2010 British Formula Ford season

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The 2010 British Formula Ford season was the 35th season of the British Formula Ford Championship. It commenced on 5 April at Oulton Park's Easter Monday meeting and ended on 26 September at Brands Hatch after 10 rounds and 25 races, held in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Jamun Racing continued their recent domination of the championship, with Scott Pye securing the team's sixth successive drivers' championship. From the 25 races held during the season, Pye won twelve of them, claiming four fastest laps as well as equalling 2007 champion Callum MacLeod's record of 17 pole positions in a season, including pole positions in the last nine races. Pye, who had moved to the UK championship having previously been a multiple race-winner in Australian Formula Ford, came on top after a season-long battle with Cliff Dempsey Racing's Scott Malvern. Malvern, who had previously been a part of the Jamun team working as a mechanic for 2008 runner-up Tim Blanchard, won only two races during the season but with 22 top-five finishes, he outscored Pye by a solitary point on total scores. This consistency would eventually cost Malvern as a driver's worst two scores had to be dropped per the championship regulations.[1] Malvern had to drop 20 points from a twelfth place finish at Knockhill – slowed after a collision with Pye's Jamun team-mate Josh Hill – and a tenth place at Donington Park, whereas Pye did not have to drop points due to three retirements over the season – via first-lap incidents at Oulton Park and Knockhill, and a clash with Malvern at Donington – meaning that Pye emerged as champion by 19 points.

Daniel Cammish took third place in the championship standings, having started the season in Kevin Mills Racing's Spectrum and ended it as a twice race-winner, at the wheel of one of JTR's trio of Mygales. His team-mate Tio Ellinas finished the season fourth in the standings, taking three victories in his first season of car racing, having been selected via the Grand Prix Shootout programme. Hill, son of 1996 Formula One world champion Damon Hill, completed the top five placings, just seven points behind Ellinas with five victories; Ellinas moving ahead of Hill after victory in the final round of the season at Brands Hatch. The only other driver to win a race was Danish driver Dennis Lind, who won one of the races at the overseas round at Zandvoort, in support of the Formula 3 Masters race. Lind also won the end-of-season, non-championship Formula Ford Festival race.

Tristan Mingay won the Scholarship Class championship for older machinery, beating his only other full-season rival Luke Williams by 76 points. Both drivers won the class on eleven occasions, but with more finishes, Mingay held a comfortable margin and duly claimed the title with a race to spare. The other Grand Prix Shootout winner, Dani Domit finished third in the championship, taking a double win at Zandvoort before leaving the championship after the following round at Castle Combe. David Ellesley took the other victory during the season, at Oulton Park. Mygale held off Ray for the constructors' championship, Jamun Racing won the teams' championship comfortably, while Pye's results gave Australia the Nations Cup.

Drivers and teams[edit]

