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FIA European F3000 1985

 Christian Danner (BS Automotive)

The German driver Christian Danner (above) won the inaugural F3000 championship title. In 1985 F3000 replaced F2 as the official feeder series to F1. Mike Thackwell, former F1 driver, fought hard for the title, as did Emanuele Pirro who stayed with Onyx after a year in F2 in 1984. Danner went on to race in F1 and IndyCars. Never driving for a competitive team, he nevertheless finished fourth for Rial in the 1989 Phoenix GP. Pirro's F1 career went nowhere with Benetton and Dallara.

 

Entry list, qualifying (Q) and race (R) results 1985:

No.

Team/Chassis/Engine

Driver

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

1

Ralt Racing Ltd

Ralt RT20-Cosworth

Mike Thackwell (NZ)

Q

2

1

1

1

2

3

2

1

5

6

1

R

1

2

nc

R

R

1

2

1

9

2

R

2

Ralt Racing Ltd

Ralt RT20-Cosworth

John Nielsen (DK)

Q

5

8

2

3

5

8

1

8

6

2

2

R

2

nc

1

2

R

7R

3

R

2

4

13

3

Equipe Oreca

March 85B-Cosworth

Michel Ferté (F)

Q

1

2

3

2

3

1

5

9

7

3

8

R

3

3

2

R

R

R

8

R

R

R

4

4

Equipe Oreca

March 85B-Cosworth

"Pierre Chauvet" (A)

Q

10

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

?

NE

R

ns

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

R

NE

4

Equipe Oreca

March 85B-Cosworth

Olivier Grouillard (F)

Q

NE

15

13

11

7

16

10

12

10

NE

NE

R

NE

8

6

4

4

R

7

8

8

NE

NE

4

Equipe Oreca

March 85B-Cosworth

Pascal Fabre (F)

Q

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

15

R

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

10

5

AGS

AGS JH20-Cosworth

Philippe Streiff (F)

Q

8

9

11

?

6

5

6

-

4

7

9

R

R

R

10

5

5

R

9

-

5

3

5

7

BS Automotive

March 85B-Cosworth

Tomas Kaiser (S)

Q

14

5

7

?

NE

NE

NE

5

13

14

12

R

10

4

dq

8

NE

NE

NE

R

11

9

8

7

BS Automotive

March 85B-Cosworth

Jean-Phillipe Grand (F)

Q

NE

NE

NE

NE

14

?

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

R

NE

NE

NE

NE

ns

R

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

7

BS Automotive

March 85B-Cosworth

Philippe Alliot (F)

Q

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

12

NE

NE

NE

NE

R

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

6

NE

NE

NE

NE

8

BS Automotive

March 85B-Cosworth

Christian Danner (D)

Q

6

12

12

5

10

6

3

3

1

1

4

R

4

6

9

3

1

3

1

3

16

1

1

9

Onyx

March 85B-Cosworth

Emanuele Pirro (I)

Q

3

3

10

4

1

4

8

2

2

4

5

R

7

1

4

1

2

R

R

2

4

5

R

10

Onyx

March 85B-Cosworth

Johnny Dumfries (GB)

Q

4

10

15

8

NE

-

-

NE

NE

NE

NE

R

R

7

R

6

NE

-

-

NE

NE

NE

NE

10

Onyx

March 85B-Cosworth

Mario Hytten (CH)

Q

-

-

-

-

11

12

15

11

12

12

3

R

-

-

-

-

R

R

12

5

10

R

2

13

San Remo Racing

March 85B-Cosworth

Gabriele Tarquini (I)

Q

13

4

5

9

13

9

13

10

11

11

13

R

5

5

3

R

ns

4

13

4

13

R

R

14

San Remo Racing

March 85B-Cosworth

Alessandro Santin (I)

Q

9

14

4

?

NE

NE

NE

7

?

?

14

R

R

9

R

R

NE

NE

NE

7

7

7

9

14

San Remo Racing

March 85B-Cosworth

Ivan Capelli (I)

Q

NE

NE

NE

-

8

-

-

-

-

-

-

R

NE

NE

NE

-

ns

-

-

-

-

-

-

14

San Remo Racing

March 85B-Cosworth

Aldo Bertuzzi (I)

Q

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

18

NE

NE

NE

NE

R

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

11

NE

NE

NE

NE

15

Lola Motorsport

Lola T950-Cosworth

Alain Ferté (F)

Q

17

6

6

15

-

-

-

NE

NE

NE

-

R

8

12

7

R

-

-

-

NE

NE

NE

-

15

Lola Motorsport

Lola T950-Cosworth

Johnny Dumfries (GB)

Q

-

-

-

-

NE

15

17

NE

NE

NE

NE

R

-

-

-

-

NE

R

10

NE

NE

NE

NE

15

Lola Motorsport

Lola T950-Cosworth

Philippe Streiff (F)

Q

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

15

-

-

-

R

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

R

-

-

-

15

Lola Motorsport

Lola T950-Cosworth

James Weaver (GB)

Q

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

?

