1988 German Formula Three Championship

1988 German Formula Three Championship
Previous: 1987 Next: 1989

The 1988 German Formula Three Championship (German: 1988 Deutsche Formel-3-Meisterschaft) was a multi-event motor racing championship for single-seat open wheel formula racing cars held across Europe. The championship featured drivers competing in two-litre Formula Three racing cars which conformed to the technical regulations, or formula, for the championship. It commenced on 3 April at Zolder and ended at Hockenheim on 16 October after twelve rounds.

WTS Liqui Moly Equipe driver Joachim Winkelhock won the championship. He led the championship battle from the start of the season with a series of three consecutive wins. Otto Rensing lost seven points to Winkelhock and finished as runner-up with wins at Hockenheim and Nürburgring. Frank Biela won at Mainz Finthen and Hungaroring (the Hungarian track was in the schedule of German F3 for the first and the last time) and completed the top-three in the drivers' standings. Michael Bartels, Hanspeter Kaufmann and Wolfgang Kaufmann were the other race winners. Daniel Müller clinched the B-Cup championship title.[1] The season was marred by the death of Csaba Kesjár in an accident at Norisring.

Teams and driversEdit

Entry List[2]
Team No. Driver Class Chassis Engine Rounds
  Schübel Rennsport Int. 1   Csaba Kesjár A Dallara 388/009 Volkswagen 1–7
  Team der ONS Nachwuchsförderung 2   Ralf Kelleners A Dallara 388/008 Volkswagen All
  WTS Liqui Moly Equipe 3   Joachim Winkelhock A Reynard 883/004 Volkswagen All
53   Franz Engstler B Reynard 873/087 All
  JSK Generalbau 4   Hanspeter Kaufmann A Dallara 388/002 Volkswagen All
5   Gianni Bianchi A Dallara 388/001 1
  Franco Forini A 2–11
  Daniel Müller A 12
25   Jacques Isler A Dallara 388/015 2
52   Daniel Müller B Dallara 386/023 1–11
57   Rene Wartmann B Reynard 873/084 1–2, 4–7, 9–12
68   Gianni Bianchi B Dallara 387/010 5–7
  Volkswagen Motorsport 6   Otto Rensing A Reynard 883/005 Volkswagen All
7   Frank Krämer A BSR KS388/01 All
  Josef Kaufmann 8   Peter Zakowski A Martini MK55/03 Volkswagen 1–8
  Franz Binder A 9, 12
  Ellen Lohr A 10
  Team Sonax Autopflege 9   Frank Biela A Martini MK55/04 Volkswagen All
  Malte Bongers Motorsport 10   Michael Bartels A Reynard 883/001 Volkswagen All
11   Anreas Buhk A Reynard 883 1
  Franck Fréon A 2
51   Anreas Buhk B Reynard 873/061 2–12
  Mönninghoff Racing — Sympathik Cosmetics 12   Michael Roppes A Reynard 883/017 Volkswagen All
  Style Auto Racing Team 15   Wolfgang Kaufmann A Dallara 388/033 Volkswagen All
  Gerd Lünsmann 16   Gerrit van Kouwen A Ralt RT31/710 Volkswagen 1–4, 6, 12
54   Gernot Sirrenburg B Reynard 873/045 2–3, 8–10
64   Andy Bovensiepen B Ralt RT31/710 10
69   Stefan Fricke B 8
  Walter Lechner Racing School-Schaeffler Teppichboden 17   Ellen Lohr A Dallara 388/031 Volkswagen 1–4, 6–9
  Logan Wilms A 10–11
  Mercedes Stermitz A 12
  Rex Toyota F3 Team Deutschland 18   Stefan Neuberger A Reynard 883/016 Toyota All
  P+M Motorsport 21   Josef Bertzen A Reynard 883/012 Toyota 1–9
  Krafft Walzen Team 22   Karl Wendlinger A Ralt RT32/763 Alfa Romeo All
  HC Hessel Motorsport 23   Marc Hessel A Dallara 388/042 Toyota 9–12
24   Víctor Rosso A Berta 88/002 Renault 9–10
  Formel Rennsport Club 24   Jo Zeller A Ralt RT30/640 Toyota 2
34   Franz Kaiser A Dallara 386/019 Volkswagen 9–10, 12
72   Jacques Isler B Dallara 388/015 5
  Picko Troberg Racing 27   Rickard Rydell A Reynard 883/045 Volkswagen 7
28   Peter Albertsson A Reynard 873/083 7
  MSC Rottenegg 30   Herbert Prügl A Ralt RT3/397 Toyota 8, 11
  Team Castrol Racing 31   Andras Kövesdan A Ralt RT3/397 Volkswagen 4, 11
  Team Theuermann 32   Martin Koller A Ralt RT31 Volkswagen 9
33   Wolfgang Petutschnig A Ralt RT30/563 9
62   Phillip Verellen B Ralt RT31 Volkswagen 1
  Martin Koller B 11
  Georg Neyer 35   Georg Neyer A Martini MK49/08 Volkswagen 9
  Trond-Aage Krosby   Trond-Aage Krosby A Ralt RT30/649 Volkswagen 11
  Helmut Bross Racing 37   Kalman Bodis A Reynard 873 Volkswagen 11
  Ewald Gasper 38   Georg Arbinger A Martini MK49 Volkswagen 12
  MCS Stuttgart 39   Uwe Wolpert A Ralt RT30/579 Volkswagen 10
  Svend Hansen 40   Svend Hansen A Reynard 873/078 Volkswagen 12
  Team Bernal Torantriebe 50   Sigi Betz B Reynard 863/030 Volkswagen 1–4, 7
68   Gianni Bianchi B Dallara 387/010 9–10, 12
  Johann Stelzer 55   Johann Stelzer B Reynard 863/039 Volkswagen 2, 9, 11
  EMCO Sports Team 56   Walter Zischg B Ralt RT30/614 Volkswagen 2, 5, 7, 9
  Mönninghoff Racing — Sympathik Cosmetics 59   Logan Wilms B Ralt RT31/711 Volkswagen 7, 9
  Klaus Panchyrz B 10
  Andy Bovensiepen B 12
  Richard Hamann 60   Richard Hamann B Reynard 873/051 Volkswagen 5, 7, 9, 11–12
  MSC Marktredwitz 64   Otmar Fassold B Ralt RT30/550 Volkswagen 3–5, 7, 11–12
  MSC Scuderia Mitwitz 66   Justin Sünkel B Dallara 387/014 Volkswagen 1–5, 7, 9–12
  Volkmar Löw 67   Volkmar Löw B Ralt RT30/530 Volkswagen 2–3, 7, 9, 12
  Excelsior 67   Jacky Eeckelaert B JEC 386B/01 Volkswagen 4
Icon Class
A A
B B

