2012 European F3 Open season

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2012 European F3 Open season
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The 2012 European F3 Open season was the fourth European F3 Open Championship season. The series introduced the new Dallara F312 cars for Class A, with the F308 model being implemented for the Copa Class.[1]

Teams and drivers[edit]

  • All cars are powered by Toyota engines. Main class powered by Dallara F312, while Copa Class by Dallara F308 chassis.
Team No. Driver Class Rounds
United Kingdom Team West-Tec F3[2] 1 Belgium Sam Dejonghe[3] A 1–7
United Arab Emirates Edward Jones[4] 8
2 Spain Manuel Bejarano[5] A 1–2
15 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca[6] A 3–8
31 Italy Luca Orlandi[1] C 1–4, 7–8
New Zealand Chris Vlok[7] 6
88 Australia Jordan Oon[8] C All
Italy RP Motorsport 3 Canada Gianmarco Raimondo[9] A All
5 Italy Niccolò Schirò[10] A All
18 Italy Michela Cerruti[11] C 1
A 2–3
Spain Alexander Boquoi[7] C 6–8
20 Venezuela Trino Raúl Rojas[12] C All
35 Finland Kristian Laine[13] C 8
Spain EmiliodeVillota Motorsport[2] 4 Mexico Juan Carlos Sistos[14] A 1–7
Spain Alex Riberas[4] 8
6 Sweden Måns Grenhagen[15] A All
7 Colombia Tatiana Calderón[16] A All
25 Venezuela Valeria Carballo[17] C All
26 Israel Yarin Stern C 8
France Top F3[2] 10 France Pierre Sancinéna[18] A 1–3
United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook[19] 4
United States Corey Smith[7] 6
17 France Jordan Perroy[20] C 1–6, 8
29 France Alexandre Cougnaud[21] C All
Spain Campos Racing[22] 11 Russia Denis Nagulin[23] A All
12 Argentina Facu Regalia[24] A All
Spain Drivex School[25] 13 Spain José Luis Abadín[26] C 8
30 Spain Cristian Serrada[2] C 1–3, 5–6
Italy Corbetta Competizioni[27] 21 Spain Fran Suárez[28] C 1–2
Spain Gerard Barrabeig[29] 3–8
22 Italy Matteo Torta[30] C All
Italy DAV Racing[31] 24 Italy Kevin Giovesi[32] C 1–7
77 Italy Matteo Davenia[31] C All
Spain Cedars-Escuela Profilltex-Circuit[2] 27 Spain Alexander Boquoi[33] C 1–5
Spain Moisés Soriano[2] C 7–8
28 1–6
33 Lebanon Noel Jammal[33] A 1–5
34 6–8
Italy Matteo Beretta[33] A 1–3
Icon Class
A Class A
C Copa F308/300

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Copa Winner
1 R1 Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão 28 April Mexico Juan Carlos Sistos Belgium Sam Dejonghe Mexico Juan Carlos Sistos Spain EmiliodeVillota Motorsport Italy Kevin Giovesi
R2 29 April Sweden Måns Grenhagen Sweden Måns Grenhagen Sweden Måns Grenhagen Spain EmiliodeVillota Motorsport Italy Kevin Giovesi
2 R1 Germany Nürburgring 26 May Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Italy Niccolò Schirò Belgium Sam Dejonghe United Kingdom Team West-Tec F3 France Jordan Perroy
R2 27 May Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Italy Niccolò Schirò Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Italy RP Motorsport Italy Kevin Giovesi
3 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 23 June Sweden Måns Grenhagen Italy Niccolò Schirò Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Italy RP Motorsport Spain Moisés Soriano
R2 24 June Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Sweden Måns Grenhagen Spain EmiliodeVillota Motorsport Italy Kevin Giovesi
4 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch, Kent 14 July Sweden Måns Grenhagen United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook Sweden Måns Grenhagen Spain EmiliodeVillota Motorsport Italy Kevin Giovesi
R2 15 July Argentina Facu Regalia Italy Niccolò Schirò Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Italy RP Motorsport Italy Kevin Giovesi
5 R1 France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet 21 July Italy Niccolò Schirò Italy Niccolò Schirò Italy Niccolò Schirò Italy RP Motorsport Italy Kevin Giovesi
R2 22 July Italy Niccolò Schirò Italy Niccolò Schirò Italy Niccolò Schirò Italy RP Motorsport Spain Moisés Soriano
6 R1 Hungary Hungaroring, Mogyoród 8 September Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Italy RP Motorsport Italy Kevin Giovesi
R2 9 September Argentina Facu Regalia Argentina Facu Regalia Argentina Facu Regalia Spain Campos Racing Italy Kevin Giovesi
7 R1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 29 September Sweden Måns Grenhagen Italy Niccolò Schirò Italy Niccolò Schirò Italy RP Motorsport Italy Kevin Giovesi
R2 30 September Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Canada Gianmarco Raimondo Italy Niccolò Schirò Italy RP Motorsport Italy Kevin Giovesi
8 R1 Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Montmeló 3 November Italy Niccolò Schirò Lebanon Noel Jammal[N 1] Argentina Facu Regalia Spain Campos Racing Spain Gerard Barrabeig
R2 4 November Argentina Facu Regalia Argentina Facu Regalia[N 1] Argentina Facu Regalia Spain Campos Racing Spain Moisés Soriano
Notes
  1. ^ a b Fastest lap recorded by Alex Riberas, but he was ineligible to score the fastest lap point.

