2008 Formula BMW Europe season

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2008 Formula BMW Europe season
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The 2008 Formula BMW Europe season was the first season of a new open wheel racing series that resulted by the merging of the Formula BMW Germany and Formula BMW UK championships. Formula BMW Europe is a continental series for junior drivers, whose mission is to develop talented young drivers and introduce them to auto racing.[1]

The season started on April 27, 2008 at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona and ended on September 14 at Monza. All rounds were staged on the undercard of the Formula One World Championship except Zolder, which was a support race of the Masters of Formula 3.

After sixteen rounds, Mexican Esteban Gutiérrez became the first Formula BMW Europe champion.[2]

Teams and drivers[edit]

  • All cars are powered by BMW engines, and Mygale FB02 chassis. Guest drivers in italics.
Team No Driver Class Rounds
United Kingdom Double R Racing 2 Colombia Carlos Huertas All
3 Denmark Michael Christensen R All
4 United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook All
Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing 5 Germany Marco Wittmann All
6 United Kingdom Kazeem Manzur R All
7 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez All
United Kingdom Motaworld Racing 8 United Kingdom Thomas Hilldson R All
9 Netherlands Mathijs Harkema All
10 United Arab Emirates Asad Rahman R All
United States EuroInternational 11 Spain Daniel Juncadella All
12 Spain Facundo Regalia R All
14 Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho R 1, 3, 8
Brazil Ricardo Favoretto 2
United States Alexander Rossi 4
Philippines Marlon Stöckinger 5-7
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 15 Romania Doru Sechelariu All
16 United Kingdom William Buller All
17 Spain Ramón Piñeiro R All
Italy FMS International 18 Brazil Pedro Bianchini All
19 Romania Mihai Marinescu All
20 United Kingdom Oliver Millroy R All
Germany Mücke Motorsport 21 Ecuador Juan Cevallos 1-5
22 Germany David Mengesdorf R All
23 France Anthony Comas 1-2
Serbia Velibor Jovanovic R 3
Austria Philipp Eng 4-5, 7
Bahrain Sami Favre 6
Germany AM-Holzer Rennsport 24 Germany Bastian Graber 1-3, 5
25 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar All
26 Malaysia Melvin Moh 1
South Africa Kyle Mitchell 5, 6
Germany Eifelland Racing 27 France Adrien Tambay All
28 Brazil Tiago Geronimi All
29 Brazil Henrique Martins R All
France DAMS 30 France Kévin Breysse All
31 France Jim Pla All
32 United Kingdom Jordan Williams 1, 3
Switzerland Joel Volluz 4, 8
South Africa Simon Moss 7
Icon Class
R Rookie Cup

Results and Standings[edit]

Races[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 Spain Circuit de Catalunya 26 April France Adrien Tambay Germany David Mengesdorf France Adrien Tambay Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
R2 27 April France Adrien Tambay Germany Marco Wittmann France Adrien Tambay Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
2 R1 Belgium Circuit Zolder 31 May Spain Daniel Juncadella Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
R2 1 June Spain Daniel Juncadella Denmark Michael Christensen Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
3 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 5 July Spain Ramón Piñeiro Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
R2 6 July Spain Ramón Piñeiro Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
4 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 19 July Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
R2 20 July Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
5 R1 Hungary Hungaroring 3 August Spain Daniel Juncadella Spain Daniel Juncadella Spain Daniel Juncadella United States EuroInternational
R2 4 August Spain Daniel Juncadella Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Spain Daniel Juncadella United States EuroInternational
6 R1 Spain Valencia Street Circuit 23 August France Kévin Breysse Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Brazil Tiago Geronimi Germany Eifelland Racing
R2 24 August Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
7 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 6 September Germany Marco Wittmann Spain Ramón Piñeiro Germany Marco Wittmann Germany Eifelland Racing
R2 7 September Brazil Tiago Geronimi France Kévin Breysse France Kévin Breysse France DAMS
8 R1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 13 September Colombia Carlos Huertas Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho Brazil Tiago Geronimi Germany Eifelland Racing
R2 14 September Colombia Carlos Huertas United Kingdom William Buller Brazil Tiago Geronimi Germany Eifelland Racing

