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1999 British Formula Three season
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The 1999 British Formula Three season was the 49th British Formula Three Championship season. It commenced on 21 March, and ended on 17 October after sixteen races. Marc Hynes was the champion, although the season is best remembered for 19-year-old future F1 champion Jenson Button marking himself out as one to watch. Martin O'Connell took the spoils in Class B.

Drivers and teamsEdit

The following teams and drivers were competitors in the 1999 season. Class B is for older Formula Three cars.

Team No Driver Class Chassis Engine Rounds
Stewart Racing 1 25px-Brazilflag Luciano Burti A Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Andrew Kirkaldy A Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
Fortec Motorsport 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Matt Davies A Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
4 22px-Flag of Denmark Kristian Kolby A Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
Promatecme UK 5 25px-Brazilflag Aluizio Coelho A Dallara F399 Renault Sodemo All
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button A Dallara F399 Renault Sodemo All
Alan Docking Racing 7 Flag-of-japansmall Yudai Igarashi A Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda 1–15
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Warren Hughes 16
8 22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg Alex Yoong A Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda 3–6
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Doug Bell 7–14
SpeedSport F3 9 Flag of South Africasmall Toby Scheckter A Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
10 22px-Flag of Ireland Warren Carway A Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
57 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Ingram B Dallara F398 Mugen-Honda 8–9
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias GRC22x20px}}|Template:Country alias GRC]] Nick Eliades 13–16
Carlin Motorsport 12 22px-Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan A Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Michael Bentwood A Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
54 USAflagsmall John Bender B Dallara F398 Mugen-Honda 3–5, 8–9, 11–16
S.S. Sport 15 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tim Spouge A Dallara F399 Opel Spiess All
16 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Doug Bell A Dallara F399 Opel Spiess 1–3
Manor Motorsport 17 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Marc Hynes A Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
18 22px-Flag of Thailand.svg Tor Sriachavanon A Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda All
Graff Racing 19 22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg Alex Yoong A Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda 9
ASM 20 22px-Flag of France Sebastien Dumez A Dallara F399 Renault Sodemo 14
21 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro A Dallara F399 Renault Sodemo 14
22 22px-Flag of France Julien Beltoise A Dallara F399 Renault Sodemo 14
JB Motorsports 23 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Walter Van Der Lent A Dallara F399 Opel Spiess 14
24 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Yves Olivier A Dallara F399 Opel Spiess 14
Prema Powerteam 25 22px-Flag of Sweden Peter Sundberg A Dallara F399 Opel Spiess 14
26 25px-ARGENntina Juan Manuel López A Dallara F399 Opel Spiess 14
27 22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Pantano A Dallara F399 Opel Spiess 14
Opel Team BSR 28 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers A Dallara F399 Opel Spiess 14
29 22px-Flag of Austria Patrick Friesacher A Dallara F399 Opel Spiess 14
RC Benetton 30 22px-Flag of Italy Gabriele Varano A Dallara F399 Opel Spiess 14
Rowan Racing 51 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin O'Connell B Dallara F398 TOM'S-Toyota 1–7, 10–16
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Stephen Shanly 8–9
52 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Gavin Jones B TOM'S 037F TOM'S-Toyota 6, 8–9
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Charles Hall B Dallara F398 TOM'S-Toyota 13–14
JSR 75 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jeremy Smith B Dallara F398 Opel Spiess 1–8, 10
Diamond Racing 77 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato B Dallara F398 Mugen-Honda 9–12, 14–16
Icon Class
A Class A
B Class B
  • Entries 20-30 were regular entrants in other European Formula Three Championships, and only competed at the round at Spa-Francorchamps. They were eligible to score points.

Driver changesEdit

Changed Teams
Entering/Re-Entering British Formula Three
Leaving British Formula Three

ResultsEdit

Round Circuit Date Winning driver Class A Winning driver Class B
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Donington Park 21 March 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Marc Hynes 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jeremy Smith
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Silverstone 28 March 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Marc Hynes 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin O'Connell
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Thruxton 11 April 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin O'Connell
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brands Hatch 25 April 25px-Brazilflag Luciano Burti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin O'Connell
5 22px-Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin O'Connell
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Oulton Park 3 May 25px-Brazilflag Luciano Burti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin O'Connell
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Croft 6 June 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Marc Hynes 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin O'Connell
8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brands Hatch 20 June 22px-Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan USAflagsmall John Bender
9* 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Silverstone 10 July 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Marc Hynes Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Snetterton 25 July 25px-Brazilflag Luciano Burti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin O'Connell
11 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Pembrey 15 August 22px-Flag of Denmark Kristian Kolby 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin O'Connell
12 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin O'Connell
13 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Donington Park 5 September 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Marc Hynes USAflagsmall John Bender
14 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Spa-Francorchamps 26 September 25px-Brazilflag Luciano Burti Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato
15 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Silverstone 10 October 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato
16 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Thruxton 17 October 25px-Brazilflag Luciano Burti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin O'Connell
  • Round 9 was held as part of the British Grand Prix weekend, and was thus held on a Saturday

