2012 British Formula Ford season

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2012 British Formula Ford
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The 2012 British Formula Ford season is the 37th season of the British Formula Ford Championship. It commenced on 7 April at Oulton Park and end on 30 September at Donington Park after 8 rounds and 24 races, held in the United Kingdom and Germany.

Drivers and teams[edit]

2012 Entry List[1]
Team No. Driver Class Chassis Rounds
United Kingdom Jamun Racing 2 United Kingdom Jake Cook E Mygale M12-SJ All
3 United Kingdom Luke Williams E Mygale M12-SJ 1–4, 6–8
4 Argentina Eric Lichtenstein E Mygale M12-SJ All
United Kingdom Fluid Motorsport Development 5 United Kingdom Alex Drabble D R Van Diemen LA11 All
6 United Kingdom Matt Rao D Van Diemen LA09 All
55 United Kingdom Gavin Halls G Van Diemen LA09 4
United Kingdom Cullen Motorsport in assn with RCC 7 United Kingdom Ryan Cullen E R Mygale M12-SJ All
United Kingdom JTR 9 United Kingdom Cavan Corcoran E Mygale M12-SJ 1–6, 8
10 Finland Antti Buri E Mygale M12-SJ All
11 Ecuador Julio Moreno E R Mygale M12-SJ All
United Kingdom Rendez-Vous Racing 12 Mexico Fabian Welter D Mygale SJ10 1–2
Mygale SJ08 3–4, 6–8
United Kingdom Enigma Motorsport 15 Australia Olly Rae D R Mygale SJ07 1–4
17 United Kingdom George Blundell D R Mygale SJ08 1–4, 6–8
21 United Kingdom Fred Martin-Dye E R Mygale M12-SJ 1–4
41 Norway Falco Wauer G Mygale SJ07 4
United Kingdom Myerscough College 34 United Kingdom Kenneth Thirlwall D Van Diemen RF06 1
Netherlands GEVA 47 Netherlands Melroy Heemskerk G Mygale M12-SJ 2
70 Netherlands Bart van Os G Mygale SJ09 4
77 Netherlands Max van Splunteren G Mygale SJ10 4
United Kingdom Don Hardman Automotive 48 India Abdul Ahmed D R Ray GR10 1–2, 4, 6–7
Denmark Fluid Motorsport 60 Denmark Nicolai Sylvest G Van Diemen LA08 5
Netherlands Provily Racing 71 Netherlands Jos Kiekens G Mygale SJ08 4
72 Netherlands Michel Florie G Mygale SJ08 4–5
74 Netherlands Bas Schouten G Mygale SJ08 5
United States AntiSpeed Competition 86 United States Charles Anti D Mygale SJ10 1–2
United Kingdom Getem Racing 88 United Kingdom Jason Down G Mygale SJ07 2, 8
United Kingdom Race Car Consultants 89 United Kingdom James Hammond G Mygale SJ11 3–4, 6
Icon Class
E EcoBoost
D Duratec
G Guest
R Rookie

Race calendar and results[edit]

