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1990 International Formula 3000 Championship

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1990 FIA International Formula 3000 Championship
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The 1990 International Formula 3000 Championship was the sixth season of Formula 3000 in Europe. Érik Comas won the eleven-round championship.

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Season summaryEdit

The season began on a damp Donington Park track. On the second lap, Allan McNish and Emanuele Naspetti collided on the straight before the Esses. McNish�s car went over the concrete wall, and its engine broke away and killed a spectator. Meanwhile, the race continued uninterrupted and several drivers, including polesitter Andrea Montermini, spun off in the damp conditions. McNish�s DAMS Lola teammate Érik Comas took the victory.

At the next round at Silverstone, Damon Hill overtook the two DAMS cars at the start, but suffered the same rear tire failure that had earlier claimed his teammate Gary Brabham. McNish took an emotional win just one week after his Donington crash.

The third round at Pau had to be restarted twice after accidents caused traffic jams on the narrow streets. Marco Apicella took a commanding lead, but slid off into a tire barrier, leaving Eric van de Poele to take the win. Érik Comas won the next round at Jerez, with Apicella coming second. Comas won at Monza as well, this time pursued by Eddie Irvine.

At Enna, a dusty track surface was exacerbated by the rubber �marbles� that resulted from the wearing tires. Many of the favorites spun out of the race, and Gianni Morbidelli won despite a spin of his own. Eddie Irvine managed to come in fourth with a broken front wing, having been off the track at least three times. Irvine won from Apicella at Hockenheim after polesitter Hill had spun off early.

Allan McNish won on a drying Brands Hatch track as the series returned to England. Van de Poele took his second win of the year at the Birmingham Superprix, a race in which Fabrizio Barbazza walked away from a spectacular accident. On the Bugatti Circuit at Le Mans, championship leader Comas led away. He was challenged by Philippe Gache, who put in a surprising drive in a year-old Lola before retiring. Comas won the race and clinched the title. With the championship decided, the final round at Dijon-Prenois was cancelled. Van de Poele won in the wet at Nogaro to take second in the championship.

Teams and driversEdit

Team Chassis Engine No. Driver Rounds
  Eddie Jordan Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 1   Emanuele Naspetti 1-3, 5-10
  Vincenzo Sospiri 4, 11
2   Eddie Irvine All
3   Heinz-Harald Frentzen All
  First Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 4   Fabrizio Giovanardi All
5   Marco Apicella All
6   Jean-Denis Délétraz 1-5
  Marco Greco 10-11
  GA Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth 8   Eric van de Poele All
9   Giovanni Aloi 1-4
  Otto Rensing 5
  Marco Greco 6-8
  Vittorio Zoboli 10-11
44   Thierry Delubac 10-11
  Paul Stewart Racing Lola Mugen Honda 10   John Jones All
11   Andrea Chiesa All
  Leyton House Racing Leyton House Ford Cosworth 12   Andrew Gilbert-Scott 1-7
  Paul Warwick 8-11
13   Philippe Favre 8-11
  Galaxy Racing Lola Ford Cosworth 14   Thierry Delubac 1-5
15   Franck Fréon 1-5
  Philippe Gache 10-11
  Madgwick International Reynard Mugen Honda 16   Andrea Montermini All
17   Jean-Marc Gounon All
Ford Cosworth 43   Pedro Chaves 8-11
  CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Mugen Honda 18   Michael Bartels All
19   Richard Dean 1-5
  Giovanna Amati 6-10
  Alain Menu 11
  Pacific Racing Lola Mugen Honda 24   Stéphane Proulx All
25   Marco Greco 1-2
  Claude Bourbonnais 10-11
  DAMS Lola Mugen Honda 26   Érik Comas All
33   Allan McNish All
  Middlebridge Racing Lola Ford Cosworth 27   Gary Brabham 2-11
28   Damon Hill All
  Roni Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth 31   Antonio Tamburini All
32   Giovanna Amati 1-5
  Becsport Lola Mugen Honda 32   Paolo Delle Piane 6-11
34   Giovanni Bonanno 1-4
  Domenico Gitto 6-11
  Superpower Reynard Mugen Honda 35   Phil Andrews All
36   Paul Belmondo All
  Crypton Engineering Leyton House Ford Cosworth 37   Fabrizio Barbazza All
  RSM Marko Lola Ford Cosworth 39   Karl Wendlinger 1-2, 4-9, 11
  Ellen Lohr 10
  Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth 40   Philippe Gache 1-7
  Andrew Gilbert-Scott 8-11
41   Didier Artzet 1-7, 9
  Franck Fréon 10-11
  Forti Corse Lola Ford Cosworth 42   Gianni Morbidelli All


