2016 Formula V8 3.5 Series

2016 Formula V8 3.5 Series
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The 2016 Formula V8 3.5 Series was a multi-event motor racing championship for open wheel, formula racing cars held across Europe. The championship features drivers competing in Formula V8 3.5 formula race cars that conform to the technical regulations for the championship. The 2016 season is the first Formula V8 3.5 season organised independently by RPM Racing, after it was announced that Renault Sport would withdraw its backing of the championship at the end of the previous season.[1]

The title was won by Tom Dillmann, after winning at Budapest, and at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. After take two victories of the season, Louis Deletraz became runner-up, and Egor Orudzhev became teenager after take most 5 victories of the season. Israelian driver Roy Nissany take 3 victories after hat-trick at Silverstone, and Monza. Matthieu Vaxivière and Aurelien Panis take two victories of the season. Rene Binder and Yu Kanamaru finished seventh and eight at the championship, with scoring no wins. Vaxiviere's SMP Racing team-mate Matevos Isaakyan take victory at the first race at Jerez, replacing injured Vladimir Atoev, and finished in ninth place at the championship. The top 10 was ended by Pietro Fittipaldi, who finished at the podium on the final race of the season.

Teams and driversEdit

Team No. Driver name Status Rounds
  Fortec Motorsports[2] 1   Louis Delétraz[3] R All
2   Pietro Fittipaldi[4] R All
  Lotus[2] 3   René Binder[5] All
4   Roy Nissany[5] All
  Arden Motorsport[2] 7   Egor Orudzhev[6] All
8   Aurélien Panis[7] All
  AVF[2] 15   Alfonso Celis Jr.[8] All
16   Tom Dillmann[9] All
  Comtec Racing[10] 17   Thomas Randle[10] R 8–9
  Durango Racing Team[11] 20   Giuseppe Cipriani[12] R All
  RP Motorsport[13] 21   Johnny Cecotto Jr.[14] 1–3
  Artur Janosz[15] R 4
  Marco Bonanomi[16] 6
  William Buller[17] 7
  Jack Aitken[18] R 8–9
22   Vitor Baptista[19] R All
  SMP Racing[2][20] 23   Matthieu Vaxivière[21] All
24   Matevos Isaakyan[12] R 1–4, 6, 8–9
  Teo Martín Motorsport[22] 25   Yu Kanamaru[23] All
26   Beitske Visser[24] All
Icon Meaning
R Series rookie for 2016

Driver changesEdit

Changed teams
Entering/Re–Entering Formula V8 3.5
Leaving Formula V8 3.5
Mid-season changes

Team changesEdit

  • After five seasons in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series (the 2005 season and from 2012 to 2015), DAMS will leave the championship to join the GP3 Series.[35] The team's entry will be taken by International GT Open team Teo Martín Motorsport.[22]
  • Swiss team Spirit of Race will make its debut in 2016, taking the slot vacated by International Draco Racing.[36] It was announced in February 2016 that the team would be operated by the SMP Racing concern under a Russian license.[20]
  • Euroformula Open team RP Motorsport will make their series debut in 2016.[13]
  • Carlin announced their withdrawal from the championship in March 2016 in order to concentrate on their GP2 Series activities.[37]
  • Durango Racing Team will make their series debut in 2016, replacing Tech 1 Racing.[11]
  • Pons Racing withdrew from the championship to focus on their Moto2 commitments.[11]

Race calendarEdit

The provisional calendar for the 2016 season was announced on 17 October 2015, at the final round of the 2015 season.[38] The championship returns to Paul Ricard, Monza and Barcelona. Rounds previously held at Monaco, Nürburgring and Le Mans Bugatti were removed from the schedule.

