Formula Chrysler Euroseries

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Formula Chrysler Euroseries
Category Single seaters
Country Europe
Inaugural season 2001
Folded 2001
Drivers 15
Teams 8
Constructors Chrysler
Last Drivers' champion Netherlands Ricardo van der Ende
Last Teams' champion Switzerland Alpie Motorsport

The Formula Chrysler Euroseries was an open wheel racing series based in Europe. It ran only in 2001.


Launched as the International Single Seater Challenge the series had to fill the gap between national Formula 3 championship and the Formula 3000 series.[1] The car was first tested by Guy Smith in November 2000 at Donington Park.[2] The initial season started with a promotional event at Circuit Park Zandvoort. Eight drivers were present at the event. However, the race was stopped early as there were only two cars running after eight laps. Anthony Kumpen won the race, he finished in front of Aldo Piedade, Jr..[3] The official season started on August 25 at the Österreichring in Austria. Six drivers started the first race with Charles Hall winning. The biggest grid was at the Nürburgring where ten cars made an appearance. Ricardo van der Ende dominated the season claiming four wins and six podium finishes out of seven races.

A calendar was announced for the 2002 season. The season would consist of thirteen races at ten different European circuits.[4] According to the official website the season opener was pushed back by three months because of the bankruptcy of car supplier Reynard Motorsport.[5] The amount of rounds was also reduced to five double headers.[6]


The Reynard chassis were bought by Dutch entrepreneur Harry Maessen in 2006.[7] The idea was to increase performance and form a racing series in 2008. In 2008 the renewed cars, renamed Formula BRL ran a test session at Circuit Zolder. Various Dutch drivers tested the car fitted with a 420hp Ford V8 engine.[8] Later in the season the cars ran two demonstration races at the TT Circuit Assen. Former champion Ricardo van der Ende participated in the event. The races were won by Henk Vuik, Jr. and Nelson van der Pol.[9][10] At the end of the 2008 season the idea for a racing series was scrapped.

Scoring system[edit]

  • Below is the scoring system used for the series during its 2001 season:
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Pole Fastest Lap
Points 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 2 2


Season Champion Second Third Team Champion
2001 Netherlands Ricardo van der Ende (Vortex Motorsport) Mexico Roberto González Germany Sven Heidfeld Switzerland Alpie Motorsport

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Philosophy". FC Euro Series. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "ISSC Car Out Testing". Euro Racing. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Race results 2001". Unofficial F3000. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "FC Euro Series 2002 provisional calender". FC Euro Series. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Reynard Motorsport has been bankrupt.". FC Euro Series. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "FC Euro Series 2002 provisional calender". FC Euro Series. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Harry Maessen kondigt aan: Formule BRL !". Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Xclusief: Formule BRL maakt track debuut +FOTO'S". 
  9. ^ "Henk Vuik wint allereerste race Formule BRL". Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Tweede Formule BRL 'demorace' brengt regenspektakel".