The 2012 ADAC Formel Masters season was an open-wheel motor racing series for emerging young racing drivers based out of Germany. It was the fifth season of the ADAC Formel Masters. The season began on 31 March at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben and finished on 30 September at Hockenheim after eight race weekends, totalling 24 races.

The championship was won by German driver Marvin Kirchhöfer.

Season review

The first two poles of the season were claimed at Oschersleben by second-year driver Jeffrey Schmidt for the Lotus team, that was previously known as Motopark Academy.[1] But he was passed by his team-mate Marvin Kirchhöfer on the opening lap of the first race, with Kirchhöfer going on to win his first race in single-seaters.[2] Schmidt and Kirchhöfer collided in the second race, while Thomas Jäger secured his first win in the German series,[3] and the first for his team, Neuhauser Racing, since 2008. Another Lotus driver Kuba Dalewski won the reverse-grid third race of the weekend in his first single-seaters meeting.[4]

Teams and drivers

Team No. Drivers Rounds
Germany Lotus[5] 2 Poland Kuba Dalewski[6] 1–5
3 Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer[6] All
4 Germany Hubertus Carlos-Vier[7] 3–4
5 Netherlands Beitske Visser[8] 1–2, 4–6, 8
6 Netherlands Indy Dontje[6] All
7 Switzerland Jeffrey Schmidt[6] All
24 Finland Antti Buri 7
Germany Mücke Motorsport[6] 8 Israel Roy Nissany[9] All
9 Germany Florian Herzog[10] All
10 Germany Luca Caspari[6] All
12 Germany Jason Kremer[11] All
Germany ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg[6] 11 Germany Hendrik Grapp[6] All
Austria Neuhauser Racing[6] 14 Sweden Gustav Malja[12] All
15 Austria Thomas Jäger[13] All
Germany Team KUG Motorsport[6] 16 Germany Hubertus Carlos-Vier[6] 1
17 Germany Nicolas Pohler[6] All
Germany KSW Motorsport[6] 18 Germany Kim-Alexander Giersiepen[6] 1–3, 7–8
Germany G&J/Schiler Motorsport[6] 19 Germany Sebastian Balthasar[6] All
21 Belgium Alessio Picariello[14] All
Austria HS Engineering[6] 20 Germany Felix Wieland[6] All
23 Denmark Nicolas Beer 4–6, 8

Race calendar and results

  • The 2012 calendar was announced on 29 September 2011.[15] Seven of eight race weekends are a part of the ADAC's Masters Weekend package, with an additional round at the Nürburgring that will support the ADAC Truck Grand Prix.
Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 31 March Switzerland Jeffrey Schmidt Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Lotus
R2 1 April Switzerland Jeffrey Schmidt Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Austria Thomas Jäger Austria Neuhauser Racing
R3 Poland Kuba Dalewski Poland Kuba Dalewski Germany Lotus
2 R1 Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort 5 May Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Lotus
R2 6 May Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Lotus
R3 Sweden Gustav Malja Netherlands Beitske Visser Germany Lotus
3 R1 Germany Sachsenring 9 June Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Sweden Gustav Malja Sweden Gustav Malja Austria Neuhauser Racing
R2 10 June Sweden Gustav Malja Sweden Gustav Malja Sweden Gustav Malja Austria Neuhauser Racing
R3 Race abandoned1
4 R1 Germany Nürburgring 14 July Germany Jason Kremer Belgium Alessio Picariello Belgium Alessio Picariello Germany G&J/Schiller Motorsport
R2 Germany Jason Kremer Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Jason Kremer Germany Mücke Motorsport
R3 15 July Germany Jason Kremer Sweden Gustav Malja Austria Neuhauser Racing
5 R1 Austria Red Bull Ring 11 August Germany Florian Herzog Sweden Gustav Malja Israel Roy Nissany Germany Mücke Motorsport
R2 12 August Belgium Alessio Picariello Germany Jason Kremer Belgium Alessio Picariello Germany G&J/Schiller Motorsport
R3 Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Lotus
6 R1 Germany Lausitzring 25 August Germany Hendrik Grapp Germany Florian Herzog Germany Hendrik Grapp Germany ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg
R2 26 August Netherlands Beitske Visser Sweden Gustav Malja Netherlands Beitske Visser Germany Lotus
R3 Switzerland Jeffrey Schmidt Switzerland Jeffrey Schmidt Germany Lotus
7 R1 Germany Nürburgring 15 September Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Sweden Gustav Malja Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Lotus
R2 16 September Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Sweden Gustav Malja Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Lotus
R3 Sweden Gustav Malja Germany Hendrik Grapp Germany ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg
8 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 29 September Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Lotus
R2 Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Lotus
R3 30 September Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Lotus

Notes:

  • ^1  — The third race at the Sachsenring was abandoned following an accident in which Florian Herzog and Kim-Alexander Giersiepen collided with a course car while marshals were recovering the car of Nicolas Pohler from a gravel trap.[16]

