2001 Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup season

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2001 Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup
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The 2001 Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup season was the eleventh Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season. The season began at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on 30 March and finished at the Autódromo do Estoril on 4 November, after ten races.[1] RC Motorsport driver Augusto Farfus claimed the championship title, taking four victories at Monza, Brno, Magny-Cours and Hungaroring. Marc Benz won one race at Nürburgring. César Campaniço who missed Zolder and Spielberg rounds finished season on third place. Fourth-placed Ryan Briscoe scored two wins at the end of the season on Iberian circuits Jarama and Estoril. Other wins were scored by Bruno Spengler, Ronnie Quintarelli and Eric Salignon.[2]

Teams and drivers[edit]

2001 Entry List[3]
Team No. Driver Rounds
Germany Lauderbach Motorsport 1 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman, Jr. 1-3, 5-8, 10
19 Netherlands Ross Zwolsman 1-2, 5-8, 10
Austria Walter Lechner Racing 2 Germany Marcel Lasée 1-2
3 Germany Jörg Hardt 1-2
Italy JD Motorsport 2 Germany Marcel Lasée 7-8, 10
25 Argentina Christian Kissling 1-5, 10
26 Switzerland Benjamin Leuenberger 1-8, 10
64 France Jean de Pourtales 4
71 Argentina Mariano Acebal 6
Germany Motopark Academy 3 Germany Jörg Hardt 8
20 Germany Сhristopher Brück 1-2, 7-8
46 Austria Andreas Zuber 1-2, 7-8
Germany Lohmann Motorsport 4 Italy Thomas Pichler 1-7, 10
Italy Cram Competition 5 Italy Ronnie Quintarelli 1-5
21 Brazil Paulo Bueno 1-5
31 Italy Fausto Ippoliti 1-7
43 Italy Alessandro Vitacolonna 1-6
63 United States Sean Murphey 7-9
69 Italy Marco Bonanomi 7-10
86 Belgium Jérôme Thiry 8
France Graff Racing 6 France Eric Salignon 1, 3-4, 6-8, 10
11 Russia Roman Rusinov 1, 3, 6, 10
42 Canada Bruno Spengler 1, 3-4, 6-8, 10
48 France Julien Pressac 3, 10
92 France Philippe Almeras 10
Croatia Team Colak 7 Croatia Marin Colak 1-6
Italy RC Motorsport 8 Brazil Augusto Farfus All
36 Poland Robert Kubica All
39 Italy Mauro Massironi All
Belgium Johns Racing Team 9 Belgium John Svensson All
Germany SL Formula Racing 10 Germany Marco Knauf 1-2, 6, 8, 10
28 Germany Fabian Denner 1-2, 6-8
33 Germany Philipp Jenig 1-2, 8, 10
65 Germany Tobias Maisch 7
70 Finland Antti Katajakunnas 6, 8, 10
Belgium Belgium Racing Service 12 Belgium Matthieu Lesenne 1-2, 5
Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport 14 Switzerland Marc Benz All
40 Italy Giorgio Mondini All
47 Germany Olaf Schmidt 1-2
62 Italy Paolo Mondini 1-3
72 Switzerland Ken Allemann 6, 10
75 Switzerland Manuel Benz 7-9
Italy Prema Powerteam 15 Australia Ryan Briscoe 1-3, 6, 9-10
22 Portugal César Campaniço 1-4, 6, 8-10
France TCS 16 France Emmanuel Piget 1-6, 8
44 France Julien Piguet All
Italy Lucidi Motorsport 18 Argentina Mariano Altuna All
32 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri All
37 Argentina José María López All
Italy ADM Junior Team 23 Brazil Fabio Carbone 1-4, 6, 10
66 Brazil Andre Grillo 1-4
Italy DG Racing 27 Switzerland Neel Jani All
35 Hong Kong Jim Ka To 1-2
45 Switzerland Steve Zacchia All
61 Cuba Rafael Ferrer 3-9
76 France Jean-Christophe Ravier 7
84 France Joel Stere 9
Republic of Ireland Dempsey Racing 12 Republic of Ireland Keith Dempsey 1-5
Italy Facondini Racing 30 Italy Davide di Benedetto 1-4, 6, 9-10
38 Italy Michele Maceratesi 1-4, 6
Denmark Team Formula Sport 41 Denmark Robert Schlünssen 2, 5-8, 10
France Ren Car Competition 49 Japan Yasutaka Hamada 3, 6
United Kingdom Manor Motorsport 53 United States Richard Antinucci 3-4
54 Canada James Eaton 3-4
Sweden Team Renault Sweden 55 Sweden Patrick Ernston 2-8
56 Sweden Mikael Karlsson 2-8
Germany Kug Motorsport 59 Belgium Dennis van Lammern 6, 8, 10
United Kingdom Paston Racing 67 United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts 4
Belgium Signa Screen 68 Belgium Patrick Chaillet 5
France Tech 1 Racing 73 France Nicolas Lapierre 7, 10
74 France Julien Gilbert 10
90 Monaco Gregory Breuer 10
Germany Eiffelland Racing 77 Czech Republic Jaroslav Janiš 2-3, 5-6
Germany GM Motorsport 79 Netherlands Jos Menten 8
80 Germany Maik Heupel 8
81 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 8
Denmark Den Blå Avis 82 Luxembourg Tom Keller 8
83 Denmark Philip Andersen 8
Belgium Franchi 93 Belgium Gregory Franchi 10

