2009 Formula 3 Euro Series

2009 Formula 3 Euro Series
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Jules Bianchi was series champion, scoring a total of nine victories during the season.

The 2009 Formula 3 Euro Series season was the seventh championship year of the Formula 3 Euro Series. The series consisted of ten double-header meetings beginning at Hockenheim on 16 May and ending at the same venue on 25 October.[1] Jules Bianchi claimed the title for ART Grand Prix, winning his eighth race of the season at Dijon-Prenois.

Drivers and teamsEdit

2009 Entry List[2]
Team No Driver Rookie Chassis[N 1] Engine Rounds
  ART Grand Prix 1   Jules Bianchi[3] F308/026 Mercedes 1–6
F308/048 7–10
2   Valtteri Bottas[3] R F308/009 All
23   Esteban Gutiérrez[3] R F308/070 All
24   Adrien Tambay[3] R F308/040 1–4, 7–10
  Signature 3   Mika Mäki[4] F308/073 Volkswagen[5] 1–9
F308/033 10
4   Jean-Karl Vernay[6] 1
F308/011 2–10
25   Tiago Geronimi[6] R F308/057 All
  Prema Powerteam 5   Basil Shaaban[7] F308/031 Mercedes All
6   Stefano Coletti[8] F309/014 1–6, 8
F308/047 9–10
27   Matteo Chinosi[9] F308/047 1–4
34   Tom Dillmann[10] F308/015 9
35   Tim Sandtler[11] F308/047 7–8
42   Víctor García[12] F308/015 10
  Mücke Motorsport 7   Christian Vietoris[13] F308/050 Mercedes 1–9
8   Sam Bird[14] F308/042 1–9
14   Marco Wittmann[15] R F308/044 1–9
F308/050 10
26   Alexander Sims[16] R F308/005 All
37   Nico Monien[12] F308/042 10
  Manor Motorsport 9   César Ramos[17] R F308/046 Mercedes 1–8
10   Pedro Enrique[18] F308/001 All
28   Roberto Merhi[19] F308/036 All
  SG Formula 11   Henkie Waldschmidt[20] F308/029 Mercedes All
12   Alexandre Marsoin[21] F308/072 1–2
22   Carlo van Dam[22] 8
30   Andrea Caldarelli[20] R F308/014 All
  Carlin Motorsport 15   Brendon Hartley[23] F308/074 Volkswagen[24] 1–7, 9
16   Jake Rosenzweig[25] R F308/055 All
43   Mirko Bortolotti[26] F308/074 10
  HBR Motorsport 17   Kevin Mirocha[27] F308/021 Mercedes 1–4
18   Johnny Cecotto Jr.[27] F308/052 1–6
34   Tom Dillmann[28] F308/021 5–6, 10
  Motopark Academy 19   Atte Mustonen[29] F308/098 Mercedes 1–4, 6–7
20   Christopher Zanella[30] R F308/099 All
33   Renger van der Zande[31] F308/098 5, 8–10
  Kolles & Heinz Union 21   Robert Wickens[32] F309/001 Volkswagen[33] 1
F309/003 9
22   Carlo van Dam[33] 1–2
31   Johan Jokinen[34] R F309/001 2–10
32   Nick Tandy[35] F309/003 3–8
36   Edoardo Mortara[12] 10
Icon Legend
R Rookie Cup

Driver changesEdit

Changed Teams

Entering/Re-Entering Formula 3 Euro Series

Leaving Formula 3 Euro Series

CalendarEdit

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1   Hockenheimring 16 May   Sam Bird   Alexander Sims   Stefano Coletti   Prema Powerteam
R2 17 May   Mika Mäki   Jean-Karl Vernay   Signature
2 R1   EuroSpeedway Lausitz 30 May   Valtteri Bottas   Stefano Coletti   Jules Bianchi   ART Grand Prix
R2 31 May   Henkie Waldschmidt   Christian Vietoris   Mücke Motorsport
3 R1   Norisring, Nuremberg 27 June   Alexander Sims   Valtteri Bottas   Jules Bianchi   ART Grand Prix
R2 28 June   Jean-Karl Vernay   Christian Vietoris   Mücke Motorsport
4 R1   Circuit Park Zandvoort 18 July   Jules Bianchi   Jules Bianchi   Jules Bianchi   ART Grand Prix
R2 19 July   Jules Bianchi   Jules Bianchi   ART Grand Prix
5 R1   Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 1 August   Jules Bianchi   Jules Bianchi   Jules Bianchi   ART Grand Prix
R2 2 August   Stefano Coletti   Christian Vietoris   Mücke Motorsport
6 R1   Nürburgring 15 August   Jules Bianchi   Jules Bianchi   Jules Bianchi   ART Grand Prix
R2 16 August   Alexander Sims   Alexander Sims   Mücke Motorsport
7 R1   Brands Hatch, Kent 5 September   Valtteri Bottas   Christian Vietoris   Mika Mäki   Signature
R2 6 September   Sam Bird   Brendon Hartley   Carlin Motorsport
8 R1   Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 19 September   Jules Bianchi   Andrea Caldarelli   Jules Bianchi   ART Grand Prix
R2 20 September   Jules Bianchi   Renger van der Zande   Motopark Academy
9 R1   Dijon-Prenois 10 October   Jules Bianchi   Jules Bianchi   Christian Vietoris   Mücke Motorsport
R2 11 October   Sam Bird   Jules Bianchi   ART Grand Prix
10 R1   Hockenheimring 24 October   Jules Bianchi   Jules Bianchi   Jules Bianchi   ART Grand Prix
R2 25 October   Jean-Karl Vernay   Jean-Karl Vernay   Signature

