2014 Australian Drivers' Championship

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2014 Australian Drivers' Championship
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The 2014 Formula 3 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title, the winner of which was awarded the 2014 CAMS Gold Star. It was the 58th Australian Drivers' Championship and the tenth to be contested with open wheel racing cars constructed in accordance with FIA Formula 3 regulations. The championship began on 27 February at the Adelaide Parklands Circuit and ended on 2 November at Sydney Motorsport Park after seven rounds across five different states and territories.[1] Formula 3 Management Pty Ltd was appointed by CAMS as the Category Manager for the Championship.[2]

The championship was won by Simon Hodge, driving a Mygale M11 Mercedes-Benz for Team BRM.

Race calendar[edit]

Ben Gersekowski placed second in the championship driving a Dallara F311 Mercedes-Benz

The championship was contested over a seven round series.[1]

Round [1] Circuit Date Format Championship
Winner
National
Winner
Kumho Cup
Winner
1 South Australia Adelaide Street Circuit 27 February
–1 March
Three races Simon Hodge
Mygale M11 Mercedes-Benz
Chelsea Angelo
Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz
not present
2 Victoria (Australia) Sandown Raceway 28–30 March Three races Ben Gersekowski
Dallara F311 Mercedes-Benz
Chelsea Angelo
Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz
Nathan Gotch
Dallara F304 Renault
3 New South Wales Mount Panorama Circuit 18–20 April Two races Chris Anthony
Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz
Chelsea Angelo
Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz
Roland Legge
Dallara F304 Opel
4 Northern Territory Hidden Valley Raceway 20–22 June Three races Simon Hodge
Mygale M11 Mercedes-Benz
Garnet Patterson
Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz
not present
5 Queensland Queensland Raceway 8–10 August Three races not present
6 Victoria (Australia) Phillip Island 19–21 September Three races not present
7 New South Wales Sydney Motorsport Park 31 October–
2 November
Three races

Note:

  • The results for each round of the Championship were determined by the results of the final race at that round.[2]
  • The Kumho Cup was contested only at Rounds 2, 3 and 7.[2]

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers contested the 2014 Australian Drivers' Championship.

Team Class Chassis Engine No. Driver
Team BRM Gold Star Dallara F307
Mygale M11
HWA-Mercedes-Benz 3 Australia John Magro
Mygale M11 4 Australia Simon Hodge
Dallara F307 5 Australia Chris Anthony
R-Tek Motorsport Gold Star Dallara F307 HWA-Mercedes-Benz 7 Australia Jon Collins
Kumho Cup Dallara F304 Spiess-Opel 9 Australia Roland Legge
Gilmour Racing Gold Star Dallara F311 HWA-Mercedes-Benz 17 Australia Ben Gersekowski
Garnet Patterson Racing National Dallara F307 HWA-Mercedes-Benz 29 Australia Garnet Patterson
Chelsea Angelo Racing
Evans Motorsport Group
National Dallara F307 HWA-Mercedes-Benz 34 Australia Chelsea Angelo
Harvest Motorsport Gold Star Mygale M11 HWA-Mercedes-Benz 46 South Africa Arrie Maree
AGI Sport Kumho Cup Dallara F304 Sodemo-Renault 66 Australia Nathan Gotch
Modena Engineering Kumho Cup Dallara F304 Spiess-Opel 88 Australia Dennie Rumble
Gold Star Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda 92 Australia Ricky Capo

Note: All chassis constructed between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2011 were required to be fitted with a HWA Mercedes-Benz series M271 ‘Australian control engine’.[2]

Classes[edit]

Competing cars were nominated into one of four classes: [2]

  • Australian Formula 3 Championship – for automobiles constructed in accordance with the FIA Formula 3 regulations that applied in the year of manufacture between 1 January 2005 and 31 December 2011.[2]
  • National Class – for automobiles constructed in accordance with the FIA Formula 3 regulations that applied in the year of manufacture between 1 January 1999 and 31 December 2007.[2]
  • Kumho Cup Class – for automobiles constructed in accordance with the FIA Formula 3 regulations that applied in the year of manufacture between 1 January 1999 and 31 December 2004.[2]
  • Invitational Class.[2]

Points system[edit]

Championship points were awarded in each class as follows: [2]

  • One point was awarded to the driver placed in the highest grid position in each class for the first race at each round.[2]
  • 20–15–12–10–8–6–4–3–2–1 for the first ten finishing positions in each class in each race of a round which comprised two races.[2]
  • 12–9–8–7–6–5–4–3–2–1 for the first ten finishing positions in each class in each of the first two races of a round which comprised three races.[2]
  • 20–15–12–10–8–6–4–3–2–1 basis for the first ten finishing positions in each class in the third race of a round which comprised three races.[2]
  • One point was awarded to the driver setting the fastest lap time in each class in each race.[2]

Championship standings[edit]

  Gold Star        
Position Driver [3] No. [4] Car [4] [3] Competitor / Team [4] Points [3]
1 Simon Hodge 4 Mygale M11 Mercedes-Benz Team BRM 283
2 Ben Gersekowski 17 Dallara F311 Mercedes-Benz McDonalds Gilmour Racing 248
3 Chris Anthony 5 Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz
Mygale M11 Mercedes-Benz
Team BRM 188
4 Ricky Capo 92 Dallara F307 Mugen Honda Modena / Bearing Logistics 112
5 Arrie Maree 46 Mygale M11 Mercedes-Benz Harvest Motorsport / Forpark 67
6 John Magro 3 Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz Team BRM / FNQ Lager 40
7 Chris Gilmour 18 Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz McDonalds / Gilmour Racing 20
8 Jon Collins 7 Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz R-Tek Motorsport 20
9 James Winslow 6 Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz R-TEK Motorsport 19
  National        
Position Driver No. Car Competitor / Team Points
1 Garnet Patterson 29 Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz Garnet Patterson Racing 245
2 Chelsea Angelo 34 Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz Ozstaff Racing 204
3 Roland Legge 7 Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz R-Tek Motorsport 58
  Kumho Cup        
Position Driver [5] No. Car Competitor / Team Points [5]
1 Roland Legge 9 Dallara F304 Spiess Opel R-Tek Motorsport 110
2 Nathan Gotch 66 Dallara F304 Renault Sodemo AGI Sport 99
3 Dennie Rumble 88 Dallara F304 Spiess Opel Alpine Motorsport 41

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