2019 AutoReject World Series season

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2019 AutoReject World Series season
ARWS Logo.png
Season
Races 18
Start date 10th March 2019
Start Event Flag of Australia svg.png Australian Grand Prix
End date 17th November 2019
End Event Flag of China svg.png Chinese Grand Prix
Awards
Drivers' champion Flag of Unknown svg.png TBD
Constructor's Champion Flag of Unknown svg.png TBD
Harvey Jones Memorial Trophy winner Flag of Unknown svg.png TBD
Seasons
Previous season Next season
2018 2020
Development Categories
Tier 1 2019 AutoReject 3.5 season
Tier 2 2019 AutoReject 2.0 season


The 2019 AutoReject World Series season will be the 10th season of ARWS competition, and the second since the rebrand from the former F1RWRS moniker. Terry Hawkin will enter the season as the reigning champion, whilst MRT return as constructors' championship winners. This was the first ARWS season to cut the entry list down to 17 teams, following the bankruptcy and withdrawal of numerous teams. Eric Vincent Racing and Euromotor International were new additions to the grid, and there were plenty of driver changes too, most notably three-time champion Mark Dagnall's move to the Kjellerup team, as 2017 winner Thomas De Bock left the series to join the reborn IndyCar Series. The series also returned to Indianapolis for the first time since 2015, adding a 500km championship event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Drivers and Teams

See Also: AutoReject World Series Chassis and Engine List

Team Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre # Race Drivers Rounds Test Driver(s)
Flag of Belgium svg.png Fusion Lotto Racing [?] Fusion-Renault CL1/19 Renault Icon.png
RSXXII-19
Dunlop Icon.png 1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Terry Hawkin 1- Flag of Latvia svg.png Matthias Valsattis
Flag of Canada svg.png Ryan McReynolds
2 Flag of Ghana svg.png Marcel Agyemang-Badu 1-
Flag of Australia svg.png/Flag of Germany svg.png Jooky Melrose Racing Team [?] MRT-BMW M10 BMW Icon.png
P92/19
Dunlop Icon.png 3 Flag of Tropico svg.png Alberto Cara 1- Flag of Monaco svg.png Jean-Vincent Albertini
Flag of Australia svg.png Mitchell Macklin
4 Flag of Italy svg.png Salvatore Miccoli 1-
Flag of Denmark svg.png/Flag of France svg.png Kjellerup by Écurie Prenois [?] Kjellerup-Renault 019 Renault Icon.png
RSXXII-19
Dunlop Icon.png 5 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Bastiaan van Nieuwenhuijzen 1- Flag of France svg.png Aimée Gauthier
6 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Mark Dagnall 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jones Unipart TAG [?] Jones-Ford 117 Ford Icon.png
XR8E
Dunlop Icon.png 7 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Cameron 1- Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Jones
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Stan Frankham
8 Flag of Canada svg.png Gary Pacer 1-
Flag of France svg.png Voeckler Renault [?] Voeckler-Renault VGP3 Renault Icon.png
RSXXII-19
Goodyear Icon.png 9 Flag of the United States svg.png Dan Greenlaw 1- Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Pippa Mann
Flag of Brazil svg.png Mineiro
10 Flag of France svg.png Phillippe Nicolas 1-
Flag of Australia svg.png Simpson Motorsports [?] Simpson-Yamaha DSM-050 Yamaha Icon.png
OX64A
Goodyear Icon.png 11 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Jean-Luc Schiller 1- TBA
12 Flag of Russia svg.png Alexey Buyvolov 1-
Flag of Japan svg.png Kamaha Revolution Motorsports [?] Kamaha-Yamaha KMS-9 Yamaha Icon.png
OX64A
Dunlop Icon.png 13 Flag of Japan svg.png Akira Yamamura 1- Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melville
Flag of Japan svg.png Barii Mori
14 Flag of Finland svg.png Nick Nurmester 1-
Flag of France svg.png Winfield Venturi Formula [?] Venturi-Yamaha V-500 Yamaha Icon.png
OX64A
Bridgestone Icon.png 15 Flag of Italy svg.png Fredo Mestolio 1- Flag of Slovakia svg.png Andrej Kremnicky
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer
16 Flag of Germany svg.png Kenan Ardaoglu 1-
Flag of Finland svg.png/Flag of Germany svg.png BASF Nurminen Grand Prix [?] Nurminen-BMW NRE Type 03 BMW Icon.png
P92/19
Goodyear Icon.png 17 Flag of Austria svg.png Marko Jantscher 1- TBA
18 Flag of Italy svg.png Alessandro Lucarelli 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Peak Aeroracing Engineering [?] Aeroracing-Audi PAE Mk.2 Audi Icon.png
AF1-5B
Goodyear Icon.png 19 Flag of Portugal svg.png Daniel Martins 1- Flag of Spain svg.png Jorge Álvarez Torrente
Flag of France svg.png Lukas Zuber
20 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Gregor Pascal 1-
Flag of Austria svg.png Union Saver Developments [?] USD-Daihatsu KS-02 Daihatsu Icon.png
Zeetec-R2/19
Goodyear Icon.png 21 Flag of Japan svg.png Naoki Shinjo 1- Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson
22 Flag of Japan svg.png Shinobu Katayama 1-
Flag of Indonesia svg.png Team Mecha Racing [?] Mecha-Pure Hart FM-19 Pure-Hart Icon.png
PHWS-2-19
Pirelli Icon.png 23 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png John Bean 1- TBA
24 Flag of Italy svg.png Nino Barlini 1-
Flag of Germany svg.png RUF Blokkmonsta Grand Prix Team [?] Blokkmonsta-Holden GPR-02 Holden Icon.png
LSWS-19
Dunlop Icon.png 25 Flag of Belgium svg.png Wouter Lamberigts 1- Flag of the United States svg.png Nicolas Steele
26 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Martin McFry 1-
Flag of Belgium svg.png Gillet Ecurie Nationale Belge [?] Gillet ENB ENB119 Gillet Icon.png
GV12B
Goodyear Icon.png 27 Flag of the United States svg.png Shane Walsh 1- TBA
28 Flag of Belgium svg.png Alexandre Dorval 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Rob Lomas Racing [?] Lomas-Great Wall RLR-P03 Great Wall Icon.png
GW19
Goodride Icon.png 29 Flag of Mexico svg.png Jesús Plaza 1- TBA
30 Flag of Italy svg.png Gianluigi Pazzini 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Eric Vincent Racing [?] Vixen-Daihatsu FA.2 Daihatsu Icon.png
Zeetec-R2/19
Pirelli Icon.png 31 Flag of South Africa svg.png Danny van Rijkens 1- Flag of Ukraine svg.png Alexis Tantovich
32 Flag of Japan svg.png Hansuke Shioya 1-
Flag of Germany svg.png Euromotor International [?] Euromotor-Audi TBA Audi Icon.png
AF1-5B
Goodyear Icon.png 33 Flag of China svg.png Du Lon 1- TBA
34 Flag of Japan svg.png Takuma Taki 1-

