2010 Auto GP season

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2010 Auto GP season
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The 2010 Auto GP season was the twelfth season of the former Euroseries 3000, and the first under its new name "Auto GP".[1] The main sponsor of the series was PartyPoker.it.[2] The series used the same 550 bhp (410 kW) Lola B05/52 chassis that the A1 Grand Prix series used between 2005 and 2008.[3]

Despite missing the first two rounds of the season due to his commitments in the FIA GT1 World Championship, DAMS driver Romain Grosjean claimed the championship title, taking four victories and seven podiums in total from the eight races he contested. DAMS drivers also took second and third places in the championship standings, as consistent finishes for Edoardo Piscopo and Duncan Tappy – neither driver won any of the races held – helped them into their final placings. Five other drivers took race victories over the season, with Carlos Iaconelli taking three – all in sprint races – but poor placings in the championship's feature races restricted him to only seventh place; Luca Filippi took two, with single victories each for Adrien Tambay, Julian Leal and Vladimir Arabadzhiev.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Driver Rounds
France DAMS[4] 1 United Kingdom Duncan Tappy[5] All
2 Bulgaria Vladimir Arabadzhiev[6] 1
Italy Fabrizio Crestani[7] 2
France Romain Grosjean[8] 3–6
3 Italy Edoardo Piscopo[9] All
Czech Republic Charouz-Gravity Racing[10] 4 Czech Republic Tomáš Kostka[11] 1
Monaco Stefano Coletti[7] 2
Switzerland Natacha Gachnang[12] 3, 5–6
Argentina Esteban Guerrieri[13] 4
5 Austria Walter Grubmüller[10] 1–3
United Kingdom Alexander Sims[14] 5–6
6 Czech Republic Jan Charouz[10] All
7 France Adrien Tambay[15] All
United Kingdom Super Nova Racing[16] 8 New Zealand Jonny Reid[17] All
9 Italy Giorgio Pantano[17] 1–3
United States Jake Rosenzweig[13] 4
Italy Luca Filippi[14] 5–6
Italy Trident Racing[18] 10 Colombia Julian Leal[19] All
11 South Africa Adrian Zaugg[20] 1
Italy Federico Leo[21] 2, 6
Italy Fabrizio Crestani[22] 3–4
Italy RP Motorsport[23] 12 Spain Celso Míguez[24] 1–4
Italy Giacomo Ricci[25] 5
Italy Davide Valsecchi[21] 6
14 Italy Stefano Bizzarri[26] All
Italy Team Lazarus[27] 15 Italy Fabio Onidi[28] All
Italy Euronova Racing[29] 19 Italy Luca Filippi[30] 1–3
Italy Giorgio Pantano[13] 4
Italy Durango[31] 20 Italy Giuseppe Cipriani[21] 6
21 Brazil Carlos Iaconelli[11] All
Italy Ombra Racing 22 Italy Giorgio Pantano[32] 6

Calendar[edit]

Testing schedule[edit]

A two-day test was held over November 17–18 at the Autodromo dell'Umbria in Magione, giving drivers 30 laps at the wheel of the series' Lola B05/52.[33] As this was so, timing was recorded unofficially.[34] It was later revealed in a feature of British motorsport magazine Autosport, that Marcos Martínez unofficially recorded the fastest lap of the test, with a lap of 1:04.2 for the 1.558 mi (2.507 km) circuit.[35]

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Country Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Supporting
1 R1 Masaryk Circuit, Brno[36]  Czech Republic 24 April New Zealand Jonny Reid Italy Luca Filippi Italy Luca Filippi Italy Euronova Racing Stand-alone event
R2 25 April Italy Luca Filippi Bulgaria Vladimir Arabadzhiev France DAMS
2 R1 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola  Italy 22 May Italy Luca Filippi Italy Giorgio Pantano France Adrien Tambay Czech Republic Charouz-Gravity Racing International GT Open
R2 23 May Brazil Carlos Iaconelli Brazil Carlos Iaconelli Italy Durango
3 R1 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 26 June France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France DAMS International GT Open
R2 27 June France Romain Grosjean Brazil Carlos Iaconelli Italy Durango
4 R1 Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours  France 10 July France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France DAMS International GT Open
R2 11 July France Adrien Tambay Brazil Carlos Iaconelli Italy Durango
5 R1 Circuito de Navarra, Los Arcos[37]  Spain 25 September Colombia Julian Leal Colombia Julian Leal Colombia Julian Leal Italy Trident Racing Spanish GT Championship
R2 26 September Italy Edoardo Piscopo France Romain Grosjean France DAMS
6 R1 Autodromo Nazionale Monza  Italy 2 October France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France DAMS International GT Open
R2 3 October Italy Luca Filippi Italy Luca Filippi United Kingdom Super Nova Racing

