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2012 FIA Formula 3 European Championship

2012 FIA Formula 3 European Championship
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The 2012 FIA Formula 3 European Championship was the first edition of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. It began at Hockenheim on 28 April, and finished on 21 October at the same venue after ten meetings, held jointly with the Formula 3 Euro Series and the British Formula Three Championship.

Prize testsEdit

The top drivers in the final championship standings will be rewarded with a wide range of prize tests in various other racing categories. The top three drivers will receive a two-day test in a Formula Two car. As well as that, the champion will receive a Formula One test with Scuderia Ferrari, and the runner-up will receive a Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters test.[1]

Drivers and teamsEdit

Team Chassis[N 1] Engine No. Driver Rounds
  Prema Powerteam[3] F312/005 Mercedes-Benz 1   Daniel Juncadella[4] All
F312/014 2   Sven Müller[5] All
F312/015 14   Michael Lewis[6] All
F312/030 15   Raffaele Marciello[7] All
  Mücke Motorsport[3] F312/020 Mercedes-Benz 5   Felix Rosenqvist[8] All
F312/023 6   Pascal Wehrlein[8] All
  Jo Zeller Racing[3] F312/044 Mercedes-Benz 8   Andrea Roda[9] All
  URD Rennsport[3] F312/011 Mercedes-Benz 9   Lucas Wolf[10] 1, 3–10
  GU-Racing[3] F312/019 Mercedes-Benz 10   Philip Ellis[11] 1, 4–5
  Carlin[12] F312/040 Volkswagen 11   William Buller[12] 1, 3–5, 7–10
F312/004 12   Carlos Sainz Jr.[12] All
  ma-con Motorsport[13] F312/045 Volkswagen 16   Tom Blomqvist[14] All
F312/046 17   Emil Bernstorff[13] All
  Angola Racing Team F312/039 Mercedes-Benz 23   Luís Sá Silva[15] 1, 3–10
Entries ineligible for championship points
  Jo Zeller Racing[3] F308/044 Mercedes-Benz 7   Sandro Zeller[9] All
  Carlin F312/010 Volkswagen 30   Harry Tincknell[14] 2–3, 5–6
F312/002 34   Jazeman Jaafar[14] 2–7
F312/001 39   Jack Harvey[14] 2, 5–6
F312/016 40   Pietro Fantin[14] 2, 5–6
F312/016 44   Felipe Nasr 10
F312/040 71   Richard Bradley 6
  Fortec Motorsports[16] F312/002 Mercedes-Benz 31   Hannes van Asseldonk[16] 1–2, 5–6
F312/007 32   Félix Serrallés[16] 1–2, 5–6, 10
F312/036 33   Alex Lynn[16] 1–2, 5–6, 10
F312/0003 38   Pipo Derani[14] 2, 5–6, 10
  Double R Racing F312/043 Mercedes-Benz 35   Geoff Uhrhane[14] 2–3, 5–6
F312/009 36   Fahmi Ilyas[14] 2–3, 5–6
F308/054 Mugen-Honda 37   Duvashen Padayachee[14] 2, 5–6
  ThreeBond with T-Sport F312/008 ThreeBond Nissan 41   Nick McBride[14] 2, 5–6
F308/025 Mugen-Honda 42   Spike Goddard[14] 2, 5–7
F312/008 ThreeBond Nissan 43   Alexander Sims[17] 7
F311 Mugen-Honda 44   Pedro Pablo Calbimonte 6
  CF Racing F311 Mugen-Honda 43   Adderly Fong[18] 6
  Van Amersfoort Racing F312/051 Volkswagen 50   Lucas Auer 10
F312/052 51   Dennis van de Laar 10

Race calendar and resultsEdit

A ten-round calendar was announced on 15 March 2012; made up of seven rounds at Formula 3 Euro Series events, two British Formula 3 events at Pau and Spa-Francorchamps,[1] with the Norisring round being run as a championship round in both series.[19]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1   Hockenheimring 28 April   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Daniel Juncadella   Daniel Juncadella   Prema Powerteam
R2 29 April   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Daniel Juncadella   Prema Powerteam
2 R1   Pau Circuit 12 May   Raffaele Marciello   Raffaele Marciello   Raffaele Marciello   Prema Powerteam
R2 13 May   Raffaele Marciello   Raffaele Marciello   Raffaele Marciello   Prema Powerteam
3 R1   Brands Hatch 19 May   Daniel Juncadella   Raffaele Marciello   Raffaele Marciello   Prema Powerteam
R2 20 May   Daniel Juncadella   Raffaele Marciello   Raffaele Marciello   Prema Powerteam
4 R1   Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 2 June   William Buller   Raffaele Marciello   Raffaele Marciello   Prema Powerteam
R2 3 June   Felix Rosenqvist   Daniel Juncadella   Daniel Juncadella   Prema Powerteam
5 R1   Norisring 30 June   Raffaele Marciello   Raffaele Marciello No winner[N 2]
R2 1 July   Pascal Wehrlein   Hannes van Asseldonk   Raffaele Marciello   Prema Powerteam
6 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 27 July   Félix Serrallés   Félix Serrallés   Félix Serrallés   Fortec Motorsports
R2 28 July   Félix Serrallés   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Carlin
7 R1   Nürburgring 18 August   Daniel Juncadella   Daniel Juncadella   Daniel Juncadella   Prema Powerteam
R2 19 August   Daniel Juncadella   Alexander Sims   Pascal Wehrlein   Mücke Motorsport
8 R1   Circuit Park Zandvoort 25 August   Sven Müller   Felix Rosenqvist   Felix Rosenqvist   Mücke Motorsport
R2 26 August   Sven Müller   Daniel Juncadella   Daniel Juncadella   Prema Powerteam
9 R1   Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia 29 September   Raffaele Marciello   Daniel Juncadella   Raffaele Marciello   Prema Powerteam
R2 30 September   Daniel Juncadella   Felix Rosenqvist   Felix Rosenqvist   Mücke Motorsport
10 R1   Hockenheimring 20 October   Felix Rosenqvist   Felix Rosenqvist   Felix Rosenqvist   Mücke Motorsport
R2 21 October   Felix Rosenqvist   Pascal Wehrlein   Felix Rosenqvist   Mücke Motorsport

