2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season
The Formula Renault 3.5 2011 season was the 14th season of the main series of World Series by Renault, which was held for the 7th time as Formula Renault 3.5. It began on April 16 in Alcaniz and ended on 9 October in Barcelona.
- 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 scoring system was adapted to the standard scoring system of the FIA. The first ten of each race were 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 point (s).
All teams used Dallara chassis and Renault V6 engines. The Dallara chassis were used this season for the last time.
Dean Stoneman was signed in early January of ISR Racing. Once in his testicular cancer was diagnosed, he had already cancel a few weeks later to participate in the season.
Changes in drivers
The following list contains all the drivers who took part in the Formula Renault 3.5 season in 2010 and did not start in the 2011 season for the same team as in 2010.
Drivers who have changed their team:
- Mikhail Aleshin: Carlin → KMP Racing
- Nathanael Berthon: International Draco Racing → ISR
- Sergio Canamasas: FHV Interwetten.com → BVM Target
- January Charouz: P1 Motorsport → Gravity - Charouz
- Albert Costa: Epsilon Euskadi → EPIC Racing
- Brendon Hartley: P1 Motorsport → Gravity - Charouz
- Daniil Mowe: Lotus Junior Racing → P1 Motorsport
- Nelson Panciatici: Lotus Junior Racing → KMP Racing
- Sten Pentus: Fortec Motorsport → EPIC Racing
- Daniel Ricciardo: Tech 1 Racing → ISR
- Jake Rosenzweig: Carlin → Mofaz Racing
- Alexander Rossi: ISR Racing → Fortec Motorsport
- Filip Salaquarda: ISR Racing → Pons Racing
- Jean- Éric Vergne: Tech 1 Racing → Carlin
- Daniel Zampieri: Pons Racing → BVM Target
Driver who went and returned to the Formula Renault 3.5:
- Adam Carroll: IndyCar Series ( Andretti Autosport) → P1 Motorsport
- Chris van der Drift: Superleague Formula ( DRIVEX ) → Mofaz Racing
- Fairuz Fauzy: Formula 1 test driver ( Lotus ) → Mofaz Racing
- Michael Herck: GP2 Series ( David Price Racing) → Pons Racing
- Daniël de Jong: Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup (MP Motorsport) → Comtec Racing
- Kevin Korjus: Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup ( Koiranen Bros. Motorsport) → Tech 1 Racing
- Marcos Martínez: Superleague Formula ( DeVillota.com Motorsport) → Pons Racing
- Daniel McKenzie: British Formula 3 Championship ( Fortec Motorsport) → Comtec Racing
- André Negrao: Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup ( Cram Competition) → International Draco Racing
- Arthur Pic: Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup (Tech 1 Racing ) → Tech 1 Racing
- César Ramos: Italian Formula 3 Championship ( BVM - Target Racing) → Fortec Motorsport
- Stéphane Richelmi: Italian Formula 3 Championship ( Lucidi Motors) → International Draco Racing
- Dominic Storey: break → Pons Racing
- Adrien Tambay: Auto GP ( Charouz - Gravity Racing) → Pons Racing
- Jean Karl Vernay: Indy Lights ( Sam Schmidt Motorsports ) → Pons Racing
- Oliver Webb: British Formula 3 Championship ( Fortec Motorsport) → Pons Racing
- Robert Wickens: GP3 Series ( Status Grand Prix) → Carlin
- Lewis Williamson: British Formula Renault (Manor Competition) → ISR
- Nick Yelloly: British Formula Renault ( Atech Grand Prix) → Pons Racing
Drivers who have left the Formula Renault 3.5:
- Stefano Coletti: Comtec Racing → GP2 Series ( Trident Racing)
- Salvador Durán: FHV Interwetten.com → out
- Víctor García: KMP Racing → Indy Lights (Team Moore Racing)
- Esteban Guerrieri: ISR Racing → Indy Lights ( Sam Schmidt Motorsports )
- Jon Lancaster: Fortec Motorsport → FIA Formula 2 Championship
- Keisuke Kunimoto: Epsilon Euskadi → out
- Federico Leo: Pons Racing → FIA GT3 European Championship (AF Corse)
- Julian Leal: International Draco Racing → GP2 Series ( Rapax )
- Greg Mansell: Comtec Racing → Blancpain Endurance Series ( Lotus Italia Scuderia Giudici )
- Bruno Méndez: FHV Interwetten.com → British Formula 3 Championship ( Hitech Racing)
- Dean Stoneman: Lotus Junior Racing → out
Changes the teams
- The Italian team BVM Target is one higher than the 13th team in the Formula Renault 3.5 and took the place of SG Formula, which had dropped out before the 2010 season.
- FHV Interwetten.com system was taken over by the Czech team Charouz Racing. The team planned a collaboration with the French team DAMS and appeared as Gravity - at Charouz.
- EPIC Racing took over before the season, the Formula Renault activities of Epsilon Euskadi. " EPIC " is an acronym for Euskadi Phil Imanol Claudio. Euskadi is the Basque name of the Basque Country, Phil Payne, Imanol Zubikarai and Claudio Corradini are senior people 's achievements.
Changes during the season
- Lewis Williamson completed the first race weekend for ISR, as Daniel Ricciardo, the regular pilot of the racing this weekend at the free training attended for the Chinese Grand Prix.
- Pons Racing sat in the car # 18 for each race weekend total of seven drivers a. Dominic Storey started in the season opener, Jean Karl Vernay on the second, Filip Salaquarda on the third and Adrien Tambay on the fourth, Michael Herck on the fifth, Marcos Martínez on the sixth and Nick Yelloly on the seventh and eighth race weekend.
- In Mofaz Racing Chris van der Drift was replaced due to budget problems after the fourth race weekend Fairuz Fauzy by.
- After Anton Nebylizki was noticed by several driving mistake of KMP Racing decided to replace him for the fifth race weekend by the reigning champion Mikhail Aleshin.
- Adam Carroll represents Walter Grubmüller at P1 Motorsport for a race weekend. Grubmüller had to pause because of a vertebral fracture.
The race calendar of the 2011 season consisted of nine race weekends, in 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 was in Monte Carlo the only one that took place during the Formula 1. The race at Monza was held in the framework program of the WTCC. 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,