2010 F1RWRS Tasman Grand Prix

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Flag of South Australia svg.png 2010 Tasman Grand Prix
Race 5 of 9 in the 2010 F1RWRS season
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Date 20 June, 2010
Official Name I Tasman Grand Prix
Location Adelaide Street Circuit, Adelaide, South Australia
Course Temporary street circuit
3.780 km (2.362 mi)
Distance 30 laps, 113.40 km (70.86 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole Position
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Calinetic-Ford
Time 0:57.21
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Calinetic-Ford
Time 0:57.49
Podium
First Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Prospec
Second Flag of the United States svg.png Dan BH Bangelia-Alfa Romeo
Third Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Rosenforth-Jaguar


The 2010 F1RWRS Tasman Grand Prix was the fifth race of the 2010 F1RWRS season held at Adelaide, Australia. David Koczo won the race, his first career victory and the first for a Hungarian driver.

Race Report

Frank Zimmer led the championship coming to Adelaide, but he hadn't been the most successful. Dave Simpson, Ashley Watkinson and Dan BH had won the first races, but consistency was key and Zimmer led by two points from Watkinson and three from Gary Cameron who hadn't won a race either.

The qualifying results pointed to a battle between Cameron and Zimmer, who took the first two spots with Cameron in front. Watkinson was left in the midfield, qualifying eleventh. The main surprise in qualifying was Kay Lon, the German driver having qualified in third position.

Frank Zimmer beat Cameron off the grid, but went for a daring strategy, pitting on lap 1 and leaving the lead to Cameron with Lon second and Dan BH in third. Lon, however, quickly passed Cameron for the lead. Douglas Mann was fourth in the West Cliff, with Luca Pacchiarini fifth. Cameron then retook the lead while David Koczo and Nathanael Spencer began moving up the field to 5th and 6th.

Immediately, Koczo went in for his stop on lap 4. As Cameron began pulling out a gap, BH pitted from third, with Daniel Melrose taking second place, taking advantage of a sloxing Kay Lon. On lap 6, Mann charged up to second place, while Zimmer and Koczo were already moving up the field, Phoenix McAllister also taking advantage of the strategy.

As Pacchiarini lost more speed, Nathanael Spencer and Sammy Jones collided in the midfield battle, Spencer having to pit for a new nose. More accidents like this would happen throughout the race. Cameron pitted on lap 8 leaving Melrose in the lead ahead of Frank Zimmer already back to the front after his stop. Zimmer quickly passed Melrose and immediately pulled away into the lead.

As more and more drivers began to pit, Luca Pacchiarini managed to find more speed, charging back up to second place ahead of a charging Lon and Daniel Melrose, with Simon Redman up to fifth. There was now a huge battle from second place down to fourth. As Zimmer began lapping other drivers, Pacchiarini dropped backwards, leaving Melrose in second place ahead of Lon and Dan BH, who quickly moved up to second place, overtaking Melrose and a slowing Lon.

On lap 19, Frank Zimmer had to make his second pit stop, not having looked after his tyres properly. His stop was slow, and he came back in third place, Dan BH now leading the race and fighting with David Koczo, who had driven superbly back to the front. Zimmer and Cameron were further behind and fighting for third place.

As the last drivers began to stop, David Koczo took the lead, albeit on older tyres. Frank Zimmer, who had much newer rubber, was catching the leading drivers at a rate of knots, leaving Cameron behind as the Briton was stuck behind a lapped Daniel Melrose. As Koczo started to pull away from BH, Zimmer was still getting closer and closer, but a small loss of pace with two laps to go leaves Koczo his first race victory!

Dan BH stayed relatively close to Koczo and took his third consecutive podium, a series record that he shares with Frank Zimmer, who took third place. Championship-wise, Zimmer still led. However, Dan BH was now second and just three points behind, with Gary Cameron hanging on to third place with an anonymous race to fourth while Ashley Watkinson only managed to finish in tenth place.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Calinetic-Ford 0:57.21 +-.--
2 5 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Rosenforth-Jaguar 0:57.34 +0.13
3 11 Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon Kahama-Ford 0:57.52 +0.31
4 16 Flag of the United States svg.png Dan BH Bangelia-Alfa Romeo 0:57.63 +0.42
5 2 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Douglas Mann West Cliff-Chevrolet 0:57.72 +0.51
6 14 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Prospec 0:57.81 +0.60
7 20 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 0:57.84 +0.63
8 15 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Prospec 0:57.96 +0.75
9 13 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson JLD-Porsche 0:58.06 +0.85
10 10 Flag of Australia svg.png Simon Redman Kahama-Ford 0:58.16 +0.95
11 18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson CR-Ford 0:58.24 +1.03
12 8 Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister Calinetic-Ford 0:58.39 +1.18
13 3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones West Cliff-Chevrolet 0:58.44 +1.23
14 12 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose JLD-Porsche 0:58.63 +1.42
15 19 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Davies Bangelia-Alfa Romeo 0:58.65 +1.44
16 7 Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka KQ-Hyundai 0:58.79 +1.58
17 6 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Adam Lewis KQ-Hyundai 0:58.90 +1.69
18 4 Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas De Bock Rosenforth-Jaguar 0:59.03 +1.82
19 19 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Older Jr CR-Ford 0:59.04 +1.83

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Prospec 30 30:59.30 8 10
2 16 Flag of the United States svg.png Dan BH Bangelia-Alfa Romeo 30 +3.43 4 9
3 5 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Rosenforth-Jaguar 30 +9.75 2 8
4 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Calinetic-Ford 30 +17.24 1 7
5 14 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Prospec 30 +18.22 6 6
6 3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones West Cliff-Chevrolet 30 +25.86 13 5
7 8 Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister Calinetic-Ford 30 +29.91 12 4
8 13 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson JLD-Porsche 30 +30.06 9 3
9 6 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Adam Lewis KQ-Hyundai 30 +42.15 17 2
10 18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson CR-Ford 30 +44.40 11 1
11 7 Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka KQ-Hyundai 30 +45.96 16  
12 10 Flag of Australia svg.png Simon Redman Kahama-Ford 30 +49.86 10  
13 17 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Davies Bangelia-Alfa Romeo 30 +51.04 15  
14 20 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 29 +1 lap 7  
15 11 Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon Kahama-Ford 29 +1 lap 3  
16 12 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose JLD-Porsche 29 +1 lap 14  
17 2 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Douglas Mann West Cliff-Chevrolet 29 +1 lap 5  
18 19 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Older, Jr. CR-Ford 29 +1 lap 19  
19 4 Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas De Bock Rosenforth-Jaguar 29 +1 lap 18  
  • Fastest Lap: Gary Cameron: 0:57.49

Standings after the race

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer 32
2 Flag of the United States svg.png Dan BH 29
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron 28
4 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo 25
5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer 24
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Prospec 49
2 Flag of Jamaica svg.png Calinetic-Ford 44
3 Flag of Italy svg.png Bangelia-Alfa Romeo 40
4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Rosenforth-Jaguar 36
5= Flag of Germany svg.png JLD-Porsche 25
5= Flag of Spain svg.png CR-Ford 25
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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