1999 International Formula 3000 season

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1999 FIA International Formula 3000 season
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The 1999 International Formula 3000 season featured the 1999 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship [1] which was an FIA sanctioned motor racing title for drivers of Formula 3000 racing cars. The title was contested over a ten round series from 1 May to 25 September 1999. This was the first F3000 season in which every International Championship race took place during a Formula One weekend and supported the Grand Prix itself.

Drivers and teams[edit]

The Lola B99/50 of Drivers' Champion Nick Heidfeld.

The following drivers and teams took part in the 1999 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship. A Lola B99/50 chassis powered by a Zytek V8 engine was mandatory for all entries.

Team Car # Driver Race weekends
United Kingdom Super Nova Racing 1 Brazil Ricardo Mauricio 1-3
Belgium David Saelens 4-10
2 Denmark Jason Watt All
United Kingdom West Competition 3 Germany Nick Heidfeld All
4 Brazil Mario Haberfeld All
Denmark Den Blå Avis
Brazil Petrobras Junior Team
5 Brazil Max Wilson 1-8, 10
Brazil Marcelo Battistuzzi 9
6 Brazil Bruno Junqueira All
Belgium Team Astromega 7 United Kingdom Justin Wilson All
8 Uruguay Gonzalo Rodríguez 1-9
France Gauloises Junior 9 Portugal André Couto All
10 France Stéphane Sarrazin All
Italy Durango 11 Italy Paolo Ruberti All
12 Germany Wolf Henzler 1-7
Argentina Nicolas Filiberti 8
Italy Giovanni Montanari 9-10
United Kingdom Lukoil Arden 15 Russia Viktor Maslov All
16 Belgium Marc Goossens All
United Kingdom European Edenbridge Racing 17 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin All
18 United Kingdom Jamie Davies All
France DAMS 19 France Franck Montagny All
20 France David Terrien All
France Cica Team Oreca 23 France Grégoire de Galzain 1-4
Germany Alex Müller 5-8
France Steve Hiesse 9
France Romain Dumas 10
24 France Soheil Ayari All
Italy Coloni Motorsport 25 Spain Polo Villaamil All
26 Germany Norman Simon 1-7
Brazil Marcelo Battistuzzi 8
United Kingdom Dino Morelli 9-10
United Kingdom Nordic Racing 27 Germany Sascha Bert 1-3
Germany Arnd Meier 4-10
28 Republic of Ireland Kevin McGarrity All
Italy Draco Engineering 29 France Fabrice Walfisch All
30 Italy Olivier Martini 1-9
France Cyrille Sauvage 10
Italy GP Racing 31 Italy Giovanni Montanari 1-4
Argentina Gastón Mazzacane 5
France Laurent Delahaye 6-10
32 Italy Fabrizio Gollin All
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 35 Argentina Norberto Fontana All
36 Australia Andrej Pavicevic All
Monaco Monaco Motorsport 37 Italy Thomas Biagi 1-5
Malaysia Alex Yoong 6-10
38 Argentina Brian Smith 1-4
France Cyrille Sauvage 5-8
Italy Marco Apicella 9
Brazil Marcelo Battistuzzi 10
Austria Red Bull Junior/RSM Marko 39 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi All
40 Austria Markus Friesacher 1-3
Brazil Ricardo Mauricio 4-10
United Kingdom Portman-Arrows 41 France Boris Derichebourg 1-3
42 Brazil Marcelo Battistuzzi 1-3
Italy WRT Fina 43 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge All
44 Belgium David Saelens 1-3
Italy Andrea Boldrini 4-8
Germany Norman Simon 9-10
Belgium Witmeur KTR 45 Belgium Bas Leinders All
46 Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk All
United Kingdom Kid Jensen Racing 47 France Nicolas Minassian All
48 Italy Andrea Piccini All

Calendar[edit]

Starting in 1999, all International Formula 3000 were held in Formula One Grand Prix.

