1999 International Formula 3000 Championship

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1999 FIA International Formula 3000 Championship
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The 1999 International Formula 3000 season was the thirty-third season of the second-tier of Formula One feeder championship and also fifteenth season under the International Formula 3000 Championship moniker which was an FIA sanctioned motor racing title for drivers of Formula 3000 racing cars. The title was contested over a ten-round series from 1 May to 25 September 1999.[1] This was the first F3000 season in which every International Championship race took place during a Formula One weekend and supported the Grand Prix itself.

Drivers and teams[edit]

The Lola B99/50 of Drivers' Champion Nick Heidfeld.

The following drivers and teams took part in the 1999 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship. A Lola B99/50 chassis powered by a Zytek V8 engine was mandatory for all entries.

Team No. Driver Rounds
United Kingdom Super Nova Racing 1 Brazil Ricardo Mauricio 1-3
Belgium David Saelens 4-10
2 Denmark Jason Watt All
United Kingdom West Competition 3 Germany Nick Heidfeld All
4 Brazil Mario Haberfeld All
Denmark Den Blå Avis
Brazil Petrobras Junior Team
5 Brazil Max Wilson 1-8, 10
Brazil Marcelo Battistuzzi 9
6 Brazil Bruno Junqueira All
Belgium Team Astromega 7 United Kingdom Justin Wilson All
8 Uruguay Gonzalo Rodríguez 1-9
France Gauloises Junior 9 Portugal André Couto All
10 France Stéphane Sarrazin All
Italy Durango 11 Italy Paolo Ruberti All
12 Germany Wolf Henzler 1-7
Argentina Nicolas Filiberti 8
Italy Giovanni Montanari 9-10
United Kingdom Lukoil Arden 15 Russia Viktor Maslov All
16 Belgium Marc Goossens All
United Kingdom European Edenbridge Racing 17 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin All
18 United Kingdom Jamie Davies All
France DAMS 19 France Franck Montagny All
20 France David Terrien All
France Cica Team Oreca 23 France Grégoire de Galzain 1-4
Germany Alex Müller 5-8
France Steve Hiesse 9
France Romain Dumas 10
24 France Soheil Ayari All
Italy Coloni Motorsport 25 Spain Polo Villaamil All
26 Germany Norman Simon 1-7
Brazil Marcelo Battistuzzi 8
United Kingdom Dino Morelli 9-10
United Kingdom Nordic Racing 27 Germany Sascha Bert 1-3
Germany Arnd Meier 4-10
28 Republic of Ireland Kevin McGarrity All
Italy Draco Engineering 29 France Fabrice Walfisch All
30 Italy Oliver Martini 1-9
France Cyrille Sauvage 10
Italy GP Racing 31 Italy Giovanni Montanari 1-4
Argentina Gastón Mazzacane 5
France Laurent Delahaye 6-10
32 Italy Fabrizio Gollin All
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 35 Argentina Norberto Fontana All
36 Australia Andrej Pavicevic All
Monaco Monaco Motorsport 37 Italy Thomas Biagi 1-5
Malaysia Alex Yoong 6-10
38 Argentina Brian Smith 1-4
France Cyrille Sauvage 5-8
Italy Marco Apicella 9
Brazil Marcelo Battistuzzi 10
Austria Red Bull Junior/RSM Marko 39 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi All
40 Austria Markus Friesacher 1-3
Brazil Ricardo Mauricio 4-10
United Kingdom Portman-Arrows 41 France Boris Derichebourg 1-3
42 Brazil Marcelo Battistuzzi 1-3
Italy WRT Fina 43 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge All
44 Belgium David Saelens 1-3
Italy Andrea Boldrini 4-8
Germany Norman Simon 9-10
Belgium Witmeur KTR 45 Belgium Bas Leinders All
46 Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk All
United Kingdom Kid Jensen Racing 47 France Nicolas Minassian All
48 Italy Andrea Piccini All

Calendar[edit]

Starting in, all International Formula 3000 were held in Formula One Grand Prix.

