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RESULTS: Thursday Night F1 League: Round 6 @ Monaco GP 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

The V6 Hybrids return for the second time to what is arguably the most challenging race on the calendar, the Monaco GP. With a completely new driver lineup to last year, who will we see take the chequered flag?

Scott Daniels currently leads the Championship with Jaycie Richards closing in behind after coming away with an extra five points from the Spanish GP. Shane Gilfeather and Adam Gill follow in third and fourth with sixty eight and sixty five points respectively. In fifth we have Michael Donnellan on fifty seven points with Duran Nikora trailing him on fifty two.

This weekend will see a change in the Championship lead with Scott absent due to a shoulder injury.

Qualifying:   >>Results<<

Duran set the fastest lap in practice with a time of 1:21.757 and we can only assume he'd repeat that in qualifying with the second fastest practice time over 1.1 seconds slower.

The 5 minute qualifying saw Jaycie take pole with a time of 1:21.124, just over 6 tenths faster than Duran's practice time. Duran takes second place on the grid, locking out the front row. Adam and Shane occupy the third and fourth grid position. Michael and Nick complete the grid. Whilst being almost 2.6 seconds slower than Shane. Nick rounds out the grid.

Race:  >>Results<<

Lights out at Monaco. Duran gets off to a great start ending up in P1 through the first corner. Jaycie lost out two places due to massive wheelspin off the line. Shane followed closely behind Duran through the first corner. Adam managed to keep up behind Jaycie, Michael and Nick followed through at the back of the pack.

Lap 2 saw Shane accelerate too hard out of Sainte Devote and Nick locking up the front left of his McLaren into Massanet, clipping the rear right of Michael and spinning both of them. Throughout the next 4 laps Nick could not get into the rhythm of the new cars and parked his McLaren on the runoff at Mirabeau. In the meantime Duran had pulled out a lead with Adam closing in on Jaycie and finally overtaking on lap 6. Shane followed next with Michael keeping close with consistent laps.

Later down the track Jaycie retook the place he lost to Adam. Throughout the race Jaycie and Duran swapped places many times with both of them loosing control of their cars when they were ahead of each other. Adam followed in third, not close enough to take second place, but still comfortably in front of Shane. Michael may not have had the speed to move his Lotus up to a podium finish but he was consistent with a couple of off track excursions.

The final stages of the race saw Duran leading Adam by 24 seconds after Jaycie's spin in the last couple of laps on the exit of Piscine, dropping him to third with a gap of 39 seconds to Adam. Shane was close to Jaycie trailing him by 6 seconds. Michael was holding fifth, two laps behind the leader. The final positions in the race did not change after Jaycie's spin.

Next round we head to Le Circuit Gilles-Villeneueve in Montreal for the Canadian GP.

By Nick Scanlen

Championship Points:

 

      2015 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   Drop Rounds Total Points Current Place
Jaycie Richards 10 17 13 17 15 15                             87 1st 
Shane Gilfeather 17 13 12 13 13 13                             81 2nd 
Adam Gill 15 15 11 12 12 17                             82 3rd 
Scott Daniels 20 20 8 15 10 0                             73 4th 
Duran Nikora 0 0 15 20 17 20                             72 5th 
Michael Donnellan 13 12 10 11 11 12                             69 6th 
Mikel Lindsaar 0 0 7 10 0 10                             27 7th 
Jacob Rankin 8 0 6 9 0 0                             23 8th 
Francarlo Rizzo 0 0 20 0 0 0                             20 9th 
Matt Anderson 0 0 0 0 20 0                             20 10th 
Matt DeGroot 0 0 9 0 9 0                             18 11th 
Ross Rizzo 0 0 17 0 0 0                             17 12th 
Murray Conallin 12 0 0 0 0 0                             12 13th 
Jason Goodacre 11 0 0 0 0 0                             11 14th 
Nick Scanken 0 0 0 0 0 11                             11 15th 
Geoff Brown 9 0 0 0 0 0                             9 16th 
Matthew Sofi 0 0 0 0 8 0                             8 17th 

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