2011 British Formula Three season

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2011 British Formula Three season
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The 2011 Cooper Tires British Formula Three International Series is the 61st British Formula Three Championship season. The season began on 16 April at Monza in Italy and will end on 9 October at Silverstone after 30 races to be held at ten meetings. Of those meetings, six are held in the United Kingdom, with overseas rounds at Monza, the Nürburgring in Germany, Paul Ricard in France, and Spa in Belgium.

Brazilian driver Felipe Nasr dominated the series, winning seven races and recording 16 top three finishes over the first eight rounds of the series, putting him 123 points ahead of Nasr's Carlin Motorsport team mate, Danish driver Kevin Magnussen, giving him an unassailable lead in the championship with two rounds still in hand.[1]

Regulation changes[edit]

A number of changes were announced for the season, with pit-stops set to be introduced in the third race of each round,[2] but this plan was later abandoned in July 2011.[3] The championship's class system – Championship and National – was also renamed to the International and Rookie Championships. The Rookie winner will receive a fully paid entry to the 2012 International Championship.[2]

Drivers and teams[edit]

Team No. Driver Class Chassis Engine Rounds
United Kingdom Carlin 1 Colombia Carlos Huertas[4] Int Dallara F308 Volkswagen All
2 Denmark Kevin Magnussen[5] Int Dallara F308 Volkswagen All
21 United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook[6] Int Dallara F308 Volkswagen All
22 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar[7] Int Dallara F308 Volkswagen All
31 Brazil Felipe Nasr[8] Int Dallara F308 Volkswagen All
32 United Kingdom Jack Harvey[9] Int Dallara F308 Volkswagen All
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 3 United Kingdom William Buller[10] Int Dallara F311 Mercedes HWA All
4 Brazil Lucas Foresti[11] Int Dallara F311 Mercedes HWA All
23 United Kingdom Harry Tincknell[12] Int Dallara F311 Mercedes HWA All
24 Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas[13] Int Dallara F311 Mercedes HWA All
United Kingdom Double R Racing[14] 5 Brazil Pipo Derani[15] Int Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA All
6 Australia Scott Pye[16] Int Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA All
26 Finland Valtteri Bottas[17] Int Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA 9
New Zealand Mitch Evans[18] 10
77 Estonia Marko Asmer[19] Inv Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA 7
United Kingdom Hitech Racing 7 Brazil Pietro Fantin[20] Int Dallara F308 Volkswagen All
8 United Kingdom Riki Christodoulou[13] Int Dallara F310 Volkswagen 1–3
Portugal António Félix da Costa[21] 5–6
Russia Max Snegirev[22] 4
Dallara F308 9–10
27 Spain Bruno Méndez[13] Int Dallara F308 Volkswagen 1
Brazil Pedro Nunes[21] 5
42 Japan Kotaro Sakurai[23] R Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda 1
Dallara F305 2–10
77 Brazil Guilherme Silva[18] Inv Dallara F308 Volkswagen 10
United Kingdom Sino Vision Racing 11 United Kingdom Hywel Lloyd[24] Int Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA All
12 China Adderly Fong[25] Int Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA All
United Kingdom T-Sport 15 Brazil Yann Cunha[26] Int Dallara F311 Volkswagen[26] All
16 Bahrain Menasheh Idafar[27] Int Dallara F311 Volkswagen[27] All
17 Netherlands Bart Hylkema[28][29] Int Dallara F311 Volkswagen 6–10
41 R Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda 1–5
Germany Motopark[18] 18 United Kingdom Alexander Sims[18] Int Dallara F308 Volkswagen 10
United Kingdom Team West-Tec 44 Italy Luca Orlandi[30] R Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda 8
Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing[19] 92 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk[19] Inv Dallara F308 Volkswagen 7
France Signature[19] 93 Germany Daniel Abt[19] Inv Dallara F308 Volkswagen 7
94 Colombia Carlos Muñoz[19] Inv Dallara F308 Volkswagen 7
95 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor[19] Inv Dallara F309 Volkswagen 7
96 Germany Marco Wittmann[19] Inv Dallara F308 Volkswagen 7
Italy Prema Powerteam[19] 97 Italy Raffaele Marciello[19] Inv Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA 7
98 Spain Roberto Merhi[19] Inv Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA 7
99 Spain Daniel Juncadella[19] Inv Dallara F309 Mercedes HWA 7
Icon Championship
Int International
R Rookie
Inv Invitation

Driver changes[edit]

Changed Teams
Entering/Re-Entering British Formula Three
Leaving British Formula Three

Race calendar and results[edit]

