2011 F1RWRS English Grand Prix

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Flag of England svg.png 2011 English Grand Prix
Race 7 of 15 in the 2011 F1RWRS season
Snetterton.png
Date 19 June, 2011
Official Name I English Grand Prix
Location Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk, England
Course Permanent racing facility
3.123 km (1.952 mi)
Distance 30 laps, 93.69 km (58.56 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole Position
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo
Time 0:40.71
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo
Time 0:40.74
Podium
First Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose JLD-BMW
Second Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Calinetic-Ford
Third Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Prospec


The 2011 F1RWRS English Grand Prix was race seven of fifteen in the 2011 F1RWRS season. It was held at Snetterton, Great Britain, and was won by Daniel Melrose.

Race Report

Pre-Race

Dougal Kerr, a 34 year-old white van champion, entered in F1RWRS for his first race with a spare car donated to him by Pacchia. He did not qualify for the race. Japanese driver Barii Mori also joined in the series after being picked up by Team Phoenix.

Qualifying

In pre-qualifying, Nathanael Spencer and Ashley Watkinson got the same time to top the timesheets. In the DNQ spots, Hagane Shizuka, Sammy Jones, Douglas Mann and John Zimmer were among the non-qualifiers. In qualifying proper, Watkinson had the edge, taking pole over David Koczo. Spencer was sixth while Frank Zimmer was third.

Race

At the start, Watkinson led the first lap while the backmarkers shuffled around. On Lap 2, Koczo made a mistake and fell back a few positions. A lap later, Watkinson had an off and Frank Zimmer took the lead. The top three positions shuffled around a bit, with Koczo taking second but losing it two laps later. On Lap 8, the order was Zimmer, Watkinson, Koczo, Simpson and De Bock followed by Spencer and the remainder of the field. A flurry of stops also took place between laps 8-15 with Daniel Melrose, James Davies, Gary Cameron, Pippa Mann and Koczo all pitting. Koczo pitted from fourth, but he was leapfrogged by Cameron after a brilliant stop by the Calinetic pitcrew.

Zimmer and Watkinson continued to battle for the lead while Spencer lost third to Simon Redman after an off. Redman then passed Watkinson but lost the spot a lap later. Dave Simpson then took the lead from Frank Zimmer on Lap 16, just after the halfway point of the race. Giovanni Roda was also up there, battling with the ArrowTech of Nicolas Steele for a podium spot. Simpson and Zimmer broke away from the field, battling furiously all the way. Meanwhile, most of the drivers in contention (barring Redman, who was in sixth) had made their stops by Lap 20.

A poor picture of Simpson and Hemo Goblin's collision.

