2012 GP3 Series season

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2012 GP3 Series season
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The 2012 GP3 Series season was the third season of the GP3 Series, a feeder series for the GP2 Series. The season began at Barcelona on 12 May and concluded at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on 9 September after eight rounds made up of two races each and all in support of European Formula One Grands Prix. The winner of the championship was Mitch Evans from New Zealand driving for the MW Arden team.

The series adopted the points system used by Formula One for the feature race, with points awarded to the top ten drivers and twenty-five points on offer for victory. The points awarded in the sprint race also were changed, with the winner receiving fifteen points and top eight drivers receiving points. The points awarded for pole position and the fastest lap of the race also were doubled.[1]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Ten teams and thirty drivers had been due to take part in the 2012 season. However, in April 2012 it was reported[2] that only twenty-seven drivers would take place with Mücke Motorsport missing from the grid.

Team No. Driver Rounds
France Lotus GP[3] 1 Germany Daniel Abt[4] All
2 United States Conor Daly[5] All
3 Finland Aaro Vainio[6] All
Australia MW Arden[7] 4 New Zealand Mitch Evans[8] All
5 Italy David Fumanelli[9] All
6 Finland Matias Laine[10] All
United Kingdom Marussia Manor Racing[7] 7 Russia Dmitry Suranovich[11] All
8 Brazil Fabiano Machado[12] All
9 Cyprus Tio Ellinas[13] All
Republic of Ireland Status Grand Prix[7] 14 Philippines Marlon Stöckinger[14] All
15 Japan Philippines Kotaro Sakurai[15][16] 1–2, 4
United Kingdom Lewis Williamson[17] 5–8
16 United Kingdom Alice Powell[18] All
Portugal Ocean Racing Technology[19] 17 Spain Carmen Jordá[20] All
18 Italy Kevin Ceccon[21] All
19 Republic of Ireland Robert Cregan[20] All
Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport[7] 20 Romania Robert Visoiu[22] All
21 Switzerland Patric Niederhauser[23] All
22 Czech Republic Jakub Klášterka[24] 1–2
Argentina Facu Regalia[25] 4
Switzerland Alex Fontana[26] 6–7
Italy Trident Racing[27] 23 Italy Vicky Piria[28] All
24 Italy Antonio Spavone[29] 1–4
25 Italy Giovanni Venturini[30] 4–8
United Kingdom Carlin[7] 26 United Kingdom Alex Brundle[31] All
27 Portugal António Félix da Costa[32] All
28 United Kingdom William Buller[33] All
United Kingdom Atech CRS Grand Prix[7] 29 Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss[34] All
30 Belgium John Wartique[35] 1–3, 7–8
United Kingdom Fabio Gamberini[36] 4
Argentina Facu Regalia[37] 6
31 United States Ethan Ringel[38] All

Driver changes[edit]

Changed teams
Entering/Re-Entering GP3 Series
Mid-season changes

Team changes[edit]

  • The series has proposed amending the rules which mean teams are obligated to run three cars.[39] Under the proposed rule changes, teams will only need to enter two cars, and will have the option of entering a third.
  • Addax Team will exit the championship to concentrate on their GP2 Series team, and will be replaced by Trident Racing.[27] Trident started the season with only two cars instead of three,[40] before entering a third from Silverstone onwards.[30]
  • After competing as Lotus ART in 2011, ART Grand Prix was renamed as Lotus Grand Prix in both the GP2 and GP3 Series championships, reflecting their increased relationship with title sponsor Lotus Cars.[3] The cars will carry a black and gold livery modelled on the livery used by parent team Lotus F1.
  • Ocean Racing Technology replaced Tech 1 Racing.[19]
  • RSC Mücke, the Ralf Schumacher-Mücke Motorsport collaboration, indicated to series organisers that they would not be taking part in the 2012 season, reducing the number of cars on the grid from thirty to twenty-seven.[40]

2012 Schedule[edit]

The 2012 calendar was announced on 16 December 2011.[41] The series will consist of eight rounds, with a round in Monaco confirmed on 26 January 2012.[42] The series had previously attempted to include a race in Monaco for the 2011 season, but was forced to abandon its plans when it was found that the support paddock did not have enough space for the GP3 Series.[43] The series will support every Grand Prix on the European leg of the 2012 Formula One season.

