2001 International Formula 3000 season

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2001 FIA International Formula 3000 season
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The 2001 International Formula 3000 season was the 17th season of FIA Formula 3000 motor racing. It featured the 2001 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship for Drivers and the 2001 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship for Teams which were contested concurrently over a twelve round series from 31 March to 15 September 2001.

Drivers and teams[edit]

Viktor Maslov (Arden Team Russia) at the Silverstone round. Image by Hellahulla
Team Car # Driver Rounds
United Kingdom Super Nova Racing 1 Australia Mark Webber All
2 Brazil Mario Haberfeld All
Brazil Petrobras Junior Team 3 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia All
4 Brazil Ricardo Sperafico All
Belgium Team Astromega 5 Indonesia Ananda Mikola 1-3
United Kingdom Dino Morelli 4-8
Italy Enrico Toccacelo 9-12
6 Italy Giorgio Pantano All
Italy European Minardi F3000 7 Belgium David Saelens 1-8, 10-12
South Africa Tomas Scheckter 9
8 Italy Andrea Piccini All
United Kingdom Coca-Cola Nordic Racing 9 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge 1-11
Czech Republic Jaroslav Janiš 12
10 United Kingdom Justin Wilson All
France F3000 Prost Junior Team 11 Argentina Nicolás Filiberti 1-4
France Stéphane Sarrazin 5
France Jonathan Cochet 6-9
Argentina Norberto Fontana 10-12
12 Italy Gabriele Varano 1-5
Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner 6-12
United Kingdom Arden Team Russia 15 United Kingdom Darren Manning All
16 Russia Viktor Maslov All
Austria Red Bull Junior Team F3000 17 Austria Patrick Friesacher All
18 Spain Antonio García 1-4
Brazil Ricardo Mauricio 5-12
Italy Coloni F3000 19 Italy Fabrizio Gollin All
20 Brazil Rodrigo Sperafico 1-9
Belgium Marc Goossens 10-12
France DAMS 21 France Sébastien Bourdais All
22 United States Derek Hill All
Belgium KTR 25 Belgium Bas Leinders All
26 Switzerland Joël Camathias All
United Kingdom Kid Jensen Racing 27 United Kingdom Justin Keen 1-2
28 France Yann Goudy 1
Italy Gianmaria Calcagni 2
Italy Durango Formula 29 Italy Gabriele Lancieri All
30 Brazil Jaime Melo 1-9
Spain Antonio García 10-12

Each entry used a Lola B99/50 chassis powered by a Zytec engine,[citation needed] as mandated by the championship regulations.[1]

Calendar[edit]

All races were shortened from 205 km to 150 km.

Race No Track Country Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Lap
1 Interlagos  Brazil 31 March 2001 35 4.309=150.785 km 0'53:48.503 168.202 km/h Justin Wilson Jaime Melo, Jr. Antônio Pizzonia
2 Imola  Italy 15 April 2001 31 4.933=152.686 km 0'56:45.775 161.393 km/h Mark Webber Mark Webber Mark Webber
3 Montmeló  Spain 28 April 2001 32 4.728=151.233 km 0'52:00.457 174.474 km/h Tomáš Enge Justin Wilson Justin Wilson
4 Spielberg  Austria 13 May 2001 35 4.326=151.410 km 0'51:57.144 174.863 km/h Justin Wilson Sébastien Bourdais Giorgio Pantano
5 Monaco  Monaco 27 May 2001 45 3.37=151.65 km 1'13:21.073 124.047 km/h Mark Webber Mark Webber Mark Webber
6 Nürburgring  Germany 23 June 2001 33 4.556=150.331 km 0'50:50.598 177.405 km/h Tomáš Enge Tomáš Enge Giorgio Pantano
7 Magny-Cours  France 30 June 2001 36 4.251=152.85 km 0'54:39.769 167.774 km/h Mark Webber Tomáš Enge Mark Webber
8 Silverstone  United Kingdom 14 July 2001 30 5.141=154.126 km 0'50:56.439 184.535 km/h Sébastien Bourdais Tomáš Enge Sébastien Bourdais
9 Hockenheim  Germany 28 July 2001 22 6.825=150.150 km 0'44:47.547 201.127 km/h Antônio Pizzonia Ricardo Sperafico Tomáš Enge
10 Budapest  Hungary 19 August 2001 38 3.973=150.974 km 0'58:00.190 156.250 km/h Justin Wilson Justin Wilson Giorgio Pantano
11 Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 1 September 2001 22 6.968=153.296 km 0'51:48.919 177.490 km/h Ricardo Sperafico Ricardo Sperafico Mario Haberfeld
12 Monza  Italy 15 September 2001 24 5.793=138.767 km 0'43:58.618 189.306 km/h Giorgio Pantano Antônio Pizzonia Antônio Pizzonia

