Coloni Motorsport 2nd in the Teams' Championship, Giorgio Pantano 3rd and Enrico Toccacelo 10th in the Drivers' Championship: in Monza the last round of an excellent season for Italy.
The last round of Monza was a mix of feelings for Coloni Motorsport and its two drivers, Pantano and Toccacelo. The Italian team conquered the best result of its F.3000 history, finishing 2nd in the Teams' Championship with 61 points.
The 2002 Championship has been a successfully season for Coloni Motorsport, which scored 3 victory and 1 pole position with Giorgio Pantano and many good results in the points with the young driver Toccacelo, who completed the first full season in F.3000.
Coloni Motorsport wish to thank the two talented driver, Pantano and Toccacelo, who did an excellent job during all the season.
Coloni Motorsport is disappointed for Giorgio Pantano, who was able to battle for the win until the last lap. Giorgio finished 4th, behind Wirdheim, Pizzonia ed Enge, who conquered the Drivers' Championship.
Enrico Toccacelo started very well and was 3rd at the first corner, but after few laps Ricardo Sperafico pushed him out of the first chicane and Enrico rejoined the track in 9th position. Toccacelo regained the 8th place but was forced to retire due to a collision caused by Derek Hill.
After the race, Coloni Motorsport formulated three protests against Arden International car number 18 (Bjorn Wirdheim) and number 19 (Tomas Enge) under technical regulation 2.4 of the 2002 FIA F3000 Technical Regulations, and against Petrobras Junior Team car number 3 (Antonio Pizzonia) under Technical Regulation 3.1.1. of the 2002 FIA F3000 Technical Regulations.
The Stewards of the Meeting rejected all the three protests. Coloni Motorsport formulated three appeals against the decision to reject the protests. All the three appeals will be decided by the International Court of Appeal.
Coloni Motorsport formulated the three protests in the interests of fairness to check the compliance of cars with the regulations.
Coloni Motorsport formulated the three protests only to ask for an explanation for the future about the different interpretation of the regulations did by Arden International and Petrobras Junior Team.