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1993 International Formula 3000 Championship

1993 FIA International Formula 3000 Championship
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The 1993 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship was a motor racing series for Formula 3000 cars.[1] Contested over nine races, it was the ninth FIA Formula 3000 International Championship.

Olivier Panis won the championship driving a Reynard 93D for the French DAMS team.

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Technical changesEdit

The 1993 Championship was the first to feature only one make of chassis, although the rules were still open to multiple manufacturers. Ralt had already ceased involvement in F3000 in 1992. After two poor seasons, Lola had no European customers after their two French teams, DAMS and Apomatox, switched to Reynards. Lolas would continue to have success in Japan, and would return to Europe in 1994.

In 1992, the manufacturers had agreed to a two-year cycle for chassis development for the first time, with the intention of reducing costs.[2] Several teams, including the previous champions Crypton, kept their Reynard 92D cars. The new 93D featured a manual sequential gearbox, as opposed to the H-pattern found on the previous car, along with aerodynamic and suspension improvements.

Cosworth introduced a new low-crank engine, the AC, to compete with the Judd KV. Several teams retained the old DFV, which would score its last major victory at Pau. For the first time since 1988, there were no Mugen Honda engines in Europe.

Season summaryEdit

Olivier Beretta joined the crack Forti Corse team for 1993, and won the opening round at Donington Park. Reigning British Formula 3 Champion Gil de Ferran then won at Silverstone. The Pau Grand Prix was marked by the usual first-lap crash at the Lyceé hairpin, followed by another on the pit straight as several drivers were unable to see the red flags. Pedro Lamy won the restarted race, giving the DFV its last major victory.

Enna produced the usual crashes, as well as a fine battle for the lead between Lamy and eventual winner David Coulthard. Frenchman Olivier Panis then won both German rounds and at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

A rain shower caused havoc at Magny-Cours. Panis lost the lead due to a stuck wheel nut when he pitted for rain tires. His DAMS teammate Franck Lagorce picked up the win.

Going into the final round at Nogaro, Panis led Lamy by a single point. Coulthard also had an outside chance at the title, but he retired after only a few corners. Later on the opening lap, Panis was taken out by Vincenzo Sospiri, and had to be restrained from attacking the Italian in the pitlane. Shortly thereafter, though, Lamy came into the pits with damaged rear suspension. His team would repair it, but he lost several laps. With all three contenders eliminated in the opening laps, Panis celebrated from the pit wall as his teammate Lagorce won from the two Apomatox cars of Boullion and Collard.

Drivers and teamsEdit

 
Olivier Panis (pictured in 2002) won the championship driving for DAMS
 
David Coulthard placed third driving a Reynard 93D for Pacific Racing

The following drivers and teams competed in the championship.

Team Chassis Engine No. Driver Rounds
  Crypton Engineering Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 1   Pedro Lamy All
2   Guido Knycz 1-7
  Nicolas Leboisettier 8-9
  Forti Corse Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth DFV 3   Olivier Beretta All
4   Pedro Diniz All
  Il Barone Rampante Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 5   Éric Angelvy 1-5
6   Jan Lammers 1-6
Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 7   Vittorio Zoboli 1-4
  Pacific Racing Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 8   David Coulthard All
9   Michael Bartels 1-7
  Phil Andrews 8-9
  Apomatox Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth DFV 10   Emmanuel Collard All
11   Jean-Christophe Boullion All
  DAMS Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 14   Olivier Panis All
15   Franck Lagorce All
  Paul Stewart Racing Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 16   Paul Stewart All
17   Gil de Ferran All
  Vortex Motorsport Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 20   Massimiliano Papis All
21   Paolo Delle Piane All
  CoBRa Motorsports Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 22   Andrea Gilardi 3-6
  Apache Racing Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 22   Dominic Chappell 8-9
  East Essex Racing Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 25   Mark Albon 1
  Durango Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 25   Domenico Gitto 4-5
  Severino Nardozzi 6-9
  European Technique Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 26   Giuseppe Bugatti 3-7
  Constantino de Oliveira, Jr. 8-9
27   Phil Andrews 8-9
  TOM's Racing Team Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth DFV 30   Hideki Noda 1-3, 4-9
  Mythos Racing Reynard 93D Judd KV 31   Giampiero Simoni All
32   Vincenzo Sospiri All
  Nordic Racing Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 33   Alessandro Zampedri All
  Omegaland Reynard 92D Judd KV 35   Yvan Muller All
36   Jérôme Policand All
  PTM 3000 Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 38   Constantino de Oliveira, Jr. 1-7
Reynard 92D Judd KV 39   Phil Andrews 1
  Tom Walkinshaw Racing Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth AC 39   Jordi Gené 4-9
  Mönninghoff Racing Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 40   Antonio Tamburini 1-3
41   Klaus Panchyrz 1-2
  Automotive Consultancy Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DFV 42   Hilton Cowie 1-2
  Enrico Bertaggia 3-9

