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1989 German Formula Three Championship

1989 German Formula Three Championship
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The 1989 German Formula Three Championship (German: 1989 Deutsche Formel-3-Meisterschaft) was a multi-event motor racing championship for single-seat open wheel formula racing cars that held across Europe. The championship featured drivers competing in two-litre Formula Three racing cars which conform to the technical regulations, or formula, for the championship. It commenced on 16 April at Hockenheim and ended at the same place on 30 September after twelve rounds.

Krafft Walzen Team Marko RSM driver Karl Wendlinger became a champion. He won one of the tightest championship battle in the history of the German Formula Three, as top-three drivers in the drivers were divided just by one point. Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished as runner-up and had one more race victory than other drivers in top-three. Michael Schumacher was equal on points with Frentzen and victorious at Zeltweg and Nürburgring. Michael Bartels, Peter Zakowski and Frank Krämer were the other race winners. Franz Engstler clinched the B-Cup championship title.[1]

Teams and driversEdit

Entry List[2]
Team No. Driver Class Chassis Engine Rounds
  West WTS Racing 1   Frank Schmickler A Reynard 893/059 Volkswagen All
  ONS Nachwuchsteam — WTS Racing 2   Michael Schumacher A Reynard 893/058 Volkswagen All
  Volkswagen Motorsport 3   Frank Krämer A BSR 389/02 Volkswagen 1–9
  Marco Werner A 11–12
4   Ellen Lohr A BSR 389/01 All
  Cosy Informatik Systeme 5   Michael Roppes A Martini MK58/01 Volkswagen All
55   Peter Schär B Martini MK55/03 1–8, 10–11
  Michael Krumm B 12
  Zimmspeed Racing Team 6   Hanspeter Kaufmann A Dallara 389/025 Volkswagen 4–6, 8
  Bongers Motorsport 7   Michael Bartels A Reynard 893/055 Volkswagen All
8   Daniel Müller A Reynard 893/063 1–8
  Team JSK Baumanagement 9   Frank Biela A Reynard 893/077 Volkswagen 1–4, 6–9
10   Heinz-Harald Frentzen A Dallara 389/025 All
  Opel Team Deutschland 9   Frank Krämer A Reynard 893/077 Opel 10–12
  Style Auto Racing Team 11   Wolfgang Kaufmann A Dallara 388/033 Volkswagen All
  Mönninghoff Sympathik Racing 12   Ralf Kelleners A Reynard 893/079 Volkswagen 1–2
  Gerrit van Kouwen A 4, 6–8, 10
  Klaus Panchyrz A 11–12
54   Franz Engstler B Reynard 883/017 1–5
  Klaus Panchyrz B 6–8, 10
  Peter Schär B 9
  Peter Zakowski Racing 13   Peter Zakowski A Reynard 893/078 Volkswagen All
  Krafft Walzen Team Marko RSM 14   Karl Wendlinger A Ralt RT33/797 Alfa Romeo All
  HC Hessel Motorsport 17   Marc Hessel A Reynard 893/098 Volkswagen 1–11
18   Georg Arbinger A Reynard 893/097 1–7
  Eufra Racing 21   Víctor Rosso A Tark Aleko JK173/02 Volkswagen 1–6, 8
  Meik Wagner A Tark Aleko JK173/02 5, 9–12
22   Ralf Kelleners A Tark Aleko JK173/01 3–12
  Gätmo Motorsport 23   Meik Wagner A Reynard 893 Volkswagen 1, 4–7, 9–12
24   Flurin Zegg A Reynard 893 6
  Formel Rennsport Club 25   Gianni Bianchi A Dallara 389/010 Volkswagen 1–2, 5–6
  Wittwer Racing 27   Rolf Kuhn A Reynard 893/052 Volkswagen 1
  Rene Wartmann 28   Rene Wartmann A Dallara 389/010 Volkswagen 10–12
  Rex Autopflege Nachwuchsteam 50   Thorsten Walz B Reynard 883/016 Volkswagen 1–3
  Franz Engstler B 6–12
  Frank Beyerlein 51   Frank Beyerlein B Reynard 883/001 Volkswagen 1–3, 5–12
  Squadra Foitek 52   Jacques Isler B Dallara 388/002 Volkswagen 1–2, 6
  Ski Zell Sport Team 53   Franz Binder B Reynard 883/005 Volkswagen 1, 3–6, 8, 10–12
  Vienna Racing Team 59   Tom Kristensen B Reynard 883/052 Volkswagen 4–6
  MSC Scuderia Mitwitz 60   Justin Sünkel B Dallara 387/014 Volkswagen All
  Richard Hamann 61   Richard Hamann B Reynard 873/051 Volkswagen 1, 6
  Rechsteiner Racing SA 63   David Luyet B Dallara 388/001 Volkswagen 3, 6, 8
  Svend Hansen 65   Svend Hansen B Reynard 883/040 Volkswagen 2
  Thomas Gellermann 66   Thomas Gellermann B Reynard 863/039 Volkswagen 1
  Walter Lechner Racing School 69   Mercedes Stermitz B Dallara 388/031 Volkswagen 6
  Walter Perfler 70   Walter Perfler B Ralt RT31/701 Volkswagen 5
  Team Hödlmoser 71   Mario Moser B Dallara 388/042 Toyota 5
  MSC Aschau 75   Josef Neuhauser B Reynard 873/045 Volkswagen 5
  Joachim Ryschka 77   Joachim Ryschka B Ralt RT31/707 Volkswagen 10–12
  Volkmar Löw 78   Volkmar Löw B Ralt RT30/530 Volkswagen 11
  MSC "12" München 79   Jaroslav Vorel B KDV 4/01 Volkswagen 11–12
  Johann Stelzer 80   Johann Stelzer B Reynard 883/004 Volkswagen 1
  Team Theuermann 82   Wolfgang Petutschnig B Ralt RT30/563 Volkswagen 5
Icon Class
A A
B B

