2000 British Formula Three season

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2000 British Formula Three season
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The 2000 British Formula Three season was the 50th British Formula Three Championship season. It commenced on 26 March at Thruxton, and ended on 8 October at Silverstone after fourteenth races.

Brazilian driver Antônio Pizzonia won the title after winning five races and achieved a total of eleven podiums during the season. These results allowed Pizzonia to finish 39 points ahead of Stewart Racing's Tomas Scheckter, who beat Carlin Motorsport's driver Takuma Sato by 32 points.[1]

Drivers and teams[edit]

The following teams and drivers were competitors in the 2000 season. The Scholarship class was for older Formula Three cars, and all cars competed on Avon tyres.

Team No Driver Class Chassis Engine Rounds
United Kingdom Manor Motorsport 1 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia C Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
2 Argentina Juan Manuel López C Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda 1–9
United Kingdom Westley Barber C Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda 11–14
United Kingdom Stewart Racing 3 India Narain Karthikeyan C Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
4 South Africa Tomas Scheckter C Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
United Kingdom Promatecme UK 5 United Kingdom Matthew Davies C Dallara F399 Renault Sodemo All
6 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx C Dallara F399 Renault Sodemo All
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 7 United Kingdom Michael Bentwood C Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
8 Italy Gianmaria Bruni C Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport 9 Japan Takuma Sato C Dallara F300 Mugen-Honda All
10 United Kingdom Ben Collins C Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
20 United Kingdom Rob Austin C Dallara F300 Mugen-Honda 13
Italy RC Motorsport 11 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miloš Pavlović C Dallara F300 Spiess-Opel All
12 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa C Dallara F300 Spiess-Opel All
United Kingdom Alan Docking Racing 15 United Kingdom Westley Barber C Dallara F300 Mugen-Honda 1–9
Australia Marcos Ambrose C Dallara F300 Mugen-Honda 10–14
16 Thailand Tor Sriachavanon C Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
United Kingdom Rowan Racing 17 United Kingdom Martin O'Connell C Dallara F300 Mugen-Honda All
18 Republic of Ireland Warren Carway C Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
51 Italy Christian Colombo S Dallara F398 Mugen-Honda All
United Kingdom Team Avanti 22 United Kingdom Andrew Kirkaldy C Dallara F300 Spiess-Opel 4–14
Belgium JB Motorsport 31 Belgium Val Hillebrand I Dallara F300 Spiess-Opel 13
32 Belgium Nicolas Stelandre I Dallara F300 Spiess-Opel 13
France ASM Elf 33 Portugal Tiago Monteiro I Dallara F300 Renault Sodemo 13
34 France Tristan Gommendy I Dallara F300 Renault Sodemo 13
United Kingdom Hopkins Motorsport 52 United Kingdom Philip Hopkins S Dallara F398 Spiess-Opel 1–10, 14
Italy Enzo Buscaglia S Dallara F398 Spiess-Opel 11–13
United Kingdom Team Parker F3 53 United Kingdom Julian Westwood S Dallara F398 Mugen-Honda 13–14
United Kingdom ME Motorsport 54 United Kingdom Craig Fleming S Dallara F398 Mugen-Honda 1–10
United Kingdom Rob Austin S Dallara F398 Mugen-Honda 12
United Kingdom Matthew Gilmore S Dallara F398 Mugen-Honda 14
United Kingdom Team Meritus 55 Japan Atsushi Katsumata S Dallara F398 TOM'S Toyota All
56 Brazil Marcel Romanio S Dallara F398 TOM'S Toyota 2–6
Italy Enzo Buscaglia S Dallara F398 TOM'S Toyota 10
United Kingdom Fred Goddard Racing 61 United Kingdom Gary Paffett S Dallara F398 Renault Sodemo All
United Kingdom Diamond Racing 66 United States Ryan Walker S Dallara F398 Mugen-Honda All
77 United Kingdom Mark Mayall S Dallara F398 Mugen-Honda All
Icon Class
C Championship
S Scholarship
I Invitation

