2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

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2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
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The 2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season was the 22nd Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season. The season commenced on 5 May at Alcañiz and ended on 21 October at Barcelona. The season featured seven double-header rounds, with each race lasting for a duration of 30 minutes. All races were part of the World Series by Renault.

Red Bull Junior's Daniil Kvyat won the opening race of the season at Motorland Aragón after qualifying on pole position by 0.1 seconds.[1] Newcomer Nyck de Vries finished in second place and returnee Stoffel Vandoorne attained his maiden podium in third. The race was red-flagged after a violent crash between Daniel Cammish and Hans Villemi, with Villemi flipping over the back of Cammish's car.[2] Both drivers suffered long-term injuries in the crash, and have yet to return to the series. iRace Professional driver Óscar Tunjo of Tech 1 Racing started the Sunday race from pole position but he was passed by Kvyat at the second turn of the first lap. Kvyat scored his first Eurocup double win, ahead of Tunjo and RC Formula's Norman Nato.[3]

A month later at Spa, R-ace GP's Pierre Gasly claimed his first pole position.[4] Gasly had a bad getaway and lost positions to both Nato and Vandoorne. Nato scored his first win in the series, while Gasly scored his first series podium.[5] Gasly's teammate Andrea Pizzitola was the fastest in the second qualifying session.[6] The race was held in heavy rain, and was red-flagged after an incident at Kemmel, involving Nato and team-mate Javier Tarancón, Koiranen Motorsport's Stefan Wackerbauer and Victor Franzoni, Tunjo and team-mate Matthieu Vaxivière, Fortec Motorsports' Dan de Zille and KTR's Yu Kanamaru. Kvyat coped with conditions better than others, claiming his third win of the season, ahead of Fortec driver Jake Dennis and Vandoorne completed the podium.[7]

Daniil Kvyat leads Stoffel Vandoorne in the first race at Moscow Raceway, the track's first major event. Kvyat won both races in Moscow to take the championship lead by one point from Vandoorne.

The next Eurocup stop was at the Nürburgring, where Vandoorne set the fastest time in qualifying,[8] before he converted pole position into victory. Nato and Tech 1's Paul-Loup Chatin joined Vandoorne on the podium.[9] Vandoorne led from start to finish the next day, claiming the pole and won the race with fastest lap. Interwetten.com Racing's Melville McKee and Gasly completed the podium. Vandoorne's double win gave him the championship lead.[10]

Two weeks later, the series visited Russia for the first time, at the newly inaugurated Moscow Raceway. In both qualification sessions, Vandoorne was faster than Kvyat.[11][12] However, Kvyat won both races to retake the championship lead from Vandoorne. Vandoorne took a pair of second places in Moscow, while Oliver Rowland took his first Eurocup podiums with a brace of third places.[13][14]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Driver Class Rounds
Finland Koiranen Motorsport 1 Finland Patrick Kujala[15] J All
2 France Esteban Ocon[16] J All
3 Russia Daniil Kvyat[17] J All
4 Germany Stefan Wackerbauer[18] J All
60 Estonia Hans Villemi[19] 1, 6
Brazil Victor Franzoni[20] 2
Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing 5 Netherlands Pieter Schothorst[21] All
6 Spain Alex Riberas[21] All
7 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne[22] All
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports 8 Finland Mikko Pakari[16] J All
9 New Zealand Nick Cassidy[23] J 1–3
Russia Alexey Chuklin 4
Netherlands Steijn Schothorst[24] J 5
United States Gustavo Menezes[25] 6
Russia Egor Orudzhev[26] 7
10 United Kingdom Ed Jones[27] All
44 United Kingdom Oliver Rowland[28] All
62 United Kingdom Jake Dennis[29] J 2–3, 7
63 United Kingdom Dan de Zille[29] 2
64 United Kingdom Josh Hill[29] 2, 7
France Tech 1 Racing 11 France Paul-Loup Chatin[30] All
12 France Matthieu Vaxivière[30] J All
14 Colombia Óscar Tunjo[31] J All
15 Russia Roman Mavlanov[31] J All
66 Brazil Felipe Fraga[24] J 3, 5–7
Belgium KTR 16 Finland Miki Weckstrom[19] 1–4
Spain Victor Colomé[26] 7
17 Japan Yu Kanamaru[32] J All
18 Italy Ignazio D'Agosto[33] J All
Spain EPIC Racing 20 United Kingdom Alexander Albon[34] J All
21 Italy Kevin Giovesi[35] 1
Germany Dennis Wüsthoff[29] 2
Russia Konstantin Tereshchenko 4
Switzerland Kevin Jörg[26] 7
22 Switzerland Christof von Grünigen[36] All
Austria Interwetten.com Racing 23 Sweden Timmy Hansen[37] 1–4
Russia Konstantin Tereshchenko[24] 5, 7
24 United Kingdom Melville McKee[38] J All
25 Brazil Guilherme Silva[19] J All
France R-ace GP 26 Netherlands Nyck de Vries[39] J All
27 France Pierre Gasly[40] J All
28 France Andrea Pizzitola[19] All
France ARTA Engineering 29 France William Vermont[41] 1–4, 6–7
30 France Léo Roussel[41] J All
65 France Tristan Papavoine[29] 2, 6
68 Andorra Alex Loan[26] 7
Netherlands Manor MP Motorsport[42] 31 Denmark Johan Jokinen[19] 1–2
Thailand Tanart Sathienthirakul 3
Sweden Kevin Kleveros[24] 5
Netherlands Steijn Schothorst[29] J 4, 6–7
61 2–3
32 United Kingdom Jordan King[42] All
33 Netherlands Meindert van Buuren[43] J 1–4, 6–7
Thailand Tanart Sathienthirakul[24] 5
Luxembourg RC Formula 36 France Norman Nato[40] All
37 Spain Javier Tarancón[40] 1–6
45 Italy Edolo Ghirelli[19] 1–2
France Aurélien Panis[24] J 5–7
United Kingdom Atech Reid GP 38 United Kingdom Alessandro Latif[19] J 1–3
Estonia Hans Villemi[26] 7
39 United Kingdom Daniel Cammish[19] 1
Russia Roman Beregech 4
United Kingdom Dan Wells[26] 7
United Kingdom Mark Burdett Motorsport 67 Brazil Gabriel Casagrande J 3
Icon Class
J Junior Class

