2010 FIA Formula Two Championship

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2010 FIA Formula Two season
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With six victories, Dean Stoneman won the championship by 42 points from nearest rival Jolyon Palmer.

The 2010 FIA Formula Two Championship season was the second year of the FIA Formula Two Championship. The championship began on 18 April at Silverstone and concluded on 19 September at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, after nine double-header rounds.

For most of the season, the championship battle revolved around a pair of British drivers, returning driver Jolyon Palmer and Formula Renault UK graduate Dean Stoneman. Stoneman and Palmer won eleven of the season's eighteen races – Stoneman won six and Palmer five – but more podiums for Stoneman helped him in the long run, and eventually sealed the championship title, and a prize test for the Williams F1 team, with a race to spare.[1] Palmer finished a comfortable second place in the standings, 42 points behind Stoneman and 85 ahead of his nearest rival.

Third place in the standings remained a five-way battle until the final race with newcomers Sergey Afanasyev of Russia, another British driver Will Bratt and Belgium's Benjamin Bailly, as well as returnees Kazim Vasiliauskas of Lithuania and Austria's Philipp Eng all in contention for the remaining FIA Super Licence awarded to the top three championship finishers. Despite not winning a race, it was Afanasyev that prevailed, scoring points in all but three races including four podiums. Vasiliauskas' only victory of the season came in the final race of the season in Valencia, and allowed him to jump from seventh pre-race to an end fourth place in the standings, four points behind Afanasyev. Bratt finished fifth, winless but with four podiums, ahead of three-time winner Eng by two points and Bailly, a winner at his home round of Zolder was 12 points further behind. Eighth-placed Nicola de Marco was the only other race-winner on the season, winning at Brno and Valencia.

Regulation changes[edit]

As announced at the FIA's World Motor Sport Council meeting in December 2009, Formula Two cars in the 2010 season had a base power of 425 brake horsepower (317 kW; 431 PS), up from 400 brake horsepower (298 kW; 406 PS) in 2009.[2] The overboost also increased from 50 brake horsepower (37 kW; 51 PS) to 55 brake horsepower (41 kW; 56 PS), giving a maximum power of 480 brake horsepower (358 kW; 487 PS).[2] Races were also extended to 40 minutes in duration,[2] and implemented the 25–18–15–12–10–8–6–4–2–1 point-scoring system as was introduced to the 2010 Formula One World Championship.[3][4]

Drivers[edit]

The number of drivers admitted to the series had been expected to increase to 30.[2] However, this was altered back to 24,[5] with only 22 drivers appearing on the Silverstone entry list.[6]

Car # Driver Sponsor(s) Rounds
2 United Kingdom Will Bratt[7] Michelangelo Search All
3 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer[8] Comma All
4 Belgium Benjamin Bailly[9] RACB / Total All
5 Angola Ricardo Teixeira[10] Sonangol All
6 India Armaan Ebrahim[11] JK Racing All
7 Russia Ivan Samarin[12] Luding All
8 Bulgaria Plamen Kralev[13] Bulgarian State Agency Tourism All
9 Romania Mihai Marinescu[14] KG Clean Energy All
10 France Benjamin Lariche[15] Quick Sorel All
11 United Kingdom Jack Clarke[16] KSS Design All
12 Netherlands Kelvin Snoeks[17] HDI Gerling / Snoeks Automotive 1–5, 7–9
14 Russia Sergey Afanasyev[18] Lukoil All
16 Spain Ramón Piñeiro[19] Caja Madrid 9
17 Denmark Johan Jokinen[20] DASU/Dansk Metal 1–3
19 Italy Nicola de Marco[21] SpritzOne All
21 Lithuania Kazim Vasiliauskas[22] Darsena All
22 Germany Johannes Theobald[23] 8–9
24 United Kingdom Tom Gladdis[24] 1, 6–7
26 India Parthiva Sureshwaren[25] Indigo / Ice Blue 1–6
27 United Kingdom Paul Rees[26] Darsena 1–4
28 India Ajith Kumar[27] Goodwill Motorsport 1–3
Germany Julian Theobald[28] TRP Track Racing & Promotion KG 6–8
33 Austria Philipp Eng[29] All
48 United Kingdom Dean Stoneman[30] Silver Lining All
77 Poland Natalia Kowalska[31] Cyfra+ 1–7, 9

Driver changes[edit]

Entering FIA Formula Two Championship
Leaving FIA Formula Two Championship

Calendar[edit]

A nine-round calendar was published on 21 October 2009.[42] The series ventured outside of Europe, racing in Marrakech, after being an all-European series in 2009.

Round Circuit/Location Country Date Supporting
1 R1 Silverstone Circuit  United Kingdom 18 April Stand-alone event
R2
2 R1 Marrakech Street Circuit  Morocco 1 May FIA WTCC Race of Morocco
R2 2 May
3 R1 Autodromo Nazionale Monza  Italy 22 May FIA WTCC Race of Italy
R2 23 May
4 R1 Circuit Zolder  Belgium 19 June FIA WTCC Race of Belgium
R2 20 June
5 R1 Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão  Portugal 3 July FIA WTCC Race of Portugal
R2 4 July
6 R1 Brands Hatch, Kent  United Kingdom 17 July FIA WTCC Race of UK
R2 18 July
7 R1 Masaryk Circuit, Brno  Czech Republic 31 July FIA WTCC Race of the Czech Republic
R2 1 August
8 R1 Motorsport Arena Oschersleben  Germany 4 September FIA WTCC Race of Germany
R2 5 September
9 R1 Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia  Spain 18 September FIA WTCC Race of Spain
R2 19 September

