 4
4 Volker Weidler  Germany Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda 2 3 3 R 12 R 3 1 2 3 2 1 - - - - - - - - - -
5 Naoki Hattori  Japan Le Garage Cox Racing/Mooncraft Lola Mugen Honda 3 4 7 13 2 5 2 1
Le Garage Cox Racing/Mooncraft Reynard Mugen Honda 16 R 16 5 5 3 15 6 14 15 20 10 10 7
Takuya Kurosawa  Japan Cabin Racing/Heroes Lola Cosworth 4 5 4 R 3 18 3 4 2 3 9 R 3 2 3 2
Cabin Racing/Heroes Dome Cosworth 12 R 13 R 12 R
7 Roland Ratzenberger  Austria Stellar International Lola Mugen Honda 29 NQ 8 13 8 3 15 R 7 R 5 4 8 R 1 4 1 1 9 R25 4 R
8 Eddie Irvine  United Kingdom Team Cerumo Lola Mugen Honda 12 8 2 4 1 1 2 R 1 R 4 R 8 7 4 5 4 4 1 11 6 R
9 Andrew Gilbert Scott  United Kingdom Stellar International Lola Mugen Honda 8 7 9 4 6 6 5 11 5 8 3 2 8 4 10 12
Stellar International Reynard Mugen Honda 13 R 17 7 7 4
10 Marco Apicella  Italy Dome Dome Mugen Honda 15 9 22 R 4 6 19 11 3 1 7 5 10 8 8 6 6 R 4 R18 5 R
11 Paulo Carcasci  Brazil Navi Connection Racing Lola Mugen Honda 17 NS
Navi Connection Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 7 1 15 R 16 9 18 5 13 9 11 R 11 R 15 8 13 9 17 R
12 Kazuyoshi Hoshino  Japan Team Impul Lola Mugen Honda 5 2 6 R 17 R 9 7 6 3 6 R
Team Impul Reynard Mugen Honda 5 R 27 NQ
Team Impul Lola Cosworth 8 R 14 12 9 13
Thomas Danielsson  Sweden Team Take One Lola Cosworth 16 11 10 2 9 R 21 R 21 7 15 10 9 5 3 18 5 5 15 8 16 R15
14 Heinz-Harald Frentzen  Germany Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17 6 11 7 11 3
Mika Salo  Finland Ad Racing Team Co. Ltd. Reynard Mugen Honda 11 R 15 15 10 4 4 R 22 10 19 R 12 18 16 17 12 7 19 15 13 5
16 Hisashi Wada  Japan Capcom Racing Lola Mugen Honda 25 R 9 5 14 9 20 R 20 12 18 16 14 16 14 13 20 11 25 R21 23 11
Hitoshi Ogawa  Japan Team Cerumo Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - 10 5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Rickard Rydell  Sweden Team Cerumo Lola Mugen Honda 18 16 19 6 6 R - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Takao Wada  Japan Nisseki Racing Ralt Mugen Honda 28 NQ 24 14
Nisseki Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 26 10 18 12 16 8 17 13 24 6 18 16 22 NS 24 10 19 R
Naohiro Furuya  Japan Super Evolution Racing Lola Mugen Honda 23 R19 - - - - 17 8 - - 21 19 (21) NS 17 R 19 14 21 16 20 6
- Yoshiyasu Tachi  Japan Navi Connection Racing Lola Mugen Honda 20 R 11 7 19 R 13 R - - - - - - 23 R 23 10 23 R23 24 R
- Kunimitsu Takahashi  Japan Advan Sport Pal Lola Mugen Honda 24 15 23 R 18 R 24 R 19 15 20 R 22 12 12 11 18 R 18 R22 21 7
- Akihiko Nakaya  Japan Le Garage Cox Racing/Mooncraft Lola Mugen Honda 9 R 26 R
Le Garage Cox Racing/Mooncraft Reynard Mugen Honda DIS - 25 11 14 R 10 8 19 R 15 9 13 R 12 R 22 8
- Masanori Sekiya  Japan Team Hagiwara Reynard Judd 13 R18 17 8 7 8 9 10 11 R 16 11 21 R 21 12 11 R 16 13 18 R
- Keiji Matsumoto  Japan Dome Dome Mugen Honda 19 13 21 R 20 R 22 R 6 R 11 R 18 9 13 R 21 9 10 14 7 NC
- Minoru Tanaka  Japan Team Take One Lola Cosworth 14 10 26 10 24 R 23 R 12 9 22 R 13 15 19 R 16 12 20 19 15 14
- Jeff Krosnoff  United States Speed Star Wheel Racing Lola Mugen Honda 10 12 6 9 5 R 14 R13 13 11 12 14 17 R DIS - - - 17 R24 14 10
- Shinji Nakano  Japan Nakajima Racing Ralt Mugen Honda 27 NQ 25 12 22 R 27 NQ
Nakajima Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 23 R 24 12 25 13 22 14 25 16 22 17 25 9
- Hideo Fukuyama  Japan Team Noji International Lola Mugen Honda 22 14 18 R 23 R DIS - - - - - - - - - - - 26 20 - -
- Syunji Kasuya  Japan Team Noji International Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - 26 R 25 17 23 14 24 15 24 15 - - 26 R
- Yoshimichi Fujinaga  Japan Team Hagiwara Ralt Mugen Honda - - - - 21 R 25 14 24 16 26 NQ DIS - DIS - - - - - - -
- Tom Kristensen  Denmark Navi Connection Racing Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - 25 14 23 R 15 R - - - - - - - -
- Katsunori Iketani  Japan Cobra Racing Lola Mugen Honda 26 17 DIS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Katsutomo Kaneishi  Japan Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda 21 R 20 R - - - - - - - - 16 R 20 R - - - - - -