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    Wow, qualifying has never been our strong suit, so it’s a surprise to see us come out on top. Disappointing for Ruiz, but it was obviously difficult conditions and I’m sure he can salvage something.

    Just need a clean race from the front now :)

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    Really sad to see Beyer lose the lead in such a fashion. The backmarkers are such a nuisance. However, given that Beyer pitted at the same time as Milkovich the first time around, I do think he would have lost the lead anyway after being undercut, but it’s still a shame, he drove so well and deserved better.

    Sort of mixed results for us, very pleased for Wagner once again capitalising, but it’s a shame Ruiz’ race was squandered by a poor qualifying. Still, one step closer to third.

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    Thanks for all the kind words. Clearly a small period of letting others win has made the team more popular lol.

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    @blockwall2 – It was a joke.

    @juan-pablo-heidfeld-1 – Funny thing was that before the race, even before practice I was thinking that this could be our best shot at an outside win considering how it usually throws up mixed results. And who would have thought that Wagner would take back to back victories at this track!

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    At least one win per season so far, the record continues :)

    And oh look at that, the driver whom is always given the worse strategy actually got the best strategy today…
    Good driving from Wagner, capitalising on other’s mistakes and securing our first win of the season. Shame Ruiz had to make that extra stop, otherwise the 1-2 would have been a dream come true. Nevertheless, a stunning drive to 6th with a tough strategy.

    @bradley13 – Stop jinxing drivers. Sincerely, everyone.

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    @pezlo2013

    @sirspuddington is right. I’ve always made it clear that Wagner is not as good. And in terms of strategy, you can’t definitively say what the best strategy is each race, otherwise everyone would be on the same tyre.

    But don’t take my word for it. I don’t think there is anyone on this forum who would class Wagner in the same league as Ruiz, and a few I would rate higher than Wagner.

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    “Surprised everybody” might be a bit of an overstatement. You’ve secured a mediocre driver whom capitalised on a great car and an unlucky team mate…and still went down to the wire.

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    I’m not keen on that idea. I’ll be honest and say I don’t know how the finances are meant to be working in the Indycar series, but it gives people the opportunity to drive up bids on other FV teams, without any consequences of it effecting their own FV team.

    I could effectively use an Indycar team to drive up the costs of my rival teams. That doesn’t seem right.

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    After a very disappointing race last time out, it was nice to get the podium I think we deserved, but a huge shame for Wagner, who really made a good comeback after the start.

    I think the race was lost spending so much time behind Hoskins and Davenport, otherwise we may have been able to capitalise on Inman with the back markers. Still, promising signs on a track I didn’t expect, not that I hold much hope for the US.

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    Franklin declares themselves a 1-2 victory

    After the podium result in Turkey, Franklin appear to have regained some form, but in a strange turn of events, the world champions have declared a 1-2 at the next race.

    “We’ve been here for nearly two weeks now, and nobody else has even turned up. We are having our legal team look into the FV rulebook with a fine comb, but we’re pretty sure that we have won the race by default. Enrique and Elroy had a game of rock, paper, scissors to determine the victor. Enrique did come out on top in a best of three,”

    We here at FV fanatic have yet to hear from Nic Morley to validate Franklin’s claims.

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    Well done to @bradley13 for a difficult commentary position a couple of times in that race, can’t have been too easy!

    Aside from that, congrats to DS and Simon for the victory, I was a little bit surprised to find ourselves on pace with the Championship leaders, and definitely gives us hope for third in the final part of the season. We knew a podium was possible, but to be only 4 seconds behind the win (albeit with some mistakes from the leader) and to be in front of Inman is a great result.

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    Ooh, that’s a bit better. Need to have a clean race, and then I think we have a good chance at some strong points and a possible podium on the cards.

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    Big gaps between drivers, so I don’t think this is completely indicative of our pace. I’d like to think we’ll be quite a bit closer come qualifying, and especially the race.

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    @robocat, @bradley13, @diceman, @formula-1, @jamiefranklinf1, @mathers, @pezlo2013, @juan-pablo-heidfeld-1, @sirspuddington, @aiera-music, @redmist, @blockwall2, @theawesomefish, @holmqvist

    DS Mathershaw are rightful Champions says Franklin

    In a strange turn of events, it seems that once rival of DS Mathershaw, Franklin have turned supporter of the current Championship leaders.

    “Clearly they are the rightful owners of this year’s championship. The other teams don’t even come close. Meteor and FUN are just teams that have lucked into victories after things went badly wrong for DS. It’s actually quite sad, because it’s robbed the fans of an entertaining season. That mostly is our fault, because the only team that could rival a team like DS is Franklin because we are Champions and we are the greatest team this sport has to offer. The fans want to see a great rivalry between two fantastic teams. They don’t want to see two boring outfits pluck themselves from the doldrums of mediocrity for a season, only to drift back into insignicancy,”

    When asked about Franklin possibly not featuring in the top 3 teams at the end of the season, Jamie had this to say:

    “We’ve said before that we dropped the ball on development last season and made our first mistake in 3 years. Even if we finish 4th or 5th this season, it doesn’t take away the fact that we are a multiple Championship winning team, and will continue to have the best record in this sport by some distance. Obviously we aren’t where we want to be, but we are doing something about it. We know how to win, we haven’t forgotten, and once Meteor and FUN inevitably relinquish their moment in the sun, we’ll continue to be at the forefront of the sport we have owned for the last 3 seasons,”

    #328884
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    @mathers – I don’t expect anyone to raise one against their own driver, but if someone else does, so be it.

    I feel if it’s a similar incident, then why shouldn’t it be punished as well? I’m all for letting it slide, but why should it be that one of my drivers is punished, but another team’s isn’t for a very similar incident? There should be clarity, and either realise that some aspects of the game are purely down to the simulation, or it shouldn’t. That’s what I don’t understand.

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