Championship standings[edit]

  • Points for both championships were awarded as follows:
Race
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th 
Race One 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
Race Two 6 5 4 3 2 1

In addition:

  • One point will be awarded for Pole position for Race One
  • One point will be awarded for fastest lap in each race

Drivers' standings[edit]

Pos Driver BRN
Czech Republic
IMO
Italy
SPA
Belgium
MAG
France
NAV
Spain
MON
Italy
Points
1 France Romain Grosjean 1 2 1 Ret 3 1 1 3 58
2 Italy Edoardo Piscopo 2 3 2 Ret 6 4 7 3 2 10 10 6 42
3 United Kingdom Duncan Tappy 5 11 4 3 Ret 9 2 4 4 4 4 11 37
4 Czech Republic Jan Charouz 4 6 Ret 6 5 3 5 2 9 3 6 2 36
5 Italy Luca Filippi 1 13 12 Ret 2 5 7 Ret 7 1 34
6 France Adrien Tambay 6 Ret 1 4 Ret 10 14 10 Ret 5 2 5 29
7 Brazil Carlos Iaconelli Ret 8 6 1 8 1 8 1 DSQ 9 13 Ret 24
8 Italy Fabio Onidi 3 Ret 3 Ret 9 12 3 Ret 12 8 3 9 24
9 Colombia Julian Leal 10 4 Ret 8 7 Ret 9 7 1 Ret 8 4 21
10 New Zealand Jonny Reid 13 7 5 Ret 4 7 10 6 5 6 Ret 14 16
11 Bulgaria Vladimir Arabadzhiev 7 1 8
12 Italy Giacomo Ricci 6 2 8
13 Italy Giorgio Pantano Ret 9 11 9 3 6 13 11 12 Ret 8
14 Spain Celso Míguez 11 10 8 2 10 Ret 11 8 6
15 South Africa Adrian Zaugg 8 2 6
16 Italy Federico Leo 9 5 5 7 6
17 United States Jake Rosenzweig 4 12 5
18 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri 6 5 5
19 Austria Walter Grubmüller 9 5 Ret Ret DNS DNS 2
20 Monaco Stefano Coletti 7 Ret 2
21 Switzerland Natacha Gachnang 12 11 8 7 15 10 1
22 Italy Fabrizio Crestani Ret 7 11 8 DNS DNS 0
23 Italy Davide Valsecchi 11 8 0
24 Italy Stefano Bizzarri 12 12 10 10 13 Ret 12 9 10 11 14 12 0
25 United Kingdom Alexander Sims 11 Ret 9 15 0
26 Italy Giuseppe Cipriani 16 13 0
Czech Republic Tomáš Kostka DNS DNS 0
Pos Driver BRN
Czech Republic
IMO
Italy
SPA
Belgium
MAG
France
NAV
Spain
MON
Italy
Points
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
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole for Race One
Italics – Fastest Lap

Teams' standings[edit]

Pos Team Car BRN
Czech Republic
IMO
Italy
SPA
Belgium
MAG
France
NAV
Spain
MON
Italy
Points
1 France DAMS A 2 1 2 3 1 2 1 3 2 1 1 3 135
B 5 3 4 7 6 4 2 4 3 4 4 6
2 Czech Republic Charouz-Gravity Racing A 4 5 1 4 5 3 5 2 8 3 2 2 74
B 6 6 7 6 12 10 6 5 9 5 6 5
3 United Kingdom Super Nova Racing A 13 7 5 9 3 6 4 6 5 6 7 1 40
B Ret 9 11 Ret 4 7 10 12 7 Ret Ret 14
4 Italy Trident Racing A 8 2 9 5 7 8 9 7 1 Ret 5 4 33
B 10 4 Ret 8 11 Ret DNS DNS 8 7
5 Italy Durango A Ret 8 6 1 8 1 8 1 DSQ 9 13 13 24
B 16 Ret
6 Italy Team Lazarus A 3 Ret 3 Ret 9 12 3 Ret 12 8 3 9 24
7 Italy Euronova Racing A 1 13 12 Ret 2 5 13 11 23
8 Italy RP Motorsport A 11 10 8 2 10 Ret 11 8 6 2 11 8 14
B 12 12 10 10 13 Ret 12 9 10 11 14 12
9 Italy Ombra Racing A 12 Ret 0
Pos Team Car BRN
Czech Republic
IMO
Italy
SPA
Belgium
MAG
France
NAV
Spain
MON
Italy
Points

References[edit]

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