CalendarEdit

Round Location Circuit Date Supporting
1   Heusden-Zolder, Belgium Circuit Zolder 3 April XIX. AvD/MVBL "Bergischer Löwe"
2   Hockenheim, West Germany Hockenheimring 24 April AvD/MAC Sportwagen-Festival
3   Nürburg, West Germany Nürburgring 1 May 50. ADAC Eifelrennen
4   Brno, Czechoslovakia Masaryk Circuit 22 May AvD/MHSTC "100 Meilen von Brünn"
5   Hockenheim, West Germany Hockenheimring 29 May ADAC-Preis Hockenheim
6   Mainz, West Germany Mainz Finthen Airport 5 June 24. AvD/HMSC-Flugplatzrennen Mainz-Finthen
7   Nuremberg, West Germany Norisring 26 June ADAC-Norisring-Trophäe "200 Meilen von Nürnberg"
8   Wunstorf, West Germany Wunstorf 17 July ADAC-Flugplatzrennen Wunstorf
9   Salzburg, Austria Salzburgring 28 August ADAC-Alpentrophäe
10   Nürburg, West Germany Nürburgring 4 September 1000 km of Nürburgring
11   Mogyoród, Hungary Hungaroring 18 September ADAC-Rundstrecken-Rennen Hungaroring
12   Hockenheim, West Germany Hockenheimring 16 October 10. ADAC "Preis der Stadt Esslingen"

ResultsEdit

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team B Class Winner
1   Circuit Zolder   Joachim Winkelhock   Otto Rensing   Joachim Winkelhock   WTS Liqui Moly Equipe   Daniel Müller
2   Hockenheimring   Joachim Winkelhock   Joachim Winkelhock   Joachim Winkelhock   WTS Liqui Moly Equipe   Franz Engstler
3   Nürburgring   Joachim Winkelhock   Hanspeter Kaufmann   Joachim Winkelhock   WTS Liqui Moly Equipe   Franz Engstler
4   Masaryk Circuit   Hanspeter Kaufmann   Frank Biela   Wolfgang Kaufmann   Style Auto Racing Team   Daniel Müller
5   Hockenheimring   Joachim Winkelhock   Csaba Kesjár   Otto Rensing   Volkswagen Motorsport   Daniel Müller
6   Mainz Finthen Airport   Frank Biela   Otto Rensing   Frank Biela   Team Sonax Autopflege   Andreas Buhk
7   Norisring   Joachim Winkelhock race cancelled due to fatal accident of Csaba Kesjár[3]
8   Wunstorf   Otto Rensing   Wolfgang Kaufmann   Joachim Winkelhock   WTS Liqui Moly Equipe   Andreas Buhk
9   Salzburgring   Michael Bartels   Franco Forini   Hanspeter Kaufmann   JSK Generalbau   Daniel Müller
10   Nürburgring   Michael Roppes   Michael Bartels   Otto Rensing   Volkswagen Motorsport   Franz Engstler
11   Hungaroring   Frank Biela   Otto Rensing   Frank Biela   Team Sonax Autopflege   Frank Beyerlein
12   Hockenheimring   Michael Bartels   Wolfgang Kaufmann   Michael Bartels   Malte Bongers Motorsport   Andreas Buhk

