1996 International Formula 3000 season

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1996 FIA International Formula 3000 season
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The 1996 International Formula 3000 season was contested over ten rounds from 11 May to 12 October 1996. This was the first F3000 season in which every team had the same chassis, engine and tyres.

Drivers and constructors[edit]

Team Car # Driver Race weekends
United Kingdom Super Nova Racing 1 Sweden Kenny Bräck All
2 Brazil Marcos Gueiros All
United Kingdom Madgwick International 3 Portugal Pedro Couceiro 1-6
4 France Marc Rostan 9-10
United Kingdom Nordic Racing 5 United States Elton Julian All
6 Japan Akira Iida All
France DAMS 7 France Jean-Philippe Belloc All
8 France Laurent Redon All
France Apomatox 9 France Christophe Tinseau All
10 France Cyrille Sauvage All
Austria RSM Marko 11 Austria Olivier Tichy All
33 Germany Jörg Müller All
Italy Durango Equipe 14 Italy Christian Pescatori All
15 Italy Fabrizio Gollin All
Italy Draco Engineering 16 Brazil Ricardo Zonta All
17 Brazil Alexandre de Andrade 1
Brazil Sergio Paese 2-4
Argentina Esteban Tuero 5-10
Belgium Team Astromega 18 France Guillaume Gomez 1-9
19 Belgium Marc Goossens All
Italy Auto Sport Racing 20 Italy Thomas Biagi 1-4, 6-10
21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane All
United Kingdom Bob Salisbury Engineering 22 United Kingdom James Taylor 5-10
United Kingdom Alpha Plus 24 Sweden Carl Rosenblad All
25 South Africa Stephen Watson All
United Kingdom Edenbridge Racing 26 France David Dussau 1-2
Denmark Tom Kristensen 4-6, 9-10
Argentina Norberto Fontana 8
27 Sweden Peter Olsson 1-3
United Kingdom Steve Arnold 4
Portugal Pedro Couceiro 8-10
United Kingdom Pacific Racing 28 France Patrick Lemarié All
29 Brazil Cristiano da Matta All
Italy Shannon Racing 30 Denmark Tom Kristensen 1-2
31 Italy Luca Rangoni 2

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track Country Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Lap
1 Nürburgring  Germany 11 May 1996 43 4.556=195.908 km 1'07:04.885 175.227 km/h Kenny Bräck Kenny Bräck Kenny Bräck
Jörg Müller
2 Pau  France 27 May 1996 72 2.76=198.72 km 1'28:55.055 134.093 km/h Jörg Müller Tom Kristensen Tom Kristensen
3 Pergusa-Enna  Italy 21 July 1996 40 4.95=198.00 km 1'03:33.989 186.891 km/h Marc Goossens Marc Goossens Jörg Müller
4 Hockenheim  Germany 27 July 1996 29 6.823=197.867 km 0'59:58.819 197.932 km/h Kenny Bräck Kenny Bräck Kenny Bräck
5 Silverstone  United Kingdom 18 August 1996 40 5.072=202.880 km 1'09:17.948 175.656 km/h Kenny Bräck Kenny Bräck Tom Kristensen
6 Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 24 August 1996 22 6.968=153.296 km 0'48:24.693 189.991 km/h Jörg Müller Tom Kristensen Jörg Müller
7 Magny-Cours  France 14 September 1996 47 4.25=199.75 km 1'10:45.670 169.373 km/h Marc Goossens Marc Goossens Kenny Bräck
8 Estoril  Portugal 21 September 1996 46 4.36=200.56 km 1'14:55.143 160.621 km/h Ricardo Zonta Jörg Müller Ricardo Zonta
9 Mugello  Italy 28 September 1996 38 5.245=199.31 km 1'05:44.337 181.910 km/h Ricardo Zonta Ricardo Zonta Ricardo Zonta
10 Hockenheim  Germany 12 October 1996 29 6.823=197.867 km 0'59:24.317 199.848 km/h Christophe Tinseau Jörg Müller Jörg Müller

