2008 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season

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2008 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season
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The 2008 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season was the eighteenth Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season. The season began at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on May 3 and finished at the Circuit de Catalunya on October 19, after fourteen rounds.[1] Four drivers went into the final meeting with a shot of winning the title, with Valtteri Bottas coming out on top, to claim his second title in the year.

Teams and drivers[edit]

2008 Entry List[2]
Team No. Driver Rounds
Spain Epsilon Euskadi 1 1 United States Jake Rosenzweig All
2 Spain Pablo Montilla All
3 Dominican Republic Richard Campollo All
France SG Drivers Project 4 United Arab Emirates Ramez Azzam All
5 Russia Anton Nebilitskyi All
6 France Jean-Éric Vergne All
Spain Epsilon Euskadi 2 7 Spain Albert Costa All
8 Spain Roberto Merhi All
9 Colombia Carlos Muñoz 2-7
Germany Motopark Academy 10 Germany Tobias Hegewald All
11 Finland Valtteri Bottas All
70 Portugal António Félix da Costa 1, 4, 6
France SG Formula 12 Australia Daniel Ricciardo All
14 Italy Andrea Caldarelli All
15 France Nelson Lukes 1-2
United Kingdom Alexander Sims 5
Spain Miki Monrás 6-7
Italy Prema Powerteam 16 Colombia Carlos Muñoz 1
Spain Víctor García 3
Italy Sergio Campana 4-7
17 2-3
Lithuania Kazim Vasiliauskas 1, 4-7
18 Italy Patrick Reiterer All
Czech Republic Krenek Motorsport 19 Czech Republic Adam Kout All
74 Czech Republic Jakub Knoll 1
Belgium Boutsen Energy Racing 21 France Nathanaël Berthon All
Germany Team Motorpark 22 Poland Kuba Giermaziak All
23 Mexico Juan Pablo García All
71 Brazil Vinicius Sammarone 1, 4, 6
Italy BVM Minardi Team 24 Italy Daniel Zampieri All
25 Brazil César Ramos All
26 United Kingdom Adrian Quaife-Hobbs All
Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport 27 Italy Michele Faccin All
28 Norway Pål Varhaug All
29 Spain Siso Cunill 1-3
Portugal Luís Santos 4
Switzerland Christopher Zanella 6
Spain iQuick 30 Spain Miguel Otegui All
31 Spain Himar Acosta 1-2, 4-5
Denmark Johan Jokinen 6-7
Spain Amiter Galuppo Sport 32 Spain Marcelo Conchado 1-2, 5-7
France Epsilon Sport 33 France Tristan Vautier 1
Netherlands Paul Meijer 3-4
France Bastien Borget 5
34 3
France Mathieu Arzeno 1-2, 5-7
35 Monaco Stéphane Richelmi 1-5
United Kingdom Hitech Junior Team 36 United Kingdom Richard Singleton All
37 Spain Miki Monrás 1-5
United Kingdom Hitech Junior Racing 38 United Kingdom Luciano Bacheta All
39 Colombia Juan Estebán Jacobo All
Croatia RB Racing Team 40 Croatia Dino Butorac 1-5, 7
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 41 United Kingdom Dean Smith All
42 United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie All
United Kingdom Fortec Competition 43 Brazil Gabriel Dias 1-6
44 United Kingdom Alex Morgan All
France TCS Racing 45 France Nicolas Marroc 1-5
Switzerland Race Performance 66 Switzerland Christopher Zanella1 3
Netherlands MP Motorsport 75 Netherlands Paul Meijer 1
76 Netherlands Nicky Catsburg 1
77 Poland Mateusz Adamski 1
France Pole Services 78 France Benjamin Lariche 2

