1997 International Formula 3000 season

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1997 FIA International Formula 3000 season
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The 1997 International Formula 3000 season featured the 1997 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship [1] which was contested over a ten round series from 11 May to 25 October 1997.

Drivers and teams[edit]

The following teams and drivers contested the 1997 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship. The Lola T96/50 Zytek-Judd was used by all teams,[2] as was mandatory under the championship regulations.

Team Car # Driver Race weekends
Austria RSM Marko 1 Australia Craig Lowndes All
2 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya All
United Kingdom Super Nova Racing 3 Brazil Ricardo Zonta All
4 France Laurent Redon All
Belgium Team Astromega 5 France Boris Derichebourg All
6 France Soheil Ayari All
Italy Draco Engineering 7 France Cyrille Sauvage All
8 Portugal Pedro Couceiro All
France Apomatox 9 France Fabrizio Gollin 1-3, 9
France Emmanuel Clérico 4
10 France Jean-Philippe Belloc 1-4
United Kingdom Edenbridge Racing 11 South Africa Werner Lupberger All
12 Brazil Max Wilson All
United Kingdom Pacific Racing 14 Austria Oliver Tichy 1-8
15 Spain Marc Gené 1-2
France DAMS 16 France Grégoire de Galzain All
17 United Kingdom Jamie Davies All
Italy Durango Formula 18 South Africa Stephen Watson All
19 United Kingdom Gareth Rees All
Italy Auto Sport Racing 20 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane All
21 Denmark Tom Kristensen All
United Kingdom Nordic Racing 22 Italy Thomas Biagi 1-3
Spain Marc Gené 4-6, 10
Austria Mario Waltner 7-8
Italy Gianluca Paglicci 9
23 Portugal Rui Águas All
United Kingdom Bob Salisbury Engineering 24 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin 1-3
United Kingdom James Taylor 4-10
25 Norway Thomas Schie All
Denmark Den Blå Avis 26 Denmark Jason Watt All
United Kingdom DC Cook Motorsport 27 United Kingdom David Cook All
28 France Patrick Lemarié 9-10
Italy Coloni Motorsport 29 Austria Markus Friesacher All
30 Argentina Emiliano Spataro 1-9
Austria Oliver Tichy 10
Italy Ravarotto Racing 31 France Anthony Beltoise 1-7
32 France Patrick Lemarié 1-4, 6
Italy GP Racing 33 Italy Thomas Biagi 4-10
Spain Elide Racing 34 Spain Miguel Ángel de Castro 10
United Kingdom Arden International 35 United Kingdom Christian Horner All
Belgium KTR 36 Belgium Kurt Mollekens All
United Kingdom Redman & Bright F3000 37 Uruguay Gonzalo Rodríguez 1, 3-7, 9-10
United Kingdom DKS Racing 38 United Kingdom Dino Morelli 1-4

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track Country Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Lap
1 Silverstone  United Kingdom 11 May 1997 40 5.14=205.60 km 1'21:15.501 151.990 km/h Tom Kristensen Ricardo Zonta Marc Gené
2 Pau  France 19 May 1997 75 2.76=207.00 km 1'32:44.230 133.927 km/h Juan Pablo Montoya Juan Pablo Montoya Juan Pablo Montoya
3 Helsinki  Finland 25 May 1997 65 3.18=206.7 km 1'38:32.881 125.847 km/h Soheil Ayari Juan Pablo Montoya Juan Pablo Montoya
4 Nürburgring  Germany 29 June 1997 4 4.556=18.224 km 0'07:57.334 137.443 km/h Ricardo Zonta Ricardo Zonta Ricardo Zonta
5 Pergusa-Enna  Italy 20 July 1997 41 4.95=202.95 km 1'04:48.310 187.902 km/h Jamie Davies Jamie Davies Jamie Davies
6 Hockenheim  Germany 26 July 1997 31 6.823=211.513 km 1'04:33.262 196.591 km/h Ricardo Zonta Tom Kristensen Juan Pablo Montoya
7 Spielberg  Austria 3 August 1997 48 4.319=207.312 km 1'12:39.794 171.183 km/h Juan Pablo Montoya Juan Pablo Montoya Ricardo Zonta
8 Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 22 August 1997 29 6.968=202.072 km 1'05:19.036 185.622 km/h Jason Watt Tom Kristensen Rui Águas
9 Mugello  Italy 29 September 1997 40 5.245=209.8 km 1'09:03.576 182.277 km/h Ricardo Zonta Ricardo Zonta Ricardo Zonta
10 Jerez  Spain 25 October 1997 44 4.428=194.832 km 1'13:47.224 158.428 km/h Juan Pablo Montoya Ricardo Zonta Ricardo Zonta

Note:

