1996 German Formula Three season

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1996 German Formula Three season
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The 1996 German Formula Three season was the 22nd German Formula Three Championship season. It commenced on 14 April 1996 and ended on 13 October. Italian driver Jarno Trulli won the title with six wins for the Swiss Opel Team KMS Benetton Formula.[1]

Teams and drivers[edit]

1996 Entry List[2]
Team No Driver Class Chassis Engine Rounds
Switzerland Opel Team KMS Benetton Formula 1 Italy Jarno Trulli A Dallara 396 Opel All
2 Germany Tim Bergmeister A Dallara 396 Opel 1–5
Portugal Rui Águas A Dallara 396 Opel 6–8
Germany Opel Team BSR 3 Germany Nick Heidfeld A Dallara 395 Opel All
4 Germany Marcel Tiemann A Dallara 396 Opel All
5 Germany Arnd Meier A Dallara 395 Opel All
Austria Marko RSM 6 Portugal Rui Águas A Dallara 395 Alfa Romeo 1–2
7 Austria Oliver Tichy A Dallara 395 Alfa Romeo 1–2
Germany Opel Team GM Motorsport 8 Portugal Manuel Gião A Dallara 396 Opel All
9 Germany Sascha Bert A Dallara 395 Opel 1–7
10 Germany Steffen Widmann A Dallara 395 Opel All
Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing 11 Germany Wolf Henzler A Dallara 395 Opel 1–5
Martini MK73 Opel 6–8
Germany Abt & Trella Motorsport 14 Germany Tobias Schlesinger A Dallara 395 Opel 7–8
15 Germany Christian Menzel A Dallara 395 Opel All
16 Germany Dirk Müller A Dallara 395 Opel 2–5
Germany Hofmann Motorsport 14 Italy Gianantonio Pacchioni A Dallara 395 Opel 3–5
16 Germany Dirk Müller A Dallara 395 Opel 6
17 France Emmanuel Clérico A Dallara 395 Opel 2–6
Greece Tokmakidis Motorsport 18 Brazil Max Wilson A Dallara 395 Opel 1–2
Portugal Rui Águas A Dallara 395 Opel 3–5
Germany Tim Bergmeister A Dallara 395 Opel 6–7
Poland Jarosław Wierczuk A Dallara 395 Opel 8
19 United Kingdom John Barlow A Dallara 395 Opel 1
Austria Markus Friesacher A Dallara 395 Opel 2–5
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook A Dallara 395 Opel 6–8
Italy Parma Motorsport 21 Austria Markus Friesacher A Dallara 396 Alfa Romeo 1
22 Belgium Vincent Vosse A Dallara 396 Alfa Romeo 1–2
25 Belgium Tim Verbergt A Dallara 395 Fiat 6–8
Italy Prema Powerteam 23 Macau André Couto A Dallara 396 Fiat All
24 Brazil Max Wilson A Dallara 395 Fiat 3–6
Germany MB Racing/Autoclub Excelsior 25 Belgium Tim Wergebt A Dallara 395 Fiat 1–5
Netherlands Westwood Racing 30 Germany Klaus Graf A Dallara 395 Toyota 1–4
Czech Republic TKF Racing 50 Austria Philipp Sager B Dallara 394 Opel 1–7
51 Germany Dominik Schwager B Dallara 394 Opel 1-5
Argentina Luciano Crespi B Dallara 394 Opel 6–8
Sweden IPS Motorsport 52 Sweden Johan Stureson B Dallara 394 Opel All
Austria Franz Wöss Racing 53 Poland Jarosław Wierczuk B Dallara 394 Fiat 1–2
Dallara 393 Opel 3–7
Austria Georg Holzer B Dallara 396 Alfa Romeo 8
54 Germany Tobias Schlesinger B Dallara 393 Opel 1–5
Austria Christoph Fuchs B Dallara 396 Alfa Romeo 8
63 Germany Florian Schnitzenbaumer B Dallara 396 Alfa Romeo 8
Germany Divinol Oils 55 Germany Mario Münch B Dallara 394 Opel All
Belgium JB Racing 56 Belgium Yves Olivier B Dallara 394 Opel All
Austria Grand Prix Foundation 60 Austria Dietmar Frischmann B Dallara 393 Fiat 2–3
Austria Ingo Gerstl 65 Austria Ingo Gerstl B Dallara 393 Opel 6
Icon Class
A A
B B

