2003 Australian Formula 3 Championship

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The 2003 Australian Formula 3 Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing competition open to Formula 3 cars.[1] The championship, which was the third Australian Formula 3 Championship,[2] was contested over an eight round series organised and administered by Formula 3 Australia Inc.[1] Michael Caruso won the drivers title from Barton Mawer and James Cressy.

Calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over an eight round series with two races per round.[3]

Round[3] Circuit[3] State Date
1 Adelaide Parklands Circuit South Australia 22–23 March
2 Symmons Plains International Raceway Tasmania 27 April
3 Wakefield Park New South Wales 1 June
4 Queensland Raceway Queensland 15 June
5 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Victoria 10 August
6 Oran Park Grand Prix Circuit New South Wales 13 July
7 Winton Motor Raceway Victoria 21 September
8 Wakefield Park New South Wales 9 November


Points system[edit]

Points towards the Australian Formula 3 Championship were awarded on a 20–15–12–10–8–6–4–3–2–1 basis at each race. One point was awarded to the driver gaining pole position for each race and one point was awarded to the driver setting the fastest race lap in each race.[1] Points towards the Yokohama Formula 3 Australia Trophy were awarded on a similar basis.[1]

Points towards the Australian Formula 3 Engine Manufacturers Championship were awarded on a 20–15–12–10–8–6–4–3–2–1 basis at each race with the first engine of each manufacturer home scoring the equivalent amount of points as per the position of the driver.[4] Points towards the Yokohama Formula 3 Australia Engine Manufacturers Trophy were awarded on a similar basis.[4]

Results[edit]

2003 Australian Formula 3 Championship[edit]

          Adelaide Symmons Pls. Wakefield Pk. Queensland Rwy. Oran Pk. Phillip Is. Winton Wakefield Pk. Total[3]
Position Driver[3] No. Car Entrant R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2  
1 Michael Caruso 2 Dallara 301 Fiat Novamotor Michael Caruso 20 12 20 20 22 20 16 16 21 3 16 14 13 21 234
2 Barton Mawer 33 Dallara 396 Holden Spiess Bob Johns 13 12 15 6 16 12 16 20 21 13 15 21 10 10 21 10 231
3 James Cressey 50 Dallara 301 Holden Spiess Starion Enterprises 11 21 22 14 2 4 12 12 15 21 15 21 20 10 200
4 Christian Jones 16 Dallara 301 Mugen Honda Toll Ipec 8 16 8 10 12 15 4 8 12 8 4 10 6 4 15 15 155
5 Peter Hackett 9
27
9
Dallara 301 Renault Sodemo
Dallara 301 Alfa Romeo Novamotor
Dallara 399 Renault Sodemo
Glen Coombs
Rudolf Masi
Glen Coombs
6 15 9 10 11 10 8 10 8 2 8 8 105
6 Karl Reindler 19 Dallara 301 Holden Spiess Bronte Rundle 4 2 2 6 8 8 4 10 3 12 12 12 15 98
7 Matt Fitzgerald 8 Dallara 301 Holden Spiess Bronte Rundle 6 10 4 3 3 3 6 6 4 6 8 59
8 Alan Gurr 27 Dallara 301 Alfa Romeo Novamotor Piccola Scuderia Corse 15 8 10 10 6 49
9 Kenny Habul 75 Dallara 301 Alfa Romeo Novamotor Piccola Scuderia Corse 2 4 1 4 2 2 2 10 4 8 6 4 49
10 Darren Palmer 4 Dallara 301 Holden Spiess Bronte Rundle 3 6 3 8 4 3 6 4 37
11 Marchy Lee 5 & 96 Dallara 301 Renault Sodemo Race Torque International 4 6 9 6 25
12 Maher Algadrie 70 Dallara 301 Mugen Honda PHR Scuderia 1 2 1 1 3 6 3 1 18
13 Ian Dyk 8 Dallara 301 Holden Spiess Bronte Rundle 13 4 6 13
14 Aaron Caratti 82 Dallara 301 Renault Sodemo Race Torque International 1 4 6 11
15 Craig Rundle 3 & 4 Dallara 301 Holden Spiess Bronte Rundle 3 3 4 10
16 Bevan Carrick 60 Dallara 397 TOM'S Toyota
Dallara 398 TOM'S Toyota
Cooltemp Pty Ltd 2 3 2 3 10
17 Jonathon Chan 22 Dallara 301 Renault Sodemo Race Torque International 2 2 2 6
18 Damien White 27 Dallara 301 Alfa Romeo Novamotor IMB / Cactus Group 2 3 5
19 Michael Navybox 27 Dallara 301 Alfa Romeo Novamotor Rudolf Masi 1 2 3
20 Paul Trengove 34 Dallara 301 Bill Maddocks 1 1
= Jeffrey Lee 7 Dallara 301 Renault Sodemo Race Torque International 1 1

