1992 International Formula 3000 Championship

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1992 FIA International Formula 3000 Championship
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The 1992 Formula 3000 International Championship was the eighth season of Formula 3000 in Europe. Luca Badoer won the ten-round championship.

Technical changes[edit]

Reynard was once again the dominant manufacturer. After Lola failed to win a race in 1991, there were only six of their cars on the grid in 1992. Simtek produced an upgrade of the previous year's RALT. Two cars were produced and sold to Piquet Racing, however after a test by Nelson Piquet himself they were sold in favor of a Reynard. Piemme Motors bought one car for Giambattista Busi, who usually started near the back of the grid and never managed to finish a race. The other car was sold to Japan, and RALT announced its withdrawal from F3000 early in the season.

Exotic fuel blends were banned after Agip's success in 1991. A stricter interpretation of the rules gave the cars long sidepods, which greatly increased the area of the flat floor, making the cars very sensitive to pitch changes.

Season summary[edit]

Jordi Gené won on his debut at the Silverstone, which would turn out to be his only F3000 victory. Emanuele Naspetti won on the streets of Pau in spite of a collision with Andrea Montermini. Both continued, but Montermini later crashed at the Foch statue. Montermini won the next race in Barcelona.

At Enna, the Crypton team introduced a monodamper front suspension, and their driver Luca Badoer took the victory. He then won the next two rounds in Germany as other teams scrambled to catch up, either by switching to the dominant Mader-tuned Cosworth DFVs or with monodampers, now available as an upgrade from Reynard.[1]

At Spa-Francorchamps, Badoer suffered a high-speed accident at Radillion. His car went into the barriers backwards, and Badoer's head hit the steel roll hoop, which broke his helmet and knocked him unconscious. Montermini took the victory, and followed this with a win on F3000's only visit to the twisty Albacete circuit in Spain.

At Nogaro, took pole position drove away to a convincing victory to clinch the title with a round to spare. In the finale, Badoer and Montermini collided, leaving Jean-Marc Gounon to take Lola's only victory of the year, followed by Olivier Panis in another Lola and David Coulthard.

Drivers and teams[edit]

Team Chassis Engine No. Driver Rounds
United Kingdom Pacific Racing Reynard 92D Mugen Honda 1 France Laurent Aïello All
2 Spain Jordi Gené All
Italy Forti Corse Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 3 Italy Emanuele Naspetti 1-6
Italy Andrea Montermini 7-10
4 Italy Alessandro Zampedri All
Brazil Piquet Racing Reynard 92D Mugen Honda 5 Monaco Olivier Beretta 1-6
Ford Cosworth 7-10
France DAMS Lola T92/50 Ford Cosworth 6 France Frédéric Gosparini 1-7
France Éric Hélary 8
France Jérôme Policand 9-10
7 France Jean-Marc Gounon All
Italy Il Barone Rampante Reynard 92D Judd 8 Italy Andrea Montermini 1-5
Ford Cosworth 6
Portugal Pedro Chaves 7-10
Judd 9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 1-5
Ford Cosworth 6-10
Judd 10 Italy Fabiano Vandone 1-5
Italy Giampiero Simoni 6-10
United Kingdom 3001 International Reynard 92D Mugen Honda 14 Japan Hideki Noda All
15 United Kingdom Allan McNish 1, 3-8
Australia Mark Skaife 9-10
United Kingdom Paul Stewart Racing Reynard 92D Judd 17 United Kingdom Paul Stewart All
18 United Kingdom David Coulthard All
United Kingdom CoBRa Motorsports Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 19 Italy Paolo Delle Piane All
20 Italy Guido Knycz 6-10
Netherlands Vortex Motorsport Reynard 92D Mugen Honda 21 United Kingdom Phil Andrews 1-8
Ford Cosworth 9-10
Mugen Honda 22 Italy Giuseppe Bugatti All
United Kingdom GJ Motorsport Lola T92/50 Mugen Honda 26 Portugal Pedro Chaves 1-6
United Kingdom Richard Dean 7
27 France Jérôme Policand 1-7
Italy Crypton Engineering Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 28 Germany Michael Bartels All
29 Italy Luca Badoer All
France Apomatox Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 30 France Olivier Panis All
31 France Emmanuel Collard All
Italy Advance Racing Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 32 Italy Vittorio Zoboli 1-3, 5-10
Italy Piemme Motors Ralt RT24 Ford Cosworth 35 Italy Giambattista Busi 1, 4-10
United Kingdom Superpower Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 36 United Kingdom Steve Robertson 1, 3-10
Italy SC Lazio Oil Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 38 Italy Giovanni Bonanno 4-10

