2012 Stock Car Brasil season

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2012 Stock Car Brasil season
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The 2012 Copa Caixa Stock Car season was the 34th Stock Car Brasil season. It began on March 25 at the Interlagos and ended on December 9 at the same circuit, after twelve rounds. Chevrolet, came to have Chevrolet Sonic as representation of the manufacturer. The category announced changes for 2012 season, excluding the super final and system of dropped. The scoring system was change with the top twenty drivers in each race are awarded points on a scale of 22, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1.

After Cacá Bueno, Átila Abreu, Daniel Serra, Ricardo Maurício, Max Wilson, Valdeno Brito and Nonô Figueiredo arrived at 2012 Stock Car Corrida do Milhão with title chances, Bueno of Red Bull Racing won his fifth title. Maurício finished the championship in second place and Abreu in third place.

Teams and drivers[edit]

All drivers were Brazilian-registered.

Manufacturer Team No. Driver Rounds
Chevrolet Sonic Red Bull Racing 0 Cacá Bueno All
29 Daniel Serra All
Vogel Motorsport 5 Denis Navarro All
18 Allam Khodair All
Officer ProGP 6 Vitor Meira All
23 Duda Pamplona All
RZ Motorsport 10 Ricardo Zonta All
74 Popó Bueno All
Mobil Super Pioneer Racing 11 Nonô Figueiredo All
51 Átila Abreu All
Bardahl Hot Car 16 Diego Nunes All
37 Eduardo Leite All
RCM Motorsport 21 Thiago Camilo All
63 Lico Kaesemodel All
BMC Racing 25 Tuka Rocha All
28 Galid Osman All
Eurofarma RC 65 Max Wilson All
90 Ricardo Maurício All
Peugeot 408 Comprafacil Nascar JF 1 Antônio Pizzonia All
88 Pedro Boesel All
RC3 Bassani 2 Pedro Nunes 5
Raphael Matos 11–12
3 Rafael Daniel 5–6
9 Giuliano Losacco 1–2
12 Bruno Junqueira 7
15 Diogo Pachenki 8
30 Cláudio Ricci 8–9
33 Felipe Maluhy 1–2
41 Diego Freitas 7
45 Fabio Carbone 10
57 Claudio Capparelli 6, 10
89 Matheus Stumpf 9
100 Tony Kanaan 11–12
Shell Racing 3 Hélio Castroneves 12
7 Alceu Feldmann 1–6
9 Giuliano Losacco 7–11
77 Valdeno Brito All
Carlos Alves Competições 4 Júlio Campos All
8 Patrick Gonçalves 5–11
22 Rodrigo Navarro 1–2
72 Fábio Fogaça 12
Itaipava Racing Team 14 Luciano Burti All
35 David Muffato All
Medley Full Time 17 Rubens Barrichello 10–12
33 Felipe Maluhy 7–9
80 Marcos Gomes 1–6
99 Xandinho Negrão All
Prati-Donaduzzi 19 Rodrigo Sperafico All
20 Ricardo Sperafico All

Team changes[edit]

  • Teams of Andreas Mattheis switched places. Mattheis passed Red Bull Racing to A.Mattheis Motorsport and after three seasons with Red Bull, WA Matheis had a new sponsor of Royal Dutch Shell and renamed the team to Shell Racing.
  • Mico's Racing returned after only one race in 2011 with Jacques Villeneuve under Shell V-Power Racing. The team was renamed to Prati-Donaduzzi due sponsor reasons.
  • Amir Nasr left the championship after eight seasons.
  • JF started a partner with Nascar Motorsport and was renamed to Comprafacil Nascar JF.
  • RZ Motorsport returner to his official name, after Crystal leaved the championship.
  • FTS Competições and Mobil Super Pioneer parted. Mobil group started a partenship with AMG Motorsport renaming the team Mobil Super Pioneer Racing and back to operate two cars. FTS Competições started a partner with BMC Group.
  • Carlos Alves Competições returned to the championship after four seasons. Having sold his car to Carlos Alves, Scuderia 111 left the series.