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 Germany France Italy Germany United Kingdom Belgium France Portugal Italy Germany Total Points
1 Jörg Müller  Germany RSM Marko 6 9 6 6 - 9 4 6 6 - 52
2 Kenny Bräck  Sweden SuperNova Racing 9 6 - 9 9 2 6 4 4 - 49
3 Marc Goossens  Belgium Team Astromega - - 9 - - 6 9 3 1 - 28
4 Ricardo Zonta  Brazil Draco Racing - 4 - 1 4 - - 9 9 - 27
5 Marcos Gueiros  Brazil SuperNova Racing 4 - 3 4 3 - - - - 6 20
6 Tom Kristensen  Denmark Shannon Racing 3 - - 18
Edenbridge Racing 2 6 4 - - 3 -
Christophe Tinseau  France Apomatox - - 4 3 1 1 - - - 9 18
8 Cristiano da Matta  Brazil Pacific Racing - 3 2 - - - 2 - - - 7
Laurent Redon  France DAMS 1 - - - - - 3 - - 3 7
10 Christian Pescatori  Italy Durango Équipe - - - - 2 3 - - - - 5
Oliver Tichy  Austria RSM Marko - - 1 - - - - - - 4 5
12 Thomas Biagi  Italy Auto Sport Racing - - - - - - 1 1 2 - 4
13 Pedro Couceiro  Portugal Madgwick International 2 - - - - - - - - - 2
Patrick Lemarié  France Pacific Racing - 2 - - - - - - - - 2
Fabrizio Gollin  Italy Durango Équipe - - - - - - - 2 - - 2
Elton Julian  United States Nordic Racing - - - - - - - - - 2 2
17 Luca Rangoni  Italy Shannon Racing - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
Cyrille Sauvage  France Apomatox - - - - - - - - - 1 1

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver NÜR Germany PAU France PER Italy HOC Germany SIL United Kingdom SPA Belgium MAG France EST Portugal MUG Italy HOC Germany Pts
1 Germany Jörg Müller 2 1 2 2 Ret 1 3 2 2 Ret 52
2 Sweden Kenny Bräck 1 2 Ret 1 1 5 2 3 3 DSQ 49
3 Belgium Marc Goossens Ret Ret 1 Ret 16 2 1 4 6 Ret 28
4 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Ret 3 Ret 6 3 9 Ret 1 1 11 27
5 Brazil Marcos Gueiros 3 Ret 4 3 4 15 Ret Ret 17 2 20
6 France Christophe Tinseau 8 Ret 3 4 6 6 9 11 11 1 18
7 Denmark Tom Kristensen 4 Ret 5 2 3 4 Ret 18
8 France Laurent Rédon 6 Ret 10 Ret Ret 12 4 DSQ 8 4 7
9 Brazil Cristiano da Matta 9 4 5 Ret Ret 10 5 7 Ret Ret 7
10 Austria Oliver Tichy 11 DNQ 6 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 7 3 5
11 Italy Christian Pescatori 10 Ret Ret 9 5 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5
12 Italy Thomas Biagi Ret DNQ 8 DSQ DNQ 6 6 5 7 4
13 Portugal Pedro Couceiro 5 Ret 7 Ret Ret 13 8 15 Ret 2
14 United States Elton Julian 13 DNS Ret Ret 7 14 12 18 14 5 2
15 France Patrick Lemarié 12 5 13 10 8 Ret 8 15 Ret 8 2
16 Italy Fabrizio Gollin Ret 10 9 Ret 9 11 Ret 5 22 DNQ 2
17 France Cyrille Sauvage Ret 7 Ret 7 10 7 Ret 13 12 6 1
18 Italy Luca Rangoni 6 1
19 France Jean-Phillippe Belloc 7 9 Ret 8 17 20 Ret 14 9 Ret 0
20 France Guillaume Gomez Ret DNS 12 11 12 18 7 9 10 0
21 Japan Akira Iida 14 8 11 12 13 Ret 14 12 18 9 0
22 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Ret DNQ 14 Ret 11 19 Ret 10 Ret Ret 0
23 South Africa Stephen Watson Ret Ret Ret Ret 18 16 11 Ret 16 10 0
24 Argentina Esteban Tuero 14 17 10 Ret 13 Ret 0
25 Sweden Carl Rosenblad Ret DNQ Ret 13 19 Ret 13 Ret 19 12 0
26 United Kingdom James Taylor Ret Ret 15 Ret 21 Ret 0
27 United Kingdom Steve Arnold 15 0
28 France Marc Rostan 23 Ret 0
Sweden Peter Olsson DSQ DNQ Ret 0
France David Dussau Ret Ret 0
Brazil Sergio Paese Ret DNQ Ret 0
Brazil Alexandre de Andrade Ret 0
Argentina Norberto Fontana Ret 0
Pos Driver NÜR Germany PAU France PER Italy HOC Germany SIL United Kingdom SPA Belgium MAG France EST Portugal MUG Italy HOC Germany Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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)

Notes[edit]

Complete Overview[edit]

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

R22=retired, but classified R=retired NC=not classified NS=did not start NQ=did not qualify DIS(1)=disqualified after finishing as winner 17E=grid position, but started from the end of the grid