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Laps Distance Time Speed Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner
1 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 10 May 37 5.230=193.510 km 0'59:21.470 195.454 km/h Spain Jordi Gené Brazil Rubens Barrichello Spain Jordi Gené
2 France Pau Grand Prix 8 June 72 2.78=200.16 km 1'25:38.91 139.210 km/h Italy Andrea Montermini Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy Emanuele Naspetti
3 Spain Circuit de Catalunya 21 June 43 4.747=204.121 km 1'06:51.154 183.198 km/h Italy Andrea Montermini Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy Andrea Montermini
4 Italy Autodromo di Pergusa 12 July 40 4.95=178.200 km 0'58:20.958 203.601 km/h Italy Luca Badoer Italy Luca Badoer Italy Luca Badoer
5 Germany Hockenheimring 25 July 29 6.815=197.635 km 0'56:24.640 210.210 km/h Italy Luca Badoer Italy Luca Badoer Italy Luca Badoer
6 Germany Nürburgring 23 August 45 4.542=204.39 km 1'06:10.45 185.320 km/h Italy Emanuele Naspetti Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Luca Badoer
7 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 29 August 25 6.94=173.500 km 0'53:48.61 194.406 km/h Italy Andrea Montermini Italy Andrea Montermini Italy Andrea Montermini
8 Spain Circuito de Albacete 13 September 58 3.598=208.684 km 1'20:36.22 155.341 km/h Italy Luca Badoer Italy Andrea Montermini Italy Andrea Montermini
9 France Circuit Paul Armagnac 11 October 55 3.636=199.980 km 1'14:39.54 160.699 km/h Italy Luca Badoer Italy Luca Badoer Italy Luca Badoer
10 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 18 October 47 4.25=199.750 km 1'08:13.148 175.684 km/h Italy Luca Badoer United Kingdom David Coulthard France Jean-Marc Gounon

Final points standings[edit]

Driver[edit]

For every race points were awarded: 9 points to the winner, 6 for runner-up, 4 for third place, 3 for fourth place, 2 for fifth place and 1 for sixth place. No additional points were awarded.

Place Name Team Chassis Engine SIL
United Kingdom
PAU
France
CAT
Spain
PER
Italy
HOC
Germany
NÜR
Germany
SPA
Belgium
ALB
Spain
NOG
France
MAG
France
Points
1 Italy Luca Badoer Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 2 1 1 9 9 9 - 6 9 - 46
2 Italy Andrea Montermini Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd - - 9 4 - - 34
Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 9 9 3 -
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd 6 4 6 - 1 27
Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 4 2 1 1 2
4 Germany Michael Bartels Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth - 6 - 3 6 6 4 - - - 25
5 Spain Jordi Gené Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 9 - 4 - 2 - 6 - - - 21
6 Italy Emanuele Naspetti Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 1 9 - 6 3 - - - - - 19
France Jean-Marc Gounon DAMS Lola Ford Cosworth 3 - - - - 1 - - 6 9 19
8 France Emmanuel Collard Apomatox Lola Ford Cosworth - - 3 - - 3 - 4 - 3 13
9 United Kingdom David Coulthard Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Judd - - - - - - 3 - 4 4 11
10 France Olivier Panis Apomatox Lola Ford Cosworth 4 - - - - - - - - 6 10
11 United Kingdom Allan McNish 3001 International Reynard Mugen Honda - - 2 - 4 - - 2 - - 8
12 Italy Alessandro Zampedri Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - 2 - - - - 2 - 4
13 Italy Vittorio Zoboli Advance Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - 3 - - - - - - - - 3
France Laurent Aïello Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - 2 1 - - - 3
United Kingdom Paul Stewart Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Judd - - - - - - - 3 - - 3
16 Italy Giuseppe Bugatti Vortex Reynard Ford Cosworth - 2 - - - - - - - - 2
17 France Jérôme Policand GJ Motorsports Lola Mugen Honda - - - 1 - - - - - - 1
Italy Giampiero Simoni Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd - - - - - - - - - 1 1

Complete Overview[edit]

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

R16=retired, but classified R=retired NS=did not start NQ=did not qualify DIS(6)=disqualified after finishing in eleventh place (25)=place after practice, but grid position not held free

