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1992 International Formula 3000 Championship

1992 FIA International Formula 3000 Championship
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The 1992 Formula 3000 International Championship was the eighth season of Formula 3000 in Europe. Luca Badoer won the ten-round championship.

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Technical changesEdit

Reynard was once again the dominant manufacturer. After Lola failed to win a race in 1991, there were only six of their cars on the grid in 1992. Simtek produced an upgrade of the previous year's RALT. Two cars were produced and sold to Piquet Racing, however after a test by Nelson Piquet himself they were sold in favor of a Reynard. Piemme Motors bought one car for Giambattista Busi, who usually started near the back of the grid and never managed to finish a race. The other car was sold to Japan, and RALT announced its withdrawal from F3000 early in the season.

Exotic fuel blends were banned after Agip's success in 1991. A stricter interpretation of the rules gave the cars long sidepods, which greatly increased the area of the flat floor, making the cars very sensitive to pitch changes.

Season summaryEdit

Jordi Gené won on his debut at the Silverstone, which would turn out to be his only F3000 victory. Emanuele Naspetti won on the streets of Pau in spite of a collision with Andrea Montermini. Both continued, but Montermini later crashed at the Foch statue. Montermini won the next race in Barcelona.

At Enna, the Crypton team introduced a monodamper front suspension, and their driver Luca Badoer took the victory. He then won the next two rounds in Germany as other teams scrambled to catch up, either by switching to the dominant Mader-tuned Cosworth DFVs or with monodampers, now available as an upgrade from Reynard.[1]

At Spa-Francorchamps, Badoer suffered a high-speed accident at Radillion. His car went into the barriers backwards, and Badoer's head hit the steel roll hoop, which broke his helmet and knocked him unconscious. Montermini took the victory, and followed this with a win on F3000's only visit to the twisty Albacete circuit in Spain.

At Nogaro, took pole position drove away to a convincing victory to clinch the title with a round to spare. In the finale, Badoer and Montermini collided, leaving Jean-Marc Gounon to take Lola's only victory of the year, followed by Olivier Panis in another Lola and David Coulthard.

Drivers and teamsEdit

Team Chassis Engine No. Driver Rounds
  Pacific Racing Reynard 92D Mugen Honda 1   Laurent Aïello All
2   Jordi Gené All
  Forti Corse Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 3   Emanuele Naspetti 1-6
  Andrea Montermini 7-10
4   Alessandro Zampedri All
  Piquet Racing Reynard 92D Mugen Honda 5   Olivier Beretta 1-6
Ford Cosworth 7-10
  DAMS Lola T92/50 Ford Cosworth 6   Frédéric Gosparini 1-7
  Éric Hélary 8
  Jérôme Policand 9-10
7   Jean-Marc Gounon All
  Il Barone Rampante Reynard 92D Judd 8   Andrea Montermini 1-5
Ford Cosworth 6
  Pedro Chaves 7-10
Judd 9   Rubens Barrichello 1-5
Ford Cosworth 6-10
Judd 10   Fabiano Vandone 1-5
  Giampiero Simoni 6-10
  3001 International Reynard 92D Mugen Honda 14   Hideki Noda All
15   Allan McNish 1, 3-8
  Mark Skaife 9-10
  Paul Stewart Racing Reynard 92D Judd 17   Paul Stewart All
18   David Coulthard All
  CoBRa Motorsports Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 19   Paolo Delle Piane All
20   Guido Knycz 6-10
  Vortex Motorsport Reynard 92D Mugen Honda 21   Phil Andrews 1-8
Ford Cosworth 9-10
Mugen Honda 22   Giuseppe Bugatti All
  GJ Motorsport Lola T92/50 Mugen Honda 26   Pedro Chaves 1-6
  Richard Dean 7
27   Jérôme Policand 1-7
  Crypton Engineering Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 28   Michael Bartels All
29   Luca Badoer All
  Apomatox Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 30   Olivier Panis All
31   Emmanuel Collard All
  Advance Racing Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 32   Vittorio Zoboli 1-3, 5-10
  Piemme Motors Ralt RT24 Ford Cosworth 35   Giambattista Busi 1, 4-10
  Superpower Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 36   Steve Robertson 1, 3-10
  SC Lazio Oil Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth 38   Giovanni Bonanno 4-10