Place Name Country Team Germany France Italy Germany United Kingdom Belgium France Portugal Italy Germany
1 Jörg Müller  Germany RSM Marko 4 2 2 1 2 2 4 2 5 R 4 1 5 3 1 2 4 2 1 R
2 Kenny Bräck  Sweden SuperNova Racing 1 1 3 2 12 R 1 1 1 1 5 5 2 2 4 3 3 3 2 DIS(1)
3 Marc Goossens  Belgium Team Astromega 15 R 10 R 1 1 2 R 14 16 3 2 1 1 6 4 2 6 8 R
4 Ricardo Zonta  Brazil Draco Engineering 9 R 13 3 3 R 5 6 4 3 12 9 17 R 3 1 1 1 12 11
5 Marcos Gueiros  Brazil SuperNova Racing 2 3 5 R 8 4 3 3 6 4 6 15 8 R 5 R 6 17 6 2
6 Tom Kristensen  Denmark Shannon Racing 5 4 1 R - -
Edenbridge Racing 13 5 2 2 1 3 - - - - 5 4 3 R
Christophe Tinseau  France Apomatox 12 8 6 R 4 3 6 4 8 6 8 6 14 9 18 11 13 11 4 1
8 Cristiano da Matta  Brazil Pacific Racing 10 9 12 4 6 5 9 R 3 R 10 10 12 5 9 7 10 20 5 R
Laurent Redon  France DAMS 3 6 4 R 9 10 7 R 10 R 13 12 7 4 7 R 8 8 7 4
10 Christian Pescatori  Italy Durango Équipe 19 10 7 R 15 R 14 9 7 5 2 4 6 R 2 R 14 R 10 R
Oliver Tichy  Austria RSM Marko 25 11 25 NQ 11 6 11 R 11 R 7 8 3 R 8 R 12 7 11 3
12 Thomas Biagi  Italy Autosport Racing 11 R 24 NQ 19 8 16 R - - 25 NQ 9 6 11 6 7 5 16 7
13 Pedro Couceiro  Portugal Madgwick International 7 5 16 R 16 7 17 R 12 R 16 13 - -
Edenbridge Racing 16 8 20 15 17 R
Patrick Lemarié  France Pacific Racing 20 12 19 5 21 13 21 10 15 8 20 R 13 8 20 15 18 R 9 8
Fabrizio Gollin  Italy Durango Équipe 16 R 21 10 14 9 8 R 20 9 11 11 16 R 13 5 11 R22 25 NQ
Elton Julian  United States Nordic Racing 8 13 11 NS 5 R 18 R 9 7 15 14 20 12 22 NC 21 14 13 5
17 Luca Rangoni  Italy Shannon Racing - - 18 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Cyrille Sauvage  France Apomatox 22 R 20 7 10 R 12 7 16 10 9 7 10 R 14 13 17 12 19 6
- Jean-Philippe Belloc  France DAMS 6 7 14 9 20 R 10 8 22 17 14 20 4 R 10 14 16 9 14 R
- Guillaume Gomez  France Team Astromega 14 R 9 NS 17E 12 19 11 13 12 19 18 11 7 12 9 15 10 - -
- Akira Iida  Japan Nordic Racing 23 14 17 8 18 11 23 12 24 13 18 R 22 14 23 12 23 18 18 9
- Gastón Mazzacane  Argentina Auto Sport Racing 13 R 23 NQ 7 14 15 R 18 11 21 19 15 R 17 10 9 R 20 R
- Stephen Watson  South Africa Alpha Plus 18 R 15 R 13 R 20 R 19 18 17 16 18 11 15 R 22 16 21 10
- Carl Rosenblad  Sweden Alpha Plus 26 R 27 NQ 23 R 24 13 23 19 23 R 21 13 24 R 24 19 22 12
- Esteban Tuero  Argentina Draco Engineering - - - - - - - - 21 14 22 17 19 10 21 R 19 13 15 R
- James Taylor  United Kingdom Salisbury Engineering - - - - - - - - 25 R 24 R 23 15 25 R 26 21 24 R
- Steve Arnold  United Kingdom Edenbrigde Racing - - - - - - - - 17 15 - - - - - - - - - -
- Marc Rostan  France Madgwick International - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25 23 23 R
- Peter Olsson  Sweden Edenbrigde Racing 21 R 26 NQ 22 R - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Sergio Paese  Brazil Draco Engineering - - 22 R 24 NQ 22 R - - - - - - - - - - - -
- David Dussau  France Edenbridge Racing 17 R 8 R - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Alexandre de Andrade  Brazil Draco Engineering 24 R - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Norberto Fontana  Argentina Edenbridge Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 19 R - - - -