2000 International Formula 3000 season
The Formula 3000 2000 season was the 16th season of Formula 3000th It began on April 8, 2000 in Imola and ended on August 26, 2000 in Spa -Francorchamps. A total of ten races were run. The champion of the driver Bruno Junqueira won; the champion of the teams won the D2 Play Life Supernova.
Course of the season
Nicolas Minassian won the season opener at Imola before Bruno Junqueira and Mark Webber. Mark Webber won the second race in the rainy Silverstone, while Junqueira finished fifth, Minassian was the eleventh place with no points. Webber took the lead in the championship after the race at Silverstone. In Barcelona, at the Nurburgring and Monaco won Junqueira, took the lead in the championship and went out one -point lead. Minassian was in Barcelona Second, in the rain at the Nurburgring he collided with Bas Leinders of difference and in Monaco he finished fifth.
With 20 points ahead Junqueira went into the second half of the season. At Magny -Cours he was Thirteenth and also in Spielberg he drove a no points. Minassian won both races and moved into the championship with equal Junqueira.
Tomas Scheckter, son of Formula 1 World Champion Jody Scheckter announced his debut in Formula 3000 in Austria. However, he retired after a suspension failure. At Hockenheim, won his teammate Tomáš Enge, Scheckter was second and Webber third. Junqueira fell out with a broken shift linkage and Minassian did not go into the points.
At the Hungaroring is Junqueira asserted against Fernando Alonso and won his fourth race of the season. At the season finale at Spa- Francorchamps was Minassian Fourth, what it was not enough for winning the championship, even if Junqueira drove only in ninth place. Junqueira won the championship with 48 to 45 points, while Alonso in Spa -Francorchamps scored his first Formula 3000 victory.
All drivers used Lola B99/50 chassis with Zytek V8 engines and tires from Avon.
There were ten races, which were held as support to the Formula 1.
Fat - Pole Position Italics - Fastest lap
1 Andreas Scheld was disqualified from second place at the Nurburgring, as he used an illegal front wing.
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