Season standingsEdit

Drivers StandingsEdit

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 PP
Race 1 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
Race 2 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 0
Pos Driver HOC1
 
LAU
 
NOR
 
ZAN
 
OSC
 
NÜR
 
BRH
 
CAT
 
DIJ
 
HOC2
 
Points
1   Jules Bianchi 5 3 1 14 1 3 1 1 1 6 1 5 Ret Ret 1 5 2 1 1 7 114
2   Christian Vietoris 7 2 8 1 6 1 3 4 4 1 8 2 3 4 6 4 1 6 75
3   Valtteri Bottas Ret 16 2 13 12 Ret 2 6 2 8 2 4 2 15 4 6 16 Ret 2 5 62
4   Alexander Sims 17 8 Ret 22 2 16 13 9 5 4 7 1 4 2 2 2 8 4 6 14† 54
5   Jean-Karl Vernay 6 1 3 12 7 2 4 5 6 7 6 15 13 8 Ret 14 18 Ret 3 1 47
6   Mika Mäki 4 4 12 6 Ret 15 Ret 19 8 3 5 3 1 6 10 13 3 Ret 5 Ret 43
7   Roberto Merhi 2 10 6 2 5 8 18 11 3 5 17 Ret 9 11 9 Ret 5 2 4 13† 42
8   Sam Bird 3 6 5 3 8 Ret 8 2 12 20 4 8 6 3 Ret Ret 6 5 40
9   Esteban Gutiérrez 16 Ret 24 11 4 12 5 7 9 9 3 6 7 5 Ret 9 12 3 11 6 26
10   Stefano Coletti 1 5 15 23 DSQ1 EX Ret 12 7 2 9 10 Ret 15 21† Ret 10 9 19
11   Brendon Hartley 19 Ret 4 4 Ret 11 10 8 21 21 22 17 8 1 Ret 11 15
12   Henkie Waldschmidt 22† 9 7 5 9 6 6 17 11 10 10 7 15 13 5 7 13 Ret 8 8 13
13   Christopher Zanella 14 Ret 14 8 Ret Ret 21† 16 13 Ret 14 Ret 5 7 14 12 7 12 19 2 11
14   Andrea Caldarelli 15 Ret 23 20 21 Ret NC 21 20 23 24 19 18 14 3 10 4 Ret 13 Ret 11
15   Renger van der Zande DSQ 13 8 1 Ret 13 Ret 16† 7
16   Marco Wittmann 12 Ret 22 9 10 17 12 10 10 17 12 9 14 10 18 17 11 Ret 7 4 6
17   Basil Shaaban 23† 13 20 21 11 19† 16 18 15 12 20 Ret 20 Ret 7 3 10 Ret 12 Ret 6
18   Jake Rosenzweig Ret Ret 21 15 15 18† 7 3 16 11 15 12 10 16 NC 19 Ret Ret Ret 15† 6
19   Atte Mustonen 8 7 Ret 10 13 4 9 Ret 11 20 Ret Ret 4
20   Tiago Geronimi 10 17† 9 24 Ret 5 Ret 22† 14 14 13 18 Ret DNS 11 8 9 8 Ret 17† 2
21   Adrien Tambay 13 Ret 11 7 19 7 11 Ret 12 Ret 17 Ret 20† 10 14 10 0
22   Robert Wickens 11 11 14 7 0
23   Matteo Chinosi 9 12 10 17 Ret 9 20† 23† 0
24   Johan Jokinen DNS 18 Ret 14 19 Ret 19 Ret 19 16 19 18 13 Ret 17 9 18 11 0
25   César Ramos 24 Ret 17 Ret 16 10 17 13 23 15 DSQ 13 11 Ret Ret 16 0
26   Johnny Cecotto Jr. 21 Ret 16 Ret 17 Ret 15 20 17 19 16 11 0
27   Pedro Enrique 20 14 18 16 14 20† 14 14 22 19 DSQ Ret 17 17 15 20 15 14 Ret 12 0
28   Nick Tandy 20 Ret Ret 15 18 17 18 Ret Ret 12 Ret DNS 0
29   Kevin Mirocha Ret 15† 13 25 18 13 DNS DNS 0
30   Tom Dillmann 24 22 21 14 19 Ret 15 Ret 0
31   Carlo van Dam 18 Ret 19 19 16 18 0
32   Alexandre Marsoin 25† Ret Ret Ret 0
guest drivers ineligible for championship points
  Mirko Bortolotti 17 3 0
  Tim Sandtler 16 9 12 11 0
  Víctor García 9 Ret 0
  Nico Monien 16 Ret 0
  Edoardo Mortara Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver HOC1
 
