2003 Formula Renault 2000 Masters season

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2003 Formula Renault 2000 Masters
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The 2003 Formula Renault 2000 Masters season was the thirteenth Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season. The season began at Brno on 24 May and finished at the Donington Park on 26 October, after eight races.[1] Cram Competition's Esteban Guerrieri who is also Argentine Formula Renault champion won three races on his way to the championship by a 36 point margin over Danish driver Robert Schlünssen, who won abandoned race at Assen. ASM's Simon Pagenaud was two points behind Schlünssen. Pagenaud also won second races on TT Circuit Assen. Other wins were scored by Paul Meijer, Ryan Sharp and Reinhard Kofler.

Driver Lineup[edit]

2003 Entry List[2]
Team No. Driver Rounds
Italy JD Motorsport 1 Russia Mikhail Aleshin All
2 Denmark Robert Schlünssen All
3 Austria Reinhard Kofler All
Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport 4 United Kingdom Ryan Sharp All
5 Germany Pascal Kochem All
6 United States Grant Maiman All
Germany ma-con Motorsport 7 Netherlands Ross Zwolsman 1-2
8 Japan Takuya Izawa All
57 Germany Thomas Weiss 2-3
70 Germany Marcel Engels 3-4
Germany SL Formula Racing 9 Germany Hendrick Vieth All
10 Germany Ben Jamini 1-2
72 Finland Pekka Saarinen 3
France ASM 11 France Simon Pagenaud All
12 Portugal Nicolas Armindo 1-2
16 France Johan-Boris Scheier All
68 Mexico David Martinez Leon 4
France Tech 1 Racing 14 France Bruce Lorgère-Roux 4
France Graff Racing 15 Japan Hideaki Nakao 1
17 France Olivier Metz 1, 3-4
26 France David Laisis All
49 France Guillaume Moreau 2-4
Italy Cram Competition 18 Italy Marcello Puglisi 1, 3-4
19 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri All
20 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado All
Italy Prema Powerteam 21 France Franck Perera All
39 Brazil Roberto Streit All
77 Japan Kohei Hirate All
Netherlands AR Motorsport 22 Netherlands Paul Meijer All
Belgium Speedlover 23 Belgium Stephanie Boden 1-2, 4
Italy BVM Racing 24 Italy Cristian Corsini 1
27 Belgium Mike den Tandt 1
Italy Euronova Racing 25 Italy Luca Filippi 1-2, 4
32 Russia Vitaly Petrov All
69 Greece Elias Papailias 3
Italy Durango 28 Italy Ferdinando Monfardini 1
42 Argentina Rafael Morgenstern 1
France Hexis Racing 29 France Julien Falcini-Joulian 2, 4
30 France Ludovic Badey 2, 4
France CD Sport 33 France Julien Canal 2-4
50 France Franck Mailleux 2-3
66 Mexico Patrick Goeters 4
67 Mexico Homero Richards 4
France Scorp Motorsport 34 France Ulric Amado de Carvalho 2
Netherlands MP Motorsport 35 Netherlands Ferdinand Kool All
36 Netherlands Olivier Tielemans 2
Netherlands Equipe Verschuur 38 Netherlands Yelmer Buurman 2, 4
40 Netherlands Xavier Maassen 2, 4
Italy RP Motorsport 43 Italy Davide Valsecchi 2
44 Italy Andrea Sonvico 2
45 Finland Toni Vilander 2
United Kingdom Manor Motorsport 46 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2
47 United Kingdom Matthew Wilson 2, 4
Italy Imola Racing 51 Italy Paolo Maria Nocera 2, 4
Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing 52 Netherlands Junior Strous 2-4
53 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 2-4
Netherlands Twinlife Racing Team 54 Netherlands Ron Marchal 2
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 55 United Kingdom Mike Conway 2
United Kingdom John Village Automotive 56 United Kingdom Charles Hollings 2
Germany RS-Line 60 Germany Marc Walz 3
Germany Motopark Academy 61 Germany Helmut Sanden 3
Denmark Team Formula Sport 71 Denmark Kasper Andersen 3
79 Sweden Jimmy Jacobsson 3
Germany Franken Racing 78 Germany Dennis Furchheim 3

