2009 Formula BMW Europe season

2009 Formula BMW Europe season
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The 2009 Formula BMW Europe season was the second season of Formula BMW Europe championship. The championship was contested over sixteen races at eight meetings: seven of which supported Formula One Grands Prix and a meeting at the Masters of Formula 3 event at Zandvoort. Felipe Nasr won the title at Monza, having finished fourteen of the sixteen races in the top two and won the title by 104 points. Two months after the season's finish, all results were confirmed after Mücke Motorsport's appeal over a breach of technical regulations[1] was rejected by the FIA.[2]

Felipe Nasr, the 2009 Drivers' Champion.

Teams and driversEdit

  • All cars are powered by BMW engines, and Mygale FB02 chassis. Guest drivers in italics.
Team No Driver Class Rounds
  Josef Kaufmann Racing 2   Kazeem Manzur All
3   Facundo Regalia[N 1] All
4   Robin Frijns R All
  Eifelland Racing 5   Jazeman Jaafar All
6   Giorgios Katsinis R All
7   David Mengesdorf 1–5
  Doru Sechelariu 7–8
  Fortec Motorsport 8   William Buller All
9   Jack Harvey R All
10   Antonio Martínez R All
  EuroInternational 11   Daniel Juncadella All
12   Felipe Nasr All
14   Olivier Lombard All
  Mücke Motorsport 15   Michael Christensen All
16   Timmy Hansen R All
17   Jack Te Braak R All
  DAMS 18   Jim Pla All
19   Javier Tarancón All
20   Côme Ledogar All
  Räikkönen Robertson Racing 21   Rupert Svendsen-Cook All
22   Gary Thompson R 3, 5
  Ollie Millroy 7–8
23   Grégoire Demoustier 1–7
  FMS International
  Scuderia Coloni
24   Doru Sechelariu 1–5
  Kevin Friesacher 8
25   Kevin Gilardoni 1–5
26   Ramón Piñeiro 1–5
  Rio Haryanto 8
  Motaworld Racing 27   Ollie Millroy 1–3
  Ramón Piñeiro 6–8
28   Mikkel Mac R 1–5
  Doru Sechelariu 6
  Fahmi Ilyas 8
29   Huan Zhu 1
  Matt Bell 5
  Fahmi Ilyas 6
  Asad Rahman 7
  Steel Guiliana 8
  Daltec Racing 30   Christof von Grünigen 8
31   Kevin Giovesi 8
32   Sven Ackermann 8
Icon Class
R Rookie Cup
  • Mücke Motorsport were given a four-race ban due to a force-deflection test that revealed that each oil pressure relief valve spring was of a different characteristic than the standard spring installed in the engine. They raced at Valencia and Spa under appeal, an appeal they would later lose.[1][2]
  • Drivers registered in other International Formula BMW series during 2009 are limited to an entry for three meetings of their choice, these Drivers will compete as Guest Drivers, they will not be entitled to receive points and prize money in the Driver classification and/or the Rookie Cup classification and/or the Team Trophy classification.

CalendarEdit

Season scheduleEdit

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1   Circuit de Catalunya 9 May   Felipe Nasr   Felipe Nasr   Michael Christensen   Mücke Motorsport
R2 10 May   Felipe Nasr   Felipe Nasr   Felipe Nasr   EuroInternational
2 R1   Circuit Park Zandvoort 14 June   Robin Frijns   Michael Christensen   Felipe Nasr   EuroInternational
R2   Jack Harvey   Felipe Nasr   Jack Harvey   Fortec Motorsport
3 R1   Silverstone Circuit 20 June   William Buller   Felipe Nasr   Robin Frijns   Josef Kaufmann Racing
R2 21 June   Michael Christensen   Michael Christensen   Michael Christensen   Mücke Motorsport
4 R1   Nürburgring 11 July   Felipe Nasr   Michael Christensen   Michael Christensen   Mücke Motorsport
R2 12 July   Felipe Nasr   Felipe Nasr   Felipe Nasr   EuroInternational
5 R1   Hungaroring 25 July   Michael Christensen   Michael Christensen   Michael Christensen   Mücke Motorsport
R2 26 July   Michael Christensen   Felipe Nasr   Felipe Nasr   EuroInternational
6 R1   Valencia Street Circuit 22 August   Jim Pla   Jim Pla   Jim Pla   DAMS
R2 23 August   Jim Pla   Jim Pla   Jim Pla   DAMS
7 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 29 August   Felipe Nasr   Jazeman Jaafar   Jim Pla   DAMS
R2 30 August   Felipe Nasr   Robin Frijns   Jim Pla   DAMS
8 R1   Autodromo Nazionale Monza 12 September   Jack Harvey   Jazeman Jaafar   Daniel Juncadella   EuroInternational
R2 13 September   Jim Pla   Jack Harvey   Felipe Nasr   EuroInternational

