2004 International Formula 3000 Championship

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2004 FIA International Formula 3000 Championship
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The 2004 International Formula 3000 season was the 20th season of FIA Formula 3000 motor racing. It featured the 2004 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship, which was contested over ten rounds from 24 April to September 11, 2004.[1] Two titles were awarded, a Championship for Drivers and a Championship for Teams.[2] This was the final FIA Formula 3000 International Championship before it was replaced by the GP2 Series in 2005.

Drivers and teams[edit]

The following drivers and teams contested the 2004 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship.

Team No. Driver Rounds
United Kingdom Arden International 1 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi All
2 Netherlands Robert Doornbos All
Italy CMS Performance 3 Argentina José María López All
4 Austria Mathias Lauda All
Italy Durango Corse 5 France Yannick Schroeder 1-8
Italy Matteo Meneghello 9
Italy Michele Rugolo 10
6 Brazil Rodrigo Ribeiro 1-4
Venezuela Ernesto Viso 5-10
Italy Coloni Motorsport 7 Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk 1-4
Austria Patrick Friesacher 5-10
8 Turkey Can Artam 1-5, 7
Israel Chanoch Nissany 8-10
United Kingdom Super Nova Racing 9 Austria Patrick Friesacher 1-4
Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk 5-10
10 South Africa Alan van der Merwe 1-7
Turkey Can Artam 8-10
Belgium Team Astromega 11 Belgium Nico Verdonck 1-9
Italy Raffaele Giammaria 10
12 Belgium Jan Heylen 1-4
Netherlands Olivier Tielemans 6-10
Spain BCN F3000 14 Italy Enrico Toccacelo All
15 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri All
Germany Ma-Con Engineering 16 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge All
17 Germany Tony Schmidt All
Italy AEZ Racing 18 Italy Raffaele Giammaria 1-8
Italy Matteo Grassotto 9-10
19 Italy Ferdinando Monfardini All

All entries used Lola B02/50 chassis with Zytek-Judd KV engines and Avon tyres.[3]

Calendar[edit]

Round [1] Circuit Date Distance Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 Italy Imola 24 April 31 laps / 152.686 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Argentina José María López Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi United Kingdom Arden International
2 Spain Catalunya 8 May 33 laps / 152.565 km Italy Enrico Toccacelo Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi United Kingdom Arden International
3 Monaco Monaco 22 May 45 laps / 150.3 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Czech Republic Tomáš Enge Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi United Kingdom Arden International
4 Germany Nürburgring 29 May 30 laps / 154.423 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Argentina José María López Italy Enrico Toccacelo Spain BCN Competicion
5 France Magny-Cours 3 July 35 laps / 154.201 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi United Kingdom Arden International
6 United Kingdom Silverstone 10 July 30 laps / 154.125 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Czech Republic Tomáš Enge Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi United Kingdom Arden International
7 Germany Hockenheim 24 July 33 laps / 150.942 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Enrico Toccacelo Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi United Kingdom Arden International
8 Hungary Budapest 14 August 35 laps / 153.440 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Czech Republic Tomáš Enge Austria Patrick Friesacher Italy Coloni Motorsport
9 Belgium Spa-Francorchamps 28 August 22 laps / 153.296 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Netherlands Robert Doornbos Netherlands Robert Doornbos United Kingdom Arden International
10 Italy Monza 11 September 26 laps / 150.353 km Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi United Kingdom Arden International

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos[2] Driver[2] IMO
Italy
CAT
Spain
MON
Monaco
NÜR
Germany
MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
HOC
Germany
HUN
Hungary
SPA
Belgium
MNZ
Italy
Points[2]
1 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 2 2 1 86
2 Italy Enrico Toccacelo 2 2 2 1 12 2 2 3 12 Ret 56
3 Netherlands Robert Doornbos 3 14 6 2 5 10 4 7 1 3 44
4 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge 5 Ret 14 7 2 3 Ret 4 4 2 38
5 Austria Patrick Friesacher 9 4 5 Ret 3 5 DNS 1 5 Ret 33
6 Argentina José María López Ret 6 3 5 Ret 4 6 8 3 Ret 28
7 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Ret 5 Ret 4 6 15 3 5 7 5 28
8 Italy Raffaele Giammaria 4 3 4 6 Ret 6 Ret 10 4 27
9 France Yannick Schroeder 7 Ret 10 3 4 14 Ret Ret 13
10 Germany Tony Schmidt 10 11 14 7 7 5 11 6 Ret 11
11 Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk 6 Ret 7 8 13 Ret 9 9 9 7 8
12 Venezuela Ernesto Viso 8 11 7 6 10 8 7
13 Austria Mathias Lauda 12 7 Ret 10 Ret 13 Ret Ret 14 6 5
14 South Africa Alan van der Merwe 8 12 9 Ret 9 8 Ret 2
15 Belgium Nico Verdonck 15 9 12 12 11 12 8 12 11 1
16 Belgium Jan Heylen 11 11 8 9 1
17 Brazil Rodrigo Ribeiro 13 8 Ret 16 1
18 Italy Matteo Grassotto 8 Ret 1
19 Turkey Can Artam Ret 10 Ret 13 Ret 10 14 13 9 0
20 Italy Ferdinando Monfardini 14 13 13 15 10 9 Ret 13 16 14 0
21 Netherlands Olivier Tielemans Ret 12 15 Ret 11 0
22 Israel Chanoch Nissany Ret Ret 12 0
23 Italy Matteo Meneghello 15 0
Italy Michele Rugolo Ret 0
Pos Driver IMO
Italy
CAT
Spain
MON
Monaco
NÜR
Germany
MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
HOC
Germany
HUN
Hungary
SPA
Belgium
MNZ
Italy
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest lap

