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2003 Formula 3 Euro Series

2003 Formula 3 Euro Series
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The 2003 Formula 3 Euro Series season was the first championship year of Europe's premier Formula Three series. The championship consisted of ten rounds – each with two races – held at a variety of European circuits. Each weekend consisted of 1 hour and 30 minutes of free practice on Friday – in either one or two sessions – and two 30-minute qualifying sessions. This was followed by a c.110 km race on Saturday and a c.80 km race on Sunday. Each qualifying session awarded one bonus point for pole position and each race awarded points for the top eight finishers, with ten points per win. It commenced on April 26, 2003 at Hockenheimring and ended on October 26 at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours.

Teams and driversEdit

2003 Entry List[1]
Team # Driver Rookie Chassis[N 1] Engine Rounds
  Team Rosberg 3   Nico Rosberg[N 2] R F303/005 Opel All
4   Andreas Zuber F303/006 All
  ASM F3 5   Alexandre Prémat R F303/015 Mercedes All
6   Olivier Pla F303/014 All
34   Bruno Spengler R F303/016 4–10
39   Jamie Green 3
  Prema Powerteam 7   Katsuyuki Hiranaka F303/007 Opel All
8   Ryan Briscoe F303/008 All
33   Lucas di Grassi R F303/022 2–3
  Robert Kubica R 4–10
  Signature Plus 9   Nicolas Lapierre F302/043 Sodemo All
10   Fabio Carbone F302/018 All
42   César Campaniço F302/067 10
  Opel Team KMS 11   Timo Glock F303/009 Opel All
12   Maro Engel R F302/009 1–5
  Hendrik Vieth R 6
  Adam Carroll 7–10
  Saulnier Racing 14   Harold Primat F302/021 Sodemo All
15   Simon Abadie F302/060 1–5
  Nicolas Armindo[N 3] R 9–10
  Team Ghinzani 16   Robert Doornbos F302/052 Mugen All
17   Álvaro Parente F302/003 All
38   Philipp Baron R F302/042 3–10
  LD Autosport 18   Stefano Proetto F302/065 Mugen 1–6
  Patrice Manopoulos R 7–10
19   Simon Abadie F302/063 6–10
  Swiss Racing Team 20   Gilles Tinguely F302/061 Opel 1–5
21   César Campaniço F302/011 1–7
35   James Manderson F302/062 1–4
  Stefano Proetto 9–10
41   Marcel Lasée 5–7, 9
  Mücke Motorsport 22   Markus Winkelhock F302/012 Mercedes All
23   Christian Klien R F302/032 All
  Kolles 24   Charles Zwolsman F303/012 Mercedes All
25   Jan Heylen R F302/076 1–7
  Jamie Green 8–10
  MB Racing Performance 28   Alexandros Margaritis R F303/021 Opel All
36   Daniel la Rosa R F302/083 All
  Superfund TME 29   Sakon Yamamoto F303/001 Toyota All
30   Bernhard Auinger F302/088 All
  HBR Motorsport 31   Richard Lietz F302/030 Opel All
32   Claudio Torre R F302/033 5–9
  Drumel Motorsport 37   Dong-Wook Lee R F303/004 Mugen 1–2
38   Philipp Baron R F303/003 1–2
Icon Legend
R Rookie

Driver changesEdit

Entering Formula 3 Euro Series

Midseason changesEdit

CalendarEdit

Round Circuit Country Date
1 R1 Hockenheimring   Germany 26 April
R2 27 April
2 R1 Adria International Raceway   Italy 10 May
R2 11 May
3 R1 Pau Circuit   France 8 June
R2 9 June
4 R1 Norisring, Nuremberg   Germany 21 June
R2 22 June
5 R1 Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans   France 12 July
R2 13 July
6 R1 Nürburgring   Germany 16 August
R2 17 August
7 R1 A1-Ring, Spielberg   Austria 6 September
R2 7 September
8 R1 Circuit Park Zandvoort   Netherlands 20 September
R2 21 September
9 R1 Hockenheimring   Germany 4 October
R2 5 October
10 R1 Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours   France 25 October
R2 26 October

