British F3000 1989

 BRITISH F3000 1989

Gary Brabham won the first British F3000 title, racing an ex-Jean Alesi Reynard 88D-Cosworth for Bromley Motorsport. He took three wins overall. The Australian, son of Jack Brabham, raced in the series after a deal to race for Roni Q8 Racing in International F3000 fell through. He went on to attempt pre-qualification briefly in F1 in 1990 with the uncompetitive Life team.

Andrew Gilbert-Scott finished second overall for Eddie Jordan Racing, winning three races in his Reynard 88D-Cosworth. Roland Ratzenberger finished third in the standings, taking victory in round 4 at Donington. Other entrants included Damon Hill for Cobra Motorsport. He drove in two races, finishing third in round 3 at Oulton Park and sixth in round 5 at Brands Hatch in an 88D. Brazil's Marco Greco, a future IndyCar driver, was teammate to Gilbert-Scott in the EJR team. Paolo Carcasci won the final round at Oulton Park for Cobra while future BOSS Formula driver Tony Worswick also drove in the series. Pedro Chaves, who would go on to win the title the following year, finished 12th in the 1989 standings after one appearance while former female F1 driver Desiré Wilson made an appearance in a GA Motorsport Lola T88/50, finishing fourth in round 5 at Brands Hatch.

ENTRY LIST 1989:

No

Team

Driver

Chassis/Engine

Rounds contested

2

Eddie Jordan Racing

Marco Greco (BR)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

1-9

3

Eddie Jordan Racing

Andrew Gilbert-Scott (GB)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

1-9

4

Tony Trimmer

Tony Trimmer (GB)

March 88B-Cosworth

1-6

5

Bromley Motorsport

Gary Brabham (AUS)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

1-9

6

R.O./Omegaland

Roger Orgee (GB)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

(1),2,5,7

6

Cobra Motorsport

Peter Bourque (CDN)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

5

6

R.O./Omegaland

Mike Bryan (GB)

March 88B-Cosworth

9

7

Chamberlain

Ian Khan (GB)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

1

7

Chamberlain

Cor Euser (NL)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

2

7

Tony Worswick

Tony Worswick (GB)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

4-9

8

Vantage Racing

Rob Wilson (NZ)

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

(1)

8

Source Racing

Richard Peacock (GB)

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

2

8

Cobra Motorsport

Peter Bourque (CDN)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

5

8

Madgwick

Felipe Machado (E)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

7-9

9

Vantage Racing

Damon Hill (GB)

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

(1)

9

Cobra Motorsport

Pedro Chaves (P)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

2

9

Cobra Motorsport

Damon Hill (GB)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

3,5

9

Cobra Motorsport

Peter Bourque (CDN)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

7

9

Cobra Motorsport

Paolo Carcasci (BR)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

8,9

10

Vantage Racing

Robert Lee-Lewis (GB)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

(1)

10

GA Motorsport

Jonathan Bancroft (GB)

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

5-9

11

Vantage Racing

Thomas Danielsson (S)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

(1)

11

Madgwick

Daniel Campeau (CDN)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

(4)

11

Madgwick

Paolo Carcasci (BR)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

4

11

GA Motorsport

Desiré Wilson (ZA)

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

5

11

GA Motorsport

Daniel Muller

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

8

11

GA Motorsport

Perry McCarthy (GB)

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

9

12

Madgwick

Antonio Albacete (E)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

1-9

13

Madgwick

?

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

(1)

14

Tony Worswick

Tony Worswick (GB)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

3

15

Cobra Motorsport

Ross Hockenhull (GB)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

8

16

Spirit Motorsport

Roland Ratzenberger (A)

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

1-8

17

GA Motorsport

Divina Galica (GB)

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

(1)

27*

Geoff Farmer

Geoff Farmer (GB)

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

1

37

RCR 3000

Mario Hytten (CH)

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

1

37

RCR 3000

"Pierre Chauvet" (A)

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

9

39

RCR 3000

"Pierre Chauvet" (A)

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

4,(5),(8)

39

RCR 3000

Dominco Gitto (I)

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

6

* = Farmer No.14 in entry list; did not practice, but started as No.27 with 10 sec penalty.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS 1989:

Pos

Driver

Points

1

Gary Brabham (AUS)

55

2

Andrew Gilbert-Scott (GB)

45

3

Roland Ratzenberger (A)

37

4

Marco Greco (BR)

22

5

Paolo Carcasci (I)

13

6

Antonio Albacete (E)

9

7

Tony Trimmer (GB)

8

8=

Jonathan Bancroft (GB)

6

 

Tony Worswick (GB)

6

 

Perry McCarthy (GB)

6

11

Damon Hill (GB)

5

12

Desiré Wilson (ZA)

3

13=

Pedro Chaves (P)

