2012 Formula 3 Euro Series season
The Formula 3 Euro Series 2012 season was the tenth season of the Formula 3 Euro Series. It included eight race weekends with three races. The start of the season took place on 29 April at Hockenheim, the season finale on October 21 at the same place. Master was the Spaniard Daniel Juncadella.
- 2.1 Changes to the drivers
- 2.2 Amendments to the teams
- 4.1 Points system
- 4.2 Drivers' Championship
From the 2012 season was in the Formula 3 Euro Series, a new chassis, the Dallara F312, was introduced. The previous vehicle, the Dallara F308, could still be used. Drivers who competed with this chassis were also counted in the Class One. Due to the possible use of the existing chassis, the series hoped for a larger permanent starter box. 2011 were only 12 regular drivers in the race.
Hankook tire supplier in Formula 3 Euro Series.
Teams and Drivers
All teams and drivers used tires from Hankook.
- Driver with starting numbers from 30 guest starters were and were not included in the scoring.
Changes in drivers
The following list contains up to guest drivers all drivers who have participated in the Formula 3 Euro Series season in 2011 and did not start in the 2012 season for the same team as in 2011.
Driver who went and returned to the Formula 3 Euro Series:
- Emil Bernstorff: Moto Park Academy → ma-con Motorsport
- Tom Blomqvist: German Formula 3 ( Performance Racing ) → ma-con Motorsport
- William Buller: British Formula 3 Championship ( Fortec Motorsport) → Carlin
- Philip Ellis: Formula Lista junior ( GU- Racing) → GU -Racing
- Michael Lewis: Italian Formula 3 Championship (Prema Powerteam) → Prema Powerteam
- Raffaele Marciello: Italian Formula 3 Championship (Prema Powerteam) → Prema Powerteam
- Sven Müller: ADAC Formula Masters ( ma-con Motorsport) → Prema Powerteam
- Andrea Roda: Italian Formula 3 Championship (Prema Powerteam) → Jo Zeller Racing
- Carlos Sainz Jr.: Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup ( Koiranen Motorsport) → Carlin
- Luís Sá Silva: Formula Pilota China Series (Asia Racing Team) → Angola Racing Team
- Pascal Wehrlein: ADAC Formula Masters (Mücke Motorsport) → Mücke Motorsport
- Lucas Wolf: ADAC Formula Masters ( URD Racing) → URD Racing
- Sandro Zeller: German Formula 3 ( Jo Zeller Racing) → Jo Zeller Racing
Drivers who have left the Formula 3 Euro Series:
- Daniel Abt: Signature → GP3 series ( Lotus GP)
- Jimmy Eriksson: Moto Park Academy → German Formula 3 ( Lotus )
- Cuba Giermaziak: Moto Park Academy → Porsche Supercup ( VERVA Racing Team)
- Nigel Melker: Mücke Motorsport → GP2 Series (Ocean Racing Technology )
- Roberto Merhi: Prema Powerteam → DTM ( Persson Motorsport)
- Carlos Muñoz: Signature → Indy Lights ( Andretti Autosport)
- Gianmarco Raimondo: Prema Powerteam → European F3 Open ( RP Motorsport)
- Kimiya Satō: Moto Park Academy → German Formula 3 ( Lotus )
- Laurens Vanthoor: Signature → FIA GT1 World Championship ( W Racing Team)
- Marco Wittmann: Signature → DTM test driver (BMW)
Changes the teams
Moto Park Academy got out of the Formula 3 Euro Series. In addition, Signature said shortly from the start, as the team had no pilots found. In addition to the two previous teams Mücke Motorsport and Prema Powerteam, five new teams have enrolled. Carlin returned to the Formula 3 Euro Series. GU -Racing switched from the Superleague Formula in the Formula 3 Euro Series, ma-con motor sport took part in the 2011 ADAC Formula Masters, Jo Zeller Racing and URD racing came in 2011 in the German Formula 3.
The race calendar has been changed slightly compared to the previous season. The race weekend at Silverstone and Le Castellet were deleted. New to the event came at Brands Hatch. All events took place in the framework program of the DTM. At each event, three races were held. The first and third races were part of the European Formula 3 Championship in 2012.
Originally another race calendar was scheduled nine events. However, this was modified before the season. The events at the Lausitzring and Oschersleben were deleted.
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.
- In the third race at the Norisring only half points were awarded since the race was stopped prematurely and not had been completed to the full score necessary distance.
- In the second race in Zandvoort, only half points were awarded since the race was stopped prematurely and not had been completed to the full score necessary distance.