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1989 International Formula 3000 Championship

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1989 FIA International Formula 3000 Championship
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The 1989 International Formula 3000 Championship was contested over 10 rounds. Jean Alesi won the title, while also competing in the last half of the Formula One season for Tyrrell.

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Season summaryEdit

The season began with Thomas Danielsson winning at Silverstone, after returning from the eye problems that had caused him to miss most of the previous year.

Martin Donnelly then won on the road at Vallelunga, but was disqualified. His Eddie Jordan Racing team had modified the Reynard's nosecone, but it had not been subjected to the mandatory crash test.[1]

At the Pau Grand Prix, Éric Bernard led the two EJR cars of Jean Alesi and Donnelly after an aborted first start. However, Bernard was caught behind an accident involving Paul Belmondo and stalled his car, allowing Alesi to go through and take the victory. Bernard stormed back though the field, but collided with Mark Blundell while battling for second place. Bernard would win the next race at Jerez. Andrea Chiesa then won a close race on the dusty Enna circuit.

Meanwhile, three F3000 regulars—Alesi, Bernard and Donnelly—all made their Formula One debuts at the French Grand Prix in July. Alesi was particularly impressive for Tyrrell, finishing fourth, and he would continue to drive for them when the F3000 schedule allowed.

The EJR team won the next three races, allowing Alesi to take a commanding lead in the championship. His closest rival Érik Comas won at Le Mans but Alesi's single point, along with the tiebreaker of most wins, meant that he clinched the title. Alesi then skipped the last round in at Dijon-Prenois to race in the Japanese Grand Prix, allowing Comas to tie his point total with the win.

Drivers and teamsEdit

Team Chassis Engine No. Drivers Rounds
  Bromley Motorsport Reynard 89D Ford Cosworth 1   Marco Greco 6
2   Gary Brabham 1-2, 4
  Cor Euser 8
  David Velay 10
  Eddie Jordan Racing Reynard 89D Mugen Honda 3   Martin Donnelly All
4   Jean Alesi 1-9
  Rickard Rydell 10
  First Racing Reynard 89D Judd 5   Jean-Denis Délétraz All
6   Marco Apicella All
March 89B 7   Fabrizio Giovanardi All
  GA Motorsport March 89B Judd 8   Philippe Favre 1-9
  Marco Greco 10
9   Jacques Goudchaux 1-9
  Andrew Gilbert-Scott All
Lola T89/50 Ford Cosworth 21   Eric van de Poele All
22   Stéphane Proulx All
  Lola Motorsport Lola T89/50 Judd 10   Enrico Bertaggia 1
11   Mauro Martini 1
Racetech 3000 Reynard 89D Ford Cosworth 12   Didier Artzet 1-3
  Madgwick International Reynard 89D Ford Cosworth 16   Thomas Danielsson All
17   Gary Evans All
CoBRa Motorsports Reynard 89D Ford Cosworth 18   Ross Hockenhull 1, 4, 6-7
  Alain Ferté 2-3
19   Pedro Chaves All
20   Michel Ferté 5
  Alain Ferté 8-10
  Footwork Mooncraft MC041 Mugen Honda 23   Ukyo Katayama 1-4
  Damon Hill 5-10
  Pacific Racing Reynard 89D Mugen Honda 24   Eddie Irvine All
25   JJ Lehto 1-9
  Allan McNish 10
  DAMS Lola T89/50 Mugen Honda 26   Érik Comas All
33   Eric Bernard All
  Middlebridge Racing Reynard 89D Ford Cosworth 27   Mark Blundell All
28   Phil Andrews All
CDM Reynard 89D Ford Cosworth 29   Paul Belmondo All
30   Eric Chéli All
  Roni Motorsport Reynard 89D Ford Cosworth 31   Andrea Chiesa All
32   Emanuele Naspetti All
  Automotive BVM Reynard 89D Judd 38   Massimo Monti 1-3
  Franco Scapini 4-9
  Alessandro Zanardi 10
Cowman Racing Reynard 89D Judd 39   Enrico Bertaggia 2-4
  Domenico Gitto 5-6
  Perry McCarthy 7-9
  Apomatox Reynard 89D Ford Cosworth 40   Dominique Delestre 1-4, 10
41   Phillipe Gache 3-10
  Forti Corse Lola T89/50 Ford Cosworth 42   Claudio Langes All
  Leyton House Racing March 89B Judd 43   Mauro Martini 3-5
Ford Cosworth   Gary Brabham 6-10