Round Circuit Date Laps Distance Time Speed Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner
1 Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 1 May 42 4.930=207.060 km 1.11:29.942 173.584 km/h Brazil Max Wilson Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld
2 Monaco Circuit de Monaco 15 May 50 3.367=168.350 km 1'18:22.018 128.693 km/h Germany Nick Heidfeld France Stéphane Sarrazin Uruguay Gonzalo Rodríguez
3 Spain Circuit de Catalunya 29 May 44 4.728=208.032 km 1'13:16.982 170.982 km/h Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld
4 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 26 June 49 4.250=208.250 km 1'25:56.738 145.252 km/h Brazil Bruno Junqueira France Soheil Ayari Germany Nick Heidfeld
5 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 10 July 40 5.140=205.600 km 1'07:48.722 181.622 km/h France Nicolas Minassian Germany Nick Heidfeld France Nicolas Minassian
6 Austria A1 Ring 24 July 48 4.319=207.312 km 1'07:50.994 183.327 km/h Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld
7 Germany Hockenheimring 31 July 30 6.823=204.690 km 1'00:17.627 200.369 km/h Brazil Max Wilson Uruguay Gonzalo Rodríguez Brazil Bruno Junqueira
8 Hungary Hungaroring 14 August 52 3.972=206.544 km 1'19:43.676 155.475 km/h France Fabrice Walfisch Germany Nick Heidfeld France Stéphane Sarrazin
9 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 28 August 30 6.968=209.040 km 1'13:57.599 169.571 km/h Denmark Jason Watt Uruguay Gonzalo Rodríguez Denmark Jason Watt
10 Germany Nürburgring 25 September 45 4.556=205.020 km 1'09:35.500 176.763 km/h Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany Nick Heidfeld Denmark Jason Watt

Final points standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver IMO
Italy
MON
Monaco
CAT
Spain
MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
A1R
Austria
HOC
Germany
HUN
Hungary
SPA
Belgium
NUR
Germany
Points
1 Germany Nick Heidfeld 1 7 1 1 3 1 Ret 2 4 2 59
2 Denmark Jason Watt Ret 2 Ret Ret 10 4 7 6 1 1 30
3 Uruguay Gonzalo Rodríguez 5 1 2 Ret 15 DNQ 4 Ret 2 27
4 France Stéphane Sarrazin 4 14 5 5 7 6 3 1 Ret 17 22
5 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Ret 6 4 Ret 2 DNQ 1 15 Ret 16 20
6 France Nicolas Minassian 13 Ret 8 14 1 3 Ret 5 3 Ret 20
7 France Soheil Ayari Ret Ret 10 8 4 2 12 4 Ret 4 15
8 Brazil Max Wilson Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 3 14
9 Belgium David Saelens DNQ DNQ DNQ 3 9 Ret 8 DNQ 5 5 8
10 United Kingdom Kevin McGarrity 2 DNQ 9 Ret 23 DNQ 15 10 Ret 7 6
11 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge DNQ DNQ 14 2 17 11 Ret 14 11 Ret 6
12 France Franck Montagny 10 9 Ret 7 6 12 6 3 Ret 9 6
13 Portugal André Couto Ret Ret 3 Ret DNQ 7 Ret Ret 7 DNS 4
14 France Fabrice Walfisch 3 DNQ Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 4
15 Argentina Norberto Fontana Ret 5 Ret Ret 5 8 Ret Ret 14 10 4
16 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin 12 4 DNQ DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ DNQ 9 8 3
17 Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk Ret 10 11 4 19 DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ 12 3
18 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi 9 15 Ret 12 20 Ret 5 8 DNQ DNQ 2
19 Italy Andrea Piccini Ret Ret DNQ 13 8 5 DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 2
20 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 6 Ret 6 10 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 2
21 United Kingdom Jamie Davies 7 13 7 DNQ 12 DNQ 9 12 12 6 1
22 Brazil Ricardo Mauricio 15 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ 15 DNQ 9 6 Ret 1
23 Belgium Bas Leinders DNQ DNQ Ret 6 16 Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret 1
France David Terrien DNQ 8 Ret 9 11 DNQ DNQ DNQ 8 11 0
Argentina Brian Smith 8 Ret DNQ DNQ 0
Spain Polo Villaamil DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 9 DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Norman Simon Ret DNQ 18 DNQ 22 10 DNQ DNQ 15 0
Italy Oliver Martini DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ 16 10 DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Dino Morelli 10 DNQ 0
Italy Fabrizio Gollin DNQ 11 12 11 DNQ Ret Ret 11 13 18 0
Brazil Marcelo Battistuzzi 11 12 DNQ 13 17 DNQ 0
France Cyrille Sauvage DNQ 14 11 DNQ 14 0
Australia Andrej Pavicevic DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 21 DNQ 13 DNQ 15 13 0
Germany Wolf Henzler Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ 13 DNQ 0
Italy Paolo Ruberti 14 Ret Ret 15 Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 19 0
Brazil Mario Haberfeld DNQ DNQ Ret Ret 18 Ret 14 DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Belgium Marc Goossens DNQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret DSQ Ret DNQ 0
Malaysia Alex Yoong DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret Ret 0
France Boris Derichebourg Ret Ret DNQ 0
Italy Andrea Boldrini DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 0
France Laurent Delahaye DNQ DNQ DNQ DNS DNQ 0
Russia Viktor Maslov DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Arnd Meier DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Italy Giovanni Montanari DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Italy Thomas Biagi DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
France Grégoire de Galzain DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Alex Müller DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Germany Sascha Bert DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Austria Markus Friesacher DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Argentina Gastón Mazzacane DNQ 0
Argentina Nicolas Filiberti DNQ 0
France Steve Hiesse DNQ 0
Italy Marco Apicella DNQ 0
France Romain Dumas DNQ 0
Pos Driver IMO
Italy
MON
Monaco
CAT
Spain
MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
A1R
Austria
HOC
Germany
HUN
Hungary
SPA
Belgium
NUR
Germany
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

Notes[edit]

  • All drivers used Lola B99/50 chassis, with Zytek V8 engines, and Avon tyres.
  • Marc Goossens was disqualified from the Hungarian round of the championship due to an illegal suspension damper.