Race No Track Country Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Lap
1 Imola  Italy 1 May 1999 42 4.93=207.06 km 1.11:29.942 173.584 km/h Nick Heidfeld Max Wilson Nick Heidfeld
2 Monaco  Monaco 15 May 1999 50 3.367=168.35 km 1'18:22.018 128.693 km/h Gonzalo Rodríguez Nick Heidfeld Stéphane Sarrazin
3 Montmeló  Spain 29 May 1999 44 4.728=208.032 km 1'13:16.982 170.982 km/h Nick Heidfeld Nick Heidfeld Nick Heidfeld
4 Magny-Cours  France 26 June 1999 49 4.25=208.25 km 1'25:56.738 145.252 km/h Nick Heidfeld Bruno Junqueira Soheil Ayari
5 Silverstone  United Kingdom 10 July 1999 40 5.14=205.60 km 1'07:48.722 181.622 km/h Nicolas Minassian Nicolas Minassian Nick Heidfeld
6 Spielberg  Austria 24 July 1999 48 4.319=207.312 km 1'07:50.994 183.327 km/h Nick Heidfeld Nick Heidfeld Nick Heidfeld
7 Hockenheim  Germany 31 July 1999 30 6.823=204.69 km 1'00:17.627 200.369 km/h Bruno Junqueira Max Wilson Gonzalo Rodríguez
8 Budapest  Hungary 14 August 1999 52 3.972=206.544 km 1'19:43.676 155.475 km/h Stéphane Sarrazin Fabrice Walfisch Nick Heidfeld
9 Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 28 August 1999 30 6.968=209.04 km 1'13:57.599 169.571 km/h Jason Watt Jason Watt Gonzalo Rodríguez
10 Nürburgring  Germany 25 September 1999 45 4.556=205.02 km 1'09:35.500 176.763 km/h Jason Watt Nick Heidfeld Nick Heidfeld

Final points standings[edit]

Driver[edit]

For every race points were awarded: 10 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 Italy Monaco Spain France United Kingdom Austria Germany Hungary Belgium Germany Total Points
1 Nick Heidfeld  Germany West Competition Team 10 - 10 10 4 10 - 6 3 6 59
2 Jason Watt  Denmark SuperNova Racing - 6 - - - 3 - 1 10 10 30
3 Gonzalo Rodríguez  Uruguay Team Astromega 2 10 6 - - - 3 - 6 - 27
4 Stéphane Sarrazin  France Gauloises Formula 3 - 2 2 - 1 4 10 - - 22
5 Bruno Junqueira  Brazil Den Blå Avis/Petrobras Junior Team - 1 3 - 6 - 10 - - - 20
Nicolas Minassian  France Kid Jensen Racing - - - - 10 4 - 2 4 - 20
7 Soheil Ayari  France Cica Team Oreca - - - - 3 6 - 3 - 3 15
8 Max Wilson  Brazil Den Blå Avis/Petrobras Junior Team - 4 - - - - 6 - - 4 14
9 David Saelens  Belgium SuperNova Racing - - - 4 - - - - 2 2 8
10 Kevin McGarrity  United Kingdom Nordic Racing 6 - - - - - - - - - 6
Tomáš Enge  Czech Republic WRT FINA Racing - - - 6 - - - - - - 6
Franck Montagny  France DAMS - - - - 1 - 1 4 - - 6
13 Fabrice Walfisch  France Draco 4 - - - - - - - - - 4
André Couto  Portugal Gauloises Formula - - 4 - - - - - - - 4
Norberto Fontana  Argentina Fortec Motorsport - 2 - - 2 - - - - - 4
16 Oliver Gavin  United Kingdom European Edenbridge Racing - 3 - - - - - - - - 3
Jeffrey van Hooydonk  Belgium Witmeur Team KTR - - - 3 - - - - - - 3
18 Justin Wilson  United Kingdom Team Astromega 1 - 1 - - - - - - - 2
Andrea Piccini  Italy Kid Jensen Racing - - - - - 2 - - - - 2
Enrique Bernoldi  Brazil Red Bull Junior/RSM Marko - - - - - - 2 - - - 2
21 Bas Leinders  Belgium Witmeur Team KTR - - - 1 - - - - - - 1
Ricardo Mauricio  Brazil Red Bull Junior/RSM Marko - - - - - - - - 1 - 1
Jamie Davies  United Kingdom European Edenbridge Racing - - - - - - - - - 1 1