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
Pos Driver BAR
1

Spain
BAR
2

Spain
ZOL
1

Belgium
ZOL
2

Belgium
GBR
1

United Kingdom
GBR
2

United Kingdom
HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
HUN
1

Hungary
HUN
2

Hungary
VAL
1

Spain
VAL
2

Spain
SPA
1

Belgium
SPA
2

Belgium
ITA
1

Italy
ITA
2

Italy
Pts
1 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 Ret 2 2 1 17 8 4 3 353
2 Germany Marco Wittmann 4 5 3 2 5 5 3 3 2 3 3 2 1 6 3 2 327
3 France Adrien Tambay 1 1 8 3 3 3 2 2 Ret 4 Ret 4 3 2 18 Ret 260
4 Spain Daniel Juncadella 2 3 2 6 8 7 6 4 1 1 Ret 5 10 7 Ret 17 237
5 Brazil Tiago Geronimi 11 Ret 13 15 27 27† 25 19 6 6 1 6 2 3 1 1 187
6 Denmark Michael Christensen Ret 6 DNS 20 2 8 7 26 5 5 9 8 7 10 6 6 158
7 Brazil Pedro Bianchini 6 11 12 7 4 2 8 6 16 16 4 17 5 19 9 Ret 145
8 France Kévin Breysse 10 4 9 13 23 Ret 14 5 3 9 21 3 13 1 Ret Ret 136
9 Colombia Carlos Huertas 9 7 6 5 6 16 19 18 12 11 20 13 15 5 2 5 136
10 Germany David Mengesdorf DSQ 8 5 4 15 6 12 21 7 7 7 11 6 18 13 Ret 124
11 Romania Mihai Marinescu 7 10 7 10 7 4 5 8 Ret Ret Ret 14 11 13 7 16 118
12 United Kingdom William Buller 8 16 10 9 Ret 21 17 11 4 8 8 9 25† Ret 11 10 87
13 United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook 17 12 11 8 9 9 13 14 14 19 13 16 12 11 5 9 81
14 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar 5 24 16 19 17 12 4 7 8 10 Ret 26 20 16 15 Ret 67
15 Romania Doru Sechelariu 12 23 4 11 11 15 26 20 11 12 Ret 20 24† 9 16 7 64
16 Spain Facundo Regalia Ret DNS 21 21 12 24 15 13 9 20 6 7 16 15 8 15 60
17 France Jim Pla 15 Ret 17 16 19 17 21 17 18 24 19 18 9 4 10 4 54
18 United Kingdom Kazeem Manzur 13 13 24 23 10 11 9 27† 15 14 Ret 10 14 Ret Ret 8 47
19 Brazil Henrique Martins 14 15 15 14 13 19 11 15 19 13 5 25 23 Ret 17 Ret 38
20 Spain Ramón Piñeiro 25 9 22 12 21 18 24† 24 10 17 17 Ret 8 Ret Ret 14 37
21 United Kingdom Oliver Millroy 16 Ret 18 17 24 10 Ret 9 Ret 22 11 15 19 Ret Ret DNS 20
22 Netherlands Mathijs Harkema 21 21 Ret Ret 16 13 10 Ret Ret DNS 12 12 Ret Ret 14 Ret 20
23 United Kingdom Thomas Hillsdon 19 19 Ret 24 18 14 16 16 17 15 10 22 18 14 Ret 12 19
24 United Kingdom Jordan Williams 23 14 14 23 4
25 Ecuador Juan Cevallos 22 Ret 26 26 22 Ret 20 22 13 26 3
26 Germany Bastian Graber 18 20 20 22 26 22 23† DNS 14 21 2
27 France Anthony Comas Ret 17 19 25 0
28 United Arab Emirates Asad Rahman 24 25 25 27 25 25 23 25 22 25 18 27 Ret 21 19 Ret 0
29 South Africa Kyle Mitchell 20 21 Ret 19 0
guest drivers ineligble for points
Austria Philipp Eng 18 12 Ret 18 4 12 0
United States Alexander Rossi 22 10 0
Switzerland Joel Volluz Ret 23 Ret 11 0
Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho 20 18 20 20 12 13 0
Brazil Ricardo Favoretto 14 18 0
Philippines Marlon Stöckinger 21 23 15 23 20 21 0
Bahrain Sami Favre 16 24 0
South Africa Simon Moss 22 17 0
Malaysia Melvin Moh Ret 22 0
Serbia Velibor Jovanovic Ret 26 0
Pos Driver BAR
1

Spain
BAR
2

Spain
ZOL
1

Belgium
ZOL
2

Belgium
GBR
1

United Kingdom
GBR
2

United Kingdom
HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
HUN
1

Hungary
HUN
2

Hungary
VAL
1

Spain
VAL
2

Spain
SPA
1

Belgium
SPA
2

Belgium
ITA
1

Italy
ITA
2

Italy
Pts
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

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

Teams[edit]

Pos Team Pts
1 Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing 723
2 Germany Eifelland Racing 481
3 United Kingdom Double R Racing 374
4 United States EuroInternational 293
5 Italy FMS International 283
6 France DAMS 193
7 United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 186
8 Germany Mücke Motorsport 127
9 Germany AM-Holzer Rennsport 69
10 United Kingdom Motaworld Racing 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula BMW Germany/UK team up". racecar.com. 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2008-05-03. 
  2. ^ "2008 winner's profile - Esteban Gutierrez". motorsport.com. 2008-09-14. Archived from the original on 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 

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