1993 International Formula 3000 Championship

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1993 FIA International Formula 3000 Championship
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The 1993 Formula 3000 International Championship was the ninth season of Formula 3000 in Europe. Olivier Panis won the championship after nine rounds.

Technical changes[edit]

1993 was the first International Formula 3000 season to feature only one make of chassis, although the rules were still open to multiple manufacturers. RALT had already ceased involvement in F3000 in 1992. After two poor seasons, Lola had no European customers after their two French teams, DAMS and Apomatox, switched to Reynards. Lolas would continue to have success in Japan, and would return to Europe in 1994.

In 1992, the manufacturers had agreed to a two-year cycle for chassis development for the first time, with the intention of reducing costs.[1] Several teams, including the previous champions Crypton, kept their Reynard 92D cars. The new 93D featured a manual sequential gearbox, as opposed to the H-pattern found on the previous car, along with aerodynamic and suspension improvements.

Cosworth introduced a new low-crank engine, the AC, to compete with the Judd KV. Several teams retained the old DFV, which would score its last major victory at Pau. For the first time since 1988, there were no Mugen Honda engines in Europe.

Season summary[edit]

Olivier Beretta joined the crack Forti Corse team for 1993, and won the opening round at Donington Park. Reigning British Formula 3 Champion Gil de Ferran then won at Silverstone. The Pau Grand Prix was marked by the usual first-lap crash at the Lyceé hairpin, followed by another on the pit straight as several drivers were unable to see the red flags. Pedro Lamy won the restarted race, giving the DFV its last major victory.

Enna produced the usual crashes, as well as a fine battle for the lead between Lamy and eventual winner David Coulthard. Frenchman Olivier Panis then won both German rounds and at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

A rain shower caused havoc at Magny-Cours. Panis lost the lead due to a stuck wheel nut when he pitted for rain tires. His DAMS teammate Franck Lagorce picked up the win.

Going into the final round at Nogaro, Panis led Lamy by a single point. Coulthard also had an outside chance at the title, but he retired after only a few corners. Later on the opening lap, Panis was taken out by Vincenzo Sospiri, and had to be restrained from attacking the Italian in the pitlane. Shortly thereafter, though, Lamy came into the pits with damaged rear suspension. His team would repair it, but he lost several laps. With all three contenders eliminated in the opening laps, Panis celebrated from the pit wall as his teammate Lagorce won from the two Apomatox cars of Boullion and Collard.

Drivers and constructors[edit]

Team Chassis Engine No. Driver Rounds
Italy Crypton Engineering Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 1 Portugal Pedro Lamy All
2 Italy Guido Knycz 1-7
France Nicolas Leboisettier 8-9
Italy Forti Corse Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth DFV 3 Monaco Olivier Beretta All
4 Brazil Pedro Diniz All
Italy Il Barone Rampante Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 5 France Éric Angelvy 1-5
6 Netherlands Jan Lammers 1-6
Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 7 Italy Vittorio Zoboli 1-4
United Kingdom Pacific Racing Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 8 United Kingdom David Coulthard All
9 Germany Michael Bartels 1-7
United Kingdom Phil Andrews 8-9
France Apomatox Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth DFV 10 France Emmanuel Collard All
11 France Jean-Christophe Boullion All
France DAMS Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 14 France Olivier Panis All
15 France Franck Lagorce All
United Kingdom Paul Stewart Racing Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 16 United Kingdom Paul Stewart All
17 Brazil Gil de Ferran All
Netherlands Vortex Motorsport Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 20 Italy Massimiliano Papis All
21 Italy Paolo Delle Piane All
United Kingdom CoBRa Motorsports Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 22 Italy Andrea Gilardi 3-6
United Kingdom Apache Racing Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 22 United Kingdom Dominic Chappell 8-9
United Kingdom East Essex Racing Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 25 United Kingdom Mark Albon 1
Italy Durango Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 25 Italy Domenico Gitto 4-5
Italy Severino Nardozzi 6-9
France European Technique Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 26 France Giuseppe Bugatti 3-7
Brazil Constantino de Oliveira, Jr. 8-9
27 United Kingdom Phil Andrews 8-9
Japan TOM's Racing Team Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth DFV 30 Japan Hideki Noda 1-3, 4-9
Italy Mythos Racing Reynard 93D Judd KV 31 Italy Giampiero Simoni All
32 Italy Vincenzo Sospiri All
United Kingdom Nordic Racing Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 33 Italy Alessandro Zampedri All
United Kingdom Omegaland Reynard 92D Judd KV 35 France Yvan Muller All
36 France Jérôme Policand All
United Kingdom PTM 3000 Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 38 Brazil Constantino de Oliveira, Jr. 1-7
Reynard 92D Judd KV 39 United Kingdom Phil Andrews 1
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 39 Spain Jordi Gené 4-9
Germany Mönninghoff Racing Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 40 Italy Antonio Tamburini 1-3
41 Germany Klaus Panchyrz 1-2
United Kingdom Automotive Consultancy Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 42 South Africa Hilton Cowie 1-2
Italy Enrico Bertaggia 3-9

