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2010 FIA Formula Two Championship season

2010 FIA Formula Two season
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With six victories, Dean Stoneman won the championship by 42 points from nearest rival Jolyon Palmer.

The 2010 FIA Formula Two Championship season was the second year of the FIA Formula Two Championship. The championship began on 18 April at Silverstone and concluded on 19 September at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, after nine double-header rounds.

For most of the season, the championship battle revolved around a pair of British drivers, returning driver Jolyon Palmer and Formula Renault UK graduate Dean Stoneman. Stoneman and Palmer won eleven of the season's eighteen races – Stoneman won six and Palmer five – but more podiums for Stoneman helped him in the long run, and eventually sealed the championship title, and a prize test for the Williams F1 team, with a race to spare.[1] Palmer finished a comfortable second place in the standings, 42 points behind Stoneman and 85 ahead of his nearest rival.

Third place in the standings remained a five-way battle until the final race with newcomers Sergey Afanasyev of Russia, another British driver Will Bratt and Belgium's Benjamin Bailly, as well as returnees Kazim Vasiliauskas of Lithuania and Austria's Philipp Eng all in contention for the remaining FIA Super Licence awarded to the top three championship finishers. Despite not winning a race, it was Afanasyev that prevailed, scoring points in all but three races including four podiums. Vasiliauskas' only victory of the season came in the final race of the season in Valencia, and allowed him to jump from seventh pre-race to an end fourth place in the standings, four points behind Afanasyev. Bratt finished fifth, winless but with four podiums, ahead of three-time winner Eng by two points and Bailly, a winner at his home round of Zolder was 12 points further behind. Eighth-placed Nicola de Marco was the only other race-winner on the season, winning at Brno and Valencia.

Regulation changes

As announced at the FIA's World Motor Sport Council meeting in December 2009, Formula Two cars in the 2010 season had a base power of Script error: No such module "convert"., up from Script error: No such module "convert". in 2009.[2] The overboost also increased from Script error: No such module "convert". to Script error: No such module "convert"., giving a maximum power of Script error: No such module "convert"..[2] Races were also extended to 40 minutes in duration,[2] and implemented the 25–18–15–12–10–8–6–4–2–1 point-scoring system as was introduced to the 2010 Formula One World Championship.[3][4]

Drivers

The number of drivers admitted to the series had been expected to increase to 30.[2] However, this was altered back to 24,[5] with only 22 drivers appearing on the Silverstone entry list.[6]

Car # Driver Sponsor(s) Rounds
2 23x15px Will Bratt[7] Michelangelo Search All
3 23x15px Jolyon Palmer[8] Comma All
4 23x15px Benjamin Bailly[9] RACB / Total All
5 23x15px Ricardo Teixeira[10] Sonangol All
6 Template:Country data IND Armaan Ebrahim[11] JK Racing All
7 23x15px Ivan Samarin[12] Luding All
8 23x15px Plamen Kralev[13] Bulgarian State Agency Tourism All
9 23x15px Mihai Marinescu[14] KG Clean Energy All
10 23x15px Benjamin Lariche[15] Quick Sorel All
11 23x15px Jack Clarke[16] KSS Design All
12 23x15px Kelvin Snoeks[17] HDI Gerling / Snoeks Automotive 1–5, 7–9
14 23x15px Sergey Afanasyev[18] Lukoil All
16 23x15px Ramón Piñeiro[19] Caja Madrid 9
17 23x15px Johan Jokinen[20] DASU/Dansk Metal 1–3
19 23x15px Nicola de Marco[21] SpritzOne All
21 23x15px Kazim Vasiliauskas[22] Darsena All
22 23x15px Johannes Theobald[23] 8–9
24 23x15px Tom Gladdis[24] 1, 6–7
26 Template:Country data IND Parthiva Sureshwaren[25] Indigo / Ice Blue 1–6
27 23x15px Paul Rees[26] Darsena 1–4
28 Template:Country data IND Ajith Kumar[27] Goodwill Motorsport 1–3
23x15px Julian Theobald[28] TRP Track Racing & Promotion KG 6–8
33 23x15px Philipp Eng[29] All
48 23x15px Dean Stoneman[30] Silver Lining All
77 23x15px Natalia Kowalska[31] Cyfra+ 1–7, 9

Driver changes

Entering FIA Formula Two Championship
Leaving FIA Formula Two Championship

Calendar

A nine-round calendar was published on 21 October 2009.[42] The series ventured outside of Europe, racing in Marrakech, after being an all-European series in 2009.

Round Circuit/Location Country Date Supporting
1 R1 Silverstone Circuit 23x15px United Kingdom 18 April Stand-alone event
R2
2 R1 Marrakech Street Circuit 23x15px Morocco 1 May FIA WTCC Race of Morocco
R2 2 May
3 R1 Autodromo Nazionale Monza 23x15px Italy 22 May FIA WTCC Race of Italy
R2 23 May
4 R1 Circuit Zolder 23x15px Belgium 19 June FIA WTCC Race of Belgium
R2 20 June
5 R1 Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão 23x15px Portugal 3 July FIA WTCC Race of Portugal
R2 4 July
6 R1 Brands Hatch, Kent 23x15px United Kingdom 17 July FIA WTCC Race of UK
R2 18 July
7 R1 Masaryk Circuit, Brno 23x15px Czech Republic 31 July FIA WTCC Race of the Czech Republic
R2 1 August
8 R1 Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 23x15px Germany 4 September FIA WTCC Race of Germany
R2 5 September
9 R1 Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia 23x15px Spain 18 September FIA WTCC Race of Spain
R2 19 September

