2003 International Formula 3000 season

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2003 FIA International Formula 3000 season
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The 2003 International Formula 3000 season was the 19th season of FIA Formula 3000 motor racing. It featured the 2003 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship with titles awarded for both Drivers and Teams.[1] The championship was contested over ten events from 19 April to 13 September 2003.[2]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Bjorn Wirdheim at the Hungaroring round of the 2003 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship
Vitantonio Liuzzi at the Hungaroring round of the 2003 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship

The following teams and drivers contested the 2003 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship.[2]

Team Car # Driver Events
United Kingdom Arden International 1 Sweden Björn Wirdheim All
2 United States Townsend Bell All
Italy Coloni Motorsport 3 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner 1-9
San Marino Christian Montanari 10
4 Brazil Ricardo Sperafico All
United Kingdom Super Nova Racing 5 Italy Enrico Toccacelo All
6 United States Derek Hill 1-6
Denmark Nicolas Kiesa 7
United Kingdom Sam Hancock 8-10
Denmark Den Blå Avis 7 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa 1-6
8 United Kingdom Robbie Kerr 1
United States Philip Giebler 2-6
Italy Durango 9 Italy Giorgio Pantano All
10 Italy Raffaele Giammaria All
Belgium Team Astromega 11 Germany Tony Schmidt All
12 Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk 1-2, 4-6, 10
Republic of Ireland Michael Keohane 7-9
Czech Republic Superfund ISR - Charouz 14 Czech Republic Jaroslav Janiš All
15 France Yannick Schroeder 1-8
Austria Red Bull Junior Team F3000 16 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi All
17 Austria Patrick Friesacher 1-2, 5-10
Austria Bernhard Auinger 3-4
Spain BCN F3000 18 Italy Valerio Scassellati 1, 5-6, 8
Italy Alessandro Piccolo 2-4, 10
United Kingdom Marc Hynes 7
Italy Giovanni Berton 9
19 Australia Rob Nguyen 1-3
United States Will Langhorne 4-8
Italy Ferdinando Monfardini 9-10
United Kingdom Brand Motorsport 20 France Nicolas Minassian 1
21 United Kingdom Gary Paffett 1

Calendar[edit]

The 2003 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship was contested over a ten event series.[2][3]

Event Circuit Date Distance Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 Italy Imola 20 April 31 laps / 152.686 km Sweden Björn Wirdheim Sweden Björn Wirdheim Sweden Björn Wirdheim United Kingdom Arden International
2 Spain Catalunya 3 May 33 laps / 152.565 km Italy Giorgio Pantano Italy Giorgio Pantano Italy Giorgio Pantano Italy Durango
3 Austria A1-Ring 17 May 35 laps / 151.410 km Brazil Ricardo Sperafico Sweden Björn Wirdheim Brazil Ricardo Sperafico Italy Coloni Motorsport
4 Monaco Monaco 31 May 45 laps / 150.3 km Sweden Björn Wirdheim Sweden Björn Wirdheim Denmark Nicolas Kiesa Denmark Den Blå Avis
5 Germany Nürburgring 28 June 30 laps / 154.423 km Sweden Björn Wirdheim Sweden Björn Wirdheim Italy Enrico Toccacelo United Kingdom Super Nova Racing
6 France Magny-Cours 5 July 35 laps / 154.201 km Italy Giorgio Pantano Italy Giorgio Pantano Italy Giorgio Pantano Italy Durango
7 United Kingdom Silverstone 19 July 30 laps / 154.125 km Sweden Björn Wirdheim Sweden Björn Wirdheim Sweden Björn Wirdheim United Kingdom Arden International
8 Germany Hockenheim 2 August 33 laps / 150.942 km Brazil Ricardo Sperafico Sweden Björn Wirdheim Brazil Ricardo Sperafico Italy Coloni Motorsport
9 Hungary Budapest 23 August 35 laps / 153.440 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Austria Patrick Friesacher Austria Patrick Friesacher Austria Red Bull Junior Team
10 Italy Monza 13 September 26 laps / 150.353 km Sweden Björn Wirdheim Sweden Björn Wirdheim Sweden Björn Wirdheim United Kingdom Arden International

