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2012 FIA Formula Two Championship
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The 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship was the fourth season and the last of the FIA Formula Two Championship. The season started on 14 April at Silverstone and finished on 30 September at Monza. The 2012 calendar saw the addition of two new races.[1]

In the opening round at Silverstone, the first pole of the season was claimed by Mathéo Tuscher, the youngest driver to have taken part in the series.[2] Tuscher was overtaken by Christopher Zanella on the first lap of the opening race; Zanella was later joined by Mihai Marinescu and Luciano Bacheta out front, with Bacheta eventually prevailing over Zanella with series debutant Alex Fontana in third.[3] Marinescu claimed pole position for the second race,[4] but could not stop Bacheta taking his second win of the weekend; Fontana again completed the podium, behind Marinescu.[5]

Contents

DriversEdit

No. Driver Rounds
3   Max Snegirev[6] 2–5, 7–8
4   Luciano Bacheta[7] All
5   Parthiva Sureshwaren[8] 1–4
6   Vittorio Ghirelli[9] 4
7   David Zhu[10] All
8   Plamen Kralev[11] All
9   Mihai Marinescu[12] All
10   Alex Fontana[13] All
11   Kourosh Khani[12] 1–2, 4–5
12   Mathéo Tuscher[12] All
13   José Luis Abadín[12] 1
14   Mauro Calamia[12] 1–6
15   Victor Guerin[14] 2
18   Dino Zamparelli[12] All
19   Christopher Zanella[15] All
20   Daniel McKenzie[16] All
22   Axcil Jefferies[17] 3–8
23   Samuele Buttarelli[12] 1
24   Kevin Mirocha[12] All
27   Markus Pommer[18] All
33   Harald Schlegelmilch[19] 8
35   Hector Hurst[20] All
51   Richard Gonda[21] 7

Driver changesEdit

Entering/Re–Entering FIA Formula Two Championship
Leaving FIA Formula Two Championship

Race calendar and resultsEdit

An eight-race calendar was published by the FIA World Motor Sport Council on 7 December 2011.[1]

Round Circuit/Location Country Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver
1 R1 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire   United Kingdom 14 April   Mathéo Tuscher   Mihai Marinescu   Luciano Bacheta
R2 15 April   Mihai Marinescu   Luciano Bacheta   Luciano Bacheta
2 R1 Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão   Portugal 28 April   Luciano Bacheta   Mathéo Tuscher   Luciano Bacheta
R2 29 April   Mathéo Tuscher   Luciano Bacheta   Luciano Bacheta
3 R1 Nürburgring   Germany 26 May   Mihai Marinescu   Mihai Marinescu   Mihai Marinescu
R2 27 May   Christopher Zanella   Christopher Zanella   Christopher Zanella
4 R1 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps   Belgium 23 June   Markus Pommer   Markus Pommer   Markus Pommer
R2 24 June   Luciano Bacheta   Luciano Bacheta   Luciano Bacheta
5 R1 Brands Hatch, Kent   United Kingdom 14 July   Luciano Bacheta   Mihai Marinescu   Kevin Mirocha
R2 15 July   Mihai Marinescu   Christopher Zanella   Mihai Marinescu
6 R1 Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet   France 21 July   Mathéo Tuscher   Christopher Zanella   Mathéo Tuscher
R2 22 July   Markus Pommer   Luciano Bacheta   Markus Pommer
7 R1 Hungaroring, Mogyoród   Hungary 8 September   Kevin Mirocha   Alex Fontana   Alex Fontana
R2 9 September   Markus Pommer   Markus Pommer   Markus Pommer
8 R1 Autodromo Nazionale Monza   Italy 29 September   Mathéo Tuscher   Christopher Zanella   Mathéo Tuscher
R2 30 September   Markus Pommer   Luciano Bacheta   Christopher Zanella

Calendar changesEdit

Championship standingsEdit

Pos Driver SIL
 
ALG
 
NÜR
 
SPA
 
BRH
 
LEC
 
HUN
 
MNZ
 
Points
1   Luciano Bacheta 1 1 1 1 2 6 Ret 1 3 6 2 5 3 8 4 3 231.5
2   Mathéo Tuscher 6 5 2 2 5 3 3 8 2 Ret 1 2 Ret 2 1 5 210
3   Christopher Zanella 2 8 6 4 3 1 5 4 6 2 8 3 5 6 2 1 196
4   Markus Pommer 8 7 4 3 9 4 1 2 5 5 5 1 NC 1 8 14 169
5   Mihai Marinescu 4 2 10 Ret 1 2 4 12 4 1 7 7 Ret 7 6 4 161
6   Kevin Mirocha 12 11 3 8 4 10 Ret 3 1 4 6 4 2 4 3 2 159.5
7   Alex Fontana 3 3 7 10 6 5 8 5 Ret 7 14 Ret 1 5 9 6 115
8   Dino Zamparelli 9 6 8 5 13 7 7 10 Ret 3 4 6 6 3 7 7 106.5
9   Daniel McKenzie 5 4 13 6 8 8 2 18 10 8 3 8 4 9 11 10 95
10   Hector Hurst 7 10 9 7 10 11 9 9 7 12 9 Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 27
11   David Zhu 11 9 5 12 7 9 10 13 Ret 13 13 12 10 11 12 11 22
12   Axcil Jefferies 14 DNS Ret 7 8 9 10 10 Ret 10 10 8 17
13   Harald Schlegelmilch 5 9 12
14   Vittorio Ghirelli 6 6 12
15   Max Snegirev 17 15 Ret 14 Ret 16 Ret 14 7 15 14 12 6
16   Richard Gonda 8 12 4
17   Plamen Kralev 15 15 15 13 11 DNS 13 17 11 Ret 12 9 9 13 13 13 4
18   Mauro Calamia 14 12 12 11 15 13 12 14 9 11 11 11 2
19   Victor Guerin 11 9 2
20   Kourosh Khani 10 13 14 Ret Ret 15 Ret 10 2
21   Parthiva Sureshwaren 16 14 16 14 12 12 11 11 0
22   José Luis Abadín 13 16 0
  Samuele Buttarelli Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver SIL
 
ALG
 
NÜR
 
SPA
 
BRH
 
LEC
 
HUN
 
MNZ
 
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

  • Spa Race 2 ran only four laps, and the race was red-flagged because of rain and crashes on Lap 3 that resulted in a caution. The race was subsequently red-flagged, and under the count-back rule in red flag situations, the race lasted only three laps for a total time of 9:38.007, much less than the 30 minutes required in the 40-minute race, so only half points are awarded as the race did not reach the 75% required for full points.

ReferencesEdit

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