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26th October 2016, 12:35 at 12:35 pm #331331
Well now the F1/WEC is over for the next few years unless someone else joins. Having only two teams in the top class is pretty lame.
Get ready for the F1/FE debate in about 5 years though.25th October 2016, 18:37 at 6:37 pm #331317
Here are some belated potentially interesting stats from the Italian and Turkish V-Prix
– Will Hoskins won the eighth V-Prix of his career, and his first since the 2014 Belgian V-Prix 32 races ago.
– FUN won their second consecutive race and second in their history. Franklin and Westwood have also won the race immediately following their maiden win. FUN are the first to do this with two different drivers.
– DS got their worst result of the season, with a 7th and a 10th.
– Adrien Simon set the 9th fastest lap of his career.
– Carson Davenport earned his first pole position in 48 races, which is a Formula Virtual record for most races between consecutive pole positions. It is his third pole position of his career and the second that he has gotten in Italy.
– In between Will Hoskin’s win in Belgium in 2014 and his win in Italy in 2016, he set four pole positions without scoring a victory. The only other driver that has done this is Karl Beckenbauer, who set four pole positions in late 2014 without winning a race over that time period.
– Nikolajis Christodoulou was disqualified for running without a rear wing. This is only the fourth race to feature a disqualification, but it is the third race in a row.
– Hilario Bull made his Formula Virtual debut, becoming only the second Spanish driver to race in Formula Virtual. The other was Diego Campos, who won a race for Ingram at Indianapolis in 2014.
– Christodoulou is the first driver since Jarod Lindsey to have two non-classified results to begin his Formula Virtual career.
– Puccio Giodano missed the first race of his career. Only 6 drivers have started every Formula Virtual race now: Carson Davenport, Will Hoskins, Tumo Kinnumen, Nathaniel Powers, Adrien Simon, and Elroy Wagner.
– Formula Virtual visited Turkey for the first time. Adrien Simon scored his first hat trick (pole, win, fastest lap) since the 2014 Italian V-Prix.
– Adrien Simon set his third consecutive fastest lap. The last driver to do this was Enrique Ruiz early last season when he set five fastest lap in a row.
– Jean Mattson has scored points in seven races in a row, which equals his a personal best that he has now achieved three times.
– Carson Davenport has scored points in eight races in a row, which is a personal best for him. FUN have also scored points in eight races in a row, a record for them.
– FUN have now scored 166 points this season, which is more than they have scored in the last three seasons combined.
– Nikolajis Christodoulou achieved his first classified finish in his third start. The only other drivers to have done this are Elroy Wagner and Enzo Domenicalli, who both made their debuts in the inaugural FV race.
– FIRST have the most non-classified finishes of any team this season with seven. The other new teams (North Star and Holmqvist) are tied for second in this category with five each.
– Adrien Simon is only one race win from Enrique Ruiz’s record of 11.
– Adrien Simon is only two pole positions behind Will Hoskin’s record of 11.
– It has been 28 races since Michelin and Firestone entered Formula Virtual and Michelin has taken 25 of the 28 races wins in that period of time.
– Franklin achieved their best result of the season, scoring 28 points in Turkey.
– If Adrien Simon continues to win races at the current rate that he is, he will at least equal Enrique Ruiz’s record for most wins in a season, partially thanks to a season that will have two more races.11th October 2016, 23:14 at 11:14 pm #330460
“Drivers will also be different, as four car teams will get discounts on the top drivers only, while one car teams will have to pay maximum price for all drivers. Bearing in mind this will be altered once we know final numbers; a rough guide would be that four car teams get discount on drivers in the top five of the championship, three car teams get discount on the top ten, two car teams get discount on the top fifteen and so forth, but this will be ratified nearer the time of purchasing drivers for the 2018 season.”
So do one car teams have to pay the maximum price for everyone or do they get a discount on the top 20 as the logic would suggest? @bradley1310th October 2016, 22:55 at 10:55 pm #330332
That had to be tough decision @bradley13. The two are very closely matched across 2014, 2015, and 2016. Thunder was better last season but has made more mistakes this season. So a tough decision.5th October 2016, 22:52 at 10:52 pm #329873
As far as I know the one in iRacing is the only one where you can make all of the adjustments that drivers/teams can in real life. I don’t race it but it has to be a full time job to set that car up for individual tracks with the amount of fine tuning that can be done.4th October 2016, 17:37 at 5:37 pm #329806
Ericsson, Kvyat, and Bottas all have a good taste in music. Or at least they share my taste in music.4th October 2016, 3:00 at 3:00 am #329777
Bianchi lightly tapped the Caterham, while Rosberg completely slammed into the side of Raikkonen. The two are not comparable in my opinion (and the stewards didn’t think so either).
If every driver showed the lack of respect for their competitors that Rosberg did to Raikkonen, F1 driving standards would become more like F3 driving standards from a couple of seasons ago. I say this from the perspective of an avid sim racer who hates drivers who decide to be heroes and dive bomb competitors or slash in front of competitors on turn in. It is better for everyone involved to be respectful to one another. Less collisions will happen and more wheel-to-wheel racing is possible.
And this type of clean racing that I like is also more exciting than these inconsiderate barge moves like the one Rosberg did. Look at the Verstappen/Ricciardo fight from the last race. They went wheel-to-wheel for a good portion of the lap because they raced hard but made sure to give each other just enough space. I think most would agree that that was the most exciting moment of the GP and it wouldn’t have happened if one of them had decided to try to run the other off of the circuit.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.