Place Name Team Chassis Engine SIL
United Kingdom
PAU
France
CAT
Spain
PER
Italy
HOC
Germany
NÜR
Germany
SPA
Belgium
ALB
Spain
NOG
France
MAG
France
1 Italy Luca Badoer Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 5 5 10 6 11 6 1 1 1 1 2 1 6 R 1 2 1 1 1 R
2 Italy Andrea Montermini Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd 12 R 1 R 1 1 2 3 8 9
Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 8 R
Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 1 1 3 1 2 4 2 R
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd 9 2 4 3 2 2 10 R 10 6
Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 5 3 9 5 2 6 5 6 5 5
4 Germany Michael Bartels Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 8 R 3 2 7 R 6 4 4 2 3 2 2 3 13 R 6 R 10 DIS(11)
5 Spain Jordi Gené Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 1 1 11 R 3 3 13 R 2 5 10 8 7 2 8 R 13 8 20 10
6 Italy Emanuele Naspetti Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 20 6 2 1 4 R16 5 2 13 4 1 R - - - - - - - -
France Jean-Marc Gounon DAMS Lola Ford Cosworth 11 4 6 R 5 R 7 R 5 R 7 6 13 9 7 R16 3 2 6 1
8 France Emmanuel Collard Apomatox Lola Ford Cosworth 22 R 18 R 13 4 22 R 20 12 4 4 28 NQ 6 3 22 15 3 4
9 United Kingdom David Coulthard Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Judd 25 7 7 R 12 8 11 R 9 R 9 7 8 4 17 7 4 3 8 3
10 France Olivier Panis Apomatox Lola Ford Cosworth 2 3 19 R 15 7 14 R 26 20 6 R 15 R 10 R 9 R 4 2
11 United Kingdom Allan McNish 3001 International Reynard Mugen Honda 21 R - - 8 5 3 R 7 3 11 R 5 12 12 5 - - - -
12 Italy Alessandro Zampedri Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 7 R 15 R 9 11 16 5 12 7 17 R 12 7 14 8 8 5 12 R
13 Italy Vittorio Zoboli Advance Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 18 R 9 4 22 12 - - 17 14 15 12 23 15 18 13 11 12 13 R
France Laurent Aïello Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 4 R 8 R 6 R15 9 11 3 10 12 5 4 6 4 R15 7 7 9 R
United Kingdom Paul Stewart Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Judd 6 8 16 11 14 9 12 8 23 16 18 10 14 11 5 4 10 R 11 R
16 Italy Giuseppe Bugatti Vortex Reynard Ford Cosworth 3 NS 5 5 18 R 23 R 6 8 19 R 18 14 26 NQ 18 R 18 R
17 France Jérôme Policand GJ Motorsports Lola Mugen Honda 13 R 20 R 20 R 18 6 19 R19 22 R 17 13 - -
DAMS Lola Ford Cosworth 15 13 17 R
Italy Giampiero Simoni Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd - - - - - - - - - - 23 R 11 10 15 9 19 R 15 6
- United Kingdom Phil Andrews Vortex Reynard Mugen Honda 24 12 14 7 19 10 25 9 11 11 27 NQ 16 18 19 10
Vortex Reynard Judd 20 14 19 R
- Portugal Pedro Chaves GJ Motorsports Lola Mugen Honda 10 R 21 9 24 R 15 7 15 13 14 13
Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 27 NQ 16 11 14 10 22 R
- United Kingdom Steve Robertson Superpower Reynard Ford Cosworth 23 R - - 25 NQ 26 R 18 18 24 R 26 NS 20 R 16 11 21 7
- France Frédéric Gosparini DAMS Lola Ford Cosworth 16 R 17 8 10 R 19 R 21 R 13 11 22 16 - - - - - -
- Japan Hideki Noda 3001 International Reynard Mugen Honda 26 R 23 NQ 21 R 21 R (25) NS 26 14 24 17 23 12 21 R 23 8
- Italy Giovanni Bonanno SC Lazio Oil Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - 4 R 16 15 21 R 10 8 25 NQ 25 R 16 R
- Monaco Olivier Beretta Piquet Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 14 9 12 R 17 R 8 R 14 R 20 9
Piquet Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 3 R 9 R17 12 9 7 R
- Italy Guido Knycz CoBra Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - 28 NQ 25 R 22 14 24 R 25 9
- Italy Fabiano Vandone Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd 19 10 13 R 16 14 17 10 22 17 - - - - - - - - - -
- Italy Paolo Delle Piane CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 17 11 22 10 23 13 20 R 24 R 16 15 20 R 21 R 17 R 14 R
- Australia Mark Skaife 3001 International Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23 16 24 R
- Italy Giambattista Busi Piemme Motors Ralt Ford Cosworth 15 R - - - - 24 R 25 R 25 R 19 R 24 R 26 NS 26 R
- United Kingdom Richard Dean GJ Motorsports Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - 21 R - - - - - -
- France Éric Hélary DAMS Lola Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11 R - - - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ L'annee Formule 3000 1992. Drapeau a Damier.

External links[edit]