CalendarEdit

Round Circuit Date Laps Distance Time Speed Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner
1   Silverstone Circuit 9 April 41 4.778=196.308 km 0'55:31.92 211.73 km/h   Philippe Favre   Philippe Favre1   Thomas Danielsson
2   ACI Vallelunga Circuit 30 April 64 3.2=204.80 km 1'13:08.797 167.991 km/h   Martin Donnelly   Marco Apicella   Fabrizio Giovanardi2
3   Pau Grand Prix 15 May 72 2.76=198.72 km 1'28:51.90 134.173 km/h   Marco Apicella   Éric Bernard
  Marco Apicella
  Jean Alesi
4   Circuito de Jerez 4 June 48 4.218=202.464 km 1'18:28.48 154.80 km/h   Éric Bernard   Éric Bernard   Éric Bernard
5   Autodromo di Pergusa 23 July 39 4.95=193.050 km 0'58:54.5 196.626 km/h   Jean Alesi   Martin Donnelly   Andrea Chiesa
6   Brands Hatch 20 August 48 4.19=201.12 km 1'02:03.76 194.15 km/h   Érik Comas   Éric Bernard   Martin Donnelly
7   Birmingham 28 August 51 3.975=202.725 km 1'11:48.98 169.36 km/h   Jean Alesi   Jean Alesi   Jean Alesi
8   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 16 September 28 6.94=194.30 km 1'02:40.93 186.005 km/h   Érik Comas   Érik Comas   Jean Alesi
9   Bugatti Circuit 24 September 46 4.267=196.0 km 1'12:31.43 168.59 km/h   Éric Bernard   Érik Comas   Érik Comas
10   Dijon-Prenois 22 October 54 3.8=205.2 km 1'05:07.20 189.066 km/h   Éric Bernard   Érik Comas   Érik Comas

Notes

1 JJ Lehto set the fastest race lap, but was disqualified after the race for having an illegal rev-limiter.[2]
2 Martin Donnelly won on the road, but was disqualified for using a nosecone that had not been subjected to the mandatory crash test.

Final points standingsEdit

DriverEdit

For every race points were awarded: 9 points to the winner, 6 for runner-up, 4 for third place, 3 for fourth place, 2 for fifth place and 1 for sixth place.

Jean Alesi won the championship by virtue of having three wins to Érik Comas' two. He skipped the last race of the season with the championship already won.

