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RESULTS: Thursday Night F1 League: Round 18 @ Interlagos - Brazil

Friday, November 22, 2013

Qualify:

The final fight to an amazing season. With only 10 point separating the top 3 drivers in the Championship it all comes down to the final race at the fantastic Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With the field looking forward to this track and a firm favourite among many, Practise and Qualifying didn’t disappoint with the fastest 4 showing there pace early in both sessions with David Lord showing he means business by taking Pole Position for the race with Jason Brooks slotting his car in to 2nd and Scott McDonald start from 3rd.

Race:

With the field taking to the Grid for the final time, the revs start to rise the lights go out and tyre smoke fills the air the race to the flag and the championship has begun. Hagen Bahnemann gets a great start from back in the pack but spins trying to avoid another car and collects the pit wall and losses his front wing, heading down to Turn 1 David Lord is out in front followed closely but Scott McDonald and Shane Gilfeather who took a massive dive down the inside to get in to 3rd place, Evan Golbach out breaks himself and collects the back of Ross Rizzo’s car and loses his front wing but collects Scott Daniels in the process who suffers major front end Damage to his car. 

The first 5 cars out in front starting to settle in David Lord and Scott McDonald turn up the pace and start putting in some fast laps with Ross Rizzo and Jason Brooks sticking with them to join the battle for a couple of laps. Scott Daniels had to pit for repairs as his car all of a sudden loses all drive and power to his car and is forced to retire. Hagen Bahnemann has a huge spin back of the pack and gets lapped by the leaders. Re-joining the track his car gets a bit tail happy and Jason Brooks arrives on scene with nowhere to go and slides into the side of his car losing his front wing. Two turns later its Jason brooks and Hagen Bahnemann again with problems but then it’s Shane Gilfeather who loses out and connects with the rear of Hagen Bahnemanns car. Now both Jason Brooks and Shane Gilfeather has to pit for damage repairs. 

David Lord out front and Ross Rizzo on his tail the pace continues until Ross Rizzo pushes a little too hard and runs wide on the last turn and collects the wall and pits for a new front wing. Scott McDonald who is fresh out of the pits with new tyres on has a moment on the last Turn and spins the car. Trying to get it moving again Shane Gilfeather arrives and is left no were to go and makes contact with the back of Scott McDonalds car who is now forced to pit but ends up retiring as there is way too much damage. David Lord pulls into the pits for tyres and back out in front before anyone can even catch him on lap 12, Evan Golbach is next in on lap 12 for tyres. Ross Rizzo out breaks himself on and spins again only to hit the wall hard and is forced to retire from the race with the heavy damage. It was a huge disappointment as he has shown some real pace and has been the only driver so far to hold on to the speed of David Lord. 

Jason Brooks pits for tyres on lap 23 with David Lord back in for tyres on lap 31. Shane Gilfeather who is having a mixed race pits for tyres on lap 33 and is followed in by Hagen Bahnemann with both cars in serviced and out of the pits in record time Hagen Bahnemann is pushing hard on new tyres but drops a wheel on to the grass and locks up and heads straight in to the wall and is forced to retire. Fortunately he is able to walk away from the accident. Coming up to the final laps of the race Jason Brooks pits on lap 41. With David Lord holding a nice lead makes a weird decision to pit on lap 46 for a fresh set of super soft tyres and fires out of the pit and looks like he is on a mission. Starting his last lap David Lord is driving the wheels off his car and pushing very hard. With the race and Championship his all he has to do is finish the race but the question on everyone’s mind is why is he pushing so hard? As he crosses the line he takes the win and the championship. His final of the season shows what he was up to as he sets the fastest lap with a 1:11.995. Jason Brooks coming home in 2nd and Evan Golbach coming home in 3rd place. With the Checkered flag waving it not only signals the end of the race but the end of the 2013 Formula 1 championship with David Lord sitting on top of the podium.

A big thank you goes out to all that have entered in to this year’s Championship and we will see you all again next year. Maybe we will see if David Lord can defend his F1 title in 2014. Till then guys enjoy the break !!!!

Race Result:

 

Place Started Driver Race Time Fastest Lap
1 1 David Lord 60:34.570 1:11.995
2 2 Jason Brooks +0:2.778 1:13.082
3 6 Evan Golbach +1 Lap 1:13.599
4 4 Shane Gilfeather +3 Laps 1:13.741
5 9 Mikel Lindsaar +5 Laps 1:16.063
6 8 Hagen Bahnemann DNF - Suspension 1:15.141
7 5 Ross Rizzo DNF   1:12.804
8 3 Scott McDonald DNF 1:12.871
9 7 Scott Daniels DNF - Electrical n/a

Championship:

 

      2013 F1 League
Drivers Race 1  Race 2  Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 9a Race 10 Race 11 Race 12 Race 13 Race 14 Race 15 Race 16 Race 17 Race 18 Race 19 D. Points Points Place
David Lord 11 15 17 13 20 20 0 11 20 20 0 0 0 12 0 0 13 17 20 20   0 229 1st
Scott McDonald 12 12 0 17 15 0 20 20 13 10 0 0 0 0 20 13 17 20 17 9   0 215 2nd
Evan Golbach 15 13 15 11 11 13 0 0 9 15 17 17 0 0 15 17 15 12 13 15   9 214 3rd
Hagen Bahneman 0 0 0 0 0 12 13 10 10 9 20 12 15 13 13 15 12 0 0 11   0 165 4th
Jason Brooks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 20 17 17 20 20 15 15 17   0 161 5th
Andrew Trent 0 0 12 10 13 15 15 12 12 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0   0 113 6th
Scott Daniels 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 13 15 17 0 15 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 8   0 97 7th
Michael Gray 20 20 20 15 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 83 8th
Matt Anderson 0 17 0 20 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 71 9th
Shane Gilfeather 0 0 13 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 15 0 0 0 0 0 13   0 70 10th
Matthew Waters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 17 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0   0 60 11th
Adam Gill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0   0 38 12th
Justin Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 9 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 33 13th
David Lazzaro 17 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 26 14th
Mark Kearon 0 0 11 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 23 15th
Iain Salteri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 20 16th
Sue Bahneman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 15 17th
Greg Pointing 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 13 18th
Matthew Hill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 11 19th
Benny Tran 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 11 19th
Jimmy Tran 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 10 20th

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