2006 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

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2006 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
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The 2006 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season was the sixteenth Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season. The season began at Zolder on 29 April and finished at the Barcelona on 29 October, after fourteen rounds.[1]

Motopark Academy's Filipe Albuquerque who took a pair of double wins at Nürburgring and Barcelona clinched the championship title in the final round at Barcelona by eight points ahead of JD Motorsport's Chris van der Drift, who won two races during the season at Misano and Donington Park. Van der Drift also finished as top rookie. Carlo van Dam finished in third for SG Formula, after win at Le Mans and another four podiums. Another driver who won on Bugatti Circuit was Bertrand Baguette who finished two points behind van Dam for Epsilon Euskadi. Kasper Andersen completed the top five without scoring a win. Laurent Groppi won two races of the opening round at Zolder, but contested just six races, as well as Donington winner Sébastien Buemi. Dani Clos won at Istanbul Park and Misano, but due to disqualification in the second race at Misano he managed only seventh place in the series' standings.

Teams and drivers[edit]

2006 Entry List[2]
Team No. Driver Rounds
Italy Prema Powerteam 0 Italy Edoardo Mortara All
2 Netherlands Henkie Waldschmidt All
3 United Kingdom Martin Plowman All
United Kingdom Comtec Team 1 United Kingdom Pippa Mann All
France SG Formula 4 France Tom Dillmann All
5 Estonia Sten Pentus 1-4
France Yann Clairay 6
6 Netherlands Carlo van Dam All
12 France Alexandre Marsoin 7
64 France Jean Karl Vernay 4
65 France Julien Jousse 4
Spain Epsilon Euskadi 7 Bahrain Salman bin Rashid Al-Khalifa All
8 Belgium Bertrand Baguette All
9 France Jacky Ferre 1
France Nelson Panciatici 6-7
Germany Motopark Academy 10 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque All
11 Australia Nathan Antunes 1
Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 2-3, 5
Canada Robert Wickens 4
Italy Stefano Coletti 6-7
Germany Motorsport Arena 12 United States John Michael Edwards All
14 New Zealand Brendon Hartley All
Italy Cram Competition 15 Spain Jaime Alguersuari All
16 Italy Edoardo Piscopo All
17 South Africa Adrian Zaugg 1-3
Italy Stefano Coletti 4
United Kingdom Oliver Oakes 5-7
Switzerland Team Jenzer 18 Austria Walter Grubmüller 1-4
Brazil Claudio Cantelli 5-6
Argentina Mariano Werner 7
19 Spain Marco Frezza 1-4
Spain Oliver Campos-Hull 5-7
Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport 20 Netherlands Junior Strous 1-2
Finland Atte Mustonen 5-7
21 Switzerland Rahel Frey All
22 Spain Dani Clos All
52 Turkey Cem Kent 2
Italy JD Motorsport 24 Denmark Kasper Andersen All
25 New Zealand Chris van der Drift All
26 Netherlands Xavier Maassen All
Finland Koiranen Bros Motorsport 27 Finland Atte Mustonen 1-4
Argentina Facundo Crovo 7
28 Finland Tomi Limmonen 1, 3-4
Portugal Duarte Félix da Costa 7
Germany SL Formula Racing 29 Belgium Frédéric Vervisch 1-2
Germany Bruno Rudolf Fechner 5
30 France Johan Charpilienne 1
Russia Anton Nebylitskiy 2, 5-6
France Graff Racing 31 France Laurent Groppi 1, 4, 6
32 France Mathieu Arzeno 1
Brazil Claudio Cantelli 4
France Julien Canal 6
Netherlands AR Motorsport 34 Portugal Duarte Félix da Costa 1-2, 4-5
35 Netherlands Mervyn Kool 1, 4
Italy BVM Motorsport 36 Mexico Pablo Sánchez López All
37 Italy Frederico Muggia All
41 Italy Daniele Zampieri 3-4, 7
Finland MRD Motorsport 38 Finland Joonas Mannerjarvi 1-6
58 China Qing Hua Ma 3
Spain Twincam Motorsport 44 Spain Oliver Campos-Hull 1-4
Austria Walter Grubmüller 5-7
45 Spain Daniel Campos-Hull 2
Italy Euronova Racing 53 Italy Alberto Costa 3
59 Italy Filippo Ponti 3
Italy IT Loox 54 Italy Valentino Sebastiani 3
55 Italy Nicki Sebastiani 3
56 Italy Riccardo Cinti 3
Italy RP Motorsport 57 Italy Matteo Chinosi 3
Italy CO2 Motorsport 60 Italy Andrea Caldarelli 3
France Hexis Racing 61 France Sébastien Chardonnet 4
62 France Malo Olivier 4
63 France Ulric Amado de Carvalho 4
Italy BVM Minardi Team 66 Italy Frankie Provenzano 6
France Pole Services 67 France Johan Charpilienne 6
68 France Pierre Combot 6
Spain RSC 70 Spain Aleix Alcaraz 7
71 Spain José Luis López-Pamplo 7

