2011 F1RWRS Saxon Grand Prix

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Flag of Saxony-Anhalt svg.png 2011 Saxon Grand Prix
Race 3 of 15 in the 2011 F1RWRS season
Oschersleben.png
Date 24 April, 2011
Official Name II Saxon Grand Prix
Location Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Oschersleben, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
3.667 km (2.292 mi)
Distance 30 laps, 110.01 km (68.76 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole Position
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall Jones-Renault
Time 0:53.58
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Prospec
Time 0:53.88
Podium
First Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Prospec
Second Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Pippa Mann AMR-Peel-DMC
Third Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Rosenforth-Jaguar


The 2011 F1RWRS Saxon Grand Prix was the third round of the 2011 F1RWRS season, held at Oschersleben. The race was won by Nathanael Spencer of Prospec, his second win of the season.

Race Report

Qualifying

Oschersleben has a history of throwing up strange results and this time was no different. In pre-qualifying, reigning champion Gary Cameron failed to qualify for the first time in his career. Aurelien Moll, Roda and John Zimmer joined him. During qualifying, world champion Chris Dagnall put in a smashing lap and placed the RubberTex-Jones car on pole for the first time, beating out fellow champion Daniel Melrose. Sammy Jones also made his first start, marking the first time that both RubberTex-Joneses would be on the grid. Further back, Pippa Mann pipped her brother Douglas by a tenth of a second for 14th place on the grid.

Race

The start was generally uneventful as Dagnall led from Melrose and Frank Zimmer. On Lap 4, Pippa Mann became the first to pit and, as expected, she began to immediately challenge for 18th with her brand-new tyres. By Lap 6, the top five had gapped the field, with Dagnall still leading. On Lap 12, however, the field had bunched up, with the top twelve stacked on top of each other. A lap before, Nathanael Spencer, Frank Zimmer, Hagane Shizuka and Luca Pacchiarini all pitted.

Chris Dagnall sprinted away from the pack while battles raged on behind him. Dagnall led until Lap 17, when Ashley Watkinson passed him. Dagnall finally pitted on Lap 18, leaving Watkinson the lead. Pippa was the first of the stoppers, running fourth, with Dave Simpson (who had pitted on Lap 10), Spencer and Shizuka stuck behind Sammy Jones. Jones pitted, (at the same time as his teammate, by the way) leaving the stoppers to chase after Pippa.

Frank Zimmer, Spencer and Pippa Mann all passed Watkinson by Lap 22 and began a three-way battle for the lead. Douglas Mann blocked his sister while attempting to unlap himself. Meanwhile, Hagane Shizuka moved up to fourth, and Dave Simpson passed Watkinson for fifth. Pippa Mann, however, faltered on old tyres, leaving Nathanael Spencer to take his second win of the season and second win in a row. Mann was second, collecting the first podium for Anglo-Manx Racing. Frank Zimmer was third, followed by Shizuka and Dave Simpson. Polesitter Chris Dagnall was sixth, taking RubberTex-Jones' first points ever. T. Hemo Goblin was a competent seventh and Darren Older Jr was eighth. Spencer's win put him ten points ahead of Simon Redman in the drivers championship and put Prospec sixteen points up on Rosenforth Engineering.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Pre-Q Time Gap
1 18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall Jones-Renault 0:54.82 0:53.58 --
2 10 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose JLD-BMW 0:53.71 0:53.74 +0.16
3 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 0:53.58 0:53.78 +0.20
4 6 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Rosenforth-Jaguar 0:53.50 0:53.81 +0.23
5 13 Flag of Australia svg.png Simon Redman Kahama-Ford 0:53.80 0:53.89 +0.31
6 15 Flag of the United States svg.png T. Hemo Goblin Hemogoblin-Ford 0:54.14 0:54.09 +0.51
7 4 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Prospec 0:54.52 0:54.11 +0.53
8 3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Prospec 0:53.90 0:54.30 +0.72
9 5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Davies Bangelia-Alfa Romeo 0:53.83 0:54.34 +0.76
10 7 Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister Rosenforth-Jaguar 0:54.15 0:54.42 +0.84
11 2 Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas De Bock Calinetic-Ford 0:54.43 0:54.52 +0.94
12 12 Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka West Cliff-Chevrolet 0:54.68 0:54.57 +0.99
13 14 Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon Kahama-Ford 0:54.47 0:54.76 +1.18
14 21 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Pippa Mann AMR-Peel-DMC 0:53.99 0:54.84 +1.26
15 20 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Douglas Mann AMR-Peel-DMC 0:54.78 0:54.85 +1.27
16 16 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Minardi-Cosworth 0:54.33 0:55.00 +1.42
17 8 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 0:54.62 0:55.04 +1.46
18 11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Older Jr CR-Ford 0:54.05 0:55.15 +1.57
19 17 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Jones-Renault 0:54.47 0:55.25 +1.67
DNPQ 1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Calinetic-Ford 0:54.94
DNPQ 19 Flag of Italy svg.png Giovanni Roda Trueba-Judd 0:55.12
DNPQ 23 Flag of Australia svg.png John Zimmer ZimSport-Holden 0:55.13
DNPQ 22 Flag of Belgium svg.png Aurelien Moll ECB-Gillet 0:55.17

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Prospec 30 34:05.48 8 15
2 21 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Pippa Mann AMR-Peel-DMC 30 +1.58 14 10
3 6 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Rosenforth-Jaguar 30 +2.54 4 8
4 12 Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka West Cliff-Chevrolet 30 +15.62 12 5
5 16 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Minardi-Cosworth 30 +16.09 16 4
6 18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall Jones-Renault 30 +36.51 1 4
7 15 Flag of the United States svg.png T. Hemo Goblin Hemogoblin-Ford 30 +47.05 6 2
8 11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Older Jr. CR-Ford 30 +56.92 18 1
9 5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Davies Bangelia-Alfa Romeo 30 +58.70 9  
10 17 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Jones-Renault 30 +1:00.47 19  
11 8 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Pacchiarini Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 29 +1 lap 17  
12 20 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Douglas Mann AMR-Peel-DMC 29 +1 lap 15  
13 4 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Prospec 29 +1 lap 7 1
14 10 Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas De Bock Calinetic-Ford 29 +1 lap 11  
15 7 Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister Rosenforth-Jaguar 29 +1 lap 10  
16 10 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose JLD-BMW 29 +1 lap 2  
17 13 Flag of Australia svg.png Simon Redman Kahama-Ford 29 +2 laps 5  
18 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo 28 +2 laps 3  
19 14 Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon Kahama-Ford 28 +2 laps 13  
DNPQ 20 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Gary Cameron Calinetic-Ford        
DNPQ 23 Flag of Italy svg.png Giovanni Roda Trueba-Judd        
DNPQ 2 Flag of Australia svg.png John Zimmer ZimSport-Holden        
DNPQ 17 Flag of Belgium svg.png Aurelien Moll ECB-Gillet        

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
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Pippa Mann 14
4 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer 13
5 Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister 11
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
3 Flag of Japan svg.png Kahama-Ford 20
4 Flag of Jamaica svg.png Calinetic-Ford 19
5 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png AMR-Peel-DMC 14
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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