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2000 German Formula Three Championship

2000 German Formula Three Championship
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The 2000 German Formula Three Championship (German: 2000 Deutsche Formel-3-Meisterschaft) was a multi-event motor racing championship for single-seat open wheel formula racing cars that held across Europe. The championship featured drivers competing in two-litre Formula Three racing cars built by Dallara and Martini which conform to the technical regulations, or formula, for the championship. It commenced on 22 April at Zolder and ended at Hockenheim on 29 October after ten double-header rounds.

Opel Team KMS driver Giorgio Pantano became a champion. He grabbed the title, winning opening race at Zolder and Oschersleben. Alex Müller finished as runner-up with wins at Zolder, Sachsenring, Lausitz and Hockenheim, losing 14 points to Pantano. Pierre Kaffer was victorious at Norisring, Lausitz, Nürburgring and finished third. André Lotterer became a champion in the Rookie's standings with a fourth place in the main championship. The other race winners was Stefan Mücke, Patrick Friesacher, Enrico Toccacelo and Toshihiro Kaneishi, who completed the top eight in the drivers' championship.[1]

Teams and driversEdit

2000 Entry list[2]
Team No. Driver Chassis Engine Status Rounds
  Opel Team BSR 1   Patrick Friesacher Dallara F300/028 Opel All
2   André Lotterer Dallara F399/021 R All
3   Sven Heidfeld Dallara F399/023 1–8
  Bernhard Auinger 9–10
  Opel Team KMS 4   Giorgio Pantano Dallara F300/011 Opel All
5   Martin Tomczyk Dallara F300/010 R All
  GM Motorsport 6   Tony Schmidt Dallara F399/073 Opel All
7   Zsolt Baumgartner Dallara F399/042 R All
8   Toshihiro Kaneishi Dallara F300/019 1–4, 6–10
  JB Motorsport 9   Val Hillebrand Dallara F399/041 Opel R 1–4, 6–7, 9–10
10   Nicolas Stelandre Dallara F399/003 1–4, 6–7, 9–10
  Van Amersfoort Racing 11   Jeroen Bleekemolen Dallara F300/050 Opel 1–4, 6–10
12   Tom van Bavel Dallara F399/058 R All
  Team Rosberg 14   Kari Mäenpää Dallara F399/074 Renault All
15   Hannu Viinikainen Dallara F399/065 R All
  ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg 16   Stefan Mücke Dallara F300/001 Opel All
  Josef Kaufmann Racing 17   Thomas Mutsch Martini MK79/07 Opel All
18   Andreas Feichtner Martini MK79/01 1–2
  Klaus Trella Motorsport 19   Frank Diefenbacher Dallara F300/012 Opel R All
20   Marc Caldonazzi Dallara F399/009 R All
  team hms f3 21   Pierre Kaffer Dallara F300/022 Opel All
22   Andreas Gülden Dallara F300/023 1–2
  Swiss Racing Team 23   Giorgio Mecattaf Dallara F399/068 Opel R 1–4, 6–10
24   Armin Pörnbacher Dallara F399/054 R 1–4, 6–10
  Patrick Hildenbrandt 25   Patrick Hildenbrandt Martini MK79/05 Opel All
  AIL Team Kolles Racing 26   Marc Hynes Dallara F300/026 Mugen-Honda 1
  Peter Sundberg 2–4, 6
  Andreas Feichtner 7–10
27   Elran Nijenhuis Dallara F300/013 1–4, 6–7, 10
  Peter Sundberg 8–9
  Team Ghinzani 28   Alex Müller Dallara F300/025 Mugen-Honda All
99   Björn Wirdheim Dallara F300/029 R All
  Prema Powerteam 30   Enrico Toccacelo Dallara F300/018 Opel All
31   Philip Cloostermans Dallara F300/021 R 1–4, 6–10
  Team VOX / TV Spielfilm 32   Ken Grandon Dallara F300/034 Fiat 2–8
  Roberto Toninelli 9–10
33   Marino Spinozzi Dallara F300/033 R 2–10
  Jo Zeller Racing 34   Mirco Schrepfer Dallara F399/020 Opel 9–10
Icon Class
R Rookie

CalendarEdit

With the exception of round at Zolder in Belgium, all rounds took place on German soil.

