2010 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season

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2010 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season
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The 2010 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season was the sixth season of the single–seater category. It began at the Ciudad del Motor de Aragón in Spain on 17 April, and ended at Circuit de Catalunya, also in Spain, on 10 October.

The Drivers' championship was won by Carlin's Mikhail Aleshin after a last–race title decider with Tech 1 Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo. The Russian claimed the title by just two points after both drivers entered the final race level on 128 points each. He received his prize Renault F1 drive on the first day of the young driver test held at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi on 16 November.[1] Tech 1 Racing won the Teams' championship from Czech squad ISR Racing.

It was due to be the final season for the current Dallara chassis, which was due to be replaced by a new car, developed by Renault Sport Technologies, in time for the 2011 season.[2] However, the series has extended the lifespan of the current car into the 2011 season to "avoid placing undue financial pressures on teams in the prevalent tough market conditions".[3]

Regulation changes[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • The engines were re–tuned from 8,200 RPM to 8,500 RPM.[4]
  • Boost control was banned.[4]

Sporting[edit]

  • The duration of the two Friday practice sessions was increased from 60 minutes to 75 minutes each.[4]
  • The grid for the second race was no longer decided using the reverse grid and SuperPole system. Each meeting (with the exception of Monaco) now featured two 30–minute qualifying sessions and two races of 44 minutes + one lap.[4]
  • During the Saturday of each meeting, the cars raced in a "light-aerodynamic" configuration, which was defined by Renault Sport Technologies.[4]

Teams and drivers[edit]

R = Series rookie for 2010

Team No. Driver Status Rounds
Spain International DracoRacing 1 France Nathanaël Berthon[5] R All
2 Colombia Omar Leal[6] All
United Kingdom Carlin[7] 3 Russia Mikhail Aleshin[8] All
4 United States Jake Rosenzweig[9] R All
United Kingdom P1 Motorsport 5 Austria Walter Grubmüller[10] R All
6 Czech Republic Jan Charouz[10] R 1–7, 9
New Zealand Brendon Hartley[11][12] 8
France Tech 1 Racing 7 1–6
France Jean-Éric Vergne[13] R 7–9
8 Australia Daniel Ricciardo[11] R All
Malaysia Junior Lotus Racing[14] 9 Russia Daniil Move[15] 1–8
United Kingdom Dean Stoneman[16] R 9
10 France Nelson Panciatici[17] R All
Spain Pons Racing 11 Italy Federico Leo[18] All
12 Italy Daniel Zampieri[19] R All
Spain Epsilon Euskadi 15 Spain Albert Costa[20] R All
16 Japan Keisuke Kunimoto[20] All
United Kingdom Comtec Racing 17 United Kingdom Greg Mansell[21] All
18 Monaco Stefano Coletti[22] R All
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport[23] 23 Estonia Sten Pentus[24] All
24 United Kingdom Jon Lancaster[25] All
Czech Republic ISR Racing[26] 25 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri[27] 1–2, 4–5, 7–9
United States Alexander Rossi[28] R 3
26 Czech Republic Filip Salaquarda[29] 1–5, 7–9
Russia KMP Racing[30] 27 Russia Anton Nebylitskiy[31] All
28 Spain Víctor García[32] R All
Austria FHV Interwetten.com 29 Spain Bruno Méndez[27] R 1–8
Mexico Salvador Durán[33] 9
30 Spain Sergio Canamasas[27] R All

Driver changes[edit]

Changed Teams
Entering/Re-Entering FR3.5
Leaving FR3.5

Team changes[edit]

Race calenda and results[edit]

