2011 F1RWRS British Grand Prix

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Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png 2011 British Grand Prix
Race 6 of 15 in the 2011 F1RWRS season
Silverstone.png
Date 5 June, 2011
Official Name II British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, United Kingdom
Course Permanent racing facility
5.141 km (3.194 mi)
Distance 30 laps, 154.23 km (95.82 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole Position
Driver Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Prospec
Time 1:04.04
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose JLD-BMW
Time 1:04.77
Podium
First Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Minardi-Cosworth
Second Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose JLD-BMW
Third Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Prospec


The 2011 F1RWRS British Grand Prix was the sixth race of the 2011 F1RWRS Season. The race was won by Dave Simpson for the Australian Minardi team.

Race Report

Pre-Race

Prior to the race, ArrowTech ART was formed by a mysterious individual known only as "The Fox". Jari Kekkonen and Nicolas Steele were announced as the drivers and the team showed up for the British GP. The British Grand Prix was also the debut for Holden F1RWRS Racing Team and Team Phoenix. Jeroen Krautmeir also made his debut for JLD Motorsport. Lastly, Hagane Shizuka decided to leave West Cliff Racing and form his own team, Manx-Anglo-Nippon Racing Team, with fellow driver Douglas Mann.

Qualifying

Jari Kekkonen stunned everyone by somehow topping pre-qualifying. However, seven drivers would now be knocked out due to the inclusion of Arrowtech. J. Zimmer, Moll, Jones, Watkinson, Davies, Pacchairini, and De Bock failed to qualify for the race. The Prospecs looked like they had the advantage after the real qualifying session as David Koczo and Nathanael Spencer qualified first and third. Pippa Mann split the two drivers and with championship hopefuls Gary Cameron and Daniel Melrose fourth and fifth.

Race

The start was uneventful but Dave Simpson slipped into third. The midfield shuffled around, all while Koczo led the field through the first 10 laps of the race. The midfield pack changed constantly with Gary Cameron, Frank Zimmer and Darren Older Jr battling for position. Nicolas Steele became the first driver to pit on Lap 9. On Lap 10, Simpson and Pippa Mann pitted for fresh rubber.

Simpson jumped Mann in the stops as Cameron and Melrose battled it out for 6th. Simon Redman then came out of nowhere and passed both Cameron and Melrose. Melrose pitted on Lap 14, followed a lap later by race leader Koczo. Koczo failed to hold the lead, with Simpson assuming a massive lead over Frank Zimmer. Crucially, championship leader Nathanael Spencer and Koczo ended up behind Melrose in the running order.

By Lap 20, all the cars had stopped, elevating Pippa Mann to third and Melrose to fourth. Second place was held by Nicolas Steele for the fledgling Arrowtech team but his old tyres gave way and he lost three places, eventually finishing fifth. It was still a good result for the (then) small team. Melrose and Koczo both got past Mann to take second and third. However, the day belonged to Dave Simpson who won by almost a minute. Giovanni Roda had a quiet race and managed to take sixth. Steele's fifth place also scored him his first ever points.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Pre-Q Time Gap
1 4 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Prospec 1:04.49 1:04.04 --
2 21 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Pippa Mann AMR-Peel-DMC 1:04.03 1:04.11 +0.07
3 3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Prospec 1:04.35 1:04.23 +0.19
4 1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Calinetic-Ford 1:04.48 1:04.37 +0.33
5 5 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose JLD-BMW 1:04.99 1:04.51 +0.47
6 16 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Minardi-Cosworth 1:04.28 1:04.63 +0.59
7 26 Flag of Germany svg.png Jeroen Krautmeir JLD-BMW 1:05.14 1:04.70 +0.66
8 6 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Holden 1:04.21 1:04.83 +0.79
9 13 Flag of Australia svg.png Simon Redman Kahama-Ford 1:04.70 1:04.92 +0.88
10 11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Older Jr CR-Ford 1:04.65 1:05.07 +1.03
11 25 Flag of the United States svg.png Nicolas Steele ArrowTech-Cosworth 1:05.43 1:05.23 +1.19
12 15 Flag of the United States svg.png T. Hemo Goblin Hemogoblin-Ford 1:05.01 1:05.26 +1.22
13 18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall Jones-Renault 1:04.32 1:05.48 +1.44
14 19 Flag of Italy svg.png Giovanni Roda Trueba-Judd 1:05.31 1:05.61 +1.57
15 20 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Douglas Mann AMR-Peel-DMC 1:05.51 1:05.63 +1.59
16 12 Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka MAN 1:05.15 1:05.75 +1.71
17 24 Flag of Finland svg.png Jari Kekkonen ArrowTech-Cosworth 1:04.01 1:05.85 +1.81
18 7 Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister Phoenix-Porsche 1:04.81 1:06.06 +2.02
19 14 Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon Kahama-Ford 1:04.89 1:06.11 +2.07
DNPQ 23 Flag of Australia svg.png John Zimmer Holden 1:05.65
DNPQ 22 Flag of Belgium svg.png Aurelien Moll ECB-Gillet 1:05.71
DNPQ 17 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Jones-Renault 1:05.78
DNPQ 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 1:05.85
DNPQ 5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Davies Bangelia-Alfa Romeo 1:05.94
DNPQ 8 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 1:06.08
DNPQ 8 Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas De Bock Calinetic-Ford 1:06.09