Championship standings[edit]

Overall[edit]

  • Points were awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PP FL
25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1 1
Pos Driver ALG
Portugal
NÜR
Germany
SPA
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
LEC
France
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
CAT
Spain
Pts
1 Italy Niccolò Schirò 21 3 4 2 3 3 2 3 1 1 2 4 1 1 2 4 272
2 Canada Gianmarco Raimondo 4 2 2 1 1 2 5 1 2 2 1 3 3 4 4 14 267
3 Sweden Måns Grenhagen 2 1 3 5 2 1 1 Ret 16 3 Ret 5 2 11 5 5 211
4 Argentina Facu Regalia 6 4 5 3 8 14 11 2 3 5 Ret 1 4 9 1 1 186
5 Belgium Sam Dejonghe 3 Ret 1 4 4 4 4 7 6 4 18 2 6 2 159
6 Italy Kevin Giovesi 5 5 Ret 8 19 5 6 6 8 Ret 5 8 5 3 93
7 Mexico Juan Carlos Sistos 1 9 7 6 9 7 10 4 4 8 7 9 Ret 18 87
8 Lebanon Noel Jammal 8 8 22 9 7 10 7 17 7 6 3 13 8 Ret 10 DNS 61
9 Colombia Tatiana Calderón Ret 10 Ret 11 14 9 12 10 5 7 4 7 12 16 8 7 56
10 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca 12 6 9 Ret Ret 11 6 6 16 6 6 Ret 44
11 Italy Matteo Beretta 7 6 8 7 6 8 36
12 Spain Moisés Soriano 20 13 14 13 5 12 8 9 15 9 20 DNS Ret 10 11 6 33
13 United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook 3 5 26
14 Spain Gerard Barrabeig Ret 16 13 Ret 9 12 9 12 11 7 9 9 22
15 France Alexandre Cougnaud 10 12 11 10 15 11 16 11 10 10 19 14 13 5 20 15 14
16 Spain Manuel Bejarano 11 7 6 14 14
17 Italy Matteo Davenia 9 16 Ret 17 11 20 Ret 8 12 13 13 10 15 8 Ret Ret 11
18 Spain Alexander Boquoi 23 DNS 13 16 Ret 17 19 12 11 20 17 17 10 15 13 8 9
19 Australia Jordan Oon 16 14 10 12 10 13 14 14 Ret 19 8 11 Ret 12 16 13 7
20 Venezuela Valeria Carballo 17 15 Ret 22 17 Ret 18 15 13 15 14 15 7 Ret 18 Ret 6
21 Russia Denis Nagulin 24 Ret 12 21 Ret Ret 17 16 20 21 15 20 9 17 Ret 10 6
22 France Jordan Perroy 12 21 9 19 Ret Ret 15 13 14 14 Ret 18 2
23 Italy Luca Orlandi 13 20 21 23 18 19 DNS DNS 14 DNS 14 11 2
24 Venezuela Trino Raúl Rojas 18 22 18 26 16 Ret 21 Ret 18 16 10 19 Ret 13 12 Ret 2
25 Spain Cristian Serrada 19 11 17 18 Ret Ret 19 18 12 16 0
26 New Zealand Chris Vlok 11 21 0
27 France Pierre Sancinéna 15 NC 16 20 13 15 0
28 Italy Matteo Torta 14 18 19 24 Ret 21 20 Ret 17 17 16 22 Ret 14 15 DSQ 0
29 Spain Fran Suárez 22 17 15 15 0
30 Italy Michela Cerruti Ret 19 20 25 20 18 0
31 United States Corey Smith 21 23 0
Guest driver ineligible for points
United Arab Emirates Edward Jones 7 2 0
Spain Alex Riberas 3 3 0
Finland Kristian Laine 17 12 0
Israel Yarin Stern 19 Ret 0
Spain José Luis Abadín Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver ALG
Portugal
NÜR
Germany
SPA
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
LEC
France
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
CAT
Spain
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (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

