2009 Formula BMW Americas season

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2009 Formula BMW Americas season
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The 2009 Formula BMW Americas season was the sixth and final season of the Formula BMW Americas series. The championship was contested over fourteen races at six meetings, supporting various series such as the World Touring Car Championship and the American Le Mans Series. Gabriel Chaves was the final series champion, having finished in the top three in all fourteen races.[1][2] The series was cancelled on July 31, 2009 as a result of a tough economic climate, which also led to the discontinuation of BMW's Formula One outfit.[3]

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 States EuroInternational 2 Colombia Gabriel Chaves All
5 Dominican Republic Daniel Vela R 1
France Olivier Lombard 2
9 Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho All
12 France Olivier Lombard 5
42 United States Michael Lewis R All
United States Euro Junior Team 5 Dominican Republic Daniel Vela R 3–6
6 France Wilson Philippe R All
Canada Jensen MotorSport 13 United States Barrett Mertins R All
24 Panama Freddy Zebede 1
Canada Autotecnica 14 Canada Alex Ellis R All
50 Canada Gianmarco Raimondo All
United States Team Apex 18 Brazil João Victor Horto R All
19 Colombia Martin Sala R All
20 Australia James Kovacic R All
United States Robali Motorsports 21 United States Robert Garcia R 1–4
Icon Class
R Rookie Cup

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 Mexico Autódromo Miguel E. Abed March 21 Colombia Gabriel Chaves Colombia Gabriel Chaves Colombia Gabriel Chaves United States EuroInternational
R2 March 22 Colombia Gabriel Chaves Canada Alex Ellis Colombia Gabriel Chaves United States EuroInternational
2 R1 United States Virginia International Raceway April 25 Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho United States EuroInternational
R2 April 26 Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho Colombia Gabriel Chaves Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho United States EuroInternational
3 R1 United States Miller Motorsports Park May 16 Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho United States EuroInternational
R2 May 17 Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho United States EuroInternational
R3 Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho United States EuroInternational
4 R1 United States Lime Rock Park July 18 Colombia Gabriel Chaves Australia James Kovacic Colombia Gabriel Chaves United States EuroInternational
R2 Canada Alex Ellis Australia James Kovacic Australia James Kovacic United States Team Apex
5 R1 United States Road America August 15 Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho Canada Alex Ellis Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho United States EuroInternational
R2 August 16 Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho Colombia Gabriel Chaves United States EuroInternational
R3 Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho France Wilson Philippe Colombia Gabriel Chaves United States EuroInternational
6 R1 Canada Mosport International Raceway August 29 Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Canada Autotecnica
R2 August 30 Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho Australia James Kovacic Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho United States EuroInternational

Standings[edit]

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PP
20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1
  • Pole position points are only awarded for races one and two of an event.
Pos Driver PUE
1

Mexico
PUE
2

Mexico
VIR
1

United States
VIR
2

United States
MMP
1

United States
MMP
2

United States
MMP
3

United States
LRP
1

United States
LRP
2

United States
ROA
1

United States
ROA
2

United States
ROA
3

United States
MOS
1

Canada
MOS
2

Canada
Pts
1 Colombia Gabriel Chaves 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 235
2 Brazil Giancarlo Vilarinho 2 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 8 5 1 10 Ret 3 1 187
3 Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Ret 2 4 3 3 4 3 2 3 3 DSQ Ret 1 3 143
4 United States Michael Lewis 4 8 Ret 5 4 2 4 DSQ 6 6 3 3 5 4 111
5 Australia James Kovacic 3 4 8 8 5 5 5 3 1 11 4 Ret Ret 5 102
6 Canada Alex Ellis 9 3 3 6 6 6 6 5 10 4 DSQ 2 4 DSQ 95
7 Brazil João Victor Horto 6 7 5 7 9 7 7 7 4 5 2 5 6 6 91
8 Dominican Republic Daniel Vela 5 5 7 DSQ 9 4 7 9 6 Ret 7 8 56
9 Colombia Martin Sala 7 Ret 6 4 8 10 11 6 Ret 8 7 7 9 7 54
10 France Wilson Philippe 10 9 7 9 12 9 8 DSQ 8 10 8 6 8 9 38
11 United States Barrett Mertins Ret DSQ 10 DSQ 11 8 10 9 9 Ret 9 8 10 10 19
12 Panama Freddy Zebede 8 6 9
13 United States Robert Garcia Ret 10 Ret 10 10 11 Ret Ret Ret 3
guest driver ineligible for points
France Olivier Lombard 9 DSQ 7 5 4 0
Pos Driver PUE
1

Mexico
PUE
2

Mexico
VIR
1

United States
VIR
2

United States
MMP
1

United States
MMP
2

United States
MMP
3

United States
LRP
1

United States
LRP
2

United States
ROA
1

United States
ROA
2

United States
ROA
3

United States
MOS
1

Canada
MOS
2

Canada
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap
R – Rookie Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giancarlo Vilarinho Wins Seventh Race, Michael Lewis Earns Rookie Championship.". bmw-motorsport.com (Formula BMW). 2009-08-31. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Formula BMW Americas 2009.". bmw-motorsport.com (Formula BMW). Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  3. ^ "Formula BMW Americas discontinued for 2010". Racer.com (Haymarket Publications). 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 

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