Results

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Report
1 R1 23x15px Silverstone 23x15px Jolyon Palmer 23x15px Jolyon Palmer 23x15px Jolyon Palmer Report
R2 23x15px Philipp Eng 23x15px Philipp Eng 23x15px Philipp Eng
2 R1 23x15px Marrakech 23x15px Dean Stoneman 23x15px Dean Stoneman 23x15px Dean Stoneman Report
R2 23x15px Philipp Eng 23x15px Dean Stoneman 23x15px Philipp Eng
3 R1 23x15px Monza 23x15px Jolyon Palmer 23x15px Johan Jokinen 23x15px Jolyon Palmer Report
R2 23x15px Jolyon Palmer 23x15px Mihai Marinescu 23x15px Jolyon Palmer
4 R1 23x15px Zolder 23x15px Dean Stoneman 23x15px Dean Stoneman 23x15px Dean Stoneman Report
R2 23x15px Benjamin Bailly 23x15px Sergey Afanasyev 23x15px Benjamin Bailly
5 R1 23x15px Algarve 23x15px Jolyon Palmer 23x15px Jolyon Palmer 23x15px Jolyon Palmer Report
R2 23x15px Jolyon Palmer 23x15px Dean Stoneman 23x15px Dean Stoneman
6 R1 23x15px Brands Hatch 23x15px Dean Stoneman 23x15px Dean Stoneman 23x15px Dean Stoneman Report
R2 23x15px Kazim Vasiliauskas 23x15px Dean Stoneman 23x15px Philipp Eng
7 R1 23x15px Brno 23x15px Dean Stoneman 23x15px Nicola de Marco 23x15px Nicola de Marco Report
R2 23x15px Dean Stoneman 23x15px Jolyon Palmer 23x15px Jolyon Palmer
8 R1 23x15px Oschersleben 23x15px Sergey Afanasyev 23x15px Nicola de Marco 23x15px Dean Stoneman Report
R2 23x15px Dean Stoneman 23x15px Kazim Vasiliauskas 23x15px Dean Stoneman
9 R1 23x15px Valencia 23x15px Nicola de Marco 23x15px Will Bratt 23x15px Nicola de Marco Report
R2 23x15px Kazim Vasiliauskas 23x15px Kazim Vasiliauskas 23x15px Kazim Vasiliauskas

Standings

Drivers' Championship

Pos Driver SIL
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MAR
23x15px
MNZ
23x15px
ZOL
23x15px
ALG
23x15px
BRH
23x15px
BRN
23x15px
OSC
23x15px
VAL
23x15px
Points
1 23x15px Dean Stoneman 2 Ret 1 2 2 4 1 3 11 1 1 12 2 2 1 1 9 3 284
2 23x15px Jolyon Palmer 1 2 Ret 5 1 1 2 2 1 2 8 Ret 5 1 3 12 7 13 242
3 23x15px Sergey Afanasyev 3 6 8 7 Ret 2 4 15 9 12 6 5 3 4 4 3 5 5 157
4 23x15px Kazim Vasiliauskas 5 7 10 4 3 Ret 3 7 4 Ret 11 Ret 11 3 2 2 Ret 1 153
5 23x15px Will Bratt 6 5 Ret 3 4 3 14 5 Ret 5 4 3 8 10 6 7 2 15 144
6 23x15px Philipp Eng 4 1 2 1 11 Ret 15 12 15 6 10 1 6 18 7 9 4 11 142
7 23x15px Benjamin Bailly 11 11 Ret Ret 6 6 6 1 2 3 13 11 4 5 5 5 8 9 130
8 23x15px Nicola de Marco 9 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 5 7 7 4 1 6 9 15 1 Ret 98
9 23x15px Jack Clarke Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 4 3 Ret 2 8 Ret 9 12 DNS 16 2 81
10 Template:Country data IND Armaan Ebrahim 8 9 6 6 Ret 5 5 Ret 7 Ret 9 7 Ret 13 11 10 3 7 78
11 23x15px Mihai Marinescu 7 8 Ret 14 5 16 8 6 12 4 12 6 16 11 13 6 13 6 68
12 23x15px Ivan Samarin DSQ 15 4 Ret 12 8 7 8 13 8 3 9 14 16 Ret 8 10 4 64
13 23x15px Kelvin Snoeks 12 Ret 3 9 13 DSQ 11 10 Ret Ret 7 8 8 4 12 8 48
14 23x15px Benjamin Lariche 10 19† 9 10 8 9 Ret 9 8 10 14 10 10 7 Ret 11 6 14 33
15 23x15px Tom Gladdis Ret Ret 5 2 12 12 28
16 23x15px Ricardo Teixeira 17† 14 5 Ret 16† 13 9 Ret 6 Ret 16 16 9 Ret 10 16 14 Ret 23
17 23x15px Johan Jokinen Ret 3 Ret Ret 7 Ret 21
18 23x15px Paul Rees 13 13 7 8 9 7 13 13 18
19 23x15px Natalia Kowalska 14 12 Ret 11 Ret 14 Ret 11 10 9 15 13 Ret 14 Ret 16 3
20 23x15px Plamen Kralev 15 17 12 12 10 11 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 15 15 17 15 14 17 17 1
21 Template:Country data IND Parthiva Sureshwaren 16 16 11 Ret 15 10 12 Ret 14 11 18 14 1
22 23x15px Ramón Piñeiro 15 10 1
23 23x15px Johannes Theobald 16 13 11 12 0
24 Template:Country data IND Ajith Kumar 18 18 13 13 14 15 0
25 23x15px Julian Theobald 17 17 13 15 14 Ret 0
Pos Driver SIL
23x15px
MAR
23x15px
MNZ
23x15px
ZOL
23x15px
ALG
23x15px
BRH
23x15px
BRN
23x15px
OSC
23x15px
VAL
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Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (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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