1993 Japanese Formula 3000 Championship
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Related series:
1993 International Formula 3000 Championship
1993 British Formula Two Championship

The 1993 Japanese Formula 3000 Championship was scheduled over 11 rounds and contested over 9 rounds. 22 different teams, 30 different drivers, 3 different chassis and 3 different engines competed.

Calendar

All rounds took place at venues located within the country of Japan.

Race No Track Race Name Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Race Lap
1 Suzuka Million Card Cup Race Round 1 Suzuka 21 March 1993 35 5.864=205.241 km 1'04:11.297 191.849 km/h Ross Cheever Marco Apicella Eddie Irvine
2 Fuji Cabin International Formula Cup 11 April 1993 45 4.470=201.15 km 0'59:02.025 204.442 km/h Kazuyoshi Hoshino Takuya Kurosawa Masahiko Kageyama
3 Mine F3000 Mine All Star 9 May 1993 50 3.239=161.8 km 1'24:52.084 114.389 km/h Mauro Martini Eddie Irvine Naoki Hattori
4 Suzuka Million Card Cup Race Round 2 Suzuka 23 May 1993 35 5.864=205.241 km 1'04:22.711 191.282 km/h Eddie Irvine Eddie Irvine Marco Apicella
Autopolis Cosmo Oil Formula Cup in Racing Park 18 July 1993 cancelled
5 Sugo Sugo Inter Formula 1 August 1993 54 3.704=200.016 km 1'05:38.280 182.836 km/h Marco Apicella Eddie Irvine Eddie Irvine
Fuji RRC Fuji Champions 15 August 1993 cancelled due to fog
6 Fuji Fuji Inter F3000 5 September 1993 45 4.470=201.15 km 0'59:44.294 202.031 km/h Toshio Suzuki Heinz-Harald Frentzen Naoki Hattori
7 Suzuka Million Card Cup Race Round 3 Suzuka 26 September 1993 35 5.864=205.241 km 1'04:46.558 190.108 km/h Ross Cheever Ross Cheever Heinz-Harald Frentzen
8 Fuji International F3000 Fuji Final 17 October 1993 44 4.470=196.68 km 0'58:05.324 203.151 km/h Kazuyoshi Hoshino Eddie Irvine Heinz-Harald Frentzen
9 Suzuka Million Card Cup Race Final Round Suzuka 14 November 1993 35 5.864=205.241 km 1'04:40.839 190.389 km/h Thomas Danielsson Ross Cheever Masahiko Kageyama

Note:

The weekend in Fuji with the race cancelled on September, 5 saw only practice and qualification sections.

Final point standings

Driver

For every race points were awarded: 9 points to the winner, 6 for runner-up, 4 for third place, 3 for fourth place, 2 for fifth place and 1 for sixth place. No additional points were awarded. The best 6 results count. One driver had a point deduction, which is given in ().

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 Total Points
1 Kazuyoshi Hoshino  Japan Team Impul Lola Mugen Honda 6 9 - 6 - - 2 9 - 32
2 Eddie Irvine  United Kingdom Team Cerumo Lola Mugen Honda 4 4 - 9 - (1) 6 6 3 32
3 Ross Cheever  United States Promise&Reynard Reynard Mugen Honda 9 - 3 - 4 - 9 - 6 31
4 Marco Apicella  Italy Dome Dome Mugen Honda - 6 - 2 9 - 3 3 - 23
5 Toshio Suzuki  Japan Universal Racing Lola Cosworth 1 3 - - 3 9 4 2 - 22
6 Thomas Danielsson  Sweden Team Take One Lola Cosworth - 2 - 4 - - - 4 9 19
7 Mauro Martini  Italy Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda - - 9 - - - - 1 - 10
8 Andrew Gilbert Scott  United Kingdom Stellar International Lola Mugen Honda 2 1 - 3 - - - - 4 10
9 Heinz-Harald Frentzen  Germany Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - 6 - - 2 8
10 Masahiko Kageyama  Japan Nakajima Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - 1 - 6 - - - - 7
11 Jeff Krosnoff  United States Speed Star Wheel Racing Lola Mugen Honda - - 6 - - - - - - 6
12 Roland Ratzenberger  Austria Stellar International Lola Mugen Honda - - - 1 - 4 1 - - 6
13 Takuya Kurosawa  Japan Cabin Racing/Heroes Lola Cosworth 3 - - - 2 - - - - 5
14 Paulo Carcasci  Brazil Navi Connection Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - 4 - - - - - - 4
15 Naoki Hattori  Japan Le Garage Cox Racing/Mooncraft Lola Mugen Honda - - 2 - - 2 - - - 4
16 Masanori Sekiya  Japan TOM'S Reynard Cosworth - - - - - 3 - - - 3
17 Mika Salo  Finland Ad Racing Team Co. Ltd. Lola Mugen Honda - - - - 1 - - - - 1
= Katsutomo Kaneishi  Japan Cabin Racing/Heroes Lola Cosworth - - - - - - - - 1 1

Note:

Kazuyoshi Hoshino became champion on countback as they had 2 wins while Eddie Irvine only had 1.

