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  • #325567
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    A few things:

    @theawesomefish Yeah, I thought you were about to get that 15th but I guess you’ll have to wait a little bit longer for it. Hopefully we get a wet race soon so that Bacon can improve the best result of the new teams by quite a bit :).

    Softs were only the optimal strategy for front runners I think. Besides that there was just too much traffic to make it work.

    Bacon looked really strong at the beginning of the race, but I am disappointed that he let Nowosinki by. He really does seem to be improving with every race though; in the first few races Hutchinson was clearly ahead and now it appears to be close between the two.

    Also it was nice to see Felix Perez pick up two solid results in FV2. Hopefully he can improve even more next race. I think the FV2 field this season is the best field we have seen in that series so far (mainly because few notable drivers are in VWRS), so the drivers that finish high in the championship are going to deserve any Formula Virtual chances that they get.

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    Here are some potentially interesting statistics from the 2016 French V-Prix:
    – Adrien Simon scored the 8th pole position of his career, and his first of the season. He is now tied with Elroy Wagner for third on the all-time poles list.
    – Adrien Simon won the eighth race of his career, and his third in a row. This makes him the third driver in Formula Virtual history to win at least three in a row. The other two are Hoskins (2014) and Ruiz (4 in a row – 2015). Simon has also broken his tie with Hoskins for second on the all-time wins list.
    – The first five races in 2016 have been won by only two different drivers. This is the record for fewest winners in the first five races. 2014 was close, as it had the third different winner of the season come in the fifth race.
    – Elroy Wagner earned his first fastest lap of the season and the 9th of his career.
    – The following teams earned their best results of the season so far: Ingram, Franklin, FUN (career best), Westwood, Downton, Holmqvist (career best). That is six of the thirteen teams!
    – FUN became the last original team to score a podium in Formula Virtual. That includes the likes of Molto Veloce and BMW Zyla, who did manage podiums in their only season of FV. They also ended the record long points scoring drought at 19 races. The only teams left in Formula Virtual that have not scored a podium are AMR (they have two 4th place finishes), Ocelot, FIRST, North Star, and Holmqvist.
    – For the first time in their short history, Holmqvist finished in the top 20.
    – AMR are continuing their obsession with finishing 11th place. They finished 11th 7 times last season and have already notched up 3 more in 5 races so far this season.
    – Westwood ended their personal worst points scoring drought of 4 races with a double points finish.
    – Nikolai Milkovich scored his and Ingram’s first podium in 22 races. Teammate Jean Mattson will be looking to end his 31 race podium drought soon.
    – Carson Davenport finished on the podium for only the third time in his career. In doing so, he set the record for most starts between consecutive podiums by any driver with Davenport starting 37 Formula Virtual races in between the 2013 Mexican V-Prix and the 2016 French V-Prix.
    – Marcus Thunder became the first driver to complete a full V-Prix without making a pit stop.
    – The super-soft runners set the record for most pit stops in a race with as many as 8 for some of them.
    – For the first time this season, the Medium tire was the race winning compound.
    – For the first time this season, the polesitter went on to win the race. Remarkably, this hadn’t happened for eight race in a row!
    – DS won three races in a row for the first time in its history.
    – No one got close to the points scoring runs from the beginning of the season of Domenicalli and Simon from 2015. All of the drivers that scored in all of the first four rounds of 2016 failed to score points in France. Those drivers were Halvosen, Harding, Inman, and Mattson.
    – Four drivers scored their first points of the season: Davenport, Hoskins, Kinnumen, Agostino.
    – Adrien Simon became the first driver to win at his home race since Enrique Ruiz at the 2014 Brazilian V-Prix 23 races ago. The only other home wins in the history of Formula Virtual (by a driver) are Hoskins in 2013 and Mattson in 2013.
    – For only the second time in Formula Virtual history, a driver and team simultaneously won their home race. The only previous occurance was Will Hoskins at the 2013 British V-Prix with Franklin.
    – The last home win by a team was Franklin at last season’s British V-Prix. DS and Franklin are the only teams to have won their home race, with both having won two home races. The previous DS home win was when they were competing as Liverpool with a British license in 2014.
    – There are currently no repeat winners of the French V-Prix by any driver or constructor.
    – Yamaha ended its 37 race podium drought with Davenport’s podium. FUNnily enough, their last podium was with Davenport at the 2013 Mexican V-Prix, although that podium was scored with the now defunct Lucas team.
    – Honda ended their longest podium drought (a grand total of 4 races), but surprisingly it was with Ingram instead of Franklin. Franklin and Honda still have more podiums than races entered.

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    #324690
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    That’s a good move from North Star there. To race Nowosinki or not in 2017 will be a more difficult decision IMO.

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    The comeback just showed the pace in the car. The fact that he has beenbeaten by his three different teammates in virtually every race that they both finish says a lot. Harrison makes a lot of mistakes that lead to crashes/spins and he lacks race pace too. That’s why he has been dominated by Halvosen and why he was previously beaten by even Scott Parsons.

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    @formula-1 To be fair Harrison is generally awful.

    #324676
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    Well that was a disappointing weekend. Fortunately North Star are still behind us in the championship, but that is about the only positive. Hutchinson’s race got ruined by his poor qualifying and then Inman holding him up for a very long time. Then I ruined Bacon’s race by putting him on the Super-Softs. He does seem to be getting stronger race on race though.

    I am very pleased to see Zozulya doing so well in FV2, though. Hopefully he can challenge KVS all season and give me something to thing about regarding future driver lineups.

    Also congrats to @diceman on a brilliant result and to @bradley13 for finally passing us in the championship :p.

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    @lolzerbob You took the words right out of my mouth.

