2001 German Formula Three Championship

2001 German Formula Three Championship
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The 2001 German Formula Three Championship (German: 2001 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 which conform to the technical regulations, or formula, for the championship. It commenced on 21 April at Hockenheim and ended at the same place on 6 October after ten double-header rounds.

Opel Team BSR driver Toshihiro Kaneishi became the first and only Japanese champion and the first champion from Asia. He clinched the title, winning races at Norisring and A1-Ring. Stefan Mücke finished as runner-up with wins at Nürburgring and Hockenheim, losing just four points to Kaneishi. Frank Diefenbacher and Pierre Kaffer both won four races to end the season third and fourth in the drivers' standings. Markus Winkelhock won Rookie title and three races. The other race winners was Gary Paffett, João Paulo de Oliveira, Kosuke Matsuura and Björn Wirdheim.[1]

Teams and driversEdit

All drivers competed in Dallara chassis and used Yokohama tyres; model listed.[2]

Team No. Driver Chassis Engine Status Rounds
  Opel Team KMS 1   Robert Lechner F301/016 Opel 1-3
  Ronnie Quintarelli R 5-8
  Wagner Ebrahim 9
2   Giuseppe Burlotti F301/010 R 1-3
  Ronnie Quintarelli R 4
  Jaroslav Janiš R 5-10
  ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg 5   Markus Winkelhock F301/001 Opel R All
6   Stefan Mücke F301/006 All
  Opel Team BSR 7   Bernhard Auinger F399/023 Opel All
8   Toshihiro Kaneishi F300/028 All
9   Frank Diefenbacher F301/010 All
  Prema Powerteam 10   Kosuke Matsuura F301/009 Opel R All
11   Björn Wirdheim F301/024 All
16   Ryan Briscoe F399/037 7
  GM Motorsport 12   Phil Giebler F301/007 Toyota 1-3
  Nicolas Kiesa 5-10
14   Tony Schmidt F301/026 All
15   Hannes Lachinger F301/031 R All
  MOL — Trella Motorsport 17   Zsolt Baumgartner F300/012 Opel 1-9
  Van Amersfoort Racing 18   Marc Caldonazzi F300/050 Opel 1-5
  André Fibier 6
  Allan Simonsen R 7-10
19   Marco du Pau F399/058 1-6
  JB Motorsport 20   Nicolas Stelandre F399/003 Opel 1-6
  Robert Doornbos 8-10
21   Tom van Bavel F399/041 All
  Team Kolles Racing 22   Kimmo Liimatainen F300/026 Mugen-Honda R All
23   Pierre Kaffer F300/013 All
  Swiss Racing Team 24   Andrew Kirkaldy F399/054 Opel 1
  Kari Maenpaa 2-9
  Gilles Tinguely 10
25   João Paulo de Oliveira F399/068 All
  Team Rosberg 26   Gary Paffett F301/014 Opel All
27   Laurent Delahaye F301/015 Renault All
  Josef Kaufmann Racing 28   Thomas Riethmüller F300/041 Opel R 1-8, 10
  Cram Competition 31   Matteo Grassotto F301/032 Opel 1-7
  Mark Mayall 9
32   Raffaele Giammaria F301/003 All
  Palfinger F3 Racing Team 33   Norbert Siedler F300/011 Opel All
  Petutschnig Engineering 34   Sven Heidfeld F399/009 Opel 1-2
35   Clemens Stadler F300/019 1
  CCT Racing 36   Marco Schärf F300/023 Opel All
  Franz Wöss Racing 37   Clemens Stadler F399/021 Opel 9
  Team Ghinzani 98   Gottfried Grasser F300/029 Mugen-Honda R All
99   Fabrizio del Monte F300/025 R All
Icon Class
R Rookie

CalendarEdit

With the exception of round at A1-Ring in Austria, all rounds took place on German soil.

Round Location Circuit Date Supporting
1 R1 Hockenheim, Germany Hockenheimring 21 April AvD/MAC-Rennsportfestival
R2 22 April
2 R1 Nürburg, Germany Nürburgring 5 May 63. ADAC Eifelrennen
R2 6 May
3 R1 Oschersleben, Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 19 May ADAC-Preis der Tourenwagen von "Sachsen-Anhalt"
R2 20 May
4 R1 Saxony, Germany Sachsenring 16 June ADAC-Rundstreckenrennen Sachsenring
R2 17 June
5 R1 Nuremberg, Germany Norisring 7 July 59. Norisring Speedweekend
R2 8 July
6 R1 Hockenheim, Germany Hockenheimring 28 July German Grand Prix
R2 29 July
7 R1 Klettwitz, Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz 11 August ADAC-Rundstreckenrennen Lausitz 200
R2 12 August
8 R1 Nürburg, Germany Nürburgring 25 August ADAC Großer Preis der Tourenwagen
R2 26 August
9 R1 Spielberg, Austria A1-Ring 8 September ADAC Rundstreckenrennen A1-Ring
R2 9 September
10 R1 Hockenheim, Germany Hockenheimring 6 October DMV-Preis Hockenheim
R2 7 October

