2011 Auto GP season

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2011 Auto GP season
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The 2011 Auto GP season was the second year of the Auto GP, and the thirteenth season of the former Euroseries 3000. The championship began on 14 May at Monza and finished on 4 September at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, after seven double-header rounds.

The series became part of the World Touring Car Championship meetings and received Eurosport coverage.[1] The series also adopted the Formula One points system for the first race of the weekend, with a consequent change in the lower points-awarding second race.[2] The season champion and the top driver under 21 years of age Kevin Ceccon received a GP2 Series test.[3]

Ombra Racing driver Kevin Ceccon claimed the championship title, taking just one victory on Hungaroring with four other podium placings. Luca Filippi who missed Oshersleben's round due to GP2 Series commitments finished season as runner-up with one win at Brno. Sergey Afanasyev missed Donington Park round because of problems with British visa scored three wins at Budapest, Oshersleben and Valencia, more than any other driver in this season. He finished season on the third position in the standings.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Driver Rounds
France DAMS[4] 1 Russia Sergey Afanasyev[5] 1–3, 5–7
2 Indonesia Rio Haryanto[5] 1–4, 6–7
Estonia Kevin Korjus[6] 5
3 France Adrien Tambay[5] 1–3
Italy TP Formula[7] 4 Italy Samuele Buttarelli[8] All
17 Italy Pasquale Di Sabatino[9] 2–7
Italy Ombra Racing[10] 5 Italy Kevin Ceccon[11] All
6 Italy Francesco Dracone[12] 4–7
11 Italy Pasquale Di Sabatino[13] 1
Italy Stefano Bizzarri[14] 2
71 Italy Michele la Rosa[15] 7
Italy Emmebi Motorsport[16] 6 Italy Francesco Dracone[16] 1–3
Italy Griffitz Durango[10] 7 Italy Giovanni Venturini[17] All
8 Italy Giuseppe Cipriani[17] All
United Kingdom Super Nova Racing[10] 9 South Africa Adrian Zaugg[18] 1
United Kingdom Jon Lancaster[19] 3–4
Italy Luca Filippi[20] 7
10 1–4, 6
Italy Lazarus[10] 15 Italy Fabrizio Crestani[21] All
16 Italy Fabio Onidi[22] All
Spain Campos Racing[23] 22 Spain Bruno Méndez[20] 1–5
United Kingdom Adam Carroll[24] 6–7
23 Spain Adrian Campos, Jr.[25] 1, 4–6
Venezuela Rodolfo González[26] 2
33 Spain Marco Barba[27] 1–3
United Kingdom Adam Carroll[28] 4
France Adrien Tambay[29] 5–7
Netherlands MP Motorsport 27 Netherlands Daniël de Jong[30] 4–6

Calendar[edit]

A seven-round calendar was published on 22 November 2010.[1] Six of the seven rounds will support World Touring Car Championship events, with the other event being held as a stand-alone event, with other series in support. On 8 March 2011, the round due to be held in Marrakech was dropped from the calendar, and will be replaced by the Hungaroring.[31] On 23 June 2011, the round scheduled to be held in Bucharest was dropped from the calendar due to financial and track difficulties.[32] It will be replaced by a headline event, with the Italian Formula Three Championship in support, held at Mugello.[33]

Round Circuit/Location Country Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Supporting
1 R1 Autodromo Nazionale Monza  Italy 14 May Italy Giovanni Venturini Italy Luca Filippi Italy Giovanni Venturini Italy Griffitz Durango FIA WTCC Race of Italy
R2 15 May South Africa Adrian Zaugg Italy Fabio Onidi Italy Lazarus
2 R1 Hungaroring, Mogyoród  Hungary 4 June Italy Luca Filippi Italy Luca Filippi Italy Kevin Ceccon Italy Ombra Racing FIA WTCC Race of Hungary
R2 5 June Italy Luca Filippi Russia Sergey Afanasyev France DAMS
3 R1 Masaryk Circuit, Brno  Czech Republic 19 June Indonesia Rio Haryanto United Kingdom Jon Lancaster Italy Luca Filippi United Kingdom Super Nova Racing FIA WTCC Race of Czech Rep.
R2 Italy Kevin Ceccon Italy Samuele Buttarelli Italy TP Formula
4 R1 Donington Park  United Kingdom 16 July United Kingdom Adam Carroll United Kingdom Jon Lancaster United Kingdom Jon Lancaster United Kingdom Super Nova Racing FIA WTCC Race of UK
R2 17 July Italy Kevin Ceccon Italy Samuele Buttarelli Italy TP Formula
5 R1 Motorsport Arena Oschersleben  Germany 30 July Italy Fabrizio Crestani Russia Sergey Afanasyev Russia Sergey Afanasyev France DAMS FIA WTCC Race of Germany
R2 31 July Italy Kevin Ceccon Italy Giovanni Venturini Italy Griffitz Durango
6 R1 Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia  Spain 3 September Russia Sergey Afanasyev Italy Luca Filippi Russia Sergey Afanasyev France DAMS FIA WTCC Race of Spain
R2 4 September Indonesia Rio Haryanto Indonesia Rio Haryanto France DAMS
7 R1 Mugello Circuit  Italy 1 October France Adrien Tambay United Kingdom Adam Carroll France Adrien Tambay Spain Campos Racing Stand-alone event
R2 2 October Indonesia Rio Haryanto United Kingdom Adam Carroll Spain Campos Racing

