2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Series

2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Series
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The 2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Series is the second year of the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps series, and the eleventh season of the former Swiss Formula Renault Championship. The championship began on 24 March at Monza and will finish on 21 October at Barcelona after fourteen races held at seven meetings.

The second-year drivers shined in the opening weekend at Monza. The first pole position of the season was claimed by Tech 1's Paul-Loup Chatin, but in the first race he was passed by Red Bull-backed Koiranen's Daniil Kvyat and 2011 Junior champion Melville McKee.[1] Kvyat, who set the second fastest time in qualifying, dominated in both races and left Monza with 53 of 54 possible points.[2]

Drivers and teamsEdit

Team No. Driver name Rounds
  Koiranen Motorsport 1   Patrick Kujala[3] All
2   Esteban Ocon[3] 1, 3–7
3   Daniil Kvyat[3] All
4   Stefan Wackerbauer[3] All
5   Hans Villemi[3] 1, 5–7
6   Gustavo Lima[3] All
7   Victor Franzoni[4] 1–3, 5–7
51   Saud Al Faisal 4
  GSK Grand Prix[5] 8   Nicola De Val[6] All
9   Stefano De Val[6] All
  ARTA Engineering[5] 10   Alex Loan[3] All
29   William Vermont[3] All
30   Leo Roussel[3] All
31   Paul Petit[7] 2
54   Tristan Papavoine[3] All
  RC Formula[5] 11   Aurélien Panis[3] 1–3, 5–7
36   Norman Nato[3] All
39   Edolo Ghirelli[8] 2–3
49   Benjamin Bailly 4
  Tech 1 Racing[5] 12   Matthieu Vaxivière[9] 1–3, 7
14   Óscar Tunjo[9] 1, 3–7
15   Roman Mavlanov[10] All
80   Felipe Fraga[11] All
111   Paul-Loup Chatin[10] All
  BVM Racing 19   Michael Heche[12] 6–7
  EPIC Racing[5] 20   Alexander Albon[13] All
  Prema Powerteam 21   Luca Ghiotto[14] 6–7
22   Bruno Bonifacio[14] 6–7
  Interwetten.com Racing Team[5] 23   Konstantin Tereshchenko[9] All
24   Melville McKee 1–2, 5
25   Guilherme Silva[9] All
  Cram Competition 27   Giorgio Roda[15] 7
  One Racing[5] 28   Thomas Jäger[16] 1–2
32   Alex Bosak[16] All
  AV Formula 35   Emanuele Zonzini[17] 6–7
37   Tatiana Calderón[18] 6–7
40   Egor Orudzhev[18] 6
41   Denis Nagulin[19] 7
  Atech Reid GP 38   Alessandro Latif[9] 1, 4
39   Edolo Ghirelli[9] 1
  Fortec Motorsports 57   Dan de Zille[20] 7
  Mark Burdett Motorsport 60   Gabriel Casagrande 3–4, 6–7
  Brixia Horse Power by Facondini Racing[5] 73   Andrea Baiguera[3] 1–4, 6–7
  Team Torino Motorsport[5] 81   Alejandro Abogado[21] All
82   Luis Michael Dörrbecker[22] 1–4
83   Simone Iaquinta[23] 1–4, 6
85   Alexey Chuklin[24] 7

