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2010 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
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The 2010 Formula Renault 3.5 Series was the sixth season of the single–seater category. It began at the Ciudad del Motor de Aragón in Spain on 17 April, and ended at Circuit de Catalunya, also in Spain, on 10 October.

The Drivers' championship was won by Carlin's Mikhail Aleshin after a last–race title decider with Tech 1 Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo. The Russian claimed the title by just two points after both drivers entered the final race level on 128 points each. He received his prize Renault F1 drive on the first day of the young driver test held at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi on 16 November.[1] Tech 1 Racing won the Teams' championship from Czech squad ISR Racing.

It was due to be the final season for the current Dallara chassis, which was due to be replaced by a new car, developed by Renault Sport Technologies, in time for the 2011 season.[2] However, the series has extended the lifespan of the current car into the 2011 season to "avoid placing undue financial pressures on teams in the prevalent tough market conditions".[3]

Regulation changesEdit

TechnicalEdit

  • The engines were re–tuned from 8,200 RPM to 8,500 RPM.[4]
  • Boost control was banned.[4]

SportingEdit

  • The duration of the two Friday practice sessions was increased from 60 minutes to 75 minutes each.[4]
  • The grid for the second race was no longer decided using the reverse grid and SuperPole system. Each meeting (with the exception of Monaco) now featured two 30–minute qualifying sessions and two races of 44 minutes + one lap.[4]
  • During the Saturday of each meeting, the cars raced in a "light-aerodynamic" configuration, which was defined by Renault Sport Technologies.[4]

Teams and driversEdit

R = Series rookie for 2010

Team No. Driver Status Rounds
  International DracoRacing 1   Nathanaël Berthon[5] R All
2   Omar Leal[6] All
  Carlin[7] 3   Mikhail Aleshin[8] All
4   Jake Rosenzweig[9] R All
  P1 Motorsport 5   Walter Grubmüller[10] R All
6   Jan Charouz[10] R 1–7, 9
  Brendon Hartley[11][12] 8
  Tech 1 Racing 7 1–6
  Jean-Éric Vergne[13] R 7–9
8   Daniel Ricciardo[11] R All
  Junior Lotus Racing[14] 9   Daniil Move[15] 1–8
  Dean Stoneman[16] R 9
10   Nelson Panciatici[17] R All
  Pons Racing 11   Federico Leo[18] All
12   Daniel Zampieri[19] R All
  Epsilon Euskadi 15   Albert Costa[20] R All
16   Keisuke Kunimoto[20] All
  Comtec Racing 17   Greg Mansell[21] All
18   Stefano Coletti[22] R All
  Fortec Motorsport[23] 23   Sten Pentus[24] All
24   Jon Lancaster[25] All
  ISR Racing[26] 25   Esteban Guerrieri[27] 1–2, 4–5, 7–9
  Alexander Rossi[28] R 3
26   Filip Salaquarda[29] 1–5, 7–9
  KMP Racing[30] 27   Anton Nebylitskiy[31] All
28   Víctor García[32] R All
  FHV Interwetten.com 29   Bruno Méndez[27] R 1–8
  Salvador Durán[33] 9
30   Sergio Canamasas[27] R All

