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RESULTS: Thursday Night F1 League: Round 16 @ India

Monday, October 28, 2013
The Buddh International Circuit is an Indian motor racing circuit in Greater Noida (near the National capital New Delhi) Uttar Pradesh, India. The circuit is best known as the venue for the annual Formula One Indian Grand Prix, which was first hosted on 30 October 2011.The track was officially inaugurated on 18 October 2011.The 5.14 km long Circuit has been designed by world-renowned German architect and racetrack designer, Hermann Tilke, who has also designed other race circuits in Malaysia, Bahrain, China, Turkey, the UAE, South Korea and the US.

As the lights go out tyre smoke fills the air as the grid sets off for the turn 1 with a battle of who will brake last. Scott McDonald, David Lord and Jason Brooks all get in the mix and run 3 wide. Scott McDonald was to lose out and run wide and has to fall back in to P3 with T2 fast approaching Jason Brooks has a dive under brakes and take P1 from David Lord. With Scott McDonald closing the gap on the 1st and 2nd its back to being a 3-way battle for the lead with a good draft and a dive under brakes Scott McDonald goes from 3rd to 1st in one corner. With the battle raging and a small gap forming over the leaders David Lord has a spin coming out of the final turn and clips the wall and losses his front wing and has to do a lap to get back to the pits to repair it. 

Wondering who will pit first for tyres and its Scott McDonald on lap 9, with Jason Brooks pitting for his first stop on lap 12 and David Lord back in the pits again on lap 12 for another front wing.with the Gap closed once again between 1st and 2nd the battle continues where they left off with Jason Brooks in 1st and Scott McDoanld nipping at his gearbox in 2nd. Hagen Bahnemann who has been driving a smooth race so far is forced to retire due to a slight hit to the head from debris left on the track and is unable to focus. 21 laps gone Jason Brooks makes a rare mistake and spins and hands the lead over to Scott McDonald but Scott McDoanld has to pit for tyres and hands Jason Brooks a lucky break, a little to keen to get back in to the race and catch Jason Brooks Scott McDonald receives a drive-thru penalty for speeding in pit lane. Evan Golbach who has had a quiet race so far now finds himself in a battle with David Lord for the last spot on the podium, David Lord goes for dive down the inside but Evan Golbach miss judges the corner and both drives collided and David Lord comes off second best losses his front wing and suffers suspension damage and is forced to retire from the race. 

With a good gap in between the 3 remaining drivers Jason Brooks is holding a lead but Scott McDonald is catching fast will his tyres last out or will Evan Golbach be able to close the gap to Scott McDoanld. With 4 laps left Scott McDonald is forced to pit before he blows a tyre allowing Jason Brooks to Cross the line In 1st place with Scott McDonald 2nd and Evan Golbach in 3rd. Jason brooks is back on the top step of the Podium lets see if he can stay there for the next round at ABU DHABI.

      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 Dropped Points Points Place
Evan Golbach 15 13 15 11 11 13 0 0 9 15 17 17 0 0 15 17 15         9 174 1st
David Lord 11 15 17 13 20 20 0 11 20 20 0 0 0 12 0 0 13         0 172 2nd
Scott McDonald 12 12 0 17 15 0 20 20 13 10 0 0 0 0 20 13 17         0 169 3rd
Hagen Bahneman 0 0 0 0 0 12 13 10 10 9 20 12 15 13 13 15 12         0 154 4th
Jason Brooks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 20 17 17 20 20         0 114 5th
Andrew Trent 0 0 12 10 13 15 15 12 12 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0         0 102 6th
Scott Daniels 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 13 15 17 0 15 0 0 0 12 0         0 89 7th
Michael Gray 20 20 20 15 0 0 0 0 0 8 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 71 9th
Shane Gilfeather 0 0 13 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 15 0 0 0         0 57 10th
Matthew Waters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 17 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         0 47 11th
Justin Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 9 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         0 33 12th
Adam Gill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         0 26 13th
David Lazzaro 17 9 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 23 15th
Iain Salteri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 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 15 17th
Greg Pointing 13 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 11 19th
Benny Tran 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         0 11 20th
Jimmy Tran 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         0 10 21st

By Darren Chisholm

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