ResultsEdit

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Hockenheimring   Frank Diefenbacher   Frank Diefenbacher   Frank Diefenbacher   Opel Team BSR
R2   Frank Diefenbacher   Frank Diefenbacher   Frank Diefenbacher   Opel Team BSR
2 R1 Nürburgring   Pierre Kaffer   Pierre Kaffer   Pierre Kaffer   Team Kolles Racing
R2   Frank Diefenbacher   Stefan Mücke   Stefan Mücke   ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg
3 R1 Motorsport Arena Oschersleben   Markus Winkelhock   Gary Paffett   Gary Paffett   Team Rosberg
R2   Toshihiro Kaneishi   Toshihiro Kaneishi   Pierre Kaffer   Team Kolles Racing
4 R1 Sachsenring   Toshihiro Kaneishi   Kosuke Matsuura   Markus Winkelhock   ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg
R2   João Paulo de Oliveira   Toshihiro Kaneishi   Pierre Kaffer   Team Kolles Racing
5 R1 Norisring   Pierre Kaffer   Gary Paffett   Frank Diefenbacher   Opel Team BSR
R2   Pierre Kaffer   Pierre Kaffer   Toshihiro Kaneishi   Opel Team BSR
6 R1 Hockenheimring   João Paulo de Oliveira   Tony Schmidt   João Paulo de Oliveira   Swiss Racing Team
R2   João Paulo de Oliveira   Stefan Mücke   Kosuke Matsuura   Prema Powerteam
7 R1 EuroSpeedway Lausitz   Frank Diefenbacher   Markus Winkelhock   Markus Winkelhock   ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg
R2   Frank Diefenbacher   Frank Diefenbacher   Frank Diefenbacher   Opel Team BSR
8 R1 Nürburgring   Björn Wirdheim   Björn Wirdheim   Björn Wirdheim   Prema Powerteam
R2   Pierre Kaffer   Markus Winkelhock   Pierre Kaffer   Team Kolles Racing
9 R1 A1-Ring   Markus Winkelhock   João Paulo de Oliveira   Toshihiro Kaneishi   Opel Team BSR
R2   Björn Wirdheim   Toshihiro Kaneishi   Björn Wirdheim   Prema Powerteam
10 R1 Hockenheimring   Gary Paffett   Markus Winkelhock   Markus Winkelhock   ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg
R2   Stefan Mücke   Nicolas Kiesa   Stefan Mücke   ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg

