2004 Italian Formula Three Championship

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2004 Italian Formula Three Championship
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The 2004 Italian Formula Three Championship was the 40th Italian Formula Three Championship season. It began on 4 April at Adria and ended on 24 October at Misano after fourteen races.[1]

Matteo Cressoni of Ombra Racing won the opening race at Adria, race at Pergusa and had another six podiums and ultimately clinched the title. Coloni Motorsport's Toni Vilander had six wins and the same number of points as Cressoni, but he was ineligible to contest for the title.[2] Third place went to Lucidi Motors driver Alex Frassineti, who took one victory, and he finished ahead of Imola winner Michele Rugolo, who competed with Team Ghinzani.

Teams and drivers[edit]

All teams were Italian-registered and all cars competed on Hankook tyres.

Entry List[3]
Team No Driver Chassis Engine Rounds
Target Racing 1 Italy Andrea Tiso Dallara F304 Spiess-Opel All
2 Italy Alex Ciompi Dallara F304 Spiess-Opel 1–7
Corbetta Angelo 3 Italy Stefano Gattuso Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda All
4 Italy Giovanni Faraonio Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 3–10
Italy Marco Bonanomi Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 11–14
22 Italy Francesco Dracone Dallara F303 Mugen-Honda 8–10
34 Italy Davide Valsecchi Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 11–12
Lucidi Motors 5 Italy Michele Rugolo Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel All
6 Italy Omar Galeffi Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 1–3
Italy Paolo Maria Nocera Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 8–14
W&D Racing 7 San Marino Paolo Meloni Dallara F303 Renault 1–2, 4–5
Passoli Racing 8 Italy Maurizio Ceresoli Dallara F303 Spiess-Opel All
Ombra Racing 11 Italy Matteo Cressoni Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda All
12 Italy Davide Mazzoleni Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 1–3, 9–10
W.R.C. 15 Italy Davide Rigon Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 1–7, 9–10
29 Italy Franco Ghiotto Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 1
31 Italy Sergio Ghiotto Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 9–10
Style Car Racing 19 Italy Gianpiero Negrotti Dallara F303 Spiess-Opel 6–7
21 Italy Giovanni Berton Dallara F303 Spiess-Opel 1
24 Italy Imeiro Brigliadori Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 6–7
28 Italy Giovanni Rambelli Dallara F399 Spiess-Opel 6–7
Motivi Team 22 Italy Francesco Dracone Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 1
System Team 25 Italy Alberto Morelli Dallara F302 Spiess-Opel 2
Coloni Motorsport 27 Finland Toni Vilander Lola-Dome F106 Spiess-Opel 4–14
28 Italy Alex Ciompi Lola-Dome F106 Spiess-Opel 8–14
Team Ghinzani 32 Italy Marco Bonanomi Dallara F302 Mugen-Honda 9–10
33 Germany Daniel la Rosa Dallara F302 Mugen-Honda 9–10
34 Spain Álvaro Barba Dallara F302 Mugen-Honda 13–14

Calendar[edit]

