1991 British Formula Three Championship

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1991 British Formula 3 International Series
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The 1991 British Formula Three season was the 41st British Formula Three Championship, won by Brazilian Rubens Barrichello. The season started on 17 March at Silverstone and ended on 13 October at Thruxton following sixteen races. The 1991 season is often considered a 'vintage' year for the series, producing two future Formula One Grand Prix winners in the form of Barrichello and David Coulthard as well as a future champions in CART (de Ferran), BTCC (Rydell) and WEC (Kristensen). It was also the last title win for Ralt chassis and the West Surrey Racing team. Class B was won by Finnish driver Pekka Herva.

Drivers and TeamsEdit

The following teams and drivers were competitors in the 1991 season. Class B is for older Formula Three cars.

Team Chassis Engine No. Driver Rounds
Class A
West Surrey Racing Ralt RT35 Mugen-Honda 1   Jordi Gené All
2   Pedro Diniz 1-14
9   Rubens Barrichello All
Steve Robertson Racing Bowman BC1 Volkswagen-Spiess 3   Steve Robertson 14-16
Bowman Racing Bowman BC1 Volkswagen-Spiess 1-13
4   Oswaldo Negri All
10   Olivier Beretta 9-12, 14-16
Paul Stewart Racing Ralt RT35 Mugen-Honda 5   David Coulthard All
6   Eduar Merhy Neto 2-6
  André Ribeiro 11-16
Alan Docking Racing Ralt RT35 Mugen-Honda 7   Marcel Albers All
8   Hideki Noda All
Edenbridge Racing Ralt RT34 Mugen-Honda 11   Mikke Van Hool 1-2
Reynard 913 3-16
12   Gil de Ferran 3-16
Racefax Motorsport Reynard 913 Mugen-Honda 14   Bernard Dolan 1-5, 7-8, 10-12
Volkswagen Motorsport Ralt RT35 Volkswagen-Spiess 15   Klaus Panchyrz 10
16   Tom Kristensen 10
ZW Motorsports Reynard 913 Mugen-Honda 17   Derek Higgins 4-5
TOM'S GB TOM'S 031F TOM'S-Toyota 18   Kelvin Burt 15
19   Rickard Rydell All
APEX Ralt RT35 Alfa Romeo-Novamotor 20   Urmas Pold 5-8
22   Viktor Kosankov 5-8
Reynard R&D Reynard 913 Mugen-Honda 21   Gil de Ferran 1-2
Bongers Motorsport Reynard 913 Volkswagen-Spiess 23   Jörg Müller 10
GB Motorsport Reynard 913 Volkswagen-Spiess 25   Elton Julian 12-13
  Bobby Carville 15
Class B
Cram Motorsport Ralt RT34 Mugen-Honda 26   Rob Mears All
27   Alan Carruthers 1-10
Paul Tickner Ralt RT30 Volkswagen 29   Paul Tickner 5
Tollbar Racing Ralt RT32 Volkswagen-Spiess 30   "Martin" 3
31   Guido Basile 10
ZW Motorsports Ralt RT34 Mugen-Honda 32   Sandy Brody 1-6
Longridge Racing Reynard 903 TOM'S-Toyota 32   Dominic Chappell 16
53 15
John Lee Motorsport Ralt RT32 TOM'S-Toyota 33   John Lee All
Peter Lea Racing Reynard 883 Alfa Romeo-Novamotor 34   Alan Tulloch 1-10
35   Eddie Kimbell 10
Tech-Speed Motorsport Reynard 903 Volkswagen-Spiess 45   Juan Serda 8-10
54 16
36   Steven Arnold 5-11
Ralt RT34 Mugen-Honda 12-16
John Wilcock Reynard 893 TOM'S-Toyota 37   John Wilcock 1-10, 12-16
Formel Rennsport Reynard 903 Volkswagen-Spiess 38   René Wartmann 10
Barrie Pusey Reynard 873 Volkswagen-Judd 40   Barrie Pusey 3, 10
EIS Racing Dallara F387 Volkswagen-Spiess 41   Ian Jacobs 8-10
Fred Goddard Racing Reynard 893 Volkswagen-Spiess 42   Pekka Herva 3-16
Ralt RT34 44   Sherif El Sakkaf 2, 12-15
Prowess Racing Ralt RT34 Mugen-Honda 43   Hugo Spowers 8-12
  Oliver Tan 16
51 15
Brian Phillips Reynard 883 Volkswagen 46   Brian Phillips 12-13
Alan Docking Racing Ralt RT34 Mugen-Honda 47   Sandy Brody 8-16
Team West-Tec Reynard 893 Volkswagen-Spiess 48   Thornton Mustard 15
55 14
82 11, 16
Steve Bottoms Reynard 863 Volkswagen 49   Steve Bottoms 8
Mark Bailey Racing Ralt RT34 Mugen-Honda 50   Nigel Smith 8-13, 15-16
Tony Trevor Ralt RT32 Volkswagen 52   Tony Trevor 11
Peter Morgan Reynard 903 Volkswagen 55   Peter Morgan 12-13

Source:[1]

