1997 German Formula Three season

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1997 German Formula Three season
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The 1997 German Formula Three season was the 23rd German Formula Three Championship season. It commenced on 26 April 1997 and ended on 15 October. Opel Team BSR driver Nick Heidfeld won the championship title after a title battle with Benetton RTL Junior's Timo Scheider.[1]

Teams and drivers[edit]

1997 Entry List[2]
Team No Driver Class Chassis Engine Status Rounds
Switzerland Benetton RTL Junior Team 1 Germany Timo Scheider A Dallara 397/002 Opel R All
2 Germany Dominik Schwager A Dallara 397/045 Opel 1–5, 7–9
3 Germany Alexander Müller A Dallara 397/023 Opel R All
Germany Opel Team BSR 4 Germany Nick Heidfeld A Dallara 397/049 Opel All
5 Germany Sascha Bert A Dallara 397/029 Opel All
6 Belgium Tim Verbergt A Dallara 397/003 Opel All
7 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge A Dallara 397/030 Opel R All
22 Germany Andreas Scheld A Dallara 397/003 Opel 8–9
Germany GM Jordan F3 Team 8 Germany Norman Simon A Dallara 397/052 Opel R All
9 Germany Steffen Widmann A Dallara 397/054 Opel 1–3
Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing A Martini MK73/05 5–9
12 Germany Wolf Henzler A Martini MK73/02 Opel All
14 Poland Jarosław Wierczuk A Martini MK73/01 Opel 1–7
36 Germany Tom Schwister A 9
Germany Trella Motorsport 10 Germany Pierre Kaffer A Dallara 396/012 Opel R All
Sweden IPS Motorsport 16 Sweden Johan Stureson A Dallara 397/046 Opel All
Belgium JB Motorsport Boxy´s Jeans 17 Belgium Yves Olivier A Dallara 397/007 Opel All
Greece Tokmakidis Motorsport 18 Netherlands Tim Coronel A Dallara 397/018 Opel R 1–6
55 Germany Michael Stelzig B Dallara 395/071 Opel R All
58 Greece Nikolaos Stremmenos B Dallara 395/071 Opel 7–8
Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing 20 Belgium Bas Leinders A Dallara 397/009 Opel R All
Germany GM Motorsport 21 Germany Tim Bergmeister A Dallara 397/062 Opel 6–9
25 Germany Ronny Melkus A Dallara 395/033 Opel 4
Dallara 397/054 5
Dallara 397/051 6–9
52 Germany Michael Becker B Dallara 395/062 Opel R All
53 Russia Roman Truschev B Dallara 395/033 Opel 1–2
Germany KUG ELU Motorsport 22 Germany Andreas Scheld A Dallara 397/051 Opel 1–5
Germany MKL F3 Racing 27 Germany Lucas Luhr A Dallara 397/056 Opel All
Italy Olympia Sport System 30 Italy Riccardo Moscatelli A Dallara 397/057 Opel 6–8
Czech Republic Leos Prokopec 31 Czech Republic Leos Prokopec A Dallara 397/047 Fiat 9
Czech Republic TKF Racing 50 Argentina Luciano Crespi B Dallara 396/022 Opel 1, 3–4
56 Poland Marcin Biernacki B 5, 7–8
59 Poland Jarosław Wierczuk B 9
Czech Republic Chemopetrol Mus Team F3 Racing 51 Czech Republic Jaroslav Kostelecký B Dallara 396/023 Opel R All
Icon Class
A A
B B
R Rookie

Race calendar and results[edit]

