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RESULTS: Thursday Night F1 League: Round 7 @ Montreal GP

Friday, June 06, 2014

Race:
Everyone got off to a clean start,Daniels lead the pack into  turn one and over the first 4 laps etched out a comfortable 7  sec lead, followed by Sofi who has just been getting stronger  and stronger as the seaon progresses. Marks and Gill both made a  return to the league and new comer Nesci rounded out the pack. 

Nesci picked up some damage and hit the pits on lap 5 for  repairs. On Lap 6 Gill missed a braking mark and ran hot into a  corner and ran across the rough stuff but did well to keep  control and quickly rejoined the circuit.

Lap 8 saw Sofi hit the pits looking like a different pit stop  strategy to the rest of the field.He rejoined just behind Marks  who made an uncharateristic mistake and turned his Mclaren  around and rubbed the wall. Making a long trip back around to  the pits for repairs. 

Gill was getting warmed up and put in some consistant laps and  started to close the gap on Sofi, however on lap 10 Sofi noticed  this and replied with a few hot laps of his own extending his  gap to 3rd and closing the on Daniels. until on Lap 11 Sofi got  caught up with Nesci and ended up coming off second best. Losing  his front wing he had to limp back to the pits for repairs.  moving Gill into 2nd and Marks into 3rd. 

Daniels stamped his authority on the race and dominated the  field and by lap 15 had over a 1 min gap on the field. It was a  clinical performance from Mr Consistency. Lap 15 saw Sofi get past Gill and regain a podium placing and he  had his sights set firmly on getting back his number 2 spot. By Lap 19 Nesci car suffered electrical failure seeing and early  end to his race.It was a trial by fire from the new comer but  with more time in the seat will see him improve greatly in the  rounds to come.

Lap 21 saw Sofi pit again and come out just infrom of his felloe  Ferrari co driver Gill, on cold tyres Sofi pushed hard to keep  his advantage and get heat into his rubber as quickly as  possible. Lap 23 saw Marks hit the pits and rejoin only seconds infront of  Sofi, Sofi was now up to temp and marks was on cold tryes and  feeling the pressure as Sofi closed in. By the end of Lap 24  Sofi was tucked up under Marks rear wing. The Battle continued  through Lap 25,26 however the pressure was too much and Marks  made a mistake seeing him hit the wall just before the start  finish line handing 2nd back to Sofi, Gill waiting in the wings  pounced on the opportunity and snuck through into 3rd only 10  secs behind Sofi. All the While Daniels just stayed out the front and continued to  put in hot lap after hot lap lapping consistently in the 1.19  bracket.

Gill had a moment on Lap 29 relieving all the pressure from  Sofi. with 15 laps remaining can he hold it together for his first  podium finish. Lap 33 saw and error and saw Gill and Daniels  right on his tail.
Lap 36 saw Daniels go around the outside of the pin head to pass  Gill, Gill responded coming up to the main straight and over shot  his brake mark and hit the wall losing his front wing. Daniels  got past Sofi and they settled back into their rhythm. Daniels pitted on Lap 39 for a the final time for a dash to the  line on fresh rubber.

Gill on a technicality was DQ'ed from the event, after hitting  the pits lodged his protest with a final decision still pending. 

The race closed out in the final laps in the following order  Daniels in a dominant start to finish win, followed by Sofi in  his best result of the season in 2nd and Marks who had his fair share of dramas through the race managed to cross the line and  take the final spot in the podium. 

It was a great race on a great circuit. We now look forward to Austria on the 22nd of June.

By Sam Owen

 

Results:


Finish Start Diff Driver Laps Race time Fastest lap Qual. time
1 1 - Scott Daniels 45 61:19.481 1:19.049 1:18.841
2 3 -1 Matt Sofi 43 +2 laps 1:19.792 1:20.036
3 2 +1 Allan Marks 42 +3 laps 1:21.646 1:20.378
4 4 - Adam Gill 37 DNF 1:29.907 1:21.014
5 5 - Chris Nesci 10 Suspension n/a 1:42.462

Drivers Standings:

 

      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                         114 1st
Jason Brooks 0 20 17 20 17 9 0                         83 2nd
Scott McDonald 20 17 20 12 0 8 0                         77 3rd
Matthew Sofi 0 0 13 11 0 13 17                         54 4th
Evan Golbach 15 15 0 0 0 10 0                         40 5th
Duran Nikora 17 13 0 9 0 0 0                         39 6th
Matt De Groot  0 10 12 0 0 12 0                         34 7th
Jesse Dunn 0 0 0 15 0 15 0                         30 8th
Brad Aiken 0 0 0 13 0 11 0                         24 9th
Iain Salteri 0 0 0 0 0 20 0                         20 10th
Allen Marks 0 0 0 0 0 0 15                         15 11th
Adam Gill 0 0 0 0 0 0 13                         13 12th
Iain McIntosh 12 0 0 0 0 0 0                         12 13th
Chris Nesci 0 0 0 0 0 0 12                         12 14th
Nick Lowther 11 0 0 0 0 0 0                         11 15th
Peter Hughes 0 11 0 0 0 0 0                         11 16th
David Lord  0 0 11 0 0 0 0                         11 17th
Christopher Romeo 0 0 0 10 0 0 0                         10 18th
Andy Lardner 0 9 0 0 0 0 0                         9 19th
Murray Conallin 0 8 0 0 0 0 0                         8 20th
                                          0 21st

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