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2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
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The 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series was the seventh season of the Renault–supported single–seater category. It was the final season for the current Dallara chassis with Renault Sport Technologies having confirmed a new car for the 2012 season.[1]

After featuring 12 teams during the 2010 season, following the late withdrawal of SG Formula,[2] the grid expanded to 13 teams in 2011 with the addition of leading Formula Abarth and Italian Formula Three outfit BVM–Target.[3]

Contents

Regulation changesEdit

SportingEdit

  • The points system for the 2011 season changed to reflect the system used by the FIA for World championships.[1] The top ten drivers in each race received points as follows: 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, and 1.

Teams and driversEdit

R = Series rookie for 2011

Team No. Driver Status Rounds
  Tech 1 Racing[4] 1   Kevin Korjus[5] R All
2   Arthur Pic[5] R All
  ISR[4] 3   Lewis Williamson[6] R 1, 9
  Daniel Ricciardo[7] 2–8
4   Nathanaël Berthon[8] All
  Carlin[4] 5   Jean-Éric Vergne[9] All
6   Robert Wickens[10] All
  Fortec Motorsports[4] 7   Alexander Rossi[11] R All
8   César Ramos[12] R All
  Comtec Racing[4] 9   Daniel McKenzie[13] R All
10   Daniël de Jong[13] R All
  EPIC Racing[14] 11   Sten Pentus[15] All
12   Albert Costa[16] All
  International DracoRacing[4] 15   Stéphane Richelmi[17] R All
16   André Negrão[17] R 1–8
  Adrien Tambay[18] R 9
  Pons Racing[4] 17   Oliver Webb[19] R All
18   Dominic Storey[15] R 1
  Jean-Karl Vernay[20] R 2
  Filip Salaquarda[21] 3
  Adrien Tambay[22] R 4
  Michael Herck[23] 5
  Marcos Martínez[24] 6
  Nick Yelloly[25] R 7–9
  Mofaz Racing[4] 19   Chris van der Drift[26] 1–4
  Fairuz Fauzy[23] 5–9
20   Jake Rosenzweig[27] All
  KMP Racing[4] 21   Anton Nebylitskiy[28] 1–5, 7–9
  Mikhail Aleshin[29] 6
22   Nelson Panciatici[30] All
  P1 Motorsport[4] 23   Walter Grubmüller[31] 1–5, 7–9
  Adam Carroll[32] R 6
24   Daniil Move[31] All
  BVM–Target[3] 25   Daniel Zampieri[16] All
26   Sergio Canamasas[16] All
  GravityCharouz Racing[4] 27   Jan Charouz[33] All
28   Brendon Hartley[33] All

Driver changesEdit

Changed teams
Entering/Re–Entering FR3.5
Leaving FR3.5

Team changesEdit

  • Italian team BVM–Target joined the grid as the 13th team, taking the slot vacated by SG Formula before the start of the 2010 season.
  • GravityCharouz Racing, with technical support from DAMS, took over the FHV Interwetten.com team's entry.
  • After undergoing a restructuring process during the off–season, Epsilon Euskadi became known as EPIC Racing.

