2006 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season

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2006 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season
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Alx Danielsson won the title by just five points.

The 2006 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season began on April 29 at Zolder, Belgium and finished in Barcelona, Spain on October 29 after 17 races.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Driver Rounds
Spain Epsilon Euskadi 1 United Kingdom Steven Kane All
2 Italy Davide Valsecchi All
Italy Draco Multiracing USA 3 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado All
4 Czech Republic Tomas Kostka 1-6
Serbia Miloš Pavlović 7-9
Belgium KTR 5 United Kingdom Robbie Kerr All
6 Canada Sean McIntosh All
United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport 7 Russia Mikhail Aleshin All
8 United States Colin Fleming 1-3
Germany Sebastian Vettel 4-5
South Africa Adrian Zaugg 6-7, 9
South Africa Gavin Cronje 8
Spain Pons Racing 9 Spain Celso Míguez 1-6
France Tristan Gommendy 8-9
10 United Kingdom James Rossiter All
Italy Cram Competition 11 United Kingdom Ben Hanley All
12 Serbia Miloš Pavlović 1-4
Italy Pasquale Di Sabatino 5-9
Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport 14 Spain Álvaro Barba All
15 Italy Alessandro Bonetti 1-6
Spain Marco Barba 7-9
Italy Victory Engineering 16 Portugal Álvaro Parente All
18 Japan Hayanari Shimoda 1-8
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis 9
Italy GD Racing 19 Italy Matteo Meneghello 1-5
Brazil Carlos Iaconelli 7-9
20 France Patrick Pilet 1-5
Spain Miguel Molina 7-9
Austria Interwetten.com 21 France Eric Salignon 1-8
France Franck Perera 9
22 Spain Andy Soucek All
Italy Eurointernational 23 Italy Enrico Toccacelo 1-4
Serbia Miloš Pavlović 5-6
United Kingdom Richard Keen 7
Morocco Mehdi Bennani 8
Brazil Alberto Valério 9
24 Germany Pascal Kochem 1
Morocco Mehdi Bennani 2
Turkey Jason Tahinci 3
Brazil Carlos Iaconelli 4-5
Spain Marcos Martínez 6-8
Spain Nil Montserrat 9
Italy RC Motorsport 25 Spain Borja García All
26 France Bruce Jouanny All
United Kingdom Comtec Racing 27 Sweden Alx Danielsson All
28 United Kingdom Edwin Jowsey 1
Netherlands Jaap van Lagen 2-3, 5
Brazil Carlos Iaconelli 6
Spain Celso Míguez 7-9
Italy Prema Powerteam 29 Belgium Gregory Franchi All
30 San Marino Christian Montanari All
France Tech 1 Racing 31 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 1-4
Italy Marco Bonanomi 5-6
France Patrick Pilet 7-9
32 Japan Ryo Fukuda All

Calendar and race winners[edit]

Eight rounds formed meetings of the 2006 World Series by Renault season, with an additional round supporting the 2006 Monaco Grand Prix.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Belgium Circuit Zolder 29 April San Marino Christian Montanari Venezuela Pastor Maldonado France Eric Salignon Austria Interwetten.com
R2 30 April Italy Davide Valsecchi United Kingdom Ben Hanley France Eric Salignon Austria Interwetten.com
2 Monaco Circuit de Monaco 28 May San Marino Christian Montanari Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Italy Draco Multiracing USA
3 R1 Turkey Istanbul Park 17 June Spain Andy Soucek Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Spain Andy Soucek Austria Interwetten.com
R2 18 June Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Italy Enrico Toccacelo Portugal Álvaro Parente Italy Victory Engineering
4 R1 Italy Circuito Internazionale di Misano 15 July Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Ben Hanley Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
R2 16 July Germany Sebastian Vettel San Marino Christian Montanari Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
5 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 28 July Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Italy Draco Multiracing USA
R2 29 July Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Serbia Miloš Pavlović Spain Borja García Italy RC Motorsport
6 R1 Germany Nürburgring 5 August Russia Mikhail Aleshin France Eric Salignon Portugal Álvaro Parente Italy Victory Engineering
R2 6 August Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Ben Hanley San Marino Christian Montanari Italy Prema Powerteam
7 R1 United Kingdom Donington Park 9 September South Africa Adrian Zaugg Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Sweden Alx Danielsson United Kingdom Comtec Racing
13 10 September Sweden Alx Danielsson Sweden Alx Danielsson Sweden Alx Danielsson United Kingdom Comtec Racing
8 R1 France Bugatti Circuit 30 September Sweden Alx Danielsson United Kingdom Steven Kane Sweden Alx Danielsson United Kingdom Comtec Racing
R2 1 October France Tristan Gommendy Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Italy Draco Multiracing USA
9 R1 Spain Circuit de Catalunya 28 October Sweden Alx Danielsson Sweden Alx Danielsson Sweden Alx Danielsson United Kingdom Comtec Racing
R2 29 October Canada Sean McIntosh United Kingdom Robbie Kerr Portugal Álvaro Parente Italy Victory Engineering