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 3 May Finland Valtteri Bottas Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo France SG Formula
R2 4 May Finland Valtteri Bottas Italy Daniel Zampieri Netherlands Paul Meijer Netherlands MP Motorsport
2 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 7 June Finland Valtteri Bottas France Mathieu Arzeno Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy
R2 8 June Finland Valtteri Bottas Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo France SG Formula
3 R1 Hungary Hungaroring 5 July Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo France SG Formula
R2 6 July Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo France SG Formula
4 R1 Germany Nürburgring 30 August Spain Roberto Merhi Finland Valtteri Bottas Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Epsilon Euskadi
R2 31 August Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy
5 R1 France Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans 6 September Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Epsilon Euskadi
R2 7 September Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy
6 R1 Portugal Autódromo do Estoril 27 September Australia Daniel Ricciardo Spain Albert Costa Australia Daniel Ricciardo France SG Formula
R2 28 September Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy
7 R1 Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 18 October Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom Richard Singleton Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy
R2 19 October Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo France SG Formula

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*
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1

* - only awarded to race one polesitters

Pos Driver SPA
1

Belgium
SPA
2

Belgium
SIL
1

United Kingdom
SIL
2

United Kingdom
HUN
1

Hungary
HUN
2

Hungary
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
LMS
1

France
LMS
2

France
EST
1

Portugal
EST
2

Portugal
CAT
1

Spain
CAT
2

Spain
Pts
1 Finland Valtteri Bottas 3 27 1 2 Ret 13 2 1 3 1 3 1 1 4 139
2 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 1 4 4 1 1 1 3 5 Ret 6 1 10 6 1 136
3 Italy Andrea Caldarelli 2 Ret 2 3 2 2 5 3 2 2 8 12 3 2 123
4 Spain Roberto Merhi 7 Ret 3 5 3 6 1 2 1 3 2 7 8 28† 108
5 Germany Tobias Hegewald 11 5 10 6 6 3 4 6 5 8 6 Ret 2 5 72
6 France Jean-Éric Vergne 10 24 38† 8 4 4 6 27 7 5 4 Ret 12 3 53
7 Brazil César Ramos 6 2 24 Ret 5 9 25 10 4 7 18 Ret Ret 11 38
8 Spain Albert Costa 5 Ret 8 Ret 7 5 30 4 Ret 4 34 15 Ret Ret 35
9 Italy Michele Faccin 8 8 6 4 23 7 15 15 13 16 14 9 4 12 33
10 France Mathieu Arzeno 9 Ret 5 7 Ret Ret NC Ret 5 6 23
11 Netherlands Paul Meijer Ret 1 11 8 8 38 21
12 Italy Daniel Zampieri 4 3 14 Ret 13 10 21 Ret Ret 12 Ret DNS 10 15 20
13 Portugal António Félix da Costa 16 9 10 9 5 4 19
14 United Kingdom Alex Morgan 13 Ret 7 Ret DNQ DNQ 11 8 22 17 11 3 11 17 17
15 Norway Pål Varhaug 14 7 13 12 8 12 28 20 14 20 12 5 13 7 17
16 United Kingdom Richard Singleton 41 14 23 37† 32 29 Ret 14 12 13 9 2 28 9 16
17 United Kingdom Dean Smith 12 Ret 18 16 29 Ret 7 12 Ret 10 10 6 17 Ret 11
18 Poland Kuba Giermaziak 22 Ret 25 25 10 31 9 7 Ret Ret 13 8 14 27 10
19 United Kingdom Alexander Sims 6 9 7
20 Russia Anton Nebilitskyi 24 Ret 16 22 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 26 17 7 8 7
21 Spain Miki Monrás 19 11 30 24 12 22 14 Ret 16 27 7 Ret 9 Ret 6
22 Spain Siso Cunill Ret 6 12 13 Ret 17 5