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 16 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Minardi-Cosworth 30 37:12.28 6 15
2 10 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose JLD-BMW 30 +56.14 5 11
3 4 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Prospec 30 +58.85 1 9
4 21 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Pippa Mann AMR-Peel-DMC 30 +1:00.02 2 5
5 25 Flag of the United States svg.png Nicolas Steele ArrowTech-Cosworth 30 +1:03.18 11 4
6 19 Flag of Italy svg.png Giovanni Roda Trueba-Judd 30 +1:08.05 14 3
7 3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Prospec 30 +1:08.69 3 2
8 13 Flag of Australia svg.png Simon Redman Kahama-Ford 30 +1:18.44 9 1
9 24 Flag of Finland svg.png Jari Kekkonen ArrowTech-Cosworth 30 +1:19.11 17
10 6 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Holden 29 +1 lap 8
11 18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall Jones-Renault 29 +1 lap 13
12 10 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Older Jr CR-Ford 29 +1 lap 10
13 1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Calinetic-Ford 29 +1 lap 4
14 26 Flag of Germany svg.png Jeroen Krautmeir JLD-BMW 29 +1 lap 7
15 7 Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister Rosenforth-Jaguar 29 +1 lap 18
16 15 Flag of the United States svg.png T. Hemo Goblin Hemogoblin-Ford 29 +1 lap 12
17 14 Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon Kahama-Ford 29 +1 lap 19
18 20 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Douglas Mann AMR-Peel-DMC 29 +1 lap 15
19 12 Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka MAN 28 +2 laps 16
DNPQ 3 Flag of Australia svg.png John Zimmer Holden
DNPQ 22 Flag of Belgium svg.png Aurelien Moll ECB-Gillet
DNPQ 17 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Jones-Renault
DNPQ 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo
DNPQ 5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Davies Bangelia-Alfa Romeo
DNPQ 8 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo
DNPQ 2 Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas De Bock Calinetic-Ford

Note: For the 2011 and 2012 seasons, one point was awarded to the driver with pole position and the driver with the fastest lap.

Standings After the Race

  • Bold text indicates who still has a mathematical chance to become champion
Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Pts
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer 36
2 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose 34
3 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson 25
4 Flag of Australia svg.png Simon Redman 21
=5 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo 20
=5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall 20
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Team Pts
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Prospec 56
2 Flag of Germany svg.png JLD-BMW 34
3 Flag of Jamaica svg.png Calinetic-Ford 32
4 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png AMR-DeLorean/Peel 29
5 Flag of Australia svg.png Minardi-Cosworth 25
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2011 Belgian Grand Prix
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2011 English Grand Prix
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2010 British Grand Prix
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2012 British Grand Prix