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Mixed fortunes

2011 has been another great year for ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ drivers with the young stars of junior Motorsport that were selected this year proving to be very successful.

And as well as the ten new drivers, the drivers from previous years continue to go from strength to strength adding more success to the ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ results.

Look out for the success table at the end of this article, it details all the race wins (currently 354) and championships (currently 27) won by ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ drivers, but solely after that have appeared. From now on you are able to follow the successes of the ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ drivers on my signature on the forum.

A special mention must also go to Paul Di Resta, Sebastien Buemi, Jamie Alguersuari and Daniel Ricciardo, who have gone from the ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ and onto for Formula One grid for 2011.

This is the forerunner to the 2012 list coming in a few months, where we look back at the successes (and failures) of the drivers who have appeared on the list dating right back to the very beginning in 2007.

There have been seven ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ champions this year. The first championship of the year during the European winter was Mitch Evans in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand. Romain Grosjean won two titles by taking the GP2 Asia Series in the winter and the main GP2 Series in summer. The GP3 Championship was won by Valtteri Bottas, Luis Felipe Nasr won British Formula Three and Richie Stanaway won the German equivalent Robin Frijns won the Formula Renault Euro series Championship

2007

10. FELIPE ALBUQUERQUE

2007 – World Series by Renault, 4th (one win) and four races in GP2
2008 – 8 races in A1GP, 8th (With Alvaro Parente) and four races in World Series by Renault
2009 – A1GP, 3rd
2010 – Italian GT Championship - GT3, 2nd (one win), Superstars Series, 14th (one win); Race of Champions Champion of Champion
2011 – DTM, 12th

9. ALX DANIELSSON

2007 – Euro series 3000, 6th (one win), Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia, 6th (six wins)
2008 – Two races in Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia and one guest drive in Porsche Super cup.
2009 – Ferrari Challenge Scandinavia Champion (nine wins)
2010 – No Racing
2011 – STCC, 23rd

8. ROMAIN GROSJEAN

2007 – Formula Three Euro Series champion (six wins), Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, 8th and Zandvoort Masters of Formula Three at Zolder, 14th
2008 – GP2 Asia Series Champion (four wins), GP2 Series, 4th (two wins) and Renault Formula one Test driver
2009 – 12 races in GP2 Series, 4th (two wins) before seven races in FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Renault
2010 – Auto GP Champion (four wins); Le Mans 24 Hours, Did Not Finish; FIA GT1 World Championship, 14th (two wins), eight races in GP2 Series, 14th
2011 – GP2 Asia Series Champion (one win), GP2 Series Champion (five wins)

7. SEBASTIAN HOHENTHAL

2007 – British Formula Three International Series, 9th (one win)
2008 – 16 races in British Formula Three International Series, 7th (one win)
2009 – FIA Formula Two Championship, 16th
2010 – No Racing
2011 – No Racing

6. MARO ENGEL

2007 – British Formula Three International Series, 2nd (three wins) and Zandvoort Masters of Formula Three at Zolder, 13th
2008 – DTM, no points
2009 – DTM, 12th
2010 – DTM, 15th
2011 – DTM, 13th

5. MARCUS ERICSSON

2007 – Formula BMW UK Champion (seven wins)
2008 – British Formula Three International Series, 5th
2009 – Japanese Formula Three Championship Champion (five wins), four races in British Formula Three International Series, 11th (two wins) and Macau Grand Prix, 4th
2010 – GP2 Asia Series, no points; 2010 – GP2 Series (one win), 17th
2011 – GP2 Asia Series, 5th; GP2 Series, 10th

4. SEBASTIEN BUEMI

2007 – 12 races in A1GP, 8th (with Marcel Fassler and Neel Jani) and Formula 3 Euro Series, 2nd (3 wins)
2008 – GP2 Asia Series, 2nd (one win), GP2 Series, 6th (two wins) and Formula One Test Driver with Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso.
2009 – FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Scuderia Toro Rosso, 16th with six points
2010 – FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Scuderia Toro Rosso, 16th with eight points
2011 – FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Scuderia Toro Rosso, 15th with fifteen points

