1991 British Formula Three Championship

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1991 British Formula Three Championship
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The 1991 British Formula Three season was the 41st British Formula Three Championship, won by Brazilian Rubens Barrichello. The season started on 17 March at Silverstone and ended on October 13 at Thruxton following sixteen races. The 1991 season is often considered a 'vintage' year for the series, producing two future Formula One Grand Prix winners in the form of Barrichello and David Coulthard as well as a future champions in CART (de Ferran) and BTCC (Rydell). It was also the last title win for Ralt chassis and the West Surrey Racing team. Class B was won by Finnish driver Pekka Herva.

Drivers and Teams[edit]

The following teams and drivers were competitors in the 1991 season. Class B is for older Formula Three cars.

Team No Driver Class Chassis Engine Rounds
West Surrey Racing 1 Spain Jordi Gené A Ralt RT35 Mugen-Honda All
2 Brazil Pedro Diniz A Ralt RT35 Mugen-Honda 1-14
9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello A Ralt RT35 Mugen-Honda All
Steve Robertson Racing 3 United Kingdom Steve Robertson A Bowman BC1 Volkswagen-Spiess 14-16
Bowman Racing Bowman BC1 Volkswagen-Spiess 1-13
4 Brazil Oswaldo Negri A Bowman BC1 Volkswagen-Spiess All
10 Monaco Olivier Beretta A Bowman BC1 Volkswagen-Spiess 9-12, 14-16
Paul Stewart Racing 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard A Ralt RT35 Mugen-Honda All
6 Brazil Eduar Merhy Neto A Ralt RT35 Mugen-Honda 2-6
Brazil André Ribeiro A 11-16
Alan Docking Racing 7 Netherlands Marcel Albers A Ralt RT35 Mugen-Honda All
8 Japan Hideki Noda A Ralt RT35 Mugen-Honda All
47 United States Sandy Brody B Ralt RT34 Mugen-Honda 8-16
Edenbridge Racing 11 Belgium Mikke Van Hool A Ralt RT34 Mugen-Honda 1-2
Reynard 913 3-16
12 Brazil Gil de Ferran A Reynard 913 Mugen-Honda 3-16
Racefax Motorsport 14 Republic of Ireland Bernard Dolan A Reynard 913 Mugen-Honda 1-5, 7-8, 10-12
Volkswagen Motorsport 15 Germany Klaus Panchyrz A Ralt RT35 Volkswagen-Spiess 10
16 Denmark Tom Kristensen A Ralt RT35 Volkswagen-Spiess 10
ZW Motorsports 17 Republic of Ireland Derek Higgins A Reynard 913 Mugen-Honda 4-5
32 United States Sandy Brody B Ralt RT34 Mugen-Honda 1-6
TOM'S GB 18 United Kingdom Kelvin Burt A TOM'S 031F TOM'S-Toyota 15
19 Sweden Rickard Rydell A TOM'S 031F TOM'S-Toyota All
APEX 20 Soviet Union Urmas Pold A Ralt RT35 Alfa Romeo-Novamotor 5-8
22 Soviet Union Viktor Kosankov A Ralt RT35 Alfa Romeo-Novamotor 5-8
Reynard R&D 21 Brazil Gil de Ferran A Reynard 913 Mugen-Honda 1-2
Bongers Motorsport 23 Germany Jörg Müller A Reynard 913 Volkswagen-Spiess 10
GB Motorsport 25 United States Elton Julian A Reynard 913 Volkswagen-Spiess 12-13
Canada Bobby Carville A 15
Cram Motorsport 26 United Kingdom Rob Mears B Ralt RT34 Mugen-Honda All
27 United Kingdom Alan Carruthers B Ralt RT34 Mugen-Honda 1-10
Paul Tickner 29 United Kingdom Paul Tickner B Ralt RT30 Volkswagen 5
Tollbar Racing 30 United Kingdom "Martin" B Ralt RT32 Volkswagen-Spiess 3
31 Italy Guido Basile B Ralt RT33 Volkswagen-Spiess 10
Longridge Racing 32 United Kingdom Dominic Chappell B Reynard 903 TOM'S-Toyota 16
53 15
John Lee Motorsport 33 United States John Lee B Ralt RT32 TOM'S-Toyota All
Peter Lea Racing 34 Republic of Ireland Alan Tulloch B Reynard 883 Alfa Romeo-Novamotor 1-10
35 United Kingdom Eddie Kimbell B Reynard 873 Volkswagen-Spiess 10
Tech-Speed Motorsport 36 United Kingdom Steven Arnold B Reynard 903 Volkswagen-Spiess 5-11
Ralt RT34 Mugen-Honda 12-16
45 Spain Juan Serda B Reynard 903 Volkswagen-Spiess 8-10
54 16
John Wilcock 37 United Kingdom John Wilcock B Reynard 893 TOM'S-Toyota 1-10, 12-16
Formel Rennsport 38 Switzerland René Wartmann B Reynard 903 Volkswagen-Spiess 10
Barrie Pusey 40 United Kingdom Barrie Pusey B Reynard 873 Volkswagen-Judd 3, 10
EIS Racing 41 United Kingdom Ian Jacobs B Dallara F387 Volkswagen-Spiess 8-10
Fred Goddard Racing 42 Finland Pekka Herva B Reynard 893 Volkswagen-Spiess 3-16
44 Egypt Sherif El Sakkaf B Ralt RT34 Volkswagen-Spiess 2, 12-15
Prowess Racing 43 United Kingdom Hugo Spowers B Ralt RT34 Mugen-Honda 8-12
Hong Kong Oliver Tan B 16
51 15
Brian Phillips 46 United Kingdom Brian Phillips B Reynard 883 Volkswagen 12-13
Team West-Tec 48 United Kingdom Thornton Mustard B Reynard 893 Volkswagen-Spiess 15
55 14
82 11, 16
Steve Bottoms 49 United Kingdom Steve Bottoms B Reynard 863 Volkswagen 8
Mark Bailey Racing 50 United Kingdom Nigel Smith B Ralt RT34 Mugen-Honda 8-13, 15-16
Tony Trevor 52 United Kingdom Tony Trevor B Ralt RT32 Volkswagen 11
Peter Morgan 55 United Kingdom Peter Morgan B Reynard 903 Volkswagen 12-13
Icon Class
A Class A
B Class B

