2005 Formula 3 Euro Series season

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2005 Formula 3 Euro Series season
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The 2005 Formula 3 Euro Series season was the third championship year of Europe's premier Formula Three series. The championship consisted of ten rounds – each with two races – held at a variety of European circuits. Each weekend consisted of one 60-minute practice session and two 30-minute qualifying sessions (one at Monaco), followed by one c.110 km race and one c.80 km race. Each qualifying session awarded one bonus point for pole position and each race awarded points for the top eight finishers, with ten points per win. As of now, seven drivers (Lewis Hamilton, Adrian Sutil, Sebastian Vettel, Paul di Resta, Lucas di Grassi, and Giedo van der Garde, have competed in Formula One.

Summary[edit]

The 2005 calendar included events at the historic circuits of Pau (France), Spa-Fracorchamps (Belgium), Zandvoort (Netherlands) and Monaco. Monaco has a long tradition of Formula 3 events, but this was the first since 1997.[1] The debut of a new street circuit in the French town of Avignon was to take place in September, but the plans fell through and its date was given to the Lausitzring.[2]

Thirteen countries were represented in the drivers' entry list, which included drivers from Argentina, the USA and the Czech Republic for the first time. There were teams from France, Germany, Britain, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg and the Czech Republic.

After a promising debut season with Manor Motorsport that ended with a win in the non-championship Bahrain F3 Superprix, and a contract with ASM for 2005, Lewis Hamilton was regarded as the championship favourite. He exceeded expectations by winning 15 races from 20 starts, securing 13 pole positions, posting ten fastest race laps, and scoring nearly twice as many points as his nearest rival, team-mate Adrian Sutil. Lucas di Grassi made a full-time return to the series (he entered two rounds in 2003) and finished in 3rd place overall, with one win. The highest-placed rookie was the then-reigning Formula BMW Germany champion Sebastian Vettel, who was classified 5th overall with six podium finishes. He was beaten to 4th place by Franck Perera's more consistent points finishes.

In the Teams’ Championship, ASM Formule 3 retained the title that it had secured in 2004, with Signature in a distant second place. Third place was taken by Prema Powerteam, which had won the Euro Series' first teams' title in 2003. Manor Motorsport was classified 4th overall, as it continued to improve its form against rivals with more experience in Europe. At this time, the Spiess-Opel engine was still numerically dominant, but won on only two occasions. HWA-Mercedes had begun to gain the upper hand in 2004 (with 13 wins from 20 races), and increased its development effort to win 18 races in 2005.

Teams and drivers[edit]

2005 Entry List[3]
Team # Driver Rookie Chassis[N 1] Engine Rounds
France ASM Formule 3 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton F305/021 Mercedes All
2 Germany Adrian Sutil F305/059 1–9
Germany Maximilian Götz 10
France Signature-Plus 3 France Loïc Duval F305/036 Opel All
4 United Kingdom James Rossiter F305/029 All
Germany Team Rosberg 5 Japan Kohei Hirate F305/003 Opel All
6 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde F305/039 All
United Kingdom Manor Motorsport 7 Brazil Lucas di Grassi F305/025
F305/062
Mercedes All
8 United Kingdom Paul di Resta R F305/020 All
Germany ASL Mücke Motorsport 9 Germany Sebastian Vettel R F305/011 Mercedes All
10 Brazil Átila Abreu R F305/028 All
Italy Prema Powerteam 11 Belgium Greg Franchi F305/004 Opel All
12 Italy Marco Bonanomi F305/026 All
23 France Franck Perera F305/023 All
France Signature 14 Brazil Fabio Carbone R1/001 Opel All
15 France Guillaume Moreau R F305/035 All
Austria HBR Motorsport 16 Spain Alejandro Núñez F305/027 Opel All
17 Germany Maximilian Götz F305/040 1–4
United Kingdom Danny Watts 7
22 Austria Hannes Neuhauser F305/045 All
Luxembourg Team Midland Euroseries 18 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri R F305/034 TOM's Toyota All
19 United States Richard Antinucci F305/001 1–4
Belgium Nico Verdonck 5–6
United Kingdom Stephen Jelley 7
United Kingdom Rob Austin 8–9
United Kingdom Ben Clucas 10
Germany AM-Holzer Rennsport 20 Germany Thomas Holzer F305/060 Opel All
Netherlands Ross Zwolsman 24 Netherlands Ross Zwolsman F305/024 Opel 1–4
Czech Republic Team I.S.R. 25 Czech Republic Filip Salaquarda F305/046 Opel All
Italy Ombra Racing 26 Italy Paolo Montin F305/064 Honda 9
Germany Julia Kuhn 27 Germany Julia Kuhn F305/063 Opel 7
Icon Legend
R Rookie

Notes:

  1. ^ All drivers competed in Dallara chassis (except Fabio Carbone, who used SLC chassis); model listed.