  • The Silverstone round was the Autosport International Trophy [2]
  • The Pau round was the 57th Grand Prix Automobile du Pau [2]
  • The Pergusa-Enna round was the 35th Gran Premio del Mediterraneo [2]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver SIL
United Kingdom
PAU
France
HEL
Finland
NÜR
Germany
PER
Italy
HOC
Germany
A1
Austria
SPA
Belgium
MUG
Italy
JER
Spain
Pts
1 Brazil Ricardo Zonta DSQ Ret Ret 1 2 1 2 5 1 Ret 39
2 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Ret 1 Ret 4 11 5 1 DSQ 3 1 37.5
3 Denmark Jason Watt 4 12 DNS 2 Ret 4 Ret 1 2 Ret 25
4 United Kingdom Jamie Davies 3 3 Ret 8 1 3 9 8 EX Ret 22
5 Brazil Max Wilson Ret 7 Ret 5 3 2 8 2 4 10 21
6 Denmark Tom Kristensen 1 2 Ret 3 Ret Ret 6 Ret EX Ret 19
7 Austria Oliver Tichy 8 8 2 9 Ret 7 5 Ret 2 14
8 France Soheil Ayari Ret 6 1 19 Ret Ret 10 Ret 6 Ret 12
9 France Laurent Redon Ret 4 Ret 21 6 Ret 3 14 5 11 10
10 Portugal Rui Águas Ret 9 5 7 Ret DSQ 4 9 12 5 7
11 Portugal Pedro Couceiro 2 Ret Ret 15 DNS Ret 11 7 Ret Ret 6
12 United Kingdom Dino Morelli 5 11 3 Ret 6
13 France Cyrille Sauvage 7 5 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 4 9 DSQ 5
14 United Kingdom Gareth Rees Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 11 Ret Ret 7 3 4
15 France Boris Derichebourg 12 15 8 Ret 9 DNQ 13 3 22 15 4
16 France Patrick Lemarié 6 13 4 13 Ret 14 DNQ 4
17 Australia Craig Lowndes 14 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 21 9 3
18 South Africa Werner Lupberger 11 DNQ DNQ 18 Ret 14 Ret 13 11 4 3
19 Belgium Kurt Mollekens EX 10 Ret DNQ 5 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
20 South Africa Stephen Watson 15 DNQ 6 16 7 12 Ret 6 15 Ret 2
21 United Kingdom Christian Horner 16 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 16 DNQ 17 6 1
22 Uruguay Gonzalo Rodríguez DNQ Ret 6 Ret 17 7 8 Ret 0.5
23 United Kingdom David Cook Ret DNQ 7 DNQ Ret DNQ 14 Ret Ret 7 0
24 France Grégoire de Galzain DNQ DNQ DNQ 17 Ret 9 15 Ret EX 8 0
25 Spain Marc Gené 13 DNQ DNQ Ret 8 Ret 0
26 France Anthony Beltoise Ret Ret 9 14 12 13 Ret 0
27 France Jean-Philippe Belloc 9 Ret Ret 20 0
28 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane 10 DNQ Ret 10 15 10 17 11 10 Ret 0
29 Norway Thomas Schie DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ DNQ 15 DNQ 10 18 Ret 0
30 Argentina Emiliano Spataro DNQ DNQ DNQ 11 13 16 12 Ret Ret 0
31 Italy Thomas Biagi DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 14 18 Ret Ret 16 12 0
32 France Emmanuel Clérico 12 0
33 United Kingdom James Taylor DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 DNQ DNQ 0
34 Italy Fabrizio Gollin Ret Ret Ret 13 0
35 Austria Markus Friesacher DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 17 DNQ DNQ Ret 19 DNQ 0
36 Italy Gianluca Paglicci 20 0
Spain Miguel Ángel de Castro DNQ 0
Austria Mario Waltner DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Driver SIL
United Kingdom
PAU
France
HEL
Finland
NÜR
Germany
PER
Italy
HOC
Germany
A1
Austria
SPA
Belgium
MUG
Italy
JER
Spain
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

R24=retired, but classified R=retired NS=did not start NQ=did not qualify NT=no time set in qualifying DIS(1)=disqualified after finishing as winner (13)=place after practice, but grid position not held free DIS=disqualified in practice