CalendarEdit

Round Race [1] Circuit Date Laps Distance Time Speed Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner
1 Donington 200 Gold Cup   Donington Park 22 April 50 4.023=201.150 km 1'12:15.34 167.03 km/h   Andrea Montermini   Stéphane Proulx   Érik Comas
2 International Trophy   Silverstone Circuit 19 May 41 4.778=196.308 km 0'54:23.20 214.59 km/h   Allan McNish   Allan McNish   Allan McNish
3 Grand Prix de Pau   Pau Grand Prix 4 June 69 2.76=190.44 km 1'24:18.72 135.532 km/h   Érik Comas   Marco Apicella   Eric van de Poele
4 Jerez F3000   Circuito de Jerez 17 June 48 4.2179=202.459 km 1'18:07.02 155.49 km/h   Érik Comas   Érik Comas   Érik Comas
5 Monza F3000   Autodromo Nazionale Monza 24 June 34 5.8=197.2 km 0'55:19.12 213.75 km/h   Damon Hill   Damon Hill   Érik Comas
6 Grand Premio del Mediterraneo   Autodromo di Pergusa 22 July 36 4.95=178.200 km 0'55:27.219 192.80 km/h   Damon Hill   Damon Hill   Gianni Morbidelli
7 Hockenheim F3000   Hockenheimring 28 July 29 6.797=197.113 km 0'58:14.604 202.95 km/h   Damon Hill   Marco Apicella   Eddie Irvine
8 Brands Hatch F3000   Brands Hatch 19 August 48 4.1846=200.861 km 1'09:09.68 174.23 km/h   Eddie Irvine   Michael Bartels   Allan McNish
9 Halfords Birmingham Superprix   Birmingham 27 August 51 3.975=202.725 km 1'11:47.02 169.45 km/h   Marco Apicella   Marco Apicella   Eric van de Poele
10 Le Mans F3000   Bugatti Circuit 23 September 45 4.426=199.170 km 1'11:41.65 166.85 km/h   Érik Comas   Philippe Gache   Érik Comas
11 Grand Prix de Nogaro   Circuit Paul Armagnac 7 October 55 3.625=199.375 km 1'20:27.81 148.670 km/h   Gianni Morbidelli   Érik Comas   Eric van de Poele
Dijon F3000   Dijon-Prenois 21 October cancelled, championship decided

Final points standingsEdit

DriverEdit

In each championship round, 9 points were awarded to the winning driver, 6 to the runner up, 4 for third place, 3 for fourth place, 2 for fifth place and 1 for sixth place. No additional points were awarded.

