2013 VGPC Japanese Grand Prix

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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.

Report

Background

Qualifying

Race

Post-race

Classification

Qualifying

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Will Hoskins Franklin-Honda 53 1:23:33.428 5 25
2 6 23px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Elroy Wagner Team 23-Cosworth 53 +5.708 1 18
Ret 5 23px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Jean Mattson Team 23-Cosworth Accident 2

Standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Nathaniel Powers 218
2 23px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Jean Mattson 182
3 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Will Hoskins 161
4 23px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Elroy Wagner 155
5 23px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Adrien Simon 151
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Franklin-Honda 379
2 23px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg-1-.png Team-23 Cosworth 337
3 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Mathershaw-Mercedes 216
4 23px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Rossi-Ferrari 106
5 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Lucas Wilson-Yamaha 100
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

See also

Previous race:
2013 Chinese Grand Prix
F1F Virtual Grand Prix
Championship
2013 season
Next race:
2013 Brazilian Grand Prix
Previous race:
None
Japanese Grand Prix Next race:
2014 Japanese Grand Prix