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2011 Formula 3 Euro Series

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2011 Formula 3 Euro Series
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The 2011 Formula 3 Euro Series season was the ninth championship year of the Formula 3 Euro Series. It began on 2 April at Circuit Paul Ricard and finished on 23 October at Hockenheim after 21 races at nine meetings.

Roberto Merhi, who participated his third season in series clinched title after home win at Valencia with a round to spare, bringing first Drivers' Championship for Prema Powerteam since 2003 and first title in the Teams' Standings. Second place for the second year in row went to Signature's Marco Wittmann, who took five wins. Merhi's compatriot and teammate Daniel Juncadella scored four races victories and managed third in drivers' standing. Also Juncadella and Merhi won Nations Cup.

Best rookie of the season Nigel Melker took fourth place with four victories despite missing round Silverstone due to commitments in GP3 Series. His teammate Felix Rosenqvist finished fifth, winning penultimate race of the season at Hockenheim. Places six through eight went to Signature's drivers Laurens Vanthoor, Daniel Abt and Carlos Muñoz. Motopark's drivers Jimmy Eriksson and Kimiya Sato finished on ninth and tenth positions respectively.

Drivers and teamsEdit

Competition numbers 30 and higher are single-race entrants and are ineligible to score championship points.

Team No. Driver Class Chassis[N 1] Engine Rounds
  Signature[1] 1   Marco Wittmann[2] FIA F308/011 Volkswagen All
2   Laurens Vanthoor[3] FIA F309/023 All
9   Carlos Muñoz[4] FIA F308/005 All
10   Daniel Abt[5] FIA F308/057 All
38   Carlos Sainz Jr.[6] R F309/001 9
  Mücke Motorsport[1] 3   Nigel Melker[7] R F308/005 Mercedes 1–6, 8–9
4   Felix Rosenqvist[8] F308/042 All
35   Marco Sørensen[9] F308/005 7
37   Facu Regalia[10] F308/050 9
  Motopark[1] 5   Jimmy Eriksson[11] F308/099 Volkswagen All
6   Kimiya Sato[2] FIA F308/098 All
11   Gianmarco Raimondo[12] F308/006 1–3
31   Tom Dillmann[13] 4
36   Artem Markelov[10] R F308/096 9
  Prema Powerteam[1] 7   Daniel Juncadella[14] FIA F309/014 Mercedes All
8   Roberto Merhi[15] FIA F308/047 All
11   Gianmarco Raimondo[13] F308/031 4–9
  STAR Racing Team[16] 12   Kuba Giermaziak[16] R F308/096 Volkswagen 1–6
  Carlin 30   Jazeman Jaafar[17] FIA F308/018 Volkswagen 2
31   Tom Dillmann[18] F308/056 2
32   Carlos Huertas[18] FIA F308/055 2
  HS Engineering 33   Alon Day[19] F308/071 Volkswagen 5, 7
  Jo Zeller Racing 34   Sandro Zeller[20] F308/044 Mercedes 2, 5, 9
Icon Legend
R Rookie Cup
FIA FIA Formula 3 International Trophy

Driver changesEdit

Changed Teams
Entering/Re-Entering Formula 3 Euro Series
Leaving Formula 3 Euro Series

Team changesEdit

  • ART Grand Prix, who won six drivers' titles and seven teams' titles, exited the championship to concentrate on other series.[21]
  • STAR Racing Team débuted in the series, with Kuba Giermaziak driving the team's sole entry.[1]