CalendarEdit

Round Location Circuit Date Supporting
1   Hockenheim, West Germany Hockenheimring 16 April AvD/MAC Rennsport-Festival
2   Nürburg, West Germany Nürburgring 30 April 51. ADAC Eifelrennen
3   Berlin, West Germany AVUS 28 May ADAC-Avus-Rennen
4   Brno, Czechoslovakia Masaryk Circuit 11 June Grand Prix Brno
5   Zeltweg, Austria Österreichring 18 June Preis des Aichfeldes
6   Hockenheim, West Germany Hockenheimring 2 July ADAC-Preis Hockenheim
7   Wunstorf, West Germany Wunstorf 9 July 22. ADAC-Flugplatzrennen Wunstorf
8   Hockenheim, West Germany Hockenheimring 29 July German Grand Prix
9   Diepholz, West Germany Diepholz Airfield Circuit 6 August 22. ADAC-Flugplatzrennen Diepholz
10   Nürburg, West Germany Nürburgring 3 September ADAC Großer Preis der Tourenwagen
11   Nürburg, West Germany Nürburgring 24 September XVI. ADAC Bilstein Super Sprint
12   Hockenheim, West Germany Hockenheimring 30 September DMV-Preis von Hockenheim

ResultsEdit

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team B Class Winner
1   Hockenheimring   Michael Bartels   Michael Bartels   Frank Krämer   Volkswagen Motorsport   Frank Beyerlein
2   Nürburgring   Michael Bartels   Michael Bartels   Michael Bartels   Bongers Motorsport   Frank Beyerlein
3   AVUS   Frank Schmickler   Frank Krämer   Karl Wendlinger   Krafft Walzen Team Marko RSM   Franz Binder
4   Masaryk Circuit   Michael Bartels   Frank Biela   Michael Bartels   Bongers Motorsport   Franz Engstler
5   Österreichring   Michael Schumacher   Karl Wendlinger   Michael Schumacher   ONS Nachwuchsteam — WTS Racing   Franz Engstler
6   Hockenheimring   Karl Wendlinger   Karl Wendlinger   Heinz-Harald Frentzen   Team JSK Baumanagement   Jacques Isler
7   Wunstorf   Wolfgang Kaufmann not recorded   Heinz-Harald Frentzen   Team JSK Baumanagement   Franz Engstler
8   Hockenheimring   Heinz-Harald Frentzen   Heinz-Harald Frentzen   Karl Wendlinger   Krafft Walzen Team Marko RSM   Franz Engstler
9   Diepholz Airfield Circuit   Heinz-Harald Frentzen   Michael Bartels   Heinz-Harald Frentzen   Team JSK Baumanagement   Franz Binder
10   Nürburgring   Peter Zakowski   Peter Zakowski   Peter Zakowski   Peter Zakowski Racing   Klaus Panchyrz
11   Nürburgring   Michael Schumacher   Peter Zakowski   Michael Schumacher   ONS Nachwuchsteam — WTS Racing   Frank Beyerlein
12   Hockenheimring   Heinz-Harald Frentzen   Klaus Panchyrz   Michael Bartels   Bongers Motorsport   Franz Engstler