Driver changesEdit

Changed Teams
Entering/Re-Entering FR3.5
Leaving FR3.5

Team changesEdit

Race calendar and resultsEdit

The calendar for the 2010 season was announced on 25 October 2009, the last day of the 2009 season.[36] Eight of the nine rounds formed meetings of the 2010 World Series by Renault season, with an additional round in support of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Rookie Winner
1 R1   Ciudad del Motor de Aragón, Alcañiz 17 April   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Zampieri   Mikhail Aleshin   Carlin   Daniel Zampieri
R2 18 April   Daniel Ricciardo   Sten Pentus   Sten Pentus   Fortec Motorsport   Daniel Ricciardo
2 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 1 May   Mikhail Aleshin   Brendon Hartley   Mikhail Aleshin   Carlin   Stefano Coletti
R2 2 May   Jake Rosenzweig   Esteban Guerrieri   Esteban Guerrieri   ISR Racing   Daniel Zampieri
3 R1   Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 16 May   Daniel Ricciardo   Brendon Hartley   Daniel Ricciardo   Tech 1 Racing   Daniel Ricciardo
4 R1   Masaryk Circuit, Brno 5 June   Filip Salaquarda   Mikhail Aleshin   Esteban Guerrieri   ISR Racing   Jan Charouz
R2 6 June   Filip Salaquarda   Daniel Ricciardo   Esteban Guerrieri   ISR Racing   Nathanaël Berthon
5 R1   Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 19 June   Esteban Guerrieri   Sten Pentus   Mikhail Aleshin   Carlin   Stefano Coletti
R2 20 June   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   Nathanaël Berthon   International DracoRacing   Nathanaël Berthon
6 R1   Hungaroring, Budapest 3 July   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   Tech 1 Racing   Daniel Ricciardo
R2 4 July   Sten Pentus   Mikhail Aleshin   Sten Pentus   Fortec Motorsport   Albert Costa
7 R1   Hockenheimring 4 September   Daniel Ricciardo   Esteban Guerrieri   Daniel Ricciardo   Tech 1 Racing   Daniel Ricciardo
R2 5 September   Esteban Guerrieri   Esteban Guerrieri   Esteban Guerrieri   ISR Racing   Stefano Coletti
8 R1   Silverstone Circuit 18 September   Jon Lancaster   Jon Lancaster   Jean-Éric Vergne   Tech 1 Racing   Jean-Éric Vergne
R2 19 September   Daniel Ricciardo   Jon Lancaster   Esteban Guerrieri   ISR Racing   Daniel Ricciardo
9 R1   Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 9 October   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   Tech 1 Racing   Daniel Ricciardo
R2 10 October   Esteban Guerrieri   Esteban Guerrieri   Esteban Guerrieri   ISR Racing   Jean-Éric Vergne

Season resultsEdit

  • Points for both championships were awarded as follows:
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

With each race having an individual qualifying session, the four–point bonus for pole position was removed. Also removed from the scoring system was the point for the driver who progressed the most places in each race.

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver ALC
 
SPA
 
MON
 
BRN
 
MAG
 
HUN
 
HOC
 
SIL
 
CAT
 
Points
1   Mikhail Aleshin 1 11 1 4 2 Ret 9 1 4 2 3 5 4 6 11 2 3 138
2   Daniel Ricciardo 3 2 13 5 1 12 5 6 2 1 6 1 11 Ret 2 1 4 136
3   Esteban Guerrieri Ret Ret DNS 1 1 1 2 10 2 1 DSQ 1 4 1 123
4   Sten Pentus Ret 1 2 13 6 6 Ret 7 8 3 1 Ret 6 15 7 13 Ret 78
5   Albert Costa Ret 4 4 19 3 18 10 8 5 6 2 8 17 2 8 5 10 78
6   Stefano Coletti Ret 13 3 3 5 9 12 3 7 Ret 10 7 2 3 12 10 5 76
7   Nathanaël Berthon Ret 3 Ret 10 Ret 8 2 9 1 Ret 13 9 3 Ret Ret 6 12 60
8   Jean-Éric Vergne 11 5 1 3 3 2 53
9   Daniel Zampieri 2 Ret 12 2 Ret Ret 15 5 11 13 4 4 DSQ EX 6 Ret DSQ 51
10   Brendon Hartley 6 6 Ret 6 4 2 6 Ret Ret 4 9 Ret 15 50
11   Filip Salaquarda Ret Ret DNS 15 8 15 3 15 3 Ret 7 5 4 8 19 44
12   Nelson Panciatici 5 9 Ret Ret 9 13 8 4 9 5 12 Ret 12 4 9 16 6 44
13   Jon Lancaster 4 Ret 9 7 7 10 7 10 Ret Ret 22 3 8 13 17 14 9 39
14   Anton Nebylitskiy Ret Ret 10 Ret 17 3 Ret 11 Ret 10 7 10 Ret 7 5 Ret 7 31
15   Greg Mansell 8 Ret 5 14 15 11 14 18 12 Ret 5 6 Ret 10 Ret 9 16 23
16   Walter Grubmüller 10† 8 7 18 11 14 4 Ret 16 11 11 Ret Ret Ret 14 15 13 16
17   Federico Leo Ret 5 6 17 Ret Ret 18 Ret Ret Ret 17 16 10 11 18 7 15 16
18   Jan Charouz Ret DSQ 8 9 14 7 11 20 17 7 21 Ret 15 Ret 8 16
19   Jake Rosenzweig 7 12 14 8 13 16 16 13 13 8 8 Ret DNS 14 20 12 11 13
20   Omar Leal Ret Ret 11 12 16 4 13 Ret 19 Ret 16 13 9 Ret 10 Ret Ret 11
21   Daniil Move 9 7 16 20 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 14 17 16 9 19 9
22   Keisuke Kunimoto Ret 14 15 16 18 5 Ret 16 18 9 15 12 13 12 13 11 18 8
23   Bruno Méndez Ret 15 DNS 11 Ret Ret 19 14 6 14 19 14 14 Ret 16 5
24   Víctor García Ret 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret 20 19† 15 12 18 Ret 18 8 21 Ret Ret 4
25   Sergio Canamasas Ret 16 DNS Ret 19 17 17 17 14 Ret 20 15 Ret Ret Ret 17 17 0
26   Dean Stoneman 18 14 0
  Salvador Durán NC Ret 0
  Alexander Rossi Ret 0
Pos Driver ALC
 