Race calendar and resultsEdit

The calendar for the 2011 season was announced on 11 October 2010, the day after the end of the 2010 season.[1] Seven of the nine rounds formed meetings of the 2011 World Series by Renault season, with additional rounds in support of the FIA WTCC Race of Italy and 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 16 April   Robert Wickens   Alexander Rossi   Alexander Rossi   Fortec Motorsports   Alexander Rossi
R2 17 April   César Ramos   Kevin Korjus   Kevin Korjus   Tech 1 Racing   Kevin Korjus
2 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 30 April   Robert Wickens   Robert Wickens   Robert Wickens   Carlin   Alexander Rossi
R2 1 May   Jean-Éric Vergne   Robert Wickens   Jean-Éric Vergne   Carlin   Alexander Rossi
3 R1   Autodromo Nazionale Monza 14 May   César Ramos   Robert Wickens   Kevin Korjus   Tech 1 Racing   Kevin Korjus
R2 15 May   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   Jean-Éric Vergne   Carlin   Alexander Rossi
4   Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 29 May   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   Daniel Ricciardo   ISR   Kevin Korjus
5 R1   Nürburgring 18 June   Robert Wickens   Brendon Hartley   Robert Wickens   Carlin   Kevin Korjus
R2 19 June   Robert Wickens   Sergio Canamasas   Kevin Korjus   Tech 1 Racing   Kevin Korjus
6 R1   Hungaroring, Mogyoród 2 July   Jean-Éric Vergne   Jake Rosenzweig   Jean-Éric Vergne   Carlin   Alexander Rossi
R2 3 July   Sergio Canamasas   Sergio Canamasas   Jean-Éric Vergne   Carlin   Adam Carroll
7 R1   Silverstone Circuit 20 August   Robert Wickens   Daniel Ricciardo   Robert Wickens   Carlin   Alexander Rossi
R2 21 August   Robert Wickens   Jan Charouz   Robert Wickens   Carlin   Kevin Korjus
8 R1   Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet 17 September   Jean-Éric Vergne   Brendon Hartley   Jean-Éric Vergne   Carlin   César Ramos
R2 18 September   Jean-Éric Vergne   Robert Wickens   Alexander Rossi   Fortec Motorsports   Alexander Rossi
9 R1   Circuit de Catalunya, Montmeló 8 October   Robert Wickens   Jean-Éric Vergne   Robert Wickens   Carlin   Alexander Rossi
R2 9 October   Albert Costa   Albert Costa   Albert Costa   EPIC Racing   Nick Yelloly

Season resultsEdit

  • Points for both championships were awarded as follows:
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver ALC
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
MON
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
SIL
 
LEC
 
CAT
 
Points
1   Robert Wickens 2 5 1 2 Ret Ret 2 1 2 5 7 1 1 2 19 1 Ret 241
2   Jean-Éric Vergne 6 7 2 1 2 1 12 Ret 4 1 1 12 4 1 3 2 Ret 232
3   Alexander Rossi 1 2 7 7 17 3 Ret Ret Ret 2 5 3 DSQ 16 1 4 7 156
4   Albert Costa 4 3 3 5 18 5 9 5 6 Ret 2 5 5 DSQ 7 Ret 1 151
5   Daniel Ricciardo 10 9 6 2 1 2 5 DNS 12 2 2 6 2 144
6   Kevin Korjus Ret 1 Ret Ret 1 Ret 4 3 1 6 23 8 8 9 18 11 Ret 120
7   Brendon Hartley 21 Ret 4 8 5 Ret 3 14 7 8 6 21 7 3 20 DNS 3 95
8   Sergio Canamasas 22 10 9 Ret Ret 8 21† 9 11 3 4 10 19 5 17 5 4 69
9   Nelson Panciatici 3 Ret 5 10 DNS 7 5 18 15 7 17 20† 17 10 11 7 Ret 55
10   Daniil Move 5 18 6 13 3 Ret 17 17 18 Ret 14 13 NC 7 Ret 3 14 54
11   César Ramos 23 4 13 Ret Ret 4 20† 4 8 10 24† Ret DSQ 8 9 Ret Ret 47
12   Chris van der Drift 8 13 11 3 4 6 8 43
13   Nathanaël Berthon 12 8 14 16 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 9 10 4 3 14 14 9 Ret 37
14   Nick Yelloly DSQ 14 Ret 5 6 2 36
15   Jake Rosenzweig 13 12 20 Ret 11 16 18 10 Ret Ret 15 11 6 4 4 19 Ret 33
16   Daniel Zampieri 9 21 18 4 Ret 17 14 7 9 12 9 Ret 13 13 8 12 Ret 28
17   Adam Carroll 4 3 27
18   Walter Grubmüller 7 16 12 6 8 13 13 12 DNS 9 11 12 Ret 13 8 24
19   Anton Nebylitskiy Ret 6 DNS 19 19 19 Ret 8 Ret 15 15 Ret 16 Ret 5 22
20   André Negrão 14 9 DNS 11 10 10 Ret 6 12 20 Ret Ret 16 15 6 20
21   Oliver Webb 11 17 Ret 18 9 11 Ret Ret 16 17 19 7 12 11 10 Ret 6 17
22   Fairuz Fauzy 11 3 13 16 Ret 18 21 15 15 11 15
23   Arthur Pic Ret 14 16 12 Ret 9 6 20 14 19 11 16 21 19 Ret 10 10 12
24   Sten Pentus 10 11 Ret 14 16 Ret 11 19 10 14 Ret 6 10 22 Ret 14 13 11
25   Jan Charouz 17 22 8 20 12 12 Ret 21 17 Ret 21 14 9 Ret Ret 8 Ret 10
26   Stéphane Richelmi 16 Ret 17 Ret 7 15 16 13 13 15 20 19 20 17 13 Ret Ret 6
27   Adrien Tambay 7 DNS Ret 6
28   Mikhail Aleshin 11 8 4
29   Daniël de Jong 19 15 Ret Ret 14 14 19 16 19 16 18 18 Ret 20 12 16 9 2
30   Daniel McKenzie 18 23 19 17 13 Ret 15 15 20 18 22 17 Ret 18 Ret 17 12 0
31   Marcos Martínez Ret 13 0
32   Jean-Karl Vernay 15 15 0
33   Lewis Williamson 15 20 18 Ret 0
34   Filip Salaquarda 15 18 0
35   Dominic Storey 20 19 0
36   Michael Herck Ret 21 0
Pos Driver ALC
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
MON
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
SIL
 
