2018 Formula Renault Northern European Cup

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2018 Formula Renault Northern European Cup
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The 2018 Formula Renault Northern European Cup is the thirteenth Formula Renault Northern European Cup season, an open-wheel motor racing series. It was a multi-event motor racing championship that featured drivers competing in 2 litre Formula Renault single seat race cars that conform to the technical regulations for the championship.

The championship title was won by German driver Doureid Ghattas, after recording five consecutive win.[1] He won races at Hungaroring, Nürburgring and Hockenheim, finished 42 points clear of his closest rival and Anders Motorsport teammate, Phil Hill, who was the winner at Spa and Hockenheim. Third place in the championship was settled by R-ace GP driver Gabriel Gandulia, who finished eight points behind Hill. Sharon Scolari was the last driver considered as regular driver finished fourth.

Over the course of the season, four different drivers won a race. Aside from Ghattas and Hill, other drivers (when they were eligible for the series trophy) to win were Logan Sargeant, who finished fifth in the championship, and his teammate Victor Martins. Alex Peroni, who finished seventh was the only driver excluding Ghattas and Hill, who was able to win more than one race.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Driver Rounds
France R-ace GP 1 United Kingdom Max Fewtrell[2] 2–6
2 United States Logan Sargeant[3] All
3 France Charles Milesi[3] All
4 France Victor Martins[3] All
5 Argentina Gabriel Gandulia[3] All
Germany Anders Motorsport 6 Germany Phil Hill[4] 1–5
7 Germany Doureid Ghattas[5] All
Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing 11 United Kingdom Clément Novalak[6] 4–6
12 Netherlands Richard Verschoor[7] 3
16 China Ye Yifei[7] 3–6
France Lamo Racing Car 16 France Thierry Malhomme[8] 1
France Tech 1 Racing 21 United States Neil Verhagen[9] 1, 3–6
22 Russia Aleksandr Smolyar[9] 1, 3–6
23 France Thomas Neubauer[9] All
24 United Kingdom Frank Bird[9] All
Netherlands MP Motorsport 31 Denmark Christian Lundgaard[10] 1, 3–6
32 Australia Alex Peroni[10] 1, 3–6
33 Netherlands Jarno Opmeer[7] 3
Netherlands Freek Schothorst[11] 4–6
France Formula Motorsport 35 France Nicolas Melin[12] 1
36 France Nicolas Pironneau[12] 1
United Kingdom Arden Motorsport 41 Australia Oscar Piastri[7] 3–6
42 Russia Nikita Volegov[7] 3–6
43 Morocco Sami Taoufik[7] 3–6
Spain AVF by Adrián Vallés 51 Mexico Axel Matus[7] 3–6
52 Spain Xavier Lloveras[7] 3
53 Spain Eliseo Martínez[7] 3–6
54 Colombia Christian Muñoz[7] 3–6
Italy JD Motorsport 61 Italy Lorenzo Colombo[2] 2–6
62 Australia Thomas Maxwell[7] 3–6
63 Malaysia Najiy Razak[7] 3–6
Switzerland ScoRace Team 77 Switzerland Sharon Scolari[13] 1–3, 5–6
90 Germany Phil Hill 6
Italy Cram Motorsport 78 Germany Zichao Wang[2] 2
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports 84 Russia Vladimiros Tziortzis[7] 3–4, 6
85 Mexico Raúl Guzmán[7] 3–6
87 France Arthur Rougier[14] 1, 3–6

Calendar and results[edit]

