2011 European F3 Open season

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2011 European F3 Open season
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The 2011 European F3 Open season was the third European F3 Open Championship season. The season began on 17 April at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, and finished on 30 October at Circuit de Catalunya in Montmeló after 16 races run at eight meetings, three held in Spain, as well as meetings held in Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and Italy.

Teams and drivers[edit]

  • All cars are powered by Toyota engines.
Team No. Driver Chassis Class Rounds
Spain Cedars 2 Denmark Johan Jokinen[1] Dallara F308 A 1–2
21 Spain Manuel Bejarano Dallara F306 C 7–8
33 Lebanon Noel Jammal[2] Dallara F308 A All
United Kingdom Team West-Tec 3 Brazil Victor Corrêa[3] Dallara F308 A All
4 Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas[4] Dallara F308 A 4–5
Colombia Tatiana Calderón[5] Dallara F308 A 6–8
28 Italy Luca Orlandi[6] Dallara F306 C 1–3, 5–8
Japan Kotaro Sakurai[4] 4
58 Belgium Sam Dejonghe[7] Dallara F306 C All
88 Brazil Fabio Gamberini[8] Dallara F306 C All
Italy RP Motorsport 5 Italy Niccolò Schirò[9] Dallara F308 A All
6 Italy David Fumanelli[9] Dallara F308 A All
7 Italy Matteo Beretta[9] Dallara F308 A All
24 Colombia Francisco Diaz[9] Dallara F306 C 2–3, 5–8
77 Italy Matteo Davenia[9] Dallara F308 A All
Spain Drivex 8 Spain Fernando Monje[10] Dallara F308 A All
25 Spain Pedro Quesada[11] Dallara F306 C 1
Spain Luis Villalba[12] 2
Spain Cristian Serrada[13] 6, 8
Spain Hache Team[14] 9 Spain Toño Fernández[1] Dallara F308 A 1–2
Brazil Yann Cunha[15] 3–7
26 Spain Pedro Quesada[12] Dallara F306 C 2–3
Italy Corbetta Competizioni 10 Switzerland Alex Fontana[16] Dallara F308 A All
11 Italy Matteo Torta[16] Dallara F308 A All
Spain De Villota Motorsport 12 Mexico Juan Carlos Sistos[17] Dallara F308 A All
14 Spain Nil Montserrat[1] Dallara F308 A 1
Switzerland Zoël Amberg[5] Dallara F308 A 6–8
France Top F3 Team 16 France William Vermont[18] Dallara F308 A 2–4
31 United States Jesus Rios[19] Dallara F306 C 3, 8
Saudi Arabia Saud Al Faisal[4] 4
Icon Class
A Class A
C Copa F306/300

Race calendar and results[edit]

  • An eight-race provisional calendar was announced on 12 December 2010.[20] On 19 January 2011, it was announced that the Nürburgring round will be cancelled and will be replaced by an event in Portimão.[21]
Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia 17 April Switzerland Alex Fontana Denmark Johan Jokinen Denmark Johan Jokinen Spain Cedars
R2 Spain Toño Fernández Spain Toño Fernández Spain Hache Team
2 R1 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 14 May Lebanon Noel Jammal Spain Toño Fernández Brazil Victor Corrêa United Kingdom Team West-Tec
R2 15 May Denmark Johan Jokinen Denmark Johan Jokinen Spain Cedars
3 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 25 June Italy David Fumanelli Lebanon Noel Jammal Brazil Fabio Gamberini United Kingdom Team West-Tec
R2 26 June Mexico Juan Carlos Sistos Switzerland Alex Fontana Italy Corbetta Competizioni
4 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch 23 July Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas United Kingdom Team West-Tec
R2 24 July Brazil Yann Cunha Brazil Victor Corrêa United Kingdom Team West-Tec
5 R1 Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão 17 September Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas Switzerland Alex Fontana Italy David Fumanelli Italy RP Motorsport
R2 18 September Italy David Fumanelli Brazil Yann Cunha Spain Hache Team
6 R1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 1 October Italy David Fumanelli Spain Fernando Monje Italy David Fumanelli Italy RP Motorsport
R2 2 October Mexico Juan Carlos Sistos Switzerland Alex Fontana Italy Corbetta Competizioni
7 R1 Spain Circuito de Jerez 16 October Italy David Fumanelli Italy David Fumanelli Italy David Fumanelli Italy RP Motorsport
R2 Italy Niccolò Schirò Lebanon Noel Jammal Spain Cedars
8 R1 Spain Circuit de Catalunya 29 October Italy David Fumanelli Italy David Fumanelli Switzerland Zoël Amberg Spain De Villota Motorsport
R2 30 October Italy David Fumanelli Italy David Fumanelli Italy RP Motorsport

Championship standings[edit]

Overall[edit]