Driver changes[edit]

Changed Teams
Entering/Re-Entering Formula 3 Euro Series
Leaving Formula 3 Euro Series

Midseason changes[edit]

Maximilian Götz left HBR Motorsport after four rounds, to be replaced by Danny Watts, making his Euro Series debut. Watts was able to stay for only one round, and the HBR line-up was subsequently reduced to two cars. Götz returned at the final round as a substitute for Adrian Sutil at ASM. Sutil's absence was due to commitments in the A1 Grand Prix series. Five drivers shared Team Midland's #19 car. Richard Antinucci competed in the first four rounds, before Nico Verdonck of Belgium replaced him at Oschersleben and the Norisring. He in turn was replaced by three British drivers, all Euro Series rookies: Stephen Jelley at the Nürburgring, Rob Austin at the Lausitzring and Zandvoort, and Ben Clucas in the final round of the season at Hockenheim. A number of registered drivers failed to complete the season, including Paulo Montin, who made only two starts with Ombra Racing; and Julia Kuhn, who made two starts in round 1 and attempted (but failed) to qualify for the first race of round 10. RZ Racing left the series after round 9 at Oschersleben.

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Rookie
1 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 16 April United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France ASM Formule 3 Brazil Átila Abreu
R2 17 April United Kingdom Paul di Resta United States Richard Antinucci United Kingdom James Rossiter France Signature Plus Germany Sebastian Vettel
2 R1 France Pau Circuit 7 May United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France ASM Formule 3 France Guillaume Moreau
R2 8 May United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France ASM Formule 3 France Guillaume Moreau
3 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 14 May United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Adrian Sutil Germany Adrian Sutil France ASM Formule 3 France Guillaume Moreau
R2 15 May Germany Adrian Sutil United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France ASM Formule 3 Brazil Átila Abreu
4 R1 Monaco Circuit de Monaco 20 May United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Adrian Sutil United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France ASM Formule 3 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri
R2 21 May United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France ASM Formule 3 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri
5 R1 Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 25 June Brazil Lucas di Grassi Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Brazil Lucas di Grassi United Kingdom Manor Motorsport Germany Sebastian Vettel
R2 26 June United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France ASM Formule 3 Germany Sebastian Vettel
6 R1 Germany Norisring, Nuremberg 16 July United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France ASM Formule 3 Germany Sebastian Vettel
R2 17 July United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Adrian Sutil United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France ASM Formule 3 Germany Sebastian Vettel
7 R1 Germany Nürburgring 6 August United Kingdom Paul di Resta United Kingdom Paul di Resta Germany Adrian Sutil France ASM Formule 3 Brazil Átila Abreu
R2 7 August Brazil Lucas di Grassi United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France ASM Formule 3 Germany Sebastian Vettel
8 R1 Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort 27 August United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Paul di Resta France Guillaume Moreau France Signature France Guillaume Moreau
R2 28 August United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Brazil Lucas di Grassi United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France ASM Formule 3 Germany Sebastian Vettel
9 R1 Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz 17 September Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Argentina Esteban Guerrieri United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France ASM Formule 3 Germany Sebastian Vettel
R2 18 September United Kingdom Paul di Resta United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France ASM Formule 3 France Guillaume Moreau
10 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 22 October United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France ASM Formule 3 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri
R2 23 October United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France ASM Formule 3 France Guillaume Moreau

Season standings[edit]

Drivers Standings[edit]

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 PP
Race 1 & 2 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
Pos Driver HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
PAU
1