SPA
 
MON
 
BRN
 
MAG
 
HUN
 
HOC
 
SIL
 
CAT
 
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
† – Retired, but classified

Teams' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Team Car
No.
ALC
 
SPA
 
MON
 
BRN
 
MAG
 
HUN
 
HOC
 
SIL
 
CAT
 
Points
1   Tech 1 Racing 7 6 6 Ret 6 4 2 6 Ret Ret 4 9 11 5 1 3 3 2 239
8 3 2 13 5 1 12 5 6 2 1 6 1 11 Ret 2 1 4
2   ISR Racing 25 Ret Ret DNS 1 Ret 1 1 2 10 2 1 DSQ 1 4 1 167
26 Ret Ret DNS 15 8 15 3 15 3 Ret 7 5 4 8 19
3   Carlin 3 1 11 1 4 2 Ret 9 1 4 2 3 5 4 6 11 2 3 151
4 7 12 14 8 13 16 16 13 13 8 8 Ret DNS 14 20 12 11
4   Fortec Motorsport 23 Ret 1 2 13 6 6 Ret 7 8 3 1 Ret 6 15 7 13 Ret 117
24 4 Ret 9 7 7 10 7 10 Ret Ret 22 3 8 13 17 14 9
5   Comtec Racing 17 8 Ret 5 14 15 11 14 18 12 Ret 5 6 Ret 10 Ret 9 16 99
18 Ret 13 3 3 5 9 12 3 7 Ret 10 7 2 3 12 10 5
6   Epsilon Euskadi 15 Ret 4 4 19 3 18 10 8 5 6 2 8 17 2 8 5 10 86
16 Ret 14 15 16 18 5 Ret 16 18 9 15 12 13 12 13 11 18
7   International DracoRacing 1 Ret 3 Ret 10 Ret 8 2 9 1 Ret 13 9 3 Ret Ret 6 12 71
2 Ret Ret 11 12 16 4 13 Ret 19 Ret 16 13 9 Ret 10 Ret Ret
8   Pons Racing 11 Ret 5 6 17 Ret Ret 18 Ret Ret Ret 17 16 10 11 18 7 15 67
12 2 Ret 12 2 Ret Ret 15 5 11 13 4 4 DSQ EX 6 Ret DSQ
9   Junior Lotus Racing 9 9 7 16 20 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 14 17 16 9 19 18 6 53
10 5 9 Ret Ret 9 13 8 4 9 5 12 Ret 12 4 9 16 14
10   KMP Racing 27 Ret Ret 10 Ret 17 3 Ret 11 Ret 10 7 10 Ret 7 5 Ret 7 35
28 Ret 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret 20 19† 15 12 18 Ret 18 8 21 Ret Ret
11   P1 Motorsport 5 10† 8 7 18 11 14 4 Ret 16 11 11 Ret Ret Ret 14 15 13 32
6 Ret DSQ 8 9 14 7 11 20 17 7 21 Ret 15 Ret 15 Ret 8
12   FHV Interwetten.com 29 Ret 15 DNS 11 Ret Ret 19 14 6 14 19 14 14 Ret 16 NC Ret 5
30 Ret 16 DNS Ret 19 17 17 17 14 Ret 20 15 Ret Ret Ret 17 17
Pos Team Car
No.
ALC
 
SPA
 
MON
 
BRN
 
MAG
 
HUN
 
HOC
 
SIL
 
CAT
 
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)
  • Polesitter for each race in bold. No points are awarded.
  • Driver who recorded fastest lap denoted in italics. No points are awarded.
  • Driver who retired but was classified denoted by †.

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