2009 Formula 3 Euro Series season

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2009 Formula 3 Euro Series season
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Jules Bianchi was series champion, scoring a total of nine victories during the season.

The 2009 Formula 3 Euro Series season was the seventh championship year of the Formula 3 Euro Series. The series consisted of ten double-header meetings beginning at Hockenheim on 16 May and ending at the same venue on 25 October.[1] Jules Bianchi claimed the title for ART Grand Prix, winning his eighth race of the season at Dijon-Prenois.

3 of the 4 drivers in the ART Team, Valtteri Bottas, Jules Bianchi and Esteban Gutierrez all went on to join F1 in 2013.

Drivers and teams[edit]

2009 Entry List[2]
Team No Driver Rookie Chassis[N 1] Engine Rounds
France ART Grand Prix 1 France Jules Bianchi[3] F308/026 Mercedes 1-6
F308/048 7-10
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas[3] R F308/009 All
23 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez[3] R F308/070 All
24 France Adrien Tambay[3] R F308/040 1–4, 7–10
France Signature 3 Finland Mika Mäki[4] F308/073 Volkswagen[5] 1-9
F308/033 10
4 France Jean Karl Vernay[6] 1
F308/011 2-10
25 Brazil Tiago Geronimi[6] R F308/057 All
Italy Prema Powerteam 5 Lebanon Basil Shaaban[7] F308/031 Mercedes All
6 Monaco Stefano Coletti[8] F309/014 1–6, 8
F308/047 9–10
27 Italy Matteo Chinosi[9] F308/047 1–4
34 France Tom Dillmann[10] F308/015 9
35 Germany Tim Sandtler[11] F308/047 7–8
42 Spain Víctor García[12] F308/015 10
Germany Mücke Motorsport 7 Germany Christian Vietoris[13] F308/050 Mercedes 1–9
8 United Kingdom Sam Bird[14] F308/042 1–9
14 Germany Marco Wittmann[15] R F308/044 1–9
F308/050 10
26 United Kingdom Alexander Sims[16] R F308/005 All
37 Germany Nico Monien[12] F308/042 10
United Kingdom Manor Motorsport 9 Brazil César Ramos[17] R F308/046 Mercedes 1–8
10 Brazil Pedro Enrique[18] F308/001 All
28 Spain Roberto Merhi[19] F308/036 All
France SG Formula 11 Netherlands Henkie Waldschmidt[20] F308/029 Mercedes All
12 France Alexandre Marsoin[21] F308/072 1–2
22 Netherlands Carlo van Dam[22] 8
30 Italy Andrea Caldarelli[20] R F308/014 All
United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport 15 New Zealand Brendon Hartley[23] F308/074 Volkswagen[24] 1–7, 9
16 United States Jake Rosenzweig[25] R F308/055 All
43 Italy Mirko Bortolotti[26] F308/074 10
Austria HBR Motorsport 17 Germany Kevin Mirocha[27] F308/021 Mercedes 1–4
18 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr.[27] F308/052 1–6
34 France Tom Dillmann[28] F308/021 5–6, 10
Germany Motopark Academy 19 Finland Atte Mustonen[29] F308/098 Mercedes 1–4, 6–7
20 Switzerland Christopher Zanella[30] R F308/099 All
33 Netherlands Renger van der Zande[31] F308/098 5, 8–10
Germany Kolles & Heinz Union 21 Canada Robert Wickens[32] F309/001 Volkswagen[33] 1
F309/003 9
22 Netherlands Carlo van Dam[33] 1–2
31 Denmark Johan Jokinen[34] R F309/001 2–10
32 United Kingdom Nick Tandy[35] F309/003 3–8
36 Italy Edoardo Mortara[12] 10
Icon Legend
R Rookie Cup
Notes
  1. ^ All drivers competed in Dallara chassis; model listed.