CalendarEdit

The championship was contested over nine races.[3]

Round Event [4] Circuit Date Laps Distance Time Speed Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner
1 Tom Wheatcroft Cup   Donington Park 3 May 46 4.023=185.058 km 1'03:01.35 178.15 km/h   Olivier Beretta   Gil de Ferran   Olivier Beretta
2 BRDC International Trophy   Silverstone Circuit 9 May 37 5.226=193.362 km 1'00:20.32 192.25 km/h   Gil de Ferran   David Coulthard   Gil de Ferran
3 Grand Prix de Pau   Pau Grand Prix 30 May 72 2.78=200.16 km 1'25:55.83 138.753 km/h   Pedro Lamy   Olivier Panis   Pedro Lamy
4 Gran Premio del Mediterraneo   Autodromo di Pergusa 17 July 37 4.95=183.15 km 0'53:47.528 204.286 km/h   Michael Bartels   David Coulthard   David Coulthard
5 Hockenheim F3000   Hockenheimring 24 July 26 6.815=177.19 km 0'51:01.607 208.349 km/h   Pedro Lamy   Olivier Panis   Olivier Panis
6 Nürburgring F3000   Nürburgring 22 August 45 4.542=204.39 km 1'26:52.13 183.394 km/h   Olivier Panis   Pedro Lamy   Olivier Panis
7 Spa-Francorchamps F3000   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 29 August 29 6.974=202.246 km 1'01:57.34 195.862 km/h   Olivier Panis   Pedro Lamy   Olivier Panis
8 Magy-Cours F3000   Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 3 October 47 4.25=199.750 km 1'17:20.577 154.959 km/h   Emmanuel Collard   Franck Lagorce   Franck Lagorce
9 Grand Prix de Nogaro   Circuit Paul Armagnac 10 October 55 3.636=199.980 km 1'14:44.597 160.533 km/h   Franck Lagorce   Jean-Christophe Boullion   Franck Lagorce

Points systemEdit

For every race points were awarded: 9 points for first place, 6 for second place, 4 for third place, 3 for fourth place, 2 for fifth place and 1 for sixth place.[1] All results were taken into consideration in determining the title.[1]

Championship standingsEdit

Place Name Team Chassis Engine DON
 
SIL
 
PAU
 
PER
 
HOC
 
NÜR
 
SPA
 
MAG
 
NOG
 
Total
points
1   Olivier Panis DAMS Reynard Ford Cosworth 4 1 - - 9 9 9 - - 32
2   Pedro Lamy Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 6 - 9 - 6 3 3 4 - 31
3   David Coulthard Pacific Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - 6 6 9 - - 4 - - 25
4   Gil de Ferran Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - 9 - - - 6 6 - - 21
  Franck Lagorce DAMS Reynard Ford Cosworth - 3 - - - - - 9 9 21
6   Olivier Beretta Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 9 - 3 - 3 2 - - 3 20
7   Vincenzo Sospiri Mythos Racing Reynard Judd - - 1 6 4 1 2 2 - 16
8   Jean-Christophe Boullion Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - 6 6 12
9   Paul Stewart Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 2 2 4 - - - 1 1 - 10
10   Massimiliano Papis Vortex Reynard Ford Cosworth 3 - 2 - - - - - 1 6
11   Michael Bartels Pacific Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - 4 - - - - - - - 4
  Jérôme Policand Omegaland Reynard Judd - - - 4 - - - - - 4
  Alessandro Zampedri Nordic Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - 4 - - - 4
  Emmanuel Collard Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - 4 4
15   Jan Lammers Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - 3 - - - - - 3
  Nicolas Leboisettier Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - 3 - 3
17   Enrico Bertaggia AC&E Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - 2 - - - - - 2
  Paolo Delle Piane Vortex Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - 2 - - - - 2
  Andrea Gilardi CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - 1 1 - - - - 2
  Yvan Muller Omegaland Reynard Judd - - - - - - - - 2 2
21   Giampiero Simoni Mythos Racing Reynard Judd 1 - - - - - - - - 1

Complete OverviewEdit

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

R10=retired, but classified NC=not classified R=retired NS=did not start NQ=did not qualify DIS(6)=disqualified after finishing in sixth place

