2013 VGPC Japanese Grand Prix
The 2013 VGPC Japanese Grand Prix was a Virtual Grand Prix Championship race that was run at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan on 31 January 2014. The race was the fourteenth round of the 2013 season and the first VGPC Japanese Grand Prix.
The race was won by Will Hoskins after a late spell of rain caused a flurry of pitstops and confusion in which Hoskins snatched the lead from polesitter Elroy Wagner. The race was marred by a series of bad accidents involving the pit entry in which cars entering at the wrong angle would bottom out and understeer into the pitwall. Those caught out included Championship contender Jean Mattson as well as both Lucas Wilson cars and series debutant Manni Costello. Nathaniel Powers completed the podium to open a 36 point lead over Mattson following the latter's retirement with just 50 up for grabs following the race. The result also meant that only Powers or Mattson could win the title in the following races.
|2||6||Elroy Wagner||Team 23-Cosworth||53||+5.708||1||18|
|Ret||5||Jean Mattson||Team 23-Cosworth||Accident||2|
Standings after the race
|Drivers' Championship standings
|Constructors' Championship standings
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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2014 Japanese Grand Prix