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2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
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The 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season was a multi-event motor racing championship for open wheel, formula racing cars held across Europe. The championship features drivers competing in 3.5 litre Formula Renault single seat race cars that conform to the technical regulations for the championship. The 2013 season was the ninth Formula Renault 3.5 Series season organized by the Renault Sport. The season began at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on 6 April and finished on 20 October at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The series formed part of the World Series by Renault meetings at seven double header events with double header event at Monza and single event at Monaco.

The championship battle was between McLaren junior programme drivers Kevin Magnussen and Stoffel Vandoorne. Magnussen clinched the championship title with a race to spare,[1] and ultimately finished sixty points ahead of Vandoorne. Despite having less wins than in 2012, António Félix da Costa improved to the third place in the drivers' standings. Nico Müller, Marco Sørensen and Carlos Huertas were the only other winners outside the top three.

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Teams and driversEdit

Team No. Driver Status Rounds
  Tech 1 Racing[2] 1   Mikhail Aleshin[3] All
2   Nigel Melker[4] All
  Arden Caterham[2] 3   António Félix da Costa[5] All
4   Pietro Fantin[6] R All
  Fortec Motorsports[2] 5   Stoffel Vandoorne[7] R All
6   Oliver Webb[8] All
  ISR[2] 7   Sergey Sirotkin[9] R All
8   Christopher Zanella[10] R All
  Lotus[2] 9   Marco Sørensen[11] All
10   Marlon Stöckinger[11] R All
  Carlin[2] 11   Carlos Huertas[12] All
12   Jazeman Jaafar[13] R All
  SMP Racing by Comtec[2] 15   Daniil Move[14] All
16   Lucas Foresti[14] All
  International Draco Racing[2] 17   André Negrão[15] All
18   Nico Müller[16] All
  DAMS[2] 19   Norman Nato[17] R All
20   Kevin Magnussen[18] All
  P1 Motorsport[2]
P1 by Strakka Racing[19][N 1]
21   Will Stevens[20] All
22   Matias Laine[21] R All
  Zeta Corse[22] 23   Mihai Marinescu[23] R 1–2
  Carlos Sainz Jr.[24] R 3–4
  William Buller[25] R 5–9
24   Emmanuel Piget[23] R 1
  Mathéo Tuscher[26] R 2
  Nick Yelloly[27] 3
  Mihai Marinescu[23] R 4–5
  Riccardo Agostini[28] R 6
  Carlos Sainz Jr.[29] R 7–9
  Pons Racing[2] 25   Zoël Amberg[30] All
26   Nikolay Martsenko[31] All
  AV Formula[32] 27   Arthur Pic[33] All
28   Yann Cunha[33] All
Icon Meaning
R Series rookie for 2013

Driver changesEdit

Mid-season changesEdit

Team changesEdit

  • Former Formula Renault 3.5 driver Adrián Vallés returned to the category as team owner of AV Formula.[32]
  • BVM Target was demoted from racing team to reserve team when series organisers released a provisional entry list in November 2012. The team was divided into two entries; Zeta Management and MT Motorsport, which was previously known as the Max Travin Racing Team.[32] The team was later accepted onto the grid under the name Zeta Corse and registered as an Italian team.[22]
  • Team RFR—previously known as KMP Racing—left the series after the 2012 season.[32]