Round Location Circuit Date Supporting
1 R1 Spain Catalunya, Spain Circuit de Catalunya 12 May Spanish Grand Prix
R2 13 May
2 R1 Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco Circuit de Monaco 25 May Monaco Grand Prix
R2 26 May
3 R1 Spain Valencia. Spain Valencia Street Circuit 23 June European Grand Prix
R2 24 June
4 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone, UK Silverstone Circuit 7 July British Grand Prix
R2 8 July
5 R1 Germany Hockenheim, Germany Hockenheimring 21 July German Grand Prix
R2 22 July
6 R1 Hungary Budapest, Hungary Hungaroring 28 July Hungarian Grand Prix
R2 29 July
7 R1 Belgium Spa, Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 1 September Belgian Grand Prix
R2 2 September
8 R1 Italy Monza, Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 8 September Italian Grand Prix
R2 9 September

Race summaries[edit]

Carlin's António Félix da Costa qualified on pole position by 0.01 seconds to Lotus GP drivers Conor Daly and Aaro Vainio.[44] However, on the start of the race their team-mate Daniel Abt made a lightning getaway from seventh grid position to lead. But Abt and Félix da Costa both had a jump start and got drive-through penalty. Returnee Mitch Evans, who was behind the two drivers after the start, won the opening race at Barcelona. Status Grand Prix's Marlon Stöckinger scored his first series podium, finishing second. Vainio completed the podium.[45] Conor Daly recouped in the sprint race, claiming his first series win. Reverse polesitter Robert Visoiu and MW Arden's Matias Laine were also on podium.[46]

Two weeks later at Monaco Vainio took the championship lead from Evans after his first series win from pole position in the feature race. He was joined on podium by Atech CRS GP's Tamás Pál Kiss and Ocean Racing Technology's Kevin Ceccon.[47] Stöckinger, who started from reverse pole, celebrated his first series win. Félix da Costa and Abt completed the podium. The race was noted by two huge accidents between Carlin team-mates Alex Brundle and William Buller, and between Marussia Manor Racing's Dmitry Suranovich and Daly.[48]

The next series stop was at Valencia Street Circuit, where Mitch Evans regained championship lead with win from pole. Aaro Vainio was second, while David Fumanelli scored his first series podium.[49] Like at Monaco the win in the sprint race was claimed by reverse polesitter. This time it was Jenzer Motorsport's Patric Niederhauser, who won the race in GP3 for the first time. Abt and Laine completed the podium.[50]

Prior Silverstone round António Félix da Costa became part of the Red Bull Junior Team and his results increased.[51] He scored his first win of the season, despite start behind championship leaders Evans and Vainio, who joined Félix da Costa on podium.[52] Thanks to tyre strategy William Buller had incredible win in the second race starting from last row on the grid. Daly and Niederhauser completed the podium.[53]

Daniel Abt scored his first pole position on the home soil at Hockenheim.[54] But wet race conditions helped Patric Niederhauser score his second win. Conor Daly and Trident Racing's Giovanni Venturini joined him on podium.[55] Evans extended championship lead by winning the sprint race. He was joined by Lotus GP's Abt and Daly. The race was noted by airborne accidents which left Vicky Piria and Fabiano Machado with injuries.[56]

António Félix da Costa was unstoppable at Budapest, becoming the first GP3 Series driver, who had double win during the weekend. Habitual residents of the podium Abt, Evans and Niederhauser rose again on the podium stages, with Alex Brundle, who joined them for the first time.[57][58]

Results[edit]

