Scassellati's team-mate, Will Langhorne, finished twelfth behind an entertaining battle comprising of Raffaele Giammaria, Yannick Schroeder and Zsolt Baumgartner, who returned to the Coloni cockpit after taking part in F1 testing on Friday with Jordan Grand Prix.
Championship rookies Michael Keohane and Sam Hancock had differing fortunes during the race, with the Irishman retiring with mechanical problems on lap seven and Hancock having a solid run to 13th. The Londoner impressed with his sensible approach after just a handful of testing laps in the Jordan Junior Lola before the race weekend kicked off on a track he had never been to before. His team-mate Enrico Toccacelo, who won the Nurburgring event in June, retired at the end of the first lap with accident damage after contact with fellow Italian Giorgio Pantano.
The day, however belonged to Bjorn Wirdheim and Arden International, who will now go to the Hungaroring and Monza as 2003 FIA F3000 drivers' champions.