2004 International Formula 3000 season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2004 FIA International Formula 3000 season
Previous: 2003 Next: 2005

The 2004 International Formula 3000 season was the 20th season of FIA Formula 3000 motor racing. It featured the 2004 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship, which was contested over ten rounds from 24 April to September 11, 2004.[1] Two titles were awarded, a Championship for Drivers and a Championship for Teams.[2] This was the final FIA Formula 3000 International Championship before it was replaced by the GP2 Series in 2005.

Drivers and teams[edit]

The following drivers and teams contested the 2004 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship.

Team Car # Driver Race weekends
United Kingdom Arden International 1 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi All
2 Netherlands Robert Doornbos All
Italy CMS Performance 3 Argentina José María López All
4 Austria Mathias Lauda All
Italy Durango Corse 5 France Yannick Schroeder 1-8
Italy Matteo Meneghello 9
Italy Michele Rugolo 10
6 Brazil Rodrigo Ribeiro 1-4
Venezuela Ernesto Viso 5-10
Italy Coloni Motorsport 7 Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk 1-4
Austria Patrick Friesacher 5-10
8 Turkey Can Artam 1-5, 7
Israel Chanoch Nissany 8-10
United Kingdom Super Nova Racing 9 Austria Patrick Friesacher 1-4
Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk 5-10
10 South Africa Alan van der Merwe 1-7
Turkey Can Artam 8-10
Belgium Team Astromega 11 Belgium Nico Verdonck 1-9
Italy Raffaele Giammaria 10
12 Belgium Jan Heylen 1-4
Netherlands Olivier Tielemans 6-10
Spain BCN F3000 14 Italy Enrico Toccacelo All
15 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri All
Germany Ma-Con Engineering 16 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge All
17 Germany Tony Schmidt All
Italy AEZ Racing 18 Italy Raffaele Giammaria 1-8
Italy Matteo Grassotto 9-10
19 Italy Ferdinando Monfardini All

All entries used Lola B02/50 chassis with Zytek-Judd KV engines and Avon tyres.[3]

Calendar[edit]

Round [1] Circuit Date Distance Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 Italy Imola 24 April 31 laps / 152.686 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Argentina José María López Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi United Kingdom Arden International
2 Spain Catalunya 8 May 33 laps / 152.565 km Italy Enrico Toccacelo Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi United Kingdom Arden International
3 Monaco Monaco 22 May 45 laps / 150.3 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Czech Republic Tomáš Enge Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi United Kingdom Arden International
4 Germany Nürburgring 29 May 30 laps / 154.423 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Argentina José María López Italy Enrico Toccacelo Spain BCN Competicion
5 France Magny-Cours 3 July 35 laps / 154.201 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi United Kingdom Arden International
6 United Kingdom Silverstone 10 July 30 laps / 154.125 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Czech Republic Tomáš Enge Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi United Kingdom Arden International
7 Germany Hockenheim 24 July 33 laps / 150.942 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Enrico Toccacelo Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi United Kingdom Arden International
8 Hungary Budapest 14 August 35 laps / 153.440 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Czech Republic Tomáš Enge Austria Patrick Friesacher Italy Coloni Motorsport
9 Belgium Spa-Francorchamps 28 August 22 laps / 153.296 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Netherlands Robert Doornbos Netherlands Robert Doornbos United Kingdom Arden International
10 Italy Monza 11 September 26 laps / 150.353 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi United Kingdom Arden International

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos [2] Driver [2] Team(s) IMO Italy CAT Spain MON Monaco NUR Germany MAG France SIL United Kingdom HOC Germany HUN Hungary SPA Belgium MNZ Italy Pts [2]
1 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Arden 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 2 2 1 86
2 Italy Enrico Toccacelo BCN 2 2 2 1 12 2 2 3 12 Ret 56
3 Netherlands Robert Doornbos Arden 3 14 6 2 5 10 4 7 1 3 44
4 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge Ma-Con 5 Ret 14 7 2 3 Ret 4 4 2 38
5 Austria Patrick Friesacher Super Nova, Coloni 9 4 5 Ret 3 5 DNS 1 5 Ret 33
6 Argentina José María López CMS Ret 6 3 5 Ret 4 6 8 3 Ret 28
7 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri BCN Ret 5 Ret 4 6 15 3 5 7 5 28
8 Italy Raffaele Giammaria Spero IE, Astromega 4 3 4 6 Ret 6 Ret 10 4 27
9 France Yannick Schroeder Durango 7 Ret 10 3 4 14 Ret Ret 13
10 Germany Tony Schmidt Ma-Con 10 11 14 7 7 5 11 6 Ret 11
11 Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk Coloni, Super Nova 6 Ret 7 8 13 Ret 9 9 9 7 8
12 Venezuela Ernesto Viso Durango 8 11 7 6 10 8 7
13 Austria Mathias Lauda CMS 12 7 Ret 10 Ret 13 Ret Ret 14 6 5
14 South Africa Alan van der Merwe Super Nova 8 12 9 Ret 9 8 Ret 2
15 Belgium Nico Verdonck Astromega 15 9 12 12 11 12 8 12 11 1
16 Belgium Jan Heylen Astromega 11 11 8 9 1
17 Brazil Rodrigo Ribeiro Durango 13 8 Ret 16 1
18 Italy Matteo Grassotto Spero IE 8 Ret 1
19 Turkey Can Artam Coloni, Super Nova Ret 10 Ret 13 Ret 10 14 13 9 0
20 Italy Ferdinando Monfardini Spero IE 14 13 13 15 10 9 Ret 13 16 14 0
21 Netherlands Olivier Tielemans Astromega Ret 12 15 Ret 11 0
22 Israel Chanoch Nissany Coloni Ret Ret 12 0
23 Italy Matteo Meneghello Durango 15 0
- Italy Michele Rugolo Durango Ret 0
Pos Driver Team(s) IMO Italy CAT Spain 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)
  • Points towards the 2004 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship for Drivers were awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for the first eight places at each round.[2] The Sporting Regulations provided that 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.[2]
  • Bold signifies pole position, italics signifies fastest lap.