Results[edit]

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Report
1 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Report
R2 Austria Philipp Eng Austria Philipp Eng Austria Philipp Eng
2 R1 Morocco Marrakech United Kingdom Dean Stoneman United Kingdom Dean Stoneman United Kingdom Dean Stoneman Report
R2 Austria Philipp Eng United Kingdom Dean Stoneman Austria Philipp Eng
3 R1 Italy Monza United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Denmark Johan Jokinen United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Report
R2 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Romania Mihai Marinescu United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer
4 R1 Belgium Zolder United Kingdom Dean Stoneman United Kingdom Dean Stoneman United Kingdom Dean Stoneman Report
R2 Belgium Benjamin Bailly Russia Sergey Afanasyev Belgium Benjamin Bailly
5 R1 Portugal Algarve United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Report
R2 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Dean Stoneman United Kingdom Dean Stoneman
6 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch United Kingdom Dean Stoneman United Kingdom Dean Stoneman United Kingdom Dean Stoneman Report
R2 Lithuania Kazim Vasiliauskas United Kingdom Dean Stoneman Austria Philipp Eng
7 R1 Czech Republic Brno United Kingdom Dean Stoneman Italy Nicola de Marco Italy Nicola de Marco Report
R2 United Kingdom Dean Stoneman United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer
8 R1 Germany Oschersleben Russia Sergey Afanasyev Italy Nicola de Marco United Kingdom Dean Stoneman Report
R2 United Kingdom Dean Stoneman Lithuania Kazim Vasiliauskas United Kingdom Dean Stoneman
9 R1 Spain Valencia Italy Nicola de Marco United Kingdom Will Bratt Italy Nicola de Marco Report
R2 Lithuania Kazim Vasiliauskas Lithuania Kazim Vasiliauskas Lithuania Kazim Vasiliauskas

Standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver SIL
United Kingdom
MAR
Morocco
MNZ
Italy
ZOL
Belgium
ALG
Portugal
BRH
United Kingdom
BRN
Czech Republic
OSC
Germany
VAL
Spain
Points
1 United Kingdom Dean Stoneman 2 Ret 1 2 2 4 1 3 11 1 1 12 2 2 1 1 9 3 284
2 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 1 2 Ret 5 1 1 2 2 1 2 8 Ret 5 1 3 12 7 13 242
3 Russia Sergey Afanasyev 3 6 8 7 Ret 2 4 15 9 12 6 5 3 4 4 3 5 5 157
4 Lithuania Kazim Vasiliauskas 5 7 10 4 3 Ret 3 7 4 Ret 11 Ret 11 3 2 2 Ret 1 153
5 United Kingdom Will Bratt 6 5 Ret 3 4 3 14 5 Ret 5 4 3 8 10 6 7 2 15 144
6 Austria Philipp Eng 4 1 2 1 11 Ret 15 12 15 6 10 1 6 18 7 9 4 11 142
7 Belgium Benjamin Bailly 11 11 Ret Ret 6 6 6 1 2 3 13 11 4 5 5 5 8 9 130
8 Italy Nicola de Marco 9 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 5 7 7 4 1 6 9 15 1 Ret 98
9 United Kingdom Jack Clarke Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 4 3 Ret 2 8 Ret 9 12 DNS 16 2 81
10 India Armaan Ebrahim 8 9 6 6 Ret 5 5 Ret 7 Ret 9 7 Ret 13 11 10 3 7 78
11 Romania Mihai Marinescu 7 8 Ret 14 5 16 8 6 12 4 12 6 16 11 13 6 13 6 68
12 Russia Ivan Samarin DSQ 15 4 Ret 12 8 7 8 13 8 3 9 14 16 Ret 8 10 4 64
13 Netherlands Kelvin Snoeks 12 Ret 3 9 13 DSQ 11 10 Ret Ret 7 8 8 4 12 8 48
14 France Benjamin Lariche 10 19† 9 10 8 9 Ret 9 8 10 14 10 10 7 Ret 11 6 14 33
15 United Kingdom Tom Gladdis Ret Ret 5 2 12 12 28
16 Angola Ricardo Teixeira 17† 14 5 Ret 16† 13 9 Ret 6 Ret 16 16 9 Ret 10 16 14 Ret 23
17 Denmark Johan Jokinen Ret 3 Ret Ret 7 Ret 21
18 United Kingdom Paul Rees 13 13 7 8 9 7 13 13 18
19 Poland Natalia Kowalska 14 12 Ret 11 Ret 14 Ret 11 10 9 15 13 Ret 14 Ret 16 3
20 Bulgaria Plamen Kralev 15 17 12 12 10 11 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 15 15 17 15 14 17 17 1
21 India Parthiva Sureshwaren 16 16 11 Ret 15 10 12 Ret 14 11 18 14 1
22 Spain Ramón Piñeiro 15 10 1
23 Germany Johannes Theobald 16 13 11 12 0
24 India Ajith Kumar 18 18 13 13 14 15 0
25 Germany Julian Theobald 17 17 13 15 14 Ret 0
Pos Driver SIL
United Kingdom
MAR
Morocco
MNZ
Italy
ZOL
Belgium
ALG
Portugal
BRH
United Kingdom
BRN
Czech Republic
OSC
Germany
VAL
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
† – Retired, but classified

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