Race calendar and results[edit]

The calendar for the 2012 season was announced on 10 October 2011, the day after the end of the 2011 season.[44] Silverstone Circuit was dropped from the calendar in favour of a round at the new Moscow Raceway in Russia. All seven rounds formed meetings of the 2012 World Series by Renault season.

Round Circuit Country Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Ciudad del Motor de Aragón, Alcañiz  Spain 5 May Russia Daniil Kvyat Russia Daniil Kvyat Russia Daniil Kvyat Finland Koiranen Motorsport
R2 6 May Colombia Óscar Tunjo Russia Daniil Kvyat Russia Daniil Kvyat Finland Koiranen Motorsport
2 R1 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 2 June France Pierre Gasly Russia Daniil Kvyat France Norman Nato Luxembourg RC Formula
R2 3 June France Andrea Pizzitola Russia Daniil Kvyat Russia Daniil Kvyat Finland Koiranen Motorsport
3 R1 Nürburgring  Germany 30 June Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne France Norman Nato Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
R2 1 July Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
4 R1 Moscow Raceway  Russia 14 July Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Russia Daniil Kvyat Finland Koiranen Motorsport
R2 15 July Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Russia Daniil Kvyat Russia Daniil Kvyat Finland Koiranen Motorsport
5 R1 Hungaroring, Mogyoród  Hungary 15 September Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
R2 16 September Russia Daniil Kvyat Netherlands Nyck de Vries Russia Daniil Kvyat Finland Koiranen Motorsport
6 R1 Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet  France 29 September Spain Javier Tarancón Spain Alex Riberas Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
R2 30 September Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne France Paul-Loup Chatin Russia Daniil Kvyat Finland Koiranen Motorsport
7 R1 Circuit de Catalunya, Montmeló  Spain 20 October Colombia Óscar Tunjo United Kingdom Melville McKee Colombia Óscar Tunjo France Tech 1 Racing
R2 21 October Russia Daniil Kvyat Spain Alex Riberas United Kingdom Oliver Rowland United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports

Championship standings[edit]

