Curacao Grand Prix 1985

Curaçao Grand Prix 1985, Willemstad

Fulvio Ballabio, San Remo Racing, Curacao 85

John Nielsen won the one-off South American race held during F3000's inaugural year on the Caribbean island off Venezuela. In Autosport he said: "That was a mad race. The track was so slippery from all their big American cars that leaked oil that we used wets. Then we ran out of wets and we used qualifiers in the race."

The following results were kindly provided by Stefan Persson:

Entry List:

No.

Team

Driver

Chassis/Engine

1

Ralt

Mike Thackwell (NZ)

Ralt RT20 - Cosworth

2

Ralt

John Nielsen (DK)

Ralt RT20 - Cosworth

3

Oreca

Michel Ferté (F)

March 85B - Cosworth

4

Oreca

"Pierre Chauvet" (A)

March 85B - Cosworth

7

BS Automotive

Johnny Dumfries (GB)

March 85B - Cosworth

8

BS Automotive

Christian Danner (D)

March 85B - Cosworth

9

Onyx

Emanuele Pirro (I)

March 85B - Cosworth

10

Onyx

Alain Ferté (F)

March 85B - Cosworth

13

San Remo Racing

Aldo Bertuzzi (I)

March 85B - Cosworth

14

San Remo Racing

Fulvio Ballabio (I)

March 85B - Cosworth

15

Lola Motorsport

Alessandro Santin (I)

Lola T950 - Cosworth

16

Lola Motorsport

Gabriele Tarquini (I)

Lola T950 - Cosworth

21

Corbari Italia

Stefano Livio (I)

March 85B - Cosworth

22

Corbari Italia

Lamberto Leoni (I)

March 85B - Cosworth

25

Eddie Jordan Racing

Claudio Langes (I)

March 85B - Cosworth

26

Roger Cowman

Slim Borgudd (S)

Arrows A6 - Cosworth

30

Onyx

John Jones (CDN)

March 85B - Cosworth

33

San Remo Racing

Guido Dacco (I)

March 85B - Cosworth

34

Genoa Racing

Ivan Capelli (I)

March 85B - Cosworth

?

Eric Lang

Eric Lang (USA)

March 85B - Cosworth

 

Race Result:

Race distance: 58 laps, 205.90km

Pos.

Driver

Team

Chassis/Engine

Time

Grid

1

John Nielsen (DK)

Ralt

Ralt RT20 - Cosworth

1hr41m29.572s

3

2

Ivan Capelli (I)

Genoa Racing

March 85B - Cosworth

1:41.50.972

2

3

Claudio Langes (I)

Eddie Jordan Racing

March 85B - Cosworth

58 laps

5

4

Christian Danner (D)

BS Automotive

March 85B - Cosworth

58 laps

4

5

Alain Ferté (F)

Onyx

March 85B - Cosworth

58 laps

7

6

Emanuele Pirro (I)

Onyx

March 85B - Cosworth

57 laps

9

7

Alessandro Santin (I)

Lola Motorsport

Lola T950 - Cosworth

56 laps

10

8

John Jones (CDN)

Onyx

March 85B - Cosworth

56 laps

11

9

Fulvio Ballabio (I)

San Remo Racing

March 85B - Cosworth

51 laps

17

10

Aldo Bertuzzi (I)

San Remo Racing

March 85B - Cosworth

51 laps

16

11

Gabriele Tarquini (I)

Lola Motorsport

Lola T950 - Cosworth

49 laps - accident

15

12

Michel Ferté (F)

Oreca

March 85B - Cosworth

47 laps - electrics

14

13

Lamberto Leoni (I)

Corbari Italia

March 85B - Cosworth

46 laps - brakes

12

14

Guido Dacco (I)

San Remo Racing

March 85B - Cosworth

40 laps - gearbox

6

15

Eric Lang (USA)

Eric Lang

March 85B - Cosworth

38 laps - engine

18

16

Stefano Livio (I)

Corbari Italia

March 85B - Cosworth

37 laps - accident

13

17

Slim Borgudd (S)

Roger Cowman

Arrows A6 - Cosworth

35 laps - not classified

19

18

Johnny Dumfries (GB)

BS Automotive

March 85B - Cosworth

32 laps - accident

8

19

"Pierre Chauvet" (A)

Oreca

March 85B - Cosworth

21 laps - accident

20

DNS

Mike Thackwell (NZ)

Ralt

Ralt RT20 - Cosworth

electrics

1

 

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