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Belgium Circuit Zolder 29 April France Laurent Groppi France Laurent Groppi France Laurent Groppi France Graff Racing
R2 30 April France Laurent Groppi France Laurent Groppi France Graff Racing
2 R1 Turkey Istanbul Park 17 June Spain Dani Clos Italy Edoardo Piscopo Spain Dani Clos Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport
R2 18 June Spain Dani Clos Spain Dani Clos Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport
3 R1 Italy Misano World Circuit 15 July Spain Dani Clos South Africa Adrian Zaugg Spain Dani Clos Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport
R2 16 July Australia Chris van der Drift Australia Chris van der Drift Italy JD Motorsport
4 R1 Germany Nürburgring 5 August Portugal Filipe Albuquerque Portugal Filipe Albuquerque Portugal Filipe Albuquerque Germany Motopark Academy
R2 6 August France Tom Dillmann Portugal Filipe Albuquerque Germany Motopark Academy
5 R1 United Kingdom Donington Park 9 September Australia Chris van der Drift Denmark Kasper Andersen Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Germany Motopark Academy
R2 10 September Finland Atte Mustonen Australia Chris van der Drift Italy JD Motorsport
6 R1 France Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans 30 September Netherlands Carlo van Dam Belgium Bertrand Baguette Belgium Bertrand Baguette Spain Epsilon Euskadi
R2 1 October France Laurent Groppi Netherlands Carlo van Dam France SG Formula
7 R1 Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 28 October Portugal Filipe Albuquerque Netherlands Carlo van Dam Portugal Filipe Albuquerque Germany Motopark Academy
R2 29 October France Tom Dillmann Portugal Filipe Albuquerque Germany Motopark Academy

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Points are awarded to the drivers as follows:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PP*
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1

