2006 Formula Renault 3.5 Series

2006 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
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Alx Danielsson won the title by just five points.

The 2006 Formula Renault 3.5 Series was the second Formula Renault 3.5 Series season. It began on April 29 at Zolder, Belgium and finished in Barcelona, Spain on October 29 after 17 races.

Teams and driversEdit

Team No. Driver name Rounds
  Epsilon Euskadi 1   Steven Kane All
2   Davide Valsecchi All
  Draco Multiracing USA 3   Pastor Maldonado All
4   Tomas Kostka 1-6
  Miloš Pavlović 7-9
  KTR 5   Robbie Kerr All
6   Sean McIntosh All
  Carlin Motorsport 7   Mikhail Aleshin All
8   Colin Fleming 1-3
  Sebastian Vettel 4-5
  Adrian Zaugg 6-7, 9
  Gavin Cronje 8
  Pons Racing 9   Celso Míguez 1-6
  Tristan Gommendy 8-9
10   James Rossiter All
  Cram Competition 11   Ben Hanley All
12   Miloš Pavlović 1-4
  Pasquale Di Sabatino 5-9
  Jenzer Motorsport 14   Álvaro Barba All
15   Alessandro Bonetti 1-6
  Marco Barba 7-9
  Victory Engineering 16   Álvaro Parente All
18   Hayanari Shimoda 1-8
  Oliver Jarvis 9
  GD Racing 19   Matteo Meneghello 1-5
  Carlos Iaconelli 7-9
20   Patrick Pilet 1-5
  Miguel Molina 7-9
  Interwetten.com 21   Eric Salignon 1-8
  Franck Perera 9
22   Andy Soucek All
  Eurointernational 23   Enrico Toccacelo 1-4
  Miloš Pavlović 5-6
  Richard Keen 7
  Mehdi Bennani 8
  Alberto Valério 9
24   Pascal Kochem 1
  Mehdi Bennani 2
  Jason Tahincioglu 3
  Carlos Iaconelli 4-5
  Marcos Martínez 6-8
  Nil Montserrat 9
  RC Motorsport 25   Borja García All
26   Bruce Jouanny All
  Comtec Racing 27   Alx Danielsson All
28   Edwin Jowsey 1
  Jaap van Lagen 2-3, 5
  Carlos Iaconelli 6
  Celso Míguez 7-9
  Prema Powerteam 29   Gregory Franchi All
30   Christian Montanari All
  Tech 1 Racing 31   Jérôme d'Ambrosio 1-4
  Marco Bonanomi 5-6
  Patrick Pilet 7-9
32   Ryo Fukuda All

Calendar and race winnersEdit

Eight rounds formed meetings of the 2006 World Series by Renault season, with an additional round supporting the 2006 Monaco Grand Prix.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1   Circuit Zolder 29 April   Christian Montanari   Pastor Maldonado   Eric Salignon   Interwetten.com
R2 30 April   Davide Valsecchi   Ben Hanley   Eric Salignon   Interwetten.com
2   Circuit de Monaco 28 May   Christian Montanari   Pastor Maldonado   Pastor Maldonado   Draco Multiracing USA
3 R1   Istanbul Park 17 June   Andy Soucek   Pastor Maldonado   Andy Soucek   Interwetten.com
R2 18 June   Pastor Maldonado   Enrico Toccacelo   Álvaro Parente   Victory Engineering
4 R1   Circuito Internazionale di Misano 15 July   Pastor Maldonado   Ben Hanley   Ben Hanley   Carlin Motorsport
R2 16 July   Sebastian Vettel   Christian Montanari   Sebastian Vettel   Carlin Motorsport
5 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 28 July   Pastor Maldonado   Pastor Maldonado   Pastor Maldonado   Draco Multiracing USA
R2 29 July   Pastor Maldonado   Miloš Pavlović   Borja García   RC Motorsport
6 R1   Nürburgring 5 August   Mikhail Aleshin   Eric Salignon   Álvaro Parente   Victory Engineering
R2 6 August   Pastor Maldonado   Ben Hanley   Christian Montanari   Prema Powerteam
7 R1   Donington Park 9 September   Adrian Zaugg   Pastor Maldonado   Alx Danielsson   Comtec Racing
13 10 September   Alx Danielsson   Alx Danielsson   Alx Danielsson   Comtec Racing
8 R1   Bugatti Circuit 30 September   Alx Danielsson   Steven Kane   Alx Danielsson   Comtec Racing
R2 1 October   Tristan Gommendy   Pastor Maldonado   Pastor Maldonado   Draco Multiracing USA
9 R1   Circuit de Catalunya 28 October   Alx Danielsson   Alx Danielsson   Alx Danielsson   Comtec Racing
R2 29 October   Sean McIntosh   Robbie Kerr   Álvaro Parente   Victory Engineering

