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2009 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

2009 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
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The 2009 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season was the nineteenth Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season. The season began at Circuit de Catalunya on April 18 and finished at the Ciudad del Motor de Aragón on October 25, after fourteen rounds. This season was the last for the current specification Tatuus chassis introduced in 2000, as a new chassis will be introduced for the 2010 season.[1] Albert Costa won the title holding off the challenges of Jean-Éric Vergne and António Félix da Costa, who finished tied on points, with Vergne finishing second on a tie-breaker.

Teams and driversEdit

  • This season saw a cap on entries, with the lineup being capped at 38 entries, depending on the circuit.[2] Guest entries are listed in italics.
Team No. Driver name Class Rounds
  SG Formula 1   Jean-Éric Vergne[3] All
2   Miki Monrás[3] J All
3   Hugo Valente[3] J All
4   Arthur Pic[3] J All
5   Dominic Storey[3] 1-2
  Ramez Azzam J 3-7
  Motopark Academy 6   António Félix da Costa[4] J All
7   Marco Sørensen[5] All
8   Juan Jacobo[6] J 1-2
  Kuba Giermaziak 3, 5-7
  Matias Laine 4
57 5
9   Adrian Quaife-Hobbs[7] All
10   Kevin Magnussen[8] J All
56   Luís Felipe Derani[9] 2, 4, 6
59   Jimmy Eriksson J 6
60   Bart Hylkema J 6
65   Patrick Kronenberger 7
  Epsilon Euskadi 11   Nathanaël Berthon[10] All
12   Carlos Muñoz[10] J All
14   Albert Costa[10] All
15   Federico Scionti J 7
16   Miguel Otegui J 3-7
  BVM Minardi 21   Andrea Roda 3, 6–7
22   Dean Smith 7
  Fortec Motorsport 24   Kevin Kleveros[11] J 1–6
25   Oliver Webb[12] 1, 5
  Fredrik Blomstedt[9] 2
26   James Calado[12] 1-2, 5
27   Will Stevens[9] 2, 5
  Epsilon Sport 28   Luciano Bacheta[13] 1-2, 4–7
54   Arno Santamato[13] J 1–3
  MP Motorsport 29   Adam Christodoulou[9] 2
  Karl-Oscar Liiv 4–7
30   Nigel Melker[14] 1–5
31   Daniël de Jong[15] J All
  Krenek Motorsport 32   Adam Kout[16] All
33   Jakub Knoll[16] All
  iQuick Valencia 34   Johan Jokinen[17] 1-2
  Marco Betti 3, 5
  Federico Scionti J 4
  Jordi Cunill J 7
35   Patrick Kronenberger[17] 1–5
  Tristan Vautier 7
  One Racing 36   Daniel Mancinelli[18] 1–3, 5
37   Federico Scionti[19] 1–3, 5
  Jenzer Motorsport 50   Genís Olivé[20] J All
51   Nico Müller[20] J All
53   Fabien Thuner[21] 1–6
  Maxim Zimin J 7
  Pole Services 55   Benjamin Lariche[22] 1, 6–7
58   Arno Santamato J 5
  SL Formula Racing 61   Julian Eisenreich J 6
Icon Class
J Junior Class

Race calendarEdit

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1   Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 18 April   Albert Costa   Albert Costa   Nathanaël Berthon   Epsilon Euskadi
R2 19 April   Albert Costa   Albert Costa   Albert Costa   Epsilon Euskadi
2 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 2 May   Albert Costa   Albert Costa   Albert Costa   Epsilon Euskadi
R2 3 May   Albert Costa   Albert Costa   Albert Costa   Epsilon Euskadi
3 R1   Hungaroring 13 June   Jean-Éric Vergne   Jean-Éric Vergne   Jean-Éric Vergne   SG Formula
R2 14 June   Adrian Quaife-Hobbs   Kevin Magnussen   Adrian Quaife-Hobbs   Motopark Academy
4 R1   Silverstone Circuit 4 July   Jean-Éric Vergne   António Félix da Costa   António Félix da Costa   Motopark Academy
R2 5 July   Jean-Éric Vergne   Albert Costa   Jean-Éric Vergne   SG Formula
5 R1   Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans 18 July   Jean-Éric Vergne   Jean-Éric Vergne   Jean-Éric Vergne   SG Formula
R2 19 July   Jean-Éric Vergne   António Félix da Costa   Jean-Éric Vergne   SG Formula
6 R1   Nürburgring 19 September   Albert Costa   Albert Costa   Albert Costa   Epsilon Euskadi
R2 20 September   Albert Costa   Albert Costa   Albert Costa   Epsilon Euskadi
7 R1   Ciudad del Motor de Aragón, Alcañiz 24 October   António Félix da Costa   António Félix da Costa   António Félix da Costa   Motopark Academy
R2 25 October   António Félix da Costa   Federico Scionti   António Félix da Costa   Motopark Academy