CalendarEdit

Round Circuit Date Laps Distance Time Speed Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner
1   Silverstone Circuit 10 May 37 5.230=193.510 km 0'59:21.470 195.454 km/h   Jordi Gené   Rubens Barrichello   Jordi Gené
2   Pau Grand Prix 8 June 72 2.78=200.16 km 1'25:38.91 139.210 km/h   Andrea Montermini   Emanuele Naspetti   Emanuele Naspetti
3   Circuit de Catalunya 21 June 43 4.747=204.121 km 1'06:51.154 183.198 km/h   Andrea Montermini   Emanuele Naspetti   Andrea Montermini
4   Autodromo di Pergusa 12 July 40 4.95=178.200 km 0'58:20.958 203.601 km/h   Luca Badoer   Luca Badoer   Luca Badoer
5   Hockenheimring 25 July 29 6.815=197.635 km 0'56:24.640 210.210 km/h   Luca Badoer   Luca Badoer   Luca Badoer
6   Nürburgring 23 August 45 4.542=204.39 km 1'06:10.45 185.320 km/h   Emanuele Naspetti   Rubens Barrichello   Luca Badoer
7   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 29 August 25 6.94=173.500 km 0'53:48.61 194.406 km/h   Andrea Montermini   Andrea Montermini   Andrea Montermini
8   Circuito de Albacete 13 September 58 3.598=208.684 km 1'20:36.22 155.341 km/h   Luca Badoer   Andrea Montermini   Andrea Montermini
9   Circuit Paul Armagnac 11 October 55 3.636=199.980 km 1'14:39.54 160.699 km/h   Luca Badoer   Luca Badoer   Luca Badoer
10   Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 18 October 47 4.25=199.750 km 1'08:13.148 175.684 km/h   Luca Badoer   David Coulthard   Jean-Marc Gounon

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. No additional points were awarded.

Place Name Team Chassis Engine SIL
 
PAU
 
CAT
 
PER
 
HOC
 
NÜR
 
SPA
 
ALB
 
NOG
 
MAG
 
Points
1   Luca Badoer Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 2 1 1 9 9 9 - 6 9 - 46
2   Andrea Montermini Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd - - 9 4 - - 34
Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 9 9 3 -
3   Rubens Barrichello Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd 6 4 6 - 1 27
Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 4 2 1 1 2
4   Michael Bartels Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth - 6 - 3 6 6 4 - - - 25
5   Jordi Gené Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 9 - 4 - 2 - 6 - - - 21
6   Emanuele Naspetti Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 1 9 - 6 3 - - - - - 19
  Jean-Marc Gounon DAMS Lola Ford Cosworth 3 - - - - 1 - - 6 9 19
8   Emmanuel Collard Apomatox Lola Ford Cosworth - - 3 - - 3 - 4 - 3 13
9   David Coulthard Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Judd - - - - - - 3 - 4 4 11
10   Olivier Panis Apomatox Lola Ford Cosworth 4 - - - - - - - - 6 10
11   Allan McNish 3001 International Reynard Mugen Honda - - 2 - 4 - - 2 - - 8
12   Alessandro Zampedri Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - 2 - - - - 2 - 4
13   Vittorio Zoboli Advance Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - 3 - - - - - - - - 3
  Laurent Aïello Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - 2 1 - - - 3
  Paul Stewart Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Judd - - - - - - - 3 - - 3
16   Giuseppe Bugatti Vortex Reynard Ford Cosworth - 2 - - - - - - - - 2
17   Jérôme Policand GJ Motorsports Lola Mugen Honda - - - 1 - - - - - - 1
  Giampiero Simoni Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd - - - - - - - - - 1 1

Complete OverviewEdit

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

R16=retired, but classified R=retired NS=did not start NQ=did not qualify DIS(6)=disqualified after finishing in eleventh place (25)=place after practice, but grid position not held free