23 United Kingdom Luciano Bacheta 15 18 35 36 31† Ret 17 Ret 8 11 Ret NC Ret 18 3
24 Brazil Gabriel Dias 36 23 9 10 Ret 11 18 21 15 14 Ret 18 3
25 Italy Sergio Campana 21 29 9 14 19 11 21 29 15 14 Ret 13 2
26 United Kingdom Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Ret Ret 11 9 14 19 29 24 Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret 14 2
27 Italy Patrick Reiterer 23 Ret 31 27 24 18 Ret 22 9 Ret 20 Ret 19 21 2
28 United States Jake Rosenzweig 18 Ret 37 28 20 16 13 18 10 18 22 29† 24 10 2
29 France Tristan Vautier 25 10 1
30 Czech Republic Adam Kout 20 12 22 18 21 25 24 37† 11 28 25 23 22 Ret 0
31 Spain Himar Acosta 40† 21 15 11 16 16 DNQ DNQ 0
32 Mexico Juan Pablo García 21 17 36 34 18 21 20 25 Ret 21 30 11 26 Ret 0
33 France Nathanaël Berthon 39† 20 27 30 26 23 12 19 17 25 24 Ret 23 24 0
34 Colombia Carlos Muñoz 28 25 29 20 Ret 24 Ret 13 19 19 Ret 13 16 26 0
35 Monaco Stéphane Richelmi 17 13 39† 15 Ret 15 34† 23 DNQ DNQ 0
36 United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie 26 19 19 14 DNQ DNQ 32 31 20 23 19 19 15 19 0
37 United Arab Emirates Ramez Azzam 32 15 17 23 16 20 Ret 26 Ret DNS 21 24 18 20 0
38 Spain Víctor García 15 Ret 0
39 Denmark Johan Jokinen 17 16 20 Ret 0
40 Lithuania Kazim Vasiliauskas 33 Ret 33 28 Ret 22 27 20 Ret 16 0
41 Netherlands Nicky Catsburg 34 16 0
42 France Bastien Borget 17 Ret Ret 24 0
43 Switzerland Christopher Zanella 1 25 26 31 17 0
44 France Benjamin Lariche 26 17 0
45 France Nicolas Marroc 31 22 28 Ret 27 27 Ret 29 18 Ret 0
46 Dominican Republic Richard Campollo 42† 29 20 19 30† NC 22 32 DNQ DNQ 33† 22 25 Ret 0
47 Spain Miguel Otegui Ret Ret 33 26 19 30 Ret 33 Ret Ret 29 25 Ret 22 0
48 Spain Pablo Montilla 37 Ret 32 21 22 Ret 26 34 Ret 26 Ret 26 Ret 23 0
49 Colombia Juan Esteban Jacobo 30 Ret 34 32 28 28 27 35 DNQ DNQ 23 28 21 25 0
50 Brazil Vinicius Sammarone Ret 28 23 30 32† 21 0
51 Poland Mateusz Adamski 29 26 0
52 Portugal Luís Santos 28 27 0
53 Spain Marcelo Conchado 35 31 40 33 DNQ 30 31 Ret 27 Ret 0
54 France Nelson Lukes 27 Ret Ret 31 0
55 Czech Republic Jakub Knoll Ret 30 0
56 Croatia Dino Butorac 38 Ret 41 35 DNQ DNQ Ret 36 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Driver SPA
1

Belgium
SPA
2

Belgium
SIL
1

United Kingdom
SIL
2

United Kingdom
HUN
1

Hungary
HUN
2

Hungary
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
LMS
1

France
LMS
2

France
EST
1

Portugal
EST
2

Portugal
CAT
1

Spain
CAT
2

Spain
Pts

† — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

  • ^1 Christopher Zanella race as guest driver with Race Performance at the Hungaroring.

Teams[edit]

Pos Team Points
1 France SG Formula 259
2 Germany Motopark Academy 220
3 Spain Epsilon Euskadi 2 143
4 France SG Drivers Project 60
5 Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport 50
6 Italy BVM Minardi Team 54
7 United Kingdom Fortec Competition 53
8 France Epsilon Sport 44
9 United Kingdom Hitech Junior Team 16
10 Netherlands MP Motorsport 15
11 France TCS Racing 11
12 United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 11
13 Germany Team Motopark 10
14 Italy Prema Powerteam 4
15 United Kingdom Hitech Junior Racing 3
16 Spain Epsilon Euskadi 1 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race Calendar: Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup - Season 2008". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Entrylist: Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup — Season 2008". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 

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