Note:

  • Pastor Maldonado originally won the first race at Misano, but was disqualified for a technical infringement. His team, Draco Multiracing USA, appealed the decision, but on January 24, 2007 the Italian National Court of Appeal for Motorsport upheld the original ruling.[1]
  • Borja García originally won the second race at Spa, but was disqualified for a technical infringement. However, on October 27, 2006 a court decided to revoke the disqualification and returned the win and points to both the driver and the team. His team, RC Motorsport, did however receive a financial penalty for the infringement.[2]

Points systemEdit

Points were awarded at the end of each race according to the following system:

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

In addition:

  • One point was awarded for Pole position for each race
  • One point was awarded for fastest lap for each race

The maximum number of points a driver could earn each weekend (except Monaco) was 34 and the maximum number for a team was 58.

Championship standingsEdit

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver ZOL
1

 
ZOL
2

 
MON
1

 
IST
1

 
IST
2

 
MIS
1

 
MIS
2

 
SPA
1

 
SPA
2

 
NÜR
1

 
NÜR
2

 
DON
1

 
DON
2

 
LMS
1

 
LMS
2

 
BAR
1

 
BAR
2

 
Points
1   Alx Danielsson 4 10 Ret 6 Ret 6 7 Ret Ret 5 2 1 1 1 NC 1 5 112
2   Borja García 3 2 DNQ 2 Ret 5 17 4 1 2 6 6 3 11 3 23† 9 107
3   Pastor Maldonado 8 3 1 11 Ret DSQ Ret 1 2 6 22 8 Ret Ret 1 10 2 102
4   Andy Soucek Ret 5 10 1 12 3 5 3 3 12 3 4 5 7 Ret 2 NC 99
5   Álvaro Parente DNS DNQ 6 3 1 4 4 Ret 4 1 Ret 17 Ret 12 11 3 1 94
6   Sean McIntosh 25† DNQ 11 4 6 Ret 10 2 Ret 7 4 5 13 9 Ret 5 3 63
7   Christian Montanari 2 16 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 7 21 11 1 11 Ret 3 14 7 4 58
8   Ben Hanley 10 17 Ret Ret 4 1 2 Ret 7 10 13 10 6 10 20† 16 7 55
9   Eric Salignon 1 1 20 17 23† 22 8 9 5 NC 7 14 11 18 9 48
10   Davide Valsecchi DNS 15 DNQ 5 3 Ret 3 8 Ret 8 12 16 7 17 5 15 Ret 43
11   Miloš Pavlović 20 6 9 13 21 17 14 15 23 4 Ret 3 8 2 Ret Ret 18† 41
12   Mikhail Aleshin 13 Ret 15 23† 2 7 16 Ret 6 3 21 7 9 19 Ret 8 13 41
13   Adrian Zaugg 17 8 2 2 6 Ret 33
14   James Rossiter 5 Ret 2 Ret 5 9 6 Ret 24 Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 17 9 Ret 33
15   Sebastian Vettel 2 1 Ret DNS 28
16   Ryo Fukuda 11 Ret 17 12 10 12 9 12 13 16 5 19 4 Ret 4 Ret Ret 25
17   Robbie Kerr 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret 10 Ret 22† DSQ 15 10 12 10 4 21† Ret Ret 20
18   Colin Fleming 6 DNQ 4 8 8 19
19   Tristan Gommendy 8 2 NC Ret 16
20   Steven Kane 22 4 16 20 18 14 18 10 10 Ret 20 15 17 21 10 12 8 15