Place Name Team Chassis Engine DON
 
SIL
 
PAU
 
JER
 
MNZ
 
PER
 
HOC
 
BRH
 
BIR
 
BUG
 
NOG
 
Points
1   Érik Comas DAMS Lola Mugen Honda 9 6 - 9 9 - 3 - - 9 6 51
2   Eric van de Poele GA Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 1 2 9 - - - - - 9 - 9 30
3   Eddie Irvine Jordan Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - 1 - - 6 3 9 4 - 4 - 27
4   Allan McNish DAMS Lola Mugen Honda - 9 1 - 1 6 - 9 - - - 26
5   Gianni Morbidelli Forti Corse Lola Ford Cosworth - - 4 - 3 9 - - - - 4 20
6   Marco Apicella First Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - 4 - 6 2 - 6 - - - 2 20
7   Andrea Chiesa Paul Stewart Racing Lola Mugen Honda 6 - - 2 - - - 2 6 2 - 18
8   Andrea Montermini Madgwick International Reynard Mugen Honda - 3 - 4 - - - - - 6 - 13
9   Jean-Marc Gounon Madgwick International Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - - 4 1 3 3 - 11
10   Fabrizio Giovanardi First Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - 6 1 - 1 - - 2 - - 10
11   Gary Brabham Middlebridge Lola Ford Cosworth - - - - 4 4 - - - - - 8
12   John Jones Paul Stewart Racing Lola Mugen Honda 4 - 3 - - - - - - - - 7
13   Damon Hill Middlebridge Lola Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - 6 - - - 6
14   Antonio Tamburini Roni Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth 3 - - - - - - - - - 3 6
15   Didier Artzet Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - 4 - - 4
16   Fabrizio Barbazza Crypton Engineering Leyton House Ford Cosworth - - - 3 - - - - - - - 3
  Pedro Chaves Madgwick International Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - 3 - - - 3
18   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - 2 1 - - - - 3
19   Richard Dean CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Mugen Honda 2 - - - - - - - - - - 2
  Franck Fréon Galaxy Racing Lola Ford Cosworth - - 2 - - - - - - - - 2
  Karl Wendlinger RSM Marko Lola Ford Cosworth - - - - - - 2 - - - - 2
22   Emanuele Naspetti Jordan Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - 1 - - 1
  Paul Belmondo Superpower Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - 1 - 1
  Michael Bartels CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - 1 1

Complete OverviewEdit

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

R6=retired, but classified R=retired NS=did not start NQ=did not qualify DIS(3)=disqualified after finishing in third position

