2015 F1RWRS Tasman Grand Prix

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Flag of South Australia svg.png 2015 Tasman Grand Prix
Race 1 of 16 in the 2015 F1RWRS season
Adelaide Grand Prix Circuit svg.png
Date 1 March, 2015
Official Name VI Tasman Grand Prix
Location Adelaide Street Circuit, Adelaide, South Australia
Course Temporary street circuit
3.780 km (2.362 mi)
Distance 85 Laps, 321.800 km
Weather Dry
Pole Position
Driver Flag of Belgium svg.png Ron Mignolet DGNgineering-Chrysler
Time 1:11.410
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies MRT-BMW
Time 1:13.660
Podium
First Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies MRT-BMW
Second Flag of Italy svg.png Rosco Vantini Jones-Ford
Third Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Jones-Ford


The 2015 F1RWRS Tasman Grand Prix was the first race of the 2015 F1RWRS season. It will be contested by 20 teams with 40 cars all together, with 26 qualifying for the race. The points system that will be used is 10-6-4-3-2-1 for the top 6 finishers in the race.

Pre-Qualifying

The first Pre-Q session of the season was very surprising, as Nathan Scott topped the charts for Tropico, sending them to the Qualifying session. Boxtel and Simpson also made it to qualifying as well, with Daniel Melrose a surprising 11th place. Damon Cannon, with the Autodynamics team, placed 2nd on the charts but with Dean O'Lauchlan 15th, the team did not Pre-Qualify. Hagane Shizuka and Jean-Luc Schiller also did well but did not qualify.

Qualifying

Despite not placing a time in the first session, Ron Mignolet grabbed pole position for DGNgineering, with Barii Mori second. The Stig placed 5th in the session for Aeroracing. Both Simpson cars did not qualify, with Melrose about 3 seconds off Mignolet's time. Mark Dagnall was somehow in 20th after the sessions.

Race

At the start, Rosco Vantini led, but then Rhys Davies overtook Vantini and never lost the lead, except when The Stig briefly led due to pitstops. Phillippe Nicolas crashed the car early on, causing team owner Daniel Melrose to be quite irate. Soon both DGNgineering cars failed within minutes of each other, confirming a possible changing of the guard at the top of the league. Then Thomas De Bock spun, causing Mirko Bosevic to slow down and a surprising Andrea Battani collided with Bosevic with nowhere to go. ArrowTech boss The Fox filed numerous protests during the weekend, which was quite controversial to everyone else in the paddock. The Stig also impressed everyone from the Aeroracing but crashed with a handful of laps to go, and was lucky to escape injury. Then with 10 laps to go, the circuit had a power failure. This did not effect the race though the cameras were out of service as well as all team radios, which meant other teams had to use other means of communication. Otherwise, Rhys Davies easily cruised to victory, with Vantini second, Sammy Jones third, De Bock fourth, Battani fifth for Boxtel and Bosevic sixth.

Classification

Pre-Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 33 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathan Scott Tropico-Gillet 1:12.846 +-.--
2 39 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Damon Cannon Autodynamics-Ilmor 1:13.203 +0.357
3 34 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Older Jr Tropico-Gillet 1:13.405 +0.559
4 36 Flag of Japan svg.png Hagane Shizuka Revolution-Honda 1:13.754 +0.908
5 32 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Jean-Luc Schiller Mecha-Ford 1:13.880 +1.034
6 24 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Boxtel-Ford 1:13.995 +1.149
7 39 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Simpson-BMW 1:14.046 +1.200
8 23 Flag of Italy svg.png Andrea Battani Boxtel-Ford 1:14.152 +1.306
9 29 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson Kingfisher-Peugeot 1:14.188 +1.342
10 25 Flag of Hungary svg.png David Koczo Alitalia-Lancia 1:14.517 +1.671
11 37 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Simpson-BMW 1:14.752 +1.906
12 35 Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Gia van Dycke Revolution-Honda 1:15.080 +2.234
13 26 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ben Fleet Alitalia-Lancia 1:15.430 +2.584
14 30 Flag of Germany svg.png David Neuberg Kingfisher-Peugeot 1:15.669 +2.823
15 40 Flag of Australia svg.png Dean O'Lauchlan Autodynamics-Ilmor 1:15.834 +2.988
16 31 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Steven Mackintosh Mecha-Ford 1:17.739 +4.893
17 27 Flag of Poland svg.png Tomislaw Tajner Dofasco-Judd 1:18.178 +5.332
18 28 Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Markus van de Schoot Dofasco-Judd 1:18.924 +6.078

