2010 Formula 1 Rejects World Race Series season

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2010 Formula 1 Rejects World Race Series
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The 2010 F1RWRS season was the inaugural season of the F1RWRS. It consisted of 9 races, starting with the German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring and ending with the Australian Grand Prix at Eastern Creek Raceway. The Drivers' Champion was Gary Cameron, driving for Team Calinetic, despite not winning a race all year. Prospec won the Constructors' Championship.

The points system was 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 for the top 10 finishers.

Season Review

The first season of the F1RWRS was met with great anticipation from everyone involved. Though the FIA had predicted that the Zimmers' breakaway series would fall apart, the series was already gaining international coverage, especially in Australia. Tickets for the first round in Germany were already sold out as crowds flocked to see the big names that had already moved into the series. But in terms of judging overall competitiveness, most of the racing world was completely in the dark. The two big draws, four-time champion Daniel Melrose and British veteran Sammy Jones were mentioned often in the media while others looked at the series' founder and ex-Brawn driver Frank Zimmer, Ferrari driver Phoenix McAllister and ex-Toro Rosso driver Thomas De Bock as possible championship aspirants. The F1RWRS descended on the Hockenheimring on the 21st of April in preparation for the inaugural round of the series.

The German Grand Prix was a hotly contested affair. The entire field was separated by just two seconds in qualifying, a trend that would continue throughout the season. Dave Simpson took the first pole in series history but Ashley Watkinson came across the line first to win for CR Motorsport. Because of the odd points system which rewarded consistency over outright speed, Watkinson was unable to build much of lead. Simon Redman joined the Kahama team for the Luxembourg GP at the Nürburgring to bring the grid up to a full contingent of 19 cars. Dave Simpson continued his good form by winning the race by just 1.88 seconds over Luca Pacchiarini. The final German race on the calendar, the Saxon Grand Prix was won by American Dan BH. His win would be the first and only win by an American driver in the entire history of the series. With six rounds to go, Gary Cameron took the championship lead for Calinetic, ahead of the likes of Watkinson, Jones and Zimmer. The series then moved across the world to China where Dave Simpson became the first driver to win two races in the series but a third placed finish from Zimmer put him in the championship the lead.

The first of two rounds in Australia took place at Adelaide but the four Australian drivers in the field were denied victory by Hungarian David Koczo in the Prospec. The championship tussle got ever hotter in Bahrain where Koczo took his second consecutive victory, becoming the first driver in F1RWRS history to take two wins on the trot. Cameron regained the lead by one points over Koczo, BH and Frank Zimmer. The Belgian Grand Prix at Spa gave Simpson his third victory of the season but his inconsistency left him only in fifth in the standings.

Nine drivers entered the next round in Great Britain with a mathematical chance at the title. The winner, Nathanael Spencer, kept himself in the title hunt with Koczo and Cameron as the other drivers still in the running. Cameron had a nine point lead in the championship going into the final round at Eastern Creek by finishing in second, despite not winning a race all season. Spencer's first career victory also left Prospec in a commanding position in the Constructors' Championship. It was also the first race of Former F1 legend Chris Dagnall, filling in for Daniel Melrose in JLD when the Australian decided to focus solely on Formula One for the second half of 2010 before moving to the F1RWRS permanently in 2011. Dagnall took pole for the event at Eastern Creek but in the end, it was Frank Zimmer who emerged victorious in front of his compatriots. This was inconsequential to Cameron, however, who won the first ever F1RWRS Drivers' Title by finishing in tenth. Dan BH took second place in the race, bringing him to third in the championship behind Frank Zimmer.

Despite many doubting the viability of the series, the first season of the F1RWRS proved to be an enormous success and helped launch the careers of several drivers including Cameron, Koczo and Spencer. At the end of the year, the F1RWRS Commission decided to change the points system for 2011 and beyond, which shifted the balance back to race wins over the sort of consistency which gave Cameron the title.

Drivers and teams

Team Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre # Race Drivers Rounds
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png West Cliff Racing West Cliff WC001 Chevrolet V8 Michelin Icon.png 2 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Douglas Mann All
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones All
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Rosenforth Engineering Rosenforth RF10 Jaguar AJ-V8 Michelin Icon.png 4 Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas De Bock All
5 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer All
Flag of South Korea svg.png KQ Motor Sports KQ K-2010 Hyundai Theta III/H Michelin Icon.png 6 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Adam Lewis All
7 Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka All
Flag of Jamaica svg.png Team Calinetic Calinetic CAL1 Ford Boss 302 V8 Michelin Icon.png 8 Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister All
9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron All
Flag of Japan svg.png Kahama Motor Sport Kahama KT-1 Ford EDA Michelin Icon.png 10 Flag of Australia svg.png Simon Redman 1 2-9
11 Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon All
Flag of Germany svg.png JLD Motorsport JLD JLD 01 Porsche 366 Flat-6 Michelin Icon.png 12 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose 2 1-6
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall 2 8-9
13 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson All
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Prospec Prospec PRS 261 Prospec PT-2010 V8 Michelin Icon.png 14 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer All
15 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo All
Flag of Italy svg.png Club Bangelia Racing Bangelia BH10 Alfa Romeo V6 Turbo Michelin Icon.png 16 Flag of the United States svg.png Dan BH All
17 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Davies All
Flag of Spain svg.png Colorado Rockies Motorsport CR CR F210 Ford EDA Michelin Icon.png 18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson All
19 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Older Jr All
Flag of Italy svg.png Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo Pacchia LP-01 Coswojuddhartlambo V.1 Michelin Icon.png 20 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini All
  • 1 Kahama only entered one car for the first race before hiring Redman as their second driver
  • 2 Melrose was declared unfit to race at Spa Francorchamps due to dental surgery. He was then replaced by former F1 World Champion Dagnall for the final 2 races when Melrose later decided to focus solely on winning a fifth F1 World Championship instead.