Driver changes[edit]

Changed Teams
Entering/Re-Entering Formula 3 Euro Series
Leaving Formula 3 Euro Series

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 16 May United Kingdom Sam Bird United Kingdom Alexander Sims Monaco Stefano Coletti Italy Prema Powerteam
R2 17 May Finland Mika Mäki France Jean Karl Vernay France Signature
2 R1 Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz 30 May Finland Valtteri Bottas Monaco Stefano Coletti France Jules Bianchi France ART Grand Prix
R2 31 May Netherlands Henkie Waldschmidt Germany Christian Vietoris Germany Mücke Motorsport
3 R1 Germany Norisring, Nuremberg 27 June United Kingdom Alexander Sims Finland Valtteri Bottas France Jules Bianchi France ART Grand Prix
R2 28 June France Jean Karl Vernay Germany Christian Vietoris Germany Mücke Motorsport
4 R1 Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort 18 July France Jules Bianchi France Jules Bianchi France Jules Bianchi France ART Grand Prix
R2 19 July France Jules Bianchi France Jules Bianchi France ART Grand Prix
5 R1 Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 1 August France Jules Bianchi France Jules Bianchi France Jules Bianchi France ART Grand Prix
R2 2 August Monaco Stefano Coletti Germany Christian Vietoris Germany Mücke Motorsport
6 R1 Germany Nürburgring 15 August France Jules Bianchi France Jules Bianchi France Jules Bianchi France ART Grand Prix
R2 16 August United Kingdom Alexander Sims United Kingdom Alexander Sims Germany Mücke Motorsport
7 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch, Kent 5 September Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Christian Vietoris Finland Mika Mäki France Signature
R2 6 September United Kingdom Sam Bird New Zealand Brendon Hartley United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
8 R1 Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 19 September France Jules Bianchi Italy Andrea Caldarelli France Jules Bianchi France ART Grand Prix
R2 20 September France Jules Bianchi Netherlands Renger van der Zande Germany Motopark Academy
9 R1 France Dijon-Prenois 10 October France Jules Bianchi France Jules Bianchi Germany Christian Vietoris Germany Mücke Motorsport
R2 11 October United Kingdom Sam Bird France Jules Bianchi France ART Grand Prix
10 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 24 October France Jules Bianchi France Jules Bianchi France Jules Bianchi France ART Grand Prix
R2 25 October France Jean Karl Vernay France Jean Karl Vernay France Signature

Season standings[edit]

Drivers Standings[edit]

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 PP
Race 1 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
Race 2 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 0
Pos Driver HOC1
1