Place Name Country Team United Kingdom France Finland Germany Italy Germany Austria Belgium Italy Spain
1 Ricardo Zonta  Brazil SuperNova Racing 1 DIS(1) 8 R 8 R 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 5 5 1 1 1 R
2 Juan Pablo Montoya  Colombia RSM Marko 2 R 1 1 1 R 4 4 6 11 15 5 1 1 4 R 2 3 4 1
3 Jason Watt  Denmark Den Blå Avis 3 4 15 12 (13) NS 3 2 8 R 5 4 9 R 2 1 4 2 6 R
4 Jamie Davis  United Kingdom DAMS 23 3 4 3 2 R 13 8 1 1 6 3 24 9 15 8 DIS - 3 R
5 Max Wilson  Brazil Edenbridge Racing 8 R 11 7 21 R 5 5 4 3 3 2 14 8 8 2 3 4 9 10
6 Tom Kristensen  Denmark Auto Sport Racing 12 1 2 2 6 R 2 3 10 R 1 R 3 6 1 R DIS - 2 R
7 Oliver Tichy  Austria Pacific Racing 7 8 9 8 3 2 17 9 9 R 17 7 16 5 21 R - -
Coloni Motorsport 7 2
8 Soheil Ayari  France Team Astromega 4 R 5 6 9 1 8 19 13 R 8 R 6 10 3 R 7 6 8 R
9 Laurent Redon  France SuperNova Racing 10 R 3 4 11 R 7 21 11 6 9 R 5 3 9 14 6 5 16 11
10 Rui Águas  Portugal Nordic Racing 5 R 12 9 18 5 12 7 7 R 4 R 8 4 17 9 13 12 10 5
11 Pedro Couceiro  Portugal Draco Engineering 22 2 7 R 19 R 14 15 (12) NS 24 R 13 11 16 7 17 R 19 R
Dino Morelli  United Kingdom DKS Racing 11 5 19 11 7 3 16 R24 - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Cyrille Sauvage  France Draco Engineering 13 7 6 5 4 R 15 R23 3 8 13 R 7 R 24 4 9 9 5 DIS(2)
14 Patrick Lemarié  France Ravarotto Racing 25 6 17 13 13 4 11 13 - - 16 R - - - -
D C Cook Motorsport 19 14 27 NQ
Boris Derichebourg  France Team Astromega 20 12 21 15 22 8 6 R 16 9 27 NQ 22 13 6 3 11 22 15 R
Gareth Rees  United Kingdom Durango Formula 15 R 16 R 12 R 9 R22 20 16 19 11 18 R 11 R 5 7 11 3
17 Craig Lowndes  Australia RSM Marko 6 14 14 R 20 R 23 R25 15 4 10 R 10 R 20 R 10 21 13 9
Kurt Mollekens  Belgium KTR DIS - 13 10 5 R 32 NQ 12 5 26 6 12 R 18 R 24 R 21 R
Werner Lupberger  South Africa Edenbridge Racing 26 11 28 NQ 30 NQ 19 18 21 R 23 14 15 R 10 13 14 11 14 4
20 Stephen Watson  South Africa Durango Formula 21 15 25 NQ 15 6 18 16 19 7 18 12 21 R 7 6 18 15 22 R
21 Christian Horner  United Kingdom Arden International 24 R16 33 NQ 29 NQ 33 NQ 30 NQ 29 NQ 25 16 27 NQ 22 17 24 6
22 Gonzalo Rodríguez  Uruguay Redman & Bright F3000 31 NQ - - 14 R 10 6 5 R 7 17 4 7 - - 8 8 12 R
- David Cook  United Kingdom D C Cook Motorsport 14 R 31 NQ 24 7 30 NQ 26 R 30 NQ 26 14 22 R 16 R 26 7
- Grégoire de Galzain  France DAMS 29 NQ 32 NQ 32 NQ 26 17 23 R 20 9 23 15 23 R DIS - 17 8
- Marc Gené  Spain Pacific Racing 16 13 23 NQ - -
Nordic Racing 31 NQ 12 R10 11 8 - - - - - - 20 R
- Anthony Beltoise  France Ravarotto Racing 17 R 18 R 16 9 22 14 22 12 21 13 17 R - - - - - -
- Jean-Philippe Belloc  France Apomatox 19 9 22 R 17 R 24 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Gastón Mazzacane  Argentina Auto Sport Racing 9 10 24 NQ 23 R 20 10 17 15 12 10 11 17 19 11 12 10 18 R
- Thomas Schie  Norway BSE Salisbury Engineering 32 NQ 20 14 26 NQ 28 NQ 28 NQ 22 15 27 NQ 13 10 23 18 25 R
- Emiliano Spataro  Argentina Coloni Motorsport 32 NQ 29 NQ 27 NQ 21 11 24 13 25 16 23 15 20 12 15 R - -
- Thomas Biagi  Italy Nordic Racing 28 NQ 26 NQ 31 NQ
GP Racing 27 NQ 18 14 14 18 19 R 25 R 20 16 23 12
- Emmanuel Clérico  France Apomatox - - - - - - 25 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
- James Taylor  United Kingdom BSE Salisbury Engineering - - - - - - 34 NQ 29 NQ 31 NQ NT - 26 12 27 NQ 30 NQ
- Fabrizio Gollin  Italy Apomatox 18 R 10 R 10 R - - - - - - - - - - 21 13 - -
- Markus Friesacher  Austria Coloni Motorsport 27 NQ 30 NQ 28 NQ 29 NQ 25 17 28 NQ 28 NQ 14 R 26 19 28 NQ
- Gianluca Paglicci  Italy Nordic Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25 20 - -
- Oliver Gavin  United Kingdom BSE Salisbury Engineering 30 NQ 27 NQ 33 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Mario Waltner  Austria Nordic Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - 29 NQ 28 NQ - - - -
- Miguel Ángel de Castro  Spain Elide Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 29 NQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official 1997 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship results Retrieved from web.archive.org on 15 March 2009
  2. ^ a b c d Autocourse, 1997-98, page 273

External links[edit]