  • With a driver's best 14 scores counting towards the championship, points were awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 PP FL
Race 1 14 12 10 8 6 5 3 2 1 1 1
Race 2 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 1
Pos Driver VAL
Spain
MAG
France
SPA
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
ALG
Portugal
MON
Italy
JER
Spain
CAT
Spain
Pts
1 Switzerland Alex Fontana 2 3 3 4 4 1 5 4 11 5 3 1 4 3 4 10 120
2 Italy David Fumanelli 12 12 13 6 6 2 Ret 13 1 2 1 4 1 4 2 1 115
3 Brazil Fabio Gamberini 4 6 6 2 1 10 4 5 6 6 Ret 11 5 2 13 Ret 79
4 Mexico Juan Carlos Sistos 10 8 7 5 Ret 4 7 7 3 9 4 3 2 5 Ret 3 76
5 Italy Niccolò Schirò 13 7 9 8 9 6 2 2 9 7 5 5 7 7 5 4 66
6 Brazil Victor Corrêa 7 5 1 7 3 12 6 1 Ret 12 8 Ret 9 9 7 Ret 59
7 Lebanon Noel Jammal Ret 11 8 Ret 2 5 Ret 11 5 4 Ret 14 6 1 6 Ret 55
8 Switzerland Zoël Amberg 2 Ret 3 6 1 2 50
9 Brazil Yann Cunha Ret 7 3 3 4 1 12 DNS 8 17 44
10 Denmark Johan Jokinen 1 Ret 4 1 36
11 Italy Matteo Beretta 5 4 10 Ret 12 16 11 10 8 8 7 7 17 8 3 Ret 34
12 Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas 1 9 2 14 30
13 France William Vermont 2 3 DSQ 3 13 8 30
14 Belgium Sam Dejonghe 11 13 11 9 7 13 9 12 7 3 9 2 12 10 9 Ret 28
15 Spain Fernando Monje 9 9 Ret 10 Ret 8 8 6 Ret 10 6 6 10 11 8 6 27
16 Spain Toño Fernández 6 1 5 Ret 25
17 Spain Nil Montserrat 3 2 20
18 United States Jesus Rios 5 9 12 9 9
19 Italy Matteo Davenia 8 10 12 11 10 11 12 Ret 10 11 10 8 11 12 10 7 8
20 Italy Matteo Torta Ret DNS Ret 12 8 15 15 14 Ret 13 13 9 13 14 15 11 3
21 Colombia Tatiana Calderón 11 10 14 13 17 8 3
22 Japan Kotaro Sakurai 10 Ret 0
23 Italy Luca Orlandi 15 14 Ret 13 11 14 13 Ret 15 12 15 16 14 12 0
24 Colombia Francisco Diaz 14 15 Ret Ret 12 15 14 13 16 15 16 13 0
25 Spain Pedro Quesada 14 Ret 15 14 DNS DNS 0
26 Saudi Arabia Saud Al Faisal 14 15 0
Spain Luis Villalba Ret Ret 0
Spain Cristian Serrada DNS DNS DNS DNS 0
Guest driver ineligible for points
Spain Manuel Bejarano Ret Ret 11 5 0
Pos Driver VAL
Spain
MAG
France
SPA
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
ALG
Portugal
MON
Italy
JER
Spain
CAT
Spain
Pts
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

Copa F306/300[edit]

  • With a driver's best 14 scores counting towards the championship, points were awarded for both races as follows:
Pos 1 2 3 4 5
Points 10 8 6 4 3
Pos Driver VAL
Spain
MAG
France
SPA
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
ALG
Portugal
MON
Italy
JER
Spain
CAT
Spain
Pts
1 Brazil Fabio Gamberini 4 6 6 2 1 10 4 5 6 6 Ret 11 5 2 13 Ret 130
2 Belgium Sam Dejonghe 11 13 11 9 7 13 9 12 7 3 9 2 12 10 9 Ret 118
3 Italy Luca Orlandi 15 14 Ret 13 11 14 13 Ret 15 12 15 16 14 12 62
4 Colombia Francisco Diaz 14 15 Ret Ret 12 15 14 13 16 15 16 13 52
5 United States Jesus Rios 5 9 12 9 36
6 Spain Pedro Quesada 14 Ret 15 14 DNS DNS 14
7 Saudi Arabia Saud Al Faisal 14 15 10
8 Japan Kotaro Sakurai 10 Ret 6
Spain Luis Villalba Ret Ret 0
Spain Cristian Serrada DNS DNS DNS DNS 0
Guest driver ineligible for points
Spain Manuel Bejarano Ret Ret 11 5 0
Pos Driver VAL
Spain
MAG
France
SPA
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
ALG
Portugal
MON
Italy
JER
Spain
CAT
Spain
Pts

Teams[edit]

  • Points for each team's two best scoring cars were awarded for both races as follows:
Pos 1 2 3 4 5
Points 10 8 6 4 3
Pos Team VAL
Spain
MAG
France
SPA
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
ALG
Portugal
MON
Italy
JER
Spain
CAT
Spain
Pts
1 United Kingdom Team West-Tec 4 5 1 2 1 10 1 1 2 3 8 2 5 2 7 8 101
7 6 6 7 3 12 4 5 6 6 9 10 9 9 9 12
2 Italy RP Motorsport 5 4 9 6 6 2 2 2 1 2 1 4 1 4 2 1 95
8 7 10 8 9 6 11 10 8 7 6 7 7 7 3 4
3 Italy Corbetta Competizioni 2 3 3 4 4 1 5 4 11 5 3 1 4 3 4 10 75
Ret DNS Ret 12 8 15 15 14 Ret 13 13 9 13 14 15 11
4 Spain De Villota Motorsport 3 2 7 5 Ret 4 7 7 3 9 2 3 2 5 1 2 70
10 8 4 Ret 3 6 Ret 3
5 Spain Cedars 1 11 4 1 2 5 Ret 11 5 4 Ret 14 6 1 6 5 52
Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret
6 Spain Hache Team 6 1 5 14 Ret 7 3 3 4 1 12 DNS 8 17 39
15 Ret DNS DNS
7 France Top F3 Team 2 3 5 3 13 8 12 9 23
DSQ 9 14 15
8 Spain Drivex 9 9 Ret 10 Ret 8 8 6 Ret 10 6 6 10 11 8 6 0
14 Ret Ret Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS
Pos Team VAL
Spain
MAG
France
SPA
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
ALG
Portugal
MON
Italy
JER
Spain
CAT
Spain
Pts
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)

References[edit]

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