2002 Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup season

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2002 Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup season
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The 2002 Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup season was the twelfth Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season. The season began at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours on 20 April and finished at the Autódromo do Estoril on 19 October, after nine races.[1]

Series veteran Eric Salignon scored four victories at Magny-Cours, Silverstone, Oschersleben and Imola during the season, he took the championship at the wheel of his Graff Racing-run car, giving team their first Eurocup championship. Swiss driver Neel Jani who competed with Jenzer Motorsport was the only Salignon's rival championship title was not resolved until the final round, and Jani finished in series' standings just four points behind French driver, winning races at Anderstorp, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and Autódromo do Estoril. Salignon's team-mate Nicolas Lapierre improved to third place. Cram Competition's José María López won at Jarama on way to his fourth place. Lewis Hamilton completed the top five, competing just four of the nine races, taking his first Eurocup win in the home Donington Park race. [2]

Driver Lineup[edit]

2002 Entry List[3]
Team No. Driver Rounds
France Graff Racing 1 France Eric Salignon All
11 Switzerland Frederic Barth All
12 France Nicolas Lapierre 1-8
21 France Bruce Lorgeré-Roux 1-3
68 France Julien Joulian Falcini 6
Italy Drumel Motorsport 2 Italy Davide di Benedetto 1-2, 5-7
34 San Marino Christian Montanari 1-2, 5-7
Croatia Colak Team 3 Croatia Marin Colak 1-2
Belgium Johns Racing Team 4 Belgium John Svensson 1-7, 9
27 Belgium Paul Henry Fastre 1-5
73 Belgium Jeremy Izzarelli 6
75 Belgium Jürgen van Hover 6
Germany MA-con Racing 5 Netherlands Ross Zwolsman 1-2
32 Austria Hannes Lachinger All
49 Brazil Andre Nicastro 4-5
78 Netherlands Jos Menten 6-7
82 Greece Alexandros Margaritis 8-9
Italy RP Motorsport 6 Italy Marco Bonanomi 1-2, 6-7
71 Italy Giovanni Berton 6
 ?? Finland Toni Vilander 7
Italy RC Motorsport 7 Poland Robert Kubica 1-7, 9
37 Brazil Carlos Pereira 1-5, 7, 9
72 Brazil Fernando Rees 6-7, 9
74 Brazil Paulo Bueno 1-2
Italy ADM Junior Team 8 Belgium Gregory Franchi 1-7,9
22 Belgium Dennis van Lammern 1-3
86 Brazil Marcello Thomaz 10
United States EuroInternational 9 United States John C. Antonio 3-9
France ASM 10 Portugal Nicolas Armindo 1-3, 6
20 Belgium Mike den Tandt 1-4, 6-7
57 France Alexandre Prémat 1-3, 6
77 France Simon Pagenaud 6
Italy Cram Competition 14 Portugal Lorenco da Veiga All
35 France Damien Pasini All
43 Brazil Roberto Streit All
58 Argentina José María López 3-7, 9
France TCS 16 France Emmanuel Piget 1-2
44 France Julien Piguet 1-2
Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport 17 Canada Bruno Spengler 1-3, 5-9
18 Switzerland Neel Jani All
19 Italy Giorgio Mondini All
47 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri 4-6
51 Sweden Richard Göransson 4
Germany SL Formula Racing 23 Germany Hendrick Vieth All
87 Poland Damian Sawicki 9
Italy JD Motorsport 24 Austria Christian Klien All
25 Denmark Robert Schlünssen All
Germany FH Racing Team 28 Germany Andreas Feichtner 1-2, 5-7
Greece Margaritis Racing 30 Germany Dennis Furchheim 10
Italy Durango 33 Italy Ferdinando Monfardini All
39 South Africa Stephen Simpson All
Italy Facondini Racing 36 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli All
54 Brazil Rodrigo Bernardes 1-5
Italy Prema Powerteam 40 France Franck Perera 1-4, 6-7, 9
42 Sweden Alexander Storckenfeldt 1-4, 6-7, 9
United Kingdom TS2 41 United Kingdom Adam Smith 1-2
55 United Kingdom Martyn Smith 1-2
Germany Lohmann Motorsport 45 Germany Thomas Westarp All
Germany KUG Motorsport 48 Italy Giacomo Ricci 4-9
Germany Motopark Oschersleben 52 Austria Andreas Zuber 5
Denmark Den Blå Avis 56 Luxembourg Tom Keller All
57 Denmark Philip Andersen All
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 59 United Kingdom Danny Watts 6
60 United Kingdom Jamie Green 6
85 Sweden Robin Rudholm 8
86 United Kingdom Ryan Sharp 8
Japan Rod Blow 61 Japan Hayanari Shimoda 6
France Pole Racing Service 63 France David Laisis 6
64 France Yann Clairay 6-7
65 France Guillaume Moreau 6
United Kingdom Manor Motorsport 69 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 6-9
70 Venezuela Ernesto Viso 6-7
Italy BVM Minardi Junior 76 Italy Giacomo Piccini 6
Netherlands AR Motorsport 83 Netherlands Ferdinand Kool 8
84 United Kingdom Charles Hall 8
Italy Tomcat Racing  ?? Netherlands Olivier Tielemans 7