StandingsEdit

DriversEdit

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 PP
30 24 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
Pos Driver CAT
 
ZAN
 
SIL
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
VSC
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
Pts
1   Felipe Nasr 2 1 1 2 8 8 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 392
2   Daniel Juncadella 5 3 3 3 7 7 7 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 1 2 288
3   Robin Frijns 4 4 2 4 1 10 3 5 4 7 3 14 3 5 3 12 265
4   Michael Christensen 1 2 8 5 4 1 1 2 1 DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ Ret 4 233
5   Jim Pla 11 8 11 8 Ret 13 10 12 3 2 1 1 1 1 7 Ret 222
6   Rupert Svendsen-Cook 15 15 10 17 3 3 18 6 6 4 10 5 4 4 13 8 165
7   Jack Harvey 7 19 5 1 5 9 17 Ret 14 6 7 9 11 10 5 16 149
8   Facundo Regalia 13 10 4 18† 10 4 4 8 7 17 6 6 7 7 11 Ret 148
9   Jazeman Jaafar 3 7 7 Ret Ret 15 8 9 15 15 Ret 3 8 8 12 6 123
10   William Buller 12 18 13 Ret 6 5 23 3 Ret 8 9 7 10 11 6 Ret 113
11   Kazeem Manzur 8 Ret 6 16 2 2 9 Ret 13 11 14† 10 Ret 15 15 10 107
12   Javier Tarancón 20 5 19 7 23 16 11 15 10 9 4 Ret 12 13 4 21 91
13   Timmy Hansen Ret 9 23 10 20 6 5 11 9 DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ 8 7 79
14   Doru Sechelariu 9 17 16 9 12 14 Ret 13 12 10 12 15† 9 Ret Ret 3 69
15   David Mengesdorf 6 6 9 Ret 9 22 6 10 11 Ret 69
16   Olivier Lombard Ret 22 15 6 13 Ret 13 7 16 16 Ret 8 DSQ 9 16 5 67
17   Côme Ledogar Ret 12 18 14 21 11 14 14 21 5 Ret Ret 5 Ret 14 19 50
18   Ollie Millroy 10 14 Ret 20† 11 Ret Ret 6 10 11 39
19   Ramón Piñeiro 14 11 12 11 15 Ret 21 DSQ 17 12 8 Ret 13 12 Ret Ret 38
20   Jack Te Braak 18 13 14 Ret Ret 12 12 17 8 DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ 9 15 34
21   Giorgios Katsinis 17 Ret 17 Ret 14 Ret 16 18 18 13 11 12 14 14 18 14 23
22   Grégoire Demoustier 19 DNS 24 13 16 21 22 Ret 20 20 Ret 13 16 18 7
23   Mikkel Mac 22 21 21 12 22 18 20 19 Ret 19 4
24   Kevin Gilardoni 16 16 20 15 19 17 15 16 Ret 14 4
25   Asad Rahman 15 17 1
26   Antonio Martínez 21 Ret 22 19† 17 20 19 Ret 22 Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 20 20 0
27   Matt Bell 19 21 0
guest drivers ineligible for points
  Kevin Friesacher 17 9 0
  Fahmi Ilyas 13 11 Ret 22 0
  Christof von Grünigen 19 13 0
  Rio Haryanto Ret 17 0
  Gary Thompson 18 19 23 18 0
  Sven Ackermann 21 18 0
  Huan Zhu Ret 20 0
  Steel Guiliana Ret DNS 0
  Kevin Giovesi DNS DNS 0
Pos Driver CAT
 
