2010 Formula Palmer Audi season

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The 2010 Formula Palmer Audi season was the thirteenth and final Formula Palmer Audi season. It began at Brands Hatch on May 8 and finished at Silverstone Circuit on October 17. It consisted of twenty rounds, all held in England. The champion driver received a £100,000 scholarship prize, double last year's prize money, towards a drive in the 2011 FIA Formula Two Championship. On top of that, the top six finishers in the final drivers' standings were all granted an official Formula Two test.[1]

The scholarship prize went to Nigel Moore, as he overhauled the long-time leader of the championship Maxime Jousse on dropped scores; Jousse having scored four more points than Moore on overall scores. Whereas Moore could drop two retirements for no points loss, Jousse had to drop a finish of seventh place along with a retirement and turned a four-point advantage into a nine-point deficit to Moore, having won six races to Moore's three. Third place went to Spanish driver Ramón Piñeiro, having taken four wins in the last seven races of the season to enable him to move him up from sixth to his eventual placing of third. Kieran Vernon and José Alonso Liste battled over fourth place, with Vernon coming out on top by two points after his third win of the season – to go with his double at the second Brands Hatch meeting – in the series' final race at Silverstone, ahead of Alonso Liste. Other winners during the season were Melroy Heemskerk at the first Brands Hatch meeting, Max Snegirev at Croft and Jordan Williams, who won at Snetterton before an accident with Jousse in the next race left him without funds to complete the season.

In November 2010, series boss Jonathan Palmer announced the end of the series with the series' chassis being dismantled for use in other areas of the MotorSport Vision organisation.[2]

Driver lineup[edit]

Car # Driver Sponsor(s) Rounds
2 United Kingdom Howard Fuller[3] Powerchex All
3 France Vincent Beltoise[4] Pole Mechanique All
4 Italy Tommaso Menchini[5] AMP 1–2, 4
5 France Maxime Jousse[6] Warson Motors All
6 United Kingdom Nigel Moore[7] Ginetta All
7 Netherlands Melroy Heemskerk[4] ORANJEDAK 1–5
8 United Kingdom James Thorp[4] ARCOROC 1–4
9 Italy Giuseppe Cipriani[5] 1–5, 7
10 Italy Luca Orlandi[5] Super 5 Wipes All
11 United Kingdom Ash Davies[4] H2O Networks All
12 Germany Thiemo Storz[8] 4
14 Argentina Jorge Pescador[9] Luis Pescador 1
15 Spain Ramón Piñeiro[4] Caja Madrid All
16 United Kingdom Aaron Steele[10] 1
17 United Kingdom Jordan Williams[4] Willy's Ice Cream / Lanhydrock Golf Club 1–2
18 United Kingdom Callum Holland[11] Irisguard 2–7
19 United Kingdom Tom Ashton[11] R Ashton & Son Ltd 2
20 Russia Max Snegirev[12] Klaxon 6–7
21 France Florian Le Roux[13] 2wcl 7
24 Spain Toni Alarcon[13] Santander 7
25 Spain Victor Jimenez[8] 4–7
26 Spain José Alonso Liste[5] Kentes All
28 United Kingdom Kieran Vernon[5] All
39 United Kingdom Matt Bell[4] AES 1
42 United Kingdom Jordan King[13] Hugo Boss 7
44 United Kingdom Mark Powell[14] FutureWorld 3, 5

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver
1 R1 Brands Hatch Indy May 9 Argentina Jorge Pescador Spain José Alonso Liste Netherlands Melroy Heemskerk
R2 France Maxime Jousse Spain José Alonso Liste France Maxime Jousse
R3 France Maxime Jousse France Maxime Jousse France Maxime Jousse
2 R1 Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit June 26 United Kingdom Nigel Moore Netherlands Melroy Heemskerk United Kingdom Jordan Williams
R2 United Kingdom Nigel Moore France Maxime Jousse France Maxime Jousse
R3 June 27 France Maxime Jousse France Maxime Jousse France Maxime Jousse
R4 France Maxime Jousse France Maxime Jousse France Maxime Jousse
3 R1 Oulton Park July 24 United Kingdom Nigel Moore France Maxime Jousse United Kingdom Nigel Moore
R2 United Kingdom Nigel Moore France Maxime Jousse France Maxime Jousse
4 R1 Rockingham Motor Speedway August 28 Spain José Alonso Liste Germany Thiemo Storz United Kingdom Nigel Moore
R2 Spain José Alonso Liste Spain José Alonso Liste Spain José Alonso Liste
5 R1 Brands Hatch GP September 26 United Kingdom Kieran Vernon United Kingdom Kieran Vernon United Kingdom Kieran Vernon
R2 United Kingdom Kieran Vernon United Kingdom Kieran Vernon United Kingdom Kieran Vernon
6 R1 Croft Circuit October 9 Spain Ramón Piñeiro United Kingdom Callum Holland Spain Ramón Piñeiro
R2 October 10 Spain José Alonso Liste Spain José Alonso Liste Spain Ramón Piñeiro
R3 United Kingdom Callum Holland United Kingdom Callum Holland Russia Max Snegirev
7 R1 Silverstone National October 16 United Kingdom Jordan King Spain Ramón Piñeiro Spain Ramón Piñeiro
R2 Spain Ramón Piñeiro Spain Ramón Piñeiro Spain Ramón Piñeiro
R3 October 17 United Kingdom Nigel Moore Spain José Alonso Liste United Kingdom Nigel Moore
R4 Spain José Alonso Liste Spain José Alonso Liste United Kingdom Kieran Vernon

