2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series

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2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
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The start of the first race at the Nürburgring, the sixth round of the championship.

The 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season was a multi-event motor racing championship for open wheel, formula racing cars held across Europe. The championship featured drivers competing in 3.5 litre Formula Renault single seat race cars that conformed to the technical regulations for the championship. The 2014 season was the tenth Formula Renault 3.5 Series season organized by Renault Sport. The season began at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on 12 April and finished on 19 October at Circuito de Jerez. The series formed part of the World Series by Renault meetings at seven double header events, with additional events held at Monza (double header) and a single race in support of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Carlos Sainz Jr. clinched the championship title with seven race wins, after his compatriot and rival Roberto Merhi retired in the penultimate race of the season.[1] Sainz, Jr. also became the first Red Bull Junior Team driver to win the championship. Merhi was the only other driver to score more than two wins, but he lost the runner-up position to Pierre Gasly – another Red Bull backed driver – after retiring in the second Jerez race. Fortec Motorsports driver Oliver Rowland won races at Alcañiz and Jerez, finishing fourth. His teammate Sergey Sirotkin completed the top five with a win on home soil at Moscow Raceway. Will Stevens and Norman Nato were the other drivers to achieve race wins in the season; Stevens won at Monza and Jerez, bookending the season, while Nato was the winner of the Monaco Grand Prix support race, and also won at the Hungaroring.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Driver Status Rounds
France DAMS[2] 1 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.[3] All
2 France Norman Nato[3] All
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports[2] 3 Russia Sergey Sirotkin[4] All
4 United Kingdom Oliver Rowland[5] R All
Italy International Draco Racing[2] 5 Brazil Pietro Fantin[6] All
6 Italy Luca Ghiotto[7] R All
United Kingdom Arden Motorsport[2] 7 France Pierre Gasly[8] R All
8 United Kingdom William Buller[9] All
France Tech 1 Racing[2] 9 Denmark Marco Sørensen[10] All
10 Mexico Alfonso Celis Jr.[11] R 6
Canada Nicholas Latifi[12] R 7–9
United Kingdom Strakka Racing[2] 11 United Kingdom Will Stevens[13] All
12 Finland Matias Laine[14] All
Czech Republic Lotus[2] 15 Philippines Marlon Stöckinger[15] All
16 France Matthieu Vaxivière[16] R 1–3, 6–9
New Zealand Richie Stanaway[17] 4–5
Czech Republic ISR[2] 17 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar[18] All
Spain AVF[2] 19 Netherlands Beitske Visser[19] R All
20 Switzerland Zoël Amberg[20] All
Russia Zeta Corse[2] 21 Russia Roman Mavlanov[21] R 1–7, 9
22 Spain Roberto Merhi[21] R All
Spain Pons Racing[2] 25 United Kingdom Oliver Webb[22] 1–3
Colombia Óscar Tunjo[23] R 4–9
26 Netherlands Meindert van Buuren[24] R All
United Kingdom Comtec Racing[2] 27 Russia Nikolay Martsenko[25] 1–2
United Kingdom Cameron Twynham[11] R 6–8
28 Italy Andrea Roda[26] R 3
France Esteban Ocon[27] R 7–8
Icon Meaning
R Series rookie for 2014

Driver changes[edit]

Changed teams
Entering/Re–Entering FR3.5
Leaving FR3.5
Mid-season changes

Race calendar and results[edit]

