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25th November 2015, 16:31 at 4:31 pm #309488
I am open to the move. The main positive is that it will be convient to have different threads for everything, so that we don’t have to dig through pages and pages of posts to find something.13th November 2015, 17:38 at 5:38 pm #308854
Here are some potentially interesting stats from that chaotic Spanish V-Prix:
-Enzo Domenicalli secured his first career victory. He is the first Italian to win a V-Prix.
-Enrique Ruiz won his fourth pole and his eleventh fastest lap, and fourth fastest lap in a row.
-Franklin have won all of the poles and fastest laps this year, but have won only two of the five races. Their car is dominant but the results just haven’t been there.
-Rossi secured their first victory. This is the second time in three races that a driver and team have won for the first time simultaneously.
-Three teams in the points were using the same engine (Downton). This is the first time this has ever happened.
-There were a record number of retirements in this race: 10.
-Ocelot scored their first points and their first double points finish. They are now ahead of Warrior and Lucas in the standings. The last time a team scored their first points they also got a double points finish in Spain (Force Australia in Spain last year).
-Lucas have not been classified for the last three races.
-Judson Sikes scored the first two points of his FV career.
-AMR got their best ever result with a 4th and a 5th. This was also Hiroto Nakumaya’s best result and it equaled Felix Beyer’s best result in 2013 Britain.
-Scott Parson’s last three races have been done with three different teams (Downton, Ocelot, Meteor)
-Liverpool’s record double points scoring streak ended with Beckenbauer’s retirement.
-Lewis Ellington’s record run of unclassified results continues. He is still not classified in the championship.
-Elroy Wagner has a comfortable 23 point lead in championship despite Franklin being stuck in 3rd in the constructors’.
-AMR actually had the 2nd best result of any team in the Spanish V-Prix in terms of points, despite not being on the podium.
-All of the teammates of the podium finishers retired from the race. This has never happened before, although 2014 Belgium did see two of the teammates of podium finishers retire and the other one finish outside of the points.
-Rossi have scored podiums in each of the last five races.
-Ferrari won their first race as an engine supplier. This is the first time an Italian has won in an Italian car powered by an Italian engine. Great Britain is the only other nation to do this with Marcus Thunder and Downton (the team and engine) this year.
-In three runnings of the Spanish V-Prix, a constructor and engine supplier have both won their first V-Prix every time: BMW Zyla/BMW, Peugeot, and Rossi/Ferrari.
-This is the first V-Prix to have been run three times without a Franklin victory.
-The last six races have taken place on six different continents. Maybe we should schedule an Antarctic V-Prix?4th November 2015, 23:01 at 11:01 pm #308532
@holmqvist Sorry I didn’t read the fine print. I hope this takes care of it. I’ll change my lineup & numbers to the following:
#35 GT: Adam Blocker (USA) [No series], Ted Kamen (USA) [FV3], Douglas Bacon (USA) [ex-FV]
#36 GT: Billy Dye (USA) [VARS], Mike Fredrickson Jr. (USA) [VARS], Jamie Gerrard (GBR) [FV2]
#74 TC: Brock Kidd (USA) [VWRS], Jacob Sral [No series], Steven Bunn (GBR) [No series]
And, yes, FIRST has always ran Fords. In the short-lived touring car series, in VEC, in FV2 (all chassis are Fords), and FV2 Winter. Here is the livery for the Fiesta (I made it previously for the touring car series): https://imageshack.com/i/idAyuP3Xp. And if you could visually shift that livery (and the FV2 livery) on to the sexy Ford GT Le Mans car, you have a good idea of what that would look like.4th November 2015, 21:48 at 9:48 pm #308526
Inman and Gerrard have been inconsistent in races so far and Gerrard is consistently near the back in qualifying. That’s really disappointing considering it is his 3rd season in FV2.
