2016 F4 Spanish Championship

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2016 F4 Spanish Championship
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The 2016 F4 Spanish Championship was the inaugural season of the Spanish F4 Championship, a motor racing series regulated according to FIA Formula 4 regulations, taking place in Spain and Portugal. The championship featured drivers competing in 1.4 litre Tatuus-Abarth single seat race cars that conform to the technical regulations for the championship. The series was organised by Koiranen GP and RFEDA. It began on 11 June at the Circuito de Navarra and finished on 16 October at the Circuito del Jarama after 20 races held across seven rounds.[1]

MP Motorsport driver Richard Verschoor dominated the season and sealed the title after taking hat-trick at Jarama.[2] While his team won the teams' championship. Aleksandr Vartanyan finished as runner-up to Verschoor, despite missing a round, but Vartanyan wasn't able to win a race. Tuomas Tujula won a race at Navarra and completed the top-three in the driver standings. Verschoor's teammate Xavier Lloveras won a race at Barcelona .and helped MP Motorsport to clinch their first teams' championship in their history. Nikita Volegov and Tuomas Happalainen were the only other drivers who were eligible to score points due to obligation of competing in at least five rounds. Wildcard drivers Jarno Opmeer, Sebastián Fernández, Juuso Puhakka, Juho Valtanen, Roope Markkanen have visited a podium step (Markkanen won the second race at Navarra).

Entry list[edit]

Team No. Driver Rounds
United Kingdom Double R Racing[3] 2 Finland Elias Niskanen[4] 7
4 Finland Tuomas Tujula[5] All
6 Finland Konsta Lappalainen[6] 5, 7
10 Finland Juuso Puhakka[7] 2, 7
14 Finland Juho Valtanen[8] 1, 3
26 Australia Harry Hayek[9] 1
50 Finland Tuomas Haapalainen[8] 1–3, 6–7
64 Finland Rasmus Markkanen[8] 1
65 Finland Roope Markkanen[8] 1
Spain Drivex[10] 7 Russia Nikita Volegov[11] All
31 Spain Antolín González[12] 4–6
41 Russia Aleksandr Vartanyan[11] 1–4, 6–7
88 Spain Marta García[12] 4–7
Netherlands MP Motorsport[13] 10 Finland Juuso Puhakka[14] 1
16 Netherlands Jarno Opmeer[14] 1–2
21 Spain Xavier Lloveras[15] All
22 Netherlands Richard Verschoor[14] All
38 Netherlands Danny Kroes[7] 2, 4, 7
44 Venezuela Sebastián Fernández[16] 3, 5–6

Race calendar and results[edit]

The calendar was announced on 10 March 2016.[1] A mid-season change was introduced with the round in Jerez being replaced by Montmeló and run as a double-header in support of the World Rallycross Championship.[17] But on 12 July calendar was amended again. Estoril round was changed to Jerez, where it will be in support of the Formula V8 3.5 Series and Euroformula Open Championship. While Barcelona round was moved to 2 October and will support Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup.[18]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Spain Circuito de Navarra, Los Arcos 11 June Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
R2 12 June Netherlands Richard Verschoor Finland Roope Markkanen United Kingdom Double R Racing
R3 Russia Aleksandr Vartanyan Russia Aleksandr Vartanyan Finland Tuomas Tujula United Kingdom Double R Racing
2 R1 Spain Ciudad del Motor de Aragón, Alcañiz 25 June Netherlands Jarno Opmeer Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
R2 26 June Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
R3 Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
3 R1 Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão 9 July Netherlands Richard Verschoor Finland Juho Valtanen Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
R2 10 July Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
R3 Russia Aleksandr Vartanyan Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
4 R1 Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Cheste 24 September Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
R2 25 September Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
R3 Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
5 R1 Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló 2 October Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
R2 Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Spain Xavier Lloveras Netherlands MP Motorsport
6 R1 Spain Circuito del Jarama, Madrid 15 October Netherlands Richard Verschoor Finland Tuomas Happalainen Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
R2 16 October Finland Tuomas Tujula Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
R3 Finland Tuomas Happalainen Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
7 R1 Spain Circuito de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera 29 October Russia Nikita Volegov Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
R2 Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport
R3 30 October Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport

Championship standings[edit]

Points are awarded to the top 10 classified finishers in each race. No points are awarded for pole position or fastest lap. At Montmeló, only two races were held, and full points were awarded for Race 2. Only drivers, who have competed at least in five rounds were eligible to score championship points.

Races Position, points per race
 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Races 1 & 3 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Race 2 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos Driver NAV
Spain
ALC
Spain
ALG
Portugal
VAL
Spain
CAT
Spain
JAR
Spain
JER
Spain
Pts
1 Netherlands Richard Verschoor 1 2 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 368
2 Russia Aleksandr Vartanyan 2 4 6 3 2 7 3 2 2 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 2 2 244
3 Finland Tuomas Tujula 6 11 1 8 6 8 4 5 4 Ret Ret 8 2 4 2 2 3 4 4 3 222
4 Spain Xavier Lloveras 5 5 Ret 4 9 2 5 7 6 2 2 2 DNS 1 7 4 2 Ret 5 10 197
5 Russia Nikita Volegov 7 6 7 6 8 5 8 8 7 3 4 3 4 5 6 7 6 2 3 7 188
6 Finland Tuomas Happalainen 10 9 5 7 7 9 7 6 5 3 3 5 Ret 8 6 139
Wild card drivers ineligible for position in the championship
Netherlands Jarno Opmeer 3 3 4 2 3 3 0
Spain Marta García 5 5 6 5 6 8 8 7 5 7 5 0
Venezuela Sebastián Fernández 6 4 Ret 3 3 5 6 8 0
Finland Juuso Puhakka 9 8 3 Ret 5 4 Ret Ret 4 0
Netherlands Danny Kroes 5 4 6 Ret 6 5 Ret 6 8 0
Finland Juho Valtanen Ret 7 9 2 3 3 0
Finland Roope Markkanen 4 1 2 0
Spain Antolín González Ret 7 7 6 8 Ret Ret 9 0
Finland Konsta Lappalainen 7 7 6 9 9 0
Finland Rasmus Markkanen 8 10 8 0
Finland Elias Niskanen 7 10 Ret 0
Australia Harry Hayek Ret DNS DNS 0
Pos Piloto NAV
Spain
ALC
Spain
ALG
Portugal
VAL
Spain
CAT
Spain
JAR
Spain
JER
Spain
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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

Teams' championship[edit]

Pos Team NAV
Spain
ALC
Spain
ALG
Portugal
VAL
Spain
CAT
Spain
JAR
Spain
JER
Spain
Pts
1 Netherlands MP Motorsport 1 2 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 616
5 5 Ret 4 9 2 5 7 6 2 2 2 DNS 2 7 4 2 Ret 5 10
2 Spain Drivex 2 4 6 3 2 5 3 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 4 5 4 2 2 2 452
7 6 7 6 8 7 8 8 7 4 4 4 6 7 6 3 3 7
3 United Kingdom Double R Racing 6 9 1 7 6 8 4 5 4 Ret Ret 8 2 4 2 2 3 4 4 3 371
10 11 5 8 7 9 7 6 5 3 3 5 Ret 8 6

References[edit]

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