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 20 April Poland Robert Kubica France Eric Salignon France Eric Salignon France Graff Racing
2 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 4 May France Nicolas Lapierre France Eric Salignon France Eric Salignon France Graff Racing
3 Spain Circuito del Jarama 1 June France Eric Salignon France Nicolas Lapierre Argentina José María López Italy Cram Competition
4 Sweden Scandinavian Raceway 29 June Switzerland Neel Jani Switzerland Neel Jani Switzerland Neel Jani Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport
5 Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 13 July France Eric Salignon France Nicolas Lapierre France Eric Salignon France Graff Racing
6 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 3 August Switzerland Neel Jani Austria Hannes Lachinger Switzerland Neel Jani Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport
7 Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola 31 August Argentina José María López United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton France Eric Salignon France Graff Racing
8 United Kingdom Donington Park 5 October United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Manor Motorsport
9 Portugal Autódromo do Estoril 19 October Switzerland Neel Jani Switzerland Neel Jani Switzerland Neel Jani Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport

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 MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
JAR
Spain
AND
Sweden
OSC
Germany
SPA
Belgium
IMO
Italy
DON
United Kingdom
EST
Portugal
Points
1 France Eric Salignon 1 1 3 5 1 5 1 9 8 182
2 Switzerland Neel Jani 8 3 10 1 2 1 6 4 1 178
3 France Nicolas Lapierre 5 2 2 9 7 6 3 5 120
4 Argentina José María López 1 7 4 2 Ret 3 100
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 7 2 1 2 92
6 Austria Christian Klien 4 Ret 9 4 5 DNS 5 2 7 92
7 Poland Robert Kubica 2 4 13 3 10 Ret 27 4 80
8 Canada Bruno Spengler 6 6 7 3 10 7 Ret 6 68
9 Brazil Roberto Streit 10 5 Ret 2 14 Ret 26 3 13 58
10 France Alexandre Prémat 3 Ret 4 Ret 36
11 Belgium Mike den Tandt 7 10 11 23 3 Ret 30
12 Denmark Robert Schlünssen 17 7 5 11 8 Ret 12 21 28 26
13 France Franck Perera 31 15 8 8 13 Ret 5 24
14 Austria Hannes Lachinger 23 Ret 12 Ret 12 4 10 16 17 20
15 Germany Hendrick Vieth Ret 13 19 21 6 16 22 7 Ret 18
16 Italy Davide di Benedetto 34 11 Ret Ret 4 16
17 Italy Giorgio Mondini 25 26 Ret 6 19 20 11 13 10 12
18 Luxembourg Tom Keller 30 14 6 Ret 21 DNS 24 23 Ret 10
19 United Kingdom Charles Hall 6 10
20 Portugal Nicolas Armindo 9 8 16 25 10
21 Brazil Carlos Pereira 16 9 24 Ret 13 8 20 10
22 San Marino Christian Montanari 19 Ret Ret 8 9 10
23 France Damien Pasini 27 16 Ret 16 Ret 15 19 8 Ret 6
24 Germany Andreas Feichtner 28 25 9 Ret Ret 4
25 France Simon Pagenaud 9 4
26 Germany Dennis Furchheim 9 4
27 Portugal Lorenco da Veiga 33 19 14 Ret 16 19 15 10 12 2
28 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri 10 11 DNS 2
