2012 British Formula 3 International Series

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2012 British Formula 3 International Series
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The 2012 Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series season is the 62nd British Formula Three Championship season. The series, promoted by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation, began on 6 April at Oulton Park and ended on 30 September at Donington Park after 29 races held at ten meetings.

The first two poles of the season were claimed at Oulton Park by second-year driver Jack Harvey for the Carlin team,[1] and he won the opening race of the year ahead of team-mates Jazeman Jaafar and Carlos Sainz Jr..[2] In the reverse-grid second race, Fortec Motorsports' Pipo Derani scored his first win in the series,[3] while team-mate Félix Serrallés won the third race of the weekend in his first Formula Three meeting.[4] A week later at Monza, Serralles and Sainz claimed their first poles in Formula Three.[5] Rain before the start of the first race forced drivers to change from slick tyres, and in effect, the race started from the pit lane.[6] Sainz, Jr. left pit lane first and won his first race in the championship. Derani and Jaafar, who had left the pits seventh and eighth respectively, joined Sainz, Jr. on the podium, while Serralles finished tenth.[7] Serralles won the second race held in torrential rain, ahead of Harvey and team-mate Pietro Fantin,[8] while Sainz, Jr. comfortably won the third race, almost seventeen seconds clear of Serralles, with Serralles' team-mate Alex Lynn taking his first podium in third place.[9]

Regulation changes[edit]

In a change to the 2011 season, all races award championship points on the same points system.[10] Previously, the second race had awarded points on a reduced scale – 10 points for the winner and decreasing by one point down to tenth place – compared to races one and three.

Drivers and teams[edit]

  • For the Norisring event, drivers used different numbers in line with Formula 3 Euro Series regulations; each driver's Norisring race number is displayed in tooltips.
Team Chassis Engine No. Driver Rounds
International Class
United Kingdom Carlin Dallara F312 Volkswagen 1 United Kingdom Jack Harvey All
2 Brazil Pietro Fantin All
21 United Kingdom Harry Tincknell All
22 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar All
31 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 1–9
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport Dallara F312 Mercedes HWA 3 Brazil Pipo Derani All
4 Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés All
23 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk All
36 United Kingdom Alex Lynn All
Finland ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara F312 ThreeBond Nissan 12 Australia Nick McBride All
Finland Double R Racing Dallara F312 Mercedes HWA 26 Australia Geoff Uhrhane All
27 Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas 1–8
32 United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook 9–10
Rookie Class
Finland ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara F311 Mugen-Honda 42 Australia Spike Goddard All
44 Bolivia Pedro Pablo Calbimonte 7–10
United Kingdom CF Racing Dallara F311 Mugen-Honda 43 Hong Kong Adderly Fong 5, 7–8
United Kingdom Hywel Lloyd 10
Finland Double R Racing Dallara F309 Mugen-Honda 77 Australia Duvashen Padayachee All
International Class
Germany GU-Racing Dallara F312 Mercedes-Benz 10 United Kingdom Philip Ellis 6
United Kingdom Carlin Dallara F312 Volkswagen 11 United Kingdom William Buller 6
71 United Kingdom Richard Bradley 7
Germany Mücke Motorsport Dallara F312 Mercedes HWA 85 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist 3, 6–7
86 Germany Pascal Wehrlein[11] 3, 6–7
Switzerland Jo Zeller Racing Dallara F312 Mercedes HWA 90 Italy Andrea Roda 3, 6–7
Dallara F308 91 Switzerland Sandro Zeller 3, 6–7
Germany ma-con Motorsport Dallara F312 Volkswagen 92 United Kingdom Emil Bernstorff 3, 6–7
93 United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist 3, 6–7
Germany URD Rennsport Dallara F312 Mercedes-Benz 94 Germany Lucas Wolf 6–7
Portugal Angola Racing Team Dallara F312 Mercedes-Benz 95 Angola Luís Sá Silva 6–7
Italy Prema Powerteam F312 Mercedes HWA 96 Spain Daniel Juncadella 3, 6–7
97 Germany Sven Müller 3, 6–7
98 United States Michael Lewis 3, 6–7
99 Italy Raffaele Marciello 3, 6–7

Driver changes[edit]

Changed Teams
Entering/Re-Entering British Formula Three
Leaving British Formula Three

Race calendar and results[edit]

On 12 October 2011, it was revealed that the series was due to have three overseas rounds, at the Nürburgring, Spa-Francorchamps – both on the calendar in 2011 – and Pau.[10] Pau returns to the series' schedule for the first time since 2006.