Copa F308/300[edit]

  • Points were awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5
10 8 6 4 3
Pos Driver ALG
Portugal
NÜR
Germany
SPA
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
LEC
France
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
CAT
Spain
Pts
1 Italy Kevin Giovesi 5 5 Ret 8 19 5 6 6 8 Ret 5 8 5 3 110
2 Spain Moisés Soriano 20 13 14 13 5 12 8 9 15 9 20 DNS Ret 10 11 6 72
3 France Alexandre Cougnaud 10 12 11 10 15 11 16 11 10 10 19 14 13 5 20 15 70
4 Spain Gerard Barrabeig Ret 16 13 Ret 9 12 9 12 11 7 9 9 59
5 Australia Jordan Oon 16 14 10 12 10 13 14 14 Ret 19 8 11 Ret 12 16 13 50
6 Italy Matteo Davenia 9 16 Ret 17 11 20 Ret 8 12 13 13 10 15 8 Ret Ret 41
7 Spain Alexander Boquoi 23 DNS 13 16 Ret 17 19 12 11 20 17 17 10 15 13 8 29
8 France Jordan Perroy 12 21 9 19 Ret Ret 15 13 14 14 Ret 18 20
9 Venezuela Trino Raúl Rojas 18 22 18 26 16 Ret 21 Ret 18 16 10 19 Ret 13 12 Ret 13
10 Italy Luca Orlandi 13 20 21 23 18 19 DNS DNS 14 DNS 14 11 10
11 Venezuela Valeria Carballo 17 15 Ret 22 17 Ret 18 15 13 15 14 15 7 Ret 18 Ret 8
12 Spain Cristian Serrada 19 11 17 18 Ret Ret 19 18 12 16 8
13 New Zealand Chris Vlok 11 21 3
14 Spain Fran Suárez 22 17 15 15 3
15 Italy Matteo Torta 14 18 19 24 Ret 21 20 Ret 17 17 16 22 Ret 14 15 DSQ 0
16 Italy Michela Cerruti Ret 19 0
Guest driver ineligible for points
Finland Kristian Laine 17 12 0
Israel Yarin Stern 19 Ret 0
Spain José Luis Abadín Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver ALG
Portugal
NÜR
Germany
SPA
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
LEC
France
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
CAT
Spain
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (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[edit]

  • The best F312 and the best F308 of each entered team will score points in each of the races.
Pos 1 2 3 4 5
Points 10 8 6 4 3
Pos Team Class ALG
Portugal
NÜR
Germany
SPA
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
LEC
France
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
CAT
Spain
Pts
1 Italy RP Motorsport A 4 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 4 138
C 18 22 18 26 16 Ret 21 Ret 18 16 10 17 Ret 13 12 Ret
2 Spain EmilioDeVillota Motorsport A 1 1 3 5 2 1 1 4 4 3 4 5 2 11 5 5 97
C 17 15 Ret 22 17 Ret 18 15 13 15 14 15 7 Ret 18 Ret
3 Spain Campos Racing A 6 4 5 3 8 14 11 2 3 5 15 1 4 9 1 1 66
4 United Kingdom Team West-Tec F3 A 3 7 1 4 4 4 4 7 6 4 6 2 6 2 6 Ret 57
C 13 14 10 12 10 13 14 14 Ret 19 8 11 14 12 14 11
5 Italy DAV Racing C 5 5 Ret 8 11 5 6 6 8 13 5 8 5 3 Ret Ret 21
6 Spain Cedars-Profilltex-Circuit A 7 6 8 7 6 8 7 17 7 6 3 13 8 Ret 10 DNS 16
C 20 13 13 13 5 12 8 9 11 9 20 DNS Ret 10 11 6
7 France Top F3 A 15 NC 16 20 13 15 3 5 21 23 12
C 10 12 11 10 15 11 15 11 10 10 19 14 13 5 20 15
8 Italy Corbetta Competizioni C 14 17 15 15 Ret 16 13 Ret 9 12 9 12 11 7 9 9 0
9 Spain Drivex School C 19 11 17 18 Ret Ret 19 18 12 16 Ret Ret 0
Pos Team Class ALG
Portugal
NÜR
Germany
SPA
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
LEC
France
HUN
Hungary
MNZ
Italy
CAT
Spain
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (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

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