3. MARKO ASMER

2007 – British Formula Three International Series Champion (eleven wins), eight races in Formula 3 Japan, 10th, Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, 4th and Zandvoort Masters of Formula Three at Zolder, 10th
2008 – 13 races in GP2 Series, no points and Formula One Test driver with BMW Sauber
2009 – Taking a sabbatical year after he was unable to find a seat in GP2 but was the test driver for the Superleague Formula Series.
2010 – One race in Formula Renault Austrian Cup (one win)
2011 – Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, 19th

2. OLIVER JARVIS

2007 – Four races in A1GP, 3rd (one win) (with Robbie Kerr and Darren Manning) and Formula 3 Japan, 3rd (three wins)
2008 – Ten races in A1GP. 3rd (one win) (with Robbie Kerr) and DTM, 13th
2009 – DTM, 9th
2010 – DTM, 9th; Le Mans 24 Hours, Did Not Finish
2011 – DTM, 10th

1. NICO HULKENBERG

2007 – 20 races in A1GP, Champion (nine wins) (with Christian Vietoris), Formula Three Euro Series, 3rd (four wins), Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, 23rd and Zandvoort Masters of Formula Three at Zolder winner
2008 – Formula 3 Euro Series Champion (seven wins), Masters of Formula 3, 2nd and Formula One Test driver with Williams
2009 – Four races in GP2 Asia Series, 6th (one win), GP2 Series Champion (5 wins) and Formula One Test driver with Williams.
2010 – FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Williams, 14th with twenty two points
2011 – Formula 1 Reserve Driver, Force India



2008

10. CHARLES PIC

2008 – World Series by Renault, 6th (two wins)
2009 – World Series by Renault, 3rd (two wins)
2010 – GP2 Asia Series, 5th (one win); GP2 Series (one win), 10th
2011 – GP2 Series, 4th (one win)
2012 – Formula One with Marussia

9. JULES BIANCHI

2008 – Formula Three Euro Series, 3rd (two wins), Masters of Formula 3 winner and Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, 9th
2009 – Formula Three Euro Series Champion (nine wins), four races as a guest driver in British Formula Three International Series (two wins), Masters of Formula 3, 4th and Macau Grand Prix, 10th
2010 – GP2 Asia Series, 12th, GP2 Series, 3rd
2011 – GP2 Asia Series, 2nd (one win), GP2 Series, 3rd (one win)

8. EDUARDO MORTARA

2008 – Formula Three Euro Series, 2nd (one win), Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, 2nd and Masters of Formula Three, 15th
2009 – GP2 Series, 14th (one win), GP2 Asia Series, 11th and Macau Grand Prix Champion
2010 – Formula Three Euro Series Champion (seven wins) ; Masters of Formula Three, 5th
2011 – DTM, 9th

7. SAM BIRD

2008 – Formula Three Euro Series, 11th and Masters of Formula 3, 7th
2009 – Formula Three Euro Series, 8th and Masters of Formula 3, 8th and Macau Grand Prix, 3rd
2010 – GP2 Asia Series, 7th, GP2 Series, 5th (one win)
2011 – GP2 Asia Series, 12th, GP2 Series, 6th

6. ATTE MUSTONEN

2008 – British Formula Three International Series, 6th (one win), Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, 18th and Masters of Formula 3, 6th
2009 – Formula Three Euro Series, 19th
2010 – No Racing
2011 – No Racing

5. BRENDON HARTLEY

2008 – British Formula Three International Series, 3rd (five wins), Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, 3rd and Masters of Formula Three, 5th
2009 – 16 races in Formula Three Euro Series, 11th (one win) and 13 races in World Series by Renault, 15th and Formula One Test Driver with Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso.
2010 – World Series by Renault, 10th, four races in GP2 series, 27th
2011 – World Series by Renault, 7th, four races in GP2 series, 19th

4. CHRISTIAN VIETORIS

2008 – Eight races in A1GP, 8th (one win) (with Michael Ammermuller) and Formula Three Euro Series, 8th (one win)
2009 – Formula Three Euro Series, 2nd (four wins) and Masters of Formula Three, 7th
2010 – GP2 Asia Series, 10th (one win), GP2 Series (one win), 9th
2011 – GP2 Series, 7th (two wins), DTM, 14th

3. JOSEF KRAL

2008 – Two races in A1GP, 19th (with Tomas Enge, Erik Janis and Filip Salaquarda) and International Formula Master, 6th (one win)
2009 – International Formula Master, 3rd (two wins)
2010 – GP2 Asia Series, 12th, eight races in GP2 Series, 24th
2011 – GP2 Asia Series, 9th, GP2 Series, 15th