All rounds were held in Italy.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team
1 Adria International Raceway 4 April Italy Alex Ciompi Italy Alex Ciompi Italy Matteo Cressoni Ombra Racing
2 Autodromo dell'Umbria, Magione 2 May Italy Michele Rugolo Italy Michele Rugolo Italy Stefano Gattuso Corbetta Angelo
3 Autodromo di Pergusa, Enna 30 May Italy Stefano Gattuso Italy Stefano Gattuso Italy Matteo Cressoni Ombra Racing
4 Mugello Circuit, Scarperia 11 July Finland Toni Vilander Finland Toni Vilander Finland Toni Vilander Coloni Motorsport
5 Finland Toni Vilander Finland Toni Vilander Finland Toni Vilander Coloni Motorsport
6 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola 1 August Finland Toni Vilander Finland Toni Vilander Finland Toni Vilander Coloni Motorsport
7 Finland Toni Vilander Finland Toni Vilander Finland Toni Vilander Coloni Motorsport
8 Autodromo Riccardo Paletti, Varano 5 September Finland Toni Vilander Finland Toni Vilander Finland Toni Vilander Coloni Motorsport
9 Autodromo Nazionale Monza 26 September Italy Marco Bonanomi Italy Michele Rugolo Italy Marco Bonanomi Team Ghinzani
10 Italy Marco Bonanomi Germany Daniel la Rosa Italy Marco Bonanomi Team Ghinzani
11 ACI Vallelunga Circuit, Campagnano di Roma 10 October Finland Toni Vilander Italy Alex Ciompi Italy Marco Bonanomi Corbetta Angelo
12 Finland Toni Vilander Finland Toni Vilander Finland Toni Vilander Coloni Motorsport
13 Misano World Circuit 24 October Italy Matteo Cressoni Italy Michele Rugolo Italy Michele Rugolo Lucidi Motors
14 Italy Paolo Maria Nocera Italy Alex Ciompi Italy Alex Ciompi Coloni Motorsport

Standings[edit]

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PP FL
20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1 1
Pos Driver ADR MAG PER MUG IMO VAR MNZ VAL MIS Pts
1 Italy Matteo Cressoni 1 Ret 1 3 2 2 2 2 Ret 3 4 8 Ret 5 146
2 Finland Toni Vilander[N 1] 1 1 1 1 1 Ret 4 Ret 1 Ret 8 146
3 Italy Alex Ciompi 2 4 2 7 6 6 3 5 Ret 8 2 6 2 1 139
4 Italy Michele Rugolo 3 Ret Ret 2 7 3 5 3 3 Ret 6 2 1 2 135
5 Italy Stefano Gattuso Ret 1 4 5 4 5 6 7 4 7 3 7 4 7 112
6 Italy Marco Bonanomi[N 1] 1 1 1 4 5 7 86
7 Italy Andrea Tiso 4 3 5 8 8 9 8 4 Ret 6 7 5 6 4 85
8 Italy Davide di Benedetto[N 1] Ret 6 3 4 4 6 5 10 53
9 Italy Maurizio Ceresoli 9 6 Ret 9 9 8 9 8 6 9 8 9 7 3 49
10 Italy Davide Mazzoleni[N 1] 7 2 6 Ret 5 33
11 Italy Davide Rigon[N 1] 6 Ret Ret 4 5 7 7 Ret Ret 32
12 Germany Daniel la Rosa[N 1] 2 2 31
13 Italy Paolo Maria Nocera[N 1] Ret 7 12 5 3 8 Ret 28
14 Italy Omar Galeffi[N 1] 8 5 3 23
15 Spain Álvaro Barba[N 1] 3 Ret 12
16 Italy Giovanni Berton[N 1] 5 8
17 San Marino Paolo Meloni[N 1] 10 7 10 DNS 6
18 Italy Francesco Dracone[N 1] 11 9 8 Ret 5
19 Italy Gianpiero Negrotti[N 1] 10 10 2
20 Italy Giovanni Rambelli 11 11 0
21 Italy Sergio Ghiotto Ret 11 0
Italy Davide Valsecchi Ret Ret 0
Italy Imeiro Brigliadori Ret DNS 0
Italy Franco Ghiotto Ret 0
Italy Alberto Morelli Ret 0
Pos Driver ADR MAG PER MUG IMO VAR MNZ VAL MIS Pts
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

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Ineligible for championship title contesting.

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race Calendar: Italian Formula 3 Championship – Season 2004". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b Verlicchi, Giorgio (24 October 2012). "Matteo Cressoni tricolore Primo successo di Alex Ciompi". ItaliaRacing.net (in Italian). Inpagina. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Entrylist: Italian Formula 3 Championship – Season 2004". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 26 August 2012.

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