2011 Formula 3 Euro Series season
The Formula 3 Euro Series 2011 season was the ninth season of the Formula 3 Euro Series. It included a total of ten race weekends with three races. The season began on 2 April at the Circuit Paul Ricard and ended on 23 October at the Hockenheimring Baden- Württemberg.
- 2.1 Changes to the drivers
- 2.2 Amendments to the teams
- 4.1 Points system
- 4.2 Drivers' Championship
- 4.3 Evaluation team
- 4.4 Nations Cup
For the 2011 season, the Formula 3 Euro Series introduced a new race format. It was oriented series in the British Formula 3 Championship. Fridays were held two training sessions over 60 minutes and a 30-minute qualifying session. On Saturday two races took place. For the starting grid of the first race, which was about 110 km long, the second fastest time of the session was crucial. Then, the second race was held with a length of about 55 km. The starting line-up revealed here from the result of the first race, with the first eight pilots started in reverse order. Sunday finally took place the third race over a distance of 110 km. The starting grid for this was determined by the qualifying on Friday. As a points system for race 1 and 3, the standard scoring system of the FIA was chosen. The first ten were given 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 point (s). For the second race was the points system, which was previously used for the main race of the Formula 3 Euro Series. The first eight were 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point (s).
The top three drivers are given the opportunity to participate in a test of the Formula Renault 3.5 after the season. The best rookie was rewarded with a bonus of 50,000 euros. In addition, get the two best pilots in a Mercedes- Benz engine a DTM test with Mercedes -Benz. The two best Volkswagen drivers will have the opportunity to test a DTM Audi. The best drivers in the standings will receive a test option in the Formula 1 racing teams, Mercedes Grand Prix and Red Bull Racing.
All teams and drivers used Dallara chassis.
Changes in drivers
The following list contains up to guest drivers all drivers who have participated in the Formula 3 Euro Series season 2010.
Drivers who have changed their team:
- Roberto Merhi: Mücke Motorsport → Prema Powerteam
- Carlos Muñoz: Mücke Motorsport → Signature
Drivers who enter or return to the Formula 3 Euro Series:
- Daniel Abt: German Formula 3 Cup ( Van Amersfoort Racing) → Signature
- Jimmy Eriksson: German Formula 3 Cup ( Moto Park Academy ) → Moto Park Academy
- Cuba Giermaziak: Porsche Supercup ( VERVA Racing Team) → STAR Racing Team
- Nigel Melker: GP3 Series (RSC Mücke Motorsport) → Mücke Motorsport
- Gianmarco Raimondo: Italian Formula 3 Championship ( Lucidi Motorsports ) → Moto Park Academy
- Felix Rosenqvist: German Formula 3 Cup ( Performance Racing ) → Mücke Motorsport
- Kimiya Satō: Japanese Formula 3 Championship (Team Nova ) → Moto Park Academy
Drivers who have left the Formula 3 Euro Series:
- Valtteri Bottas: ART Grand Prix → GP3 series ( Lotus ART)
- António Félix da Costa: Moto Park Academy → GP3 series ( Status Grand Prix)
- Tobias Hegewald: Moto Park Academy → FIA Formula 2 Championship
- Matias Laine: Moto Park Academy → GP3 series ( Manor Racing)
- Kevin Magnussen: Moto Park Academy → British Formula 3 Championship (Carlin )
- Edoardo Mortara: Signature → DTM (Team Rosberg)
- Adrian Quaife - Hobbs: Moto Park Academy → GP3 series ( Manor Racing)
- Alexander Sims: ART Grand Prix → GP3 series ( Status Grand Prix)
- Christopher Zanella: Moto Park Academy → FIA Formula 2 Championship
Drivers who do not have a contract for a race seat in 2011:
- Mika Mäki
- Nicolas Marroc
- Jim Pla
Changes the teams
- ART Grand Prix rose after eight years out from the Formula 3 Euro Series.
The race calendar of the 2011 season included ten race weekends. At each race weekend three races took place. Seven race weekends were held as part of the DTM. The race weekend in Le Castellet and Silverstone were held in the Le Mans Series. The first race at Hockenheim also was part of the FIA Formula 3 Trophy 2011.
The first and third races, the first ten of the race 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1, respectively were given point (e). The second race, the first eight of the received 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point (s). For the team classification included only the results of the two best drivers of each team.