2008 British Formula Three season

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2008 British Formula Three season
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The Drivers' Championship was won by Spanish driver Jaime Alguersuari.

The 2008 British Formula Three season was the 58th British Formula Three Championship season. It began on 24 March 2008 at Oulton Park's Easter Monday meeting and ended on 12 October at Donington Park after 22 rounds in four different countries. Jay Bridger sealed the National Class championship at the Bucharest meeting, with a third place in round nineteen. The overall championship went down to the final meeting as Oliver Turvey, Jaime Alguersuari, Brendon Hartley and Sergio Pérez all had a chance of winning the title, however it was Alguersuari that won the title, thanks to a double win at Donington.

Drivers and teams[edit]

Team No Driver Class Chassis Engine Rounds
United Kingdom Hitech Racing 1 United Kingdom Max Chilton C Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA All
2 Austria Walter Grubmüller C Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA All
United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport 3 New Zealand Brendon Hartley C Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA All
4 Spain Jaime Alguersuari C Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA All
17 United Kingdom Oliver Turvey C Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA All
18 Australia Sam Abay C Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA All
42 United Kingdom Henry Surtees N Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 21–22
43 Brazil Adriano Buzaid N Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 21–22
54 Iceland Kristján Einar N Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 1–20
56 United Kingdom Andrew Meyrick N Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 1–12
United Kingdom Martin O'Connell 13–14
United Kingdom Nexa Racing 5 Iceland Viktor Jensen C Dallara F308 Mugen-Honda 3–14
55 Germany Craig Reiff N Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda 1–8, 15–18
United Kingdom Räikkönen Robertson Racing 6 United Kingdom Henry Arundel C Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA All
24 Australia John Martin C Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA All
25 United Kingdom Alistair Jackson C Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA 1–4
Brazil Clemente de Faria, Jr. 17–18
26 Finland Atte Mustonen C Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA All
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 7 Sweden Sebastian Hohenthal C Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA 1–16
United Kingdom Dean Smith 21–22
8 Sweden Marcus Ericsson C Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA All
14 Canada Philip Major C Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA All
United Kingdom T-Sport 9 Mexico Sergio Pérez C Dallara F308 Mugen-Honda All
53 Colombia Steven Guerrero N Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda All
57 Bahrain Salman Al Khalifa N Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda 1–20
United Kingdom Callum MacLeod 21–22
United Kingdom Ultimate Motorsport 11 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri C Mygale M-08F3 Mercedes 1–6, 19–20
United Kingdom Alistair Jackson 7–18
12 Angola Ricardo Teixeira C Mygale M-08F3 Mercedes 1–20
13 Republic of Ireland Michael Devaney C Mygale M-08F3 Mercedes 1–8
16 9–20
United Kingdom Eurotek Motorsport 15 United Kingdom Oliver Oakes C Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA 3–4, 15–16
85 I 17–22
United Kingdom JTR with Marshall Westland 28 United Kingdom Nick Tandy C Mygale M-08F3 Mercedes HWA 1–18, 21–22
United Kingdom Fluid Motorsport 50 United Kingdom Jay Bridger N Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda All
51 United Kingdom Stefan Wilson N Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda All
United Kingdom C F Racing 52 United Kingdom Hywel Lloyd N Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda All
United Kingdom Team Loctite 58 Republic of Ireland Niall Quinn N Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda 1–4, 7–8
59 United Kingdom Jordan Williams N Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda 9–14
United Kingdom Litespeed F3 60 United Kingdom Callum MacLeod N SLC R1 Mugen-Honda 9–10
61 United Kingdom Jonathan Legris N SLC R1 Mugen-Honda 13–14, 17–18, 21–22
Italy Ombra Racing 71 Italy Matteo Chinosi I Dallara F308 Mugen-Honda 5–6
72 Italy Federico Leo I Dallara F308 Mugen-Honda 5–6
Austria HBR Motorsport 73 Spain Daniel Campos-Hull I Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA 15–16
74 Lebanon Basil Shaaban I Dallara F308 Mercedes HWA 15–16
Brazil Cesario Formula 84 Brazil Clemente de Faria, Jr. I Dallara F308 Mugen-Honda 21–22
Icon Class
C Championship
N National
I Invitation

Driver changes[edit]