Source:[1]

Race calendar and results[edit]

All races were held in United Kingdom.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team Class B Winner
1 Silverstone 17 March Brazil Rubens Barrichello Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell TOM'S United States Sandy Brody
2 Thruxton 1 April Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello West Surrey Racing United Kingdom Rob Mears
3 Donington Park 21 April Sweden Rickard Rydell United Kingdom Steve Robertson United Kingdom David Coulthard Paul Stewart Racing Finland Pekka Herva
4 Brands Hatch 28 April Sweden Rickard Rydell Brazil Gil de Ferran United Kingdom David Coulthard Paul Stewart Racing Finland Pekka Herva
5 19 May Brazil Gil de Ferran Brazil Gil de Ferran Brazil Gil de Ferran Edenbridge Racing United Kingdom Rob Mears
6 Thruxton 27 May Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Steve Robertson Bowman Racing United Kingdom Rob Mears
7 Silverstone 9 June Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom David Coulthard Paul Stewart Racing Finland Pekka Herva
8 Donington Park 23 June Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello West Surrey Racing Finland Pekka Herva
9 Silverstone 29 June Brazil Gil de Ferran Brazil Gil de Ferran Brazil Gil de Ferran Edenbridge Racing Finland Pekka Herva
10 13 July Brazil Gil de Ferran Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Gil de Ferran Edenbridge Racing Finland Pekka Herva
11 Snetterton 4 August Brazil Rubens Barrichello Netherlands Marcel Albers United Kingdom David Coulthard Paul Stewart Racing United States Sandy Brody
12 Silverstone 26 August Brazil Gil de Ferran Spain Jordi Gené Japan Hideki Noda Alan Docking Racing United States Sandy Brody
13 Brands Hatch 1 September Brazil Gil de Ferran Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom David Coulthard Paul Stewart Racing United States Sandy Brody
14 Donington Park 15 September Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello West Surrey Racing United States Sandy Brody
15 Silverstone 6 October Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello West Surrey Racing United States Sandy Brody
16 Thruxton 13 October Brazil Rubens Barrichello Spain Jordi Gené United Kingdom Steve Robertson Steve Robertson Racing Finland Pekka Herva

Championship Standings[edit]

Class A[edit]