Place Name Team Chassis Engine DON
 
SIL
 
PAU
 
JER
 
MNZ
 
PER
 
HOC
 
BRH
 
BIR
 
BUG
 
NOG
 
1   Érik Comas DAMS Lola Mugen Honda 2 1 2 2 1 R 1 1 3 1 8 R 7 4 14 R 5 R 1 1 2 2
2   Eric van de Poele GA Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 4 6 17 5 5 1 3 9 14 9 21 R 10 R 9 R 4 1 12 10 6 1
3   Eddie Irvine Jordan Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 15 R 8 6 15 R 14 NS 6 2 4 4 3 1 1 3 7 R 4 3 14 R
4   Allan McNish DAMS Lola Mugen Honda 5 R 1 1 6 R6 5 16 10 6 10 2 4 R 3 1 22 R 2 R 7 8
5   Gianni Morbidelli Forti Corse Lola Ford Cosworth 14 8 26 R 17 3 11 R 2 4 6 1 8 R 7 R 24 R 7 7 1 3
6   Marco Apicella First Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 3 13 6 3 3 R 2 2 7 5 2 R 2 2 5 DIS(3) 1 R 5 R 11 5
7   Andrea Chiesa Paul Stewart Racing Lola Mugen Honda 6 2 5 R 16 R 8 5 8 7 14 R 12 R 10 5 3 2 11 5 4 R
8   Andrea Montermini Madgwick International Reynard Mugen Honda 1 R 9 4 19 R 4 3 4 R 13 R 11 R 13 R 20 9 8 2 25 R
9   Jean-Marc Gounon Madgwick International Reynard Mugen Honda 9 R 23 13 24 NQ 23 R 26 R 3 DIS(7) 6 3 17 6 11 4 14 4 24 R
10   Fabrizio Giovanardi First Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 16 R 10 R 2 2 13 6 21 10 15 6 13 7 19 R 18 5 18 R 10 R
11   Gary Brabham Middlebridge Lola Ford Cosworth - - 12 R 28 NQ 24 12 9 3 20 3 25 R14 8 8 27 NQ 13 8 23 11
12   John Jones Paul Stewart Racing Lola Mugen Honda 7 3 20 11 9 4 20 R 11 R 19 R 28 NQ 29 NQ 25 11 22 9 29 NQ
13   Damon Hill Middlebridge Lola Ford Cosworth 28 NQ 3 R 13 R 9 7 1 11 1 R 1 R 2 2 17 R 10 R 3 10
14   Antonio Tamburini Roni Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth 11 4 7 9 4 R 15 13 5 8 5 8 29 NQ 16 R 13 R 20 16 8 4
15   Didier Artzet Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth 29 NQ 21 R 8 R 18 11 12 R 16 R 14 8 - - 8 3 - - - -
16   Fabrizio Barbazza Crypton Engineering Leyton House Ford Cosworth 13 R 14 R 14 R 16 4 22 R 9 R 19 9 25 R 14 R 17 R 18 18
  Pedro Chaves Madgwick International Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 4 12 R 34 NQ 21 14
18   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 8 R 16 R 10 R 17 17 19 R 12 5 15 6 24 7 6 R 15 R 27 NQ
19   Richard Dean CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Mugen Honda 18 5 11 7 20 R 10 R 23 R - - - - - - - - - - - -
  Franck Fréon Galaxy Racing Lola Ford Cosworth 30 NQ 29 NQ 12 R5 28 NQ 31 NQ - - - - - - - -
Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth 25 14 19 16
  Karl Wendlinger RSM Marko Lola Ford Cosworth 32 NQ 19 14 - - 30 NQ 15 R 17 R 20 5 27 NQ 21 10 - - 16 9
22   Emanuele Naspetti Jordan Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 17 R 13 10 22 R - - 13 R 7 R 5 R 18 R 16 6 30 NQ - -
  Paul Belmondo Superpower Reynard Mugen Honda 23 R 32 NQ 31 NQ 25 R 24 R 28 NQ 17 11 23 R 9 R 9 6 12 R
  Michael Bartels CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Mugen Honda 12 11 22 R 7 R 26 R 16 R 18 7 9 R 20 11 10 R 24 13 13 6
-   Andrew Gilbert-Scott Leyton House Racing Leyton House Ford Cosworth 19 R 25 12 25 NQ 12 10 17 R 25 R 23 13
Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth 15 10 2 7 16 11 17 13
-   Stéphane Proulx Pacific Racing Lola Mugen Honda 10 12 4 R 11 R 19 R 20 R 11 R 21 10 6 R 15 R 6 R 5 7
-   Jean-Denis Délétraz First Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 21 7 31 NQ 18 R 27 NQ 25 R - - - - - - - - - - - -
-   Giovanni Bonanno Becsport Lola Mugen Honda 22 10 15 8 29 NQ 7 R - - - - - - 21 9 28 NQ - - - -
-   Paul Warwick Leyton House Racing Leyton House Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22 R 19 8 21 NS 22 15
-   Vincenzo Sospiri Jordan Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - - 21 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - 28 NQ
-   Philippe Gache Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth 20 9 27 NQ 21 R 6 14 18 R 23 R 18 R - - - -
Galaxy Racing Lola Ford Cosworth 3 R 9 R
-   Phil Andrews Superpower Reynard Mugen Honda 25 14 18 R 30 NQ 29 NQ 28 NQ 24 R 16 12 4 R 23 R 26 12 20 19
-   Philippe Favre Leyton House Racing Leyton House Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11 12 26 NS 23 15 30 NQ
-   Alain Menu CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 12
-   Giovanni Aloi GA Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 24 R 24 15 26 NQ 22 15 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-   Giovanna Amati Roni Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth 26 R 33 NQ 27 NQ 31 NQ 30 NQ
CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Mugen Honda 27 NQ 26 15 30 NQ 29 NQ 33 NQ - -
-   Thierry Delubac Galaxy Racing Lola Ford Cosworth 31 NQ 30 NQ 23 NQ 32 NQ 29 NQ - - - - - - - -
GA Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 19 17 26 17
-   Paolo Delle Piane Roni Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - 29 NQ 24 R 26 R 30 NQ 27 NQ 31 NQ
-   Domenico Gitto Becsport Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - 26 R 22 R - - - - - - - -
-   Marco Greco Pacific Racing Lola Mugen Honda 27 NQ 28 NQ - - - - - -
GA Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 22 R 27 NQ 28 NQ - -
First Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 28 NQ 32 NQ
-   Claude Bourbonnais Pacific Racing Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 29 NQ 34 NQ
-   Vittorio Zoboli GA Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 32 NQ 33 NQ
-   Otto Rensing Becsport Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - 27 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - -
-   Ellen Lohr RSM Marko Lola Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 31 NQ - -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, pages 241-242

External linksEdit