Race calendar and resultsEdit

The seven-event calendar for the 2012 season was announced on 22 November 2011.[25] The series supported Italian Renault Clio Cup events at all Italian circuits in the schedule and on the Red Bull Ring with Pau Grand Prix, FIA Formula Two Championship round at Spa and World Series by Renault round at Barcelona.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Junior Winner
1 R1   Autodromo Nazionale Monza 24 March   Paul-Loup Chatin   Daniil Kvyat   Daniil Kvyat   Koiranen Motorsport   Óscar Tunjo
R2 25 March   Daniil Kvyat   Daniil Kvyat   Daniil Kvyat   Koiranen Motorsport   Esteban Ocon
2 R1   Pau Circuit 12 May   Norman Nato1   Norman Nato   Norman Nato   RC Formula   Felipe Fraga
R2 13 May   Paul-Loup Chatin1   Norman Nato   Paul-Loup Chatin   Tech 1 Racing   Patrick Kujala
3 R1   Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola 26 May   Norman Nato   Norman Nato   Norman Nato   RC Formula   Óscar Tunjo
R2 27 May   Norman Nato   Norman Nato   Norman Nato   RC Formula   Stefan Wackerbauer
4 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 23 June   Norman Nato   Guilherme Silva   Daniil Kvyat   Koiranen Motorsport   Óscar Tunjo
R2 24 June   Óscar Tunjo   Óscar Tunjo   Óscar Tunjo   Tech 1 Racing   Óscar Tunjo
5 R1   Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 1 September   Victor Franzoni   Esteban Ocon   Daniil Kvyat   Koiranen Motorsport   Esteban Ocon
R2 2 September   Victor Franzoni   Daniil Kvyat   Daniil Kvyat   Koiranen Motorsport   Esteban Ocon
6 R1   Mugello Circuit 6 October   Daniil Kvyat   Daniil Kvyat   Daniil Kvyat   Koiranen Motorsport   Patrick Kujala
R2 7 October   Daniil Kvyat   Norman Nato   Daniil Kvyat   Koiranen Motorsport   Patrick Kujala
7 R1   Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 21 October   Norman Nato   Paul-Loup Chatin   Norman Nato   RC Formula   Hans Villemi
R2   Daniil Kvyat   Óscar Tunjo   Óscar Tunjo   Tech 1 Racing   Óscar Tunjo
  • 1 In the qualifying session at Pau, drivers were divided in two groups. Paul-Loup Chatin and Norman Nato both scored an additional point for the fastest time in each of the split qualifying groups.

Championship standingsEdit

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver MNZ
 
PAU
 
IMO
 
SPA
 
RBR
 
MUG
 
CAT
 
Points
1   Daniil Kvyat 1 1 7 Ret 4 Ret 1 10 1 1 1 1 3 Ret 217
2   Norman Nato 5 4 1 2 1 1 23 2 10 6 2 2 1 Ret 214
3   Paul-Loup Chatin 3 2 2 1 3 Ret 2 3 14 12 3 3 2 2 194
4   Óscar Tunjo 4 Ret 5 13 4 1 12 Ret 5 1 97
5   William Vermont 16 3 16 4 2 2 13 8 2 7 10 12 10 10 93
6   Patrick Kujala 17 13 5 5 12 Ret 5 Ret 6 5 5 5 12 5 78
7   Esteban Ocon 8 5 7 4 25 7 3 3 11 DNS 69
8   Guilherme Silva 7 6 Ret 7 13 7 3 5 9 10 8 Ret Ret Ret 59
9   Felipe Fraga 24 Ret 3 Ret 11 Ret 6 4 15 9 12 13 15 3 52
10   Melville McKee 2 Ret 6 13 8 2 48
11   Victor Franzoni Ret 16 23 19 Ret 16 4 4 9 8 6 8 44
12   Stefan Wackerbauer 15 25 8 24 Ret 3 9 6 7 14 7 14 Ret 20 41
13   Simone Iaquinta 6 23 19 22 6 5 Ret Ret 4 10 39
14   Matthieu Vaxivière Ret 12 4 3 Ret 14 18 9 29
15   Roman Mavlanov 9 7 22 14 Ret 12 7 17 Ret 17 20 11 9 4 28
16   Alexander Albon Ret Ret Ret 10 10 6 8 Ret 5 11 17 9 14 Ret 26
17   Aurélien Panis Ret 10 10 6 8 Ret 11 15 11 7 7 11 26
18   Hans Villemi 14 8 18 13 13 15 4 6 24
19   Luca Ghiotto 6 6 13 7 22
20   Bruno Bonifacio Ret 4 8 Ret 16
21   Leo Roussel 12 11 9 8 9 22 10 22 Ret 8 23 25 Ret DNS 13
22   Alex Loan 21 Ret DNS DNS 16 8 15 11 Ret 21 22 21 Ret DNS 4
23   Thomas Jäger 10 9 14 23 3
24   Tristan Papavoine Ret Ret 11 9 Ret 11 11 21 13 16 Ret 18 Ret DNS 2
25   Luis Michael Dörrbecker 11 19 13 11 21 9 14 16 2
26   Gabriel Casagrande Ret Ret Ret 9 18 Ret 25 12 2
27   Stefano De Val 18 14 Ret DNS 15 10 12 12 21 Ret 15 27 19 23 1
28   Edolo Ghirelli 13 15 12 20 14 Ret 0
29   Gustavo Lima 25 17 17 12 19 15 19 Ret Ret 20 21 22 21 15 0
30   Emanuele Zonzini 19 17 26 13 0
31   Benjamin Bailly 17 13 0
32   Konstantin Tereshchenko 22 21 Ret 16 17 18 16 14 Ret 18 Ret 19 16 DNS 0
33   Tatiana Calderón 16 20 20 14 0
34   Michael Heche 14 Ret 17 21 0
35   Andrea Baiguera 19 DSQ 18 15 Ret 20 20 15 17 19 Ret Ret 28 17 0
36   Nicola De Val 27 18 15 Ret 18 17 18 19 16 Ret Ret 16 23 18 0
37   Denis Nagulin 21 16 0
38   Paul Petit 24 17 0
39   Alex Bosak 26 22 21 18 20 19 Ret 20 19 Ret 25 23 29 24 0
40   Saud Al Faisal 22 18 0
41   Alejandro Abogado 23 20 20 21 Ret 21 21 Ret 20 22 24 24 27 Ret 0
42   Giorgio Roda 24 19 0
43   Alessandro Latif 20 24 24 Ret 0
44   Alexey Chuklin Ret 22 0
45   Egor Orudzhev Ret 26 0
Pos Driver MNZ
 