?

NE

R

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

14

10

NE

15

Lola Motorsport

Lola T950-Cosworth

Val Musetti (I)

Q

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

20

R

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

15

16*

Lola Motorsport

Lola T950-Cosworth

Mario Hytten (CH)

Q

12

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

R

9

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

16

Lola Motorsport

Lola T950-Cosworth

Fulvio Ballabio (I)

Q

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

18

R

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

14

17

PMC Motorsport

Williams FW08-Cosworth

Thierry Tassin (B)

Q

11

20

-

NE

NE

-

-

NE

-

-

-

R

nc

13

-

NE

NE

-

-

NE

-

-

-

18

PMC Motorsport

Williams FW08-Cosworth

Lamberto Leoni (I)

Q

16

18

NE

10

9

11

16

-

-

-

-

R

nc

16

NE

R

3

R

15

-

-

-

-

19

Barron Racing

Tyrrell 012-Cosworth

Claudio Langes (I)

Q

15

?

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

R

R

15

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

20

Barron Racing

Tyrrell 012-Cosworth

Roberto Moreno (BR)

Q

7

7

9

6

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

R

6

R

5

9

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

21

Corbari Italia

Lola T950-Cosworth

Juan-Manuel Fangio II (RA)

Q

NE

17

16

18

12

14

-

-

NE

NE

NE

R

NE

R

11

R

R

6

-

-

NE

NE

NE

21

Corbari Italia

March 85B-Cosworth

Juan-Manuel Fangio II (RA)

Q

NE

-

-

-

-

-

14

14

NE

NE

NE

R

NE

-

-

-

-

-

14

R

NE

NE

NE

21

Corbari Italia

March 85B-Cosworth

Max Busslinger (CH)

Q

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

?

?

NE

R

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

15

12

NE

21

Corbari Italia

March 85B-Cosworth

Stefano Livio (I)

Q

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

16

R

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

16

22*

Corbari Italia

Lola T950-Cosworth

Mario Hytten (CH)

Q

-

11

14

17

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

R

-

10

R

R

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

22

Corbari Italia

March 85B-Cosworth

Alain Ferté (F)

Q

-

-

-

-

4

2

4

NE

NE

NE

-

R

-

-

-

-

R

2

4

NE

NE

NE

-

22

Corbari Italia

March 85B-Cosworth

Lamberto Leoni (I)

Q

-

-

NE

-

-

-

-

4

8

9

11

R

-

-

NE

-

-

-

-

R

3

11

11

23

Ekström Racing

March 85B-Cosworth

Eric Lang (USA)

Q

NE

19

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

19

R

NE

11

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

12

25

Eddie Jordan Racing

March 85B-Cosworth

Thierry Tassin (B)

Q

-

-

17

NE

NE

7

6

NE

9

8

6

R

-

-

R

NE

NE

R

R

NE

6

8

R

26

Roger Cowman

Arrows A6-Cosworth

Slim Borgudd (S)

Q

NE

21

NE

?

NE

?

NE

NE

NE

NE

17

R

NE

nq

NE

10

NE

R

NE

NE

NE

NE

R

33

San Remo Racing

March 85B-Cosworth

Roberto del Castello (I)

Q

NE

?

8

?

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

R

NE

14

8

7

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

33

San Remo Racing

March 85B-Cosworth

Guido Dacco (I)

Q

NE

NE

NE

NE

15

3

9

13

10

13

10

R

NE

NE

NE

NE

ns

5

5

6

12

6

7

34

Genoa Racing

March 85B-Cosworth

Ivan Capelli (I)

Q

NE

NE

NE

7

-

10

7

6

3

5

21

R

NE

NE

NE

R

-

R

R

R

1

ns

3

35

Equipe Oreca

March 85B-Cosworth

Alain Ferté (F)

Q

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NE

NE

NE

7

R

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NE

NE

NE

6

Key: R=retired, NE=did not enter, ns=did not start, nq=did not qualify, dq=disqualified. Points system 9-6-4-3-2-1.