LEC
 
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
 
MNZ
 
MON
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
SIL
 
LEC
 
CAT
 
Points
1   Carlin 5 6 7 2 1 2 1 12 Ret 4 1 1 12 4 1 3 2 Ret 473
6 2 5 1 2 Ret Ret 2 1 2 5 7 1 1 2 19 1 Ret
2   Fortec Motorsports 7 1 2 7 7 17 3 Ret Ret Ret 2 5 3 DSQ 16 1 4 7 203
8 23 4 13 Ret Ret 4 20† 4 8 10 24† Ret DSQ 8 9 Ret Ret
3   ISR 3 15 20 10 9 6 2 1 2 5 DNS 12 2 2 6 2 18 Ret 181
4 12 8 14 16 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 9 10 4 3 14 14 9 Ret
4   EPIC Racing 11 10 11 Ret 14 16 Ret 11 19 10 14 Ret 6 10 22 Ret 14 13 162
12 4 3 3 5 18 5 9 5 6 Ret 2 5 5 DSQ 7 Ret 1
5   Tech 1 Racing 1 Ret 1 Ret Ret 1 Ret 4 3 1 6 23 8 8 9 18 11 Ret 132
2 Ret 14 16 12 Ret 9 6 20 14 19 11 16 21 19 Ret 10 10
6   P1 Motorsport 23 7 16 12 6 8 13 13 12 DNS 4 3 9 11 12 Ret 13 8 105
24 5 18 6 13 3 Ret 17 17 18 Ret 14 13 NC 7 Ret 3 14
7   GravityCharouz Racing 27 17 22 8 20 12 12 Ret 21 17 Ret 21 14 9 Ret Ret 8 Ret 105
28 21 Ret 4 8 5 Ret 3 14 7 8 6 21 7 3 20 DNS 3
8   BVM-Target 25 9 21 18 4 Ret 17 14 7 9 12 9 Ret 13 13 8 12 Ret 97
26 22 10 9 Ret Ret 8 21† 9 11 3 4 10 19 5 17 5 4
9   Mofaz Racing 19 8 13 11 3 4 6 8 11 3 13 16 Ret 18 21 15 15 11 91
20 13 12 20 Ret 11 16 18 10 Ret Ret 15 11 6 4 4 19 Ret
10   KMP Racing 21 Ret 6 DNS 19 19 19 Ret 8 Ret 11 8 15 15 Ret 16 Ret 5 81
22 3 Ret 5 10 DNS 7 5 18 15 7 17 20† 17 10 11 7 Ret
11   Pons Racing 17 11 17 Ret 18 9 11 Ret Ret 16 17 19 7 12 11 10 Ret 6 59
18 20 19 15 15 15 18 7 Ret 21 Ret 13 DSQ 14 Ret 5 6 2
12   International DracoRacing 15 16 Ret 17 Ret 7 15 16 13 13 15 20 19 20 17 13 Ret Ret 26
16 14 9 DNS 11 10 10 Ret 6 12 20 Ret Ret 16 15 6 DNS Ret
13   Comtec Racing 9 18 23 19 17 13 Ret 15 15 20 18 22 17 Ret 18 Ret 17 12 2
10 19 15 Ret Ret 14 14 19 16 19 16 18 18 Ret 20 12 16 9
Pos Team Car
No.
ALC
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
MON
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
SIL
 
LEC
 
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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