PAU
 
IMO
 
SPA
 
RBR
 
MUG
 
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)

Juniors' championshipEdit

Pos Driver MNZ
 
PAU
 
IMO
 
SPA
 
RBR
 
MUG
 
CAT
 
Points
1   Patrick Kujala 17 13 5 5 12 Ret 5 Ret 6 5 5 5 12 5 191
2   Óscar Tunjo 4 Ret 5 13 4 1 12 Ret 5 1 161
3   Esteban Ocon 8 5 7 4 25 7 3 3 11 DNS 154
4   Felipe Fraga 24 Ret 3 Ret 11 Ret 6 4 15 9 12 13 15 3 128
5   Stefan Wackerbauer 15 25 8 24 Ret 3 9 6 7 14 7 14 Ret 20 126
6   Victor Franzoni Ret 16 23 19 Ret 16 4 4 9 8 6 8 120
7   Leo Roussel 12 11 9 8 9 22 10 22 Ret 8 23 25 Ret DNS 106
8   Alexander Albon Ret Ret Ret 10 10 6 8 Ret 5 11 17 9 14 Ret 101
9   Hans Villemi 14 8 18 13 13 15 4 6 91
10   Gustavo Lima 25 17 17 12 19 15 19 Ret Ret 20 21 22 21 15 59
11   Luca Ghiotto 6 6 13 7 54
12   Alex Loan 21 Ret DNS DNS 16 8 15 11 Ret 21 22 21 Ret DNS 42
13   Gabriel Casagrande Ret Ret Ret 9 18 Ret 25 12 21
14   Alessandro Latif 20 24 24 Ret 14
15   Egor Orudzhev Ret 26 0
Pos Driver MNZ
 
PAU
 
IMO
 
SPA
 
RBR
 
MUG
 
CAT
 
Points

Teams' championshipEdit

Prior to each round of the championship, two drivers from each team – if applicable – are nominated to score teams' championship points.[26]

Pos Team Points
1   Tech 1 Racing 318
2   Koiranen Motorsport 312
3   RC Formula 240
4   Interwetten.com Racing Team 107
5   ARTA Engineering 107
6   Team Torino Motorsport 41
7   Prema Powerteam 38
8   EPIC Racing 26
9   One Racing 3
10   Mark Burdett Motorsport 2
11   GSK Grand Prix 1
12   Atech Reid GP 0
13   Brixia Horse Power by Facondini Racing 0
14   AV Formula 0
15   BVM Racing 0

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