6th race of the 1991 F1 season took us to Japan, on the mythical Suzuka circuit. 18 entrants were competing for the win but it was the inevitable Jayden HW who once again took pole position. Followed by Ony and Adamike99, it was a Ligier trio that locked the front grid.
The current choice of tires was split between medium and hards, letting us think that some might think one stop could be faster.
The start went very clean while the most noticeable thing might have been Rolf Biber and Tom Zeeuw gaining several positions in the first corners while Vanderspeed and Tyler Van Beek went into unfortunate spins.
As a good battle was on its way, Adamike99 lost the car in the Spoon curve, then Pitman's visor broke lose and sent him off track in the Snake. It was Florian Masse turn one lap after to hit the wall in the first corner, meaning that 3rd, 4th and 5th drivers on the grid crashed right at the beginning of the race. Potatohedron needed no more to secure his position hight on the board as he went also ahead of Linus Jonsson.
At the back, Evegeny Morozov suffered a difficult start despite a good qualification at P10 and retired early, as well as Gilvil77 and Tyler Van Beek.
Approaching mid race meant that medium started to wear out and the pit stop ball gets underway. Fresh new tires allowed several drivers to climb up the leaderboard until the end that saw a dramatic outcome. A mechanical failure forced Jayden HM to pit, losing his first place to Potatohedron, who had a particularly consistent race while Adamike99 overtook Florian Masse in the last lap for the 2nd position. Race results showed also a very good race from Tom Zeeum, Doenerfan and Pete Bodurant, gaining 12, 6 and 5 positions compared to the starting grid.
Best lap was claimed by Ony and his Ligier.
(Race Report written by Florian Masse)
Live stream from the race
Quotes from our members race reports
florian that was awesome fight at the endAdamike
game crashed but i at least had a good fight with TomzeeJayden HW
Yeah I definitely had some moments, car was very nervous in the slow sectionsPotatohedron
That was really cool but you were so fast ! I couldn't do nothing... Anyway I enjoyed every minute of this race. The car was good, the feeling was great and the track is so fun !Florian Masse
Congrats to the winners and podium finishers of the race!
And many thanks to every participant. It was a pleasure to have you on track!
(There are some open incidents which might inflict the results afterwards.)
The detailed standings (including the given penalties) can be found here:
For more information about the Championship itself follow this link:
F1 1991 Championship