Complete Overview[edit]

first column of every race 10 = grid position
second column of every race 10 = race result

R=retired NC=not classified NS=did not start NQ=did not qualify NT=no time set in qualifying DIS(3)=disqualified after finishing in third place DIS=disqualified in practice

Place Name Team IMO
Italy
MON
Monaco
CAT
Spain
MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
OST
Austria
HOC
Germany
HUN
Hungary
SPA
Belgium
NÜR
Germany
1 Germany Nick Heidfeld West Competition Team 3 1 1 7 1 1 2 1 3 3 1 1 5 R 3 2 10 4 1 2
2 Denmark Jason Watt SuperNova Racing 6 R 4 2 20 R 3 R 14 10 6 4 10 7 12 6 1 1 2 1
3 Uruguay Gonzalo Rodríguez Team Astromega 8 5 2 1 2 2 17 R 16 15 30 NQ 4 4 4 R 9 2 - -
4 France Stéphane Sarrazin Gauloises Formula 10 4 8 14 6 5 7 5 6 7 26 6 6 3 2 1 5 R 6 17
5 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Den Blå Avis/Petrobras Junior Team 4 R 14 6 16 4 1 R 2 2 38 NQ 2 1 18 15 3 R 4 16
France Nicolas Minassian Kid Jensen Racing 15 13 3 16 21 8 8 14 1 1 7 3 19 R 11 5 4 3 22 R
7 France Soheil Ayari Cica Team Oreca 14 R 10 R 4 10 9 8 4 4 4 2 8 12 8 4 7 R 7 4
8 Brazil Max Wilson Den Blå Avis/Petrobras Junior Team 1 R 7 3 3 DIS(13) 6 R 9 R 17 R 1 2 21 R - - 3 3
9 Belgium David Saelens WRT FINA Racing 29 NQ 28 NQ 31 NQ
SuperNova Racing 12 3 11 9 21 R 17 8 29 NQ 8 5 8 5
10 Republic of Ireland Kevin McGarrity Nordic Racing 2 2 30 NQ 22 9 15 R 18 23 34 NQ 12 15 14 10 23 R 11 7
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge WRT FINA Racing 28 NQ 29 NQ 25 13 4 2 19 17 9 11 21 R 17 14 18 11 10 R
France Franck Montagny DAMS 17 10 21 9 7 R 18 7 7 6 3 12 3 6 7 3 6 R 16 9
13 France Fabrice Walfisch} Draco 9 3 31 NQ 23 16 20 R 15 13 23 R 11 R 1 R 2 16 20 R
Portugal André Couto Gauloises Formula 7 R 5 NS 13 3 24 17 33 NQ 25 7 15 R 5 R 14 7 DIS -
Argentina Norberto Fontana Fortec Motorsport 5 R 19 5 9 14 14 R 5 5 5 8 9 16 19 R 22 14 12 10
16 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin European Edenbridge Racing 21 12 11 4 29 NQ 28 NQ 21 14 27 NQ 31 NQ 27 NQ 12 9 14 8
Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk Witmeur Team KTR 22 R 16 10 10 11 11 4 12 19 36 NQ 29 NQ 10 16 35 NQ 13 12
18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Team Astromega 11 6 13 R 5 6 26 10 23 R 11 17 23 R 9 7 20 R 5 R
Italy Andrea Piccini Kid Jensen Racing 12 R 24 R 30 NQ 23 13 8 8 14 5 27 NQ 16 R 27 NQ 34 NQ
Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Red Bull Junior/RSM Marko 19 9 23 15 15 15 10 12 25 20 13 R 7 5 15 8 28 NQ NT -
21 Belgium Bas Leinders Witmeur Team KTR 30 NQ 17 NS 19 R 16 6 13 16 15 R 13 R 25 R 34 NQ 18 R
Brazil Ricardo Mauricio SuperNova Racing 25 15 25 R 17 R
Red Bull Junior/RSM Marko 33 NQ 34 NQ 12 15 35 NQ 22 9 11 6 21 20
United Kingdom Jamie Davies European Edenbridge Racing 20 7 12 13 12 7 37 NQ 10 12 40 NQ 16 9 26 12 19 12 9 6
- France David Terrien DAMS 32 NQ 18 8 14 R 19 9 20 11 28 NQ 30 NQ 30 NQ 25 8 19 11
- Argentina Brian Smith Monaco Motorsport 16 8 20 R 39 NQ 35 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Spain Polo Villaamil Coloni Motorsport 33 NQ 37 NQ 27 NQ 32 NQ 37 NQ 19 9 33 NQ 23 R 32 NQ 27 NQ
- Germany Norman Simon Coloni Motorsport 26 R 34 NQ 26 R 29 NQ 24 22 24 10 32 NQ - -