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos [3] Driver Team IMO
Italy
CAT
Spain
A1R
Austria
MON
Monaco
NUR
Germany
MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
HOC
Germany
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
Pts
1 Sweden Björn Wirdheim Arden 1 2 2 2 13 2 1 2 2 1 78
2 Brazil Ricardo Sperafico Coloni 3 Ret 1 DSQ 14 3 4 1 Ret 3 43
3 Italy Giorgio Pantano Durango Ret 1 3 Ret 16 1 2 7 4 Ret 41
4 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull Junior 4 Ret 4 Ret 2 4 3 4 9 4 39
5 Austria Patrick Friesacher Red Bull Junior 2 Ret Ret 11 5 3 1 2 36
6 Italy Enrico Toccacelo Super Nova 5 3 5 Ret 1 13 6 Ret 7 8 30
7 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa Den Blå Avis, Super Nova 12 10 6 1 3 Ret 8 20
8 Czech Republic Jaroslav Janiš ISR Racing DNS 4 9 4 6 Ret 10 8 5 7 20
9 United States Townsend Bell Arden 9 12 7 6 Ret 12 7 5 3 Ret 17
10 Italy Raffaele Giammaria Durango 7 Ret 14 3 7 8 Ret 10 6 Ret 14
11 Germany Tony Schmidt Astromega Ret 6 Ret Ret 10 5 Ret 6 8 6 14
12 France Yannick Schroeder ISR Racing 6 8 Ret 7 4 7 9 11 13
13 Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk Astromega Ret Ret 8 8 6 5 9
14 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Coloni 10 7 10 5 11 9 11 9 DNS 6
15 Australia Rob Nguyen BCN 8 5 13 5
16 United States Derek Hill Super Nova 15 11 Ret DSQ 5 10 4
17 United States Phil Giebler Den Blå Avis Ret 8 Ret 9 DNS 1
18 Italy Alessandro Piccolo BCN 9 12 DNS 11 0
19 Austria Bernhard Auinger Red Bull Junior 11 9 0
20 San Marino Christian Montanari Coloni 9 0
21 United States Will Langhorne BCN 10 12 14 13 12 0
22 Italy Ferdinando Monfardini BCN Ret 10 0
23 Italy Giovanni Berton BCN 10 0
24 United Kingdom Sam Hancock Super Nova 13 11 DNS 0
25 France Nicolas Minassian Brand 11 0
26 Republic of Ireland Michael Keohane Astromega 12 Ret 0
27 Italy Valerio Scassellati BCN 13 15 15 14 0
28 United Kingdom Marc Hynes BCN 14 0
29 United Kingdom Gary Paffett Brand 14 0
United Kingdom Robbie Kerr Den Blå Avis DNS 0
Pos Driver Team IMO
Italy
CAT
Spain
A1R
Austria
MON
Monaco
NUR
Germany
MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
HOC
Germany
HUN
Hungary
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)
  • All drivers used Lola B02/50 chassis with Zytek-Judd KV engines and Avon tyres.
  • Bold signifies pole position, italics signifies fastest lap.
  • Championship points were awarded on a 10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the first eight finishers at each event. If two or more drivers had the same number of points (including 0 points), their positions in the Championship was fixed according to the quality of their places. Under this system one first place was better than any number of second places, one second place was better than any number of third places and so on.[3]

Teams Championship[edit]

Points for the 2003 FIA Formula 300 International Championship for Teams were awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for the first eight places at each event.[3] Results from both team cars were taken into account.[1]

Position [3] Team [3] IMO
Italy
CAT
Spain
A1R
Austria
MON
Monaco
NUR
Germany
MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
HOC
Germany
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
Total [3]
1 United Kingdom Arden International Ltd 10 8 10 11 0 8 12 12 14 10 95
2 Austria Red Bull Junior Team F3000 13 0 5 0 8 5 10 11 10 13 75
3 Italy Durango Formula 2 10 6 6 2 11 8 2 8 0 55
4 Italy Coloni Motorsport 6 2 10 4 0 6 5 10 0 6 49
5 United Kingdom Super Nova Racing Ltd 4 6 4 0 14 0 4 0 2 1 35
6 Czech Republic Superfund Team – ISR - Charouz 3 6 0 7 8 2 0 1 4 2 33
7 Belgium Team Astromega 0 3 0 1 1 7 0 3 1 7 23
8 Denmark Den Bla Avis 0 0 4 10 6 0 - - - - 20
9 Spain BCN F3000 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
10 United Kingdom Brand Motorsports 0 - - - - - - - - - 0

Complete Overview[edit]