Round Circuit Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 R1 Circuit de Catalunya Portugal António Félix da Costa Switzerland Patric Niederhauser New Zealand Mitch Evans Australia MW Arden Report
R2 Italy Kevin Ceccon United States Conor Daly France Lotus GP
2 R1 Circuit de Monaco Finland Aaro Vainio Italy Kevin Ceccon Finland Aaro Vainio France Lotus GP Report
R2 Philippines Marlon Stöckinger Philippines Marlon Stöckinger Republic of Ireland Status Grand Prix
3 R1 Valencia Street Circuit New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans Australia MW Arden Report
R2 Portugal António Félix da Costa Switzerland Patric Niederhauser Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport
4 R1 Silverstone Circuit New Zealand Mitch Evans Portugal António Félix da Costa Portugal António Félix da Costa United Kingdom Carlin Report
R2 Cyprus Tio Ellinas United Kingdom William Buller United Kingdom Carlin
5 R1 Hockenheimring Germany Daniel Abt Cyprus Tio Ellinas Switzerland Patric Niederhauser Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport Report
R2 New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans Australia MW Arden
6 R1 Hungaroring Finland Aaro Vainio Portugal António Félix da Costa Portugal António Félix da Costa United Kingdom Carlin Report
R2 Portugal António Félix da Costa Portugal António Félix da Costa United Kingdom Carlin
7 R1 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps New Zealand Mitch Evans Portugal António Félix da Costa Germany Daniel Abt France Lotus GP Report
R2 Portugal António Félix da Costa Finland Matias Laine Australia MW Arden
8 R1 Autodromo Nazionale Monza New Zealand Mitch Evans Cyprus Tio Ellinas Germany Daniel Abt France Lotus GP Report
R2 Finland Matias Laine Cyprus Tio Ellinas United Kingdom Marussia Manor Racing

Championship standings[edit]

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top 10 classified finishers in the Race 1, and to the top 8 classified finishers in the Race 2. The pole-sitter in the Race 1 will also receive four points, and two points are given to the driver who set the fastest lap inside the top ten in both the Race 1 and 2. No extra points are awarded to the pole-sitter in the Race 2.

Race 1 points

Points are awarded to the top 10 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   Pole   FL 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 4 2
Race 2 points

Points are awarded to the top 8 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   FL 
Points 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 2

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
VAL
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL[N 1]
Belgium
ITA
Italy
Points
1 New Zealand Mitch Evans 1 20 5 4 1 6 2 11 8 1 3 21 3 15 Ret 20 151.5
2 Germany Daniel Abt 13 6 6 3 6 2 4 Ret 7 2 2 11 1 5 1 2 149.5
3 Portugal António Félix da Costa 14 7 7 2 Ret 8 1 6 Ret Ret 1 1 2 2 15 5 132
4 Finland Aaro Vainio 3 4 1 7 2 7 3 Ret 5 6 5 7 6 14 11 14 123
5 Finland Matias Laine 5 3 21 16 5 3 9 18† 4 5 7 6 5 1 3 6 111
6 United States Conor Daly 6 1 23 Ret 11 Ret 5 2 2 3 6 9 7 3 4 11 106
7 Switzerland Patric Niederhauser 4 5 Ret 15 8 1 10 3 1 9 16 2 11 6 5 Ret 101
8 Cyprus Tio Ellinas 7 15 9 8 4 5 6 4 10 7 13 4 4 Ret 2 1 99
9 Italy Kevin Ceccon Ret 10 3 6 7 4 8 7 17 15 4 8 12 20 13 9 56
10 Philippines Marlon Stöckinger 2 19 8 1 19 11 16 Ret 16 11 9 13 14 16 7 4 55
11 Italy David Fumanelli 9 17 4 5 3 16 DNS DNS 12 10 8 Ret 20 Ret 6 13 47
12 Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss 12 Ret 2 9 9 10 11 14 6 4 14 10 17 10 9 15 38
13 Italy Giovanni Venturini 13 16 3 8 11 Ret 9 9 8 3 31
14 Romania Robert Visoiu 8 2 14 10 Ret 12 12 5 DSQ 12 12 22 15 13 14 7 24
15 United Kingdom William Buller 23 9 12 Ret 10 9 Ret 1 9 Ret 23 12 13 8 10 12 20
16 United Kingdom Alex Brundle 10 8 10 Ret 16 14 7 10 DSQ 13 15 3 19 11 DSQ 10 19
17 United Kingdom Lewis Williamson 13 Ret 10 5 8 7 19 Ret 11
18 Switzerland Alex Fontana 17 15 10 4 8.5
19 United Kingdom Alice Powell Ret 11 11 22 18 Ret 17 Ret 19 Ret 19 20 18 12 12 8 1
20 United Kingdom Fabio Gamberini 23 8 1
21 Brazil Fabiano Machado 16 Ret 15 17 Ret 19 19 9 Ret Ret DNS DNS 25 21 Ret 16 0
22 Republic of Ireland Robert Cregan 15 Ret 18 11 15 13 20 15 11 NC 21 14 21 DNS 20 17 0
23 Russia Dmitry Suranovich 11 Ret 16 DSQ Ret 15 22 20† 15 14 Ret 16 22 18 22† DNS 0
24 Japan Philippines Kotaro Sakurai 18 12 13 20 15 13 0
25 Belgium John Wartique 21 13 17 13 12 Ret 23 17 17 18 0
26 Italy Vicky Piria 22 16 19 12 17 18 18 21† 14 Ret 20 19 16 19 16 Ret 0
27 Argentina Facu Regalia 14 12 18 18 0
28 Spain Carmen Jordá 20 21 Ret 21 13 Ret DNQ DNQ 20 Ret 24† Ret 26 23 21 19 0
29 United States Ethan Ringel Ret 18 Ret 18 14 Ret Ret 17 18 16 22 17 24 22 18 Ret 0
30 Italy Antonio Spavone 17 Ret 20 14 Ret 17 21 18 0
31 Czech Republic Jakub Klášterka 19 14 22 19 0
Pos Driver ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
VAL
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL[N 1]
Belgium
ITA
Italy
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