2. ROBERT WICKENS

2008 – 14 races in A1GP, 9th (one win) (with James Hinchcliffe) and World Series by Renault, 12th (one win)
2009 – FIA Formula Two Championship, 2nd (two wins) and two races in British Formula 3 International Series, 16th
2010 – GP3 Series, 2nd (three wins)
2011 – World Series by Renault Champion (five wins)

1. MARCUS ERICSSON

2008 – British Formula Three International Series, 5th
2009 – Japanese Formula Three Championship Champion (five wins) and four races in British Formula Three International Series, 11th (two wins) and Macau Grand Prix, 4th
2010 – GP2 Asia Series, no points; GP2 Series (one win), 17th
2011 – GP2 Asia Series, 5th; GP2 Series, 10th


2009

10. GABRIEL CHAVES

2009 – Formula BMW Americas, Champion (five wins)
2010 – Italian Formula Three, 10th
2011 – GP3 Series, 19th

9. ALEXANDER SIMS

2009 – Formula Three Euro Series, 4th (one win), Masters of Formula Three, 5th and four races in International Formula Master
2010 – Formula Three Euro Series, 4th (one win) ; Masters of Formula Three, 2nd
2011 – GP3 Series, 6th (one win), three races in British Formula Three, 18th (one win), Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, 18th

8. VALTTERI BOTTAS

2009 – Formula Three Euro Series, 3rd, Masters of Formula Three winner, four races as a guest driver in British Formula Three International Series and Macau Grand Prix, 5th
2010 – Formula Three Euro Series, 3rd (two wins) ;Masters of Formula Three winner
2011 – GP3 Series Champion (four wins), Three races in British Formula Three, 17th (one win), Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, Did Not Finish

7. ALEXANDER ROSSI

2009 – International Formula Master, 4th (three wins)
2010 – GP2 Asia Series, 9th; GP3 Series, 4th (two wins)
2011 – World Series by Renault, 3rd (two wins)

6. OLIVER TURVEY

2009 – World Series by Renault, 4th (one win)
2010 – GP2 Asia Series, 6th (one win), GP2 Series, 6th
2011 – Four races in GP2, two races in GP2 Asia

5. MARCUS ERICSSON

2009 – Japanese Formula Three Championship Champion (five wins), four races in Formula Three International Series, 11th (two wins) and Macau Grand Prix, 4th
2010 – GP2 Asia Series, no points; 2010 – GP2 Series (one win), 17th
2011 – GP2 Asia Series, 5th; GP2 Series, 10th

4. JULES BIANCHI

2009 – Formula Three Euro Series Champion (nine wins), four races as a guest driver in British Formula Three International Series (two wins) and Masters of Formula Three, 4th
2010 – GP2 Asia Series, 12th, GP2 Series, 3rd
2011 – GP2 Asia Series, 2nd (one win), GP2 Series, 3rd (one win)

3. JAMIE ALGUERSUARI

2009 – World Series by Renault, 6th (one win) and seven races in FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Scuderia Toro Rosso, no points
2010 – FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Scuderia Toro Rosso, 19th with five points
2011 – FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Scuderia Toro Rosso, 14th with 26 points

2. ESTERBAN GUTIERREZ

2009 – Formula 3 Euro Series, 9th, four races in as a guest driver in British Formula Three International Series and Masters of Formula 3, 17th.
2010 – GP3 Champion (five wins)
2011 – GP2 Asia Series, 11th, GP2 Series, 13th (one win)

1. PAUL DI RESTA

2009 – DTM, 3rd (one win)
2010 – DTM Champion (three wins)
2011 – FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Force India, 13th with 27 points

2010

10. JESSE KROHN

2010 – Two races in Formula Renault 2.0 Sweden, 10th (two wins), Italian Formula Three, 8th (one win)
2011 – Camaro Cup Finland Champion (eight wins)

9. JEAN ERIC VERGNE

2010 – British Formula Three Champion (13 wins); four races in GP3 series, 17th; eight races in World Series by Renault. 6th (one win); Masters of Formula Three, 4th;
2011 – World Series by Renault. 2nd (four wins)

