2011 F1RWRS Luxembourg Grand Prix

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Flag of Luxembourg svg.png 2011 Luxembourg Grand Prix
Race 4 of 15 in the 2011 F1RWRS season
Nurburgring-2.png
Date 1 May, 2011
Official Name II Luxembourg Grand Prix
Location Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
3.6 km (2.26 mi)
Distance 30 laps, 108 km (67.8 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole Position
Driver Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Minardi-Cosworth
Time 0:55.46
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall Jones-Renault
Time Unknown
Podium
First Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall Jones-Renault
Second Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Douglas Mann AMR-Peel-DMC
Third Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo


The 2011 F1RWRS Luxembourg Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2011 F1RWRS season and was held at the Nurburgring. The race was won by Chris Dagnall who took RubberTex-Jones Racing's first F1RWRS victory. The race was notable for its attrition; only three cars were able to reach the finish line intact. Luca Pacchiarini lost the victory after he got stuck in a massive pileup at the first corner.

Race Report

Qualifying

Once again, qualifying was a hotly contested affair. Simon Redman missed out on qualifying by only seven hundredths of a second, with Aurelien Moll, Giovanni Roda, and Hagane Shizuka following within three tenths of Redman. During the real qualifying session, Dave Simpson beat out Gary Cameron by only one hundredth of a second. The grid was then set for what looked to be an entertaining race.

Race

Disaster immediately struck at the first corner as David Koczo was spun by Daniel Melrose. Koczo was then hit by Frank Zimmer and Sammy Jones. Koczo and Zimmer were knocked out instantly, while Jones' car expired soon afterwards. Prior to the race, the track marshals decided to go on strike, leaving the F1RWRS Commission to hire replacements from the neighbouring areas. Thus, the three cars remained trapped on the first corner. On lap 4, Ashley Watkinson couldn't avoid Zimmer's stricken car and slammed into it, knocking out Watkinson. Phoenix McAllister was also collected and he got further then Jones did before he retired. Three laps later, T. Hemo Goblin spun out while attempting to avoid Watkinson's car.

Polesitter Dave Simpson was the next victim, slamming into Koczo's stopped Calinetic. A lap later, James Davies crashed into Simpson's Minardi, blocking most of the track. Somehow almost everyone passed through until lap 17, when Thomas De Bock tried to pass Luca Pacchiarini into the first corner. Lap 19 saw Darren Older Jr hit the barriers after a steering failure. Now, most drivers were trying to survive until the 75% classification rule which would come into effect on lap 23. On lap 22, Pippa Mann and Kay Lon collided, removing themselves from classification.