LAU
 
NOR
 
ZAN
 
OSC
 
NÜR
 
BRH
 
CAT
 
DIJ
 
HOC2
 
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

R – Rookie Cup

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

  • Pole-winners in bold; race 1 pole-winners earn one point, except at Brands Hatch.
  • Drivers achieving fastest lap in italics. No points awarded.
  • 1 – Stefano Coletti was disqualified from the first race at the Norisring, due to a post-race altercation with Jules Bianchi. Coletti was excluded from the meeting, and no driver was awarded third place points.[36]

Team StandingsEdit

Pos Team HOC1
 
LAU
 
NOR
 
ZAN
 
OSC
 
NÜR
 
BRH
 
CAT
 
DIJ
 
HOC2
 
Points
1   ART Grand Prix 5 3 1 7 1 3 1 1 1 6 1 4 2 5 1 5 2 1 1 5 183
13 16 2 11 4 7 2 6 2 8 2 5 7 15 4 6 12 3 2 6
2   Mücke Motorsport 3 2 5 1 2 1 3 2 4 1 4 1 3 2 2 2 1 4 6 4 163
7 6 8 3 6 16 8 4 5 4 7 2 4 3 6 4 6 5 7 14
3   Signature 4 1 3 6 7 2 4 5 6 3 5 3 1 6 10 8 3 8 3 1 92
6 4 9 12 Ret 5 Ret 19 8 7 6 15 13 8 11 13 9 Ret 5 17
4   Manor Motorsport 2 10 6 2 5 8 14 11 3 5 12 13 9 11 9 16 5 2 4 12 42
20 14 17 16 14 10 17 13 23 15 18 Ret 11 17 15 20 15 14 Ret 13
5   Prema Powerteam 1 5 10 17 11 9 16 12 7 2 9 10 16 9 7 3 10 Ret 9 9 25
9 12 15 21 Ret 19 20 18 15 12 21 Ret 20 Ret 12 11 19 Ret 10 Ret
6   SG Formula 15 9 7 5 9 6 6 17 11 10 10 7 15 13 3 7 4 Ret 8 8 24
22 Ret 23 20 21 Ret Ret 21 21 23 25 19 18 14 5 10 13 Ret 13 Ret
7   Motopark Academy 8 7 14 8 13 4 9 16 13 13 11 20 5 7 8 1 7 12 19 2 22
14 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 21 Ret 17 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 14 12 Ret 13 Ret 16
8   Carlin Motorsport 19 Ret 4 4 15 11 7 3 16 11 16 12 8 1 Ret 19 Ret 11 17 3 21
Ret Ret 21 15 Ret 18 10 8 22 16 23 17 10 16 Ret Ret Ret 15
9   Kolles & Heinz Union 11 11 19 18 20 14 19 15 19 17 19 16 19 12 13 Ret 14 7 18 11 0
18 Ret DNS 19 Ret Ret Ret Ret 20 Ret 20 Ret Ret 19 Ret DNS 17 9 Ret Ret
10   HBR Motorsport 21 15 13 25 17 13 15 20 18 19 17 11 15 Ret 0
Ret Ret 16 Ret 18 Ret DNS DNS 25 22 22 14
Pos Team HOC1
 
LAU
 
NOR
 
ZAN
 
OSC
 
NÜR
 
BRH
 
CAT
 
DIJ
 
HOC2
 
Points

Nations CupEdit

Nation Points
1   France 155
2   Finland 108
3   Great Britain 92
4   Germany 81
5   Spain 42
6   Mexico 26
7   Netherlands 20
8   Monaco 19
9   New Zealand 15
10    Switzerland 11
11   Italy 11
12   Lebanon 6
13   United States 6
14   Brazil 2

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ All drivers competed in Dallara chassis; model listed.

ReferencesEdit

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