Germany
HOC1
2

Germany
LAU
1

Germany
LAU
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
ZAN
1

Netherlands
ZAN
2

Netherlands
OSC
1

Germany
OSC
2

Germany
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
BRH
1

United Kingdom
BRH
2

United Kingdom
CAT
1

Spain
CAT
2

Spain
DIJ
1

France
DIJ
2

France
HOC2
1

Germany
HOC2
2

Germany
Points
1 France Jules Bianchi 5 3 1 14 1 3 1 1 1 6 1 5 Ret Ret 1 5 2 1 1 7 114
2 Germany Christian Vietoris 7 2 8 1 6 1 3 4 4 1 8 2 3 4 6 4 1 6 75
3 Finland Valtteri Bottas Ret 16 2 13 12 Ret 2 6 2 8 2 4 2 15 4 6 16 Ret 2 5 62
4 United Kingdom Alexander Sims 17 8 Ret 22 2 16 13 9 5 4 7 1 4 2 2 2 8 4 6 14† 54
5 France Jean Karl Vernay 6 1 3 12 7 2 4 5 6 7 6 15 13 8 Ret 14 18 Ret 3 1 47
6 Finland Mika Mäki 4 4 12 6 Ret 15 Ret 19 8 3 5 3 1 6 10 13 3 Ret 5 Ret 43
7 Spain Roberto Merhi 2 10 6 2 5 8 18 11 3 5 17 Ret 9 11 9 Ret 5 2 4 13† 42
8 United Kingdom Sam Bird 3 6 5 3 8 Ret 8 2 12 20 4 8 6 3 Ret Ret 6 5 40
9 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 16 Ret 24 11 4 12 5 7 9 9 3 6 7 5 Ret 9 12 3 11 6 26
10 Monaco Stefano Coletti 1 5 15 23 DSQ1 EX Ret 12 7 2 9 10 Ret 15 21† Ret 10 9 19
11 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 19 Ret 4 4 Ret 11 10 8 21 21 22 17 8 1 Ret 11 15
12 Netherlands Henkie Waldschmidt 22† 9 7 5 9 6 6 17 11 10 10 7 15 13 5 7 13 Ret 8 8 13
13 Switzerland Christopher Zanella 14 Ret 14 8 Ret Ret 21† 16 13 Ret 14 Ret 5 7 14 12 7 12 19 2 11
14 Italy Andrea Caldarelli 15 Ret 23 20 21 Ret NC 21 20 23 24 19 18 14 3 10 4 Ret 13 Ret 11
15 Netherlands Renger van der Zande DSQ 13 8 1 Ret 13 Ret 16† 7
16 Germany Marco Wittmann 12 Ret 22 9 10 17 12 10 10 17 12 9 14 10 18 17 11 Ret 7 4 6
17 Lebanon Basil Shaaban 23† 13 20 21 11 19† 16 18 15 12 20 Ret 20 Ret 7 3 10 Ret 12 Ret 6
18 United States Jake Rosenzweig Ret Ret 21 15 15 18† 7 3 16 11 15 12 10 16 NC 19 Ret Ret Ret 15† 6
19 Finland Atte Mustonen 8 7 Ret 10 13 4 9 Ret 11 20 Ret Ret 4
20 Brazil Tiago Geronimi 10 17† 9 24 Ret 5 Ret 22† 14 14 13 18 Ret DNS 11 8 9 8 Ret 17† 2
21 France Adrien Tambay 13 Ret 11 7 19 7 11 Ret 12 Ret 17 Ret 20† 10 14 10 0
22 Canada Robert Wickens 11 11 14 7 0
23 Italy Matteo Chinosi 9 12 10 17 Ret 9 20† 23† 0
24 Denmark Johan Jokinen DNS 18 Ret 14 19 Ret 19 Ret 19 16 19 18 13 Ret 17 9 18 11 0
25 Brazil César Ramos 24 Ret 17 Ret 16 10 17 13 23 15 DSQ 13 11 Ret Ret 16 0
26 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. 21 Ret 16 Ret 17 Ret 15 20 17 19 16 11 0
27 Brazil Pedro Enrique 20 14 18 16 14 20† 14 14 22 19 DSQ Ret 17 17 15 20 15 14 Ret 12 0
28 United Kingdom Nick Tandy 20 Ret Ret 15 18 17 18 Ret Ret 12 Ret DNS 0
29 Germany Kevin Mirocha Ret 15† 13 25 18 13 DNS DNS 0
30 France Tom Dillmann 24 22 21 14 19 Ret 15 Ret 0
31 Netherlands Carlo van Dam 18 Ret 19 19 16 18 0
32 France Alexandre Marsoin 25† Ret Ret Ret 0
guest drivers ineligible for championship points
Italy Mirko Bortolotti 17 3 0
Germany Tim Sandtler 16 9 12 11 0
Spain Víctor García 9 Ret 0
Germany Nico Monien 16 Ret 0
Italy Edoardo Mortara Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver HOC1
1

Germany
HOC1
2

Germany
LAU
1

Germany
LAU
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
ZAN
1

Netherlands
ZAN
2

Netherlands
OSC
1

Germany
OSC
2

Germany
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
BRH
1

United Kingdom
BRH
2

United Kingdom
CAT
1

Spain
CAT
2

Spain
DIJ
1

France
DIJ
2

France
HOC2
1

Germany
HOC2
2

Germany
Points
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.

