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25th September 2016, 22:34 at 10:34 pm #329126
A poor performance from FIRST. Hutchinson and Bacon colliding didn’t help anything. Hopefully Dubai suits our car a little bit better.20th September 2016, 0:51 at 12:51 am #328949
This seems like a ploy to try to get Meteor and FUN to focus on next season instead of chasing the title this season.19th September 2016, 10:15 at 10:15 am #328889
Not the best race for us, but a decent result. It was a messy race for the new teams: Bacon and Hutchinson both spun, with Hutchinson retiring from damage, the North Stars colliding, the Holmqvists colliding, and Bergkvist being a moving road block.
We had good pace early on, and I thought Hutchinson would beat Sikes by doing one less stop but then he and Bacon lost touch with Sikes for some reason. We keep 11th for now though.16th September 2016, 16:54 at 4:54 pm #328602
@lockwste The results for the Dutch and Belgian rounds have been posted for a while now. See http://f1fanatic.shoutwiki.com/wiki/2016_FV2_Series_season for the final results. The segmented breakdown for those races is not available.15th September 2016, 21:52 at 9:52 pm #32847611th September 2016, 20:29 at 8:29 pm #328221
Here are some potentially interesting stats from the 2016 Dutch and Belgian V-Prix:
– Olen Inman set the record for starting in the lowest grid position and going on to win a V-Prix after starting in 16th and going on to win. It was the second win of his career.
– Johan Halvosen got his second career pole position and his second in a row. Four drivers have now earned their maiden pole position in 2016.
– Johan Halvosen set the first fastest lap of his career. He became the first Danish driver to set a fastest lap in Formula Virtual history.
– Downton scored their first points in nine races. That ends the worst points scoring drought in the team’s history.
– Nathaniel Powers ended the longest points scoring drought in the career of any Formula Virtual champion at eight races.
– With 3 disqualifications, the Dutch V-Prix holds the record for most disqualifications in any V-Prix.
– Kiara Thunder became the first driver this season to finish a race but be classified as a result of not completing enough laps. In fact, she is the first driver to get this result without being in the pits for a lengthy repair.
– Felix Beyer finished two consecutive races in the top 7 since his time with BMW Zyla in 2013.
– Johan Halvosen became the first driver in 20 races to not win a race despite starting from pole and setting the fastest lap. The most recent occurrence of this was Enrique Ruiz at the 2015 Spanish V-Prix. The most recent occurrence of this where the driver did not retire (like Halvosen) was Beckenbauer at the 2014 Belgian V-Prix.
– FUN took their first ever victory and first ever double podium. They have become the 11th different team to win a race, the first maiden (team) winner this season, the first Finnish team to win a V-Prix.
– All of the ‘original teams’ that are still active have won a V-Prix. All of the teams that have joined in 2014 or afterwards remain winless.
– FUN took their first pole position. In so doing, they became the first Finnish team to score a pole position and the second team to take their maiden pole position this season.
– The only ‘original team’ that is still active and hasn’t taken a pole position is Downton.
– Yamaha have the longest gap between consecutive pole positions and victories, with 45 races in between consecutive victories and 47 races in between consecutive pole positions. Their last win and pole both came with the Lucas team in 2013.
– Carson Davenport also set the record for longest gap between consecutive victories, with 47 races in between his two career victories (2013 China with Lucas and 2016 Belgium with FUN).
– Carson Davenport became the second driver to score maiden wins for multiple teams. The other driver to have done so is Lewis Ellington, who did it with BMW Zyla and Meteor.
– For the first time in Formula Virtual history, Franklin had a double retirement. It is only the third time in Formula Virtual history that they have failed to score points.
– DS and Downton remain the only teams to have had at least one classified finisher in every Formula Virtual race in history.
– FUN, FIRST, North Star, and Holmqvist all scored the best results in their history.
– For the first time since the 2014 Bahrain V-Prix, two drivers made their Formula Virtual debuts in the same mid-season race. The previous two debutants were Hiroto Nakumaya (AMR) and Fillipio Fazio (Peugeot).
– Nikolajis Christodoulou became the first Greek driver to drive in a Formula Virtual race.
– Sebastian Bergkvist became the first Swedish driver to drive in a Formula Virtual race. Fittingly, he made his debut with a Swedish team in Holmqvist.
– Will Hoskins currently has the record for most Formula Virtual pole positions with 11. He is the only driver to have scored a pole position in every season of Formula Virtual, and is the only driver to have scored pole positions with 3 different teams. Unfortunately for Hoskins, he has gone 31 races without a victory and has failed to convert his last four pole positions into victories.
– Will Hoskins has the highest finish of any Hard tire runner this season with a 2nd place finish.
– Nine of the ten points scorers were running the Soft tire.
– 10 retirements is a Formula Virtual record. It is not a record for the fewest finishers, though as this race featured four more starters than the previous record holder (2015 German V-Prix with 9 retirements).