Denmark Philip Andersen 18 23 Ret Ret 15 14 Ret 12 27 0
United States John C. Antonio 25 22 Ret DNS Ret Ret 21 0
Switzerland Frederic Barth 21 Ret 21 Ret 20 21 Ret 20 18 0
Brazil Rodrigo Bernardes 35 21 15 15 24 0
Italy Giovanni Berton 22 0
Italy Marco Bonanomi 11 ? Ret 13 0
Brazil Paulo Bueno 15 22 0
France Yann Clairay 27 23 0
Croatia Marin Colak ? ? 0
Belgium Paul Henry Fastre ? 28 23 20 29 0
Belgium Gregory Franchi 22 18 Ret Ret 28 DNS Ret DNS 0
United Kingdom Jamie Green Ret 0
Sweden Richard Göransson 14 0
Belgium Jeremy Izzarelli DNS 0
France Julien Joulian Falcini 29 0
Netherlands Ferdinand Kool 18 0
France David Laisis Ret 0
France Bruce Lorgeré-Roux 26 ? Ret 0
Greece Alexandros Margaritis 11 19 0
Netherlands Jos Menten 30 17 0
Italy Ferdinando Monfardini 14 12 26 13 25 12 20 17 16 0
France Guillaume Moreau 26 0
Brazil Andre Nicastro Ret 18 0
Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli 36 Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret Ret 14 14 0
Italy Giacomo Piccini 23 0
France Emmanuel Piget 20 30 0
France Julien Piguet 12 17 0
Brazil Fernando Rees Ret 28 15 0
Italy Giacomo Ricci 18 26 24 18 19 24 0
Sweden Robin Rudholm 22 0
Poland Damian Sawicki 23 0
United Kingdom Ryan Sharp Ret 0
Japan Hayanari Shimoda Ret 0
South Africa Stephen Simpson 32 Ret 22 17 22 11 16 15 Ret 0
United Kingdom Adam Smith ? Ret 0
United Kingdom Martyn Smith ? 27 0
Sweden Alexander Storckenfeldt 24 20 17 12 DNS 14 11 0
Belgium John Svensson ? 24 18 19 27 28 21 25 0
Brazil Marcello Thomaz 26 0
Netherlands Olivier Tielemans 25 0
Belgium Jürgen van Hover 31 0
Belgium Dennis van Lammern 29 29 Ret 0
Finland Toni Vilander 29 0
Venezuela Ernesto Viso 18 Ret 0
United Kingdom Danny Watts Ret 0
Germany Thomas Westarp ? Ret 20 Ret 23 17 Ret 24 22 0
Austria Andreas Zuber Ret 0
Netherlands Ross Zwolsman 13 ? 0
Pos Driver MAG
France
SIL
United Kingdom
JAR
Spain
AND
Sweden
OSC
Germany
SPA
Belgium
IMO
Italy
DON
United Kingdom
EST
Portugal
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (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 France Graff Racing 302
2 Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport 260
3 Italy Cram Competition 164
4 Italy JD Motorsport 118
5 United Kingdom Manor Motorsport 92
6 Italy RC Motorsport 90
7 France ASM 80
8 Italy Drumel Motorsport 26
9 Italy Prema Powerteam 24
10 Germany MA-con Racing 20
11 Germany SL Formula Racing 18
12 Netherlands AR Motorsport 10
13 Denmark Den Blå Avis 10
14 Germany FH Racing Team 4
15 Greece Margaritis Racing 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race Calendar: Formula Renault 2000 Masters — Season 2002". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Point standings: Formula Renault Eurocup — Season 2002". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Entrylist: Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup — Season 2002". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 12 March 2012.