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1991 International Formula 3000 season

The 1991 Formula 3000 International Championship was the seventh season of Formula 3000 in Europe. Christian Fittipaldi won the championship after ten rounds.

Contents

  • Technical changes 1
  • Season summary 2
  • Drivers and constructors 3
  • Calendar 4
  • Final points standings 5
    • Driver 5.1
  • Complete Overview 6
  • References 7

Technical changes

A major technical change for 1991 was the introduction by Avon of radial-ply tyres. Compared to the previous crossply tyres, these could be more consistently manufactured, and made the cars more consistent aerodynamically, but gave the drivers less control at high slip angles.[1]

Lola's T91/50 chassis was an evolution of the previous year’s championship-winning T90/50, and retained a very short wheelbase of 263.0 cm (103.5 in). By comparison, the Reynard 91D had a wheelbase of 277.5 cm (109.3 in).[2] The short wheelbase of the Lola was blamed for its inability to perform on the new tyres, and the Forti Corse team switched to Reynards after three rounds. The Eddie Jordan Racing team attempted to lengthen its Lolas by adding a spacer in between the engine and gearbox, but eventually it too purchased a Reynard for Damon Hill.

The Ralt name, last seen in F3000 in 1988, returned after being split off from the March Group.[3]

Season summary

Alessandro Zanardi won for the new Il Barone Rampante team at the first race at Vallelunga. Jean-Marc Gounon then took Ralt’s last F3000 win at Pau. Christian Fittipaldi won at Jerez, and Zanardi won again at Mugello.

Gounon won on the road at Enna, but he was controversially adjudged to have jumped the start. The race win was given to Emanuele Naspetti, who was making his first start in a Reynard after his Forti team had switched from Lolas. Naspetti then won the following three races at Hockenheim, Brands Hatch and Spa-Francorchamps. His success was blamed in part on the exotic fuel blend provided by Agip, which would be banned the following year.

Fittipaldi’s Pacific teammate Antonio Tamburini won on the Bugatti Circuit at Le Mans. In the finale at Nogaro, Fittipaldi beat title rival Zanardi for the race win and the championship.

Drivers and constructors

Team Chassis Engine Car # Driver Race weekends
DAMS Lola Mugen Honda 1 Allan McNish All
2 Laurent Aïello All
GA Motorsport Ralt Ford Cosworth 3 Michael Bartels 1
Massimo Monti 2
4 Thierry Delubac 1-2
BFG 3000 Reynard Mugen Honda 4 Giovanni Bonanno 3-9
First Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 5 Giovanni Bonanno 1
Michael Bartels 2-4
6 Jean-Denis Délétraz 1-3
7 Eric Hélary 1-4
Paul Stewart Racing Lola Mugen Honda 8 Marco Apicella All
9 Paul Stewart All
Forti Corse Lola Ford Cosworth 11 Emanuele Naspetti 1-3
Reynard 4-10
Lola 12 Fabrizio Giovanardi 1-3
Reynard 4-10
Eddie Jordan Racing Lola Ford Cosworth 14 Damon Hill 1-9
Reynard 10
Lola 15 Vincenzo Sospiri All
Roni Motorsport Ralt Ford Cosworth 16 Fernando Plata 1-5
Giovanni Lavaggi 6-10
17 David Brabham 1-4
Andrew Gilbert-Scott 5-6
Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth 18 Paul Belmondo All
19 Andrea Chiesa 1-8
Emmanuel Collard 9-10
Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 20 Roberto Colciago All
21 Fabrizio Barbazza 1
Pascal Witmeur 8
Philippe Gache 10
22 Giovanni Lavaggi 1-5
Peter Zakowski 6-8
CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 23 Paolo Delle Piane All
24 Alain Menu 1-6
Eric Hélary 7-10
RSM Marko Reynard Ford Cosworth 25 Karl Wendlinger 3, 5-6, 8-9
Galaxy Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 26 Philippe Gache 1-9
David Velay 10
Vortex Motorsport Lola Mugen Honda 27 Heinz-Harald Frentzen All
Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 29 Antonio Tamburini All
30 Christian Fittipaldi All
3001 International Ralt Ford Cosworth 31 Jean-Marc Gounon All
32 Andrea Montermini All
Il Barone Rampante Reynard Mugen Honda 33 Alessandro Zanardi All
34 Giuseppe Bugatti All
Motor Racing Di-Wheels Leyton House Ford Cosworth 38 Fabiano Vandone 1-4
Ralt 5-9
Leyton House 39 Simon Kane 6-7
Pavesi Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 40 Felice Tedeschi 1-8
Massimiliano Angelelli 9
GJ Motorsport Reynard Ford Cosworth 41 Giovanna Amati All
42 Dave Coyne 7