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1   Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet 2 April   Roberto Merhi   Marco Wittmann   Nigel Melker   Mücke Motorsport
R2   Daniel Juncadella   Roberto Merhi   Prema Powerteam
R3 3 April   Roberto Merhi   Daniel Abt   Daniel Juncadella   Prema Powerteam
2 R1   Hockenheimring 30 April   Roberto Merhi   Roberto Merhi   Roberto Merhi   Prema Powerteam
R2   Roberto Merhi   Daniel Juncadella   Prema Powerteam
R3 1 May   Marco Wittmann   Roberto Merhi   Roberto Merhi   Prema Powerteam
3 R1   Circuit Park Zandvoort 14 May   Nigel Melker   Marco Wittmann   Nigel Melker   Mücke Motorsport
R2   Felix Rosenqvist   Kimiya Sato   Motopark
R3 15 May   Marco Wittmann   Marco Wittmann   Marco Wittmann   Signature
4 R1   Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 4 June   Daniel Juncadella   Felix Rosenqvist   Roberto Merhi   Prema Powerteam
R2   Roberto Merhi   Roberto Merhi   Prema Powerteam
R3 5 June   Daniel Juncadella   Nigel Melker   Daniel Juncadella   Prema Powerteam
5 R1   Norisring, Nuremberg 2 July   Marco Wittmann   Marco Wittmann   Nigel Melker   Mücke Motorsport
R2   Roberto Merhi   Marco Wittmann   Signature
R3 3 July   Marco Wittmann   Roberto Merhi   Marco Wittmann   Signature
6 R1   Nürburgring 6 August   Daniel Juncadella   Roberto Merhi   Roberto Merhi   Prema Powerteam
R2   Daniel Juncadella   Roberto Merhi   Prema Powerteam
R3 7 August   Daniel Juncadella   Daniel Juncadella   Daniel Juncadella   Prema Powerteam
7 R1   Silverstone Circuit 10 September   Roberto Merhi   Roberto Merhi   Roberto Merhi   Prema Powerteam
R2   Marco Sørensen   Marco Sørensen   Mücke Motorsport
R3 11 September   Roberto Merhi   Roberto Merhi   Marco Wittmann   Signature
8 R1   Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia 1 October   Nigel Melker   Nigel Melker   Nigel Melker   Mücke Motorsport
R2   Marco Wittmann   Marco Wittmann   Signature
R3 2 October   Roberto Merhi   Roberto Merhi   Roberto Merhi   Prema Powerteam
9 R1   Hockenheimring 22 October   Roberto Merhi   Felix Rosenqvist   Roberto Merhi   Prema Powerteam
R2   Felix Rosenqvist   Felix Rosenqvist   Mücke Motorsport
R3 23 October   Roberto Merhi   Felix Rosenqvist   Roberto Merhi   Prema Powerteam

StandingsEdit

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Race 1 & 3 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Race 2 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver LEC
 
HOC
 
ZAN
 
RBR
 
NOR
 
NÜR
 
SIL
 
VAL
 
HOC
 
Pts
1   Roberto Merhi 4 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 4 1 1 Ret 4 2 2 1 1 2 1 3 2 3 5 1 1 2 1 406
2   Marco Wittmann 5 2 3 2 3 2 10 6 1 3 11 Ret 3 1 1 6 11 6 2 10 1 6 1 5 4 4 4 285
3   Daniel Juncadella 3 3 1 6 1 4 5 7 12† 2 6 1 Ret 3 11 2 4 1 3 2 8 4 3 2 7 6 3 280
4   Nigel Melker 1 12 4 7 11 5 1 11 3 5 Ret 2 1 11 10 4 6 3 1 8 3 6 5 2 251
5   Felix Rosenqvist 2 4 Ret 5 5 3 2 3 2 Ret 10 Ret DSQ 5 5 3 2 4 4 7 Ret 2 6 4 2 1 Ret 219
6   Laurens Vanthoor 8 7 5 3 6 15 4 5 6 7 2 7 2 8 4 5 3 5 6 6 4 11 11† 6 3 9 12 189
7   Daniel Abt Ret 11 9 4 7 6 Ret 8 5 6 3 4 10† 10 3 12 7 7 5 5 5 10 10 7 5 3 6 150
8   Carlos Muñoz 6 5 7 8 2 9 6 12 8 10 9 5 9 Ret 13 9 8 8 10 11 3 5 7 10 8 14† Ret 105
9   Jimmy Eriksson 10 9 6 9 8 7 9 9 7 9 5 6 5 4 7 10 Ret 10 9 9 6 9 9 11 9 8 7 93
10   Kimiya Sato Ret 6 8 Ret 12 10 7 1 10 11 4 10 6 Ret 8 8 5 12 8 4 DSQ 8 2 9 Ret 7 9 86
11   Gianmarco Raimondo 9 10 10 Ret 13 14 8 2 11 8 7 8 Ret 6 Ret 7 9 9 12† 8 Ret 7 4 8 13† 13 8 66
12   Kuba Giermaziak 7 8 Ret 14 14 Ret Ret 10 9 12 8 9 7 Ret 6 11 10 11 29
Guest drivers ineligible for points
  Marco Sørensen 7 1 Ret 0
  Tom Dillmann 12 10 8 4 12† 3 0
  Carlos Sainz Jr. Ret Ret 5 0
  Alon Day 8 7 12 11 Ret 7 0
  Sandro Zeller 13 15 13 Ret 9 9 11 12 10 0
  Jazeman Jaafar 10 9 11 0
  Facu Regalia 10 10 Ret 0
  Artem Markelov 12 11 11 0
  Carlos Huertas 11 Ret 12 0
Pos Driver LEC
 
HOC
 
ZAN
 
RBR
 
NOR
 
NÜR
 
SIL
 
VAL
 
HOC
 
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 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.