The provisional calendar for the 2018 season was announced on 11 November 2017.[15] The schedule was increased to six rounds. For the first time in the history, the series is scheduled to have event which will be part of the Pau Grand Prix. Hungaroring and Circuit Park Zandvoort were set to return to the calendar, while events at Nürburgring and Silverstone Circuit were set to be omitted. On 4 April 2018 the calendar was amended, with three rounds supporting 2018 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. Zandvoort opener was replaced by Nürburgring in the schedule.[16] On 31 August 2018 the final round at Hockenheimring was rescheduled to an earlier date.[17]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Supporting
1 R1 France Circuit de Pau-Ville 12 May Denmark Christian Lundgaard Denmark Christian Lundgaard Australia Alex Peroni Netherlands MP Motorsport Pau Grand Prix
R2 13 May Australia Alex Peroni France Victor Martins Australia Alex Peroni Netherlands MP Motorsport
2 R1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 30 June France Charles Milesi France Charles Milesi United States Logan Sargeant France R-ace GP Clio Cup Italia
R2 1 July France Victor Martins United States Logan Sargeant France Victor Martins France R-ace GP
3 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 27 July Germany Phil Hill[N 1] France Victor Martins Germany Phil Hill[N 2] Germany Anders Motorsport Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
R2 28 July Argentina Gabriel Gandulia[N 3] France Victor Martins Germany Phil Hill[N 4] Germany Anders Motorsport
4 R1 Hungary Hungaroring 1 September Argentina Gabriel Gandulia[N 5] Denmark Christian Lundgaard Germany Doureid Ghattas[N 6] Germany Anders Motorsport Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
R2 2 September Germany Doureid Ghattas[N 5] Denmark Christian Lundgaard Germany Doureid Ghattas[N 7] Germany Anders Motorsport
5 R1 Germany Nürburgring, Nürburg 14 September Argentina Gabriel Gandulia[N 8] United Kingdom Max Fewtrell Germany Doureid Ghattas[N 9] Germany Anders Motorsport Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
R2 15 September Argentina Gabriel Gandulia[N 10] United Kingdom Max Fewtrell Germany Doureid Ghattas[N 11] Germany Anders Motorsport
6 R1 Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim 22 September Germany Doureid Ghattas[N 12] United Kingdom Max Fewtrell Germany Doureid Ghattas[N 13] Germany Anders Motorsport Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
R2 23 September Germany Doureid Ghattas[N 5] United States Logan Sargeant Germany Phil Hill[N 14] Switzerland Scorace Team

Championship standings[edit]

