2011 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season

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2011 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season
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The 2011 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season was the 21st Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season. The season commenced on 16 April at Alcañiz and ended on 9 October at Barcelona. The season features seven double-header rounds, with each race lasting for a duration of 30 minutes. All races were part of the World Series by Renault.

Josef Kaufmann Racing's Robin Frijns who is also last Formula BMW Europe champion won five races on his way to the championship by a 45 point margin over another former Formula BMW driver Carlos Sainz, Jr., who won opening race on Ciudad del Motor de Aragón and Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Frijns finished in the top five in every race. The same point margin was between Sainz and his third placed teammate Daniil Kvyat, who also won two races on Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and Nürburgring. Other wins were scored by Will Stevens, Alex Riberas, Javier Tarancón and FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy drivers Timmy Hansen and Paul-Loup Chatin.

Regulation changes[edit]

Sporting[edit]

  • The points system for the 2011 season changed to reflect the system used by the FIA for World championships.The top ten drivers in each race will be awarded points as follows: 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, and 1.[1]
  • The series adopted a format introduced in the 2010 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season with one qualifying and race each day.[1]

Teams and drivers[edit]

  • At Spa, competitors from the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup joined the Eurocup runners in each of the sessions to be held,[2] running as guest drivers ineligible for points. These entries are listed in italics.

J = Competitors of Junior Class for 2011

Team No. Driver Class Rounds
France Tech 1 Racing[3] 1 Spain Javier Tarancón[4] All
2 France Paul-Loup Chatin[5] All
3 France Grégoire Demoustier[4] 1–2
United Kingdom Mitchell Gilbert[6] 7
4 Finland Miki Weckström[4] All
Finland Koiranen Motorsport[3] 5 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr.[7] J All
6 Russia Daniil Kvyat[7] J All
7 Finland Joni Wiman[8] J 1–4
Estonia Hans Villemi J 5–7
8 Sweden John Bryant-Meisner[9] J All
70 Estonia Hans Villemi J 3
Austria Interwetten.com Racing Junior Team[10] 9 Sweden Timmy Hansen[10] All
10 Austria Thomas Jäger[10] J 1–2
Switzerland Christof von Grünigen 3
United States Gustavo Menezes[11] J 4–5, 7
11 2
Brazil João Jardim[9] 1
Thailand Sandy Stuvik J 5–7
78 Italy Cristiano Marcellan 7
Spain EPIC Racing[12] 14 Spain Alex Riberas[13] J All
15 France Florian Le Roux[9] 1–2, 4–7
16 Italy Stefano Colombo 6
17 Austria Thomas Jäger J 3–4
Netherlands MP Motorsport[3] 18 Sweden Kevin Kleveros[9] 1–4, 6–7
Russia Alexey Chuklin[6] 5
76 7
19 Estonia Johannes Moor[9] All
20 Estonia Karl-Oscar Liiv[9] J All
117 Russia Alexey Chuklin[11] 2
Czech Republic Krenek Motorsport[9] 21 Slovakia Richard Gonda[9] J All
Italy Cram Competition 22 Brazil Henrique Martins[14] All
23 Russia Denis Nagulin[9] All
77 Italy Giorgio Roda[9] 7
Italy One Racing[3] 24 Italy Vittorio Ghirelli[9] J All
25 Italy Edolo Ghirelli[9] All
France Boetti Racing Team[9] 26 Russia Roman Mavlanov[9] J All
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport[15] 27 Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés[16] All
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens[16] All
29 Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas[11] 2
United Kingdom Mitchell Gilbert 4
United Arab Emirates Ed Jones 5–7
72 United Kingdom Alex Lynn 4–5
73 United Kingdom Mitchell Gilbert 5
France R-ace GP[17] 30 France Côme Ledogar[18] All
31 Netherlands Pieter Schothorst[17] All
32 France Norman Nato[9] All
Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing[19] 33 France Mathieu Jaminet[9] J All
34 Netherlands Robin Frijns[20] All
35 Colombia Óscar Andrés Tunjo[21] J All
Belgium KTR[3] 36 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne[22] All
37 Netherlands Liroy Stuart[23] 1–2
United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth 4
Netherlands Meindert van Buuren J 5–7
Denmark KEO Racing[3] 38 Thailand Sandy Stuvik[24] J 1–4
Denmark Johan Jokinen[6] 7
39 Denmark Dear Schilling[9] J 1
Sweden Ronnie Lundströmer J 3–5
France ARTA Engineering[9] 40 France Yann Zimmer[9] All
71 United Kingdom Melville McKee 3, 5–6
Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing 74 Netherlands Dennis van de Laar 5
110 Netherlands Meindert van Buuren[11] J 2
111 Netherlands Dennis van de Laar[11] 2
Italy Torino Motorsport 75 Italy Kevin Gilardoni J 6
Germany SL Formula Racing 114 Belgium Alessio Picariello[11] J 2
115 Germany Sebastian von Gartzen[11] J 2
Belgium Speedlover 120 Netherlands Frank Suntjens[11] 2
124 Israel Rafael Danieli[11] J 2
Finland P1 Motorsport 121 Finland Harri Salminen[11] 2
Finland Koiranen Junior 122 Estonia Hans Villemi[11] J 2
Poland Inter Europol Competition 125 Poland Jakub Śmiechowski[11] 2
Sweden Trackstar 144 Sweden Victor Bouveng[11] J 2