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Laps Distance Time Speed Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner
1 United Kingdom Donington Park 3 May 46 4.023=185.058 km 1'03:01.35 178.15 km/h Monaco Olivier Beretta Brazil Gil de Ferran Monaco Olivier Beretta
2 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 9 May 37 5.226=193.362 km 1'00:20.32 192.25 km/h Brazil Gil de Ferran United Kingdom David Coulthard Brazil Gil de Ferran
3 France Pau Grand Prix 30 May 72 2.78=200.16 km 1'25:55.83 138.753 km/h Portugal Pedro Lamy France Olivier Panis Portugal Pedro Lamy
4 Italy Autodromo di Pergusa 17 July 37 4.95=183.15 km 0'53:47.528 204.286 km/h Germany Michael Bartels United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom David Coulthard
5 Germany Hockenheimring 24 July 26 6.815=177.19 km 0'51:01.607 208.349 km/h Portugal Pedro Lamy France Olivier Panis France Olivier Panis
6 Germany Nürburgring 22 August 45 4.542=204.39 km 1'26:52.13 183.394 km/h France Olivier Panis Portugal Pedro Lamy France Olivier Panis
7 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 29 August 29 6.974=202.246 km 1'01:57.34 195.862 km/h France Olivier Panis Portugal Pedro Lamy France Olivier Panis
8 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 3 October 47 4.25=199.750 km 1'17:20.577 154.959 km/h France Emmanuel Collard France Franck Lagorce France Franck Lagorce
9 France Circuit Paul Armagnac 10 October 55 3.636=199.980 km 1'14:44.597 160.533 km/h France Franck Lagorce France Jean-Christophe Boullion France Franck Lagorce

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 Country Team Chassis Engine United Kingdom United Kingdom France Italy Germany Germany Belgium France France Total Points
1 Olivier Panis  France DAMS Reynard Ford Cosworth 4 1 - - 9 9 9 - - 32
2 Pedro Lamy  Portugal Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 6 - 9 - 6 3 3 4 - 31
3 David Coulthard  United Kingdom Pacific Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - 6 6 9 - - 4 - - 25
4 Gil de Ferran  Brazil Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - 9 - - - 6 6 - - 21
Franck Lagorce  France DAMS Reynard Ford Cosworth - 3 - - - - - 9 9 21
6 Olivier Beretta  Monaco Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 9 - 3 - 3 2 - - 3 20
7 Vincenzo Sospiri  Italy Mythos Racing Reynard Judd - - 1 6 4 1 2 2 - 16
8 Jean-Christophe Boullion  France Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - 6 6 12
9 Paul Stewart  United Kingdom Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 2 2 4 - - - 1 1 - 10
10 Massimiliano Papis  Italy Vortex Reynard Ford Cosworth 3 - 2 - - - - - 1 6
11 Michael Bartels  Germany Pacific Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - 4 - - - - - - - 4
Jérôme Policand  France Omegaland Reynard Judd - - - 4 - - - - - 4
Alessandro Zampedri  Italy Nordic Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - 4 - - - 4
Emmanuel Collard  France Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - 4 4
15 Jan Lammers  Netherlands Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - 3 - - - - - 3
Nicolas Leboisettier  France Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - 3 - 3
17 Enrico Bertaggia  Italy AC&E Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - 2 - - - - - 2
Paolo Delle Piane  Italy Vortex Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - 2 - - - - 2
Andrea Gilardi  Italy CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - 1 1 - - - - 2
Yvan Muller  France Omegaland Reynard Judd - - - - - - - - 2 2
21 Gianpiero Simoni  Italy Mythos Racing Reynard Judd 1 - - - - - - - - 1

Complete Overview[edit]

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

R10=retired, but classified NC=not classified R=retired NS=did not start NQ=did not qualify DIS(6)=disqualified after finishing in sixth place

