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2003 International Formula 3000 Championship

2003 FIA International Formula 3000 Championship
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The 2003 International Formula 3000 season was the thirty-seventh season of the second-tier of Formula One feeder championship and also nineteenth season under the International Formula 3000 Championship moniker. It featured the 2003 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship with titles awarded for both Drivers and Teams.[1] The championship was contested over ten events from 19 April to 13 September 2003.[2]

The Drivers Championship was won by Björn Wirdheim and the Teams Championship was awarded to Arden International Ltd.

Teams and driversEdit

 
Björn Wirdheim, pictured at the Hungaroring round, won the Drivers' Championship
 
Vitantonio Liuzzi pictured at the Hungaroring round, placed fourth in the Drivers' Championship

The following teams and drivers contested the 2003 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship.[2]

Team No. Driver Rounds
  Arden International 1   Björn Wirdheim All
2   Townsend Bell All
  Coloni Motorsport 3   Zsolt Baumgartner 1-9
  Christian Montanari 10
4   Ricardo Sperafico All
  Super Nova Racing 5   Enrico Toccacelo All
6   Derek Hill 1-6
  Nicolas Kiesa 7
  Sam Hancock 8-10
  Den Blå Avis 7   Nicolas Kiesa 1-6
8   Robbie Kerr 1
  Philip Giebler 2-6
  Durango 9   Giorgio Pantano All
10   Raffaele Giammaria All
  Team Astromega 11   Tony Schmidt All
12   Jeffrey van Hooydonk 1-2, 4-6, 10
  Michael Keohane 7-9
  Superfund ISR - Charouz 14   Jaroslav Janiš All
15   Yannick Schroeder 1-8
  Red Bull Junior Team 16   Vitantonio Liuzzi All
17   Patrick Friesacher 1-2, 5-10
  Bernhard Auinger 3-4
  BCN F3000 18   Valerio Scassellati 1, 5-6, 8
  Alessandro Piccolo 2-4, 10
  Marc Hynes 7
  Giovanni Berton 9
19   Rob Nguyen 1-3
  Will Langhorne 4-8
  Ferdinando Monfardini 9-10
  Brand Motorsport 20   Nicolas Minassian 1
21   Gary Paffett 1

CalendarEdit

The 2003 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship was contested over a ten event series.[2][3]

Event Circuit Date Distance Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1   Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 20 April 31 laps / 152.686 km   Björn Wirdheim   Björn Wirdheim   Björn Wirdheim   Arden International
2   Circuit de Catalunya 3 May 33 laps / 152.565 km   Giorgio Pantano   Giorgio Pantano   Giorgio Pantano   Durango
3   A1-Ring 17 May 35 laps / 151.410 km   Ricardo Sperafico   Björn Wirdheim   Ricardo Sperafico   Coloni Motorsport
4   Circuit de Monaco 31 May 45 laps / 150.3 km   Björn Wirdheim   Björn Wirdheim   Nicolas Kiesa   Den Blå Avis
5   Nürburgring 28 June 30 laps / 154.423 km   Björn Wirdheim   Björn Wirdheim   Enrico Toccacelo   Super Nova Racing
6   Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 5 July 35 laps / 154.201 km   Giorgio Pantano   Giorgio Pantano   Giorgio Pantano   Durango
7   Silverstone Circuit 19 July 30 laps / 154.125 km   Björn Wirdheim   Björn Wirdheim   Björn Wirdheim   Arden International
8   Hockenheimring 2 August 33 laps / 150.942 km   Ricardo Sperafico   Björn Wirdheim   Ricardo Sperafico   Coloni Motorsport
9   Hungaroring 23 August 35 laps / 153.440 km   Vitantonio Liuzzi   Patrick Friesacher   Patrick Friesacher   Red Bull Junior Team
10   Autodromo Nazionale Monza 13 September 26 laps / 150.353 km   Björn Wirdheim   Björn Wirdheim   Björn Wirdheim   Arden International