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver IMO Italy MON Monaco CAT Spain MAG France SIL United Kingdom A1R Austria HOC Germany HUN Hungary SPA Belgium NUR Germany Pts
1 Germany Nick Heidfeld 1 7 1 1 3 1 Ret 2 4 2 59
2 Denmark Jason Watt Ret 2 Ret Ret 10 4 7 6 1 1 30
3 Uruguay Gonzalo Rodríguez 5 1 2 Ret 15 DNQ 4 Ret 2 27
4 France Stéphane Sarrazin 4 14 5 5 7 6 3 1 Ret 17 22
5 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Ret 6 4 Ret 2 DNQ 1 15 Ret 16 20
6 France Nicolas Minassian 13 Ret 8 14 1 3 Ret 5 3 Ret 20
7 France Soheil Ayari Ret Ret 10 8 4 2 12 4 Ret 4 15
8 Brazil Max Wilson Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 3 14
9 Belgium David Saelens DNQ DNQ DNQ 3 9 Ret 8 DNQ 5 5 8
10 United Kingdom Kevin McGarrity 2 DNQ 9 Ret 23 DNQ 15 10 Ret 7 6
11 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge DNQ DNQ 14 2 17 11 Ret 14 11 Ret 6
12 France Franck Montagny 10 9 Ret 7 6 12 6 3 Ret 9 6
13 Portugal André Couto Ret Ret 3 Ret DNQ 7 Ret Ret 7 DNS 4
14 France Fabrice Walfisch 3 DNQ Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 4
15 Argentina Norberto Fontana Ret 5 Ret Ret 5 8 Ret Ret 14 10 4
16 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin 12 4 DNQ DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ DNQ 9 8 3
17 Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk Ret 10 11 4 19 DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ 12 3
18 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi 9 15 Ret 12 20 Ret 5 8 DNQ DNQ 2
19 Italy Andrea Piccini Ret Ret DNQ 13 8 5 DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 2
20 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 6 Ret 6 10 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 2
21 United Kingdom Jamie Davies 7 13 7 DNQ 12 DNQ 9 12 12 6 1
22 Brazil Ricardo Mauricio 15 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ 15 DNQ 9 6 Ret 1
23 Belgium Bas Leinders DNQ DNQ Ret 6 16 Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret 1
France David Terrien DNQ 8 Ret 9 11 DNQ DNQ DNQ 8 11 0
Argentina Brian Smith 8 Ret DNQ DNQ 0
Spain Polo Villaamil DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 9 DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Norman Simon Ret DNQ 18 DNQ 22 10 DNQ DNQ 15 0
Italy Oliver Martini DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ 16 10 DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Dino Morelli 10 DNQ 0
Italy Fabrizio Gollin DNQ 11 12 11 DNQ Ret Ret 11 13 18 0
Brazil Marcello Battistuzzi 11 12 DNQ 13 17 DNQ 0
France Cyrille Sauvage DNQ 14 11 DNQ 14 0
Australia Andrej Pavicevic DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 21 DNQ 13 DNQ 15 13 0
Germany Wolf Henzler Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ 13 DNQ 0
Italy Paolo Ruberti 14 Ret Ret 15 Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 19 0
Brazil Mario Haberfeld DNQ DNQ Ret Ret 18 Ret 14 DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Belgium Marc Goossens DNQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret DSQ Ret DNQ 0
France Boris Derichebourg Ret Ret DNQ 0
Malaysia Alex Yoong DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret Ret 0
Italy Andrea Boldrini DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 0
France Laurent Delahaye DNQ DNQ DNQ DNS DNQ 0
Italy Marco Apicella DNQ 0
France Romain Dumas DNQ 0
Argentina Nicolas Filiberti DNQ 0
France Steve Hiesse DNQ 0
Argentina Gastón Mazzacane DNQ 0
Germany Sascha Bert DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Austria Markus Friesacher DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
France Grégoire de Galzain DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Alex Müller DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Italy Thomas Biagi DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Italy Giovanni Montanari DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Arnd Meier DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Russia Viktor Maslov DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Driver IMO Italy MON Monaco CAT Spain MAG France SIL United Kingdom A1R Austria HOC Germany HUN Hungary SPA Belgium NUR 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]

  • Results in bold indicate pole position.
  • Results in italics indicate fastest lap.
  • All drivers used Lola B99/50 chassis, with Zytek V8 engines, and Avon tyres.
  • Marc Goossens was disqualified from the Hungarian round of the championship due to an illegal suspension damper.