  • A provisional ten-round calendar was announced on 16 October 2010,[31] before this was altered again on 26 November 2010.[32] The Nürburgring meeting was moved from September to July on 4 February 2011.[33] The first and third races at the Spa-Francorchamps round were also points-scoring for the FIA Formula 3 International Trophy.
Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Supporting
1 R1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 16 April United Kingdom William Buller Brazil Felipe Nasr Brazil Felipe Nasr United Kingdom Carlin Blancpain Endurance Series
R2 17 April United Kingdom William Buller United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook United Kingdom Carlin
R3 United Kingdom William Buller Brazil Felipe Nasr Brazil Felipe Nasr United Kingdom Carlin
2 R1 United Kingdom Oulton Park 23 April Brazil Lucas Foresti Brazil Lucas Foresti Brazil Lucas Foresti United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport British GT
R2 25 April Brazil Pietro Fantin United Kingdom Riki Christodoulou United Kingdom Hitech Racing
R3 Brazil Felipe Nasr Brazil Lucas Foresti Brazil Felipe Nasr United Kingdom Carlin
3 R1 United Kingdom Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit 14 May Brazil Felipe Nasr Brazil Felipe Nasr Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom Carlin British GT
R2 15 May Denmark Kevin Magnussen Brazil Lucas Foresti United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport
R3 Brazil Felipe Nasr Brazil Felipe Nasr Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom Carlin
4 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch 18 June United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook United Kingdom William Buller Brazil Lucas Foresti United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport British GT
R2 19 June United Kingdom William Buller United Kingdom Harry Tincknell United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport
R3 United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook Denmark Kevin Magnussen Brazil Felipe Nasr United Kingdom Carlin
5 R1 Germany Nürburgring 2 July Denmark Kevin Magnussen Denmark Kevin Magnussen Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom Carlin FIA Formula Two/AvD 100 Meilen
R2 3 July United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Carlin
R3 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Denmark Kevin Magnussen Brazil Felipe Nasr United Kingdom Carlin
6 R1 France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet 16 July Denmark Kevin Magnussen Brazil Felipe Nasr Brazil Felipe Nasr United Kingdom Carlin FIA GT1 World Championship
R2 17 July United Kingdom William Buller United Kingdom William Buller United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport
R3 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Portugal António Félix da Costa Brazil Felipe Nasr United Kingdom Carlin
7 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 29 July Spain Roberto Merhi Denmark Kevin Magnussen1 Spain Roberto Merhi Italy Prema Powerteam 24 Hours of Spa
R2 United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook2 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom Carlin
R3 30 July Spain Roberto Merhi Brazil Felipe Nasr1 Spain Roberto Merhi Italy Prema Powerteam
8 R1 United Kingdom Rockingham Motor Speedway 3 September Brazil Pietro Fantin Brazil Felipe Nasr Brazil Pietro Fantin United Kingdom Hitech Racing British GT
R2 4 September Brazil Felipe Nasr Australia Scott Pye United Kingdom Double R Racing
R3 Brazil Pietro Fantin Brazil Pietro Fantin Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom Carlin
9 R1 United Kingdom Donington Park 24 September United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook United Kingdom Carlin British GT
R2 25 September Brazil Felipe Nasr Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Double R Racing
R3 Brazil Felipe Nasr Finland Valtteri Bottas Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom Carlin
10 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 8 October Denmark Kevin Magnussen Denmark Kevin Magnussen Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom Carlin British GT
R2 9 October Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom Alexander Sims Germany Motopark
R3 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Denmark Kevin Magnussen Colombia Carlos Huertas United Kingdom Carlin
  • 1 Fastest lap recorded by Roberto Merhi, but he was ineligible to score the fastest lap point.
  • 2 Fastest lap recorded by Hannes van Asseldonk, but he was ineligible to score the fastest lap point.

Championship standings[edit]