– Lopez ended their three race points scoring drought with their first double points finish in 5 races.
– Marcus Thunder scored his first points of the season.
– Westwood like to chop and change their drivers almost as much as Meteor do. Westwood average 3.5 drivers used per season, while Meteor average 3.75. Of course, Downton’s record of 6 drivers used in a season is safe because of the regulations preventing teams from using more than 4 drivers in a season.
– Nikolajis Christodoulou has the longest name of any driver in Formula Virtual history with 22 letters in his name.
– No British teams or drivers have won a race yet this season.
– Only five teams had both cars finish with a classified result in Belgium.
– Ingram remain the team with the longest active points scoring streak.
– Felix Beyer and AMR have both finished in the top 7 for three consecutive races for the first time in both of their histories.
– 2016 is now FUN’s highest points scoring season. Ocelot, Lopez, and Meteor have all also surpassed their record season points hauls in 2016.
– FUN have six consecutive points scoring finishes for the first time in their history.
– Jean Mattson’s fourth is his best result since his third at the 2014 Spanish V-Prix, 26 races ago
– Johan Halvosen’s disqualification marks the first time a driver has been disqualified from a points scoring position.
– FIRST have only beaten North Star three times this season, but each time they have they bettered the best ever finish for one of the 2016 new teams and kept their 11th in the constructors’ standings in the process.
– Only 11 points separate 3rd – 5th in the constructors’ standings (Ingram, Franklin, FUN). Can you imagine if FUN managed to beat Franklin? Who would have even thought of that as possible before the season?
Also to correct something in the broadcast: Hutchinson’s 15th place in Malaysia was not because of attrition, as there were only three retirements. He beat both Westwoods and both Downtons on track, just like he did in Australia.11th September 2016, 16:56 at 4:56 pm #328218
Douglas Bacon, what a drive! I don’t know how he closed the gap to Nowosinki so quickly and then passed him and held him off, but it was brilliant. We have been slower than North Star for most of the season (and still are), so for my drivers to pop up at just the right time is unbelievable. Hutchinson put in a great qualifying too, but he ultimately failed during the race, which could have cost us.
Hopefully that 13th will hold out for the rest of the season, but if it doesn’t then hopefully we will be there to challenge just like at Spa.10th September 2016, 14:37 at 2:37 pm #328209
That was a great lap from Hutchinson, faster than both North Stars and also faster than Bacon by a lot.
Also: Will Hoskins just became the first driver to get pole positions with three different teams (Franklin, Westwood, FUN).
Edit: Also since when is Christodoulou racing? If he is it is interesting that average FV2 drivers are deemed good enough for FV now. Maxwell has been doing badly, but Christodoulou is only 11th in FV2 with the top team and most his points have come from reverse grids.9th September 2016, 17:14 at 5:14 pm #328191
Bacon in last 106.3% behind the leader is shocking. We are way off of the pace here. Hutchinson isn’t much better at 105.8%.8th September 2016, 22:42 at 10:42 pm #328176
IMO the top 5 should be:
I mostly agree with your rankings. I would have put my drivers up a bit higher, but I guess almost everybody else would do the same with theirs.6th September 2016, 23:25 at 11:25 pm #328138
@bradley13 No worries.
Those teammate comparisons are interesting. There are five teams that have one driver that has been clearly superior this season based on that comparison: Franklin, AMR, Lopez, Meteor, and Holmqvist. The main team that is really difficult to call in terms of who won the first half of the season is Downton.
In terms of Bergqvist’s upcoming début: I’m surprised that Holmqvist decided to go with such an inexperienced driver. Sure, he has some potential and it is only for one race, but his only experience is 6 races at the tier 3 level. But I guess it was done to save money (no problem with that). It is definitely the right call to not let Einarsson race with a concussion. He drives erratically enough without one.6th September 2016, 17:06 at 5:06 pm #3281095th September 2016, 23:42 at 11:42 pm #328086
@robocat This is just a hypothesis, but the fact that the five drivers that suffered from the glitch (Einarsson (he already did one drive through before crashing), Sikes, Simon, Bacon, and Kiara) all started in the final grid slots suggests to me that maybe the circuit did not have enough pit stalls. That worked out so perfectly that I doubt it was a coincidence.5th September 2016, 18:02 at 6:02 pm #327976
That race was a bit of a farce because of what happened to Einarsson, Kiara, Bacon, and Simon. Something like that shouldn’t be affecting the title fight or any team’s performance for that matter. I’m sorry but I can’t just ignore it as if it didn’t happen.
Bacon was doing a good job until he was supposed to make his first pitstop, he might have been able to beat Nowosinki. Hutchinson did a solid job, but ultimately lost to the only one of his rivals that didn’t have problems.
And yes, that is a record for lowest starting position for a V-Prix winner. The previous record was Tumo Kinnumen at the 2015 Japanese V-Prix, who started 13th and went on to win.4th September 2016, 1:01 at 1:01 am #327849