WRT FINA Racing 29 NQ 15 15
- Italy Oliver Martini Draco 35 NQ 6 R 35 NQ 27 NQ 36 NQ 16 16 22 10 32 NQ 31 NQ - -
- United Kingdom Dino Morelli Coloni Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 10 28 NQ
- Italy Fabrizio Gollin GP Racing 27 NQ 22 11 24 12 21 11 28 NQ 10 R 20 R 24 11 17 13 23 18
- Brazil Marcelo Battistuzzi Portman-Arrows Racing 18 11 26 12 28 NQ - - - - - - - -
Coloni Motorsport 20 13
Den Blå Avis/Petrobras Junior Team 24 17 - -
- France Cyrille Sauvage Monaco Motorsport - - - - - - - - 40 NQ 22 14 24 11 28 NQ - -
Draco 26 14
- Australia Andrej Pavicevic Fortec Motorsport 42 NQ 36 NQ 38 NQ 31 NQ 26 21 32 NQ 26 13 40 NQ 21 15 17 13
- Germany Wolf Henzler Durango Formula 24 R 32 NQ 33 NQ 25 R 32 NQ 2 13 28 NQ - - - - - -
- Italy Paolo Ruberti Durango Formula 13 14 9 R 11 R 22 15 17 R 29 NQ 25 R 13 R 36 NQ 24 19
- Brazil Mario Haberfeld West Competition Team 36 NQ 41 NQ 8 R 13 R 22 18 8 R 18 14 36 NQ 33 NQ 32 NQ
- Belgium Marc Goossens Lukoil Arden Racing 37 NQ 38 NQ 18 R 5 16 30 NQ 20 R 14 R 6 DIS(3) 13 R 30 NQ
- Malaysia Alex Yoong Monaco Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - 37 NQ 38 NQ 39 NQ 16 R 25 R
- France Boris Derichebourg Portman-Arrows Racing 23 R 15 R 34 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Italy Andrea Boldrini WRT FINA Racing - - - - - - 39 NQ 38 NQ 18 9 34 NQ 34 NQ - - - -
- France Laurent Delahaye GP Racing - - - - - - - - - - 39 NQ 39 NQ 33 NQ 26 R 31 NQ
- Russia Viktor Maslov Lukoil Arden Racing 39 NQ 39 NQ 41 NQ 38 NQ 39 NQ 35 NQ 40 NQ 35 NQ 30 NQ 35 NQ
- Germany Arnd Meier Nordic Racing - - - - - - 40 NQ 27 NQ 33 NQ 37 NQ 37 NQ 40 NQ 29 NQ
- Italy Giovanni Montanari GP Racing 31 NQ 27 NQ 36 NQ 36 NQ - - - - - - - -
Durango Formula 37 NQ 36 NQ
- Italy Thomas Biagi Monaco Motorsport 34 NQ 33 NQ 37 NQ 34 NQ 35 NQ - - - - - - - - - -
- France Grégoire de Galzain Cica Team Oreca 38 NQ 35 NQ 32 NQ 30 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Germany Alex Müller Cica Team Oreca - - - - - - - - 29 NQ 31 NQ 36 NQ 31 NQ - - - -
- Germany Sascha Bert Nordic Racing 40 NQ NT - 40 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Austria Markus Friesacher Red Bull Junior/RSM Marko 41 NQ 40 NQ 42 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Argentina Gastón Mazzacane GP Racing - - - - - - - - 31 NQ - - - - - - - - - -
- Argentina Nicolas Filiberti Durango Formula - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 38 NQ - - - -
- France Steve Hiesse Cica Team Oreca - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 38 NQ - -
- Italy Marco Apicella Monaco Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 39 NQ - -
- France Romain Dumas Cica Team Oreca - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 33 NQ

See also[edit]

1999 Italian Formula 3000 season

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1999 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship Calendar Retrieved from www.fia.com via webarchive on 9 November 2009

Further reading[edit]

  • Heidfeld's Year, Formula 3000 Review, Autocourse, 1999/2000, pages 238-241
  • Other Major Results, Autocourse, 1999/2000, pages 281-282
  • Automobile Year, 1999/2000 (championship points table), page 258

External links[edit]