2010 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season
The Formula Renault 3.5 2010 season was the 13th season of Formula Renault 3.5, the main series of World Series by Renault. It began on April 17 in Alcaniz and ended on 10 October in Barcelona. Mikhail Aleshin won the championship of the driver. Tech 1 Racing won the team title.
- 2.1 Changes to the drivers
- 2.2 Amendments to the teams
- 2.3 Changes during the season
- 4.1 Points system
- 4.2 Drivers' Championship
- 4.3 Evaluation team
- The speed of the motors has been increased from 8200 rpm to 8500 rpm.
- Boost control was banned.
- The Friday free practice sessions now lasted 75 minutes instead of 60 minutes in the previous year.
- The starting grid for the second race was no longer determined on the super pole method. For each race (except the Monte Carlo ) were each two 30 -minute qualifying session instead. The two races lasted for 44 minutes one lap.
- On Saturday all the cars came with a "Light- aerodynamic " on configuration. The configuration was determined by Renault Sport Technologies.
All teams used Dallara chassis and Renault V6 engines.
Changes in drivers
The following list contains all the drivers who participated in the 2009 Formula Renault 3.5 season and start in the 2010 season, not for the same team as in 2009.
Drivers who have changed their team:
- Stefano Coletti: Prema Powerteam → Comtec Racing
- Esteban Guerrieri: RC Motorsport → ISR Racing
- Jon Lancaster: Comtec Racing → Fortec Motorsport
- Omar Leal: Prema Powerteam International Draco Racing →
- Bruno Méndez: RC Motorsport → FHV Interwetten.com
- Daniil Mowe: P1 Motorsport → Lotus Racing Junior Team
- Anton Nebylizki: KMP Group / SG Formula → KMP Racing
- Filip Salaquarda: Prema Powerteam → ISR Racing
Drivers who enter or return to the Formula Renault 3.5:
- Mikhail Aleshin: FIA Formula 2 Championship → Carlin
- Nathanael Berthon: Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 ( Epsilon Euskadi ) → International Draco Racing
- Sergio Canamasas: European F3 Open ( EmilioDeVillota.com ) → FHV Interwetten.com
- January Charouz: Le Mans Series (Aston Martin Racing) → P1 Motorsport
- Albert Costa: Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 ( Epsilon Euskadi ) → Epsilon Euskadi
- Víctor García: British Formula 3 Championship ( Fortec Motorsport) → KMP Racing
- Walter Grubmüller: British Formula 3 Championship ( Hitech Racing) → P1 Motorsport
- Nelson Panciatici: GP2 Series (Durango ) → Lotus Racing Junior Team
- Jake Rosenzweig: Formula 3 Euro Series (Carlin Motorsport) → Carlin
- Alexander Rossi: International Formula Master (ISR Racing) → ISR Racing
- Daniel Zampieri: Italian Formula 3 Championship (Target Racing) → Pons Racing
Drivers who have left the Formula Renault 3.5:
- Jaime Alguersuari: Carlin Motorsport → Formula 1 ( Scuderia Toro Rosso )
- Bertrand Baguette: International Draco Racing → IndyCar Series ( Conquest Racing)
- Marco Barba: International Draco Racing → European F3 Open ( Cedars Motorsport)
- Jules Bianchi: KMP Group / SG Formula → GP2 Series ( ART Grand Prix)
- Max Chilton: Comtec Racing → GP2 Series (Ocean Racing Technology )
- Dani Clos: Epsilon Euskadi → GP2 Series ( Racing Engineering )
- Chris van der Drift: Epsilon Euskadi → Superleague Formula (GU -Racing International)
- Fairuz Fauzy: Mofaz Racing → F1 ( Lotus Racing - test driver )
- Tobias Hegewald: Interwetten.com Racing → GP3 series ( RSC Mücke Motorsport)
- Michael Herck: Interwetten.com Racing → GP2 Series ( David Price Racing)
- Mihai Marinescu: Interwetten.com Racing → FIA Formula 2 Championship
- Marcos Martínez: Pons Racing → Superleague Formula ( DeVillota.com Motorsport)
- John Martin: Comtec Racing → Superleague Formula ( Alpha Team )
- Miguel Molina: Tech 1 Racing → DTM ( Audi)
- Guillaume Moreau: KMP Group / SG Formula → Le Mans Series (OAK Racing)
- Edoardo Mortara: Tech 1 Racing → Formula 3 Euro Series (Signature)
- Charles Pic: Tech 1 Racing → GP2 Series ( Arden International)
- Pasquale di Sabatino: RC Motorsport → Italian Formula 3 Championship ( Alan Racing)
- Oliver Turvey: Carlin Motorsport → GP2 Series ( iSport International)
- Alberto Valerio: Comtec Racing → GP2 Series ( Scuderia Coloni )
- James Walker: P1 Motorsport → Superleague Formula ( Atech Grand Prix)
- Adrian Zaugg: Interwetten.com Racing → Auto GP ( Trident Racing)
Drivers who do not have a contract for a race seat in 2010:
- Alexandre Marsoin
- Cristiano Morgado
- Frankie Provenzano
- Harald Schlegelmilch
- Adrián Vallés
Changes the teams
- Ultimate Motorsport and Prema Powerteam withdrew from the Formula Renault 3.5. The place from Prema Powerteam was acquired by Fortec Motorsport.
- SG Formula and KMP Racing were originally supposed to start in 2010 as two teams. However, SG Formula pulled back a week before the season of the series. Jean-Eric Vergne and Marcos Martínez were thus without cockpit. The numbers of teams ( 18 and 19) has not been reassigned.
- ISR Racing Team RC Motorsport taken.
- Mofaz Racing launched in 2010 under the name of Junior Lotus Racing.
- Interwetten Racing was denied enrollment under the management of Motorsport Consulting GmbH. Later, the team was accepted under the management of FHV GmbH as a new team named FHV Interwetten.com. The initial numbers ( 20 and 21) but not received the team.
Changes during the season
- On the third race weekend Esteban Guerrieri was at ISR Racing replaced by Alexander Rossi. For the fourth race weekend Guerrieri returned to his cockpit.
- For the seventh race weekend Brendon Hartley 1 by Jean- Éric Vergne Racing was replaced at Tech.
The race calendar of the 2010 season, which was released October 25, 2009, consisted of nine tracks, on which took place two races each. An exception was the race in Monte Carlo, in which only one race was held. In addition, the race in Monte Carlo the only one that took place during the Formula 1. All other races took place at the World Series by Renault.
The points were awarded in all races according to the following scheme:
- Fat - Pole Position
- Italics - Fastest lap
- * - Because of the short distance but not counted in the target,
Status: End of Season