Teams' Championship[edit]

Position [2] Team [2] IMO Italy CAT Spain MON Monaco NUR Germany MAG France SIL United Kingdom HOC Germany HUN Hungary SPA Belgium MNZ Italy Points [2]
1 Arden International Ltd 16 10 13 8 14 10 15 10 18 16 130
2 BCN Competicion 8 12 8 15 3 8 14 10 2 4 84
3 Ma-Con Engineering 4 0 0 2 10 8 4 5 8 8 49
4 CMS Performance 0 5 6 4 0 5 3 1 6 3 33
5 Coloni Motorsport 3 0 2 1 6 4 0 10 4 0 30
6 AEZ I.E. Engineering 5 6 5 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 23
7 Durango 2 1 0 6 6 0 2 3 0 1 21
8 Super Nova Racing Ltd 1 5 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 13
9 Team Astromega 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 7
  • Points towards the 2004 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship for Teams were awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for the first eight places at each round.[2] The Sporting Regulations provided that if two or more teams 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.[2]

Complete Overview[edit]

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

R14=retired, but classified R=retired NS=did not start NT=no time set in qualifying

Place Name Country Team Italy Spain Monaco Germany France United Kingdom Germany Hungary Belgium Italy
1 Vitantonio Liuzzi  Italy Arden International 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1
2 Enrico Toccacelo  Italy BCN Competicion 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 8 12 2 2 2 2 2 3 7 12 9 R
3 Robert Doornbos  Netherlands Arden International 6 3 4 R14 5 6 8 2 4 5 9 10 7 4 6 7 2 1 3 3
4 Tomáš Enge  Czech Republic Ma-Con Engineering 5 5 6 R 8 14 3 7 7 2 4 3 4 R 4 4 3 4 6 2
5 Patrick Friesacher  Austria SuperNova Racing 8 9 9 4 6 5 10 R
Coloni Motorsport 3 3 5 5 3 NS 3 1 10 5 5 R
6 José María López  Argentina CMS Performance/Coloni Motorsport 4 R 7 6 3 3 4 5 5 R 3 4 13 6 5 8 4 3 4 R
Esteban Guerrieri  Argentina BCN Competicion 10 R 11 5 9 R 7 4 6 6 7 15 6 3 8 5 5 7 7 5
8 Raffaele Giammaria  Italy AEZ I.E. Engineering/Durango 7 4 10 3 7 4 6 6 14 R14 6 6 9 R 9 10 - -
Team Astromega 2 4
9 Yannick Schroeder  France Durango Formula 9 7 3 R 14 10 9 3 2 4 17 14 5 R 10 R - - - -
10 Tony Schmidt  Germany Ma-Con Engineering 11 10 NT - 17 11 12 14 9 7 8 7 8 5 11 1 8 6 8 R10
11 Jeffrey van Hooydonk  Belgium Coloni Motorsport 3 6 8 R 4 7 5 8
SuperNova Racing 13 13 11 R 15 9 15 9 13 9 13 7
12 Ernesto Viso  Venezuela Durango Formula - - - - - - - - 10 8 14 11 10 7 7 6 12 10 15 8
13 Mathias Lauda  Austria CMS Performance/Coloni Motorsport 15 12 12 7 13 R 15 10 11 R 13 13 12 R 13 R15 9 14 14 6
14 Alan van der Merwe  South Africa SuperNova Racing 12 8 5 12 10 9 13 R 15 9 10 8 11 R11 - - - - - -
15 Rodrigo Ribeiro  Brazil Durango Formula 14 13 16 8 12 R 16 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan Heylen  Belgium Team Astromega 13 11 13 11 11 8 11 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nico Verdonck  Belgium Team Astromega 16 15 14 9 16 12 14 12 16 11 15 12 16 8 12 12 14 11 - -
Matteo Grassotto  Italy AEZ I.E. Engineering/Durango - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6 8 10 R
- Can Artam  Turkey Coloni Motorsport 17 R 17 10 18 R 17 13 17 R - - 17 10
SuperNova Racing 16 14 15 13 16 9
- Ferdinando Monfardini  Italy AEZ I.E. Engineering/Durango 18 14 15 13 15 13 18 15 12 10 12 9 14 R 14 13 11 16 11 R
- Olivier Tielemans  Netherlands AEZ I.E. Engineering/Durango - - - - - - - - - - 16 R 18 12 18 16 18 R 17 11
- Chanoch Nissany  Israel Coloni Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17 R 16 R 18 12
- Matteo Meneghello  Italy Durango - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17 15 - -
- Michele Rugolo  Italy Durango - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 R

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2004 Formula 3000 International Championship race results Retrieved from www.teamdan.com on 26 May 2010
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k 2004 Formula 3000 International Championship classifications Retrieved from www.fia.com on 26 May 2010
  3. ^ a b Liuzzi is 2004 Champion Retrieved from www.motorsm.com on 26 May 2010

Further reading[edit]

  • Automobile Year, 2004/05, pages 230-234 + 254

External links[edit]