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The Formula Mini Grand Prix of Phoenix

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2010 2011



Results Phoenix GP

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Our second annual Formula Mini Grand Prix was great fun and our first run on the historic Fuji Speedway circuit. As before this was a full F1 style event with three rounds of knockout qualifying and a full distance of 305km (41,694ft at scale).

The
inaugural track record goes to Brad with a 13.050 scored in Q2, backed up with a 13.181 in race conditions. There were some fast pit stops falling in the 50sec range, with Dusty edging out Hood and Joe with a 52.551 stop (about 3.5 laps).

The race was a spirited battle with most of the cars lapping within 0.335 seconds of each other! This was No1 Jumper's rookie run in one of our special events and his times improved 2.11sec over the course of the day, which was worth about 14 laps over the race distance.

There were four lead changes among three drivers, but ultimately Dusty's Kimi piloted McLaren got out front and stayed there, uncharacteristically not having a wheel fall off. That honor went to Joe this year... twice. This also marks the first win by the Underdogs team of Dusty and DJ by claiming the Constructors Championship title.

Well done everyone and I look forward to the 2012 battle for the championship.


Qualifying
Q1
Q2
Q3
Driver Laps Fast Lap
Driver Laps Fast Lap
Driver Laps Fast Lap
Joe
28 13.054
Brad 53 13.050
Brad 25 13.148
Dusty 9 13.517
Joe 35 13.169
Joe 21 13.304
Brad 22 13.603
Hood 32 13.239



Hood 28 13.705
Dusty 25 13.287



DJ 20 13.808







No1 Jumper 29 18.305








Formula Mini Grand Prix of Phoenix 2011                      Drivers Championship
Place Driver Grid Laps Time Stops
Points Fast Lap
Team Motor
1st Dusty
4 238 59:15.245 2
25 13.378
Underdogs PNWC
2nd Hood 3 234 59:17.154 2
18

13.542


Hood's Hobbies
HFAY
3rd DJ 5 224 59:16.535 2
15

13.516


Underdogs PNWC
4th Joe 2 212 59:39.903 3
12 13.213
Hood's Hobbies
HFAY
5th Brad 1 200 59:24.088 3
10 13.181
YBSlow CTP70
6th No1 Jumper
6 120 59:29.855 6
8 16.195
YBSlow PNWC

Constructors Championship
Place Drivers Team Points
1st Dusty Underdogs
40
DJ
2nd Hood Hood's Hobbies

30

Joe
3rd Brad YBSlow

18

No1 Jumper







Results Phoenix GP

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PhoenixGP 1989
This was our first annual Formula Mini Grand Prix special event. The race was a full length analog of the real FIA event. Three rounds of knockout qualifying followed by a 305km scale race. The circuit was a replica of the 1989 United States Grand Prix of Phoenix, AZ.

I would like to have had a larger field of drivers but we had a great time just the same. The inaugural track record goes to Paul with a scorching 9.818sec lap! Fast Pit stop was also by Paul. Off track, change batteries, and back around in 32.715 seconds. We had 5 lead changes. Hood had a comfortable four lap lead when disaster struck in the form of an undetermined steering failure forcing him to retire on lap 176.

All the drivers were able to lap similar times and put up a good battle. Collisions were few, but often spectacular as is the peril of open wheel racing. Fortunately no F1 cars were (overly) harmed in the making of this race. I look forward to the 2011 Championship next year.

Update: The steering failure in Hoods car was caused by the tiny wires powering the servo motor. One snapped off and the other was held on by a single strand.

Qualifying
Q1
Q2
Q3
Driver Laps Fast Lap
Driver Laps Fast Lap
Driver Laps Fast Lap
Paul
25 10.023
Hood 33 9.826
Hood 19 9.835
Hood 17 10.060
Paul 5 9.887
Paul 39 9.851
DJ 16 10.088
DJ 35 9.978



Joe 35 10.211
Joe 53 10.064



Dusty 34 10.269








Formula Mini Grand Prix of Phoenix 2010                      Drivers Championship
Place Driver Grid Laps Time Stops
Points Fast Lap
Team Motor
1st Paul
2 289 57:20.950 3
25 9.818
BMW HFAY
2nd Joe 4 286 57:32.533 2
18

10.183


Hood's Hobbiess
HFAY
3rd Dusty 5 274 57:24.907 2
15

10.256


Underdogs HFAY
4th DJ 3 274 57:27.626 2
12 10.211
Underdogs HFAY
5th Hood 1 176 DNF 1
10 10.154
Hood's Hobbiess HFAY

Constructors Championship
Place Drivers Team Points
1st Joe Hood's Hobbies
28
Hood
2nd Dusty Underdogs

27

DJ
3rd Paul BMW

25

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