Team No Driver Class Chassis Rounds
United Kingdom Jamun Racing 0 United Kingdom Josh Hill[2] C Mygale SJ10 All
1 Australia Scott Pye[3] C Mygale SJ10 All
2 Netherlands Jeroen Slaghekke[4] C Mygale SJ10 All
3 Denmark Emil Bernstorff[3] C Mygale SJ10 All
United Kingdom Fluid Motorsport 5 United Kingdom Kieran Vernon[3] C Van Diemen DP08 1
6 United Kingdom James Tucker[5] C Van Diemen LA09 1–4
7 Finland Jesse Anttila[6] C Van Diemen DP08 1–2, 4, 7
Van Diemen LA08 6
20 Denmark Dennis Lind[7] C Van Diemen LA08 2–4
51 United Kingdom Garry Findlay G Van Diemen LA09 7
Van Diemen DP08 9
56 South Africa Ernie van der Walt G Van Diemen LA08 6
59 United Kingdom Andrew Richardson G Van Diemen DP08 9
United Kingdom Kevin Mills Racing 11 United Kingdom Daniel Cammish[8] C Spectrum 012 1–2
12 Sweden Milton Lundström[9] C Spectrum 011C 2
52 United Kingdom Marcus Allen G Spectrum 012 4
South Africa Brits Academy 13 France Philippe Layac[3] C Ray GR 09 1–2
United Kingdom Antel Motorsport 6–10
United Kingdom Juno
United Kingdom Century Motorsport
15 United Kingdom Jake Green[3] C Juno JA2010 1–2
39 United Kingdom David Ellesley C Juno JA2010 3
53 United Kingdom Chrissy Palmer G Juno JA2010 4
54 United Kingdom Nathan Freke G Juno JA2010 5
57 United Kingdom Chris Holmes G Juno JA2010 6
58 United Kingdom Tom Bradshaw G Juno JA2010 7–8, 10
United Kingdom Luke Williams Racing 17 United Kingdom Luke Williams[3] S Juno JA09 1–3, 6–10
United Kingdom Minister International 19 United Kingdom Dan de Zille[3] C Mygale SJ10 All
Republic of Ireland Cliff Dempsey Racing 21 Republic of Ireland Cormac O'Neill[10] C Ray GR 08 All
22 United Kingdom Scott Malvern[11] C Ray GR 10 All
United Kingdom DW Racing 23 United Kingdom Max McGuire[3] S Ray GR 08 1–2
United Kingdom Ray Sport 24 India Zaamin Jaffer[12] C Ray GR 10 All
42 United Kingdom Tristan Mingay[3] S Ray GR 09 1–3, 6–10
United Kingdom JTR 26 United Kingdom James Tucker C Mygale SJ09 5–10
27 United Kingdom Daniel Cammish C Mygale SJ09 3–10
28 Cyprus Tio Ellinas[13] C Mygale SJ09 All
29 Mexico Dani Domit[13] S Mygale SJ09 1–3
United Kingdom Harkesport 34 United Kingdom Adam Parsley[14] S Mygale SJ09 1
43 United Kingdom Ashley Grant S Mygale SJ09 5
44 United Kingdom Mark Harper[15] C Mygale SJ09 1, 4–5
United Kingdom Spirit Engineering 39 United Kingdom David Ellesley[16] S Spirit WL07 1
South Africa Brits Academy
Denmark Egebart Motorsport
48 Denmark Jesper Egebart[3] C Ray GR 08 1–3, 7
United Kingdom Mark Bailey Racing 51 United Kingdom Garry Findlay[17] G Spectrum 011C 2
Netherlands Geva Racing 55 Netherlands Pieter Schothorst G Mygale SJ10 6, 8, 10
61 3
67 Netherlands Jack Swinkels G Mygale SJ07 3
78 Netherlands Rogier Jongejans G Mygale SJ08 3
United Kingdom Enigma Motorsport
Finland LMS Racing
57 Finland Antti Buri[3] C Mygale SJ08 3–5
77 1–2, 6–10
United Kingdom Getem Racing 60 United Kingdom Jake Cook[18] C Mygale SJ07 1–8
Denmark Vestergard Racing 63 Denmark Nils Vestergard G Mygale SJ07 3
Finland Team Söderman Finland Sebastian Nummi[3] C Van Diemen LA08 1
66 Finland Ville Kivinen[3] C Van Diemen LA09 1
Denmark Fukamuni Racing 64 Denmark Christina Nielsen G Aquila FD01 3
71 Denmark Kean Kristensen G Aquila FD01 3
72 Denmark Martin Hanssen G Aquila FD01 3
Netherlands Provily Racing 65 Netherlands Michel Florie G Mygale SJ08 3
94 Netherlands Bas Schouten G Mygale SJ07 3
Netherlands Race2Win 66 Netherlands Jan Paul Van Dongen G Van Diemen DP06 3
Netherlands John's Racing 68 Netherlands Romain Desterq G Van Diemen DP07 3
Privateer 70 Denmark Niels Rytter G Ray GRS07 3
76 Denmark Frank Mortensen G Ray GRS07 3
77 Denmark Mikkel Johanssen G Van Diemen DP06 3
Icon Class
C Championship
S Scholarship
G Guest

Race calendar and results[edit]