On 8 March 2016, it was announced that due to operational reasons, the final two rounds of the season would switch dates. The event at Jerez will become the penultimate round with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya hosting the final round.[39]

Round Circuit Date Supporting
1 R1   Ciudad del Motor de Aragón, Alcañiz 16 April Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Renault Sport Trophy
R2 17 April
2 R1   Hungaroring, Mogyoród 23 April World Touring Car Championship
R2 24 April
3 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 21 May International GT Open
R2 22 May
4 R1   Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet 25 June Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
R2 26 June
5 R1   Silverstone Circuit 23 July International GT Open
R2 24 July
6 R1   Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 10 September
R2 11 September
7 R1   Autodromo Nazionale Monza 1 October
R2 2 October
8 R1   Circuito de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera 29 October Euroformula Open
R2 30 October
9 R1   Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona 5 November International GT Open
R2 6 November

ResultsEdit

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Rookie Winner
1 R1   Ciudad del Motor de Aragón   Egor Orudzhev   Louis Delétraz   Louis Delétraz   Fortec Motorsports   Louis Delétraz
R2   Tom Dillmann   Louis Delétraz   Aurélien Panis   Arden Motorsport   Louis Delétraz
2 R1   Hungaroring   Tom Dillmann   Tom Dillmann   Johnny Cecotto Jr.   RP Motorsport   Louis Delétraz
R2   Tom Dillmann   Roy Nissany   Tom Dillmann   AVF   Louis Delétraz
3 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps   Aurélien Panis   Egor Orudzhev   Egor Orudzhev   Arden Motorsport   Louis Delétraz
R2   Tom Dillmann   Tom Dillmann   Matthieu Vaxivière   SMP Racing   Vitor Baptista
4 R1   Circuit Paul Ricard   Matthieu Vaxivière   Egor Orudzhev   Egor Orudzhev   Arden Motorsport   Louis Delétraz
R2   Roy Nissany   Louis Delétraz   Louis Delétraz   Fortec Motorsports   Louis Delétraz
5 R1   Silverstone Circuit   Matthieu Vaxivière   Roy Nissany   Roy Nissany   Lotus   Pietro Fittipaldi
R2   Matthieu Vaxivière   Roy Nissany   Roy Nissany   Lotus   Louis Delétraz
6 R1   Red Bull Ring   Louis Delétraz   Matthieu Vaxivière   Matthieu Vaxivière   SMP Racing   Louis Delétraz
R2   Matevos Isaakyan   Matthieu Vaxivière   Aurélien Panis   Arden Motorsport   Matevos Isaakyan
7 R1   Autodromo Nazionale Monza   Roy Nissany   Roy Nissany   Roy Nissany   Lotus   Louis Delétraz
R2   Roy Nissany   Roy Nissany   Egor Orudzhev   Arden Motorsport   Louis Delétraz
8 R1   Circuito de Jerez   Jack Aitken   Matthieu Vaxivière   Matevos Isaakyan   SMP Racing   Matevos Isaakyan
R2   Louis Delétraz   Louis Delétraz   Egor Orudzhev   Arden Motorsport   Louis Delétraz
9 R1   Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya   Tom Dillmann   Louis Delétraz   Egor Orudzhev   Arden Motorsport   Louis Delétraz
R2   Louis Delétraz   Egor Orudzhev   Tom Dillmann   AVF   Pietro Fittipaldi