StandingsEdit

Championship ClassEdit

Pos Driver DON
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SIL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
THR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
BRH
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
OUL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
CRO
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
BRH
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SIL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SNE
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
PEM
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
DON
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SPA
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
SIL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
THR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
Pts
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Marc Hynes 1 1 3 3 6 10 1 4 1 2 6 4 1 2 3 4 213
2 25px-Brazilflag Luciano Burti 3 3 Ret 1 3 1 2 2 3 1 3 8 3 1 DSQ 1 209
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button 2 6 1 8 7 5 Ret 6 2 11 2 1 2 4 1 Ret 168
4 22px-Flag of Denmark Kristian Kolby 5 2 4 7 13 2 12 7 4 4 1 3 6 3 5 2 153
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Matt Davies Ret 5 5 Ret 4 3 14 5 6 3 5 2 8 Ret 2 6 113
6 22px-Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan 4 Ret Ret 2 1 13 3 1 5 7 12 7 Ret 12 6 Ret 104
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Andrew Kirkaldy 9 7 2 Ret 16 4 11 3 12 Ret 8 11 5 9 7 Ret 64
8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Michael Bentwood 7 Ret 8 6 8 8 7 10 9 Ret 4 5 9 13 15 Ret 50
9 25px-Brazilflag Aluizio Coelho 8 Ret 9 11 10 7 5 8 NS Ret 13 Ret 13 5 4 9 45
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tim Spouge 10 Ret 10 13 11 9 4 Ret 8 8 11 6 7 11 Ret 5 42
11 22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg Alex Yoong 6 5 2 6 11 37
12 Flag of South Africasmall Toby Scheckter Ret 10 11 9 12 14 Ret 12 7 Ret 10 12 4 10 NS 7 27
13 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Doug Bell 6 8 Ret 9 11 10 6 Ret Ret 10 14 22
14 22px-Flag of Thailand.svg Tor Sriachavanon Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 18 6 9 14 Ret 7 9 Ret Ret 12 12 17
15 Flag-of-japansmall Yudai Igarashi 11 9 NS 10 9 12 8 Ret 13 Ret NS NS Ret 20 10 14
16 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Warren Hughes 3 12
17 22px-Flag of Ireland Warren Carway 12 11 13 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 15 9 Ret 13 11 Ret 11 13 7
18 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Yves Olivier 6 6
19 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro 7 4
20 22px-Flag of France Julien Beltoise 8 3
21 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers 25 1
22 22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Pantano 15 0
23 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Walter Van Der Lent 16 0
24 25px-ARGENntina Juan Manuel López 17 0
25 22px-Flag of Austria Patrick Friesacher 21 0
26 22px-Flag of Sweden Peter Sundberg 23 0
27 22px-Flag of Italy Gabriele Varano 24 0
22px-Flag of France Sebastien Dumez Ret 0
Pos Driver DON
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SIL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
THR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
BRH
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
OUL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
CRO
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
BRH
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SIL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SNE
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
PEM
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
DON
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SPA
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
SIL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
THR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
Pts

Template:Motorsport driver results legend

Class BEdit

Pos Driver DON
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SIL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
THR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
BRH
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
OUL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
CRO
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
BRH
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SIL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SNE
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
PEM
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
DON
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SPA
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
SIL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
THR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
Pts
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin O'Connell Ret 4 7 4 5 11 10 5 9 10 Ret 19 9 8 241
2 USAflagsmall John Bender Ret 14 14 13 18 15 14 12 Ret 13 10 140
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jeremy Smith 13 12 12 15 15 17 13 16 NS 111
4 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato 16 10 14 Ret 18 8 11 103
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Gavin Jones 16 14 17 45
6 [[Image:Template:Country flag alias GRC22x20px}}|Template:Country alias GRC]] Nick Eliades 14 Ret 14 14 35
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Stephen Shanly 15 19 22
8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Charles Hall Ret 22 12
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Ingram Ret 20 8
Pos Driver DON
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SIL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
THR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
BRH
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
OUL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
CRO
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
BRH
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SIL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SNE
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
PEM
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
DON
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
SPA
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
SIL
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
THR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
Pts
  • Points System: 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 for first 10 finishers, with 1 point awarded for fastest lap.

ReferencesEdit

http://www.motorsport.com/news/series.asp?S=BF3&Y=1999

Template:British F3 Seasons

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