2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season

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2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season
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The 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season was the seventh season of the Renault–supported single–seater category. It is due to be the final season for the current Dallara chassis with Renault Sport Technologies having confirmed a new car for the 2012 season.[1]

After featuring 12 teams during the 2010 season, following the late withdrawal of SG Formula,[2] the grid will expand to 13 teams in 2011 with the addition of leading Formula Abarth and Italian Formula Three outfit BVM–Target.[3]

Regulation changes[edit]

Sporting[edit]

  • The points system for the 2011 season will change to reflect the system used by the FIA for World championships.[1] The top ten drivers in each race will be awarded points as follows: 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, and 1.

Driver Lineup[edit]

R = Series rookie for 2011

Team No. Driver Status Rounds
France Tech 1 Racing[4] 1 Estonia Kevin Korjus[5] R All
2 France Arthur Pic[5] R All
Czech Republic ISR[4] 3 United Kingdom Lewis Williamson[6] R 1, 9
Australia Daniel Ricciardo[7] 2–8
4 France Nathanaël Berthon[8] All
United Kingdom Carlin[4] 5 France Jean-Éric Vergne[9] All
6 Canada Robert Wickens[10] All
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports[4] 7 United States Alexander Rossi[11] R All
8 Brazil César Ramos[12] R All
United Kingdom Comtec Racing[4] 9 United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie[13] R All
10 Netherlands Daniël de Jong[13] R All
Spain EPIC Racing[14] 11 Estonia Sten Pentus[15] All
12 Spain Albert Costa[16] All
Italy International DracoRacing[4] 15 Monaco Stéphane Richelmi[17] R All
16 Brazil André Negrão[17] R 1–8
France Adrien Tambay[18] R 9
Spain Pons Racing[4] 17 United Kingdom Oliver Webb[19] R All
18 New Zealand Dominic Storey[15] R 1
France Jean-Karl Vernay[20] R 2
Czech Republic Filip Salaquarda[21] 3
France Adrien Tambay[22] R 4
Romania Michael Herck[23] 5
Spain Marcos Martínez[24] 6
United Kingdom Nick Yelloly[25] R 7–9
Malaysia Mofaz Racing[4] 19 New Zealand Chris van der Drift[26] 1–4
Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy[23] 5–9
20 United States Jake Rosenzweig[27] All
Russia KMP Racing[4] 21 Russia Anton Nebylitskiy[28] 1–5, 7–9
Russia Mikhail Aleshin[29] 6
22 France Nelson Panciatici[30] All
Netherlands P1 Motorsport[4] 23 Austria Walter Grubmüller[31] 1–5, 7–9
United Kingdom Adam Carroll[32] R 6
24 Russia Daniil Move[31] All
Italy BVM–Target[3] 25 Italy Daniel Zampieri[16] All
26 Spain Sergio Canamasas[16] All
Czech Republic GravityCharouz Racing[4] 27 Czech Republic Jan Charouz[33] All
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley[33] All

Driver changes[edit]

Changed teams
Entering/Re–Entering FR3.5
Leaving FR3.5

Team changes[edit]

  • Italian team BVM–Target will join the grid as the 13th team, taking the slot vacated by SG Formula before the start of the 2010 season.
  • GravityCharouz Racing, with technical support from DAMS, will take over the FHV Interwetten.com team's entry.
  • After undergoing a restructuring process during the off–season, Epsilon Euskadi will now be known as EPIC Racing.

Race calendar[edit]

The calendar for the 2011 season was announced on 11 October 2010, the day after the end of the 2010 season.[1] Seven of the nine rounds will form meetings of the 2011 World Series by Renault season, with additional rounds in support of the FIA WTCC Race of Italy and the Monaco Grand Prix.