And there isn’t a reason not to have a go at the Nurburgring, so here is my entry:
Team Name: FIRST Motorsport
Cars / Classes:
GT: Ford GT LM GTE
TC: Ford Fiesta ST
51 GT: Adam Blocker (USA) [No series], Ted Kamen (USA) [FV3], Douglas Bacon (USA) [ex-FV]
52 GT: Billy Dye (USA) [VARS], Mike Fredrickson Jr. (USA) [VARS], Dylan Bekker (CAN) [VARS]
TC: Brock Kidd (USA) [VWRS], Jamie Gerrard (GBR) [FV2], Steven Bunn (GBR) [No series]25th October 2015, 2:09 at 2:09 am #307649
@sirspuddington The continuity rule is just making the game more realistic. In real life it is an advantage to keep the same drivers from a development standpoint because the team already has a sense for what the drivers like and the drivers have already built up a good relationship with the engineers.23rd October 2015, 20:04 at 8:04 pm #307459
Actually, FV has raced on 6 continents in 6 races, as the final race of last season was Mexico.
Also, the bump on the S/F straight was weird, because sometimes cars went over it perfectly fine, and other times they were doing a Webber in China 201323rd October 2015, 17:58 at 5:58 pm #307444
It looks like Kyalami is fairly difficult to overtake at, but it was still a decent race despite that. The damage model was better, at least Ellington’s wheel did come off when he hit the wall. Why was Emma Wilson on wets though?
And even though the Ruiz problem at the end of the race denied us of some interesting stats, here are some (potentially) interesting stats from South Africa:
* The South African V-Prix was the series’ first visit to Africa. Races have now been held on every inhabited continent.
* The win for Beckenbauer is his third career win, and eighth for the Mathershaw/Liverpool outfit.
* Ruiz got his third consecutive fastest lap and his second pole of the season. He already has more poles this season than he did last season.
* Liverpool have had both cars in the points for the last 9 races. This is a series record.
* Rossi remains the only team to have scored a podium in all of the races so far this season.
* Lewis Ellington is still not classified in the championship. He has been unclassified in the last 4 races he has entered, this is a series record for consecutive non-classified results. If there is any race to break this streak, it would surely be the Spanish V-Prix (the next race) which he has won both runnings of.
* Ocelot had both cars finish a race for the first time. Sikes was classified in Malaysia, but did not finish.
* Westwood have now scored points in 5 consecutive races (going back to 2014 Mexico). This is the longest points scoring streak in team history.
* For the last 10 races (going back to 2014 Belgium), Ingram have either had both cars in the points or neither car in the points. During this period they have had 4 double points scores and 6 non-points scoring races, so it isn’t like they just haven’t been scoring points. Before this run, they had never had a double-points scoring race.
* For the last 3 races, the first two finishers have been from the same nation. We had Wagner and Beckenbauer in Malaysia, then Thunder and Powers in Brazil, and now Beckenbauer and Wagner in South Africa. Before this season this had only happened once: Hoskins and Powers, 2014 Bahrain.
* At the next race in Spain the series will have raced on 5 different continents in 5 races. Australia (Australia), Malaysia (Asia), Brazil (South America), South Africa (Africa), Spain (Europe). The last time two consecutive races were on the same continent was more than six races ago when China and Japan were back-to-back.
* Lucas are the first team to miss the start of a race and then return.
* Also, add in the stat that @pezlo2013 had about Bradley forgetting where he was. It is understandable, however, after that continent stat I just mentioned.19th October 2015, 17:39 at 5:39 pm #307233
Solid FV2 weekend for FIRST, hopefully we can continue that sort of form but with a better qualifying next time out. I’m happy to get a win though, good stuff from Gerrard.
The new nose idea is a good one, it adds some different strategy and will differentiate the cars in terms of shape, something that is always interesting to see in real life.19th October 2015, 17:28 at 5:28 pm #307232
The best three for me so far have been the Hungarian GP, the Indy 500, and the Dutch TT. Hungary had a lot of incidents, overtaking, and unpredictability. Indy had some great wheel-to-wheel action and a fantastic battle for the win during the last 10 laps (as usual), and Assen had a fantastic battle between Marquez and Rossi, especially on the final lap.16th October 2015, 18:13 at 6:13 pm #307172
@redmist To be fair, Dwyer is only .15 sec off of the time of Sikes, the field is really tight in that area of the grid. I am surprised to see both Ocelots in front of both Lucas and Warrior cars, though. Emma Wilson seems to be struggling a lot so far, despite being FV2 champion and costing Lucas a LOT of money.