By now, Luca Pacchiarini had taken the lead, followed by the remaining survivors: Chris Dagnall, Douglas Mann, Gary Cameron, Daniel Melrose, Nathanael Spencer, and John Zimmer. Spencer proceeded to bin it at the same spot as Older Jr., leaving him unclassified and seven laps down. John Zimmer hit his brother's car, followed immediately by Daniel Melrose. Now, there were only four cars still running - Pacchiarini, Dagnall, Mann and Cameron, in that order. Then, on lap 30, Pacchiarini crashed in the turn 1 pileup, robbing him of victory. An extremely lucky Chris Dagnall took the victory, followed by Douglas Mann, Pacchiarini despite retiring, Cameron, John Zimmer and Daniel Melrose. Dagnall's win took him to second in the Drivers' Championship, tied with Simon Redman and ten points behind Spencer.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Pre-Q Time Gap
1 16 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Minardi-Cosworth 0:56.47 0:55.46 --
2 1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Calinetic-Ford 0:55.55 0:55.47 +0.01
3 14 Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon Kahama-Ford 0:56.43 0:55.58 +0.12
4 7 Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister Rosenforth-Jaguar 0:55.62 0:55.67 +0.21
5 3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Prospec 0:56.36 0:55.76 +0.30
6 4 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Prospec 0:56.02 0:55.87 +0.41
7 10 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose JLD-BMW 0:55.71 0:55.96 +0.50
8 18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall Jones-Renault 0:55.39 0:56.12 +0.66
9 21 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Pippa Mann AMR-Peel-DMC 0:56.18 0:56.22 +0.76
10 15 Flag of the United States svg.png T. Hemo Goblin Hemogoblin-Ford 0:55.91 0:56.26 +0.80
11 5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Davies Bangelia-Alfa Romeo 0:55.75 0:56.42 +0.96
12 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 0:55.84 0:56.46 +1.00
13 23 Flag of Australia svg.png John Zimmer ZimSport-Holden 0:56.77 0:56.57 +1.11
14 20 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Douglas Mann AMR-Peel-DMC 0:56.73 0:56.70 +1.24
15 6 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Rosenforth-Jaguar 0:55.48 0:56.78 +1.32
16 17 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Jones-Renault 0:56.17 0:56.93 +1.47
17 8 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 0:56.55 0:57.09 +1.63
18 11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Older Jr CR-Ford 0:56.03 0:57.11 +1.65
19 2 Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas De Bock Calinetic-Ford 0:56.39 0:57.32 +1.86
DNPQ 13 Flag of Australia svg.png Simon Redman Kahama-Ford 0:56.84
DNPQ 22 Flag of Belgium svg.png Aurelien Moll ECB-Gillet 0:56.95
DNPQ 19 Flag of Italy svg.png Giovanni Roda Trueba-Judd 0:57.08
DNPQ 12 Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka West Cliff-Chevrolet 0:57.13

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall Jones-Renault 30 31:44.95 8 16
2 20 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Douglas Mann AMR-Peel-DMC 30 +8.72 14 10
3 8 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 29 Collision 17 8
4 1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Calinetic-Ford 29 +1 lap 2 5
5 16 Flag of Australia svg.png John Zimmer ZimSport-Holden 26 Collision 13 4
6 10 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose JLD-BMW 26 Collision 7 3
NC 3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Prospec 23 +7 laps 5
DNF 14 Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon Kahama-Ford 21 Collision 12
DNF 21 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Pippa Mann AMR-Peel-DMC 21 Collision 9
DNF 11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Older Jr CR-Ford 18 Steering 18
DNF 2 Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas De Bock Calinetic-Ford 16 Collision 19
DNF 5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Davies Bangelia-Alfa Romeo 9 Collision 11
DNF 16 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Minardi-Cosworth 8 Collision 1 1
DNF 15 Flag of the United States svg.png T. Hemo Goblin Hemogoblin-Ford 6 Spun off 10
DNF 7 Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister Rosenforth-Jaguar 3 Collision 4
DNF 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 3 Collision 12
DNF 17 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Jones-Renault 0 Collision 16
DNF 6 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Rosenforth-Jaguar 0 Collision 15
DNF 2 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Prospec 0 Collision 6
DNPQ 13 Flag of Australia svg.png Simon Redman Kahama-Ford
DNPQ 22 Flag of Belgium svg.png Aurelien Moll ECB-Gillet
DNPQ 19 Flag of Italy svg.png Giovanni Roda Trueba-Judd
DNPQ 12 Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka West Cliff-Chevrolet
  • Pole Position: Dave Simpson: 0:55.46
  • Fastest Lap: Chris Dagnall: Unknown - Dagnall was credited with the fastest lap by the race officials, despite them loosing the time amidst the chaotic proceedings during the race.

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 theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer 30
=2 Flag of Australia svg.png Simon Redman 20
=2 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall 20
=4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Pippa Mann 14
=4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron 14
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Prospec 40
=2 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Rosenforth-Jaguar 24
=2 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png AMR-Peel-DMC 24
=2 Flag of Jamaica svg.png Calinetic-Ford 24
=5 Flag of Japan svg.png Kahama-Ford 20
=5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jones-Renault 20
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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