8. JACK HARVEY

2010 – Formula BMW Europe, 2nd (7 wins)
2011 – British Formula Three, 9th (one win)

7. LAURENS VANTHOOR

2010 – Formula Three Euro Series, 6th; Masters of Formula Three, 22nd
2011 – Formula Three Euroseries, 6th; Masters of Formula Three, 7th, Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, Did Not Finish

6. LUIZ FELIPE NASR

2010 – British Formula Three, 5th (one win)
2011 – British Formula Three Champion (five wins), Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, 2nd

5. DANIEL JUNCADELLA

2010 – Formula Three Euro Series, 8th (one win); 10 races in GP3 Series, 14th; Masters of Formula Three, 16th
2011 – Formula Three Euro Series, 3rd (four wins), Masters of Formula Three, Did Not Finish, Formula Three Macau Grand Prix Winner

4. DANIEL RICCIARDO

2010 – World Series by Renault, 2nd (four wins); Formula One Test Driver with Red Bull and Toro Rosso
2011 – FIA Formula 1 World Championship with HRT, no points, Twelve races in World Series by Renault, 5th (two wins)

3. KEVIN MAGNUSSEN

2010 – Two races in Formula Three Euro Series, 12th (one win); ATS Formel 3 Cup, 3rd (three wins)
2011 – British Formula Three, 2nd (seven wins), Masters of Formula Three, 3rd, Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, 14th

2. ANTONIO FELIX DA COSTA

2010 – Formula Three Euro Series, 7th (three wins); Four races in GP3 Series, 26th; Masters of Formula Three, 18th
2011 – GP3 Series, 13th (one win), six races in British Formula Three, 13th, Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, Did Not Finish

1. ALBERT COSTA

2010 – World Series by Renault, 5th
2011 – World Series by Renault, 4th (one win)


2011

NYCK DE VRIES

2011 – Karting

9. RICHIE STANAWAY

2011 – German Formula Three Champion (thirteen wins), four races in GP3 Series, 20th (one win)

8. CONOR DALY

2011 – GP3 Series, 17th, five races in IndyLights, 13th (one win)

7. MITCHELL EVANS

2011 – Toyota Racing Series New Zealand Champion, (seven wins), GP3 Series, 9th (one win), three races in British Formula Three 20th, Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, Did Not Finish

6. YUJI KUNIMOTO

2011 – Formula Nippon, 10th

5. ROBIN FRIJNS

2011 – Formula Renault Eurocup Champion (five wins), Formula Renault NEC, 4th (one win)

4. CARLOS SAINZ JUNIOR
2011 – Formula Renault NEC Champion (ten wins), Formula Renault Eurocup, 4th (one win)

3. DANIIL KVYAT

2011 – Formula Renault NEC, 2nd (seven wins), Formula Renault Eurocup, 3rd (two wins), Toyota Racing Series New Zealand, 5th (one win), Formula Renault UK Finals, 4th

2. KEVIN KORJUS

2011 – World Series by Renault, 6th (three wins), two races in Auto GP, 18th

1. TOM BLOMQVIST

2011 – German Formula Three, 6th (one win)



CHAMPIONSHIPS

GP2 Series - 4 - Romain Grosjean (2008, 2011 & 2011), Nico Hulkenberg (2009)
GP3 Series - 2 - Esterban Gutierez (2010), Valterri Bottas (2011)
World Series by Renault - 1 - Robert Wickens (2011)
A1GP - 1 - Nico Hulkenberg (2007)
Auto GP - 1 - Romain Grosjean (2010)
Formula Three Euro series - 4 - Romain Grosjean (2007), Nico Hulkenberg (2008), Juiles Bianchi (2009), Eduardo Mortata (2010)
British Formula Three - 3 - Marko Asmer (2007), Jean-Eric Vergne (2010), Luiz Felipe Nasr (2011)
Formula Three Japan - 1 - Marcus Ericsson (2009)
Formula Three Germany - 1 - Richie Stanaway (2011)
Formula Renault 2.0 Euroseries - 1 - Robin Frjins (2011)
Formula Renualt NEC - 1 - Carlos Sainz Jr (2011)
Formula BMW UK - 1 - Marcus Ericsson (2007)
Formula BMW Americas - 1 - Gabriel Chavez (2009)
Toyota Racing Series New Zealand - 1 - Mitch Evans (2011)
Race of Champions - 1 - Filipe Albuquerque (2010)
DTM - 1 - Paul Di Resta (2010)
Ferrari Challenge Scandinavia - 1 - Alx Danielsson (2009)
Camaro Cup Finland - 1 - Jesse Krohn (2011)