2

 

Mario Hytten (CH)

2

 

"Pierre Chauvet" (A)

2

16

Ian Kahn (GB)

1

 

RACE RESULTS 1989:

Round 1: Brands Hatch (Indy), 19th March 1989, 65 laps - 78.23 miles

Pos

Driver

Team

Chassis/Engine

Time / laps

Grid

1

Andrew Gilbert-Scott (GB)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

44m:30.06s

2

2

Roland Ratzenberger (A)

Spirit Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

44:40.16

4

3

Gary Brabham (AUS)

Bromley Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

64 laps

3

4

Tony Trimmer (GB)

Tony Trimmer

March 88B-Cosworth

63 laps

6

5

Mario Hytten (CH)

RCR 3000

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

62 laps

7

6

Ian Khan (GB)

Chamberlain

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

61 laps

8

7

Antonio Albacete (E)

Madgwick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

56 laps - running, not classified

5

8

Marco Greco (BR)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

35 laps - drive shaft

1

9

Geoff Farmer (GB)

Geoff Farmer

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

31 - handling

(9)*

* = did not practice

Fastest Lap: Brabham (40.08s)

 

Round 2: Thruxton, 27th March 1989, 40 laps - 94.24 miles

Pos

Driver

Team

Chassis/Engine

Time / laps

Grid

1

Gary Brabham (AUS)

Bromley Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

44m:01.83s

2

2

Roland Ratzenberger (A)

Spirit Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

44:03.73

3

3

Andrew Gilbert-Scott (GB)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

40 laps

1

4

Antonio Albacete (E)

Madgwick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

39 laps

6

5

Pedro Chaves (P)

Cobra Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

38 laps

7

6

Tony Trimmer (GB)

Tony Trimmer

March 88B-Cosworth

38 laps

8

7

Richard Peacock (GB)

Source Racing

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

35 laps - running, not classified

10

8

Roger Orgee (GB)

R.O./Omegaland

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

28 laps - running, not classified

9

9

Marco Greco (BR)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

2 laps - suspension

4

DNS

Cor Euser (NL)

Chamberlain

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

accident in practice

5

Fastest Lap: Ratzenberger (1m04.44s)

 

Round 3: Oulton Park, 15th April 1989, 30 laps - 83.07 miles

Pos

Driver

Team

Chassis/Engine

Time / laps

Grid

1

Andrew Gilbert-Scott (GB)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

41m:50.24s

2

2

Gary Brabham (AUS)

Bromley Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

42:05.94

1

3

Damon Hill (GB)

Cobra Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

30 laps

4

4

Antonio Albacete (E)

Madgwick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

30 laps

5

5

Tony Trimmer (GB)

Tony Trimmer

March 88B-Cosworth

29 laps

7

6

Marco Greco (BR)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

28 laps

6

7

Tony Worswick (GB)

Tony Worswick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

28 laps

8

8

Roland Ratzenberger (A)

Spirit Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

27 laps - pushrod

3

Fastest Lap: Brabham (1m22.37s)

 

Round 4: Donington Park (Short), 29th May 1989, 50 laps - 97.85 miles

Pos

Driver

Team

Chassis/Engine

Time / laps

Grid

1

Roland Ratzenberger (A)

Spirit Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

52m:03.36s

1

2

Marco Greco (BR)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

52:47.88

4

3

Andrew Gilbert-Scott (GB)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

49 laps

7

4

Paolo Carcasci (BR)

Madgwick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

49 laps

3

5

Tony Worswick (GB)

Tony Worswick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

47 laps

9

6

Gary Brabham (AUS)

Bromley Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

45 laps - throttle

2

7

"Pierre Chauvet" (A)

RCR 3000

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

36 laps - nosecone

6

8

Tony Trimmer (GB)

Tony Trimmer

March 88B-Cosworth

12 laps - wheel bearing

8

9

Antonio Albacete (E)

Madgwick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

1 lap - fuel leak

5

Fastest Lap: Ratzenberger (1m01.52s)

 

Round 5: Brands Hatch (Indy), 25th June 1989, 60 laps - 72.28 miles

Pos

Driver

Team

Chassis/Engine

Time / laps

Grid

1

Gary Brabham (AUS)

Bromley Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

40m:38.73s

2

2

Roland Ratzenberger (A)

Spirit Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

40:41.48

1

3

Marco Greco (BR)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

60 laps

4

4

Desiré Wilson (ZA)

GA Motorsport

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

59 laps

7

5

Tony Trimmer (GB)

Tony Trimmer

March 88B-Cosworth

58 laps

9

6

Damon Hill (GB)

Cobra Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

57 laps

5

7

Tony Worswick (GB)

Tony Worswick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

56 laps

10

8

Peter Bourque (CDN)

Cobra Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

56 laps

11

9

Roger Orgee (GB)

R.O./Omegaland

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

53 laps - running, not classified

12

10

Andrew Gilbert-Scott (GB)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

50 laps - ?