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Czech Republic Masaryk Circuit, Brno 24 May Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Italy Cram Competition
R2 25 May Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Italy Cram Competition
2 R1 Netherlands TT Circuit Assen 2 August United Kingdom Ryan Sharp Germany Pascal Kochem Denmark Robert Schlünssen Italy JD Motorsport
R2 3 August France Franck Perera France Simon Pagenaud France Simon Pagenaud France ASM
3 R1 Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 11 October Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Italy Cram Competition
R2 12 October Denmark Robert Schlünssen Denmark Robert Schlünssen Netherlands Paul Meijer Netherlands AR Motorsport
4 R1 United Kingdom Donington Park 25 October Netherlands Ferdinand Kool Germany Marcel Engels United Kingdom Ryan Sharp Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport
R2 26 October Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Netherlands Junior Strous Austria Reinhard Kofler Italy JD 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 BRN
Czech Republic
ASS
Netherlands
OSC
Germany
DON
United Kingdom
Points
1 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri 1 1 10 9 1 26 3 Ret 124
2 Denmark Robert Schlünssen 7 2 1 10 6 2 13 4 88
3 France Simon Pagenaud 4 3 15 1 8 28 7 9 86
4 Netherlands Paul Meijer 12 7 11 4 7 1 5 6 84
5 United Kingdom Ryan Sharp 6 25 2 6 Ret 7 1 3 78
6 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 14 Ret 19 3 2 2 72
7 Austria Reinhard Kofler 10 Ret 25 Ret 3 4 10 1 70
8 Germany Hendrick Vieth 3 6 16 Ret 4 32 14 11 46
9 Brazil Roberto Streit 5 5 22 19 9 6 8 Ret 44
10 France Franck Perera 9 26 5 Ret 5 8 4 12 40
11 Germany Marc Walz 2 5 36
12 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 4 2 24
13 Germany Pascal Kochem 2 14 6 Ret 11 25 18 17 24
14 Finland Toni Vilander 20 3 20
15 Portugal Nicolas Armindo 15 4 Ret Ret 16
16 Netherlands Ross Zwolsman 13 9 8 5 16
17 France Guillaume Moreau 19 11 14 11 9 5 16
18 France Johan-Boris Scheier 20 8 7 7 17 10 Ret Ret 16
19 Netherlands Ferdinand Kool 17 13 Ret 12 12 19 6 23 12
20 Netherlands Junior Strous 12 15 15 13 26 7 10
21 Japan Kohei Hirate 8 10 17 17 16 27 27 13 8
22 Netherlands Yelmer Buurman 13 18 21 8 6
23 Germany Ben Jamini 21 15 Ret 8 6
24 Germany Helmut Sanden Ret 9 4
25 Germany Marcel Engels 10 34 24 DNQ 4
26 Netherlands Xavier Maassen 18 13 23 10 2
27 Japan Takuya Izawa 11 Ret 3 Ret Ret 35 12 Ret 0
28 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Ret 16 9 Ret Ret 29 11 Ret 0
29 Russia Mikhail Aleshin 27 11 Ret Ret 21 16 22 14 0
30 France Julien Canal DNQ 16 Ret 12 DNQ 21 0
31 Italy Ferdinando Monfardini 18 12 0
32 Germany Dennis Furchheim 13 33 0
33 France Julien Falcini-Joulian 21 14 15 15 0
34 Argentina Rafael Morgenstern 14 17 0
35 Finland Pekka Saarinen 18 14 0
36 United States Grant Maiman 19 19 DNQ DNQ Ret 15 17 20 0
37 France Olivier Metz Ret 23 20 17 16 16 0
38 Belgium Mike den Tandt 16 18 0
39 France David Laisis 22 Ret 23 DNQ 26 18 25 DNQ 0
40 Mexico Homero Richards DNQ 18 0
41 Italy Luca Filippi 23 Ret Ret Ret 19 Ret 0
42 Russia Vitaly Petrov 29 Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 31 Ret 19 0
43 Mexico David Martinez Leon 20 22 0
44 Italy Marcello Puglisi 28 24 24 20 DNQ DNQ 0
45 Italy Cristian Corsini 26 20 0
46 Japan Hideaki Nakao 24 21 0
47 Denmark Kasper Andersen Ret 21 0
48 Belgium Stephanie Boden 25 22 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
49 Greece Elias Papailias 25 22 0
50 France Franck Mailleux DNQ DNQ 22 30 0
51 Sweden Jimmy Jacobsson 23 23 0
52 Germany Thomas Weiss DNQ DNQ 27 24 0
53 Italy Paolo Maria Nocera 24 DNQ 0
France Bruce Lorgère-Roux Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Mike Conway DNQ Ret 0
Mexico Patrick Goeters DNQ Ret 0
France Ludovic Badey DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Italy Davide Valsecchi DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Charles Hollings DNQ DNQ 0
Italy Andrea Sonvico DNQ DNQ 0
Netherlands Olivier Tielemans DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Matthew Wilson DNQ DNQ 0
Netherlands Ron Marchal DNQ DNQ 0
France Ulric Amado de Carvalho DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Driver BRN
Czech Republic
ASS
Netherlands
OSC
Germany
DON
United Kingdom
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

‡ Points were not awarded in the first race at Assen as race was abandoned after three laps due to massive crash.[3]

Teams[edit]

Pos Team Points
1 Italy JD Motorsport 158
2 Italy Cram Competition 124
3 France ASM 118
4 Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport 102
5 Italy Prema Powerteam 92
6 Netherlands AR Motorsport 84
7 Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing 82
8 Germany SL Formula Racing 52
9 Germany RS-Line 36
10 United Kingdom Manor Motorsport 24
11 Germany ma-con Motorsport 20
12 Italy JD Motorsport 20
13 France Graff Racing 16
14 Netherlands MP Motorsport 12
15 Netherlands Equipe Verschuur 8
15 Germany Motopark Academy 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race Calendar: Formula Renault 2000 Masters — Season 2003". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Entrylist: Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup — Season 2003". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Heftige Formule Renault 2000 klapper op Assen" (in Dutch). Autosport.nl. 4 August 2003. Retrieved 10 March 2012.