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7th October 2016, 19:35 at 7:35 pm #330062
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.25th September 2016, 9:40 at 9:40 am #329115
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.24th September 2016, 19:34 at 7:34 pm #329110
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.24th September 2016, 7:22 at 7:22 am #329103
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.19th September 2016, 21:00 at 9:00 pm #328947
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,”18th September 2016, 23:06 at 11:06 pm #328884
@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.18th September 2016, 20:05 at 8:05 pm #328879
@mathers – It depends on where the line is drawn. Firstly I’ll obviously add I have nothing against your team and drivers, of course, but Inman took out a Holmqvist, then drove him back on to the road, hampering Wagner’s race, forcing him into another pit stop, which costed him points. I get what you’re saying about accepting that as part of the game, but if I recall, Ruiz didn’t ram Simon so hard that he retired, but spun him in such a way that Simon then reversed and hit the wall himself? Correct me if I’m wrong of course, but if that’s the case, wouldn’t that then be just be a case of accepting it as part of the simulation too?18th September 2016, 16:55 at 4:55 pm #328848
Congrats to FUN and Hoskins for their second victory of the season, though quite bittersweet as they’ve now moved into third, and will be difficult to catch with that pace.
More points on the board than I would have expected given the circumstances.
However, as soon as I know that I won’t be spoiling the race for anybody, I think Inman deserves to be investigated for dangerous driving for pushing the Holmqvist back on to the track at the parabolica. That could have ended so much worse.17th September 2016, 7:37 at 7:37 am #328684
Not surprised to be the bottom end of the top 10, but quite surprised by Cesar’s turn of pace.
Now all I need is an amazing qualifying and/or carnage in front of me from my rival teams to make up for Belgium :P13th September 2016, 7:04 at 7:04 am #328285
Monza is going to be our toughest circuit yet, we’ll be lucky to score point.
After that, we’ll have to go all out. Can’t lose third.10th September 2016, 11:40 at 11:40 am #3282049th September 2016, 20:17 at 8:17 pm #328194
@bradley13 on the flip side, I’m not surprised our drivers aren’t higher up at a track that requires a good engine.5th September 2016, 19:24 at 7:24 pm #327978
Not really pleased with 4th and 9th. The back markers ruined the race for me by getting too involved in the fight at the front, especially close to Wagner’s second stop, which cost him a hell of a lot of time, meaning he came out behind Milkovich instead of ahead or behind Inman.
Congrats to Downton on their first points this season though.2nd September 2016, 16:39 at 4:39 pm #327669
Thought Cesar was in the car this practice, but maybe I’d forgotten.
Bad luck with Ruiz, but he’s good enough to be able to deliver when it matters anyway.27th August 2016, 9:40 at 9:40 am #327046
@Nemesisracing – I think personally I’d be more inclined towards the collantine cup. Unless the series are decided to be merged.
My only concern is the ‘realistic’ settings. If that means traction off etc, then it wouldn’t interest me. A lot of the drivers I’ve raced with use a variety of settings and different aids etc