Note:

  • Pastor Maldonado originally won the first race at Misano, but was disqualified for a technical infringement. His team, Draco Multiracing USA, appealed the decision, but on January 24, 2007 the Italian National Court of Appeal for Motorsport upheld the original ruling.[1]
  • Borja García originally won the second race at Spa, but was disqualified for a technical infringement. However, on October 27, 2006 a court decided to revoke the disqualification and returned the win and points to both the driver and the team. His team, RC Motorsport, did however receive a financial penalty for the infringement.[2]

Points system[edit]

Points were awarded at the end of each race according to the following system:

 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

In addition:

  • One point was awarded for Pole position for each race
  • One point was awarded for fastest lap for each race

The maximum number of points a driver could earn each weekend (except Monaco) was 34 and the maximum number for a team was 58.

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver ZOL
1

Belgium
ZOL
2

Belgium
MON
1

Monaco
IST
1

Turkey
IST
2

Turkey
MIS
1

Italy
MIS
2

Italy
SPA
1

Belgium
SPA
2

Belgium
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
DON
1

United Kingdom
DON
2

United Kingdom
LMS
1

France
LMS
2

France
BAR
1

Spain
BAR
2

Spain
Points
1 Sweden Alx Danielsson 4 10 Ret 6 Ret 5 7 Ret Ret 5 2 1 1 1 NC 1 5 113
2 Spain Borja García 3 2 DNQ 2 Ret 4 17 4 1 2 6 6 3 11 3 23† 9 109
3 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 8 3 1 11 Ret DSQ Ret 1 2 6 22 8 Ret Ret 1 10 2 103
4 Spain Andy Soucek Ret 5 10 1 12 2 5 3 3 12 3 4 5 7 Ret 2 NC 101
5 Portugal Álvaro Parente DNS DNQ 6 3 1 3 4 Ret 4 1 Ret 17 Ret 12 11 3 1 96
6 Canada Sean McIntosh 25† DNQ 11 4 6 Ret 10 2 Ret 7 4 5 13 9 Ret 5 3 63
7 San Marino Christian Montanari 2 16 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 7 21 11 1 11 Ret 3 14 7 4 58
8 France Eric Salignon 1 1 20 17 23† 22 8 9 5 NC 7 14 11 18 9 48
9 United Kingdom Ben Hanley 10 17 Ret Ret 4 6 2 Ret 7 10 13 10 6 10 20† 16 7 45
10 Italy Davide Valsecchi DNS 15 DNQ 5 3 Ret 3 8 Ret 8 12 16 7 17 5 15 Ret 43
11 Serbia Miloš Pavlović 20 6 9 13 21 17 14 15 23 4 Ret 3 8 2 Ret Ret 18† 41
12 Russia Mikhail Aleshin 13 Ret 15 23† 2 7 16 Ret 6 3 21 7 9 19 Ret 8 13 41
13 South Africa Adrian Zaugg 17 8 2 2 6 Ret 33
14 United Kingdom James Rossiter 5 Ret 2 Ret 5 9 6 Ret 24 Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 17 9 Ret 33
15 Germany Sebastian Vettel 1 1 Ret DNS 31
16 Japan Ryo Fukuda 11 Ret 17 12 10 12 9 12 13 16 5 19 4 Ret 4 Ret Ret 25
17 United Kingdom Robbie Kerr 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret 10 Ret 22† DSQ 15 10 12 10 4 21† Ret Ret 20
18 United States Colin Fleming 6 DNQ 4 8 8 19
19 France Tristan Gommendy 8 2 NC Ret 16
20 United Kingdom Steven Kane 22 4 16 20 18 14 18 10 10 Ret 20 15 17 21 10 12 8 15
21 France Patrick Pilet 21† Ret 13 Ret 7 15 12 21† 14 13 14 5 7 14 19† 14