Round Location Circuit Date Supporting
1 R1 Heusden-Zolder, Belgium Circuit Zolder 22 April New Race Festival
R2 23 April
2 R1 Hockenheim, Germany Hockenheimring 27 May AvD/MAC-Rennsportfestival
R2 28 May
3 R1 Oschersleben, Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 17 June ADAC-Preis der Tourenwagen von "Sachsen-Anhalt"
R2 18 June
4 R1 Nuremberg, Germany Norisring 8 July ADAC Norisring Speedweekend
R2 9 July
5 R1 Saxony, Germany Sachsenring 5 August ADAC Sparkassenpreis Sachsenring
R2 6 August
6 R1 Nürburg, Germany Nürburgring 19 August ADAC Großer Preis der Tourenwagen
R2 20 August
7 R1 Klettwitz, Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz 2 September ADAC-Rundstreckenrennen Lausitz 200
R2 3 September
8 R1 Oschersleben, Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 23 September ADAC-Preis von Niedersachsen
R2 24 September
9 R1 Nürburg, Germany Nürburgring 7 October 62. ADAC-Eifelrennen
R2 8 October
10 R1 Hockenheim, Germany Hockenheimring 28 October ADAC-Preis Hockenheim
R2 29 October

ResultsEdit

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Circuit Zolder   Jeroen Bleekemolen   Pierre Kaffer   Giorgio Pantano   Opel Team KMS
R2   Alex Müller   Giorgio Pantano   Alex Müller   Team Ghinzani
2 R1 Hockenheimring   Frank Diefenbacher   André Lotterer   André Lotterer   Opel Team BSR
R2   Giorgio Pantano   Giorgio Pantano   André Lotterer   Opel Team BSR
3 R1 Motorsport Arena Oschersleben   André Lotterer   Frank Diefenbacher   André Lotterer   Opel Team BSR
R2   Patrick Friesacher   Giorgio Pantano   Giorgio Pantano   Opel Team KMS
4 R1 Norisring   Sven Heidfeld   Pierre Kaffer   Pierre Kaffer   team hms f3
R2   Stefan Mücke   André Lotterer   Pierre Kaffer   team hms f3
5 R1 Sachsenring   Patrick Friesacher   Alex Müller   Patrick Friesacher   Opel Team BSR
R2   Patrick Friesacher   Alex Müller   Alex Müller   Team Ghinzani
6 R1 Nürburgring   Stefan Mücke   Giorgio Pantano   Stefan Mücke   ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg
R2   Alex Müller   Patrick Friesacher   Toshihiro Kaneishi   GM Motorsport
7 R1 EuroSpeedway Lausitz   Enrico Toccacelo   Pierre Kaffer   Pierre Kaffer   team hms f3
R2   Enrico Toccacelo   Frank Diefenbacher   Alex Müller   Team Ghinzani
8 R1 Motorsport Arena Oschersleben   Giorgio Pantano   Giorgio Pantano   Giorgio Pantano   Opel Team KMS
R2   Giorgio Pantano   Pierre Kaffer   Patrick Friesacher   Opel Team BSR
9 R1 Nürburgring   Pierre Kaffer   Pierre Kaffer   Pierre Kaffer   team hms f3
R2   Enrico Toccacelo   Toshihiro Kaneishi   Enrico Toccacelo   Prema Powerteam
10 R1 Hockenheimring   Stefan Mücke   Stefan Mücke   Stefan Mücke   ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg
R2   Frank Diefenbacher   Patrick Friesacher   Alex Müller   Team Ghinzani