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

R16=retired, but classified R=retired NS=did not start NT=no time set in qualifying 13E=grid position, but started from the end of the grid

Place Name Country Team Italy Spain Austria Monaco Germany France United Kingdom Germany Hungary Italy
1 Björn Wirdheim  Sweden Arden International 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 13 2 2 1 1 3 2 5 2 1 1
2 Ricardo Sperafico  Brazil Coloni Motorsport 4 3 4 R 1 1 2 R 2 14 4 3 3 4 1 1 6 R 3 3
3 Giorgio Pantano  Italy Durango Formula 7 R 1 1 5 3 3 R 14 R16 1 1 2 2 5 7 2 4 2 R
4 Vitantonio Liuzzi  Italy Red Bull Junior Team 3 4 10 R 3 4 4 R 5 2 5 4 4 3 2 4 1 9 12 4
5 Patrick Friesacher  Austria Red Bull Junior Team 2 2 12 R - - - - 4 R 8 11 5 5 4 3 3 1 4 2
6 Enrico Toccacelo  Italy Super Nova Racing 10 5 7 3 7 5 5 R 3 1 14 13 7 6 7 R 8 7 5 8
7 Nicolas Kiesa  Denmark Den Blå Avis 13 12 9 10 13 6 6 1 10 3 12 R
Super Nova Racing 11 8 - - - - - -
Jaroslav Janiš  Czech Republic Superfund ISR Racing 15 NS 5 4 10 9 8 4 12 6 3 R 8 10 8 8 7 5 11 7
9 Townsend Bell  United States Arden International 5 9 11 12 4 7 18 6 6 R 11 12 6 7 6 5 4 3 7 R
10 Raffaele Giammaria  Italy Durango Formula 8 7 18 R 17 14 9 3 16 7 15 8 14 R 12 10 11 6 8 R
Tony Schmidt  Germany Team Astromega 12 R 13 6 6 R15 16 R 13E 10 6 5 9 R 10 6 10 8 10 6
12 Yannick Schroeder  France Superfund ISR Racing 6 6 6 8 16 R 12 7 9 4 7 7 10 9 11 11 NT - NT -
13 Jeffrey van Hooydonk  Belgium Team Astromega 11 R 3 R - - 7 8 8 8 10 6 - - - - - - 6 5
14 Zsolt Baumgartner  Hungary Coloni Motorsport 16 10 16 7 9 10 10 5 15 11 9 9 12 11 9 9 9 NS - -
15 Rob Nguyen  Australia Team BCN F3000 17 8 15 5 15 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Derek Hill  United States Super Nova Racing 19 15 8 11 12 R 14 R 7 5 13 10 - - - - - - - -
17 Philip Giebler  United States Den Blå Avis - - 14 R 8 8 15 R 11 9 16 NS - - - - - - - -
- Alessandro Piccolo  Italy Team BCN F3000 - - 17 9 11 12 11 NS - - - - - - - - - - 13 R11
- Bernhard Auinger  Austria Red Bull Junior Team - - - - 14 11 13 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Christian Montanari  San Marino Coloni Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 9
- Will Langhorne  United States Team BCN F3000 - - - - - - 17 10 17 12 17 14 15 13 13 12 - - - -
- Ferdinando Monfardini  Italy Team BCN F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14 R 14 R10
- Giovanni Berton  Italy Team BCN F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 10 - -
- Sam Hancock  United Kingdom Super Nova Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14 13 13 11 15 NS
- Nicolas Minassian  France Brand Motorsport 9 11 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Michael Keohane  Ireland Team Astromega - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 12 16 R NT - - -
- Valerio Scassellati  Italy Team BCN F3000 20 13 - - - - - - 18 15 18 15 - - 15 14 - - - -
- Gary Paffett  United Kingdom Brand Motorsport 14 14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Marc Hynes  United Kingdom Team BCN F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 14 - - - - - -
- Robbie Kerr  United Kingdom Den Blå Avis 18 NS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

See also[edit]

2003 Euro Formula 3000 season

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2003 FIA F3000 Sporting Regulations Retrieved from web.archive.org on 19 March 2010
  2. ^ a b c 2003 F3000 Results from www.teamdan.com Retrieved from www.teamdan.com on 19 March 2010
  3. ^ a b c d e f g 2003 FIA F3000 Championship Classifications Retrieved from web.archive.org on 23 April 2010

Further reading[edit]

  • Automobile Year, 2003/04

External links[edit]