Final points standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Points towards the 2001 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship for Drivers were awarded on a 10-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six finishers at each round: 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.

Pos Driver INT Brazil IMO Italy CAT Spain A1R Austria MON Monaco NUR Germany MAG France SIL United Kingdom HOC Germany HUN Hungary SPA Belgium MNZ Italy Pts
1 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 1 6 3 1 2 Ret 2 2 2 1 2 2 71
2 Australia Mark Webber 7 1 7 Ret 1 2 1 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 39
3 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge 12 3 1 3 7 1 3 5 5 11 4 39
4 France Sébastien Bourdais 3 Ret 11 Ret 4 8 6 1 4 3 6 9 26
5 Brazil Ricardo Sperafico Ret 14 19 Ret 5 3 13 11 3 7 1 3 24
6 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 9 4 6 4 Ret 6 10 3 1 Ret 8 Ret 22
7 Belgium Bas Leinders 10 9 2 2 Ret 11 Ret 8 6 6 7 4 17
8 Brazil Ricardo Mauricio 6 5 Ret 7 17 2 3 6 14
9 Italy Giorgio Pantano Ret 11 9 15 Ret 21 8 Ret 7 5 11 1 12
10 Belgium David Saelens 4 Ret 5 9 Ret 4 9 DNS INJ INJ Ret 5 10
11 United Kingdom Darren Manning 8 2 20 Ret Ret 7 5 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9
12 Brazil Jaime Melo, Jr. 2 Ret 21 5 11 13 14 12 12 8
13 Austria Patrick Friesacher Ret 5 8 Ret Ret 10 4 19 11 4 10 Ret 8
14 France Stéphane Sarrazin 3 4
15 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 7 15 Ret Ret 19 13 3
16 Belgium Marc Goossens Ret 5 7 2
17 Switzerland Joël Camathias 5 15 18 Ret Ret 18 17 17 9 13 15 15 2
18 Italy Andrea Piccini 11 Ret 13 6 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 8 1
19 Italy Fabrizio Gollin 6 8 17 Ret 8 20 12 10 Ret Ret 12 10 1
20 Brazil Rodrigo Sperafico 13 7 22 8 9 12 15 14 8 0
21 United Kingdom Dino Morelli 7 Ret Ret 20 Ret 0
22 Italy Gabriele Lancieri Ret 13 Ret 12 Ret 14 13 10 9 9 14 Ret 0
23 France Jonathan Cochet 16 11 9 15 0
24 United States Derek Hill 14 Ret 16 13 Ret 15 16 Ret Ret 12 9 12 0
25 Russia Viktor Maslov Ret 10 12 11 10 17 18 16 14 Ret 18 14 0
26 Spain Antonio García Ret 16 10 Ret 10 16 11 0
27 Argentina Nicolás Filiberti 20 17 14 10 0
28 United Kingdom Justin Keen 16 12 0
29 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner 19 Ret 18 16 Ret 13 17 0
30 Italy Enrico Toccacelo 13 Ret 17 Ret 0
31 Italy Gabriele Varano 15 Ret 15 14 Ret 0
32 Argentina Norberto Fontana 14 Ret Ret 0
33 Czech Republic Jaroslav Janiš 16 0
34 Indonesia Ananda Mikola 17 Ret 23 0
35 France Yann Goudy 18 0
36 Italy Gianluca Calcagni Ret 0
South Africa Tomas Scheckter Ret 0
Pos Driver INT Brazil IMO Italy CAT Spain A1R Austria MON Monaco NUR Germany MAG France SIL United Kingdom HOC Germany HUN Hungary SPA Belgium MNZ Italy 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)