An eight-round calendar was announced on 4 December 2011.[2] Six rounds will support British F3 and British GT events, with a round at Brands Hatch Indy supporting the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, and a round at the Nürburgring, also counting towards the Formula Ford EuroCup.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Duratec Winner
1 R1 United Kingdom Oulton Park 7 April Finland Antti Buri Finland Antti Buri Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom JTR Mexico Fabian Welter
R2 9 April Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom Jake Cook United Kingdom Jake Cook United Kingdom Jamun Racing Mexico Fabian Welter
R3 Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom Luke Williams United Kingdom Luke Williams United Kingdom Jamun Racing United Kingdom Kenneth Thirlwall
2 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch Indy 18 May Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom Cavan Corcoran Argentina Eric Lichtenstein United Kingdom Jamun Racing Mexico Fabian Welter
R2 19 May Finland Antti Buri Finland Antti Buri Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom JTR Australia Olly Rae
R3 20 May United Kingdom Luke Williams Finland Antti Buri Argentina Eric Lichtenstein United Kingdom Jamun Racing Mexico Fabian Welter
3 R1 United Kingdom Rockingham Motor Speedway 9 June Finland Antti Buri Finland Antti Buri Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom JTR United Kingdom Matt Rao
R2 10 June Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom Jake Cook Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom JTR Australia Olly Rae
R3 Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom Jake Cook Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom JTR Mexico Fabian Welter
4 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch GP 23 June Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom Luke Williams Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom JTR Mexico Fabian Welter
R2 24 June Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom Luke Williams Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom JTR Mexico Fabian Welter
R3 Finland Antti Buri Finland Antti Buri Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom JTR Mexico Fabian Welter
5 R1 Germany Nürburgring 28 July Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Argentina Eric Lichtenstein United Kingdom Jamun Racing Netherlands Bas Schouten
R2 29 July Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Ecuador Julio Moreno United Kingdom JTR Netherlands Bas Schouten
R3 Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Finland Antti Buri Argentina Eric Lichtenstein United Kingdom Jamun Racing Netherlands Bas Schouten
6 R1 United Kingdom Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit 4 August Finland Antti Buri Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Argentina Eric Lichtenstein United Kingdom Jamun Racing United Kingdom George Blundell
R2 5 August Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Argentina Eric Lichtenstein United Kingdom Jamun Racing Mexico Fabian Welter
R3 Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Argentina Eric Lichtenstein United Kingdom Jamun Racing United Kingdom Alex Drabble
7 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone Arena 8 September Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Finland Antti Buri Argentina Eric Lichtenstein United Kingdom Jamun Racing Mexico Fabian Welter
R2 9 September Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Argentina Eric Lichtenstein United Kingdom Jamun Racing Mexico Fabian Welter
R3 Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Finland Antti Buri Argentina Eric Lichtenstein United Kingdom Jamun Racing Mexico Fabian Welter
8 R1 United Kingdom Donington Park 29 September Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Argentina Eric Lichtenstein United Kingdom Jamun Racing Mexico Fabian Welter
R2 30 September Argentina Eric Lichtenstein Finland Antti Buri United Kingdom Jake Cook United Kingdom Jamun Racing United Kingdom George Blundell
R3 Argentina Eric Lichtenstein cancelled due to over-running timetable caused by FIA GT1 accidents[3]

Championship standings[edit]

In the Championship Class, points were awarded on a 30-27-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-3-2 basis to the top fifteen classified drivers, with one point awarded to all other finishers. An additional point was given to the driver who set the fastest lap in each race.