ZAN
 
SIL
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
VSC
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
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 practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap
R – Rookie Cup

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

TeamsEdit

  • Points are awarded to all eligible cars from each team as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
36 33 30 27 24 21 18 15 12 9 6 3
  • Then the total number of points scored by each Team will be divided by the number of cars from that team that entered the meeting.
Pos Team No CAT
 
ZAN
 
SIL
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
VSC
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
Pts
1   EuroInternational 11 5 3 3 3 7 7 7 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 1 2 339
12 2 1 1 2 8 8 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1
14 Ret 22 15 6 13 Ret 13 7 16 16 Ret 8 DSQ 9 16 5
2   Josef Kaufmann Racing 2 8 Ret 6 16 2 2 9 Ret 13 11 14† 10 Ret 15 15 10 245
3 13 10 4 18† 10 4 4 8 7 17 6 6 7 7 11 Ret
4 4 4 2 4 1 10 3 5 4 7 3 14 3 5 3 12
3   Mücke Motorsport 15 1 2 8 5 4 1 1 2 1 DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ Ret 4 151
16 Ret 9 23 10 20 6 5 11 9 DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ 8 7
17 18 13 14 Ret Ret 12 12 17 8 DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ 9 15
4   DAMS 18 11 8 11 8 Ret 13 10 12 3 2 1 1 1 1 7 Ret 138
19 20 5 19 7 23 16 11 15 10 9 4 Ret 12 13 4 21
20 Ret 12 18 14 21 11 14 14 21 5 Ret Ret 5 Ret 14 19
5   Fortec Motorsport 8 12 18 13 Ret 6 5 23 3 Ret 8 9 7 10 11 6 Ret 121
9 7 19 5 1 5 9 17 Ret 14 6 7 9 11 10 5 16
10 21 Ret 22 19† 17 20 19 Ret 22 Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 20 20
6   Eifelland Racing 5 3 7 7 Ret Ret 15 8 9 15 15 Ret 3 8 8 12 6 112
6 17 Ret 17 Ret 14 Ret 16 18 18 13 11 12 14 14 18 14
7 6 6 9 Ret 9 22 6 10 11 Ret 9 Ret Ret 3
7   Räikkönen Robertson Racing 21 15 15 10 17 3 3 18 6 6 4 10 5 4 4 13 8 95.5
22 18 19 23 18 Ret 6 10 11
23 19 DNS 24 13 16 21 22 Ret 20 20 Ret 13 16 18
8   FMS International
  Scuderia Coloni
24 9 17 16 9 12 14 Ret 13 12 10 17 9 19
25 16 16 20 15 19 17 15 16 Ret 14
26 14 11 12 11 15 Ret 21 DSQ 17 12 Ret 17
9   Motaworld Racing 27 10 14 Ret 20† 11 Ret 8 Ret 13 12 Ret Ret 16
28 22 21 21 12 22 18 20 19 Ret 19 12 15† Ret 22
29 Ret 20 19 21 13 11 15 17 Ret DNS
guest teams ineligible for points
  Daltec Racing 30 19 13 0
31 DNS DNS
32 21 18
Pos Team No CAT
 
ZAN
 
SIL
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
VSC
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
Pts

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Regalia is an Argentine driver who raced this year under Spanish racing license.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mücke Motorsport suspended from Formula BMW Europe races". bmw-motorsport.com. Formula BMW. 2009-08-20. Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2009-09-02.
  2. ^ a b "FIA International Court of Appeal ruling confirms judicial decisions". bmw-motorsport.com. Formula BMW. 2009-11-17. Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2009-11-17.

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