21   Patrick Pilet 21† Ret 13 Ret 7 15 12 21† 14 13 14 5 7 14 19† 14
22   Franck Perera 4 6 13
23   Hayanari Shimoda 24† 13 5 7 17 Ret Ret 14 11 Ret 9 Ret 12 14 13 12
24   Celso Míguez Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 13 11 13 16 13 15 Ret 18 6 6 Ret Ret 11
25   Gregory Franchi 15 12 3 Ret 19 11 Ret 18 15 18 16 23 15 23 Ret 17 Ret 10
26   Álvaro Barba Ret 7 Ret 22 Ret Ret 13 6 12 Ret 14 22 23 15 Ret Ret 15 9
27   Enrico Toccacelo 9 8 DNQ 15 20 8 15 9
28   Jaap van Lagen Ret Ret 9 5 Ret 8
29   Bruce Jouanny 17 9 14 19 13 21 Ret Ret 22 14 11 9 19 20 8 13 11 7
30   Tomáš Kostka 14 14 8 Ret 15 20 Ret 20† 9 Ret 17 5
31   Marco Bonanomi Ret 8 9 Ret 5
32   Miguel Molina 18 22 13 15 11 10 1
33   Carlos Iaconelli Ret 21 11 17 Ret 19 21 16 26† 12 21 14 0
34   Pascal Kochem 12 11 0
35   Matteo Meneghello 16 DNQ 18 18 11 18 20 17 18 0
36   Jérôme d'Ambrosio 19 19† 12 14 22 16 19 0
37   Oliver Jarvis 20 12 0
38   Alessandro Bonetti 18 18† 19 16 14 19 Ret 19 20 19 Ret 0
39   Pasquale Di Sabatino 16 19 20 18 24 20 25 16 24 Ret 0
40   Jason Tahincioglu 21 16 0
41   Marco Barba Ret Ret 22 18 18 17 0
42   Nil Montserrat 22 17 0
43   Mehdi Bennani DNQ Ret 19 0
44   Alberto Valerio 19 Ret 0
45   Richard Keen 20 21 0
46   Edwin Jowsey 23 DNQ 0
47   Gavin Cronje 24 Ret 0
  Marcos Martínez NC Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret 0
Pos Driver ZOL
1

 
ZOL
2

 
MON
1

 
IST
1

 
IST
2

 
MIS
1

 
MIS
2

 
SPA
1

 
SPA
2

 
NÜR
1

 
NÜR
2

 
DON
1

 
DON
2

 
LMS
1

 
LMS
2

 
BAR
1

 
BAR
2

 
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 feature race in bold
  • Driver in italics has been awarded two points for fastest lap
  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Notes:

  • Miloš Pavlović set the fastest lap in the sprint race at Donington Park, but was not awarded the two bonus points because of a yellow flag infringement

TeamsEdit

Pos Team Points Wins F/laps
1   Interwetten.com 160 3 1
2   Draco Multiracing USA 132 3 6
3   Comtec Racing 130 4 2
4   Carlin Motorsport 121 1
5   RC Motorsport 116 1
6   Victory Engineering 106 3
7   KTR 83 1
8   Prema Powerteam 68 1 1
9   Cram Competition 62 1 3
10   Epsilon Euskadi 58 1
11   Pons Racing 50
12   Tech 1 Racing 40
13   Eurointernational 18 2
14   Jenzer Motorsport 9
15   GD Racing 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Danielsson finally confirmed as champion". crash.net. 2007-01-25. Archived from the original on 2007-02-06. Retrieved 2007-01-25.
  2. ^ "Garcia back on top after appeal win". crash.net. 2006-10-27. Archived from the original on 2006-11-04. Retrieved 2007-01-25.