  • The series supported the ADAC events at all nine rounds.[3]
Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team B Class Winner
1 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 26 April Germany Alexander Müller Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Opel Team BSR Argentina Luciano Crespi
R2 27 April Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Opel Team BSR Germany Michael Stelzig
2 R2 Germany Nürburgring 24 May Germany Alexander Müller Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Timo Scheider Switzerland Benetton RTL Junior Team Czech Republic Jaroslav Kostelecký
R2 24 May Germany Timo Scheider Germany Dominik Schwager Germany Wolf Henzler Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing Czech Republic Jaroslav Kostelecký
3 R1 Germany Sachsenring 14 June Belgium Bas Leinders Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Timo Scheider Switzerland Benetton RTL Junior Team Czech Republic Jaroslav Kostelecký
R2 15 June Germany Timo Scheider Germany Timo Scheider Germany Timo Scheider Switzerland Benetton RTL Junior Team Argentina Luciano Crespi
4 R1 Germany Norisring 28 June Belgium Bas Leinders Germany Alexander Müller Germany Dominik Schwager Switzerland Benetton RTL Junior Team Argentina Luciano Crespi
R2 29 June Germany Dominik Schwager Germany Norman Simon Germany Dominik Schwager Switzerland Benetton RTL Junior Team Czech Republic Jaroslav Kostelecký
5 R1 Germany Wunstorf 12 July Germany Wolf Henzler Belgium Bas Leinders Germany Alexander Müller Switzerland Benetton RTL Junior Team Poland Marcin Biernacki
R2 13 July Germany Alexander Müller Germany Timo Scheider Germany Alexander Müller Switzerland Benetton RTL Junior Team Germany Michael Becker
6 R1 Germany Zweibrücken 9 August Germany Wolf Henzler Germany Pierre Kaffer Germany Pierre Kaffer Germany Trella Motorsport Germany Michael Becker
R2 10 August Germany Pierre Kaffer Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Wolf Henzler Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing Czech Republic Jaroslav Kostelecký
7 R1 Austria Salzburgring 23 August Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Timo Scheider Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Opel Team BSR Germany Michael Becker
R2 24 August Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Opel Team BSR Czech Republic Jaroslav Kostelecký
8 R1 Germany Lahr 5 September Czech Republic Tomáš Enge Germany Norman Simon Germany Alexander Müller Switzerland Benetton RTL Junior Team Czech Republic Jaroslav Kostelecký
R2 6 September Germany Alexander Müller Germany Norman Simon Germany Alexander Müller Switzerland Benetton RTL Junior Team Germany Michael Becker
9 R1 Germany Nürburgring 4 October Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Opel Team BSR Poland Jarosław Wierczuk
R2 5 October Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Pierre Kaffer Germany Norman Simon Germany GM Jordan F3 Team Czech Republic Jaroslav Kostelecký

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
NÜR1
2

Germany
SAC
1

Germany
SAC
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
WUN
1

Germany
WUN
2

Germany
ZWE
1

Germany
ZWE
2

Germany
SAL
1

Austria
SAL
2

Austria
LAH
1

Germany
LAH
2

Germany
NÜR2
1

Germany
NÜR2
2

Germany
Pts
1 Germany Nick Heidfeld 1 1 2 3 2 6 Ret 8 12 4 5 4 1 1 2 2 1 2 224
2 Germany Timo Scheider 3 9 1 4 1 1 5 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 16 5 3 3 218
3 Germany Alexander Müller Ret Ret 3 2 4 Ret 15 7 1 1 7 6 11 11 1 1 5 5 147
4 Germany Wolf Henzler Ret 3 4 1 5 3 3 3 Ret Ret 3 1 7 4 3 Ret Ret Ret 144
5 Germany Norman Simon 16† Ret 9 5 15 15† Ret 6 Ret Ret 4 3 3 3 6 4 2 1 113
6 Germany Pierre Kaffer 5 Ret 8 8 9 5 6 10 4 Ret 1 Ret 5 6 7 7 4 4 103
7 Belgium Bas Leinders 4 2 6 6 3 2 16 Ret 8 Ret 8 Ret 6 Ret 4 3 9 11 100
8 Germany Sascha Bert 9 8 5 Ret 14 Ret 2 2 9 8 Ret 9 4 5 12 8 8 6 80
9 Belgium Tim Verbergt 2 4 7 7 Ret Ret 4 5 5 6 6 Ret 13 10 72
10 Germany Dominik Schwager Ret 5 Ret 9 7 4 1 1 Ret 9 9 Ret 17† Ret Ret 14 68
11 Germany Ronny Melkus 8 Ret 2 2 14 7 DNS DNS 9 6 13 8 48
12 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge 7 Ret 10 13 6 14† 14 Ret 10 7 9 Ret Ret 7 18 9 6 12 30
13 Germany Steffen Widmann Ret 13 Ret 10 18† 9 7 5 11 5 12 9 10 Ret Ret 15 26
14 Sweden Johan Stureson 10 Ret Ret DNS 8 12 7 9 6 11 15 Ret 8 8 13 Ret 7 Ret 26
15 Belgium Yves Olivier 11 7 17 18† 17† 8 Ret 15 14† 10 10 8 Ret 13 Ret DNS 11 7 16
16 Germany Lucas Luhr 13 10 10 18 5 Ret 12 13 10
17 Netherlands Tim Coronel 8 6 13 12 11 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 16 12 10
18 Argentina Luciano Crespi 6 Ret 13 10 9 Ret 9
19 Germany Andreas Scheld 18 Ret 11 17 10 7 11 11 Ret Ret Ret 14 14 9 7
20 Germany Tim Bergmeister 12 11 15 12 8 10 10 10 6
21 Germany Michael Stelzig 13 10 15 Ret 1
22 Czech Republic Jaroslav Kostelecký 12 12 14 14 12 11 12 14 Ret Ret 19† 13 18 14 11 12 17 16 0
23 Germany Michael Becker 17 11 16 16 16 Ret Ret 13 Ret 12 18 14 14 Ret Ret 11 16 18 0
24 Poland Jarosław Wierczuk 14 DNS 12 11 19† 13† 13 12 13† Ret 17 15† 16 16 15 19† 0
25 Poland Marcin Biernacki 11 13 19 17 14 Ret 0
26 Greece Nikolaos Stremmenos 17 Ret Ret 13 0
27 Italy Riccardo Moscatelli Ret Ret Ret 15 15 15 0
28 Russia Roman Truschev 15 Ret Ret 15 0
29 Germany Tom Schwister 18 17 0
30 Czech Republic Leos Prokopec 19 Ret 0
Pos Driver HOC1
1

