2013 Formula Masters China season

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2013 Formula Masters China season
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2013 Formula Masters China race car by Tatuus.
2013 Formula Masters China's VW engine

The 2013 Formula Masters China season is the third season of the Formula Pilota China series, and the first under the Formula Masters China branding. It was also the first season with one-make Volkswagen 2.0 engines.[1] The championship began on 10 May at Zhuhai and will finish on 10 November at Guia Circuit in Macau after nineteen races held at seven meetings.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No Driver Rounds
Malaysia Meritus.GP 3 Indonesia Andersen Martono 4–5
38 Australia Aidan Wright[2] All, NC
88 Malaysia Afiq Yazid[3] All
95 China Yang Fan[4] NC
China Lin Li Feng 5 China Lin Li Feng 1–2
Hong Kong Cebu Pacific Air by KCMG[5] 7 Hong Kong Ronald Wu[6] 1–4
9 Switzerland Thomas Luedi 6, NC
16 United Kingdom Dan Wells[7] 6, NC
29 Malaysia Akash Nandy[8] All, NC
78 India Mahaveer Raghunathan 6
China Star Racing Team[9] [10] 8 China Yuan Bo All, NC
15 China Bao Jin Long All, NC
23 China Zou Si Rui All
75 China Zou Chen Yu All
India Meco Motorsports[11] 10 India Raj Bharath All
Japan Super License Team[12] 11 Japan Ren Nagabuchi All, NC
12 China Yin Hai Tao All, NC
28 Hong Kong William Lok[4] NC
55 China Wu Zhou 2–3
Philippines Eurasia Motorsport 17 China Pu Jun Jin[13] All, NC
18 Thailand Tanart Sathienthirakul 3–6, NC
19 Hong Kong Matthew Solomon[14] All, NC
20 Macau Andy Chang Wing Chung[15] 6, NC
21 Hong Kong Shaun Thong[4] NC
Italy Andrea Reggiani 4
Italy Andrea Reggiani 2–3
Macau Gold Wolf Racing[4] 37 Japan Yudai Jinkawa[4] NC
China Zhang Zhen Dong 98 China Zhang Zhen Dong 1

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 China Zhuhai International Circuit 11 May India Raj Bharath Australia Aidan Wright Malaysia Afiq Yazid Malaysia Meritus.GP
R2 Australia Aidan Wright Malaysia Akash Nandy Australia Aidan Wright Malaysia Meritus.GP
R3 12 May Malaysia Afiq Yazid Hong Kong Matthew Solomon Australia Aidan Wright Malaysia Meritus.GP
2 R1 China Shanghai International Circuit 25 May Malaysia Afiq Yazid Australia Aidan Wright Malaysia Afiq Yazid Malaysia Meritus.GP
R2 Australia Aidan Wright Malaysia Afiq Yazid Malaysia Afiq Yazid Malaysia Meritus.GP
R3 26 May Malaysia Akash Nandy Malaysia Afiq Yazid India Raj Bharath India Meco Motorsport
3 R1 China Ordos International Circuit 6 July Malaysia Akash Nandy Malaysia Afiq Yazid Malaysia Afiq Yazid Malaysia Meritus.GP
R2 7 July Malaysia Afiq Yazid Malaysia Afiq Yazid Malaysia Afiq Yazid Malaysia Meritus.GP
R3 Race postponed[16]
4 R1 South Korea Inje Speedium 10 August Australia Aidan Wright India Raj Bharath Australia Aidan Wright Malaysia Meritus.GP
R2 Australia Aidan Wright India Raj Bharath Malaysia Akash Nandy Hong Kong Cebu Pacific Air by KCMG
R3 11 August Malaysia Akash Nandy Australia Aidan Wright Australia Aidan Wright Malaysia Meritus.GP
R4 Malaysia Akash Nandy Australia Aidan Wright Australia Aidan Wright Malaysia Meritus.GP
5 R1 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit 14 September Thailand Tanart Sathienthirakul Malaysia Akash Nandy Malaysia Akash Nandy Hong Kong Cebu Pacific Air by KCMG
R2 Malaysia Akash Nandy Malaysia Akash Nandy Malaysia Akash Nandy Hong Kong Cebu Pacific Air by KCMG
R3 15 September Thailand Tanart Sathienthirakul Malaysia Akash Nandy Malaysia Akash Nandy Hong Kong Cebu Pacific Air by KCMG
6 R1 China Shanghai International Circuit 26 October Thailand Tanart Sathienthirakul Malaysia Afiq Yazid Thailand Tanart Sathienthirakul Philippines Eurasia Motorsport
R2 Malaysia Afiq Yazid Malaysia Akash Nandy Malaysia Afiq Yazid Malaysia Meritus.GP
R3 27 October Malaysia Akash Nandy Australia Aidan Wright Australia Aidan Wright Malaysia Meritus.GP
NC Macau Guia Circuit[17] 10 November Malaysia Akash Nandy Malaysia Akash Nandy Malaysia Akash Nandy Hong Kong Cebu Pacific Air by KCMG

