2003 Italian Formula Three season

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2003 Italian Formula Three season
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The 2003 Italian Formula Three season was the 39th Italian Formula Three Championship season. It began on 30 March at Misano and ended on 12 October at Vallelunga after nine races.[1]

Fausto Ippoliti of Ombra Racing won race at Binetto, race at Magione and another two podiums and ultimately clinched the title. He finished three points clear of Coloni Motorsport driver Christian Montanari, who won race at Mugello and season-ending races at Monza and Vallelunga. Third place went to Lucidi Motors driver Gregory Franchi, who finished ahead of Imola winner Marco Bonanomi.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Entry List[2]
Team No Driver Chassis Engine Rounds
Italy Target Racing 2 Italy Fausto Ippoliti Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel All
3 Italy Omar Galeffi Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel All
Italy Azeta Racing 4 Italy Giorgio Sernagiotto Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 1–4
5 Italy Gianmaria Gabbiani Dallara F399 Spiess-Opel 6, 8
Italy W.R.C. / RP Motorsport 8 Italy Giovanni Berton Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 1–5, 8
Italy Franco Ghiotto Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 6
29 Italy Matteo Cressoni Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 4–9
Italy Passoli Racing 9 Switzerland Giacomo Mettel Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 1–5, 7
11 Italy Leonardo Orecchioni Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 1–4
31 Italy Alessandro Bonetti Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 6–9
Italy Corbetta Competizioni 12 Italy Davide Mazzoleni Dallara F302 Mugen-Honda All
14 Italy Stefano Gattuso Dallara F302 Mugen-Honda All
Italy Imola Racing 15 Italy Giacomo Piccini Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel All
16 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 1–2
Italy Style Car Racing 18 Italy Imeiro Brigliadori Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel All
19 Italy Gianpiero Negrotti Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel All
Italy Coloni Motorsport 21 San Marino Christian Montanari Lola-Dome F106 Spiess-Opel All
22 Italy Marco Bonanomi Lola-Dome F106 Spiess-Opel All
Italy Lucidi Motors 23 Belgium Gregory Franchi Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel All
Italy Savelli Racing 24 Italy Andrea Tiso Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 1–4, 6–9
Italy Team Ghinzani 25 Portugal Álvaro Parente Dallara F302 Mugen-Honda 1, 9
26 Netherlands Robert Doornbos Dallara F302 Mugen-Honda 1
27 Austria Philipp Baron Dallara F302 Mugen-Honda 8–9
Italy Dracone 28 Italy Francesco Dracone Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 4, 7
Italy RP Motorsport 32 Italy Davide Valsecchi Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 9
37 Italy Toni Vilander Dallara F302 Renault 6, 9
Italy Drumel Motorsport 38 Austria Philipp Baron Dallara F302 Renault 4
France JMP Racing 39 France Jean Louis Bianchina Dallara F302 Renault 8
Italy Merelli 38 Italy Alfredo Merelli Dallara F395 Fiat 1, 3–4
Italy Gozzo 38 Italy Emanuele Gozzo Dallara F395 Fiat 4

Calendar[edit]

All rounds were held in Italy.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team
1 Misano World Circuit 30 March Portugal Álvaro Parente Portugal Álvaro Parente Portugal Álvaro Parente Italy Team Ghinzani
2 Autodromo del Levante, Binetto 13 April Italy Fausto Ippoliti Belgium Gregory Franchi Italy Fausto Ippoliti Italy Target Racing
3 Autodromo dell'Umbria, Magione 27 April Italy Fausto Ippoliti Italy Fausto Ippoliti Italy Fausto Ippoliti Italy Target Racing
4 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola 18 May Italy Omar Galeffi Italy Davide Mazzoleni Italy Marco Bonanomi Italy Coloni Motorsport
5 Autodromo di Pergusa, Enna 15 June Italy Omar Galeffi Italy Omar Galeffi Italy Omar Galeffi Italy Target Racing
6 Mugello Circuit, Scarperia 13 July Finland Toni Vilander San Marino Christian Montanari San Marino Christian Montanari Italy Coloni Motorsport
7 Autodromo Riccardo Paletti, Varano 7 September Italy Marco Bonanomi Italy Marco Bonanomi Italy Davide Mazzoleni Italy Corbetta Competizioni
8 Autodromo Nazionale Monza 28 September San Marino Christian Montanari Belgium Gregory Franchi San Marino Christian Montanari Italy Coloni Motorsport
9 ACI Vallelunga Circuit, Campagnano di Roma 12 October San Marino Christian Montanari San Marino Christian Montanari San Marino Christian Montanari Italy Coloni Motorsport

Standings[edit]

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PP FL
20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1 1
Pos Driver MIS BIN MAG IMO PER MUG VAR MNZ VAL Pts
1 Italy Fausto Ippoliti 2 1 1 6 2 7 5 9 5 101
2 San Marino Christian Montanari Ret 3 Ret 3 4 1 Ret 1 1 98
3 Belgium Gregory Franchi 3 Ret 5 4 3 3 4 3 Ret 78
4 Italy Marco Bonanomi Ret Ret 2 1 9 5 Ret 2 2 77
5 Italy Giacomo Piccini Ret 2 8 2 6 4 7 5 4 71
6 Italy Omar Galeffi 8 6 3 7 1 10 3 12 7 65
7 Italy Stefano Gattuso 9 5 Ret 5 5 9 2 11 8 46
8 Italy Davide Mazzoleni 7 4 9 13 7 8 1 17 10 45
9 Portugal Álvaro Parente 1 3 34
10 Italy Giovanni Berton 5 8 4 9 8 6 32
11 Italy Matteo Cressoni 8 Ret 6 Ret 4 14 19
12 Finland Toni Vilander 2 DNS 16
13 Italy Giorgio Sernagiotto 4 Ret 7 Ret 14
14 Italy Andrea Tiso 10 9 12 Ret 12 6 10 9 12
15 Austria Philipp Baron 10 8 6 10
16 Italy Leonardo Orecchioni 14 Ret 6 Ret 6
17 Netherlands Robert Doornbos 6 6
18 Italy Alessandro Bonetti 11 9 7 12 6
19 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli Ret 7 4
20 Switzerland Giacomo Mettel 11 Ret 11 12 12 8 3
21 Italy Imeiro Brigliadori 12 Ret 10 11 10 Ret 10 14 11 3
22 Italy Gianpiero Negrotti 13 10 13 Ret 11 14 11 16 13 1
23 Italy Gianmaria Gabbiani 13 13 0
24 Italy Alfredo Merelli Ret 14 Ret 0
25 Italy Francesco Dracone 14 Ret 0
26 Italy Emanuele Gozzo 15 0
27 France Jean Louis Bianchina 15 0
Italy Franco Ghiotto Ret 0
Italy Davide Valsecchi Ret 0
Pos Driver MIS BIN MAG IMO PER MUG VAR MNZ VAL 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)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race Calendar: Italian Formula 3 Championship – Season 2003". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Entrylist: Italian Formula 3 Championship – Season 2003". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 

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