2010 Silverstone Superleague Formula round

The 2010 Silverstone Superleague Formula round was a Superleague Formula round, held on 4 April 2010 at the Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, England. It was the first ever round at the Silverstone Circuit and the opening round of the 2010 Superleague Formula season.[1]

2010 Silverstone Superleague Formula round
Superleague Formula round UK
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Date4 April, 2010
LocationUnited Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, England
CoursePermanent racing facility
3.194 mi (5.140 km)
Laps25 & 25
Pole position
Team Switzerland FC Basel 1893 Max Wissel
Time 1:43.282
Podium (1st race)
First England Tottenham Hotspur Craig Dolby
Second Italy A.C. Milan Yelmer Buurman
Third Brazil CR Flamengo Duncan Tappy
Fastest lap (1st race)
Team Portugal F.C. Porto Álvaro Parente
Time 1:33.982 (on lap 15)
Podium (2nd race)
First France Olympique Lyonnais Sébastien Bourdais
Second Greece Olympiacos CFP Chris van der Drift
Third Spain Atlético Madrid John Martin
Fastest lap (2nd race)
Team France Olympique Lyonnais Sébastien Bourdais
Time 1:32.818 (on lap 20)

It was the first Superleague Formula round in the United Kingdom which is not hosted at Donington Park. Donington Park hosted 2008[2] and 2009[3] events. Brands Hatch will also host a round of the Superleague Formula series later in the season.

British teams competing have been confirmed with the participation of reigning champions Liverpool F.C.[4] and runners up Tottenham Hotspur.[5] FC Midtjylland and Rangers F.C. did not continue in the series in 2010, but new team GD Bordeaux were ready in time to make their debut at this event.

Support races included the Dutch Supercar Challenge, the SPEED Series and the World Sportscar and Grand Prix Masters.[6]

ReportEdit

Practice and qualifyingEdit

Three practice sessions were held before the race; all were held on Friday and all were 30 minutes in duration. Tottenham Hotspur (Craig Dolby) finished on top of the rain affected session one with a time of 1:46.585. Session two had much better weather, with A.S. Roma (Julien Jousse) leading the timesheets with a 1:36.819. Session three was a rainout with no times being recorded. SC Corinthians (Robert Doornbos) and A.S. Roma (Julien Jousse) were some of the drivers to test the conditions, but both teams ended up in the gravel. Session three was ultimately red flagged.

The qualifying session was firstly split into two groups after practice on Friday; Group A and Group B. Teams compete against each other teams in their own groups, with the top four in each group advancing to the 'knock out stages'.

In Group A's 15 minute qualifying session on Saturday, F.C. Porto (Álvaro Parente) finished first with a time of 1:34.520. Also advancing were the two 'home teams' of Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool F.C. and Swiss team FC Basel.

In Group Bs 15 minute qualifying session, Olympique Lyonnais (Sébastien Bourdais) finished first with a time of 1:34.432. Also advancing were Sevilla FC, CR Flamengo and A.C. Milan. Towards the end of Group B running, the rain started to come down again. This affected times at the end of the session with multiple cars going off the track. R.S.C. Anderlecht (Davide Rigon) ended their qualifying session in the gravel trap, complaining of new accelerator problems.

Race 1Edit

Race 2Edit

Super FinalEdit

ResultsEdit

QualifyingEdit

  • In each group, the top four qualify for the quarter-finals.

Knockout stagesEdit

Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Pole Shoot Out
A1 F.C. Porto 1:47.052
B4 A.C. Milan 1:48.094 A1 F.C. Porto 1:44.691
A3 Liverpool F.C. 1:49.517 A3 Liverpool F.C. 1:45.519
B2 Sevilla FC 1:50.412 A1 F.C. Porto 1:43.701
A2 Tottenham Hotspur 1:46.499 A4 FC Basel 1893 1:43.282
B3 CR Flamengo 1:48.499 A2 Tottenham Hotspur 1:45.590
A4 FC Basel 1893 1:47.999 A4 FC Basel 1893 1:45.202
B1 Olympique Lyonnais 1:48.705

GridEdit

Pos. Team Driver Time
1   FC Basel 1893   Max Wissel 1:43.282
2   F.C. Porto   Álvaro Parente 1:43.701
3   Liverpool F.C.   James Walker 1:45.519
4   Tottenham Hotspur   Craig Dolby 1:45.590
5   CR Flamengo   Duncan Tappy 1:48.499
6   Sevilla FC   Marcos Martínez 1:50.412
7   A.C. Milan   Yelmer Buurman 1:48.094
8   Olympique Lyonnais   Sébastien Bourdais 1:48.705
9   Olympiacos CFP   Chris van der Drift 1:35.491
10   Galatasaray S.K.   Tristan Gommendy 1:35.543
11   PSV Eindhoven   Narain Karthikeyan 1:35.584
12   Sporting CP   Borja García 1:35.576
13   Atlético Madrid   John Martin 1:35.632
14   GD Bordeaux   Franck Montagny 1:35.600
15   A.S. Roma   Julien Jousse 1:35.654
16   R.S.C. Anderlecht   Davide Rigon 1:36.126
17   SC Corinthians   Robert Doornbos 1:36.034