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.
  • The official FIA Championship Classification also allocated championship positions to a further 17 drivers who had each scored zero points.[2]

Complete Overview[edit]

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

R12=retired, but classified R=retired NS=did not start (8)=place after practice, but grid position not held free 4E=grid position, but started from the end of the grid 11P=grid position, but started from pit lane

Pos. Name Country Team Brazil Italy Spain Austria Monaco Germany France United Kingdom Germany Hungary Belgium Italy
1 Justin Wilson  United Kingdom Nordic Racing 7 1 6 6 1 3 4 1 2 2 7 R 4 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 3 2 2 2
2 Mark Webber  Australia Super Nova Racing 10 7 1 1 11 7 6 R 1 1 2 2 2 1 4 4 7 R 2 R 5 R 4E R
3 Tomáš Enge  Czech Republic Nordic Racing 5 12 4 3 2 1 5 3 9 7 1 1 1 3 1 5 3 5 5 11 9 4 - -
4 Sébastien Bourdais  France DAMS 12 3 9 R 12 11 1 R 5 4 5 8 7 6 3 1 8 4 4 3 11 6 10 9
5 Ricardo Sperafico  Brazil Petrobras Junior Team 2 R 11 14 9 19 17 R 7 5 3 3 13 13 19 11 1 3 14 7 1 1 6 3
6 Antônio Pizzonia  Brazil Petrobras Junior Team 4 9 7 4 8 6 7 4 17 R 8 6 9 10 7 3 6 1 10 R 2 8 1 R
7 Bas Leinders  Belgium KTR 13 10 21 9 3 2 3 2 13 R 17 11 14 R 8 8 11 6 13 6 10 7 9 4
8 Ricardo Mauricio  Brazil Red Bull Junior Team - - - - - - - - 8 6 9 5 12 R 5 7 18 17 3 2 4 3 13 6
9 Giorgio Pantano  Italy Team Astromega 6 19 5 11 10 9 10 15 23 R 10 21 11 8 9 20 19 7 11 5 19 11 3 1
10 David Saelens  Belgium European Minardi F3000 8 4 13 R 5 5 15 9 15 R 4 4 6 9 (8) NS - - 9 NS 17 R 8 5
11 Darren Manning  United Kingdom Arden Team Russia 14 8 3 2 6 20 11 R 3 R 6 7 8 5 6 6 5 R 7 R 7 R 12 R
12 Jaime Melo, Jr.  Brazil Durango Formula 1 2 10 R 15 21 14 5 16 11 16 13 19 14 17 12 21 12 - - - - - -
13 Patrick Friesacher  Austria Red Bull Junior Team 24 R 2 5 7 8 2 R 6 R13 11 10 3 4 14 19 12 11 6 4 6 10 7 R
14 Stéphane Sarrazin  France F3000 Prost Junior Team - - - - - - - - 4 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Mario Haberfeld  Brazil Super Nova Racing 9 R 12 R 4 4 13 R 11 R12 15 R23 5 7 11E 15 10 R 15 R 14 19 5 13
16 Joël Camathias   Switzerland KTR 20 5 26 15 23 18 16 R 19 R 22 18 21 17 21 17 15 9 19 13 22 15 22 15
17 Marc Goossens  Belgium Coloni F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8 R 8 5 19 7
18 Fabrizio Gollin  Italy Coloni F3000 15 6 16 8 16 17 8 R 10 8 12 20 15 12 12 10 13 R 18 R 12 12 17 10
19 Andrea Piccini  Italy European Minardi F3000 18 11 15 R 19 13 12 6 14 R 13 9 16 R 13 R 4 R 16 8 16 R 11P 8
20 Rodrigo Sperafico  Brazil Coloni F3000 3 13 8 7 20 22 18 8 12 9 14 12 18 15 20 14 14 8 - - - - - -
21 Dino Morelli  United Kingdom Team Astromega - - - - - - 21 7 18 R 19 R22 17 20 15 R - - - - - - - -
22 Gabriele Lancieri  Italy Durango Formula 19 R 25 12 24 R 22 12 20E R 24 14 20 19 22 13 17 10 23 9 21 14 15E 18
23 Jonathan Cochet  France F3000 Prost Junior Team - - - - - - - - - - 18 16 10 11 10 9 23 15 - - - - - -
24 Derek Hill  United States DAMS 17 14 23 R 21 16 24 13 21 R 20 15 23 16 16 R 22 R 24 12 15 9 23 12
25 Viktor Maslov  Russia Arden Team Russia 21 R 17 10 18 12 20 11 24 10 21 17 24 18 18 16 20 14 22 R 24 18 18 14
26 Nicolás Filiberti  Argentina F3000 Prost Junior Team 16 20 14 14 19 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
27 Antonio García  Spain Red Bull Junior Team 11 R 14 16 13 10 9 R - - - - - - - - - -
Durango Formula 21 10 23 16 20P 11
28 Zsolt Baumgartner  Hungary F3000 Prost Junior Team - - - - - - - - - - 23 19 22 R 23 18 24 16 17 R 20 13 24 17
29 Justin Keen  United Kingdom Kid Jensen Racing/Monaco Motorsport 23 16 24 12 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
30 Enrico Toccacelo  Italy Team Astromega - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 13 12 R 18 17 14 R
31 Norberto Fontana  Argentina F3000 Prost Junior Team - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 14 13 R 21 R
32 Gabriele Varano  Italy F3000 Prost Junior Team 22 15 22 R 17 15 23 14 22 R - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 Jaroslav Janiš  Czech Republic Nordic Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 16
34 Ananda Mikola  Indonesia Team Astromega 25 17 19 R 22 23 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
35 Yann Goudy  France Kid Jensen Racing/Monaco Motorsport 26 18 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
36 Gianmaria Calcagni  Italy Kid Jensen Racing/Monaco Motorsport - - 20 R - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Tomas Scheckter  South Africa European Minardi F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 R - - - - - -

