1985 FIA European Formula 3000 Championship

The 1985 FIA European Formula 3000 Championship was the very first F3000 season. It consisted of 11 rounds. Christian Danner won the inaugural Drivers’ Championship.

1985 Races
RoundCircuitDateWinnerTeamLapsRace Time
1Silverstone Circuit24 March 1985Mike ThackwellRalt Racing Ltd441:07:41.010
2Thruxton Race Circuit8 April 1985Emanuele PirroOnyx541:05:00.830
3Autódromo do Estoril20 April 1985John NielsenRalt Racing Ltd471:12:44.424
4Autodromo Vallelunga Piero Taruffi12 May 1985Emanuele PirroOnyx651:15:14.830
5Circuit de Pau-Ville27 May 1985Christian DannerBS Fabrications721:30:28.630
6Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps2 June 1985Mike ThackwellRalt Racing Ltd291:11:56.510
7Circuit Dijon-Prenois30 June 1985Christian DannerBS Fabrications551:08:54.100
8Autodromo di Pergusa28 July 1985Mike ThackwellRalt Racing Ltd401:01:58.990
9Österreichring17 August 1985Ivan CapelliGenoa Racing3153:56.114
10Circuit Park Zandvoort24 August 1985Christian DannerBS Fabrications481:15:19.023
11Donington Park22 September 1985Christian DannerBS Fabrications4059:17.830
1985 Driver Standings
Pos.DriverDriver NationalityPoints
1Christian DannerGermany52
2Mike ThackwellNew Zealand45
3Emanuele PirroItaly38
4John NielsenDenmark34
5Michel FertéFrance17
6Gabriele TarquiniItaly14
7Ivan CapelliItaly13
8Philippe StreiffFrance12
9Alain FertéFrance10
10Mario HyttenSwitzerland8
11Lamberto LeoniItaly8
12Olivier GrouillardFrance7
13Guido DaccòItaly6
14Tomas KaiserSweden3
15Roberto MorenoBrazil3
16Johnny DumfriesGreat Britain1
16Juan Manuel Fangio IIArgentina1
16Philippe AlliotFrance1
16Thierry TassinBelgium1
1985 Team Standings
The Teams' Championship was not awarded until 1999   
1985 Fastest Laps
RoundCircuitDriverTeamTime
1Silverstone CircuitJohn NielsenRalt Racing Ltd1:27.640
2Thruxton Race CircuitChristian DannerBS Fabrications1:09.400
3Autódromo do EstorilMike ThackwellRalt Racing Ltd1:30.306
4Autodromo Vallelunga Piero TaruffiEmanuele PirroOnyx1:08.360
5Circuit de Pau-VilleChristian DannerBS Fabrications1:13.260
6Circuit de Spa-FrancorchampsMike ThackwellRalt Racing Ltd2:26.769
7Circuit Dijon-PrenoisThierry TassinEddie Jordan Racing1:13.800
8Autodromo di PergusaChristian DannerBS Fabrications1:31.290
9ÖsterreichringMike ThackwellRalt Racing Ltd1:42.244
10Circuit Park ZandvoortChristian DannerBS Fabrications1:23.645
11Donington ParkIvan CapelliGenoa Racing1:27.600

1985 FIA European Formula 3000 Championship