    #324374
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    Well I wasn’t expecting Gerrard to be faster than Hutchinson or one of the North Stars. Hopefully Hutchinson was just having a bad session.

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    Here are some potentially interesting stats and facts from the 2016 Japanese V-Prix:
    * For only the second time in Formula Virtual history, Franklin failed to score points in a race. The only other occurrence of this was at the 2014 United States V-Prix. This ends Franklin’s record run of 30 consecutive points finishes.
    * Olen Inman scored the third pole position in his career. He now has more pole positions than 2013 World Champion Nathaniel Powers. His team, DS, are only 5 pole positions behind Franklin.
    * Adrien Simon set the sixth fastest lap of his career.
    * Adrien Simon won a V-Prix for the seventh time. This ties him for second place on the all-time win list with Will Hoskins and behind Enrique Ruiz.
    * Downton scored their fourth win as an engine supplier.
    * Michelin continue their domination over Firestone as all four races this season have been won by Michelin runners. Firestone has only scored one podium this season, which was James Harding in China.
    * Stuart Harrison overtook Douglas Bacon for the title of most points scored by an American driver.
    * Jean Mattson scored his best result since his podium at the 2014 Spanish V-Prix 31 races ago.
    * Olen Inman and Aron Einarsson scored their best career results of 2nd and 20th, respectively.
    * British teams haven’t won for four consecutive races. This is an all time record.
    * FUN extended their record of non-points scoring finishes.
    * For the first time in Formula Virtual history, the teams ran in a perfect “Noah’s Ark” order for a period of the race. The top 14 of the race also ended this way, which is a Formula Virtual record.
    * For the first time in Formula Virtual history, only five teams scored points in a V-Prix.
    * AMR have scored back-to-back double points finishes for the first time in their history.
    * Ingram have scored three consecutive double points finishes for the first time in their history.
    * No British teams have been on the podium so far this season. That is in stark contrast to last season, which saw the vast majority of podiums come from British teams (the only non-British podiums came from Rossi).
    * Holmqvist scored their best ever result, with a 20th place finish. They are the only team in Formula Virtual history to not score higher than 20th after their first four races.
    * For the first time since early 2013, Downton have failed to score in four consecutive races.
    * For the first time this season, one of the tire compounds was completely ignored. No one chose to race with the hard tire. On the other hand, 19 drivers ran the soft tire, which isn’t surprising considering that it has won three of the four races so far.

    #323956
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    Bacon managed to pick up a few spots during the pit entry pile up, so we got a better result than deserved. Hutchinson got caught up in that, but the two of them were level all weekend, so it looks like Bacon has gotten up to speed now.

    It is encouraging to still be 10th in the standings following the flyaway races, too. 15th (or better) will be an impossible result for us to achieve in any future races that are non-chaotic and dry.

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    @diceman I do believe that FUN holds the record for the most consecutive races without scoring points at 18 races.

    Here are some potentially interesting stats from the 2016 Chinese V-Prix:
    * James Harding scored his first pole position. This was also the first pole for his team, Lopez. They became the first Australian driver and Swiss team to score a pole position, respectively.
    * Downton have scored all of the pole positions so far this season as an engine supplier. They are the first engine supplier to ever win the first three races of a FV season.
    * Adrien Simon won for the first time in 21 races. That is the longest gap between consecutive victories for a driver. Elroy Wagner had the previous record with 18.
    * DS won their first race under their current branding and their first race in 15 races. The team has now won under three different guises, which is also a record.
    * Olen Inman is the first driver in Formula Virtual history to begin a season with three identical results.
    * For the first time in his Formula Virtual career, Inman did not start on the pole.
    * Lopez scored their best ever result as a team, scoring 30 points. In doing so, they earned their first podium.
    * Jean Mattson has now scored points in the last six races, which is a record for an Ingram driver. Ingram have now scored in the last 14 races, but have failed to score a podium in that time.
    * Adrien Simon set his first fastest lap in 23 races, which is a record for most races in between consecutive fastest laps.
    * Enrique Ruiz has scored in the first three races of a FV season for the first time in his career.
    * James Harding has scored points in three consecutive races. That is a personal best for him.
    * For the first time in FV, more than two teams have failed to score points after the first three rounds. In fact, 6 teams haven’t scored points yet in 2016.
    * Downton now find themselves behind both FIRST and North Star in the constuctors’ standings.
    * FIRST and Douglas Bacon became the first team and driver to have multiple retirements this season.
    * 3 of the top 4 teams in the constructors’ standings are not the ‘factory’ team for their engine supplier.
    * 5 drivers have scored points in every round this season (Mattson, Ruiz, Halvosen, Inman, Harding), and all of them belong to different teams.
    * For the first time this season, a British driver (Lewis Ellington) scored points.
    * Lewis Ellington scored his first points in 21 races.
    * Judson Sikes scored North Star’s best ever result with a 16th place finish.
    * Romano Agostino has suffered FUN’s last four retirements.
    * For the second time in five races, Formula Virtual raced in China. The same will happen with Japan next race.

    #323354
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    Well I’m disappointed that it didn’t rain for the race and with the performances of my drivers. Bacon should have been easily leading the battle of the new teams before his retirement, but he wasn’t. Hutchinson was in a good position but then he had a strangely slow stop. Sikes had a particularly impressive race, pitting like 6 times and still managing to finish in 16th.

    #323269
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    Bacon in 8th!!! That is fantastic. I’m nervous about the threat from Kiara, though. This is going to be a very important race in the battle for the best of the new teams and it will be very important for Bacon not to get involved in an incident in what will likely be challenging conditions.

    #323261
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    Bacon in 15th is good. The times were REALLY slow, more than a full minute off of dry pace, so that shows how bad the conditions were. Let’s just say that the FIA would have cancelled the session.

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