Championship standingsEdit

ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver ZOL HOC1 OSC1 NOR SAC NÜR1 LAU OSC2 NÜR2 HOC2 Points
1   Giorgio Pantano 1 2 10 2 4 1 2 Ret 7 2 Ret 10 3 5 1 2 8 11 4 3 205
2   Alex Müller 6 1 5 7 5 13 5 9 2 1 4 Ret 8 1 5 6 9 26 2 1 181
3   Pierre Kaffer 11 8 2 10 17 3 1 1 5 4 11 7 1 Ret 3 3 1 22 7 Ret 164
4   André Lotterer 3 Ret 1 1 1 4 14 13 6 7 5 2 12 2 6 Ret 3 25 Ret Ret 151
5   Stefan Mücke 2 7 Ret 19 6 7 3 Ret 4 8 1 Ret 7 9 2 5 7 Ret 1 20 136
6   Patrick Friesacher 8 Ret 3 11 8 18 DNQ Ret 1 10 8 5 5 13 4 1 5 DNS 6 2 126
7   Enrico Toccacelo 14 DNS 7 Ret 21 2 8 DNQ 3 9 2 4 2 3 25 9 6 1 28 13 125
8   Toshihiro Kaneishi 18 9 6 6 19 12 7 6 Ret 1 14 16 9 8 4 2 5 19 82
9   Sven Heidfeld Ret 22 11 16 Ret 16 4 2 14 3 20 16 4 4 15 7 64
10   Frank Diefenbacher 10 17 16 Ret 2 5 19 DNQ 8 DSQ 14 Ret 9 6 14 10 2 12 13 Ret 57
11   Tom van Bavel 5 14 20 5 Ret Ret 11 11 3 3 19 8 7 Ret 18 7 10 12 52
12   Martin Tomczyk 23 12 9 Ret 11 15 DNQ DNQ Ret 5 13 8 6 12 8 4 10 6 12 4 49
13   Zsolt Baumgartner 7 5 4 Ret 22 8 9 4 7 14 18 19 12 Ret Ret Ret 15 11 41
14   Björn Wirdheim 16 4 13 4 Ret DNS 13 DSQ Ret 6 Ret 6 10 15 19 Ret 9 14 8 Ret 38
15   Tony Schmidt 15 10 12 Ret Ret 20 6 Ret 6 Ret 16 24 11 14 21 4 3 9 37
16   Jeroen Bleekemolen 4 Ret 18 8 DNS DNS 12 5 15 12 Ret 7 18 Ret 17 24 18 5 36
17   Nicolas Stelandre 9 DNS Ret 3 3 10 Ret 10 Ret Ret 16 24 15 Ret 22 10 29
18   Elran Nijenhuis 19 3 Ret Ret DNS Ret DNQ Ret Ret 11 15 27 14 6 18
19   Armin Pörnbacher 12 15 21 15 18 6 Ret DNS 9 15 13 20 28 Ret 12 5 19 15 16
20   Val Hillebrand Ret 18 15 Ret 16 22 Ret 8 21 23 26 26 Ret 3 11 Ret 15
21   Kari Mäenpää 17 6 8 9 7 11 17 Ret Ret Ret 17 18 17 14 13 12 20 Ret 17 14 15
22   Thomas Mutsch 13 11 Ret 17 9 17 10 7 9 DSQ Ret Ret 27 11 16 15 13 14 16 Ret 9
23   Philip Cloostermans DNS 13 DNQ Ret 14 9 DNQ Ret 12 9 11 10 24 16 16 13 9 16 7
24   Andreas Feichtner 22 19 Ret 14 Ret 22 21 18 28 17 23 7 4
25   Peter Sundberg DSQ 12 13 14 Ret Ret DNS DNS 10 Ret 26 8 4
26   Marc Caldonazzi 21 20 19 DNQ 15 Ret 16 12 11 13 16 17 25 25 26 Ret 19 16 20 8 3
27   Giorgio Mecattaf 20 Ret 17 Ret 12 19 Ret DNQ 10 13 Ret 18 17 13 11 10 29 Ret 2
28   Ken Grandon DNQ DNQ Ret 21 18 15 10 12 Ret 20 22 Ret 20 Ret 1
29   Hannu Viinikainen Ret 16 14 13 10 23 15 14 12 Ret 18 19 20 23 27 Ret 24 18 Ret Ret 1
30   Marino Spinozzi DNQ 18 23 Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 11 Ret 21 23 Ret 23 19 22 15 26 18 0
31   Patrick Hildenbrandt 24 21 DNQ DNQ 20 24 DNQ DNQ 13 14 19 22 21 21 22 17 27 19 25 17 0
32   Bernhard Auinger Ret 20 27 Ret 0
33   Mirco Schrepfer 25 21 21 Ret 0
34   Roberto Toninelli 23 23 24 Ret 0
  Andreas Gülden Ret Ret Ret DNQ 0
  Marc Hynes DNS DNS 0
Pos Driver ZOL HOC1 OSC1 NOR SAC NÜR1 LAU OSC2 NÜR2 HOC2 Points

Junior-Pokal (Rookie) standingsEdit

Driver Points
1   André Lotterer 231
2   Frank Diefenbacher 138
3   Tom van Bavel 135
4   Martin Tomczyk 116
5   Björn Wirdheim 98
6   Zsolt Baumgartner 92
7   Val Hillebrand 64
8   Philip Cloostermans 57
9   Armin Pörnbacher 37
10   Giorgio Mecattaf 21
11   Marc Caldonazzi 20
12   Hannu Viinikainen 18
13   Marino Spinozzi 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Formula 3 Germany 2000 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  2. ^ "STARTERLISTE 2000 DEUTSCHE FORMEL-3-MEISTERSCHAFT" (PDF) (in German). formel3guide.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.

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