Round Circuit Country Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Ciudad del Motor de Aragón, Alcañiz  Spain 16 April Canada Robert Wickens United States Alexander Rossi United States Alexander Rossi United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports
R2 17 April Brazil César Ramos Estonia Kevin Korjus Estonia Kevin Korjus France Tech 1 Racing
2 R1 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 30 April Canada Robert Wickens Canada Robert Wickens Canada Robert Wickens United Kingdom Carlin
R2 1 May France Jean-Éric Vergne Canada Robert Wickens France Jean-Éric Vergne United Kingdom Carlin
3 R1 Autodromo Nazionale Monza  Italy 14 May Brazil César Ramos Canada Robert Wickens Estonia Kevin Korjus France Tech 1 Racing
R2 15 May Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Jean-Éric Vergne United Kingdom Carlin
4 Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo  Monaco 29 May Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo Australia Daniel Ricciardo Czech Republic ISR
5 R1 Nürburgring  Germany 18 June Canada Robert Wickens New Zealand Brendon Hartley Canada Robert Wickens United Kingdom Carlin
R2 19 June Canada Robert Wickens Spain Sergio Canamasas Estonia Kevin Korjus France Tech 1 Racing
6 R1 Hungaroring, Mogyoród  Hungary 2 July France Jean-Éric Vergne United States Jake Rosenzweig France Jean-Éric Vergne United Kingdom Carlin
R2 3 July Spain Sergio Canamasas Spain Sergio Canamasas France Jean-Éric Vergne United Kingdom Carlin
7 R1 Silverstone Circuit  United Kingdom 20 August Canada Robert Wickens Australia Daniel Ricciardo Canada Robert Wickens United Kingdom Carlin
R2 21 August Canada Robert Wickens Czech Republic Jan Charouz Canada Robert Wickens United Kingdom Carlin
8 R1 Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet  France 17 September France Jean-Éric Vergne New Zealand Brendon Hartley France Jean-Éric Vergne United Kingdom Carlin
R2 18 September France Jean-Éric Vergne Canada Robert Wickens United States Alexander Rossi United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports
9 R1 Circuit de Catalunya, Montmeló  Spain 8 October Canada Robert Wickens France Jean-Éric Vergne Canada Robert Wickens United Kingdom Carlin
R2 9 October Spain Albert Costa Spain Albert Costa Spain Albert Costa Spain EPIC Racing

Season results[edit]

  • Points for both championships were 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
MNZ
Italy
MON
Monaco
NÜR
Germany
HUN
Hungary
SIL
United Kingdom
LEC
France
CAT
Spain
Points
1 Canada Robert Wickens 2 5 1 2 Ret Ret 2 1 2 5 7 1 1 2 19 1 Ret 241
2 France Jean-Éric Vergne 6 7 2 1 2 1 12 Ret 4 1 1 12 4 1 3 2 Ret 232
3 United States Alexander Rossi 1 2 7 7 17 3 Ret Ret Ret 2 5 3 DSQ 16 1 4 7 156
4 Spain Albert Costa 4 3 3 5 18 5 9 5 6 Ret 2 5 5 DSQ 7 Ret 1 151
5 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 10 9 6 2 1 2 5 DNS 12 2 2 6 2 144
6 Estonia Kevin Korjus Ret 1 Ret Ret 1 Ret 4 3 1 6 23 8 8 9 18 11 Ret 120
7 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 21 Ret 4 8 5 Ret 3 14 7 8 6 21 7 3 20 DNS 3 95
8 Spain Sergio Canamasas 22 10 9 Ret Ret 8 21† 9 11 3 4 10 19 5 17 5 4 69
9 France Nelson Panciatici 3 Ret 5 10 DNS 7 5 18 15 7 17 20† 17 10 11 7 Ret 55
10 Russia Daniil Move 5 18 6 13 3 Ret 17 17 18 Ret 14 13 NC 7 Ret 3 14 54
11 Brazil César Ramos 23 4 13 Ret Ret 4 20† 4 8 10 24† Ret DSQ 8 9 Ret Ret 47
12 New Zealand Chris van der Drift 8 13 11 3 4 6 8 43
13 France Nathanaël Berthon 12 8 14 16 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 9 10 4 3 14 14 9 Ret 37
14 United Kingdom Nick Yelloly DSQ 14 Ret 5 6 2 36
15 United States Jake Rosenzweig 13 12 20 Ret 11 16 18 10 Ret Ret 15 11 6 4 4 19 Ret 33
16 Italy Daniel Zampieri 9 21 18 4 Ret 17 14 7 9 12 9 Ret 13 13 8 12 Ret 28
17 United Kingdom Adam Carroll 4 3 27
18 Austria Walter Grubmüller 7 16 12 6 8 13 13 12 DNS 9 11 12 Ret 13 8 24
19 Russia Anton Nebylitskiy Ret 6 DNS 19 19 19 Ret 8 Ret 15 15 Ret 16 Ret 5 22
20 Brazil André Negrão 14 9 DNS 11 10 10 Ret 6 12 20 Ret Ret 16 15 6 20
21 United Kingdom Oliver Webb 11 17 Ret 18 9 11 Ret Ret 16 17 19 7 12 11 10 Ret 6 17
22 Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 11 3 13 16 Ret 18 21 15 15 11 15
23 France Arthur Pic Ret 14 16 12 Ret 9 6 20 14 19 11 16 21 19 Ret 10 10 12
24 Estonia Sten Pentus 10 11 Ret 14 16 Ret 11 19 10 14 Ret 6 10 22 Ret 14 13 11
25 Czech Republic Jan Charouz 17 22 8 20 12 12 Ret 21 17 Ret 21 14 9 Ret Ret 8 Ret 10
26 Monaco Stéphane Richelmi 16 Ret 17 Ret 7 15 16 13 13 15 20 19 20 17 13 Ret Ret 6
27 France Adrien Tambay 7 DNS Ret 6
28 Russia Mikhail Aleshin 11 8 4
29 Netherlands Daniël de Jong 19 15 Ret Ret 14 14 19 16 19 16 18 18 Ret 20 12 16 9 2
30 United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie 18 23 19 17 13 Ret 15 15 20 18 22 17 Ret 18 Ret 17 12 0
31 Spain Marcos Martínez Ret 13 0
32 France Jean-Karl Vernay 15 15 0
33 United Kingdom Lewis Williamson 15 20 18 Ret 0
34 Czech Republic Filip Salaquarda 15 18 0
35 New Zealand Dominic Storey 20 19 0
36 Romania Michael Herck Ret 21 0
Pos Driver ALC
Spain
SPA
Belgium
MNZ
Italy
MON
Monaco
NÜR
Germany
HUN
Hungary
SIL
United Kingdom
LEC
France
CAT
Spain
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
Italics – Fastest Lap
† – Retired, but classified