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos[3] Driver IMO
 
CAT
 
A1R
 
MON
 
NÜR
 
MAG
 
SIL
 
HOC
 
HUN
 
MNZ
 
Points
1   Björn Wirdheim 1 2 2 2 13 2 1 2 2 1 78
2   Ricardo Sperafico 3 Ret 1 DSQ 14 3 4 1 Ret 3 43
3   Giorgio Pantano Ret 1 3 Ret 16 1 2 7 4 Ret 41
4   Vitantonio Liuzzi 4 Ret 4 Ret 2 4 3 4 9 4 39
5   Patrick Friesacher 2 Ret Ret 11 5 3 1 2 36
6   Enrico Toccacelo 5 3 5 Ret 1 13 6 Ret 7 8 30
7   Nicolas Kiesa 12 10 6 1 3 Ret 8 20
8   Jaroslav Janiš DNS 4 9 4 6 Ret 10 8 5 7 20
9   Townsend Bell 9 12 7 6 Ret 12 7 5 3 Ret 17
10   Raffaele Giammaria 7 Ret 14 3 7 8 Ret 10 6 Ret 14
11   Tony Schmidt Ret 6 Ret Ret 10 5 Ret 6 8 6 14
12   Yannick Schroeder 6 8 Ret 7 4 7 9 11 13
13   Jeffrey van Hooydonk Ret Ret 8 8 6 5 9
14   Zsolt Baumgartner 10 7 10 5 11 9 11 9 DNS 6
15   Rob Nguyen 8 5 13 5
16   Derek Hill 15 11 Ret DSQ 5 10 4
17   Phil Giebler Ret 8 Ret 9 DNS 1
18   Alessandro Piccolo 9 12 DNS 11 0
19   Bernhard Auinger 11 9 0
20   Christian Montanari 9 0
21   Will Langhorne 10 12 14 13 12 0
22   Ferdinando Monfardini Ret 10 0
23   Giovanni Berton 10 0
24   Sam Hancock 13 11 DNS 0
25   Nicolas Minassian 11 0
26   Michael Keohane 12 Ret 0
27   Valerio Scassellati 13 15 15 14 0
28   Marc Hynes 14 0
29   Gary Paffett 14 0
  Robbie Kerr DNS 0
Pos Driver IMO
 
CAT
 
A1R
 
MON
 
NÜR
 
MAG
 
SIL
 
HOC
 
HUN
 
MNZ
 
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

  • All drivers used Lola B02/50 chassis with Zytek-Judd KV engines and Avon tyres.
  • Championship points were awarded on a 10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the first eight finishers at each event. If two or more drivers had the same number of points (including 0 points), their positions in the Championship was fixed according to the quality of their places. Under this system one first place was better than any number of second places, one second place was better than any number of third places and so on.[3]

Teams ChampionshipEdit

Points for the 2003 FIA Formula 300 International Championship for Teams were awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for the first eight places at each event.[3] Results from both team cars were taken into account.[1]

Position [3] Team [3] IMO
 
CAT
 
A1R
 
MON
 
NUR
 
MAG
 
SIL
 
HOC
 
HUN
 
MNZ
 
Total [3]
1   Arden International Ltd 10 8 10 11 0 8 12 12 14 10 95
2   Red Bull Junior Team F3000 13 0 5 0 8 5 10 11 10 13 75
3   Durango Formula 2 10 6 6 2 11 8 2 8 0 55
4   Coloni Motorsport 6 2 10 4 0 6 5 10 0 6 49
5   Super Nova Racing Ltd 4 6 4 0 14 0 4 0 2 1 35
6   ISR - Charouz 3 6 0 7 8 2 0 1 4 2 33
7   Team Astromega 0 3 0 1 1 7 0 3 1 7 23
8   Den Bla Avis 0 0 4 10 6 0 - - - - 20
9   BCN F3000 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
10   Brand Motorsports 0 - - - - - - - - - 0

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 NT=no time set in qualifying 13E=grid position, but started from the end of the grid