Place Name Team Chassis Engine SIL
 
VLL
 
PAU
 
JER
 
PER
 
BRH
 
BIR
 
SPA
 
BUG
 
DIJ
 
Points
1   Jean Alesi Jordan Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 3 - 9 2 - 6 9 9 1 - 39
2   Érik Comas DAMS Lola Mugen Honda 2 3 - 6 - 4 - 6 9 9 39
3   Éric Bernard DAMS Lola Mugen Honda - - - 9 - 3 3 - 4 6 25
4   Marco Apicella First Racing Reynard Judd - - 6 4 3 - 6 4 - - 23
5   Eric van de Poele Players/GA Motorsports/Colt Racing Lola Ford Cosworth 1 4 - 3 - - - 3 6 2 19
6   Andrea Chiesa Roni Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth - 6 - - 9 - - - - - 15
7   Thomas Danielsson Madgwick International Reynard Ford Cosworth 9 - 4 - - - - 1 - - 14
8   Martin Donnelly Jordan Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - 9 4 - - - 13
9   Eddie Irvine Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - 4 - 1 - 3 3 11
10   Fabrizio Giovanardi First Racing March Judd - 9 - - - - - - - - 9
11   Mark Blundell Middlebridge Reynard Ford Cosworth 4 - 1 - - - 2 - - 1 8
12   Claudio Langes Forti Corse Lola Ford Cosworth - - - - 6 1 - - - - 7
13   Philippe Favre GA Motorsports Lola Ford Cosworth 6 - - - - - - - - - 6
  JJ Lehto Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - 3 1 - - - 2 - - 6
15   Andrew Gilbert-Scott GA Motorsports Lola Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - 4 4
16   Alain Ferté CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth - 1 2 - - - - - - - 3
17   Emanuele Naspetti Roni Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth - 2 - - - - - - - - 2
  Gary Evans Madgwick International Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - 2 - - - - - 2
  Gary Brabham Leyton House Racing March Judd - - - - - 2 - - - - 2
  Stéphane Proulx Players/GA Motorsports/Colt Racing Lola Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - 2 - 2

Complete overviewEdit

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

R = retired, NS = did not start, NQ = did not qualify, DIS = disqualified (placing before disqualification displayed alongside in parentheses)