Driver changes[edit]

Changed teams
Entering/Re-Entering Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

Race calendar and results[edit]

The calendar for the 2011 season was announced on 11 October 2010, the day after the end of the 2010 season.[1] All seven rounds will form meetings of the 2011 World Series by Renault season.

Round Circuit Country Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Ciudad del Motor de Aragón, Alcañiz  Spain 16 April United Kingdom Will Stevens Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Finland Koiranen Motorsport
R2 17 April United Kingdom Will Stevens France Côme Ledogar United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport
2 R1 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 30 April Netherlands Robin Frijns Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Finland Koiranen Motorsport
R2 1 May Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Spain Javier Tarancón Russia Daniil Kvyat Finland Koiranen Motorsport
3 R1 Nürburgring  Germany 18 June United Kingdom Will Stevens Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Netherlands Robin Frijns Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
R2 19 June Russia Daniil Kvyat Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Russia Daniil Kvyat Finland Koiranen Motorsport
4 R1 Hungaroring, Mogyoród  Hungary 2 July Russia Daniil Kvyat Russia Daniil Kvyat Netherlands Robin Frijns Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
R2 3 July Sweden Timmy Hansen Sweden Timmy Hansen Sweden Timmy Hansen Austria Interwetten.com Racing Junior Team
5 R1 Silverstone Circuit  United Kingdom 20 August Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Netherlands Robin Frijns Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
R2 21 August United Kingdom Alex Lynn Finland Miki Weckström Netherlands Robin Frijns Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
6 R1 Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet  France 17 September France Paul-Loup Chatin Spain Alex Riberas France Paul-Loup Chatin France Tech 1 Racing
R2 18 September Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Russia Daniil Kvyat Netherlands Robin Frijns Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
7 R1 Circuit de Catalunya, Montmeló  Spain 8 October Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Russia Daniil Kvyat Spain Javier Tarancón France Tech 1 Racing
R2 9 October Spain Alex Riberas Spain Javier Tarancón Spain Alex Riberas Spain EPIC Racing

Championship standings[edit]

