2009 British Formula Three season

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2009 British Formula Three season
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The 2009 British Formula Three season (for sponsorship reasons, the Cooper Tires British Formula Three International Series) was the 59th British Formula Three Championship season. It began on 13 April at Oulton Park's Easter Monday meeting and ended on 20 September at Brands Hatch after 20 rounds in four different countries.[1] Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo won the title with two races to spare, at the penultimate round at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão. Daniel McKenzie sealed the National Class title during the same race.

Drivers and teams[edit]

Team No Driver Class Chassis Engine Rounds
United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport 1 United Kingdom Max Chilton[2] C Dallara F309 Volkswagen[3] All
2 United Kingdom Henry Arundel[4] C Dallara F309 Volkswagen[3] All
21 Australia Daniel Ricciardo[5] C Dallara F309 Volkswagen[3] All
22 United Kingdom Oliver Oakes[6] C Dallara F309 Volkswagen[3] 1–4
Canada Robert Wickens[7] C Dallara F309 Volkswagen[3] 7–8
Canada Philip Major[8] C Dallara F309 Volkswagen[3] 9–20
23 United States Jake Rosenzweig[9] I Dallara F309 Volkswagen[3] 13–14
49 Lebanon Joe Ghanem[10] N Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 17–20
United Kingdom T-Sport 3 Brazil Adriano Buzaid[11] C Dallara F309 Volkswagen[3] All
4 United Kingdom Wayne Boyd[12] C Dallara F309 Volkswagen[3] All
43 Brazil Gabriel Dias[13] N Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda All
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 5 Spain Víctor García[14] C Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA All
51 United Kingdom Riki Christodoulou[15] C Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA All
56 United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie[16] N Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda All
76 United Kingdom Sam Bird[17] I Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA 17–18
France Barazi-Epsilon 7 Monaco Stéphane Richelmi[18] C Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA 1–10, 13–18
United Kingdom Bridger Motorsport 10 United Kingdom Jay Bridger[19] C Mygale M-09F3 Mugen-Honda 5–20
United Kingdom Team West-Tec[20] 11 1–2
44 Russia Max Snegirev[21] N Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda 1–6, 9–20
46 France Mathieu Maurage[22] N Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda 17–18
64 China Qinghua Ma[22] N Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda 19–20
66 Italy Michele Faccin[23] N Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda 15–16
United Kingdom Hitech Racing 13 Austria Walter Grubmüller[24] C Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA All
14 Netherlands Renger van der Zande[25] C Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA 3–18
United Kingdom Räikkönen Robertson Racing 16 New Zealand Dominic Storey[26] C Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA 11–12
Taiwan Kevin Chen[27] C Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA 13–18
Sweden Marcus Ericsson[28] C Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA 5–8
88 I 19–20
26 Colombia Carlos Huertas[29] C Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA All
27 Japan Daisuke Nakajima[30] C Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA All
United Kingdom C F Racing 25 United Kingdom Hywel Lloyd[31] C Dallara F309 Mugen-Honda All
United Kingdom Joe Tandy Racing 28 United Kingdom Nick Tandy[32] C Mygale M-09F3 Mercedes HWA 1–8
United Kingdom Litespeed F3 53 Indonesia Satrio Hermanto[33] N SLC R1 Mugen-Honda 15–18
54 United Kingdom Aaron Steele[34] N SLC R1 Mugen-Honda 9–10
55 Brazil Victor Corrêa[35] N SLC R1 Mugen-Honda All
France ART Grand Prix 90 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez[36] I Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA 13–14, 17–18
91 France Jules Bianchi[36] I Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA 13–14, 17–18
92 Finland Valtteri Bottas[36] I Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA 13–14, 17–18
94 France Adrien Tambay[36] I Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA 13–14, 17–18
Luxembourg Racing Experience 95 France Nicolas Marroc[37] I Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA 13–14
United Kingdom Manor Motorsport 96 Brazil Pedro Enrique[38] I Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA 17–18
97 Spain Roberto Merhi[38] I Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA 17–18
Icon Class
C Championship
N National
I Invitation