Driver and team changes

Teams leaving the sport

Team Name CEO Reason
Flag of France svg.png Equipe Gauthier Flag of France svg.png Guillaume Gauthier Liquidated in 2018
Flag of Japan svg.png Revolution Engineering Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka Liquidated in 2018
Flag of Australia svg.png Tassie Racing Flag of Australia svg.png Matthew Saoea Wound down in 2018
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Rosenforth Engineering Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jimmy Rosenforth Wound down in 2018
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Plus One Kingfisher Racing Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Luke Knight Withdrew

Teams joining the sport

Team Name Base CEO
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Eric Vincent Racing United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Eric Vincent
Flag of Germany svg.png Euromotor International Mönchengladbach, Germany Flag of Unknown svg.png Unknown

Team ownership changes

Former team Purchaser New team name
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Coca-Cola Fusion Motorsports [?] Flag of Portugal svg.png Miguel Rocha Flag of Belgium svg.png Fusion Lotto Racing [?]

Pre-season driver changes

Season Review

Pre-season testing - Jerez

Jerez would be the venue for both of the official public pre-season tests, and as the paddock descended on the Spanish circuit the air was awash with optimism for the season ahead - 2018 had ended on a high, with Terry Hawkin being the first world champion from an official feeder series, and the likes of Kjellerup and Fusion challenging the establishment. The optimism soon faded slightly, as the Kjellerup pairing of Bastiaan van Nieuwenhuijzen and Mark Dagnall immediately jumped to the top of the timing screens, and would stay there for both tests. However, the rest of the paddock were not left scratching heads, as several of the front running teams were waiting for B-spec chassis to be unveiled. sOf the new teams, Eric Vincent Racing impressed the most, posting respectable times to finish mid-table. However, the same could not be said for Euromotor, whose outdated chassis left them languishing at the bottom of the table.