RACE WINS

GP2 Series - 41 - Nico Hulkenberg (6), Romain Grosjean (16), Sebastien Buemi (3), Eduardo Mortara (1), Charles Pic (4), Marcus Ericsson (1), Chrisitan Vietoris (4), Sam Bird (1), Jules Bianchi (3), Esterban Gutierez (1), Oliver Turvey (1)
A1GP - 14 - Nico Hulkenberg (9), Oliver Jarvis (2), Christian Vietoris (1), Robert Wickens (1), Filipe Albuquerque (1)
Formula Two - 2 - Robert Wickens (2)
World Series by Renault - 30 - Charles Pic (4), Daniel Ricciardo (6), Felipe Albuquerque (1), Jamie Algursuari (1), Robert Wickens (6), Oliver Turvey (1), Jean-Eric Vergne (5), Alexander Rossi (2), Kevin Korjus (3), Albert Costa (1)
GP3 Series - 18 - Esterban Gutierez (5), Robert Wickens (3), Alexander Rossi (2), Mitch Evans (1), Valterri Bottas (4), Richie Stanaway (1), Antonio Felix Da Costa (1), Alexander Sims (1)
International Formula Master - 7 - Alexander Rossi (4), Josef Kral (3)
Euroseries 3000/Auto GP - 5 - Romain Grosjean (4), Alx Danielsson (1)
Formula Three Euro Series - 58 - Jules Bianchi (11), Nico Hulkenberg (11), Eduardo Mortara (8), Romain Grosjean (6), Christian Vietoris (5), Antonio Feilx Da Costa (3), Sebastien Buemi (3), Alexander Sims (2), Valterri Bottas (2), Daniel Juncadella (5), Brendon Hartley (1), Kevin Magnussen (1)
British Formula Three - 58 - Jean-Eric Vergne (13), Marko Asmer (11), Brendon Hartley (5), Maro Engel (3), Marcus Ericcson (2), Sebastian Hohenthal (2), Alexander Sims (3), Daniel Juncadella (1) Atte Mustonen (1), Luiz Feilpe Nasr (8),Kevin Magnunson (7), Jack Harvey (1), Valterri Bottas (1)
Formula Three Japan - 8 - Marcus Ericcson (5), Oliver Jarvis (3)
Formula Three Germany - 17 - Kevin Magnussen (3), Richie Stanaway (13), Tom Blomqvist (1)
Formula Three Italy - 1 - Jesse Khron (1)
Macau Grand Prix - 3 - Eduardo Mortara (2), Daniel Juncadella (1)
Masters of Formula Three - 4 - Nico Hulkenberg (1), Juiles Bianchi (1), Valtteri Bottas (2)
Formula BMW Europe - 7 - Jack Harvey (7)
Formula BMW UK - 7 - Marcus Ericcson (7)
Formula Renualt NEC - 17 - Carlos Sainz Jr (9), Danill Kyvat (7), Robin Frijns (1)
Formula BMW Americas - 5 - Gabriel Chaves (5)
Formula Renault 2.0 Euroseries - 9 - Carlos Sainz Jr (2), Danill Kyvat (2), Robin Frjins (5)
Formula Renault 2.0 Sweden - 2 - Jesse Khron (2)
Formula Renault Austria - 1 - Marko Asmer (1)
Toyota Racing Series New Zealand - 8 - Mitch Evans (7), Danill Kyvat (1)
Indy Lights - 1 - Conor Daly (1)
DTM - 4 - Paul Di Resta (4)
FIA GT1 World Championship - 2 - Romain Grosjean (2)
Italian GT Championship - GT3 - 1 - Filipe Albuquerque (1)
Superstars Series - 1 - Filipe Albuquerque (1)
Ferrari Challenge Scandinavia - 9 - Alx Danielsson (9)
Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia - 6 - Alx Danielsson (6)
Camaro Cup Finland - 8 - Jesse Krohn (8)


Written by Paul Crossling on Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:24:12

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