Teams' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Team LEC
 
HOC
 
ZAN
 
RBR
 
NOR
 
NÜR
 
SIL
 
VAL
 
HOC
 
Pts
1   Prema Powerteam 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 4 1 1 1 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 1 693
4 3 2 6 4 4 5 7 12 2 6 8 Ret 3 11 2 4 2 3 3 8 4 4 2 7 6 3
2   Signature 5 2 3 2 2 2 4 5 1 3 2 4 2 1 1 5 3 5 2 5 1 5 1 5 3 3 4 570
6 5 5 3 3 6 6 6 5 6 3 5 3 8 3 6 7 6 6 6 3 6 7 6 4 4 6
3   Mücke Motorsport 1 4 4 5 5 3 1 3 2 5 10 2 1 5 5 3 2 3 4 1 Ret 1 6 3 2 1 2 470
2 12 Ret 7 11 5 2 11 3 Ret Ret Ret DSQ 11 10 4 6 4 7 7 Ret 2 8 4 6 5 Ret
4   Motopark
  STAR Racing Team
7 6 6 9 8 7 7 1 7 9 4 6 5 4 6 8 5 10 8 4 6 8 2 9 9 7 7 205
9 8 8 14 12 10 8 2 9 11 5 9 6 Ret 7 10 10 11 9 9 DSQ 9 9 11 Ret 8 9
Guest teams ineligible for points
  HS Engineering 8 7 12 11 Ret 7 0
  Carlin 10 9 8 0
11 10 11
  Jo Zeller Racing 13 15 13 Ret 9 9 11 12 10 0
Pos Team LEC
 
HOC
 
ZAN
 
RBR
 
NOR
 
NÜR
 
SIL
 
VAL
 
HOC
 
Pts

Nations CupEdit

Pos Nation LEC
 
HOC
 
ZAN
 
RBR
 
NOR
 
NÜR
 
SIL
 
VAL
 
HOC
 
Pts
1   Spain 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 4 1 1 1 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 1 686
4 3 2 6 4 4 5 7 12 2 6 Ret Ret 3 11 2 4 2 3 3 8 4 5 2 7 6 3
2   Germany 5 2 3 2 3 2 10 6 1 3 3 4 3 1 1 6 7 6 2 5 1 6 1 5 4 3 4 435
Ret 11 9 4 7 6 Ret 8 5 6 11 Ret 10 10 3 12 11 7 5 10 5 10 10 7 5 4 6
3   Sweden 2 4 6 5 5 3 2 3 2 9 5 6 5 4 5 3 2 4 4 7 6 2 6 4 2 1 7 312
10 9 Ret 9 5 7 9 9 7 Ret 10 Ret DSQ 5 7 10 Ret 10 9 9 Ret 9 9 11 9 8 Ret
4   Netherlands 1 12 4 7 11 5 1 11 3 5 Ret 2 1 11 10 4 6 3 1 8 3 6 5 2 251
5   Belgium 8 7 5 3 6 15 4 5 6 7 2 7 2 8 4 5 3 5 6 6 4 11 11 6 3 9 12 189
6   Colombia 6 5 7 8 2 9 6 12 8 10 9 5 9 Ret 13 9 8 8 10 11 3 5 7 10 8 14 Ret 105
11 Ret 12
7   Japan Ret 6 8 Ret 12 10 7 1 10 11 4 10 6 Ret 8 8 5 12 8 4 DSQ 8 2 9 Ret 7 9 86
8   Canada 9 10 10 Ret 13 14 8 2 11 8 7 8 Ret 6 Ret 7 9 9 12 8 Ret 7 4 8 13 13 8 66
9   Poland 7 8 Ret 14 14 Ret Ret 10 9 12 8 9 7 Ret 6 11 10 11 29
Guest nations ineligible for points
  Denmark 7 1 Ret 0
  France 12 10 8 4 12 3 0
  Israel 8 7 12 11 Ret 7 0
   Switzerland 13 15 13 Ret 9 9 11 12 10 0
  Malaysia 10 9 11 0
  Argentina 10 10 Ret 0
  Russia 12 11 11 0
Pos Nation LEC
 
HOC
 
ZAN
 
RBR
 
NOR
 
NÜR
 
SIL
 
VAL
 
HOC
 
Pts

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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