2005 Australian Drivers' Championship

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2005 Australian Drivers' Championship
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The 2005 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title for drivers of cars conforming to Formula 3 regulations.[1] It was the first time Formula 3 had contested the Australian Drivers' Championship, with Formula Holden/Formula Brabham/Formula 4000 being demoted from ADC status after 16 years.[2] The title was contested over an eight round, 16 race series with the winner awarded the 2005 CAMS Gold Star.[3] The series, which was officially known as the Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 Championship for the Australian Drivers’ Championship, was organised and administered by Formula 3 Australia Inc.[1] It is recognised by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport as the 49th Australian Drivers' Championship [4] and as the fifth Australian Formula 3 Championship.[5]

Aaron Caratti won the series driving a Dallara F304-Renault.[6] Caratti won eight of the 16 races and finished 32 points ahead of nearest rival, Michael Trimble (Dallara F304). The margin to third place was again 32 points with Chris Alajajian (Dallara F304-Renault) filling the position. In addition to Caratti's eight race wins, Trimble took four wins and Alajajian two with single victories being taken by returning former F3 champion Michael Caruso (Dallara F301 Alfa Romeo) and Ian Dyk (Dallara F304 Opel).

Calendar[edit]

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

Rd [7] Circuit [7] State Date [7]
1 Wakefield Park Raceway New South Wales 26–27 February
2 Mallala Motor Sport Park South Australia 16–17 April
3 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Victoria 21–22 May
4 Queensland Raceway Queensland 2–3 July
5 Eastern Creek International Raceway New South Wales 23–24 July
6 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Victoria 20–21 August
7 Eastern Creek International Raceway New South Wales 4–6 November
8 Eastern Creek International Raceway New South Wales 3–4 December

Class structure[edit]

Cars competed in two classes:[1]

  • Formula 3 Championship - for cars constructed in accordance with the FIA Formula 3 regulations that applied in the year of manufacture between 1 January 1995 and 31 December 2004.[1]
  • Formula 3 Trophy Class - for cars constructed in accordance with the FIA Formula 3 regulations that applied in the year of manufacture between 1 January 1995 and 31 December 1998.[1]

The relevant FIA Formula 3 regulations were subject to specific amendments for Australian competition, as outlined in the championship regulations.[1]

Points system[edit]

Formula 3 Championship points were awarded on a 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first ten Championship class places in each race.[1] One bonus point was awarded to the driver attaining pole position for the Championship class for each race.[1] One bonus point was awarded to the driver setting the fastest Championship class race lap in each race, provided that the driver was a classified finisher in that race.[1]

Trophy Class points were awarded on the same basis as Formula 3 Championship points.[1]

Championship results[edit]