Championship standingsEdit

ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver HOC1 NÜR1 OSC SAC NOR HOC2 LAU NÜR2 A1R HOC2 Points
1   Toshihiro Kaneishi 5 3 6 2 2 2 2 11 6 1 Ret 8 4 2 7 21 1 6 7 6 182
2   Stefan Mücke 16 2 2 1 Ret 9 Ret Ret 3 Ret 5 3 3 3 8 7 2 2 3 1 178
3   Frank Diefenbacher 1 1 13 16 8 3 3 13 1 4 4 10 2 1 22 3 12 3 Ret DSQ 172
4   Pierre Kaffer 9 4 1 7 4 1 Ret 1 DSQ 2 8 5 6 10 5 1 9 Ret 8 19 156
5   Markus Winkelhock 7 6 3 3 3 13 1 Ret 11 Ret 21 21 1 6 3 2 Ret Ret 1 Ret 141
6   Gary Paffett 2 Ret 8 10 1 Ret 22 Ret 4 3 Ret Ret 5 8 12 15 4 4 2 2 123
7   João Paulo de Oliveira 19 5 24† 11 7 23 Ret 14 18 Ret 1 2 8 Ret 2 4 3 5 4 5 116
8   Kosuke Matsuura Ret 14 4 4 DNS 12 10 12 8 5 2 1 24 9 4 12 Ret 7 Ret 13 83
9   Björn Wirdheim 10 10 Ret 24† 5 7 Ret Ret 14 6 Ret Ret Ret 4 1 11 7 1 Ret 7 80
10   Tony Schmidt 3 Ret Ret 5 6 5 21 Ret 2 11 11 12 18 7 13 Ret 10 Ret 9 Ret 56
11   Matteo Grassotto DNQ 12 20 Ret 13 14 5 3 10 7 3 6 Ret 12 43
12   Raffaele Giammaria 20 13 12 23† Ret 8 Ret Ret 7 DNQ 6 9 17 20 18 18 5 9 6 4 41
13   Hannes Lachinger Ret Ret 14 Ret 14 19 4 Ret 13 8 14 7 7 17 6 5 21 Ret 18 10 36
14   Kari Maenpaa 11 12 16 Ret 6 2 DNQ DNQ 15 17 14 18 9 6 14 8 32
15   Tom van Bavel 6 11 5 6 21 11 8 7 16 Ret 9 Ret 16 Ret Ret 17 22 Ret 12 8 32
16   Kimmo Liimatainen 12 9 7 25† 15 10 18 8 DNQ DNQ 12 15 13 24 11 8 20 Ret Ret 3 25
17   Zsolt Baumgartner 11 7 9 8 18 18 9 6 9 13 Ret 13 9 13 Ret 10 8 Ret 25
18   Norbert Siedler Ret 22† 16 Ret Ret 15 12 4 20 18 7 4 11 15 20 13 Ret Ret 14 Ret 24
19   Nicolas Stelandre 4 DNS 18 21 10 26 17 Ret 5 10 Ret Ret 20
20   Nicolas Kiesa 15 12 10 14 Ret 5 24 Ret 6 Ret 19 9 17
21   Bernhard Auinger Ret Ret Ret 15 9 4 20 Ret 21 15 18 Ret 15 22 21 19 15 Ret 10 14 13
22   Jaroslav Janiš DNQ 16 17 16 12 Ret 14 9 11 Ret 5 11 10
23   Gottfried Grasser DNQ 19 Ret 22 20 24 13 5 DNQ DNQ 20 20 21 25 Ret 20 17 Ret Ret 17 8
24   Robert Lechner 13 16 Ret 9 17 6 8
25   Ronnie Quintarelli 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 10 16 15 Ret 5
26   Laurent Delahaye 8 20 Ret 13 11 21 14 Ret 12 14 Ret Ret Ret 11 10 Ret 13 Ret 11 Ret 4
27   Andrew Kirkaldy 17 8 3
28   Marc Caldonazzi 14 18 22 18 22 Ret 16 9 22 17 2
29   Marco du Pau Ret DNQ 17 19 12 16 11 Ret 19 9 13 Ret 2
30   Giuseppe Burlotti 18 15 10 14 19 17 1
31   Marco Schärf Ret 21 Ret 20 Ret 25 23 10 DNQ DNQ 19 Ret 23 26 23 Ret DNQ Ret DNS Ret 1
32   Fabrizio del Monte Ret 23† 15 Ret Ret 22 19 Ret DNQ Ret 16 18 19 23 DNS Ret 19 10 DNS 16 1
33   Robert Doornbos 17 14 16 11 15 15 0
34   Allan Simonsen 22 19 19 16 Ret Ret 13 12 0
35   Mark Mayall Ret 12 0
36   Clemens Stadler DNQ DNQ 18 13 0
37   Ryan Briscoe Ret 14 0
38   Thomas Riethmüller DNQ 17 23 Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret 17 DNQ Ret 19 20 21 16 Ret 16 Ret 0
39   Phil Giebler 15 Ret 19 17 23 20 0
40   Gilles Tinguely 17 18 0
41   Sven Heidfeld Ret DNQ 21 Ret 0
42   André Fibier 22 Ret 0
  Wagner Ebrahim Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver HOC1 NÜR1 OSC SAC NOR HOC2 LAU NÜR2 A1R HOC2 Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Junior-Pokal (Rookie) standingsEdit

Driver Points
1   Markus Winkelhock 265
2   Kosuke Matsuura 188
3   Hannes Lachinger 145
4   Kimmo Liimatainen 133
5   Jaroslav Janiš 61
6   Ronnie Quintarelli 46
7   Fabrizio del Monte 42
8   Giuseppe Burlotti 37
9   Gottfried Grasser 25
10   Allan Simonsen 18
11   Thomas Riethmüller 18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "German Formula-3-Cup — Season 2001". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  2. ^ "STARTERLISTE 2001 DEUTSCHE FORMEL-3-MEISTERSCHAFT" (PDF) (in German). formel3guide.com. Retrieved 4 September 2016.

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