The calendar for the 2014 season was announced on 20 October 2013, the final day of the 2013 season.[37] Seven of the nine rounds formed meetings of the 2014 World Series by Renault season, with additional rounds held at Monza and at the Monaco Grand Prix. The championship visited the Circuito de Jerez for the first time, and returned to the Nürburgring. Races at the Red Bull Ring and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya were removed from the schedule, from 2013.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Rookie Winner
1 R1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 12 April Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Strakka Racing Spain Roberto Merhi
R2 13 April Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. France DAMS Italy Luca Ghiotto
2 R1 Spain Ciudad del Motor de Aragón, Alcañiz 26 April Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. France DAMS United Kingdom Oliver Rowland
R2 27 April United Kingdom Oliver Rowland United Kingdom Oliver Rowland United Kingdom Oliver Rowland United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports United Kingdom Oliver Rowland
3 Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 25 May France Norman Nato France Norman Nato France Norman Nato France DAMS United Kingdom Oliver Rowland
4 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 31 May Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. France DAMS France Pierre Gasly
R2 1 June Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Finland Matias Laine Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. France DAMS United Kingdom Oliver Rowland
5 R1 Russia Moscow Raceway, Volokolamsk 28 June Russia Sergey Sirotkin Netherlands Meindert van Buuren Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports Spain Roberto Merhi
R2 29 June Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Roberto Merhi Russia Zeta Corse Spain Roberto Merhi
6 R1 Germany Nürburgring, Nürburg 12 July Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. France DAMS Spain Roberto Merhi
R2 13 July Spain Roberto Merhi Switzerland Zoël Amberg Spain Roberto Merhi Russia Zeta Corse Spain Roberto Merhi
7 R1 Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest 13 September United Kingdom Oliver Rowland France Pierre Gasly Spain Roberto Merhi Russia Zeta Corse Spain Roberto Merhi
R2 14 September Spain Roberto Merhi France Pierre Gasly France Norman Nato France DAMS Spain Roberto Merhi
8 R1 France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet 27 September Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. France Pierre Gasly Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. France DAMS France Pierre Gasly
R2 28 September France Pierre Gasly Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. France DAMS France Pierre Gasly
9 R1 Spain Circuito de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera 18 October United Kingdom Will Stevens Brazil Pietro Fantin United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Strakka Racing United Kingdom Oliver Rowland
R2 19 October United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Brazil Pietro Fantin United Kingdom Oliver Rowland United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports United Kingdom Oliver Rowland

Championship standings[edit]

Points system

Points were awarded to the top 10 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver MNZ
Italy
ALC
Spain
MON
Monaco
SPA
Belgium
MSC
Russia
NÜR
Germany
HUN
Hungary
LEC
France
JER
Spain
Points
1 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 18 1 1 4 4 1 1 14 6 1 Ret 4 6 1 1 15 11 227
2 France Pierre Gasly 3 5 9 2 7 2 4 18 2 20 8 2 3 2 2 6 4 192
3 Spain Roberto Merhi 2 9 6 6 9 Ret 13 4 1 2 1 1 2 5 4 Ret Ret 183
4 United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 6 10 3 1 5 Ret 3 Ret 5 4 Ret 3 4 13 3 2 1 181
5 Russia Sergey Sirotkin 7 3 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 4 3 4 14 Ret 4 7 3 5 132
6 United Kingdom Will Stevens 1 Ret 12 3 8 7 2 6 9 11 7 6 10 12 8 1 13 122
7 France Norman Nato 15 11 11 10 1 5 5 17 16 12 6 8 1 10 Ret 8 10 89
8 France Matthieu Vaxivière 17† 16 7 8 Ret 13 2 5 7 3 6 4 8 83
9 Philippines Marlon Stöckinger 14 2 4 Ret 11 9 11 7 11 5 3 15 14 6 13 Ret 9 73
10 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar Ret 7 13 9 3 3 6 5 12 15 9 10 8 Ret 5 14 Ret 73
11 Switzerland Zoël Amberg 8 13 5 5 6 Ret Ret 2 8 9 5 Ret 15 11 19 12 14 66
12 Denmark Marco Sørensen Ret Ret 15 7 2 8 10 15 15 10 14 7 9 8 Ret 9 Ret 44
13 Finland Matias Laine 10 12 19 14 13 4 7 8 7 6 Ret Ret 13 9 17 10 Ret 40
14 Russia Nikolay Martsenko 5 6 2 Ret 36
15 Brazil Pietro Fantin 11 8 10 12 15 Ret Ret 3 Ret 7 Ret Ret 11 Ret 20 Ret 6 34
16 United Kingdom William Buller 4 Ret Ret Ret 16 11 12 11 10 Ret 10 19 Ret 17 10 Ret 3 30
17 Italy Luca Ghiotto 16 4 16 Ret 14 6 Ret 16 14 Ret 15 11 19 7 16 13 Ret 26
18 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Ret 8 9 3 21
19 Netherlands Meindert van Buuren 9 Ret 14 11 10 12 9 NC 18 14 Ret 16 5 Ret 14 7 15 21
20 Canada Nicholas Latifi Ret 18 16 9 16 2 20
21 Netherlands Beitske Visser Ret 17 18 16 17 10 14 13 13 19 Ret 17 12 15 11 5 12 11
22 Colombia Óscar Tunjo Ret 15 10 17 8 Ret 12 Ret 18 15 Ret 7 11
23 France Esteban Ocon 9 DNS 14 12 2
24 Russia Roman Mavlanov 13 15 17 15 19 13 16 12 Ret 17 13 13 16 11 Ret 0
25 United Kingdom Cameron Twynham 18 11 18 17 19 18 0
26 United Kingdom Oliver Webb 12 14 Ret 13 12 0
27 Mexico Alfonso Celis Jr. 16 12 0
28 Italy Andrea Roda 18 0
Pos Driver MNZ
Italy
ALC
Spain
MON
Monaco
SPA
Belgium
MSC
Russia
NÜR
Germany
HUN
Hungary
LEC
France
JER
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