Germany
HOC1
2

Germany
NÜR1
1

Germany
NÜR1
2

Germany
SAC
1

Germany
SAC
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
WUN
1

Germany
WUN
2

Germany
ZWE
1

Germany
ZWE
2

Germany
SAL
1

Austria
SAL
2

Austria
LAH
1

Germany
LAH
2

Germany
NÜR2
1

Germany
NÜR2
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
NÜR1
2

Germany
SAC
1

Germany
SAC
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
WUN
1

Germany
WUN
2

Germany
ZWE
1

Germany
ZWE
2

Germany
SAL
1

Austria
SAL
2

Austria
LAH
1

Germany
LAH
2

Germany
NÜR2
1

Germany
NÜR2
2

Germany
Pts
1 Czech Republic Jaroslav Kostelecký 12 12 14 14 12 11 12 14 Ret Ret 19† 13 18 14 11 12 17 16 111
2 Germany Michael Becker 17 11 16 16 16 Ret Ret 13 Ret 12 18 14 14 Ret Ret 11 16 18 83
3 Argentina Luciano Crespi 6 Ret 13 10 9 Ret 33
4 Poland Marcin Biernacki 11 13 19 17 14 Ret 30
5 Germany Michael Stelzig 13 10 15 Ret 19
6 Poland Jarosław Wierczuk 14 DNS 12 11 19† 13† 13 12 13† Ret 17 15† 16 16 15 19† 13
7 Greece Nikolaos Stremmenos 17 Ret Ret 13 10
8 Russia Roman Truschev 15 Ret Ret 15 9
Pos Driver HOC1
1

Germany
HOC1
2

Germany
NÜR1
1

Germany
NÜR1
2

Germany
SAC
1

Germany
SAC
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
WUN
1

Germany
WUN
2

Germany
ZWE
1

Germany
ZWE
2

Germany
SAL
1

Austria
SAL
2

Austria
LAH
1

Germany
LAH
2

Germany
NÜR2
1

Germany
NÜR2
2

Germany
Pts

Junior-Pokal (Rookie) standings[edit]

Driver Points
1 Germany Timo Scheider 163
2 Germany Alexander Müller 116
3 Belgium Bas Leinders 97
4 Germany Norman Simon 91
5 Germany Pierre Kaffer 90
6 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge 62
7 Netherlands Tim Coronel 21
8 Czech Republic Jaroslav Kostelecký 18
9 Germany Michael Becker 10
10 Germany Michael Stelzig 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". Pitpass.com. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fotos 1997 Deutsche Formel 3 Meisterschaft". formel3guide.com (in German). Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Saison 1997" (in German). formel3guide.com. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 

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