Pos Driver MNZ
Italy
OUL
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
NÜR
Germany
LEC
France
SPA
Belgium
ROC
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
Pts
Championship Class
1 Brazil Felipe Nasr 1 2 1 2 5 1 2 6 17 2 6 1 2 4 1 1 16 1 9 8 7 6 2 3 Ret 10 9 3 7 Ret 318
2 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 15 8 6 8 18 Ret 1 8 1 8 11 15 1 6 5 4 4 Ret 7 1 8 7 5 1 Ret 16 1 1 8 2 237
3 Colombia Carlos Huertas 3 6 4 4 6 10 3 10 2 5 3 5 Ret Ret 3 3 5 5 10 11 9 5 6 11 2 6 4 7 9 1 222
4 United Kingdom William Buller 4 3 7 14 13 5 9 3 Ret 6 15 3 5 Ret 7 7 1 2 2 10 3 15 3 4 8 2 16 6 12 5 197
5 United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook 5 1 8 10 8 4 4 Ret 13 3 7 Ret 8 2 6 6 2 4 6 2 14 2 10 Ret 1 8 3 Ret 15 3 191
6 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar 2 5 3 3 4 6 16 16 4 4 5 4 4 5 11 8 9 Ret 3 DSQ 12 4 4 5 5 4 10 4 19 9 187
7 Brazil Lucas Foresti 9 17 2 1 7 2 10 1 9 1 8 2 9 11 4 9 7 Ret 13 13 11 11 12 12 17 7 8 5 2 6 170
8 Brazil Pietro Fantin Ret 9 5 5 2 9 6 4 5 12 9 10 11 Ret 8 15 8 Ret 19 14 DSQ 1 19 2 12 14 6 9 3 8 119
9 United Kingdom Jack Harvey Ret 10 17 11 10 19 15 Ret 12 13 12 6 7 1 14 5 6 3 5 12 10 3 14 6 3 9 Ret 10 6 18 112
10 Australia Scott Pye Ret 12 14 9 9 8 Ret 11 7 7 4 8 12 10 12 14 Ret Ret 16 16 15 8 1 7 4 Ret 5 2 20 17 81
11 United Kingdom Harry Tincknell 11 11 16 6 3 7 8 2 8 10 1 9 3 8 9 10 17 Ret 22 Ret 16 Ret 13 8 7 5 14 12 16 11 78
12 United Kingdom Riki Christodoulou 6 4 11 7 1 12 5 7 3 51
13 Portugal António Félix da Costa 6 7 2 2 3 9 51
14 Bahrain Menasheh Idafar 8 18 10 Ret Ret 3 14 17 19 9 2 Ret 19 Ret Ret Ret 11 12 Ret Ret 19 9 7 Ret 11 3 11 19 4 13 48
15 Brazil Pipo Derani Ret Ret 9 Ret 14 13 13 12 6 15 13 Ret 14 9 13 13 Ret 10 18 21 Ret 13 8 Ret 10 Ret 2 14 5 12 36
16 United Kingdom Hywel Lloyd 7 7 15 12 11 14 7 5 14 Ret Ret 7 16 13 19 12 10 7 15 18 Ret 10 9 Ret 15 13 12 11 Ret 10 34
17 Finland Valtteri Bottas 6 1 13 17
18 United Kingdom Alexander Sims 8 1 7 17
19 Brazil Pedro Nunes 10 3 10 10
20 New Zealand Mitch Evans Ret 11 4 10
21 Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas 12 Ret 12 15 15 15 Ret 13 15 Ret Ret DNS 13 Ret 20 11 14 6 20 Ret 18 Ret 15 10 18 17 Ret 20 Ret 19 7
22 China Adderly Fong 13 16 20 16 16 11 12 14 11 11 10 Ret 15 12 15 17 12 Ret 21 20 22 14 11 Ret 16 12 7 18 17 16 5
23 Netherlands Bart Hylkema Ret Ret 8 Ret 22 17 12 17 9 14 Ret 17 13 Ret 14 5
24 Russia Max Snegirev 16 Ret 12 9 15 Ret 16 13 Ret 2
25 Spain Bruno Méndez 10 14 18 1
26 Brazil Yann Cunha 14 13 13 13 12 16 11 9 10 14 14 11 18 14 16 16 13 Ret 23 19 20 Ret 16 Ret 13 11 15 15 10 15 −36
Guest drivers ineligible for points
Spain Roberto Merhi 1 15 1 0
Germany Marco Wittmann 11 5 2 0
Spain Daniel Juncadella 8 3 Ret 0
Colombia Carlos Muñoz 4 6 Ret 0
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor 17 7 4 0
Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk 12 4 Ret 0
Italy Raffaele Marciello Ret 17 5 0
Estonia Marko Asmer Ret Ret 6 0
Germany Daniel Abt 14 9 13 0
Brazil Guilherme Silva 17 14 Ret 0
Rookie Class
1 Japan Kotaro Sakurai Ret DNS DNS 18 Ret 18 18 15 18 17 16 14 20 16 18 18 15 11 24 23 21 Ret 18 13 19 Ret Ret 21 18 20 378
2 Netherlands Bart Hylkema NC 15 19 17 17 17 17 Ret 16 Ret 17 13 17 15 17 214
3 Italy Luca Orlandi 16 20 14 45
Pos Driver MNZ
Italy
OUL
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
NÜR
Germany
LEC
France
SPA
Belgium
ROC
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
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)

References[edit]

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