Complete Overview[edit]

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

R=retired NC=not classified NS=did not start NQ=did not qualify NT=no time set in qualifying DIS(3)=disqualified after finishing in third place DIS=disqualified in practice

Place Name Country Team Italy Monaco Spain France United Kingdom Austria Germany Hungary Belgium Germany
1 Nick Heidfeld  Germany West Competition Team 3 1 1 7 1 1 2 1 3 3 1 1 5 R 3 2 10 4 1 2
2 Jason Watt  Denmark SuperNova Racing 6 R 4 2 20 R 3 R 14 10 6 4 10 7 12 6 1 1 2 1
3 Gonzalo Rodríguez  Uruguay Team Astromega 8 5 2 1 2 2 17 R 16 15 30 NQ 4 4 4 R 9 2 - -
4 Stéphane Sarrazin  France Gauloises Formula 10 4 8 14 6 5 7 5 6 7 26 6 6 3 2 1 5 R 6 17
5 Bruno Junqueira  Brazil Den Blå Avis/Petrobras Junior Team 4 R 14 6 16 4 1 R 2 2 38 NQ 2 1 18 15 3 R 4 16
Nicolas Minassian  France Kid Jensen Racing 15 13 3 16 21 8 8 14 1 1 7 3 19 R 11 5 4 3 22 R
7 Soheil Ayari  France Cica Team Oreca 14 R 10 R 4 10 9 8 4 4 4 2 8 12 8 4 7 R 7 4
8 Max Wilson  Brazil Den Blå Avis/Petrobras Junior Team 1 R 7 3 3 DIS(13) 6 R 9 R 17 R 1 2 21 R - - 3 3
9 David Saelens  Belgium WRT FINA Racing 29 NQ 28 NQ 31 NQ
SuperNova Racing 12 3 11 9 21 R 17 8 29 NQ 8 5 8 5
10 Kevin McGarrity  Ireland Nordic Racing 2 2 30 NQ 22 9 15 R 18 23 34 NQ 12 15 14 10 23 R 11 7
Tomáš Enge  Czech Republic WRT FINA Racing 28 NQ 29 NQ 25 13 4 2 19 17 9 11 21 R 17 14 18 11 10 R
Franck Montagny  France DAMS 17 10 21 9 7 R 18 7 7 6 3 12 3 6 7 3 6 R 16 9
13 Fabrice Walfisch  France Draco 9 3 31 NQ 23 16 20 R 15 13 23 R 11 R 1 R 2 16 20 R
André Couto  Portugal Gauloises Formula 7 R 5 NS 13 3 24 17 33 NQ 25 7 15 R 5 R 14 7 DIS -
Norberto Fontana  Argentina Fortec Motorsport 5 R 19 5 9 14 14 R 5 5 5 8 9 16 19 R 22 14 12 10
16 Oliver Gavin  United Kingdom European Edenbridge Racing 21 12 11 4 29 NQ 28 NQ 21 14 27 NQ 31 NQ 27 NQ 12 9 14 8
Jeffrey van Hooydonk  Belgium Witmeur Team KTR 22 R 16 10 10 11 11 4 12 19 36 NQ 29 NQ 10 16 35 NQ 13 12
18 Justin Wilson  United Kingdom Team Astromega 11 6 13 R 5 6 26 10 23 R 11 17 23 R 9 7 20 R 5 R
Andrea Piccini  Italy Kid Jensen Racing 12 R 24 R 30 NQ 23 13 8 8 14 5 27 NQ 16 R 27 NQ 34 NQ
Enrique Bernoldi  Brazil Red Bull Junior/RSM Marko 19 9 23 15 15 15 10 12 25 20 13 R 7 5 15 8 28 NQ NT -
21 Bas Leinders  Belgium Witmeur Team KTR 30 NQ 17 NS 19 R 16 6 13 16 15 R 13 R 25 R 34 NQ 18 R
Ricardo Mauricio  Brazil SuperNova Racing 25 15 25 R 17 R
Red Bull Junior/RSM Marko 33 NQ 34 NQ 12 15 35 NQ 22 9 11 6 21 20
Jamie Davies  United Kingdom European Edenbridge Racing 20 7 12 13 12 7 37 NQ 10 12 40 NQ 16 9 26 12 19 12 9 6
- David Terrien  France DAMS 32 NQ 18 8 14 R 19 9 20 11 28 NQ 30 NQ 30 NQ 25 8 19 11
- Brian Smith  Argentina Monaco Motorsport 16 8 20 R 39 NQ 35 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Polo Villaamil  Spain Coloni Motorsport 33 NQ 37 NQ 27 NQ 32 NQ 37 NQ 19 9 33 NQ 23 R 32 NQ 27 NQ
- Norman Simon  Germany Coloni Motorsport 26 R 34 NQ 26 R 29 NQ 24 22 24 10 32 NQ - -
WRT FINA Racing 29 NQ 15 15
- Oliver Martini  Italy Draco 35 NQ 6 R 35 NQ 27 NQ 36 NQ 16 16 22 10 32 NQ 31 NQ - -