  • Pole-winners in bold; race 1 pole-winners earn one point, except at Brands Hatch.
  • Drivers achieving fastest lap in italics. No points awarded.
  • 1 – Stefano Coletti was disqualified from the first race at the Norisring, due to a post-race altercation with Jules Bianchi. Coletti was excluded from the meeting, and no driver was awarded third place points.[36]

Team Standings[edit]

Pos Team HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
LAU
1

Germany
LAU
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
ZAN
1

Netherlands
ZAN
2

Netherlands
OSC
1

Germany
OSC
2

Germany
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
BRH
1

United Kingdom
BRH
2

United Kingdom
CAT
1

Spain
CAT
2

Spain
DIJ
1

France
DIJ
2

France
HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
Points
1 France ART Grand Prix 5 3 1 7 1 3 1 1 1 6 1 4 2 5 1 5 2 1 1 5 183
13 16 2 11 4 7 2 6 2 8 2 5 7 15 4 6 12 3 2 6
2 Germany Mücke Motorsport 3 2 5 1 2 1 3 2 4 1 4 1 3 2 2 2 1 4 6 4 163
7 6 8 3 6 16 8 4 5 4 7 2 4 3 6 4 6 5 7 14
3 France Signature 4 1 3 6 7 2 4 5 6 3 5 3 1 6 10 8 3 8 3 1 92
6 4 9 12 Ret 5 Ret 19 8 7 6 15 13 8 11 13 9 Ret 5 17
4 United Kingdom Manor Motorsport 2 10 6 2 5 8 14 11 3 5 12 13 9 11 9 16 5 2 4 12 42
20 14 17 16 14 10 17 13 23 15 18 Ret 11 17 15 20 15 14 Ret 13
5 Italy Prema Powerteam 1 5 10 17 11 9 16 12 7 2 9 10 16 9 7 3 10 Ret 9 9 25
9 12 15 21 Ret 19 20 18 15 12 21 Ret 20 Ret 12 11 19 Ret 10 Ret
6 France SG Formula 15 9 7 5 9 6 6 17 11 10 10 7 15 13 3 7 4 Ret 8 8 24
22 Ret 23 20 21 Ret Ret 21 21 23 25 19 18 14 5 10 13 Ret 13 Ret
7 Germany Motopark Academy 8 7 14 8 13 4 9 16 13 13 11 20 5 7 8 1 7 12 19 2 22
14 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 21 Ret 17 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 14 12 Ret 13 Ret 16
8 United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport 19 Ret 4 4 15 11 7 3 16 11 16 12 8 1 Ret 19 Ret 11 17 3 21
Ret Ret 21 15 Ret 18 10 8 22 16 23 17 10 16 Ret Ret Ret 15
9 Germany Kolles & Heinz Union 11 11 19 18 20 14 19 15 19 17 19 16 19 12 13 Ret 14 7 18 11 0
18 Ret DNS 19 Ret Ret Ret Ret 20 Ret 20 Ret Ret 19 Ret DNS 17 9 Ret Ret
10 Austria HBR Motorsport 21 15 13 25 17 13 15 20 18 19 17 11 15 Ret 0
Ret Ret 16 Ret 18 Ret DNS DNS 25 22 22 14
Pos Team HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
LAU
1

Germany
LAU
2

Germany
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
ZAN
1

Netherlands
ZAN
2

Netherlands
OSC
1

Germany
OSC
2

Germany
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
BRH
1

United Kingdom
BRH
2

United Kingdom
CAT
1

Spain
CAT
2

Spain
DIJ
1

France
DIJ
2

France
HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
Points

Nations Cup[edit]

Nation Points
1  France 155
2  Finland 108
3  United Kingdom 92
4  Germany 81
5  Spain 42
6  Mexico 26
7  Netherlands 20
8  Monaco 19
9  New Zealand 15
10   Switzerland 11
11  Italy 11
12  Lebanon 6
13  United States 6
14  Brazil 2

See also[edit]

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