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
ROC
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
NÜR
Germany
SNE
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
Points
1 Finland Antti Buri 1 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 Ret 2 2 2 2 2 2 Ret 5 Ret C 556
2 United Kingdom Jake Cook 3 1 2 3 3 14 Ret 2 2 Ret 3 5 2 3 6 4 5 3 3 4 4 2 1 C 490
3 Argentina Eric Lichtenstein 2 Ret 4 1 Ret 1 DSQ 3 Ret Ret 2 2 1 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 NC C 484
4 Ecuador Julio Moreno 5 6 7 8 4 6 4 8 Ret 4 6 3 5 1 4 3 4 Ret 5 3 Ret 3 4 C 416
5 United Kingdom Cavan Corcoran 6 Ret 5 4 13 3 2 5 3 3 5 Ret 3 2 3 5 3 Ret 4 2 C 372
6 United Kingdom Ryan Cullen 8 5 10 9 9 Ret 5 7 5 Ret Ret Ret 6 4 5 6 6 Ret 6 5 3 6 3 C 324
7 United Kingdom Luke Williams 4 Ret 1 Ret 2 4 3 4 Ret 2 Ret 4 7 DNS DNS 4 Ret 2 Ret Ret C 264
8 United Kingdom Fred Martin-Dye 7 3 6 5 5 5 6 6 4 Ret 4 Ret 182
9 Mexico Fabian Welter[N 1] 9 4 12 6 7 7 8 11 6 5 7 6 8 7 7 7 6 4 7 6 C 158
10 United Kingdom Matt Rao[N 1] Ret Ret 9 7 10 9 7 12 Ret 7 8 7 9 9 10 10 8 6 10 10 6 10 7 C 118
11 United Kingdom George Blundell[N 1] Ret 8 11 12 11 10 10 10 9 8 10 Ret 7 9 Ret 8 7 5 8 5 C 96
12 Australia Olly Rae[N 1] 11 Ret 13 11 6 12 11 9 8 6 Ret DNS 96
13 United Kingdom Alex Drabble[N 1] Ret 9 Ret Ret 12 11 9 13 7 Ret Ret 9 10 10 11 Ret 12 4 9 9 8 DNS Ret C 70
14 India Abdul Ahmed[N 1] Ret Ret DNS Ret 8 8 9 9 8 Ret 10 5 11 8 7 66
15 United States Charles Anti Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 13 14
16 United Kingdom Kenneth Thirlwall 10 7 8 0
Guest drivers ineligible for points
Netherlands Melroy Heemskerk 8 Ret 4 0
Netherlands Bart van Os 5 Ret 6 0
Netherlands Bas Schouten 6 6 6 0
Netherlands Max van Splunteren 6 9 8 0
Netherlands Jos Kiekens 7 7 7 0
Denmark Nicolai Sylvest 11 7 7 0
Netherlands Michel Florie Ret 8 9 8 8 9 0
United Kingdom James Hammond 8 Ret DNS 10 14 15 9 11 Ret 0
United Kingdom Jason Down 13 8 Ret 9 Ret DNS 0
United Kingdom Gavin Halls Ret Ret 13 0
Norway Falco Wauer Ret DNS DNS 0
Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
ROC
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
NÜR
Germany
SNE
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
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)
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f From Nürburgring round onwards only EcoBoost class drivers were eligible for Driver's Championship standings.

Teams[edit]

Pos Team Points
1 United Kingdom JTR 1042
2 United Kingdom Jamun Racing 974
3 United Kingdom Fluid Motorsport 687
4 United Kingdom Cullen Motorsport 398

Constructors[edit]

Pos Constructor OUL
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
ROC
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
NÜR
Germany
SNE
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
Points
1 France Mygale 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 C 184
2 United Kingdom Van Diemen 10 7 8 7 10 9 7 12 7 7 8 7 9 9 10 10 8 4 9 9 6 10 7 C 158
3 United Kingdom Ray Ret Ret DNS Ret 8 8 9 9 8 Ret 10 5 11 8 7 63
Pos Constructor OUL
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
ROC
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
NÜR
Germany
SNE
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
Points


Nations Cup[edit]

Pos Nation OUL
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
ROC
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
NÜR
Germany
SNE
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
Points
1  Finland 1 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 Ret 2 2 2 2 2 2 Ret 5 Ret C 567
2  Ecuador 5 6 7 8 4 6 4 8 Ret 4 6 3 5 1 4 3 4 Ret 5 3 Ret 3 4 C 502
3  Argentina 2 Ret 4 1 Ret 1 DSQ 3 Ret Ret 2 2 1 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 NC C 492
4  Mexico 9 4 12 6 7 7 8 11 6 5 7 6 8 7 7 7 6 4 7 6 C 464
5  India Ret Ret DNS Ret 8 8 9 9 8 Ret 10 5 11 8 7 208
6  Australia 11 Ret 13 11 6 12 11 9 8 6 Ret DNS 190
7  United States Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 13 36
Guest nations ineligible for points
 Netherlands 8 Ret 4 5 7 6 6 6 6 0
 Denmark 11 7 7 0
 Norway Ret Ret DNS 0
Pos Nation OUL
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
ROC
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
NÜR
Germany
SNE
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
Points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EcoBoost era dawns for Formula Ford". British Formula Ford Championship (Max Communications). 2 April 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Paice, Simon (4 December 2011). "2012 Formula Ford GB and Eurocup calendars unveiled". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cook wins championship finale". britishformulaford.co.uk (British Formula Ford Championship). 1 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012. Sunday had been due to see two Formula Ford races, but an over-running timetable caused by accidents in the GT1 sports car event forced the cancellation of the final races of the day; thus round 23 brought the Formula Ford season to a close. 

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