After a few laps of intense racing, Daniel Melrose pushed into the lead on Lap 20 but he was tailed by Cameron, who took second from Simpson's gripless Minardi. Unfortunately, before Simpson could pit, he collided with Zimmer, ending both their races and collecting a so far anonymous T. Hemo Goblin. Melrose managed to cruise in for the win with Cameron and Koczo behind him. Pippa Mann put in a stellar effort to take fourth followed by James Davies and Barii Mori who was the first driver to pit. Melrose's early stop basically assured him of victory as Simpson and Zimmer stayed out far too long on worn tyres. Melrose's victory vaulted him into the lead of the Drivers' Championship by nine points over Nathanael Spencer.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Pre-Q Time Gap
1 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 0:40.69 0:40.71 --
2 4 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Prospec 0:41.12 0:40.76 +0.05
3 6 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Holden 0:40.86 0:40.85 +0.14
4 5 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose JLD-BMW 0:41.49 0:40.95 +0.24
5 16 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Minardi-Cosworth 0:41.28 0:41.01 +0.30
6 3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Prospec 0:40.69 0:41.06 +0.35
7 1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Calinetic-Ford 0:40.77 0:41.18 +0.47
8 15 Flag of the United States svg.png T. Hemo Goblin Hemogoblin-Ford 0:41.06 0:41.21 +0.50
9 21 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Pippa Mann AMR-Peel-DMC 0:40.97 0:41.37 +0.66
10 13 Flag of Australia svg.png Simon Redman Kahama-Ford 0:41.17 0:41.44 +0.73
11 8 Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas De Bock Calinetic-Ford 0:40.84 0:41.54 +0.83
12 5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Davies Bangelia-Alfa Romeo 0:41.22 0:41.55 +0.84
13 26 Flag of Germany svg.png Jeroen Krautmeir JLD-BMW 0:41.48 0:41.61 +0.90
14 19 Flag of Italy svg.png Giovanni Roda Trueba-Judd 0:41.53 0:41.70 +0.99
15 8 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 0:41.19 0:41.77 +1.06
16 18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall Jones-Renault 0:40.92 0:41.81 +1.10
17 24 Flag of Finland svg.png Jari Kekkonen ArrowTech-Cosworth 0:41.00 0:41.97 +1.26
18 25 Flag of the United States svg.png Nicolas Steele ArrowTech-Cosworth 0:41.51 0:41.98 +1.27
19 27 Flag of Japan svg.png Barii Mori Phoenix-Porsche 0:41.33 0:41.99 +1.28
DNPQ 12 Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka MAN 0:41.56
DNPQ 17 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Jones-Renault 0:41.70
DNPQ 7 Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister Phoenix-Porsche 0:41.70
DNPQ 11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Older Jr CR-Ford 0:41.76
DNPQ 14 Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon Kahama-Ford 0:41.85
DNPQ 28 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Dougal Kerr Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 0:41.85
DNPQ 22 Flag of Belgium svg.png Aurelien Moll ECB-Gillet 0:41.85
DNPQ 23 Flag of Australia svg.png John Zimmer Holden 0:41.98
DNPQ 20 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Douglas Mann AMR-Peel-DMC 0:42.02

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose JLD-BMW 30 23:54.44 4 15
2 1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Calinetic-Ford 29 +1.10 7 10
3 4 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Prospec 30 +5.33 2 8
4 21 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Pippa Mann AMR-Peel-DMC 30 +25.21 9 6
5 5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Davies Bangelia-Alfa Romeo 30 +27.73 12 4
6 27 Flag of Japan svg.png Barii Mori Phoenix-Porsche 30 +28.93 19 3
7 3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Prospec 30 +33.11 6 2
8 18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall Jones-Renault 30 +38.16 16 1
9 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 30 +38.93 1 2
10 2 Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas De Bock Calinetic-Ford 30 +40.67 11
11 19 Flag of Italy svg.png Giovanni Roda Trueba-Judd 30 +45.52 14
12 26 Flag of Germany svg.png Jeroen Krautmeir JLD-BMW 30 +47.02 13
13 25 Flag of the United States svg.png Nicolas Steele ArrowTech-Cosworth 30 +54.14 18
14 24 Flag of Finland svg.png Jari Kekkonen ArrowTech-Cosworth 29 +1 lap 17
15 13 Flag of Australia svg.png Simon Redman Kahama-Ford 29 +1 lap 10
16 8 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 27 +3 laps 15
DNF 16 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Minardi-Cosworth 22 collision 5
DNF 6 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Holden 22 collision 3
DNF 15 Flag of the United States svg.png T. Hemo Goblin Hemogoblin-Ford 22 collision 8
DNPQ 12 Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka MAN
DNPQ 17 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Jones-Renault
DNPQ 7 Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister Phoenix-Porsche
DNPQ 11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Older Jr CR-Ford
DNPQ 14 Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon Kahama-Ford
DNPQ 28 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Dougal Kerr Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo
DNPQ 22 Flag of Belgium svg.png Aurelien Moll ECB-Gillet
DNPQ 23 Flag of Australia svg.png John Zimmer Holden
DNPQ 20 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Douglas Mann AMR-Peel-DMC

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 of becoming champion.
Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Pts
1 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose 49
2 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer 40
3 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo 28
4 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson 25
=5 Flag of Australia svg.png Gary Cameron 24
=5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Pippa Mann 24
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Team Pts
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Prospec 66
2 Flag of Germany svg.png JLD-BMW 49
3 Flag of Jamaica svg.png Calinetic-Ford 42
4 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png AMR-DeLorean/Peel 34
5 Flag of Australia svg.png Minardi-Cosworth 25
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