A provisional ten-round calendar was later announced on 7 November 2011,[12] with the Nürburgring round removed, and rounds at Le Castellet and Monza, both of which held meetings in 2011, being restored to the calendar to make up four overseas rounds along with Spa-Francorchamps and Pau. All rounds were made up of three races except Pau, where only two races were held.[12] On 21 April, it was announced that the series would add the Formula 3 Euro Series round at the Norisring in place of the round at Paul Ricard; the event would be held under Euro Series regulations.[13] The rounds at Pau, Spa and the Norisring would be part of the revived FIA European Formula 3 Championship. The championship supported the British GT Championship at six rounds, two Blancpain Endurance Series events at Monza and Spa along with the Pau Grand Prix event and Formula 3 Euro Series event at Norisring.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Rookie Winner
1 R1 United Kingdom Oulton Park 7 April United Kingdom Jack Harvey Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Carlin Australia Spike Goddard
R2 Brazil Pipo Derani Brazil Pipo Derani United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports Australia Spike Goddard
R3 United Kingdom Jack Harvey Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports Australia Spike Goddard
2 R1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 14 April Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés United Kingdom Alex Lynn Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. United Kingdom Carlin Australia Spike Goddard
R2 15 April Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports Australia Duvashen Padayachee
R3 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. United Kingdom Carlin Australia Spike Goddard
3 R1 France Pau Circuit 12 May Italy Raffaele Marciello Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar[N 1] Italy Raffaele Marciello Italy Prema Powerteam Australia Spike Goddard
R2 13 May Italy Raffaele Marciello Brazil Pipo Derani[N 1] Italy Raffaele Marciello Italy Prema Powerteam Switzerland Sandro Zeller
4 R1 United Kingdom Rockingham Motor Speedway 9 June United Kingdom Jack Harvey Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar United Kingdom Carlin Australia Spike Goddard
R2 10 June Brazil Pietro Fantin United Kingdom Harry Tincknell United Kingdom Carlin Australia Duvashen Padayachee
R3 United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Carlin Australia Duvashen Padayachee
5 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch 23 June United Kingdom Jack Harvey Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Carlin Hong Kong Adderly Fong
R2 24 June United Kingdom Harry Tincknell Brazil Pipo Derani United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports Hong Kong Adderly Fong
R3 United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Carlin Hong Kong Adderly Fong
6 R1 Germany Norisring, Nuremberg 30 June Italy Raffaele Marciello United Kingdom Jack Harvey[N 2]
Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés[N 2]
No winner[N 3] Switzerland Sandro Zeller
R2 Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés[N 4] United Kingdom Harry Tincknell United Kingdom Carlin Switzerland Sandro Zeller
R3 1 July Germany Pascal Wehrlein Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk Italy Raffaele Marciello Italy Prema Powerteam Australia Spike Goddard
7 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 27 July Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports Switzerland Sandro Zeller
R2 Race cancelled due to heavy rain[15]
R3 28 July Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. United Kingdom Carlin Hong Kong Adderly Fong
8 R1 United Kingdom Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit 4 August United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Carlin Hong Kong Adderly Fong
R2 5 August Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar United Kingdom Harry Tincknell United Kingdom Carlin Hong Kong Adderly Fong
R3 United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Jack Harvey Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. United Kingdom Carlin Hong Kong Adderly Fong
9 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 8 September United Kingdom Alex Lynn United Kingdom Alex Lynn Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar United Kingdom Carlin Australia Spike Goddard
R2 9 September Brazil Pietro Fantin Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports Australia Duvashen Padayachee
R3 United Kingdom Alex Lynn United Kingdom Alex Lynn United Kingdom Alex Lynn United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports Australia Spike Goddard
10 R1 United Kingdom Donington Park 29 September United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Alex Lynn United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Carlin United Kingdom Hywel Lloyd
R2 30 September Brazil Pietro Fantin United Kingdom Harry Tincknell United Kingdom Carlin United Kingdom Hywel Lloyd
R3 United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Alex Lynn United Kingdom Jack Harvey United Kingdom Carlin United Kingdom Hywel Lloyd
Notes
  1. ^ a b Fastest lap recorded by Raffaele Marciello, but he was ineligible to score the fastest lap point.
  2. ^ a b Harvey and Serralles each scored a point towards the championship, after setting identical fastest lap times among British series competitors; Raffaele Marciello set the overall fastest lap.
  3. ^ Daniel Juncadella was disqualified from the first Norisring race after collisions with Pascal Wehrlein and Raffaele Marciello. As drivers were not promoted in the race results, no driver was officially recognised as having finished in first place.[14]
  4. ^ Fastest lap recorded by William Buller, but he was ineligible to score the fastest lap point.