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team Car
No.
ALC
Spain
SPA
Belgium
MNZ
Italy
MON
Monaco
NÜR
Germany
HUN
Hungary
SIL
United Kingdom
LEC
France
CAT
Spain
Points
1 United Kingdom Carlin 5 6 7 2 1 2 1 12 Ret 4 1 1 12 4 1 3 2 Ret 473
6 2 5 1 2 Ret Ret 2 1 2 5 7 1 1 2 19 1 Ret
2 United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports 7 1 2 7 7 17 3 Ret Ret Ret 2 5 3 DSQ 16 1 4 7 203
8 23 4 13 Ret Ret 4 20† 4 8 10 24† Ret DSQ 8 9 Ret Ret
3 Czech Republic ISR 3 15 20 10 9 6 2 1 2 5 DNS 12 2 2 6 2 18 Ret 181
4 12 8 14 16 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 9 10 4 3 14 14 9 Ret
4 Spain EPIC Racing 11 10 11 Ret 14 16 Ret 11 19 10 14 Ret 6 10 22 Ret 14 13 162
12 4 3 3 5 18 5 9 5 6 Ret 2 5 5 DSQ 7 Ret 1
5 France Tech 1 Racing 1 Ret 1 Ret Ret 1 Ret 4 3 1 6 23 8 8 9 18 11 Ret 132
2 Ret 14 16 12 Ret 9 6 20 14 19 11 16 21 19 Ret 10 10
6 Netherlands P1 Motorsport 23 7 16 12 6 8 13 13 12 DNS 4 3 9 11 12 Ret 13 8 105
24 5 18 6 13 3 Ret 17 17 18 Ret 14 13 NC 7 Ret 3 14
7 Czech Republic GravityCharouz Racing 27 17 22 8 20 12 12 Ret 21 17 Ret 21 14 9 Ret Ret 8 Ret 105
28 21 Ret 4 8 5 Ret 3 14 7 8 6 21 7 3 20 DNS 3
8 Italy BVM-Target 25 9 21 18 4 Ret 17 14 7 9 12 9 Ret 13 13 8 12 Ret 97
26 22 10 9 Ret Ret 8 21† 9 11 3 4 10 19 5 17 5 4
9 Malaysia Mofaz Racing 19 8 13 11 3 4 6 8 11 3 13 16 Ret 18 21 15 15 11 91
20 13 12 20 Ret 11 16 18 10 Ret Ret 15 11 6 4 4 19 Ret
10 Russia KMP Racing 21 Ret 6 DNS 19 19 19 Ret 8 Ret 11 8 15 15 Ret 16 Ret 5 81
22 3 Ret 5 10 DNS 7 5 18 15 7 17 20† 17 10 11 7 Ret
11 Spain Pons Racing 17 11 17 Ret 18 9 11 Ret Ret 16 17 19 7 12 11 10 Ret 6 59
18 20 19 15 15 15 18 7 Ret 21 Ret 13 DSQ 14 Ret 5 6 2
12 Italy International DracoRacing 15 16 Ret 17 Ret 7 15 16 13 13 15 20 19 20 17 13 Ret Ret 26
16 14 9 DNS 11 10 10 Ret 6 12 20 Ret Ret 16 15 6 DNS Ret
13 United Kingdom Comtec Racing 9 18 23 19 17 13 Ret 15 15 20 18 22 17 Ret 18 Ret 17 12 2
10 19 15 Ret Ret 14 14 19 16 19 16 18 18 Ret 20 12 16 9
Pos Team Car
No.
ALC
Spain
SPA
Belgium
MNZ
Italy
MON
Monaco
NÜR
Germany
HUN
Hungary
SIL
United Kingdom
LEC
France
CAT
Spain
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)
  • 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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