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team B Class Winner
1 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 13 April Italy Jarno Trulli not recorded[3] Italy Jarno Trulli Switzerland Opel Team KMS Benetton Formula Germany Dominik Schwager
R2 14 April Italy Jarno Trulli Italy Jarno Trulli Italy Jarno Trulli Switzerland Opel Team KMS Benetton Formula Germany Dominik Schwager
2 R Germany Nürburgring 27 April Italy Jarno Trulli Germany Arnd Meier Germany Arnd Meier Germany Opel Team BSR Sweden Johan Stureson
3 R1 Germany Nürburgring 11 May Portugal Rui Águas Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Dirk Müller Germany Abt & Trella Motorsport Belgium Yves Olivier
R2 12 May Germany Dirk Müller Portugal Rui Águas Germany Marcel Tiemann Germany Opel Team BSR Sweden Johan Stureson
4 R1 Germany Norisring 22 June Portugal Rui Águas Germany Marcel Tiemann Portugal Rui Águas Greece Tokmakidis Motorsport Germany Dominik Schwager
R2 23 June Portugal Rui Águas Portugal Rui Águas Italy Jarno Trulli Switzerland Opel Team KMS Benetton Formula Germany Dominik Schwager
5 R1 Germany Diepholz Airfield Circuit 6 July Italy Jarno Trulli Germany Wolf Henzler Brazil Max Wilson Italy Prema Powerteam Germany Dominik Schwager
R2 7 July Brazil Max Wilson France Emmanuel Clérico Italy Jarno Trulli Switzerland Opel Team KMS Benetton Formula Germany Dominik Schwager
6 R1 Germany Nürburgring 31 August Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Opel Team BSR Sweden Johan Stureson
R2 1 September Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Opel Team BSR Sweden Johan Stureson
7 R1 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 14 September Italy Jarno Trulli Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Opel Team BSR Sweden Johan Stureson
R2 15 September Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Arnd Meier Germany Opel Team BSR Belgium Yves Olivier
8 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 12 October Italy Jarno Trulli Portugal Rui Águas Italy Jarno Trulli Switzerland Opel Team KMS Benetton Formula Sweden Johan Stureson
R2 13 October Italy Jarno Trulli Germany Nick Heidfeld Italy Jarno Trulli Switzerland Opel Team KMS Benetton Formula Sweden Johan Stureson

Championship standings[edit]

A-Class Standings[edit]

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
Pos Driver HOC1
1

Germany
HOC1
2

Germany
NÜR1
1

Germany
NÜR2
1

Germany
NÜR2
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
DIE
1

Germany
DIE
2

Germany
NÜR3
1

Germany
NÜR3
2

Germany
MAG
1

France
MAG
2

France
HOC2
1

Germany
HOC2
2

Germany
Pts
1 Italy Jarno Trulli 1 1 4 6 5 3 1 3 1 2 2 11 5 1 1 206
2 Germany Arnd Meier 3 Ret 1 2 6 4 Ret 5 2 4 4 2 1 3 6 159
3 Germany Nick Heidfeld 6 Ret 2 4 4 Ret 3 Ret 11 1 1 1 2 17 4 138
4 Germany Marcel Tiemann 2 Ret 3 3 1 2 2 6 8 NC Ret 12 7 4 8 115
5 Portugal Manuel Gião 5 Ret 7 5 11 7 5 7 5 3 3 5 3 11 7 92
6 Portugal Rui Águas 14 9 DNS Ret 7 1 4 9 14 8 7 3 11 2 2 87
7 Germany Christian Menzel 7 4 6 7 2 5 20† 16 9 5 5 16 10 7 3 82
8 Germany Dominik Schwager 4 2 14 14 20† 8 6 8 4 47
9 Germany Steffen Widmann Ret 10 5 10 12 11 7 DNS 12 7 6 4 4 18 Ret 44
10 Brazil Max Wilson 13 5 15 19 Ret Ret 19† 1 6 17 Ret 34
11 Germany Wolf Henzler 10 3 9 11 Ret 12 8 13 10 12 12 6 Ret 5 Ret 33
12 Germany Dirk Müller Ret 1 3 16 Ret 18 13 DNS DNS 32
13 Macau André Couto Ret 11 8 16 21† 10 12 4 3 15 14 10 17 12 Ret 27
14 Belgium Tim Verbergt 12 13 Ret 13 8 9 10 Ret Ret 14 16 7 6 8 5 27
15 France Emmanuel Clérico 12 8 18† 15† 9 2 7 DNS DNS 24
16 Sweden Johan Stureson Ret 17 11 21 10 13 DNS 15 18 6 9 8 Ret 9 9 16
17 Germany Tim Bergmeister 11 6 Ret 15 Ret DNQ DNQ DNS DNS 9 8 14 13 11
18 Germany Sascha Bert 15 8 10 Ret 9 14 11 14 16 13 10 9 Ret 9
19 Austria Oliver Tichy 8 7 DNS 7
20 Belgium Yves Olivier 16 16 20 9 19† Ret 18 17 19 10 Ret 13 8 13 10 7
21 United Kingdom Richard Westbrook 11 11 17 12 6 13† 6
22 Italy Gianantonio Pacchioni 12 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 6
23 Argentina Luciano Crespi 18 15 19 9 10 Ret 3
24 Germany Klaus Graf 9 14 13 18 DNS Ret 14 2
25 Austria Markus Friesacher Ret 18 18 20 16 17 16 10 15 1
26 Germany Mario Münch 18 12 16 17 14 18 13 11 Ret 16 13 19 Ret DSQ DSQ 0
27 Germany Florian Schnitzenbaumer 14 11 0
28 Germany Tobias Schlesinger Ret 19 17 Ret 13 19† 15 12 17 15 14 Ret Ret 0
29 Austria Georg Holzer 19† 12 0
30 Austria Philipp Sager 21† 15 22 23 15 Ret 17 Ret 20 19 17 20 15 0
31 Poland Jarosław Wierczuk 17 Ret 19 24† 22† DNQ DNQ Ret 21 20 18 Ret 16 15 Ret 0
32 Austria Dietmar Frischmann 21 22 17 0
33 Austria Christoph Fuchs 17 Ret 0
34 Belgium Vincent Vosse 19 20 23 0
35 Austria Ingo Gerstl 21 19 0
36 United Kingdom John Barlow 20 21 0
Pos Driver HOC1
1