The calendar for the 2010 season was announced on 25 October 2009, the last day of the 2009 season.[36] Eight of the nine rounds formed meetings of the 2010 World Series by Renault season, with an additional round in support of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Rookie Winner
1 R1 Spain Ciudad del Motor de Aragón, Alcañiz 17 April Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Daniel Zampieri Russia Mikhail Aleshin United Kingdom Carlin Italy Daniel Zampieri
R2 18 April Australia Daniel Ricciardo Estonia Sten Pentus Estonia Sten Pentus United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport Australia Daniel Ricciardo
2 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 1 May Russia Mikhail Aleshin New Zealand Brendon Hartley Russia Mikhail Aleshin United Kingdom Carlin Monaco Stefano Coletti
R2 2 May United States Jake Rosenzweig Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Czech Republic ISR Racing Italy Daniel Zampieri
3 R1 Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 16 May Australia Daniel Ricciardo New Zealand Brendon Hartley Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Tech 1 Racing Australia Daniel Ricciardo
4 R1 Czech Republic Masaryk Circuit, Brno 5 June Czech Republic Filip Salaquarda Russia Mikhail Aleshin Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Czech Republic ISR Racing Czech Republic Jan Charouz
R2 6 June Czech Republic Filip Salaquarda Australia Daniel Ricciardo Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Czech Republic ISR Racing France Nathanaël Berthon
5 R1 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 19 June Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Estonia Sten Pentus Russia Mikhail Aleshin United Kingdom Carlin Monaco Stefano Coletti
R2 20 June Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Nathanaël Berthon Spain International DracoRacing France Nathanaël Berthon
6 R1 Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest 3 July Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Tech 1 Racing Australia Daniel Ricciardo
R2 4 July Estonia Sten Pentus Russia Mikhail Aleshin Estonia Sten Pentus United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport Spain Albert Costa
7 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 4 September Australia Daniel Ricciardo Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Tech 1 Racing Australia Daniel Ricciardo
R2 5 September Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Czech Republic ISR Racing Monaco Stefano Coletti
8 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 18 September United Kingdom Jon Lancaster United Kingdom Jon Lancaster France Jean-Éric Vergne France Tech 1 Racing France Jean-Éric Vergne
R2 19 September Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom Jon Lancaster Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Czech Republic ISR Racing Australia Daniel Ricciardo
9 R1 Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 9 October Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Tech 1 Racing Australia Daniel Ricciardo
R2 10 October Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Czech Republic ISR Racing France Jean-Éric Vergne

Season results[edit]

  • Points for both championships were awarded as follows:
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

With each race having an individual qualifying session, the four–point bonus for pole position was removed. Also removed from the scoring system was the point for the driver who progressed the most places in each race.

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver ALC
Spain
SPA
Belgium
MON
Monaco
BRN
Czech Republic
MAG
France
HUN
Hungary
HOC
Germany
SIL
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
Points
1 Russia Mikhail Aleshin 1 11 1 4 2 Ret 9 1 4 2 3 5 4 6 11 2 3 138
2 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 3 2 13 5 1 12 5 6 2 1 6 1 11 Ret 2 1 4 136
3 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Ret Ret DNS 1 1 1 2 10 2 1 DSQ 1 4 1 123
4 Estonia Sten Pentus Ret 1 2 13 6 6 Ret 7 8 3 1 Ret 6 15 7 13 Ret 78
5 Spain Albert Costa Ret 4 4 19 3 18 10 8 5 6 2 8 17 2 8 5 10 78
6 Monaco Stefano Coletti Ret 13 3 3 5 9 12 3 7 Ret 10 7 2 3 12 10 5 76
7 France Nathanaël Berthon Ret 3 Ret 10 Ret 8 2 9 1 Ret 13 9 3 Ret Ret 6 12 60
8 France Jean-Éric Vergne 11 5 1 3 3 2 53
9 Italy Daniel Zampieri 2 Ret 12 2 Ret Ret 15 5 11 13 4 4 DSQ EX 6 Ret DSQ 51
10 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 6 6 Ret 6 4 2 6 Ret Ret 4 9 Ret 15 50
11 Czech Republic Filip Salaquarda Ret Ret DNS 15 8 15 3 15 3 Ret 7 5 4 8 19 44
12 France Nelson Panciatici 5 9 Ret Ret 9 13 8 4 9 5 12 Ret 12 4 9 16 6 44
13 United Kingdom Jon Lancaster 4 Ret 9 7 7 10 7 10 Ret Ret 22 3 8 13 17 14 9 39
14 Russia Anton Nebylitskiy Ret Ret 10 Ret 17 3 Ret 11 Ret 10 7 10 Ret 7 5 Ret 7 31
15 United Kingdom Greg Mansell 8 Ret 5 14 15 11 14 18 12 Ret 5 6 Ret 10 Ret 9 16 23
16 Austria Walter Grubmüller 10† 8 7 18 11 14 4 Ret 16 11 11 Ret Ret Ret 14 15 13 16
17 Italy Federico Leo Ret 5 6 17 Ret Ret 18 Ret Ret Ret 17 16 10 11 18 7 15 16
18 Czech Republic Jan Charouz Ret DSQ 8 9 14 7 11 20 17 7 21 Ret 15 Ret 8 16
19 United States Jake Rosenzweig 7 12 14 8 13 16 16 13 13 8 8 Ret DNS 14 20 12 11 13
20 Colombia Omar Leal Ret Ret 11 12 16 4 13 Ret 19 Ret 16 13 9 Ret 10 Ret Ret 11
21 Russia Daniil Move 9 7 16 20 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 14 17 16 9 19 9
22 Japan Keisuke Kunimoto Ret 14 15 16 18 5 Ret 16 18 9 15 12 13 12 13 11 18 8
23 Spain Bruno Méndez Ret 15 DNS 11 Ret Ret 19 14 6 14 19 14 14 Ret 16 5
24 Spain Víctor García Ret 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret 20 19† 15 12 18 Ret 18 8 21 Ret Ret 4
25 Spain Sergio Canamasas Ret 16 DNS Ret 19 17 17 17 14 Ret 20 15 Ret Ret Ret 17 17 0
26 United Kingdom Dean Stoneman 18 14 0
Mexico Salvador Durán NC Ret 0
United States Alexander Rossi Ret 0
Pos Driver ALC
Spain
SPA
Belgium
MON
Monaco
BRN
Czech Republic
MAG
France
HUN
Hungary
HOC
Germany
SIL
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
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
Italics – Fastest Lap
† – Retired, but classified

