2008 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC season

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2008 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC season
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The 2008 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC season was the third Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup season. The season began at Hockenheim on 26 April and finished on 5 October at Spa, after sixteen races.

Motopark Academy driver Valtteri Bottas won the NEC championship title, having won twelve races during the season, bringing the team their third successive drivers' championship title. His team-mates António Félix da Costa and Tobias Hegewald, completed the top three, for the team's second consecutive championship title.

Drivers and teams[edit]

Team No. Driver Rounds
Finland Koiranen bros. 2 Finland Daniel Aho All
3 Netherlands Bart Hylkema All
44 Finland Toomas Heikkinen 8
Germany GU-Racing 5 Germany Maximilian Wissel 1–4
6 Colombia Carlos Gaitán Quinones 1–4
Denmark KEO Racing 7 Sweden Kevin Kleveros All
8 United States Robert Siska 7
Germany Motopark Academy 10 Germany Tobias Hegewald 1–3, 5–8
11 Finland Valtteri Bottas 1–3, 5–8
12 Denmark Johan Jokinen All
13 Portugal António Félix da Costa All
14 Brazil Vinicius Samarone All
22 Poland Kuba Giermaziak 1–3, 5–8
23 Mexico Juan Pablo García 1–7
Netherlands AR Motorsport 15 Netherlands Kelvin Snoeks All
16 Netherlands Thomas Knopper All
17 South Africa Arnold Neveling 4–8
36 Sweden Philip Forsman 7–8
Czech Republic TL Motorsport 18 Czech Republic Martin Tlusty 1–2, 4–5, 8
Czech Republic Krenek Motorsport 19 Czech Republic Adam Kout 7–8
28 Czech Republic Jakub Knoll All
29 France Laurent Stieger 2–4, 7
Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing 20 Netherlands Stef Dusseldorp All
21 Netherlands Nigel Melker All
Mexico MEX Motopark 23 Mexico Juan Pablo García 8
Netherlands MP Motorsport 25 Netherlands Daniël de Jong All
26 Poland Mateusz Adamski 1–3, 5–8
27 Netherlands Nicky Catsburg All
Austria Steiner Motorsport 30 Austria Bianca Steiner 1–2, 4, 8
Finland Kart Motorsport Finland Jesse Laine 3
Finland P1 Motorsport 31 Finland Jesse Krohn 3
Germany SL Formula 32 Germany Marlene Dietrich All
Sweden Trakstar Racing 36 Sweden Philip Forsman 1–6
37 Sweden Daniel Ivarson 2, 4, 8
Finland Wikman 44 Finland Juha-Pekka Wikman 3
Finland Red Step Formula 45 Finland Ville Miilumäki 3
46 Finland Toomas Heikkinen 3
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 50 United Kingdom James Calado 6, 8
51 United Kingdom Oliver Webb 6, 8
55 United Kingdom Alexander Morgan 8
United Kingdom Double M Racing 5, 7

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Country Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Event
1 R1 Hockenheimring  Germany 26 April Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy Jim Clark Revival
R2 27 April Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy
2 R1 Circuit Park Zandvoort  Netherlands 31 May Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy Jubileum Races
R2 1 June Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Tobias Hegewald Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy
3 R1 Alastaro Circuit  Finland 14 June Finland Valtteri Bottas Denmark Johan Jokinen Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy Formula Renault 2.0 Finland
R2 15 June Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy
4 R1 Motorsport Arena Oschersleben  Germany 6 July Portugal António Félix da Costa Portugal António Félix da Costa Portugal António Félix da Costa Germany Motopark Academy FIA GT Oschersleben 2 Hours
R2 7 July Denmark Johan Jokinen Denmark Johan Jokinen Denmark Johan Jokinen Germany Motopark Academy
5 R1 TT Circuit Assen  Netherlands 2 August Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy Rizla Racing Day
R2 3 August Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy
6 R1 Circuit Zolder  Belgium 9 August Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Netherlands Stef Dusseldorp Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing Masters of Formula 3
R2 10 August Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Tobias Hegewald Germany Motopark Academy
7 R1 Nürburgring  Germany 30 August Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy World Series by Renault
R2 31 August Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy
8 R1 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 4 October Germany Tobias Hegewald Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy Spa Racing Festival
R2 5 October Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Motopark Academy

Standings[edit]

Race point system
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th 15th 17th 18th 19th 20th
Points 30 24 20 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Points are awarded only based on position. There are 2 races by rounds, each 25 minutes.

