2010 Formula BMW Europe season

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2010 Formula BMW Europe season
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The 2010 Formula BMW Europe season was the third and final season of the Formula BMW Europe championship. The championship began on May 8 at Barcelona and finished on September 12 at Monza. The series was axed at the end of the season, in favour of a new Formula BMW Talent Cup starting in 2011.[1]

The season was dominated by two drivers in their second season of competing in the championship, Robin Frijns of Josef Kaufmann Racing and Jack Harvey of Fortec Motorsport. Heading into the final round at Monza, Harvey held a seven-point lead over Frijns, but after taking pole position for both races, Harvey's chances took a hit after Javier Tarancón tried to outbrake him into the final corner and collided with him. Frijns won the race, and then a third place for him in the final race to Harvey's victory allowed the Kaufmann driver to claim the championship by eleven points, despite taking six wins to Harvey's seven, with both drivers taking thirteen podiums.

Third place was just as hotly contested, between Mücke Motorsport's Timmy Hansen and EuroInternational's Carlos Sainz, Jr. which like the main championship battle, was not settled until the final rounds of the season. Hansen, the son of multiple championship-winning rallycross driver Kenneth, had finished thirteenth in the previous season due to his team being disqualified from two meetings due to a technical infringement, but improved in his second season in the class which included a victory at Hockenheim. Sainz, the son of former double World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz, finished thirteen points behind in fourth having taken a single victory during the season, winning at Silverstone. The season's other victory was taken by Tarancón at Spa-Francorchamps en route to a fifth place championship finish. The Teams' Championship was won by Josef Kaufmann Racing ahead of Fortec Motorsport.

Teams and drivers[edit]

  • The entry list for the series was released on March 2, 2010.[2] All cars were Mygale FB02 chassis powered by BMW engines. Guest drivers in italics.
Team No Driver Class Rounds
Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing 4 Netherlands Robin Frijns[3] All
5 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk[3] R All
6 Finland Petri Suvanto[3] R All
Germany Mücke Motorsport 7 Poland Maciej Bernacik[4] R All
8 Sweden Timmy Hansen[5] All
United States EuroInternational 11 Russia Daniil Kvyat[6] R All
12 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr.[6] R All
14 United States Michael Lewis[2] All
France DAMS 15 Spain Javier Tarancón[7] All
16 Indonesia Dustin Sofyan[8] 5
United Kingdom Luciano Bacheta[9] 7–8
17 Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas[2] 1–6
Indonesia Dustin Sofyan[10] 8
Germany Eifelland Racing 18 Argentina Facundo Regalia[11] All
19 France Côme Ledogar[12] All
20 Austria Marc Coleselli[12] R All
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 24 United Kingdom Jack Harvey[13] All
25 Greece George Katsinis[2] All
26 Switzerland Christof von Grünigen[14] All
Icon Class
R Rookie Cup

Calendar[edit]

  • The calendar for the 2010 season was announced on December 17, 2009.[15]
Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team Supporting
1 R1 Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Montmeló 8 May United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport Spanish Grand Prix
R2 9 May United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Jack Harvey Netherlands Robin Frijns Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
2 R1 Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort 5 June Sweden Timmy Hansen United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport Masters of Formula 3
R2 6 June United Kingdom Jack Harvey Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Netherlands Robin Frijns Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
3 R1 Spain Valencia Street Circuit 26 June United Kingdom Jack Harvey Netherlands Robin Frijns United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport European Grand Prix
R2 27 June United Kingdom Jack Harvey Spain Javier Tarancón United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport
4 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 10 July Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport British Grand Prix
R2 11 July Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United States EuroInternational
5 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 24 July Netherlands Robin Frijns United Kingdom Jack Harvey Sweden Timmy Hansen Germany Mücke Motorsport German Grand Prix
R2 25 July Netherlands Robin Frijns United Kingdom Jack Harvey Netherlands Robin Frijns Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
6 R1 Hungary Hungaroring, Mogyoród 31 July Netherlands Robin Frijns Netherlands Robin Frijns Netherlands Robin Frijns Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing Hungarian Grand Prix
R2 1 August United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport
7 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 28 August France Côme Ledogar Spain Javier Tarancón Spain Javier Tarancón France DAMS Belgian Grand Prix
R2 29 August France Côme Ledogar Netherlands Robin Frijns Netherlands Robin Frijns Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
8 R1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 11 September United Kingdom Jack Harvey Sweden Timmy Hansen Netherlands Robin Frijns Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing Italian Grand Prix
R2 12 September United Kingdom Jack Harvey Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport

Standings[edit]

Drivers[edit]

  • Points were awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 PP
30 24 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
Pos Driver CAT
Spain
ZAN
Netherlands
VAL
Spain
SIL
United Kingdom
HOC
Germany
HUN
Hungary
SPA
Belgium
MNZ
Italy
Pts
1 Netherlands Robin Frijns Ret 1 4 1 4 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 383
2 United Kingdom Jack Harvey 1 3 1 9 1 1 1 3 3 2 2 1 3 4 Ret 1 372
3 Sweden Timmy Hansen 2 2 3 4 Ret 6 4 15 1 7 Ret 4 5 6 4 8 240
4 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 3 6 5 2 7 10 3 1 11 6 4 3 Ret Ret 8 6 227
5 Spain Javier Tarancón 4 5 7 12 3 4 15 7 8 8 8 Ret 1 2 Ret 10 193
6 France Côme Ledogar 13 9 6 3 8 Ret 12 14 4 5 5 6 7 3 2 12 188
7 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk 10 11 Ret 5 10 11 9 10 6 3 10 5 4 7 3 5 176
8 Argentina Facundo Regalia 7 4 2 7 6 5 5 4 Ret 9 9 9 Ret 12 Ret 7 172
9 Greece George Katsinis 5 7 13 Ret 5 7 11 5 7 10 3 10 9 8 Ret Ret 139
10 Russia Daniil Kvyat 9 10 11 Ret Ret 8 14 11 5 4 6 Ret 6 5 Ret 2 138
11 Finland Petri Suvanto 11 12 12 6 Ret 13 8 6 Ret 16 14 7 10 9 9 9 100
12 Poland Maciej Bernacik 12 13 8 11 11 9 13 12 9 12 11 8 13† 10 6 11 99
13 Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 3 6 8 10 14 7 Ret 88
14 United States Michael Lewis 14 8 9 10 9 15 10 9 14 11 15 11 Ret 11 5 Ret 83
15 Switzerland Christof von Grünigen 6 14 10 8 12 14 16 13 13 13 12 12 12 Ret 10 Ret 66
16 Austria Marc Coleselli 8 Ret Ret DNS Ret 12 7 16 12 15 13 DSQ 8 13 7 Ret 59
Guest drivers ineligible for championship points
United Kingdom Luciano Bacheta 11 Ret Ret 4 0
Indonesia Dustin Sofyan 15 Ret Ret DNS 0
Pos Driver CAT
Spain
ZAN
Netherlands
VAL
Spain
SIL
United Kingdom
HOC
Germany
HUN
Hungary
SPA
Belgium
MNZ
Italy
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)

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.

Teams[edit]

Team Points
1 Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing 656
2 United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 559
3 United States EuroInternational 446
4 Germany Eifelland Racing 417
5 Germany Mücke Motorsport 338
6 France DAMS 281

References[edit]

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  9. ^ Caruccio, Antonio (2010-08-27). "Prima pole di Ledogar". ItaliaRacing.net (in Italian) (Inpagina). Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
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  11. ^ "Facu Regalia signs with Eifelland Racing for 2010". Facundo Regalia (Diseño Integral Web S.L.). 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  12. ^ a b "Facu Regalía corerrá este año en la Fórmula BMW Europea con el equipo Eifelland Racing.". sportmotor.com.ar (CDEP). 2010-02-04. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
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  14. ^ "Sainz tops Silverstone test". motorstv.com (Motors TV). 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  15. ^ "2010 Formula BMW Europe Calendar.". bmw-motorsport.com (Formula BMW). 2009-12-17. Archived from the original on 9 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 

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