Teams Championship[edit]

Points towards the 2001 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship for Teams were awarded on a 10-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six finishers at each round.

Position [2] Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 Total
1 Coca-Cola Nordic Racing 10 5 14 14 6 10 10 8 8 10 9 6 110
2 Petrobras Junior Team - 3 1 3 2 5 - 4 14 - 10 4 46
3 Super Nova Racing - 10 3 - 10 6 10 3 - - - - 42
4 DAMS 4 - - - 3 - 1 10 3 4 1 - 26
5 Red Bull Junior Team - 2 - - 1 2 3 - - 9 4 1 22
6 KTR 2 - 6 6 - - - - 1 1 - 3 19
7 Team Astromega - - - - - - - - - 2 - 10 12
8 European Minardi 3 - 2 1 - 3 - - - - - 2 11
9 Arden Team Russia - 6 - - - - 2 1 - - - - 9
10 Durango Formula 6 - - 2 - - - - - - - - 8
11 Prost Junior - - - - 4 - - - - - - - 4
12 Coloni 1 - - - - - - - - - 2 - 3
13 Kid Jensen - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

See also[edit]

2001 Euro Formula 3000 season

References[edit]

  1. ^ Autosport Grand Prix Review 2001, page 148
  2. ^ a b 2001 FIA Championship Classifications Retrieved from web.archive.org on 7 September 2009

Further reading[edit]

  • Automobile Year, 2001/2002

External links[edit]