Driver changes[edit]

  • Cacá Bueno and Daniel Serra still in Mattheis-Red Bull Racing, but, now in A.Mattheis Motorsport after three seasons in WA Mattheis.
  • Antonio Pizzonia, who raced part time in 2011, moves to Comprafacil JF Nascar. Stock Car Brasil second tier driver Pedro Boesel debuted in the series like Pizzonia's partner.
  • Denis Navarro moves from RC3 Bassani to Vogel Motorsport in the place of Tuka Rocha, that moves to FTS BMC Racing. Galid Osman returned to the championship like Rocha partner.
  • Vitor Meira debuted in the series in Officer ProGP replacing Felipe Maluhy, that moves to RC3 Bassani.
  • Popó Bueno moves from A.Mattheis Motorsport to RZ Motorsport. In his place at Shell-A.Mattheis entered Valdeno Brito, that left FTS Esso Mobil Super Racing.
  • Nono Figueiredo moves from FTS Esso Mobil Super Racing to AMG Esso Mobil Super Racing.
  • Diego Nunes moves from RC3 Bassani to Bardahl Hot Car replacing Giuliano Losacco, that moves to RC3 Bassani.
  • Júlio Campos, who raced for Scuderia 111 and RZ Crystal Racing Team, in 2012 he will race for Carlos Alves Competições. Rodrigo Navarro left JF Racing and will be Campos partner.
  • Ricardo Sperafico and Rodrigo Sperafico started a partner in Prati-Donaduzzi. Rodrigo left JF Racing Ricardo returned from the championship, after only one race in 2011.

Race calendar and results[edit]

All races were held in Brazil.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 Autódromo José Carlos Pace March 25 Allam Khodair Allam Khodair Cacá Bueno Red Bull Racing
2 Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba April 15 Allam Khodair Nonô Figueiredo Valdeno Brito Shell Racing
3 Velopark, Nova Santa Rita May 6 Cacá Bueno Cacá Bueno Cacá Bueno Red Bull Racing
4 Ribeirão Preto Street Circuit May 20 Cacá Bueno Max Wilson Daniel Serra Red Bull Racing
5 Autódromo Internacional Ayrton Senna July 1 Cacá Bueno Luciano Burti Cacá Bueno Red Bull Racing
6 Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet July 15 Allam Khodair Allam Khodair Allam Khodair Vogel Motorsport
7 Salvador Street Circuit August 26 Duda Pamplona Allam Khodair Allam Khodair Vogel Motorsport
8 Autodromo Internacional de Cascavel September 16 Átila Abreu Valdeno Brito Valdeno Brito Shell Racing
9 Autódromo Internacional de Tarumã September 30 Allam Khodair Vitor Meira Thiago Camilo RCM Motorsport
10 Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba October 21 Átila Abreu Allam Khodair Átila Abreu Mobil Super Pioneer Racing
11 Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet November 11 Thiago Camilo Thiago Camilo Max Wilson Eurofarma RC
12 Autódromo José Carlos Pace / Report December 9 Cacá Bueno Allam Khodair Thiago Camilo RCM Motorsport

Championship standings[edit]