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 30 March France Eric Salignon Argentina José María López Brazil Augusto Farfus Italy RC Motorsport
2 Czech Republic Masaryk Circuit, Brno 14 April Italy Ronnie Quintarelli Italy Ronnie Quintarelli Brazil Augusto Farfus Italy RC Motorsport
3 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 29 April France Julien Pressac Australia Ryan Briscoe Canada Bruno Spengler France Graff Racing
4 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 5 May Brazil Augusto Farfus Brazil Augusto Farfus Brazil Augusto Farfus Italy RC Motorsport
5 Belgium Circuit Zolder 18 May Brazil Augusto Farfus Italy Ronnie Quintarelli Italy Ronnie Quintarelli Italy Cram Competition
6 Hungary Hungaroring 29 July Brazil Augusto Farfus Portugal César Campaniço Brazil Augusto Farfus Italy RC Motorsport
7 Austria A1 Ring, Spielberg 24 August Poland Robert Kubica France Eric Salignon France Eric Salignon France Graff Racing
8 Germany Nürburgring 8 September Argentina José María López Switzerland Marc Benz Switzerland Marc Benz Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport
9 Spain Circuito del Jarama, Madrid 28 September Portugal César Campaniço Portugal César Campaniço Australia Ryan Briscoe Italy Prema Powerteam
10 Portugal Autódromo do Estoril 4 November Australia Ryan Briscoe Australia Ryan Briscoe Australia Ryan Briscoe Italy Prema Powerteam

