2008 Formula BMW Americas season

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2008 Formula BMW Americas season
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The 2008 Formula BMW Americas season was the 5th season of Formula BMW Americas, formerly Formula BMW USA, an open wheel racing series for junior drivers, whose mission is to develop talented young drivers and introduce them to auto racing.

The championship is mainly raced in USA, the only exceptions are in June for the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal and in November for the Brazilian Grand Prix, both as a Formula One support race. The series crowned champion Alexander Rossi.[1]

Teams and drivers[edit]

  • All cars are powered by BMW engines, and Mygale FB02 chassis. Guest drivers in italics.
Team No Driver Class Rounds
Canada Jensen Motorsport 2 Serbia Velibor Jovanovic R 1-2
United States Corey Dalenberg 5
Brazil Amir Nasr Racing 6 Brazil Felipe Nasr R 7
12 Brazil Lucas Foresti R 7
United States EuroInternational 7 Brazil Ricardo Favoretto 1-4
France Adrien Tambay 5
Mexico Alfonso Toldeno 6-7
9 Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho R All
16 United States Alexander Rossi All
29 Canada David Ostella R All
United States Apex-HBR Racing Team 10 Canada Maxime Pelletier 1-5
17 Canada Mikaël Grenier R All
19 Brazil Alexandre Ruiz R All
20 Venezuela Jorge Gonzalvez All
Italy Euro Junior Team 11 Spain Daniel Juncadella 2, 4, 7
Canada Atlantic Racing 14 United Arab Emirates Asad Rahman R 2, 4
66 United Kingdom Oliver Millroy R 2, 7
Canada Team Autotecnica 15 Romania Doru Sechelariu 2
32 United Kingdom William Buller 2
50 Canada Gianmarco Raimondo R All
53 Colombia Gabby Chaves 5
70 Brazil Ricardo Favoretto 5-7
United States Integra Motorsports 18 Romania Mihai Marinescu 2
Icon Class
R Rookie Cup

Results and Standings[edit]

Races[edit]

Round Event Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 United States Monterey Festival of Speed May 17 United States Alexander Rossi Canada David Ostella Canada Gianmarco Raimondo United States Apex-HBR Racing Team
R2 May 18 Brazil Ricardo Favoretto United States Alexander Rossi Canada Gianmarco Raimondo United States EuroInternational
2 R1 Canada Canadian Grand Prix June 8 Brazil Ricardo Favoretto Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Brazil Ricardo Favoretto United States EuroInternational
R2 June 9 Brazil Gianmarco Raimondo Canada Mikaël Grenier United States Alexander Rossi United States EuroInternational
3 R1 United States EMCO Gears Classic June 21 United States Alexander Rossi United States Alexander Rossi United States Alexander Rossi United States EuroInternational
R2 June 22 United States Alexander Rossi United States Alexander Rossi United States Alexander Rossi United States EuroInternational
4 R1 United States Northeast GP of Lime Rock July 11 Cancelled
R2 July 12 Brazil Ricardo Favoretto United States Alexander Rossi Spain Daniel Juncadella United States EuroInternational
R3 United States Alexander Rossi United States Alexander Rossi United States Alexander Rossi United States EuroInternational
5 R1 United States Generac 500 Road America August 8 United States Alexander Rossi France Adrien Tambay United States Alexander Rossi United States EuroInternational
R2 August 9 United States Alexander Rossi United States Alexander Rossi United States Alexander Rossi United States EuroInternational
R3 August 10 Canada Mikaël Grenier Colombia Gabby Chaves France Adrien Tambay United States Apex-HBR Racing Team
6 R1 United States Loud Energy Drink 150 September 27 United States Alexander Rossi United States Alexander Rossi United States Alexander Rossi United States EuroInternational
R2 September 28 United States Alexander Rossi Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho United States Alexander Rossi United States EuroInternational
R3 September 28 Cancelled
7 R1 Brazil Grande Prêmio do Brasil November 1 United States Alexander Rossi United States Alexander Rossi United States Alexander Rossi United States EuroInternational
R2 November 2 United States Alexander Rossi United States Alexander Rossi United States Alexander Rossi United States EuroInternational

Drivers[edit]

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 PP
30 24 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
  • Points are awarded as follows in events where less than 26 cars take the start of the race:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PP
20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1
Pos Driver LAG
1

United States
LAG
2

United States
CAN
1

Canada
CAN
2

Canada
MOH
1

United States
MOH
2

United States
LRP
1

United States
LRP
2

United States
LRP
3

United States
ROA
1

United States
ROA
2

United States
ROA
3

United States
NJM
1

United States
NJM
2

United States
NJM
3

United States
BRA
1

Brazil
BRA
2

Brazil
Pts Prize Money
1 United States Alexander Rossi 10 2 3 1 1 1 C 5 1 1 1 11 1 1 C 1 1 249 $10.800
2 Brazil Ricardo Favoretto 2 Ret 1 Ret 2 2 2 2 8 5 4 7 9 11 4 153 $6.750
3 Canada Gianmarco Raimondo 1 1 2 Ret 7 8 4 3 10 7 Ret 3 6 6 5 134 $6.075
4 Canada Mikaël Grenier 3 8 DSQ 10 6 4 7 4 3 9 2 8 2 3 Ret 128 $5.775
5 Brazil Alexandre Ruiz 5 4 Ret 5 4 6 9 9 4 3 3 5 4 9 9 118 $5.475
6 Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho 8 5 7 2 9 3 10 8 5 10 5 2 3 4 Ret 118 $5.250
7 Venezuela Jorge Goncalvez 6 6 6 4 5 9 8 Ret 6 6 6 6 5 Ret 11 90 $4.200
8 Canada Maxime Pelletier 4 3 DSQ Ret 3 5 3 6 9 11 8 77 $3.600
9 Canada David Ostella 7 9 Ret DSQ 8 7 6 5 11 8 7 4 7 12 8 64 $3.150
10 Brazil Felipe Nasr 5 3 25 $1.125
11 Serbia Velibor Jovanovic 9 7 9 7 20 $975
11 Mexico Alfonso Toledano 9 8 7 7 19 $900
11 Brazil Lucas Foresti 10 10 6 $300
11 United States Corey Dalenberg 12 Ret 9 4 $225
guest drivers ineligible for points
Spain Daniel Juncadella 4 14 C 1 7 C 2 2 0 $0
France Adrien Tambay 2 2 1 0 $0
United Kingdom Oliver Millroy Ret 6 8 6 0 $0
Romania Doru Sechelariu 8 3 0 $0
Colombia Gabby Chaves 7 4 10 0 $0
Romania Mihai Marinescu 5 15 0 $0
United Arab Emirates Asad Rahman 10 8 11 Ret 0 $0
United Kingdom William Buller 12 9 0 $0
Pos Driver LAG
1

United States
LAG
2

United States
CAN
1

Canada
CAN
2

Canada
MOH
1

United States
MOH
2

United States
LRP
1

United States
LRP
2

United States
LRP
3

United States
ROA
1

United States
ROA
2

United States
ROA
3

United States
NJM
1

United States
NJM
2

United States
NJM
3

United States
BRA
1

Brazil
BRA
2

Brazil
Pts Prize Money
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
R - Rookie Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Millville round 14 race summary". motorsport.com. 2008-09-28. Archived from the original on 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 

External links[edit]