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Results: Thursday Night F1 League: Round 7 @ Montreal

Saturday, June 08, 2013

In 1977 the French Canadians, motivated by the incredible success of Gilles Villeneuve, decided it was time they built a race track. Taking the Ile Notre-Dame, they connected all the island's roads and made a circuit. The island had been the home of the 1967 World Fair (Expo'67) and was full of futuristic looking buildings. It was, everyone agreed, a perfect venue for a Grand Prix. With 2 new Rookies joining the field this is the venue for our Canadian GP.

Qualify:

After practice the qualify session was realatively quick. With the suprise absence of series leader David Lord, Scott McDonald showed his dominance snatching pole position by over a second but the rest of the feild was quite tight. Newcomer Scott Daniels doing well to take grid 2 and Hagen Bahnemann in 3rd.

Race:

A restart took place as the race format had changed with the exclusion of the formation lap. Once everyone had regridded we were ready to go. Lights out and there away. Everyone got off to a cleanish start. A bit of a scare for pole sitter Scott McDonald as he received a slight nudge leading into turn one. Everyone keeping cool through the first few laps until Andrew Trent exits wide and heads into the fence on L4 while in P2. Nursing the car with no front wing is not an easy task but he does well to get back to the pits. A lap later and our 2nd rookie, 16 year old Justin Wilson is in early for fresh rubber.

Scott McDonald is solid out front with a 36 second lead. he knew all he had to do was to minimise the mistakes and turn in some clean consistant laps. Back in the pack and rookie Scott Daniels and Andrew Trent are dualling side by side for at least 2 solid laps until Scott cooks it on the ripples and turns the car. However he recovers well and soon takes P2 from Hagen. Both Hagen and Scott M pit for another set of tyres. Scott M opting for the super softs as he wants to crack in some hotlaps to see how fast he really can go.
The pit entry has claimed a few casualties as the entrance is at the end of the main straight and drivers are failing to reduce the car speed in time for pit lane. Both Justin and Andrew are slapped with pit penalties. Andrew having to serve 3 penalties in a row, losing P3 to Hagen he was not happy. Rookie Justin Wilson was doing a solid job in 5th position as he was showing the seasoned drivers what he can do. The other rookie Scott Daniels was even more impressive showing great poise to comfortably maintain P2 for the majority of the race.
Averaging laps in the 1:19:00's Scott McDonald had lapped the field once and even twice in some cases to take a well deserved win. The last lap was not without caution as Hagen had spun and while rejoining had clipped Scott m in the side pod. It was all good as Scott soldiered on to take the checquered.

      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 Points Place
David Lord 11 15 17 13 20 20 0                           96 1st
Evan Golbach 15 13 15 11 11 13 0                           78 2nd
Scott McDonald 12 12 0 17 15 0 20                           76 3rd
Michael Gray 20 20 20 15 0 0 0                           75 4th
Matt Anderson 0 17 0 20 17 17 0                           71 5th
Andrew Trent 0 0 12 10 13 15 15                           65 6th
David Lazzaro 17 9 0 0 0 0 0                           26 7th
Hagen Bahneman 0 0 0 0 0 12 13                           25 8th
Shane Gilfeather 0 0 13 0 12 0 0                           25 9th
Mark Kearon 0 0 11 12 0 0 0                           23 10th
Scott Daniels 0 0 0 0 0 0 17                           17 11th
Greg Pointing 13 0 0 0 0 0 0                           13 12th
Justin Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 0 12                           12 13th
Benny Tran 0 11 0 0 0 0 0                           11 14th

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