Points system

Points were awarded to the top 20 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th   16th   17th   18th   19th   20th 
Points 30 24 20 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos. Driver PAU
France
MNZ
Italy
SPA
Belgium
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Germany Doureid Ghattas 9 9 10 8 23 20 20 19 22 20 16 20 266
2 Germany Phil Hill 15 13 8 6 19 18 21 23 23 DNS 21 15 224
3 Argentina Gabriel Gandulia 10 10 9 7 24 21 22 20 24 24 22 17 216
4 Switzerland Sharon Scolari Ret Ret 11 10 Ret DNS 26 23 23 21 96
5 United States Logan Sargeant 3 3 1 4 9 2 5 7 1 4 4 5 87
6 France Victor Martins 5 4 3 1 Ret 1 4 9 4 2 Ret Ret 83
7 Australia Alex Peroni 1 1 Ret 25 13 5 9 9 6 Ret 60
8 France Thomas Neubauer 7 7 7 5 WD WD Ret Ret 21 10 Ret Ret 58
9 France Charles Milesi 4 Ret 5 2 10 13 9 12 7 3 10 8 57
10 United Kingdom Frank Bird 11 6 4 11 14 11 12 13 Ret 21 20 13 52
11 Denmark Christian Lundgaard 2 2 1 8 2 1 3 5 Ret Ret 48
12 Italy Lorenzo Colombo 6 3 6 5 6 3 11 22 Ret 4 35
13 United States Neil Verhagen 6 5 25 22 14 14 13 12 7 6 31
14 France Arthur Rougier 8 8 4 6 Ret 8 10 13 12 10 26
15 United Kingdom Max Fewtrell 2 Ret 5 7 3 2 2 1 1 1 24
16 Germany Zichao Wang 12 9 21
17 Russia Aleksandr Smolyar 13 11 11 16 10 6 5 8 8 Ret 18
18 France Nicolas Pironneau 12 14 16
19 France Nicolas Melin 14 12 16
20 France Thierry Malhomme 16 15 11
guest drivers ineligible to score points
China Ye Yifei 2 3 1 11 6 6 2 3
Australia Oscar Piastri 3 9 7 4 15 7 3 2
Australia Thomas Maxwell 7 4 11 25 8 11 5 7
Netherlands Richard Verschoor 8 10
Mexico Axel Matus Ret 26 8 15 16 Ret Ret 14
Mexico Raúl Guzmán 13 23 Ret Ret 25 18 9 11
Spain Eliseo Martínez 15 12 15 21 12 Ret 14 9
Morocco Sami Taoufik 17 Ret 16 10 17 14 19 12
United Kingdom Clément Novalak 18 22 14 16 11 22
Netherlands Jarno Opmeer 12 24
Russia Nikita Volegov 16 Ret 19 17 18 15 13 24
Spain Xavier Lloveras 22 14
Netherlands Freek Schothorst 17 24 20 17 15 19
Malaysia Najiy Razak 18 15 23 18 Ret Ret Ret 23
Colombia Christian Muñoz 21 17 Ret Ret 19 19 17 16
Russia Vladimiros Tziortzis 20 19 Ret 16 18 18
Pos. Driver PAU
France
MNZ
Italy
SPA
Belgium
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
HOC
Germany
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
† — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Lorenzo Colombo took a pole overall, but he wasn't Northern European Cup regular.[18]
  2. ^ Christian Lundgaard won the race, but he wasn't eligible to claim winning trophy at Spa because he wasn't Northern European Cup regular.
  3. ^ Logan Sargeant took a pole overall, but he wasn't Northern European Cup regular.[19]
  4. ^ Victor Martins won the race, but he wasn't eligible to claim winning trophy at Spa because he wasn't Northern European Cup regular.
  5. ^ a b c Christian Lundgaard took a pole overall, but he wasn't Northern European Cup regular.
  6. ^ Ye Yifei won the race, but he wasn't eligible to claim winning trophy at Hungaroring because he wasn't Northern European Cup regular.
  7. ^ Christian Lundgaard won the race, but he wasn't eligible to claim winning trophy at Hungaroring because he wasn't Northern European Cup regular.
  8. ^ Logan Sargeant took a pole overall, but he wasn't Northern European Cup regular.[20]
  9. ^ Logan Sargeant won the race, but he wasn't eligible to claim winning trophy at Nürburgring, because he wasn't Northern European Cup regular.[21]
  10. ^ Max Fewtrell took a pole overall, but he wasn't Northern European Cup regular.
  11. ^ Max Fewtrell won the race, but he wasn't eligible to claim winning trophy at Nürburgring because he wasn't Northern European Cup regular.
  12. ^ Max Fewtrell took a pole overall, but he wasn't Northern European Cup regular.[22]
  13. ^ Max Fewtrell won the race, but he wasn't eligible to claim winning trophy at Nürburgring because he wasn't Northern European Cup regular.[23]
  14. ^ Max Fewtrell won the race, but he wasn't eligible to claim winning trophy at Spa because he wasn't Northern European Cup regular.

References[edit]

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  16. ^ Allen, Peter (4 April 2018). "Formula Renault NEC to join Eurocup grid at three rounds". formulascout.com. Formula Scout. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  17. ^ Meaden, Damian (31 August 2018). "Hockenheim Date Amended For NEC Season Finale". necup.com. Formula Renault Northern European Cup. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  18. ^ Meaden, Damian (27 July 2018). "PHIL HILL TAKES OPENING RACE POLE TO SET UP ACTION-PACKED DOUBLE HEADER". necup.com. Formula Renault Northern European Cup. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  19. ^ Meaden, Damian (27 July 2018). "GABRIEL GANDULIA SEIZES ADVANTAGE WITH MAIDEN POLE POSITION AT SPA". necup.com. Formula Renault Northern European Cup. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  20. ^ Meaden, Damian (15 September 2018). "GABRIEL GANDULIA TAKES NURBURGRING POLE TO AID TITLE CHANCES". necup.com. Formula Renault Northern European Cup. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  21. ^ Meaden, Damian (15 September 2018). "DOUREID GHATTAS WINS ACTION-PACKED NURBURGRING OPENER TO EXTEND POINTS LEAD". necup.com. Formula Renault Northern European Cup. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  22. ^ Meaden, Damian (22 September 2018). "DOUREID GHATTAS SECURES HOCKENHEIM POLE AND CLOSES ON NEC TITLE". necup.com. Formula Renault Northern European Cup. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  23. ^ Meaden, Damian (22 September 2018). "DOUREID GHATTAS CROWNED 2018 CHAMPION WITH FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WIN". necup.com. Formula Renault Northern European Cup. Retrieved 23 September 2018.

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