2002 International Formula 3000 season

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2002 FIA International Formula 3000 season
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The 2002 International Formula 3000 season was the 18th season of International Formula 3000 motor racing. It featured the 2002 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship which was contested over twelve races from 30 March to 14 September 2002. Championship titles were awarded for both Drivers and Teams.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers contested the 2002 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship.

Team Car # Driver Race weekends
United Kingdom Coca-Cola Nordic Racing 1 Australia Ryan Briscoe 1-7
Sweden Thed Björk 8-12
2 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner All
Brazil Petrobras Junior Team 3 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia All
4 Brazil Ricardo Sperafico All
United Kingdom Super Nova Racing 5 Portugal Tiago Monteiro All
6 France Sébastien Bourdais All
Austria Red Bull Junior Team 9 Austria Patrick Friesacher All
10 Brazil Ricardo Mauricio All
Belgium Team Astromega 14 Brazil Mario Haberfeld All
15 Australia Rob Nguyen All
Italy European Minardi F3000 16 Brazil Alexandre Sperafico 1-9
United Kingdom Justin Keen 10-12
17 Belgium David Saelens 1-5
Germany Alex Müller 6-9
Denmark Kristian Kolby 10-12
United Kingdom Arden International 18 Sweden Björn Wirdheim All
19 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge All
Italy Durango Formula 20 Germany Alex Müller 1-5
United States Derek Hill 6-12
21 Brazil Rodrigo Sperafico All
Italy Coloni F3000 24 Italy Enrico Toccacelo All
25 Italy Giorgio Pantano All
Germany PSM Racing Line 26 Germany Tony Schmidt All
27 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa All

Note: Each entry used a Lola B02/50 chassis with a Zytek-Judd KV engine and Avon tyres, as mandated by the championship regulations.

Calendar[edit]

The 2002 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship was contested over twelve races.

Race No Track Country Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Lap
1 Interlagos  Brazil 30 March 2002 35 4.309=150.785 km 0'53:24.841 169.395 km/h Rodrigo Sperafico Sébastien Bourdais Sébastien Bourdais
2 Imola  Italy 13 April 2002 32 4.933=157.619 km 0'51:39.076 183.096 km/h Sébastien Bourdais Sébastien Bourdais Giorgio Pantano
3 Montmeló  Spain 27 April 2002 32 4.728=151.233 km 0'51:44.572 175.367 km/h Giorgio Pantano Sébastien Bourdais Sébastien Bourdais
4 Spielberg  Austria 11 May 2002 35 4.326=151.410 km 0'48:53.862 185.788 km/h Tomáš Enge Tomáš Enge Tomáš Enge
5 Monaco  Monaco 25 May 2002 45 3.37=151.65 km 1'07:40.545 134.449 km/h Sébastien Bourdais Sébastien Bourdais Tomáš Enge
6 Nürburgring  Germany 22 June 2002 30 5.138=154.14 km 0'54:55.289 168.393 km/h Sébastien Bourdais Sébastien Bourdais Tomáš Enge
7 Silverstone  United Kingdom 6 July 2002 30 5.141=154.126 km 0'49:45.388 185.856 km/h Tomáš Enge Tomáš Enge Tomáš Enge
8 Magny-Cours  France 20 July 2002 35 4.251=148.599 km 0'54:58.076 162.202 km/h Tomáš Enge Tomáš Enge Tomáš Enge
9 Hockenheim  Germany 27 July 2002 33 4.574=150.942 km 0'50:00.768 181.084 km/h Giorgio Pantano Giorgio Pantano Ricardo Sperafico
10 Budapest  Hungary 17 August 2002 38 3.975=151.044 km 0'59:25.829 152.491 km/h Enrico Toccacelo Tomáš Enge Ricardo Sperafico
11 Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 31 August 2002 22 6.968=153.296 km 0'47:06.609 195.239 km/h Giorgio Pantano Sébastien Bourdais Sébastien Bourdais
12 Monza  Italy 14 September 2002 26 5.793=150.353 km 0'44:57.538 200.654 km/h Björn Wirdheim Björn Wirdheim Giorgio Pantano

Note: The race time/average speed for the provisional winner of Race 10 (Tomáš Enge) was 0'59:24.642/152.546 km/h. Enge was subsequently disqualified after failing a drug test.

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers Championship[edit]

Drivers Championship points were awarded at each race as follows: 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.[1]