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team Car
No.
ALC
Spain
SPA
Belgium
MON
Monaco
BRN
Czech Republic
MAG
France
HUN
Hungary
HOC
Germany
SIL
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
Points
1 France Tech 1 Racing 7 6 6 Ret 6 4 2 6 Ret Ret 4 9 11 5 1 3 3 2 239
8 3 2 13 5 1 12 5 6 2 1 6 1 11 Ret 2 1 4
2 Czech Republic ISR Racing 25 Ret Ret DNS 1 Ret 1 1 2 10 2 1 DSQ 1 4 1 167
26 Ret Ret DNS 15 8 15 3 15 3 Ret 7 5 4 8 19
3 United Kingdom Carlin 3 1 11 1 4 2 Ret 9 1 4 2 3 5 4 6 11 2 3 151
4 7 12 14 8 13 16 16 13 13 8 8 Ret DNS 14 20 12 11
4 United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 23 Ret 1 2 13 6 6 Ret 7 8 3 1 Ret 6 15 7 13 Ret 117
24 4 Ret 9 7 7 10 7 10 Ret Ret 22 3 8 13 17 14 9
5 United Kingdom Comtec Racing 17 8 Ret 5 14 15 11 14 18 12 Ret 5 6 Ret 10 Ret 9 16 99
18 Ret 13 3 3 5 9 12 3 7 Ret 10 7 2 3 12 10 5
6 Spain Epsilon Euskadi 15 Ret 4 4 19 3 18 10 8 5 6 2 8 17 2 8 5 10 86
16 Ret 14 15 16 18 5 Ret 16 18 9 15 12 13 12 13 11 18
7 Spain International DracoRacing 1 Ret 3 Ret 10 Ret 8 2 9 1 Ret 13 9 3 Ret Ret 6 12 71
2 Ret Ret 11 12 16 4 13 Ret 19 Ret 16 13 9 Ret 10 Ret Ret
8 Spain Pons Racing 11 Ret 5 6 17 Ret Ret 18 Ret Ret Ret 17 16 10 11 18 7 15 67
12 2 Ret 12 2 Ret Ret 15 5 11 13 4 4 DSQ EX 6 Ret DSQ
9 Malaysia Junior Lotus Racing 9 9 7 16 20 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 14 17 16 9 19 18 6 53
10 5 9 Ret Ret 9 13 8 4 9 5 12 Ret 12 4 9 16 14
10 Russia KMP Racing 27 Ret Ret 10 Ret 17 3 Ret 11 Ret 10 7 10 Ret 7 5 Ret 7 35
28 Ret 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret 20 19† 15 12 18 Ret 18 8 21 Ret Ret
11 United Kingdom P1 Motorsport 5 10† 8 7 18 11 14 4 Ret 16 11 11 Ret Ret Ret 14 15 13 32
6 Ret DSQ 8 9 14 7 11 20 17 7 21 Ret 15 Ret 15 Ret 8
12 Austria FHV Interwetten.com 29 Ret 15 DNS 11 Ret Ret 19 14 6 14 19 14 14 Ret 16 NC Ret 5
30 Ret 16 DNS Ret 19 17 17 17 14 Ret 20 15 Ret Ret Ret 17 17
Pos Team Car
No.
ALC
Spain
SPA
Belgium
MON
Monaco
BRN
Czech Republic
MAG
France
HUN
Hungary
HOC
Germany
SIL
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
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)
  • Polesitter for each race in bold. No points are awarded.
  • Driver who recorded fastest lap denoted in italics. No points are awarded.
  • Driver who retired but was classified denoted by †.

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