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2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
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The start of the first race at the Nürburgring, the sixth round of the championship.

The 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season was a multi-event motor racing championship for open wheel, formula racing cars held across Europe. The championship featured drivers competing in 3.5 litre Formula Renault single seat race cars that conformed to the technical regulations for the championship. The 2014 season was the tenth Formula Renault 3.5 Series season organized by Renault Sport. The season began at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on 12 April and finished on 19 October at Circuito de Jerez. The series formed part of the World Series by Renault meetings at seven double header events, with additional events held at Monza (double header) and a single race in support of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Carlos Sainz Jr. clinched the championship title with seven race wins, after his compatriot and rival Roberto Merhi retired in the penultimate race of the season.[1] Sainz, Jr. also became the first Red Bull Junior Team driver to win the championship. Merhi was the only other driver to score more than two wins, but he lost the runner-up position to Pierre Gasly – another Red Bull backed driver – after retiring in the second Jerez race. Fortec Motorsports driver Oliver Rowland won races at Alcañiz and Jerez, finishing fourth. His teammate Sergey Sirotkin completed the top five with a win on home soil at Moscow Raceway. Will Stevens and Norman Nato were the other drivers to achieve race wins in the season; Stevens won at Monza and Jerez, bookending the season, while Nato was the winner of the Monaco Grand Prix support race, and also won at the Hungaroring.

Teams and driversEdit

Team No. Driver Status Rounds
  DAMS[2] 1   Carlos Sainz Jr.[3] All
2   Norman Nato[3] All
  Fortec Motorsports[2] 3   Sergey Sirotkin[4] All
4   Oliver Rowland[5] R All
  International Draco Racing[2] 5   Pietro Fantin[6] All
6   Luca Ghiotto[7] R All
  Arden Motorsport[2] 7   Pierre Gasly[8] R All
8   William Buller[9] All
  Tech 1 Racing[2] 9   Marco Sørensen[10] All
10   Alfonso Celis Jr.[11] R 6
  Nicholas Latifi[12] R 7–9
  Strakka Racing[2] 11   Will Stevens[13] All
12   Matias Laine[14] All
  Lotus[2] 15   Marlon Stöckinger[15] All
16   Matthieu Vaxivière[16] R 1–3, 6–9
  Richie Stanaway[17] 4–5
  ISR[2] 17   Jazeman Jaafar[18] All
  AVF[2] 19   Beitske Visser[19] R All
20   Zoël Amberg[20] All
  Zeta Corse[2] 21   Roman Mavlanov[21] R 1–7, 9
22   Roberto Merhi[21] R All
  Pons Racing[2] 25   Oliver Webb[22] 1–3
  Óscar Tunjo[23] R 4–9
26   Meindert van Buuren[24] R All
  Comtec Racing[2] 27   Nikolay Martsenko[25] 1–2
  Cameron Twynham[11] R 6–8
28   Andrea Roda[26] R 3
  Esteban Ocon[27] R 7–8
Icon Meaning
R Series rookie for 2014

