2008 British Formula Ford Championship

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2008 British Formula Ford Championship
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The 2008 British Formula Ford Championship was the 33rd edition of the British Formula Ford Championship. It began on 24 March at Oulton Park's Easter Monday meeting and ended on 12 October at Donington Park after 10 rounds and 25 races, held in the United Kingdom and Belgium. Having won 13 of the first 18 races, Jamun Mygale driver Wayne Boyd looked set to be a runaway championship winner, although in the end, Boyd's championship winning margin over teammate Tim Blanchard was 50 points.

Drivers and teamsEdit

Team No Driver Class Chassis Rounds
  Jamun Racing 2   James Cole C Mygale All
3   Tim Blanchard C Mygale All
4   Wayne Boyd C Mygale All
5   Victor Corrêa C Mygale All
  Fluid Motorsport 6   Marco Sørensen C Van Diemen 1-9
7   David Brown C Van Diemen All
716   Claus Frøkjær-Lorendsen G Van Diemen 7
760   Dennis Lind G Van Diemen 7
  Kevin Mills Racing 11   Adrian Campfield C Spectrum All
12   Glen Wood C Spectrum 1-9
16   Alex Jones S Spectrum 5-7
27 8-10
  Myerscough College 16 Van Diemen 1-4
  Ray Sport 14   Adam Batch S Ray 1, 3
  Joe Tandy Racing 15   Philippe Layac C Mygale 1-8
24   Rogier de Wit C Mygale All
63   Peter Dempsey G Mygale 8
69   Nick Tandy G Mygale 7
98   Matt Hamilton C Mygale All
  Red Devil Team Comtec 17   Westley Barber C Comtec 1-4
18   Francisco Weiler C Comtec 1-5
  4D Motorsport 20   Matt Dobson C Van Diemen 6, 8-9
  Inter Motorsport 1-5
73   Callum Holland S Van Diemen 2-4, 8-10
  Daglish Racing 22   Peter Daglish S Ray 2-6, 8-10
  Getem Racing 23   Chris Maliepaard C Mygale All
58   Linton Stuteley C Mygale All
  Garry Findlay Racing 33   Garry Findlay S Mygale All
  Wrensport 44   Felix Scott S Spirit All
  ACER Motorsport 46   Jamie Jardine C Comtec 1-2, 4-6, 8
  Slidesports 55   Daniel Walker S Mygale 1, 3-6, 8-10
  Vuik Racing 60   Henk Vuik, Jr. G Mygale 5
711 7
61   Rogier Jongejans G Mygale 5
718 7
62   Liroy Stuart G Mygale 5
  Stuart Racing 73 7
713   Jeroen Mul G Mygale 7
  Speedsports 64   Robert Souster G Van Diemen 9-10
  Team Autocar 65   Matt Prior G Van Diemen 9-10
  Michel Florie Racing 72   Michel Florie G Mygale 7
  John's Racing Team 75   John Svensson G Van Diemen 7
  Geva Racing 77   Jennifer van der Beek G Mygale 7
727   Arthur van Uitert G Mygale 7
  KTG Racing 78   Simon Knap G Mygale 7
  Sterling Motorsport 99   Chrissy Palmer S Ray 1, 3-10
  Racing Team Vestergaard 714   Nils Vestergaard G Mygale 7
Icon Class
C Championship
S Scholarship
G Guest

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1   Oulton Park 24 March   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Jamun Racing
R2   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Jamun Racing
R3   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Tim Blanchard   Jamun Racing
2 R1   Knockhill Racing Circuit 12 April   Wayne Boyd   Tim Blanchard   Wayne Boyd   Jamun Racing
R2 13 April   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Jamun Racing
R3   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Jamun Racing
3 R1   Croft Circuit 26 April   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Jamun Racing
R2 27 April   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Jamun Racing
R3   Glen Wood   Victor Corrêa   Chris Maliepaard   Getem Racing
4 R1   Brands Hatch 3 May   Westley Barber   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Jamun Racing
R2 4 May   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Jamun Racing
5 R1   Rockingham Motor Speedway 25 May   Tim Blanchard   Wayne Boyd   Tim Blanchard   Jamun Racing
R2 26 May   Tim Blanchard   Tim Blanchard   Chris Maliepaard   Getem Racing
R3   Tim Blanchard   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Jamun Racing
6 R1   Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit 8 June   Matt Hamilton   Wayne Boyd   Wayne Boyd   Jamun Racing
R2   Matt Hamilton   Wayne Boyd   Chris Maliepaard   Getem Racing
7 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 20 June   Victor Corrêa   Nick Tandy   Wayne Boyd   Jamun Racing
R2 21 June   Wayne Boyd   Tim Blanchard   Wayne Boyd   Jamun Racing
8 R1   Brands Hatch 13 July   Wayne Boyd   Marco Sørensen   Adrian Campfield   Kevin Mills Racing
R2   Wayne Boyd   Matt Hamilton   Victor Corrêa   Jamun Racing
9 R1   Silverstone Circuit 17 August   Tim Blanchard   Marco Sørensen   Tim Blanchard   Jamun Racing
R2   Tim Blanchard   Marco Sørensen   Marco Sørensen   Fluid Motorsport
10 R1   Donington Park 11 October   Wayne Boyd   Victor Corrêa   Victor Corrêa   Jamun Racing
R2 12 October   Wayne Boyd   Chris Maliepaard   David Brown   Fluid Motorsport
R3   Chris Maliepaard   Wayne Boyd   David Brown   Fluid Motorsport

Championship standingsEdit

Points are awarded to the drivers as follows:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 PP/FL
Points 30 27 25 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1

Best 23 scores must be dropped towards the championship.

