2013 Auto GP Series

2013 Auto GP Series
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The 2013 Auto GP Series was the fourth year of the Auto GP series, and the fifteenth season of the former Euroseries 3000. The championship began on 23 March at Monza in Italy and finished on 6 October at Brno in the Czech Republic, after eight double-header rounds.[1]

Teams and driversEdit

Team No. Driver Rounds
  Super Nova International 1   Antonio Spavone[2] 1–2
  Francesco Dracone[3] 3
  Narain Karthikeyan[4] 4–8
2   Vittorio Ghirelli[2] All
3   Francesco Dracone 4
  Comtec by Virtuosi[5] 4   Roberto La Rocca[6] 6–8
  Virtuosi UK[7] 5   Andrea Roda[7] All
6   Max Snegirev[2] All
  Zele Racing 8   Luciano Bacheta[8] 1–4
  Christian Klien[9] 5
  Josef Král[10] 8
9   Narain Karthikeyan[11] 1–3
  Tamás Pál Kiss[12] 4–5, 8
  Ghinzani Motorsport 13   Robert Visoiu[2] All
22   Kevin Giovesi[13] 4–8
  Euronova Racing[14] 15   Yoshitaka Kuroda[15] All
16   Kimiya Sato[14] All
  Ibiza Racing Team[16] 18   Sergio Campana[17] All
20   Giuseppe Cipriani[2] 1–3
  Fabrizio Crestani[18] 4
  Francesco Dracone[9] 5, 8
  Tamás Pál Kiss[19] 6–7
  MLR 71 24   Giacomo Ricci[2] 1
  Tamás Pál Kiss[20] 3
  Michela Cerruti[21] 6, 8
71   Michele La Rosa[2] All
  Manor MP Motorsport 25   Riccardo Agostini[22] 1–4
26   Meindert van Buuren[23] All
27   Daniël de Jong[23] 2–8

Race calendar and resultsEdit

The provisional calendar for the 2013 season was released on 17 January 2013.[1] But on 7 February 2013 was revealed that Moscow Raceway were dropped from schedule due to cost reasons. Silverstone Circuit will take Moscow Raceway's place in the calendar.[24] On 24 April 2013, the calendar was altered again, with dropping Zandvoort due to clash with German GP2 Series and Formula One rounds and changing to Mugello Circuit.[25]

Round Circuit/Location Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Supporting
1 R1   Autodromo Nazionale Monza 23 March   Riccardo Agostini   Sergio Campana   Sergio Campana   Ibiza Racing Team FIA WTCC Race of Italy
R2 24 March   Kimiya Sato   Kimiya Sato   Euronova Racing
2 R3   Marrakech Street Circuit 6 April   Sergio Campana   Narain Karthikeyan   Sergio Campana   Ibiza Racing Team FIA WTCC Race of Morocco
R4 7 April   Vittorio Ghirelli   Luciano Bacheta   Zele Racing
3 R5   Hungaroring 5 May   Vittorio Ghirelli   Vittorio Ghirelli   Kimiya Sato   Euronova Racing FIA WTCC Race of Hungary
R6   Vittorio Ghirelli   Vittorio Ghirelli   Super Nova International
4 R7   Silverstone Circuit 1 June   Narain Karthikeyan   Vittorio Ghirelli   Narain Karthikeyan   Super Nova International Blancpain Endurance Series
R8 2 June   Kimiya Sato   Kimiya Sato   Euronova Racing
5 R9   Mugello Circuit 13 July   Narain Karthikeyan   Kevin Giovesi   Sergio Campana   Ibiza Racing Team ACI Racing Weekend
R10 14 July   Narain Karthikeyan   Narain Karthikeyan   Super Nova International
6 R11   Nürburgring 17 August   Narain Karthikeyan   Vittorio Ghirelli   Narain Karthikeyan   Super Nova International Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
R12 18 August   Kimiya Sato   Kimiya Sato   Euronova Racing
7 R13   Donington Park 31 August   Narain Karthikeyan   Kimiya Sato   Vittorio Ghirelli   Super Nova International Superstars Series
R14 1 September   Narain Karthikeyan   Narain Karthikeyan   Super Nova International
8 R15   Masaryk Circuit 5 October   Vittorio Ghirelli   Tamás Pál Kiss   Narain Karthikeyan   Super Nova International European Touring Car Cup
R16 6 October   Kimiya Sato   Kimiya Sato   Euronova Racing

Championship standingsEdit

  • Points for both championships were awarded as follows:
Race
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Race One 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Race Two 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1

In addition:

  • One point will be awarded for Pole position for Race One
  • One point will be awarded for fastest lap in each race