Yokohama Formula 3 Australia Trophy[edit]

          Adelaide Symmons Pls. Wakefield Pk. Queensland Rwy. Oran Pk. Phillip Is. Winton Wakefield Pk. Total[3]
Position Driver[3] No. Car Entrant R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2  
1 David Borg 32 Dallara 396 Fiat Novamotor Sam Astuti 20 15 1 10 8 20 12 12 11 12 12 15 15 20 183
2 Chris Coombs 6 Dallara 396 Mugen Honda Carrier Airconditioning 20 15 11 22 13 16 10 12 6 15 6 10 12 15 183
3 Bill Maddocks 88 Dallara 396 TOM'S Toyota Softelm Mowing Contractors 12 13 1 10 21 12 15 8 10 10 21 15 12 10 13 183
4 Chris Gilmour 87 Dallara 396 TOM'S Toyota Bill Maddocks 22 17 17 22 22 22 22 1 145
5 Graeme Holmes 21 Dallara 396 Fiat Novamotor Graeme Holmes 17 21 12 20 15 21 15 121
6 David Choon 11 Dallara 395 Mugen Honda Supreme Mowers 10 10 15 12 15 20 10 8 8 108
7 Rod Anderson 37 Dallara 396 TOM'S Toyota Hack, Anderson & Thomas 8 12 6 6 10 8 8 12 8 8 6 84
8 John Boothman 12 Dallara 396 Fiat Novamotor John Boothman 8 8 4 4 24
9 Ben Porter 87 Dallara 396 TOM'S Toyota Softelm Mowing Contractors 8 10 18

The Yokohama Formula 3 Australia Trophy was open to cars constructed prior to 31 December 1996.[1]


Australian Formula 3 Engine Manufacturers Championship[edit]

    Adelaide Symmons Pls. Wakefield Pk. Queensland Rwy. Oran Pk. Phillip Is. Winton Wakefield Pk. Total[4]
Position Manufacturer[4] R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2  
1 Holden Spiess 12 20 20 12 15 12 15 20 20 15 20 20 20 20 20 12 273
2 Fiat Novamotor 20 12 20 20 20 20 15 15 20 3 15 12 12 20 224
3 Mugen Honda 8 15 8 10 12 15 4 8 12 8 4 10 6 6 15 15 156
4 Renault Sodemo 6 15 8 10 10 10 8 10 8 6 1 8 8 108
5 Alfa Romeo Novamotor 15 8 10 4 10 6 2 2 10 4 8 8 6 4 97
6 TOM'S Toyota 1 2 3 6

Yokohama Formula 3 Australia Engine Manufacturers Trophy[edit]

    Adelaide Symmons Pls. Wakefield Pk. Queensland Rwy. Oran Pk. Phillip Is. Winton Wakefield Pk. Total[4]
Position Manufacturer[4] R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2  
1 TOM'S Toyota 12 12 12 10 20 12 20 15 15 20 20 15 20 20 20 12 255
2 Mugen Honda 20 15 15 20 15 20 10 12 6 15 6 10 10 12 15 201
3 Fiat Astuti 20 15 10 8 20 12 12 10 12 12 15 15 20 181
4 Fiat Novamotor 15 20 12 20 15 20 15 117

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Sporting Regulations for the 2003 Australian Formula 3 Championship Retrieved on 10 August 2011
  2. ^ Records, Titles & Awards, 2005 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 14-5
  3. ^ a b c d e f g 2003 Championship Retrieved on 10 August 2011
  4. ^ a b c d e f 2003 Championship – Manufacturers Retrieved on 10 August 2011