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team Car
No.
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
VAL
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL[N 1]
Belgium
ITA
Italy
Points
1 France Lotus GP 1 13 6 6 3 6 2 4 Ret 7 2 2 11 1 5 1 2 378.5
2 6 1 23 Ret 11 Ret 5 2 2 3 6 9 7 3 4 11
3 3 4 1 7 2 7 3 Ret 5 6 5 7 6 14 11 14
2 Australia MW Arden 4 1 20 5 4 1 6 2 11 8 1 3 21 3 15 Ret 20 309.5
5 9 17 4 5 3 16 DNS DNS 12 10 8 Ret 20 Ret 6 13
6 5 3 21 16 5 3 9 18† 4 5 7 6 5 1 3 6
3 United Kingdom Carlin 26 10 8 10 Ret 16 14 7 10 DSQ 13 15 3 19 11 DSQ 10 171
27 14 7 7 2 Ret 8 1 6 Ret Ret 1 1 2 2 15 5
28 23 9 12 Ret 10 9 Ret 1 9 Ret 23 12 13 8 10 12
4 Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport 20 8 2 14 10 Ret 12 12 5 DSQ 12 12 22 15 13 14 7 133.5
21 4 5 Ret 15 8 1 10 3 1 9 16 2 11 6 5 Ret
22 19 14 22 19 14 12 17 15 10 4
5 United Kingdom Marussia Manor Racing 7 11 Ret 16 DSQ Ret 15 22 20† 15 14 Ret 16 22 18 22† DNS 99
8 16 Ret 15 17 Ret 19 19 9 Ret Ret DNS DNS 25 21 Ret 16
9 7 15 9 8 4 5 6 4 10 7 13 4 4 Ret 2 1
6 Republic of Ireland Status Grand Prix 14 2 19 8 1 19 11 16 Ret 16 11 9 13 14 16 7 4 67
15 18 12 13 20 15 13 13 Ret 10 5 8 7 19 Ret
16 Ret 11 11 22 18 Ret 17 Ret 19 Ret 19 20 18 12 12 8
7 Portugal Ocean Racing Technology 17 Ret 10 Ret 21 13 Ret DNQ DNQ 20 Ret 24† Ret 26 23 21 19 56
18 20 21 3 6 7 4 8 7 17 15 4 8 12 20 13 9
19 15 Ret 18 11 15 13 20 15 11 NC 21 14 21 DNS 20 17
8 United Kingdom Atech CRS GP 29 12 Ret 2 9 9 10 11 14 6 4 14 10 17 10 9 15 39
30 21 13 17 13 12 Ret 23 8 18 18 23 17 17 18
31 Ret 18 Ret 18 14 Ret Ret 17 18 16 22 17 24 22 18 Ret
9 Italy Trident Racing 23 22 16 19 12 17 18 18 21† 14 Ret 20 19 16 19 16 Ret 31
24 17 Ret 20 14 Ret 17 21 19
25 13 16 3 8 11 Ret 9 9 8 3
Pos Team Car
No.
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
VAL
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL[N 1]
Belgium
ITA
Italy
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

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Half points were awarded for the feature race as less than 75% of the race distance had been completed.

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