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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.

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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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    @huhhii The hairpin at CGV is not a dual carriageway. During the most of the year it is just a two-lane road that goes around Parc Jean Drapeau.

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    Another good result for Hutchinson. He has done pretty much everything asked of him during the first two races. Unfortunately Douglas didn’t even get to start the race but in the end I doubt he would have beaten Hutchinson after his poor qualifying. Hopefully it rains in Shanghai and Douglas can show his skills in the wet again.

    @theawesomefish I think that Sikes would have gotten the better of Hutchinson if he didn’t have is first lap crash. Also, you did a good job with the commentary. You rarely misspoke and it seemed as if you had done it before.

    And now onto the stats. Here are some potentially interesting stats from the 2016 Malaysian V-Prix:
    – Olen Inman became the first driver to score two pole positions in his first two starts. It is also the first time a driver has ever taken the first two pole positions of a FV season.
    – Stuart Harrison set his second career fastest lap, and his second in a row.
    – For only the second time in Formula Virtual history, the pole sitter, fastest lap setter, and race winner were exactly the same as the previous race. The only other occurrence happened recently: 2015 Italy and Mexico. This occurrence is the first time it has happened with three different drivers claiming the three honours.
    – Johan Halvosen won the second race of his career and the third in the history of Meteor.
    – For the second year in a row a driver has won the first two races of a season. Last year it was Wagner and he went on to win the championship. Can Halvosen do the same?
    – Franklin have tied their longest winless streak of four races. What a slump!
    – Franklin have failed to finish on the podium for two consecutive races. This also ties their worst-ever podium drought from late 2013.
    – FIRST and North Star scored their best ever finishes with 15th and 18th places, respectively.
    – FUN have now failed to score points in the last 17 races. They will get some comfort out of Agostino finishing in 12th in the first two races, though.
    – 5 drivers finished in the same spot in Malaysia as they did in Australia. These included Halvosen (1st), Inman (3rd), Mattson (8th), Ellington (11th), Agostino (12th).
    – James Harding scored points in Malaysia for the first time since he suffered his serious injury there in 2014.
    – The Lopez and Ocelot teams scored points in consecutive races for the first time. Lopez have notched up three top 5’s in two races after having only one in their 33 races as Warrior (Osterhagen – 2014 USA).
    – DS are the first team to score three podiums in the first two races of a season without getting a win in either race.
    – For the first time in Malaysian V-Prix history, Franklin did not win the race. Franklin still have a perfect record in Portugal (from two races).
    – Downton have failed to score in two consecutive races since late 2014. Their lack of performance puts them behind FIRST in the constructors’ championship and narrowly ahead of North Star.
    – FIRST and Westwood are currently separated by the teams’ third best result, as both have scored a best finish of 15th and a second-best finish of 16th.
    – Holmqvist became the first team to have both drivers classified below 20th in the same race.
    – For the first time in his successful career, Enrique Ruiz finished a race in Malaysia (and scored points).
    – Adrien Simon ended his longest ever podium drought of 5 races.
    – Adrien Simon became the first driver to eclipse the 500 point mark. He now has scored 515 points in his career.
    – After only two races in Formula Virtual, Virgin have already won the same number of races as Downton, Westwood, Yamaha, Mercedes, and Ferrari. Another win will put them into 4th on the all-time list.
    – A record number of teams are on zero points after the first two races: 6.
    – Karl Beckenbauer and Adrien Simon have scored in every edition of the Malaysian V-Prix. Karl averages a 4.25 place finish while Simon averages an incredible 2.75 place finish. Simon has also scored in every previous Chinese V-Prix.
    – Halvosen became the first driver to win a V-Prix using the Super-Soft tires. And with the DS cars both using the Medium tires, all four of the tire compounds have now been on the podium.

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    It looks like North Star have overtaken us this weekend. Hopefully Hutchinson can take the fight to Sikes in the race.

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    There were a lot of firsts from the 2016 Australian V-Prix. Here is the long list of potentially interesting stats from the 2016 Australian V-Prix:

    – FIRST, North Star, and Holmqvist all made their debuts at this race. This is the first time three or more teams have made their debut at the same race since 2013 Australia.
    – For the first time in series history, there were teams with American licenses competing in a V-Prix: FIRST and Meteor. The race also saw the debut of the series’ first Swedish team in Holmqvist and the series’ first Swiss team in the rebranded Lopez team (formerly Warrior).
    – There were new nations represented in terms of drivers as well. Olen Inman became the first Monegasque driver in FV, Aleksy Nowosinki became the first Polish driver, and Einarsson became the first Icelandic driver.
    – For the first time in Formula Virtual history 26 cars and 13 teams competed in a V-Prix.
    – Downton set a record for having their power unit in the back of four different team’s cars.
    – Douglas Bacon almost set the record for most V-Prix in between consecutive starts with 22 races between his last start with Westwood and his return with FIRST. Scott Parsons holds the record with 23 races in between his last race with Downton in 2013 and his return with Ocelot in 2015.
    – Olen Inman became the first driver to score a pole position on debut. He became the Monegasque driver to score a pole position.
    – Johan Halvosen won his first V-Prix and became the first Danish driver to win a race. He also set the record for fewest V-Prix before scoring his maiden win (excluding drivers starting in 2013 Australia).
    – Stuart Harrison scored his first points in his 17th race. This is the record for most races before scoring points.
    – Stuart Harrison set his first fastest lap. He became the first American driver to set a fastest lap.
    M- eteor became the first team with an American license to win a V-Prix.
    – Meteor won the first race with the Meteor name, and first race as an organization since the 2014 Spanish V-Prix (when they were Peugeot), which was 27 races ago. That is a record for most races in between successive victories for one organization.
    – Meteor scored their first 1-2 finish and also lead the constructors’ championship for the first time.
    – For the first time since the 2013 Australian V-Prix, all the drivers that finished on the podium had not previously scored a podium finish before. Two of them hadn’t even scored any points before!
    – It was also the first time that Denmark, the United States, or Monaco had been represented on the podium.
    Meteor tripled their number of podium finishes in one race.
    – Virgin won their first race as an engine supplier. They became the first American engine supplier to win a race and are also the first engine manufacturer to win on debut since Vauxhall at the 2014 Australian V-Prix. They have currently converted 100% of their starts into victories. Virgin aren’t Formula Virtual virgins anymore!
    – All of the top 5 drivers achieved their best career result at this race. That is a stat that is absolutely incredible and shows how shaken up this result was.
    – James Harding’s fourth place ties the best result for Lopez. With van Snelheid finishing second, Lopez scored 22 points, the most they have ever scored in a single race. Before this race they had only scored 14 points previously, meaning that they have more than doubled their previous tally. This was their first double points finish.
    – For the first time in a record setting 13 races, Franklin were absent from the podium.
    FIRST became only the second new team (not counting 2013) to achieve a double finish on debut. The only previous occurrence was Lopez in 2014 (then named Warrior).
    – Holmqvist had the worst debut of any team in the history of Formula Virtual (including 2013), with a classified finish in 21st and a retirement.
    – Aron Einarsson currently holds the record for most spins in one race. I am not entirely sure how many he had (there might have been a few off camera), but it was certainly a record.
    – Most Australian V-Prix have had high attrition rates, but this one tied the record for most classified finishers. This, of course, was aided by the record number of starters.
    Downton’s personal best 15 race points scoring run ended. This was despite all of their customer teams scoring points!
    – FUN’s 16 race pointless streak continued.
    – Giodano equaled Ocelot’s best ever result with a 9th place finish.
    Ingram extended their points scoring streak to 12 races. That is a great display of consistency for a midfield team.
    – As Bradley mentioned, Franklin find themselves outside of the top 3 in the constructors’ championship for the first time in FV history.
    – With both Kiara and Marcus Thunder competing in the race, this was the first time that two siblings have competed against each other in Formula Virtual. Kiara is also the second female driver to start a race in Formula Virtual.
    – Lewis Ellington became the first driver to compete for four different teams. Over that time, he has won two races, been a part of two teams that collapsed, and has never completed a full season.
    – For the first time in Formula Virtual history, none of the drivers on the podium were driving for a British team.
    – For the first time in Formula Virtual history, two Dutch drivers scored points in the same race.
    – For the first time in Formula Virtual history (excluding 2013), a team making its debut (Holmqvist) had two drivers (Kiara Thunder and Einarsson) that were also making their debuts.
    – For the first time in Formula Virtual history, drivers from 13 different teams finished the race.
    – Judson Sikes became the first driver to qualify in the 25th position and Aron Einarsson became the first driver to qualify in the 26th position.
    – The top four finishers were on four different tire compounds. Halvosen was on Softs, Harrison was on Super-Softs, Inman was on Hards, and Harding was on Mediums. The next four drivers (5th-8th) also were on four different tire compounds.
    – This race set the record for on-track lapping (i.e. I am not counting Hoskins being 30+ laps down last – season). 10 drivers were one lap down, 6 drivers were two laps down, 1 driver (Bacon) was three laps down, and 1 driver (Powers) was four laps down. That alone is a total of 29 cases of lapping excluding scenarios where drivers were lapped and then unlapped themselves due to strategy.
    – This race set the record for different tire compounds, with four different compounds being used. It is possible for as many as six to be used in a race with mixed conditions.
    – There have been no repeat winners of the Australian V-Prix (drivers or teams).
    – No British drivers have scored in Australia since 2014.
    – For the first time in FV History 3 drivers with surnames beginning with ‘Ha’ finished in the top 5.
    – Olen Inman’s debut podium is the first debut podium since Regi Abott’s 2nd place at the 2013 United States V-Prix.

    Like I said, that was a lot of firsts. But that is fitting for the first race with a team named FIRST!

    If I made a mistake or missed a stat, don’t be afraid to mention it!

    #322040
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    Considering the lack of retirements, 16th is a good finishing spot for Hutchinson. To beat both Downtons and a Westwood in addition to the rest of the new teams is impressive.

    Bacon struggled but I think that was mostly down to the hard tires, as no one got them to work in the cold conditions. It will be interesting to see if the hards work at the hotter and more abrasive Sepang circuit.

    Going forward I think Sikes will be able to take the fight to us regularly. His main problem this race was that he was stuck behind Bacon early on and Hutchinson got away.

    #322024
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    3 of the top 5 on the grid have never even scored a point!

    #321985
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    @diceman Everyone uses the same tires in qualifying.

    #321927
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    The strategy in this race is going to be crazy with the tire selections being mixed throughout the field!

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