Race calendar and resultsEdit

The calendar for the 2013 season was announced on 20 October 2012, the day before the end of the 2012 season.[38] Seven of the nine rounds formed meetings of the 2013 World Series by Renault season, with additional rounds in support of the Superstars Series at Monza, and the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix. The championship visited the Red Bull Ring for the first time and returned to Monza. The Nürburgring and Silverstone have been removed from the schedule.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Rookie Winner
1 R1   Autodromo Nazionale Monza 6 April   Stoffel Vandoorne   Will Stevens   Stoffel Vandoorne   Fortec Motorsports   Stoffel Vandoorne
R2 7 April   António Félix da Costa   Arthur Pic   António Félix da Costa   Arden Caterham   Stoffel Vandoorne
2 R1   Ciudad del Motor de Aragón, Alcañiz 27 April   Kevin Magnussen   Kevin Magnussen   Kevin Magnussen   DAMS   Sergey Sirotkin
R2 28 April[N 2]   Norman Nato   Carlos Huertas   Carlos Huertas   Carlin   Sergey Sirotkin
3   Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 26 May   Nico Müller   Nigel Melker   Nico Müller   International Draco Racing   Jazeman Jaafar
4 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 1 June   Kevin Magnussen   Lucas Foresti   Kevin Magnussen   DAMS   Jazeman Jaafar
R2 2 June   Kevin Magnussen   Kevin Magnussen   Stoffel Vandoorne   Fortec Motorsports   Stoffel Vandoorne
5 R1   Moscow Raceway, Volokolamsk 22 June   Stoffel Vandoorne   Stoffel Vandoorne   Stoffel Vandoorne   Fortec Motorsports   Stoffel Vandoorne
R2 23 June   Stoffel Vandoorne   Stoffel Vandoorne   Stoffel Vandoorne   Fortec Motorsports   Stoffel Vandoorne
6 R1   Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 20 July   Marco Sørensen   Nigel Melker   Marco Sørensen   Lotus   William Buller
R2 21 July   Marco Sørensen   Marco Sørensen   Marco Sørensen   Lotus   Sergey Sirotkin
7 R1   Hungaroring, Budapest 14 September   André Negrão   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Nico Müller   International Draco Racing   Sergey Sirotkin
R2 15 September   Kevin Magnussen   António Félix da Costa   António Félix da Costa   Arden Caterham   Stoffel Vandoorne
8 R1   Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet 28 September   Kevin Magnussen   Kevin Magnussen   António Félix da Costa   Arden Caterham   Stoffel Vandoorne
R2 29 September   Kevin Magnussen   António Félix da Costa   Kevin Magnussen   DAMS   William Buller
9 R1   Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona 19 October   Kevin Magnussen   Kevin Magnussen   Kevin Magnussen   DAMS   Stoffel Vandoorne
R2 20 October   Kevin Magnussen   Will Stevens   Kevin Magnussen   DAMS   Stoffel Vandoorne

Championship standingsEdit

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver MNZ
 
ALC
 
MON
 
SPA
 
MSC
 
RBR
 
HUN
 
LEC
 
CAT
 
Points
1   Kevin Magnussen 2 2 1 9 4 1 3 11 2 3 3 2 2 DSQ 1 1 1 274
2   Stoffel Vandoorne 1 3 8 3 9 13 1 1 1 Ret Ret 4 3 2 Ret 3 2 214
3   António Félix da Costa Ret 1 13 7 5 2 4 2 Ret 7 Ret Ret 1 1 3 4 13 172
4   Will Stevens 18 Ret 2 4 7 Ret 2 4 3 4 6 8 Ret 5 13 2 3 148
5   Nico Müller 13 5 Ret 5 1 Ret 5 7 4 13 8 1 5 10 2 12 4 143
6   Nigel Melker 5 11 6 6 17 3 6 3 15 2 2 6 4 Ret 4 Ret 8 136
7   Marco Sørensen 19 18 9 10 2 5 10 10 17 1 1 12 9 4 5 Ret 7 113
8   Arthur Pic 6 4 3 Ret 10 4 Ret 12 16 5 20 9 Ret 6 7 Ret Ret 74
9   Sergey Sirotkin Ret 19† 4 2 22 18 8 DNS 11 Ret 4 3 12 [N 3] Ret Ret Ret 61
10   André Negrão 11 13 Ret 8 12 7 Ret 6 6 9 11 21 6 3 11 Ret Ret 51
11   William Buller 5 20 6 5 Ret 16 8 8 5 Ret 46
12   Mikhail Aleshin 15 14 10 11 8 14 Ret 16 5 Ret 18 5 13 17† 6 Ret 14 33
13   Norman Nato 10 6 5 20 Ret 15 15 13 10 Ret 10 15 11 18 9 Ret 5 33
14   Carlos Huertas 16 16 20 1 15 10 Ret 15 19 Ret Ret 17 8 Ret 18 Ret 18 30
15   Oliver Webb 4 9 11 17 11 12 9 9 7 DNS 16 16 10 13 22 10 10 27
16   Christopher Zanella 3 8 7 Ret Ret 11 13 22 23 16 14 Ret 19 Ret 19 Ret 11 25
17   Jazeman Jaafar 7 Ret 18 12 3 9 19† Ret 13 10 13 20 20 14 14 [N 4] 24
18   Marlon Stöckinger 14 12 19 DNS Ret 20 17 8 12 8 7 13 7 15 10 Ret 9 23
19   Carlos Sainz Jr. 6 Ret 18† 7 22 16† Ret Ret 6 22
20   Nikolay Martsenko Ret Ret 12 21 21 6 7 Ret 14 Ret Ret 11 Ret 7 12 13† 17 20
21   Pietro Fantin Ret 7 Ret 18 Ret 16 12 18 8 Ret 9 Ret 14 11 20 9 20 14
22   Daniil Move Ret NC 21 15 13 8 Ret 17 9 14 17 18 Ret 9 21 8 Ret 12
23   Matias Laine 9 Ret 16 14 19 17 11 14 21 Ret 15 10 15 Ret 16 7 16 9
24   Zoël Amberg 12 20 17 19 20 19 16 21 22 11 19† 19 18 12 15 6 12 8
25   Mihai Marinescu 8 10 Ret Ret 21 14 20 18 5
26   Lucas Foresti Ret Ret 14 16 16 22 Ret Ret DNS 12 21† 14 17 Ret 17 11 15 0
27   Yann Cunha Ret 15 15 13 18 Ret Ret 19 Ret 15 12 Ret 21 Ret Ret Ret 19 0
28   Nick Yelloly 14 0
29   Emmanuel Piget 17 17 0
30   Mathéo Tuscher 22 22† 0
  Riccardo Agostini Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver MNZ
 