Qualifying

Pos No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 2 Flag of Belgium svg.png Ron Mignolet DGNgineering-Chrysler No Time 1:11.410 +-.--
2 12 Flag of Japan svg.png Barii Mori Kamaha-Yamaha 1:11.853 1:11.521 +0.111
3 10 Flag of Italy svg.png Rosco Vantini Jones-Ford 1:11.532 1:11.769 +0.122
4 4 Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies MRT-BMW 1:11.649 1:12.171 +0.239
5 19 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png The Stig Aeroracing-Audi 1:11.683 1:11.959 +0.273
6 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Jones-Ford 1:11.690 1:11.812 +0.280
7 3 Flag of France svg.png Phillippe Nicolas MRT-BMW 1:11.996 1:11.971 +0.561
8 8 Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas De Bock Gillet ENB 1:12.361 1:12.094 +0.684
9 6 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Davies Sunshine-Daihatsu 1:12.352 1:12.239 +0.829
10 11 Flag of the United States svg.png Nicolas Steele Kamaha-Yamaha 1:12.289 1:13.075 +0.879
11 15 Flag of Croatia svg.png Mirko Bosevic ArrowTech-Renault 1:12.399 1:12.363 +0.953
12 23 Flag of Italy svg.png Andrea Battani Boxtel-Ford 1:12.364 1:14.233 +0.954
13 20 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Douglas Mann Aeroracing-Audi 1:12.478 1:12.366 +0.956
14 18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Poppy Whitechapel Holden 1:12.683 1:12.519 +1.109
15 14 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Martin McFry Foxdale-Renault No Time 1:12.592 +1.182
16 16 Flag of Saudi Arabia svg.png Saeed Al Faisal ArrowTech-Renault 1:12.638 1:12.797 +1.228
17 24 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathanael Spencer Boxtel-Ford 1:13.071 1:12.759 +1.349
18 17 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Holden 1:12.991 1:12.877 +1.467
19 7 Flag of Belgium svg.png Aurelien Moll Gillet ENB 1:12.969 1:12.878 +1.468
20 1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Mark Dagnall DGNgineering-Chrysler 1:13.319 1:13.248 +1.838
21 13 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Pippa Mann Foxdale-Renault 1:13.436 No Time +2.026
22 5 Flag of Japan svg.png Shinobu Katayama Sunshine-Daihatsu 1:13.551 1:13.596 +2.141
23 22 Flag of Italy svg.png Fredo Mestolio Prospec-Peugeot 1:13.804 1:14.149 +2.394
24 21 Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon Prospec-Peugeot 1:13.830 1:14.316 +2.420
25 34 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Darren Older Jr Tropico-Gillet 1:13.986 1:13.967 +2.557
26 33 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathan Scott Tropico-Gillet 1:15.467 1:14.027 +2.617
DNQ 38 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Simpson-BMW 1:14.639 1:14.070 +2.660
DNQ 37 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Simpson-BMW 1:14.835 1:14.517 +3.107

Race

Standings

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.

Drivers'

Pos Driver Pts
1 Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies 10
2 Flag of Italy svg.png Rosco Vantini 6
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones 4
4 Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas De Bock 3
5 Flag of Italy svg.png Andrea Battani 2

Constructors'

Pos Team Pts
=1 Flag of Australia svg.png/Flag of Germany svg.png MRT-BMW 10
=1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jones-Ford 10
3 Flag of Belgium svg.png Gillet ENB 3
4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Boxtel-Ford 2
5 Flag of Canada.svg.png ArrowTech-Renault 1
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


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