ResultsEdit

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Rookie
1 R1   Hockenheimring   Olivier Pla   Markus Winkelhock   Ryan Briscoe   Prema Powerteam   Christian Klien
R2   Olivier Pla   Timo Glock   Ryan Briscoe   Prema Powerteam   Nico Rosberg
2 R1   Adria International Raceway   Christian Klien   Ryan Briscoe   Timo Glock   Opel Team KMS   Christian Klien
R2   Nico Rosberg   Ryan Briscoe   Ryan Briscoe   Prema Powerteam   Nico Rosberg
3 R1   Pau Circuit   Nicolas Lapierre   Katsuyuki Hiranaka   Ryan Briscoe   Prema Powerteam   Alexandros Margaritis
R2   Ryan Briscoe   Alexandre Prémat   Fabio Carbone   Signature Plus   Lucas di Grassi
4 R1   Norisring, Nuremberg   Alexandre Prémat   Alexandre Prémat   Robert Kubica   Prema Powerteam   Robert Kubica
R2   Alexandre Prémat   Robert Kubica   Alexandre Prémat   ASM F3   Alexandre Prémat
5 R1   Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans   Christian Klien   Nico Rosberg   Nico Rosberg   Team Rosberg   Nico Rosberg
R2   Olivier Pla   Robert Kubica   Christian Klien   Mücke Motorsport   Christian Klien
6 R1   Nürburgring   Christian Klien   Markus Winkelhock   Markus Winkelhock   Mücke Motorsport   Alexandre Prémat
R2   Christian Klien   Christian Klien   Christian Klien   Mücke Motorsport   Christian Klien
7 R1   A1-Ring, Spielberg   Ryan Briscoe   Robert Kubica   Ryan Briscoe   Prema Powerteam   Alexandre Prémat
R2   Ryan Briscoe   Nico Rosberg   Ryan Briscoe   Prema Powerteam   Alexandre Prémat
8 R1   Circuit Park Zandvoort   Christian Klien   Christian Klien   Christian Klien   Mücke Motorsport   Christian Klien
R2   Christian Klien   Ryan Briscoe   Ryan Briscoe   Prema Powerteam   Christian Klien
9 R1   Hockenheimring   Markus Winkelhock   Ryan Briscoe   Timo Glock   Opel Team KMS   Alexandros Margaritis
R2   Ryan Briscoe   Ryan Briscoe   Ryan Briscoe   Prema Powerteam   Christian Klien
10 R1   Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours   Alexandros Margaritis   Markus Winkelhock   Markus Winkelhock   Mücke Motorsport   Robert Kubica
R2   Alexandros Margaritis   Christian Klien   Timo Glock   Opel Team KMS   Christian Klien

Season standingsEdit

Drivers StandingsEdit

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 PP
Race 1 & 2 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
Pos Driver HOC1
 
ADR
 
PAU
 
NOR
 
LMS
 
NÜR
 
A1R
 
ZAN
 
HOC2
 
MAG
 
Points
1   Ryan Briscoe 1 1 5 1 1 2 4 Ret 3 Ret Ret 7 1 1 17 1 17 1 14 14 110
2   Christian Klien 4 5 3 21 Ret 7 Ret 10 2 1 Ret 1 5 5 1 2 23† 3 Ret 3 89
3   Olivier Pla DSQ 2 8 3 2 16† 3 Ret 4 24 2 9 27† 4 3 3 10 6 2 7 74
4   Markus Winkelhock 3 4 Ret 17 21† Ret Ret 5 8 18 1 2 4 6 4 4 Ret 2 1 9 71
5   Timo Glock 6 7 1 13 3 Ret 2 3 18 25 14 12 12 9 15 14 1 22 13 1 55
6   Fabio Carbone 11 11 2 10 4 1 5 12 6 2 6 23† 15 12 21 6 4 Ret 3 Ret 55
7   Alexandre Prémat DSQ 24† 7 5 22† Ret Ret 1 5 23† 5 11 2 2 Ret 5 9 Ret Ret 5 50
8   Nico Rosberg Ret 3 Ret 2 15 17† 8 Ret 1 11 Ret 3 8 3 18 8 7 14 6 Ret 44
9   Robert Doornbos 2 8 10 6 8 DSQ 12 4 NC 8 3 Ret 10 8 5 7 13 Ret 9 2 40
10   Bruno Spengler 19† Ret 11 3 16 4 3 7 2 Ret 6 5 Ret 21 34
11   Nicolas Lapierre 5 Ret 6 11 DSQ 15 6 6 13 5 11 Ret 16 10 9 9 3 7 5 6 33
12   Robert Kubica 1 2 27† 7 9 6 11 Ret 7 24† 24† 10 4 8 31
13   Alexandros Margaritis 8 25† 9 27† 7 DNS 16 Ret 23 9 10 14 DSQ 17 14 13 2 4 26 4 23
14   Simon Abadie 7 Ret 20 19 5 5 17† Ret 26 6 15 10 23 14 6 Ret 8 8 8 22† 19
15   Bernhard Auinger 25 Ret 13 4 Ret 10 20† Ret 12 4 4 Ret 13 11 Ret Ret Ret 13 18 Ret 15
16   César Campaniço 14 6 4 Ret Ret 8 7 7 14 Ret 13 15 19 Ret 21 18 13
17   Adam Carroll 6 Ret 11 15 5 Ret Ret 17 7
18   Richard Lietz 24† 15 15 8 12 9 Ret 19 17 21 Ret 5 18 Ret 19 17 Ret 12 7 Ret 7
19   Charles Zwolsman Jr. 10 12 Ret 7 17 6 Ret 9 10 14 12 13 7 13 16 18 12 9 11 Ret 7
20   Jamie Green Ret 3 Ret 19 15 Ret 10 10 6
21   Lucas di Grassi 14 18 9 4 5
22   Katsuyuki Hiranaka 13 Ret 12 12 6 13 14 Ret 22 17 8 18 26 16 10 10 22† 23 20 13 4
23   Marcel Lasée 19 12 7 8 17 Ret 11 Ret 3
24   Andreas Zuber 17 9 18 23 20 DNS Ret 13 7 13 22 Ret 9 Ret 13 12 Ret 21† 25 Ret 2
25   Álvaro Parente 9 13 11 14 11 Ret Ret Ret 16 10 DSQ EX 29† DSQ 8 11 18 15 12 12 1
26   Daniel la Rosa 18 19 17 14 Ret 12 18 8 21 16 Ret 16 14 18 12 20 Ret 11 16 15 1
27   Sakon Yamamoto 15 10 22 9 23† 18 Ret 11 9 26† 19 19 22 15 Ret 16 Ret 18 17 11 0
28   Jan Heylen 20 18 19 15 10 DNS 11 17 15 15 Ret Ret 20 21 0
29   James Manderson 21 21 21 Ret 16 14 10 15 0
30   Stefano Proetto 16 14 24 16 13 11 Ret Ret 24 Ret 18 17 16 Ret 15 Ret 0
31   Maro Engel 12 16 23 24 Ret 14 20 20 0
32   Philipp Baron Ret 20 26 Ret 19 DNS 13 16 Ret Ret DNS 21† 21 Ret 20 21 14 17 19 16 0
33   Gilles Tinguely 19 17 16 20 14 DNS 0
34   Harold Primat 22 22 Ret 25 18 Ret 15 18 28† 19 21 24† 24 22 22 22 21 Ret 24 Ret 0
35   Claudio Torre 25 22 20 20 25 19 20† 16 0
36   Hendrik Vieth 17 22† 0
37   Patrice Manopoulos 28† 20 DNS 23 19 19 23 20 0
38   Nicolas Armindo Ret 20 22 19 0
39   Dong-Wook Lee 23 23 25 26 0
Pos Driver HOC1
 