Place Name Team IMO
 
CAT
 
OST
 
MON
 
NÜR
 
MAG
 
SIL
 
HOC
 
HUN
 
MNZ
 
1   Björn Wirdheim Arden International 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 13 2 2 1 1 3 2 5 2 1 1
2   Ricardo Sperafico Coloni Motorsport 4 3 4 R 1 1 2 R 2 14 4 3 3 4 1 1 6 R 3 3
3   Giorgio Pantano Durango Formula 7 R 1 1 5 3 3 R 14 R16 1 1 2 2 5 7 2 4 2 R
4   Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull Junior Team 3 4 10 R 3 4 4 R 5 2 5 4 4 3 2 4 1 9 12 4
5   Patrick Friesacher Red Bull Junior Team 2 2 12 R - - - - 4 R 8 11 5 5 4 3 3 1 4 2
6   Enrico Toccacelo Super Nova Racing 10 5 7 3 7 5 5 R 3 1 14 13 7 6 7 R 8 7 5 8
7   Nicolas Kiesa Den Blå Avis 13 12 9 10 13 6 6 1 10 3 12 R
Super Nova Racing 11 8 - - - - - -
  Jaroslav Janis Superfund ISR - Charouz 15 NS 5 4 10 9 8 4 12 6 3 R 8 10 8 8 7 5 11 7
9   Townsend Bell Arden International 5 9 11 12 4 7 18 6 6 R 11 12 6 7 6 5 4 3 7 R
10   Raffaele Giammaria Durango Formula 8 7 18 R 17 14 9 3 16 7 15 8 14 R 12 10 11 6 8 R
  Tony Schmidt Team Astromega 12 R 13 6 6 R15 16 R 13E 10 6 5 9 R 10 6 10 8 10 6
12   Yannick Schroeder Superfund ISR - Charouz 6 6 6 8 16 R 12 7 9 4 7 7 10 9 11 11 NT - NT -
13   Jeffrey van Hooydonk Team Astromega 11 R 3 R - - 7 8 8 8 10 6 - - - - - - 6 5
14   Zsolt Baumgartner Coloni Motorsport 16 10 16 7 9 10 10 5 15 11 9 9 12 11 9 9 9 NS - -
15   Rob Nguyen Team BCN F3000 17 8 15 5 15 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16   Derek Hill Super Nova Racing 19 15 8 11 12 R 14 R 7 5 13 10 - - - - - - - -
17   Philip Giebler Den Blå Avis - - 14 R 8 8 15 R 11 9 16 NS - - - - - - - -
18   Alessandro Piccolo Team BCN F3000 - - 17 9 11 12 11 NS - - - - - - - - - - 13 R11
19   Bernhard Auinger Red Bull Junior Team - - - - 14 11 13 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
20   Christian Montanari Coloni Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 9
21   Will Langhorne Team BCN F3000 - - - - - - 17 10 17 12 17 14 15 13 13 12 - - - -
22   Ferdinando Monfardini Team BCN F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14 R 14 R10
23   Giovanni Berton Team BCN F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 10 - -
24   Sam Hancock Super Nova Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14 13 13 11 15 NS
25   Nicolas Minassian Brand Motorsport 9 11 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
26   Michael Keohane Team Astromega - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 12 16 R NT - - -
27   Valerio Scassellati Team BCN F3000 20 13 - - - - - - 18 15 18 15 - - 15 14 - - - -
28   Gary Paffett Brand Motorsport 14 14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
29   Marc Hynes Team BCN F3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 14 - - - - - -
-   Robbie Kerr Den Blå Avis 18 NS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 2003 FIA F3000 Sporting Regulations Retrieved from web.archive.org on 19 March 2010
  2. ^ a b c 2003 F3000 Results from www.teamdan.com Archived 2012-02-24 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved from www.teamdan.com on 19 March 2010
  3. ^ a b c d e f g 2003 FIA F3000 Championship Classifications Retrieved from web.archive.org on 23 April 2010

Further readingEdit

  • Automobile Year, 2003/04

External linksEdit