Championship standings[edit]

Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
MNZ
Italy
PAU
France
ROC
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
NOR
Germany
SPA
Belgium
SNE
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
Pts
Championship Class
1 United Kingdom Jack Harvey 1 6 2 7 2 8 5 8 5 3 1 1 9 1 14 7 Ret 4 C 6 1 4 3 8 2 8 1 6 1 319
2 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar 2 3 5 3 5 4 2 3 1 6 4 2 6 2 18 14 Ret 5 C 4 7 2 5 1 3 2 2 Ret 3 306
3 Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés 7 7 1 10 1 2 8 19 3 4 6 6 2 9 5 2 3 1 C 3 2 6 2 7 1 7 4 4 8 299
4 United Kingdom Alex Lynn 5 Ret 6 5 7 3 3 7 2 7 2 3 8 4 19 9 9 6 C 11 3 5 4 4 6 1 3 Ret 2 253
5 United Kingdom Harry Tincknell 4 4 3 Ret 9 6 7 Ret 7 1 Ret 5 15 3 8 1 10 13 C 9 12 1 7 3 13 3 8 1 4 226
6 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 3 5 4 1 8 1 6 2 10 12 3 4 4 Ret Ret 25 19 3 C 1 Ret 11 1 2 7 5 224
7 Brazil Pietro Fantin 8 2 7 6 3 Ret 14 12 6 2 9 8 3 5 4 8 6 16 C 19 NC 8 9 5 4 6 6 3 6 195
8 Brazil Pipo Derani 9 1 Ret 2 6 7 Ret 5 9 8 7 9 1 Ret Ret 16 21 8 C 7 Ret 7 8 9 Ret 11 7 2 5 146
9 Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk Ret 8 Ret 4 DNS 5 11 Ret 4 5 5 Ret 10 7 20 10 5 23 C 18 4 15 6 Ret 8 4 5 5 7 132
10 Australia Nick McBride 10 11 9 8 4 9 15 14 8 9 10 7 7 6 13 24 15 18 C 15 6 3 15 Ret 10 12 10 8 10 85
11 Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas 6 Ret 8 9 10 10 9 15 Ret 10 8 11 5 10 Ret Ret 12 21 C 21 5 Ret 10 48
12 Australia Geoff Uhrhane Ret 10 10 12 11 Ret 16 18 Ret 11 12 10 11 8 12 15 Ret 15 C Ret 9 10 11 Ret 9 10 11 9 11 35
13 United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook 6 5 9 9 7 9 24
Guest drivers ineligible for points
Italy Raffaele Marciello 1 1 22 17 1 11 C 14 0
Spain Daniel Juncadella Ret 4 DSQ 11 2 2 C 8 0
United Kingdom William Buller 2 5 18 0
United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist 13 21 10 6 7 10 C 2 0
United Kingdom Emil Bernstorff Ret 13 3 Ret 4 17 C 10 0
Germany Pascal Wehrlein Ret 9 7 3 Ret 14 C 12 0
Sweden Felix Rosenqvist 4 6 6 4 14 9 C Ret 0
United States Michael Lewis 10 11 Ret 13 8 7 C 5 0
Germany Sven Müller 12 10 9 Ret 11 12 C Ret 0
Italy Andrea Roda 19 Ret 16 19 13 19 C 16 0
Germany Lucas Wolf Ret 20 22 20 C 13 0
Angola Luís Sá Silva 15 18 16 26 C 20 0
United Kingdom Philip Ellis Ret 21 Ret 0
United Kingdom Richard Bradley 21 C Ret 0
Rookie Class
1 Australia Spike Goddard 11 9 11 11 Ret 11 17 20 11 14 Ret 13 13 Ret 17 22 17 28 C 23 10 14 14 10 12 13 14 11 15 426
2 Australia Duvashen Padayachee 12 12 12 Ret 12 12 DNS 17 12 13 11 Ret 14 12 21 23 20 25 C 24 11 13 16 12 11 14 15 13 14 377
3 Hong Kong Adderly Fong 12 12 11 27 C 17 8 9 12 161
4 Bolivia Pedro Pablo Calbimonte 29 C 22 Ret 12 13 11 Ret 15 13 12 13 125
5 United Kingdom Hywel Lloyd 12 10 12 61
Guest drivers ineligible for points
Switzerland Sandro Zeller 18 16 11 12 23 22 C 25 0
Pos Driver OUL
United Kingdom
MNZ
Italy
PAU
France
ROC
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
NOR
Germany
SPA
Belgium
SNE
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
Pts