Germany
HOC1
2

Germany
NÜR1
1

Germany
NÜR2
1

Germany
NÜR2
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
DIE
1

Germany
DIE
2

Germany
NÜR3
1

Germany
NÜR3
2

Germany
MAG
1

France
MAG
2

France
HOC2
1

Germany
HOC2
2

Germany
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest Lap

† — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

B-Class Standings[edit]

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6
9 6 4 3 2 1
Pos Driver HOC1
1

Germany
HOC1
2

Germany
NÜR1
1

Germany
NÜR2
1

Germany
NÜR2
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
DIE
1

Germany
DIE
2

Germany
NÜR3
1

Germany
NÜR3
2

Germany
MAG
1

France
MAG
2

France
HOC2
1

Germany
HOC2
2

Germany
Pts
1 Sweden Johan Stureson Ret 17 11 21 10 13 DNS 15 18 6 9 8 Ret 9 9 81
2 Germany Dominik Schwager 4 2 14 14 20† 8 6 8 4 66
3 Belgium Yves Olivier 16 16 20 9 19† Ret 18 17 19 10 Ret 13 8 13 10 58
4 Germany Mario Münch 18 12 16 17 14 18 13 11 Ret 16 13 19 Ret DSQ DSQ 50
5 Germany Tobias Schlesinger Ret 19 17 Ret 13 19† 15 12 17 15 14 Ret Ret 27
6 Austria Philipp Sager 21† 15 22 23 15 Ret 17 Ret 20 19 17 20 15 26
7 Argentina Luciano Crespi 18 15 19 9 10 Ret 26
8 Poland Jarosław Wierczuk 17 Ret 19 24† 22† DNQ DNQ Ret 21 20 18 Ret 16 15 Ret 13
9 Germany Florian Schnitzenbaumer 14 11 7
10 Austria Georg Holzer 19† 12 4
11 Austria Dietmar Frischmann 21 22 17 4
12 Austria Christoph Fuchs 17 Ret 2
14 Austria Ingo Gerstl 21 19 1
Pos Driver HOC1
1

Germany
HOC1
2

Germany
NÜR1
1

Germany
NÜR2
1

Germany
NÜR2
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
DIE
1

Germany
DIE
2

Germany
NÜR3
1

Germany
NÜR3
2

Germany
MAG
1

France
MAG
2

France
HOC1
1

Germany
HOC1
2

Germany
Pts

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "30 Years of Formula 3 history". formel3.de (German Formula Three Championship). Archived from the original on 29 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Fotos 1996 Deutsche Formel 3 Meisterschaft". formel3guide.com (in German). Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  3. ^ "RENNSPORTFESTIVAL – 1.LAUF DM". formel3guide.com (in German). Retrieved 2010-04-08. 

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