Place Name Team Chassis Engine DON
 
SIL
 
PAU
 
PER
 
HOC
 
NÜR
 
SPA
 
MAG
 
NOG
 
1   Olivier Panis DAMS Reynard Ford Cosworth 5 3 5 6 2 R 23 R 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 R10 2 R
2   Pedro Lamy Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 4 2 6 NS 1 1 4 R8 1 2 2 4 2 4 8 3 12 16
3   David Coulthard Pacific Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 13 R13 9 2 6 2 2 1 5 R 6 7 3 3 7 R 8 R
4   Gil de Ferran Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 2 R 1 1 11 R 18 R 6 R9 3 2 4 2 4 R 10 7
  Franck Lagorce DAMS Reynard Ford Cosworth 8 8 12 4 3 7 20 11 16 NS 15 11 12 10 6 1 1 1
6   Olivier Beretta Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 1 1 4 10 15 4 3 R 4 4 7 5 11 13 11 9 6 4
7   Vincenzo Sospiri Mythos Racing Reynard Judd 7 R 11 R 4 6 7 2 8 3 10 6 5 5 18 5 5 R
8   Jean-Christophe Boullion Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth 9 7 10 R 17 R 6 R 19 R 12 9 14 R 3 2 3 2
9   Paul Stewart Paul Stewart Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 2 5 3 5 8 3 5 R 20 NS 9 R 8 6 5 6 14 R
10   Massimiliano Papis Vortex Reynard Ford Cosworth 10 4 18 R 12 5 15 R 22 R 8 15 17 R 12 R 9 6
11   Michael Bartels Pacific Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 18 R 2 3 7 R 1 R 7 R 16 R 7 R - - - -
  Jérôme Policand Omegaland Reynard Judd 23 12 7 7 18 R 11 3 21 R 20 13 10 7 24 R7 15 18
  Alessandro Zampedri Nordic Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 12 R 8 DIS(6) 27 NQ 12 R 15 R 14 3 6 R 10 R 11 10
  Emmanuel Collard Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth 14 10 19 R 20 R 8 9 12 R 21 8 15 8 1 R 4 3
15   Jan Lammers Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 15 9 15 9 10 10 22 4 9 7 4 R - - - - - -
  Nicolas Leboisettier Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 4 17 8
17   Enrico Bertaggia ACE Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - 23 NQ 26 5 27 NQ 26 20 24 R 21 R 23 12
  Paolo Delle Piane Vortex Reynard Ford Cosworth 17 R 17 8 13 R 13 R 11 5 11 R 16 9 14 R 16 R
  Andrea Gilardi CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - 19 8 24 6 25 6 24 14 - - - - - -
  Yvan Muller Omegaland Reynard Judd 16 R 20 R 21 R 17 R 17 R 13 R 18 11 15 R 13 5
21   Giampiero Simoni Mythos Racing Reynard Judd 6 6 13 R 9 R 10 R 3 R 17 12 9 R 9 R 7 9
-   Pedro Diniz Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth 20 R 14 R 26 NQ 21 7 26 R 19 16 23 14 22 11 21 14
-   Jordi Gené TWR 3000 Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - 9 R 13 R8 18 10 19 12 13 R 19 R
-   Constantino, Jr. PTM 3000 Reynard Ford Cosworth 24 R 16 R 24 NQ 27 NQ 14 R 22 17 20 17
European Technique Reynard Ford Cosworth 16 8 18 15
-   Hideki Noda TOM's Reynard Ford Cosworth 11 R 21 11 22 9 - - 18 R 25 19 21 15 19 R 22 11
-   Guido Knycz Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 27 NQ 26 13 28 NQ 16 10 24 R 23 18 22 16 - - - -
-   Antonio Tamburini Mönnighoff Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 19 11 24 R 16 R - - - - - - - - - - - -
-   Vittorio Zoboli Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 25 R 23 12 25 NQ 19 R - - - - - - - - - -
-   Dominic Chappell Apache Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23 12 24 R
-   Domenico Gitto Durango Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - 25 12 28 NQ - - - - - - - -
-   Phil Andrews PTM 3000 Reynard Judd 26 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
European Technique Reynard Ford Cosworth 17 R 20 13
-   Severino Nardozzi Durango Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - 27 NQ 25 18 25 R 25 17
-   Klaus Panchyrz Mönnighoff Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 29 NQ 25 NC - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-   Giuseppe Bugatti European Technique Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - 14 R 14 R 10 R 5 R 13 R - - - -
-   Éric Angelvy Il Barone Rampante Reynard Ford Cosworth 22 R 22 R 5 R 28 NQ 23 R - - - - - - - -
-   Mark Albon East Essex Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 21 R - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-   Hilton Cowie Automotive Consultancy Reynard Ford Cosworth 28 NQ 27 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 1993 Formula 3000 International Championship, 1993 FIA Yearbook of Automobile Sport, yellow section, pages 83 to 85
  2. ^ L'annee Formule 3000 1992. Drapeau a Damier.
  3. ^ Automobile Year 1993/94, pages 256 & 257
  4. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide To International Motor Racing, 1995, pages 244-245