Driver changesEdit

Changed teams
Entering/Re–Entering FR3.5
Leaving FR3.5
Mid-season changes

Race calendar and resultsEdit

The calendar for the 2014 season was announced on 20 October 2013, the final day of the 2013 season.[37] Seven of the nine rounds formed meetings of the 2014 World Series by Renault season, with additional rounds held at Monza and at the Monaco Grand Prix. The championship visited the Circuito de Jerez for the first time, and returned to the Nürburgring. Races at the Red Bull Ring and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya were removed from the schedule, from 2013.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Rookie Winner
1 R1   Autodromo Nazionale Monza 12 April   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Will Stevens   Strakka Racing   Roberto Merhi
R2 13 April   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Carlos Sainz Jr.   DAMS   Luca Ghiotto
2 R1   Ciudad del Motor de Aragón, Alcañiz 26 April   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Carlos Sainz Jr.   DAMS   Oliver Rowland
R2 27 April   Oliver Rowland   Oliver Rowland   Oliver Rowland   Fortec Motorsports   Oliver Rowland
3   Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 25 May   Norman Nato   Norman Nato   Norman Nato   DAMS   Oliver Rowland
4 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 31 May   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Carlos Sainz Jr.   DAMS   Pierre Gasly
R2 1 June   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Matias Laine   Carlos Sainz Jr.   DAMS   Oliver Rowland
5 R1   Moscow Raceway, Volokolamsk 28 June   Sergey Sirotkin   Meindert van Buuren   Sergey Sirotkin   Fortec Motorsports   Roberto Merhi
R2 29 June   Roberto Merhi   Roberto Merhi   Roberto Merhi   Zeta Corse   Roberto Merhi
6 R1   Nürburgring, Nürburg 12 July   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Carlos Sainz Jr.   DAMS   Roberto Merhi
R2 13 July   Roberto Merhi   Zoël Amberg   Roberto Merhi   Zeta Corse   Roberto Merhi
7 R1   Hungaroring, Budapest 13 September   Oliver Rowland   Pierre Gasly   Roberto Merhi   Zeta Corse   Roberto Merhi
R2 14 September   Roberto Merhi   Pierre Gasly   Norman Nato   DAMS   Roberto Merhi
8 R1   Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet 27 September   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Pierre Gasly   Carlos Sainz Jr.   DAMS   Pierre Gasly
R2 28 September   Pierre Gasly   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Carlos Sainz Jr.   DAMS   Pierre Gasly
9 R1   Circuito de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera 18 October   Will Stevens   Pietro Fantin   Will Stevens   Strakka Racing   Oliver Rowland
R2 19 October   Oliver Rowland   Pietro Fantin   Oliver Rowland   Fortec Motorsports   Oliver Rowland

Championship standingsEdit

Points system

Points were awarded to the top 10 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver MNZ
 
ALC
 
MON
 
SPA
 
MSC
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
LEC
 
JER
 
Points
1   Carlos Sainz Jr. 18 1 1 4 4 1 1 14 6 1 Ret 4 6 1 1 15 11 227
2   Pierre Gasly 3 5 9 2 7 2 4 18 2 20 8 2 3 2 2 6 4 192
3   Roberto Merhi 2 9 6 6 9 Ret 13 4 1 2 1 1 2 5 4 Ret Ret 183
4   Oliver Rowland 6 10 3 1 5 Ret 3 Ret 5 4 Ret 3 4 13 3 2 1 181
5   Sergey Sirotkin 7 3 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 4 3 4 14 Ret 4 7 3 5 132
6   Will Stevens 1 Ret 12 3 8 7 2 6 9 11 7 6 10 12 8 1 13 122
7   Norman Nato 15 11 11 10 1 5 5 17 16 12 6 8 1 10 Ret 8 10 89
8   Matthieu Vaxivière 17† 16 7 8 Ret 13 2 5 7 3 6 4 8 83
9   Marlon Stöckinger 14 2 4 Ret 11 9 11 7 11 5 3 15 14 6 13 Ret 9 73
10   Jazeman Jaafar Ret 7 13 9 3 3 6 5 12 15 9 10 8 Ret 5 14 Ret 73
11   Zoël Amberg 8 13 5 5 6 Ret Ret 2 8 9 5 Ret 15 11 19 12 14 66
12   Marco Sørensen Ret Ret 15 7 2 8 10 15 15 10 14 7 9 8 Ret 9 Ret 44
13   Matias Laine 10 12 19 14 13 4 7 8 7 6 Ret Ret 13 9 17 10 Ret 40
14   Nikolay Martsenko 5 6 2 Ret 36
15   Pietro Fantin 11 8 10 12 15 Ret Ret 3 Ret 7 Ret Ret 11 Ret 20 Ret 6 34
16   William Buller 4 Ret Ret Ret 16 11 12 11 10 Ret 10 19 Ret 17 10 Ret 3 30
17   Luca Ghiotto 16 4 16 Ret 14 6 Ret 16 14 Ret 15 11 19 7 16 13 Ret 26
18   Richie Stanaway Ret 8 9 3 21
19   Meindert van Buuren 9 Ret 14 11 10 12 9 NC 18 14 Ret 16 5 Ret 14 7 15 21
20   Nicholas Latifi Ret 18 16 9 16 2 20
21   Beitske Visser Ret 17 18 16 17 10 14 13 13 19 Ret 17 12 15 11 5 12 11
22   Óscar Tunjo Ret 15 10 17 8 Ret 12 Ret 18 15 Ret 7 11
23   Esteban Ocon 9 DNS 14 12 2
24   Roman Mavlanov 13 15 17 15 19 13 16 12 Ret 17 13 13 16 11 Ret 0
25   Cameron Twynham 18 11 18 17 19 18 0
26   Oliver Webb 12 14 Ret 13 12 0
27   Alfonso Celis Jr. 16 12 0
28   Andrea Roda 18 0
Pos Driver MNZ
 
