2015 F1RWRS British Grand Prix

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Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png 2015 British Grand Prix
Race 8 of 16 in the 2015 F1RWRS season
Brands Hatch.png
Date June 14, 2015
Official Name VI British Grand Prix
Location Kent, England
Course 4.206 km (2.613 mi)
Distance 77 Laps
Weather Dry
Pole Position
Driver Flag of France svg.png Phillippe Nicolas MRT-BMW
Time 1:09.207
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Mark Dagnall DGNgineering-Chrysler
Time 1:10.694
Podium
First Flag of France svg.png Phillippe Nicolas MRT-BMW
Second Flag of Italy svg.png Rosco Vantini Jones-Ford
Third Flag of Germany svg.png David Neuberg Kingfisher-Peugeot


The 2015 F1RWRS British Grand Prix is the eighth race in the 2015 F1RWRS season. It was held at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, England, formerly the location of the Kent Grand Prix.

Pre-Qualifying

David Koczo, following a scandal which saw him fired after announcing his retirement at the end of the 2015 season, and subsequently being reinstated by the team two days later, took the top position for the session, setting a 1:10.837. Andrea Battani was second in the session, half a second behind. Mitchell Macklin was third in the tables, but his teammate Dave Simpson was nowhere to be seen and the Simpson Motorsports team did not make it to the next session. The Holden F1RWRS Racing Team made it into the next session, with Daniel Melrose placing fourth and Frank Zimmer eighth. Jari Kekkonen, despite once again being off the pace and in 11th place, somehow got Boxtel Engineering into the next session. Scuderia Alitalia and HRT also made it as well.

Qualifying

Phillippe Nicolas took pole position with a 1:09.207, and Rhys Davies secured a MRT front row, being 7-tenths of a second behind. The Stig was third on the grid, and David Neuberg, racing for Kingfisher Racing again, placed fourth on the grid. Ben Fleet was a surprising fifth on the grid. Fredo Mestolio was eighth on the grid in a Prospec, of all cars. Mark Dagnall placed 13th, Sammy Jones was 17th, and Ron Mignolet was all the way down in 20th place. Daniel Melrose, after being appointed president of Tropico, placed 26th on the grid, barely avoiding not qualifying. Kay Lon and Frank Zimmer did not qualify.

Race

The start of the race was very eventful, as Martin McFry slammed into Daniel Melrose and Sammy Jones, taking them all out of the race. Neuberg, who had a good qualifying session, raced very well to finish third in the race. It would have been fourth, but about 8 laps to the finish, Rhys Davies, who was on track for 2nd place, collected a puncture and went into the wall, before being hit by Ashley Watkinson. DGNgineering's race was much worse, as Dagnall retired early due to electrical problems, and Ron Mignolet was running very rejectfully before having transmission problems. MRT did have a good day, with Phillippe Nicolas finishing first and taking over the lead in the Constructors' championship by three points.

Standings

  • DRIVERS' CHAMPIONSHIP
  1. Mark Dagnall - 46pts
  2. Rhys Davies - 25pts
  3. Rosco Vantini - 24pts
  4. Phillippe Nicolas - 16pts
David Neuberg - 16pts
  • CONSTRUCTORS' CHAMPIONSHIP
  1. MRT - 53pts
  2. DGNgineering - 50pts
  3. Jones Racing - 38pts
  4. Gillet ENB - 21pts
  5. Aeroracing Engineering - 18pts
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