Complete Overview

first column of every race 10 = grid position
second column of every race 10 = race result

R=retired NS=did not start

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan
1 Kazuyoshi Hoshino  Japan Team Impul Lola Mugen Honda 3 2 3 1 10 R 2 2 5 20 11 R 6 5 3 1 11 R
2 Eddie Irvine  United Kingdom Team Cerumo Lola Mugen Honda 4 3 4 3 1 R 1 1 1 15 22 6 7 2 1 2 6 4
3 Ross Cheever  United States Promise&Reynard Reynard Mugen Honda 2 1 12 R 6 4 12 9 4 3 25 12 1 1 4 7 1 2
4 Marco Apicella  Italy Dome Dome Mugen Honda 1 7 5 2 8 R 10 5 6 1 2 R 5 4 7 4 20 9
5 Toshio Suzuki  Japan Universal Racing Lola Cosworth 6 6 2 4 2 R 7 R 15 4 8 1 3 3 16 5 26 R
6 Thomas Danielsson  Sweden Team Take One Lola Cosworth 14 9 11 5 11 R 5 3 18 9 17 R 14 16 8 3 2 1
7 Mauro Martini  Italy Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda 11 R 6 R 4 1 4 R 8 17 6 R 13 8 18 6 8 R
Andrew Gilbert Scott  United Kingdom Stellar International Lola Mugen Honda 7 5 7 6 7 R 8 4 11 8 13 R 12 R 6 9 4 3
9 Heinz-Harald Frentzen  Germany Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda 8 R 19 R 9 R 3 8 3 14 1 2 9 10 2 12 9 5
10 Masahiko Kageyama  Japan Nakajima Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 13 12 14 8 15 6 13 R 7 2 18 8 10 R 17 R 18 11
11 Jeff Krosnoff  United States Speed Star Wheel Racing Lola Mugen Honda 12 14 17 13 17 2 21 13 16 18 15 11 20 11 11 13 23 15
Roland Ratzenberger  Austria Stellar International Lola Mugen Honda 15 R 16 10 5 R 16 6 9 16 3 3 11 6 19 14 3 7
13 Takuya Kurosawa  Japan Cabin Racing/Heroes Lola Cosworth 5 4 1 R 3 R 14 15 2 5 10 R 8 R - - - -
14 Paulo Carcasci  Brazil Navi Connection Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 18 11 9 R 16 3 17 7 17 13 4 7 15 7 9 10 7 13
Naoki Hattori  Japan Le Garage Cox Racing/Mooncraft Lola Mugen Honda 10 8 8 R 12 5 19 11 20 7 16 5 2 20 14 11 15 8
16 Masanori Sekiya  Japan TOM'S Reynard Cosworth 9 10 15 7 - - 6 R 13 23 5 4 4 18 - - 5 R
17 Mika Salo  Finland Ad Racing Team Co. Ltd. Lola Mugen Honda 19 13 21 9 23 7 18 R 10 6 7 NS 17 17 12 R 16 R
Katsutomo Kaneishi  Japan Cabin Racing/Heroes Lola Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 8 14 6
- Takao Wada  Japan Super Evolution Racing Lola Mugen Honda 22 15 18 12 14 8 24 14 23 12 - - - - - - - -
- Kunimitsu Takahashi  Japan Advan Sport Pal Lola Mugen Honda 20 R 20 11 13 9 23 12 19 10 9 9 19 9 13 18 13 R
- Akihiko Nakaya  Japan Team Hayashi Lola Judd - - 24 17 19 R 11 10
Team Hayashi Dome Mugen Honda 21 11 12 R 23 15 5 R 10 14
- Akira Ishikawa  Japan Team LeMans Reynard Mugen Honda 21 16 10 15 24 R 9 17 22 21 14 10 18 12 21 16 21 R
- Yasutaka Hinoi  Japan Nakajima Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 23 R 23 14 20 10 20 R 14 22 20 14 21 13 20 15 22 R
- Hisashi Wada  Japan Team Hagiwara Lola Mugen Honda 17 R 13 R 18 R 22 R 12 24 19 13 16 19 15 R 17 10
- Minoru Tanaka  Japan Ad Racing Team Co. Ltd. Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 24 17 19 12
- Anthony Reid  United Kingdom Super Evolution Racing Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - 21 R 22 14 22 R 12 R
- Emanuele Naspetti  Italy Dome Dome Mugen Honda 16 17 22 16 21 R 15 R - - - - - - - - - -
- Naozumi Itou  Japan Giza Racing Lola Mugen Honda 24 R 25 18 22 R 25 16 24 19 24 R 26 20 25 R
Giza Racing Reynard Mugen Honda 24 R
- Masatomo Shimizu  Japan Trident Racing Reynard Mugen Honda - - 26 19 - - - - - - 23 R - - 25 R - -
- Hideki Noda  Japan TOM'S Reynard Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23 19 24 R