2020 AutoReject World Series season

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2020 AutoReject World Series season
ARWS Logo.png
Season
Races 18
Start date 8 March 2020
Start Event Flag of Australia svg.png Jooky Australian Grand Prix
End date 25 October 2020
End Event Flag of China svg.png Macau Chinese Grand Prix
Awards
Driver's Champion None
Constructor's Champion None
Pre-Qualifying Cup Driver's Champion None
Pre-Qualifying Cup Team's Champion None
Harvey Jones Memorial Trophy winner None
Seasons
Previous season Next season
2019 2021 (AutoGP)
Development Categories
Tier 1 2020 AutoReject 3.5 season
Tier 2 2020 AutoReject 2.0 season


The 2020 AutoReject World Series season was the 11th season of ARWS competition, and the third since the rebrand from the former F1RWRS moniker. Bastiaan van Nieuwenhuijzen and Kjellerup entered the season as reigning Driver's and Constructor's champions respectively after dominating 2019.

The season was suspended on March 16th 2020 after just two races had been run, due to the ownership group of ARWS was found to be financially insolvent and placed in the hands of administrators. The season was formally cancelled on June 3rd, 2020 and all assets put up for sale as a result of being embroiled in the Leonhard von Gottorp scandal. The assets of the series were purchased by a consortium of ARWS team owners, leading to the formation of the AutoGP World Series from 2021 onwards.

Drivers and Teams

Team Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre # Race Drivers Rounds Test Driver(s)
Flag of Denmark svg.png/Flag of France svg.png Kjellerup by Écurie Prenois [?] Kjellerup-Renault 020 Renault Icon.png
RSXXII-20
Goodyear Icon.png 1 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Bastiaan van Nieuwenhuijzen 1-2
2 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Mark Dagnall 1-2
Flag of France svg.png Voeckler Renault [?] Voeckler-Renault VGP4 Renault Icon.png
RSXXII-20
Dunlop Icon.png 3 Flag of France svg.png Phillippe Nicolas 1-2 Flag of Japan svg.png Shinobu Katayama
Flag of Finland svg.png Kyösti Pykälistö
4 Flag of the United States svg.png Dan Greenlaw 1-2
Flag of Australia svg.png/Flag of Germany svg.png Jooky Melrose Racing Team [?] MRT-BMW M11 BMW Icon.png
P92/20
Goodyear Icon.png 5 Flag of Tropico svg.png Alberto Cara 1-2 Flag of Monaco svg.png Jean-Vincent Albertini
Flag of Russia svg.png Evgeny Restov
6 Flag of Japan svg.png Akira Yamamura 1-2
Flag of Belgium svg.png Fusion Lotto Racing [?] Fusion-Renault FL1/20 Renault Icon.png
RSXXII-20
Bridgestone Icon.png 7 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Terry Hawkin 1-2 Flag of Latvia svg.png Matthias Valsattis
Flag of Switzerland svg.png Gregor Pascal
8 Flag of Austria svg.png Marko Jantscher 1-2
Flag of Finland svg.png/Flag of Germany svg.png BASF Nurminen Grand Prix [?] Nurminen-BMW NRE Type 03 BMW Icon.png
P92/20
Goodyear Icon.png 9 Flag of Italy svg.png Alessandro Lucarelli 1-2
10 Flag of Estonia svg.png Anu Võsu 1-2
Flag of Australia svg.png Simpson Motorsports [?] Simpson-Yamaha SM-060 Yamaha Icon.png
OX64B
Goodyear Icon.png 11 Flag of Russia svg.png Alexey Buyvolov 1-2
12 Flag of Brazil svg.png Mineiro 1-2
Flag of Austria svg.png Union Saver Developments [?] USD-Daihatsu KS-03 Daihatsu Icon.png
Zeetec-R2/20
Goodyear Icon.png 13 Flag of Japan svg.png Naoki Shinjo 1-2 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson
14 Flag of France svg.png Aimée Gauthier 1-2
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jones Racing [?] Jones-Ford 118 Ford Icon.png
XR8E
Goodyear Icon.png 15 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Cameron 1-2
Flag of the United States svg.png Ashley Cassidy 5
16 Flag of Finland svg.png Nick Nurmester 1-2
Flag of Indonesia svg.png Team Mecha Racing [?] Mecha-Pure Hart FM-20 Pure-Hart Icon.png
PHWS-2-20
Goodyear Icon.png 17 Flag of Italy svg.png Nino Barlini 1-2 1-2
18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png John Bean 1-2
Flag of Japan svg.png Best In The World Kahama Motor Sport [?] Kahama-Yamaha KARWS-Λ Yamaha Icon.png
OX64B
Bridgestone Icon.png 19 Flag of China svg.png Du Lon 1-2 Flag of Somalia svg.png Zaituni Dileita
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Older, Jr.
20 Flag of Spain svg.png Carmen Álvarez Torrente 1-2
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Eric Vincent Racing [?] Vixen-Daihatsu FA.3 Daihatsu Icon.png
Zeetec-R2/20
Goodyear Icon.png 21 Flag of Finland svg.png Tommi Hämäläinen 1-2
22 Flag of Canada svg.png Gary Pacer 1-2
Flag of Belgium svg.png Gillet Ecurie Nationale Belge [?] Gillet ENB ENB120 Gillet Icon.png
GV12C
Pirelli Icon.png 23 Flag of the United States svg.png Shane Walsh 1-2 Flag of Belgium svg.png Wouter Lamberigts
24 Flag of Belgium svg.png Alexandre Dorval 1-2
Flag of Germany svg.png RUF Blokkmonsta Grand Prix Team [?] Blokkmonsta-Pure Hart GPR-03 Pure-Hart Icon.png
PHWS-2-20
Dunlop Icon.png 25 Flag of Japan svg.png Hansuke Shioya 1-2 Flag of Portugal svg.png Daniel Martins
26 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Martin McFry 1-2
Flag of Germany svg.png Euromotor International [?] Euromotor-Holden EU2 Holden Icon.png
LSW-19B
Goodyear Icon.png 27 Flag of France svg.png Benoît Voeckler 1-2 Flag of the United Nations svg.png Timmy O'Toole
28 Flag of Japan svg.png Takuma Taki 1-2
Flag of the United Nations svg.png Timmy O'Toole 3-
Flag of Argentina svg.png/Flag of Germany svg.png GA Squadron Racing [?] GASR-Yamaha von Richter Mk1 Yamaha Icon.png
OX64B
Goodyear Icon.png 29 Flag of Italy svg.png Fredo Mestolio 1-2 Flag of Germany svg.png Martyn Rietacher
30 Flag of Italy svg.png Gianluigi Pazzini 1-2
Flag of Canada svg.png Ryan McReynolds 5
Flag of Italy svg.png Scuderia Adriatica [?] Adriatica-Pure Hart SAF20-01 Pure-Hart Icon.png
PHWS-2-20
Goodride Icon.png 31 Flag of Mexico svg.png Jesús Plaza 1-2 Flag of Australia svg.png Seamus Belcher
32 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Thomas Butler 1-2
Flag of Spain svg.png Mediterranean Motorsports [?] Mediterranean-BMW MeMo-Uno BMW Icon.png
P92/20
Goodyear Icon.png 33 Flag of Israel svg.png Brucie Kibbutz 1-2 Flag of Spain svg.png Miguel Silva
34 Flag of France svg.png Adélaïde Voeckler 1-2

