Italian Formula Three Championship

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Italian Formula Three Championship
Category Single seaters
Country Italy Italy
Inaugural season 1964
Folded 2012
Drivers 19
Teams 9
Constructors Dallara
Engine suppliers FPT
Last Drivers' champion E: Italy Riccardo Agostini
I: Italy Riccardo Agostini
Last Teams' champion E: Italy Prema Powerteam
I: Italy Prema Powerteam
Official website acisportitalia.it

The Italian Formula Three Championship was the Formula Three racing competition in Italy.

History[edit]

Formula Three has traditionally been regarded as the first major stepping stone for F1 hopefuls - it is typically the first point in a driver's career at which most drivers in the series are aiming at professional careers in racing rather than being amateurs and enthusiasts. Success in F3 can lead directly to more senior formulae such as GP2, A1 Grand Prix, or even a Formula One test or race seat.

Most notably in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Italian F3 championship produced drivers who graduated to Formula One to varying success. As of 2010, the last Italian Formula Three driver to graduate to Formula One was 1994 Italian F3 champion Giancarlo Fisichella, who debuted with Minardi's F1 team in 1996. Other champions include successful World Sportscar driver Max Angelelli (1992 series champion) and Riccardo Patrese.

In December 2012, CSAI, the Italian Motorsport Federation announced it would cancel the Formula 3 championship [1] to focus on Formula Abarth.

Scoring system[edit]

  • Since the 2012 season, points are awarded for race finishing drivers as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PP FL
Feature races 20 15 12 10 8 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sprint 13 11 9 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Team Car
1964 Italy Giacomo "Geki" Russo Scuderia Sorocaima De Sanctis-Ford
1965 Italy Andrea de Adamich Jolly Club Lola-Ford T53
Brabham-Ford BT15
1966 Italy Tino Brambilla Scuderia Madunina Brabham-Ford BT15
1967 No championship title attributed
1968 Italy Franco Bernabei Tecno-Ford 68
1969 Italy Gianluigi Picchi Tecno Racing Team Tecno-Ford 69
1970 Italy Giovanni Salvati Tecno-Ford 70
1971 Italy Giancarlo Naddeo Tecno-Ford 69
1972 Italy Vittorio Brambilla Team Brambilla
Scuderia Italia
Birel-Alfa Romeo 72
Birel-Ford 72
Brabham-Ford BT38
1973 Italy Carlo Giorgio Jolly Club
Trivellato Racing
Ensign-Ford LNF3
March-Ford 733
1974 Italy Alberto Colombo Scuderia Del Lario GRD-Ford 374
March-Ford 743
March-Toyota 743
1975 Italy Luciano Pavesi Scuderia Ala d'Oro Brabham-Toyota BT41
March-Toyota 753
1976 Italy Riccardo Patrese Trivellato Racing Chevron-Toyota B34
1977 Italy Elio de Angelis Trivellato Racing Chevron-Toyota B38
Ralt-Toyota RT1
1978 Italy Siegfried Stohr Trivellato Racing Chevron-Toyota B43
1979 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Euroracing March-Alfa Romeo 793
1980 Italy Guido Pardini Scuderia Emiliani Dallara-Toyota F380
1981 Italy Eddy Bianchi Team del Porto Martini-Toyota MK34
Martini-Alfa Romeo MK37
1982 Italy Enzo Coloni Coloni Racing March-Alfa Romeo 813
Ralt-Alfa Romeo RT3
1983 Italy Ivan Capelli Coloni Racing Ralt-Alfa Romeo RT3
1984 Italy Alessandro Santin Coloni Racing Ralt-Alfa Romeo RT3
1985 Switzerland Franco Forini Forti Corse Dallara-VW F385
1986 Italy Nicola Larini Coloni Racing Dallara-Alfa Romeo F386
1987 Italy Enrico Bertaggia Forti Corse Dallara-Alfa Romeo F387
1988 Italy Emanuele Naspetti Forti Corse Dallara-Alfa Romeo F388
1989 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Forti Corse Dallara-Alfa Romeo F389
1990 Italy Roberto Colciago Prema Powerteam Reynard-Alfa Romeo 903
1991 Italy Giambattista Busi PiEmme Motors Dallara-VW F391
1992 Italy Max Angelelli RC Motorsport Dallara-Opel F392
1993 Italy Christian Pescatori Supercars Dallara-Fiat F393
1994 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella RC Motorsport Dallara-Opel F394
1995 Italy Luca Rangoni EF Project Dallara-Fiat F395
1996 Italy Andrea Boldrini RC Motorsport Dallara-Opel F395
1997 Italy Oliver Martini RC Motorsport Dallara-Opel F397
1998 Netherlands Donny Crevels Prema Powerteam Dallara-Opel F397
1999 Sweden Peter Sundberg Prema Powerteam Dallara-Opel F399
2000 Italy Davide Uboldi Uboldi Motorsport Dallara-Opel F399
2001 Italy Lorenzo Del Gallo Scuderia Del Gallo Dallara-Fiat F301
2002 Serbia and Montenegro Miloš Pavlović Target Racing Conrero Dallara-Opel F302
2003 Italy Fausto Ippoliti Target Racing Conrero Dallara-Opel F303
2004 Italy Matteo Cressoni Ombra Racing Dallara-Mugen Honda F304
2005 Italy Luigi Ferrara Corbetta Dallara-Mugen Honda F304
2006 Italy Mauro Massironi Passoli Racing Dallara-Opel F304
2007 Italy Paolo Maria Nocera Lucidi Motors Dallara-Opel F304
2008 Italy Mirko Bortolotti Lucidi Motors Dallara-FPT F308
2009 Italy Daniel Zampieri BVM - Target Racing Dallara-FPT F308
2010 Brazil César Ramos Lucidi Motors Dallara-FPT F310
2011 Italy Sergio Campana BVM - Target Racing Dallara-FPT F308
2012 E: Italy Riccardo Agostini JD Motorsport Mygale-FPT M10
I: Italy Riccardo Agostini JD Motorsport Mygale-FPT M10

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