ADR
 
PAU
 
NOR
 
LMS
 
NÜR
 
A1R
 
ZAN
 
HOC2
 
MAG
 
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.

Rookie CupEdit

Rookie drivers are only eligible for the Rookie Cup title if they have not previously competed in a national or international Formula 3 championship.

Pos Driver HOC1
 
ADR
 
PAU
 
NOR
 
LMS
 
NÜR
 
A1R
 
ZAN
 
HOC2
 
MAG
 
Points
1   Christian Klien 4 5 3 21 Ret 7 Ret 10 2 1 Ret 1 5 5 1 2 23 3 Ret 3 134
2   Nico Rosberg Ret 3 Ret 2 15 17 8 Ret 1 11 Ret 3 8 3 18 8 7 14 6 Ret 102
3   Alexandre Prémat DSQ 24 7 5 22 Ret Ret 1 5 23 5 11 2 2 Ret 5 9 Ret Ret 5 96
4   Alexandros Margaritis 8 25 9 27 7 DNS 16 Ret 23 9 10 14 DSQ 17 14 13 2 4 26 4 88
5   Robert Kubica 1 2 27 7 9 6 11 Ret 7 24 24 10 4 8 69
6   Daniel la Rosa 18 19 17 14 Ret 12 18 8 21 16 Ret 16 14 18 12 20 Ret 11 16 15 66
7   Bruno Spengler 19 Ret 11 3 16 4 3 7 2 Ret 6 5 Ret 21 61
8   Jan Heylen 20 18 19 15 10 DNS 11 17 15 15 Ret Ret 20 21 41
9   Philipp Baron Ret 20 26 Ret 19 DNS 13 16 Ret Ret DNS 21 21 Ret 20 21 14 17 19 16 35
10   Lucas di Grassi 14 18 9 4 28
11   Maro Engel 12 16 23 24 Ret 14 20 20 24
12   Patrice Manopoulos 28 20 DNS 23 19 19 23 20 10
13   Claudio Torre 25 22 20 20 25 19 20 16 10
14   Nicolas Armindo Ret 20 22 19 6
15   Hendrik Vieth 17 22 4
Pos Driver HOC1
 
ADR
 
PAU
 
NOR
 
LMS
 
NÜR
 
A1R
 
ZAN
 
HOC2
 
MAG
 
Points

Nations CupEdit

Nation Points
1   France 166
2   Germany 128
3   Austria 107
4   Australia 105
5   Brazil 60
6   Netherlands 47
7   Finland 45
8   Canada 34
9   Poland 31
10   Greece 21
11   Portugal 14
12   Great Britain 13
13   Japan 4

NotesEdit

  1. ^ All drivers competed in Dallara chassis; model listed.
  2. ^ Rosberg is a German driver who raced this year under Finnish racing license.
  3. ^ Armindo is a French driver who raced this year under Portuguese racing license.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wolfgang (2009-09-16). "2003 Entry List" (PDF). formel3guide.com. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-09-16.

External linksEdit