Results[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Schorlaship Class Winner
1 United Kingdom Thruxton Circuit 26 March South Africa Tomas Scheckter South Africa Tomas Scheckter Brazil Antônio Pizzonia United Kingdom Manor Motorsport United Kingdom Gary Paffett
2 United Kingdom Croft Circuit 9 April Denmark Nicolas Kiesa South Africa Tomas Scheckter Brazil Antônio Pizzonia United Kingdom Manor Motorsport United Kingdom Gary Paffett
3 United Kingdom Oulton Park 30 April Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Brazil Antônio Pizzonia South Africa Tomas Scheckter United Kingdom Stewart Racing United Kingdom Gary Paffett
4 United Kingdom Donington Park 7 May Japan Takuma Sato Brazil Antônio Pizzonia United Kingdom Ben Collins United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport United Kingdom Gary Paffett
5 South Africa Tomas Scheckter Brazil Antônio Pizzonia South Africa Tomas Scheckter United Kingdom Stewart Racing United Kingdom Gary Paffett
6 United Kingdom Silverstone International 21 May Japan Takuma Sato Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport United Kingdom Gary Paffett
7 United Kingdom Brands Hatch Indy 4 June United Kingdom Ben Collins Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Brazil Antônio Pizzonia United Kingdom Manor Motorsport United Kingdom Gary Paffett
8 United Kingdom Donington Park GP 2 July Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Italy Gianmaria Bruni Brazil Antônio Pizzonia United Kingdom Manor Motorsport United Kingdom Gary Paffett
9 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa Denmark Nicolas Kiesa Denmark Nicolas Kiesa Italy RC Motorsport United Kingdom Gary Paffett
10 United Kingdom Croft Circuit 30 July Japan Takuma Sato Japan Takuma Sato Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport United Kingdom Gary Paffett
11 United Kingdom Silverstone GP 20 August Japan Takuma Sato Japan Takuma Sato Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport United Kingdom Gary Paffett
12 United Kingdom Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit 3 September Brazil Antônio Pizzonia South Africa Tomas Scheckter Brazil Antônio Pizzonia United Kingdom Manor Motorsport Japan Atsushi Katsumata
13 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 24 September Japan Takuma Sato Japan Takuma Sato Portugal Tiago Monteiro France ASM Elf Japan Atsushi Katsumata
14 United Kingdom Silverstone GP 8 October United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Japan Takuma Sato Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport United Kingdom Gary Paffett

Standings[edit]

Pos Driver THR
United Kingdom
CRO
United Kingdom
OUL
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
CRO
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
SIL
United Kingdom
Pts
1 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 1 1 2 11 2 2 1 1 3 Ret 2 1 2 9 200
2 South Africa Tomas Scheckter 2 2 1 Ret 1 4 4 23 6 2 4 2 5 3 161
3 Japan Takuma Sato Ret 5 Ret Ret 9 1 2 3 9 1 1 6 21 1 129
4 India Narain Karthikeyan 3 Ret 5 2 8 6 3 4 10 10 5 5 3 Ret 100
5 Italy Gianmaria Bruni 7 4 6 7 Ret 5 8 2 4 19 3 Ret 4 5 95
6 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa 8 Ret Ret 5 7 3 12 6 1 3 10 Ret 6 11 77
7 United Kingdom Michael Bentwood Ret 3 7 3 5 Ret 5 7 7 9 11 4 16 7 69
8 United Kingdom Ben Collins Ret 8 21 1 15 8 Ret 8 Ret 4 6 3 Ret 4 67
9 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx 5 9 3 9 3 Ret Ret 9 8 21 12 8 8 2 64
10 United Kingdom Matthew Davies 4 Ret 4 Ret 4 DNS 9 11 19 11 7 7 7 Ret 47
11 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miloš Pavlović 6 6 9 Ret 11 DNS 6 5 5 7 Ret Ret 15 Ret 41
12 United Kingdom Martin O'Connell Ret Ret 8 6 6 9 7 10 12 12 8 11 10 8 32
13 United Kingdom Andrew Kirkaldy 8 14 Ret Ret 13 2 6 13 Ret 9 Ret 28
14 United Kingdom Westley Barber 10 7 12 10 12 19 11 18 10 11 6 17
15 Australia Marcos Ambrose 5 9 9 Ret 10 13
16 Argentina Juan Manuel López 12 10 10 Ret 13 7 Ret 14 Ret 6
17 Thailand Tor Sriachavanon 11 18 14 Ret Ret 15 13 16 14 Ret 15 15 Ret 14 2
18 Republic of Ireland Warren Carway 13 Ret 17 12 17 18 14 15 13 14 Ret 12 13 13 0
United Kingdom Rob Austin Ret 0
Guest drivers ineligible for points
Portugal Tiago Monteiro 1 0
France Tristan Gommendy 12 0
Belgium Val Hillebrand Ret 0
Belgium Nicolas Stelandre Ret 0
Scholarship Class
1 United Kingdom Gary Paffett 9 11 11 4 10 10 10 12 11 8 14 14 Ret 12 268
2 Italy Christian Colombo 14 Ret 19 DNQ 16 12 18 17 15 13 Ret 16 Ret 15 128
3 United States Ryan Walker Ret 15 15 15 20 14 16 18 17 15 Ret 17 19 17 122
4 Japan Atsushi Katsumata 15 12 Ret Ret 23 11 Ret 21 Ret 16 Ret 13 14 19 108
5 United Kingdom Mark Mayall Ret 17 16 Ret 22 16 17 22 20 Ret 16 18 17 Ret 88
6 United Kingdom Philip Hopkins 16 14 20 14 21 17 DNS 19 18 17 20 76
7 United Kingdom Craig Fleming Ret 13 18 16 19 DNS 15 20 16 Ret 73
8 Brazil Marcel Romanio 16 13 13 18 13 58
9 United Kingdom Peter Nilsson 17 19 Ret 16 30
10 Italy Enzo Buscaglia 20 19 DNS 20 22
11 United Kingdom Julian Westwood 18 18 20
12 United Kingdom Matthew Gilmore 21 3
United Kingdom Rob Austin Ret 0
Pos Driver THR
United Kingdom
CRO
United Kingdom
OUL
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
CRO
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
SIL
United Kingdom
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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Green Flag British F3 Championship 2000". Driver Database. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 

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