Grand Prix of Portoroz, Slovenia, 3rd October 2004

For the first time the Portoroz Grand Prix, held on a temporary airport circuit in the Slovenian port city, hosted a grid of Formula 3000 cars. Four International F3000 teams turned up to give their Lola B2/50s a final racing swansong, with GP2 replacing FIA F3000 for 2005. The teams taking part in the five-lap demonstration race were Coloni Motorsport, CMS Performance, Durango and AEZ IE Engineering.

Practice was held on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, with the race held on Saturday afternoon. Regular Coloni driver Patrick Friesacher took the win, ahead of the CMS Performance duo of Matteo Meneghello and Matteo Bobbi. Renault-bound F1 star Giancarlo Fisichella was also in attendance.

The entries and results as known are below - if you can add more info please contact us. Thanks!

Grand Prix of Portoroz entries

No.

Driver

Team

Car/Engine

?

Patrick Friesacher (A)

Coloni

Lola B2/50-Zytek

?

Alessandro Ciompi (I)

Coloni

Lola B2/50-Zytek

?

Matteo Meneghello (I)

CMS Performance

Lola B2/50-Zytek

?

Matteo Bobbi (I)

CMS Performance

Lola B2/50-Zytek

?

Ernesto Viso (VEN)?

Durango

Lola B2/50-Zytek

?

Michele Rugolo (I)?

Durango

Lola B2/50-Zytek

?

Matteo Grassotto (I)?

AEZ IE Engineering

Lola B2/50-Zytek

?

Riccardo Azzoli (I)?

AEZ IE Engineering

Lola B2/50-Zytek

Ciompi was initially announced as a CMS driver; Toni Vilander was expected to drive for Coloni, in the seat taken by Ciompi.

Final results of demonstration race (5 laps)

Pos

Driver

Team

1

Patrick Friesacher (A)

Coloni

2

Matteo Meneghello (I)

CMS Performance

3

Matteo Bobbi (I)

CMS Performance

4

?

?

5

?

?

6

?

?

7

?

?

8

Alessandro Ciompi (I)

Coloni

Results for places 4th to 7th not known.

[http://uk.oocities.com/unofficialf3000/nonchampionship/portoroz04.html]

Home

1