  • Points towards the 2004 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship for Drivers were awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for the first eight places at each round.[2] The Sporting Regulations provided that if two or more drivers had the same number of points (including 0 points), their positions in the Championship was fixed according to the quality of their places. Under this system one first place was better than any number of second places, one second place was better than any number of third places, and so on.[2]
  • All drivers used Lola B02/50 chassis with Zytek-Judd KV engines and Avon tyres.[3]

Teams' Championship[edit]

Position [2] Team [2] IMO Italy CAT Spain MON Monaco NUR Germany MAG France SIL United Kingdom HOC Germany HUN Hungary SPA Belgium MNZ Italy Points [2]
1 Arden International Ltd 16 10 13 8 14 10 15 10 18 16 130
2 BCN Competicion 8 12 8 15 3 8 14 10 2 4 84
3 Ma-Con Engineering 4 0 0 2 10 8 4 5 8 8 49
4 CMS Performance 0 5 6 4 0 5 3 1 6 3 33
5 Coloni Motorsport 3 0 2 1 6 4 0 10 4 0 30
6 AEZ I.E. Engineering 5 6 5 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 23
7 Durango 2 1 0 6 6 0 2 3 0 1 21
8 Super Nova Racing Ltd 1 5 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 13
9 Team Astromega 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 7
  • Points towards the 2004 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship for Teams were awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for the first eight places at each round.[2] The Sporting Regulations provided that if two or more teams had the same number of points (including 0 points), their positions in the Championship was fixed according to the quality of their places. Under this system one first place was better than any number of second places, one second place was better than any number of third places, and so on.[2]

Complete Overview[edit]

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

R14=retired, but classified R=retired NS=did not start NT=no time set in qualifying

Place Name Country Team Italy Spain Monaco Germany France United Kingdom Germany Hungary Belgium Italy
1 Vitantonio Liuzzi  Italy Arden International 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1
2 Enrico Toccacelo  Italy BCN Competicion 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 8 12 2 2 2 2 2 3 7 12 9 R
3 Robert Doornbos  Netherlands Arden International 6 3 4 R14 5 6 8 2 4 5 9 10 7 4 6 7 2 1 3 3
4 Tomáš Enge  Czech Republic Ma-Con Engineering 5 5 6 R 8 14 3 7 7 2 4 3 4 R 4 4 3 4 6 2
5 Patrick Friesacher  Austria SuperNova Racing 8 9 9 4 6 5 10 R
Coloni Motorsport 3 3 5 5 3 NS 3 1 10 5 5 R
6 José María López  Argentina CMS Performance/Coloni Motorsport 4 R 7 6 3 3 4 5 5 R 3 4 13 6 5 8 4 3 4 R
Esteban Guerrieri  Argentina BCN Competicion 10 R 11 5 9 R 7 4 6 6 7 15 6 3 8 5 5 7 7 5
8 Raffaele Giammaria  Italy AEZ I.E. Engineering/Durango 7 4 10 3 7 4 6 6 14 R14 6 6 9 R 9 10 - -
Team Astromega 2 4
9 Yannick Schroeder  France Durango Formula 9 7 3 R 14 10 9 3 2 4 17 14 5 R 10 R - - - -
10 Tony Schmidt  Germany Ma-Con Engineering 11 10 NT - 17 11 12 14 9 7 8 7 8 5 11 1 8 6 8 R10
11 Jeffrey van Hooydonk  Belgium Coloni Motorsport 3 6 8 R 4 7 5 8
SuperNova Racing 13 13 11 R 15 9 15 9 13 9 13 7
12 Ernesto Viso  Venezuela Durango Formula - - - - - - - - 10 8 14 11 10 7 7 6 12 10 15 8
13 Mathias Lauda  Austria CMS Performance/Coloni Motorsport 15 12 12 7 13 R 15 10 11 R 13 13 12 R 13 R15 9 14 14 6
14 Alan van der Merwe  South Africa SuperNova Racing 12 8 5 12 10 9 13 R 15 9 10 8 11 R11 - - - - - -
15 Rodrigo Ribeiro  Brazil Durango Formula 14 13 16 8 12 R 16 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan Heylen  Belgium Team Astromega 13 11 13 11 11 8 11 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nico Verdonck  Belgium Team Astromega 16 15 14 9 16 12 14 12 16 11 15 12 16 8 12 12 14 11 - -
Matteo Grassotto  Italy AEZ I.E. Engineering/Durango - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6 8 10 R
- Can Artam  Turkey Coloni Motorsport 17 R 17 10 18 R 17 13 17 R - - 17 10
SuperNova Racing 16 14 15 13 16 9
- Ferdinando Monfardini  Italy AEZ I.E. Engineering/Durango 18 14 15 13 15 13 18 15 12 10 12 9 14 R 14 13 11 16 11 R
- Olivier Tielemans  Netherlands AEZ I.E. Engineering/Durango - - - - - - - - - - 16 R 18 12 18 16 18 R 17 11
- Chanoch Nissany  Israel Coloni Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17 R 16 R 18 12
- Matteo Meneghello  Italy Durango - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17 15 - -
- Michele Rugolo  Italy Durango - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 R

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2004 Formula 3000 International Championship race results Retrieved from www.teamdan.com on 26 May 2010
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k 2004 Formula 3000 International Championship classifications Archived April 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved from www.fia.com on 26 May 2010
  3. ^ a b Liuzzi is 2004 Champion Retrieved from www.motorsm.com on 26 May 2010

Further reading[edit]

  • Automobile Year, 2004/05, pages 230-234 + 254

External links[edit]