Race calendar and resultsEdit

All races were held in United Kingdom.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team Class B Winner
1 Silverstone 17 March   Rubens Barrichello   Rickard Rydell   Rickard Rydell TOM'S   Sandy Brody
2 Thruxton 1 April   Rubens Barrichello   Rubens Barrichello   Rubens Barrichello West Surrey Racing   Rob Mears
3 Donington Park 21 April   Rickard Rydell   Steve Robertson   David Coulthard Paul Stewart Racing   Pekka Herva
4 Brands Hatch 28 April   Rickard Rydell   Gil de Ferran   David Coulthard Paul Stewart Racing   Pekka Herva
5 19 May   Gil de Ferran   Gil de Ferran   Gil de Ferran Edenbridge Racing   Rob Mears
6 Thruxton 27 May   Rubens Barrichello   Rubens Barrichello   Steve Robertson Bowman Racing   Rob Mears
7 Silverstone 9 June   Rubens Barrichello   Rubens Barrichello   David Coulthard Paul Stewart Racing   Pekka Herva
8 Donington Park 23 June   Rubens Barrichello   Rubens Barrichello   Rubens Barrichello West Surrey Racing   Pekka Herva
9 Silverstone 29 June   Gil de Ferran   Gil de Ferran   Gil de Ferran Edenbridge Racing   Pekka Herva
10 13 July   Gil de Ferran   Rubens Barrichello   Gil de Ferran Edenbridge Racing   Pekka Herva
11 Snetterton 4 August   Rubens Barrichello   Marcel Albers   David Coulthard Paul Stewart Racing   Sandy Brody
12 Silverstone 26 August   Gil de Ferran   Jordi Gené   Hideki Noda Alan Docking Racing   Sandy Brody
13 Brands Hatch 1 September   Gil de Ferran   Rubens Barrichello   David Coulthard Paul Stewart Racing   Sandy Brody
14 Donington Park 15 September   Rubens Barrichello   Rubens Barrichello   Rubens Barrichello West Surrey Racing   Sandy Brody
15 Silverstone 6 October   Rubens Barrichello   Rubens Barrichello   Rubens Barrichello West Surrey Racing   Sandy Brody
16 Thruxton 13 October   Rubens Barrichello   Jordi Gené   Steve Robertson Steve Robertson Racing   Pekka Herva

Championship StandingsEdit

Pos. Driver SIL THR DON BRH BRH THR SIL DON SIL SIL SNE SIL BRH DON SIL THR Pts
Class A
1   Rubens Barrichello Ret 1 Ret 3 4 2 2 1 5 Ret 4 5 3 1 1 5 74
2   David Coulthard 4 Ret 1 1 2 3 1 Ret 7 6 1 3 1 4 22 Ret 66
3   Gil de Ferran 8 7 5 1 8 7 2 1 1 5 2 2 5 6 11 54
4   Jordi Gene 7 2 4 Ret Ret 6 5 6 2 2 3 6 5 2 2 3 50
5   Marcel Albers 3 6 6 6 9 9 3 5 Ret 4 2 4 4 3 3 2 43
6   Rickard Rydell 1 3 2 2 6 Ret Ret Ret 3 3 7 18 6 Ret 4 6 41
7   Hideki Noda 2 4 Ret 10 5 4 4 7 4 5 12 1 7 7 5 4 36
8   Steve Robertson 5 5 5 4 Ret 1 Ret 4 Ret Ret 11 8 8 15 9 1 32
9   Oswaldo Negri Ret Ret Ret 7 3 Ret 6 3 Ret 7 Ret 10 Ret DNS 8 7 9
10   Eduar Merhy Neto 7 3 Ret 11 5 6
11   Mikke van Hool 13 8 8 Ret 10 7 Ret 12 8 Ret 6 9 Ret Ret 7 18 1
12   Pedro Diniz 6 Ret DNS Ret 7 Ret 8 8 DSQ 8 9 Ret Ret Ret 1
13   Olivier Beretta 6 21 8 7 Ret 15 9 1
14   Andre Ribeiro 10 11 16 Ret 6 Ret 1
15   Derek Higgins 8 8 0
16   Elton Julian 12 9 0
17   Klaus Panchyrz 9 0
18   Bernard Dolan 10 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret 13 13 0
19   Victor Kozankov 15 13 10 14 0
20   Jörg Müller 10 0
21   Urmas Pold 13 14 Ret 15 0
22   Bobby Carville 13 0
  Tom Kristensen Ret 0
  Kelvin Burt Ret 0
Class B
1   Pekka Herva 9 9 Ret 11 9 9 9 11 Ret 15 Ret 9 11 8 98
2   Sandy Brody 9 10 11 Ret 18 12 11 Ret 13 14 14 10 8 10 10 87
3   Rob Mears Ret 9 10 11 12 10 11 10 10 18 17 16 12 11 16 13 73
4   Steve Arnold 17 17 15 19 14 14 18 19 11 10 12 12 32
5   Alan Carruthers Ret 12 Ret 12 14 Ret 12 16 12 16 25
6   Nigel Smith Ret 11 12 15 DNS 13 14 14 24
7   John Lee 14 15 13 13 20 15 14 22 17 22 Ret 22 14 12 21 Ret 18
8   Alan Tulloch 11 13 12 Ret DNS DNS 13 Ret 15 20 15
9   John Wilcock 12 14 14 14 19 16 16 Ret 16 19 21 15 14 19 17 13
10   Hugo Spowers 18 DSQ 15 16 17 10
11   Juan Serda 17 13 17 15 5
12   Paul Tickner 16 4
13   Sherif Al Sakkaf Ret 20 17 Ret 20 1
14   Thornton Mustard Ret 13 DNS Ret 1
15   Dominic Chappell 17 Ret 1
16   Barrie Pusey 15 DNQ 0
17   Oliver Tan Ret 16 0
18   Brian Phillips 23 18 0
19   Peter Morgan 24 19 0
20   Steve Bottoms 20 0
21   Ian Jacobs 21 DNS 23 0
  "Martin" Ret 0
  Guido Basile Ret 0
  Rene Wartmann Ret 0
  Eddie Kimbell DNS 0
  Tony Trevor DNS 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Formula 3 1991". Retrieved 13 June 2013.

External linksEdit