Position Driver [8] No.[9] Car [9][10][11] Entrant [9][10] Wakefield Park Mallala Phillip Island Qld Raceway Eastern Creek Phillip Island Eastern Creek Eastern Creek Total [8]
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1 Aaron Caratti 23 Dallara F304 Renault Sodemo Astuti Competition
David Borg
16 17 - 20 20 15 21 22 22 22 22 22 8 15 - - 242
2 Michael Trimble 20
10
Dallara F304 Spiess Opel Team BRM
Astuti Motorsport
12 20 15 10 15 20 16 - 10 10 15 15 10 - 21 21 210
3 Chris Alajajian 22 Dallara F304 Renault Sodemo Jack Hillerman Smash 21 12 11 13 4 - 12 15 15 15 - - 13 20 16 11 178
4 Chris Gilmour 17 Dallara F301 Spiess Opel
Dallara F304 Spiess Opel
Chris Gilmour 6 10 8 8 10 - 8 10 12 12 12 10 4 12 12 8 142
5 Tim Macrow 7 Dallara F301 Spiess Opel Tim Macrow Racing - - 13 5 13 8 10 12 - - - 6 6 - - - 73
6 Leanne Tander 27
42
Dallara F301 Alfa Romeo
Dallara F304
Picollo Scuderia Corse
Garth Tander Racing
- - - - 8 8 - - - - - - 3 10 8 15 52
7 Michael Caruso 27 Dallara F301 Alfa Romeo Picollo Scuderia Corse 8 - 20 15 - - - - - - - - 2 3 - - 48
8 Neil McFadyen 8
59
Dallara F304 Team BRM - - - - - - - - - - 10 12 16 4 - - 42
9 Mat Sofi 2 Dallara F301 Fiat Benchmark Motorsport 3 3 - - - - - - 8 8 4 - - - - - 26
10 Ricky Occhipinti 32 Dallara F301 Spiess Opel Formula Uno Racing - 4 6 6 - 10 - - - - - - - - - - 26
11 Tim Slade 8 Dallara F301 Spiess Opel
Dallara F304 Spiess Opel
Bronte Rundle 10 8 4 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - 25
12 James Cressey 8 Dallara F304 Gawler Farm Machinery - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 12 22
13 Ian Dyk 4 Dallara F304 Gawler Farm Machinery - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 1 - - 21
14 Karl Reindler 1 Dallara F304 Spiess Opel Bronte Rundle - - - - 7 12 - - - - - - - - - - 19
15 Stephen Borness 27 Dallara F301 Alfa Romeo Celebrity Racing - - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - 6 6 18
16 Sam Abay 25
10
Dallara F301 Spiess Opel Astuti Competition 2 - - - - - 6 8 - - - - - - - - 16
17 David Borg 24 Dallara F301
Dallara F304 Renault
David Borg - - - - - - 2 - 6 3 - - - - - - 11
18 Cody Liebel 96 Dallara F301 Alfa Romeo Picollo Scuderia Corse 1 1 3 2 - - - - - 4 - - - - - - 11
19 Nathan Caratti 24 Dallara F304 Renault Sodemo David Borg - - - - - - 4 6 - - - - 1 - - - 11
20 Nic Jordan 3 Dallara F301 Spiess Opel Bronte Rundle 4 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10
21 Daynom Templeman 27 Dallara F301 Rudolf Masi - - - - - - - - - - 8 - - - - - 8
23 Bevan Carrick 60 Dallara F304 Spiess Opel Cool Temp Pty Ltd - - - - - - 3 4 - - - - - - - - 7
24 John Pettit 58 Dallara F301 Renault Sodemo Kevin Miller - - - - 3 4 - - - - - - - - - - 7
25 Nigel Stones 58 Dallara F301 Renault Sodemo Property Solutions Group - - - - - - - - 4 2 - - - - - - 6
26 John Boothman 12 Dallara F301 JB Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 4
27 Michael Ho 9 Dallara F304 Team BRM - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 - - 4
28 Greg Fahey 58 Dallara F301 Kevin Miller - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - 2
29 Kevin Miller 58 Dallara F301 Renault Sodemo Kevin Miller - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
30 Andrew Mill 58 Dallara F301 Property Solutions Group Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - 2
31 Jeffrey Lee 9 Dallara F304 Team BRM - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - 1
Kumho Tyres Trophy Class Series
Position Driver [8] No.[9] Car [9][10][11] Entrant [9][10] Wakefield Park Mallala Phillip Island Qld Raceway Eastern Creek Phillip Island Eastern Creek Eastern Creek Total [8]
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1 Bill Maddocks 88 Dallara F396 TOMS Toyota Bill Maddocks 12 15 - - 22 13 15 21 15 12 15 15 - - 15 12 182
2 Graeme Holmes 21 Dallara F398 Fiat Graeme Holmes - - 15 15 - 21 - - 14 22 - - 22 22 21 16 167
3 Marc Williams 4 Dallara F398 Spiess Opel Bronte Rundle 15 12 22 22 - - 21 1 - - 22 22 - - 1 21 160
4 Rod Anderson 37 Dallara F396 TOMS Toyota
Dallara 95/96
Rod Anderson - - - 12 15 - - - 20 15 12 12 15 15 - - 116
5 Lauren Gray 87 Dallara F396 Toyota Softelm Pty Limited - - - - - - 12 15 10 6 10 10 - - 12 12 88
6 John Boothman 12 Dallara F396 Fiat John Boothman - - - - 12 15 - - - - - - 12 12 - - 51
7 Tim Berryman 5 Dallara F396 Fiat Michael Navybox 22 22 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 44
8 Ian Haines 68 Dallara F397 Mugen Honda Hair on the Edge - - - - - - - - - 8 - - - - - - 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Sporting Regulations for the 2005 Australian Formula 3 Championship Retrieved on 3 November 2011
  2. ^ Formula 3 to race for the Australian Drivers’ Championship in 2005 Retrieved on 3 November 2011
  3. ^ a b Grant Rowley, Shooting for the Star, The Annual - Australian Motor Sport, Number 1/2005, pages 76-82
  4. ^ Australian Drivers' Championship - CAMS Gold Star, 1986 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 14-4
  5. ^ Australian Titles, 1986 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 14-5
  6. ^ "Gold Star Winners - 1957 - 2009". formula3.com.au. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  7. ^ a b c CAMS Bulletin B05/081 Retrieved on 3 November 2011
  8. ^ a b c d Championship points tables Retrieved on 3 November 2011
  9. ^ a b c d e f Natsoft Race Results Archive 2005 Retrieved on 3 November 2011
  10. ^ a b c d 2005 Results Retrieved on 3 November 2011
  11. ^ a b Racetime Results Archive 2005 Retrieved on 28 February 2005 (Page no longer contains archival material)