The series supported the British Formula Three Championship/British GT Championship package at six rounds – Formula Three does not run at Knockhill – as well as supporting the British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park, the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters at Brands Hatch and being part of the Masters of Formula 3 meeting at Zandvoort. Castle Combe was a stand-alone event for the series, held mid-season.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 United Kingdom Oulton Park 3 April Australia Scott Pye Australia Scott Pye Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Jamun Racing
R2 5 April Australia Scott Pye Cyprus Tio Ellinas United Kingdom Scott Malvern Republic of Ireland Cliff Dempsey Racing
R3 Australia Scott Pye Australia Scott Pye
United Kingdom Scott Malvern
Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Jamun Racing
2 R1 United Kingdom Knockhill Racing Circuit 8 May United Kingdom Scott Malvern United Kingdom Scott Malvern United Kingdom Josh Hill United Kingdom Jamun Racing
R2 9 May United Kingdom Scott Malvern Australia Scott Pye Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Jamun Racing
R3 Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Scott Malvern Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Jamun Racing
3 R1 Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort 5 June United Kingdom Josh Hill Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom Daniel Cammish United Kingdom JTR
R2 6 June United Kingdom Josh Hill Denmark Dennis Lind Denmark Dennis Lind United Kingdom Fluid Motorsport
4 R1 United Kingdom Castle Combe Circuit 19 June Australia Scott Pye Cyprus Tio Ellinas Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Jamun Racing
R2 20 June Australia Scott Pye Denmark Emil Bernstorff Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Jamun Racing
5 R1 United Kingdom Rockingham Motor Speedway 17 July Cyprus Tio Ellinas Cyprus Tio Ellinas Cyprus Tio Ellinas United Kingdom JTR
R2 18 July Cyprus Tio Ellinas Cyprus Tio Ellinas Cyprus Tio Ellinas United Kingdom JTR
6 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 14 August Australia Scott Pye Denmark Emil Bernstorff Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Jamun Racing
R2 15 August Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Scott Malvern United Kingdom Scott Malvern Republic of Ireland Cliff Dempsey Racing
R3 United Kingdom Josh Hill Denmark Emil Bernstorff United Kingdom Josh Hill United Kingdom Jamun Racing
7 R1 United Kingdom Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit 29 August Denmark Emil Bernstorff United Kingdom Scott Malvern Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Jamun Racing
R2 30 August Australia Scott Pye Finland Antti Buri Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Jamun Racing
8 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch 4 September Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Josh Hill Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Jamun Racing
R2 5 September Australia Scott Pye Denmark Emil Bernstorff United Kingdom Josh Hill United Kingdom Jamun Racing
R3 Australia Scott Pye Denmark Emil Bernstorff Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Jamun Racing
9 R1 United Kingdom Donington Park 18 September Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Daniel Cammish United Kingdom Josh Hill United Kingdom Jamun Racing
R2 19 September Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Daniel Cammish United Kingdom Josh Hill United Kingdom Jamun Racing
R3 Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Dan de Zille United Kingdom Daniel Cammish United Kingdom JTR
10 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch 25 September Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Josh Hill Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Jamun Racing
R2 26 September Australia Scott Pye Australia Scott Pye Cyprus Tio Ellinas United Kingdom JTR

Championship standings[edit]

In the Championship Class, points were awarded on a 30-27-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-3-2 basis to the top fifteen classified drivers, with one point awarded to all other finishers.[1] In the Scholarship Class, points were awarded 30-27-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 basis.[1] An additional point was given to the driver – with the exception of Oulton Park race three, where Scott Pye and Scott Malvern were each given a point after setting identical fastest laps[19] – who set the fastest lap in each race, in both classes.[1] Each driver's best 23 scores counted towards the championship both in the Championship class and the Scholarship class.[1]

Championship Class[edit]

Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
KNO
United Kingdom
ZAN
Netherlands
CAS
United Kingdom
ROC
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
Total Drop Pts
1 Australia Scott Pye 1 Ret 1 Ret 1 1 10 14 1 1 3 3 1 4 2 1 1 1 2 1 5 3 Ret 1 2 581 581
2 United Kingdom Scott Malvern 2 1 2 2 12 3 3 2 2 3 4 5 2 1 4 3 4 5 5 6 4 10 2 4 3 582 20 562
3 United Kingdom Daniel Cammish 3 4 9 3 Ret 6 1 5 Ret 4 6 4 4 3 5 2 5 6 9 7 2 9 1 8 4 486 486
4 Cyprus Tio Ellinas 4 8 Ret 18 2 7 28 12 5 5 1 1 7 5 6 5 3 7 7 8 3 2 Ret 3 1 451 451
5 United Kingdom Josh Hill 6 Ret 6 1 Ret 2 Ret 11 3 2 8 7 3 2 1 Ret Ret 3 1 2 1 1 Ret 6 8 444 444
6 Finland Antti Buri 11 2 3 4 Ret 5 7 8 4 9 2 2 9 6 8 Ret 2 4 3 4 8 6 Ret 7 9 430 430
7 Denmark Emil Bernstorff DNS 14 11 7 8 Ret 8 6 Ret 8 9 9 8 9 3 7 10 2 4 3 7 4 7 5 6 370 370
8 United Kingdom Dan de Zille Ret Ret 12 10 3 12 13 16 7 10 7 18 12 12 12 9 8 8 6 5 Ret 11 11 2 Ret 272 272
9 Netherlands Jeroen Slaghekke 12 Ret 15 11 10 Ret 5 7 11 7 10 12 10 13 10 Ret 16 12 10 9 12 8 3 9 5 255 255
10 United Kingdom Jake Cook 7 6 7 5 5 Ret 2 Ret 8 Ret 5 6 5 7 13 DNS 11 10 11 12 247 247
11 United Kingdom James Tucker Ret 5 5 9 6 13 26 Ret 9 Ret 12 8 6 10 7 6 18 9 Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 10 7 236 236
12 Republic of Ireland Cormac O'Neill Ret DNS DNS 15 9 10 21 10 12 13 15 16 13 14 17 12 14 Ret 13 10 11 12 6 11 14 161 161
13 Finland Jesse Anttila Ret 11 4 8 4 Ret 14 11 11 8 9 8 7 150 150
14 France Philippe Layac 10 9 Ret 13 7 11 17 Ret 16 Ret 12 11 Ret 11 10 Ret 4 12 11 135 135
15 Denmark Dennis Lind 6 Ret 4 4 1 6 6 129 129
16 India Zaamin Jaffer Ret 15 Ret 17 Ret 15 17 17 16 Ret 13 14 DNS Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 14 9 Ret 5 15 13 101 101
17 Denmark Jesper Egebart Ret 10 8 12 Ret 8 18 13 11 9 88 88
18 United Kingdom Kieran Vernon 5 3 Ret 44 44
19 United Kingdom Jake Green 8 13 Ret 14 Ret Ret 23 23
20 Finland Sebastian Nummi 16 12 10 22 22
21 Sweden Milton Lundström 16 Ret 9 13 13
22 United Kingdom Mark Harper Ret Ret 17 Ret Ret 16 15 11 11
23 Finland Ville Kivinen 13 Ret 13 10 10
24 United Kingdom David Ellesley 23 18 7 7
Guest drivers ineligible for points
Netherlands Rogier Jongejans 6 3 0 0
United Kingdom Garry Findlay Ret Ret Ret 4 6 6 7 Ret 0 0
Denmark Nils Vestergard 9 4 0 0
United Kingdom Andrew Richardson 13 13 8 0 0
United Kingdom Tom Bradshaw Ret 13 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 0 0
Netherlands Pieter Schothorst 16 9 Ret 11 11 Ret EX EX 13 10 0 0
United Kingdom Chrissy Palmer 10 Ret 0 0
United Kingdom Nathan Freke 11 11 0 0
Netherlands Michel Florie 11 19 0 0
United Kingdom Marcus Allen 17 12 0 0
Denmark Kean Kristensen 12 20 0 0
United Kingdom Chris Holmes 14 17 18 0 0
South Africa Ernie van der Walt Ret Ret 14 0 0
Denmark Mikkel Johanssen 14 Ret 0 0
Netherlands Jack Swinkels 20 15 0 0
Netherlands Bas Schouten 15 22 0 0
Netherlands Jan Paul Van Dongen 19 24 0 0
Denmark Martin Hanssen Ret 23 0 0
Denmark Niels Rytter 25 29 0 0
Netherlands Romain Desterq 29 26 0 0
Denmark Frank Mortensen 27 27 0 0
Denmark Christina Nielsen Ret 28 0 0
Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
KNO
United Kingdom
ZAN
Netherlands
CAS
United Kingdom
ROC
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
Total Drop 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)

Scholarship Class[edit]

Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
KNO
United Kingdom
ZAN
Netherlands
CAS
United Kingdom
ROC
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
Pts
1 United Kingdom Tristan Mingay Ret DNS DNS 20 11 16 Ret 25 13 14 14 10 16 16 15 13 17 Ret DNS DNS 14 14 10 14 12 526
2 United Kingdom Luke Williams 9 7 Ret 8 Ret 14 24 Ret Ret 15 Ret 13 13 15 Ret Ret 15 13 12 13 Ret 15 9 Ret DNS 450
3 Mexico Dani Domit 14 Ret Ret 19 Ret 17 22 21 15 Ret 168
4 United Kingdom David Ellesley 15 16 14 81
5 United Kingdom Adam Parsley 17 17 18 70
6 United Kingdom Ashley Grant 17 17 51
7 United Kingdom Max McGuire Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret 18 49
Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
KNO
United Kingdom
ZAN
Netherlands
CAS
United Kingdom
ROC
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
Pts

Constructors[edit]

Constructor Points
1 Mygale 196
2 Ray 176
3 Juno 97
4 Van Diemen 91
5 Spectrum 36
6 Spirit 10

Teams[edit]

Team Points
1 United Kingdom Jamun Racing 1153
2 Republic of Ireland Cliff Dempsey Racing 993
3 United Kingdom Fluid Motorsport 527
4 United Kingdom Raysport 472
5 United Kingdom Minister International 408
6 United Kingdom Getem Racing 336
7 United Kingdom Century Motorsport 198
8 United Kingdom Kevin Mills Racing 162
9 Finland Team Söderman 72
10 United Kingdom DW Racing 16

Nations Cup[edit]

Nation Points
1  Australia 619
2  Denmark 581
3  Finland 562
4  Cyprus 552
5  Netherlands 460
6  Ireland 376
7  France 277
8  India 244
9  Mexico 90
10  Sweden 21

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