Championship standingsEdit

A-ClassEdit

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
20 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Driver ZOL
 
HOC1
 
NÜR1
 
BRN
 
HOC2
 
MAI
 
NOR
 
WUN
 
SAL
 
NÜR2
 
HUN
 
HOC3
 
Points
1   Joachim Winkelhock 1 1 1 3 Ret 2 C 1 5 2 2 Ret 164
2   Otto Rensing 2 2 Ret 4 1 3 C 2 3 1 3 Ret 157
3   Frank Biela 3 4 Ret 2 5 1 C 3 6 Ret 1 Ret 132
4   Frank Krämer 10 5 3 8 Ret 9 C 7 4 3 16 3 119
5   Michael Bartels 4 7 15 Ret 4 4 C 4 Ret 13 4 1 117
6   Hanspeter Kaufmann 5 6 2 Ret 18 10 C Ret 1 8 9 4 111
7   Wolfgang Kaufmann 8 8 Ret 1 8 Ret C 5 2 Ret Ret 2 103
8   Michael Roppes Ret 3 8 Ret 6 14 C 9 Ret 5 5 DNS 83
9   Stefan Neuberger Ret Ret 9 7 3 17 C 11 Ret 6 Ret 5 75
10   Daniel Müller 9 19 Ret 10 2 16 C DNS 9 7 10 DNS 71
11   Karl Wendlinger Ret Ret 6 6 11 15 C Ret 16 4 6 Ret 69
12   Franz Engstler DNS 15 12 Ret 7 13 C Ret 11 12 7 7 68
13   Franco Forini 14 5 Ret 15 5 C 6 7 Ret Ret 62
14   Ellen Lohr 7 13 7 11 Ret C 8 Ret 9 59
15   Andreas Buhk Ret Ret 13 DNS 19 12 C 14 8 11 11 6 58
16   Ralf Kelleners 15 9 4 14 Ret Ret C 10 Ret 20 8 Ret 54
17   Peter Zakowski 14 17 10 5 14 7 C Ret 47
18   Gerrit van Kouwen 6 12 DNS Ret 6 9 43
19   Csaba Kesjár DSQ 10 Ret 9 16 8 C 33
20   Rene Wartmann DNS Ret 13 10 18 C 14 16 13 16 33
21   Josef Bertzen DNS 16 11 12 Ret 11 C 13 DNS 32
22   Justin Sunkel 13 DNS 16 15 13 C 17 17 15 19 27
23   Richard Hamann 12 C 13 12 Ret 20
24   Andy Bovensiepen 10 10 18
25   Franz Binder 10 13 17
26   Logan Wilms C 15 14 14 14
27   Sigi Betz 11 20 14 Ret C 13
28   Georg Arbinger 8 11
29   Jacques Isler 18 9 11
30   Marc Hessel 12 Ret 17 Ret 9
31   Jo Zeller 11 8
32   Phillip Verellen 12 7
33   Stefan Fricke 12 7
34   Mercedes Stermitz 12 7
35   Gianni Bianchi DNS Ret Ret C Ret 18 13 7
36   Otmar Fassold 18 16 DNS C Ret 17 6
37   Svend Hansen 14 5
38   Trond-Aage Krosby 15 5
39   Herbert Prügl 15 20 4
40   Franz Kaiser 20 19 15 4
41   Gernot Sirrenburg DNS 17 Ret Ret 2
42   Andras Kövesdan 17 19 2
43   Walter Zischg 21 17 C 21 2
44   Johann Stelzer DNQ 18 18 2
45   Jacky Eeckelaert 18 1
46   Volkmar Löw DNQ 19 C Ret DNS 0
47   Wolfgang Petutschnig 19 0
48   Uwe Wolpert 20 0
49   Klaus Panchyrz 21 0
50   Víctor Rosso 22 Ret 0
  Martin Koller Ret Ret 0
  Franck Fréon Ret 0
  Kalman Bodis Ret 0
  Rickard Rydell C 0
  Gerd Lünsmann C 0
  Peter Albertsson C 0
  Georg Neyer DNQ 0
Pos Driver ZOL
 
HOC1
 
NÜR1
 
BRN
 
HOC2
 
MAI
 
NOR
 
WUN
 
SAL
 
NÜR2
 
HUN
 
HOC3
 
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Formula 3 Germany 1988 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  2. ^ "STARTERLISTE 1988 DEUTSCHE FORMEL-3-MEISTERSCHAFT" (PDF) (in German). formel3guide.com. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "200 MEILEN VON NÜRNBERG – (7.LAUF DM)" (PDF) (in German). formel3guide.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 August 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2016.

External linksEdit