France
PAU
2

France
SPA
1

Belgium
SPA
2

Belgium
MON
1

Monaco
MON
2

Monaco
OSC
1

Germany
OSC
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
ZAN
1

Netherlands
ZAN
2

Netherlands
LAU
1

Germany
LAU
2

Germany
HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
Pts
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 1 3 1 1 DSQ 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 12 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 172
2 Germany Adrian Sutil 2 20† Ret 2 1 2 2 Ret 2 3 Ret 2 1 3 Ret 11 4 2 94
3 Brazil Lucas di Grassi Ret DNS 5 7 DSQ 3 7 5 1 2 5 6 2 Ret Ret Ret 8 3 2 Ret 68
4 France Franck Perera Ret 8 Ret 6 6 6 5 3 6 15 4 3 5 6 3 6 5 5 4 5 67
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 15 5 7 11 DSQ 13 18 17† 5 5 2 4 11 2 2 2 3 15 13 3 63
6 France Loïc Duval 6 2 2 3 12† DNS 3 2 Ret 8 Ret 5 6 10 10 16† 12 9 DSQ 4 52
7 United Kingdom James Rossiter 4 1 3 4 2 8 4 4 15 13 Ret 7 10 Ret Ret 10 18 14 5 9 51
8 France Guillaume Moreau 9 10 4 8 3 Ret Ret Ret 7 11 8 11 16 8 1 4 6 4 Ret 2 47
9 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Ret 4 6 15† Ret 17 11 Ret 17 6 Ret Ret 8 5 Ret 3 2 6 Ret 13 34
10 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Ret 17 14 DNS DSQ 5 8 6 4 4 3 8 23 Ret 14 5 Ret DSQ Ret DSQ 32
11 Italy Marco Bonanomi 3 14 Ret 10 DNS 19 13 16 12 17 6 Ret 9 4 8 9 10 13 6 6 21
12 Japan Kohei Hirate 12 11 10 16† 5 4 16 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret 3 7 Ret DSQ 17 8 12 10 18
13 Brazil Fabio Carbone 14 12 16 5 4 DSQ 6 12 9 12 7 18 17 13 Ret Ret 20 11 Ret 8 15
14 Germany Maximilian Götz 5 13 Ret DSQ 8 11 15 7 3 18† 13
15 Brazil Átila Abreu 8 9 11 12 DSQ 12 Ret 11 8 10 9 10 7 17† 5 8 7 12 8 Ret 12
16 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Ret 6 19 9 7 15 17 10 11 7 11 9 14 12 6 12 16 10 7 17 12
17 Belgium Greg Franchi 13 19 15 Ret DSQ 7 Ret Ret 18 18 Ret 12 18 9 4 7 13 7 10 12 11
18 Austria Hannes Neuhauser Ret 16 12 DSQ Ret 9 14 15 Ret 14 Ret 13 4 11 7 17† 9 Ret 9 7 9
19 United States Richard Antinucci 10 7 8 14 DSQ 14 9 14 3
20 Netherlands Ross Zwolsman 7 15 13 Ret 10 18 12 9 2
21 Spain Alejandro Núñez Ret 18 9 DSQ 9 10 10 8 10 Ret 12 16 13 14 9 15† 14 18 Ret 11 1
22 Germany Thomas Holzer 11 Ret 18 13 DSQ 16 Ret 14 16 20 13 17 19 15 11 13 11 16 Ret 15 0
23 Czech Republic Filip Salaquarda Ret Ret 17 Ret 11 Ret 19† 13 14 19 14 15 22 19† 13 14 19 17 11 16 0
guest drivers ineligible for championship points
Belgium Nico Verdonck 13 16 10 14 0
United Kingdom Danny Watts 15 Ret 0
United Kingdom Stephen Jelley 20 16 0
Germany Julia Kuhn 21 18 DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Rob Austin 12 Ret 21 Ret 0
Italy Paolo Montin 15 Ret 0
United Kingdom Ben Clucas Ret 14 0
Pos Driver HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
PAU
1

France
PAU
2

France
SPA
1

Belgium
SPA
2

Belgium
MON
1

Monaco
MON
2

Monaco
OSC
1

Germany
OSC
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
ZAN
1

Netherlands
ZAN
2

Netherlands
LAU
1

Germany
LAU
2

Germany
HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
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)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

† — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Rookie Cup[edit]

Rookie drivers are only eligible for the Rookie Cup title if they have not previously competed in a national or international Formula 3 championship.

Pos Driver HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
PAU
1

France
PAU
2

France
SPA
1

Belgium
SPA
2

Belgium
MON
1

Monaco
MON
2

Monaco
OSC
1

Germany
OSC
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
ZAN
1

Netherlands
ZAN
2

Netherlands
LAU
1

Germany
LAU
2

Germany
HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
Pts
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 15 5 7 11 DSQ 13 18 17 5 5 2 4 11 2 2 2 3 15 13 3 157
2 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Ret 6 19 9 7 15 17 10 11 7 11 9 14 12 6 12 16 10 7 17 132
3 France Guillaume Moreau 9 10 4 8 3 Ret Ret Ret 7 11 8 11 16 8 1 4 6 4 Ret 2 128
4 Brazil Átila Abreu 8 9 11 12 DSQ 12 Ret 11 8 10 9 10 7 17 5 8 7 12 8 Ret 116
Pos Driver HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
PAU
1

France
PAU
2

France
SPA
1

Belgium
SPA
2

Belgium
MON
1

Monaco
MON
2

Monaco
OSC
1

Germany
OSC
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
ZAN
1

Netherlands
ZAN
2

Netherlands
LAU
1

Germany
LAU
2

Germany
HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
Pts

Team Standings[edit]

Pos Team Points
1 France ASM Formule 3 261
2 France Signature-Plus 103
3 Italy Prema Powerteam 98
4 United Kingdom Manor Motorsport 95
5 Germany ASL Mücke Motorsport 75
6 France Signature 62
7 Germany Team Rosberg 51
8 Austria HBR Motorsport 17
9 Luxembourg Team Midland Euroseries 15
10 Netherlands Ross Zwolsman 2

Nations Cup[edit]

Nation Points
1  United Kingdom 237
2  Germany 170
3  France 161
4  Brazil 94
5  Netherlands 36
6  Italy 22
7  Japan 18
8  Argentina 14
9  Austria 11
10  Belgium 11
11  United States 4
12  Spain 2

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ F3 returns to Monaco From autosport.com. Retrieved September 7, 2007.
  2. ^ Tremayne, Tim. "Di Resta on Pole at Lausitz". Autosport.com, September 16, 2005.
  3. ^ "2005 Entry List" (PDF). formel3guide.com. Retrieved 2009-10-13.