Italian Formula Three Championship

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The Italian Formula Three Championship was the Formula Three racing competition in Italy.

Italian Formula Three Championship
CategorySingle seaters
Inaugural season1964
Engine suppliersFPT
Last Drivers' championE: Riccardo Agostini
I: Riccardo Agostini
Last Teams' championE: Prema Powerteam
I: Prema Powerteam


Formula Three has traditionally been regarded as the first major stepping stone for F1 hopefuls - it is typically the first point in a driver's career at which most drivers in the series are aiming at professional careers in racing rather than being amateurs and enthusiasts. Success in F3 can lead directly to more senior formulae such as GP2, A1 Grand Prix, or even a Formula One test or race seat.

Most notably in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Italian F3 championship produced drivers who graduated to Formula One to varying success. As of 2010, the last Italian Formula Three driver to graduate to Formula One was 1994 Italian F3 champion Giancarlo Fisichella, who debuted with Minardi's F1 team in 1996. Other champions include successful World Sportscar driver Max Angelelli (1992 series champion) and Riccardo Patrese.

In December 2012, CSAI, the Italian Motorsport Federation announced it would cancel the Formula 3 championship [1] to focus on Formula Abarth.

Scoring systemEdit

  • Since the 2012 season, points are awarded for race finishing drivers as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PP FL
Feature races 20 15 12 10 8 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sprint 13 11 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1


Season Champion Team Car
1964   Giacomo "Geki" Russo Scuderia Sorocaima De Sanctis-Ford
1965   Andrea de Adamich Jolly Club Lola-Ford T53
Brabham-Ford BT15
1966   Tino Brambilla Scuderia Madunina Brabham-Ford BT15
1967 No championship title attributed
1968   Franco Bernabei Tecno-Ford 68
1969   Gianluigi Picchi Tecno Racing Team Tecno-Ford 69
1970   Giovanni Salvati Tecno-Ford 70
1971   Giancarlo Naddeo Tecno-Ford 69
1972   Vittorio Brambilla Team Brambilla
Scuderia Italia
Birel-Alfa Romeo 72
Birel-Ford 72
Brabham-Ford BT38
1973   Carlo Giorgio Jolly Club
Trivellato Racing
Ensign-Ford LNF3
March-Ford 733
1974   Alberto Colombo Scuderia Del Lario GRD-Ford 374
March-Ford 743
March-Toyota 743
1975   Luciano Pavesi Scuderia Ala d'Oro Brabham-Toyota BT41
March-Toyota 753
1976   Riccardo Patrese Trivellato Racing Chevron-Toyota B34
1977   Elio de Angelis Trivellato Racing Chevron-Toyota B38
Ralt-Toyota RT1
1978   Siegfried Stohr Trivellato Racing Chevron-Toyota B43
1979   Piercarlo Ghinzani Euroracing March-Alfa Romeo 793
1980   Guido Pardini Scuderia Emiliani Dallara-Toyota F380
1981   Eddy Bianchi Team del Porto Martini-Toyota MK34
Martini-Alfa Romeo MK37
1982   Enzo Coloni Coloni Racing March-Alfa Romeo 813
Ralt-Alfa Romeo RT3
1983   Ivan Capelli Coloni Racing Ralt-Alfa Romeo RT3
1984   Alessandro Santin Coloni Racing Ralt-Alfa Romeo RT3
1985   Franco Forini Forti Corse Dallara-VW F385
1986   Nicola Larini Coloni Racing Dallara-Alfa Romeo F386
1987   Enrico Bertaggia Forti Corse Dallara-Alfa Romeo F387
1988   Emanuele Naspetti Forti Corse Dallara-Alfa Romeo F388
1989   Gianni Morbidelli Forti Corse Dallara-Alfa Romeo F389
1990   Roberto Colciago Prema Powerteam Reynard-Alfa Romeo 903
1991   Giambattista Busi PiEmme Motors Dallara-VW F391
1992   Max Angelelli RC Motorsport Dallara-Opel F392
1993   Christian Pescatori Supercars Dallara-Fiat F393
1994   Giancarlo Fisichella RC Motorsport Dallara-Opel F394
1995   Luca Rangoni EF Project Dallara-Fiat F395
1996   Andrea Boldrini RC Motorsport Dallara-Opel F395
1997   Oliver Martini RC Motorsport Dallara-Opel F397
1998   Donny Crevels Prema Powerteam Dallara-Opel F397
1999   Peter Sundberg Prema Powerteam Dallara-Opel F399
2000   Davide Uboldi Uboldi Motorsport Dallara-Opel F399
2001   Lorenzo Del Gallo Scuderia Del Gallo Dallara-Fiat F301
2002   Miloš Pavlović Target Racing Conrero Dallara-Opel F302
2003   Fausto Ippoliti Target Racing Conrero Dallara-Opel F303
2004   Matteo Cressoni Ombra Racing Dallara-Mugen Honda F304
2005   Luigi Ferrara Corbetta Dallara-Mugen Honda F304
2006   Mauro Massironi Passoli Racing Dallara-Opel F304
2007   Paolo Maria Nocera Lucidi Motors Dallara-Opel F304
2008   Mirko Bortolotti Lucidi Motors Dallara-FPT F308
2009   Daniel Zampieri BVM - Target Racing Dallara-FPT F308
2010   César Ramos Lucidi Motors Dallara-FPT F310
2011   Sergio Campana BVM - Target Racing Dallara-FPT F308
2012 E:   Riccardo Agostini JD Motorsport Mygale-FPT M10
I:   Riccardo Agostini JD Motorsport Mygale-FPT M10


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