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 ALC
 
HUN
 
SPA
 
LEC
 
SIL
 
RBR
 
MNZ
 
JER
 
CAT
 
Points
1   Tom Dillmann 3 2 2 1 2 2 4 6 4 4 3 2 12 8 Ret 8 3 1 237
2   Louis Delétraz 1 5 3 4 3 Ret 6 1 10 6 2 4 2 3 12 2 2 4 230
3   Egor Orudzhev Ret 14† Ret 9 1 Ret 1 3 Ret 3 Ret 5 7 1 2 1 1 7 193
4   Roy Nissany 7 7 6 2 Ret Ret 2 2 1 1 6 13 1 6 8 14 9 2 189
5   Aurélien Panis 5 1 4 3 8 5 8 4 5 5 5 1 4 Ret 4 Ret 4 12 183
6   Matthieu Vaxivière 2 Ret 5 5 Ret 1 5 Ret 2 7 1 6 3 Ret 3 3 Ret Ret 175
7   René Binder 4 3 11 7 5 6 3 5 3 2 Ret 12 5 2 5 7 Ret 6 161
8   Yu Kanamaru Ret 4 9 10 4 7 7 11 7 9 7 Ret 6 5 6 10 8 10 85
9   Matevos Isaakyan 12 10 Ret Ret DNS Ret 10 12 12 3 1 6 5 5 70
10   Pietro Fittipaldi 11 9 8 8 11† 10† Ret 7 6 Ret 11 11 11 4 9 12 7 3 60
11   Alfonso Celis Jr. 6 8 Ret Ret 10 3 11 8 Ret 11 4 7 9 10 Ret 9 Ret 13 55
12   Vitor Baptista 8 11 10 Ret 6 4 Ret Ret 8 8 10 8 8 Ret 10 11 6 Ret 51
13   Beitske Visser 10 12 7 DNS 7 9† 9 10 9 10 8 9 14 9 7 5 10 8 50
14   Johnny Cecotto Jr. 9 6 1 6 12† Ret 43
15   Jack Aitken DSQ 4 11 9 14
16   William Buller 10 7 7
17   Giuseppe Cipriani 13 13 Ret Ret 9 8 13 13 11 12 13 Ret 13 11 Ret 15 12 14 6
18   Marco Bonanomi 9 10 3
19   Artur Janosz 12 9 2
20   Thomas Randle Ret 13 Ret 11 0
Pos Driver ALC
 
HUN
 
SPA
 
LEC
 
SIL
 
RBR
 
MNZ
 
JER
 
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.
ALC
 
HUN
 
SPA
 
LEC
 
SIL
 
RBR
 
MNZ
 
JER
 
CAT
 
Points
1   Arden Motorsport 7 Ret 14† Ret 9 1 Ret 1 3 Ret 3 Ret 5 7 1 2 1 1 7 380
8 5 1 4 3 8 5 8 4 5 5 5 1 4 Ret 4 Ret 4 12
2   Lotus 3 4 3 11 7 5 6 3 5 3 2 12 Ret 5 2 5 7 Ret 6 348
4 7 7 6 2 Ret Ret 2 2 1 1 6 13 1 6 8 14 9 2
3   AVF 15 6 8 Ret Ret 9 3 11 8 Ret 11 4 7 9 10 Ret 9 Ret 13 292
16 3 2 2 1 2 2 4 6 4 4 3 2 12 8 Ret 8 3 1
4   Fortec Motorsports 1 1 5 3 4 3 Ret 6 1 10 6 2 4 2 3 11 2 2 4 290
2 11 9 8 8 11† 10† Ret 7 6 Ret 11 11 11 4 9 12 7 3
5   SMP Racing 23 2 Ret 5 5 Ret 1 5 Ret 2 7 1 6 3 Ret 3 3 Ret Ret 245
24 12 10 Ret Ret DNS Ret 10 12 12 3 1 6 5 5
6   Teo Martín Motorsport 25 Ret 4 9 10 4 7 7 11 7 9 7 Ret 6 5 6 10 8 10 135
26 10 12 7 DNS 7 9† 9 10 9 10 8 9 14 9 7 5 10 8
7   RP Motorsport 21 9 6 1 6 12† Ret 12 9 9 10 10 7 DSQ 4 11 9 120
22 8 11 10 Ret 6 4 Ret Ret 8 8 10 8 8 Ret 10 11 6 Ret
8   Durango Racing Team 20 13 13 Ret Ret 9 8 13 13 11 12 13 Ret 13 11 Ret 15 12 14 6
9   Comtec Racing 17 Ret 13 Ret 11 0
Pos Team Car
No.
ALC
 
HUN
 
SPA
 
LEC
 
SIL
 
RBR
 
MNZ
 
JER
 
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

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