Hiroto Nakumaya has been doing a pretty good job this season, two points finishes so far and he out-qualified Beyerby 1.388 seconds. It is also interesting to see Ingram back up near the top again. Rossi and Liverpool seem to only be slightly behind Franklin, so that should make for an exciting race.15th October 2015, 23:15 at 11:15 pm #307143
I will take that result, good recovery drives from Inman and Gerrard after a disappointing qualifying. I look forward to seeing what Gerrard can do from reverse-grid pole, maybe he can turn his weekend around.
And I thought it was interesting to see Hugh Dwyer so far up after practice for FV. He’s been slow so far this season, but maybe he is starting to show the form that won him a race a couple of seasons back.14th October 2015, 2:47 at 2:47 am #3070824th October 2015, 19:38 at 7:38 pm #306529
@fastiesty No problem, it’s an interesting tie up for sure. The start of the FV2 season is only two FV rounds away in South Africa, so that will be interesting. FIRST have a good shot with Gerrard and Inman.
By the way, I meant to say that Bradley and Dylan did a good job commentating the race, considering it was Dylan’s first time and Bradley had to remain neutral despite his team fighting for the win. He even sounded happy for Beckenbauer when he passed Thunder for the lead, despite that probably being disappointing to him.
And also, here are some potentially interesting stats and facts from Brazil:
* Downton secured their first win as a constructor. They are the 9th constructor to win a race, the 6th from the UK, and the first new winner since Ingram at the US GP last season.
* Downton also secured their first win as an engine supplier. They are the 8th engine supplier to win a race, with the last one being Peugeot at the 2014 Spanish GP. The others are Honda, Cosworth, Mercedes, Vauxhall, BMW, and Yamaha. They are the first team to win using engines with the same name as the team.
* Marcus Thunder secured his first win. He his the first new winner this season, the last new winner was Milkovich in France last season.
* Elroy Wagner scored his second pole in a row and the eighth of his career. He has been on the pole twice in Brazil and has never been on the podium.
* Will Hoskins finished but was not classified as he was over 20 laps down. I believe this is a record for the least distance completed while still finishing the race.
* Downton scored their first ever double podium and 1-2. This was the first double podium and 1-2 by any team this season. The last 1-2 was Franklin in Germany last season.
* Firestone achieved their first victory and podiums in Formula Virtual.
* With Lucas being excluded from the race, FV had its smallest grid since 2013 Mexico, where BMW Zyla were missing from the grid after having been excluded from the championship. Hopefully the same does not happen to Lucas and this is a one-off.
* Downton jumped from 9th in the table to 4th after multiplying their previous point of 1 a factor of 44.
* Liverpool continue to lead the championship despite being winless. This is the first time that a team with zero wins has lead after 3 rounds. They are leading in part to being the only team to have three double-points finishes this season.
* The top two teams in the constructors’ championship have not won races during the season. This is a first time occurrence.
* Both former FV champions scored their first points of the season in Brazil. It was Powers’ first podium since 2014 France 11 races ago. This is his longest gap between podiums by far.
* Rossi have a career-best three podiums in a season after three consecutive podiums. They are the only team to have been on the podium every race of this season.
* I have no idea if this is a record or not, but four different teams (Franklin, Liverpool, Rossi, Downton) lead laps with six different drivers (Wagner, Simon, Giodano, Dominicali, Thunder, Beckenbauer). There were too many lead changes to count! (someone can if they want, though)
* Westwood and AMR achieved their first points finishes in Brazil.
* This was the second Brazilian V-Prix in five races. It was the penultimate round of last season.4th October 2015, 17:22 at 5:22 pm #306523
Fantastic race! The first couple of race were admittedly difficult to watch for the full length, but that one went by in a blur. A lot of teams messed up the strategy in that race, probably due to the drastically different track length from the first two races. Beckenbauer had a cracking race storming up from 12th on the grid, it was unfortunate that he didn’t win. It looks like @bradley13 called the strategy absolutely right.
@fastiesty Surely a formal process would be opened up for entries next season, if there will be any spots available? I’m sure you aren’t the only one who wants in.
@RoboCAT I think the series should consider making a rule saying that the resigning of drivers for the upcoming season cannot occur until after a certain number of races (say 6 or 7). The prices for the drivers based on championship standing are not necessarily accurate after only a few rounds and it sort of kills the silly season very early on in the season. It’s kinda crazy for teams to have to make decisions on drivers before they even see how the perform during the season.28th September 2015, 20:25 at 8:25 pm #306276