2008 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

2008 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
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The 2008 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season was the eighteenth Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season. The season began at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on May 3 and finished at the Circuit de Catalunya on October 19, after fourteen rounds.[1] Four drivers went into the final meeting with a shot of winning the title, with Valtteri Bottas coming out on top, to claim his second title in the year.

Teams and driversEdit

2008 Entry List[2]
Team No. Driver name Class Rounds
  Epsilon Euskadi 1 1   Jake Rosenzweig All
2   Pablo Montilla All
3   Richard Campollo All
  SG Drivers Project 4   Ramez Azzam J All
5   Anton Nebylitskiy All
6   Jean-Éric Vergne All
  Epsilon Euskadi 2 7   Albert Costa All
8   Roberto Merhi J All
9   Carlos Muñoz J 2-7
  Motopark Academy 10   Tobias Hegewald All
11   Valtteri Bottas All
70   António Félix da Costa J 1, 4, 6
  SG Formula 12   Daniel Ricciardo All
14   Andrea Caldarelli All
15   Nelson Lukes 1-2
  Alexander Sims 5
  Miki Monrás J 6-7
  Prema Powerteam 16   Carlos Muñoz J 1
  Víctor García J 3
  Sergio Campana 4-7
17 2-3
  Kazim Vasiliauskas 1, 4-7
18   Patrick Reiterer All
  Krenek Motorsport 19   Adam Kout All
74   Jakub Knoll J 1
  Boutsen Energy Racing 21   Nathanaël Berthon All
  Team Motorpark 22   Kuba Giermaziak All
23   Juan Pablo García All
71   Vinicius Sammarone 1, 4, 6
  BVM Minardi Team 24   Daniel Zampieri All
25   César Ramos All
26   Adrian Quaife-Hobbs J All
  Jenzer Motorsport 27   Michele Faccin All
28   Pål Varhaug J All
29   Siso Cunill 1-3
  Christopher Zanella 4
  Luís Santos 6
  iQuick 30   Miguel Otegui J All
31   Himar Acosta 1-2, 4-5
  Johan Jokinen 6-7
  Amiter Galuppo Sport 32   Marcelo Conchado 1-2, 5-7
  Epsilon Sport 33   Tristan Vautier 1
  Paul Meijer 3-4
  Bastien Borget J 5
34 3
  Mathieu Arzeno 1-2, 5-7
35   Stéphane Richelmi 1-5
  Hitech Junior Team 36   Richard Singleton All
37   Miki Monrás J 1-5
  Hitech Junior Racing 38   Luciano Bacheta All
39   Juan Jacobo J All
  RB Racing Team 40   Dino Butorac 1-5, 7
  Fortec Motorsport 41   Dean Smith All
42   Daniel McKenzie All
  Fortec Competition 43   Gabriel Dias 1-6
44   Alex Morgan All
  TCS Racing 45   Nicolas Marroc 1-5
  Race Performance 66   Christopher Zanella1 3
  MP Motorsport 75   Paul Meijer 1
76   Nicky Catsburg 1
77   Mateusz Adamski J 1
  Pole Services 78   Benjamin Lariche 2
Icon Class
J Junior Class

CalendarEdit

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 3 May   Valtteri Bottas   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   SG Formula
R2 4 May   Valtteri Bottas   Daniel Zampieri   Paul Meijer   MP Motorsport
2 R1   Silverstone Circuit 7 June   Valtteri Bottas   Mathieu Arzeno   Valtteri Bottas   Motopark Academy
R2 8 June   Valtteri Bottas   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   SG Formula
3 R1   Hungaroring 5 July   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   SG Formula
R2 6 July   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   SG Formula
4 R1   Nürburgring 30 August   Roberto Merhi   Valtteri Bottas   Roberto Merhi   Epsilon Euskadi
R2 31 August   Valtteri Bottas   Valtteri Bottas   Valtteri Bottas   Motopark Academy
5 R1   Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans 6 September   Roberto Merhi   Roberto Merhi   Roberto Merhi   Epsilon Euskadi
R2 7 September   Valtteri Bottas   Valtteri Bottas   Valtteri Bottas   Motopark Academy
6 R1   Autódromo do Estoril 27 September   Daniel Ricciardo   Albert Costa   Daniel Ricciardo   SG Formula
R2 28 September   Valtteri Bottas   Valtteri Bottas   Valtteri Bottas   Motopark Academy
7 R1   Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 18 October   Daniel Ricciardo   Richard Singleton   Valtteri Bottas   Motopark Academy
R2 19 October   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   SG Formula

Championship standingsEdit

DriversEdit

Points are awarded to the drivers as follows:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PP*
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1