ALC
 
MON
 
SPA
 
MSC
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
LEC
 
JER
 
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
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
LEC
 
JER
 
Points
1   DAMS 1 18 1 1 4 4 1 1 14 6 1 Ret 4 6 1 1 15 11 316
2 15 11 11 10 1 5 5 17 16 12 6 8 1 10 Ret 8 10
2   Fortec Motorsports 3 7 3 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 4 3 4 14 Ret 4 7 3 5 313
4 6 10 3 1 5 Ret 3 Ret 5 4 Ret 3 4 13 3 2 1
3   Arden Motorsport 7 3 5 9 2 7 2 4 18 2 20 8 2 3 2 2 6 4 222
8 4 Ret Ret Ret 16 11 12 11 10 Ret 10 19 Ret 17 10 Ret 3
4   Zeta Corse 21 13 15 17 15 19 13 13 12 Ret 17 13 13 16 11 Ret 183
22 2 9 6 6 9 Ret 16 4 1 2 1 1 2 5 4 Ret Ret
5   Lotus 15 14 2 4 Ret 11 9 11 7 11 5 3 15 14 6 13 Ret 9 177
16 17† 16 7 8 Ret Ret 8 9 3 13 2 5 7 3 6 4 8
6   Strakka Racing 11 1 Ret 12 3 8 7 2 6 9 11 7 6 10 12 8 1 13 162
12 10 12 19 14 13 4 7 8 7 6 Ret Ret 13 9 17 10 Ret
7   AVF 19 Ret 17 18 16 17 10 14 13 13 19 Ret 17 12 15 11 5 12 77
20 8 13 5 5 6 Ret Ret 2 8 9 5 Ret 15 11 19 12 14
8   ISR 17 Ret 7 13 9 3 3 6 5 12 15 9 10 8 Ret 5 14 Ret 73
9   Tech 1 Racing 9 Ret Ret 15 7 2 8 10 15 15 10 14 7 9 8 Ret 9 Ret 64
10 16 12 Ret 18 16 9 16 2
10   International Draco Racing 5 11 8 10 12 15 Ret Ret 3 Ret 7 Ret Ret 11 Ret 20 Ret 6 60
6 16 4 16 Ret 14 6 Ret 16 14 Ret 15 11 19 7 16 13 Ret
11   Comtec Racing 27 5 6 2 Ret 18 11 18 17 19 18 38
28 18 9 DNS 14 12
12   Pons Racing 25 12 14 Ret 13 12 Ret 15 10 17 8 Ret 12 Ret 18 15 Ret 7 32
26 9 Ret 14 11 10 12 9 NC 18 14 Ret 16 5 Ret 14 7 15
Pos Team Car
No.
MNZ
 
ALC
 
MON
 
SPA
 
MSC
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
LEC
 
JER
 
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 were awarded.
  • Driver who recorded fastest lap denoted in italics. No points were awarded.
  • Driver who retired but was classified denoted by †.

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