Pos[1] Driver HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
ALA
Finland
OSC
Germany
ASS
Netherlands
ZOL
Belgium
NÜR
Germany
SPA
Belgium
Points
1 Finland Valtteri Bottas 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Ret 16 1 1 1 1 365
2 Portugal António Félix da Costa 3 20 2 3 14 2 1 2 3 4 2 3 7 22 3 6 279
3 Germany Tobias Hegewald 2 19† 9 2 2 3 10 3 3 1 3 2 2 16 260
4 Netherlands Stef Dusseldorp 5 2 13 5 4 9 Ret 9 Ret 6 1 2 4 5 14 11 224
5 Denmark Johan Jokinen 6 3 4 4 20 4 3 1 Ret 18 6 5 5 3 15 9 224
6 Poland Kuba Giermaziak 4 4 3 21 3 7 2 2 7 Ret 2 4 6 27† 206
7 Finland Daniel Aho 13 7 Ret 16 Ret Ret 2 3 15 8 8 7 6 6 8 8 173
8 Netherlands Nicky Catsburg Ret 5 5 18 5 11 Ret 13 4 22† 4 10 15 15 4 3 163
9 Netherlands Kelvin Snoeks 10 10 7 8 11 Ret 7 10 7 12 17 13 16 16 13 14 140
10 Netherlands Thomas Knopper 12 6 16 10 9 14 8 11 9 13 14 12 14 10 18 12 140
11 Netherlands Bart Hylkema 11 9 15 14 7 Ret 5 7 11 9 16 4 10 Ret Ret 21 134
12 Netherlands Nigel Melker DNS Ret 10 22 Ret 8 12 6 14 Ret 10 9 8 8 11 15 120
13 Netherlands Daniël de Jong 20 12 20 13 17 12 6 8 8 16 15 6 9 14 Ret 20 118
14 Brazil Vinicius Samarone 16 Ret 11 9 Ret 10 10 5 12 15 18 Ret 12 7 12 22 115
15 Sweden Philip Forsman 9 8 12 Ret 16 15 11 21† Ret 10 Ret 8 17 12 10 18 106
16 Mexico Juan Pablo Garcia 7 21 8 6 21 6 13 7 9 Ret 22 Ret 16 13 104
17 Poland Mateusz Adamski 22 11 23† 7 12 Ret 5 21 13 Ret 11 11 9 10 100
18 Germany Max Wissel 8 Ret 6 Ret 6 5 4 4 93
19 South Africa Arnold Neveling 14 19 6 11 11 Ret 13 13 17 7 78
20 Sweden Kevin Kleveros 17 15 18 11 8 13 20 12 18 14 Ret 11 23 21 Ret DNS 74
21 Germany Marlene Dietrich 15 16 Ret 15 13 17 17 16 19 17 19 14 19 17 25 25 59
22 United Kingdom Alexander Morgan Ret 5 24 Ret 7 2 54
23 Austria Bianca Steiner 14 13 14 12 13 15 24 24 45
24 Colombia Carlos Gaitán Quinones 19 14 19 17 15 18 9 14 43
25 United Kingdom James Calado 5 15† DNS 5 38
26 Czech Republic Jakub Knoll 21† 18 17 19 Ret 19 18 18 16 19 20 Ret 18 18 23 26 31
27 United Kingdom Oliver Webb 12 Ret 5 4 25
28 Czech Republic Martin Tlusty 18 17 21 20 15 17 17 20 20 23 24
29 Czech Republic Adam Kout Ret 9 22 28† 12
30 Finland Jesse Krohn 10 Ret 11
31 Finland Toomas Heikkinen 18 16 19 19 10
32 Sweden Daniel Ivarson Ret DNS 16 20 21 17 6
33 France Laurent Stieger 22 23 24 21 19 22† 21 20 3
34 United States Robert Siska 20 19 3
35 Finland Ville Miilumäki 19 Ret 2
36 Finland Jesse Laine 22 20 1
37 Finland Juha-Pekka Wikman 23† Ret 0
Pos Driver HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
ALA
Finland
OSC
Germany
ASS
Netherlands
ZOL
Belgium
NÜR
Germany
SPA
Belgium
Points

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2008". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 

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