Auto GP World Series

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Auto GP World Series
AutoGPlogo.png
Category Single seaters
Region Europe
Inaugural season 1999
Drivers 16
Teams 8
Constructors Lola
Engine suppliers Zytek
Tyre suppliers Kumho Tires[1]
Drivers' champion Japan Kimiya Sato
Teams' champion United Kingdom Super Nova International
Official website autogp.net
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

Auto GP World Series, formerly known as both Euro Formula 3000, Euroseries 3000 and Auto GP, is a European formula racing series.

The series' roots can be traced back to 1999, and the Italian Formula 3000 series, organised by Pierluigi Corbari, which used old Lola chassis with Zytek engines. The teams used the Lola T96/50 in the first two years. At the beginning nearly all races were held in Italy, but very quickly the series expanded and had venues in different European countries.

The series became European Formula 3000 in 2001. The next three years (2001–2003) saw the Lola B99/50 in use. For 2004, Superfund became the series' title sponsor, planning to use a new car with a new set of regulations, named Formula Superfund, but the funding was pulled before the 2005 season got under way and the series was cancelled.

For 2005, Coloni Motorsport established an Italian national-level championship, using the Italian Formula 3000 name. In 2006, Coloni expanded this to form a new European championship named Euroseries 3000 with the Lola B02/50. The Italian series continued to run as part of Euroseries races.

In 2009, the organisers announced that the first-generation A1 Grand Prix cars were allowed alongside the Lola F3000 chassis, replacing the old cars completely from 2010.[2]

The championship itself was rebranded for the 2010 season, with it adopting the Auto GP name. As well as that, the championship will offer a €200,000 prize fund at each of its six rounds.[3]

Results[edit]

Season Series Name Champion Second Third Team Champion Secondary Class Champion
1999 Italian Formula 3000 Italy Giorgio Vinella South Africa Werner Lupberger Italy Marco Apicella Italy Team Martello
2000 Italian Formula 3000 Brazil Ricardo Sperafico United Kingdom Warren Hughes Italy Gabriele Lancieri Netherlands Arden Team Russia
2001 Euro Formula 3000 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Thomas Biagi Germany Alex Müller Italy Draco Junior Team
2002 Euro Formula 3000 Brazil Jaime Melo, Jr. France Romain Dumas Czech Republic Jaroslav Janiš Italy Team Great Wall
2003 Euro Formula 3000 Brazil Augusto Farfus Italy Fabrizio del Monte Italy Gianmaria Bruni Italy Draco Junior Team
2004 Superfund Euro Formula 3000 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli Italy Fabrizio del Monte Austria Norbert Siedler Italy Draco Junior Team
2005 Italian Formula 3000 Italy Luca Filippi Czech Republic Jaroslav Janiš Italy Giacomo Ricci Italy FMS International Italy Stefano Gattuso (Light Class)
2006 Euroseries 3000 Italy Giacomo Ricci Italy Marco Bonanomi Russia Vitaly Petrov Italy FMS International Italy Giacomo Ricci (Italian Formula 3000)
2007 Euroseries 3000 Italy Davide Rigon Brazil Diego Nunes Brazil Luiz Razia Italy Minardi by GP Racing Italy Davide Rigon (Italian Formula 3000)
2008 Euroseries 3000 France Nicolas Prost Italy Fabio Onidi Pakistan Adam Khan Italy Bull Racing Colombia Omar Leal (Italian Formula 3000)
2009 Euroseries 3000 United Kingdom Will Bratt Italy Marco Bonanomi Italy Fabio Onidi Italy FMS International United Kingdom Will Bratt (Italian Formula 3000)
2010 Auto GP France Romain Grosjean Italy Edoardo Piscopo United Kingdom Duncan Tappy France DAMS France Adrien Tambay (U21 Trophy)
2011 Auto GP Italy Kevin Ceccon Italy Luca Filippi Russia Sergey Afanasyev France DAMS Italy Kevin Ceccon (U21 Trophy)
2012 Auto GP World Series United Kingdom Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Norway Pål Varhaug Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Super Nova International United Kingdom Adrian Quaife-Hobbs (U21 Trophy)
2013 Auto GP World Series Italy Vittorio Ghirelli Japan Kimiya Sato Italy Sergio Campana United Kingdom Super Nova International Italy Vittorio Ghirelli (U21 Trophy)
2014 Auto GP World Series Japan Kimiya Sato Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss Germany Markus Pommer United Kingdom Super Nova International not awarded

Scoring system[edit]

Current system[edit]

Teams only score from their two highest placed cars. 48 points is the maximum possible haul for one driver in a race weekend.

2012 Auto GP points system[4][5]
Race  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th  Pole Position Fastest Lap
R1 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1 1
R2 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1

Previous points systems[edit]

Previous Auto GP points systems
Years Race  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th  Pole Position Fastest Lap
2011 R1 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1 1
R2 18 13 10 8 6 4 2 1 1
2006–2010 R1 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
R2 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
2004–2005 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
1999–2003 10 6 4 3 2 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kumho Tyres and double compound for 2012". Auto GP (Auto GP Organisation). 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Freeman, Glenn (ed.) (2009-10-29). "Pit & Paddock: Euroseries 3000; Euro 3000 revamped for 2010". Autosport 198 (5): p. 29. 
  4. ^ "Auto GP tweaks race 2 points system for 2012 season". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). 29 February 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "More points awarded for Race 2". Auto GP World Series (Auto GP Organisation). 29 February 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

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