  • T. Pts — points if all races counted.
  • Drop — two dropped scores.
  • Pts — best 23 scores.
  • S. Pts — Scholarship championship points, best 23 scores.
Pos Driver OUL
 
KNO
 
CRO
 
BRH
 
ROC
 
SNE
 
SPA
 
BRH
 
SIL
 
DON
 
T. Pts Drop Pts S. Pts
1   Wayne Boyd 1 1 9 1 1 1 1 1 DSQ 1 1 2 6 1 1 2 1 1 10 2 7 3 3 2 2 659 25 634
2   Tim Blanchard 2 2 1 5 3 2 2 2 Ret 4 4 1 3 2 5 3 2 4 2 7 1 2 Ret 3 6 584 584
3   Chris Maliepaard 7 7 10 Ret DSQ 9 5 10 1 6 6 3 1 5 3 1 3 5 4 5 3 10 4 4 4 473 10 463
4   Victor Corrêa Ret 4 7 7 5 3 6 8 2 14 9 10 2 3 4 15 8 3 12 1 2 11 1 10 Ret 414 414
5   Linton Stuteley 9 6 6 2 2 5 4 7 4 3 14 Ret 12 9 9 5 7 9 6 10 6 6 8 5 5 411 2 409
6   Matt Hamilton 4 5 Ret 15 7 7 3 3 9† DNS 5 5 5 11 2 6 6 7 15 8 Ret 5 7 6 7 371 371
7   David Brown 6 8 3 6 6 4 16 14 Ret 8 7 6 Ret Ret 7 11 Ret Ret 5 6 11 8 2 1 1 336 336
8   Marco Sørensen 3 3 2 4 10 Ret 11 16 Ret 5 8 Ret Ret 12 8 7 5 8 3 4 4 1 327 327
9   Adrian Campfield Ret 10 4 8 9 6 12 6 13 7 3 11 Ret 14 6 4 22 Ret 1 3 10 7 Ret 7 3 325 325
10   James Cole Ret DNS 8 9 8 10 7 Ret Ret† 10 15 8 9 7 14 10 4 6 9 12 5 4 9 9 8 267 267
11   Rogier de Wit Ret 12 Ret 11 13 Ret 14 9 6 12 10 4 4 4 16 9 9 19 8 11 8 9 6 14 Ret 230 230
12   Westley Barber 5 Ret 5 3 4 8 5 DSQ Ret 2 2 176 176
13   Philippe Layac 11 11 12 10 12 Ret 13 13 5 9 9 12 7 8 11 13 14 13 14 14 162 162
14   Garry Findlay (S) 10 Ret 11 DNS DNS DNS 10 11 8 11 11 7 19 Ret 10 8 DNS 14 DNS DNS 9 12 11 15 9 155 155 500
15   Chrissy Palmer (S) Ret DNS DNS 15 4 7 13 16 9 11 6 12 12 16 15 17 15 14 14 5 12 DNS 143 143 513
16   Glen Wood 8 9 Ret Ret 11 8 9 12 3 DSQ† 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 13 12 Ret 112 112
17   Alex Jones (S) 15 13 Ret 12 Ret 11 Ret Ret DNS 15 18 Ret 8 Ret 18 Ret DNS 16 13† 17 13 13 10 8 Ret 72 72 422
18   Felix Scott (S) DNS DNS DNS Ret Ret 14 17 15 10 18 19 NC 18 17 17 Ret 21 22 19 19 17 15 Ret 16 13 30 30 406
19   Callum Holland (S) Ret 17 12 Ret 17 Ret DNS 20 Ret Ret 18 21 12 11 11 30 30 211
20   Matt Dobson 13 15 14 14 16 13 18 18 11 16 17 19 16 18 15 14 18 18 15 16 29 29
21   Jamie Jardine 12 Ret 15 Ret 14 Ret 17 Ret 16 14 16 13 16 16 16 24 24
22   Francisco Weiler Ret DNS 17 13 15 15 19 20 14 Ret DNS 14 17 15 16 16
23   Peter Daglish (S) 16 18 16 Ret 21 15 19 21 13 Ret 19 19 Ret 20 20 19 18 14 Ret 12 15 15 349
24   Adam Batch (S) 14 14 13 20 22 12 14 14 103
25   Daniel Walker (S) 16 16 16 Ret 19 16 20 Ret 17 Ret 20 20 17 21 21 21 19 Ret DNS Ret 0 0 289
guest drivers ineligible for championship points
  Nick Tandy Ret 2
  Peter Dempsey 11 9
  Liroy Stuart Ret 10 DNS 10 11
  Simon Knap 12 10
  Robert Souster 16 17 13 13 10
  Rogier Jongejans 18 15 10 13 Ret
  Henk Vuik, Jr. 15 13 13 11 17
  John Svensson DNS 12
  Dennis Lind 15 21
  Michel Florie 17 DNS
  Nils Vestergaard 18 18
  Jeroen Mul 19 20
  Matt Prior 20 20
  Jennifer van der Beek 20 Ret
  Arthur van Uitert 23 23
  Claus Frøkjær-Lorendsen 24 24
Pos Driver OUL
 
KNO
 
CRO
 
BRH
 
ROC
 
SNE
 
SPA
 
BRH
 
SIL
 
DON
 
T. Pts Drop Pts S. 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)

† - Matt Hamilton, James Cole and Alex Jones docked six points for dangerous driving; Glen Wood docked twelve points for the same reason.

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