Calendar

Testing

# Date Venue Teams Present Fastest Driver Fastest Team Fastest Time Main Article
1 13-14 February Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Donington Park All Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Prospec 1:10.17 2010 RWRS Pre-Season Test 1
2 6-7 March Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Circuit Park Zandvoort All Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Prospec 1:14.33 2010 RWRS Pre-Season Test 2
3 20-21 March Flag of Australia svg.png Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit All Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Rosenforth Engineering 1:08.22 2010 RWRS Pre-Season Test 3

Races

Race Track Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor
Flag of Germany svg.png German Grand Prix Hockenheimring 25 April Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson Flag of Spain svg.png CR-Ford
Flag of Luxembourg svg.png Luxembourg Grand Prix Nurburgring 2 May Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Flag of Germany svg.png JLD-Porsche
Saxon.png Saxon Grand Prix Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 23 May Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Flag of the United States svg.png Dan BH Flag of Italy svg.png Bangelia-Alfa Romeo
China.png Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit 6 June Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Flag of Germany svg.png JLD-Porsche
Flag of South Australia svg.png Tasman Grand Prix Adelaide Street Circuit 20 June Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Prospec
Bahrain.png Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit 4 July Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Prospec
Flag of Belgium svg.png Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 18 July Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Flag of Germany svg.png JLD-Porsche
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit 8 August Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Prospec
Flag of Australia svg.png Australian Grand Prix Eastern Creek Raceway 22 August Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Rosenforth-Jaguar

Points system

For the 2010 season, championship points were awarded for finishing positions down to 10th place, in a uniform manner with each place lower receiving one point less. Both drivers' scores for each team contributed to the team's overall total.

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Drivers' Standings

Pos Driver GER
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LUX
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SAX
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CHN
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TAS
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BHR
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BEL
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GBR
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AUS
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Points
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron 4 3 5 15 4 3 4 2 10 53
2 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer 15 4 2 3 3 8 10 6 1 51
3 Flag of the United States svg.png Dan BH 10 12 1 2 2 5 9 7 2 50
4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer 6 15 4 5 5 11 3 1 5 48
5 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo 2 18 6 10 1 1 11 3 7 47
6 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini 9 2 9 11 4 2 2 4 6 43
7 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson 14 1 11 1 8 16 1 15 13 33
8 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Davies 7 14 19 4 13 12 7 5 3 29
9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson 1 5 10 6 10 10 13 8 12 27
10 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones 3 11 3 13 6 9 Ret 18 14 23
11 Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister 8 16 8 8 7 15 Ret 11 4 20
12 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Adam Lewis 16 6 15 16 9 17 6 10 9 15
13 Flag of Australia svg.png Simon Redman 17 7 7 12 14 5 12 16 14
14 Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon 17 9 16 14 15 7 12 13 8 9
15 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Douglas Mann 13 10 13 12 17 4 14 19 11 8
Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka 5 19 14 18 11 19 15 9 18 8
17 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose 11 13 12 9 16 6 INJ 7
18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Older Jr 12 8 17 19 18 18 8 16 15 6
19 Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas De Bock 18 7 18 17 19 13 16 17 19 4
20 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall 14 17 0
Key
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)
Light blue Withdrawn (WD)
Blank Excluded (EX)
Did not start (DNS)
Event cancelled (C)
Injured (INJ)
Bold denotes pole position
Italics denote fastest lap
Classification despite retirement
Race not run to scheduled distance

Constructors' Standings

Pos Constructor # GER
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LUX
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SAX
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CHN
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TAS
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BHR
Bahrain.png
BEL
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GBR
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AUS
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Points
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Prospec 14 6 15 4 5 5 11 3 1 5 95
15 2 18 6 10 1 1 11 3 7
2 Flag of Italy svg.png Bangelia 16 10 12 1 2 2 5 9 7 2 79
17 7 14 19 4 13 12 7 5 3
3 Flag of Jamaica svg.png Calinetic 8 8 16 8 8 7 15 Ret 11 4 75
9 4 3 5 15 4 3 4 2 10
4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Rosenforth 4 18 7 18 17 19 13 16 17 19 55
5 15 4 2 3 3 8 10 6 1
5 Flag of Italy svg.png Pacchia 20 9 2 9 11 4 2 2 4 6 43
6 Flag of Germany svg.png JLD 12 11 13 12 9 16 6 INJ 14 17 40
13 14 1 11 1 8 16 1 15 13
7 Flag of Spain svg.png CR 18 1 5 10 6 10 10 13 8 12 33
19 12 8 17 19 18 18 8 16 15
8 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png West Cliff 2 13 10 13 12 17 4 14 19 11 31
3 3 11 3 13 6 9 Ret 18 14
9 Flag of South Korea svg.png KQ 6 16 6 15 16 9 17 6 10 9 23
7 5 19 14 18 11 19 15 9 18
Flag of Japan svg.png Kahama 10 17 7 7 12 14 5 12 16 23
11 17 9 16 14 15 7 12 13 8

Harvey Jones Memorial Trophy

Pos Tyre Manufacturer GER
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LUX
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SAX
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CHN
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TAS
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BHR
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BEL
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GBR
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AUS
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Points
1 Michelin Icon.png 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 90
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