3

11

Antonio Albacete (E)

Madgwick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

22 laps - ?

6

10

Jonathan Bancroft (GB)

GA Motorsport

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

3 laps - ?

8

Fastest Lap: Brabham (39.90s)

 

Round 6: Snetterton, 2nd July 1989, 40 laps - 76.78 miles

Pos

Driver

Team

Chassis/Engine

Time / laps

Grid

1

Andrew Gilbert-Scott (GB)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

37m:30.75s

1

2

Roland Ratzenberger (A)

Spirit Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

37:43.58

3

3

Marco Greco (BR)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

40 laps

4

4

Antonio Albacete (E)

Madgwick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

40 laps

5

5

Gary Brabham (AUS)

Bromley Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

39 laps

2

6

Jonathan Bancroft (GB)

GA Motorsport

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

38 laps

7

7

Tony Trimmer (GB)

Tony Trimmer

March 88B-Cosworth

38 laps

9

8

Dominico Gitto (I)

RCR 3000

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

28 laps - driver ill

6

DNS

Tony Worswick (GB)

Tony Worswick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

accident in practice

8

Fastest Lap: Gilbert-Scott (55.37s)

 

Round 7: Silverstone, 30th July 1989, 40 laps - 76.52 miles

Pos

Driver

Team

Chassis/Engine

Time / laps

Grid

1

Gary Brabham (AUS)

Bromley Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

42m:32.21s

1

2

Andrew Gilbert-Scott (GB)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

42:32.79

4

3

Roland Ratzenberger (A)

Spirit Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

40 laps

2

4

Marco Greco (BR)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

40 laps

3

5

Jonathan Bancroft (GB)

GA Motorsport

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

39 laps

6

6

Tony Worswick (GB)

Tony Worswick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

38 laps

8

7

Roger Orgee (GB)

R.O./Omegaland

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

38 laps

7

8

Felipe Machado (E)

Madgwick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

37 laps

9

DNS

Antonio Albacete (E)

Madgwick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

engine

5

 Fastest Lap: Ratzenberger (1m02.91s)

 

Round 8, Oulton Park, 13th August 1989, (1+) 26 laps - 71.99 miles

Pos

Driver

Team

Chassis/Engine

Time / laps

Grid

1

Paolo Carcasci (BR)

Cobra Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

40m55.80s

6 (5)

2

Gary Brabham (AUS)

Bromley Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

41:25.73

2 (3)

3

Andrew Gilbert-Scott (GB)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

26 laps

3 (1)

4

Tony Worswick (GB)

Tony Worswick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

23 laps

9 (8)

5

Roland Ratzenberger (A)

Spirit Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

21 laps - crash

1 (2)

6

Antonio Albacete (E)

Madgwick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

17 laps - crash

4 (4)

7

Ross Hockenhull (GB)

Cobra Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

2 laps - crash

8 (6)

8

Jonathan Bancroft (GB)

GA Motorsport

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

0 laps - crash

7 (7)

9

Felipe Machado (E)

Madgwick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

crash at first start

10

DNS

Marco Greco (BR)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

accident in practice

5

DNS

Daniel Muller

GA Motorsport

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

accident in practice

no time

Race stopped after 2 laps; restarted from nil, but with grid as running order of first part

Fastest Lap: Ratzenberger (1m25.02s)

 

Round 9, Brands Hatch (GP Circuit), 10th September 1989, 6+21 laps - 70.20 miles

Pos

Driver

Team

Chassis/Engine

Time / laps

Grid

1

Gary Brabham (AUS)

Bromley Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

35m09.83s

2

2

Perry McCarthy (GB)

GA Motorsport

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

35:34.58

3

3

Marco Greco (BR)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

27 laps

5

4

Jonathan Bancroft (GB)

GA Motorsport

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

27 laps

6

5

"Pierre Chauvet" (A)

RCR 3000

Lola T88/50-Cosworth

27 laps

8

6

Paolo Carcasci (BR)

Cobra Motorsport

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

27 laps*

4

7

Antonio Albacete (E)

Madgwick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

27 laps*

7

8

Felipe Machado (E)

Madgwick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

26 laps

9

9

Tony Worswick (GB)

Tony Worswick

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

26 laps

10

10

Andrew Gilbert-Scott (GB)

Eddie Jordan Racing

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

6 laps - crash

1

DNS

Mike Bryan (GB)

R.O./Omegaland

Reynard 88D-Cosworth

accident in practice

11

* includes 60s jump-start penalty

Fastest Lap: Brabham (1m16.04s)

All 1989 results and standings were provided courtesy of Stefan Persson and Sergio Fratus.

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