2013 F1RWRS United States Grand Prix

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Flag of the United States svg.png 2013 United States Grand Prix
Race 4 of 16 in the 2013 F1RWRS season
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Date 14 April, 2013
Official Name 2013 United States Grand Prix
Location Dallas, Texas
Course Temporary Street Circuit
Distance 67 Laps
Weather Dry
Pole Position
Driver Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka Sunshine Infiniti
Time 1:32.494
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka Sunshine Infiniti
Time 1:35.842
Podium
First Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas De Bock Gillet-Judd
Second Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon Jones-Ford
Third Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson Holden-Holden


The 2013 F1RWRS USA Grand Prix was the fourth race in the 2013 F1RWRS season, and the second of which to be held in North America. It was won by the Belgian Thomas De Bock, giving the team it's first win of the season.

Pre-Qualifying

Saeed Al Faisal, from FAT Turbo Racing, topped the charts with a 1:33.661. FAT Turbo, Jones Racing, and ARC all made it to the qualifying session, with all of their drivers placing in the Top 6.

Qualifying

Hagane Shizuka took position in the Sunshine Infiniti, with Chris Dagnall second and the Gillets of De Bock and Aurelien Moll third and fourth. Mark Dagnall was at a surprisingly low 14th position. Both cars from CR Motorsport did not qualify for the fourth race in a row.

Race

Kay Lon got a good start from 6th position and ended up 4th after the first lap. On Lap 6 Sammy Jones. By Lap 10 Shizuka was dominating the race, and certainly had the opportunity to win the race. Vidal Reyna-Sanchez, debuting for Melrose Racing Team, was lapped already by Lap 11, and showed that he was only there for the money. Afterwards, Melrose, Al Faisal, Chris Dagnall, Douglas Mann and Pippa Mann retire not simultaneously, but rather within laps of each other by Lap 30.

At Lap 30, Shizuka still led from Lon, De Bock, and Moll. On Lap 42, while running 5th, Dave McFaste went out of the race. Then Shizuka retired on Lap 48 with a transmission problem. This meant De Bock passed Kay Lon in the pits, and Moll also passed Lon, giving Gillet a provisional 1-2, but Moll retired with an engine problem. Even still, De Bock managed to win the race, with Lon second, Watkinson a surprising third, Rhys Davies fourth, Shinobu Katayama fifth and Dave Simpson 6th.

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