Place Name Team Chassis Engine SIL
 
PAU
 
CAT
 
PER
 
HOC
 
NÜR
 
SPA
 
ALB
 
NOG
 
MAG
 
1   Luca Badoer Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 5 5 10 6 11 6 1 1 1 1 2 1 6 R 1 2 1 1 1 R
2   Andrea Montermini Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd 12 R 1 R 1 1 2 3 8 9
Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 8 R
Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 1 1 3 1 2 4 2 R
3   Rubens Barrichello Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd 9 2 4 3 2 2 10 R 10 6
Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 5 3 9 5 2 6 5 6 5 5
4   Michael Bartels Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 8 R 3 2 7 R 6 4 4 2 3 2 2 3 13 R 6 R 10 DIS(11)
5   Jordi Gené Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 1 1 11 R 3 3 13 R 2 5 10 8 7 2 8 R 13 8 20 10
6   Emanuele Naspetti Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 20 6 2 1 4 R16 5 2 13 4 1 R - - - - - - - -
  Jean-Marc Gounon DAMS Lola Ford Cosworth 11 4 6 R 5 R 7 R 5 R 7 6 13 9 7 R16 3 2 6 1
8   Emmanuel Collard Apomatox Lola Ford Cosworth 22 R 18 R 13 4 22 R 20 12 4 4 28 NQ 6 3 22 15 3 4
9   David Coulthard Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Judd 25 7 7 R 12 8 11 R 9 R 9 7 8 4 17 7 4 3 8 3
10   Olivier Panis Apomatox Lola Ford Cosworth 2 3 19 R 15 7 14 R 26 20 6 R 15 R 10 R 9 R 4 2
11   Allan McNish 3001 International Reynard Mugen Honda 21 R - - 8 5 3 R 7 3 11 R 5 12 12 5 - - - -
12   Alessandro Zampedri Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 7 R 15 R 9 11 16 5 12 7 17 R 12 7 14 8 8 5 12 R
13   Vittorio Zoboli Advance Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 18 R 9 4 22 12 - - 17 14 15 12 23 15 18 13 11 12 13 R
  Laurent Aïello Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 4 R 8 R 6 R15 9 11 3 10 12 5 4 6 4 R15 7 7 9 R
  Paul Stewart Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Judd 6 8 16 11 14 9 12 8 23 16 18 10 14 11 5 4 10 R 11 R
16   Giuseppe Bugatti Vortex Reynard Ford Cosworth 3 NS 5 5 18 R 23 R 6 8 19 R 18 14 26 NQ 18 R 18 R
17   Jérôme Policand GJ Motorsports Lola Mugen Honda 13 R 20 R 20 R 18 6 19 R19 22 R 17 13 - -
DAMS Lola Ford Cosworth 15 13 17 R
  Giampiero Simoni Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd - - - - - - - - - - 23 R 11 10 15 9 19 R 15 6
-   Phil Andrews Vortex Reynard Mugen Honda 24 12 14 7 19 10 25 9 11 11 27 NQ 16 18 19 10
Vortex Reynard Judd 20 14 19 R
-   Pedro Chaves GJ Motorsports Lola Mugen Honda 10 R 21 9 24 R 15 7 15 13 14 13
Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 27 NQ 16 11 14 10 22 R
-   Steve Robertson Superpower Reynard Ford Cosworth 23 R - - 25 NQ 26 R 18 18 24 R 26 NS 20 R 16 11 21 7
-   Frédéric Gosparini DAMS Lola Ford Cosworth 16 R 17 8 10 R 19 R 21 R 13 11 22 16 - - - - - -
-   Hideki Noda 3001 International Reynard Mugen Honda 26 R 23 NQ 21 R 21 R (25) NS 26 14 24 17 23 12 21 R 23 8
-   Giovanni Bonanno SC Lazio Oil Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - 4 R 16 15 21 R 10 8 25 NQ 25 R 16 R
-   Olivier Beretta Piquet Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 14 9 12 R 17 R 8 R 14 R 20 9
Piquet Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 3 R 9 R17 12 9 7 R
-   Guido Knycz CoBra Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - 28 NQ 25 R 22 14 24 R 25 9
-   Fabiano Vandone Il Barone Rampante Reynard Judd 19 10 13 R 16 14 17 10 22 17 - - - - - - - - - -
-   Paolo Delle Piane CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 17 11 22 10 23 13 20 R 24 R 16 15 20 R 21 R 17 R 14 R
-   Mark Skaife 3001 International Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23 16 24 R
-   Giambattista Busi Piemme Motors Ralt Ford Cosworth 15 R - - - - 24 R 25 R 25 R 19 R 24 R 26 NS 26 R
-   Richard Dean GJ Motorsports Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - 21 R - - - - - -
-   Éric Hélary DAMS Lola Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11 R - - - -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ L'annee Formule 3000 1992. Drapeau a Damier.

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