Place [2] ! Name Country Team Brazil Italy Spain Austria Monaco Germany United Kingdom France Germany Hungary Belgium Italy Total Points
1 Sébastien Bourdais  France Super Nova Racing - 10 4 - 10 10 6 6 - 4 6 - 56
2 Giorgio Pantano  Italy Coloni F3000 - 4 10 3 - - 3 4 10 6 10 4 54
3 Tomáš Enge  Czech Republic Arden International - 1 6 10 4 - 10 10 - - 3 6 50
4 Björn Wirdheim  Sweden Arden International 2 - - 6 - 1 1 - 6 3 - 10 29
5 Ricardo Sperafico  Brazil Petrobras Junior Team - - - - 2 6 4 - 1 2 4 3 22
6 Rodrigo Sperafico  Brazil Durango Formula 10 6 - - - - - - 4 - - - 20
7 Mario Haberfeld  Brazil Team Astromega 6 - 2 4 1 - - 2 3 - - - 18
8 Antônio Pizzonia  Brazil Petrobras Junior Team 3 3 - - 3 4 2 3 - - - - 18
9 Enrico Toccacelo  Italy Coloni F3000 1 - 1 1 - - - 1 - 10 - - 14
10 Patrick Friesacher  Austria Red Bull Junior Team - 2 - 2 6 3 - - - 1 - - 14
11 Ricardo Mauricio  Brazil Red Bull Junior Team 4 - 3 - - - - - - - 2 - 9
12 Nicolas Kiesa  Denmark PSM Racing Line - - - - - - - - - - 1 2 3
13 Tiago Monteiro  Portugal SuperNova Racing - - - - - - - - 2 - - - 2
14 Rob Nguyen  Australia Team Astromega - - - - - 2 - - - - - - 2
15 Zsolt Baumgartner  Hungary Coca-Cola Nordic Racing - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1
16 Thed Björk  Sweden Coca-Cola Nordic Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
17 Derek Hill  United States Durango Formula - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
18 Justin Keen  United Kingdom European Minardi F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
19 Kristian Kolby  Denmark European Minardi F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
20 Alex Müller  Germany European Minardi F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
21 Tony Schmidt  Germany PSM Racing Line - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
22 Alexandre Sperafico  Brazil European Minardi F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
23 Ryan Briscoe  Australia Coca-Cola Nordic Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
24 David Saelens  Belgium European Minardi F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

Teams Championship[edit]

Teams Championship points were awarded on a 10-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six places at each race with points from both team cars counting towards each team’s total.[1]

Position [3] Team [3] Brazil Italy Spain Austria Monaco Germany United Kingdom France Germany Hungary Belgium Italy Points [3]
1 Arden International 2 1 6 16 4 1 11 10 6 3 3 16 79
2 Coloni F3000 1 4 11 4 - - 3 5 10 16 10 4 68
3 Super Nova Racing 0 10 4 0 10 10 6 6 2 4 6 0 58
4 Petrobras Junior Team 3 3 0 0 5 10 6 3 1 2 4 3 40
5 Red Bull Junior Team 4 2 3 2 6 3 0 0 - 1 2 - 23
6 Durango Formula 10 6 0 0 - 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 20
7 Team Astromega 6 0 2 4 1 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 20
8 PSM Racing Line 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 1 2 3
9 Coca Cola Nordic Racing 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
10 European Minardi F3000 - 0 0 - - 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0

Race results[edit]

Pos Driver INT Brazil IMO Italy CAT Spain A1R Austria MON Monaco NUR Germany SIL United Kingdom MAG France HOC Germany HUN Hungary SPA Belgium MNZ Italy Pts
1 France Sébastien Bourdais 14 1 3 Ret 1 1 2 2 Ret 3 2 Ret 56
2 Italy Giorgio Pantano 8 3 1 4 Ret Ret 4 3 1 2 1 3 54
3 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge Ret 6 2 1 3 13 1 1 Ret DSQ 4 2 50
4 Sweden Björn Wirdheim 5 7 8 2 Ret 6 6 Ret 2 4 Ret 1 29
5 Brazil Ricardo Sperafico 7 14 9 8 5 2 3 15 6 5 3 4 22
6 Brazil Rodrigo Sperafico 1 2 7 12 Ret 8 9 8 3 Ret 12 8 20
7 Brazil Mario Haberfeld 2 Ret 5 3 6 Ret Ret 5 4 Ret 14 9 18
8 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 4 4 10 7 4 3 5 4 Ret Ret Ret DSQ 18
9 Italy Enrico Toccacelo 6 12 6 6 Ret Ret 8 6 Ret 1 Ret Ret 14
10 Austria Patrick Friesacher 10 5 11 5 2 4 7 7 Ret 6 16 Ret 14
11 Brazil Ricardo Mauricio 3 Ret 4 15 7 9 Ret 10 Ret 11 5 Ret 9
12 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa 15 8 Ret 10 Ret 10 10 Ret Ret Ret 6 5 3
13 Portugal Tiago Monteiro 9 10 Ret 16 Ret Ret 13 9 5 13 Ret 10 2
14 Australia Rob Nguyen 13 11 14 9 Ret 5 15 11 11 10 15 Ret 2
15 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Ret 9 Ret 11 Ret 12 14 12 8 7 8 6 1
16 Sweden Thed Björk Ret 7 8 13 7 0
17 United States Derek Hill Ret Ret 9 Ret 7 Ret 0
18 United Kingdom Justin Keen 9 9 Ret 0
19 Denmark Kristian Kolby 12 10 11 0
20 Germany Alex Müller 11 Ret Ret 13 DSQ Ret 11 14 Ret 0
21 Germany Tony Schmidt 16 Ret 13 14 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret 14 11 12 0
22 Brazil Alexandre Sperafico Ret 15 15 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 0
23 Australia Ryan Briscoe 12 13 12 17 Ret Ret 12 0
24 Belgium David Saelens Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver INT Brazil IMO Italy CAT Spain A1R Austria MON Monaco NUR Germany SIL United Kingdom MAG France 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]

  • Tomáš Enge was disqualified from first place in Hungary after failing a drug test.
  • Antônio Pizzonia was disqualified from second place at Monza in Italy for running a rear wing element upside-down.
  • Alexander Müller was disqualified from sixth place at Monaco when his car was found to be underweight.