Championship standings[edit]

Pos Driver BRH SNE OUL ROC BRH CRO SIL Total Drop Points
1 United Kingdom Nigel Moore 3 2 2 2 2 4 Ret 1 Ret 1 2 6 4 2 4 4 2 2 1 4 344 344
2 France Maxime Jousse 5 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 1 6 6 3 6 7 3 6 5 4 5 Ret 348 13 335
3 Spain Ramón Piñeiro 2 3 8 5 3 11 4 Ret 2 Ret 7 2 3 1 1 7 1 1 3 6 320 320
4 United Kingdom Kieran Vernon 6 7 6 8 7 Ret 5 4 4 3 3 1 1 3 6 9 4 5 4 1 311 11 300
5 Spain José Alonso Liste 11 4 4 6 8 3 3 5 3 7 1 8 5 5 2 2 6 3 Ret 2 307 9 298
6 France Vincent Beltoise NC 5 13 4 4 5 7 3 6 5 4 5 10 4 7 5 7 Ret 9 8 250 250
7 United Kingdom Howard Fuller 8 10 9 14 6 7 14 7 12 8 8 9 8 Ret 8 10 12 6 7 7 210 6 204
8 Netherlands Melroy Heemskerk 1 Ret 5 7 5 2 2 6 5 4 5 4 2 203 203
9 United Kingdom Callum Holland 9 14 8 6 11 9 10 11 7 7 6 Ret 3 8 8 6 5 193 193
10 United Kingdom Ash Davies Ret 11 10 13 11 12 12 8 8 12 Ret 10 9 9 9 8 10 9 11 10 178 178
11 Italy Giuseppe Cipriani Ret 16 Ret 11 9 6 11 9 7 14 9 12 12 9 7 8 11 149 149
12 Italy Luca Orlandi Ret 14 14 16 12 14 13 12 Ret 15 13 11 Ret 8 10 11 14 13 13 13 124 124
13 Russia Max Snegirev 10 5 1 3 11 10 3 104 104
14 United Kingdom James Thorp 10 13 15 10 Ret 10 8 10 10 11 10 93 93
15 United Kingdom Jordan Williams 4 8 7 1 DNS 9 10 86 86
16 Spain Victor Jimenez 13 12 13 13 Ret 11 12 13 10 14 12 77 77
17 United Kingdom Aaron Steele 7 6 3 45 45
18 Italy Tommaso Menchini Ret 15 Ret 15 13 13 Ret 9 14 41 41
19 Spain Toni Alarcon 11 14 12 9 34 34
20 United Kingdom Matt Bell 9 9 11 31 31
21 United Kingdom Mark Powell 13 11 14 11 31 31
22 United Kingdom Tom Ashton 12 10 Ret 9 29 29
23 United Kingdom Jordan King NC Ret 2 Ret 20 20
24 Germany Thiemo Storz 2 Ret 20 20
25 France Florian Le Roux Ret 12 15 14 19 19
26 Argentina Jorge Pescador Ret 12 12 16 16
Pos Driver BRH SNE OUL ROC BRH CRO SIL Total Drop 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

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th
Points 24 20 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "£100,000 F2 scholarship prize for 2010 FPA Champion". Formula Palmer Audi (MotorSport Vision). 2010-01-08. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Jonathan Palmer pays tribute to Formula Palmer Audi". Formula Palmer Audi (MotorSport Vision). 19 November 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Howard Fuller returns for second FPA season". Formula Palmer Audi (MotorSport Vision). 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
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  5. ^ a b c d e "Alonso Liste heads opening session of season". Formula Palmer Audi (MotorSport Vision). 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  6. ^ "Maxime Jousse returns for FPA title tilt". Formula Palmer Audi (MotorSport Vision). 2010-03-22. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  7. ^ Turner, Kevin (ed.) (2010-03-11). "Moore heads to Palmer Audi". Autosport (Haymarket Publications) 199 (10): p. 84. 
  8. ^ a b "Thiemo Storz and Victor Jimenez gear up for FPA debut". Formula Palmer Audi (MotorSport Vision). 2010-08-25. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  9. ^ "Jorge Pescador enjoys maiden FPA run". Formula Palmer Audi (MotorSport Vision). 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  10. ^ Hornsby, Tom (2010-04-14). "Steele rejoins eyeing F2 chance". motorstv.com (Motors TV). Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  11. ^ a b "Williams wins Snetterton opener". Formula Palmer Audi (MotorSport Vision). 2010-06-26. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  12. ^ "FPA gears up for Croft showdown". Formula Palmer Audi (MotorSport Vision). 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
  13. ^ a b c "Jordan King to make FPA bow at Silverstone". Formula Palmer Audi (MotorSport Vision). 2010-10-16. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  14. ^ "Formula Palmer Audi: Race 5 – Classification" (PDF). Formula Palmer Audi. MotorSport Vision; Timing Solutions Limited. 2010-07-24. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  15. ^ "2010 Formula Palmer Audi calendar confirmed". Formula Palmer Audi (MotorSport Vision). 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 

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