- Dino Morelli  United Kingdom Coloni Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 10 28 NQ
- Fabrizio Gollin  Italy GP Racing 27 NQ 22 11 24 12 21 11 28 NQ 10 R 20 R 24 11 17 13 23 18
- Marcelo Battistuzzi  Brazil Portman-Arrows Racing 18 11 26 12 28 NQ - - - - - - - -
Coloni Motorsport 20 13
Den Blå Avis/Petrobras Junior Team 24 17 - -
- Cyrille Sauvage  France Monaco Motorsport - - - - - - - - 40 NQ 22 14 24 11 28 NQ - -
Draco 26 14
- Andrej Pavicevic  Australia Fortec Motorsport 42 NQ 36 NQ 38 NQ 31 NQ 26 21 32 NQ 26 13 40 NQ 21 15 17 13
- Wolf Henzler  Germany Durango Formula 24 R 32 NQ 33 NQ 25 R 32 NQ 2 13 28 NQ - - - - - -
- Paolo Ruberti  Italy Durango Formula 13 14 9 R 11 R 22 15 17 R 29 NQ 25 R 13 R 36 NQ 24 19
- Mario Haberfeld  Brazil West Competition Team 36 NQ 41 NQ 8 R 13 R 22 18 8 R 18 14 36 NQ 33 NQ 32 NQ
- Marc Goossens  Belgium Lukoil Arden Racing 37 NQ 38 NQ 18 R 5 16 30 NQ 20 R 14 R 6 DIS(3) 13 R 30 NQ
- Alex Yoong  Malaysia Monaco Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - 37 NQ 38 NQ 39 NQ 16 R 25 R
- Boris Derichebourg  France Portman-Arrows Racing 23 R 15 R 34 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Andrea Boldrini  Italy WRT FINA Racing - - - - - - 39 NQ 38 NQ 18 9 34 NQ 34 NQ - - - -
- Laurent Delahaye  France GP Racing - - - - - - - - - - 39 NQ 39 NQ 33 NQ 26 R 31 NQ
- Viktor Maslov  Russia Lukoil Arden Racing 39 NQ 39 NQ 41 NQ 38 NQ 39 NQ 35 NQ 40 NQ 35 NQ 30 NQ 35 NQ
- Arnd Meier  Germany Nordic Racing - - - - - - 40 NQ 27 NQ 33 NQ 37 NQ 37 NQ 40 NQ 29 NQ
- Giovanni Montanari  Italy GP Racing 31 NQ 27 NQ 36 NQ 36 NQ - - - - - - - -
Durango Formula 37 NQ 36 NQ
- Thomas Biagi  Italy Monaco Motorsport 34 NQ 33 NQ 37 NQ 34 NQ 35 NQ - - - - - - - - - -
- Grégoire de Galzain  France Cica Team Oreca 38 NQ 35 NQ 32 NQ 30 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Alex Müller  Germany Cica Team Oreca - - - - - - - - 29 NQ 31 NQ 36 NQ 31 NQ - - - -
- Sascha Bert  Germany Nordic Racing 40 NQ NT - 40 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Markus Friesacher  Austria Red Bull Junior/RSM Marko 41 NQ 40 NQ 42 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Gastón Mazzacane  Argentina GP Racing - - - - - - - - 31 NQ - - - - - - - - - -
- Nicolas Filiberti  Argentina Durango Formula - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 38 NQ - - - -
- Steve Hiesse  France Cica Team Oreca - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 38 NQ - -
- Marco Apicella  Italy Monaco Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 39 NQ - -
- Romain Dumas  France Cica Team Oreca - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 33 NQ

See also[edit]

1999 Italian Formula 3000 season

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1999 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship Calendar Retrieved from www.fia.com via webarchive on 9 November 2009

Further reading[edit]

  • Heidfeld's Year, Formula 3000 Review, Autocourse, 1999/2000, pages 238-241
  • Other Major Results, Autocourse, 1999/2000, pages 281-282
  • Automobile Year, 1999/2000 (championship points table), page 258

External links[edit]