Complete Overview[edit]

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

R15=retired, but classified R=retired NS=did not start DIS(1)=disqualified after finishing as winner

Place Name Country Team Brazil Italy Spain Austria Monaco Germany United Kingdom France Germany Hungary Belgium Italy
1 Sébastien Bourdais  France Super Nova Racing 1 14 1 1 1 3 8 R 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 R 6 3 1 2 7 R
2 Giorgio Pantano  Italy Coloni F3000 10 8 3 3 3 1 2 4 13 R 6 R 3 4 3 3 1 1 3 2 4 1 2 3
3 Tomáš Enge  Czech Republic Arden International 2 R 7 6 2 2 1 1 7 3 2 13 1 1 1 1 2 R 1 DIS(1) 2 4 3 2
4 Björn Wirdheim  Sweden Arden International 5 5 11 7 12 8 5 2 6 R 10 6 7 6 10 R 3 2 9 4 5 R 1 1
5 Ricardo Sperafico  Brazil Petrobras Junior Team 9 7 16 14 10 9 9 8 8 5 3 2 4 3 5 15 11 6 4 5 9 3 8 4
6 Rodrigo Sperafico  Brazil Durango Formula 4 1 2 2 6 7 13 12 2 R 14 8 9 9 9 8 6 3 17 R15 17 12 11 8
7 Mario Haberfeld  Brazil Team Astromega 3 2 13 R 4 5 4 3 9 6 12 R 6 R 4 5 8 4 7 R 8 14 6 9
8 Antônio Pizzonia  Brazil Petrobras Junior Team 7 4 4 4 9 10 11 10 4 7 3 5 5 6 4 5 R10 8 R 3 R 5 DIS(2)
9 Enrico Toccacelo  Italy Coloni F3000 6 6 8 12 8 6 3 6 4 R 5 R 8 8 7 6 15 R 2 1 6 R 9 R
10 Patrick Friesacher  Austria Red Bull Junior Team 17 10 9 5 7 11 7 5 3 2 8 4 10 7 11 7 13 R 12 6 13 16 15 R
11 Ricardo Mauricio  Brazil Red Bull Junior Team 8 3 10 R 5 4 10 15 12 7 11 9 12 R 12 10 14 R 5 11 10 5 12 R
12 Nicolas Kiesa  Denmark PSM Racing Line 19 15 6 8 14 R 20 10 17 R 18 10 16 10 17 R 16 R 13 NS 7 6 14 5
13 Tiago Monteiro  Portugal SuperNova Racing 15 9 5 10 15 R 15 16 15 R 16 R 14 13 8 9 9 5 10 13 12 R 16 10
14 Rob Nguyen  Australia Team Astromega 12 13 18 11 17 14 12 9 11 R 4 5 13 15 13 11 12 11 11 10 11 15 4 R
15 Zsolt Baumgartner  Hungary Coca-Cola Nordic Racing 20 R 20 9 16 R 14 11 18 R 13 12 18 14 14 12 18 8 14 7 14 8 17 6
16 Thed Björk  Sweden Coca-Cola Nordic Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 19 R 20 7 19 8 20 13 18 7
17 Derek Hill  United States Durango Formula - - - - - - - - - - 9 7 11 R 15 R 7 9 15 R 16 7 10 13
18 Justin Keen  United Kingdom European Minardi F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 9 18 9 20 R
19 Kristian Kolby  Denmark European Minardi F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18 12 19 10 19 11
20 Alex Müller  Germany Durango Formula 13 11 12 R 13 R 17 13 16 DIS(6)
European Minardi F3000 15 R 17 11 16 14 10 R - - - - - -
21 Tony Schmidt  Germany PSM Racing Line 16 16 17 R 19 13 18 14 20 NS 19 R 20 R 18 13 17 R 20 14 15 11 13 12
22 Alexandre Sperafico  Brazil European Minardi F3000 18 R 19 15 20 15 19 R 19 R 20 11 19 16 20 R 19 R - - - - - -
23 Ryan Briscoe  Australia Coca-Cola Nordic Racing 11 12 15 13 18 12 16 17 14 R 17 R 15 12 - - - - - - - - - -
24 David Saelens  Belgium European Minardi F3000 14 R 14 R 11 R 6 R 5 R - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sporting Regulations at www.fia.com Retrieved from replay.waybackmachine.org on 23 March 2011
  2. ^ Drivers Classifications at www.fia.com Retrieved from replay.waybackmachine.org on 22 March 2011]
  3. ^ a b c Teams Classifications at www.fia.com Retrieved from replay.waybackmachine.org on 22 March 2011

Further reading[edit]

  • Automobile Year 2002/2003, pages 234-238 & 270

External links[edit]