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RESULTS: Thursday Night F1 League: Round 8 @ Silverstone

Wednesday, July 03, 2013
This weeks F1 race was at Silverstone. Home to most of the Formula one Teams it is everyones wish to win infront of their respective team mates and workers who are in the crowds today.

 

Qualify:

When the qualifying session opened so did the flood gates although people did well to stay out of everyone's way. It was clear from the practice session that David Lord was going to dominate in Qually and he did not dissapoint although Scott McDonald did his best to keep him honest. also showed that a lot of practise does make a difference by also keeping at the pointy end of the timesheets. David smashed it with a 1:32:811 over 2.3 sec's ahead of Scottt McDonald and Hagen Bahnemann in P3.

 Race:

With a short run to the first turn it was clear that it was going to get messy. People being too ambitious with cold tyres and a sharp right hander. With almost the entire grid coming together in a weird multi car accident it left Andrew Trent smelling the fresh air from the front. Rookie Matt Waters made a rookie move as he had accidently activated his pit limiter on the start grid but this was not all bad news as he was able to pick up the peices from the incidents.
The track is very aggressive on the left front due to the hi speed and twisting right hand corners. On L5 Scott McDonald was now putting pressure on Andrew Trent at the front until Andrew finally circum and spun losing 3 places to P5. Hagen also making a mistake but his encounter cost him time and a front wing.

Scott McDonald was nursing his Super softs very well as he managed to nurse the tyres about 3 lap longer than anyone else. David Lord pitted for fresh mediums and Scott M assumes the lead.A couple of laps have past and David Lord has found himself in the kitty litter and he is beach on the floor pan. With no grip he is unable to make his way out. His crew chief managed to talk him through but he has now lost over 2 laps to the entire field and you could say that that is the race over for him. Such a shame after the blistering times that he was posting. Rookies Matt Waters and Adam Gill doing a fantastic job to be placed in P3 & P4. Both moving up on Andrew Trent in P3 with only .2 seconds separating them.

Scott M now has a 30 lead over the field showing that consistent laps is all it takes to be at the front and he is looking the biz at the moment. As we have reached the half way point its Scott ICEMAN McDonald out front with Matt Waters in P2 and Nathan Trent in P3. David Lord doing his best to unlap himself at the tail of the field.

Lap 26 and its Scott M,Hagen,Justin Wilson and Scott Daniels pitting for tyres although unfortunately its Scott D that receives a stop/Go penalty costing him valuable time who is currently P5. To make matters worse he failed to serve the penalty correctly and had to re-visit pitlane. Three laps later and Andrew Trent has a huge spin into the fence on the exit of Becketts losing the front wing. This left Matt Waters and Adam Gill to fight it out for 2nd and 3rd.

At the finish it is ICEMAN Scott McDonald who takes the checkered with Matt Waters in 2nd and Adam Gill in 3rd. A fantastic drive from the rookies on their debut drive. David Lord did well to regain 2 positions into 6th place.

      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 11                         107 1st
Scott McDonald 12 12 0 17 15 0 20 20                         96 2nd
Evan Golbach 15 13 15 11 11 13 0 0                         78 3rd
Andrew Trent 0 0 12 10 13 15 15 12                         77 4th
Michael Gray 20 20 20 15 0 0 0 0                         75 5th
Matt Anderson 0 17 0 20 17 17 0 0                         71 6th
Hagen Bahnemann 0 0 0 0 0 12 13 10                         35 7th
Scott Daniels 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 13                         30 8th
David Lazzaro 17 9 0 0 0 0 0 0                         26 9th
Shane Gilfeather 0 0 13 0 12 0 0 0                         25 10th
Mark Kearon 0 0 11 12 0 0 0 0                         23 11th
Justin Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 9                         21 12th
Matthew Waters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17                         17 13th
Adam Gill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15                         15 14th
Greg Pointing 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                         13 15th
Benny Tran 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0                         11 16th
Jimmy Tran 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0                         10 17th

By Shane Gilfeather

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