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Points are awarded to the drivers as follows:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PP FL
Points 30 24 20 16 12 10 8 6 4 2 2 2
Pos Driver MON
Italy
BRN
Czech Republic
MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
ZOL
Belgium
HUN
Hungary
SPI
Austria
NÜR
Germany
JAR
Spain
EST
Portugal
Points
1 Brazil Augusto Farfus 1 1 Ret 1 Ret 1 Ret 6 8 4 160
2 Switzerland Marc Benz 6 6 5 8 4 7 4 1 3 Ret 130
3 Portugal César Campaniço 17 2 8 5 2 8 2 3 122
4 Australia Ryan Briscoe Ret 19 3 4 1 1 102
5 France Eric Salignon 3 12 3 16 1 4 5 102
6 Brazil Fabio Carbone 4 26 6 2 3 14 70
7 Italy Ronnie Quintarelli 26 3 13 6 1 66
8 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman 16 18 20 6 5 3 2 12 66
9 Canada Bruno Spengler 8 1 7 30 6 10 11 56
10 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri 5 5 Ret 9 2 Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 54
11 Germany Marcel Lasée 7 12 2 5 7 52
12 France Julien Piguet Ret 11 28 18 3 34 5 7 5 20 52
13 Italy Thomas Pichler 2 8 4 Ret 11 17 Ret Ret 46
14 Poland Robert Kubica Ret Ret 15 21 Ret 6 Ret 12 6 2 46
15 United States Richard Antinucci 2 4 40
16 Switzerland Benjamin Leuenberger 15 28 Ret 23 7 11 7 3 Ret 36
17 Argentina José María López 11 23 24 Ret Ret 10 11 24 7 6 24
18 Italy Alessandro Vitacolonna Ret 4 14 Ret Ret 8 22
19 Italy Davide di Benedetto DNQ 9 18 16 29 4 10 22
20 Argentina Mariano Altuna Ret 15 17 20 5 12 8 32 12 17 18
21 France Julien Pressac 7 18 10
22 Italy Fausto Ippoliti Ret Ret 26 28 8 9 DNS 10
23 Germany Jörg Hardt Ret 7 Ret 8
24 Switzerland Neel Jani 14 25 Ret 10 12 23 Ret 30 Ret 8 8
25 Czech Republic Jaroslav Janiš 13 9 9 20 8
26 Italy Giorgio Mondini Ret 22 21 13 Ret 14 Ret Ret 9 13 4
27 France Nicolas Lapierre 9 15 4
28 Croatia Marin Colak 9 Ret DNQ 17 18 28 4
29 Germany Maik Heupel 9 4
30 France Philippe Almeras 9 4
31 Netherlands Ross Zwolsman Ret 20 10 21 13 DNS 16 2
32 Argentina Christian Kissling 10 Ret Ret 22 13 Ret 2
33 Belgium John Svensson DNS 30 10 24 14 31 16 14 Ret 24 2
34 Italy Mauro Massironi DNQ 21 23 Ret 16 Ret 10 15 Ret 19 2
35 Germany Fabian Denner 19 10 Ret Ret Ret 2
36 France Emmanuel Piget 24 Ret 11 11 Ret 18 17 0
37 Denmark Robert Schlünssen DNQ Ret 22 18 11 21 0
38 Cuba Rafael Ferrer Ret 27 20 24 DNS 31 11 0
39 Brazil Paulo Bueno 12 16 DNQ 14 Ret 0
40 United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts 12 0
41 France Jean-Christophe Ravier 12 0
42 Russia Roman Rusinov 13 16 Ret 25 0
43 Italy Marco Bonanomi DNS 26 13 Ret 0
44 Argentina Mariano Acebal 13 0
45 Belgium Jérôme Thiry 13 0
46 Germany Christopher Brück 22 14 14 Ret 0
47 France Joël Stere 14 0
48 Republic of Ireland Keith Dempsey 23 27 Ret 15 15 0
49 Switzerland Steve Zacchia DNQ DNQ 25 Ret 19 33 Ret 33 15 Ret 0
50 Sweden Patrik Ernstson DNQ DNQ Ret 21 27 15 27 0
51 Switzerland Ken Allemann 15 26 0
52 Germany Marco Knauf DNQ 17 19 16 23 0
53 Sweden Mikael Karlsson DNQ 19 25 17 Ret Ret 21 0
54 Austria Andreas Zuber Ret Ret 17 20 0
55 Brazil Andre Grillo 18 Ret 27 19 0
56 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 18 0
57 United States Sean Murphey 19 19 Ret 0
58 Italy Michele Maceratesi 20 29 DNQ 29 32 0
59 Hong Kong Jim Ka To 21 DNQ 0
60 Canada James Eaton 22 26 0
61 Italy Paolo Mondini Ret 22 Ret 0
62 Belgium Patrick Chaillet 22 0
63 Netherlands Jos Menten 22 0
64 Monaco Gregory Breuer 22 0
65 Switzerland Manuel Benz Ret 23 Ret 0
66 Germany Philipp Jenig DNQ 24 28 30 0
67 Belgium Matthieu Lesenne 25 Ret Ret 0
68 Japan Yasutaka Hamada Ret 25 0
69 Denmark Philip Andersen 25 0
70 Belgium Dennis van Lammern 26 Ret 29 0
71 Finland Antti Katajakunnas Ret 34 27 0
72 Belgium Gregory Franchi 28 0
73 Luxembourg Tom Keller 29 0
74 France Jean de Pourtales 30 0
Germany Tobias Maisch Ret 0
France Julien Gilbert Ret 0
Germany Olaf Schmidt DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Driver MON
Italy
BRN
Czech Republic
MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
ZOL
Belgium
HUN
Hungary
SPI
Austria
NÜR
Germany
JAR
Spain
EST
Portugal
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest Lap

Teams[edit]

Pos Team Points
1 Italy Prema Powerteam 224
2 Italy RC Motorsport 204
3 France Graff Racing 172
4 Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport 134
5 Italy Cram Competition 98
6 Italy Lucidi Motorsport 96
7 Italy JD Motorsport 82
8 Italy ADM Junior Team 70
9 Germany Lauderbach Motorsport 68
10 France TCS 52
11 Germany Lohmann Motorsport 46
12 United Kingdom Manor Motorsport 40
13 Italy Facondini Racing 22
14 Austria Walter Lechner Racing 16
15 Italy DG Racing 8
16 Germany Eiffelland Racing 8
17 France Tech 1 Racing 4
18 Germany GM Motorsport 4
19 Croatia Team Colak 4
20 Belgium Johns Racing Team 2
21 Germany SL Formula Racing 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race Calendar: Formula Renault 2000 Masters — Season 2001". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Point standings: Formula Renault Eurocup — Season 2001". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Entrylist: Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup — Season 2001". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 12 March 2012.