Team Changes

Pre-season

  • After growing frustration with the decisions of the ARWS Commission, Venturi Formula decided to leave the sport at the end of the 2019 season and sold the team to GA Squadron Racing, owned by the eccentric Enrique von Richter. GA Squadron elected to continue to run Yamaha engines.
  • Facing financial trouble, Peak Aeroracing Engineering elected to withdraw from ARWS to focus on their junior program.
  • Rob Lomas Racing withdrew at the conclusion of the season, in order for team owner Rob Lomas to focus on designing and developing engines.
  • Bari-based team Scuderia Adriatica, led by former touring car driver Erica B. Mancino entered ARWS for the first time. The squad had previously run as a privateer team in Formula One during the 1950s. The team signed an expensive contract with Pure-Hart to provide engines, leaving the team with no option but to sign with Goodride as their tyre provider.
  • Spain-based Mediterranean Motorsports shocked the motorsport world by announcing a late entry to the series in December 2019. The team signed an engine contract with BMW, but expectations were low as the team had only 3 months to design and build their first chassis.
  • Financial and health issues forced Barii Mori to sell enough shares of Kamaha Revolution Motorsports in order for Best In The World to become a 70% shareholder and majority owner. As part of a rebrand, the name change made before the start of the 2013 ARWS season was reversed and the team competed under the Kahama name again.
  • After a poor 2019 season and faced with health issues, Sammy Jones elected to take a step back in the running of the Jones Racing. Former Fusion owner Jacques Couteau was brought on board as team principal to turn the team around.