Notes

  1. ^ All drivers competed in Dallara chassis; model listed.[2]
  2. ^ Daniel Juncadella was disqualified from the first Norisring race after collisions with Pascal Wehrlein and Raffaele Marciello. The officials chose not to recognise any driver as having finished in first place.[20]

Championship standingsEdit

The second race at the Norisring was red-flagged after half the race had been completed due to torrential rain. As a result, series organisers only awarded half points to each of the classified finishers eligible to score points.[21]

Pos Driver HOC
 
PAU
 
BRH
 
RBR
 
NOR
 
SPA
 
NÜR
 
ZAN
 
VAL
 
HOC
 
Pts
1   Daniel Juncadella 1 1 Ret 4 2 8 7 1 DSQ 2 2 8 1 DSQ 6 1 2 2 13 4 252
2   Raffaele Marciello 6 17 1 1 1 1 1 8 22 1 11 14 6 Ret 4 Ret 1 3 3 8 228.5
3   Felix Rosenqvist 3 3 4 6 7 Ret 9 11 6 14 9 Ret 4 Ret 1 4 13 1 1 1 192
4   Pascal Wehrlein Ret 8 Ret 9 5 5 2 4 7 Ret 14 12 3 1 7 3 5 4 2 2 179
5   Carlos Sainz Jr. 2 2 6 2 4 4 16† 5 Ret 19 3 1 7 10 11 5 Ret 6 Ret 11 161
6   William Buller 4 6 15 2 8 2 2 18 10 2 8 2 6 9 6 Ret 137
7   Tom Blomqvist 7 11 13 21 10 7 5 7 10 7 10 2 9 5 5 Ret 3 5 4 7 117
8   Sven Müller 15 5 12 10 6 10 4 3 9 11 12 Ret 2 Ret 2 Ret 7 13 5 6 109
9   Michael Lewis 9 Ret 10 11 3 3 6 6 Ret 8 7 5 15 6 3 Ret 8 8 9 10 101
10   Emil Bernstorff 11 12 Ret 13 11 9 11 14 3 4 17 10 11 4 9 6 4 7 11 9 66
11   Lucas Wolf 8 15 Ret 13 13 12 Ret 22 20 13 12 8 10 7 11 12 8 15 19
12   Andrea Roda Ret 14 19 Ret 14 11 10 Ret 16 13 19 16 13 Ret 13 8 9 10 12 13 8
13   Luís Sá Silva 13 13 DNS DNS 12 Ret 15 16 26 20 14 7 14† Ret 10 14 Ret 12 7
14   Philip Ellis 14 16 14 13 Ret Ret 0
Drivers ineligible for points
  Félix Serrallés Ret 9 8 19 5 3 1 3 16† 5 0
  Jazeman Jaafar 2 3 8 Ret 3 10 18 Ret 5 4 5 3 0
  Alex Lynn 10 4 3 7 19 9 6 5 Ret 3 0
  Jack Harvey 5 8 14 Ret 4 6 0
  Pietro Fantin 14 12 4 6 16 19 0
  Hannes van Asseldonk 5 7 11 Ret 20 5 23 18 0
  Pipo Derani Ret 5 Ret 21 8 7 10 Ret 0
  Harry Tincknell 7 Ret Ret 6 8 10 13 9 0
  Lucas Auer 7 Ret 0
  Alexander Sims 8 12 0
  Sandro Zeller 12 10 18 16 13 14 15 9 11 23 22 25 16 9 12 9 13 11 15 14 0
  Fahmi Ilyas 9 15 9 15† Ret 12 21 21 0
  Spike Goddard 17 20 17 17 28 24 17 11 0
  Geoff Uhrhane 16 18 12 12 12 Ret 15 Ret 0
  Nick McBride 15 14 13 15 18 15 0
  Dennis van de Laar 14 16 0
  Duvashen Padayachee DNS 17 21 20 25 24 0
  Adderly Fong 27 17 0
  Richard Bradley 21 Ret 0
  Pedro Pablo Calbimonte 29 22 0
  Felipe Nasr Ret DNS 0
Pos Driver HOC
 
PAU
 
BRH
 
RBR
 
NOR
 
SPA
 
NÜR
 
ZAN
 
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.

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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