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 HOC1
 
NÜR1
 
AVU
 
BRN
 
ZEL
 
HOC2
 
WUN
 
HOC3
 
DIE
 
NÜR2
 
NÜR3
 
HOC4
 
Points
1   Karl Wendlinger DNS 4 1 4 4 2 4 1 3 2 7 14 164
2   Heinz-Harald Frentzen 11 6 5 9 2 1 1 2 1 7 Ret 2 163
3   Michael Schumacher 3 3 3 5 1 3 12 19 4 5 1 3 163
4   Michael Bartels 20 1 8 1 3 4 Ret 5 2 3 19 1 150
5   Wolfgang Kaufmann 9 5 2 12 11 7 3 3 DNS 4 2 8 138
6   Peter Zakowski 7 Ret Ret 2 5 19 11 4 5 1 3 4 132
7   Ellen Lohr 2 9 Ret 10 13 20 5 10 7 9 5 9 112
8   Michael Roppes 5 12 16 6 8 8 2 17 8 Ret 8 10 108
9   Frank Krämer 1 7 4 Ret 19 Ret DNS 10 8 8 4 18 95
10   Ralf Kelleners 6 10 Ret Ret 14 10 6 Ret 6 6 20 75
11   Frank Schmickler 4 Ret 17 Ret 6 11 8 16 11 17 Ret 7 74
12   Franz Engstler 13 17 Ret 13 10 Ret 6 11 14 15 15 11 65
13   Frank Biela 10 Ret 6 3 6 Ret Ret 6 64
14   Marc Hessel DNS 16 11 21 12 14 13 9 8 10 Ret 58
15   Daniel Müller DNS 8 7 8 9 Ret Ret 7 56
16   Klaus Panchyrz 7 Ret 9 Ret 12 9 6 52
17   Peter Schär 18 14 12 17 28 16 Ret 12 12 13 13 44
18   Gerrit van Kouwen 7 9 7 Ret 11 42
19   Frank Beyerlein 8 11 15 16 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 12 17 39
20   Franz Binder 14 9 18 20 13 13 Ret 14 15 37
21   Justin Sünkel 19 19 14 19 24 18 10 14 13 16 Ret 16 32
22   Víctor Rosso DNS 2 Ret 11 17 Ret 18 29
23   Marco Werner 10 5 23
24   Jacques Isler 22 15 5 18
25   Georg Arbinger 15 13 18 16 25 Ret Ret 14
26   Hanspeter Kaufmann 14 21 12 Ret 12
27   Meik Wagner 21 20 22 17 Ret Ret Ret 18 12 10
28   David Luyet 10 Ret DNS 9
29   Thorsten Walz 16 Ret 13 9
30   Rene Wartmann Ret 11 Ret 8
31   Tom Kristensen 15 15 DNS 8
32   Rolf Kuhn 12 7
33   Michael Krumm 13 6
34   Svend Hansen Ret 14 5
35   Richard Hamann Ret 15 4
36   Joachim Ryschka 18 16 Ret 4
37   Gianni Bianchi 17 18 23 21 3
38   Jaroslav Vorel 17 19 2
  Josef Neuhauser 18 0
  Günter Aberer 26 0
  Mario Moser 27 0
  Wolfgang Petutschnig 29 0
  Walter Perfler Ret 0
  Thomas Gellermann DNS 0
  Mercedes Stermitz Ret 0
  Johann Stelzer DNS 0
  Flurin Zegg DNS 0
  Volkmar Löw DNQ 0
Pos Driver HOC1
 
NÜR1
 
AVU
 
BRN
 
ZEL
 
HOC2
 
WUN
 
HOC3
 
DIE
 
NÜR2
 
NÜR3
 
HOC4
 
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 1989 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  2. ^ "STARTERLISTE 1989 DEUTSCHE FORMEL-3-MEISTERSCHAFT" (PDF) (in German). formel3guide.com. Retrieved 17 October 2016.

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