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RESULTS: Thursday Night F1 League: Round 10 @ German GP

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hockenheim we looked like we were in for a cracking race with the top 5 drives with 1 sec of each other in practice.

Qualify:

Qualy got under way the usual suspects were at the pointy end of the field, Scott Daniels holding P1, Peter Hughes holding 2nd mid-way through the session, Adam Gill in 3rd Matt DeGroot in 4th followed by Matt Sofi in 5th, the Rookies Alex Augustyniak, Haydan Parker and Chris Nesci rounded out the field.  

Race:

DeGroot and Sofi were at it from the get go, Unfortunately Hughes over cooked it and put the power on early and lost the rear moving him backwards through the pack. By the end of lap 1 Daniels was able to get a comfortable 3 sec gap followed by Sofi in P2 and DeGroot in P3. Hughes had recovered well and found himself back in 4th, Adam Gill had a few moments and hit the pits for an early stop, he slipped back into 8th and had the task of working his way back through the field. Augustyniak was performing well slipping past Hughes to take 4th.

Lap 4 Sofi had it at the end of the 2nd sector and DeGroot took full advantage and blasted past into 2nd place. Sofi dove off into the pits and this allowed Augustyniak to take 3rd.  To compound the issue Sofi found the deep sand and lost a lot of time re-joining the circuit.

Parker suffered electrical issues and had to retire early on Lap 5. 

Moving towards the middle of the race, on Lap 17 Daniels held a comfortable 10sec lead over DeGroot, Hughes held 3rd over Gill, Augustyniak sat only 2secs off Gill's rear wing and was applying pressure in 5th. Sofi had recovered and was back in his groove and hunting down the field in 6th and Nesci trailed the pack in 7th.

Daniels hit the pits on Lap 21 and DeGroot was able to take the lead. Daniels on fresh rubber was able to get back on the pace and slowly close the gap to DeGroot. By Lap 24 he had made the clean pass to retake his number 1 position. Lap 24 also saw Sofi and Gill and Hughes all close in on each other, Gill pushing hard coming out of the pits in 4th just behind Sofi and just ahead of Hughes, Hughes was able to slip past while Gill got his tyres up to temp. Once they were up to speed Gill worked his way back up to 3rd.

Lap 25 saw another retirement and Hughes was unable to finish the race.

The race drew to a close and Daniels put on another outstanding performance taking the win. DeGroot in his best race of the season was only seconds off the pace in 2nd place. Adam Gill recovered from a start he would like to forget and took the bottom step of the podium. Sofi took 4th followed by Augustyniak, Hughes, Nesci and Parker.

By Sam Owen


Race Results:

Finish Start Diff +/- Driver Laps Race time Fastest lap Qual. time
1 1 - Scott Daniels 36 48:49.734 1:17.506 1:17.227
2 4 +2 Matt DeGroot 36 +0:12.900 1:18.772 1:18.531
3 3 - Adam Gill 35 +1 lap 1:19.301 1:18.122
4 5 +1 Matthew Sofi 34 +2 laps 1:18.829 1:18.690
5 6 +1 Alex Augustyniak 33 +3 laps 1:22.602 1:21.098
6 2 -4 Peter Hughes 27 DNF 1:18.945 1:17.884
7 8 +1 Chris Nesci 12 Suspension 1:25.344 1:28.016
8 7 -1 Haydan Parker 5 DNF 1:26.751 1:22.437

Championship Table:

      2014 F1 League
Drivers Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10 Race 11 Race 12 Race 13 Race 14 Race 15 Race 16 Race 17 Race 18 Race 19   Total Points Current Place
Scott Daniels 13 12 15 17 20 17 20 20 0 20                   154 1st
Jason Brooks 0 20 17 20 17 9 0 0 0 0                   83 2nd
Matthew Sofi 0 0 13 11 0 13 17 15 0 13                   82 3rd
Scott McDonald 20 17 20 12 0 8 0 0 0 0                   77 4th
Matt De Groot  0 10 12 0 0 12 0 17 0 17                   68 5th
Adam Gill 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 15 15                   43 6th
Evan Golbach 15 15 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0                   40 7th
Duran Nikora 17 13 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0                   39 8th
Chris Nesci 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 12 0 10                   34 9th
Jesse Dunn 0 0 0 15 0 15 0 0 0 0                   30 10th
Alex Augustyniak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 12                   25 11th
Brad Aiken 0 0 0 13 0 11 0 0 0 0                   24 12th
Peter Hughes 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11                   22 13th
Iain Salteri 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0                   20 14th
Francarlo Rizzo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0                   20 15th
Murray Conallin 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0                   19 16th
Hayden Parker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 9                   19 17th
Josh Behn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0                   17 18th
Allen Marks 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0                   15 19th
Stef Versluis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0                   13 20th
Iain McIntosh 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                   12 21st
Paul Loprieno 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0                   12 22nd
Joseph Bartolotta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0                   11 23rd
Nick Lowther 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                   11 24th
David Lord  0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                   11 25th
Christopher Romeo 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0                   10 26th
Ross Rizzo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0                   9 27th
Andy Lardner 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                   9 28th

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