* - only awarded to race one polesitters

Pos Driver ZOL
1

Belgium
ZOL
2

Belgium
IST
1

Turkey
IST
2

Turkey
MIS
1

Italy
MIS
2

Italy
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
DON
1

United Kingdom
DON
2

United Kingdom
LMS
1

France
LMS
2

France
CAT
1

Spain
CAT
2

Spain
Points
1 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 9 6 28† 5 6 4 1 1 15 4 11 Ret 1 1 99
2 New Zealand Chris van der Drift 2 20 8 4 4 1 3 3 11 1 Ret 11 22 6 91
3 Netherlands Carlo van Dam 5 24 2 3 8 6 6 8 Ret 2 3 1 10 7 90
4 Belgium Bertrand Baguette 3 2 13 11 9 8 23 30 2 3 1 6 4 5 88
5 Denmark Kasper Andersen 6 Ret Ret 7 3 Ret 5 5 3 7 2 Ret 3 3 78
6 France Laurent Groppi 1 1 2 2 7 4 75
7 Spain Dani Clos 11 10 1 1 1 DSQ 4 4 10 10 10 Ret Ret 19 70
8 France Tom Dillmann 24 4 9 27 2 7 11 34 4 Ret Ret NC 2 2 61
9 Finland Atte Mustonen 4 5 3 2 Ret Ret 16 16 9 20 9 5 17 11 54
10 Italy Edoardo Piscopo Ret 18 5 6 5 11 10 11 7 16 Ret Ret 13 4 34
11 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 4 8 Ret 9 1 6 33
12 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 31 21 16 9 7 2 20 31 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 16 24
13 Netherlands Xavier Maassen 26* 3 10 19 Ret Ret 12 9 Ret 5 13 16 16 12 21
14 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 19 Ret 6 28 29 5 7 6 Ret 12 12 Ret Ret 17 21
15 Netherlands Henkie Waldschmidt 16 23 21 23 14 29 14 12 Ret 18 5 9 7 10 19
16 South Africa Adrian Zaugg 12 8 Ret 16 Ret* 3 14
17 United States John Michael Edwards Ret 16 7 Ret Ret 18 9 10 6 13 Ret DNS 21 Ret 14
18 Italy Frederico Muggia 8 7 Ret 15 Ret 19 32 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 9 10
19 Austria Walter Grubmüller 17 27 12 18 22 16 Ret DNS 5 8 17 18 Ret 15 9
20 France Johan Charpilienne 7 NC 8 Ret 9
21 Switzerland Rahel Frey 13 14 27† 12 Ret 17 Ret 26 8 14 18 Ret 6 DSQ 8
22 Italy Edoardo Mortara 15 Ret Ret 20 26 12 17 20 Ret 9 Ret 7 Ret 27 8
23 United Kingdom Martin Plowman 22 17 22 Ret NC 23 21 35 16 11 21 10 9 24 7
24 Netherlands Mervyn Kool 28 9 13 15 2
25 Spain Oliver Campos-Hull 32† Ret 23 Ret 11 14 15 13 DNS DNS 16 13 14 14 2
26 Netherlands Junior Strous 10 12 14 13 1
27 Italy Marco Frezza Ret Ret 17 14 10 Ret 22 22 1
28 Italy Daniele Zampieri 19 25 Ret Ret 11 Ret 1
29 Brazil Claudio Cantelli 30 28 14 17 23 15 1
30 Estonia Sten Pentus 27 11 25 22 20 28 24 23 0
31 Mexico Pablo Sánchez López 25 15 24 21 13 Ret 25 21 12 19 19 Ret 12 20 0
32 Portugal Duarte Félix da Costa Ret 19 20 17 Ret 19 13 Ret 15 18 0
33 France Mathieu Arzeno 18 13 0
34 Australia Nathan Antunes 14 Ret 0
35 United Kingdom Pippa Mann 29 Ret 15 Ret 16 21 31 25 Ret 15 20 20 Ret 21 0
36 Canada Robert Wickens 18 17 0
37 Finland Joonas Mannerjarvi 20 22 19 24 18 20 33 27 18 Ret 25 19 0
38 Russia Anton Nebylitskiy 18 29 19 Ret 22 Ret 0
39 Italy Stefano Coletti 26 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
40 Bahrain Salman bin Rashid Al-Khalifa Ret 26 Ret 25 28 27 Ret 32 20 Ret Ret Ret 20 25 0
41 France Jacky Ferre 21 25 0
42 Belgium Frédéric Vervisch 23 Ret DSQ Ret 0
43 Finland Tomi Limonen 30 Ret Ret Ret 27 24 0
44 Turkey Cem Kent 26 26 0
The following drivers are guest ineligible to final standing
France Yann Clairay 26 2 -
France Nelson Panciatici 4 3 18 13 -
France Pierre Combot 6 14 -
France Jean Karl Vernay 8 7 -
United Kingdom Oliver Oakes Ret Ret Ret 8 19 8 -
France Alexandre Marsoin 8 Ret -
Spain Daniel Campos-Hull 11 10 -
Italy Nicki Sebastiani 27 10 -
Italy Filippo Ponti 12 15 -
France Julien Canal 15 12 -
Italy Valentino Sebastiani 25 13 -
France Julien Jousse 19 14 -
Italy Matteo Chinosi 15 26 -
Italy Frankie Provenzano 24 17 -
Italy Riccardo Cinti 17 Ret -
Germany Bruno Rudolf Fechner 17 Ret -
China Qing Hua Ma 21 22 -
Argentina Facundo Crovo NC 22 -
Spain Aleix Alcaraz 24 23 -
Argentina Mariano Werner 23 28† -
Italy Andrea Caldarelli 23 Ret -
Italy Alberto Costa 24 24 -
Spain José Luis López-Pamplo Ret 26 -
France Ulric Amado de Carvalho 28 Ret -
France Sébastien Chardonnet 29 33 -
France Malo Olivier NC 29 Ret DNS -
Pos Driver ZOL
1

Belgium
ZOL
2

Belgium
IST
1

Turkey
IST
2

Turkey
MIS
1

Italy
MIS
2

Italy
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
DON
1

United Kingdom
DON
2

United Kingdom
LMS
1

France
LMS
2

France
CAT
1

Spain
CAT
2

Spain
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest Lap

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

Teams[edit]

Pos Team Points
1 Italy JD Motorsport 170
2 France SG Formula 151
3 Germany Motopark Academy 132
4 Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport 89
5 Spain Epsilon Euskadi 88
6 France Graff Racing 75
7 Italy Cram Competition 54
8 Finland Koiranen Bros 36
9 Germany Motorsport Arena 35
10 Italy Prema Powerteam 25
11 Italy BVM Minardi Team 10
12 Germany SL Formula Racing 9
13 Spain Twincam Motorsport 9
14 Switzerland Team Jenzer 4
15 Netherlands AR Motorsport 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race Calendar: Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup — Season 2006". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Entrylist: Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup — Season 2006". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 

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