Standings[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

  • Points for both championships were awarded as follows:
Race
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   PP 
Race 1&3 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1
Race 2 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
Pos Driver ZHU
China
SHI
China
ORD
China
INJ
South Korea
SEP
Malaysia
SHI
China
MAC
Macau
Pts
1 Australia Aidan Wright Ret 1 1 2 3 4 6 4 1 3 1 1 3 3 4 6 4 1 9 210
2 Malaysia Afiq Yazid 1 5 Ret 1 1 2 1 1 2 13 4 3 2 2 Ret 2 1 3 208
3 Malaysia Akash Nandy Ret 2 2 3 Ret 3 2 5 7 1 2 10 1 1 1 9 6 Ret 1 163
4 Japan Ren Nagabuchi 2 3 4 9 5 5 5 2 4 Ret 5 Ret 5 6 2 4 5 6 4 129
5 Hong Kong Matthew Solomon 4 4 8 5 4 6 7 7 7 4 3 5 8 4 3 3 3 4 6 128
6 India Raj Bharath 3 6 3 4 2 1 3 6 3 12 Ret 4 Ret 5 5 12 9 9 120
7 Thailand Tanart Sathienthirakul 4 3 5 2 6 2 4 Ret Ret 1 2 2 5 115
8 China Pu Jun Jin 5 7 Ret 7 6 9 10 9 9 5 7 9 6 11 11 8 8 8 8 45
9 China Yuan Bo Ret Ret 5 6 7 8 8 8 Ret Ret 11 7 Ret 8 10 13 11 11 10 29
10 Hong Kong Ronald Wu 6 11 6 Ret 9 7 11 11 8 6 8 8 28
11 China Yin Hai Tao Ret 8 DNS 11 8 11 Ret 12 Ret 7 9 6 Ret 9 6 7 10 7 Ret 26
12 China Bao Jin Long 7 9 7 10 Ret 10 12 10 11 Ret 10 Ret 7 7 9 16 13 13 11 18
13 United Kingdom Dan Wells 5 7 5 2 7
14 China Zou Si Rui Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 12 9 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 12 14 6
15 Indonesia Andersen Martono Ret 9 Ret 9 10 7 4
16 China Zou Chen Yu Ret 13 Ret 12 12 14 Ret 13 Ret 11 12 11 10 12 8 Ret 14 15 2
18 China Zhang Zhen Dong Ret 10 9 1
19 Italy Andrea Reggiani 13 10 Ret 13 Ret 10 10 13 Ret 1
20 China Lin Li Feng DNS 12 10 Ret 11 DNS 1
21 India Mahaveer Raghunathan 14 15 12 0
22 China Wu Zhou Ret 13 13 Ret DNS 0
23 Switzerland Thomas Luedi 15 16 Ret 14 0
Guest drivers ineligible for points
Hong Kong Shaun Thong 3 0
Macau Andy Chang Wing Chung 11 Ret 10 7 0
Hong Kong William Lok 12 0
China Yang Fan 13 0
Japan Yudai Jinkawa Ret 0
Pos Driver ZHU
China
SHI
China
ORD
China
INJ
South Korea
SEP
Malaysia
SHI
China
MAC
Macau
Pts
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:

  • † — No points are awarded for the non-championship Macau Grand Prix event.

Teams[edit]

Pos Team Pts
1 Malaysia Meritus.GP 415
2 Philippines Eurasia Motorsport 262
3 Hong Kong Cebu Pacific Air by KCMG 203
4 Japan Super License Team 155
5 India Meco Motorsports 121
6 China Star Racing Team 57

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Aidan in the fast lane to success;Sri Lankan/Australian driver signs with Meritus GP". Lanka News Web. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
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  6. ^ "KCMG CONFIRMS RONALD WU FOR FORMULA MASTERS". KCMG. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
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  8. ^ Khorouzhniy, Valentin (23 February 2013). "Akash Nandy will stay in Formula Masters China for 2013". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Star Racing Team announces the first three Chinese young drivers". FormulaMastersChina.com. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Star Racing Team confirms new drivers for the last three seats". FormulaMastersChina.com. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Meco Motorsports completes multiple Training Programs and launches new batches for Feb–March 2013". Meco Motorsports. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Drivers". Team Ukyo with Super License. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Pu Jun Jin joins Eurasia for 2013 Formula Masters Series". Eurasia Motorsport. 12 April 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Matt Solomon signs with Eurasia for Formula Masters China Series". Eurasia Motorsport. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Macau Grand Prix Announces Unprecedented Programme for 60th Macau Grand Prix". Macau Grand Prix Official Website. 5 April 2013. 
  16. ^ Guillaume Renard (8 July 2013). "Formula Masters China – Doublé d’Afiq Yazid Ikhwan à Ordos" (in French). ChequeredFlags. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  17. ^ James Charman (5 April 2013). "Macau Grand Prix Set To Celebrates Diamond Jubilee In Style". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 

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