Race 1Edit

Pos No Team Driver Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts.
1 19   Tottenham Hotspur   Craig Dolby 25 40:51.242 4 50
2 3   A.C. Milan   Yelmer Buurman 25 + 11.298 7 45
3 7   CR Flamengo   Duncan Tappy 25 + 22.338 5 40
4 16   F.C. Porto   Álvaro Parente 25 + 22.546 2 36
5 10   FC Basel 1893   Max Wissel 25 + 35.498 1 32
6 18   Sevilla FC   Marcos Martínez 25 + 36.527 6 29
7 2   Sporting CP   Borja García 25 + 37.114 12 26
8 22   A.S. Roma   Julien Jousse 25 + 41.749 15 23
9 8   R.S.C. Anderlecht   Davide Rigon 25 + 52.806 16 20
10 15   Atlético Madrid   John Martin 25 + 58.370 13 18
11 14   SC Corinthians   Robert Doornbos 25 + 1:08.507 17 16
12 5   PSV Eindhoven   Narain Karthikeyan 25 + 1:09.734 11 14
13 9   Olympiacos CFP   Chris van der Drift 25 + 1:17.600 9 12
14 4   Galatasaray S.K.   Tristan Gommendy 24 + 1 lap 10 10
15 69   Olympique Lyonnais   Sébastien Bourdais 24 + 1 lap 8 8
16 1   Liverpool F.C.   James Walker 3 Stalled 3 0
DNS 33   GD Bordeaux   Franck Montagny 0 14 0
Fastest lap: Álvaro Parente (F.C. Porto) 1:33.982 (122.36 mph)

Race 2Edit

Pos No Team Driver Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts.
1 69   Olympique Lyonnais   Sébastien Bourdais 25 40:27.836 2 50
2 9   Olympiacos CFP   Chris van der Drift 25 + 10.872 4 45
3 15   Atlético Madrid   John Martin 25 + 14.402 7 40
4 19   Tottenham Hotspur   Craig Dolby 25 + 15.103 16 36
5 16   F.C. Porto   Álvaro Parente 25 + 16.604 13 32
6 10   FC Basel 1893   Max Wissel 25 + 17.241 12 29
7 14   SC Corinthians   Robert Doornbos 25 + 21.113 6 26
8 33   GD Bordeaux   Franck Montagny 25 + 22.081 17 23
9 18   Sevilla FC   Marcos Martínez 25 + 32.380 11 20
10 8   R.S.C. Anderlecht   Davide Rigon 25 + 33.065 8 18
11 2   Sporting CP   Borja García 25 + 33.611 10 16
12 7   CR Flamengo   Duncan Tappy 25 + 36.582 14 14
13 22   A.S. Roma   Julien Jousse 25 + 38.211 9 12
14 4   Galatasaray S.K.   Tristan Gommendy 25 + 1:14.894 3 10
15 5   PSV Eindhoven   Narain Karthikeyan 23 Spun Off 5 8
16 3   A.C. Milan   Yelmer Buurman 23 Retired 15 7
17 1   Liverpool F.C.   James Walker 13 Retired 1 0
Fastest lap: Sébastien Bourdais (Olympique Lyonnais) 1:32.818 (123.89 mph)

Super FinalEdit

Pos No Team Driver Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts.
1 19   Tottenham Hotspur   Craig Dolby 5 7:55.043 1 6
2 10   FC Basel 1893   Max Wissel 5 + 1.774 3 5
3 9   Olympiacos CFP   Chris van der Drift 5 + 2.675 6 4
4 69   Olympique Lyonnais   Sébastien Bourdais 5 + 3.311 5 3
5 16   F.C. Porto   Álvaro Parente 5 + 4.032 2 2
6 15   Atlético Madrid   John Martin 5 + 5.857 4 1
Fastest lap: Álvaro Parente (F.C. Porto) 1:34.451 (121.75 mph)

Standings after the roundEdit

Pos Team Points
1   Tottenham Hotspur 92
2   F.C. Porto 70
3   FC Basel 1893 66
4   Olympique Lyonnais 61
5   Olympiacos CFP 61

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2010 International Series: Superleague Formula" (PDF). fia.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 2009-12-18. Retrieved 2009-12-23.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Round 1 UK / 2008". superleagueformula.com. Superleague Formula. 2009-08-30. Retrieved 2009-12-23.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Round 3 UK / 2009". superleagueformula.com. Superleague Formula. 2009-08-01. Archived from the original on 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2009-12-23.
  4. ^ "Ian Ayre, Liverpool Commercial Director, Q&A". superleagueformula.com. Superleague Formula. 2009-11-18. Retrieved 2009-12-23.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Fran Jones, Tottenham Hotspur Head of International Development, Q&A". superleagueformula.com. Superleague Formula. 2009-12-16. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2009-12-23.
  6. ^ http://www.supercarchallenge.nl/news.php?menuID=0&newsID=1613

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