Calendar

Race No Track Country Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Lap
1 Vallelunga  Italy 14 April 1991 60 3.2=192.0 km 1'06:05.153 174.318 km/h Alessandro Zanardi Christian Fittipaldi Alessandro Zanardi
2 Pau  France 19 May 1991 73 2.76=201.48 km 1'26:31.24 137.807 km/h Jean-Marc Gounon Alessandro Zanardi Andrea Montermini
3 Jerez  Spain 9 June 1991 48 4.2179=202.459 km 1'18:15.69 155.221 km/h Christian Fittipaldi Christian Fittipaldi Christian Fittipaldi
4 Mugello  Italy 23 June 1991 38 5.245=199.31 km 1'03:08.380 189.399 km/h Alessandro Zanardi Alessandro Zanardi Alessandro Zanardi
5 Pergusa-Enna  Italy 7 July 1991 40 4.95=198.0 km 0'59:34.254 199.426 km/h Emanuele Naspetti Emanuele Naspetti Jean-Marc Gounon
6 Hockenheim  Germany 27 July 1991 29 6.801=197.229 km 0'57:19.217 206.480 km/h Emanuele Naspetti Andrea Montermini Andrea Montermini
7 Brands Hatch  United Kingdom 18 August 1991 48 4.1846=200.861 km 1'00:26.28 199.40 km/h Emanuele Naspetti Alessandro Zanardi Emanuele Naspetti
8 Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 24 August 1991 29 6.94=201.26 km 1'03:09.82 191.180 km/h Emanuele Naspetti Laurent Aïello Emanuele Naspetti
9 Le Mans  France 22 September 1991 45 4.426=199.170 km 1'24:09.87 142.114 km/h Antonio Tamburini Christian Fittipaldi Antonio Tamburini
10 Nogaro  France 6 October 1991 55 3.636=199.980 km 1'14:26.15 161.196 km/h Christian Fittipaldi Christian Fittipaldi Alessandro Zanardi

Final points standings

Driver

For every race points were awarded: 9 points to the winner, 6 for runner up, 4 for third place, 3 for fourth place, 2 for fifth place and 1 for sixth place. No additional points were awarded.

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine Total Points
1 Christian Fittipaldi  Brazil Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 6 6 9 4 - 3 4 - 6 9 47
2 Alessandro Zanardi  Italy Il Barone Rampante Reynard Mugen Honda 9 - 6 9 - - 6 6 - 6 42
3 Emanuele Naspetti  Italy Forti Corse Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - 9 9 9 9 - 1 37
4 Antonio Tamburini  Italy Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 4 - 3 - 3 1 2 - 9 - 22
5 Marco Apicella  Italy Paul Stewart Racing Lola Mugen Honda - 3 - 6 6 - 3 - - - 18
6 Jean-Marc Gounon  France 3001 International Ralt Ford Cosworth - 9 1 - 1 2 - - - - 13
7 Damon Hill  United Kingdom Jordan Racing Lola Ford Cosworth 3 - - - - - 1 - 3 11
Reynard Ford Cosworth 4
8 Vincenzo Sospiri  Italy Jordan Racing Lola Ford Cosworth - - - 3 - 6 - - - - 9
Eric Hélary  France First Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth - 4 - - - - - 9
CoBra Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 3 - 2
10 Andrea Montermini  Italy 3001 International Ralt Ford Cosworth - - 4 - - - - - 4 - 8
11 Giuseppe Bugatti  Italy Il Barone Rampante Reynard Mugen Honda 2 - - - - 4 - - - - 6
Karl Wendlinger  Austria RSM Marko Reynard Ford Cosworth - - 2 - - - 4 - - - 6
Fabrizio Giovanardi  Italy Forti Corse Lola Ford Cosworth - 2 - - - - - 6
Reynard Ford Cosworth 1 - 3
14 Heinz-Harald Frentzen  Germany Vortex Lola Mugen Honda - - - 1 2 - - 2 - - 5
15 Laurent Aïello  France DAMS Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - 4 - - 4
16 Alain Menu   Switzerland CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 1 1 - - - - - - - - 2
Allan McNish  United Kingdom DAMS Lola Mugen Honda - - - 2 - - - - - - 2
Philippe Gache  France Galaxy Racing Lola Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - 2 - 2
19 Gabriel Furlán  Argentina Junior Team Reynard Judd - - - - - - - - 1 - 1