ALC
 
MON
 
SPA
 
MSC
 
RBR
 
HUN
 
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.
MNZ
 
ALC
 
MON
 
SPA
 
MSC
 
RBR
 
HUN
 
LEC
 
CAT
 
Points
1   DAMS 19 10 6 5 20 Ret 15 15 13 10 Ret 10 15 11 18 9 Ret 5 307
20 2 2 1 9 4 1 3 11 2 3 3 2 2 DSQ 1 1 1
2   Fortec Motorsports 5 1 3 8 3 9 13 1 1 1 Ret Ret 4 3 2 Ret 3 2 241
6 4 9 11 17 11 12 9 9 7 DNS 16 16 10 13 22 10 10
3   International Draco Racing 17 11 13 Ret 8 12 7 Ret 6 6 9 11 21 6 3 11 12 Ret 194
18 13 5 Ret 5 1 Ret 5 7 4 13 8 1 5 10 2 Ret 4
4   Arden Caterham 3 Ret 1 13 7 5 2 4 2 Ret 7 Ret Ret 1 1 3 4 13 186
4 Ret 7 Ret 18 Ret 16 12 18 8 Ret 9 Ret 14 11 20 9 20
5   Tech 1 Racing 1 15 14 10 11 8 14 Ret 16 5 Ret 18 5 13 17† 6 Ret 14 169
2 5 11 6 6 17 3 6 3 15 2 2 6 4 Ret 4 Ret 8
6
  P1 Motorsport
P1 by Strakka Racing
21 18 Ret 2 4 7 Ret 2 4 3 4 6 8 Ret 5 13 2 3 157
22 9 Ret 16 14 19 17 11 15 21 Ret 15 10 15 Ret 16 7 16
7   Lotus 9 19 18 9 10 2 5 10 10 17 1 1 12 9 4 5 Ret 7 136
10 14 12 19 DNS Ret 20 17 8 12 8 7 13 7 15 10 Ret 9
8   ISR 7 Ret 19† 4 2 22 18 8 Ret 11 Ret 4 3 12 [N 3] Ret Ret Ret 86
8 3 8 7 Ret Ret 11 13 22 23 16 14 Ret 19 Ret 19 Ret 11
9   AV Formula 27 6 4 3 Ret 10 4 Ret 12 16 5 20 9 Ret 6 7 Ret Ret 74
28 Ret 15 15 13 18 Ret Ret 19 Ret 15 21 Ret 21 Ret Ret Ret 19
10   Zeta Corse 23 8 10 Ret Ret 6 Ret 18† 5 20 6 5 Ret 16 8 8 5 Ret 73
24 17 17 22 22† 14 21 14 20 18 Ret Ret 7 22 16† Ret Ret 6
11   Carlin 11 16 16 20 1 15 10 Ret 15 19 Ret Ret 17 8 Ret 18 Ret 18 54
12 7 Ret 18 12 3 9 19† Ret 13 10 13 20 20 14 14 [N 4]
12   Pons Racing 25 12 20 17 19 20 19 16 21 22 11 19† 19 18 12 15 6 12 28
26 Ret Ret 12 21 21 6 7 Ret 14 Ret Ret 11 Ret 7 12 13 17
13   SMP Racing by Comtec 15 Ret NC 21 15 13 8 Ret 17 9 14 17 18 Ret 9 21 8 Ret 12
16 Ret Ret 14 16 16 22 Ret Ret DNS 12 21† 14 17 Ret 17 11 15
Pos Team Car
No.
MNZ
 
ALC
 
MON
 
SPA
 
MSC
 
RBR
 
HUN
 
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 †.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The team competed as P1 Motorsport for the first round at Monza, before Nick Leventis purchased the team's assets and renamed it as "P1 by Strakka Racing".
  2. ^ Both qualifying and the race for the second event at Aragon were shortened and the mandatory pit-stop cancelled after problems with Zytek engines were detected.[39]
  3. ^ a b Sirotkin missed the first race at Le Castellet, due to commitments with Sauber in Sochi, Russia.[40]
  4. ^ a b Jaafar missed the final round at Barcelona after suffering from severe parotiditis.

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