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine United Kingdom United Kingdom France Italy Germany Germany Belgium France France
1 Olivier Panis  France DAMS Reynard Ford Cosworth 5 3 5 6 2 R 23 R 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 R10 2 R
2 Pedro Lamy  Portugal Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 4 2 6 NS 1 1 4 R8 1 2 2 4 2 4 8 3 12 16
3 David Coulthard  United Kingdom Pacific Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 13 R13 9 2 6 2 2 1 5 R 6 7 3 3 7 R 8 R
4 Gil de Ferran  Brazil Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 2 R 1 1 11 R 18 R 6 R9 3 2 4 2 4 R 10 7
Franck Lagorce  France DAMS Reynard Ford Cosworth 8 8 12 4 3 7 20 11 16 NS 15 11 12 10 6 1 1 1
6 Olivier Beretta  Monaco Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 1 1 4 10 15 4 3 R 4 4 7 5 11 13 11 9 6 4
7 Vincenzo Sospiri  Italy Mythos Racing Reynard Judd 7 R 11 R 4 6 7 2 8 3 10 6 5 5 18 5 5 R
8 Jean-Christophe Boullion  France Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth 9 7 10 R 17 R 6 R 19 R 12 9 14 R 3 2 3 2
9 Paul Stewart  United Kingdom Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 2 5 3 5 8 3 5 R 20 NS 9 R 8 6 5 6 14 R
10 Massimiliano Papis  Italy Vortex Reynard Ford Cosworth 10 4 18 R 12 5 15 R 22 R 8 15 17 R 12 R 9 6
11 Michael Bartels  Germany Pacific Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 18 R 2 3 7 R 1 R 7 R 16 R 7 R - - - -
Jérôme Policand  France Omegaland Reynard Judd 23 12 7 7 18 R 11 3 21 R 20 13 10 7 24 R7 15 18
Alessandro Zampedri  Italy Nordic Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 12 R 8 DIS(6) 27 NQ 12 R 15 R 14 3 6 R 10 R 11 10
Emmanuel Collard  France Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth 14 10 19 R 20 R 8 9 12 R 21 8 15 8 1 R 4 3
15 Jan Lammers  Netherlands Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 15 9 15 9 10 10 22 4 9 7 4 R - - - - - -
Nicolas Leboisettier  France Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 4 17 8
17 Enrico Bertaggia  Italy ACE Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - 23 NQ 26 5 27 NQ 26 20 24 R 21 R 23 12
Paolo Delle Piane  Italy Vortex Reynard Ford Cosworth 17 R 17 8 13 R 13 R 11 5 11 R 16 9 14 R 16 R
Andrea Gilardi  Italy CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - 19 8 24 6 25 6 24 14 - - - - - -
Yvan Muller  France Omegaland Reynard Judd 16 R 20 R 21 R 17 R 17 R 13 R 18 11 15 R 13 5
21 Gianpiero Simoni  Italy Mythos Racing Reynard Judd 6 6 13 R 9 R 10 R 3 R 17 12 9 R 9 R 7 9
- Pedro Diniz  Brazil Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 20 R 14 R 26 NQ 21 7 26 R 19 16 23 14 22 11 21 14
- Jordi Gené  Spain TWR 3000 Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - 9 R 13 R8 18 10 19 12 13 R 19 R
- Constantino, Jr.  Brazil PTM 3000 Reynard Ford Cosworth 24 R 16 R 24 NQ 27 NQ 14 R 22 17 20 17
European Technique Reynard Ford Cosworth 16 8 18 15
- Hideki Noda  Japan TOM's Reynard Ford Cosworth 11 R 21 11 22 9 - - 18 R 25 19 21 15 19 R 22 11
- Guido Knycz  Italy Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 27 NQ 26 13 28 NQ 16 10 24 R 23 18 22 16 - - - -
- Antonio Tamburini  Italy Mönnighoff Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 19 11 24 R 16 R - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Vittorio Zoboli  Italy Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 25 R 23 12 25 NQ 19 R - - - - - - - - - -
- Dominic Chappell  United Kingdom Apache Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23 12 24 R
- Domenico Gitto  Italy Durango Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - 25 12 28 NQ - - - - - - - -
- Phil Andrews  United Kingdom PTM 3000 Reynard Judd 26 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
European Technique Reynard Ford Cosworth 17 R 20 13
- Severino Nardozzi  Italy Durango Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - 27 NQ 25 18 25 R 25 17
- Klaus Panchyrz  Germany Mönnighoff Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 29 NQ 25 NC - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Giuseppe Bugatti  Italy European Technique Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - 14 R 14 R 10 R 5 R 13 R - - - -
- Éric Angelvy  France Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 22 R 22 R 5 R 28 NQ 23 R - - - - - - - -
- Mark Albon  United Kingdom East Essex Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 21 R - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Hilton Cowie  South Africa Automotive Consultancy Reynard Ford Cosworth 28 NQ 27 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

References[edit]

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