Mid-season

Driver Changes

Pre-season

Mid-season

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 Jooky Australian Grand Prix Adelaide Street Circuit 8 March Flag of Tropico svg.png Alberto Cara Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Bastiaan van Nieuwenhuijzen Flag of Tropico svg.png Alberto Cara Flag of Australia svg.png/Flag of Germany svg.png Jooky Melrose Racing Team Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Eric Vincent Racing Flag of Italy svg.png Gianluigi Pazzini
2 Flag of New South Wales svg.png New South Wales Grand Prix Mount Panorama Circuit 15 March Flag of Tropico svg.png Alberto Cara Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Mark Dagnall Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Mark Dagnall Flag of Denmark svg.png/Flag of France svg.png Kjellerup by Écurie Prenois Flag of Japan svg.png Akira Yamamura Flag of the United States svg.png Dan Greenlaw
3 Flag of Argentina svg.png Gran Premio Marlboro de Argentina Autodromo Juan y Oscar Galvez 29 March
4 Flag of Brazil svg.png Brahma Brazilian Grand Prix São Paulo Street Circuit 5 April
5 Flag of the United States svg.png ARWS Indy 500km Indianapolis Motor Speedway 26 April
6 Flag of Canada svg.png Canadian Grand Prix Toronto Exhibition Place 3 May
7 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png British Grand Prix Birmingham SuperPrix 7 June
8 Flag of Belgium svg.png Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 14 June
9 Flag of Monaco svg.png Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco 21 June
10 Flag of Italy svg.png Barilla Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza 5 July
11 Flag of Austria svg.png Red Bull Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring 12 July
12 Flag of Germany svg.png Visit Bayern German Grand Prix Norisring 19 July
13 Flag of South Africa svg.png South African Grand Prix Phakisa Freeway 6 September
14 Flag of Indonesia svg.png KFC Indonesian Grand Prix Sentul International Circuit 20 September
15 Flag of Malaysia svg.png Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit 27 September
16 Flag of Japan svg.png Pacific Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit 11 October
17 Flag of Japan svg.png JR Japanese Grand Prix Fuji Speedway 18 October
18 Flag of China svg.png Macau ARWS Grand Prix Guia Circuit 25 October

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
ARG
Flag of Argentina svg.png
BRA
Flag of Brazil svg.png
500
Flag of the United States svg.png
CAN
Flag of Canada svg.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png
BEL
Flag of Belgium svg.png
MON
Flag of Monaco svg.png
ITA
Flag of Italy svg.png
AUT
Flag of Austria svg.png
GER
Flag of Germany svg.png
SAF
Flag of South Africa svg.png
IND
Flag of Indonesia svg.png
MAL
Flag of Malaysia svg.png
PAC
Flag of Japan svg.png
JPN
Flag of Japan svg.png
CHN
Flag of China svg.png
Pts
1 Flag of Tropico svg.png Alberto Cara 1 3 15
2 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Mark Dagnall Ret 1 10
3 Flag of Japan svg.png Akira Yamamura 2 22† 7
4 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Bastiaan van Nieuwenhuijzen Ret 2 7
5 Flag of Austria svg.png Marko Jantscher 3 10 5
6 Flag of the United States svg.png Dan Greenlaw 9 4 3
7 Flag of France svg.png Aimée Gauthier 4 Ret 3
8 Flag of Italy svg.png Gianluigi Pazzini 5 11 2
9 Flag of Russia svg.png Alexey Buyvolov Ret 5 2
10 Flag of Italy svg.png Alessandro Lucarelli 6 13 1
11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Terry Hawkin Ret 6 1
12 Flag of Finland svg.png Nick Nurmester 7 Ret 0
13 Flag of France svg.png Phillippe Nicolas Ret 7 0
14 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Cameron 8 12 0
15 Flag of Italy svg.png Fredo Mestolio Ret 8 0
16 Flag of Brazil svg.png Mineiro 13 9 0
17 Flag of Estonia svg.png Anu Võsu 10 Ret 0
18 Flag of the United States svg.png Shane Walsh 11 14 0
19 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png John Bean 12 20 0
20 Flag of Belgium svg.png Alexandre Dorval 14 17 0
21 Flag of Japan svg.png Naoki Shinjo 15 15 0
22 Flag of Finland svg.png Tommi Hämäläinen 16 16 0
23 Flag of Italy svg.png Nino Barlini Ret 18 0
24 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Thomas Butler Ret 19 0
25 Flag of Mexico svg.png Jesús Plaza DNQ 21 0
26 Flag of Canada svg.png Gary Pacer Ret Ret 0
27 Flag of Spain svg.png Carmen Álvarez Torrente Ret DNQ 0
28 Flag of China svg.png Du Lon DNQ DNQ 0
29 Flag of Japan svg.png Hansuke Shioya DNPQ DNPQ 0
30 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Martin McFry DNPQ DNPQ 0
31 Flag of Israel svg.png Brucie Kibbutz DNPQ DNPQ 0
32 Flag of France svg.png Adélaïde Voeckler DNPQ DNPQ 0
33 Flag of France svg.png Benoît Voeckler DNPQ DNPQ 0
34 Flag of Japan svg.png Takuma Taki DNPQ DNPQ 0
35 Flag of the United Nations svg.png Timmy O'Toole DNA 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