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 CAT
 
SPA
 
HUN
 
SIL
 
LMS
 
NÜR
 
ALC
 
Points
1   Albert Costa DSQ 1 1 1 Ret 2 2 Ret 2 Ret 1 1 2 3 138
2   Jean-Éric Vergne Ret 23† 3 8 1 7 3 1 1 1 3 2 3 6 128
3   António Félix da Costa J 3 2 2 2 4 5 1 Ret 3 2 DSQ DSQ 1 1 128
4   Adrian Quaife-Hobbs 8 Ret 4 3 6 1 9 3 14 6 4 9 6 4 83
5   Miquel Monrás J 5 3 Ret 5 3 3 4 6 5 7 Ret 4 12 9 76
6   Nathanaël Berthon 1 Ret 7 6 2 24† 8 8 6 4 Ret 7 9 7 67
7   Kevin Magnussen J Ret Ret 5 4 16 21 6 10 7 3 DSQ DSQ 4 5 50
8   Carlos Muñoz J 9 Ret 8 Ret 5 Ret 5 9 8 10 Ret 3 11 10 36
9   Kuba Giermaziak Ret 4 11 8 2 6 8 Ret 32
10   Arthur Pic J 20 7 10 9 12 14 7 4 4 Ret 13 Ret 13 14 27
11   Nico Müller J 2 22† 17 10 7 9 15 11 17 Ret 5 11 24 12 25
12   Ramez Azzam J 8 10 11 7 9 5 Ret Ret DNS DNS 16
13   Adam Kout 12 8 19 Ret 11 11 Ret 2 13 14 19 15 21 15 15
14   Patrick Kronenberger 10 4 12 11 21 6 14 13 10 Ret 15 Ret 15
15   Marco Sørensen 14 Ret 9 15 DSQ DSQ 10 Ret 20 12 6 8 18 8 15
16   Luciano Bacheta 6 Ret 15 12 16 14 12 13 7 12 10 17 11
17   James Calado 25† 5 11 7 18 11 10
18   Miguel Otegui J 9 23† 12 15 Ret 9 16 5 Ret 24† 10
19   Daniel Mancinelli 7 6 13 20 Ret Ret 15 NC 9
20   Johan Jokinen 4 Ret 14 14 8
21   Federico Scionti J 19 18 31 Ret 19 25 17 21 25 Ret 5 11 7
22   Matias Laine Ret 5 26 20 6
23   Nigel Melker 15 16 6 Ret 22† 18 Ret 12 Ret Ret 5
24   Hugo Valente J Ret 10 28 21 10 12 13 18 23 17 8 Ret Ret 19 5
25   Daniël de Jong J 11 21 18 19 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 19 Ret 3
26   Dominic Storey 23 9 22 16 2
27   Luís Felipe Derani 20 Ret 18 17 9 Ret 2
28   Genís Olivé J 18 12 16 13 13 22† 22 16 19 16 11 10 14 Ret 2
29   Oliver Webb 13 11 21 21 0
30   Kevin Kleveros J 17 14 29 27 17 15 21 Ret 27 Ret 14 13 0
31   Arno Santamato J Ret 13 23 24 14 17 24 Ret 0
32   Fabien Thuner 22 19 26 25 15 13 Ret 19 22 18 17 18 0
33   Karl-Oscar Liiv 19 20 28 19 15 21 Ret 16 0
34   Will Stevens 24 22 16 15 0
35   Benjamin Lariche 21 15 18 17 22 23 0
36   Juan Jacobo J 16 17 21 17 0
37   Marco Betti 18 16 Ret 22 0
38   Adam Christodoulou 25 18 0
39   Jakub Knoll 24 20 30 26 20 19 20 22 29 Ret 20 19 20 22 0
40   Andrea Roda 23 20 21 20 25 20 0
41   Fredrik Blomstedt 27 23 0
guest drivers ineligible for points
  Dean Smith 7 2 0
  Jimmy Eriksson J 10 14 0
  Bart Hylkema J 12 22 0
  Tristan Vautier 17 13 0
  Jordi Cunill J 16 18 0
  Julian Eisenreich J 22 16 0
  Maxim Zimin J 23 21 0
Pos Driver CAT
 
SPA
 
HUN
 
SIL
 
LMS
 
NÜR
 
ALC
 
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 90% of the race distance.

TeamsEdit

Pos Team Points
1   Epsilon Euskadi 192
2   SG Formula 192
3   Motopark Academy 184
4   Jenzer Motorsport 27
5   iQuick Valencia 23
6   Krenek Motorsport 15
7   Epsilon Sport 11
8   Fortec Motorsport 10
9   One Racing 9
10   MP Motorsport 8
  BVM Minardi 0
  Pole Services 0
  SL Formula Racing 0

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