  • Points were awarded as follows:
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Standard 22 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Round 12 44 40 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver INT CUR VEL RBP LON RIO SAL CAS TAR CUR BRA INT Pts
1 Cacá Bueno 1 Ret 1 2 1 8 5 25 5 5 9 3 195
2 Ricardo Maurício 3 4 2 17 5 3 4 19 4 Ret 2 2 189
3 Átila Abreu 5 3 Ret 3 13 Ret 6 4 2 1 6 8 175
4 Daniel Serra 6 6 4 1 3 13 Ret 17 3 3 7 12 169
5 Thiago Camilo 2 Ret Ret 6 4 2 7 16 1 Ret 21 1 158
6 Max Wilson 24 2 3 20 9 5 9 6 7 13 1 29 138
7 Valdeno Brito 9 1 5 Ret 6 14 Ret 1 6 4 10 27 137
8 Júlio Campos 8 9 19 4 8 11 21 2 24 8 20 4 136
9 Nonô Figueiredo 7 10 9 14 11 6 Ret 5 9 6 3 25 130
10 Allam Khodair 4 18 Ret Ret 30 1 1 3 11 2 24 20 118
11 Luciano Burti 14 7 Ret 8 2 Ret 3 24 13 16 5 15 117
12 Denis Navarro 15 24 7 7 18 7 23 Ret 8 14 16 7 104
13 Ricardo Zonta 26 Ret 6 19 12 24 14 22 10 Ret 8 5 89
14 Duda Pamplona 29 EX 15 Ret 26 9 2 8 16 Ret 22 6 86
15 Antônio Pizzonia 30 11 17 Ret 10 4 Ret 26 18 7 25 10 83
16 Galid Osman 17 19 8 13 25 15 13 7 15 10 Ret 26 72
17 Rodrigo Sperafico 16 20 11 15 21 Ret 22 13 29 23 4 13 65
Lico Kaesemodel 10 13 Ret 11 14 16 16 10 Ret Ret 13 Ret 65
19 Ricardo Sperafico 28 14 18 Ret 15 17 8 Ret 29 12 11 17 64
20 Diego Nunes 22 15 10 9 16 Ret DSQ 11 19 15 12 Ret 61
21 Marcos Gomes 11 5 Ret 5 7 21 56
22 Popó Bueno Ret 26 Ret 18 17 12 17 23 17 Ret 18 11 49
23 Vitor Meira 27 8 Ret Ret 24 18 Ret 9 20 9 17 28 45
Pedro Boesel 19 21 16 Ret 22 10 15 14 25 Ret Ret 16 45
25 David Muffato 13 12 13 16 19 19 Ret 20 23 17 26 21 43
26 Tuka Rocha 23 16 Ret Ret 23 23 12 15 22 20 15 18 37
27 Xandinho Negrão 20 25 14 10 20 22 10 21 Ret 19 28 24 33
Giuliano Losacco 18 17 24 Ret 12 11 14 33
29 Felipe Maluhy 12 Ret 11 12 Ret 28
Eduardo Leite 21 22 Ret 12 27 20 Ret Ret 14 18 Ret 19 28
31 Alceu Feldmann 25 23 12 Ret 31 25 9
32 Patrick Gonçalves 29 26 20 18 27 24 27 4
33 Diego Freitas 18 3
34 Bruno Junqueira 19 2
Fabio Fogaça 23 2
36 Claudio Capparelli 27 21 0
Rafael Daniel 28 Ret 0
Rodrigo Navarro Ret Ret 0
Pedro Nunes Ret 0
Drivers ineglible to score points
Raphael Matos 23 9 0
Hélio Castroneves 14 0
Tony Kanaan 19 Ret 0
Rubens Barrichello 22 Ret 22 0
Cláudio Ricci Ret 26 0
Matheus Stumpf 28 0
Diogo Pachenki Ret 0
Fabio Carbone Ret 0
Pos Driver INT CUR VEL RBP LON RIO SAL CAS TAR CUR BRA INT 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)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team INT CUR VEL RBP LON RIO SAL CAS TAR CUR BRA INT Pts
1 Red Bull Racing 1 6 1 1 1 8 5 17 3 3 7 3 362
6 Ret 4 2 3 13 Ret 25 5 5 9 12
2 Eurofarma RC 3 2 2 17 5 3 4 6 4 13 1 2 327
24 4 3 20 9 5 9 19 7 Ret 2 29
3 Mobil Super Pioneer Racing 5 3 9 3 11 6 6 4 2 1 3 8 305
7 10 Ret 14 13 Ret Ret 5 9 6 6 25
4 RCM Motorsport 2 13 Ret 6 4 2 7 10 1 Ret 13 1 223
10 Ret Ret 11 14 16 16 16 Ret Ret 21 Ret
5 Vogel Motorsport 4 18 7 7 18 1 1 3 8 2 16 7 218
15 24 Ret Ret 30 7 23 Ret 11 14 24 20
6 Shell Racing 9 1 5 Ret 6 14 24 1 6 4 10 14 186
25 23 12 Ret 31 25 Ret Ret 12 11 14 27
7 Itaipava Racing Team 13 7 13 8 2 19 3 20 13 16 5 15 152
14 12 Ret 16 19 Ret Ret 24 23 17 26 21
8 Carlos Alves Competições 8 9 19 4 8 11 20 2 24 8 20 4 140
Ret Ret 29 26 21 18 27 24 27 23
9 RZ Motorsport 26 26 6 18 12 12 14 22 10 Ret 8 4 136
Ret Ret Ret 19 17 24 17 23 17 Ret 18 11
10 Officer ProGP 27 8 15 Ret 24 9 2 8 16 9 17 6 131
29 EX Ret Ret 26 18 Ret 9 20 Ret 22 28
11 Prati-Donaduzzi 16 14 11 15 15 17 8 13 21 12 4 13 123
28 20 18 Ret 21 Ret 22 Ret 29 23 11 17
12 Comprafacil Nascar JF 19 11 16 Ret 10 4 15 14 18 7 25 10 122
30 21 17 Ret 22 10 Ret 26 25 Ret Ret 16
13 Medley Full Time 11 5 14 5 7 21 10 12 Ret 19 28 22 108
20 25 Ret 10 20 22 11 21 Ret 22 Ret 24
14 BMC Racing 17 16 8 13 23 15 12 7 15 10 15 18 105
23 19 Ret Ret 25 23 13 15 22 20 Ret 26
15 Hot Car Competições 21 15 10 9 16 20 Ret 11 14 15 12 19 85
22 22 Ret 12 27 Ret DSQ Ret 19 18 Ret Ret
16 Bassani Racing 12 17 28 27 18 Ret 26 21 19 9 21
18 Ret Ret Ret 19 Ret 28 Ret 23 Ret
Pos Team INT CUR VEL RBP LON RIO SAL CAS TAR CUR BRA INT 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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