Testing

Official Public Tests

Date Venue Teams Present Fastest Driver Fastest Team Fastest Time Main Article
1 9-10 February Flag of Spain svg.png Circuito de Jerez All Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Bastiaan van Nieuwenhuijzen Flag of Denmark svg.png/Flag of France svg.png Kjellerup by Écurie Prenois 1.20.789 ARWS 2019 Pre-Season Test 1
2 25-26 February All Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Bastiaan van Nieuwenhuijzen Flag of Denmark svg.png/Flag of France svg.png Kjellerup by Écurie Prenois 1.20.850 ARWS 2019 Pre-Season Test 2

Private Tests

Date Venue Teams Present Fastest Driver Fastest Team Fastest Time Main Article
1 TBA Flag of Unknown svg.png TBA TBA TBD TBD TBD TBD

Race Calendar

Race Track Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor Reject of the Race Driver of the Race Report
1 Flag of Australia svg.png Australian Grand Prix Adelaide Street Circuit 10 March Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Bastiaan van Nieuwenhuijzen
2 Flag of New South Wales svg.png New South Wales Grand Prix Mount Panorama Circuit 17 March
3 Flag of Japan svg.png Kinki Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit 31 March
4 Flag of Italy svg.png Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza 21 April
5 Flag of Morocco svg.png Moroccan Grand Prix Circuit Moulay El Hassan 5 May
6 Flag of Canada svg.png Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 26 May
7 Flag of the United States svg.png ARWS Indy 500km Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2 June
8 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png British Grand Prix Brands Hatch 16 June
9 Flag of Austria svg.png Austrian Grand Prix Laudaring 30 June
10 Flag of Germany svg.png German Grand Prix Norisring 14 July
11 Flag of Norway svg.png Scandinavian Grand Prix Ås Fartway 28 July
12 Flag of Belgium svg.png Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 25 August
13 Flag of Monaco svg.png Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco 8 September
14 Flag of South Africa svg.png South African Grand Prix Phakisa Freeway 29 September
15 Flag of Brazil svg.png Brazilian Grand Prix São Paulo Street Circuit 13 October
16 Flag of Argentina svg.png Argentine Grand Prix Autodromo Juan y Oscar Galvez 20 October
17 Flag of Japan svg.png Japanese Grand Prix Fuji Speedway 10 November
18 Flag of China svg.png Chinese Grand Prix Guia Circuit 17 November

Note : Pink background denotes a Temporary Circuit, which may not be tested on at any time.
Note : Blue background denotes an Oval Circuit.

Standings

Drivers' Championship

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Points 10 7 5 3 2 1


Pos Driver AUS
Flag of Australia svg.png
NSW
Flag of New South Wales svg.png
KIN
Flag of Japan svg.png
ITA
Flag of Italy svg.png
MAR
Flag of Morocco svg.png
CAN
Flag of Canada svg.png
500
Flag of the United States svg.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png
AUT
Flag of Austria svg.png
GER
Flag of Germany svg.png
SCA
Flag of Norway svg.png
BEL
Flag of Belgium svg.png
MON
Flag of Monaco svg.png
SAF
Flag of South Africa svg.png
BRA
Flag of Brazil svg.png
ARG
Flag of Argentina svg.png
JPN
Flag of Japan svg.png
CHN
Flag of China svg.png
Pts
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Terry Hawkin 0
2 Flag of Ghana svg.png Marcel Agyemang-Badu 0
3 Flag of Tropico svg.png Alberto Cara 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)
Pale Blue Withdrawn (WD)
Blank Did Not Enter (No text)
Excluded (EX)
Did not Start (DNS)
Did not Arrive (DNA)
Event cancelled (C)
Injured (INJ)
Bold denotes pole position
Italics denote fastest lap
Classification despite retirement
Race not run to scheduled distance

Constructors' Championship

Harvey Jones Memorial Trophy

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