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 United Kingdom Oulton Park 24 March Spain Jaime Alguersuari Australia John Martin United Kingdom Oliver Turvey United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
2 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Spain Jaime Alguersuari Spain Jaime Alguersuari United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
3 United Kingdom Croft 27 April Sweden Marcus Ericsson United Kingdom Max Chilton Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom T-Sport
4 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Mexico Sergio Pérez New Zealand Brendon Hartley United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
5 Italy Monza 17 May Italy Matteo Chinosi Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom T-Sport
6 18 May United Kingdom Max Chilton Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom T-Sport
7 United Kingdom Rockingham 26 May United Kingdom Max Chilton Spain Jaime Alguersuari Finland Atte Mustonen United Kingdom Räikkönen Robertson Racing
8 Spain Jaime Alguersuari United Kingdom Oliver Turvey Sweden Sebastian Hohenthal United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport
9 United Kingdom Snetterton 8 June Republic of Ireland Michael Devaney Sweden Marcus Ericsson Republic of Ireland Michael Devaney United Kingdom Ultimate Motorsport
10 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Spain Jaime Alguersuari Republic of Ireland Michael Devaney United Kingdom Ultimate Motorsport
11 United Kingdom Thruxton 29 June Spain Jaime Alguersuari Sweden Marcus Ericsson New Zealand Brendon Hartley United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
12 New Zealand Brendon Hartley United Kingdom Oliver Turvey New Zealand Brendon Hartley United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
13 United Kingdom Brands Hatch 13 July Spain Jaime Alguersuari Spain Jaime Alguersuari Spain Jaime Alguersuari United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
14 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sweden Marcus Ericsson Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom T-Sport
15 Belgium Spa-Francorchamps 1 August United Kingdom Oliver Turvey New Zealand Brendon Hartley United Kingdom Oliver Turvey United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
16 2 August United Kingdom Oliver Turvey New Zealand Brendon Hartley New Zealand Brendon Hartley United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
17 United Kingdom Silverstone 16 August United Kingdom Oliver Turvey United Kingdom Oliver Turvey United Kingdom Oliver Turvey United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
18 New Zealand Brendon Hartley United Kingdom Oliver Turvey United Kingdom Oliver Turvey United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
19 Romania Bucharest 23 August New Zealand Brendon Hartley Sweden Marcus Ericsson New Zealand Brendon Hartley United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
20 24 August United Kingdom Oliver Turvey New Zealand Brendon Hartley Spain Jaime Alguersuari United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
21 United Kingdom Donington Park 12 October Spain Jaime Alguersuari Spain Jaime Alguersuari Spain Jaime Alguersuari United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
22 United Kingdom Oliver Oakes New Zealand Brendon Hartley Spain Jaime Alguersuari United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport

Standings[edit]

Championship Class[edit]

Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
CRO
United Kingdom
MOZ
Italy
ROC
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
THR
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
SIL
United Kingdom
BUC
Romania
DON
United Kingdom
Pts
1 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Ret 1 6 5 12 6 3 2 2 3 Ret 3 1 4 3 4 5 6 3 1 1 1 251
2 United Kingdom Oliver Turvey 1 12 8 3 3 13 6 9 4 5 3 2 2 3 1 Ret 1 1 2 2 3 Ret 234
3 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Ret 4 Ret 1 2 Ret 10 8 3 Ret 1 1 8 Ret 2 1 2 9 1 3 2 Ret 208
4 Mexico Sergio Pérez 7 13 1 2 1 1 5 13 Ret 4 7 4 4 1 6 2 4 4 Ret Ret Ret 3 195
5 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 6 2 5 Ret 7 7 2 10 6 8 2 Ret 5 Ret 7 5 3 2 11 12 8 7 141
6 Finland Atte Mustonen 3 7 4 4 Ret 3 1 4 8 6 6 Ret 3 2 10 Ret 10 5 7 Ret 7 18 138
7 Sweden Sebastian Hohenthal 8 3 2 7 Ret Ret 7 1 5 2 5 6 Ret 6 Ret 8 105
8 Republic of Ireland Michael Devaney 4 8 16 Ret Ret 10 12 5 1 1 9 5 10 9 8 Ret 11 8 10 5 91
9 United Kingdom Nick Tandy NC Ret Ret 6 Ret 5 14 6 7 22 8 Ret 7 5 23 3 9 3 6 2 86
10 United Kingdom Max Chilton 2 14 22 10 Ret 4 4 3 16 7 14 12 Ret 10 17 10 7 10 6 16 21 11 72
11 Australia Sam Abay 10 11 10 Ret 6 11 8 11 10 21 4 9 12 7 4 21 8 Ret 5 8 5 5 71
12 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri 5 6 3 Ret 16 2 4 4 63
13 Australia John Martin 11 Ret 9 21 5 9 11 14 12 11 17 7 9 18 5 Ret 6 7 8 Ret 12 12 45
14 Austria Walter Grubmüller Ret 5 14 11 4 Ret 9 12 9 9 11 11 6 8 9 Ret 13 11 9 6 Ret 20 44
15 United Kingdom Henry Arundel 9 10 11 Ret Ret DNS 13 Ret Ret Ret 10 8 20 11 12 7 12 15 Ret 15 11 10 21
16 United Kingdom Dean Smith 4 4 20
17 United Kingdom Alistair Jackson 13 9 7 9 Ret Ret 13 12 Ret 16 Ret Ret 11 19 14 Ret 9
18 Canada Philip Major 16 22 Ret 20 9 Ret 20 Ret 19 14 16 10 11 13 20 9 16 12 Ret Ret 20 17 8
19 United Kingdom Oliver Oakes 12 Ret 13 11 22 14 14 7 13 6 1
20 Iceland Viktor Jensen 17 15 13 Ret 21 18 20 Ret 22 17 19 16 1
21 Angola Ricardo Teixeira 14 17 Ret Ret DSQ 17 15 15 Ret 19 Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 18 Ret 13 Ret Ret 0
22 Brazil Clemente de Faria, Jr. 20 18 16 19 0
Guest drivers ineligible for points
Spain Daniel Campos-Hull Ret 6 0
Italy Matteo Chinosi 8 8 0
Italy Federico Leo 14 Ret 0
Lebanon Basil Shaaban Ret 15 0
Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
CRO
United Kingdom
MOZ
Italy
ROC
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
THR
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
SIL
United Kingdom
BUC
Romania
DON
United Kingdom
Pts
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)

National Class[edit]

Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
CRO
United Kingdom
MOZ
Italy
ROC
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
THR
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
SIL
United Kingdom
BUC
Romania
DON
United Kingdom
Pts
1 United Kingdom Jay Bridger 15 19 15 14 Ret 12 19 16 11 13 13 14 14 15 16 12 17 17 15 11 10 8 322
2 Colombia Steven Guerrero 20 25 18 16 Ret 16 Ret 17 15 16 15 13 16 12 18 13 19 20 Ret 14 17 13 211
3 United Kingdom Hywel Lloyd 17 20 Ret 13 10 14 22 19 NC 15 19 Ret 22 20 19 16 18 16 13 10 18 16 207
4 United Kingdom Stefan Wilson 21 23 19 18 11 Ret 18 21 17 10 21 Ret 18 17 14 17 15 Ret Ret 9 15 15 194
5 United Kingdom Andrew Meyrick 12 15 13 8 Ret Ret 16 7 14 Ret 12 15 174
6 Bahrain Salman Al Khalifa Ret 16 24 12 Ret Ret 17 Ret 18 18 23 Ret 17 14 15 14 21 19 12 13 169
7 Iceland Kristján Einar 19 21 20 17 Ret 15 Ret 20 21 17 18 18 24 22 21 Ret 24 23 Ret Ret 101
8 Germany Craig Reiff 22 24 23 19 15 Ret 24 Ret 22 20 23 22 51
9 United Kingdom Jonathan Legris 16 19 Ret 21 20 21 38
10 Republic of Ireland Niall Quinn 18 18 21 Ret 23 22 38
11 United Kingdom Henry Surtees 9 9 35
12 United Kingdom Jordan Williams Ret 20 20 19 23 21 25
13 Brazil Adriano Buzaid 14 14 22
14 United Kingdom Callum MacLeod 22 Ret 19 Ret 9
15 United Kingdom Martin O'Connell 21 Ret 6
Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
CRO
United Kingdom
MOZ
Italy
ROC
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
THR
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
SIL
United Kingdom
BUC
Romania
DON
United Kingdom
Pts
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)

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