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carter, Nick (6 April 2012). "Jack out of the box and on to pole, on the double". British Formula 3 Championship. Stéphane Ratel Organisation. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Carter, Nick (7 April 2012). "Harvey claims victory in Oulton Park thriller". Stéphane Ratel Organisation. British Formula 3 Championship. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Carter, Nick (7 April 2012). "Pipo pops up to score his first British F3 win". Stéphane Ratel Organisation. British Formula 3 Championship. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Carter, Nick (7 April 2012). "Serralles stages a rookie rout at Oulton Park". Stéphane Ratel Organisation. British Formula 3 Championship. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Carter, Nick (14 April 2012). "Carlin and Fortec claim Monza British F3 poles". Stéphane Ratel Organisation. British Formula 3 Championship. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Simmons, Marcus (14 April 2012). "Carlos Sainz Jr takes bizarre maiden Formula 3 win at Monza". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 16 April 2012. Rain just before the start meant a wet race was declared, but everyone began the green-flag lap on slick tyres. They then all pitted for rain tyres at the end of it, meaning the race started from the pitlane. 
  7. ^ Carter, Nick (14 April 2012). "Saintly Sainz slithers his way to victory & series lead at Monza". Stéphane Ratel Organisation. British Formula 3 Championship. Archived from the original on 8 May 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Carter, Nick (15 April 2012). "Serralles scores British F3 win number two at Monza". Stéphane Ratel Organisation. British Formula 3 Championship. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  9. ^ Carter, Nick (15 April 2012). "Sainz on top again in the Monza rain". Stéphane Ratel Organisation. British Formula 3 Championship. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Weeks, James (20 October 2011). "British F3 to make Pau return for 2012". motorstv.com. Motors TV. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "PROVISIONAL ENTRY LIST" (PDF). Pau Grand Prix. Peter Auto. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Carter, Nick (7 November 2011). "New cars, great circuits – British Formula 3 set for thrilling 2012". British Formula 3 Championship. Stéphane Ratel Organisation. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  13. ^ Carter, Nick (21 April 2012). "Norisring switch for British F3". British Formula 3 Championship. Stéphane Ratel Organisation. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  14. ^ "Daniel Juncadella disqualified". Formula 3 Euro Series. ITR e.V. 30 June 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  15. ^ Carter, Nick (27 July 2012). "Rain stops play at Spa". British Formula 3 Championship. Stéphane Ratel Organisation. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 

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