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team Car
No.
MNZ
Italy
ALC
Spain
MON
Monaco
SPA
Belgium
MSC
Russia
NÜR
Germany
HUN
Hungary
LEC
France
JER
Spain
Points
1 France DAMS 1 18 1 1 4 4 1 1 14 6 1 Ret 4 6 1 1 15 11 316
2 15 11 11 10 1 5 5 17 16 12 6 8 1 10 Ret 8 10
2 United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports 3 7 3 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 4 3 4 14 Ret 4 7 3 5 313
4 6 10 3 1 5 Ret 3 Ret 5 4 Ret 3 4 13 3 2 1
3 United Kingdom Arden Motorsport 7 3 5 9 2 7 2 4 18 2 20 8 2 3 2 2 6 4 222
8 4 Ret Ret Ret 16 11 12 11 10 Ret 10 19 Ret 17 10 Ret 3
4 Russia Zeta Corse 21 13 15 17 15 19 13 13 12 Ret 17 13 13 16 11 Ret 183
22 2 9 6 6 9 Ret 16 4 1 2 1 1 2 5 4 Ret Ret
5 Czech Republic Lotus 15 14 2 4 Ret 11 9 11 7 11 5 3 15 14 6 13 Ret 9 177
16 17† 16 7 8 Ret Ret 8 9 3 13 2 5 7 3 6 4 8
6 United Kingdom Strakka Racing 11 1 Ret 12 3 8 7 2 6 9 11 7 6 10 12 8 1 13 162
12 10 12 19 14 13 4 7 8 7 6 Ret Ret 13 9 17 10 Ret
7 Spain AVF 19 Ret 17 18 16 17 10 14 13 13 19 Ret 17 12 15 11 5 12 77
20 8 13 5 5 6 Ret Ret 2 8 9 5 Ret 15 11 19 12 14
8 Czech Republic ISR 17 Ret 7 13 9 3 3 6 5 12 15 9 10 8 Ret 5 14 Ret 73
9 France Tech 1 Racing 9 Ret Ret 15 7 2 8 10 15 15 10 14 7 9 8 Ret 9 Ret 64
10 16 12 Ret 18 16 9 16 2
10 Italy International Draco Racing 5 11 8 10 12 15 Ret Ret 3 Ret 7 Ret Ret 11 Ret 20 Ret 6 60
6 16 4 16 Ret 14 6 Ret 16 14 Ret 15 11 19 7 16 13 Ret
11 United Kingdom Comtec Racing 27 5 6 2 Ret 18 11 18 17 19 18 38
28 18 9 DNS 14 12
12 Spain Pons Racing 25 12 14 Ret 13 12 Ret 15 10 17 8 Ret 12 Ret 18 15 Ret 7 32
26 9 Ret 14 11 10 12 9 NC 18 14 Ret 16 5 Ret 14 7 15
Pos Team Car
No.
MNZ
Italy
ALC
Spain
MON
Monaco
SPA
Belgium
MSC
Russia
NÜR
Germany
HUN
Hungary
LEC
France
JER
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)
  • Polesitter for each race in bold. No points were awarded.
  • Driver who recorded fastest lap denoted in italics. No points were awarded.
  • Driver who retired but was classified denoted by †.

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