22 France Franck Perera 4 6 13
23 Japan Hayanari Shimoda 24† 13 5 7 17 Ret Ret 14 11 Ret 9 Ret 12 14 13 12
24 Spain Celso Míguez Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 13 11 13 16 13 15 Ret 18 6 6 Ret Ret 11
25 Belgium Gregory Franchi 15 12 3 Ret 19 11 Ret 18 15 18 16 23 15 23 Ret 17 Ret 10
26 Spain Álvaro Barba Ret 7 Ret 22 Ret Ret 13 6 12 Ret 14 22 23 15 Ret Ret 15 9
27 Italy Enrico Toccacelo 9 8 DNQ 15 20 8 15 9
28 Netherlands Jaap van Lagen Ret Ret 9 5 Ret 8
29 France Bruce Jouanny 17 9 14 19 13 21 Ret Ret 22 14 11 9 19 20 8 13 11 7
30 Czech Republic Tomáš Kostka 14 14 8 Ret 15 20 Ret 20† 9 Ret 17 5
31 Italy Marco Bonanomi Ret 8 9 Ret 5
32 Spain Miguel Molina 18 22 13 15 11 10 1
33 Brazil Carlos Iaconelli Ret 21 11 17 Ret 19 21 16 26† 12 21 14 0
34 Germany Pascal Kochem 12 11 0
35 Italy Matteo Meneghello 16 DNQ 18 18 11 18 20 17 18 0
36 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 19 19† 12 14 22 16 19 0
37 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis 20 12 0
38 Italy Alessandro Bonetti 18 18† 19 16 14 19 Ret 19 20 19 Ret 0
39 Italy Pasquale Di Sabatino 16 19 20 18 24 20 25 16 24 Ret 0
40 Turkey Jason Tahinci 21 16 0
41 Spain Marco Barba Ret Ret 22 18 18 17 0
42 Spain Nil Montserrat 22 17 0
43 Morocco Mehdi Bennani DNQ Ret 19 0
44 Brazil Alberto Valerio 19 Ret 0
45 United Kingdom Richard Keen 20 21 0
46 United Kingdom Edwin Jowsey 23 DNQ 0
47 South Africa Gavin Cronje 24 Ret 0
Spain Marcos Martínez NC Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret 0
Pos Driver ZOL
1

Belgium
ZOL
2

Belgium
MON
1

Monaco
IST
1

Turkey
IST
2

Turkey
MIS
1

Italy
MIS
2

Italy
SPA
1

Belgium
SPA
2

Belgium
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
DON
1

United Kingdom
DON
2

United Kingdom
LMS
1

France
LMS
2

France
BAR
1

Spain
BAR
2

Spain
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)
  • Polesitter for feature race in bold
  • Driver in italics has been awarded two points for fastest lap
  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Notes:

  • Miloš Pavlović set the fastest lap in the sprint race at Donington Park, but was not awarded the two bonus points because of a yellow flag infringement

Teams[edit]

Pos Team Points Wins F/laps
1 Austria Interwetten.com 160 3 1
2 Italy Draco Multiracing USA 132 3 6
3 United Kingdom Comtec Racing 130 4 2
4 United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport 121 1
5 Italy RC Motorsport 116 1
6 Italy Victory Engineering 106 3
7 Belgium KTR 83 1
8 Italy Prema Powerteam 68 1 1
9 Italy Cram Competition 62 1 3
10 Spain Epsilon Euskadi 58 1
11 Spain Pons Racing 50
12 France Tech 1 Racing 40
13 Italy Eurointernational 18 2
14 Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport 9
15 Italy GD Racing 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danielsson finally confirmed as champion.". crash.net. 2007-01-25. Retrieved 2007-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Garcia back on top after appeal win.". crash.net. 2006-10-27. Retrieved 2007-01-25.