Championship standings[edit]

  • Points for both championships were awarded as follows:
Race
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Race One 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Race Two 18 13 10 8 6 4 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' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver MON
Italy
HUN
Hungary
BRN
Czech Republic
DON
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
VAL
Spain
MUG
Italy
Points
1 Italy Kevin Ceccon 5 3 1 10 3 7 4 6 3 6 3 8 4 7 130
2 Italy Luca Filippi 2 6 11 2 1 3 2 5 12 7 2 4 127
3 Russia Sergey Afanasyev 4 10 5 1 8 9 1 2 1 14 6 13 117
4 France Adrien Tambay Ret 2 2 4 Ret 8 2 3 6 4 1 6 114
5 Italy Fabio Onidi 8 1 4 6 Ret 5 13† DNS 4 10 2 6 3 5 99
6 Italy Fabrizio Crestani Ret 9 7 14 2 4 3 3 Ret 9 4 5 7 3 92
7 Indonesia Rio Haryanto Ret 11 10 5 6 2 11 11 5 1 5 2 82
8 Italy Samuele Buttarelli 3 8 13 16† 7 1 8 1 Ret 8 7 3 10 8 81
9 Italy Giovanni Venturini 1 5 3 7 Ret 11 9 7 8 1 10 9 11 9 76
10 United Kingdom Adam Carroll 5 2 8 2 8 1 64
11 United Kingdom Jon Lancaster 4 6 1 4 51
12 Italy Pasquale Di Sabatino 7 12 8 8 5 13† 10 Ret 7 4 11 10 9 10 38
13 Spain Bruno Méndez 9 15 9 3 Ret DNS 7 Ret 9 DSQ 22
14 Netherlands Daniël de Jong 6 8 6 7 13 11 19
15 Spain Marco Barba 6 4 Ret 9 Ret 10 16
16 Spain Adrián Campos, Jr. DNS DNS DNS 9 5 11 9 15† 12
17 Venezuela Rodolfo González 6 15 8
18 Estonia Kevin Korjus 10† 5 7
19 South Africa Adrian Zaugg 11 7 3
20 Italy Giuseppe Cipriani Ret 14 15 13 9 12 12 Ret Ret 13† 15 12 13† Ret 2
21 Italy Francesco Dracone 10 13 12 12 Ret 14† Ret 10 Ret 12† 14 13 14† 11 1
22 Italy Stefano Bizzarri 14 11 0
23 Italy Michele la Rosa 12 12 0
Pos Driver MON
Italy
HUN
Hungary
BRN
Czech Republic
DON
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
VAL
Spain
MUG
Italy
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 for Race One
Italics – Fastest Lap

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team MON
Italy
HUN
Hungary
BRN
Czech Republic
DON
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
VAL
Spain
MUG
Italy
Points
1 France DAMS 4 2 2 1 6 2 11 11 1 2 1 1 5 2 238
Ret 10 5 4 8 8 10† 5 5 14 6 13
2 Spain Campos Racing 6 4 6 3 Ret 10 5 2 2 3 6 2 1 1 190
9 15 9 9 Ret DNS 7 9 5 11 8 4 8 6
3 Italy Lazarus 8 1 4 6 2 4 3 3 4 9 2 5 3 3 190
Ret 9 7 14 Ret 5 13† DNS Ret 10 4 6 7 5
4 United Kingdom Super Nova Racing 2 6 11 2 1 3 1 4 12 7 2 4 181
11 7 4 6 2 5
5 Italy Ombra Racing 5 3 1 10 3 7 4 6 3 6 3 8 4 7 136
7 12 14 11 Ret 10 Ret 12† 14 13 12 11
6 Italy TP Formula 3 8 8 8 5 1 8 1 7 4 7 3 9 8 113
13 16 7 13† 10 Ret Ret 8 11 10 10 10
7 Italy Griffitz Durango 1 5 3 7 9 11 9 7 8 1 10 9 11 9 78
Ret 14 15 13 Ret 12 12 Ret Ret 13† 15 12 13† Ret
8 Netherlands MP Motorsport 6 8 6 7 13 11 19
9 Italy Emmebi Motorsport 10 13 12 12 Ret 14† 1
Pos Team MON
Italy
HUN
Hungary
BRN
Czech Republic
DON
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
VAL
Spain
MUG
Italy
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 for Race One
Italics – Fastest Lap

Under 21 Trophy[edit]

Pos Pilot Points
1 Italy Kevin Ceccon 222
2 France Adrien Tambay 159
3 Italy Samuele Buttarelli 148
4 Italy Giovanni Venturini 147
5 Indonesia Rio Haryanto 143
6 Spain Bruno Méndez 71
7 Netherlands Daniël de Jong 59
8 Estonia Kevin Korjus 18
9 Italy Stefano Bizzarri 10

References[edit]

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