* - only awarded to race one polesitters

Pos Driver SPA
 
SIL
 
HUN
 
NÜR
 
LMS
 
EST
 
CAT
 
Pts
1   Valtteri Bottas 3 27 1 2 Ret 13 2 1 3 1 3 1 1 4 139
2   Daniel Ricciardo 1 4 4 1 1 1 3 5 Ret 6 1 10 6 1 136
3   Andrea Caldarelli J 2 Ret 2 3 2 2 5 3 2 2 8 12 3 2 123
4   Roberto Merhi J 7 Ret 3 5 3 6 1 2 1 3 2 7 8 28† 108
5   Tobias Hegewald 11 5 10 6 6 3 4 6 5 8 6 Ret 2 5 72
6   Jean-Éric Vergne 10 24 38† 8 4 4 6 27 7 5 4 Ret 12 3 53
7   César Ramos 6 2 24 Ret 5 9 25 10 4 7 18 Ret Ret 11 38
8   Albert Costa 5 Ret 8 Ret 7 5 30 4 Ret 4 34 15 Ret Ret 35
9   Michele Faccin 8 8 6 4 23 7 15 15 13 16 14 9 4 12 33
10   Mathieu Arzeno 9 Ret 5 7 Ret Ret NC Ret 5 6 23
11   Paul Meijer Ret 1 11 8 8 38 21
12   Daniel Zampieri 4 3 14 Ret 13 10 21 Ret Ret 12 Ret DNS 10 15 20
13   António Félix da Costa J 16 9 10 9 5 4 19
14   Alex Morgan 13 Ret 7 Ret DNQ DNQ 11 8 22 17 11 3 11 17 17
15   Pål Varhaug J 14 7 13 12 8 12 28 20 14 20 12 5 13 7 17
16   Richard Singleton 41 14 23 37† 32 29 Ret 14 12 13 9 2 28 9 16
17   Dean Smith 12 Ret 18 16 29 Ret 7 12 Ret 10 10 6 17 Ret 11
18   Kuba Giermaziak 22 Ret 25 25 10 31 9 7 Ret Ret 13 8 14 27 10
19   Alexander Sims 6 9 7
20   Anton Nebilitskyi 24 Ret 16 22 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 26 17 7 8 7
21   Miki Monrás J 19 11 30 24 12 22 14 Ret 16 27 7 Ret 9 Ret 6
22   Siso Cunill Ret 6 12 13 Ret 17 5
23   Luciano Bacheta 15 18 35 36 31† Ret 17 Ret 8 11 Ret NC Ret 18 3
24   Gabriel Dias 36 23 9 10 Ret 11 18 21 15 14 Ret 18 3
25   Sergio Campana 21 29 9 14 19 11 21 29 15 14 Ret 13 2
26   Adrian Quaife-Hobbs J Ret Ret 11 9 14 19 29 24 Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret 14 2
27   Patrick Reiterer 23 Ret 31 27 24 18 Ret 22 9 Ret 20 Ret 19 21 2
28   Jake Rosenzweig 18 Ret 37 28 20 16 13 18 10 18 22 29† 24 10 2
29   Tristan Vautier 25 10 1
30   Adam Kout 20 12 22 18 21 25 24 37† 11 28 25 23 22 Ret 0
31   Himar Acosta 40† 21 15 11 16 16 DNQ DNQ 0
32   Juan Pablo García 21 17 36 34 18 21 20 25 Ret 21 30 11 26 Ret 0
33   Nathanaël Berthon 39† 20 27 30 26 23 12 19 17 25 24 Ret 23 24 0
34   Carlos Muñoz J 28 25 29 20 Ret 24 Ret 13 19 19 Ret 13 16 26 0
35   Stéphane Richelmi 17 13 39† 15 Ret 15 34† 23 DNQ DNQ 0
36   Daniel McKenzie 26 19 19 14 DNQ DNQ 32 31 20 23 19 19 15 19 0
37   Ramez Azzam J 32 15 17 23 16 20 Ret 26 Ret DNS 21 24 18 20 0
38   Víctor García J 15 Ret 0
39   Johan Jokinen 17 16 20 Ret 0
40   Kazim Vasiliauskas 33 Ret 33 28 Ret 22 27 20 Ret 16 0
41   Nicky Catsburg 34 16 0
42   Bastien Borget J 17 Ret Ret 24 0
43   Christopher Zanella 1 25 26 31 17 0
44   Benjamin Lariche 26 17 0
45   Nicolas Marroc 31 22 28 Ret 27 27 Ret 29 18 Ret 0
46   Richard Campollo 42† 29 20 19 30† NC 22 32 DNQ DNQ 33† 22 25 Ret 0
47   Miguel Otegui J Ret Ret 33 26 19 30 Ret 33 Ret Ret 29 25 Ret 22 0
48   Pablo Montilla 37 Ret 32 21 22 Ret 26 34 Ret 26 Ret 26 Ret 23 0
49   Juan Esteban Jacobo J 30 Ret 34 32 28 28 27 35 DNQ DNQ 23 28 21 25 0
50   Vinicius Sammarone Ret 28 23 30 32† 21 0
51   Mateusz Adamski J 29 26 0
52   Luís Santos 28 27 0
53   Marcelo Conchado 35 31 40 33 DNQ 30 31 Ret 27 Ret 0
54   Nelson Lukes 27 Ret Ret 31 0
55   Jakub Knoll J Ret 30 0
56   Dino Butorac 38 Ret 41 35 DNQ DNQ Ret 36 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Driver SPA
 
SIL
 
HUN
 
NÜR
 
LMS
 
EST
 
CAT
 
Pts

† — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

  • ^1 Christopher Zanella race as guest driver with Race Performance at the Hungaroring.

TeamsEdit

Pos Team Points
1   SG Formula 259
2   Motopark Academy 220
3   Epsilon Euskadi 2 143
4   SG Drivers Project 60
5   Jenzer Motorsport 50
6   BVM Minardi Team 54
7   Fortec Competition 53
8   Epsilon Sport 44
9   Hitech Junior Team 16
10   MP Motorsport 15
11   TCS Racing 11
12   Fortec Motorsport 11
13   Team Motopark 10
14   Prema Powerteam 4
15   Hitech Junior Racing 3
16   Epsilon Euskadi 1 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Race Calendar: Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup - Season 2008". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Entrylist: Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup — Season 2008". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 17 March 2012.

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