Place Name Team Chassis Engine SIL
 
VLL
 
PAU
 
JER
 
PER
 
BRH
 
BIR
 
SPA
 
BUG
 
DIJ
 
1   Jean Alesi Jordan Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 7 4 18 R 3 1 6 5 1 R 3 2 1 1 2 1 3 6 - -
2   Érik Comas DAMS Lola Mugen Honda 11 5 6 4 30 NQ 2 2 19 R 1 3 7 R 1 2 2 1 2 1
3   Éric Bernard DAMS Lola Mugen Honda 2 R 11 R 2 R 1 1 6 R 2 4 5 4 3 R 1 3 1 2
4   Marco Apicella First Racing March Judd 13 8
Reynard Judd 2 R 1 2 5 3 5 4 12 R 2 2 8 3 8 R 9 R
5   Eric van de Poele Players/GA Motorsports/Colt Racing Lola Ford Cosworth 14 6 15 3 12 R 8 4 24 R 23 R 8 14 5 4 7 2 10 5
6   Andrea Chiesa Roni Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth 16 11 9 2 18 R 11 R 4 1 11 R 4 13 18 17 14 R 6 R
7   Thomas Danielsson Madgwick International Reynard Ford Cosworth 3 1 4 R 7 3 17 12 23 R 10 R 15 R 19 6 11 13 16 11
8   Martin Donnelly Jordan Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 4 R 1 DIS(1) 4 R 4 R 2 R 4 1 3 3 20 R 4 7 3 17
9   Eddie Irvine Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 5 NS 24 R 19 R 3 R 3 3 5 R 9 6 12 9 5 4 7 4
10   Fabrizio Giovanardi First Racing March Judd 28 NQ 7 1
Reynard Judd 6 R 21 14 12 R 29 NQ 21 NS 26 13 28 NQ 20 12
11   Mark Blundell Middlebridge Reynard Ford Cosworth 6 3 3 R 8 6 29 NQ 14 R 6 R 17 5 9 NS 12 R 5 6
12   Claudio Langes Forti Corse Lola Ford Cosworth 22 12 17 R 13 R 10 7 7 2 20 6 12 9 25 15 16 9 14 7
13   Philippe Favre GA Motorsports Lola Ford Cosworth 1 2 14 R 5 7 9 R 9 R 7 7 16 R 24 12 - - - -
  JJ Lehto Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 8 DIS(3) 5 R 10 4 16 6 8 R 8 R 23 R 4 5 10 R - -
15   Andrew Gilbert-Scott GA Motorsports Lola Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 3
16   Alain Ferté CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth - - 10 6 21 5 - - - - - - - - 6 R 9 R 26 13
17   Emanuele Naspetti Roni Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth 25 16 8 5 23 NQ 7 R 25 R 14 9 6 R 10 R 13 10 8 10
  Gary Evans Madgwick International Reynard Ford Cosworth 10 R 25 11 20 R 24 17 10 5 21 R 18 R 13 16 27 NQ 29 NQ
  Gary Brabham Bromley Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth 19 R 22 8 - - 19 13 - -
Leyton House Racing March Judd 18 5 28 NQ 23 11 25 R 25 R
  Stéphane Proulx Players/GA Motorsports/Colt Racing Lola Ford Cosworth 9 R 16 9 11 R 12 10 15 R 13 R 20 R 7 8 6 5 11 R
-   Phil Andrews Middlebridge Reynard Ford Cosworth 15 7 20 R 25 NQ 14 11 17 R 9 10 11 7 16 R 17 12 19 R
-   Perry McCarthy Cowman Racing Lola Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - 29 NQ 11 7 26 15 - -
-   Didier Artzet Racetech 3000 Reynard Ford Cosworth 23 R 12 7 17 R - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-   Philippe Gache Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - 14 R 15 8 29 NQ 16 R 10 8 15 R 18 8 17 R
-   Ross Hockenhull CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 21 R - - - - - - - - 17 8 24 11 - - - - - -
-   Allan McNish Pacific Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 8
-   Jacques Goudchaux GA Motorsports Lola Ford Cosworth 20 10 21 10 26 NQ 13 9 27 NQ 28 NQ 19 R 29 NQ 22 14 - -
-   Jean-Denis Délétraz First Racing March Judd 26 14 19 R 16 R 25 15
Reynard Judd 18 R 15 R 13 12 27 NQ 15 R 12 9
-   Mauro Martini Lola Motorsport March Judd 12 9 - -
Leyton House Racing March Judd 28 NQ 23 16 16 R - - - - - - - - - -
-   Paul Belmondo CDM Reynard Ford Cosworth 18 13 13 R 22 R 20 R 22 R 19 12 14 R 14 10 19 R 24 18
-   Franco Scapini Automotive BVM Reynard Judd - - - - - - 27 NQ 21 R 30 NQ 26 10 30 NQ 29 NQ - -
-   Éric Chéli CDM Reynard Ford Cosworth 17 NS 26 12 9 R 28 NQ 11 R 27 NQ 22 NS 22 R 21 11 27 NQ
-   Pedro Chaves CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 24 15 28 NQ 29 NQ 22 R 26 R 22 11 25 R 28 NQ 23 17 28 NQ
-   Damon Hill Footwork Mooncraft Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - 20 R 24 R 27 NS 17 14 24 16 21 15
-   David Velay Bromley Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22 14
-   Alessandro Zanardi Automotive BVM Reynard Judd - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23 16
-   Ukyo Katayama Footwork Mooncraft Mugen Honda 29 NQ 23 R 24 NQ 26 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
-   Enrico Bertaggia Lola Motorsport March Judd 30 NQ
Cowman Racing Lola Ford Cosworth 30 NQ 31 NQ 18 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
-   Marco Greco Bromley Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - 25 R - - - -
GA Motorsports Lola Ford Cosworth 20 R 18 R
-   Massimo Monti Automotive BVM Reynard Judd 27 NQ 27 NQ 15 R - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-   Domenico Gitto Cowman Racing Lola Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - 28 NQ 26 R - - - - - - - -
-   Michel Ferté CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - 13 R - - - - - - - - - -
-   Cor Euser Bromley Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 21 R - - - -
-   Rickard Rydell Jordan Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 R
-   Dominique Delestre Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth 31 NQ 29 NQ 27 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [http://www.forix.com/8w/donnelly.html Who? � Martin Donnelly]. 8w, retrieved 7 July 2011.
  2. ^ F3000 1985-89, retrieved 7 July 2011