2013 Australian Drivers' Championship

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2013 Australian Drivers' Championship
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The 2013 Formula 3 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title, the winner of which was awarded the 2013 CAMS Gold Star. It was the 57th Australian Drivers' Championship and the ninth to be contested with open wheel racing cars constructed in accordance with FIA Formula 3 regulations. The championship began on 29 March at the Mount Panorama Circuit and ended on 17 November at Sandown Raceway after seven rounds across five different states and territories. Formula 3 Management Pty Ltd was appointed by CAMS as the Category Manager for the Championship.[1]

With nine victories and nine second places, Tim Macrow won his second Australian Drivers' Championship title by 32 points ahead of seven-time race winner John Magro, while Nick Foster rounded out the top three placings, with two race victories to his name. The only other race winners during the season were Nathan Morcom and James Winslow, who each won a race at the Mount Panorama round.

Race calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over a seven-round series.[2]

Round Circuit Date Format Winning driver Car
1 New South Wales Mount Panorama Circuit 29–31 March Two races James Winslow Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz
2 Tasmania Symmons Plains Raceway 5–7 April Three races Tim Macrow Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz
3 Northern Territory Hidden Valley Raceway 14–15 June Three races Nick Foster Mygale M08 Mercedes-Benz
4 New South Wales Sydney Motorsport Park 12–14 July Three races John Magro Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz
5 Queensland Queensland Raceway 2–4 August Three races Tim Macrow Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz
6 Victoria (Australia) Phillip Island 20–22 September Three races John Magro Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz
7 Victoria (Australia) Sandown Raceway 15–17 November Three races John Magro Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers contested the 2013 Australian Drivers' Championship.

Team Class Chassis Engine No. Driver Rounds
Team BRM Gold Star Dallara F307 HWA-Mercedes-Benz 1 United Kingdom James Winslow 1
2 Australia Tim Macrow 2–7
3 Australia John Magro All
4 Australia Jordan Oon 1–6
Australia Simon Hodge 7
Mygale M08 5 Australia Nick Foster All
R-Tek Motorsport Gold Star Dallara F307 HWA-Mercedes-Benz 6 Australia Nathan Morcom 1–5
Australia Jack Le Brocq 6
7 Australia Steel Giuliana 1–4
National Dallara F304 Spiess-Opel 8 Australia Todd Hazelwood All
9 Australia Jon Collins All
Astuti Motorsport Gold Star Dallara F307 Sodemo-Renault 11 Australia Nick McBride 1
Gilmour Racing National Dallara F304 Spiess-Opel 16 South Africa Arrie Maree All
Gold Star Dallara F307 HWA-Mercedes-Benz 17 Australia Ben Gersekowski All
Tim Macrow Racing Gold Star Dallara F307 Spiess-Opel 25 Australia Tim Macrow 1
Erebus Academy Gold Star Mygale M08 HWA-Mercedes-Benz 36 Australia Jack Le Brocq 1–2
New Zealand Andre Heimgartner 3
Harvest Motorsport Gold Star Mygale M08 HWA-Mercedes-Benz 46 Australia Aiden Wright 6
AGI Sport National Dallara F304 Renault 66 Australia Nathan Gotch 4
BF Racing Gold Star Dallara F308 HWA-Mercedes-Benz 93 Australia Hayden Cooper 1–3

Classes[edit]

Competing cars were nominated into one of three classes:[1]

  • Australian Formula 3 Championship – for automobiles constructed in accordance with the FIA Formula 3 regulations that applied in the year of manufacture between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2011.[1]
  • National Class – for automobiles constructed in accordance with the FIA Formula 3 regulations that applied in the year of manufacture between 1 January 1999 and 31 December 2004.[1]
  • Invitational Class.[1]

Points system[edit]

Outright championship points were awarded as follows:[1]

  • One point was awarded to the driver placed in the highest grid position for the first race at each round.[1]
  • 20–15–12–10–8–6–4–3–2–1 for the first ten finishing positions in each race of a round which comprised two races.[1]
  • 12–9–8–7–6–5–4–3–2–1 for the first ten finishing position in the first two races of a round which comprised three races.[1]
  • 20–15–12–10–8–6–4–3–2–1 basis for the first ten finishing position in the third race of a round which comprised three races.[1]
  • One point was awarded to the driver setting the fastest lap time in each race.[1]

Points towards the National Class award were allocated on the same basis as used for the outright championship.[1]

Results[edit]

Australian Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos. Driver[3] BAT
1
BAT
2
SYM
1
SYM
2
SYM
3
HID
1
HID
2
HID
3
SMP
1
SMP
2
SMP
3
QLD
1
QLD
2
QLD
3
PHI
1
PHI
2
PHI
3
SAN
1
SAN
2
SAN
3
Pts [3]
1 Australia Tim Macrow DNS DNS 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 238
2 Australia John Magro 2 5 5 4 3 6 5 Ret 1 1 1 5 4 4 1 2 1 1 1 2 206
3 Australia Nick Foster 6 3 6 6 6 2 1 1 3 4 DSQ 2 5 2 Ret 4 3 Ret 3 Ret 150
4 Australia Ben Gersekowski 11 10 7 5 5 4 4 3 5 6 4 3 2 5 4 Ret DNS 7 4 4 118
5 Australia Jordan Oon 5 11 10 8 9 3 3 4 6 3 9 4 3 3 5 5 5 104
6 Australia Nathan Morcom 4 1 3 7 7 5 6 6 4 5 3 6 6 6 95
7 Australia Jack Le Brocq 3 9 4 3 4 3 3 4 66
8 South Africa Arrie Maree 8 6 8 9 10 7 9 8 10 8 8 7 9 Ret 8 6 6 5 7 DNS 56
9 Australia Todd Hazelwood 10 7 9 Ret 11 8 10 9 8 9 7 9 8 8 9 7 7 6 8 6 55
10 Australia Steel Giuliania 12 4 2 2 2 Ret DNS DNS 7 Ret 6 53
11 Australia Jon Collins 9 Ret Ret 10 12 Ret Ret DNS 9 7 10 8 7 7 7 8 8 4 6 5 51
12 United Kingdom James Winslow 1 2 27.5
13 Australia Simon Hodge 3 5 3 26
14 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner 9 7 5 14
15 Australia Hayden Cooper Ret DNS 11 Ret 8 Ret 8 7 10
16 Australia Nick McBride 7 8 5.5
17 Australia Aiden Wright 6 Ret DNS 5
18 Australia Nathan Gotch 11 10 11 2
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)

Race 2 at the Mount Panorama round was stopped due to rain after eight of the scheduled thirteen laps had been completed and half points were awarded.[4]

National Class[edit]

The National Class award was won by Arrie Maree (247 points) from Todd Hazelwood (214.5), Jon Collins (192) and Nathan Gotch (24).[3]

Invitation Class[edit]

No drivers earned points in the Invitation Class at any round.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "2013 Australian Formula 3 Championship – Sporting and Technical Regulations" (PDF). Australian Drivers' Championship. Confederation of Australian Motor Sport. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 F3ADC Schedule Announced". F3 Management. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Latest Results, 2013 Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship". Australian Formula 3. Formula 3 Management Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 10 January 2007. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Morcom Masters Bathurst Weather For Maiden Win". Australian Formula 3. Formula 3 Management Pty Ltd. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 

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