Calendar[edit]

The calendar for 2009 saw the total number of races drop from 22 to 20. Three overseas events remain, with the 24 Hours of Spa-supporting event the only one to remain from 2008. However, the Monza 1000km-supporting races and the FIA GT-support event in Bucharest were dropped to be replaced by the series' first visit to Germany and to Hockenheim, and also a visit to the brand-new Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal.[39] Thruxton and Croft have also been dropped to be replaced with a second meeting at Silverstone. Donington's meeting was originally scheduled for 26 April, however due to ongoing issues with the circuit's track licence, the meeting was rescheduled for 19 July.[40]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 United Kingdom Oulton Park 13 April United Kingdom Max Chilton United Kingdom Nick Tandy Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
2 Austria Walter Grubmüller Austria Walter Grubmüller Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
3 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 2 May United Kingdom Max Chilton Netherlands Renger van der Zande Netherlands Renger van der Zande United Kingdom Hitech Racing
4 3 May United Kingdom Max Chilton United Kingdom Nick Tandy Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
5 United Kingdom Rockingham Motor Speedway 31 May Australia Daniel Ricciardo Netherlands Renger van der Zande United Kingdom Nick Tandy United Kingdom Joe Tandy Racing
6 Sweden Marcus Ericsson United Kingdom Nick Tandy Sweden Marcus Ericsson United Kingdom Räikkönen Robertson Racing
7 Germany Hockenheimring 6 June United Kingdom Renger van der Zande Netherlands Renger van der Zande Sweden Marcus Ericsson United Kingdom Räikkönen Robertson Racing
8 7 June Austria Walter Grubmüller United Kingdom Nick Tandy Austria Walter Grubmüller United Kingdom Hitech Racing
9 United Kingdom Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit 5 July Netherlands Renger van der Zande Netherlands Renger van der Zande Netherlands Renger van der Zande United Kingdom Hitech Racing
10 Netherlands Renger van der Zande Netherlands Renger van der Zande United Kingdom Riki Christodoulou United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport
11 United Kingdom Donington Park 19 July Netherlands Renger van der Zande Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Walter Grubmüller United Kingdom Hitech Racing
12 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom Wayne Boyd United Kingdom T-Sport
13 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 24 July Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo1 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
14 25 July Brazil Adriano Buzaid Colombia Carlos Huertas1 Brazil Adriano Buzaid United Kingdom T-Sport
15 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 16 August Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
16 Japan Daisuke Nakajima United Kingdom Max Chilton Netherlands Renger van der Zande United Kingdom Hitech Racing
17 Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve 13 September Netherlands Renger van der Zande Netherlands Renger van der Zande2 France Jules Bianchi France ART Grand Prix
18 United Kingdom Max Chilton Netherlands Renger van der Zande1 France Jules Bianchi France ART Grand Prix
19 United Kingdom Brands Hatch, Kent 20 September Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
20 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom Max Chilton United Kingdom Max Chilton United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
  • 1 Fastest lap recorded by Jules Bianchi, but he was ineligible to score the fastest lap point.
  • 2 Fastest lap recorded by Esteban Gutiérrez, but he was ineligible to score the fastest lap point.

Standings[edit]

Championship Class[edit]

Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
ROC
United Kingdom
HOC
Germany
SNE
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
SIL
United Kingdom
ALG
Portugal
BRH
United Kingdom
Pts
1 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 1 1 5 1 Ret 5 4 8 2 2 3 5 1 2 1 3 3 5 1 4 275
2 Austria Walter Grubmüller 3 2 7 7 Ret 6 3 1 4 3 1 3 Ret 3 2 4 12 20 5 5 188
3 Netherlands Renger van der Zande 1 12 Ret Ret 2 2 1 4 2 13 4 4 3 1 4 11 178
4 United Kingdom Max Chilton 17 4 2 3 5 10 5 16 6 7 6 7 8 6 4 7 6 3 2 1 171
5 United Kingdom Riki Christodoulou 5 6 4 2 6 DSQ Ret 5 5 1 7 10 Ret Ret 8 6 7 Ret 3 2 130
6 Brazil Adriano Buzaid 6 7 3 10 16 3 6 7 9 5 5 2 19 1 10 12 Ret 16 8 8 109
7 Japan Daisuke Nakajima 4 5 6 4 3 4 Ret 11 10 13 8 9 Ret 8 9 2 Ret 12 Ret 6 95
8 Colombia Carlos Huertas 14 14 10 8 4 Ret 7 14 Ret 12 4 4 17 7 6 5 5 4 6 9 95
9 United Kingdom Henry Arundel 12 9 9 6 7 2 13 9 3 8 13 6 11 5 5 9 Ret 6 7 14 90
10 United Kingdom Nick Tandy 2 3 8 5 1 14 DSQ 6 68
11 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 2 1 1 4 4 3 65
12 United Kingdom Wayne Boyd 7 DNS 12 11 9 11 8 Ret 15 6 10 1 Ret 12 7 8 Ret 17 15 7 50
13 United Kingdom Hywel Lloyd 8 11 16 13 Ret 9 10 Ret 13 15 16 11 9 9 Ret 11 10 7 10 Ret 33
14 Spain Víctor García 10 10 14 16 8 7 9 13 12 10 11 Ret 7 16 12 10 20 Ret 12 10 30
15 United Kingdom Jay Bridger 16 Ret 10 8 11 Ret 7 9 9 8 12 Ret 13 19 13 9 13 12 28
16 Canada Robert Wickens Ret 3 12
17 Canada Philip Major 14 NC 15 Ret 10 14 Ret 13 11 Ret Ret 13 10
18 United Kingdom Oliver Oakes 9 8 11 9 7
19 Monaco Stéphane Richelmi 13 13 17 17 13 12 DNS 12 16 Ret 13 Ret 15 15 21 14 4
20 Taiwan Kevin Chen 15 15 17 18 16 18 2
21 New Zealand Dominic Storey 14 Ret 0
guest drivers ineligible for championship points
France Jules Bianchi 2 Ret 1 1 0
Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 6 10 2 10 0
United Kingdom Sam Bird Ret 2 0
Finland Valtteri Bottas 3 Ret Ret Ret 0
United States Jake Rosenzweig 5 Ret 0
France Adrien Tambay 8 8 0
Brazil Pedro Enrique 9 Ret 0
Spain Roberto Merhi Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
ROC
United Kingdom
HOC
Germany
SNE
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
SIL
United Kingdom
ALG
Portugal
BRH
United Kingdom
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)

National Class[edit]

Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
ROC
United Kingdom
HOC
Germany
SNE
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
SIL
United Kingdom
ALG
Portugal
BRH
United Kingdom
Pts
1 United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie 11 12 15 15 11 13 Ret 10 8 14 12 12 14 13 14 16 14 15 9 15 351
2 Brazil Gabriel Dias 15 DNS 13 14 12 Ret Ret 15 11 11 18 14 20 11 11 14 17 13 11 11 295
3 Brazil Victor Corrêa Ret 16 18 18 15 Ret 12 17 17 17 17 Ret 18 Ret 16 17 18 21 Ret 17 184
4 Russia Max Snegirev 18 15 19 Ret 14 15 19 18 Ret Ret DNS DNS 20 22 19 22 Ret Ret 108
5 Lebanon Joe Ghanem 15 Ret 14 16 39
6 United Kingdom Aaron Steele 18 16 22
7 Italy Michele Faccin 18 20 20
8 Indonesia Satrio Hermanto 19 21 Ret DNS 16
9 France Mathieu Maurage Ret 19 12
10 China Qinghua Ma 16 Ret 10
guest drivers ineligible for championship points
France Nicolas Marroc 16 Ret 0
Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
ROC
United Kingdom
HOC
Germany
SNE
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
SIL
United Kingdom
ALG
Portugal
BRH
United Kingdom
Pts

See also[edit]

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