  • Points for both championships are awarded as follows:
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver ALC
Spain
SPA
Belgium
NÜR
Germany
HUN
Hungary
SIL
United Kingdom
LEC
France
CAT
Spain
Points
1 Netherlands Robin Frijns 2 3 3 5 1 5 1 2 1 1 4 1 4 5 245
2 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 1 2 1 3 2 2 8 14 27 6 3 2 2 2 200
3 Russia Daniil Kvyat Ret 5 4 1 7 1 3 11 8 5 2 3 3 Ret 155
4 United Kingdom Will Stevens Ret 1 2 2 4 10 10 13 3 8 5 12 7 7 116
5 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Ret Ret 15 Ret 20 7 4 3 4 4 6 5 5 6 93
6 Spain Alex Riberas 3 Ret 8 8 16 8 Ret 4 2 31 31 30 30 1 82
7 Sweden Timmy Hansen Ret 4 36 16 6 3 7 1 6 11 8 DSQ 17 8 82
8 Spain Javier Tarancón Ret 6 10 7 9 Ret 5 5 14 Ret 10 9 1 4 78
9 France Paul-Loup Chatin Ret 9 11 9 8 9 29 6 5 3 1 8 13 9 75
10 Colombia Óscar Andrés Tunjo 5 Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 2 7 7 13 9 7 29 29 58
11 France Norman Nato DSQ 8 Ret Ret 3 Ret 13 8 Ret 9 7 4 Ret 3 58
12 Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés 7 Ret 7 6 18 6 30 9 15 7 32 10 8 15 41
13 France Yann Zimmer 15 13 6 4 32 16 14 12 Ret 14 18 14 6 14 28
14 United Kingdom Alex Lynn 6 20 Ret 2 26
15 Sweden John Bryant-Meisner 6 24 34 14 23 Ret 21 21 29 18 20 6 16 13 16
16 France Mathieu Jaminet 4 17 Ret 22 29 Ret 15 27 9 Ret 16 21 10 25 15
17 Estonia Karl-Oscar Liiv Ret 14 13 Ret 14 4 22 23 11 16 12 Ret 12 11 12
18 Finland Miki Weckström 18 11 5 35 22 21 Ret 10 12 12 15 13 Ret 16 11
19 France Côme Ledogar 17 7 Ret 10 11 Ret 9 22 18 21 13 18 Ret 12 9
20 Brazil Henrique Martins 9 10 16 12 Ret 11 12 29 Ret 19 11 17 9 Ret 5
21 Netherlands Liroy Stuart 8 15 17 30 4
22 Sweden Kevin Kleveros 10 Ret 12 11 13 Ret Ret 18 14 19 19 18 1
23 Italy Vittorio Ghirelli 12 16 Ret 20 12 Ret 17 16 17 10 30 31 15 21 1
24 Netherlands Pieter Schothorst Ret 12 Ret 24 10 14 16 17 Ret 23 22 15 20 20 1
25 United Kingdom Melville McKee 30 Ret 10 15 24 22 1
26 Estonia Hans Villemi 26 25 19 17 26 Ret 21 20 Ret 10 1
27 Estonia Johannes Moor Ret Ret Ret 26 17 12 11 15 28 17 19 Ret 14 17 0
28 Thailand Sandy Stuvik 11 18 25 13 26 Ret 20 Ret 19 22 23 Ret 24 26 0
29 Italy Edolo Ghirelli 13 19 Ret 23 Ret 19 24 25 30 Ret Ret 11 Ret 23 0
30 United Kingdom Mitchell Gilbert 19 24 13 24 11 19 0
31 Switzerland Christof von Grünigen 21 13 0
32 Finland Joni Wiman Ret Ret 14 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 0
33 Denmark Dear Schilling 14 23 0
34 Austria Thomas Jäger 16 Ret 19 15 24 Ret 18 19 0
35 Russia Roman Mavlanov 20 21 DNS Ret 25 15 28 Ret Ret 26 Ret 23 21 33 0
36 Netherlands Dennis van de Laar 18 18 16 Ret 0
37 United States Gustavo Menezes 32 19 27 Ret 22 20 18 22 0
38 Slovakia Richard Gonda 19 Ret 29 31 28 18 25 26 25 28 29 28 28 30 0
39 Netherlands Meindert van Buuren 20 Ret 21 27 25 26 25 32 0
40 Sweden Ronnie Lundströmer 27 20 23 Ret 23 Ret 0
41 France Grégoire Demoustier Ret 20 31 DNS 0
42 Russia Denis Nagulin 21 22 28 Ret 31 Ret 26 28 Ret 30 26 27 27 Ret 0
43 Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas 33 21 0
44 France Florian Le Roux 22 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 29 27 29 Ret 31 0
45 Russia Alexey Chuklin 35 27 24 32 23 27 0
United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth DNS DNS 0
Brazil João Jardim EX EX 0
Guest drivers ineligible for points
Belgium Alessio Picariello 9 36 0
United Arab Emirates Ed Jones 20 25 17 16 Ret Ret 0
Poland Jakub Śmiechowski 22 17 0
Netherlands Frank Suntjens 21 28 0
Italy Cristiano Marcellan 22 24 0
Germany Sebastian von Gartzen 23 29 0
Italy Stefano Colombo 28 24 0
Israel Rafael Danieli 24 34 0
Italy Kevin Gilardoni Ret 25 0
Italy Giorgio Roda 26 28 0
Sweden Victor Bouveng 27 33 0
Finland Harri Salminen 30 32 0
Denmark Johan Jokinen Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver ALC
Spain
SPA
Belgium
NÜR
Germany
HUN
Hungary
SIL
United Kingdom
LEC
France
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

