Garry Rogers Motorsport

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GRM
GRM.jpg
Full Name Garry Rogers Motorsport
Base Melbourne, Australia
Founder(s) Frank Zimmer, Garry Rogers
Team Principal(s) Garry Rogers
Technical Director John Zimmer
Current Drivers None
Other Noted Drivers Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson
Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer
Debut 2013 German Grand Prix
Races 25
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 3
Points 29
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0


Garry Rogers Motorsport is a former F1RWRS team that competed since the second half of 2013 until the end of 2014. The team was run by Garry Rogers, who operated it out of the same workshop as his V8 Supercar team, and John Zimmer, who built the cars and helped in the operation of the team.

F1RWRS entry

The team originally planned on entering for the 2014 F1RWRS season, but when Frank Zimmer was sacked part way through the season, Garry and John entered immediately to provide him with a drive. At the time they only had one car built, and hurriedly built a second one. They missed the British GP, but finished it in time to enter Germany.
This meant that they had one race to escape pre-qualifying. Zimmer and teammate Nathan Scott, a protege of Chris Dagnall, managed to pass pre-qualifying, and Zimmer finished the race in second place. The 6 points meant that the team skipped out of pre-qualifying for the remainder of the season. Scott finished fourth at Spa and Zimmer took two more points at the following race. Then the Holden Racing Team's moneymaking plan stepped in. John Zimmer decided to drive for HRT, while Scott was demoted to Team Calinetic, which started a feud with Dagnall, as his plan was to get Scott some experience on F1RWRS tracks, and didn't want him to race for a pre-qualifying team. However, he backed down. At Akrotiri Bay, Frank took another podium, while Ashley Watkinson stepped into the second car from HRT. Rhys Davies drove it at Macau, and finished third, and decided to spend the next two races with the team, as he felt that it would be his best chance at scoring more points. However, the car's pace dropped off dramatically, with neither Zimmer nor Davies coming close to points. For the finale in Brazil, Davies returned to HRT in the place of John, and Zimmer needed a replacement too because he was not allowed to enter Brazil. Scott was promoted back to GRM, as was newly signed F2RWRS driver Tommy Nash.

In 2014, Scott left for DGNgineering, and the team promoted Poppy Whitechapel from a test driver role. The car was an upgrade from the previous season's, and Zimmer scored a few points, while Whitechapel came close but the car failed whenever she had a good chance. Zimmer was replaced at Brazil by Ben Fleet, and after he caused several incidents at the Norisring in a spectacle dubbed "Zimsanity" by the media, Nash was again promoted for the next two events when Zimmer was banned. At the end of the season, after complaints from some teams that they and HRT were taking up two perfectly good entries, the two teams merged. They will continue to race as Holden, but GRM will take over the running of the HRT Young Lions F2RWRS team. Both teams are now owned by John Zimmer.

Complete F1RWRS Results

Year Chassis Engine # Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points CC
2013 ZimSport GRM1 HSV L12-1 TAS AUS MEX USA MON FRA GBR GER NED BEL POR MED MAC CHN JPN BRA 21 8th
42 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer 2 7 Ret 5 2 Ret 12 20*
Flag of Canada.svg.png Tommy Nash 13
43 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Nathan Scott Ret Ret 4 Ret 10
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ashley Watkinson 9
Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies 3 16 14
2014 ZimSport GRM2 HSV L12-2 TAS AUS BRA MEX USA MON FRA GBR GER BEL ITA MED SEA MAC CHN JPN 8 10th
16 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer Ret 4 7 Ret 5 4 9 16 EX EX Ret 11 Ret 9 17
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ben Fleet Ret
Flag of Canada.svg.png Tommy Nash Ret Ret
17 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Poppy Whitechapel Ret 7 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 8 12 9 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret

Complete F2RWRS Results

Year # Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points CC
2015 TAS RSA TUR MON FRA GBR GER BEL AUT ITA NED SIN JPN USA 100 40 7th
11 Flag of Canada.svg.png Tommy Nash 15 Ret 11
Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melville Ret DNPQ DNPQ 12 5 11 DNPQ 9 2 DNPQ
Flag of Australia svg.png Ryan Zimmer 12 5 EX
12 Flag of Australia svg.png Carter Simpson 13 Ret 7 2 DNPQ DNPQ Ret Ret 8 DNPQ Ret 5 8 2 DNPQ
2016 AUS PAC GBR ITA AUT TUR USA GER SEA BEL MON MEX CHN JPN TR1 TR2 22* 1st*
14 Flag of Australia svg.png Carter Simpson 4 2 Ret Ret
15 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melville 2 Ret Ret 9