Championship standings

Drivers' Championship

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Races 1 & 2 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Race 3 15 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Driver OSC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
SAC
Germany
NÜR
Germany
RBR
Austria
LAU
Germany
NÜR
Germany
HOC
Germany
Pts
1 Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer 1 17 5 1 1 3 2 4 C 3 2 2 Ret 7 1 3 10 6 1 1 2 1 1 1 329
2 Sweden Gustav Malja 5 4 3 3 13 2 1 1 C 5 4 1 2 2 4 2 2 3 3 2 7 2 3 3 307
3 Switzerland Jeffrey Schmidt 3 16 8 5 12 4 5 3 C 4 5 4 8 12 7 5 3 1 4 5 Ret 4 4 2 193
4 Germany Jason Kremer 2 6 15 7 2 9 4 2 C 2 1 3 4 5 2 10 8 Ret 11 8 4 5 11 Ret 191
5 Austria Thomas Jäger 8 1 12 Ret 6 Ret 7 14 C 6 6 7 5 4 3 6 14 5 15 3 8 3 2 4 165
6 Belgium Alessio Picariello 10 2 4 12 5 7 Ret 8 C 1 3 DSQ 3 1 5 Ret 9 4 7 12 13 10 7 14 152
7 Netherlands Indy Dontje 14 12 14 8 4 8 3 5 C 12 9 6 7 10 10 12 5 Ret 6 4 11 7 5 5 111
8 Netherlands Beitske Visser 9 5 Ret DNS 8 1 8 12 12 6 6 15 4 1 Ret 6 6 6 109
9 Israel Roy Nissany Ret 8 10 6 11 5 Ret 7 C 7 8 5 1 16 Ret 7 6 Ret 8 6 DSQ 9 10 8 98
10 Germany Luca Caspari 7 7 2 2 14 6 6 6 C 9 11 13 10 15 8 9 DSQ 7 5 Ret 3 11 12 Ret 91
11 Germany Hendrik Grapp 6 11 13 DNS 7 16 8 10 C 17 10 14 9 11 11 1 12 9 2 7 1 Ret DNS 12 88
12 Poland Kuba Dalewski 13 3 1 4 3 15 9 16 C 14 7 Ret Ret 3 14 80
13 Germany Sebastian Balthasar 16 9 7 11 10 14 11 Ret C 16 15 9 14 17 6 8 4 Ret 9 13 Ret Ret 8 10 37
14 Germany Florian Herzog 4 10 6 9 9 10 Ret 9 C 11 14 10 12 8 13 14 13 DSQ 10 Ret 9 14 9 9 37
15 Germany Felix Wieland 11 14 9 DNS 16 13 13 15 C 18 18 11 Ret 9 Ret 11 7 2 13 10 10 Ret 16 13 22
16 Denmark Nicolas Beer 10 16 8 11 13 9 Ret 11 8 8 13 7 13
17 Finland Antti Buri 12 9 5 8
18 Germany Nicolas Pohler 12 13 11 10 15 11 12 12 C 15 17 Ret 13 14 12 13 Ret Ret 14 11 6 12 14 11 6
19 Germany Hubertus-Carlos Vier DNS DNS DNS 10 13 C 13 13 15 1
20 Germany Kim-Alexander Giersiepen 15 15 16 Ret DNS 12 14 11 C 16 14 12 15 15 15 0
Pos Driver OSC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
SAC
Germany
NÜR
Germany
RBR
Austria
LAU
Germany
NÜR
Germany
HOC
Germany
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver Second place
Bronze Third 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 practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Teams' Championship

Pos Team OSC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
SAC
Germany
NÜR
Germany
RBR
Austria
LAU
Germany
NÜR
Germany
HOC
Germany
Pts
1 Germany Lotus 1 3 1 1 1 1 2 3 C 3 2 2 6 3 1 3 1 1 461
3 5 5 4 3 3 3 4 C 4 5 4 7 6 7 4 3 6
2 Germany Mücke Motorsport 2 6 2 2 2 5 4 2 C 2 1 3 1 5 2 1 6 7 366
4 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 C 7 8 5 4 8 8 7 8 9
3 Austria Neuhauser Racing 5 1 3 3 6 2 1 1 C 5 4 1 2 2 3 2 2 3 355
8 4 12 Ret 13 Ret 7 14 C 6 6 7 5 4 4 6 14 5
4 Germany G&J/Schiller Motorsport 10 2 4 11 5 7 11 8 C 1 3 9 3 1 5 8 4 4 215
16 9 7 12 10 14 Ret Ret C 16 15 DSQ 14 17 6 Ret 9 Ret
5 Austria HS Engineering 11 14 9 DNS 16 13 13 15 C 10 16 8 11 9 9 11 7 2 63
18 18 11 Ret 13 Ret Ret 11 8
6 Germany Team KUG Motorsport 12 13 11 10 15 11 12 12 C 15 17 Ret 13 14 12 13 Ret Ret 36
DNS DNS DNS
7 Germany KSW Motorsport 15 15 16 Ret DNS 12 14 11 C 11
Pos Team OSC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
SAC
Germany
NÜR
Germany
RBR
Austria
LAU
Germany
NÜR
Germany
HOC
Germany
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver Second place
Bronze Third 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 practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

References

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