Pos. Driver SIL THR DON BRH BRH THR SIL DON SIL SIL SNE SIL BRH DON SIL THR Pts
1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ret 1 Ret 3 4 2 2 1 5 Ret 4 5 3 1 1 5 74
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard 4 Ret 1 1 2 3 1 Ret 7 6 1 3 1 4 22 Ret 66
3 Brazil Gil de Ferran 8 7 5 1 8 7 2 1 1 5 2 2 5 6 11 54
4 Spain Jordi Gene 7 2 4 Ret Ret 6 5 6 2 2 3 6 5 2 2 3 50
5 Netherlands Marcel Albers 3 6 6 6 9 9 3 5 Ret 4 2 4 4 3 3 2 43
6 Sweden Rickard Rydell 1 3 2 2 6 Ret Ret Ret 3 3 7 18 6 Ret 4 6 41
7 Japan Hideki Noda 2 4 Ret 10 5 4 4 7 4 5 12 1 7 7 5 4 36
8 United Kingdom Steve Robertson 5 5 5 4 Ret 1 Ret 4 Ret Ret 11 8 8 15 9 1 32
9 Brazil Oswaldo Negri Ret Ret Ret 7 3 Ret 6 3 Ret 7 Ret 10 Ret DNS 8 7 9
10 Brazil Eduar Merhy Neto 7 3 Ret 11 5 6
11 Belgium Mikke van Hool 13 8 8 Ret 10 7 Ret 12 8 Ret 6 9 Ret Ret 7 18 1
12 Brazil Pedro Diniz 6 Ret DNS Ret 7 Ret 8 8 DSQ 8 9 Ret Ret Ret 1
13 Monaco Olivier Beretta 6 21 8 7 Ret 15 9 1
14 Brazil Andre Ribeiro 10 11 16 Ret 6 Ret 1
15 Republic of Ireland Derek Higgins 8 8 0
16 United States Elton Julian 12 9 0
17 Germany Klaus Panchyrz 9 0
18 Republic of Ireland Bernard Dolan 10 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret 13 13 0
19 Soviet Union Victor Kozankov 15 13 10 14 0
20 Germany Jörg Müller 10 0
21 Soviet Union Urmas Pold 13 14 Ret 15 0
22 Canada Bobby Carville 13 0
Denmark Tom Kristensen Ret 0
United Kingdom Kelvin Burt Ret 0

Class B[edit]

Pos. Driver SIL THR DON BRH BRH THR SIL DON SIL SIL SNE SIL BRH DON SIL THR Pts
1 Finland Pekka Herva 9 9 Ret 11 9 9 9 11 Ret 15 Ret 9 11 8 98
2 United States Sandy Brody 9 10 11 Ret 18 12 11 Ret 13 14 14 10 8 10 10 87
3 United Kingdom Rob Mears Ret 9 10 11 12 10 11 10 10 18 17 16 12 11 16 13 73
4 United Kingdom Steve Arnold 17 17 15 19 14 14 18 19 11 10 12 12 32
5 United Kingdom Alan Carruthers Ret 12 Ret 12 14 Ret 12 16 12 16 25
6 United Kingdom Nigel Smith Ret 11 12 15 DNS 13 14 14 24
7 United States John Lee 14 15 13 13 20 15 14 22 17 22 Ret 22 14 12 21 Ret 18
8 Republic of Ireland Alan Tulloch 11 13 12 Ret DNS DNS 13 Ret 15 20 15
9 United Kingdom John Wilcock 12 14 14 14 19 16 16 Ret 16 19 21 15 14 19 17 13
10 United Kingdom Hugo Spowers 18 DSQ 15 16 17 10
11 Spain Juan Serda 17 13 17 15 5
12 United Kingdom Paul Tickner 16 4
13 Egypt Sherif Al Sakkaf Ret 20 17 Ret 20 1
14 United Kingdom Thornton Mustard Ret 13 DNS Ret 1
15 United Kingdom Dominic Chappell 17 Ret 1
16 United Kingdom Barrie Pusey 15 DNQ 0
17 Hong Kong Oliver Tan Ret 16 0
18 United Kingdom Brian Phillips 23 18 0
19 United Kingdom Peter Morgan 24 19 0
20 United Kingdom Steve Bottoms 20 0
21 United Kingdom Ian Jacobs 21 DNS 23 0
United Kingdom "Martin" Ret 0
Italy Guido Basile Ret 0
Switzerland Rene Wartmann Ret 0
United Kingdom Eddie Kimbell DNS 0
United Kingdom Tony Trevor DNS 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula 3 1991". Retrieved 13 June 2013. 

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