Notes:

*Mario Hytten (CH) in round 1 was entered with #16 Lola Motorsport but lap charts record him as racing #22 Corbari Italia.

Round 5, Pau: All three San Remo Racing March 85B's were withdrawn after qualifying when cracks were found in their rear suspension. Ivan Capelli drove for San Remo Racing instead of Alessandro Santin. Capelli's Genoa March had been damaged at Vallelunga.

There were originally 12 rounds, but the original round 4 at Nurburgring (D) was cancelled after practice due to snow. Therefore round 4 became the following Vallelunga race etc.

 

Other entries that did not race:

Here are a number of drivers/teams/cars that appeared on either the FIA or organiser's entry lists, but did not actually race.

No.

Team/Chassis/Engine

Driver

Notes

6

AGS AGS JH20-Cosworth

?

-

11

Minardi Team Minardi M185-Cosworth

Alessandro Nannini (I) / Stefano Livio (I)

Team graduated to F1

12

Minardi Team Minardi M185-Cosworth

Stefano Livio (I) / Alessandro Nannini (I)

Team graduated to F1

?

Minardi Team Minardi M185-Cosworth

Fulvio Ballabio (I)

at Nurburgring - didn't arrive

16

Lola Motorsport Lola T950-Cosworth

Oscar Larrauri (RA)

-

20

Baron Racing Tyrrell 012-Cosworth

Adrian Campos (E)

at Nurburgring (cancelled)

23

Ekström Racing Williams FW08-Cosworth

Eric Lang (USA)

Raced #23 March instead

24

Ekström Racing Williams FW08-Cosworth

?

-

26

Roger Cowman Arrows A6-Cosworth

Bob Evans (GB)

-

27

Amco Motor Racing Arrows A6-Cosworth

Slim Borgudd (S)

Raced #26 - Roger Cowman

28

Dwya Racing Cars Dwya 0010-Cosworth

Giampiero Consonni (I)

-

 

1985 European F3000 Points Standings:

Pos

Driver

Points

1

Christian Danner (D)

51

2

Mike Thackwell (NZ)

45

3

Emanuele Pirro (I)

38

4

John Nielsen (DK)

34

5

Michel Ferté (F)

17

6

Gabriele Tarquini (I)

14

7

Ivan Capelli (I)

13

8

Philippe Streiff (F)

12

9

Alain Ferté (F)

10

10

Mario Hytten (CH)

8

=

Lamberto Leoni (I)

8

12

Olivier Grouillard (F)

7

13

Guido Dacco (I)

6

14

Tomas Kaiser (S)

3

=

Roberto Moreno (BR)

3

16

Philippe Alliot (F)

1

=

Johnny Dumfries (GB)

1

=

Juan-Manuel Fangio II (RA)

1

=

Thierry Tassin (B)

1

Points system 9-6-4-3-2-1.

 

1985 European F3000 Calendar:

Round

Circuit

Date

Winner

Team

Chassis/Engine

1

Silverstone (GB)

24th March

Mike Thackwell (NZ)

Ralt

Ralt RT20-Cosworth

2

Thruxton (GB)

8th April

Emanuele Pirro (I)

Onyx

March 85B-Cosworth

3

Estoril (P)

20th April

John Nielsen (DK)

Ralt

Ralt RT20-Cosworth

4

Vallelunga (I)

12th May

Emanuele Pirro (I)

Onyx

March 85B-Cosworth

5

Pau (F)

27th May

Christian Danner (D)

BS Automotive

March 85B-Cosworth

6

Spa-Francorchamps (B)

2nd June

Mike Thackwell (NZ)

Ralt

Ralt RT20-Cosworth

7

Dijon (F)

30th June

Christian Danner (D)

BS Automotive

March 85B-Cosworth

8

Enna-Pergusa (I)

28th July

Mike Thackwell (NZ)

Ralt

Ralt RT20-Cosworth

9

Osterreichring (A)

17th August

Ivan Capelli (I)

San Remo Racing

March 85B-Cosworth

10

Zandvoort (NL)

24th August

Christian Danner (D)

BS Automotive

March 85B-Cosworth

11

Donington (GB)

22nd September

Christian Danner (D)

BS Automotive

March 85B-Cosworth

 Note: Round 4 originally Nurburgring (D); cancelled after practice due to snow.

These results were compiled using information kindly provided by Stefan Persson and Sergio Fratus.

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