Complete Overview

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 NQ=did not qualify

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine
1 Christian Fittipaldi  Brazil Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 1 2 4 2 1 1 4 3 7 R 9 4 6 3 6 R 1 2 1 1
2 Alessandro Zanardi  Italy Il Barone Rampante Reynard Mugen Honda 2 1 1 R 2 2 1 1 2 R 4 R 1 2 3 2 3 R 2 2
3 Emanuele Naspetti  Italy Forti Corse Lola Ford Cosworth 16 10 15 9 29 NQ
Reynard Ford Cosworth 8 NS 1 1 8 1 3 1 2 1 6 R 14 6
4 Antonio Tamburini  Italy Pacific Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 4 3 13 10 3 4 9 7 14 4 10 6 10 5 19 R 2 1 13 R
5 Marco Apicella  Italy Paul Stewart Racing Lola Mugen Honda 19 R 6 4 9 R 3 2 3 2 13 R 2 4 15 R 12 R 18 11
6 Jean-Marc Gounon  France 3001 International Ralt Ford Cosworth 30 NQ 3 1 7 6 25 10 4 6 3 5 16 R 10 7 13 R 12 R
7 Damon Hill  United Kingdom Jordan Racing Lola Ford Cosworth 9 4 10 R 15 8 6 R 9 11 7 R 4 6 13 R 10 4
Reynard Ford Cosworth 3 3
8 Vincenzo Sospiri  Italy Jordan Racing Lola Ford Cosworth 10 R 25 NQ 19 15 5 4 15 R 5 2 8 16 18 10 14 R 20 13
Eric Hélary  France First Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 14 11 7 3 16 R 17 R16 - - - -
CoBra Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 21 15 5 4 19 R 11 5
10 Andrea Montermini  Italy 3001 International Ralt Ford Cosworth 17 R 2 R 4 3 21 11 6 10 1 R 17 10 8 R 16 3 8 R
11 Giuseppe Bugatti  Italy Il Barone Rampante Reynard Mugen Honda 7 5 20 R 8 R 2 R 5 3 21 R 5 R 12 16 8 R 5 7
Karl Wendlinger  Austria RSM Marko Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - 5 5 - - 8 R 2 3 - - 4 R 5 R - -
Fabrizio Giovanardi  Italy Forti Corse Lola Ford Cosworth 23 12 8 5 28 NQ
Reynard Ford Cosworth 15 8 20 R 15 R13 7 8 9 6 26 NS 7 4
14 Heinz-Harald Frentzen  Germany Vortex Lola Mugen Honda 6 R 5 R 21 12 7 6 10 5 32 NQ 22 12 7 5 22 R 9 R
15 Laurent Aïello  France DAMS Lola Mugen Honda 3 R 14 NS 6 7 10 R 13 R 17 7 13 9 1 3 4 R 6 R
16 Alain Menu   Switzerland CoBRa Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 5 6 12 6 12 18 16 12 12 R 12 NS - - - - - - - -
Allan McNish  United Kingdom DAMS Lola Mugen Honda 34 NQ 19 13 27 NQ 12 5 21 8 6 R 11 R 11 8 11 R 17 8
Philippe Gache  France Galaxy Racing Lola Ford Cosworth 29 NQ 22 12 18 10 19 R 26 9 20 R 15 11 23 9 20 5
Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 4 R
19 Gabriel Furlán  Argentina Junior Team Reynard Judd 13 9 28 NQ 20 R 24 R 19 7 24 8 12 R 17 R 18 6 16 R
- David Brabham  Australia Roni Team/Team Ralt Ralt Ford Cosworth 8 7 9 7 22 11 13 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Paul Stewart  United Kingdom Paul Stewart Racing Lola Mugen Honda 24 R 23 NQ 24 16 28 NQ 24 12 18 R 9 7 16 14 17 8 21 9
- Giovanna Amati  Italy GJ Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 28 NQ 21 R 31 NQ 23 R14 18 R 11 9 19 19 28 NQ 25 7 22 R
- Roberto Colciago  Italy Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 11 8 18 11 34 NQ 22 R 17 R 27 NQ 20 18 21 17 9 R 10 R
- Michael Bartels  Germany GA Motorsports Ralt Ford Cosworth 32 NQ
First Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 11 8 10 R 14 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Andrea Chiesa   Switzerland Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth 20 R 17 R 11 9 30 NQ 11 R 16 10 24 14 22 13 - - - -
- Paolo Delle Piane  Italy CoBRaMotorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth 12 R 31 NQ 26 17 26 R 30 NQ 22 R 23 R 26 15 23 9 19 R
- David Velay  France Galaxy Racing Lola Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 24 10
- Peter Zakowski  Germany Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - 29 NQ 25 R 25 11 - - - -
- Andrew Gilbert-Scott  United Kingdom Roni Team/Team Ralt Ralt Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - 28 NQ 26 11 - - - - - - - -
- Paul Belmondo  France Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth 25 14 16 R 25 14 11 13 16 R 14 R 27 NQ 20 12 15 R 23 R
- Giovanni Lavaggi  Italy Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 27 NQ 32 NQ 32 NQ 29 NQ 23 R
Roni Team/Team Ralt Ralt Ford Cosworth 30 NQ 28 NQ 27 NQ 27 NQ 25 12
- Fabiano Vandone  Italy Motor Racing Di-Wheels Leyton House Judd 31 NQ
Leyton House Ford Cosworth 34 NQ 33 NQ 32 NQ
Ralt Ford Cosworth 29 NQ 23 12 30 NQ 30 NQ 28 NQ - -
- Giovanni Bonanno  Italy First Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 22 R - -
BG F3000 Reynard Mugen Honda 23 13 20 R 27 NQ 25 R 26 17 14 R 29 NQ - -
- Vittorio Zoboli  Italy Junior Team Reynard Judd 26 R 27 NQ 17 R 27 NQ 22 R 28 NQ 18 13 24 R - - - -
- Fabrizio Barbazza  Italy Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth 18 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Felice Tedeschi  Italy Pavesi Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 21 15 30 NQ 14 R 18 R 25 R 19 R 29 NQ 29 NQ - - - -
- Emmanuel Collard  France Apomatox Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7 R 15 R
- Jean-Denis Délétraz   Switzerland First Racing Reynard Ford Cosworth 15 NS 24 NQ 13 R - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Massimo Monti  Italy GA Motorsports Ralt Ford Cosworth - - 29 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - -
Junior Team Reynard Judd 21 R - -
- Dave Coyne  United Kingdom GJ Motorsports Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - 14 R - - - - - -
- Max Angelelli  Italy Pavesi Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 24 R - -
- Fernando Plata  Mexico Roni Team/Team Ralt Ralt Ford Cosworth 35 NQ 33 NQ 30 NQ 31 NQ 31 NQ - - - - - - - - - -
- Thierry Delubac  Belgium GA Motorsports Ralt Ford Cosworth 33 NQ 26 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Simon Kane  Australia Motor Racing Di-Wheels Leyton House Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - 31 NQ 31 NQ - - - - - -
- Pascal Witmeur  Belgium Crypton Engineering Reynard Ford Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 31 NQ - - - -

References

  1. ^ L’annee Formule 3000 1992. Drapeau a Damier.
  2. ^ L’annee Formule 3000 1991. Drapeau a Damier.
  3. ^ "The March Story". marchives.com. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
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