  • Points for both championships were awarded as follows:
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver ALC
Spain
SPA
Belgium
NÜR
Germany
MSC
Russia
HUN
Hungary
LEC
France
CAT
Spain
Points
1 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 3 4 2 3 1 1 2 2 1 4 1 2 2 Ret 244
2 Russia Daniil Kvyat 1 1 4 1 5 22 1 1 Ret 1 2 1 3 8 234
3 United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 6 8 26 4 8 Ret 3 3 16 6 15 6 5 1 109
4 France Norman Nato 4 3 1 Ret 2 Ret 23 9 6 3 10 17 15 16 96
5 Netherlands Nyck de Vries 2 16 Ret 16 4 Ret Ret 4 4 2 7 13 22 27 78
6 France Paul-Loup Chatin 5 10 6 5 3 4 12 10 12 15 14 4 6 28 77
7 Colombia Óscar Tunjo Ret 2 12 Ret 22 21 11 11 7 7 4 18 1 7 73
8 United Kingdom Melville McKee Ret 15 Ret 14 9 2 6 7 8 5 8 7 7 Ret 64
9 Spain Alex Riberas 10 11 5 19 6 Ret 7 Ret 5 10 17 8 4 5 62
10 France Pierre Gasly Ret 7 3 25 32 3 14 8 11 11 Ret Ret 10 6 49
11 Germany Stefan Wackerbauer 11 28 9 Ret Ret Ret 4 6 14 9 6 11 16 13 32
12 United Kingdom Jake Dennis 10 2 14 24 12 4 31
13 United Kingdom Jordan King Ret Ret 7 12 Ret 5 13 Ret 3 13 20 Ret Ret 25 31
14 France Esteban Ocon 19 5 21 24 12 18 8 Ret 21 18 9 3 Ret Ret 31
15 Finland Mikko Pakari 14 23 Ret 26 11 23 5 Ret 2 23 12 Ret 20 9 30
16 France William Vermont 26 20 14 11 31 Ret 10 16 13 5 26 2 29
17 Brazil Guilherme Silva 9 9 15 9 15 10 9 14 Ret 17 3 21 Ret 19 24
18 Brazil Felipe Fraga 10 8 30 25 18 10 13 3 21
19 Spain Javier Tarancón 7 Ret 8 Ret 16 7 16 18 10 8 11 15 21
20 Finland Miki Weckstrom 8 14 34 6 7 Ret 31 17 18
21 France Andrea Pizzitola 12 12 32 13 13 9 19 12 Ret 16 5 16 Ret 18 12
22 Netherlands Steijn Schothorst Ret 22 18 6 30 13 20 14 Ret 14 8 22 12
23 Finland Patrick Kujala 15 Ret 17 18 19 25 15 5 13 19 23 Ret Ret 20 10
24 New Zealand Nick Cassidy Ret 6 Ret DNS 17 11 8
25 United Kingdom Josh Hill Ret 7 9 Ret 8
26 Italy Ignazio D'Agosto 22 Ret 25 8 25 26 24 Ret 29 27 Ret Ret 25 23 4
27 United Kingdom Ed Jones 18 25 16 31 21 16 18 Ret 24 31 28 9 23 11 2
28 Netherlands Pieter Schothorst Ret 19 28 29 Ret 12 17 20 9 21 21 Ret 19 14 2
29 France Matthieu Vaxivière 16 22 20 NC Ret 14 25 Ret 23 20 Ret Ret 27 10 1
30 Switzerland Christof von Grünigen 25 Ret 30 10 27 Ret 32 19 22 Ret 25 22 DNS DNS 1
31 Sweden Timmy Hansen 13 13 11 17 Ret DNS 20 15 0
32 Netherlands Meindert van Buuren Ret Ret 18 15 20 Ret 22 21 Ret 23 11 Ret 0
33 Russia Roman Mavlanov 17 21 33 28 26 13 21 Ret 15 12 26 Ret 17 Ret 0
34 France Tristan Papavoine 24 21 22 12 0
35 Denmark Johan Jokinen Ret 17 13 Ret 0
36 Estonia Hans Villemi Ret DNS 16 Ret 14 15 0
37 Brazil Gabriel Casagrande 29 15 0
38 United Kingdom Alexander Albon 21 24 19 20 23 Ret Ret DNS 17 24 19 24 Ret 26 0
39 Japan Yu Kanamaru Ret 29 27 32 24 17 Ret 25 27 26 Ret Ret DSQ 24 0
40 France Léo Roussel 24 26 23 Ret 33 Ret 26 26 18 Ret Ret 19 Ret Ret 0
41 Italy Kevin Giovesi 20 18 0
42 Thailand Tanart Sathienthirakul 28 19 26 28 0
43 United Kingdom Alessandro Latif 23 27 35 27 30 20 0
44 Russia Konstantin Tereshchenko 29 22 28 29 21 21 0
45 Brazil Victor Franzoni 22 Ret 0
46 Russia Aleksey Chuklin 28 23 0
47 Germany Dennis Wüsthoff 29 23 0
48 Russia Roman Beregech 27 24 0
49 Italy Edolo Ghirelli Ret Ret 31 30 0
United Kingdom Dan de Zille Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Daniel Cammish Ret DNS 0
Guest drivers ineligible for points
France Aurélien Panis 19 22 27 Ret 18 17 0
United States Gustavo Menezes 24 20 0
United Kingdom Dan Wells 24 Ret 0
Sweden Kevin Kleveros 25 30 0
Andorra Alex Loan 28 DNS 0
Spain Victor Colomé 29 Ret 0
Russia Egor Orudzhev Ret Ret 0
Switzerland Kevin Jörg Ret DNS 0
Pos Driver ALC
Spain
SPA
Belgium
NÜR
Germany
MSC
Russia
HUN
Hungary
LEC
France
CAT
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

Teams' Championship[edit]

Prior to each round of the championship, two drivers from each team – if applicable – are nominated to score teams' championship points.

Pos Team Points
1 Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing 306
2 Finland Koiranen Motorsport 265
3 United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports 157
4 France Tech 1 Racing 150
5 France R-ace GP 127
6 Luxembourg RC Formula 117
7 Austria Interwetten.com Racing 62
8 Netherlands Manor MP Motorsport 43
9 France ARTA Engineering 29
10 Belgium KTR 22
11 Spain EPIC Racing 1

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