Pos Constructor # AUS
Flag of Australia svg.png
NSW
Flag of New South Wales svg.png
ARG
Flag of Argentina svg.png
BRA
Flag of Brazil svg.png
500
Flag of the United States svg.png
CAN
Flag of Canada svg.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png
BEL
Flag of Belgium svg.png
MON
Flag of Monaco svg.png
ITA
Flag of Italy svg.png
AUT
Flag of Austria svg.png
GER
Flag of Germany svg.png
SAF
Flag of South Africa svg.png
IND
Flag of Indonesia svg.png
MAL
Flag of Malaysia svg.png
PAC
Flag of Japan svg.png
JPN
Flag of Japan svg.png
CHN
Flag of China svg.png
Pts
1 Flag of Australia svg.png/Flag of Germany svg.png MRT-BMW 5 1 3 22
6 2 22†
2 Flag of Denmark svg.png/Flag of France svg.png Kjellerup-Renault 1 Ret 2 17
2 Ret 1
3 Flag of Belgium svg.png Fusion-Renault 7 Ret 6 6
8 3 10
4 Flag of France svg.png Voeckler-Renault 3 Ret 7 3
4 9 4
5 Flag of Austria svg.png USD-Daihatsu 13 15 15 3
14 4 Ret
6 Flag of Argentina svg.png/Flag of Germany svg.png GASR-Yamaha 29 Ret 8 2
30 5 11
7 Flag of Australia svg.png Simpson-Yamaha 11 Ret 5 2
12 13 9
8 Flag of Finland svg.png/Flag of Germany svg.png NRE-BMW 9 6 13 1
10 10 Ret
9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jones-Ford 15 8 12 0
16 7 Ret
10 Flag of Belgium svg.png Gillet 23 11 14 0
24 14 17
11 Flag of Indonesia svg.png Mecha-PURE Hart 17 Ret 18 0
18 12 20
12 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Vixen-Daihatsu 21 16 16 0
16 Ret Ret
13 Flag of Italy svg.png Adriatica-PURE Hart 31 Ret 19 0
32 DNQ 21
14 Flag of Japan svg.png Kahama-Yamaha 19 DNQ DNQ 0
20 Ret DNQ
15 Flag of Germany svg.png Blokkmonsta-PURE Hart 25 DNPQ DNPQ 0
26 DNPQ DNPQ
16 Flag of Spain svg.png Mediterranean-BMW 33 DNPQ DNPQ 0
34 DNPQ DNPQ
17 Flag of Germany svg.png Euromotor-Holden 27 DNPQ DNPQ 0
28 DNPQ DNPQ

Harvey Jones Memorial Trophy

Pos Constructor AUS
Flag of Australia svg.png
NSW
Flag of New South Wales svg.png
ARG
Flag of Argentina svg.png
BRA
Flag of Brazil svg.png
500
Flag of the United States svg.png
CAN
Flag of Canada svg.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png
BEL
Flag of Belgium svg.png
MON
Flag of Monaco svg.png
ITA
Flag of Italy svg.png
AUT
Flag of Austria svg.png
GER
Flag of Germany svg.png
SAF
Flag of South Africa svg.png
IND
Flag of Indonesia svg.png
MAL
Flag of Malaysia svg.png
PAC
Flag of Japan svg.png
JPN
Flag of Japan svg.png
CHN
Flag of China svg.png
Pts
1 Goodyear Icon.png 1 1 20
2 Bridgestone Icon.png 2 3 12
3 Dunlop Icon.png 3 2 12
4 Pirelli Icon.png 4 4 6
5 Goodride Icon.png Ret 5 2
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