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team ALC
Spain
SPA
Belgium
NÜR
Germany
HUN
Hungary
SIL
United Kingdom
LEC
France
CAT
Spain
Points
1 Finland Koiranen Motorsport 1 2 1 1 2 1 3 11 8 5 2 2 2 2 355
Ret 5 4 3 7 2 8 14 26 6 3 3 3 13
2 Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing 2 3 3 5 1 5 1 2 1 1 4 1 4 5 303
5 17 Ret 22 5 Ret 2 7 7 13 9 7 29 25
3 United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 7 1 2 2 4 6 6 13 3 2 5 10 7 7 175
Ret Ret 7 6 18 10 10 20 13 8 17 12 8 15
4 France Tech 1 Racing 18 6 5 7 9 21 5 5 5 3 1 8 1 4 152
Ret 11 10 35 22 Ret 29 6 12 12 10 9 Ret 9
5 Belgium KTR 8 15 15 30 20 7 4 3 4 4 6 5 5 6 97
Ret Ret 17 Ret DNS DNS 21 27 25 26 25 32
6 Spain EPIC Racing 3 Ret 8 8 16 8 18 4 2 29 27 24 30 1 82
22 Ret Ret Ret 24 Ret Ret 19 Ret 31 28 29 Ret 31
7 Austria Interwetten.com Racing Junior Team 16 4 19 15 6 3 7 1 6 11 8 Ret 17 8 82
Ret Ret 36 16 21 13 27 Ret 19 20 23 DSQ 18 22
8 France R-ace GP 17 7 Ret 10 3 14 9 8 18 9 7 4 20 3 67
Ret 8 Ret 24 11 Ret 13 22 Ret 21 13 15 Ret 12
9 France ARTA Engineering 15 13 6 4 31 16 14 12 10 14 18 14 6 14 29
32 Ret Ret 15 24 22
10 Netherlands MP Motorsport 10 14 12 11 13 4 22 15 11 16 12 19 12 11 13
Ret Ret 13 26 14 12 Ret 18 24 17 14 Ret 14 17
11 Italy Cram Competition 9 10 16 12 31 11 12 28 Ret 19 11 17 9 28 5
21 22 28 Ret Ret Ret 26 29 Ret 30 26 27 26 Ret
12 Italy ONE Racing 12 16 Ret 20 12 19 17 16 17 10 30 11 15 21 1
13 19 Ret 23 Ret Ret 24 25 30 Ret Ret 31 Ret 23
13 Denmark KEO Racing 11 18 25 13 26 20 20 Ret 23 Ret Ret Ret 0
14 23 27 Ret 23 Ret
14 France Boetti Racing Team 20 21 DNS Ret 25 15 28 Ret Ret 26 Ret 23 21 33 0
15 Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing 18 18 16 Ret 0
20 Ret
16 Czech Republic Krenek Motorsport 19 Ret 29 31 28 18 25 26 25 28 29 28 28 30 0
17 Italy Torino Motorsport Ret 26 0
Guest teams ineligible for points
Germany SL Formula Racing 9 36 0
23 29
Poland Inter Europol Competition 22 17 0
Belgium Speedlover 21 28 0
24 34
Finland Koiranen Junior 26 25 0
Sweden Trackstar 27 33 0
Finland P1 Motorsport 30 32 0
Pos Team ALC
Spain
SPA
Belgium
NÜR
Germany
HUN
Hungary
SIL
United Kingdom
LEC
France
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)

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