Drivers' standingsEdit

Pos Driver MNZ
 
MAR
 
HUN
 
SIL
 
MUG
 
NÜR
 
DON
 
BRN
 
Points
1   Vittorio Ghirelli 4 3 9 2 2 1 2 Ret 6 2 3 2 1 4 2 3 222
2   Kimiya Sato 2 1 3 3 1 6 6 1 Ret 3 4 1 14 5 4 1 213
3   Sergio Campana 1 4 1 Ret 3 2 7 2 1 12 5 4 5 6 6 2 197
4   Narain Karthikeyan 5 Ret 6 Ret 8 4 1 12 3 1 1 5 2 1 1 DSQ 195
5   Tamás Pál Kiss 5 5 3 7 5 4 6 6 7 8 5 5 99
6   Kevin Giovesi 13 3 2 5 2 10 3 3 Ret 6 91
7   Daniël de Jong 2 Ret 7 7 4 5 DNS 7 Ret 3 6 13 9 8 77
8   Robert Visoiu 3 6 14† 4 15† 10 9 Ret Ret 15† 7 12 4 11 3 Ret 67
9   Meindert van Buuren Ret 10 Ret 6 6 Ret 8 4 10 6 12 DNS 8 2 12 9 57
10   Riccardo Agostini 7 5 4 Ret 4 3 15 9 53
11   Luciano Bacheta 8 2 8 1 16† 9 10 8 49
12   Andrea Roda Ret 11 7 7 9 12 Ret 15 4 10 14 9 9 12 7 4 45
13   Max Snegirev 10 Ret 13 5 10 8 11 6 9 11 11 13 12 10 10 10 24
14   Antonio Spavone 6 9 5 9† 22
15   Roberto La Rocca 8 7 11 7 8 7 20
16   Yoshitaka Kuroda 11 7 11 8† 12 Ret 12 11 7 8 10 Ret 10 9 11 11 20
17   Fabrizio Crestani 5 10 11
18   Christian Klien 8 9 6
19   Michela Cerruti 9 8 16† 13 5
20   Michele La Rosa 12 8 12 10† 14 Ret 14 14 Ret 14 13 11 13 14 14 15 4
21   Giuseppe Cipriani 9 13 10 Ret 13 Ret 3
22   Francesco Dracone 11 11 Ret 13 Ret 13 13 14 0
23   Josef Král 15 12 0
24   Giacomo Ricci Ret 12 0
Pos Driver MNZ
 
MAR
 
HUN
 
SIL
 
MUG
 
NÜR
 
DON
 
BRN
 
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 practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)
Under-21 Trophy

Bold – Pole for Race One
Italics – Fastest Lap

Teams' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Team MNZ
 
MAR
 
HUN
 
SIL
 
MUG
 
NÜR
 
DON
 
BRN
 
Points
1   Super Nova International 4 3 5 2 2 1 1 12 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 3 406
6 9 9 9† 11 11 2 13 6 2 3 5 2 4 2 DSQ
2   Ibiza Racing Team 1 4 1 Ret 3 2 7 2 1 12 5 4 5 6 6 2 234
9 13 10 Ret 13 Ret 5 10 Ret 13 6 6 7 8 13 14
3   Euronova Racing 2 1 3 3 1 6 6 1 7 3 4 1 10 5 4 1 233
11 7 11 8† 12 Ret 12 11 Ret 8 10 Ret 14 9 11 11
4   Manor MP Motorsport 7 5 2 6 4 3 4 4 10 6 12 3 6 2 9 8 179
Ret 10 4 Ret 6 7 8 5 DNS 7 Ret DNS 8 13 12 9
5   Ghinzani Motorsport 3 6 14† 4 15† 10 9 3 2 5 2 10 3 3 3 6 161
13 Ret Ret 15† 7 12 4 11 Ret Ret
6   Zele Racing 5 2 6 1 8 4 3 7 5 4 5 5 138
8 Ret 8 Ret 16† 9 10 8 8 9 15 12
7   Virtuosi UK 10 11 7 5 9 8 11 6 4 10 11 9 9 10 7 4 69
Ret Ret 13 7 10 12 Ret 15 9 11 14 13 12 12 10 10
8   MLR 71 12 8 12 10† 5 5 14 14 Ret 14 9 8 13 14 14 13 27
Ret 12 14 Ret 13 11 16† 15
9   Comtec by Virtuosi 8 7 11 7 8 7 20
Pos Team MNZ
 
MAR
 
HUN
 
SIL
 
MUG
 
NÜR
 
DON
 
BRN
 
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 practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole for Race One
Italics – Fastest Lap

ReferencesEdit

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